Stahlheber, 18, of Grandview, Texas, was last seen by friends on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Her cell phone has not had any activity since 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, according to Johnson, who contacted the Torch. (more…)
Less than one percent of Ferris’s total enrollment voted in the student government presidential election last March, as determined by the Torch’s recent Freedom of Information (FOIA) request results.
A total of 67 students voted in the election accounting for 0.005 percent of the total enrollment. The spring 2013 enrollment was 13,813.
Erin Williams won the title of student government president with 54 votes. Her opposition, Travis Hill, had 13 votes. The election took place on OrgSync from March 27 to March 29, 2013. (more…)
The Troy native’s recruitment was plain and simple compared to other college athletes. She already had a tentative plan of what she wanted to do after high school.
“My senior year I knew I wanted to go into pharmacy school,” Johnson said. “The other schools I was looking at were way too close to home, so Ferris was my main option. My high school coach and other varsity girls on my team influenced me to start thinking about running in college. My coach contacted the Ferris coach and he began recruiting me.” (more…)
I sound beautiful, don’t I? I am the wonderfully colorful Christmas Sweater. Many of you would probably call me an “ugly Christmas sweater,” something you’d get all dolled up in before a holiday party. I was once someone’s treasure, you know. They wore me proudly.
Now I am a joke. (more…)
Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC) is a leadership course that teaches students how to lead, motivate and problem solve. It offers various scholarships and financial incentives for students, too. And sometimes, it allows for students to handle very big guns.
Ferris ROTC students met for their yearly Cadets Weapons Lab on Nov. 21 to learn about the weapons they will eventually use and encounter while on the job. (more…)
Originally, I was assigned to write an article for this issue about holidays that take place around Christmastime, as the coverage of holidays like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and winter solstice is dwarfed by the coverage of Christmas. No sooner had I set out to find these people that problems arose.
It was difficult finding people who celebrated Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or solstice who were willing to go on record, as talking openly about religious practices can be considered taboo. I found two people: a Jewish student who preferred to remain unnamed and a pagan who spent more time bashing the practices of others than she did relating her own. (more…)
It’s hard not to get nostalgic when you’re in your hometown.
Having spent this past summer in Big Rapids completing an internship, it’s been awhile since I’ve been home for a significant amount of time. I honestly can’t remember being in St. Joe longer than a weekend since last winter break.
With that said, I shouldn’t have been surprised by the flood of emotions that greeted me when I returned home for Thanksgiving break; however, it caught me completely off-guard. (more…)