Category Archives: Student Life

Returning students making housing decisions

UF upperclassmen are making their final housing decisions for the coming academic year By Mackala Krichbaum, When deciding to live off-campus, accessibility and lifestyle are at the top of the list as to what draws students to off-campus housing. The stress levels are high for many as they decide where they want to live […]

Paws for thought

How do emotional support animals measure up to other options on campus? By Victoria Hansen, When students leave for home for college, it means leaving behind their family, friends and pets. Non-aquatic pets are banned in University of Findlay residence halls, but some students feel that they won’t be able have a meaningful life […]

Getting fit with fitness classes

Oilers take advantage of the rec center fitness classes to stay active and fit By Brooke DeSnyder, From spin to Pilates to kickboxing to stretch and tone, Oilers have many opportunities to increase their fitness by taking advantage of one or more of UF’s recreational center fitness classes. UF’s recreational center offers 20 class […]

Student Stories: From Cowgirl Boots to Crowns

A Journey From Showing Steer to the Queen of Adams County By Andrea Hoffman Every young girl dreams of becoming a queen one day, but for University of Findlay student Callie Neuenschwander it’s not just a dream, it is her reality. Neuenschwander is a freshman at UF in the Pre-Veterinary program and this past […]

Happy Halloween, Oiler Nation!

By Alyssa Burgei, With spooky season coming to an end, here’s some questions and answers from the University of Findlay students to keep the spirit of Halloween going. Q: What is your favorite Halloween candy? “Kit-kats,” Julianna Grindle said. “Caramel candy green apple suckers,” Shelby Rader said. “Snickers,” Desiree Vandale said. Q: What was […]

“Scaring away hunger” with the Canstruction Food Drive

By Megan Hite, Before hosting the 18th Annual Helping Hands Food Drive on Nov. 1, the University of Findlay is holding their third annual CANstruction contest for different clubs around campus in the College of Business building.  Campus organizations started constructing their can sculptures on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. Different clubs and organizations […]

All American Quarter Horse Congress: a networking opportunity for equine students

By Annaliese Rizzo, The All-American Quarter Horse Congress (or informally known as Congress) just wrapped up for this year, but that means that University of Findlay western equestrian students made new contacts for future jobs. Every year, at the end of September, the All-American Quarter Horse Congress sets up at the Ohio Expo Center […]

Breaking the ice: is hockey coming to Findlay?

A club hockey team may be in the future of UF club sports By Paige Falk, A dedicated group of students is striving to bring an exciting addition to the University of Findlay’s recreational sports; a hockey club. Trey Downard, a passionate freshman at the University shares a vision and a goal. Downard is […]

Japanese students adapt to life in the United States

Exchange students talk about life in the U.S. and the many differences from Japan By Grant Goodfellow, Exchange students from Japan moved to the University of Findlay for about two months ago and work to adjust to American education and culture. Transitioning to the college life is hard enough but imagine how much harder […]

Freshmen thoughts and concerns on their lifestyle and academic changes at UF

First year students comment on their semester so far and the ways UF is here to help them By Lauren Perry, Students making the transition from high school to college can be overwhelmed with a completely different lifestyle, but The University of Findlay says it has many resources to help students combat this adjustment. […]

Findlay seniors share recommendations for future freshmen

Findlay seniors talk about what they missed their own first years, and offer advice to current and future freshmen for a better experience By Kate Dhuy, No senior wants to admit that they missed out during their college experience, but sometimes it just happens. As they begin to look towards graduation next semester, or […]

From roses to gold: a night out watching “The Golden Bachelor”

By Alyssa Burgei, This semester at the University of Findlay, Derrick’s Hangout in Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex is offering a watch party of the reality TV show, “The Golden Bachelor.” The show will air every Thursday from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Derrick’s Hangout. This spot offers multiple big TVs, couches to relax on and […]

University of Findlay got talent

Multiple Findlay students take the opportunity to share their talents with others at the Revive Coffee Shoppe By Mason Alberts Students participated in the Coffee Shoppe hosted by Campus Ministries in the Alumni Memorial Union at the University of Findlay, Thursday Sept. 21. Every year at UF, Campus Ministries sponsors an event titled “Coffee […]

Pre-vet major finds happiness when switching to general animal sciences

Previous pre-vet major embarks on a new path in zoology alongside her creature friends at the Toledo Zoo By Kate Dhuy and Maggie English It’s not often you see a skink on a leash, but for junior Kayla Kennedy, it’s the norm. Kennedy originally came to Findlay for the pre-vet program, but her focus has […]

Studying abroad with Brown

By Jeremiah Jackson, The University of Findlay offers many different travel-abroad opportunities to students. UF alumni Kaleb Brown took advantage of these study abroad opportunities by traveling to over 20 countries. Brown was asked a series of questions about his experiences abroad and the programs UF offers. How did you get involved in studying […]

Pawsitive embrace of the canine cuddles program

By Alyssa Burgei, Have you ever owned a pet? Maybe a dog or cat? Or perhaps a turtle, lizard or bird? Many families own pets, so when students leave for school, they miss having their pet with them. That’s why the Student Activities, Commuter Services and Leadership Development Board, along with the Office of […]

Freshman tips and tricks

Upperclassmen and others share advice and tips for incoming freshman By Kendall Westgate, Pulse Editor With classes starting, incoming freshmen may feel all the stress and excitement, but there’s some tips and tricks to calm back-to-school nerves. “Taking advice from my upperclassmen friends really helped because they know exactly what you’re going through and […]

Content Creator Joe Sadowski steals the Spotlight

By Kwesi Caldwell and Pulse Staff Content creation has become a hot activity on the University of Findlay campus. Students have started tuning into accounts such as Findlay Talks and Findlay Rap on Instagram and of course, the 88.3 WLFC the Pulse YouTube page; which has been burning up with creative and fun podcasts from […]

Escape to other realities through reading

Reading for pleasure can help improve mental health along with other benefits. By Kendall Westgate and Pulse Staff At the University of Findlay, Shaffer Library, the Writing Center, and the Center for Teaching Excellence came together to host Pleasure Reading Week this week, March 13-17. Director of the Writing Center at UF, Dr. Harley […]

Cautious and prepared

By Pulse Staff The post-incident response at Michigan State University after the active shooter incident Monday, Feb. 13 included a large effort in post-traumatic management. Jodi Firsdon, University of Findlay Director of Counseling Services, says UF has an emergency operations team that Counseling Services is a part of, that would assist in a crisis and […]

The growth of students as represented through art

University of Findlay Senior Art Show Feb. 6-17 Taylor Christensen Twitter: taychristensen1 Instagram: Taylorchristensen1 Ranging from abstract art to comic strips, the University of Findlay Senior art show is in full swing. Seniors Bryce Barto, Anthony Negron, Colton Ross, and Elaine Schaffer all have had their pieces on display from February 6-17. Anthony Negron […]

New Black History exhibit at the Mazza Museum

By Sam Rohrs and Devyn Hopkins The new Black History exhibit at the Mazza Museum went on display on Thursday, Feb. 9, and will stay up for the rest of the semester, showcasing artwork from books that tell stories of heroes and pioneers in black history and culture. Dan Chudzinski, the Mazza Museum […]

Track transfer leads to change of pace

By Maddie Alexander University of Findlay junior triple-jumper Jess Hoban transferred to UF from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee this year. And so far she says she’s loving it. “I was the only jumper at my old school and I never had much fun competing there,” Hoban said. “Now, having all these teammates makes […]

Student-athlete burnout and how to recharge

By Kendall Westgate Classes. Practice. Games. Homework. Social life. Early wake ups. Late nights. There is almost always something to be thinking about or doing when it comes to college athletes, which can lead to intense burnout. “I’ve experienced burnout multiple times throughout my athletic career,” University of Findlay sophomore Emma Lynch said. “It […]

UF Students React to Barnes and Noble Bookstore

By Vanessa Crowe University of Findlay Ruscilli Bookstore is now under the management of Barnes and Noble College. With the new bookstore management comes a new way to get textbooks. Kim Oakes, the transitional manager with Barnes and Noble Education, the parent company of BNC, says First Day Complete Bundle (Oiler Day One) will […]

Getting out of your shell 

A transfer, international student-athlete describes his experience at UF  By Lauren Wolters  Eisley Swaine is a senior guard for the University of Findlay men’s basketball team. He played his freshman year at Northwest Oklahoma State University before transferring to the UF for the 2018-2019 basketball season. In addition to being a transfer student and […]

This Week in UF Student Media

Pulse Student Media includes Pulse TV, 88.3 WLFC the Pulse, and Pulse News. Find the latest interviews and shows here! Pulse TV Art & Culture Show with Sharinda Welton includes special guests comedians Tim Young and Wali Collins, and humorist and speaker Karith Foster.         Junior UF students Ellie Janszen and Kwesi […]

UFDM’s Dunking on Depression event set to tip off 

By Lauren Wolters The University of Findlay Digital Media Club (UFDM) will hold Knockout and 3-on-3 basketball tournaments in the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center at 8 p.m. on Monday Jan. 16 on courts one through four. The focus of the club’s event is to provide information on depression and mental illness for college […]

JereMiah Jackson’s Content Creator Spotlight: Taiki Kuwabara

By Jeremiah Jackson and Pulse Staff Taiki Kuwabara is a freshman at the University of Findlay but he is far from home. He is from Niigata, Japan and he’s made a name for himself on campus already. He has a YouTube channel which share his new experiences in a new country. “I like watching […]

Helping Hands food drive gets creative

By Pulse Staff It’s time to be a “SOUP-er Hero”! Wednesday, Nov. 2 is the 17th Annual Helping Hands Food Drive at the University of Findlay. But the second annual CANstruction contest is set for this weekend in the College of Business/Student Life (CBSL) building. The rules are a little different this year. Starting Friday, […]

Registration is here and it’s time to take in some tips

By Jeremiah Jackson and Pulse Staff It’s time to think about the next step in your college education: Spring Semester of 2023. Registration is open but there are a few things to help get yourself set up for success in the spring. Glenn A. Miehls, director of Academic Advising in the Oiler Success Center, […]