Oiler golf find themselves in familiar territory

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With spring golf season coming up in a few weeks, both Findlay men’s and women’s teams are finding themselves in a similar situation to the fall season; national rankings. This spring, however, both teams are ranked even higher, with both teams being ranked #2 regionally in the sport. Even with this great achievement, Head Coach Dominic...

How Oilers can serve on break

Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   A select number of students are gearing up to travel over their Spring Break. Through the Buford Center for Diversity, students had the option to apply for two different service programs. One of the programs was through the Habitat for Humanity chapter on UF. This chapter is taking 22 students and 2 adults to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to serve....

Beating the winter cold and getting tropical

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the weather keeping cool, the Student Government Association (SGA) is hoping to heat up campus with its annual Casino Night. This year, SGA is celebrating its 20th year of putting on Casino Night, with the theme being a tropical “Cruising into 2020”. Casino Night coordinator and SGA Secretary Lauren Keyser shared what Casino Night is...

Putting your best paw forward

Abigail Frye fryea@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF On Feb. 12, 4 Paws for Ability hosted a Smooch the Pooch event in the Alumni Memorial Union. Fox and Bali, two of the current dogs in training on Findlay’s campus, were there to greet students. The goal of 4 Paws for Ability is to help children with disabilities along with veterans who have suffered injuries from combat. These dogs offer assistance to...

Governor wants to crack down on texting-and-driving issue

Dylan Frazier  frazierd@findlay.edu  @dylanfrazier44  According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year and nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.   The Ohio Capital Journal reports in an effort to combat the issue in the state of Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine...

From Green Hill Zone to the top of the box office

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   After releasing  what may have been the worst trailer of all time, where a talking hedgehog looked like a demon sent to scare everyone in the universe, Sonic the Hedgehog made my least anticipated movie list. But what Sega, Paramount, and all else involved did that no others seem to do, listen and it paid off tremendously. I’m not...

The what football league?

By: Cory W. Berlekamp berlekampc@findlay.edu @Cberlekamp Faster football, cheaper tickets, no kicking extra points, there are only eight teams in the entire league, and what kind of kick-off is that?   The XFL made its debut on Feb. 8, just six days after the Super Bowl wrapped up the NFL’s season, giving fans an extension of football into the spring. But the game has a few rule changes...

Doing whatever they can to help

By: Cory W Berlekamp berlekampc@findlay.edu @Cberlekamp Three professors and one student at the University of Findlay have donated 50 protective goggles to Jingzhou Central Hospital in the Hubei province in China.   “Jingzhou is a city next to Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, which is the center of the COVI-19 outbreak,” said Dr. Yanting Guo, assistant professor of...

Escaping fake news by running to media literacy

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   In the last of four events that helped promote media literacy and education on how to spot real news, which was led by 2019-2020 Wilkin Chair recipient and Communication Department Chair, Diana Montague, the fight against fake news wrapped up with an escape from fake news. The event consisted of an escape-room type of game, where all who...

Birds of Prey take topflight

  Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   With two bad trailers and not much marketing, I was very worried that Birds of Prey would be a disaster, I am glad I was wrong. The colors, the humor, the actions made this Harley Quinn-led movie a real treat at the box office. It’s a shame it isn’t’ doing better as far as financial success goes.   As a sequel to the...

Spring Sports Preview: Softball

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With Spring sports in full swing, more teams are starting to showcase their skills. This time, the women’s softball team is the team of interest. With a 24-23 2019 season, Head Coach Danielle Lowe is hoping that the strong bats from last season make their return.    “I liked our hitting. I thought we hit well last year,” said...

Two students find themselves on the same path

By Jacob French frenchj@findlay.edu   With the seemingly hundreds of University of Findlay labeled items strewn throughout the house, it is clear to see that orange and black runs proudly through the veins of those that inhabit the small three-bedroom home on Swing Avenue. And all it takes is a quick look at the fridge to see the two white coat ceremony commemoration cards to understand that...

Sharing the love on campus

Abigail Frye fryea@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF   On Friday, Feb. 2 from 3-5 p.m., Residence Life hosted Share the Love. in the College of Business building. The event welcomed both campus residents and non-residents with some early Valentine’s Day fun. Events like this are considered Oiler Outings, which is a way Residence Life is trying to get more students involved on campus.    ...

Is this the Reds year?

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With spring training getting underway, it’s time to talk about my favorite team in all of sports, the Reds. If you would have asked me if the Cincinnati Reds, my favorite MLB team (sorry, Cleveland), were the favorites for the National League (NL) Central after another “rebuilding” (really having high hopes only to be let down once...