Category Archives: Opinion

Everyone has an opinion; especially on social media

By: Bri Hallman Email: 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 […]

Blackbear releases first single of 2018 – review

By: By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: 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 […]

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 […]

New friends and new skills

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: because_terrill Email: 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 […]

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 […]

Movie Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

By: Yinka Adeboyejo Email: 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 […]

Guess what’s back? The flu.

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: 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, […]

Female EmPOWERment

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: 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 […]

All students need the help of their professors

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: 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 […]

Sadie, Sadie married lady

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: 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 […]

The young and the riggity

By Bo Terrill Twitter: because_terrill Email: 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 […]

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

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: 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 […]

More than chocolates and angry singles

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: 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 […]

Love is dead

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: 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. […]

Indians pull historic logo

By: Chris Corso Email: 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 […]

Glamour, celebrities, and…politics?

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: 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 […]

Girls stand with girls

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: 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. […]

What did he say?

By: Jacob Sarver Twitter: @Senatorsarver Email: 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 […]

All three comedians deliver laughs in “almost Toledo”

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: 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, […]

Citizen journalists pose as the professionals

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: 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 […]

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

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: 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, […]

Textbook prices discourage learning

By: Leah Palm Twitter: @_palmegranate Email: 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 […]

Time’s Up movement

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: 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, […]

Resolutions destined for failure?

By: Juliyana Straley Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: Another New Year has come and gone and with that comes resolutions from millions of people to become healthier and happier. People shoot for the stars aiming to give up carbs, workout daily, or give up sugar. Everyone decides come January 1st that the raw food, gluten free, […]

UF students share 2018 New Year’ resolutions

Julia Snell – Sophomore Psychology major “My New Year’s resolution is to get out more and socialize and get out of my bubble.” Dalton Shevlin – Freshman Physical Therapy major “Not just like working out more, but getting on a serious health regimen, eating super healthy, and doing a lot of cardio.”   Julia Rogers […]

UF Swim & Dive team travel to Florida

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: Despite the conclusion of another fall semester at the University of Findlay, winter break is really no time to take a vacation from competitive swimming. While the UF men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams’ recent trip to Boca Raton, Fla. may have seemed like a vacation, it […]