Photo by Sarah Force|Ferris State Torch

Big Rapids Blackout

Ferris assists Big Rapids community after severe storms

by Published: Apr 13, 2014

Photo by Sarah Force|Ferris State Torch

Ferris is open­ing its arms to mem­bers of the Big Rapids com­mu­nity affected by the pow­er­ful storm that hit this weekend.

Big Rapids res­i­dents expe­ri­enced washed out roads, power out­ages, dam­aged homes, and flood­ing. (more…)


Write-in Election

No presidential candidates will be on SG ballot

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

No one is offi­cially run­ning on the bal­lot for Ferris stu­dent gov­ern­ment pres­i­dent for the 2014–15 aca­d­e­mic school year.

The Mandate of Internal Assessment, the gov­ern­ing doc­u­ment of the inter­nal assess­ment divi­sion that out­lines the elec­tion guide­lines, says can­di­dates must have been in stu­dent gov­ern­ment for two con­sec­u­tive semes­ters prior to the elec­tion. (more…)


Moving Forward

Plans for the future of Ferris addressed at State of the University

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Many faces of the uni­ver­sity came together to dis­cuss the future of Ferris.

“We will con­tinue to cre­ate com­mit­tees and com­mu­ni­ca­tion that increases col­lab­o­ra­tion and pro­vide the stu­dent body with what they want,” President of Student Government Andrew Kalinowski said. (more…)


Greek Week Begins

Greek organizations raise money for Make-A-Wish

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Friendly com­pe­ti­tion, phil­an­thropy and fun are all part of this year’s Greek Week.

The events kicked off April 7. Greek chap­ters of Ferris brought Mardi Gras to cam­pus as this year’s theme.

The annual event will cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of the 21 Ferris Greek orga­ni­za­tions and gives the Greek com­mu­nity the oppor­tu­nity to con­nect with other chap­ters. (more…)


Coming Out

DSAGA hosts third annual Queer Monologues

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Coming out to friends and fam­ily can be hard, but some stu­dents decided to face their fears as they told their sto­ries to the cam­pus of Ferris State University.

The les­bian, gay, bisex­ual, trans­gen­der, queer or ques­tion­ing, inter­sex, ally or asex­ual (LGBTQIA) com­mu­nity asked for respect at the third annual Queer Monologues last Monday. The Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA) hosted the Queer Monologues at 7 p.m. in BUS 111. Students and advis­ers por­trayed the­atri­cal ver­sions of their per­sonal com­ing out sto­ries or oth­ers’ com­ing out sto­ries. (more…)


Eliminating Prejudice

Pi Lambda Phi to bring people together through basketball

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

The men of Pi Lambda Phi decided to unify stu­dents in the best way they know how: a bas­ket­ball tournament.

The bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment is part of Pi Lambda Phi’s phil­an­thropy, the Elimination of Prejudice Foundation (EOP).

“We came up with the bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment because our broth­ers have met so many peo­ple from dif­fer­ent walks of life on the court and have made lots of friends all from a sim­ple game,” Ferris mar­ket­ing senior and Vice President of Pi Lambda Phi Chris Smith said. (more…)


Slavery Still Exists Today

Festival to bring awareness to human trafficking

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

It is esti­mated that 21 to 30 mil­lion peo­ple are in slav­ery today, accord­ing to freetheslaves​.net.

Ferris reg­is­tered stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion FSUbuntu is part­ner­ing with The No Project for the Anti-Slavery Art and Music Festival from 7–9 p.m. on April 10 in the West Campus Community Center. (more…)


Subject Arrested for Providing False Information to Police

A round-up of this week’s crime across the FSU campus

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

False infor­ma­tion

On March 30 at 1:15 a.m., offi­cers stopped a vehi­cle on Michigan Avenue near Maple Street for dis­re­gard­ing a red light. The dri­ver was tick­eted for dis­re­gard­ing a traf­fic con­trol device and the pas­sen­ger was arrested for pro­vid­ing false infor­ma­tion to police. (more…)


Torch News Briefs

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Fallen Officer Memorial 5K

The Fallen Officer Memorial 5K Run/Walk will take place at 1 p.m. on April 13 at Hemlock Park.

The 5K race will honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The pro­ceeds of the race will go to the Jessica Nagle-Wilson Scholarship fund, which is awarded annu­ally to a Ferris State University Criminal Justice stu­dent. (more…)

Students gather and register for the Walk for Life held at the Ewigleben Sports Complex. This walk was founded by two Ferris students to help raise awareness and to prevent suicide. There were games, food and live music at the event. 

Photo By: Melanie Ronquillo | Photographer

Walking for Life

Students raise suicide awareness

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Students gather and reg­is­ter for the Walk for Life held at the Ewigleben Sports Complex. This walk was founded by two Ferris stu­dents to help raise aware­ness and to pre­vent sui­cide. There were games, food and live music at the event.
Photo By: Melanie Ronquillo | Photographer

Suicide claims the lives of more than one mil­lion peo­ple per year, so two Ferris stu­dents decided to raise aware­ness to stop this killer.

Ferris stu­dents gath­ered at the Ewigleben Sports Complex for a three-hour walk to raise aware­ness about sui­cide last Saturday.

Walk for Life was founded by Ferris junior crim­i­nal jus­tice major Shannon Fick and her friend Ferris stu­dent Kelsey Sofia. (more…)