Sports Preview: Men’s Basketball

By: Madi Devries devriesm@findlay.edu   UF Men’s basketball is hopeful to pick up right where they left off.   After their stellar 2018-19 season, where they went 29-5 but ultimately fell short in the NCAA tournament, losing to Bellarmine. With that behind them, the Oilers looks to build on that and continue the success that the team has had for so many years. Redshirt sophomore...

Sports Preview: Swimming and Diving

By: Collin Frazier Email: frazierc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Collin_53   With sports season in full swing, more teams are starting to show off their skills. One of these teams that are beginning their 2019-2020 campaign is the Findlay Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. With two meets already under their belt, including a meet in Northern Michigan, head coach Andrew Makepeace says...

Time to get spooky

By: Abigail Frye Email: fryea@findlay.edu Twitter: @Abigale_EF With Halloween fast approaching, it’s only necessary to get into the fall festivities. One way to do this is by attending Halloween parties. Which this year, the student-group Dance On will be hosting a Halloween Party on campus. The Great Pumpkin Halloween Party will be held on Oct. 26 in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose...

The redemption of Andy DuFresne

By: Andrew du Fresne, UFTV Manager and Adjuct Professor of Communication Email: dufresne@findlay.edu   When Stephen King published the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption in 1982, it is unlikely that he knew that Andrew Dufresne was a Senior at Huron (OH) High School. In fact, Andy lived in relative anonymity for ten years until 1993 when Frank Darabont wrote and...

Putting the ‘ghost’ in Ghost Town

By: Emma Smith Emai;: smithe11@findlay.edu Twitter: @Emma2000Smith   Ohio is the state for lovers of spooky season, with 111 haunted attractions in the state, there are plenty of places to get your scare on.   One of those places is Ghost Town in Findlay. Ghost Town is a replica of an 1880s-era ghost town and was first up and running in the 50s. Since its close, it has been fully...

Bring your screams to scary Purgatory

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   17 years ago, Joe Hutton had an idea, he wanted to make a place where screams, scares, and tears ran rampant all while being in a maze. That was when the idea for Purgatory was born. The place where screams are heard and Halloween spirit runs wild, Purgatory has been a mainstay in Findlay for nearly two decades.   “I love...

Some of us grow out of Halloween

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   Cue the Monster Mash, pull out the pumpkin bowl filled with candy, and pop in those fake vampire teeth; now you are ready for Halloween. I do not know if it is just me but I have started to lose the joy for the holiday in my late 20s, early 30s. The meaning of America’s spookiest holiday changes as you age and grow as...

Zombieland: Double Tap: While it may be a little unnecessary, makes up in humor and action

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay,edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   The year was 2009, gas prices were through the roof, Obama just took office, and iPod Touches were the coolest thing ever made. We also began to see the first wave of zom-coms (zombie comedies) come out and very few had the acclaim that Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland had. With its gruesome gore and great humor, it was...

Inside the Halloween House

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: @o_wile   Rob and Jan Young’s Halloween house is hard to miss. The house on 235 Frazer St., across from Egner has some of the most intricate and planned Halloween lights in Findlay. It’s arguably a staple for the University of Findlay’s campus, but has also been a family tradition for years.   “My parents had always had a haunted...

Old Main: Home of steep stairs and…ghosts?

Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913   Old Main is the oldest building on the University of Findlay’s campus. According to the University of Findlay building history timeline, the construction of the building started in the late 1800s. The building was not completed when classes started in 1886, so classes were held on the third floor while the first and second were worked on below....