By Ryan Parshall, Ferris State Torch

Parent trap

Some Ferris students experience parenthood sooner than planned I have been many things in my life. I’ve been a student, a writer, a reporter, an actor, a pizza delivery driver, a cashier, an assistant manager, a heavy metal...
Officers Against Terror: Officer Saunders fingerprints a Wisconsin teaching student. Ferris State will begin to train officers from across the state to recognize signs of terrorist activity and learn how to react quickly. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

To serve and protect

Ferris State to include counter-terrorist training for officers across Michigan Efforts are in place by Ferris State to include anti-terrorism training in its expanding law enforcement instruction. Public Safety Protective Training, or PSPT, and Ferris will be working together to...

Hats off to Hardesty

Welding instructor earns prestigious award The American Welding Society has awarded Ferris State instructor Jeff Hardesty the District 11 District Educator Award for the 2009-10 school year. Hardesty, an associate professor in the College of...
New Degree: Dr. Alspach leads a discussion during a sports communication class. In the fall of 2011, Ferris State will offer the option of a new degree in Sports Communication. Photo By: Brock Copus | Photographer

Competitive edge

Ferris unveils new Sports Communication program By this fall, Ferris State will have added a new degree option focusing on the many types of communication within the sports industry. Targeted toward students studying public relations, communication,...
Adult Entertainment: Tabu Lounge is located within Fantasies Unlimited and offers adult entertainment. The first of its kind in Big Rapids, the lounge is stirring up controversy. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Risqué business

Local adult entertainment lounge faces obstacles in controversial practice Since its unveiling last January, the Tabu Lounge—a members-only club that offers exotic dancing—immediately caught public attention. Located within Fantasies Unlimited, just south of town in Big Rapids, the lounge...
Possible Busing: Ferris student Charlie Woznack boards a Greyhound Bus. A shuttle bus is being proposed to allow transportation to students from Big Rapids to Grand Rapids. Photo By: Sam Lehnert | Ad Layout Assistant

Connecting the Rapids

Ferris considering new bus route Traveling to Grand Rapids may become easier—and cheaper—due to a shuttle bus service currently being proposed by Ferris State. The service would likely include a small fleet of passenger buses...
Machines Down: “Out of Order” is becoming a frequently viewed sign at the UREC, causing many Ferris students to question when the machines at University Recreation will be fixed. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Wrecked at the REC

Students deal with broken-down equipment With New Years resolutions still in recent memory, many students are finding themselves at the student recreation center to burn off the still lingering “freshman 15.” Some of these students...