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Mental Illness, Alcohol and Drugs

What you should know about treatment and resources

by Published: Jun 2, 2013

Topics such as men­tal ill­ness and sub­stance abuse may seem hard to talk about, but it’s impor­tant incom­ing stu­dents are aware of where to get resources or help for these issues on campus.

The Birkam Health Center on cam­pus has a Personal Counseling Center avail­able to all stu­dents. Counselors help stu­dents with issues such as stress, anx­i­ety, depres­sion, sui­ci­dal thoughts, alco­hol and drug use/abuse and much more. (more…)

 
 

Senseless Tragedy

The death of Ferris alum Lori Handy

by Published: Apr 17, 2013

Nearly one in four women have expe­ri­enced vio­lence by a spouse or a boyfriend, accord­ing to futureswith​outvi​o​lence​.org.

On April 8, a hor­ri­fy­ing sit­u­a­tion occurred when a Ferris grad­u­ate and alumnna of the social soror­ity Phi Sigma Sigma-Epsilon Beta, Lorian Handy, was trag­i­cally mur­dered by her hus­band, Jason Handy, when he shot her mul­ti­ple times and then shot and killed him­self in their White Lake home. Lorian’s 8-year-old son was home at the time of the murder-suicide, WXYZ in Detroit reported.

My heart dropped when I received the news from one of my soror­ity sis­ters. This was a shock to all of us—an earth shat­ter­ing, hor­rific shock. I had never met Lori, but I have heard how won­der­ful and car­ing of a per­son she was. (more…)

 
 

Torch Top 5 Internet

To give you something better to do

by Published: Apr 17, 2013

Just slothy things
A tum­blr blog ded­i­cated to every­thing sloths if you want a laugh.

Small demons
This web­site is for book lovers every­where. It’s like an ency­clo­pe­dia ded­i­cated to things you learn about from your favorite books. (more…)

 
 
Turning It Up: GRiZ performs as the headliner for Turn Up the Good, the third iteration of Music Industry Management Association’s annual electronic concert. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Getting to Know GRiZ

The Torch sat down with headliner from Turn Up the Good 3.0

by Published: Apr 10, 2013

Turning It Up: GRiZ per­forms as the head­liner for Turn Up the Good, the third iter­a­tion of Music Industry Management Association’s annual elec­tronic con­cert. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

April 4, GRiZ, aka Grant Kwiecinski, a 21-year-old pro­ducer from Detroit, came to Ferris for Turn Up the Good 3.0.

The Torch got an exclu­sive inter­view with GRiZ, find­ing out where his inspi­ra­tion for music comes from, how he got his name and his love for the sax­o­phone. (more…)

 
 

Torch Top 5 Internet

To give you something better to do

by Published: Apr 10, 2013

Man buys two toy poo­dles and finds out they’re giant fer­rets on steroids
Aren’t there dis­tin­guish­ing dif­fer­ences or is that just me?

High school stu­dent writes angry, offen­sive let­ter to col­leges that rejected her
Yet she still got accepted to big name schools. Talk about “white whine.” (more…)

 
 
Bouncing Balls: The crowd for Turn Up the Good moves large, inflatable balls around while watching GRiZ during Turn Up the Good. Photo by: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Turn It Up

Artists at “Turn Up the Good 3.0” wow Ferris students

by Published: Apr 5, 2013

Bouncing Balls: The crowd for Turn Up the Good moves large, inflat­able balls around while watch­ing GRiZ dur­ing Turn Up the Good. Photo by: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

With flash­ing lights, glow sticks and beach balls, Turn Up the Good 3.0 was a hit with Ferris students.

The night started off with The Floozies tak­ing stage. The Floozies con­sisted of pair of broth­ers, Matt and Mark Hill. The crowd enjoyed the per­for­mance of The Floozies. Break Science took the stage next and more stu­dents filled up the room.

Break Science, an elec­tronic duo con­sist­ing of Adam Deitch and Borahm from Brooklyn, also wowed students.

Then, the main head­liner, GRiZ, a music pro­ducer from Detroit, got the crowd even more ener­gized with his elec­tronic beats. Students seemed to really enjoy the atmos­phere and danced the night away.

Click here to see more pho­tos on the Ferris State Torch’s Facebook page.

 
 

More Than Just a Hound Dog

Elvis tribute concert to raise money for local organization

by Published: Apr 3, 2013

Mecosta County Companion Animal Resource/Education Society (CARES) will be putting on an Elvis con­cert with Elvis trib­ute artist Jake Slater.

Jennifer Thede, Ferris IT Offices Service Coordinator and Board Executive for Mecosta County CARES, said the con­cert is $5 for Ferris stu­dents with a valid stu­dent ID and $15 for the gen­eral public.

All Elvis fans and the gen­eral pub­lic are encour­aged to come. (more…)

 
 

Hurting the Most Vulnerable

The sequestration affects you more than you think

by Published: Apr 3, 2013

The seques­tra­tion that started March 1 of this year is going to have a rav­aging effect on the mid­dle class, edu­ca­tion, col­lege stu­dents and more.

For those who do not know what a “sequester” is, Whitehouse​.gov says it is a series of auto­matic cuts that will, if it hasn’t already, threaten thou­sands of jobs and the eco­nomic secu­rity of the mid­dle class. Approximately 70,000 chil­dren will be booted from Head Start and 10,000 teacher jobs are now at risk. Also, 7,200 spe­cial edu­ca­tion teach­ers, aides and staff mem­bers are at risk of being cut. (more…)

 
 

Torch Top 5 Internet

To give you something better to do

by Published: Apr 3, 2013

Broswer Shots
Browser Shots allows you to see your own or any website’s image in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent browsers on dif­fer­ent oper­at­ing systems.

The Setup
What peo­ple use to get stuff done in their lives – could be use­ful for yours, too. (more…)

 
 

Torch Top 5 Internet

To give you something better to do

by Published: Mar 20, 2013

The Curious Brain
A curi­ous strate­gic plan­ner from Greece posts inter­est­ing things from the web.

Pick the brain
Need some moti­va­tion? Check out this web­site. (more…)