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From Kholer to Croy: UF teams ranked nationally

By: Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Email: Without a surprise, two athletic teams continue to show their dominance, and make their mark on the nation’s best competition. These two teams are the University of Findlay men’s track and field team along with the men’s basketball team. Both teams are inside the top 11 teams in […]

“Ask not what your community can do for you”

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: “It could be a doctor’s office, could be some other thing.” Ryan Fausnaugh said as he locked up the house that was not quite a home. Tucked away on a side street, The Center for Safe and Healthy Children is shadowed by Blanchard Valley Hospital. It sits […]

The groundhog sees his shadow

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: Last Friday, Feb. 2, the nation turned its attention to a small Pennsylvanian town for a weather report. Groundhog Day came and went and with the animal seeing his shadow, the tradition signals six more weeks of winter ahead. The annual tradition is now in its 132 year, […]

UF talks hands with the community

By: Heidi Paxson Twitter: @HeidiPacSun Email: Monday, Feb. 5 marked a new milestone for the American Sign Language community at the University of Findlay. Talking Hands, a six week after-school program was launched in the new College of Business and Student Life Center. The program’s purpose is to teach children pre-K through fifth grade […]

Indians pull historic logo

By: Chris Corso Email: Since 1946, Chief Wahoo has been the literal face of the Cleveland Indians franchise. Celebrated by millions each year, Chief Wahoo is recognized by baseball fans everywhere as one of the oldest and most recognizable logos in sports. However, in 2011 the franchise officially changed its official cap insignia to […]

Director of Oiler Success Center retires

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: On average, 2,500 students at the University of Findlay go to the Oiler Success Center every semester. These 2,500 individuals need someone that is understanding, empowering, and a good listener; that person is Kathleen Koch. Koch has been an employee at UF for the last 15 years and […]

Findlay’s Indie now Findlay’s finalist

By Bo Terrill Twitter: because_terrill Email: The year is 1973, and WLFC is only a little more than just a small room in the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts. “[We] could barely get the signal everywhere in Findlay,” stated Douglas Jenkins, WLFC station advisor. Flash forward to 2018, and Findlay’s Indie […]

Oilers Club supports over 600 athletes

By: Markell McCoy Email: The Oilers Club works behind the scenes of athletics as the official booster club for sports at the University of Findlay. However, not everyone might understand what the club does behind the scenes in support of more than 600 athletes. Associate Athletic Director for Development and Business at the University, […]

Regular season ends with a splash at Senior Night

By: Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Email: Regular season came to an end for the University of Findlay men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams last Friday, Jan. 26. The teams celebrated senior night as they took on the Tiffin Dragons at home. Outscoring the Lady Dragons 228-43, many of the seniors were highlighted in […]

Green campus club

By: Leah Palm Twitter: @_palmegranate Email: The idea of creating a movement has become profound in recent years. Whether it is a #metoo or a protest on the street, inspired people work every day to create a change in their communities. At the University of Findlay, students have begun to create a movement aimed […]

UF introduces new masters program

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: The University of Findlay will be introducing the new online Master of Arts in Professional Communication Program (MAPC) next semester. The program will be offered year-round, starting with three classes in the fall of 2018. The planning for this program began around three years ago with Dr. Ron […]

UF represented in the Super Bowl

By Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: The big game is almost here. On Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots will square off in Super Bowl 52 with a world championship hanging in the balance. For the University of Findlay, this Super Bowl has extra meaning. According to, […]

Glamour, celebrities, and…politics?

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: Now more than ever, award shows are being used as platforms for change. This past month, celebrities wore all black to the Golden Globes to represent the “Times Up” movement. And now, just this past week, the Grammy Awards were used to spread messages, even some political. For […]

Girls stand with girls

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: We will not be silenced. We will not give up until women everywhere get exactly what they deserve: respect, equality, and appreciation. To me, the Women’s March is a misunderstood mission; it’s more than “pussy” hats and walking around without a bra on, it’s about equality for all. […]

A government shutdown and YOU

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: On Thursday, Feb. 8, Congress will vote again on the 2018 budget plan that was supposed to be agreed on by Oct. 1, 2017. If this does not happen, the government will experience another shutdown. During this time, the government cannot spend discretionary funds and services deemed […]

New year, new services

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg & @_palmegranate Email: With the New Year, there has come changes to the University of Findlay. UF has introduced a new streaming service that will replace the cable in the residence halls. Philo is an internet television service that will be replacing Spectrum in providing the residents of the […]

Where is the next UF men’s basketball game?

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: Despite the success of the University of Findlay’s men’s basketball team this year, fans may be upset about one thing – their lack of home games. Out of 28 regular season games, less than half will be held in Croy Gymnasium. Although a challenge, Head Coach of the […]

Not just along for the ride

By: Stephanie Radloff Twitter: @SRadloffUF Email: “You just sit there.” “The horse does all the work.” “Horseback riding isn’t a sport.” These are statements almost every equestrian athlete has heard at some point in their lives. “As a serious equestrian, these statements are hard to hear,” said University of Findlay senior IHSA Hunt Seat […]

Highlights during UF women’s basketball win streak

By: Dylan DeWitt Email: Twitter: @dd_witt The season began for the University of Findlay’s women’s basketball team on Nov. 11 in Painesville, Oh. against the Wayne State Warriors; a game that would have to go into extra minutes and be decided in overtime. The Oilers were defeated in the contest, 92-88, to begin the […]

H&M advertisement sparks controversy

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: The second week of 2018 has proved to be that of a nightmare for the H&M clothing brand. The company recently released an advertisement with an African American child wearing a green hoodie with the phrase, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.” The decision to feature this child with […]

What did he say?

By: Jacob Sarver Twitter: @Senatorsarver Email: President Donald J. Trump is no stranger to controversial comments. The one he made recently, however, has received more backlash than usual. JAN 15 2018, 3:03 AM ET In a recent meeting in the Oval Office, Trump was quoted referring to some countries as “sh**holes” and that he […]

All three comedians deliver laughs in “almost Toledo”

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: A warm Saturday night on Jan. 20 in downtown Findlay invited all types of people to the Marathon Performing Arts Center for the University of Findlay’s 16th Annual Comedy Jam. An eclectic group ranging from students all the way up to the elderly filled the theater. Settling in, […]

Citizen journalists pose as the professionals

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: Citizen journalism has caused a lot of confusion about what is credible and reliable news. Today, many people have trouble trusting the media. With President Donald J. Trump putting the media under fire, and fake news on the rise, it’s no wonder some are trying to “report” the […]

All I want to do is charge my laptop while I eat my sushi

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: The time is 12:50 p.m., my stomach is growling, and I finally have a break to go grab some lunch at the College of Business and Student Life building. Fighting the cold, I cross campus from Egner to the Refinery. I wait patiently in line for my sushi, […]

Students act as news media during Detroit Auto Show

By: Grant Goetcheus & Leah Palm Twitter: @goetcheusg & @_palmegranate Email: & With press passes in hand, Findlay Media Media Network, the student media group at the University of Findlay, traveled to the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the largest auto shows in North America. In traveling to Detroit, […]

A little healthy competition isn’t bad

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: The University of Findlay Athletic Department hosted a dodgeball tournament for women’s sports teams on Sunday, Jan. 21. The games took place in Croy gymnasium from 1-3 p.m. with a multitude of teams participating in a battle for the trophy. With the bleachers pulled out, and the clock […]

The toll of being a student athlete in college

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: Being a student and an athlete is never easy, as students and faculty at the University of Findlay both agree. With school and sports combining to make for a busy schedule, student athletes sometimes find it difficult to find the time for it all. “The main struggle of […]

Coach Ernst traditions

By: Dylan DeWitt Twitter: @dd_witt Email: There are more than enough traditions in college athletics. Whether it be a tradition done prior to the contest, during, or perhaps afterwards, college sports continue to showcase traditions from all different directions. In Croy Gimnasium, a tradition after all home men’s basketball games was started in 2011 […]

Mandel drops out of election

By: Jacob Sarver Twitter: @Senatorsarver Email: The upcoming 2018 election is one that could shift the tide of the senate. With a majority of the government republican, this upcoming election is crucial if democrats want the ability to enact policy changes and if they want to work to stop what the opposition is doing […]

“Private” life

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: As the constitution was written over two centuries ago, society has changed since that time period. The forms of communication were slower. Things were mostly hand written and spread through word of mouth. Although the word press was coming into society, it was not fully integrated into mass […]

UF hosts16th annual Comedy Jam

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: Be prepared not to laugh at just one, two, but three performers at the University of Findlay’s 16th annual Comedy Jam. Entertainer Alexandra McHale will be emceeing the show, Mike Paramore will be the feature comedian, and Pete Lee will be the headliner. Alexandra McHale made her network […]