Schooling from Home

How one UF student dealt with having COVID-19 By Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 As the University of Findlay balances the act of having classes on campus while keeping everyone safe from COVID-19, some students were still exposed to the virus. Scott Jennings, a student at UF, contracted the virus. Jennings says that when he first found out, he immediately was worried that he...

Tis the season for screamin’

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu   Halloween may look a little different this year with no parades, masks being worn by (hopefully) everyone, and candy being passed out differently than any year before. If you decide you must go out, be safe and sensible about it.   For those who want to stay inside during this spooky time of year, you may ask yourself “What’s a good horror...

Biden wins the Rock the Mock election!

By Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44  Four years ago, the University of Findlay hosted its first ever mock election, where students voted between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. In the 2016 Rock the Mock event, Trump defeated Clinton 47.3% to 37.2% with 268 votes to Clinton’s 210 votes. Findlay Media Network (FMN), which was made up of the Pulse, PRSSA, UFTV, and WLFC,...

Findlay Music Festival postponed but NOT cancelled

Moving to next August Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 For those who were ready to hear T-Pain sing “Bartender” or “Buy U A Drank”, you’ll have to wait just a little longer. The Findlay Music Festival was originally scheduled for April 4, then moved to Oct.10, but is postponed again due to COVID-19. It was a decision that was heavily talked about and discussed, but UF...

Rock the Mock Pod Episode 1: Secretary LaRose’s Chief of Staff, Merle Madrid

Introducing Rock the Mock Pod!! A limited series podcast leading up to the University of Findlay's Mock Election on Oct. 27. Dylan Frazier sat down with Merle Madrid, the Chief of Staff for Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. Topics included absentee ballots, early voting, and in-person voting. As well as working the voting polls and why it is so important to vote.  NOTE: ANYONE WHO HAS...

Service workers trying to figure it all out because of COVID-19

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Much like the rest of the world, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has impacted all aspects of life already in Ohio. From school closures to the most recent order closing restaurants dine-in services. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the measure in a news conference Sunday, March 15. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted encouraged people to continue to use carryout or...

Pre-Vet and Equestrian students adjust to learning without the lab

Pre-Vet and Equestrian majors make up a large portion of students at the University of Findlay. These majors are very hands-on from working in labs to handling animals. Which poses a challenge for the new online remote learning style the university is switching to Monday, March 16. The switch comes after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine requested all Ohio universities abandon face-to-face instruction in an...

How students across Ohio feel about schools going online only

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   "This feels like the start to a really bad post-apocalyptic movie that I didn't want to be in." That’s how University of Toledo sophomore, Alyssa Jordan, feels about her school and many others across the state going online-only in the wake of COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus. On Tuesday, March 10, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced...

University of Findlay responds to COVID-19 outbreak

The following is a letter released from University President Dr. Katherine Fell to the UF community. The Pulse Staff is dedicated to bringing the UF community important information regarding this issue.  "Dear Parents: The university has been in close contact with Governor DeWine’s Office regarding the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in order to ensure that we have the most current...

Oiler golf find themselves in familiar territory

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With spring golf season coming up in a few weeks, both Findlay men’s and women’s teams are finding themselves in a similar situation to the fall season; national rankings. This spring, however, both teams are ranked even higher, with both teams being ranked #2 regionally in the sport. Even with this great achievement, Head Coach Dominic...

How Oilers can serve on break

Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   A select number of students are gearing up to travel over their Spring Break. Through the Buford Center for Diversity, students had the option to apply for two different service programs. One of the programs was through the Habitat for Humanity chapter on UF. This chapter is taking 22 students and 2 adults to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to serve....

Beating the winter cold and getting tropical

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the weather keeping cool, the Student Government Association (SGA) is hoping to heat up campus with its annual Casino Night. This year, SGA is celebrating its 20th year of putting on Casino Night, with the theme being a tropical “Cruising into 2020”. Casino Night coordinator and SGA Secretary Lauren Keyser shared what Casino Night is...

Putting your best paw forward

Abigail Frye fryea@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF On Feb. 12, 4 Paws for Ability hosted a Smooch the Pooch event in the Alumni Memorial Union. Fox and Bali, two of the current dogs in training on Findlay’s campus, were there to greet students. The goal of 4 Paws for Ability is to help children with disabilities along with veterans who have suffered injuries from combat. These dogs offer assistance to...

Governor wants to crack down on texting-and-driving issue

Dylan Frazier  frazierd@findlay.edu  @dylanfrazier44  According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year and nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.   The Ohio Capital Journal reports in an effort to combat the issue in the state of Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine...

From Green Hill Zone to the top of the box office

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   After releasing  what may have been the worst trailer of all time, where a talking hedgehog looked like a demon sent to scare everyone in the universe, Sonic the Hedgehog made my least anticipated movie list. But what Sega, Paramount, and all else involved did that no others seem to do, listen and it paid off tremendously. I’m not...

The what football league?

By: Cory W. Berlekamp berlekampc@findlay.edu @Cberlekamp Faster football, cheaper tickets, no kicking extra points, there are only eight teams in the entire league, and what kind of kick-off is that?   The XFL made its debut on Feb. 8, just six days after the Super Bowl wrapped up the NFL’s season, giving fans an extension of football into the spring. But the game has a few rule changes...

Doing whatever they can to help

By: Cory W Berlekamp berlekampc@findlay.edu @Cberlekamp Three professors and one student at the University of Findlay have donated 50 protective goggles to Jingzhou Central Hospital in the Hubei province in China.   “Jingzhou is a city next to Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, which is the center of the COVI-19 outbreak,” said Dr. Yanting Guo, assistant professor of...

Escaping fake news by running to media literacy

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   In the last of four events that helped promote media literacy and education on how to spot real news, which was led by 2019-2020 Wilkin Chair recipient and Communication Department Chair, Diana Montague, the fight against fake news wrapped up with an escape from fake news. The event consisted of an escape-room type of game, where all who...

Birds of Prey take topflight

  Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   With two bad trailers and not much marketing, I was very worried that Birds of Prey would be a disaster, I am glad I was wrong. The colors, the humor, the actions made this Harley Quinn-led movie a real treat at the box office. It’s a shame it isn’t’ doing better as far as financial success goes.   As a sequel to the...

Spring Sports Preview: Softball

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With Spring sports in full swing, more teams are starting to showcase their skills. This time, the women’s softball team is the team of interest. With a 24-23 2019 season, Head Coach Danielle Lowe is hoping that the strong bats from last season make their return.    “I liked our hitting. I thought we hit well last year,” said...

Two students find themselves on the same path

By Jacob French frenchj@findlay.edu   With the seemingly hundreds of University of Findlay labeled items strewn throughout the house, it is clear to see that orange and black runs proudly through the veins of those that inhabit the small three-bedroom home on Swing Avenue. And all it takes is a quick look at the fridge to see the two white coat ceremony commemoration cards to understand that...

Sharing the love on campus

Abigail Frye fryea@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF   On Friday, Feb. 2 from 3-5 p.m., Residence Life hosted Share the Love. in the College of Business building. The event welcomed both campus residents and non-residents with some early Valentine’s Day fun. Events like this are considered Oiler Outings, which is a way Residence Life is trying to get more students involved on campus.    ...

Is this the Reds year?

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With spring training getting underway, it’s time to talk about my favorite team in all of sports, the Reds. If you would have asked me if the Cincinnati Reds, my favorite MLB team (sorry, Cleveland), were the favorites for the National League (NL) Central after another “rebuilding” (really having high hopes only to be let down once...

From the trial to the campaign trail

Leah Alsept Alsepta@findlay.edu   This month the U.S. Senate said he can stay in office for the next nine months. In November the American people will decide if President Trump stays in office for another four years.   On Feb. 5 President of the United States Donald Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate after the U.S. House of Representatives made its case to a republican senate that...

UF mourns the loss of former president, DeBow Freed

Pulse Staff Former University of Findlay President Dr. DeBow Freed passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the age of 94. In an email statement University president. Dr. Katherine Fell, says Dr. Freed’s legacy at the University of Findlay is evident throughout campus and in the lives of UF students and graduates. “He will forever be remembered for his steadfast strength, passion for student...

Women’s Lacrosse favorites for the G-MAC

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the women’s lacrosse preseason polls for the G-MAC being posted, the Lady Oilers find themselves in a familiar rank; the very top. Coming off of a G-MAC Tournament Championship last year, the Lady Oilers are ranked #1 alongside Tiffin, with a total of 23 points in the poll, including 3 first-place votes. Interim Head Coach, Allison...

Culture, community, and Christianity

Leah Alsept alsepta@findlay.edu @leah_0913 Music passed through the closed doors to the Winebrenner Theological Seminary auditorium at the University of Findlay. Revive, the worship session held every Thursday night in Winebrenner, was in motion during the Jan. 16 service. The warm air inside provided relief from the bitter cold night outside. From the many groups that the Campus Ministries...

The stars come out Sunday night

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   2019, what a year in film. From the return of Quentin Tarantino to Parasite taking the awards season by storm. And of course, Marriage Story being the best Netflix movie ever released (sorry, Irishman and Roma), it was a great year for movies. The year that was 2019 will finally wrap up Sunday night, Feb. 9, when the Academy Awards take...

Keep calm and wash your hands

Cory W. Berlekamp berlekampc@findlay.edu  @Cberlekamp   Since the beginning of the new year, the world has been watching the evolving situation of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and concerns have grown as the number of places and cases are growing day by day. Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The danger that also lies within the disease is that you also...

A homecoming tainted by ash

By Alana Sundermann Email: sundermanna@findlay.edu @alana_sundy23 “Ashes came through the screens of the windows. So, in the morning, when I’d wake up, I’d go in the bathroom and the bathtub in my mom’s bathroom was just black.” Waking up to smoke and ash was just another day for University of Findlay’s Athletic trainer, Fiona Hanks when she visited her family in Australia in...

Saving lives, one spray at a time

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Last Tuesday, Jan.28, the pharmacy fraternity, Alpha Zeta Omega (AZO) held an event on campus, Project DAWN, to promote awareness on how to administer Narcan or naloxone to someone who may be suffering an opioid overdose. With the opioid epidemic hitting Findlay and the surrounding area very hard, AZO has tried to help educate the student...