Answering long-standing questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

In this podcast, Collin Frazier talks to UF's Dr. Robert Charvat, a microbiologist and expert on infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance. Transcription of the audio is provided below. Collin (00:01): Hey everyone. I'm Collin Frazier, the secretary of the University of Findlay Digital Media Club and writer for The Pulse. Today, I'm joined with Dr. Robert Charvat, assistant professor of...

Prost! Est ist Oktoberfest!

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu Gehst du aufs Oktoberfest? Heritage can bring people together and give them a sense of pride. The city of Findlay will be holding their annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 25, celebrating German heritage. One important organization involved in this is the Hancock Historical Museum, who explained what exactly this festival is. “Oktoberfest is a celebration...

Men’s soccer off to a slow, but progressive, start

By: Collin Frazier   frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Blessings come in many forms to UF soccer team -- including a short offseason With the fall semester up and rolling, the University of Findlay Men’s Soccer team has once again hit the field for their Fall 2021 campaign. Due to COVID-19, the Oilers had a shorter offseason due to a spring season. But to head coach Andy Smyth, this was a...

UF Athletics encouraging, but not mandating vaccinations for student athletes

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita says they are encouraging athletes to get the vaccine and providing them with factual medical information As the sports season kicks off, Oiler Nation along with the rest of the country are still in the midst of a pandemic, even with vaccinations available. This pandemic can have an effect on student-athletes...

Dave season two: Depressing, but triumphant

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 FXX’s sleeper-hit keeps on delivering The pandemic taught us all something about ourselves and the world around us. Something it taught me was to not judge a book by its cover, and that has applied to so many things, including TV shows. One show that blew away my expectations was FXX’s “Dave” (also streaming on Hulu), which follows the...

The box office is slowly, but surely, making a comeback

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Some of the best films of Summer 2021, ranked Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge movie guy. I reference films and quote them often. That said, after the lovely year that was 2020, I began to appreciate going to the movies a lot more. While many of the year’s best have yet to come out, that does not mean the summer did not have some...

New coaches, same goals

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 2021 Oilers ready for new season with fresh faces and big goals The Oilers football team will once again be making their way on the gridiron for the 2021 season as the fall semester begins. After COVID-19 had postponed the Fall 2020 season to Spring 2021, the team had to make a quick turnaround. With six games finished in the spring, the need for...

Oiler golf primed for a fresh season

Guarnieri and company have one goal: Nationals By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 As the new semester is starting, the Oiler golf teams, led by head coach Dom Guarnieri, are ready to not only repeat their success of last season, but also to improve. However, due to the ongoing threat of the Delta Variant of COVID-19, the season may look very similar to last season. “With what we...

“Trial of the Chicago 7”: Not afraid to show the war at home

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Ensemble cast, great editing, and a poignant history piece The Vietnam War was a unique war in that it was essentially two wars in one; one war overseas, and the other at home. People were at odds on whether or not it was a war worth fighting, and unfortunately, many protests and riots occurred because of it. One such riot occurred during the...

“Mank”: Oscar bait at its finest

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 A movie that is getting too much praise With the Academy Awards right around the corner, something I have come to accept is that there will always be one film that tries way too hard to get nominations. Over the years, some of these included “La La Land” and “Green Book.” While I thought “Green Book” was a fine movie, it did not...

UF Athletics limiting spring spectators

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oilers should expect masks and social distancing for the rest of the semester With the many sporting events going on at the University of Findlay this spring, including some fall sports that were moved to the spring, students, fans, and supporters alike are looking forward to cheering on their Oilers to victory. However, although vaccines are...

Wrestler Wimer brings home the gold

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Findlay Roughneck completes perfect season with a national title and G-MAC award During the weekend of March 12, The Findlay Wrestling team concluded their 2021 season with the NCAA Division II. With 23.5 points, the Roughnecks ended in 12th place. Along with that success, senior James Wimer concluded his year with a National Title in the...

“Sound of Metal”: A cadence to remember

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Well-designed sound, a rockin’ lead role, and a look into the Deaf community With the 93rd Academy Awards right around the corner, different films have the chance to claim the ultimate prize: Best Picture. Among those include “Sound of Metal”, streaming now on Prime Video. While the title may make you think that this is dedicated to music,...

UF Track is on track for a successful outdoor season

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oiler Track looking to pick up where they left off With the weather starting to warm-up, more teams are making their way outside for the spring sports season. For some teams, like the Findlay Track teams, a portion of their season has already concluded, with the indoor portion of their season accumulating in a Men’s G-MAC championship. “It's...

Lady Oilers Soccer: New coach, same goal

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Lady Oilers looking to surpass historic season under new coach After a historic 2019 season, the women’s soccer team was primed and ready for the next season ahead of them. Unfortunately, that came with a few bumps. Along with other sports around Oiler Nation being halted due to COVID-19, the Lady Oilers also had to part ways with Head Coach...

“WandaVision” Series Finale: Going off-air on a somewhat sour note

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 “WandaVision” finale sets up the future, albeit a bit rushed A few weeks ago, I did a review for the first half of “WandaVision.” I was excited to see where the series went after the first few episodes. I realized that much of the future of the MCU weighed on the rest of the series, so I was interested to see what the show would do to do...

Oiler Lacrosse fired up for a fresh season

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Coach Kelly preaching connectivity and optimism With the spring sports season officially kicking off, many teams had their last season cut short due to COVID-19. A vaccine is slowly starting to roll out and sports may be here to stay. One of those sports is Women’s Lacrosse. Having her inaugural season as head coach cut short, UF Alumna '18...

“Nomadland”: A trip through Western America

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Frances McDormand guides this authentic journey through America I really like movies, to say the least. And with most films that I enjoy, there is a driving plot that makes you want to watch until the end. Be it saving the world, a main character redeeming themselves, or stopping the bad guy from winning, they tend to be the driving force behind...

“Judas and the Black Messiah”: A reminder that history repeats itself

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Incredible performances, great writing, and important messages galore in this recently released film We are always told in our school history classes that the reason we learn history is because it serves as a means to prevent things from happening. I am here to tell you that in order for that to be true, the whole story must be shown. “Judas...

Lady Oilers killing it early

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 UF Volleyball off to an impressive 6-1 start With COVID-19 postponing all contact sports in the fall, many sports teams had to halt their season in order to stay safe. Fortunately, as coronavirus vaccines are being distributed across the country, the sports season for the fall is finally kicking off. One team that has started its season hot is...

Super Bowl Commercials almost as boring as the game

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Despite some bright spots, Super Bowl LV commercials not up to par Like most people in Ohio, my football team was not fortunate enough to make Super Bowl LV (the major difference being that I am a Steelers fan surrounded by Browns fans). With that, watching last Sunday’s 31-9 Tampa Bay victory was not exactly my priority. And for good reason,...
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QB Superstars Face-off in Super Bowl LV

Brady hoping for ring #7 while Mahomes ready to begin his own dynasty By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the sports world being shaken by COVID-19, many were wondering how normal of a sports season 2020-2021 would be. Fortunately, the NFL was able to have both a complete season and postseason, culminating in Super Bowl LV. This year, the 14-2 Kansas City Chiefs, led by rising...

A new era of “WandaVision”

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Put on your goggles: The MCU makes its grand return with “WandaVision" With the last Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) picture being released back in July 2019 with “Spiderman: Far From Home.” Needless to say, I’ve been patiently waiting for the MCU to finally make its return to home media, which would’ve been sooner if it wasn’t for a...

Making a national statement

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Sydney Kin earns USBWA National Player of The Week honors The University of Findlay basketball season has been in full swing since the winter break. The UF men’s and women’s teams showed off their skills and have received various accolades since the season began, including one such individual—Sydney Kin. Carey, Ohio native, Kin received the...

“Soul”, reminding us that life is about the journey, not the destination

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Pixar knocks it out of the park once again When it comes to the realm of animated films, one of the true titans is Pixar Animation. Even though their formula is rather repetitive: funny side characters, tear jerk moments, etc., the crazy thing is even though I fully expect all of that to happen, they still surprise me on their delivery. And their...

Oiler men’s basketball thriving during winter break

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Coach Ernst is looking to adjust the team for success While the majority of Oiler Nation was relaxing during the holiday season, the Men’s Basketball Team was hard at work, winning six straight games between Dec. 3 and Jan. 8. This successful run had earned the Oilers a sixth-ranked spot in the NCAA DII Men’s Basketball Rankings. Head Coach...

How will history remember Trump?

President Trump still refuses to concede By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 After an election season full of mudslinging, the 2020 Election reached its conclusion on Nov. 7, with former Vice President Joe Biden securing the necessary 270 electoral votes for presidency with 306 total. This makes Donald Trump the first president since George H.W. Bush, and eighth overall, to...

Roughnecks old and young ready to hit the mats

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 As with many other sports last spring, COVID-19 ruined chances for teams to reach the top prize: a national title. This applies to the University of Findlay wrestling team and the three athletes that would have competed. Head Coach Shawn Nelson says the situation is sad. “I think it was very disappointing for the three qualifiers, especially our...

Winter Sports Preview: Swimming

Makepeace and company ready to return to nationals By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the University of Findlay Swimming teams’ seasons just around the corner, Swimming Head Coach Andrew Makepeace is hoping to repeat the impressive feat he and the team had last year before COVID-19 suspended all athletics. The Oilers managed to send 10 of their swimmers to the national...

UF Athletics to Halt Spectators

Laurita says safety of students is top priority By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the cold weather setting in, the risk of COVID-19 spreading has increased drastically. Due to this, and the rise in cases in both Hancock County and the University of Findlay, UF officials have decided to halt all spectators for indoor competition. UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita says the...

Coach Wiedie expecting big things from this close group

Winter Sports Preview: Women’s Basketball By Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 An abrupt end to last season, a less than ideal start this season and the Lady Oilers basketball team has plenty to battle in the 2020-2021 season. Head coach Jim Wiedie says there are a lot of things to consider in building this year’s team: ending so suddenly last season with a loss, the effects of...

Winter Sports Preview: Men’s Basketball

Coach Ernst and Oiler Basketball thankful and ready for another season By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With COVID-19 having a large effect on colleges nationwide around March, many sports had to cancel the remaining half of their season. One of these sports included basketball. Although the season did not end the way he and the team wanted it to, University of Findlay...

Is this the curtain call for movie theaters?

Low sales, closures, and lack of movies hurting movie theaters overall Column By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With everything that’s going on in the world, both before COVID-19 and now, one thing that I could always count on is that movies provide comfort and joy for a few hours. They can take you into new worlds, make you forget all the craziness going on, and even teach you...

Swinging into Success

Oiler Golf breaking records, winning tournaments, and receiving accolades left and right By Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the fall portion of golf season wrapping up, both Men’s and Women’s golf at the University of Findlay have been making final pushes for a successful season. For the men’s season, it ended with a tournament win at the Kyle Ryman Memorial in...

South Park reminds us of the awful summer we had

Matt Stone and Trey Parker summarize the vents of Summer 2020 Review By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   A few weeks before classes began, I was at work talking with my coworkers about how hectic the world is now. We eventually started to talk about South Park and whether the producers will have an episode devoted to COVID-19. I told them it was only a matter of time. I was...