Rising costs should demand higher value at universities

By Chase Troxell troxellc@findlay.edu When it comes to hands-on learning, The University of Findlay gets it right—compelling each student in every major to do some kind of an internship, whether that is as direct as student teaching for an entire semester or working on one of its literary journals. At the same time, UF is pushing a digital curriculum, encouraging faculty to take advantage of...

Labor shift favors education

By Chase Troxell troxellc@findlay.edu As witnessed with this issue of the Pulse, University of Findlay’s enrollment is up, a trend many schools are seeing as more and more graduating seniors make the choice to take their education to a higher level. For me and the rest of my graduating high school class, 2009, the same school year that witnessed some major economic bailouts and murmurs of the...

Common core is not the answer

Brooke Boznango @missboznango It has become a recent trend to “sue the president.” Republicans specifically have tried to sue the president, accusing him of nefarious acts against the people of The United States of America. In all honesty, I don’t pay much attention to politics in everyday life. While I believe that it is an important American duty to know what is happening in the...

Ice bucket challenge may not be spreading awareness

Julianna Koballa @UFPulseKoballa Scroll through any social media and you will witness this phenomenon. You’ve participated and your sister has participated. Brother, mother and all other relatives have shown their support in ALS research through the ice bucket challenge. It’s almost toxic to the eyes. For me personally, I have watched every single 15 second excerpt or full clip on Facebook. I...

Merit based pay for teachers, not a matter of tests

By Brooke Boznango @missboznango Recently a story has been circulating the web about a school in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. This past year, nearly 1 in 5 teachers left the school district, leaving the school in a rush to hire teachers for the new school year. The reasons behind the large teacher turnover vary from personal to professional. However, one reason has caught my eye and warrants a discussion:...

New date rape nail polish is not the answer

By Julianna Koballa @UFPulseKoballa Nail polish has been a common accessory for girls for the longest time. We obsess over what color, what length and how much time we spend on the appearance of our keratin formalities. We love reds, pinks and the occasional, professional looking French manicure. We have even got into the craze of stick on nail polish and lacquer that changes color in the sun....

Findlay enrollment up

By Jordyn Willis @willisjordyn The beginning of this fall semester has brought a larger number of new and diverse faces to The University of Findlay. With the release of Registrar’s eight-day report, not only has general enrollment increased eight percent this semester compared to last, but it has also shown a dramatic increase in international students enrolled. The eight-day release from the...

New greenhouse project stirring up business at findlay

By Brooke Boznango  @missboznango What first started as an idea has now become a reality for The University of Findlay: a greenhouse on campus to provide student, faculty, and staff with fresh, non-GMO produce. This past summer, students and volunteers, both inside and outside of the university, came together to construct a hoop house on campus with help from a consultant from Columbus, Ohio. It...

Findlay football on top after shootout with Hilsdale

 By Kevin Schrock  @KRock_6 Donnell Stadium was rocking on Saturday night, September 6. The Oilers battled Hillsdale in their opener and it didn’t disappoint. In a game that saw only one punt in the first half, the fans got to see plenty of scoring. Findlay won the shootout 46-38, but it wasn’t without drama. Things looked good early, the Oilers received the opening kickoff and marched the...

Findlay football looking ahead to stellar year

By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 The Oiler football team is coming off one of their best seasons ever, and believe it or not, they think they are even more talented this year. With key players returning at almost every position, Findlay thinks they have the team this year to take the championship. A year ago, Oiler running back Daiquone Ford made his mark, not only in the conference, but in the nation....