“The Starling,” a grief cliché

By: Minal Bista bistam@findlay.edu Despite Melfi’s star studded star cast, “The Starling” falls short of expectations Directed by Theodore Melfi and written by the debut writer Matt Harris, “The Starling,” feels like a sorrow-based hallmark movie where the endings are forced to be good. After Melfi's last film, 2016’s “Hidden Figures,” there were great expectations for “The...

Dogs, cats, coffee, and tea: Oh my!

By: Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu @taychristensen1 You might see anthropomorphic animal art when walking into a local downtown Findlay coffee shop As soon as you walk into Coffee Amici in downtown Findlay you are greeted with the faces of various dogs, cats, and other pets that have been carefully painted by Judy Fields. She is the artist behind these art pieces and is selling them...

Dave Emsweller reflects on his time at UF

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu  After 23 years at the University of Findlay Dave Emsweller retires  Dave Emsweller, the Vice President of Student Affairs, plans to retire at the end of the Fall 2021 semester.   “I just feel I'm at a point where I would like to sort of go and do some different types of things,” Emsweller said. “So, part of it is I want to do...

Suspect apprehended in manhunt Thursday afternoon in custody

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac09 Michigan man Robert Tramaine Hathorn was captured in a wooded area near local Findlay business after tips from residents came in It was 11:05 p.m. Wednesday evening when Ohio State Highway Patrolman Josef Brobst was shot with his own gun during a struggle after stopping Robert Traimaine Hathorn for a speeding violation. Soon after the shooting...

Working at the Writing Center

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu  @l_mac0913 Writers keep writing and tutors keep tutoring at UF's Writing Center Students might have seen the Writing Center’s new location in CBSL 135. The new space is a big change for the program, which was originally located in the basement of Old Main. Oilers won’t have to go below ground looking for help anymore and can now step into the new...

“Who let the dogs out?!” Working dogs: A series

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Dog’s are a man’s best friend – or not?! As the saying goes: Dogs are a man’s best friend. But what kind of work do dogs do with people? Officers Matt Paugh and Jake Adkins are part of the K-9 unit in the Findlay Police Department. They train and work with German Shepherds, Shadow and Deke. Officer Matt Brunswick is a K-9 handler and a deputy...

Ohio public, private university vaccine and mask mandates

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 The database below will have updated information as time goes on The Ohio State University began its fall semester with two huge public safety announcements relating to COVID-19. On Aug. 2, the school announced that masks would be required by all individuals in an indoor setting regardless of vaccination status on all of their campuses. Vaccinated...

9/11 memorial held on UF’s campus

The University of Findlay held a memorial Sept. 10 to honor the lives of those who were lost in the Twin Towers attack on 9/11. Students, staff, and faculty were invited to attend the event that involved a prayer from Pastor Matt Ginter and a moment of silence. The City of Findlay also held a memorial parade and ceremony on Sept. 11 to recognize the 2-year anniversary of 9/11. The parade...

“We Love Findlay College!”: WLFC 88.3 and its new home on campus

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 UF students have seen the construction going on at the AMU, but do they know what it's for? UF Student Dominique Ysquierdo is ready for the construction in the AMU to be finished. Why? Because it’s set to become the new WLFC radio station and she’s the Student General Manager. The current (and soon to be previous) WLFC radio station is located in...
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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day continues to be absolutely incredible for the SAB

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu The University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board (SAB) wrote about 100 letters to children on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day  The University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board (SAB) wrote about 100 letters to children on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, in the Alumni Memorial Union on March 12. The Camp Fire partnered event has occurred...

“United We Stand”: UF Japanese program fights against hate crimes

By: Lauren Wolters wolters11@findlay.edu UF raises awareness to the recent uptick of Asian hate crimes in the United States The University of Findlay’s Japanese program invited two speakers, Grace Leng and Sachiyo Peterson, from the Columbus area to share their experience as Asian Americans. This event occurred virtually on Zoom April 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event hoped to raise awareness...

From JMU to UF: Jake Brown’s story

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oilers gain experienced WR in senior Jake Brown   With the football season in full swing, many Oilers are putting on their pads and jersey for one final go around. Some are putting their Black and Orange for the first time. Take WR Jake Brown, who joined Oiler Nation after transferring from James Madison University. While Brown had good...

BREAKING NEWS: Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration temporarily paused

  By: Leah Alsept   alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913   Per State of Ohio update, all Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration have been paused as of Tuesday, April 13. This pause is in reaction to a statement released by the FDA recommending a stop due to an extremely rare blood clot occurring after receiving the vaccine.   Tara Smith, RN and Director of Health Services at...

Hoping for a vaccinated Oiler Nation

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 UF is ready to give vaccines to Oilers once dosages come in Ohioans 16 and older can now get the coronavirus vaccine, according to DeWine’s updated vaccine eligibility plan. “Phase 2D” states that older teens and young adults are able to be vaccinated beginning March 29. A full list of vaccine providers is available on the Ohio Department of...

Update: More than a dozen cars vandalized on campus

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Reports on the two suspects accused of vandalizing 15 cars on the University of Findlay campus on March 4 have been referred to both the Juvenile Prosecutor's office and the Municipal Prosecutor's office. On Friday, March 5, Campus Police Officer Ross Wentling was on routine patrol at 10:48 a.m. when he noticed a Great Value brand egg box laying on...

Gerontology club looks forward to the future

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Stephanie Macke and the members of the Gerontology club at UF are not giving up on the elderly community in Findlay The elderly community is one of the most affected groups by COVID-19. According to the CDC, elderly people are 80 times more likely to by hospitalized by the coronavirus than people of any other age group. Despite the disconnect from...

Vandalism at the University of Findlay has students shocked

By: Leah Alsept, additional reporting by Ethan Hockaday alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 hockadaye@findlay.edu 15 cars were vandalized late Thursday night behind the Davis Street Building on UF's campus Psychology and Occupational Therapy major Reagan Ward drove herself and her roommate back to their dorm at 9 p.m. Thursday night and turned in the only parking spot open for her adjacent the Davis...

“GameStonk”, Robinhood, and hedge funds: how the internet exploded Wall Street

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 GameStop's frenzy has fizzled -- but Congress will look under the ashes with their next hearing DIS, MCD, AMC, GME—these acronyms mean nothing to some people. And to others, they mean everything. Spelled out, these acronyms (also called stock symbols) are shortened names of the companies Disney, McDonald’s, AMC Entertainment, and GameStop. Market...

Mary Wilson, original member of “The Supremes,” dies at 76

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Mary Wilson, original and longest-reigning member of The Supremes, has died at aged 76. The group was originally titled “The Primettes” and was slated to be the sister group to the “The Primes”. The four original members were Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, all from the same neighborhood in Detroit,...

“The Turnover” turns out

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Two UF students followed their dream of hosting a sports podcast— and they found growth within themselves Podcasts can be about anything. Humor, music, news, crime, politics, religion— literally anything that a person can think of can end up as a podcast, including sports (of course). Kelvin Reisenfield and Alex Kerstetter are the hosts of a...

UF’s theater program’s unique semester

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 The theater program has found ways to persevere through COVID-19 obstacles  The University of Findlay’s theater program has gone through many changes since COVID-19 entered the stage. But Meriah Sage, Assistant Professor of Theater at the University of Findlay, thinks that the coronavirus has hindered—and helped, the theater program last...

Ohio Governor pleads for public cooperation in stopping the coronavirus

UF continues ongoing adjustments and considerations  By Leah Alsept @leah_0913 Governor Mike DeWine addressed Ohioans Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. which was a break from his traditional 2 p.m. news conferences. The address was from his home in Cedarville and was reminiscent of a Roosevelt-era fireside chat. But his message was simple: Wear your masks and stay socially distanced. Ohio’s new...

Rocking down the road to election

The “Rock the Mock” mock election is gearing up and getting ready to go with just a few days away By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) There are only a few days until the next “Rock the Mock” mock election on the University of Findlay campus. Four years ago, Findlay Media Network (now know as UF Digital Media club) held its very first mock election with decent success—more than 500 Oilers showed...

Windows XP source code is leaked across the internet

The internet is much like a museum—and source codes are like artifacts. By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) Windows XP may not be an operating system (OS) that’s on many people’s minds with the retirement of the OS by Microsoft in 2014. The 19-year-old OS has made a return to the news cycle in recent weeks because of news that’s much like unearthing a fossil—the source code has been leaked...

Campus ministries healing together

Students and staff speak out about how their reactions to the arrest of Saint Michael’s priest Father Zacharias By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu On Aug. 18 former Saint Michael the Archangel priest Michael Zacharias was arrested and charged with sex trafficking of minors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation released an affidavit that detailed the case. Zacharias was accused of...