A picture is worth a thousand words…  

Columnist Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu What’s the difference between taking a photo, and creating art with a photo? Many people do not understand the difference between snapping a picture on your phone quickly and actually creating real art through photography. So, what classifies a photo as art? Often times when speaking to my peers about the topic of photography, they question...

The Many Saints of Newark: A treat for longtime fans, a decent gangster film for others

Great lead chemistry and much dialogue headline this Sopranos prequel By Collin Frazier   @Collin_53 Gangster films and television are either hit or miss these days. For every Oscar-winning The Departed, there is a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes Gotti. It really is hard for gangster films to make waves on the big screen nowadays. For the small screen, the gold standard for gangster television is The...

Talking the talk and walking the walk

University Professor takes part in TEDx event in Lima. By Pulse Staff University of Findlay Associate Professor of Communication Megan Adams, Ph.D., spent months preparing for one single lesson. But this one was not in the classroom. It was on a TEDx stage. “The theme was community and I had also done research (on this topic) as an academic for years,” Adams said. The idea to participate in...

Oiler Swim Team stacked with younger and seasoned swimmers

Makepeace and company ready to pick up where they left off By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  As the seasons change, more and more Oilers are starting seasons of their own. One such team is the University of Findlay swim team. After a year plagued by COVID-19, Head Coach Andrew Makepeace and the rest of the Oilers are ready for a fresh, safe start. “I think last year with...

UF promotes heart health at 2021 Homecoming 5k 

AphA-ASP and UF Cross Country and Track and Field team orchestrate another successful 5k  By Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  A homecoming tradition of more than ten years is the University of Findlay’s Homecoming 5k and this year it raised money for the local chapter of the American Heart Association. This year’s 5k began at 8 a.m. at the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) on...

Life before the internet: Letters, Ma Bell, and harried highway adventures

By Diana Montague, Ph.D. Professor of Communication A recent assignment in my Media Literacy class had students interview “people of a certain age” about how they used to access information and complete tasks before the internet changed everything and smartphones became our appendages. Students learned their fathers wrote actual letters to cousins in college. Some parents remembered calling...

Venom: Let There Be Carnage indulges on itself for an okay experience

Come for an absurd comic book movie, stay for an amazing post-credit scene By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 The Spiderman franchise is probably the first comic book movie franchise most of us saw. It captured everything great about Peter Parker and his villains… at least for the first two movies. We then got Spiderman 3, and viewers were not only let down by emo Peter Parker...

Getting in the Spirit to Write

National Day on Writing By Pulse Staff University of Findlay students with a love of writing got a different chance to express their creativity recently when they painted the Spirit Rock on the north end of campus. They also painted posters and a banner, all to celebrate National Day on Writing, an event that falls on Oct. 20 every year and is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of...

Lady Oiler Volleyball looking to continue success

Colchagoff and company ready to improve their 2021 resume By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 As the fall season is in full swing, the University of Findlay volleyball team has had a hot start with a 11-3 season. According to Head Coach Wick Colchagoff, the team’s success is not only impressive, it’s historic. “We're doing several things really well that bode well for the...

From Injury to Inspiration

By: Pulse Staff UF football player shares his journey back from horrible injury The legacy of Oiler football is on full display on Homecoming weekend and the grit and perseverance that goes with it is embodied in many players. But junior Uriah Schwemley-Gieseler learned perseverance years ago as a freshman in high school. That’s when Schwemley-Gieseler suffered a gruesome injury during a...
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What Happened to Fun?

By Kit Medjesky, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication Each day I greet the students I encounter with a simple question: What did you do for fun since I saw you last? After seven weeks of class, I am convinced no one does anything but stare at the wall. Okay, maybe not the wall, but your phone screen might as well be the wall since no one ever remembers even an interesting TikTok. When I...
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When the bill comes due…

The debt ceiling debate hits pause in Washington but has less than two months to find another solution. By Pulse Staff The U.S. Senate has agreed to a temporary extension to the American government’s debt ceiling. This temporarily averts a historic crisis the country faced after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told congress in late September the U.S. could run out of money around Oct. 18....

Of all the bird brain ideas…

UF students prep for research by learning to dissect pigeon brains By Heather Brimmer brimmerh@findlay.edu You normally wouldn’t think of pigeons when you think about research, but it turns out that those birdbrains are pretty useful to the study of psychology. For Taylor Hudson, a University of Findlay freshman studying animal science/pre-vet, pigeon research is a stepping stone toward her...

More than a dozen cars vandalized on campus

University of Findlay Campus police sent out a UF Update via email shortly before 1 p.m. Friday March 5 requesting help in an investigation into vandalized cars on campus. The incident was discovered Friday morning in the parking lot behind the Davis Street Building. Fifteen cars were vandalized according to the University police. Some cars were spray painted with black paint and said anything...

4 Paws for Ability grows and adapts to COVID-19

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu Seeing a dog on campus is common at Findlay, but the dogs with vests are working and learning alongside everyone else. UF 4 Paws for Ability is applying University of Findlay’s mission statement to canine learners—puppy raisers across campus are preparing Service Dogs in Training (SDiTs) for meaningful lives and productive careers. 4 Paws for Ability describes...

From 2-D Visual Art to 3-D Buildings: Transforming University of Findlay’s campus with student artwork

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu At the University of Findlay, COVID-19 has challenged college educators, but brought a new set of blue faces taped to Shafer Library. “The Blue Face Drawings”, created by ART 110 students, broke barriers with social distanced learning as well as provided a new “face” for future art education. Behind “The Blue Face Drawings” and silhouettes that...

Students talk Rock the Mock and the first presidential debate of 2020

Students in the COMM 280 Mass Communication and Digital Media class had a discussion today about the upcoming campus wide mock election, Rock the Mock and the importance of voting. These students have been working on a digital media campaign practicing their mobile multimedia skills and learning to read analytics. This discussion was shot on two mobile devices. This was an impromptu discussion...

Can D1 college football really last until January??

Column by Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 With the announcement of the Big Ten making its return to play football starting Oct.24, it led to a flood of all other conferences making the same announcement. One of the staples of the fall, especially in the Midwest, is our college football. As a Midwest kid, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to Ohio State football...

Keeping Oilers safe off the field

UF athletics implementing various ways to keep athletes safe By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Even with low-contact sports being allowed, the presence of COVID-19 is still looming and active. With this in mind, there may still be some concern for the safety of athletics and the University of Findlay as a whole. UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita clarified any possible concerns...

Why won’t the rain, rain go away?

Hurricane season more prominent for many reasons By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 In the past few years, it has seemed as though hurricane season has become much more prominent. More storms have devastated coastal states and cities it seems in the past few years than ever before. Even with this, however, there are more storms than what people know. Former Meteorologist for...

Swinging for history… well at least for UFTV anyway

By Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 With many of University of Findlay sports in the fall getting delayed until the spring because of COVID-19, there are some sports that the Oilers participate it. One of those sports is golf, both men and women. UFTV has had a light workload this fall in airing sporting events since football and volleyball have been on hold. That was until the...

Orange, Black, White, Red, what these colors mean at UF in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Taylor Christensen @taychristensen1 Christensent@findlay.edu The University of Findlay Athletic Department has a system in place to help student-athletes and coaches navigate the safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. The color-coded system used by the athletic department was designed to allow for the most flexibility to look at sports individually to adapt to changes quickly with ease...

Positive or negative coronavirus result? COVID-19 affects everyone at UF

The University of Findlay stresses that Oilers stay safe and take precautions during this unpredictable time By Leah Alsept @leah_0913 University of Findlay student Hannah Caram says she contracted the coronavirus a few weeks ago. Sept. 13 was her last day of quarantine, and she’s ready to go back out into the world. “As of Sunday my quarantine has ended, I can go out in public,” said...

Club Corner: University of Findlay 4 Paws of Ability 

By Emma Smith The purpose of the University of Findlay 4 Paws for Ability club is to educate the University of Findlay campus as well as the community about service animals through a partnership with 4 Paws for Ability. This is the second year this club has been an active member on campus, and they are excited about the opportunity to expand the club. Through the partnership with 4 Paws for...

Ohioans had two opportunities to see President Trump on Monday

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu Trump held two different rallies in Ohio on Monday near Toledo and Dayton. According to PBS.com, Ohio Republicans are noticing a drop in support of the current president and Trump is feeling the need to win this important swing state. This is President Trump’s third trip to the Buckeye State this year. The Trump campaign called this rally the “Great American...

Masks inhibit communication in the deaf community

Wearing masks while communicating in sign language takes away the most important part of the language: the facial expressions. By SadieJane Hill hills3@findlay.edu Wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 helps many people, but also hinders one particular community in the process. Members of the deaf community are impacted by the virus in a different way than most people because masks that...

Young student teachers dealing with the effects of the pandemic

Student teachers adjusting to new environment By Courtney Koebel koebelc@findlay.edu @courtneykoebel Student teachers this year are facing something that many student teachers have never had to face. They are not only trying to navigate the new classroom atmosphere, but they are also trying to learn how to teach during a pandemic. Not all student teachers are facing the same thing this year. Some...

Findlay freshmen adapting to new learning styles

University freshmen and professor share their views on hybrid and remote learning. By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu             University of Findlay freshmen have been thrown into the world of hybrid and remote learning for their first semester of college this fall. These styles of learning may present some difficulties for both...

Bringing Awareness and Breaking Misconceptions about Human Trafficking to the UF Community

The truth about human trafficking and how you, as a college student, can help bring awareness to this issue By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu With an influx of social media posts titled “#SaveOurChildren” as well as recent sex trafficking charges with Father Michael Zacharias of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay community has an opportunity to...

All Eyes Are On A Possible COVID-19 Vaccination

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith  Vaccinations have to go through rigorous testing and trials before they can be given to the public. The two leading COVID-19 vaccinations are no different. Moderna and Pfizer are two companies among many that have scientists working on vaccinations and these two companies are the closest to being completed with their trials to according to...

Mulan too much moola?

Column by Lauren Wolters Woltersl1@findlay.edu If you love female empowerment, great battle scenes, and Disney movies, get excited because the new Mulan movie hit the box offices Sept. 4. Actually, it hit no box offices because The Walt Disney Company has decided to only showcase the film on their nearly new streaming service, Disney Plus. The company also decided that the film is worth much...

COVID Impacts Midwestern Collegiate Equestrian Programs

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu In the face of COVID-19, the University of Findlay’s equestrian program is continuing in person, with specific guidelines and precautions in place to keep the students safe. Other midwestern collegiate equestrian programs have had very different responses, including Michigan State University. According to Meredith Marsh, the Director of Equestrian Studies and...

Annual Board of Presidents meeting gets a makeover

By Ethan Hockaday Hockaday@findlay.edu COVID-19 restrictions meant the University of Findlay Student Government Association (SGA) had to move the yearly Board of Presidents meeting online. While about 220 attendees logged on, including panelists, student leaders, and some advisors people attended the virtual meeting on Aug. 24, Vice-President of SGA, Jill Prince, a senior studying middle...

The lasting global impact of COVID-19

By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) Osaka, Japan, is 6,639 away from Findlay, OH. Visiting Professor of Japanese Rie Aoki hasn’t been to her home city Osaka since summer 2019. As COVID-19 vaccination hopes are seen in the news , the CDC COVID-19 Tracker states that there are 125,144 confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio with over six million cases across America. Japan, a country that the University of...

COVID-19 takes sorority recruitment online at UF

By Olivia Hyatt COVID-19 has put many plans on hold, but for the Phi Sigma Sigma chapter at the University of Findlay it has only changed the way they have to do things. Phi Sigma Sigma’s fall 2020 recruitment began on Sept. 8; however, the chapter was notified from the National Panhellenic Conference only two weeks prior to the first night of recruitment it was to be entirely virtual. This...