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Changing Self-Image

Torch staffer shares her story of weight-loss and transformation

by Published: Nov 20, 2013

I think it’s safe to say many of us have our own insecurities.

It could be the way you think your voice sounds recorded on video. Or maybe, you wish you were a little taller. Whatever your insecurity is, we all have them — no matter how big or small.

Growing up, I’ve always seen myself as the “bigger girl.” Not because I was super overweight, but because I was the tallest kid in my grade until the boys caught up. I was also taller than most girls my age and possessed a not-so-petite frame. Unfortunately, I allowed my larger body type make me feel insecure and unsure of how to fit in with the other girls my age. (more…)

 
 

Yes, Your Facebook Photos Could Cost You a Job

College students need to pay attention to what they’re posting online

by Published: Oct 16, 2013

Thanks to today’s technology, college students can capture practically every single memory of their crazy college years online.

Whether it’s Instragram photos of wild parties or questionable tweets at 2 a.m., social media allows college students to remember every experience. While it may seem like a good idea to document everything while you’re young, it could end up costing you a future job.

Now, it’s not only those of us who post to social media the stories of our crazy escapades, but it’s also sharing inappropriate content and displaying unprofessional behavior online. Sure, college is all about having fun and expressing yourself, but it’s important to keep in mind that your career begins today. (more…)

 
 

Twitter Connects Users to Breaking News

Twitter serves as a platform for news sources around the world

by Published: Sep 18, 2013

I’ll never forget the moment on Monday, April 15, 2013 when I checked Twitter and was overwhelmed by endless #Boston tweets.

I was sitting at my desk at approximately 3:20 p.m., knowing the Boston Marathon was taking place, however, not realizing the traumatic event that had just happened.

Since I had logged onto Twitter only 30 minutes after the Boston bombings, I was immediately notified of an event that shook our nation and running communities around the world. (more…)

 
 

You Can’t Put a Price on Unpaid Internships

Unpaid internships add value to students’ skills and professional experience

by Published: Sep 4, 2013

Do you want to gain priceless experience and learn how to hustle to the top of your career? Consider an unpaid internship this semester.

From the unpaid intern who worked for Fox Searchlight to the hundreds of unpaid interns in Washington, D.C., unpaid internships have been under the scrutiny of federal labor laws. Despite the heat employers have received for their unpaid internship programs this summer, it’s important for college students to not be alarmed. Unpaid internships are as valuable as paid internships; however, it’s what you make of the experience that defines your success. (more…)

 
 

Top Ten Holiday Gifts

by Published: Dec 5, 2012

Single serve coffee maker by Keurig

This is a single cup coffee make that is quick and convenient for the coffee-lover. The user can select the size of beverage they want to brew and place their cup into the machine for a single serving, which eliminates waste and clean up.

iPad 2

Tablets are in season this Christmas. The iPad 2 is the most powerful and efficient tablet yet by Apple. It offers the new A6X chip, which boosts the speed of graphics. It also features a 5-megapixel iSight camera. The iPad 2 also has 10-hour battery life. (more…)

 
 

Favorite Holiday Foods

Students share their best recipes

by Published: Nov 28, 2012

From around the world, students enjoy different holiday recipes that are a tradition every year. From apple pie to goulash, these dishes are some favorites that are shared in celebration of the holidays. (more…)

 
 
Performing Arts: 5.9 Dubs, comprised of Jacquelin DeBoer, Mariah Shaltry and Daniel Lidman (left to right), perform at FSU Unplugged. Songs from their set included “Love Never Fails” and “Safe and Sound.” Photo By: Eric Trandel | Photographer

Unwind With Unplugged

FSU Unplugged brings together music, talent and friends

by Published: Nov 14, 2012

Performing Arts: 5.9 Dubs, comprised of Jacquelin DeBoer, Mariah Shaltry and Daniel Lidman (left to right), perform at FSU Unplugged. Songs from their set included “Love Never Fails” and “Safe and Sound.” Photo By: Eric Trandel | Photographer

Espresso, steaming coffee, great music and good friends made for a relaxing evening at Biggby for Ferris’ Unplugged Thursday night.

For several years, the Music Industry Management Association (MIMA) has teamed up with Biggby to host a bi-weekly open mic night. This event featured several acoustic acts ranging from soloists to trios.

Students packed Biggby Thursday night and spent the night enjoying the various performances. (more…)

 
 
Costumed Rock: We the Kings headlined Autumn aLive and played for Ferris students and community members who came out to see them and Fireworks perform.  Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Autumn aLive 2012

Fireworks and We the Kings perform live at Ferris

by Published: Nov 7, 2012

Costumed Rock: We the Kings headlined Autumn aLive and played for Ferris students and community members who came out to see them and Fireworks perform. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

There were a lot of fireworks and royalty at Ferris’ annual music festival, Autumn aLive, Nov. 1.

Fireworks and We the Kings performed live in Wink Arena. Students and area community members lined up early to get front row seats for the show. Guests came dressed head to toe in costumes, glow sticks and We the Kings gear.

Fireworks, a pop-punk band from metro-Detroit, opened the show Thursday night. (more…)

 
 

Backstage Access

Travis Clark shares the story behind the band

by Published: Nov 7, 2012

Before We the Kings took the stage last Thursday at Autumn aLive, Travis Clark, lead vocalist, had a chance to share the story of We The Kings with the Torch and talk about what continues to influence the band today.

Here is a glimpse of how We the Kings started, what they’re doing now and how their fans will always be one of their biggest influences. (more…)

 
 
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Autumn Alive 2012

Fireworks and We The Kings perform live at Ferris State

by Published: Nov 2, 2012

There were a lot of fireworks and royalty at Ferris State’s annual fall music show, Autumn Alive, on Thursday.

Fireworks and We The Kings performed live in Wink Arena. Students and area community members lined up early to get front row seats for the show. Guests came dressed head to toe in costumes, glow sticks, and We The Kings gear. (more…)