Archive for 2011


Autumn Alive

by Published: Nov 5, 2011

Both The Maine and Taking Back Sunday took to the stage Thursday for Autumn Alive. The event, put on by Music Industry Management Association, occurred inside the Wink Arena to a lively crowd of stu­dents and other com­mu­nity members.


Learning Around the World

The amazing opportunity of studying abroad

by Published: Nov 4, 2011

The major­ity of Ferris State University stu­dents are born and raised in the great state of Michigan; I am indeed one of the majority.

I have never lived any­where else besides the Great Lakes State and I bleed Michigan pride, whether it is in sports, the econ­omy, or what­ever else Michigan has to offer. Even with the state and national pride, it is tough not to won­der about what could be out­side of the state. (more…)


Closed Doors

Local business lacks handicap-accessibility

by Published: Nov 4, 2011

I recently decided to treat myself to lunch at McDonalds. As I stood in line, I watched an elderly woman in a wheel­chair strug­gle to get through a non-handicap-accessible door.

Though a num­ber of cus­tomers could access the push han­dle, the doors lacked an auto­matic door opener allow­ing cus­tomers in wheel­chairs to inde­pen­dently go through. (more…)


Sports Shorts

by Published: Nov 3, 2011

FSU women’s bas­ket­ball team loses tough exhi­bi­tion bat­tle to Oakland

The FSU women’s bas­ket­ball team kicked off the 2011-12 sea­son with an exhi­bi­tion game against Division I Oakland University. The Bulldogs gave the Grizzlies all they could han­dle in the 80–75 set­back which fea­tured 15 lead changes. Sophomore guard Sarah Deshone led FSU with 18 points and six assists. Junior guard Tricia Principe and sopho­more for­ward Nikki Arner both had 14 points for the Bulldogs. (more…)


Dress to Impress; It Pays Off

As college students, dressing professionally may be costly but will be worth it in the long run

by Published: Nov 3, 2011

Ferris stu­dents are used to pulling out jeans and a T-shirt to start their day, but often stum­ble when faced with high heels or the art of tying a tie.

During my intern­ship this sum­mer, I was faced with the daunt­ing prospect of try­ing to fig­ure out how much I needed to dress up. I’m a coun­try girl, a tomboy. I never like dresses or styling my hair. (more…)


Get Ready to Feel Alive

This year’s Autumn Alive plans to get students on their feet with Taking Back Sunday and The Maine

by Published: Nov 3, 2011

Alternating between coun­try and rock per­form­ers, this year’s Autumn Alive 2011 con­cert at Wink arena will have stu­dents trad­ing in cow­boy hats for Converse, as bands Taking Back Sunday and The Maine take the stage tomor­row at 7 p.m.

Music Industry Management Association Booking Agent and senior in music indus­try man­age­ment Renee Urbanc said she’s observed extremely pos­i­tive feed­back. Taking Back Sunday was the num­ber two pick behind Mumford and Sons, who was unable to be booked, so Urbanc was pleased with the out­come, as pre­sale tick­ets are already bet­ter this year than in the past. (more…)

Losing to the Lakers: FSU sophomore defender Audra Merino battles a Grand Valley defender during the Oct. 29 game. The Bulldogs lost to Grand Valley 1-0 and are set to compete in the GLIAC Tournament. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Tournament Time

FSU concluded regular season play with narrow loss to GVSU, prepares for postseason

by Published: Nov 3, 2011

Losing to the Lakers: FSU sopho­more defender Audra Merino bat­tles a Grand Valley defender dur­ing the Oct. 29 game. The Bulldogs lost to Grand Valley 1–0 and are set to com­pete in the GLIAC Tournament. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

As the 2011 reg­u­lar sea­son came to a close for the Ferris State University women’s soc­cer team, the Bulldogs had one big hump to get over as they faced the nation­ally 3rd-ranked Grand Valley State University Lakers Sunday.

The Bulldogs were bested at GVSU ear­lier this sea­son by a score of 3–1 in a dom­i­nat­ing effort by the Lakers. In the reg­u­lar sea­son finale meet­ing, FSU showed def­i­nite improve­ment. (more…)


Lost Bike Found

A round-up of this week’s crime across the FSU campus

by Published: Nov 3, 2011

911 hang– up

Oct. 22 at 4:42 a.m., there was a report of a 911 hang up call in Lot 46. A vehi­cle was spot­ted leav­ing an area near the phone and did not have any tail­lights show­ing. inves­ti­ga­tors are unsure if the dri­ver was the dialer of the 911 call. The dri­ver was given an OWI. (more…)


Up to the Challenge

FSU opens season with exhibition game against MSU

by Published: Nov 3, 2011

Tom Izzo was a cross­court pass away from me. The Breslin Center was roar­ing with chants from nearly 15,000 fans. Sparty looked even more mus­cu­lar in person.

Playing the Michigan State Spartans was a sur­real expe­ri­ence, and I was sit­ting in Section 118 Row 24 Seat 107. I can’t even begin to imag­ine what it was like for the FSU men’s bas­ket­ball team who was actu­ally out on the hard­wood com­pet­ing. (more…)