Category Archives: Around Campus

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

By Kelsey Baughman 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 […]

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 […]

Findlay Music Festival postponed but NOT cancelled

Moving to next August Dylan Frazier @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 […]

University of Findlay Students Gather to Watch the First Presidential Debate

Debate or debacle? By Emma Smith 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 […]

COVID-19 prevention in UF dorms

By Megan Berg             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 students in […]

Keeping Oilers safe off the field

UF athletics implementing various ways to keep athletes safe By Collin Frazier @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 […]

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 […]

Findlay freshmen adapting to new learning styles

University freshmen and professor share their views on hybrid and remote learning. By Kayla Canterbury             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 the students and staff at […]

Annual Board of Presidents meeting gets a makeover

By Ethan Hockaday 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 […]

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 […]

Helping Students Stay in Shape…and Safe

By Collin Frazier @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 […]

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

By Emma Smith @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, […]

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 […]

The Work in The Kitchen Pays off in the Classroom

By Alana Sundermann @alana_sundy23 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 […]

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 […]

How Oilers can serve on break

Emma Smith @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 […]

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

Dylan Frazier  @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 […]

Saving lives, one spray at a time

Dylan Frazier @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 […]

What’s next for President Trump?

Emma Smith @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 […]

Two juggernauts face off Sunday night

By: Collin Frazier @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 […]

Putting a nail in it: Purple for a cause

Olivia Wile   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 […]

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

Taylor Christensen @Taychristensen1   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. […]

What being a veteran means to a veteran

By: Collin Frazier @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 […]

CCPD-led job fair hopes to open new doors

By: Emma Smith @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. […]

A reward for parking properly

Madelynn Greenslade @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 […]

Bowling for Dollars? More like Bowling for Boobs!

By: Leah Alsept @l_mac0913   According to, 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 […]

Ending the Stigma

Dylan Frazier @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, […]