Two universities handle COVID-19 in slightly different ways

By Courtney Koebel @courtneykoebel koebelc@findlay.edu      COVID-19 has changed campuses around the country. Some going to virtual learning and some still attending in person classes. The Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine has given universities the freedom to create their own COVID-19 response and only required them to report their cases to the students and community members...

Under pressure

Students and staff open up about how they study and manage their stress. By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu      Junior criminal justice and psychology major at the University of Findlay Alyssa McDonald is feeling the same as many other UF students. Stressed. As the final week of classes approaches at the University of Findlay, students are busy studying for their...

Preparing for a very COVID-19 holiday

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu With just days of face-to-face learning left for University of Findlay students thoughts are turning to Thanksgivings Day. UF junior education major, Hannah Otley, says Thanksgiving is going to look a little different at her house this year. She says her family is taking extra precautions to make sure their family could enjoy each other’s company safely....

Ohio Governor pleads for public cooperation in stopping the coronavirus

UF continues ongoing adjustments and considerations  By Leah Alsept @leah_0913 Governor Mike DeWine addressed Ohioans Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. which was a break from his traditional 2 p.m. news conferences. The address was from his home in Cedarville and was reminiscent of a Roosevelt-era fireside chat. But his message was simple: Wear your masks and stay socially distanced. Ohio’s new...

Schooling from Home

How one UF student dealt with having COVID-19 By Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 As the University of Findlay balances the act of having classes on campus while keeping everyone safe from COVID-19, some students were still exposed to the virus. Scott Jennings, a student at UF, contracted the virus. Jennings says that when he first found out, he immediately was worried that he...

Don’t Stop the Party?

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Halloween at the University of Findlay looked a little different this year. Students were advised to keep their gatherings small, to not share food, stay outside, and disinfect EVERYTHING. Masks were required as well but not by the usual costume party standards. Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Emsweller sent out information on Nov. 3 in a UF Update...

4 Paws for Ability grows and adapts to COVID-19

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu Seeing a dog on campus is common at Findlay, but the dogs with vests are working and learning alongside everyone else. UF 4 Paws for Ability is applying University of Findlay’s mission statement to canine learners—puppy raisers across campus are preparing Service Dogs in Training (SDiTs) for meaningful lives and productive careers. 4 Paws for Ability describes...

From 2-D Visual Art to 3-D Buildings: Transforming University of Findlay’s campus with student artwork

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu At the University of Findlay, COVID-19 has challenged college educators, but brought a new set of blue faces taped to Shafer Library. “The Blue Face Drawings”, created by ART 110 students, broke barriers with social distanced learning as well as provided a new “face” for future art education. Behind “The Blue Face Drawings” and silhouettes that...

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...

Findlay Music Festival postponed but NOT cancelled

Moving to next August Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 For those who were ready to hear T-Pain sing “Bartender” or “Buy U A Drank”, you’ll have to wait just a little longer. The Findlay Music Festival was originally scheduled for April 4, then moved to Oct.10, but is postponed again due to COVID-19. It was a decision that was heavily talked about and discussed, but UF...

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...

COVID-19 prevention in UF dorms

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu             Residence halls pose serious concerns about the transmission of COVID-19. Students living in residence halls may be at a higher risk of contracting the virus, due to close proximity, shared bathrooms, and small halls. Several Residence Life staff weighed on in the measures in place to protect UF...

Autumn has Arrived: A University of Findlay Guide with What to do for Fall 2020

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu Chilly weather and pumpkin décor outside of shops and homes can only mean one thing. Fall is here, Halloween is near, and you deserve some Autumn cheer! Although COVID-19 has affected many activities for Fall 2020, there are many fall attractions and events that are open and filled with the spooky, fall fun your heart desires around Findlay. First,...

Keeping Oilers safe off the field

UF athletics implementing various ways to keep athletes safe By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Even with low-contact sports being allowed, the presence of COVID-19 is still looming and active. With this in mind, there may still be some concern for the safety of athletics and the University of Findlay as a whole. UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita clarified any possible concerns...

Swinging for history… well at least for UFTV anyway.

By Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 With many of University of Findlay sports in the fall getting delayed until the spring because of COVID-19, there are some sports that the Oilers participate it. One of those sports is golf, both men and women. UFTV has had a light workload this fall in airing sporting events since football and volleyball have been on hold. That was until the...

Positive or negative coronavirus result? COVID-19 affects everyone at UF

The University of Findlay stresses that Oilers stay safe and take precautions during this unpredictable time By Leah Alsept @leah_0913 University of Findlay student Hannah Caram says she contracted the coronavirus a few weeks ago. Sept. 13 was her last day of quarantine, and she’s ready to go back out into the world. “As of Sunday my quarantine has ended, I can go out in public,” said...

Findlay freshmen adapting to new learning styles

University freshmen and professor share their views on hybrid and remote learning. By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu             University of Findlay freshmen have been thrown into the world of hybrid and remote learning for their first semester of college this fall. These styles of learning may present some difficulties for both...

Annual Board of Presidents meeting gets a makeover

By Ethan Hockaday Hockaday@findlay.edu COVID-19 restrictions meant the University of Findlay Student Government Association (SGA) had to move the yearly Board of Presidents meeting online. While about 220 attendees logged on, including panelists, student leaders, and some advisors people attended the virtual meeting on Aug. 24, Vice-President of SGA, Jill Prince, a senior studying middle...

The lasting global impact of COVID-19

By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) Osaka, Japan, is 6,639 away from Findlay, OH. Visiting Professor of Japanese Rie Aoki hasn’t been to her home city Osaka since summer 2019. As COVID-19 vaccination hopes are seen in the news , the CDC COVID-19 Tracker states that there are 125,144 confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio with over six million cases across America. Japan, a country that the University of...

COVID-19 takes sorority recruitment online at UF

By Olivia Hyatt COVID-19 has put many plans on hold, but for the Phi Sigma Sigma chapter at the University of Findlay it has only changed the way they have to do things. Phi Sigma Sigma’s fall 2020 recruitment began on Sept. 8; however, the chapter was notified from the National Panhellenic Conference only two weeks prior to the first night of recruitment it was to be entirely virtual. This...

Helping Students Stay in Shape…and Safe

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  With the stress of being in college, along with the prolonged presence of COVID-19, a way that students hope to alleviate their stress is by working out, and it is a good way of destressing. It allows students to take their mind off of things and allows the body to release endorphins, which make students feel good about themselves. However,...

Fall sports? High school: Yes. College: No.

By Alana Sundermann @alana_sundy23 sundermanna@findlay.edu On Aug. 18 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) announced a new Ohio Department of Health order to allow high school contact sports to being competition. The list included field hockey, soccer and football. But he student athletes to continue following safety precautions so that all sports can be played.  The announcement was welcome news to...

Home Sweet Home looks a little different this year for the Delong Writing Center

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith The University of Findlay Delong Writing Center has a new home. It was once housed in the basement of Old Main but now you can find it located in the Center for Student Life and College of Business, room 135. “By moving the Writing Center to a more central, visible, and lively space, students can more easily access support for their writing...

Oiler Tennis grateful to be back on the court

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the semester slowly starting up, non-contact sports are getting ready for this unique season ahead of them. When initially hearing about the postponement of contact sports, Douglas Linden, the head coach for both the men’s and women’s tennis programs at the University of Findlay, could only feel sympathy for all the coaches and athletes...

The Work in The Kitchen Pays off in the Classroom

By Alana Sundermann @alana_sundy23 sundermanna@findlay.edu From the Writer’s Kitchen might be described as a place where artists and writers of all kinds can share their work. Connor Bracken, assistant professor of English and faculty advisor of the group, describes when the Writer’s Kitchen developed and what it has become. “It’s a pretty old inventoriable institution on campus and...

Students adjust to on campus housing during a pandemic

by Dylan Frazier @dylanfrazier With about 1,070 students living on campus this year, University of Findlay students seem to be taking dorm life changes during the pandemic in stride. Housing students safely during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge many universities and their students face this school year. Sophomore graphic design major Nolan O’Connell says taking the necessary...

Dear Freshman Me: An incoming senior takes a look back at lessons learned over the last three years.

Column   Twitter: @alana_sundy23 One week away from my last first day of school, ever. I can’t decide if I am excited or sad. I’m excited because I only have one more year until I get to experience all the possibilities the real world has to offer, but I’m sad because I only have one more year to be young and free from a lot of responsibilities. When you’re a freshman everyone tells...

UF Students react to COVID-19 decision

On Wednesday, March 11, as news traveled around campus that University of Findlay officials were moving classes to online remote learning, students reacted. UF Communication students went out and talked to several students about their plans and how they feel about the decision. Classes begin an online remote format on Monday, March 16 as recommended by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.  

Beating the winter cold and getting tropical

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the weather keeping cool, the Student Government Association (SGA) is hoping to heat up campus with its annual Casino Night. This year, SGA is celebrating its 20th year of putting on Casino Night, with the theme being a tropical “Cruising into 2020”. Casino Night coordinator and SGA Secretary Lauren Keyser shared what Casino Night is...

Putting your best paw forward

Abigail Frye fryea@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF On Feb. 12, 4 Paws for Ability hosted a Smooch the Pooch event in the Alumni Memorial Union. Fox and Bali, two of the current dogs in training on Findlay’s campus, were there to greet students. The goal of 4 Paws for Ability is to help children with disabilities along with veterans who have suffered injuries from combat. These dogs offer assistance to...

Two students find themselves on the same path

By Jacob French frenchj@findlay.edu   With the seemingly hundreds of University of Findlay labeled items strewn throughout the house, it is clear to see that orange and black runs proudly through the veins of those that inhabit the small three-bedroom home on Swing Avenue. And all it takes is a quick look at the fridge to see the two white coat ceremony commemoration cards to understand that...

Culture, community, and Christianity

Leah Alsept alsepta@findlay.edu @leah_0913 Music passed through the closed doors to the Winebrenner Theological Seminary auditorium at the University of Findlay. Revive, the worship session held every Thursday night in Winebrenner, was in motion during the Jan. 16 service. The warm air inside provided relief from the bitter cold night outside. From the many groups that the Campus Ministries...

The laughs return to Findlay

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   On Saturday, Jan. 25, three touring comedians will be performing at the Marathon Center for Performing Arts in Findlay. According to the University of Findlay’s website, this will also be the 18th year for the event which is free for students and faculty of UF and $20 for regular tickets. The event starts at 8 p.m. and...