My life of theater

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: because_terrill Email: terrillr@findlay.edu Theater has always been a major part of my life, even if it isn’t my major. All through high school, I was auditioning for the annual musical and singing everyday in choir. Even if I didn’t get a part until my junior and senior year, going to the play was enough for me to enjoy. Although, I really didn’t know how much...

Female EmPOWERment

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@Findlay.edu Jessica Jones season two was released on Thursday, March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day. In addition, all of the episodes this season are directed by females. This show is amazing, and I encourage all that are reading this to watch it and focus on these well created characters. SPOILERS AHEAD! READ AT YOUR OWN...

Sixth annual Drag Show brings community together

By: Cory William Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp Students and community members cheered as the University of Findlay hosted its’ sixth annual Drag Show Benefit on Tuesday, March 13 in the Alumni Memorial Union. According to Evan Bader of United, the University’s Gay-Straight Alliance, the event, which was free for students and five dollars for the community,...

Disabilities don’t disable these students

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu When students first walk into Shafer Library at the University of Findlay, they might not see the board at first, but walking out of the library they’ll find it’s hard to miss. In the glass case in the library, “Tell your story” is displayed with pictures of different students with a disability. Under their picture...

Browns Edge partnership still going strong

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: fryea@findlay.edu Not only does the Cleveland Browns organization look after its’ players, it also plays a role at the University of Findlay. Though football may be what comes to mind when students think of this NFL team, the Browns partnership is one that provides UF students with many opportunites off the field. On Wednesday, March 28, from 12:30...

Oiler teams on spring break

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu It’s that time of the year. The sports teams in Oiler Nation seem to be all over the map, literally. Some are nearing the end of their seasons, while others are just getting warmed up. Whether in the post, pre, or regular season, however, a trend among teams seems to be traveling to nicer weather this spring break. Among those traveling...

Junior Austin Combs crowned national champion

By Dylan DeWitt Email: dewittd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dd_witt Winning at the collegiate level is never an easy task and one that takes countless hours of hard work and dedication as a student athlete. Austin Combs, a highly recognized thrower throughout the indoor season, put another milestone to his name and the University of Findlay track and field program. On Friday, March 9, Junior Austin...
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Healthy eating taking students by storm

By: Kelsey Nevius Email: Neviusk@findlay.edu As students enter Henderson Dining Hall at the University of Findlay, their stomachs rumbling and their tempers short from the classes of the day, they are greeted by the sights and sounds of the affectionately nicknamed, Hendo. Students hear the scrape of shoes on the linoleum floor, the distant chatter and laughter of the lunchtime crowd, and the...

WLFC pick of the week (3/16/18)

By: Joy Dolejs Email: Dolejsj@findlay.edu The WLFC top song pick this week is “Always Ascending” by Franz Ferdinand. Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish indie rock band that has been on the music scene for over a decade. “Always Ascending” is the title track off their fifth studio album Always Ascending. This is the first time Franz Ferdinand has released a full album in nearly five years. The...

Star service dog

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu Going to the grocery store and driving a car are two tasks that millions of Americans do every single day. However, to someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), these simple tasks can lead to anxiety and panic. Louis Belluomini was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 2015. After he came back to...

All students need the help of their professors

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Being a student in higher education is hard. Every week is filled with a constant barrage of information that we will be tested on while juggling a personal and work life at the same time that we are growing into an adult. It is finally our turn to step up to the starting gate and prepare ourselves for the rat race. To...

Sadie, Sadie married lady

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: straleyj@findlay.edu The University of Findlay Theatre Program did not disappoint with this year’s musical, “Funny Girl.” The rendition of this 1968 classic was nothing short of spectacular. The singing, dancing, and costumes were all perfectly coherent. Though I could have dealt with a slightly shorter adaptation, I was constantly engaged in...

The luck of the Irish

By: Olivia Wile Editor It’s that time of the year again. Different holidays are popping up left and right. Between Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog’s Day, and now St. Patrick’s Day, there is a lot of history that makes up these world renowned celebrations. Here at the Pulse, we’ve decided to break down seven (yes seven, the speculated number of luck) St. Patrick’s Day basics we think you...

Seeing the world through 19 different lenses

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu On March 16 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., students from 19 different countries will represent their cultures through traditional dance, dress, and cuisine during the University of Findlay’s 49th annual International Night. The event is held in the student recreational center of the Koehler Complex and is free to...

Higher risk levels mean tighter standards

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@Findlay.edu The University of Findlay is a smaller size university, except when it comes to feeding the more than 4,000 students enrolled. The students are able to pick their own meal plan that allows them to get food from several places around campus. Among the different options include the Refinery; the newest addition to UF dinning...

Voice of a generation

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Whether interrupting political figure and Florida Senator Florida Marco Rubio on national television, lying down in front of the White House, or participating in nationwide protests, the youth demands to be heard. The recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 has sparked a fire that just can’t be extinguished....

Mental Health or Gun Control, each issue deserves equal attention

With all of the shootings already this year, it seems that the tragedy which took place in a Florida high school was the last straw. For those who do not know, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students on Feb. 14 with an AR-15 rifle. Once again, the debate over gun control and mental health issues is all over the news; which I believe both issues should be addressed, not just one or the other. On behalf...

#15 Roughnecks maintain momentum

By: Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Email: dewittd@findlay.edu The Roughnecks of Findlay, ranked 15th in the NCAA Division II polls, are coming off an impressive win against the #4 Ashland wrestling team. With the victory over the Eagles, the Oilers were able to move up in the standings going into the Midwest Super Regional Championships. What better way to keep up their momentum as they host the...

The new and improved Cavaliers

By Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Email: dewittd@findlay.edu The Cleveland Cavaliers have continuously been noticed as one of the best teams in the National Basketball Association and without a doubt the Eastern Conference favorite throughout the last five years. However, since the trade of Kyrie Irving, an all-star and major contributor of the success that has come to the organization in this...

Learning brought to life

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu It matches the rest of campus; a low-rise, brick structure with grey letters spelling “The Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Building” on the side. Nestled behind the landmark that is the University of Findlay bell tower, the building itself houses its own piece of history; a hidden gem that teaches us not to judge a book by its’ cover....

WLFC Pick of the Week (2/23/18)

By:Joy Dolejs The WLFC pick this week is Heart Beat Here by Dashboard Confessional. Dashboard Confessional is an alternative indie rock group. Heart Beat Here comes off their seventh album Crooked Shadows. This is their first album release after more than eight years. Heat Beat Here is a blend of several different music styles that Dashboard Confessional has used over the years. The song has...

College of Business goes back to Friday classes

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu Many changes have come to the University of Findlay’s College of Business over the past year. A new College of Business building was unveiled welcoming tremendous support and great reviews from students, faculty, and staff. However, the College of Business has also seen a change that has gone under the radar for most....

The young and the riggity

By Bo Terrill Twitter: because_terrill Email: terrillr@findlay.edu Everyone knows and love the Rig, and how couldn’t you? But what is it about the Rig that makes it so delicious? After talking with Amy Harley, an occupational therapy student and manager of the Rig, I discovered just a little about what makes our favorite restaurants as Oily as possible. Many people are aware that the Rig used...

I will not go to a movie on its opening weekend, except Black Panther

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: Belekampc@findlay.edu With another movie production in the bag, Marvel Studios watched Black Panther pull in an estimated $201.8 million during its’ first weekend in theaters. This beat out Thor: Ragnarok which made $115 million in comparison. That number does not surprise me after seeing the lines at the movie theater. I rarely see a movie...

Tom Lichtenheld donates to Mazza Museum

By: Leah Palm Twitter: @_palmegranate Email: Palml@findlay.edu The University of Findlay is home to the nationally recognized Mazza Museum, but very few students on campus, or individuals in the community, take part in what it has to offer. An upcoming donation from award-winning Author/Illustrator Tom Lichtenheld could change that. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Lichtenheld made an appearance at the Mazza...

Two fatal shootings within a mile of campus in three months

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu On Sunday, Feb. 11, Jeffery L. Gary, 56, was found dead in his Findlay house after being shot twice. The incident happened on Fox Street just a half a mile from University of Findlay’s campus. This is the second fatal shooting within a mile of the University. On Nov. 27 Brian A. McQuistion, 42, was found with a gunshot...

Who is allowed in the varsity weight room?

By: Trevia Gumbs Email: gumbst1@findlay.edu In having a weight room with a schedule that caters to varsity athletics, the question remains if University of Findlay students and student-athletes alike should have separate work out facilities. Oiler Athletics is home to 24 collegiate sports including both men and women’s track, basketball, swimming, and soccer just to name a few. Many of these...

Hearts and hoops

By: Dylan DeWitt Email: dewittd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dd_witt At the University of Findlay men’s basketball games this year, fans might have noticed the players adjusting something under their jerseys. These players seem to be readjusting their shirt as if they were riding up on them. However, fixing their jerseys is the least of their worries, fixing their heart monitors, is. Last spring the...

LGBTQ community feels at home at UF

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu According to niche.com, the University of Findlay is ranked third most conservative college in Ohio. With the hard line drawn between conservative spirituality and liberal sexuality, it might seem the LGBTQ community would not feel welcome at a traditionally Christian school. However, faculty and students agree this is not the...

A Degree in war

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: Williamsm2@findlay.edu The story of Patrick Williams begins in Cincinnati, Oh. in a place that can only be described as a project. “I was born as a ‘crack baby’ because my biological mom was addicted to it when I was born. There were nights when I was maybe three or four years old where I had to fend for myself because my mom wasn’t there,”...

WLFC pick of the week (2-16-18)

By: Joy Dolejs Email: Dolejsj@findlay.edu My pick this week for WLFC is “I Feel It Too” by The Academic. The Academic is an indie rock band from Ireland and have been making music together since 2013. “I Feel It Too” comes off their first full album release Tales from the Backseat. “I Feel It Too” is a song about no one being alone. The song reminds listeners that there are other...

More than chocolates and angry singles

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: straleyj@findlay.edu Valentine’s Day: the dreaded time of year where flowers and chocolates are dramatically overpriced, and singles grow angry. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a made-up Hallmark holiday. Valentine’s Day dates back to Roman times. From February 13th to 15th, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia where a goat and...

Love is dead

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@Findlay.edu Last Wednesday was Valentine’s Day and millions of people celebrated. Some went out for a night on the town, while others stayed home for a home cooked meal and a movie. There was also another group - single people. To these people, Valentine’s Day is just another day. There is no one to be with, and no one to waste money...

English barn controls virus epidemic

By: Alexis Mitchell Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu According to an email sent out by Darin Fields, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Findlay, on Jan. 25, two horses at the English Farm tested positive for the equine herpes virus (EVH-1). Those two horses have now tested negative and are in good health. Now, three additional horses have tested positive for the virus, according...

Club sport brings women together

By: Louisa Woltermann Twitter: @louisa_wolt Email: woltermannl@findlay.edu The University of Findlay’s rugby team, created in 2011, brings women together both as a club and as a sport. Kaitlyn McCann, rugby president, says her favorite part of being involved in rugby is the unity. “I have bonded with the girls on this team more than I ever did in any other sport,” said McCann. “And...