UF to host its own version of ‘Shark Tank’

Oilers will compete for a total cash prize of $4,250 per division By Hannah Dunbar @hanndunbar The University of Findlay is hosting its own version of “Shark Tank” this spring. Edward Kevin Renshler, Ph.D, dean of the college of business, began working on this event last year. “During my short time here in August, I quickly learned that the students here are very creative,” said Renshler....

Sophomore PT major is also a professional harpist

Years of practice have paid off for Krueger By Jacob King @JacobKingj4 Some students pick up a part-time job working fast food, bussing tables, or serving. But Elise Krueger, sophomore physical therapy major, earns her money by playing the harp. Krueger started learning to play the harp at the age of six and has dedicated 13 years to consistent practice. For her, choosing an instrument like the...

From FC to UF: The story behind the name change

By Hannah Dunbar  @hanndunbar In 1989, Nintendo began selling its first GameBoy, the Galileo Spacecraft was launched by the NASA, and shoulder pads were the top trend in women’s fashion. Amid all of those events, a thoughtful decision was being made in Findlay, Ohio. 1989 was the year Findlay College changed its name to The University of Findlay. According to UF’s advancement Web page,...

Millennials are ‘feeling the Bern’

Many college students find Sanders a more trustworthy than Clinton By Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield The 2016 Presidential race has put a new twist on politics with the help of some radical candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Sanders, a Vermont Senator and Democratic Socialist, is polling closely with Hillary Clinton and recently defeated her in the New Hampshire Primary. Much...

Salty sidewalks: Bad for the environment and our boots

By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs On Monday morning campus was covered with a blanket of fresh-fallen snow. The arch and shrubbery in front of Old Main glistened and glittered as the sun rose, creating a picturesque scene as I drove down Main Street to my early morning tutoring. You could see Oilers bundled up with an extra layer or two to make their treks across campus a little more bearable. No one...

Ford fueled for NFL future

#2 to strut his stuff at NFL Pro Day By Micah Johnson Many collegiate football players dream of playing in the NFL. Daiquone Ford, senior running back for the Oiler football team, has this dream and is working to make it a reality. Ford is preparing for his first NFL Pro Day on March 2 in Toledo. A Pro Day is an event where college prospects who were not selected in the draft can showcase their...

Lady Oilers stay in the playoff hunt

By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 After losing to Ashland on Thursday, the Oiler women’s basketball squad knocked off Lake Erie College 61-55 on the road two days later to stay in the playoff hunt. With a 10-point lead heading into the final quarter of play, it appeared the Oilers had command of the game. Still, with just over a minute to play the Storm cut the lead to three points and had the ball....

Oiler Men break win streak

Defeated in close calls by Ashland and Lake Erie By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 After 12 straight wins the Oilers finally hit a roadblock last week. They lost a heartbreaker at Ashland on Thursday, Feb. 11, before losing an overtime battle with Lake Erie two days later. Still there is no concern for the Oilers. In an up and down league they know that they are still one of the best teams. “I...

New softball coach is focused on ‘coming together’

The Lady Oilers’ spring season kicks off Feb. 26 in Illinois By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 For 13 years coach Ron Ammons has been at the helm of The University of Findlay softball program, but this year the Oilers have turned to Danielle Lowe who has taken over as the new head coach. Lowe, facing no easy task replacing the Oilers all-time win leader, is confident that by focusing on the little...

Spring break stay-cations

By Kelsey Nevius @kelnevs Midterms are coming up and it's hard to believe that we're reaching the half-way point of the semester. After the mid-term papers and tests that we all dread, spring break will be here. Although I'm not even thinking about spring break until all of my course work is finished, it's always in the back of my mind that it's just around the corner. For some of us at UF,...

From a privileged white girl’s viewpoint

Controversy surrounding Beyoncé and #BlackLivesMatter are exactly why we need these social justice movements By Katie Kohls @KatieKohls I will be very honest that I am not one to be the most up-to-date on news, but I do care a lot about people so I tend to pay more attention to rights groups in the news and what people are doing to bridge this racial gap that has seemed to consume much of the...

WLFC top tracks and album reviews

By Bobby Beebe WLFC DJ Each week, WLFC will publish their top 10 tracks for the week. Along with that, DJ Bobby Beebe will give us his favorite and least favorite albums of the week. Thumbs Up: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo At the end of the day, I can totally see why people could be disappointed by “The Life of Pablo.”  This record was incredibly hyped. Kanye must have changed the title,...