Black Widow Deserved More

It’s about dang time. Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), has been a vital part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2010 so it’s absolutely time that she gets her own movie. If you haven’t been keeping up with the MCU, Natasha is the human that absolutely kicks butt on the Avengers team. She has made countless sacrifices to help her friends and *Spoiler Alert* this girl...

Not Just a Normal Game of Hide n’ Seek

By: Dylan Frazier, Pulse Editor Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   When you think of Hide and Seek, you think of the harmless game of finding someone. People of all ages  can play this game and have a ton of fun. But imagine playing it or it’s your life, doesn’t sound fun right? While it may take that harmless game and turn it into a devilish game, where you die...

Good Boys is a Good One

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44 From the minds that brought you Superbad and Neighbors,Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s latest project, Good Boys, follows three childhood friends on their journey to their first middle school party. With a lot of charm and several hilarious moments, Rogen and Goldberg have done it again with their latest film.   The...

Everybody’s Gotta Hungry Heart

      By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazier@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   In an era of reboots and sequels, it is nice to see an original concept work in a film. While it may be based on a book, Blinded by the Light, does an excellent job tackling racism, family dynamics, and finding out what you really want to do with your life. It may be a bit corny at times, but it...

Welcome Back to the World that Never Left

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlkamp3@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp3   I would like to think that every year summer break is equally enjoyable no matter what is going on outside of my mental vacation from higher education.   Now we are back and ready to pile on all of the things that we have been ignoring or pushing towards the back of our minds; things like my future, career, etc. But...

Thoughts from Profs: Building Relationships

By Diana Montague, Communication Department Chair   I recently went to my 40th high school class reunion. (Yes, 40th. You do the math—I went to high school when dinosaurs roamed the earth.) This was the first reunion I ever attended because a.) I didn’t like high school, and b.) I didn’t like high school.   I was pretty invisible in high school: not a stand-out athlete, not a...

The Best of The Box Office

By: Dylan Frazier, Pulse Editor Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   As the summer ends, a new school year begins. Over the summer, we had some great movies come out but three stand out more than others to me. Here is my list of top 3 movies to come out in the last summer.   3. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME   Focusing on the aftermath of what happened in Avengers:...

Thoughts from Profs: Internships

By: Amy Rogan, Pulse Adviser The Communication Department at the University of Findlay is very proud that one of its journalism majors recently won a company-wide contest during her summer internship at Spectrum News 1 Ohio. Olivia Wile won the best video for a “day in the life of an intern”. Which reminded me of my own internships and the invaluable experience they offered me. When I was in...

Summer isn’t here yet

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: Berlekampc@findlay.edu As we head in to the home stretch of the spring semester it is important to remember that these last weeks are what really count. Most of our classes have projects that make up half of our grade or finish with an exam that is comparable. But it is hard to focus when all we can think about are the white sands and blue skies that come after....

“Us” lives up to the hype

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Jordan Peele’s newest movie, Us, hit theaters and he proved once again he knows how to make a horror film. While the message of the movie may not be as heavy-handed as Get Out was, the point of the movie still is deep in purpose and was a fantastic movie. It starts out with Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) as a little girl at the Santa Cruz beach in...

The return of James Gunn

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu After a controversial firing last July, Disney and James Gunn have made up and are moving forward with him directing The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise once again. Years before Gunn worked with Disney, he had posted tweets that were in very poor taste, like pedophile jokes and gay jokes. For those who do not know, James Gunn is very critical of...

Big stars on the small screen with Triple Frontier

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Netflix’s latest original film, Triple Frontier, came out last Wednesday and it proves once again that Netflix can make a decent movie. With a loaded cast, headlined by Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac, and fun action plus not having to leave your house to go out and see it, this movie makes for an enjoyable two hours. While it does stumble out of the...

The marvelous Captain Marvel

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Even with the Rotten Tomatoes brigade of negative interviews of the latest MCU movie, Captain Marvel proves once again that they can make anything work. Although it does have some issues early on in the film, Captain Marvel is fantastic and a lot of fun after the first 30 minutes. This movie is much different than what we have seen in the past from...

Random, intentional kindnesses need no holiday

By Diana Montague, Communication Department Chair While wrapping up my weekly grocery games last Sunday, I heard the radio announcement that it was “National Random Act of Kindness Day.” Clearly I was not keeping up on my non-Hallmark-sanctioned holidays. By the time I heard that news, about the best random kindness I could do was leave my quarter in the grocery cart rack at Aldi’s. While...

Oscars preview

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu The Oscar’s are finally here and on Sunday, they will give out the award for best picture. Here are the nominees and how a quick review on each movie.  BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee’s latest project, BlacKkKlansman tackles the idea of race and police brutality in the 1970s. Detective Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is a young, African-American...

You can be lonely in silence on Valentine Weekend

By: Leah Alsept Email: Alseptl@findlay.edu Students packing up for the weekends may want to think again. Residence Life has several events coming up and is just coming off a weekend of dancing and partying. The Valentine Weekend Silent Disco was held in the Student Recreation Center on Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event, held by Residence Life, was advertised as “Let’s be lonely together with...

Thank u, Ariana

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: o_wile Thank u, Ariana Grande for dropping your second album in less than eight months. After having three successful singles in, “Thank u, Next,” “Imagine,” and “7 Rings,” the pop singer released her full album on Friday, Feb. 8 with a fitting title of “Thank u, Next.” With about a two-year turn around between her 2016 album,...

The Favourite is sure to be a favorite

By: Dylan Frazier Email: Frazierd@findlay.edu With nominations that include Best Actress, Best Picture, and two Best Supporting Actress, The Favourite is quite the spin on traditional English royal families in the 18thcentury.  The story follows the Queen (Olivia Colman) and her servants (Rachel Weiss and Emma Stone) during a war against the French. What I expected was just a typical war time...

Is exclusivity dead? Asking for a friend

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: o_wile With Valentines Day right around the corner, I thought to myself, ‘why not tackle a dating topic this week,’ especially amid my own personal struggles. These days, dating is hard. With exclusivity becoming a dying trend and dating apps on the rise, it seems like relationships are more complicated than ever. Though I swore on my own...

Some streaks on the glass

By: Dylan Frazier Email: Frazierd@findlay.edu In the final installment of The Eastrail 177 Trilogy, Glass, M. Night Shyamalan wraps up in the only way that he can, by writing thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat. While Glass has its flaws, it still hits the mark for a majority of the movie and it was a great movie to end the story. The story begins when David Dunn (Bruce Willis)...

I almost was in a terrorist attack

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: Berlekampc@findlay.edu This last semester was very eventful for me. I took my first steps in to working with the Findlay Floods Project, I bought a $700 camera and I was almost in a terrorist attack. I was finishing up my final projects in the computer lab at Egner during the last week of classes when I received a text from my friend saying “my sister is a...

It’s still sunny in Philadelphia

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Coming into season 13, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia still continues to deliver the goods. I’ll admit, when I read Dennis Reynolds, played by Glenn Howerton, was not going to be in the season that much I was pretty worried about this season. Dennis is the glue that hold all the characters together and he single-handedly carries the show in my...

Swinging into the mainstream

By: Dylan Frazier Email: Frazierd@findlay.edu With already rave reviews and now a Golden Globe win for best animated picture it’s time to take Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verseseriously as one of the best superhero movies of all time. Yes, I mean an animated movie is one of the best superhero movies of all time. Instead of traditionally following the life of Peter Parker, we now follow the...

Comic icon passes away at 95 – What Stan Lee means to me

By: Dylan Frazier Monday the beloved Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. Lee was responsible for the creation of the iconic superhero characters Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four. You may also know Lee from the cameos he had in every Marvel movie since X-Men came out.  His stories were those that brought the smiles to the faces of old and young...

Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande’s newest single has a different take on exes

By: Abigail Frye Well guys, Ariana Grande has done it again. With her impressive vocals and feminist message, she has managed to influence our entire generation. Believe me when I say this is not something I would just say for anyone. I enjoy being critical of artists because of their misuse of their platforms and their habit of setting a bad example for anyone that pays attention to them. But, I...

Review: “The Haunting of Hill House” delivers on scares and stories

By: Katy Kouvaris Not a fan of horror stories, you are not alone. But for the recently release Netflix series, “The Haunting of Hill House”, you might want to make an exception. Even the master of horror, Stephen King, took to Twitter proclaiming the series as “close to a work of genius, really.” So if you are at all tempted to push your fright aside, this is the series for you. The...

Hate something, change something

By Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp Once again, the country has coming up to the Tuesday after the first Monday of November, election day. And with this country sitting at what seems to be a boiling point, it is time to take a stand for what you believe in. As a person with strong convictions and opinions on almost everything that I have come across in my 30 years...

A Simple Favor: Mildly thrilling fun

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu ‘Tis the season for scary movies, but if you’re not quite the scare extraordinaire, “A Simple Favor” may be the movie for you. Beside the fact the film stars power duo Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, the movie has a pretty captivating plot that engages the audience and truly makes them think. Released about a month ago, the movie...

Marvel keeps the entertainment coming with new game

By: Dylan Frazier Email: Frazierd@findlay.edu It does not appear that the superhero craze is going anywhere as PlayStation has release their latest game, “Marvel’s Spider-Man”. This is not the first time a superhero game has taken over the gaming world. The Batman Arkham games were the craze for a while but now it appears the mantle has been passed on the Spider-Man. The story starts off...

Chick Fil A takes too long

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu For so long, all the people of Findlay had to drive an hour to enjoy the deliciousness of Chick Fil A, and now we have it just ten minutes down the road. Everyone was so excited for the opening day, that’s all I heard in class. Then when the actual day came, the line was out to the street. Its what you would expect the...

Ariana Grande is receiving unjustified flack for Mac Miller’s death

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: fryea@findlay.edu  As many of you know, Mac Miller, born Malcolm McCormick, recently passed away. He was a positive influence for many with his music that was known to reach even the most difficult people. Truly, he was an icon, and his death is a tragedy that he did not deserve. But, on another note, there’s another tragedy that took place...

Small-school feel, big-school opportunities

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu With a little over 3,5000 undergraduate students at the University of Findlay, those who decide to call Oiler Nation their home typically do so for its small-school feel. With that small-school feel, however, also comes big-school opportunity. From job fairs to internship partners, there is no question the University actively works to set...

Everyone has an opinion; especially on social media

By: Bri Hallman Email: hallmanb@findlay.edu It’s overwhelmed the world, not because it hasn’t existed in every town, in every state, in every country, and you get the idea. It’s the cause of simple arguments between partners that turn into deal-breakers and international crises that become destructive historical events. It’s the source of information popular YouTubers are profiting from...

The Nun review

By: Abigail Frye If you’re looking for something that will almost make you pee your pants while simultaneously yell at actors in a movie that have no idea you exist, look no further, The Nun can give you all of that and more. As the fifth installment in The Conjuring series, I already knew what I was getting into when I pulled into the theater, and I wasn’t disappointed. This movie is first...

Is there a pause button for senior year?

By: Juliyana Straley The never-ending workload of senior year is incredibly real, as many of you know. Along with 18 plus credit hours, we juggle clubs and teams, jobs, homework, a resemblance of a social life, occasional sleep, mindless eating, and best of all applying for jobs. A year ago, I decided to graduate a semester early and was thrilled at the idea of moving from small town Findlay to...