Not Exactly a Vacation

The Ferris State hockey team will travel to Alaska this weekend on a trip that is longer than all of their other trips combined.

This is the second consecutive season in which the Bulldogs have had to travel to play the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks on the road. The Bulldogs will leave Big Rapids early Wednesday morning and will not return until late Sunday night. Not including Big Rapids, the team will be in five cities in as many days.

The 16-hour travel time to Fairbanks is not the most difficult part of the entire trip, however. Alaska is four hours behind Michigan in terms of time. The games will be played at 7:00 p.m. local time, but to the Bulldogs it will feel like it is 11:00 p.m. Junior defenseman Scott Wietecha said it takes a few days to adjust to the time change.

Oh, How I Miss the Good Old Days!

Whether it’s H1N1 or just plain old influenza, it seems that cold season is upon us. Classes are now filled with coughing, sniffling, germ-infested students.

Area K-12 school districts have already felt the symptoms of flu season and have been forced to close school several days in the past week. For most schools, this means that over 25 percent of their student population was absent due to sickness.

In college however, we aren’t privilege to the same benefits as elementary, middle, and high school students. We don’t shutdown or cancel classes often, especially not simply due to illness.

Spooky, Simple Costumes

It never fails that certain people always have to find quick and easy costumes at the last minute around Halloween, or they need a cheap costume because they can‘t afford a store bought one.

There are some simple tricks and ideas that you can put together in no time at all with very little money to achieve a great Halloween look. Guys and girls both have many very creative options to choose from.

Lucas Hanson, junior in the surveying engineering program, said, “Go as Superman dressed up as Chuck Norris.”