Findlay looks to play a clean game against former-conference foe, Ashland

By: Madi DeVries Email: devriesm@findlay.edu   The University of Findlay football team enters this Saturday’s game against Ashland University with a record of 6-3, with five wins and only one loss in conference play this season. The Oilers have played against Ashland many times in the past, but not since 2016. UF lost three out of the last four match ups with the Eagles. Senior offensive...

Sports Preview: Wrestling

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   Young. That is the word to best describe this year Findlay Wrestling team. Due to injuries and other circumstances, many underclassmen will be taking the lead this season. Head Coach, Shawn Nelson, is hoping to give this young team the experience they need to succeed. “This year, I could start six freshmen. I’ve never had that in my...

What being a veteran means to a veteran

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   This upcoming Monday, Nov.11, is Veteran’s Day. It is a time to reflect and appreciate what our armed forces do to protect our country and our freedoms. It’s also a time to thank the members of the military that served their time and came home safely. Seth Thompson, double major in Animal Science and Western Equestrian, was also a...

Pods are poison

Taylor Christensen Email- christensent@findlay.edu Twitter-@Taychristensen1 The vaping epidemic is sweeping across the United States harming the teens and young adults who have become addicted to vaping products over the past few years. According to the CDC, as of Oct. 8, 2019, 1,299 lung injury cases in people ages 17-75 years have been identified due to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping....

UF Alum Ricardo Smith hopes to motivate students through his own experience

Olivia Wile wileo@findlay.edu @o_wile   Findlay Alumni, Ricardo Smith, isn’t lying when he says sports saved his life. “I don’t know where I would be without sports,” said Smith. This statement can be backed up by his life story, beginning in inner city Toledo, Ohio. Smith lost his mother to a drug overdose at age 11, coming home from a baseball game to see EMS at his house working...

My home is on fire…AGAIN

By: Madi DeVries Email: devriesm@findlay.edu   Born and raised in Southern California, I am very used to natural disasters, like earthquakes, droughts, and fires. I live in Mission Viejo, which is located on the south side of Orange County, California. Mission Viejo has a population of about 96,000 people crammed into just over 17 square miles of land. While earthquakes are the most common,...

Chalamet-led film, The King, falls short of taking the crown

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   With yet another major release for Netflix, The King hit the streaming service last Friday. Starring Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattison, the movie has potential but never truly reaches it because of a boring story and not much else besides a great performance from Chalamet. Even being a Netflix movie couldn’t help this movie all...

Legendary Motown star comes to the University of Findlay

By: Madelynn Greenslade Email: greensladem@findlay.edu @Madelynn_G15   Mary Wilson is one of the former Supremes for Motown in Detroit and backup singer for Diana Ross. The event will be held tonight at 7 p.m., Nov. 8 in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary Auditorium. Preceding the concert there will be a red-carpet photo op for those who are attending the event to participate in. A silent...

New name honors a legendary tenure

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   In their exhibition game against Toledo on Oct.27, the university honored long-time men’s basketball coach, Ron Niekamp, by naming the basketball arena after him. Niekamps coached at UF for 26 years from 1985-2011, where he posted a record of 598-185. This includes a perfect season in the 2008-2009 season, where the Oilers went 36-0 and...

The pursuit of humility

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   As a part of the Pursuing Cultural Humility grant, on Oct. 29, students, faculty, and the surrounding community were exposed to the culture of recovery and art in Findlay. Volunteer coordinator at FOCUS, Ben Hippensteel, and fourth year pharmacy student at the University of Findlay, Victoria Ayoola, hosted the event...