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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 futureswithoutviolence​.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…)