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 won’t 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...

Using A Platform for Change

Herbstreit calls on everyone to be better Column by Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 This might be a controversial topic, but I feel it is one that needs to be talked about in today’s world. Last Saturday, during ESPN’s College Gameday, Kirk Herbstreit gave a 3-minute speech on the racial injustices going on in our country today. Herbstreit discussed how people may be making...

How Reliable are Election Polls in Predicting the Outcome of The Presidential Election?

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith With the countdown on to the Nov. 3 presidential election, polls of American voters are getting a lot of attention. On Sept. 13 a CNN poll of polls (which averages a number of polls together shows Democratic challenger Joe Biden leading the Republican 51% to 43%. The poll of polls includes a Fox News poll conducted from Sept. 7 to 10, a...
Chadwick Boseman as the black panther

Long Live the King

Column by Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier On Friday, Aug. 28, Chadwick Boseman passed away after his four year battle with colon cancer. Many know him as King T’Challa of Wakanda, some may know him as Jackie Robinson, and many other iconic roles that he has blessed us with over the years as an actor. But above all, he was a real-life superhero in every single way. You can say...

Helping Students Stay in Shape…and Safe

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  With the stress of being in college, along with the prolonged presence of COVID-19, a way that students hope to alleviate their stress is by working out, and it is a good way of destressing. It allows students to take their mind off of things and allows the body to release endorphins, which make students feel good about themselves. However,...

Tenet: Going back to the theaters, while going back in time

Review by Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Even before COVID-19, Christopher Nolan’s latest project, Tenet, was at the top of the list as one of the most anticipated movies of 2020. Having one of my favorite newer actors, John David Washington, as the lead role with Robert Pattinson as his right-hand man, I was very pumped to see this movie. Even with a few COVID-ridden...

Young Oilers ready for whatever crosses their path

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the unique sports season slowly starting up, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, despite lacking in experience, is looking to show the G-MAC what Oiler Athletics is all about. Assistant Coach Eric Wymer is pleased with how the new talent is looking. “We have added a lot of new talent to our roster this year,” Wymer explained. “Half of...

Fall sports? High school: Yes. College: No.

By Alana Sundermann @alana_sundy23 sundermanna@findlay.edu On Aug. 18 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) announced a new Ohio Department of Health order to allow high school contact sports to being competition. The list included field hockey, soccer and football. But he student athletes to continue following safety precautions so that all sports can be played.  The announcement was welcome news to...

Home Sweet Home looks a little different this year for the Delong Writing Center

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith The University of Findlay Delong Writing Center has a new home. It was once housed in the basement of Old Main but now you can find it located in the Center for Student Life and College of Business, room 135. “By moving the Writing Center to a more central, visible, and lively space, students can more easily access support for their writing...

RNC Speech brings discussion to a UF class

Two students share their reactions to Vice President Pence’s RNC speech By: Leah Alsept @leah_0913 The University of Findlay’s Political Communication class took time to watch some of the key speakers from both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention and discuss some reactions to the things both sides had to say. Senior public relations and theater...

Masks up when the the film is rolling

Column by Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 I’ve been very cautious with COVID-19 since before it was cool (not to brag). I bought some surgical masks before it was cool, and I bought so much hand sanitizer that we still have some leftover (again not to brag or anything). I’ve hardly left the house except for a few things here and there, but one thing I have truly missed is...

Oiler Tennis grateful to be back on the court

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the semester slowly starting up, non-contact sports are getting ready for this unique season ahead of them. When initially hearing about the postponement of contact sports, Douglas Linden, the head coach for both the men’s and women’s tennis programs at the University of Findlay, could only feel sympathy for all the coaches and athletes...

The Work in The Kitchen Pays off in the Classroom

By Alana Sundermann @alana_sundy23 sundermanna@findlay.edu From the Writer’s Kitchen might be described as a place where artists and writers of all kinds can share their work. Connor Bracken, assistant professor of English and faculty advisor of the group, describes when the Writer’s Kitchen developed and what it has become. “It’s a pretty old inventoriable institution on campus and...

While viral news runs rampant fact checking is a rare occurrence

By Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 “Well I saw it , so it has to be true. because I agree with it,” said Department Chair of the Communication Department, Diana Montague sarcastically. Over the last six months, many people have spewed a variety of theories. Those theories have ranged from the “REAL” Covid-19 facts to the real reason George Floyd was murdered. There...

The international approach to wearing a mask

Wearing a Mask should be a team effort Column by Ethan Hockaday Hockaday@findlay.edu Wearing face masks has become a point of contention in recent months following the onset of the Coronavirus, with the primary argument being about the enforcement of mask-wearing. For some people being forced to wear a mask is a breach of personal liberties, whilst to others, it is a needed evil to stop the...