Supreme Court nominee faces sexual misconduct allegations

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2              Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu In 1991 then supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas was accused of sexual harassment by his former coworker Anita Hill. The accusation caused senate confirmation hearings for Thomas to be reopened and a public hearing was conducted with both Hill and...

Florence aftermath makes Findlay remember

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu  On Sept. 14, Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas with less power than initially expected and though the storm has passed massive flooding wreaked havoc all over the region. This disaster comes just a few weeks after the 11 anniversary of the flooding that Findlay experienced in August of 2007. The 2007 and 2008...

Women`s soccer kicks off the season with winning record and big wins

By Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Coming into the season, the women`s soccer team were projected to finish eighth in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference on Aug. 17. After a little over a month of play, the team has been able to scratch the polls so far this season with an exceptional start to the season that has placed them in first place of the conference. With new head coach James Walker and...

Oilers falter to G-MAC champions

By: Drake Facione The Findlay Oilers took on defending G-MAC champions, the Ohio Dominican Panthers, last Saturday at Donnell Stadium. The stakes were high, as it was the NCAA Division II Showcase and the game was broadcasted on ESPN. We saw a great effort from both times, however ODU walked away with the 34-21 victory over the Oilers. The game started with the Panthers getting an early lead...

Conor Bracken shares his poetry with UF

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: fryea@findlay.edu The University of Findlay welcomed Conor Bracken, one of the newest additions to faculty, as he shared his poetry chapbook, “Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour”. Bracken read his poems aloud to students and staff that filled the College of Business building on Sept. 20. The chapbook contains issues that Bracken wanted to address with...

2018 IHSA National Champions compete in first show of the season

By: Leah Palm Email: palml@findlay.edu Twitter: _palmegranate The University of Findlay’s Western IHSA equestrian team kicked off their season with a home show this past weekend. The team finished out their 2017-18 year as National Champions, and now they have started this season as high point team in both the a.m. and p.m. shows. Before the shows, current Head Coach Spencer Zimmerman said that...

UF women’s rugby team: one team, one goal, one family.

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu  From watching rugby on the sidelines, it looks like there is a lot going on because, well, there is. There is a lot of tackling, passes, and running, but what you do not see is the exceptional amount of team work that is taking place. The UF women’s rugby team started out with some struggles since they lost a lot of...

Ariana Grande is receiving unjustified flack for Mac Miller’s death

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: fryea@findlay.edu  As many of you know, Mac Miller, born Malcolm McCormick, recently passed away. He was a positive influence for many with his music that was known to reach even the most difficult people. Truly, he was an icon, and his death is a tragedy that he did not deserve. But, on another note, there’s another tragedy that took place...

Small-school feel, big-school opportunities

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu With a little over 3,5000 undergraduate students at the University of Findlay, those who decide to call Oiler Nation their home typically do so for its small-school feel. With that small-school feel, however, also comes big-school opportunity. From job fairs to internship partners, there is no question the University actively works to set...

The University of Findlay offers a class on medical cannabis

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@findlay.edu This fall the University of Findlay has started to offer a new class. The class medical cannabis is an elective to fourth and fifth-year pharmacy majors. The class will talk about the medicinal purposes of the drug. Topics discussed during the semester will include the most come diseases that cannabis has been used to treat....

Award winning Kosovan photographer Burim Myftiu comes to Findlay

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu The work of international visual artist and Kosovan Burim Myftiu will be on display at the Dudley and Mary Marks Lea gallery at the University of Findlay from Sept. 24 to Oct. 20 with the exhibit opening on Oct. 3. The exhibition on display is Myftiu’s photo series “TRANCE” which focuses on the Islamic tradition of...

Women`s golf breaks program 54-hole record

By Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt    For records, they are set in order to be broken. Great accomplishments remain great accomplishments, but as time goes on those accomplishments begin to take a backseat as a record gets broken. This past week when the women`s golf team was competing in the Indianapolis Invite, the team was able to etch their names into the record books for the...

Dominating win for the Findlay home opener

By: Drake Facione Email: Facioned@findlay.edu The Findlay Oilers took on the William Jewell Cardinals for their home opener Saturday at Donnell Stadium. Coming after a rough week in which the ranked Oilers fell to Ferris State, Findlay knew they had to bounce back against Jewell. They showed up, executed, and the game was pretty much over within the first few minutes. The Oilers dominated all...

“Fear” causes havoc in Washington

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu Bob Woodward is known for his time at the Washington Post in the early 1970’s when he and fellow reporter Carl Bernstein investigated the Watergate break in and eventually brought down President Richard Nixon. The award winning journalist has written several books covering numerous presidents from Richard Nixon to Barrack...

Student organization fair welcomes students

By: Abigail Frye The University of Findlay held its annual Student Organization Fair in the AMU on Sept. 12 to welcome all UF students into new clubs. With the Student Government Association in charge, the fair was a success. Sydney Berlekamp, a junior nuclear medicine major, described the turn out as “fantastic, this is extremely promising for the future of our clubs.” Many other students...

Everyone has an opinion; especially on social media

By: Bri Hallman Email: hallmanb@findlay.edu It’s overwhelmed the world, not because it hasn’t existed in every town, in every state, in every country, and you get the idea. It’s the cause of simple arguments between partners that turn into deal-breakers and international crises that become destructive historical events. It’s the source of information popular YouTubers are profiting from...

The Nun review

By: Abigail Frye If you’re looking for something that will almost make you pee your pants while simultaneously yell at actors in a movie that have no idea you exist, look no further, The Nun can give you all of that and more. As the fifth installment in The Conjuring series, I already knew what I was getting into when I pulled into the theater, and I wasn’t disappointed. This movie is first...

Voter purging: use it or lose it

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: @because_terrill Email: terrillr@findlay.edu On Monday, Sept. 17 the University of Findlay hosted a presentation titled “Your Vote, Your Voice” which was presented by voting expert Mike Brickner.  Brickner presented this in honor of national Constitution Day at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.  Approximately forty people attended, with almost all of them...

Student shows off Indian cuisine during cooking demonstration at Buford Center

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu On Sept. 6 at the Buford Center, the smell of peppers and rice filled the room as a group of people watched the chef of the day cook a dish from her home country. The chef is pharmacy student Manasa Akkineni and the dish she is preparing is rasam, a soup which is familiar to the Southern Indian state of Telangana,...

Hendo food brings new students

By: Brianna Hallman Twitter: @hallmanbri Email: hallmanb@findlay.edu Hendo, famous for its hot cookies and chicken nuggets, is traditionally known as Henderson Dining Hall at the University of Findlay.  Housed in Deming Residence Hall, students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni have passed through its doors to seek warmth and hot food in the winter and a good cup of soft serve in the...

Showdown for the Supreme Court underway

By: Mac Williams Twitter: m_williamsm2 Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu Sept. 4, 2018 was the beginning of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was selected to fill the seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement on June 27. According to the U.S Constitution when a seat on the Supreme Court...

UF swim and dive helps Habitat for Humanity

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu The grey skies and rain did not damper the service efforts of the University of Findlay men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on Saturday, Sept. 8. The team met at 8 a.m. to help build Habitat for Humanity’s new restore located at 1200 Commerce Pky. Senior Colleen Hoke says the experience was a fun way to bond with her teammates...

Hancock Humane Societies ‘Dogpawlooza’ another hit

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu The rain showers this past Saturday, Sept. 8 did not stop from all the adorable dogs of Findlay and their owners attending Dogpawlooza. Dogpawlooza is an all-day event held at Riverbend Park and has been extremely popular for the last 10 years. Paula Krugh, the Executive Director of the Hancock County Humane Society, has...

Is there a pause button for senior year?

By: Juliyana Straley The never-ending workload of senior year is incredibly real, as many of you know. Along with 18 plus credit hours, we juggle clubs and teams, jobs, homework, a resemblance of a social life, occasional sleep, mindless eating, and best of all applying for jobs. A year ago, I decided to graduate a semester early and was thrilled at the idea of moving from small town Findlay to...

Former Oiler finds new home in Spain

By: Owen Rode Former Findlay men’s basketball standout Martyce Kimbrough has recently found a new home in Spain. Kimbrough has recently signed with Circulo Gijon Baloncesto y Conocimiento, a European league team in the third division, located in Spain. When asked why he chose this team he said, “For me and where I want to take my career I felt this was the best option.” Kimbrough is coming...

Top 25 teams compete on the gridiron

By: Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Coming into the contest in Big Rapids, Michigan, the Oilers were coming off a victory against Kentucky Wesleyan which saw a defense only allow less than 100 yards of offense to the Kentucky Wesleyan football club. They were hoping to take that aggressive play style into the game this last Saturday. However, it was a different team they would go up against, and...

Blackbear releases first single of 2018 – review

By: By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu After a nearly nine month dry spell, Blackbear is back with his first single of the year, “the 1.” The 27-year-old Hip-Hop and R&B singer released the track, along with a music video for it, last week. The Blackbear fans out there will be happy to hear he doesn’t stray far from his roots with this song. Bear accompanies...

Oilers football shows their strength in first contest

By: Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Going into the season opener, the Oilers football team was looking to regain the momentum that ended in the NCAA Division II Football Championship last fall. The Oilers came into the season ranked #25 and a favorite to work towards not only a conference title once again, but also a berth in the national championship. The Oilers team definitely were able to make...

Trust me: I’m a freshman

By: Drake Facione As an incoming freshman, college life can be intimidating. We all probably know most freshman are likely to feel homesick in their first semester on campus. However, this is totally normal and understandable. Everything that we knew back home, our friends, family, town, is all completely gone and we have a fresh slate. The schools and faces that we got used to seeing day in and...

University of Findlay makes the switch from Blackboard to Canvas

By: Eli Garmon  The new school year brings a lot of new and interesting challenges but teachers and students alike agree that the switch from Blackboard to Canvas is not one of them. The University of Findlay is now in the process of a campus wide transition from Blackboard to Canvas. This transition started in the spring semester of 2018 when Meriah Sage, theatre professor, was asked to be...

Japan students visit Ohio through KAKE

By: Ethan Hockaday Once again, the KAKE Ambassadors have arrived here at the University of Findlay. Having arrived on Aug. 23 the students will end having spent three weeks in Findlay by the time they have left on Sept. 6. The KAKE Program is an educational agreement between the University of Findlay and the KAKE Educational Institute. The KAKE Institute includes the Okayama University of...

Findlay’s farmers market draws a crowd

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu The hustle and bustle of Downtown Findlay on Thursdays has added another stop for anyone looking for fresh produce. The Hancock County Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is located in the parking lot of the Marathon Center for Performing Arts (MCPA). Though they originally started in Downtown...

UF men’s and women’s soccer starts strong

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu A new school year brings a new season for both the University of Findlay men’s and women’s soccer teams. Athletes from both teams returned to campus early with the beginning of their official seasons starting August 10. Returning for his second year as an Oiler, forward Brian Bethel says conditioning has been the name of the game for...

Summer internships help students make connections

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.ed Though college is a wonderful time for learning, getting a job after graduation might ultimately come down to who you know, not what you know. At least that’s how the saying goes, right? Aside from providing a nice three and a half month break from the madness that is college, the summer can also be the time to form connections that could...

University of Findlay leaves behind tobacco for the new year

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu At the start of the 2018 fall semester all of the ashtrays next to the doors have given way for a little sign reminding its students and faculty that University of Findlay is a smoke-free campus. David Emsweller, Vice President of Student Affairs, sent out an update in May 2018 explaining how the Tobacco-Free Steering...