Archive for 2011
Who do you want to be right now?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
By the time any self-respecting teenager hits his senior year of high school or his freshman year of college, he wants to plug his ears and pretend the question doesn’t exist.
I have been there. Growing up I changed my mind about what I wanted to do with my life many times. I wanted to be a farmer, veterinarian, nurse, pharmacist and teacher. By the time I entered Ferris State University, I still didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. (more…)
Five tips to ease the pain of debt
Let’s face it: we’re all going to accumulate some form of student loan debt after we graduate. I’m going to have a steady amount of debt to pay back after I leave Ferris, and the majority of students on this campus will too.
That doesn’t mean we have to leave $60,000 or more (although it’s not a guarantee by any means); there are some resources and ways to lower your amount, even if it’s just by a little bit.
StudentLoanConsolidation.Pro offers five ways to avoid debt. Read them carefully: (more…)
FSU student to create lip dub video
Many universities show their school spirit and student talent in a variety of ways. For FSU student Carlvin Dorvilier, spreading school spirit will come in the form of a campus-wide lip dub video.
“This type of thing hasn’t been done before here, and if so, it hasn’t been done effectively,” said Dorvilier, a junior in advertising/integrated marketing communications.
A lip dub is a form of video that joins lip-synching and audio dubbing, showing a person or group of people lip-syncing to create a simple music video. However, lip dubs are done in a single shot that travels throughout an area showing different situations. (more…)
The majority of our generation is too apathetic
“Yeah, oh well, who cares?”
How many times a day do you hear those words spoken on Ferris’ campus? Every generation has a flaw. Not every cohort of individuals is perfect in any way, shape or form. One thing in particular I’ve noticed about my generation is we don’t seem to give a crap about much anymore unless it’s on our Facebook news feed or buzzes on our cell phones.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but at my time in college, I’ve realized that many individuals in their late teens and early twenties don’t care too much about what goes on in our society anymore. College tuition goes up, I hear “It isn’t fair and college is too expensive.” Some natural disaster strikes, it’s usually “Well, that just sucks.” (more…)
FSU men’s golfer earns GLIAC weekly honor
Sophomore Trent Davison was recently honored as the GLIAC Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week. Davison tied for second place overall in a field of 135 competitors as he led the Bulldogs to a runner-up finish in the NCAA Fall Midwest Regional (Sept. 25–26). He was just three strokes behind the tournament champions as he recorded two rounds of 72 to finish at 144 overall. (more…)
FSU Students consider drastic matters when it comes to overcrowding in the Rock
Students have encountered problems such as not being able to find a seat, waiting in long lines during the dinner rush, and even problems with the “townies” and the community dining there. Most of the students who have a meal plan would agree the dining situation has been “irritating.”
Many students feel it has gone too far and want something to be done. There has been discussion by students who have even heard of a possible petition circulating protesting the Rock. The petition (if started) would most likely be to reopen Center Ice. Griffin Godlewski, a sophomore in english education, feels the petition would be a good way for Dining Services to realize how strongly students feel. (more…)
Entrepreneurs are seeking to form a new organization at Ferris
The term CEO is not just for executives anymore.
A team comprised of Ferris students, Shirish Grover, the faculty advisor, and Dean Donald Green is forming Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) on campus.
The group has national recognition, but has not yet been approved by Ferris State University. Kristen Dzikowicz, a senior in business administration and the president of CEO, is hoping to change that. (more…)
Pair of road games delivers mixed results for FSU
For a moment on Sept. 28, Grand Valley State University’s twenty-four game win streak looked to be in danger. Just under six minutes into the game, FSU sophomore midfielder Hillary Braun netted a goal to put the visiting Bulldogs on the scoreboard first.
The goal was the first allowed by GVSU on its home turf in nearly two years, and it gave the Bulldogs some much needed momentum to begin the game.
GVSU tied the game less than a minute later and added two more goals in the first half to give the Lakers a 3–1 lead going into halftime. That would end up being the final score of the game, as neither team lit up the scoreboard in the second half. (more…)