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…)