Archive for 2012

Torch Top 5 February 15, 2012

by Published: Feb 14, 2012

The infamous Ferris Meme Page hit Facebook like a fire in a gasoline refinery this past week. With over 3,000 likes from faculty, alumni and students, it’s quickly becoming more popular that Shooters on a Thursday night.

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Meme Madness

New FSU Meme page goes viral overnight

by Published: Feb 13, 2012

On Monday, February 6, Matt (who’s last name was asked to be kept anonymous) launched the Ferris State Memes page. After sharing a few of the initial memes, things got rolling, and fast.

With more than 1000 likes and 300 submissions overnight, Matt had struck internet gold, getting the idea from other recent university meme pages. The page now has over 3,000 likes. One big difference that have students reporting mixed feelings is the page moderation. While for other schools, upload is public, Ferris keeps the wall closed to filter out any inappropriate, or—quite frankly—not funny content, as Matt and another moderator receive submissions and review them for posting. (more…)


Now #1 FSU Hockey vs Notre Dame Photo Gallery

by Published: Feb 12, 2012

After defeating Notre Dame at South Bend 3–0, the FSU hockey team returned to Big Rapids to continue their streak of not losing a game in 2012. To a sold out crowd at the Ewigleben Ice Arena, the Bulldogs got two quick goals by Nate Milam and Chad Billins. Notre Dame was forced to pull their goalie after letting two goals in on three shots. (more…)


It’d Be Nice to Have a Crystal Ball

Many of us battle with what the future will bring

by Published: Feb 10, 2012

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably freaking out about your future every second of every day.

I mean, it’s not like I enjoy worrying all the time. It just happens. I am constantly having thoughts like what am I going to do when I graduate? Am I going to get a job? What happens if I don’t get the internship I need? (more…)


Changin’ Times

We could all stand to replace the complaints with our own attitude adjustment

by Published: Feb 9, 2012

If there is one thing school, family, life and love have taught me, it’s this: You can’t change anyone but yourself.

Time and time again, I’ve caught myself in a frustrated self-dialogue or venting to a friend something along the lines of “why can’t she just…” or “why is he so…” Well, you fill in the blank. (more…)


Fast Food Generation

Fast-food additives pose a health risk to our generation

by Published: Feb 9, 2012

According to an article by Food Safety News, McDonald’s recently announced it would no longer use ammonium hydroxide beef in its hamburgers. Referred to as a “pink slime” additive, the ammoniated beef was popularly used in school lunches and pet foods.

Taco Bell and Burger King reportedly have also agreed to no longer use the beef trimmings treated with ammonia and water. (more…)


Dinner for Two

by Published: Feb 9, 2012

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special (and cost-effective) by preparing a delicious meal at home with your sweetheart.

If you’re anything like me, the kitchen is a pretty foreign room where you go to fill up your water filter. My idea of serious cooking is adding hamburger meat to my macaroni and cheese. (more…)


Conversations on Kwame

Detroit Free Press reporter speaks on journalism for Festival of the Arts

by Published: Feb 9, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist M.L. Elrick gave two separate presentations on his role in uncovering former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s text message scandal, watchdog journalism and the future of news to FSU students and faculty.

“The reason why I like investigative journalism is because I believe you are entitled to the truth,” Elrick said. “We believe there are two sides to every story.” (more…)


Getting It Done in Geneva

by Published: Feb 9, 2012

The men’s and women’s track teams returned from a two week break and found themselves in Geneva, Ohio, for the Division II team challenge hosted by the University of Findlay.

The Bulldog women once again had an impressive outing. In the 21 team competition, FSU competed well enough to earn a fourth-place finish. The Bulldogs were led by senior All-American Tina Muir, who came in first in the 3,000 meter run. (more…)

Acts of Kindness: Marty Osterholzer, cashier at the Rock Cafe, is the recipent of support from Ferris staff, students and community members. Money was raised to purchase a scooter that was given to Osterholzer. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

From the Heart

Community member and students buy scooter for FSU faculty member

by Published: Feb 8, 2012

Acts of Kindness: Marty Osterholzer, cashier at the Rock Cafe, is the recipent of support from Ferris staff, students and community members. Money was raised to purchase a scooter that was given to Osterholzer. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

“You know, what can you say? It’s one of the nicest things anyone can do for you,” Marty Osterholzer, cashier at the Rock, said–his voice filled with sincerity.

Osterholzer made this comment referring to a large number of people who participated in a kind act of support for the disabled man. (more…)