How will History Remember Trump?

President Trump still refuses to concede By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 After an election season full of mudslinging, the 2020 Election reached its conclusion on Nov. 7, with former Vice President Joe Biden securing the necessary 270 electoral votes for presidency with 306 total. This makes Donald Trump the first president since George H.W. Bush, and eighth overall, to...

Joe Biden is officially elected President

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu After almost four days of tallying votes, multiple media outlets called Joe Biden as the President on Saturday, Nov. 7. Many Americans became impatient with the delayed Presidential election results. An example of this is University of Findlay student, Ben Batchelor. “I am frustrated with having to wait days to find out who actually won, and even...

Election Night passes with no clear presidential winner

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu Final tallies for the presidential election are still trickling in. On the evening of Tuesday Nov. 2, many Americans were glued to their televisions and phone screens as polls closed around the country. ABC News held live updates in their series Your Voice/Your Vote. Early that evening, many of the ABC correspondents were focused on the candidate that would win...

Local and National Voters Turnout in Record Numbers to Vote Early

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith Morgan Wykes is a freshman Exercise Science major at the University of Findlay and a Hancock County resident. She is also a poll worker at the Hancock County Board of Elections and says the number of early voters has been surprising. “We were not expecting the large amount of people we had come out this year,” Wykes said. “I expect that on...

Biden wins the Rock the Mock election!

By Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44  Four years ago, the University of Findlay hosted its first ever mock election, where students voted between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. In the 2016 Rock the Mock event, Trump defeated Clinton 47.3% to 37.2% with 268 votes to Clinton’s 210 votes. Findlay Media Network (FMN), which was made up of the Pulse, PRSSA, UFTV, and WLFC,...

Election Dodgers

University of Findlay students who did not elect to participate in this year’s presidential election give their reasoning for lack of voting By Nolan O'Connell oconnelln@findlay.edu The year of pandemic, rioting, wildfires, and unexpected deaths is winding down with a pivotal presidential election in the United States of America. On Nov. 3, voters will decide if either Democratic candidate Joe...

Rocking down the road to election

The “Rock the Mock” mock election is gearing up and getting ready to go with just a few days away By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) There are only a few days until the next “Rock the Mock” mock election on the University of Findlay campus. Four years ago, Findlay Media Network (now know as UF Digital Media club) held its very first mock election with decent success—more than 500 Oilers showed...

Your voice matters, use it

Column by Alana Sundermann sundermanna1@findlay.edu In the United States the legal age to vote is set at 18. According to the United States Census Bureau, in the 2016 election 46.1% of 18-29-year-olds exercised their right to vote. While this was still higher than the turnout in the 2012 Election, it is still a statistically low turnout. As Americans, it is important that we continue to use our...

University of Findlay Students Gather to Watch the First Presidential Debate

Debate or debacle? By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu On Tuesday evening when many Americans stayed glued to their screens watching the first Presidential Debate of 2020, University of Findlay students had the opportunity to watch it together on campus. The showing occurred in real time in the Brewer Center for Health Sciences (BCHS) Lecture Hall. The event went form 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. and was...

Rock the Mock Pod Episode 1: Secretary LaRose’s Chief of Staff, Merle Madrid

Introducing Rock the Mock Pod!! A limited series podcast leading up to the University of Findlay's Mock Election on Oct. 27. Dylan Frazier sat down with Merle Madrid, the Chief of Staff for Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. Topics included absentee ballots, early voting, and in-person voting. As well as working the voting polls and why it is so important to vote.  NOTE: ANYONE WHO HAS...

How Reliable are Election Polls in Predicting the Outcome of The Presidential Election?

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith With the countdown on to the Nov. 3 presidential election, polls of American voters are getting a lot of attention. On Sept. 13 a CNN poll of polls (which averages a number of polls together shows Democratic challenger Joe Biden leading the Republican 51% to 43%. The poll of polls includes a Fox News poll conducted from Sept. 7 to 10, a...

RNC Speech brings discussion to a UF class

Two students share their reactions to Vice President Pence’s RNC speech By: Leah Alsept @leah_0913 The University of Findlay’s Political Communication class took time to watch some of the key speakers from both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention and discuss some reactions to the things both sides had to say. Senior public relations and theater...

UF to hold another mock election in November after 2016’s “Rock the Mock”

UF’s mock election will look a little different this year Writer: Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) “Four score and seven years ago…” Okay, maybe not that long ago, but four years ago the University of Findlay held its 2016 mock election on campus a week before presidential elections on Nov. 1. Helmed by then-editor of the student newspaper The Pulse Sarah Stubbs, aided by PRSSA and FMN (now...

Trump proposes 2020 budget

By: Mac Williams Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu Twitter: @m_williamsm2 President Trump unveiled his budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year this past week. The $4.75 trillion federal proposal would be the largest such budget in U.S. history. According to Jim Tankersley and Michael Tackett of the New York Times, the proposed budget calls for a nearly five percent increase in military spending and...

State of the Union is ‘Strong’ but partisan reaction is stronger

By: Pulse Staff As President Donald Trump started the State of the Union Address in the House Chamber Tuesday night, standing ovations were the norm. But as the address moved on, the division of support on his various statements became clear as half of the chamber stood and half sat looking annoyed (and at times perplexed). He began the address with rhetoric of unity: “I stand here ready to...

Diversity of 2020 candidates

By: Leah Alsept Email: Alseptl@findlay.edu A presidential candidate for the United States must be a natural born citizen of the United States at least 35 years of age and have lived in the United States for at least 14 years. The current president of the United States of America is Donald J. Trump, who was sworn into office in 2017. Also according to the FEC for the 2020 presidential election 172...

Trump on birth control

By: Leah Alsept Email: Alseptl@findlay.edu How will Trump’s new birth control policy affect Ohioans? NPR reported that the Trump Administration would be rolling back the Obama-era policy that all employers offer contraceptives to employees no matter the employers religious or moral values. The rollback has been blocked by 13 states; California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland,...

Transgender people banned from military

By: Leah Alsept Email: Alseptl@findlay.edu The Trump Administration has successfully banned transgender people from entering the military. This policy went into effect Jan. 22. The Carter Policy was an overturn of the previous ban on transgender people from the military, backed by a year-long study which concluded being transgender had nothing to do with whether someone could serve in the...

Findlay grad goes to the Captitol

By: Bri Hallman Email: Hallmanb@findlay.edu The City of Findlay is sending off one of their own after serving the people of Hancock County for the past seven years. Republican governor-elect Mike DeWine chose Mayor Lydia Mihalik to head the Development Services Agency as a result of what she has done during her terms as mayor. While she looks forward to the position, she said, “It was a very...

Florida embroiled in a recount, again

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu In the 2000 presidential election, the state of Florida faced a situation that would alter the course of American history. Then Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore were facing a hand recount of all votes cast in the state because the vote margins were extremely close. In the end, Bush would win...

The issue with Issue 1

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu Over the last several years the opioid crisis has hit the state of Ohio hard, leading to rising jail and prison populations. On Tuesday, a controversial issue is on the ballot as voters head to the polls to decide key races and issues across the state and nation. Some say it will destroy the state, others say it will rid the...

Ohio’s Senate race not reflective of national picture

By: Mac Williams Twitter: m_williamsm2  Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu Incumbent Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is seeking reelection on Tuesday to a third term in the United States Senate. Brown defeated incumbent Mike Dewine in 2006, challenger Josh Mandel in 2012, and now faces Jim Renacci in 2018. According to realclearpolitics.com, a polling institution, Brown holds a six-point lead...

Key GOP Senator’s demand reopens FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2       Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu On Sept. 28 Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) halted the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court when he and fellow Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) agreed to a compromise. According to Eli Rosenberg of the Washington Post, during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Sept. 28,...

Supreme Court nominee faces sexual misconduct allegations

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2              Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu In 1991 then supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas was accused of sexual harassment by his former coworker Anita Hill. The accusation caused senate confirmation hearings for Thomas to be reopened and a public hearing was conducted with both Hill and...

“Fear” causes havoc in Washington

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu Bob Woodward is known for his time at the Washington Post in the early 1970’s when he and fellow reporter Carl Bernstein investigated the Watergate break in and eventually brought down President Richard Nixon. The award winning journalist has written several books covering numerous presidents from Richard Nixon to Barrack...

Voter purging: use it or lose it

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: @because_terrill Email: terrillr@findlay.edu On Monday, Sept. 17 the University of Findlay hosted a presentation titled “Your Vote, Your Voice” which was presented by voting expert Mike Brickner.  Brickner presented this in honor of national Constitution Day at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.  Approximately forty people attended, with almost all of them...

Showdown for the Supreme Court underway

By: Mac Williams Twitter: m_williamsm2 Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu Sept. 4, 2018 was the beginning of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was selected to fill the seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement on June 27. According to the U.S Constitution when a seat on the Supreme Court...

A government shutdown and YOU

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu On Thursday, Feb. 8, Congress will vote again on the 2018 budget plan that was supposed to be agreed on by Oct. 1, 2017. If this does not happen, the government will experience another shutdown. During this time, the government cannot spend discretionary funds and services deemed non-essential will also stop. According...

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...

Mandel drops out of election

By: Jacob Sarver Twitter: @Senatorsarver Email: sarverj@findlay.edu The upcoming 2018 election is one that could shift the tide of the senate. With a majority of the government republican, this upcoming election is crucial if democrats want the ability to enact policy changes and if they want to work to stop what the opposition is doing under the current executive power. The races for the senate...