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Playing It Safe

Tips on how to drink and party safely

by Published: May 21, 2014

We all know college students are among many people who like to go out with friends and drink alcohol, but safety is our own responsibility.

There are many ways to go out and drink safely with friends, but it all starts with just being the appropriate, legal age of twenty-one.
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Work Hard, Play Hard

Ferris athletes talk about putting the ‘student’ in student athlete

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

It may be easy to pick out Ferris student athletes in a crowd, but it’s not easy to know what they deal with on a daily basis.

Being a student athlete is not all it is cracked up to be; even some of our own Bulldogs will admit to just how hard it is to juggle classes and their sports. (more…)

 
 

Frozen Start

With the weather changing, Ferris is adjusting from a chilly start

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

The cold weather slowed the Bulldogs’ track and field squad prior to the relative “heat wave”

The harsh winter caused slippery outdoor running conditions for the team, which only makes them worry about potential injuries.

“The biggest issue with running in the cold is the ice and snow,” senior mid-distance runner Connor LaRowe said. “Trying to get hard days in are really difficult when it snows all the time. It is really hard to get quality runs in on the icy roads.” (more…)

 
 
Ferris softball celebrates in the 2013 season during which the weather lifted much earlier in the year. This season, the lady Bulldogs are still waiting to play their first outdoor game. 
Torch File Photo

Chilly Start

Ferris finally starts season, drops first two contests on the road in Ohio

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Ferris softball celebrates in the 2013 season during which the weather lifted much earlier in the year. This season, the lady Bulldogs are still waiting to play their first outdoor game.
Torch File Photo

Ferris State women’s softball team has practiced indoors for weeks due to inclement weather and has finally seen the field.

The Bulldogs lost back-to-back games on the road to Walsh to open up GLIAC play in 2–1 and 6–4 contests respectively. Ferris committed four defensive errors between the two games,

The last time the Bulldogs had played on the field was March 14 in Winter Haven, Florida, at the Florida Rebel Spring Games. (more…)

 
 
The Ferris State women’s golf team recently attended the SMSU Spring Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla., marking thier first tournament of the spring season. The women’s team took first place, finishing 15 strokes ahead of the pack. 

Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

On the Green

Bulldogs head to Florida to open season

by Published: Mar 19, 2014

The Ferris State women’s golf team recently attended the SMSU Spring Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla., marking thier first tournament of the spring season. The women’s team took first place, finishing 15 strokes ahead of the pack.
Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

The Ferris State women’s golf team traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida, to start off their spring season at the SMSU Spring Invitational.

The Bulldogs went down south not knowing what to expect since it was their first tournament of the year.

Head coach Michael Mignano picked six of his players based on their fall season scores for their first invitational: seniors Ashley Swanson, Emily Rohdy, and Jacqueline Mulder, sophomores Elizabeth Bauernfeind and Libby Berens, and freshman Kelsey McKinley. (more…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Mar 5, 2014

Bulldogs Say Goodbye to McAfee

Ferris State’s men’s basketball team gave their senior a season to remember by going out with a bang.

Forward Raymoan McAfee was the only senior for the Bulldogs this year and led his teammates to a season record of 10–16 overall. The Bulldogs defeated Saginaw Valley State in a 78–66 win in Big Rapids. (more…)

 
 
Ferris State Basketball

Heart of the Game

by Published: Feb 19, 2014

Ferris State women’s basketball head coach Colleen Lamoreaux-Tate was welcomed to the Bulldog family just last year (2012−13) after her exquisite coaching experience of 27 years.

Lamoreaux-Tate grew up in Grand Rapids, where she played basketball at West Catholic High School and was granted a scholarship to play basketball at Lake Superior State University.

“My coach that had recruited me for Lake Superior had transferred, so I transferred to Aquinas where I finished my basketball career,” Lamoreaux-Tate said. “I got my criminology degree and bachelor’s degree and became a cop. I then left being a cop because I was hired as East Grand Rapids varsity girls’ coach.” (more…)

 
 
Ferris State Hockey Brutus

Being Brutus

by Published: Feb 12, 2014

Dog years fly by quickly, and for the human behind Ferris State’s beloved dog, they came to an emotional end at the Feb. 8 hockey game versus Northern Michigan.

Zach Totten skated out onto center ice, lights went out, a spotlight shined and he shimmied off his mask.

The crowd cheered with excitement when they realized that their favorite Ferris character was one of their fellow Big Rapids residents.
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Mixed Results

Hoops squad enters home stretch at bottom of the pack

by Published: Feb 5, 2014

Junior Heidi Highstreet shoots over a Lake Superior State defender in a winning game on Jan. 25. The women’s team now prepares to face Michigan Tech on Feb. 6.
Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

Consistent inconsistency sums up the Ferris Women’s Basketball season as they reached their 15th game of the season with eight games to play.

The Bulldogs’ season started off patchy, but they have slowly started to make their comeback, game by game.

“Every weekend we have been going 1–1,” senior guard Sarah DeShone said. “We have recently been playing a lot better as a team. Everyone is working hard and practice is getting better.” (more…)

 
 
Freshman Kendra Enszer warms up before the 2nd half of the game against Lake Superior State, which Ferris won 74-71. Enszer is a Big Rapids native and has had her eyes set on playing basketball for Ferris for years.
Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

Close to Home

A Big Rapids native on becoming a Bulldog

by Published: Jan 29, 2014

Freshman Kendra Enszer warms up before the 2nd half of the game against Lake Superior State, which Ferris won 74–71. Enszer is a Big Rapids native and has had her eyes set on playing basketball for Ferris for years.
Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

Big Rapids native and Ferris freshman forward Kendra Enszer gets the benefit of playing at home on Ferris State’s women’s basketball team.

In her high school years, Enszer led Big Rapids to regional finals her junior year, scored her 1,000th career point as a senior, was the Big Rapids Pioneer Dream Team Player and was chosen as an all-state honoree.

“I always wanted to play college basketball somewhere ever since I was young,” Enszer said. “Now that I am playing at Ferris, I feel it was a good choice and it is nice to be able to stay in my hometown and play for the community. They have always been there for me, and I am still in Big Rapids, so there is so much support. It is just really awesome.” (more…)