Letter from the Editor: It's Called College

A new year has begun, rife with opportunities as promised by university founder Woodbridge Ferris over a century and a quarter ago.

As my time spent here has been considerable, I can say with some authority that the time you enjoy, and contrarily dislike, on this campus is solely your own responsibility.

This is a chance for a change, if you want it. Regardless of what you’ve done in the past, all you really need to concern yourself with is the present… and maybe a little bit of your future.

University life represents a type of microcosm of actual life. The struggles and successes are all your own and the knowledge garnered isn’t always from a textbook or classroom. This flame is a signal, like a flare, to illuminate opportunities and serve as a guide in darker days. Cut the cord from Mom and Dad (save for certain care packages and unsolicited financial gifts) and strike out on your own. Mistakes are okay, just don’t keep making the same ones. Keep the drama to a minimum. This is too much fun to be sour about something that won’t be important three weeks from now.

You can control your own activities. We’re talking no bed time, breakfast in the afternoon and never making your bed ever again, unless you want to.

There is a time and a place for everything. It’s called college and you are here.

But the amount you enjoy your time at Ferris State University this year is directly proportional to the amount of time you put into avoiding being a bedroom slug. This Ferris State student endorses a sample of everything if you’re new to the campus. There will always be time for the entrée in your later years.

Dig in.