Looking back on the January inauguration

By: Heather Brimmer brimmerh@findlay.edu Vice President Kamala Harris inspires UF students and faculty Many months after the hotly debated and long-awaited election season began, Kamala Harris made United States history. Harris has officially broken racial and gender barriers that have been in place for more than 200 years. As the first woman vice president, the first black Vice President, and...

Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures loom over Findlay

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Punxsutawney Phil predicted it—another 6 weeks of a cold winter blankets the nation February has arrived, and it has brought more snow and colder temperatures along with it. Temperatures in Findlay fell to single digits this past weekend. Counting the wind chill, temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The recent snow and ice negatively...
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QB Superstars Face-off in Super Bowl LV

Brady hoping for ring #7 while Mahomes ready to begin his own dynasty By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the sports world being shaken by COVID-19, many were wondering how normal of a sports season 2020-2021 would be. Fortunately, the NFL was able to have both a complete season and postseason, culminating in Super Bowl LV. This year, the 14-2 Kansas City Chiefs, led by rising...

Young and healthy Americans may not get vaccinated until summer or beyond

By: Lauren Wolters  woltersl@findlay.edu Young Americans are at a standstill for getting vaccines— they can’t stand in line to get one just yet The question of when young and healthy Americans will be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 remains unanswered.  With the recent shift of power from former President Donald Trump to current President Joe Biden, the...

Making a national statement

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Sydney Kin earns USBWA National Player of The Week honors The University of Findlay basketball season has been in full swing since the winter break. The UF men’s and women’s teams showed off their skills and have received various accolades since the season began, including one such individual—Sydney Kin. Carey, Ohio native, Kin received the...

UF prepares for in person classes with mandatory COVID-19 testing

By: Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu Plenty of coronavirus tests have made it to the University of Findlay's campus, but Oilers will have to wait for vaccines Face-to-face classes started at the University of Findlay on Tuesday, but before students were allowed to be in class, they were required to take a rapid COVID-19 test to ensure safety when returning to campus. Even with testing, students...

Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

By: Emma Smith   smithe11@findlay.edu After a tumultuous campaign season and an even more divisive few weeks, Joseph Biden Jr. is officially the 46th U.S. president It’s official-- Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in to serve as the leaders of the United States. Biden’s first speech to the public as 46th President of the United States, pleading for unity as the only way to...

How will history remember Trump?

President Trump still refuses to concede By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 After an election season full of mudslinging, the 2020 Election reached its conclusion on Nov. 7, with former Vice President Joe Biden securing the necessary 270 electoral votes for presidency with 306 total. This makes Donald Trump the first president since George H.W. Bush, and eighth overall, to...

UFTV working to keep the community in the game

By Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Croy gymnasium on the University of Findlay campus is known for its “sixth man” presence. It’s legendary. The Findlay community embraces their favorite basketball teams and pack the stands at games. This basketball season that special ingredient will be missing from the Oiler basketball games as COVID-19 restrictions are keeping fans out...

UF’s Student Government Association looks to new and old COVID-19 polices for the spring semester

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu University of Findlay’s Student Government Association (SGA) was highly involved in the university’s COVID-19 policies since they were first adopted this year.  Ashlyn Coleman, the Sergeant at Arms of the SGA says that at the SGA retreat this past August, much of the members’ attention was...

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...

Under pressure

Students and staff open up about how they study and manage their stress. By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu      Junior criminal justice and psychology major at the University of Findlay Alyssa McDonald is feeling the same as many other UF students. Stressed. As the final week of classes approaches at the University of Findlay, students are busy studying for their...

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...

Preparing for a very COVID-19 holiday

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu With just days of face-to-face learning left for University of Findlay students thoughts are turning to Thanksgivings Day. UF junior education major, Hannah Otley, says Thanksgiving is going to look a little different at her house this year. She says her family is taking extra precautions to make sure their family could enjoy each other’s company safely....

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...

Ohio Governor pleads for public cooperation in stopping the coronavirus

UF continues ongoing adjustments and considerations  By Leah Alsept @leah_0913 Governor Mike DeWine addressed Ohioans Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. which was a break from his traditional 2 p.m. news conferences. The address was from his home in Cedarville and was reminiscent of a Roosevelt-era fireside chat. But his message was simple: Wear your masks and stay socially distanced. Ohio’s new...

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...

UF International Students Stuck in “Unprecedented Times”

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted all the University of Findlay’s students. However, that impact varies depending on the student, and that impact has arguably been greater on UF international students. International students already gain a unique experience by studying outside their home country.  Timotej Iliev, a UF international student from...

Joe Biden is officially elected President

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu After almost four days of tallying votes, multiple media outlets called Joe Biden as the President on Saturday, Nov. 7. Many Americans became impatient with the delayed Presidential election results. An example of this is University of Findlay student, Ben Batchelor. “I am frustrated with having to wait days to find out who actually won, and even...

Election Night passes with no clear presidential winner

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu Final tallies for the presidential election are still trickling in. On the evening of Tuesday Nov. 2, many Americans were glued to their televisions and phone screens as polls closed around the country. ABC News held live updates in their series Your Voice/Your Vote. Early that evening, many of the ABC correspondents were focused on the candidate that would win...

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...

Local and National Voters Turnout in Record Numbers to Vote Early

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith Morgan Wykes is a freshman Exercise Science major at the University of Findlay and a Hancock County resident. She is also a poll worker at the Hancock County Board of Elections and says the number of early voters has been surprising. “We were not expecting the large amount of people we had come out this year,” Wykes said. “I expect that on...

Student athletes feel the brunt of COVID-19

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Emsweller updated COVID-19 numbers Nov. 2 in a UF Update for the week of Oct. 25 to Oct. 31. He said there were 97 positive active cases (three community members were included), 34 pending test results, 73 completed tests that week, and 379 in a 14-day quarantine. Many University of Findlay student athletes...

The only “break” in spring break this year is broken plans

By Olivia Hyatt hyatto@findlay.edu With cases on the rise, and Hancock county being a level two, the effects of COVID-19 strike again as the University of Findlay announces spring break is cancelled, sort of.  The UF Update sent out on Oct. 14 outlines the current plans for the Spring semester—virtual start on Jan. 11, return face-to-face and hybrid on Jan. 19., and the cancellation of...

Trick-or-Treating sentiments in Findlay

City of Findlay to go forward with Trick-or-Treating By Sadie Hill hills3@findlay.edu The City of Findlay is set to have trick-or-treating on October 29, 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents of the town have expressed their opinions and concerns surrounding the city’s decision to move forward with the event, but most of the thoughts on the matter seem to be in a positive light. Findlay...

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...

Biden wins the Rock the Mock election!

By Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44  Four years ago, the University of Findlay hosted its first ever mock election, where students voted between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. In the 2016 Rock the Mock event, Trump defeated Clinton 47.3% to 37.2% with 268 votes to Clinton’s 210 votes. Findlay Media Network (FMN), which was made up of the Pulse, PRSSA, UFTV, and WLFC,...

To vote or not to vote

Students and staff speak about the 2020 presidential election By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu             With early voting in Ohio starting on Oct. 6, it is now crunch-time for the presidential candidates. While some individuals have already hit the polls to cast their votes, there are others who have yet to vote, perhaps because...

Election Dodgers

University of Findlay students who did not elect to participate in this year’s presidential election give their reasoning for lack of voting By Nolan O'Connell oconnelln@findlay.edu The year of pandemic, rioting, wildfires, and unexpected deaths is winding down with a pivotal presidential election in the United States of America. On Nov. 3, voters will decide if either Democratic candidate Joe...

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...

Winter Sports Preview: Men’s Basketball

Coach Ernst and Oiler Basketball thankful and ready for another season By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With COVID-19 having a large effect on colleges nationwide around March, many sports had to cancel the remaining half of their season. One of these sports included basketball. Although the season did not end the way he and the team wanted it to, University of Findlay...

Windows XP source code is leaked across the internet

The internet is much like a museum—and source codes are like artifacts. By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) Windows XP may not be an operating system (OS) that’s on many people’s minds with the retirement of the OS by Microsoft in 2014. The 19-year-old OS has made a return to the news cycle in recent weeks because of news that’s much like unearthing a fossil—the source code has been leaked...

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...