New turf field in progress for UF Athletes

By Jacob King @jking82295 Some people use Facebook to post pictures of their kids or share a cat video. Brad Morrison, chief executive officer of Maumee Bay Turf Center and a UF alumni, used Facebook to sell a turf field to The University of Findlay.  Morrison’s turf company is very prominent for servicing fields of major events. The company handles anything from small yards to the Super Bowl....

Are we ready for crises? Azuma gives UF tips from Japan

By Hannah Dunbar @hanndunbar On Monday Aug. 31, faculty, staff, students, and community members joined Professor Shozo Azuma, faculty of risk & crises management at the Chiba Institute of Science in Japan, in a presentation on crises management in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. According to Darin Fields, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, The University of Findlay...

Gervais leads Oilers to first victory of the season

By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 The University of Findlay football squad traveled to Hillsdale on Saturday and had no problem handing the Chargers a loss in their home opener. The final score was 45-34 but the Oilers took control of the game early and never really gave the Chargers a chance. Findlay totaled 587 yards of offense and only allowed 368 yards. Although Rhys Gervais had never played in a...

Digital messaging boards along roads in Ohio, heightening safety awareness

By Kelsey Nevius @kelnevs I’m sure that while driving down any major highway, 75 for us University of Findlay students, you’ve seen the amount of traffic due to road construction. While construction is a thing we’ve pretty much gotten used to by now thanks to the additional construction currently going on down Main Street, you may also be somewhat familiar with the digital boards by the...

It’s hard to be a Christian today, Kim Davis is proof

By Clay Parlette @claypar111 With the recent news of the jailing of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, our country is faced again with a renewed ire on all fronts regarding the status of religious liberty in America. And if you are a supporter of Ted Cruz or Mike Huckabee for president, you have probably at one time expressed that Christianity is under attack and that it is difficult to be a...

Reflecting on 9/11 as a journalist

By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs I was in first grade when 9/11 happened. My memories of that day are not very clear. But I do remember my teacher stopped her lesson to go out into the hallway and was hugging other teachers. I remember them crying. Some of my classmates got to go home early. I think that I stayed until the end of the day, though, because I rode the bus. When I got home, my mom was...

“The Taming” takes center stage for UF’s fall production

By Alexis Mitchell @Alexis_mitch14 The University of Findlay is putting on the musical “The Taming,” a feminized Shakespearean production, in the Powell-Grimm theatre, located in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 23-27. According to The University of Findlay’s theater department Facebook page, this play is a “Hilarious all-female power-play” inspired by Shakespeare’s...

Greek life at UF: Recruitment update

By Jordyn Willis @willisjordyn With Greek recruitment week in full swing, its time again for students to decide whether or not to pledge to their favorite sororities or fraternity on campus and become a member of the Greek life at The University of Findlay. UF currently has two national sororities, Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Kappa, and one national fraternity, Theta Chi. According to Student...

Netflix gems: What to watch right now

By Morgan Clark @MJClark32_ Snowpiercer (2014) 3.5/5 Derricks “Snowpiercer” has a post-apocalyptic setting and takes place on a train that never stops. Snowpiercer sheds light on socioeconomic issues prevalent today by showing the end of a middle class. The movie just has one dividing line of extreme poverty in the tail and the privileged wealth in the front of the train. While a lot of...

The Yeezy experience: Kanye’s VMA acceptance speech

By Jordan Garcia @jordierob   You would be hard-pressed to find a person in the United States right now who hasn’t heard of Kanye West. If you watched MTV’s Video Music Awards a couple weeks ago, then you may know him as the guy that babbled somewhat randomly during his acceptance speech for the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. Kanye’s speech went viral and was retweeted and shared all...

Jones-Quartey moves from the Cardinals to the Bears

By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 After an impressive preseason showing where former University of Findlay graduate Harold Jones-Quartey averaged 3.5 tackles a game, grabbed an interception, and recovered a fumble for the Arizona Cardinals, the team that gave him a shot still waived him. However, it didn’t take him long to realize his pro career wouldn’t be over. He soon got word from a few teams...

Oiler Volleyball kicks off season in Colorado

By Alyssa Grevenkamp @Gbabyy20 The University of Findlay Women’s Volleyball team went on a trip to Colorado to kick off its season last weekend Sept. 4-5. The lady Oilers dropped its first two games against Minnesota St. Mankato, but got back on track on Saturday, Sept. 4. The ladies had two dominant performances to push their record to 2-2 on the season. In the first match, the Oilers had a...

Women’s Soccer wins home-opener 4-0

UF defeats Saint Joseph's By Alyssa Grevenkamp @Gbabyy20 The Lady Oilers soccer team started its season off on a high note after beating Saint Joseph College 4-0 at DeHaven Field on Sept. 4. The Oilers got off to a quick start and didn’t look back. Senior Kirsten Fruchey headed the ball to freshman teammate Marissa Swindell who placed the ball in the corner of the net to give the Oilers a 1-0...