The Ferris State Bulldogs are heading to the Frozen Four for the first time after a Midwest Regional Championship win over Cornell University by a score of 2–1. (more…)
Archive for 2012
Ferris State University Bulldogs defeated the Pioneers of the University of Denver 2–1 in semifinal round of the NCAA Midwest Regional in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The Bulldogs got on the first goal 4:30 into the second period, thanks to a goal by Jordie Johnson with assists to Garrett Thompson and Matthew Kirzinger. FSU added to that lead by scoring again in the third period with Simon Denis making his first career goal with assists to Eric Alexander and Cory Kane. (more…)
Saves time, energy and maybe a little money
Smelling the pages of musty old books is largely becoming a thing of the past as more and more students use technology to find their favorite books and their least favorite textbooks.
After a lot of subtle hinting to my boyfriend, he got me a Kindle as a present. Nothing fancy, just a standard one that will hold enough books for me to stay happy for quite awhile. I immediately filled it with all the cheapest books I could find, and one not so cheap one, a textbook.
I wanted to see how I would like using a Kindle to hold a textbook, and as it turns out it was pretty handy. I could look up words with its built-in dictionary and it was easy to use with the fancy-dancy touch screen. (more…)
Two FSU students collaborate to produce crime drama film
Parker Hammon and Caleb Hofheinz, Ferris State University freshmen in the television and media program, are combining their talents to produce their first film.
The plot consists of four kids who steal a car at the beginning of the film. As the story unfolds, they discover $50,000 worth of drugs in the trunk and begin to sell them. Soon enough, the kids get deeper and deeper into the drug world as they get involved with a mafia drug lord who commands them to start selling for him. (more…)
Jenison, Michigan/Jenison High School (more…)
Apple’s new iPad release angers those who just purchased an iPad 2
The new iPad HD is now available in stores. But with the announcement and release of a new product, the inevitable byproduct is an outdated model. Those consumers who bought the iPad 2 head to the social media sites to express their dismay and frustration against Apple for coming out with a new version of their new possession. (more…)
Quartet of ladies dismantles distance medley school record
“Well, we knew [we broke the record] as soon as Tina crossed the finish line. We smashed the record; it was beyond exciting for our entire team,” junior runner Shelby Janutol described.
Excitement was an understatement as the Ferris State University women’s track and field team set a new school record in the distance relay at The NCAA Division II Indoor Championships on March 9 held in Mankato, Minn. in the Myers Field House.
The previous record was recorded in 2006 with a time of 11:43.53, but the quartet of juniors Janutol, Zoey Hohmann, Alyssa Osika along with senior Tina Muir not only beat the record, but did so convincingly. (more…)
If your values don’t match your employer’s, it’s time to move on
On March 14, Greg Smith, former Goldman Sachs executive director, resigned from his position through a public column in The New York Times disgracing one of the world’s largest investment banks.
He claimed Goldman Sachs’ values changed since he began working for the firm straight out of college. Smith noted a few key points as to why he was resigning. One being the company was simply focused on making money for the firm and not making decisions on what was best for the clients. Smith said leadership used to be about “ideas, setting an example and doing the right thing.” Now he saw leadership within the company as whoever makes the most money will be promoted. (more…)
Artist Darlene Kaczmarczyk draws attention to false advertising with food
Kaczmarczyk combines vintage advertisements with modern photographs to put them in a new light. For example, one of her most striking works features a plate of gaudy, artificial looking gelatin in a serene natural setting. In the background two horses graze. Through these types of contrasts, Kaczmarczyk demonstrates the artificiality and preserved nature of our food.
Miles Skalnek, Ferris State University sophomore in pre-pharmacy, was intrigued by a picture depicting pig-shaped slices of spam in a field. His favorite work of art was one that showed a stalk of corn with candy corn growing out of it. (more…)
Telecom renovations strive to improve student-housing environment
The relocation of Telecommunications is part of the university’s planned renovation of the Rankin Student Center to become the new campus University Center (UC).
Chief Technology Officer John Urbanick said the move would provide improved access for students being located more centrally. This is tied to the university master plan for revitalizing that area of the Big Rapids campus as well as improving the student-housing environment. (more…)