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The construction of the University Center, due to be completed this coming January. Construction ran through the winter of 2013-14 without pause for the weather. Then construction has been on schedule since it began.

Coming Attraction: University Center

by Published: May 21, 2014

The construction of the University Center, due to be completed this coming January. Construction ran through the winter of 2013–14 without pause for the weather. Then construction has been on schedule since it began.

In January of 2015, the construction of the new campus University Center will be complete.

The Rankin Center, the previous home for several RSO offices, Westview Café (now Westside, relocated to Bond Circle), and the student lounge, was torn down last summer to make room for the upcoming University Center. By the looks of the plans, it’ll be twice the size.

Michael Hughes, vice president for the physical plant and one of many involved in the construction of the University Center said only 80 percent of Rankin was going to be torn down, with the University center to be built on what remains of the old building.

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These Next Four Years

College advice from someone who’s been at it a while

by Published: May 21, 2014

Welcome, young freshman, to the major leagues.

Here in college you will learn your own personal array of important things that will indeed expand your mind, including such popular hits as: homework matters, getting involved pays off and the knowledge that your parents were wrong sometimes.  Actually, quite often.
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Hot Spots of Big Rapids

Where to eat around the campus area

by Published: May 21, 2014

To a newbie, Big Rapids may not seem like the most hopping place in the area.

However, a little exploring will yield more than a few hangouts for the college kid looking to have a good time away from that frat parties and typical college kid debauchery. Here are some major attractions and a handful of easy-overlooked holes in the wall every Ferris student should visit at least once.
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Karmin’s Nick Noonan and Amy Hiedemann perform songs from their new album “Pulses” for the Ferris Fest crowd. The duo got their start by performing cover songs on YouTube.

Kandid Karmin

An inside look at the Ferris Fest headliners

by Published: Apr 30, 2014

Karmin’s Nick Noonan and Amy Hiedemann perform songs from their new album “Pulses” for the Ferris Fest crowd. The duo got their start by performing cover songs on YouTube.

Before Karmin took the stage at this years Ferris Fest celebration, band members Amy Hiedemann and Nick Noonan gave the inside scoop on their recent album as well as what’s coming next.

The engaged pop-duo Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan who, apart from touring, have been very busy in the month following the release of their first full studio album “Pulses.” (more…)

 
 

Modern Love

If you have to ask, he’s probably not into you

by Published: Apr 30, 2014

Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of my single, gay buddies have been on the prowl. All’s good, or at least it would be if they didn’t more-than-occasionally set their sights on straight men. Oy. I understand the justification; I mean, just because he looks straight, acts straight, and is macking on that girl doesn’t mean anything, right? Wrong. (more…)

 
 
Volunteers collect the materials they will use to clean up the town for the Big Event. The Big Event is an annual tradition uniting campus and community as students clean up yards throughout Big Rapids.

The Big Event

Students volunteer in the Big Rapids community

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Volunteers collect the materials they will use to clean up the town for the Big Event. The Big Event is an annual tradition uniting campus and community as students clean up yards throughout Big Rapids.

Ferris students came together to give back to the Big Rapids community during The Big Event on Saturday.

The Big Event is a citywide, student-led initiative to improve Big Rapids by performing various yard work and maintenance tasks for residents. Every year, this day of giving back to the community attracts thousands of students. (more…)

 
 

Out of Touch

Governor Snyder needs to start acting his position

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Just two weeks ago, Governor Rick Snyder visited Ferris’ campus. Didn’t hear about it? You’re not alone.

Snyder, here for a tour of the Swan building, came and left campus almost anonymously an hour before he was scheduled to do so. The governor is notorious for not talking to the press or having much to say in general, so I wasn’t particularly offended when he left without answering questions. What offended me was his attitude while he was here. (more…)

 
 

Trust Falling

The ups and downs of conquering your fears

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

This year was a milestone in terms of my personal goals.

Throughout high school I was active in the theater program, but only ever working backstage. Due to a lack of confidence, I decided never to audition out of fear of rejection, or worse-actually making it in and having to go on stage. But, at my core I am nothing if not desperate for attention. I was convinced to audition for Ferris’ production of “Ajax in Iraq” and, to my disbelief, actually got a part. (more…)

 
 

Drag Ain’t a Drag

Last year’s drag show winner talks about what drag means to him

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

One of the staples of the Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance’s spring Pride Week is the drag show, which allows students to compete among professional drag artists.

As the end to the spring Pride Week, DSAGA’s annual drag show is meant to end the week with a celebration of gay culture.

Tim Mulligan, the winner of the “Miss Hot Crimson” award for best drag performance at last year’s show, said what he liked best about performing was that it gave him the chance to become another person for one night. (more…)

 
 

Turn Up the Good

Concert seeks to introduce students to smaller, local acts

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

As music industry students prepare for Turn Up the Good, they aren’t feeling too much pressure.

“If it’s down to the wire and it feels like crunch time, that’s usually a bad sign,” said Dan Cronk, the coordinator for the music industry management program. “We don’t have that feeling, so I’d say it’s going as well as it should.” (more…)