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Archive for 2011

Consecutive Wins Hits Double Digits

Bulldogs amidst longest winning streak since 2004-05

by Published: Feb 12, 2011

The Ferris State men’s bas­ket­ball team improved its win­ning streak to 10 games with an 83–67 vic­tory over the Ashland Eagles on Saturday.

The Bulldogs’ 10-game win­ning streak marks the longest such streak since they recorded 11 con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries dur­ing the 2004-05 sea­son. (more…)

 
 
 

For the People

by Published: Feb 9, 2011

Sunshine Week refers to the impor­tance of open gov­ern­ment and free­dom of infor­ma­tion to a suc­cess­ful democracy.

Sunshine Week 2011 is March 13–19 and seeks to involve the pub­lic in find­ing out what the gov­ern­ment is doing and why. (more…)

 
 

Sensual Symbols

Where did long held Valentine’s Day icons come from?

by Published: Feb 9, 2011

Valentine’s Day has a long his­tory and many dif­fer­ent cus­toms and tra­di­tions that have evolved since the mark­ing of this roman­tic day.

It wouldn’t be right to talk about Valentine’s Day with­out talk­ing about Cupid. The lit­tle angel that has been known for caus­ing a romance or two is said to be the son of the god­dess of love Venus, accord­ing to Roman mythol­ogy. Venus sup­pos­edly sent Cupid out to shoot peo­ple with arrows since he was blessed with the abil­ity to make them fall in love. (more…)

 
 
2011 Protests: In 2011, students use social networking sites as a form of protest. Students post their feelings through updating statuses and making groups and events. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Generation Why

FSU students debate a new form of protest

by Published: Feb 9, 2011

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Gaining Offense: Chris Boden, offensive coordinator for Ferris football, speaks about finding new talent at a press conference. The team will gain six receivers for the 2011 season. Photo Courtesy by Ferris State Athletics

Looking to the Future

Bulldogs announce 2011 recruiting class with playmakers abound

by Published: Feb 9, 2011

Gaining Offense: Chris Boden, offen­sive coor­di­na­tor for Ferris foot­ball, speaks about find­ing new tal­ent at a press con­fer­ence. The team will gain six receivers for the 2011 sea­son. Photo Courtesy by Ferris State Athletics

After rebound­ing from a for­get­table 1–10 sea­son in 2009 to fin­ish­ing one game below .500 in 2010, the Bulldogs look to con­tinue the upward trend in 2011 with 28 new recruits join­ing the program.

Ferris announced its recruit­ing class for this year on Friday after the win­ter storm on Wednesday delayed the announce­ment orig­i­nally sched­uled for Feb. 2. This year’s class hails mostly from Michigan, with 22 recruits from the Great Lakes state. The Bulldogs nabbed five recruits from Illinois and one from California as well. (more…)

 
 
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How To: Find a Job After Graduation

Tips on how to impress a future employer

by Published: Feb 9, 2011

Searching for a job after grad­u­a­tion can seem like a daunt­ing task, but learn­ing the proper skills can increase your chances of land­ing the spot.

The words used in an inter­view can make or break the pos­si­bil­ity of hear­ing “You’re hired.” The pop­u­lar job-search web­site Monster​.com offers some inter­view­ing tips to con­vince the com­pany you’re the right can­di­date. (more…)

 
 

Is This a Date?

by Published: Feb 9, 2011

When some­one asks you to hang out via elec­tron­ics, is it con­sid­ered a date?

I’m talk­ing about the world of social media and fancy gad­gets with instant mes­sag­ing, tex­ting, Facebook and other ways of avoid­ing face-to-face con­ver­sa­tion. (more…)

 
 

Cupid’s Chokehold

Don’t let money keep you from making Valentine’s Day special

by Published: Feb 9, 2011

With Valentine’s Day approach­ing, it’s easy to take on the “Do I really have to do some­thing?” men­tal­ity, espe­cially if you’ve been see­ing some­one for a while.

As much as it can seem like just another hall­mark hol­i­day, Valentine’s Day can be a great way to remind that spe­cial some­one in your life that you love them, and remind you to make every­day spe­cial with that per­son. As penny-pinching col­lege stu­dents, try these gift and date ideas to save some money while flat­ter­ing your honey. (more…)

 
 
Paul Davis, Ticket Manager

Bulldog for Life

Former ticket manager Paul Davis leaves

by Published: Feb 9, 2011

One of Ferris State Athletics most ded­i­cated sup­port­ers has recently passed away.

Paul Davis, Ticket Manager

Paul Davis, the Bulldogs’ for­mer ticket man­ager, passed on Jan. 17 at the age of 63. Davis spent 34 years work­ing the ticket booth and wit­ness­ing Ferris State ath­letic his­tory. (more…)

 
 

Conquering Snowpocalypse

Online media jumps ahead to the rescue

by Published: Feb 9, 2011

As “Snowpocalypse 2011” hit last week Wednesday, it left thou­sands across the coun­try snowed in and unable to con­tinue with their daily lives.

The big storm left many schools can­celled, thou­sands unable to drive to work, and cities all across the Midwest under a blan­ket of fresh pow­der. In Big Rapids, Ferris State University can­celled classes and many stu­dents took the day to catch up with friends, school­work, and sleep. (more…)