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Embrace Yourself

Student shares personal story at Queer Monologues

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Excited to spread her mes­sage of love and accep­tance, Niecey Wooten shared a glimpse of her expe­ri­ences at Ferris Pride Week’s “Queer Monologues.”

Wooten, a psy­chol­ogy junior, deliv­ered “Going In,” a mono­logue about hid­ing who you are to please oth­ers. “Going In” is a part­ner mono­logue that was per­formed with DSAGA adviser Emma Mentley. (more…)


What’s Your Sign?

Let the planets and stars tell you your future

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Aries (March 20– April 20):

You’re feel­ing fiery this week; try to throw your hot pas­sion into some­thing or some­one pro­duc­tive. (more…)


Modern Love

Be better than your breakup

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Eventually, all good things must end. After a breakup, we feel vul­ner­a­ble, sad and maybe a lit­tle wild with the new­found free­dom. When you’re fresh out of a rela­tion­ship, always remem­ber the fol­low­ing rules of breakup etiquette.

Every time you think of your ex, don’t call or text him or her. I’m sure he or she would love to hear what brings back mem­o­ries, but please, refrain from telling your ex. The two of you need space, not to be think­ing of each other all the time. (more…)


Campus Pride

LGBT community to celebrate Pride Week on campus

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Pride Week at Ferris is an eye-opening expe­ri­ence for many stu­dents, but for music indus­try man­age­ment senior Krystle Karnofsky, it’s been much more than that.

Karnofsky, Treasurer of Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA), will attend her fifth and final Pride Week at Ferris. DSAGA and pre­vi­ous years’ Pride Weeks have shown Karnofsky how much peo­ple can grow after attend­ing events and learn­ing more about the LGBT com­mu­nity. They have inspired Karnofsky to accept her­self and helped her grow expo­nen­tially as an indi­vid­ual, as well. (more…)


Modern Love

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Have you ever been on a date and the guy didn’t offer to pay? Has a girl ever pre­sump­tively slid the check over to you?

We’ve all been there at some point. Besides clu­ing me in to the fact your bank account is prob­a­bly a sorry sight, it also shows you’re not a very kind or respect­ful per­son. What hap­pened to chivalry, or even com­mon cour­tesy? (more…)


Modern Love

Six signs it’s time to split

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

As col­lege stu­dents, we occa­sion­ally find our­selves in sticky sit­u­a­tions. Whether you’re in a dead-end rela­tion­ship or wak­ing up in bed with a ran­dom, some­times you just need to know when to get out before it’s too late. There are always sev­eral warn­ing signs that you and your boo might not be headed for the sun­ni­est of skies — you just have to see them. (more…)


Ferris Does Have Talent

Four childhood friends came to Ferris with a passion for dance

by Published: Mar 19, 2014

Passionate for dance since he was an 11-year-old doing moves at home, Bryant Alexander now has a dance crew where he can really show off what he can do: The Swaggboyz.

Alexander, an archi­tec­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity junior, was first inspired to dance by artists renowned for the moves, artists like Michael Jackson, Usher and Chris Brown. Now he says Jabawackeez, first sea­son win­ners of America’s Best Dance Crew, and the few fans of SwaggBoyz keep him liv­ing to perform.

“I’ve been danc­ing since the 8th grade, and that’s how long me, my twin and my two god-brothers have been in our group,” Alexander said. (more…)


Modern Love

Bridging the age gap

by Published: Mar 19, 2014

How much of an age dif­fer­ence is accept­able in a rela­tion­ship? At what point do you draw the line?

Some peo­ple say age is just a num­ber. In some cases, I can agree, but when two peo­ple are mul­ti­ple decades apart, things could get a lit­tle weird.

I recently heard of a method to decide if a per­son is too young or old for you. The secret is tak­ing half the age and adding seven. If the guy I’m dat­ing was 42 and I was 22, I’d be about six years too young for him. That’s a pretty good rule of thumb for peo­ple of any age. (more…)


Modern Love

Understanding relationship sluts

by Published: Feb 26, 2014

You know it’s bad when your aunts and grand­mas are com­ment­ing on your recently changed rela­tion­ship sta­tus, ask­ing why you have a dif­fer­ent guy than last week.

That’s right, you are taken… again. You don’t see a huge prob­lem with it because you’re obvi­ously in love, but your roomie may be freak­ing out and keeps sug­gest­ing you get tested after last week’s weirdo. You don’t think you’re act­ing easy or stu­pid, you just gen­uinely think you have found the one who will make you bliss­fully happy for life. You’re tem­porar­ily, or in some unfor­tu­nate cases, per­ma­nently, a rela­tion­ship slut. (more…)

Fantasies Unlimited Sex Shop

Sex Toys 101

by Published: Feb 12, 2014

Employees at Fantasies Unlimited have the plea­sure of sell­ing erotic fun for a living.

Fantasies Unlimited is an adult sex toy store located on the south side Big Rapids. This year, Fantasies is prepar­ing for Valentine’s Day with cou­ples’ toy gift sets and games, S&M acces­sories and hand­cuffs. The store also car­ries sev­eral tobacco smok­ing acces­sories in the Laughing Buddah sec­tion. (more…)