Oilers Rise to the Challenge

COLA wins 2017 fall scholarship By: Melissa Carrick @MelissaCarrick carrckm@findlay.edu On Feb. 2, classmates joined together to rise to the challenge of paying it forward, as they were encouraged to donate to the Findlay Fund Class of 2017 Scholarship. On the day of the event, information tables were set up throughout campus all day to educate students on the class gift and philanthropy. “The...

Trading classes for chemo

By: Melissa Carrick Sarah Ludinich “Soon to be cancer survivor”  Jan. 9 brought the beginning of a new semester for UF students. Most students dread returning to classes, but Sarah Ludinich, junior physical therapy major at the University of Findlay would have given anything to be in class with her peers that Monday morning. “Monday night I was sitting down crocheting and I realized...

More than meets the eye: meet Cindy

By: Jacob King As children, it’s often taught that no one should judge a book by its cover. This saying holds true and is represented by a certain University of Findlay employee. Cindy Beucler, Cave employee, exudes positivity on campus . However, many would not know that she has an extensive background in education. Beucler, a native from Hancock County, grew up in the small town of...

Trumps executive order

By: Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield The Muslim ban and what comes next The United States of America has been known as the “Land of opportunity”, the “Land of the free”, and the “melting pot” of the world, but that may change soon.  People from around the world are free to travel into the U.S., unless you’re from Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, or Iraq....

Oilers determined not to let setbacks derail them

By: Kevin Schrock UF basketball fights through the season It’s the one thing that can break even the best teams in the nation. Injuries. The University of Findlay men’s basketball team has now had not one, but two starters go down with knee injuries that will have them sidelined for the extent of the season. However, the Oilers have done anything but break. They have continued to rack up wins...

DAPL protest held in Findlay

By: Ashley Summerfield Local activists gather at Marathon Petroleum On Sunday Jan. 29, local activists gathered in Findlay to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a demonstration titled “Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock,” participants shared their support for the habitants of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Founders of a local group, Findlay United Civil...

Apathy: Student leaders’ most frequent frustration

By Sarah Stubbs  @sarahxstubbs  The main news story this week for the Pulse is all about the decrease of student participation at SGA-funded events this fall. What drew me to work on this news story for our last issue of the Pulse for the semester was the insane amount of rumors I had been hearing from students about SGA supposedly being out of money from the Jason Derulo concert and...

Student participation down 33 percent at SGA-funded events

By Sarah Stubbs  @sarahxstubbs  Contrary to recent rumors on campus, the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Jason Derulo concert this September has had zero impact on the recent trend in cutting and or denying of budget requests set forth by University of Findlay clubs and organizations, according to Dave Emsweller, VP of student affairs.  SGA President Forrest Miller and...

VP of enrollment search put on hold

Recker will continue to serve as interim VP  By Alexis Mitchell  @Alexis_Mitch14  The search for the new vice president of enrollment has been put on hold until early 2017, according to Katherine Fell, University of Findlay president. According to Fell, there were a lot of good candidates for the position; however, none of them were quite a perfect fit for UF.  UF held two...

Football: Oilers dominate Huskies in season finale

 Moore caps off record-breaking season, Sylla scores four times  By Kevin Schrock  @KRock_6  It was a game that didn’t have any playoff implications, however, in the Oilers season finale; the team was still playing for something. Entering the game with a 5-5 record, Findlay needed a win to secure a record over .500. They weren’t going to leave it to chance either. By...

Men’s basketball wins home-opener

Findlay knocks off Illinois-Springfield in game one  By Kevin Schrock  @KRock_6  The University of Illinois-Springfield learned that playing basketball in Croy Gymnasium could be one of the toughest tasks in all of division two basketball. On Saturday, the Oilers took an early lead and never looked back.  It was senior Ricardo Smith taking control of the game early. He rattled...

WLFC Weekly Review: John K Samson’s Winter Wheat

By Bobby Beebe  In the early 2000s the Weakerthans, a four-piece indie rock band from Canada, captured the emotion of being young and confused almost perfectly. Their break-up in 2014 came as a surprise and disappointment to fans who had grown up with the band. However, lead singer John K. Samson’s latest record, Winter Wheat, fills that void in a lot of ways. While Samson wrote all of the...

‘The American people have spoken’

Well, no they haven’t, Mr. Pence  By Clay Parlette  @claypar111  We have officially entered post-election season—the time of supposed harmony that everyone was looking forward to so dearly as we begin preparing for the holidays with family and friends, and to forget the bruising election season that engulfed the news over the past 1.5 years. Donald Trump won the self-proclaimed...

Month one of campus policing

Officers strive to build relationships with students  By Melissa Carrick  The University of Findlay police officers, Robert Mostoller and Steve Baum, teamed up with resident assistants, Megan Lasher and Parker Nash to deliver an Alcohol Awareness Program last month.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department loaned “drunk goggles”to UF for students to participate in a field...

The importance of maintaining family relationships while in college

By Madelaine McBride  When people go to college they often see it as a chance to start their own lives. College is usually the first time young adults have lived away from home, so they are able to do whatever they want whenever they want without having to answer to anyone. To many students, this lack of rules and parental supervision allows them to discover themselves and grow into...

Buford Center spreading diversity this Thanksgiving

Annual Thanksgiving luncheon provides more than a meal  By Kelsey Nevius  @kelnevs  Students who might not be able to head home for the holidays can still enjoy a hearty meal for Thanksgiving this year. The University of Findlay’s Buford Center for Diversity and Service is hosting an Intercultural Thanksgiving Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the AMU multipurpose...

November is men’s health awareness month

‘Movember: Changing the Face of Masculinity’  Larissa Holmes  @uf_holmesl  While some may know November only as “No Shave November,” taking the challenge in full stride, the month is also a chance to highlight men’s health awareness and advocacy. The University of Findlay is taking the challenge a step further to incorporate issues of sexual health, mental health, and...

SGA’s Oilers for America event: Several absentee ballots never received USPS

USPS could be only ones to blame  By Sarah Stubbs  @sarahxstubbs  Four University of Findlay students have told the Pulse that following the Oilers for America event on Sept. 27, hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA), that their respective Boards of Elections never received their absentee ballot applications.  These students were waiting anxiously and watching the...

UF women’s basketball has high hopes for upcoming season

By Martyce Kimbrough  @TheRealBuddha20  The lady Oilers basketball team will open up their season on Nov. 11 as they face the University of Indianapolis at 7 p.m. in Indianapolis. The Oilers will stay in Indy and play Lewis University on Nov. 13 before they head to West Virginia to play Wheeling Jesuit on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.  The Oilers are picked to finish third in the Great Lakes...

UF Football: The battle for .500

Findlay and Michigan Tech meet this week in the Upper Peninsula  By Kevin Schrock  @KRock_6  The University of Findlay will not be participating in playoff football this year. The squad has been through the gauntlet playing four teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation. Still, the group will head into their last game of the season sporting a 5-5 record. Oddly enough, the Michigan...

Oilers sweep back-to-back weekends in Sink Natatorium

Bellarmine and Ohio Wesleyan both left the Findlay Pool defeated  By Kevin Schrock  @KRock_6  The University of Findlay men’s and women’s swimming teams played host to swim meets each of the last two weekends. On Oct. 29, Bellarmine University ventured into the Sink Natatorium only to leave with a 166-102 loss on the men’s side and a 145-115 loss on the women’s side. A week...

The day has finally come

By Jacob Sarver  @senatorsarver  The end is finally in sight. Everyone in the world agrees on one thing, this has been a nasty (woman) election and it has been cut-throat. Elections always cause a stir and are subject for arguments, however, in this election, there have truly been relationships torn apart. Both candidates have their followers that rally behind them, but truly have no...

Oiler defense tames Timberwolves

Findlay allows season-low 13 points on Senior Day  By Kevin Schrock  @KRock_6  The Oilers got back to .500 on Saturday after they knocked off the Northwood Timberwolves 28-13. Findlay jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead on Rhys Gervais’ first rushing touchdown of the season followed by a five-yard Chauncey Bridges’ touchdown run. It appeared the Oilers might cruise to a senior day...

NaNoWriMo

UF librarian strives to get Oilers interested in National Novel Writing Month  By Larissa Holmes @uf_holmesl  November is a time for thanksgiving, but it is also the time for challenges. For men – and some women – there is “No Shave November” and for equestrian students there is “No Stirrup November.” But there is another challenge for both aspiring authors and...

Ohio election procedures lacking in the digital age

By Kate Bauer  @katemareebauer  I called my county board of elections last week and learned they had not received my initial absentee ballot request. I did have some options, however, and opted to early vote at the Van Wert County Board of Elections last Saturday. As a Millennial voter who is constantly hooked to my laptop and iPhone, I am a bit frustrated that Ohio has not brought...

Title IX Summit motivates student leaders to Change Campus Culture

By Mac Williams  @m_williamsm2  Last week students from the University of Findlay participated in a Title IX Summit in Columbus, Ohio. The purpose of the event, according to the event website, was to inform students and campuses about sexual violence on college campuses. Additionally, students gained leadership experience to help educate their fellow students about sexual assaults on...

Three policies proposed by Clinton that just won’t work

By Reilly Butz @reillybutz7  1) Free college tuition/debt free college  The concept of making university education free or debt-free is excellent initially. The biggest problem, though, becomes sustainability. Can public colleges and universities afford a massive loss in funding all while maintaining their payroll to pay high level professors? Unfortunately, free college tuition issues...

Tomi Lahren is not a journalist

Her popularity and influence promote racism, anti-feminism  By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs Tomi Lahren, the news personality and Republican pundit, is liked on Facebook by 26 of my friends. Beyond my Facebook friend group, 25,000 people follow her page and more than three million have liked it. On Twitter, she boasts more than 317,000 followers. The beautiful, blonde 24-year-old has a lot of...

Presidential candidate overview

Let’s talk policy  Ashley Summerfield  @ash_summerfield  As the election quickly approaches, many Americans still find themselves undecided on how they will cast their vote. Among others things, the candidate’s stance on the hot topics in policy can be a main deciding factor in this decision. In a recent poll, UF students expressed their three most important policy issues...

Ohio’s importance in the election

The political battle over the Buckeye State  By Melissa Carrick  @MelissaCarrick  With only weeks left until the election, Trump Jr. visited Findlay on Oct. 24 to campaign for his father outside of the Hancock County Republican’s office. Also on that same Monday, Vice President Joe Biden visited the Lucas County Public Library to rally support for Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. spoke...

Expectations higher than ever Findlay basketball

Oiler men ranked first in preseason GLIAC South poll  By Kevin Schrock  @KRock_6  For 34 straight seasons the University of Findlay Men’s basketball team has posted a winning record. A year ago the Oilers finished 20-8 but a Ferris State buzzer beater ended their season in the first round of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tournament. It was a bitter...

Events at UF broaden political horizons

Islam panel educates, promotes tolerance  By Kelsey Nevius  @kelnevs neviusk@findlay.edu  With the election fast approaching, many events at the University of Findlay begin to take a more political tone. Groups on campus are hosting more political-based events as the important day draws near, and such events try to get college students educated and involved with politics.  One...

Polls tighten as Election Day nears

Clinton holds a slim lead over Trump  By Mac Williams  @m_williamsm2  It is almost over. The 2016 general election is winding down and will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8. As Election Day nears, the polls begin to close.  According to an ABC News Tracking Poll of likely voters taken on Oct. 31, 2016, Hillary Clinton holds a slim one-point lead over Donald Trump with 46 percent of...

With absentee voting on the rise, USPS drops the ball

No one should have to nag to be able to vote  By Clay Parlette  @claypar111  As if this election isn’t already crazy enough, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has disgraced the little sanctity that yet remains in our American democracy by failing to deliver hundreds of absentee ballots in Northwest Ohio. Election data indicates an overall increase in absentee voting...

Oilers fall short against undefeated GVSU

UF football 4-5 in GLIAC  By Martyce Kimbrough  @TheRealBuddha20  The University of Findlay football team fell short in their game against #2 ranked Grand Valley State University with a score of 28-17 on Oct. 29 in Allendale, Michigan. The Lakers remain undefeated on the season while the Oilers fall to 4-5 in GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) play.  The...