Side hustles for the holidays

Column by Andy Milligan miligana@findlay.edu As college students, I’m sure that most of us know what it’s like to be strapped for cash- especially around the holidays. After all, you can’t leave anyone out, and buying the PERFECT gift for everyone is even MORE stressful on a budget. Maybe you didn’t do your diligence and save throughout the year, or exam week hit you extra hard and you...

Women, Life, Freedom

Column by Alireza Majidi (Majidi is an international student from Iran.) majidia@findlay.edu Seven weeks ago, a Kurdish girl was killed by the Morality Police in Tehran, Iran. Mahsa Amini, 22 years old, was walking in one of the streets of Tehran, breathing that polluted air, struggling with lots of problems, and having hundreds of dreams in mind.  Suddenly, she was arrested by the morality...

A new meaning to Hocus Pocus? 

Hocus Pocus 2 offers both new and old sights    Review by Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  Nearly three decades after the first Hocus Pocus movie, Hocus Pocus 2 premiered on Disney+ September 30--just in time for spooky season. While geared more for children, the sequel, like its precursor, offers humor for all ages. And Disney even throws in a solid storyline to go along with the...

Meals you can make in your dorm room

Column By Andy Milligan As we all know, cooking for yourself in college can seem impossible- after all, all we’re allowed is a microwave, maybe a minifridge, and no more than a few simple ingredients to work with. But even with these limitations, the possibilities are still endless. As they say, “the creative mind thrives under stringent limitations.” Making Delicious food is still possible...

NBA.com top 10 NBA players going into the 2022-2023 season

By Jeremiah Jackson As the 2022-2023 NBA preseason kicks off, NBA fans are getting excited for the regular season to start. And with excitement comes a lot of opinions on how the season will unfold, and that’s where we look at NBA.com who released their top 10 NBA players going into the 2022-2023 NBA season. Looking at this list really amazed me about how some players excelled last year but...

Marvel Mania: What’s coming in MCU Phase 5

By Graham Shore shoreg@findlay.edu The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become one of the most popular franchises in movie history. Here is a look at Phase 5 according to articles published in July by Julia Glassman in “Here's How the MCU Phase 5 Timeline Will Play Out” and Laura Martin in “The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Five & Six Timeline, Explained.” While She-Hulk: Attorney at...

The secret to being a healthy college student

What does it mean to be healthy, and what does it look like? Column by Andy Milligan, UF senior Strength and Conditioning student milligana@findlay.edu As college students, it’s easy to lead a lifestyle of imbalance. Late nights spent studying create sleep imbalances. Anxiety and stress create mental imbalance. The delicious food in the dining hall makes it hard to stay nutritionally balanced....

Content Creator Spotlight with JereMiah Jackson

Aurel Toska is a junior at the University of Findlay majoring in Adolescent/Young Adult/Integrated Social Studies. Pulse’s JereMiah Jackson sat down with Aurel Toska to talk about the content he is creating with his Findlay Talks podcast. Q: What inspired Findlay Talks? A: What inspired Findlay Talks is my wanting to give people in the community a platform. There is a lot of talent at the...

UF student wears many hats and does it with style

By Alexander Davis, Faculty Adviser for 88.3 WLFC the Pulse radio Alexander.Davis@findlay.edu JereMiah Jackson is not LeBron James. I say that for two reasons. 1. JereMiah constantly refers to himself as Bron whenever he is doing anything. Let’s be real though, it makes sense. LeBron James is arguably the greatest athletes of all time - on and off the playing surface. It’s much like an...

As the semester begins, we’re all trying on new shoes

By Amy Rogan I have a six-month-old granddaughter who is in constant motion. She has been wanting to walk for months now. Not crawl. Walk. She gets in her little activity chair and jumps and jumps and jumps and jumps some more. It’s fun for her but it’s also building her leg strength. Soon she will be off and running. But for now, she doesn’t often wear shoes. (Or even socks for that...

Video game review: Stray does not wander from its goal

Video Game Review by Ethan Hockaday Available on PC and Playstation, the video game Stray is a unique, fun game that won’t take your whole day to complete, nor leave your wallet significantly lighter. Developed by BlueTwelve Studio, this game will have the player using the full spectrum of their emotion as they explore the game. Taking place in a dystopian, cyberpunk city, you play as a cat...

The Importance and Risks of Sleep

Who would ever think that sleeping could be bad for a person? Column By Aliza Stahl stahla@findlay.edu Are you someone who stays up late watching television or studying? Or are you someone who sleeps in until noon? Maybe even both? Every person needs sleep, some more than others. If someone doesn’t get enough sleep each night, that can have effects on their body, physically and mentally, this...

Why is recreational reading important?

There are a myriad of benefits to reading recreationally. What can it do for your mental and physical health? Column by Natalie Wertz wertzn@findlay.edu “Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything” – Tomie Depaola. One thing I’ve learned in my 20 years of life is the importance of reading. In this day and age,...

Strike up the band! Four reasons you should think about joining Oiler bands

Column By Krissy Johnson johnsonk13@findlay.edu As someone who has participated in the Oiler marching, pep, and concert bands all four years of college at the University of Findlay, I highly recommend that students join the band program for multiple reasons.             The Oiler bands are directed by Dr. Wes King who started his career at UF...

The importance of being spontaneous

Column By Addy Hankins   @addy_hankins Have you ever thought about your day-to-day life? Like the things that you just do mindlessly every day. You get out of bed, get ready for the day, go to school, go to work, and then go to bed and wake up to repeat the same day again. It’s like a broken record that keeps playing the same song and eventually that song gets old, and you need to play a...

Thoughts with Profs: Authenticity, humility, and respect can go a long way

Column by Alex Davis Instructor of Teaching in Communication Manager 88.3 WLFC the Pulse alexander.davis@findlay.edu   It was the hottest of hot summer days in New York City as I was walking down 6th avenue in 2013 when I looked up and saw Nick Cannon. At the time I was working as a foot courier, delivering packages for a company called LightSpeed. My uncle who I was living with in the...

Past and present students reflect on the Arch ceremony

Lauren Wolters, senior, Doctor of Pharmacy Program "I was pretty nervous at the arch ceremony my first week here, but I was excited to walk through the arch. It is very cool that faculty and staff cheer and greet new students as they walk through. I think it helps establish a welcoming and personal environment which is especially important for new students. I think the tradition that students...

Moon Knight: A psychological thrill ride for the MCU

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 A departure from the source material pays off Something that always keeps fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming back is how they will see their favorite heroes appear in films not dedicated to them. More recent examples of this include Dr. Strange appearing in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and Wanda Maximoff in the upcoming “Dr. Strange...

Column: LED Curtain

By: Ali Majidi majidia@findlay.edu There's a stark contrast between China's Olympic ceremony and the Uyghurs in internment camps The Olympics is the oldest and greatest athletic event in history, where all of the chivalric people around the globe who have defeated their national rivals, get together to represent their powers to the world and to wave their national flags on the summit of honor and...

EXIT: An international perspective

By: Alireza Majidi majidia@findlay.edu Worlds apart come together with just one choice: to EXIT. I’m from Iran. Yes, you’re thinking just what am I doing in a small, midwestern town like Findlay, Ohio. Maybe for many of the American students here it is hard to be in another city away from home, but for international students? Well, that’s a long, long story. Let me tell you mine. At least...

“Peacemaker”: An irreverent entry in the DCEU

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 James Gunn with full control yields spectacular results James Gunn has a knack for taking franchises that no one talks about and breathes zany, fresh life into them. First, it was for the MCU with “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He did it once again for the DCEU with “The Suicide Squad.” The combination of dark humor and extreme violence and...

Spider-Man: No Way Home: A love-letter to Webheads everywhere

An example of how to balance fan service with an amazing film By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Those six words are synonymous with the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Despite that, this quote really has not been explored in the MCU’s rendition of the hero. However, that changed with the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic...

The question of gratitude

By Amy Rogan Assistant Professor of Communication & Adviser to The Pulse I have questions…but not the kind you might expect. I’m not distributing a quiz or issuing an assignment to my students. Just a few simple questions that may shift your focus from your “have-nots” to your “haves.” My sister recently gave me a book called “Growing Grateful” by Mary A. Kassian. It’s a...

Marvel’s Eternals shoots for the moon, lands in convoluted stars

Certainly the MCU’s worst in a long time, but not as bad as critics make it By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  Ambition. It’s something we all have. We use it to try something new or exciting. Sometimes it pays off well, sometimes it doesn’t, and sometimes it meets somewhere in the middle. Take the MCU’s most recent entry Eternals, for example. It follows the...

DUNE Review

"This is only the beginning” By Minal Bista bistam@findlay.edu Director Denis Villeneuve, who gave us some of the best sci-fi films like, Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, is back with a star-studded new movie adaption. With each new production, the size of his films has grown larger, and "Dune" is the biggest one yet. Unlike Tinseltown's last attempt to adapt Dune which will undoubtedly still...

Frightening flicks to watch

Spend spooky season with some great movies By Movie Reviewer Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 I’m going to be fully honest: I hate horror movies. I had some bad memories with them when I was younger and I tend to avoid them. Also, most of them do the same song and dance: big scary man chases around a group of people, kills them until one lone survivor stops him. That said, if a...

A picture is worth a thousand words…  

Columnist Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu What’s the difference between taking a photo, and creating art with a photo? Many people do not understand the difference between snapping a picture on your phone quickly and actually creating real art through photography. So, what classifies a photo as art? Often times when speaking to my peers about the topic of photography, they question...

The Many Saints of Newark: A treat for longtime fans, a decent gangster film for others

Great lead chemistry and much dialogue headline this Sopranos prequel By Collin Frazier   @Collin_53 Gangster films and television are either hit or miss these days. For every Oscar-winning The Departed, there is a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes Gotti. It really is hard for gangster films to make waves on the big screen nowadays. For the small screen, the gold standard for gangster television is The...

Life before the internet: Letters, Ma Bell, and harried highway adventures

By Diana Montague, Ph.D. Professor of Communication A recent assignment in my Media Literacy class had students interview “people of a certain age” about how they used to access information and complete tasks before the internet changed everything and smartphones became our appendages. Students learned their fathers wrote actual letters to cousins in college. Some parents remembered calling...

Venom: Let There Be Carnage indulges on itself for an okay experience

Come for an absurd comic book movie, stay for an amazing post-credit scene By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 The Spiderman franchise is probably the first comic book movie franchise most of us saw. It captured everything great about Peter Parker and his villains… at least for the first two movies. We then got Spiderman 3, and viewers were not only let down by emo Peter Parker...

“The Starling,” a grief cliché

By: Minal Bista bistam@findlay.edu Despite Melfi’s star studded star cast, “The Starling” falls short of expectations Directed by Theodore Melfi and written by the debut writer Matt Harris, “The Starling,” feels like a sorrow-based hallmark movie where the endings are forced to be good. After Melfi's last film, 2016’s “Hidden Figures,” there were great expectations for “The...
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What Happened to Fun?

By Kit Medjesky, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication Each day I greet the students I encounter with a simple question: What did you do for fun since I saw you last? After seven weeks of class, I am convinced no one does anything but stare at the wall. Okay, maybe not the wall, but your phone screen might as well be the wall since no one ever remembers even an interesting TikTok. When I...

Dave season two: Depressing, but triumphant

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 FXX’s sleeper-hit keeps on delivering The pandemic taught us all something about ourselves and the world around us. Something it taught me was to not judge a book by its cover, and that has applied to so many things, including TV shows. One show that blew away my expectations was FXX’s “Dave” (also streaming on Hulu), which follows the...

The box office is slowly, but surely, making a comeback

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Some of the best films of Summer 2021, ranked Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge movie guy. I reference films and quote them often. That said, after the lovely year that was 2020, I began to appreciate going to the movies a lot more. While many of the year’s best have yet to come out, that does not mean the summer did not have some...

“Trial of the Chicago 7”: Not afraid to show the war at home

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Ensemble cast, great editing, and a poignant history piece The Vietnam War was a unique war in that it was essentially two wars in one; one war overseas, and the other at home. People were at odds on whether or not it was a war worth fighting, and unfortunately, many protests and riots occurred because of it. One such riot occurred during the...