Author Archives: Leah Palm

Student-athletes vs. student actors schedules at the University of Findlay

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: @because_terrill Email: Student-athletes have a full plate from their schoolwork and practice schedule, but there is another group on campus that has to juggle their passion with the school work. Though their practice hours are not preparing them for a the big game, student actors and their rehearsal schedules prior […]

Florida embroiled in a recount, again

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: In the 2000 presidential election, the state of Florida faced a situation that would alter the course of American history. Then Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore were facing a hand recount of all votes cast in the state because the vote margins were […]

Observance for Veterans Day held at University of Findlay

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: Twitter: @Cberlekamp Nov. 9 marked the second annual reading of the names of University of Findlay’s veterans in the Center for Student Life and College of Business Building. University of Findlay’s Veteran Day Observance and reading of the names was an opportunity to honor the brave students who served our […]

Helping hands holds food drive

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: The University of Findlay hosted its 13th annual Helping Hands food drive to gather items to give to CHOPIN Hall, otherwise known as Christians helping other people in need. Overall, 111,436 pounds were collected, ultimately being equivalent to 55 pallets of food that filled three semi-trucks with non-perishable […]

Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande’s newest single has a different take on exes

By: Abigail Frye Well guys, Ariana Grande has done it again. With her impressive vocals and feminist message, she has managed to influence our entire generation. Believe me when I say this is not something I would just say for anyone. I enjoy being critical of artists because of their misuse of their platforms and […]

Findlay dashes Tiffin’s post season hopes with a 38-16 win

By: Drake Facione Email: The Findlay Oilers closed their 2018 season on the road at Tiffin. Findlay has not lost to Tiffin in 25 years, and the streak stayed alive on Saturday. The Tiffin Dragons were 9-1 going into the contest and were looking at a possible playoff chance. However, the Oilers rained on […]

The maze of recovery – differing ideas on weaning a community off of opioids

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: Twitter: @Cberlekamp “In most recovery pathways, it’s not so much about doing it alone, it’s about doing it with a community,” Ellyn Schmiesing says, the Executive Director at FOCUS: Recovery and Wellness Community. “It’s about building a support system for yourself that can help keep yourself accountable when you can’t […]

Getting through the hard part – students and staff take time to de-stress

By: Jill Prince Email: Coming into the last leg of the semester, stress becomes a very common feeling among college students. According to a 2018 study published in the journal Depression & Anxiety that surveyed 67,000 college students across more than 100 institutions, “Three out of four students reported having at least one stressful life event […]

Mother Hicks brings more than entertainment to the stage

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: It’s time for another University of Findlay theatre production, and this time one with a deeper meaning. Mother Hicks, a folkloric story written by Suzan Zeder, will be brought to life on the stage through poetry and sign language. The production opens on Thursday, Nov. 8 and the […]

UF provides basic life-skill classes for students

By: Brianna Hallman Marketing strategies and pharmaceutical equations will not help fix a flat tire in the middle of the night, and they definitely will not help fill out your taxes every year. With more and more emphasis being put on academics, students have lost the basic life skills that an older generation would call “common […]

Collision Conundrum

By: Eli Garmon There has been a common problem across campus involving unsafe driving techniques, and the problem areas are not contained solely on the roads but within the parking lots as well. University of Findlay sophomore Allison Adams experienced a crash the first week of classes, a collision took place in the parking lot behind […]

Oilers Basketball look to contend for a conference title

By: Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Another year and another projected standing as Findlay Oilers basketball team receives the number one spot in projected standings. The Oilers are projected to finish first in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference which is voted on by the coaches and others in the involved in the conference.  This comes after […]

FOCUS offers pathways to sobriety and healthy living

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: “We want to eliminate barriers between people and recovery, whatever that looks like for them,” Ellyn Schmiesing says, the Executive Director at FOCUS: Recovery and Wellness Community. Her desk is also towering with files and papers all which she has a system for depending on their prioritized status […]

Ohio’s Senate race not reflective of national picture

By: Mac Williams Twitter: m_williamsm2  Email: Incumbent Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is seeking reelection on Tuesday to a third term in the United States Senate. Brown defeated incumbent Mike Dewine in 2006, challenger Josh Mandel in 2012, and now faces Jim Renacci in 2018. According to, a polling institution, Brown holds a […]

Corey Crawford wins battle with cancer

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: Getting to go home for Thanksgiving last year was not the only thing out of the ordinary for University of Findlay football player Corey Crawford. After receiving the unexpected news that he would not be traveling with his team to face Assumption College in the second round of […]

Key GOP Senator’s demand reopens FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2       Email: On Sept. 28 Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) halted the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court when he and fellow Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) agreed to a compromise. According to Eli Rosenberg of the Washington Post, during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Sept. 28, Flake […]

The campus of 1968 compared to the campus of 2018

By: Brianna Hallman Twitter: @hallmanbri Email: It is time to come home…for the class of 1968, a mere fifty years since they graduated. The Oilers that walked these halls, avoided the large red dots, and passed through the famous arch are coming back to what has changed on the University of Findlay’s historic campus. […]

A Homecoming weekend filled with fall athletics

By: Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Once a year when the leaves begin to change colors and the mornings begin to chill the air, homecoming weekend at the University of Findlay remains a steady, welcoming tradition not only for those coming back to campus for the events but athletics as well. This weekend, nearly every fall […]

Oilers take down Lake Erie 70-7 after last week’s loss to ODU

By: Drake Facione Following last week’s tough loss against ODU, the Findlay Oilers came into this week’s game against Lake Erie College with a chip on their shoulder. They arrived up north in Painesville, Ohio and took care of business very quickly, with the game ending in a 70-7 onslaught. The game opened up early […]

MeToo movement paves way for #whyididntreport

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email:  When the MeToo movement started to build up steam in November of 2017, the world began to look at sexual harassment and assault very differently. Less than a year later, #whyididntreport is making the world understand why women do not report sexual assault. But the subject matter behind […]