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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…)