Two universities handle COVID-19 in slightly different ways

By Courtney Koebel @courtneykoebel koebelc@findlay.edu      COVID-19 has changed campuses around the country. Some going to virtual learning and some still attending in person classes. The Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine has given universities the freedom to create their own COVID-19 response and only required them to report their cases to the students and community members...

University of Findlay’s recent deer crash creates a stir in “Hendoe” Dining Hall

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu University of Findlay Henderson Dining Hall received an unexpected guest, a doe, who made quite a bold entrance smashing through two windows during lunch on Oct. 23. Paul Pavala, a Senior Computer Science major with an emphasis on Web and Database at the University of Findlay, was one of the students in Henderson Dining Hall to witness the doe crash...

UF Professors adopt new strategies to fend off COVID-19

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu With Turkey Day approaching and COVID-19 circling the University of Findlay community like a vulture, the UF community seems to have a lot more on their plates this year. Both students and faculty’s plates were piled high with the normal stress of a semester and the added stress of COVID-19 procedures. Professors had to work to prepare for the upcoming...

Schooling from Home

How one UF student dealt with having COVID-19 By Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 As the University of Findlay balances the act of having classes on campus while keeping everyone safe from COVID-19, some students were still exposed to the virus. Scott Jennings, a student at UF, contracted the virus. Jennings says that when he first found out, he immediately was worried that he...

Don’t Stop the Party?

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Halloween at the University of Findlay looked a little different this year. Students were advised to keep their gatherings small, to not share food, stay outside, and disinfect EVERYTHING. Masks were required as well but not by the usual costume party standards. Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Emsweller sent out information on Nov. 3 in a UF Update...

4 Paws for Ability grows and adapts to COVID-19

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu Seeing a dog on campus is common at Findlay, but the dogs with vests are working and learning alongside everyone else. UF 4 Paws for Ability is applying University of Findlay’s mission statement to canine learners—puppy raisers across campus are preparing Service Dogs in Training (SDiTs) for meaningful lives and productive careers. 4 Paws for Ability describes...

From 2-D Visual Art to 3-D Buildings: Transforming University of Findlay’s campus with student artwork

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu At the University of Findlay, COVID-19 has challenged college educators, but brought a new set of blue faces taped to Shafer Library. “The Blue Face Drawings”, created by ART 110 students, broke barriers with social distanced learning as well as provided a new “face” for future art education. Behind “The Blue Face Drawings” and silhouettes that...

Rocking down the road to election

The “Rock the Mock” mock election is gearing up and getting ready to go with just a few days away By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) There are only a few days until the next “Rock the Mock” mock election on the University of Findlay campus. Four years ago, Findlay Media Network (now know as UF Digital Media club) held its very first mock election with decent success—more than 500 Oilers showed...

Findlay Music Festival postponed but NOT cancelled

Moving to next August Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 For those who were ready to hear T-Pain sing “Bartender” or “Buy U A Drank”, you’ll have to wait just a little longer. The Findlay Music Festival was originally scheduled for April 4, then moved to Oct.10, but is postponed again due to COVID-19. It was a decision that was heavily talked about and discussed, but UF...

University of Findlay Students Gather to Watch the First Presidential Debate

Debate or debacle? By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu On Tuesday evening when many Americans stayed glued to their screens watching the first Presidential Debate of 2020, University of Findlay students had the opportunity to watch it together on campus. The showing occurred in real time in the Brewer Center for Health Sciences (BCHS) Lecture Hall. The event went form 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. and was...

COVID-19 prevention in UF dorms

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu             Residence halls pose serious concerns about the transmission of COVID-19. Students living in residence halls may be at a higher risk of contracting the virus, due to close proximity, shared bathrooms, and small halls. Several Residence Life staff weighed on in the measures in place to protect UF...

Keeping Oilers safe off the field

UF athletics implementing various ways to keep athletes safe By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Even with low-contact sports being allowed, the presence of COVID-19 is still looming and active. With this in mind, there may still be some concern for the safety of athletics and the University of Findlay as a whole. UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita clarified any possible concerns...

Positive or negative coronavirus result? COVID-19 affects everyone at UF

The University of Findlay stresses that Oilers stay safe and take precautions during this unpredictable time By Leah Alsept @leah_0913 University of Findlay student Hannah Caram says she contracted the coronavirus a few weeks ago. Sept. 13 was her last day of quarantine, and she’s ready to go back out into the world. “As of Sunday my quarantine has ended, I can go out in public,” said...

Findlay freshmen adapting to new learning styles

University freshmen and professor share their views on hybrid and remote learning. By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu             University of Findlay freshmen have been thrown into the world of hybrid and remote learning for their first semester of college this fall. These styles of learning may present some difficulties for both...

Annual Board of Presidents meeting gets a makeover

By Ethan Hockaday Hockaday@findlay.edu COVID-19 restrictions meant the University of Findlay Student Government Association (SGA) had to move the yearly Board of Presidents meeting online. While about 220 attendees logged on, including panelists, student leaders, and some advisors people attended the virtual meeting on Aug. 24, Vice-President of SGA, Jill Prince, a senior studying middle...

The lasting global impact of COVID-19

By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) Osaka, Japan, is 6,639 away from Findlay, OH. Visiting Professor of Japanese Rie Aoki hasn’t been to her home city Osaka since summer 2019. As COVID-19 vaccination hopes are seen in the news , the CDC COVID-19 Tracker states that there are 125,144 confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio with over six million cases across America. Japan, a country that the University of...

COVID-19 takes sorority recruitment online at UF

By Olivia Hyatt COVID-19 has put many plans on hold, but for the Phi Sigma Sigma chapter at the University of Findlay it has only changed the way they have to do things. Phi Sigma Sigma’s fall 2020 recruitment began on Sept. 8; however, the chapter was notified from the National Panhellenic Conference only two weeks prior to the first night of recruitment it was to be entirely virtual. This...

Helping Students Stay in Shape…and Safe

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  With the stress of being in college, along with the prolonged presence of COVID-19, a way that students hope to alleviate their stress is by working out, and it is a good way of destressing. It allows students to take their mind off of things and allows the body to release endorphins, which make students feel good about themselves. However,...

Home Sweet Home looks a little different this year for the Delong Writing Center

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith The University of Findlay Delong Writing Center has a new home. It was once housed in the basement of Old Main but now you can find it located in the Center for Student Life and College of Business, room 135. “By moving the Writing Center to a more central, visible, and lively space, students can more easily access support for their writing...

RNC Speech brings discussion to a UF class

Two students share their reactions to Vice President Pence’s RNC speech By: Leah Alsept @leah_0913 The University of Findlay’s Political Communication class took time to watch some of the key speakers from both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention and discuss some reactions to the things both sides had to say. Senior public relations and theater...

The Work in The Kitchen Pays off in the Classroom

By Alana Sundermann @alana_sundy23 sundermanna@findlay.edu From the Writer’s Kitchen might be described as a place where artists and writers of all kinds can share their work. Connor Bracken, assistant professor of English and faculty advisor of the group, describes when the Writer’s Kitchen developed and what it has become. “It’s a pretty old inventoriable institution on campus and...

UF Students react to COVID-19 decision

On Wednesday, March 11, as news traveled around campus that University of Findlay officials were moving classes to online remote learning, students reacted. UF Communication students went out and talked to several students about their plans and how they feel about the decision. Classes begin an online remote format on Monday, March 16 as recommended by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.  

How Oilers can serve on break

Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   A select number of students are gearing up to travel over their Spring Break. Through the Buford Center for Diversity, students had the option to apply for two different service programs. One of the programs was through the Habitat for Humanity chapter on UF. This chapter is taking 22 students and 2 adults to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to serve....

Governor wants to crack down on texting-and-driving issue

Dylan Frazier  frazierd@findlay.edu  @dylanfrazier44  According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year and nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.   The Ohio Capital Journal reports in an effort to combat the issue in the state of Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine...

Sharing the love on campus

Abigail Frye fryea@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF   On Friday, Feb. 2 from 3-5 p.m., Residence Life hosted Share the Love. in the College of Business building. The event welcomed both campus residents and non-residents with some early Valentine’s Day fun. Events like this are considered Oiler Outings, which is a way Residence Life is trying to get more students involved on campus.    ...

Saving lives, one spray at a time

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Last Tuesday, Jan.28, the pharmacy fraternity, Alpha Zeta Omega (AZO) held an event on campus, Project DAWN, to promote awareness on how to administer Narcan or naloxone to someone who may be suffering an opioid overdose. With the opioid epidemic hitting Findlay and the surrounding area very hard, AZO has tried to help educate the student...

What’s next for President Trump?

Emma Smith Smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   Since Dec. 18 of last year, Donald J. Trump has been in the biggest legal battle to date, the impeachment trial to determine if they will continue being the President of the United States. The impeachment process began after a whistleblower complaint was filed in August 2019 accusing Trump of pressuring Ukraine to investigate former VP and now...

Two juggernauts face off Sunday night

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   It’s that time of the year; The Big Game. The game that your favorite team will most likely not be in but you will still tune in, eat delicious food, watch very hit-or-miss commercials, and watch Jennifer Lopez and Shakira perform during halftime. This year, the 14-4 Kansas City Chiefs will take on the 15-3 San Francisco 49ers in Super...

A whole new world: studying abroad at UF

  Abigail Frye frya@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF   It’s hard to imagine just how big the world is when living in Findlay, Ohio. Luckily, the University of Findlay wants to show students just how much opportunity the world can offer. Students can go to the Office of International Education to hear more about the different trips UF has to offer. There is no requirement for certain majors or...

And the Oscar goes to…

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Awards season in film is well underway with this past Tuesday announcing all of the nominees for the 92nd edition of the Oscars. When the nominees are announced for the Oscars, the biggest thing we always hear about are the snubs of the awards, and this year is no different. Professor Kit Medjesky, Professor of Communication, follows the...

Putting a nail in it: Purple for a cause

Olivia Wile wileo@findlay.edu frazierd@findlay.edu   Domestic violence isn’t a topic that’s easy to talk about, but it’s one being highlighted by the color purple. On Nov. 13, students at the University of Findlay could have their ring fingernail painted purple as part of the “Put the Nail in It” campaign. Bethany Treece, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Manager at Open Arms, of...

Oiler Success Center helps stressed out students as they approach the finish line

Taylor Christensen @Taychristensen1 christensent@findlay.edu   As the University of Findlay nears the end of the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year, the students on campus are frantically preparing for final projects and tests to try and get the best grades possible. On campus, students are encouraged to seek help from the Oiler Success Center. This is a great resource for students...

What being a veteran means to a veteran

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   This upcoming Monday, Nov.11, is Veteran’s Day. It is a time to reflect and appreciate what our armed forces do to protect our country and our freedoms. It’s also a time to thank the members of the military that served their time and came home safely. Seth Thompson, double major in Animal Science and Western Equestrian, was also a...

On the defensive

Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Word count: 505 The University of Findlay is combating threats in a way that isn’t seen in Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee movies. Dr. Chris Moser, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Findlay, may hold a second-degree black belt in taekwondo, he doesn’t often use his moves when defending himself against a threat. Instead, he taught...

CCPD-led job fair hopes to open new doors

By: Emma Smith smithell@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   Last Thursday, Oct.24, the Center for Career and Professional Development hosted their annual Career & Internship Fair, in the AMU from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There were 63 companies in attendance and Each one was looking for a unique blend of people to become a part of their professional team. The event was sponsored by 16 companies, but all...