Giving back, one can at a time

Kaylee Wheat wheatk@findlay.edu   The University of Findlay once again went above and beyond for this year’s Helping Hands food drive. UF has a history of being the top college in the nation and going well over their goal, which this year was 115,000 pounds. They ended up collecting 115,867 pounds of food, which topped last year’s total of 111,436 pounds.  Melissa Carrick,...

Schedules, advisers, and auditing: what students need to know about classes

Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu  @leah_0913   Scheduling for Spring 2020 started University of Findlay students.   Every semester, students planning to continue their education at the University must schedule classes with their respective academic adviser. Advisers in each department may have as few as three advisees or more than 100. Dr. Erin Alava and Dr. Brandon Forshey are...

Winding Down and Tuning up

Abigail Frye fryea@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF   With the semester winding down, The University of Findlay has different ways to help students finish strong. As many students are writing their final papers and preparing projects, The Writing Center is ready to help.  The Writing Center is located in Old Main in Office 45. The Office is open for scheduled appointments Sunday through Saturday...

Oiler Success Center helps stressed out students as they approach the finish line

Taylor Christensen @Taychristensen1 christensent@findlay.edu   As the University of Findlay nears the end of the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year, the students on campus are frantically preparing for final projects and tests to try and get the best grades possible. On campus, students are encouraged to seek help from the Oiler Success Center. This is a great resource for students...

Are we celebrating Christmas too early?

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: o_wile   Here we are again. The days are getting shorter and shorter, the temperature is drastically cooler and leftover Halloween decorations and candy now sit in the clearance aisle. Another spooky season has come and gone and now we wait patiently to gorge ourselves on Thanksgiving, at least I do. Without a Turkey in our fridges yet,...

Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit proves that even Nazi Germany can be funny

  Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Even though it was hard to find a theater near me to watch this movie, it was well worth the hour drive to see Taika Waititi’s latest film, Jojo Rabbit. While I can see this movie being very divisive an some may hate it. But to me, the seamless blend of serious tones of social commentary but hilarious comedy, Jojo Rabbit shines as...

Leaves are falling and stress is calling

By Alana Sudermann Email: sundermanna@findlay.edu Twitter: @alana_sundy23   Stress and anxiety seem to peak for students towards the end of the semester. With exams and major projects coming up, students begin to feel overwhelmed. According to the American College Health Association, one in every six college students will be treated for or diagnosed with anxiety over the course of their...

A supreme night of entertainment

By: Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   This past weekend, the University of Findlay had the honor of hosting Mary Wilson to a concert. For those unaware, Mary Wilson was an original member of The Supremes, former contestant on Dancing with the Stars, and an important piece of the Motown era of music. Last Thursday, Nov.7, students had the opportunity to not only hear Wilson’s...

Keys, Oilers know they have to breathe fire against Tiffin Dragons in last home game

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Tomorrow, Nov.16, The Oilers will take on their rival, the Tiffin Dragons, in hopes to sneak into the playoffs. Coach Rob Keys is excited for the challenge, but also recognizes that it will take everyone on the Oilers bringing their A-game in order to come out on top. “They’re a complete team, they’re good on offense, they’re good on...

Findlay looks to play a clean game against former-conference foe, Ashland

By: Madi DeVries Email: devriesm@findlay.edu   The University of Findlay football team enters this Saturday’s game against Ashland University with a record of 6-3, with five wins and only one loss in conference play this season. The Oilers have played against Ashland many times in the past, but not since 2016. UF lost three out of the last four match ups with the Eagles. Senior offensive...

Sports Preview: Wrestling

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   Young. That is the word to best describe this year Findlay Wrestling team. Due to injuries and other circumstances, many underclassmen will be taking the lead this season. Head Coach, Shawn Nelson, is hoping to give this young team the experience they need to succeed. “This year, I could start six freshmen. I’ve never had that in my...

What being a veteran means to a veteran

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   This upcoming Monday, Nov.11, is Veteran’s Day. It is a time to reflect and appreciate what our armed forces do to protect our country and our freedoms. It’s also a time to thank the members of the military that served their time and came home safely. Seth Thompson, double major in Animal Science and Western Equestrian, was also a...

Pods are poison

Taylor Christensen Email- christensent@findlay.edu Twitter-@Taychristensen1 The vaping epidemic is sweeping across the United States harming the teens and young adults who have become addicted to vaping products over the past few years. According to the CDC, as of Oct. 8, 2019, 1,299 lung injury cases in people ages 17-75 years have been identified due to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping....

UF Alum Ricardo Smith hopes to motivate students through his own experience

Olivia Wile wileo@findlay.edu @o_wile   Findlay Alumni, Ricardo Smith, isn’t lying when he says sports saved his life. “I don’t know where I would be without sports,” said Smith. This statement can be backed up by his life story, beginning in inner city Toledo, Ohio. Smith lost his mother to a drug overdose at age 11, coming home from a baseball game to see EMS at his house working...

My home is on fire…AGAIN

By: Madi DeVries Email: devriesm@findlay.edu   Born and raised in Southern California, I am very used to natural disasters, like earthquakes, droughts, and fires. I live in Mission Viejo, which is located on the south side of Orange County, California. Mission Viejo has a population of about 96,000 people crammed into just over 17 square miles of land. While earthquakes are the most common,...

Chalamet-led film, The King, falls short of taking the crown

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   With yet another major release for Netflix, The King hit the streaming service last Friday. Starring Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattison, the movie has potential but never truly reaches it because of a boring story and not much else besides a great performance from Chalamet. Even being a Netflix movie couldn’t help this movie all...

Legendary Motown star comes to the University of Findlay

By: Madelynn Greenslade Email: greensladem@findlay.edu @Madelynn_G15   Mary Wilson is one of the former Supremes for Motown in Detroit and backup singer for Diana Ross. The event will be held tonight at 7 p.m., Nov. 8 in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary Auditorium. Preceding the concert there will be a red-carpet photo op for those who are attending the event to participate in. A silent...

New name honors a legendary tenure

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   In their exhibition game against Toledo on Oct.27, the university honored long-time men’s basketball coach, Ron Niekamp, by naming the basketball arena after him. Niekamps coached at UF for 26 years from 1985-2011, where he posted a record of 598-185. This includes a perfect season in the 2008-2009 season, where the Oilers went 36-0 and...

The pursuit of humility

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   As a part of the Pursuing Cultural Humility grant, on Oct. 29, students, faculty, and the surrounding community were exposed to the culture of recovery and art in Findlay. Volunteer coordinator at FOCUS, Ben Hippensteel, and fourth year pharmacy student at the University of Findlay, Victoria Ayoola, hosted the event...

Watch your mouth, protect your brain

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: @o_wile   “Give your mouth a sporting chance” – it’s the mantra for the Academy of Sports Dentistry and for Jack Winters, a retired pediatric dentist based in Findlay, a former Division I College Football Official, and an advocate for safer sporting equipment.    “I really have been blessed with the athletics and sports...

UF tears down to build up

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Students may have noticed an empty lot on Howard Street recently, where straw is currently laid down. That would be because the University of Findlay has demolished four buildings on Howard St. and also one building on College St. Director of the Physical Plant, Orion Jones, said that the buildings, which were at 337, 341, 401, 403 Howard...

Dolemite is his name and being a very good movie is his game

Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   In what may be Eddie Murphy’s best acting role since Shrek, Dolemite is my Name came to Netflix last Friday. With a great cast and a career-best performance from Eddie Murphy, it is well worth the two hours on Netflix.   Dolemite is my Name follows the life of Rudy Ray Moore, a failed singer-turned successful comedian. A very...

PTSD for DST

Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   Whether it is me feeling robbed of an hour of sleep or confusingly tired after gaining one, daylight savings time has always baffled me.   As a child, I was excited to get an extra hour of sleep early in the school year because I wasn’t used to my school schedule yet and equally as passionate about how much I hated...

OilerFit hopes to bring students together while working up a sweat

By: Lindsey Ahbe Email: ahbel@findlay.edu Twitter: @Lindsey_Ahbe   A group of sweaty college students doing squats and pull-ups may be intimidating at first sight, but they are working to improve their overall health and wellness and are having fun doing so.   Alex Gilbert, Co-Coach of OilerFit and third-year Physical Therapy student at the University of Findlay, says that they are...

One tree at time

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP), a non-profit group based out Findlay that addresses issues and protects the health of the Blanchard River Watershed, plans on planting 2,000 trees at Liberty Landing on the weekend of Nov. 10.   According to Dr. Lauren Sandhu, adjunct professor of biology at the...

On the defensive

Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Word count: 505 The University of Findlay is combating threats in a way that isn’t seen in Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee movies. Dr. Chris Moser, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Findlay, may hold a second-degree black belt in taekwondo, he doesn’t often use his moves when defending himself against a threat. Instead, he taught...

CCPD-led job fair hopes to open new doors

By: Emma Smith smithell@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   Last Thursday, Oct.24, the Center for Career and Professional Development hosted their annual Career & Internship Fair, in the AMU from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There were 63 companies in attendance and Each one was looking for a unique blend of people to become a part of their professional team. The event was sponsored by 16 companies, but all...

Sports Preview: Women’s Basketball

By: Madi DeVries devriesm@findlay.edu   The University of Findlay women’s basketball team enters their season chosen to finish 4th in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Last season, the Oilers finished with a record of 20-8 on the season, with 16 wins and 6 losses in conference play.   Sophomore guard Amber Schweiger believes that the team will be successful, just as long as they...

Lady Oilers kick their way into the history book

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the regular season wrapping up, the Lady Oilers Soccer team added another achievement to their incredible season; national rankings. For the first time in team history, the Women’s Soccer have entered the top 25 for the NCAA DII Soccer Rankings, ranking 23 in the poll.   Even with this impressive achievement, Coach James Walker...

Sports Preview: Men’s Basketball

By: Madi Devries devriesm@findlay.edu   UF Men’s basketball is hopeful to pick up right where they left off.   After their stellar 2018-19 season, where they went 29-5 but ultimately fell short in the NCAA tournament, losing to Bellarmine. With that behind them, the Oilers looks to build on that and continue the success that the team has had for so many years. Redshirt sophomore...

Sports Preview: Swimming and Diving

By: Collin Frazier Email: frazierc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Collin_53   With sports season in full swing, more teams are starting to show off their skills. One of these teams that are beginning their 2019-2020 campaign is the Findlay Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. With two meets already under their belt, including a meet in Northern Michigan, head coach Andrew Makepeace says...

Time to get spooky

By: Abigail Frye Email: fryea@findlay.edu Twitter: @Abigale_EF With Halloween fast approaching, it’s only necessary to get into the fall festivities. One way to do this is by attending Halloween parties. Which this year, the student-group Dance On will be hosting a Halloween Party on campus. The Great Pumpkin Halloween Party will be held on Oct. 26 in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose...

The redemption of Andy DuFresne

By: Andrew du Fresne, UFTV Manager and Adjuct Professor of Communication Email: dufresne@findlay.edu   When Stephen King published the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption in 1982, it is unlikely that he knew that Andrew Dufresne was a Senior at Huron (OH) High School. In fact, Andy lived in relative anonymity for ten years until 1993 when Frank Darabont wrote and...

Putting the ‘ghost’ in Ghost Town

By: Emma Smith Emai;: smithe11@findlay.edu Twitter: @Emma2000Smith   Ohio is the state for lovers of spooky season, with 111 haunted attractions in the state, there are plenty of places to get your scare on.   One of those places is Ghost Town in Findlay. Ghost Town is a replica of an 1880s-era ghost town and was first up and running in the 50s. Since its close, it has been fully...

Bring your screams to scary Purgatory

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   17 years ago, Joe Hutton had an idea, he wanted to make a place where screams, scares, and tears ran rampant all while being in a maze. That was when the idea for Purgatory was born. The place where screams are heard and Halloween spirit runs wild, Purgatory has been a mainstay in Findlay for nearly two decades.   “I love...