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Ugly Sweater

by Published: Dec 4, 2013

Jingle bells, colorful ribbons, a uniquely designed holiday pattern and even some pom poms and felt added on — that’s me.

I sound beautiful, don’t I? I am the wonderfully colorful Christmas Sweater. Many of you would probably call me an “ugly Christmas sweater,” something you’d get all dolled up in before a holiday party. I was once someone’s treasure, you know. They wore me proudly.

Now I am a joke. (more…)

 
 
This year, Dec. 21 marks the first day of winter, but it feels a lot sooner as Big Rapids residents expect snowfall in the weeks to come. However, this doesn’t stop the outdoor fun for all. The winter season offers many outdoor activities such as making snowmen, snow forts, sledding, ice skating, snowboarding and skiing.
Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Winter Wonderland

Students share why winter is their favorite time of the year

by Published: Nov 20, 2013

This year, Dec. 21 marks the first day of winter, but it feels a lot sooner as Big Rapids residents expect snowfall in the weeks to come. However, this doesn’t stop the outdoor fun for all. The winter season offers many outdoor activities such as making snowmen, snow forts, sledding, ice skating, snowboarding and skiing.
Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Winter is a time to get together with friends and family in an effort to create new memories and celebrate old traditions.

Every year, when they wake to the first big snowfall, kids will rush outside to build the first snowmen and snow forts of the year, or possibly to chuck a few snowballs.

The rest of us will get a chance to reflect on our memories of doing those very same things, perhaps sipping some freshly made hot chocolate with those little marshmallows, of course. (more…)

 
 

Black Friday Looming

Working the dreaded Black Friday retail shift

by Published: Nov 20, 2013

3 a.m. That’s the time I will be heading into work after enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with my family. That’s when the madness will begin.

Working at MC Sports, I’m not expecting anything crazy to happen. Last year went off without any fists being thrown, any large fights erupting or people stampeding. Being a sporting goods store in outdoorsy Big Rapids, though, we were fairly busy. (more…)

 
 
In anticipation for the comedy jam on Nov. 16, the YBBW host a night of Wild ‘N’ Out, a game based off the MTV hit series In this game teams compete in numerous and humourous challenges such as talking spit, where the captains of each team hold water in their mouth as members of the other team try to make them laugh and spit it out.
Photo By: Eric Trandel | Photo Editor

Laugh It Up

YBBW Comedy Jam is back, promises entertaining evening

by Published: Nov 13, 2013

In anticipation for the comedy jam on Nov. 16, the YBBW host a night of Wild ‘N’ Out, a game based off the MTV hit series In this game teams compete in numerous and humourous challenges such as talking spit, where the captains of each team hold water in their mouth as members of the other team try to make them laugh and spit it out.
Photo By: Eric Trandel | Photo Editor

You Beautiful Black Woman looks to pump up the comedy jams once again.

Between EU comedians, Ferris theater and RSO events, comedy is one of Ferris’s biggest entertainment exports. The YBBW Comedy Jam has become an annual standard.

The comedy jam, hosted by Grand Rapids’ own comedian Dave Jones, will take place in Williams Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7 — 9 p.m. It is free for students and open to the public; however, adult supervision is advised. (more…)

 
 

Soldier Makes Transition

Veterans Association helps veterans adjust to campus life

by Published: Nov 6, 2013

From the United States Navy to Ferris State University, one student opens up about his experience as a veteran.

Nicholas Galloway was enlisted in the Navy from 2005 until 2011, where he eventually became a second class petty officer. A person can change a lot in six years — especially when that stint begins with boot camp.

“Boot camp makes you grow up or find something else,” Galloway explained. “I’m not the same person as when I left.” (more…)

 
 
Spamalot

A Weekend of Irreverence

Ferris theatre to present renowned comedy

by Published: Oct 30, 2013

The end of this last week of October will be one of baudy irreverence and debauchery, full of people behaving badly.

The reason: “Spamalot — The Musical” has come to Ferris.

Based on the films of legendary comedy group Monty Python, “Spamalot” is a musical for both avid lovers of and relative newcomers to musicals and surrealist, over-the-top comedy. (more…)

 
 

Finding a Future

Struggling to find the right internship is a daunting task

by Published: Oct 30, 2013

As a public relations junior, I am always searching for an internship that will not only fulfill my graduation requirements, but also provide with me real world experience before I enter the “real world.”

Ideally, the internship would be at one of my dream companies to work for — interning for Saucony or Starbucks, for instance. However, the more I look into my dream internships, the more I realize working for a large company out-of-state is a bit unrealistic. Should I settle for something more local? (more…)

 
 

Fun Fall Recipes

Ferris students showcase their favorite recipes for the season

by Published: Oct 23, 2013

Fall is here, and who doesn’t want to celebrate with caramel apples and pumpkin flavored everything?

These students found some extraordinary recipes perfect for this fall weather. From pumpkin French toast to the apple butter heaped on top of it, these recipes deliver a delicious way to celebrate the
season. (more…)

 
 

Ferris’ Friday Night Live

Comedy act to make fun of events at Ferris and pop culture

by Published: Oct 16, 2013

Saturday Night Live may be going through some changes, but Ferris’ comedy equivalent returns as strong as ever.

Improv comedy event Carlos Hardy, named after the event’s founder, is comprised of comedic skits making fun of current events on campus as well as pop culture. It’s a familiar conceit, but this will be one of the few times such an event will have its eyes trained on Ferris.

This kind of comedy is vastly different from that which Ferris is usually given. Rather than the usual outside standup, people who actually know the university and its students will work together to provide a comedic experience that is rare at Ferris. (more…)

 
 

Foreign Film Series

A chance to view films from all over the world

by Published: Oct 9, 2013

Critically acclaimed foreign films are being screened in Big Rapids, but they won’t be found at the local theater.

Artworks’ twelfth foreign film series is under way. The foreign film series offers an array of films once a month starting October 12 and running until April 12 at Big Rapids City Hall. Films air on Saturday nights and come from many countries, including Italy, Russia, India, Germany and Australia. The films themselves range from witty comedies to dramatic powerhouses, and many qualify for the descriptor “critically acclaimed.” (more…)