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...

Blackbear releases first single of 2018 – review

By: By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu After a nearly nine month dry spell, Blackbear is back with his first single of the year, “the 1.” The 27-year-old Hip-Hop and R&B singer released the track, along with a music video for it, last week. The Blackbear fans out there will be happy to hear he doesn’t stray far from his roots with this song. Bear accompanies...

Trust me: I’m a freshman

By: Drake Facione As an incoming freshman, college life can be intimidating. We all probably know most freshman are likely to feel homesick in their first semester on campus. However, this is totally normal and understandable. Everything that we knew back home, our friends, family, town, is all completely gone and we have a fresh slate. The schools and faces that we got used to seeing day in and...

Summer internships help students make connections

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.ed Though college is a wonderful time for learning, getting a job after graduation might ultimately come down to who you know, not what you know. At least that’s how the saying goes, right? Aside from providing a nice three and a half month break from the madness that is college, the summer can also be the time to form connections that could...

Movie Review: Rampage

By: Will Adeboyejo Twitter: @YinkaAdeboyejo Email: adeboyejoa@findlay.edu Rampage is a film that is based off of videos games from the 80’s and 90’s. In the video games, you are one of three animals that go around a city and destroy things. Rampage is directed by Brad Peyton and Star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, they have worked on other films together such as San Andreas and Journey 2: The...

It’s not all sadness

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@Findlay.edu In today’s society, we hear the words mental illness a lot, especially when it comes to crimes. We use it as a crutch sometimes. We label someone as being ill and that makes it understandable as to why they did something wrong. But, how many can say that they know what it’s like to have that illness; to look at themselves...

New friends and new skills

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: because_terrill Email: terrillr@findlay.edu I never really had an interest in going to sporting events throughout high school. I’d figured that college would be similar, yet here I am at the end of my freshmen year having gone to over half of all the home volleyball, basketball and football games. As nice it as it would be to say that I suddenly got a wave of Oiler Pride...

Movie Review: Ready Player One

BY: Will Adeboyejo Twitter: @YinkaAdeboyejo Ready Player One, a film directed by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, is about a futuristic world set in Columbus, Oh. In the film, the audience follows a teen named Wade who would rather spend his days in this virtual world called the Oasis. This world, the Oasis, was created by a genius who has recently passed, the creator leaves behind a...

Not enough time or wasting time?

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: straleyj@findlay.edu I often tell myself I don’t have enough time or there aren’t enough hours in the day to get work done. How am I supposed to maintain a solid GPA with 18 credit hours, extracurriculars and a social life? What about time to relax? Is there some way we can gain more time? Get off your phone. According to a Baylor University...

Letter to the editor

By: Nicole Jennings Email: jenningsn@findlay.edu From inside the house, we saw the truck pull up. It was a rainy afternoon in Wilmington, NC. The sand and dirt mixture had slowly turned into mud, and, as the truck backed up, it was clear that the volunteers on site were going to get messy. Inside the truck were two bathtubs that waited to be moved into the home we had spent the past few days...

Sinclair fails to fulfill only objective: remain objective

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay At the beginning of this month, it was revealed that Sinclair Broadcast group, an American telecommunications company that owns news stations around the country, mandated a script for their news anchors to read on camera. Since Sinclair owns these stations, it may be difficult at first to recognize the major error in this protocol; it may even...

Movie Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

By: Yinka Adeboyejo Email: adeboyejoa@findlay.edu Twitter: @YinkaAdeboyejo The film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri has a wonder cast with a lot of different roles under their belts. The main character is a woman named Mildred who, after her daughter was raped and murdered, put up three billboards asking the chief of police, played by Woody Harrelson, why it has been several months and...

Guess what’s back? The flu.

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: straleyj@findlay.edu To start off, I would like to personally thank those of you who always cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm or a tissue. You have saved several people from long periods of completely unnecessary sickness. You have allowed us to keep up on our assignments, classes and imaginative social lives in tact. You have aided in the...

My life of theater

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: because_terrill Email: terrillr@findlay.edu Theater has always been a major part of my life, even if it isn’t my major. All through high school, I was auditioning for the annual musical and singing everyday in choir. Even if I didn’t get a part until my junior and senior year, going to the play was enough for me to enjoy. Although, I really didn’t know how much...

Female EmPOWERment

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@Findlay.edu Jessica Jones season two was released on Thursday, March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day. In addition, all of the episodes this season are directed by females. This show is amazing, and I encourage all that are reading this to watch it and focus on these well created characters. SPOILERS AHEAD! READ AT YOUR OWN...

All students need the help of their professors

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Being a student in higher education is hard. Every week is filled with a constant barrage of information that we will be tested on while juggling a personal and work life at the same time that we are growing into an adult. It is finally our turn to step up to the starting gate and prepare ourselves for the rat race. To...

Sadie, Sadie married lady

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: straleyj@findlay.edu The University of Findlay Theatre Program did not disappoint with this year’s musical, “Funny Girl.” The rendition of this 1968 classic was nothing short of spectacular. The singing, dancing, and costumes were all perfectly coherent. Though I could have dealt with a slightly shorter adaptation, I was constantly engaged in...

The young and the riggity

By Bo Terrill Twitter: because_terrill Email: terrillr@findlay.edu Everyone knows and love the Rig, and how couldn’t you? But what is it about the Rig that makes it so delicious? After talking with Amy Harley, an occupational therapy student and manager of the Rig, I discovered just a little about what makes our favorite restaurants as Oily as possible. Many people are aware that the Rig used...

I will not go to a movie on its opening weekend, except Black Panther

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: Belekampc@findlay.edu With another movie production in the bag, Marvel Studios watched Black Panther pull in an estimated $201.8 million during its’ first weekend in theaters. This beat out Thor: Ragnarok which made $115 million in comparison. That number does not surprise me after seeing the lines at the movie theater. I rarely see a movie...

More than chocolates and angry singles

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: straleyj@findlay.edu Valentine’s Day: the dreaded time of year where flowers and chocolates are dramatically overpriced, and singles grow angry. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a made-up Hallmark holiday. Valentine’s Day dates back to Roman times. From February 13th to 15th, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia where a goat and...

Love is dead

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@Findlay.edu Last Wednesday was Valentine’s Day and millions of people celebrated. Some went out for a night on the town, while others stayed home for a home cooked meal and a movie. There was also another group - single people. To these people, Valentine’s Day is just another day. There is no one to be with, and no one to waste money...

Indians pull historic logo

By: Chris Corso Email: corsoc@findlay.edu Since 1946, Chief Wahoo has been the literal face of the Cleveland Indians franchise. Celebrated by millions each year, Chief Wahoo is recognized by baseball fans everywhere as one of the oldest and most recognizable logos in sports. However, in 2011 the franchise officially changed its official cap insignia to the current block letter ‘C’ in an...

Glamour, celebrities, and…politics?

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu Now more than ever, award shows are being used as platforms for change. This past month, celebrities wore all black to the Golden Globes to represent the “Times Up” movement. And now, just this past week, the Grammy Awards were used to spread messages, even some political. For those of you who did not watch the Grammys,...

Girls stand with girls

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: straleyj@findlay.edu We will not be silenced. We will not give up until women everywhere get exactly what they deserve: respect, equality, and appreciation. To me, the Women’s March is a misunderstood mission; it’s more than “pussy” hats and walking around without a bra on, it’s about equality for all. It’s about teaching those in...

What did he say?

By: Jacob Sarver Twitter: @Senatorsarver Email: sarverj@findlay.edu President Donald J. Trump is no stranger to controversial comments. The one he made recently, however, has received more backlash than usual. JAN 15 2018, 3:03 AM ET In a recent meeting in the Oval Office, Trump was quoted referring to some countries as “sh**holes” and that he does not understand why the United States...

All three comedians deliver laughs in “almost Toledo”

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu A warm Saturday night on Jan. 20 in downtown Findlay invited all types of people to the Marathon Performing Arts Center for the University of Findlay’s 16th Annual Comedy Jam. An eclectic group ranging from students all the way up to the elderly filled the theater. Settling in, the group anticipated a night of laughs driven...

Citizen journalists pose as the professionals

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu Citizen journalism has caused a lot of confusion about what is credible and reliable news. Today, many people have trouble trusting the media. With President Donald J. Trump putting the media under fire, and fake news on the rise, it’s no wonder some are trying to “report” the news themselves. To make the definition...

All I want to do is charge my laptop while I eat my sushi

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu The time is 12:50 p.m., my stomach is growling, and I finally have a break to go grab some lunch at the College of Business and Student Life building. Fighting the cold, I cross campus from Egner to the Refinery. I wait patiently in line for my sushi, scan the seating arrangements and decide I want to sit in a booth. I have my...

Textbook prices discourage learning

By: Leah Palm Twitter: @_palmegranate Email: Palml@findlay.edu With the start of any semester comes a couple of things that college students have learned to expect. The increase in hours spent studying and the decrease in sleep is accompanied by the financial stress of paying for textbooks. Whether this cost comes out of the student’s pocket or a beneficiary’s, many are left wondering if it...

Time’s Up movement

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu If you watched the Golden Globes this year you might have noticed a similarity - all the celebrities were dressed in black. Those who attended used this form of symbolic speech to stand up for women in the work place; and yes, even the men participated. Throughout history, and the present too, instances of inequality and...