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...

Experience puts Oiler Golf in a comfortable situation

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Although the G-MAC has postponed all contact sports until spring 2021, non-contact sports are still a “go”. One of the sports that will still happen at the University of Findlay during the fall is men’s and women’s golf. While Head Coach Dominic Guarnieri is excited that the season is happening, it goes without saying that there was some...

UF to hold another mock election in November after 2016’s “Rock the Mock”

UF’s mock election will look a little different this year Writer: Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) “Four score and seven years ago…” Okay, maybe not that long ago, but four years ago the University of Findlay held its 2016 mock election on campus a week before presidential elections on Nov. 1. Helmed by then-editor of the student newspaper The Pulse Sarah Stubbs, aided by PRSSA and FMN (now...

Students adjust to on campus housing during a pandemic

by Dylan Frazier @dylanfrazier With about 1,070 students living on campus this year, University of Findlay students seem to be taking dorm life changes during the pandemic in stride. Housing students safely during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge many universities and their students face this school year. Sophomore graphic design major Nolan O’Connell says taking the necessary...

DON’T Take Me Out to The Ball Game

Why baseball coming back is pointless Column by: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Sports is always something that can ease tensions, unify people, and bring joy into peoples’ lives. For me, one sport that has always brought me happiness is baseball, and my Cincinnati Reds were primed for a stellar season with many great offseason additions… and then COVID-19 happened. This put...

COVID-19 puts athletics on hold once again

By: Collin Frazier @Collin_53   With Oiler Nation coming back to school, albeit with some new guidelines, one thing that students were looking forward to was being able to cheer on their fellow students in fall athletics. Due to COVID-19, all fall contact sports, including soccer and volleyball, will be postponed to the spring of 2021. University of Findlay Athletic Director Brandi Laurita...

Trying to come up when everywhere else is still down

Column by Dylan Frazier @dylanfrazier Life hasn’t really been too easy for most of us since March. One day we were in class with our friends, professors, and classmates and then the next we were watching lectures on Zoom. Social isolation plaguing all of us and the constant threat of accidentally spread COVID-19 being in the back of our minds has only been part of the hardest year for many of...

Dear Freshman Me: An incoming senior takes a look back at lessons learned over the last three years.

Column   Twitter: @alana_sundy23 One week away from my last first day of school, ever. I can’t decide if I am excited or sad. I’m excited because I only have one more year until I get to experience all the possibilities the real world has to offer, but I’m sad because I only have one more year to be young and free from a lot of responsibilities. When you’re a freshman everyone tells...

Tracking press freedom in the U.S.

Column by: Leah Alsept, Staff Writer Press freedom and protection is something of a hot topic lately as riots, protests, and the persisting coronavirus affects the world around us.  We live in a world that requires the utmost vigilance in knowing the news and being at least a smidgen updated with politics. Journalists of all kinds—ranging from freelance to the Associated Press, informs the...

Thousands of dollars and a lot of planning shape new classroom technology

by Pulse Staff University of Findlay students will notice some differences in many of the classrooms on campus this fall and the strategy behind the new set up took a lot of doing. Academic Technology Services (ATS), Information Technology Services (ITS), and the Center for Teaching and Program Excellence (CTE) worked together to get classrooms ready for a very different fall semester. At the end...

June 4 brings dozens out to stand up for diversity

by Leah Alsept @leah_0913 More than 50 people attended the informal gathering organized by the City of Findlay in Dorney Plaza on June 4. Called a “collective demonstration of peace,” in the official press release, Mayor Christina Muryn introduced several figures in the community to speak on the topic of diversity, including founder of the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center...

Sitting on the ball

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Former University of Findlay basketball player Martyce Kimbrough began his second year playing professional basketball in Spain this year. But his season was cut short on March 11, when President Donald Trump announced travel from Europe to the United States would be suspended. “My first reaction to Trump shutting off travel to Europe was...

More information on Student Emergency Fund released

University of Findlay Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Emsweller announced today the procedure for University of Findlay students  who wish to seek help from the student emergency fund the University set up in late March. Emsweller stated: “The Student Emergency Fund provides financial support in the form of a one-time grant of up to $500 to a limited number of University of...

The Unprecedented Epidemic: The Response

by Rowan Gnepper Unprecedented might just be the best way to sum up the Coronavirus.  No one expected its spread or effects to be as drastic as the climate that now is being endured, new twists unveiled each day. University of Findlay sophomore and soccer player Garrett Arbogast is taking the virus day-by-day. “I don’t think anyone really knows how long this will last,” Arbogast said....

College students slip through the cracks of the federal stimulus package

by Emma Smith and Pulse Staff The largest emergency aid package in United States history leaves out millions of college students like Triston Novak, a junior physical therapy major at the University of Findlay. “I find it ridiculous that I am not receiving any type of stimulus,” Novak said. “I pay my taxes and I have self-sustained mostly since after turning 18.” On March 27 the House of...

UF Community and beyond find ways to pass the time during the COVID-19 crisis

by Hope Brant With the Coronavirus pandemic worldwide, people are coming up with creative new ways to keep themselves busy during the stay-at-home order by the Ohio’s Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, CDC.  Mikaela Hann, junior sonography major at the University of Findlay is staying busy chasing around the little ones at the childcare where she works in Findlay...

The international fall out of COVID-19 at the University of Findlay

by Leah Alsept @leah_0913 Karen Fullin studied TESOL at the University of Findlay. Soon after graduating, Fullin left the United States to teach at Guangxi University in China in August 2018. An English Language Instructor, Fullin covered multiple subjects like academic writing, basic statistics and research. She was set to teach linguistics during the 2020 spring semester, but something derailed...

A letter to my college athlete in the midst of COVID-19

The battle against COVID-19 is a serious fight. And it's taken some things away from the normalcy of our lives. Of course everyone understands the importance of the measures taken to cancel the spring athletic season, It doesn't make the cancellation any less sad for the athletes and their families, especially the seniors. The following is a letter from Tammy Gould, the mother of senior baseball...

Findlay Athletics are sad, hopeful, and ready for the future

by Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the country taking the measures to contain COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, this unfortunately has halted all play in college athletics, including the University of Findlay, with all G-MAC conference play being canceled for the remainder of the season, as well as all travel. UF Athletic Director, Brandi Laurita, says the decision...

Hancock County identifies its first case of COVID-19

Hancock County Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi announced at news conference this afternoon, March 22, the first case of COVID-19 in Hancock County. “We got notification from Ohio Department of Health early this morning that a 21-year-old female, a Hancock County resident, has been confirmed with COVID-19,” said Baroudi. The case sets in to motion days of planning between the City of...

Hancock County’s first case of COVID-19 is a 21- year-old woman

The following news release was posted by Hancock Public Health March 22, 2020. PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multiple cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ohio over the past several weeks and more will be identified in the coming days and weeks. In Hancock County, we have been preparing for our first identified case since we have known that community spread has begun. We can now...

UF plans to finish the semester online and cancel the commencement ceremony

The following email was sent to UF students and faculty/staff at 4 p.m. (EST) Monday, March 16: Good afternoon. As promised, we would like to provide the following detailed update regarding our actions related to the COVID-19 situation. Given the Governor’s directives and the estimated duration of the situation, the University of Findlay will continue remote learning for the remainder of the...

UF Students react to COVID-19 decision

On Wednesday, March 11, as news traveled around campus that University of Findlay officials were moving classes to online remote learning, students reacted. UF Communication students went out and talked to several students about their plans and how they feel about the decision. Classes begin an online remote format on Monday, March 16 as recommended by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.  

The University takes proactive stance on COVID-19

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recommends all Ohio universities move to online instruction By Madelynn Greenslade and Pulse Staff The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11. One day after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine made recommendations to Ohio universities and colleges on how to help prevent the spread of the virus. The University of Findlay heeded the advice...

University of Findlay finally recycles

Orion Jones uses green thumb to make changes By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: o_wile                Aside from a few blue recycling bins in buildings like the Alumni Memorial Union and the Center for Students Life and College of Business, the University of Findlay has never had a formal system for recycling....

School Safety Series Part 3: The gray areas of mental health and school shootings

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14, the issue of mental health and the correlation to gun violence once again becomes a point of contention between political and social groups. On Feb. 18 President of the American Psychological Association, Jessica Henderson Daniel, released a statement concerning...

Croy Gymnasium Is Truly a Magical Place

Oilers Basketball Continues Its Success By Dylan DeWitt dewittd@findlay.edu @dd_witt   Senior Day is a day filled with emotions. A magical feeling in a way for not only the players, but the coaching staff who are able to honor the players for their efforts in the program, the parents and family get the opportunity to watch their son`s final game at home, and the institution is able to give...

School Safety Series Part 2: Tragedy sparks gun debate

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@Findlay.edu On Valentine’s Day Nikolas Cruz, 19, opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flordia and created the third deadliest school shooting. He used his own AR-15-a gun that he legally purchased. The event has sparked a national debate about gun laws including who can buy guns and how old can someone be to...

University of Findlay Safety Protocol

The University of Findlay keeps students and faculty on campus prepared for the worst By: Alexis Mitchell Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu On Valentine’s Day, 17 high school students were killed when they were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The event has sparked many conversations across the country but safety is one of the main issues. Most high schools and...

UF Vice President for Student Affairs addresses UF Community about Hurricane Harvey

Often when tragedy or natural disaster strike, University of Findlay leaders offer words of encouragement and reassurance. Vice President for Student Affairs sent this message to the UF community via email Aug. 29. "Given the ongoing situation in Texas and Louisiana as a result of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, I would ask that all of us in Oiler Nation keep those impacted in our thoughts and...

Findlay Flooding did not take a vacation this summer

The ongoing problem strikes the town again By: Olivia Wile, Editor Twitter: @o_wile Just because it was summer break for many University of Findlay students, Findlay’s flooding problem certainly did not take a vacation. On Thursday, July 13, a torrential downpour began that would come close to one of the largest floods in town history. The rain was enough for Sheriffs to issue a Level 2 Flood...

Getting Involved with Findlay Media Network

The opportunities FMN offers to students of any major By: Leah Palm, staff writer As the University of Findlay is well known for programs such as Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Equestrian, and Pre-vet, many students are unaware of the media opportunities provided by UF. The University offers multiple media outlets such as the campus radio station, WLFC, the campus TV station, UFTV, and the campus...

Acts of Racism and Hate resurface in Charlottesville, VA

Why it is important for The University of Findlay to unite By: Olivia Wile Twitter: @o_wile ‏ A White Supremacy movement against the removal of the Robert E. Lee memorial snowballed into a chain of tragic events in Charlottesville, VA. According to the Washington Post, around 250 young white males marched across the campus of the University of Virginia on Friday, August 12. Dressed in...