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...

The Gentlemen: unique, confusing, and hilarious all in one movie

Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   So far so good this January, with now two very good movies in back to back weeks, it’s nice to see films that are worth going to see. First Bad Boys for Life, now The Gentlemen, I am hopeful this is the sign of what’s to come in 2020…good films throughout the year. While the way the story was told may turn some people off, Guy...

Staying informed is more important than you realize

Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu   Political bubbles will trap you, but unlike a soap bubble, which easily pops when touched, the material is made out of thick, suffocating plastic. Staying within the boundaries of one such political bubble will ultimately cause harm to an individual and the world they live in. It may not be harm that is directly seen or felt, but it is unconscious, narrow,...

Letting the officials, officiate and the spectators, spectate

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   In college, one of the hardest things for most students is finding a way to make money. With all the homework and extracurriculars students have to do, finding time to make money is oftentimes at the bottom of the list. One way to make some extra change that doesn’t require a ton of time is to referee high school sporting events in the...

Coach Walker to take Head Coaching position at BGSU

Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   After a very successful two years that included two freshmen of the year awards, a G-MAC Coach of the Year award, a G-MAC regular-season championship, and making the NCAA D-II Women’s Soccer Tournament, Head Coach Jimmy Walker is moving on from UF to take the same position at Bowling Green State University. With a record of 25-7-4, The...

What’s next for President Trump?

Emma Smith Smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   Since Dec. 18 of last year, Donald J. Trump has been in the biggest legal battle to date, the impeachment trial to determine if they will continue being the President of the United States. The impeachment process began after a whistleblower complaint was filed in August 2019 accusing Trump of pressuring Ukraine to investigate former VP and now...

Two juggernauts face off Sunday night

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   It’s that time of the year; The Big Game. The game that your favorite team will most likely not be in but you will still tune in, eat delicious food, watch very hit-or-miss commercials, and watch Jennifer Lopez and Shakira perform during halftime. This year, the 14-4 Kansas City Chiefs will take on the 15-3 San Francisco 49ers in Super...

How UF is reacting to the tragic news of Kobe’s passing

By: Madi DeVries devriesm@findlay.edu   It is now almost impossible to turn on the TV or go on social media without seeing the news that Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, or Gigi as he called her, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday, Jan. 26. This news has shocked many across the country, and the world, and has been on many people’s minds....

A whole new world: studying abroad at UF

  Abigail Frye frya@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF   It’s hard to imagine just how big the world is when living in Findlay, Ohio. Luckily, the University of Findlay wants to show students just how much opportunity the world can offer. Students can go to the Office of International Education to hear more about the different trips UF has to offer. There is no requirement for certain majors or...

UF, the community, and media literacy

Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @leah_0913   Dr. Diana Montague’s office is surrounded by literacy. Stepping inside her office one could instantly know she appreciates media and literacy through the books and movies she has stacked high on the shelves. Montague, the Professor and Chair of Communications, is the 2019-2020 University of Findlay Wilkin Chair. The theme of her series is:...

The laughs return to Findlay

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   On Saturday, Jan. 25, three touring comedians will be performing at the Marathon Center for Performing Arts in Findlay. According to the University of Findlay’s website, this will also be the 18th year for the event which is free for students and faculty of UF and $20 for regular tickets. The event starts at 8 p.m. and...

What game delays really mean

By:Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   We truly are in the golden era of video games. With better technology and more money invested in stories, artwork, voice acting, gameplay, and musical scores, video gaming is now receiving the recognition it deserves as art. However, even with so much invested, one dilemma with gaming is when to release the game. Unfortunately, the time...

Bad Boys for Life: unnecessary, but surprising

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 In the sequel that no one asked for, Bad Boys for Life, starring once again Will Smith and Martin Lawrence proves that over the top action and quick quips help save any flaws with the story. Even though I haven’t seen either of the first two, I still found myself enjoying the movie without feeling like I’m missing out by not seeing the other...

SGA unmasks the headliner for the spring music festival

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   In the first of what SGA hopes is two artist announcements, today SGA is proudly announcing that hip hop and R&B artist, T-Pain, will be coming to UF to co-headlining the Findlay Music Festival. Olunife Akinmolayan, the president of SGA, says that T-Pain was an easy choice for them since his music resonated with so many students....

Where’s everyone going?

Abigail Frye fryea@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF   Students have taken notice of an unusual phenomenon at the University of Findlay this year, faculty and staff leaving in the middle of the school year.    With a 16:1 ratio of students to faculty and has a total enrollment number of almost 5,000, it’s safe to say that the University of Findlay has a sizable faculty. The faculty...

Lady Oilers hope to keep positive momentum going

By: Madi DeVries Email: devriesm@findlay.edu   After a shaky start to the 2019-2020 season, the Oilers’ women’s basketball team is hopeful their recent stretch is indicative of what’s next to come. Assistant coach, Caitlin Bamberger, thinks their early stretch of basketball helped them become a better team. “We had a few bumps in the road against a few teams,” Bamberger said....

No need to be a varsity athlete to play sports

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   Some of us aren’t fortunate enough to be an athlete on one of our sports teams, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play sports while you spend your time at UF. Intramural sports are back in motion as the second semester is now underway. Bryan Golding, Director of Intramural Sports at Findlay, is hopeful that students get involved in...

And the Oscar goes to…

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Awards season in film is well underway with this past Tuesday announcing all of the nominees for the 92nd edition of the Oscars. When the nominees are announced for the Oscars, the biggest thing we always hear about are the snubs of the awards, and this year is no different. Professor Kit Medjesky, Professor of Communication, follows the...

Learning while on break: an alternative

Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   It may only be the second week of the semester, but spring break is right around the corner. With many different destinations to choose from, choosing the place may be the hard part. But this year, the Buford Center is offering an alternative spring break trip that is different and exciting. They have teamed up with The Hope Center for...

What does not kill you can make you anxious

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   Coming into any new year, you always hope it is better than the last and it was no different leading up to Jan. 1, 2020. The news was stressful prior to Dec. 30 with the whole impeachment thing and the brushfires in Australia. But maybe we could follow our resolutions, get past our differences, and band together to help...

The first Trump rally in 2020 started in Ohio

Leah Alsept alspetl@findlay.edu *This is an observational piece, please note that before reading* I went to a Trump rally on Thursday, January 9th. It was in Toledo, Ohio, a straight-shot 45 minutes away from Findlay. I scheduled my tickets a few days in advance and would receive a few emails and texts from the Trump-Pence administration, sending me more information on the parking at the...

From the writer’s kitchen, to the reader’s hands

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   On Tues. Jan. 14, the student-led poetry group, From the Writer’s Kitchen, held their magazine release party in front of students and faculty in the English department. This magazine consists of student-created poems as well as photographs taken by members of the group.   Conor Bracken, Assistant Professor of English and the Advisor...

Mendes’ 1917 takes war movies to new heights

  Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   I am not one for war movies, especially recent ones. The most recent one I saw in the theaters was Midway, which was one of the worst movies I saw last year, so while I had high hopes for 1917, I was a little nervous about seeing this. I shouldn’t have worried about this movie because it’s one of the best movies, not just in...

How to kick the spring semester off strong

Emma Smith  smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   This week was the start of the spring 2020 semester and with that comes the stress of classes and grades. The Pulse is here to put some of your stress at ease by giving you some tips on how to be successful this semester.  Stay organized - Planners can help you keep track of your classes, assignments and extracurricular activities....

Oiler’s basketball hope to continue dominance

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With basketball season in full swing, the Men’s Basketball team is showing once again their talents. However, the season was looking a little shaky early on, with the Oilers losing 4 of their 6 games during November. Head Coach Charlie Ernst says the teams' struggle early on was due to not being able to close out the games. “We were an...

Putting the ‘student’ in student-athlete

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   With finals looming large for students at UF, there are still many tests left for athletes, balancing school life and athlete life. On top of coming to classes and doing their homework, student-athletes have to be sure they excel on and off the field.  Junior volleyball player, Alana Sundermann says to succeed on and off the court,...

Putting a nail in it: Purple for a cause

Olivia Wile wileo@findlay.edu frazierd@findlay.edu   Domestic violence isn’t a topic that’s easy to talk about, but it’s one being highlighted by the color purple. On Nov. 13, students at the University of Findlay could have their ring fingernail painted purple as part of the “Put the Nail in It” campaign. Bethany Treece, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Manager at Open Arms, of...

Loop Abroad program takes UF students to Thailand

Leah Alsept  alseptl@findlay.edu @leah_0913   Thailand—a country in Southeast Asia with a population of more than 68 million people in a country three times the size of Florida, according to the CIA World Factbook. With its lush landscapes, golden temples and free-roaming wildlife, Thailand offered seniors Morgan Cashell and Stephanie Verkuilen an incredible experience when they...

When less is more: Oiler Nation is the place to be

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   For some people going to college, it’s about going somewhere where you’ll be surrounded by thousands of people of different backgrounds in a place unknown. For me, that was last year. I was a first-year going to THE (Yes, I am doing it that way) Ohio State University hoping to become an Athletic Trainer. I’ll be honest, I hated the...

Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari zooms past finish line

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   I’m usually not one for movies involving racecars unless we’re talking Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. But with awesome co-lead performances from Matt Damon and Christian Bale, James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari, albeit a tad long, is a fantastic movie. We follow Carroll Shelby (Damon), the owner of...

Coach Ernst adds a new member to his family

Madelynn Greenslade greensladem@findlay.edu @Madelynn_G15   Men’s basketball head coach Charlie Ernst and his wife, Belinda, have two biological children: a 15-year old daughter, Allison, and a 13-year old son, Sam. But recently they added another family member when they adopted a boy from Africa. Ernst said his family had discussed adoption for a long time, but it was never acted on....

Lady Oilers keep building their historic season

By: Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the G-MAC tournament concluded, the next step in the Lady Oilers historic 2019 season is the postseason, the first time the team has reached the D-II national tournaments in school history. However, the conference did not end the way Coach James Walker and the rest of the team wanted, with a 1-0 loss to Ohio Dominican University in...

Kicking it to the postseason

By: Madi DeVries devriesm@findlay.edu   The University of Findlay Women’s Soccer team has had a record-breaking season so far, clinching their first ever G-MAC regular season championship against Tiffin. But they are hoping for much more success in the postseason. The Oilers, voiced by redshirt freshman midfielder, Maddie Humble, say that winning the G-MAC regular season championship has...