Being a college student, cafeteria food gets old very fast. Fast food also gets old and gets expensive as well.
Here is a delicious and easy recipe that anybody can mix in with any food on an average day. They are both a staple in my home and in my family.
Mandarin Orange Salad
- 1 cup of boiling water (on stove or in microwave)
- 1 large box orange jello
- ½ quart orange sherbet
- 1 large cool whip
- 1 large can of mandarin oranges
Cost: under $10
“Tres Vidas” is the first of its kind on campus
“Tres Vidas”, or “Three Lives”, will be performed here on campus by Core Ensemble.
“Tres Vidas” will be in Williams Auditorium on Wed., Sept. 30 from 7p.m. to 9p.m. The performance is free and all students and community members are welcome to attend.
The Diversity Office, through the “Diversity Mini-Grant Program”, has brought “Tres Vidas” to campus. It is being co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services, Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee, and Student Leadership.
“Tres Vidas” is a music theater production based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women including a painter, peasant activist, and poet. The story offers dramatic situations and compelling emotions to all audiences, according to core-ensemble.cc. It was written by award-winning writer Margorie Agostin and is being directed by Matthew Wright.
Because this is a live performance, the audience will view traditional clothes, music, and dancing. The music ranges from Mexican folk and Argentinian tango to instrumental work.
This is the first time an event like this has been brought to campus. According to Natalia Carvalho-Pinto, Recruiting Officer, the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee believes it is a great accomplishment to bring an event with this caliber to campus. They are proud to bring something to campus that offers music, theater, and educational content all at the same time.
Lori Spitler, FSU student majoring in Architectural Technology, thinks the show will give students a greater understanding about a different kind of culture and lifestyle.
“We believe that this event provides a significant and fun learning experience that our students and community don’t normally experience in a classroom setting,” said Carvalho-Pinto.
The actors and musicians will be available for pictures and interviews after the performance.
For more information on the event, contact Carvalho-Pinto at email@example.com or 1−800−433−7747 or x2295.
For more information on the story, visit core-ensemble.cc.
The yearly meet-and-greet for students and organizations is just around the corner
Bulldog Bonanza has returned for another year of fun and activities here on the Ferris State campus.
It will be held in the Wink Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This is a free event and all students are encouraged to come down and check it out.
Ferris student, Bek Ekkel commented on Bulldog Bonanza saying she thought it was a good way to get to know about different groups on and off campus.
Many registered student organizations, sororities and fraternities, FSU service departments, and businesses around the community will be attending.
Some of these include Entertainment Unlimited, Birkam Health Center, University Eye Center, and Little Caesars’ Pizza along with others.
They will all be educating students on the services they have to offer. Many of them will also be giving out free food among other things.
Another Ferris student, Ted DeChane, said it was a good way to get people excited about the new year, and he enjoyed getting free stuff.
This event gives students the chance to get out of their rooms and meet new people and learn about ways to get involved in activities on campus and in the community.
This event is being sponsored by Student Leadership and Activities and Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, contact Teresa Fogel at firstname.lastname@example.org or x5936.
Jim Andrews returns to present Beer, Booze, and Books
Based on students’ recommendations, Beer, Booze, and Books has come back to Ferris for its fourth year.
Jim Andrews will return to present Beer, Booze, and Books on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. and at 7 p.m. in the Williams Auditorium.
Andrews has presented this program to over 300,000 students on more than 300 campuses around the country.
This presentation does help decrease drinking among first year students, but it’s not a drastic drop, just enough to keep students and college campuses asking for more information.
The presentation will be similar to the past four years, said Shelly VandePanne, FSUS Coordinator, but the basic concepts and ideas will not change; Andrews does a good job keeping the students interested.
“I enjoy [the presentation] every year. He has commercial clips and posters that show humor and keep the audience’s attention about alcohol,” said VandePanne.
Andrews teaches people how to drink wisely and responsibly.
VandePanne said, “I want the students to know the presentation is not about how drinking is bad, but about how to make good choices when it comes to alcohol consumption.”
It’s hard to take the knowledge you gain about drinking in high school with you to college because the culture is so different here than in our alma maters.
Even the people who don’t drink, are still encouraged to attend because they will be informed of the dangers of alcohol consumption.
For more information contact VandePanne at email@example.com or at x2360.
Food and fun for people of all ages
The day was sunny as students, faculty, and community members hit the quad for the Founders’ Day Celebration.
Walking around, one could tell it was going to be a good day with lots of food and fun.
To begin, many people headed towards the food tent where they ate hotdogs, hamburgers, or chicken with an assortment of sides. Then they proceeded to the ice cream social for some dessert.
Near the back of the food tent, there was an area for people to get their picture taken with some of the most memorable events in school history, including the fire of 1950. There was also a table selling t-shirts and a book about Ferris’ history.
Many student and community-based organizations had a table set up with free information about its group. These ranged from church groups and Relay for Life to multiple sororities and Student Government. Many of these organizations were giving away free stuff like Frisbees, notebooks, and stress balls.
A table run by the FSU Pride Committee was trading Ferris t-shirts for any non-Ferris college t-shirt.
Ferris student Katie Simaz said, “I liked seeing all the different organizations come together for this celebration.”
As time went on, lines for the wax hand, caricatures, air-brush tattoos, and air-brush t-shirts became longer and longer. Near the end of the day, the line for a caricatures drawing was over a half an hour. People also lined up throughout the day to enjoy a Bonzai Bike ride.
For the younger generations, kids could enjoy the different novelties, which included an inflatable space ship and a small obstacle course, along with many of the other activities as well.
Overall, the atmosphere was exciting. Between the music and laughter, it sounded as if everyone was having a good time.
The day ended with booths turning people away simply because the day had come to a close. People walked away with a smile on their face and memories that will last a life time.
Ferris State University was officially another year older.
Ferris student, Jessica Whitmyer, summed it up by saying, “It’s cool to see how far this school has come.”
A room can say a lot about a person. Organizing and decorating your living space can be like a handshake from your furniture.Here are some ideas to help you out that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
First, try to build a loft bed. They give you a lot more floor space, and you can decorate the wood using paint or anything else.
If you are in a room with only one bed, use cement blocks to raise your bed for extra storage space.
Because the rooms are so small, the loft beds aren’t the only thing you can use to create space. Instead, you can purchase the plastic containers with pull out drawers or just a couple of milk crates to stack. Both of these can be found at a variety of stores.
To give the room some color, string Christmas lights along the walls. You can use an old set from home or pick some up at a dollar store around Christmas time.
Another way to give the walls some color is to create a mural on butcher paper. Create a design you like using pens, markers, paint, or just about anything. Once the design is complete, you can you use putty to hang it up on your wall. The best part is, when you get sick of one design, you can create a new one to stick up in its place.
If you don’t like the mural idea, the classic posters are also a good way to go.
In order to cover the windows in the room and bathroom, make your own curtains. Drape an old blanket over the window or buy a piece of fabric to hang up.
If you have a refrigerator in your room, buy some magnets to hang pictures or important notes with. You can find cheap magnets at a dollar store.
For other pictures you bring, you need frames. Instead of buying the frames, find a piece of cardboard, some glue, and anything you want on the frame, like glitter or buttons. Glue these things on, and you have made your own frame.
An additional way to display pictures is using a French Memo Board. The board has ribbons criss-crossing each other in order to hold things in place. This prevents spending money on the putty or tacks.
The last thing you might need to make your room a little cozier is a rug or an old piece of carpet. This will prevent your bare feet from hitting the cold tile when you first get out of bed.
There is plenty more you can do but these are some simple guidelines to help you create a space that fits who you are and helps you save money.