The Ferris State Torch promotes civil discussion and debate about issues presented both in the newspaper and on the website,

User comments are automatically posted; however, staff will strive to moderate and remove comments that do not follow the following rules. By submitting a comment on, the user agrees to abide by the following rules:

  1. The user agrees to not submit inappropriate comments. Inappropriate comments include but are not limited to content that:
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    2. Is pornographic, obscene or sexually explicit
    3. Violates local, state, national or international laws
    4. Contains advertising, spam or solicitation of any kind
    5. Degrades others on the basis of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity or religion
    6. Impersonates others
    7. Is libelous or defamatory
  2. The user bears full responsibility for comments posted on The user will notify The Ferris State Torch/ if he or she discovers a comment violates these rules.
  3. By submitting a comment, the user agrees to allow The Ferris State Torch to print the username and comment in the newspaper and elsewhere.
  4. The user understands that a violation of comment rules can result in the removal of the comment and could be subject to further investigation.