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From One Vagina to Another

Ferris play production delves into issues below the belt

by Published: Feb 22, 2012

Tampons, Pap smears, giving birth, periods…the female reproductive organs endure many hardships and sufferings.

But what about other distresses that are less frequently talked about? Like rape or abuse? (more…)

 
 
Dating Coach: Hip Hop’s First Dating Coach, Jeff Carroll, spoke to FSU students about dating and sexual activity, helping to bring awareness about the dangers of STDs. Photo Courtesy of Joy Haley

Hip Hop Dating

Dating coach brings lighter side to serious topics

by Published: Feb 16, 2012

Dating Coach: Hip Hop’s First Dating Coach, Jeff Carroll, spoke to FSU students about dating and sexual activity, helping to bring awareness about the dangers of STDs. Photo Courtesy of Joy Haley

“I’m not trying to teach you how to be a gynecologist,” “Yo Jeff” Carroll, also known as Hip Hop’s First Dating Coach, said at his presentation.

Carroll’s message teaches people key dating components to avoid drama and speaks about various topics including sexually transmitted diseases and how to treat one’s partner. (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…)

 
 
Honors Art Show: Students and faculty gathered to view dozens of artworks created by FSU honors students. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

The Bigger Picture

Student displays a year of her life in single piece of artwork

by Published: Feb 1, 2012

Art Show Winner: FSU junior Lauren Pinner, above, was the Judge’s Choice winner in the Honors Art Show. Her artwork was created from 365 photographs, one documenting each day of the year in her life. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

They say a picture is worth a thousand words; put 365 pictures together and you’ve got quite a story to tell.

Lauren Pinner, FSU junior in graphic design, competed for the second time in the Honors Art Show held Jan. 25 at Rankin Art Gallery. This year, Pinner won the coveted Judge’s Choice Award, chosen by Dr. William Culpepper, an assistant professor in FSU’s graphic design program. (more…)

 
 

Making the Grade

by Published: Jan 25, 2012

With the change of professors each semester, many of them can blur together in the minds of students. Some professors, however, go above and beyond to leave a lasting impact on their students.

An FSU professor who really stands out for Erin Munsel, FSU Honors sophomore in pre-pharmacy, is Dr. Clifton Franklund. Munsel had Franklund for microbiology. (more…)

 
 

Letting Creative Juices Flow

Honors students show their talents beyond the textbooks

by Published: Jan 18, 2012

Ferris students competing in this year’s Honors Art Show will display the capabilities of the right side of their brains.

Honors students aim to win either Crowd Favorite, chosen by attendees, or Overall Winner, selected by Professor William Culpepper. (more…)

 
 
Remembering MLK: Students browse through the Tunnel of Oppression, a display which showcases diversity in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Tunnel of Oppression will be open to the public and will take place on Jan. 16 and 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Torch File Photos

Keeping the Dream Alive

Alternative presentations of diversity aim to make a statement

by Published: Jan 11, 2012

Remembering MLK: Students browse through the Tunnel of Oppression, a display which showcases diversity in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Tunnel of Oppression will be open to the public and will take place on Jan. 16 and 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Torch File Photos

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the MLK Celebration Committee will be exhibiting the Tunnel of Oppression, an unconventional and interactive display of oppression.

“The Tunnel of Oppression is an ‘in your face’ approach to talking about diversity,” Khayree Williams, member of the MLK Celebration Planning Committee and Miller and Ward Halls director, said. “It’s to get people thinking about working toward gaining more understanding.” (more…)

 
 
Mormon Awareness: Mormon members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints share their religious beliefs with Ferris students. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Mormons on a Mission

A deeper look into what Mormons on FSU’s campus do

by Published: Dec 1, 2011

Mormon Awareness: Mormon members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints share their religious beliefs with Ferris students. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

“Mormons make me wish my apartment had a peephole.” That was my Facebook status toward the beginning of this semester.

We’ve all seen them walking around campus before…the men who are dressed way too dapper to be ordinary college students. Two of them, Elder Jones and Elder Ballard, approached me on campus. In talking with them, I realized just how little I knew about Mormonism. (more…)

 
 

Performing Talents for Votes

Honors Variety Show brings varying levels of experience

by Published: Nov 16, 2011

From the seasoned musician to the first-time performer, the annual FSU Honors Variety Show will be showcasing talents of half a dozen acts.

Bryce Hetchler, FSU senior in pre-medicine, has been taking voice lessons since she was in sixth grade and has performed in front of audiences many times. She also competed in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association Solo and Ensemble every year in middle school and high school. (more…)

 
 
All For One: The Three Musketeers was performed by Ferris students over the Nov. 4 weekend. The cast members of the production bonded into a family which enriched the quality of the play. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Family of Musketeers

FSU school play fosters close relationships behind the scenes

by Published: Nov 9, 2011

All For One: The Three Musketeers was performed by Ferris students over the Nov. 4 weekend. The cast members of the production bonded into a family which enriched the quality of the play. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

“All for one and one for all” is one of the most famous lines from Alexandre Dumas’ play The Three Musketeers; it was obvious to audience members that this mentality spread beyond just the stage over the Nov. 4 weekend.

“Theatre itself is a family, but other shows have not carried as strong of a connection as we have with The Three Musketeers,” Kate Schwartz, a senior in business administration who played Madame de Lannoy and Kitty, said. (more…)