FGCI putting on bike obstacle course today

By Alexis Mitchell @alexismitch14 The University of Findlay’s Green Campus Initiative (FGCI) is putting on a bicycle obstacle course today in the rear parking lot of the FRC from 4:30 – 7 p.m. The obstacle course will be marked out with cones and complete with obstacles where cyclists must maneuver around, over, or under. Whoever wins will get a prize. There will also be some side events...

Ben Carson visits Findlay

Meet-and-greet draws a crowd of nearly 300 By Sarah Stubbs  @sarahxstubbs  Presidential hopeful Ben Carson made a pit stop at the Pilgrim Family Restaurant in Findlay and addressed nearly 300 supporters on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 23 on his way to a rally in Arbor Spring, Michigan. Rumors about the supposed meet-and-greet were discussed on Twitter by Courier employees in the afternoon...

All Hazards Training facilities: UF’s unique program serves nationwide

  By Jake King @jking82295 It’s common for people to walk by the Renninger gym and figure it to be just another brick building on campus. What’s so special about such a generic looking building? But inside is a training center that conducts safety sessions aimed at teaching emergency response. The on-campus facility houses training structures that aid in the sessions geared toward...

Fell travels to Japan, strengthens economic and educational relations

By Hannah Dunbar @hanndunbar Findlay area officials traveled to Japan two weeks ago as part of an “economic mission trip,” according to The Courier. President Katherine Fell, City of Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, Director of Findlay and Hancock County Economic Development Tony Iriti, along with Assistant Director for Economic Development Tim Mayle, and University of Findlay Associate Professor...

2015 Health and Wellness Fair at UF

By Jordyn Willis  @willisjordyn   For a college student, nothing can be worse than getting sick right in the middle of the semester, when tests and projects are in full swing. The University of Findlay took a step in preventing that from happening last Thursday with their annual Health and Wellness fair for students and staff. The Health and Wellness fair was held in the Alumni Memorial Union...

Standing with Planned Parenthood

By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs As I write this column on Wednesday evening, Sept. 29, I am thinking about all of the pink that I saw on my Twitter timeline and Facebook feed today – and all of the posts by individuals either upset or excited about that pink. Tuesday was not only National Coffee Day, but also National Pink Out Day. For this Pink Out, Planned Parenthood offered free STD testing in...

Prepping for grad school: Insights from an English major

  By Katie Kohls @KatieKohls (Cue T. Swift) I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling… stressed, sleep deprived, and ready to punch the next person who asks what I’m going to do after graduation. I’m also feeling 22, but that seems irrelevant at this point. Like many seniors and overachieving juniors, I’m prepping for graduate school. I’m feeling overwhelmed and underprepared....

UF’s Kake Bridge Program is an affordable study abroad option

By Clay Parlette @claypar111 Traveling the world is a stereotypical bucket list item for many people to accomplish before they die. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, family and work obligations, and the obvious money barrier, too many people end up never making this dream a reality. Instead, they end up counting California or Florida as a close second to an actual experience abroad. The...

‘We just made too many mistakes’ Turnovers hurt Oilers against AU

By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 Too many mistakes: that was what cost the Oilers in a 40-28 loss to the Ashland Eagles on Saturday night in Ashland. After coming up victorious in their first three matchups in the 2015 campaign, the number 13 ranked Eagles proved to be too much for Findlay to handle. After having an almost perfect first three games, quarterback transfer Rhys Gervais threw his first...