UF still searching for a Police Chief

Bruskotter says a flexible timeline is necessary By Kevin Schrock and Sarah Stubbs @KRock_6           @sarahxstubbs After narrowing the search down to two potential candidates last November, The University of Findlay is back to square one in its search for a Chief of Police to head the emerging hybrid Campus Security-Campus Police Department after neither candidate was hired. UF’s...

UF’s attempts to educate students about consent: Where are we now?

By Jacob King @JacobKingj4 A recent lawsuit against The University of Findlay has raised discussion around sexual harassment, consent, and intoxication. But what is the University doing to educate students about these issues? In light of the two separate sexual assault cases that occurred in 2014, the University has made attempts to educate students about consent and sexual misconduct through the...

SARA limits locations for academic opportunities at UF

Objections are only temporary, compliance will be nationwide in five years By Hannah Dunbar @hanndunbar The University of Findlay joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) in Aug. 2015. According to nc-sara.org, this agreement makes it easier for students to take distance education courses offered by institutions based in another state. For example, if a...

Parking is not a problem

UF officials are constantly updating parking system By Kelsey Nevius @KelNevs It's a cold winter morning, nine degrees below zero to be specific, and a sheet of thick ice and snow cover the ground at The University of Findlay. It's another Wednesday morning for Samantha Reinbolt, a commuter at UF. Her car leaves wet tire tracks as she pulls into the lot behind the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, a...

Debate update: Trump and Cruz dominate, O’Malley struggles to be heard

By Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield The 2016 presidential race has been underway for the past several months.  In the past week, candidates have participated in further debates, in hopes of gaining nomination from their party to run for the presidency. The 6th GOP debate took place in South Carolina on Jan. 14. Seven Republican candidates took part in the debate. Candidates were first asked...

Oilers Men win five straight

Men’s Basketball squad still undefeated at home By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 After losing its first two conference games of the season, the Oiler Men’s basketball team has gone red hot, winning seven of its last eight games, and five straight. Thursday they came out on top of Ohio Dominican at home by a final of 80-76 before their Saturday matchup in Tiffin where a strong second half propelled...

Oiler Women drop a pair of heartbreakers

Women’s Basketball now 6-4 in GLIAC By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 Nothing has come easy for the Findlay Women’s basketball squad in the 2015-16 campaign and last week was no exception. On Thursday the Oilers lost to Ohio Dominican 81-79 on a last second rebound and put-back. The shot was reviewed to confirm that it beat the buzzer. Two days later, on Saturday the team dropped its second straight...

Oiler Track and Field kicks off season at home

By Jordyn Willis and Alyssa Grevenkamp @willisjordyn                 @Gbabyy20 The University of Findlay’s Malcolm Athletic Center was home to the Northwest Ohio Invitational on Friday, Jan. 15 as the Oiler men’s and women’s Track and Field teams competed against 11 other schools. For the women’s team, Lydia Guagenti, senior, took second place in the high jump after she...

We are all protected by the First Amendment – even the bad guys

By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs The First Amendment is something that is near and dear to me – as it should be, since I’m a journalist – but when I read the news about the federal court ruling in California that said it was constitutional under the First Amendment for a former Marine to wear medals of honor he did not earn, I was a little unsettled. If you missed the story, Elven Joe Swisher,...

A revision proposition: UF’s Honor Code

By Clay Parlette @claypar111 It’s in all of our syllabi. Some of us have read it. Other slightly more dedicated students may have even copied it down at some point in their college careers. Yet, all of us have sworn to comply with it. What is the mysterious “it” I speak of? It’s the University Honor Code. Before I mock our school’s ever-so-important statement of academic integrity,...

Raise your wands, Potterheads

Katie Kohls @KatieKohls On Thursday, Jan. 14, I woke up and checked my phone. One of the first things I saw was that Alan Rickman had passed away from cancer at the age of 69. For many this was a terrible occurrence, Rickman was a beloved actor who had gained fans from “Die Hard,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Harry Potter,” and more. For myself and many of our age, Alan Rickman was our...