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Finals week is approaching…Here are resources and study tips for Oilers!

Tips to avoid test-anxiety and burnout during finals season. By Natalie Wertz wertzn@findlay.edu With finals season approaching, you may find yourself dealing with test anxiety, stress, and feeling burnt out. But not to worry, The University of Findlay has some resources and tips for Oilers to make it through the end of the semester. “We’re advocates for students,” Bill Johnston,...

Oiler Golf opens new facility to positive results

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 “I can't thank enough people for this becoming a reality," says Head Coach Guarnieri In the past few years, the Oiler Golf team has made its mark in Division II golf. The team works day-in-day-out to improve their craft, with spectacular results. However, because golf is an outdoor sport, the Oilers have had some trouble training during the...

A need for media literacy

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Perspectives of those who were affected by not only the physical effects COVID-19, but the misinformation that came along with the pandemic “She got so sick… My mom's like, ‘she looked like skin and bones. She looked like she was gonna die.’” That was the reality that University of Findlay student Tim Cunningham faced when he found out his...

Special Report: Invisible Injuries

Looking into UF’s mental health resources for student-athletes Christensent@findlay.edu Twitter: taychristensen Instagram: taylorchristensen1 Concussions, broken bones, and life-altering injuries are no secret to a student-athlete. These types of injuries are very common occurrences, and it is normal to see an athlete bandaged up after a big game or a hard practice. But what the eye cannot see...

Reactions as #12 goes for year 23 in the NFL

One month since the news broke that Tom Brady was "un-retiring" By Matthew Miller Search millersearchm@findlay.edu Late evening, March 13 news broke that shocked the sports world when Tom Brady, seven-time world champion and 15-time pro-bowler announced he was un-retiring and returning to football.  The news came only 40-days after Brady had announced his retirement to spend more time with...

Campus wide power outage disrupts life while University makes adjustments

By Pulse Staff The University of Findlay released plans on how to handle a long-term power outage on campus this evening. The first notification of the outage went out via Oiler Alert this morning around 9:30 a.m. and stated that AEP, the electric company that services campus was working on the problem. As of 6:15 p.m., AEP’s website said that 359 customers were affected by two outages in...

UF announces $6 million gift towards a new building

The Watterson Center for Ethical Leadership will take a few years to become reality but got a huge boost in fundraising for the project. By Pulse Staff The University of Findlay announced a $6 million gift from Billy and Brenda Watterson Thursday towards a new building on campus. The University says this is the largest single donation in University history. The new building will be the Watterson...

Oiler Baseball and Softball looking to alleviate growing pains

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 New and old faces in the Oiler softball and baseball teams come together to achieve common goals As the weather starts to warm up (and cool down, in some cases), both Oiler Baseball and Softball are continuing their 2022 seasons. The baseball team is hoping to improve from their disappointing 14-25 2021 campaign, while the softball team is hoping...
UF Sheep at the animal science building

Did “ewe” know about the University of Findlay’s sheep showing team?

By Addy Hankins @addy_hankins hankinsa@findlay.edu The University of Findlay says it offers a variety of opportunities for students to expand their horizons and gain experience in their desired career field. One of those ways is the University of Findlay’s Sheep Showing Team. “When I first started here, we showed sheep out in Sedalia, Missouri and some other places like the state fair but Dr....

UF Men’s basketball on consistent path to success

By Kwesi Caldwell caldwellk1@findlay.edu The University of Findlay Men’s basketball team recently ended its run in the Division II NCAA Midwest Regional Quarterfinal with an 87-81 loss to Ferris State University. Capping off what looked to be a promising year, the Oilers ended their season with a 19-11 record. This is not the first time the team has had such success like this either. Over the...

Series: What month is it?

You are probably very familiar with designations such as Black History Month in February and Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, but have you ever wondered what other kinds of “months” are out there? The Newswriting class at the University of Findlay decided to explore and highlight some of the more interesting honors bestowed on topics for the month of March. Check out the complete...

Hitting high gear for holiday cheer

"Make Your Own Holiday Day" has people thinking about events that the community missed By: Emily Huynh huynhe@findlay.edu If you could make a day to celebrate whatever you wanted, a book, a person, a historical day, or maybe even a day to celebrate you besides your birthday, now you can. Hug a Grump Day, National Free Pizza Day, I Deserve a Raise Day, and Disco Dancing Day are just some of the...

Advocating for the advocates

Students celebrated National Social Work Month at advocacy day at the State House. By Alicyn McClish mcclisha@findlay.edu There are more than 700,000 social workers in the United States and the field is growing according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some of those future social workers are training at the University of Findlay. “The first thing that I think of when I think of social...

Sports injuries on the sidelines

National Cheerleading Safety Month By Aliza Stahl stahla@findlay.edu They flip, they lift, they fly. When you think of sports injuries, full contact sports like football probably come to mind. However, cheerleading can also cause many injuries. Kayla Bays is a third-year student and cheerleader at the University of Findlay. She started cheering in the third grade. Bays’ main role on the cheer...

UF Students get crafty

By Krissy Johnson and Pulse Staff @johnsonk2022 johnsonk13@findlay.edu Whether crafting be for fun, mental health or business, University of Findlay students have multiple ways of celebrating National Craft Month. “Now that I know it’s National Craft Month I’m definitely excited,” Kaitlyn Adamic, UF freshman biology major said. “I can’t wait to see all the cool things people come up...

What really gets you going?

By Natalie Wertz wertzn@findlay.edu You probably better stop at four…experts say more than 400 milligrams of caffeine, or four cups of coffee, a day can lead to addiction and health conditions. “I know that you can get addicted to caffeinated stuff if you have too much of it,” University of Findlay freshman and exercise science for health professions major Tori Spires said. “I try to...

What’s fueling gas price fluctuations

By Lauren Wolters and Pulse Staff woltersl1@findlay.edu As many University of Findlay students head to the gas station to fill their cars they noticed the peak in gas prices earlier this month. And they are not alone. The United States witnessed record-breaking gas prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. According to USA Today, the average price for a gallon of...

UF Roughneck Proudlock earns national runner-up honors

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 While happy, Proudlock unsatisfied with result The University of Findlay wrestling team was well-represented by junior Branson Proudlock at the 2022 NCAA Division II National Championship Mar. 12. Proudlock, representing the 141-lb class, earned All-American honors as well as national runner-up, coming up short against eventual national champion...

Annual Career and Internship Fair gathers over 40 companies to the University of Findlay’s campus

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Students looking for employment will have an easy time at UF’s Career and Internship Fair Button down shirt. Tie. Dress shoes. These are just a few of the things needed to make a good impression to employers. Maddie Arquette was one of those students looking to make a good first impression at the University of Findlay Career and Internship Fair....

Squirrel causes power outage at University of Findlay’s campus

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Just a normal day in Findlay, Ohio, when a power outage on the University of Findlay's campus occurred... The weather was warm and cloudy during what may have been one of the strangest occurrences on the University of Findlay’s campus in March --  a squirrel ran into a transformer near parking lot #14 behind the Egner Center for Performing...

The Pulse on politics: Ohio’s 2022 senate race

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 The Ohio senate race comes to Findlay, Ohio in early 2022 Findlay, Ohio is a lesser-known hotspot for political activity during campaign season. Various senatorial candidates, including JD Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," are making stops in Findlay to talk to their potential constituents about what they dislike and hope to change if they’re...

Bringing the Gospel of Matthew to the theatre

The University of Findlay Theatre faculty and students prepare to perform Godspell this spring By Krissy Johnson @johnsonk2022 johnsonk13@findlay.edu The magical world of theatre peeked the interest of Robbie Riffle, senior University of Findlay Theatre Performance and Production double major, when he was in high school. His desire to build those magical stories landed him the role of Judas in...

3C Computer Repairs Re-opened

3C Computer Repairs re-opens and member share why it was temporarily shut down. By Addy Hankins @addy_hankins hankinsa@findlay.edu 3C Computer Repairs is officially re-opened to all University of Findlay students, faculty and anyone in the Findlay area who needs computer assistance. The announcement was made on Feb. 21 after being closed since the beginning of the 2021-2022 second semester....

Memorial concert

University band dedicates Feb. 24 performance to victim of mass shooting By Alicyn McClish mcclisha@findlay.edu Mass shootings seem like a world away from the world of music. But for Director of Bands at the University of Findlay, Dr. Wes King, one such event brought his world crashing down. “These things continue to happen, nobody does a thing, we all talk about how terrible it is and it...

Students both on and off campus are experiencing food shortages

The Henderson Dining Hall at UF and students living off campus are having to change up their normal meal plans due to supply chain shortages By Corinthia Webster websterc@findlay.edu University of Findlay students may notice some of their favorite menu items have been removed from the dining hall rotation this year. It’s the same reason off-campus students are struggling to find their favorites...

Tips for transfer students

By: Aliza Stahl stahla@findlay.edu Transfer students are often a little lost coming to a new school after transferring from another institution -- here are some tips to help There are first-time freshmen, there are gap-year students, and then there are transfer students. Students who have been through the transfer experience have to completely readjust to life on a different campus. Bill...

UF mobile food pantry helps students and wider community

Students who helped out at the mobile food pantry during MLK Jr. week are looking forward to more events -- and warmer weather By Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Setting up a mobile food pantry is no easy task -- especially when it’s outside in freezing cold weather. But the University of Findlay was able to pull off a successful event during MLK Jr. Week with the help of dozens of...

Oiler advice: College stress is real but manageable

By: Krissy Johnson johnsonk13@findlay.edu @johnsonk2022 A first in the Oiler advice series: University of Findlay faculty and students discuss tips for managing stress in college With college comes stress, but the University of Findlay faculty and students recommend a wide variety of unique activities and tips to manage it well. As the semester progresses, students are finally starting to feel...

UF Student Affairs and Athletics divisions revamp for the spring

Staff in both the Student Affairs Division and the Division of Athletics undergo restructures By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Word count: 894 words As the spring semester ramps up, the University of Findlay’s Division of Student Affairs and Athletics Department adjusts to some restructuring. In an email interview, Brandi Laurita, Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of...

Five University of Findlay students help FBI solve cold cases in Detroit

By: Addy Hankins hankinsa@findlay.edu UF students helped FBI, Operation UNITED, identify missing persons Several University of Findlay students got the rare opportunity to work with the FBI in Detroit last summer. “It was awesome,” said Alicyn McClish, senior Forensic Biology student at the University of Findlay. “They didn’t treat us like kids.” McClish was one of the five students who...

WLFC Exclusive Interview: Seth Butler

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Seth Butler speaks on his journey, the DEI space, future goals & more! Seth Butler is a Findlay, Ohio native, graduating from Liberty Benton High School and branching out to Colorado State University for college. When he returned to Findlay five years ago, he set foot on the University of Findlay campus and eventually became the current Director...

Passing the baton: Emsweller makes the hand off to Laurita

Laurita to stay in the Athletics Department while taking on VP of Student Affairs role By Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  As Dave Emsweller prepares for his retirement as the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Findlay, Brandi Laurita, UF’s Director of Athletics, prepares to take his place.  “Dave Emsweller is leaving a large pair of shoes to...

UF athletes transition from university athletics to the real world

Two senior athletes reflect on their time at UF By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Of the approximately 3,000 students who attend the University of Findlay, about 680 students participate in athletics according to the University. These 680 students get the opportunity to continue a sport they have most likely been participating in for many years, while also receiving a degree. Because these...

Ranch Horse Team holds Buckle Show and so much more

By Corinthia Webster websterc@findlay.edu The weekend before Thanksgiving the University of Findlay’s Ranch Horse Team held its Buckle Show at the UF Western barns. The show helped raise money so the team can travel and show their skills at outside shows over the coming months. The show was open to the community and outside entries. It lasted for two days and also offered many classes to help...

Art during the pandemic: What the Mazza Museum has done to adapt to the changing times

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu Director of the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay Benjamin Sapp says he and his staff look forward to coming days. Being mostly hands on, in person, and interactive, organizations like the Mazza have had to adapt significantly to the changing times due to Covid-19. “We initially thought that this may impact us for a couple of weeks, maybe a...