Category Archives: Pulse on Politics

Ohio’s Senate race not reflective of national picture

By: Mac Williams Twitter: m_williamsm2  Email: 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, a polling institution, Brown holds a […]

Key GOP Senator’s demand reopens FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2       Email: 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, Flake […]

Supreme Court nominee faces sexual misconduct allegations

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2              Email: 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 Thomas to get to the bottom of the […]

“Fear” causes havoc in Washington

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: 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 […]

Voter purging: use it or lose it

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: @because_terrill Email: 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 being either […]

Showdown for the Supreme Court underway

By: Mac Williams Twitter: m_williamsm2 Email: 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 government shutdown and YOU

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

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 […]

Mandel drops out of election

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

Alabama names first Democratic senator in 20 years

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

Oiler Nation Represented at Women’s March

By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Events at UF broaden political horizons

Islam panel educates, promotes tolerance  By Kelsey Nevius  @kelnevs  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Political interest groups on campus

What kind of regulations does UF have in place?  By: Ashley Summerfield @ash_summerfield 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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]