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...

Putting the ‘ghost’ in Ghost Town

By: Emma Smith Emai;: smithe11@findlay.edu Twitter: @Emma2000Smith   Ohio is the state for lovers of spooky season, with 111 haunted attractions in the state, there are plenty of places to get your scare on.   One of those places is Ghost Town in Findlay. Ghost Town is a replica of an 1880s-era ghost town and was first up and running in the 50s. Since its close, it has been fully...

Bring your screams to scary Purgatory

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   17 years ago, Joe Hutton had an idea, he wanted to make a place where screams, scares, and tears ran rampant all while being in a maze. That was when the idea for Purgatory was born. The place where screams are heard and Halloween spirit runs wild, Purgatory has been a mainstay in Findlay for nearly two decades.   “I love...

A reward for parking properly

Madelynn Greenslade grensladem@findlay.edu @Madelynn_G15 There are 3,602 marked parking spots around campus, and you could be one of the lucky 300 students or staff that are ‘Caught Parking Right’ this semester. Chief of Police and Director of Security William H. Shaw came up with the ‘Caught Parking Right’ program two years ago to reward students for parking properly around campus. Shaw...

Bowling for Dollars? More like Bowling for Boobs!

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913   According to breastcancer.org, About 1 in 8 U.S. women (around 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. October is widely known as breast cancer awareness month. Pink is the color of choice when promoting it— using pink ribbons comes from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, who handed out the little...

Ending the Stigma

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Last Wednesday, Oct.9, the University of Findlay held a “Mental Health Awareness Night”, where students could listen to speakers about their own personal struggles with mental disease, as well as ask them questions about how they have coped with their mental health struggles. The speakers, Eric Chase and Megan Scott, went very in-depth...

Keeping Up with the Freshmen

By: Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   One of the biggest aspects of college is adjusting to the new routine students will have to undergo to be successful. This can include how to study differently, when to go to bed, or meeting new people. For some, the adjustment has come and gone, and they are in a new routine. Others, they are still in an adjustment period. If you are a...

Thoughts from Profs: Tips for Writing

By: Lisa Bradley, Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Health One of the many challenges college students encounter is completing writing assignments successfully.  In my experience, college students typically fall into one of two writing groups:  Under-pagers and Over-pagers.  Under-pagers skip key assignment parameters and often write on obscure topics...

Student-led group, 4 Paws, helps train service dogs

By: Hope Brant Email: branth@findlay.edu There is a new organization at The University of Findlay called 4 Paws for Ability. This non-profit organization that trains service dogs is based out of Xenia, Ohio. The mission of 4 Paws is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities, veterans from recent conflicts that has resulted in the loss of their limbs or hearing with in active combat, and...

What you see is what they serve

By: Leah Alsept Email: alseptl@findlay.edu Twitter: @l_mac0913 In an effort to promote the use of fresh vegetables, the University of Findlay hosted called “Cooking with Chef”. Executive Chef for Sodexo at the University of Findlay, Elias Haane, set up shop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Refinery last Tuesday, Sept. 24 to demonstrate what cooking with fresh ingredients can do to help your...

A future for Findlay health students

By: Collin Frazier Email: frazierc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Collin_53 On Sept. 20, The College of Business and Student Life Center held the Findlay Health Jobs Fair. This was an opportunity for students not only to ask questions about certain health professions they are interested in, but also for different health employers to find interns and graduates that could help them. Some of the professions...

Oilers find peace, love, and unity at the Bell Tower

By: Taylor Christensen Email:  christensent@findlay.edu Twitter: @taychristensen1   The renowned musical festival, Woodstock, had its 50-year anniversary last August, and the University of Findlay held a “Celebrate Woodstock” event on Sept. 20 at the Bell Tower. It gave students the opportunity to participate with any talent they desire, including singing, magic tricks, or...

Putting the “Wine” in Winebrenner

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: @o_wile It’s not every day alcohol is served at the University of Findlay. In fact, being a dry campus, it’s unusual. It takes a certain type of event for this to happen, according to UF Media Relations Coordinator, Joy Brown.   “We have an actual policy on alcohol sales on campus,” said Brown. “So while the University of...

Wishes come true for UF women’s soccer

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: @o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu   There was a lot to celebrate this weekend for the University of Findlay women’s soccer team. From the official start of the season, to the end of a fight against cancer, it was an exciting day at DeHaven Field.   “We talk a lot about effort, attitude, commitment, competing, fighting, scrapping,” said Head Women’s Soccer...

Let’s get digital, physical textbooks!

Digital literacy is on the forefront of college campuses everywhere. College students and their use of technology influence academic institutions to change with the times.    In 2017, a laptop was essential for student studying habits with 86 percent of college students saying they used one, according to a study conducted by McGraw-Hill.   In addition to laptops, students use other...

Hurricane Dorian makes its way through the US

Taylor Christensen Email: tchristensen@findlay.edu Twitter: @taychristensen1   States along the coast were terrified as Hurricane Dorian made its way North after sweeping through and devastating the Bahamas. As the category 3 hurricane moved along the coast, it was rapidly changing. The National Hurricane Center reported the hurricane as bringing life threatening storm surge, winds, heavy...

Hiroshima Legacy Survivor Speaks at UF

By: Emma Smith Email: smithe11@findlay.edu Twitter: @Emma2000Smith   On Sept. 4, Findlay welcomed a very special guest on campus. That guest was, Certified Atomic Bomb Legacy Successor, Michiko Yamaoka. Yamaoka was able to give a firsthand experience on what it was like growing up with a mother who was in and out of the hospital for different illnesses. Yamaoka never understood what was...