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...

Alabama names first Democratic senator in 20 years

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu It has been quite a controversial year for politics. From the election of President Donald J. Trump to the recent election in Alabama, the race for office remains interesting. Last month, Doug Jones was elected senator of Alabama. This is the first time in over 20 years the state has named a Democratic senator. In addition to the transition...

Oiler Nation Represented at Women’s March

By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2 Williamsm2@findlay.edu  On Friday Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. During the Inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people came out to watch the proceedings. Some however, decided to exercise their First Amendment right to protest. Jake Sarver, a senior Public Relations major at The University of...

Trumps executive order

By: Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield The Muslim ban and what comes next The United States of America has been known as the “Land of opportunity”, the “Land of the free”, and the “melting pot” of the world, but that may change soon.  People from around the world are free to travel into the U.S., unless you’re from Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, or Iraq....

Ohio’s importance in the election

The political battle over the Buckeye State  By Melissa Carrick  @MelissaCarrick  With only weeks left until the election, Trump Jr. visited Findlay on Oct. 24 to campaign for his father outside of the Hancock County Republican’s office. Also on that same Monday, Vice President Joe Biden visited the Lucas County Public Library to rally support for Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. spoke...

Events at UF broaden political horizons

Islam panel educates, promotes tolerance  By Kelsey Nevius  @kelnevs neviusk@findlay.edu  With the election fast approaching, many events at the University of Findlay begin to take a more political tone. Groups on campus are hosting more political-based events as the important day draws near, and such events try to get college students educated and involved with politics.  One...

Polls tighten as Election Day nears

Clinton holds a slim lead over Trump  By Mac Williams  @m_williamsm2  It is almost over. The 2016 general election is winding down and will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8. As Election Day nears, the polls begin to close.  According to an ABC News Tracking Poll of likely voters taken on Oct. 31, 2016, Hillary Clinton holds a slim one-point lead over Donald Trump with 46 percent of...

Oilers will Rock the Mock

FMN to host 2016 Mock Election on campus  By Melissa Carrick @MelissaCarrick The University of Findlay’s Findlay Media Network (FMN) is set to host a mock election Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The mock election will give students the opportunity to participate in the process of voting just as they would on Election Day. “One of my missions as a student newspaper adviser is to...

Political views in OilerNation

Survey says 42% of students will vote Trump, 29% Clinton  By Alexis Mitchell and Sarah Stubbs @AlexisMitch14 @sarahxstubbs The Pulse recently sent a survey to all University of Findlay students via a UF update email. The first 100 responses show that if UF were to have its way, Donald Trump would be president. About 42 percent of the sampling said they would vote for Donald Trump for president...

Political climate on campus heats up

Check-in with the College Democrats and Republicans  By Darius Merriweather @WishUWereOCHO With Election Day rapidly approaching, most Americans are pretty set on who they are casting their ballot for come November. The same can be said at the University of Findlay. Students have been increasingly involved in supporting their candidates and the two student groups leading the charge are the...

Absentee Voting

Debunking voting myths  By: Nick Balaj For most of us this is the first presidential election we can participate in, and absentee voting seems like the way to go. However, many students have heard the rumor that their vote may not be counted. The confusing language of the Ohio Revised Code (Chapter 3509.06 Section A) may have attributed to this rumor. It states “The board of elections shall...

Twitter poll: Pulse followers voted Clinton winner of first debate

By Darius Merriweather @WishUWereOCHO With the 2016 presidential slowly coming up in the next few weeks, the two nominees faced off head-to-head for the first time on the Hofstra University stage in New York. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took center stage after months of verbal attacks to put together one of, if not, the most memorable presidential debate The United States has ever seen. But...

FMN to host student and community forums

Monday night Oilers will talk politics Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield The Findlay Media Network is set to host a student voter forum in the AMU atrium on Monday, Oct. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. This is the first student forum that will be open to the public. A select group of students, two republicans and two democrats, will participate in a discussion on current political issues. This...

Absentee voting

What you need to know to vote away from home  By Neil Scott Nicholson Nicholsonn@findlay.edu If you’re not from Findlay and you go to UF, you might have already figured out that driving a few hours to cast your vote on Tuesday, Nov., 8, is out of the picture with your busy schedule. Thankfully, you are not out of luck. Anyone who is registered to vote can request and send in an absentee ballot...

Who will Oilers vote for this November?

Pulse Twitter poll says majority will vote Trump  By: Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield In a presidential election like we’ve never seen before, the question of “who are you voting for?” has become something that everyone is asking. With two controversial top candidates, voters face judgment no matter how they answer this question. As college students, many are questioned by their peers...

Political interest groups on campus

What kind of regulations does UF have in place?  By: Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield summerfielda@findlay.edu In recent weeks, there has been an extra push for millennial involvement in the upcoming election. Many campaigns and interest groups have flocked to college campuses across the country in order to grow their numbers before November. UF’s campus is just one of many universities...

How to register to vote

Nov. 8 will be here before you know it By Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield Voting is often regarded as one of the most important rights U.S. citizens have.  In order for your voice to be heard, you must register to vote in the state where you currently resides. In order to be eligible to register, one must be 18 years old and a legal U.S. citizen who lives or has an address in the United...

Poli-sci major works for Hillary for America

Sarver is also heading up the reformation of  UF College Democrats By Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield In the recent weeks, freshman political science and PR major Jacob Sarver had the opportunity to experience the excitement of working for a presidential campaign. Sarver was a volunteer for Hillary for America, the campaign supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential race.  During his time...

Oiler poli-sci major works for the Kasich campaign

Bedard’s career has begun well before graduation By Ashely Summerfield @ash_summerfield Senior political science major Rebecka Bedard took the initiative to get involved in this year’s presidential campaign. As college students, becoming involved in campaigning can be a great way to gain political experience, according the Bedard.  As a political science major, looking toward a career in the...

How to get involved with campaigns

Politicians rely on college students to help push their campaigns By Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield The 2016 Presidential race is in full swing and candidates are using all of their resources to win the nomination from their respective party. Candidates hire campaign managers to organize their campaign trail, staff, and all deemed necessary to gain the nomination. Candidates not only have...

KASICH, CLINTON WIN

The primary: Do we really know how it works?  By Hannah Dunbar @hanndunbar Tuesday marked the primary election date in Ohio where Governor John Kasich won the Republican vote, defeating Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders for the Democratic vote. Kasich was the exception in Tuesday’s primary process as Trump won Missouri, Illinois, Florida, and...

The Kasich effect in the Ohio primary

By Jordyn Willis @willisjordyn Ohio Governor John Kasich won in his home state on March 15 despite Donald Trump’s widespread success in other states on Super Tuesday. The win was crucial for Kasich and has now given him some hope for the nomination as the campaign process moves forward. “Kasich better have a strong presence in the Ohio primary. In fact, he needs to finish first,” said...

17-year-olds vote in Ohio’s primary

Every vote counts: Young voters have more influence than they think By the Pulse staff A new lawsuit in Ohio claims that 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the general election should be able to vote in the primary election even if they are not yet 18. An interesting sign that at least some young voters - or “would-be” voters - are interested in the 2016 presidential election. However, that’s...

Which political issues matter to Oilers?

UF students' concerns aren't always addressed in debates By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs The 2016 presidential race is already bringing a several non-voters out of the woodwork as some people are identifying with radical candidates such as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. Throughout the multitude of political debates that have taken place so far in this election, the hot topics...

The circus election

The 2016 Presidential race is anything but orthodox By Alyssa Grevenkamp @Grevenkampa “It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before!” might be a popular circus mantra but it could also be a summation of the 2016 presidential race. In the Republican race this year candidates included a governor, senators, a brain surgeon, and an entrepreneur turned TV reality star. It’s a diverse...

Dropping like flies: Candidates suspend their campaigns

O’Malley, Christie, Fiorina and Bush call it quits By Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield As we embark on the journey of state primaries and caucuses, some candidates are beginning to realize just how competitive the 2016 presidential race is going to be. Whether it be a lack of funding, followers, or personal reasons, there are several candidates that have recently made the decision to...

Millennials are ‘feeling the Bern’

Many college students find Sanders a more trustworthy than Clinton By Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield The 2016 Presidential race has put a new twist on politics with the help of some radical candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Sanders, a Vermont Senator and Democratic Socialist, is polling closely with Hillary Clinton and recently defeated her in the New Hampshire Primary. Much...

Student-led voter forum

Findlay Media Network will host Oilers Pulse on Politics By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs The Findlay Media Network is sponsoring a student voter forum, Oilers Pulse on Politics, on Feb. 22 and March 7 to help spur political discussion and awareness before the Ohio primary election on March 15. Both forums will be recorded by UFTV and will air at a later date. Each forum will last 30 minutes. The...

What do UF students really know about politics?

50 percent of students sometimes pay attention, 21 percent seldom By Jacob King @JacobKingj4 Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are well known for supplying the humor of presidential campaigns and poking fun at candidates. Past the satire, what do UF students really know about politics? According to a Twitter poll conducted by the Pulse, a majority of UF students are sometimes...

What’s up with Trump?

The presidential hopeful funds his own campaign, says anything By Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield The 2016 presidential race has been anything but ordinary with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in the mix. From slamming Fox News’ Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate in August to his countless questionable comments used throughout debates and daily life -- Trump has...

Debate update: Trump and Cruz dominate, O’Malley struggles to be heard

By Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield The 2016 presidential race has been underway for the past several months.  In the past week, candidates have participated in further debates, in hopes of gaining nomination from their party to run for the presidency. The 6th GOP debate took place in South Carolina on Jan. 14. Seven Republican candidates took part in the debate. Candidates were first asked...

College students ‘uncertain and concerned’ about America’s future

Mix of disinterest and activism on campus By Jacob King and Ashley Summerfield @JacobKingj4        @ash_summerfield The 2016 presidential race has been one filled with bold statements, an abundance of Republican candidates, and memes of Donald Trump’s hair. Students are all privy to these pop culture renditions of the election, but what do UF students really know about politics? A 2008...