Spider-Man: No Way Home: A love-letter to Webheads everywhere

An example of how to balance fan service with an amazing film By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Those six words are synonymous with the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Despite that, this quote really has not been explored in the MCU’s rendition of the hero. However, that changed with the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic...

Oiler basketball currently in two different directions

Men’s team hopes to keep the streak going, while women’s team hoping to turn things around By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 While the majority of Oiler Nation was at home for the holidays, the basketball teams were hard at work for their 2021-2022 campaigns. For the men’s team, it started with a three-game losing streak to Kentucky Wesleyan (84-74), Cedarville (68-66), and...

The question of gratitude

By Amy Rogan Assistant Professor of Communication & Adviser to The Pulse I have questions…but not the kind you might expect. I’m not distributing a quiz or issuing an assignment to my students. Just a few simple questions that may shift your focus from your “have-nots” to your “haves.” My sister recently gave me a book called “Growing Grateful” by Mary A. Kassian. It’s a...

Passing the baton: Emsweller makes the hand off to Laurita

Laurita to stay in the Athletics Department while taking on VP of Student Affairs role By Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  As Dave Emsweller prepares for his retirement as the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Findlay, Brandi Laurita, UF’s Director of Athletics, prepares to take his place.  “Dave Emsweller is leaving a large pair of shoes to...

UF athletes transition from university athletics to the real world

Two senior athletes reflect on their time at UF By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Of the approximately 3,000 students who attend the University of Findlay, about 680 students participate in athletics according to the University. These 680 students get the opportunity to continue a sport they have most likely been participating in for many years, while also receiving a degree. Because these...

Ranch Horse Team holds Buckle Show and so much more

By Corinthia Webster websterc@findlay.edu The weekend before Thanksgiving the University of Findlay’s Ranch Horse Team held its Buckle Show at the UF Western barns. The show helped raise money so the team can travel and show their skills at outside shows over the coming months. The show was open to the community and outside entries. It lasted for two days and also offered many classes to help...

UF Community weighs in on the Climate Crisis

By Matthew Miller-Search millersearchm@findlay.edu The United Nations Glasglow Climate Change Summit held in October and November in the United Kingdom captured the attention of the world, including the Findlay community. Associate Professor of Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management at the University of Findlay says Kim Lichtveld, Ph.D. says climate change is an issue that is...

Art during the pandemic: What the Mazza Museum has done to adapt to the changing times

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu Director of the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay Benjamin Sapp says he and his staff look forward to coming days. Being mostly hands on, in person, and interactive, organizations like the Mazza have had to adapt significantly to the changing times due to Covid-19. “We initially thought that this may impact us for a couple of weeks, maybe a...

Main Street Deli, Expanding for Your Enjoyment!

By Matthew Miller-Search millersearchm@findlay.edu Maybe you want a sandwich or maybe you want to play pinball. Either way you can get it all in one place in downtown Findlay. The Main Street Deli has been a staple of the Findlay community serving up sandwiches for 32 years. The eclectic interior offers a small town vibe. But it recently expanded and added arcade games and a bar. The bar/arcade...

Oilers slay Dragons for first G-MAC Championship

Will travel to Shepherd in first round of Playoffs   By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 University of Findlay football team takes on an old foe this weekend in the first round of playoffs. It will take on the Shepherd University Rams in West Virginia Saturday Nov. 20. In 2017, UF also played Shepherd beating them 29-17. The game comes after a tough battle for the...

Marvel’s Eternals shoots for the moon, lands in convoluted stars

Certainly the MCU’s worst in a long time, but not as bad as critics make it By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  Ambition. It’s something we all have. We use it to try something new or exciting. Sometimes it pays off well, sometimes it doesn’t, and sometimes it meets somewhere in the middle. Take the MCU’s most recent entry Eternals, for example. It follows the...

Lady Oilers drop two exhibition matches, begin regular season

Lady Oilers new and experienced primed for a great season By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Regular season play for the University of Findlay Women’s Basketball team starts tonight in Michigan at Northwood University. The team kicked off its pre-season games on Nov. 3. Even though the season has just kicked off, there is plenty to be excited about this season for the Lady...

The stresses of working as law enforcement

By Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Findlay native Dr. Stephen Tate gives a presentation to Oilers on mental health and wellness and LE officers It’s been years since Dr. Stephen Tate stepped foot in his native Findlay, Ohio. In the years he’s been gone, he’s received his Master’s in Divinity, a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is the director of Psychological Services for...

Hitting highs with Helping Hands

By Pulse Staff The 16th annual Helping Hands food drive at the university made a staggering leap of 48,864 pounds of food donated over last year, setting a record of 214,559 pounds. This brings the total amount of food collected through this 16-year effort to 1,097,963 pounds. David P. Harr, the director of dining services at the University of Findlay, says the large numbers show just how caring...

Hungry students can get a helping hand

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu University of Findlay students struggling to put food on the table may be able to get a hand. It’s a national program called “Swipe Out Hunger” and Riley McKinniss, the Unit Marketing Coordinator for the University of Findlay dining services says its available at UF. “We’ve been able to help a lot of students, much more than we were...

Extending a hand to the hungry

By Pulse Staff David P. Harr, the director of dining services at University of Findlay, has spent 16 years making sure Findlay area families get the help they need. “We have people every day who are hungry, who have food insecurity that we need to help out with,” Harr said. That’s why he takes the lead on the campus Helping Hands food drive every year. “It started out in 2006 as Cans...

DUNE Review

"This is only the beginning” By Minal Bista bistam@findlay.edu Director Denis Villeneuve, who gave us some of the best sci-fi films like, Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, is back with a star-studded new movie adaption. With each new production, the size of his films has grown larger, and "Dune" is the biggest one yet. Unlike Tinseltown's last attempt to adapt Dune which will undoubtedly still...

Frightening flicks to watch

Spend spooky season with some great movies By Movie Reviewer Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 I’m going to be fully honest: I hate horror movies. I had some bad memories with them when I was younger and I tend to avoid them. Also, most of them do the same song and dance: big scary man chases around a group of people, kills them until one lone survivor stops him. That said, if a...

Working dogs: Cuddles with canines on campus

Dogs that work come in all forms, big, small, and midsize too! By Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Wouldn’t you just love to hug a friendly dog while you’re feeling down in the dumps? Well, that’s what therapy dogs do. They listen to people talk and don’t mind being pet by strangers. The University of Findlay has two therapy dogs on its campus, Maizy and Mishka. Maizy’s owner,...

Findlay Tennis feeling good, but hungry for more

Finding consistency is key for the Oilers By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 While the majority of the University of Findlay Tennis season does not occur until the spring, that does not mean the Oilers have kept quiet in the Fall portion of their season. If anything, it is an opportunity for them to work on form, which has been going well so far. “I like our well-roundedness...

Findlay-Saginaw Valley State Recap

Both Men’s and Women’s Team Shine By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 This past swim meet, the Findlay Men’s Swim team made school history by defeating 20th-ranked Saginaw Valley State with a final score of 120-117. On the women’s side, they kept it close against the Cardinals before falling with a final score of 128-113. Even with both this great accomplishment and close...

UF students get a ‘taste’ of foreign language 

Japanese, Spanish, and ASL programs host a language tasting event  By Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  On Thursday Oct. 21, 2021, the University of Findlay held its second Foreign Language Festival. The event ran from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) multipurpose room. Dr. Hiro Kawamura, an Associate Professor of Japanese led the event. The event was...

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...