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...

Learning while on break: an alternative

Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   It may only be the second week of the semester, but spring break is right around the corner. With many different destinations to choose from, choosing the place may be the hard part. But this year, the Buford Center is offering an alternative spring break trip that is different and exciting. They have teamed up with The Hope Center for...

Loop Abroad program takes UF students to Thailand

Leah Alsept  alseptl@findlay.edu @leah_0913   Thailand—a country in Southeast Asia with a population of more than 68 million people in a country three times the size of Florida, according to the CIA World Factbook. With its lush landscapes, golden temples and free-roaming wildlife, Thailand offered seniors Morgan Cashell and Stephanie Verkuilen an incredible experience when they...

Giving back, one can at a time

Kaylee Wheat wheatk@findlay.edu   The University of Findlay once again went above and beyond for this year’s Helping Hands food drive. UF has a history of being the top college in the nation and going well over their goal, which this year was 115,000 pounds. They ended up collecting 115,867 pounds of food, which topped last year’s total of 111,436 pounds.  Melissa Carrick,...

Schedules, advisers, and auditing: what students need to know about classes

Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu  @leah_0913   Scheduling for Spring 2020 started University of Findlay students.   Every semester, students planning to continue their education at the University must schedule classes with their respective academic adviser. Advisers in each department may have as few as three advisees or more than 100. Dr. Erin Alava and Dr. Brandon Forshey are...

Winding Down and Tuning up

Abigail Frye fryea@findlay.edu @Abigail_EF   With the semester winding down, The University of Findlay has different ways to help students finish strong. As many students are writing their final papers and preparing projects, The Writing Center is ready to help.  The Writing Center is located in Old Main in Office 45. The Office is open for scheduled appointments Sunday through Saturday...

Pods are poison

Taylor Christensen Email- christensent@findlay.edu Twitter-@Taychristensen1 The vaping epidemic is sweeping across the United States harming the teens and young adults who have become addicted to vaping products over the past few years. According to the CDC, as of Oct. 8, 2019, 1,299 lung injury cases in people ages 17-75 years have been identified due to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping....

UF Alum Ricardo Smith hopes to motivate students through his own experience

Olivia Wile wileo@findlay.edu @o_wile   Findlay Alumni, Ricardo Smith, isn’t lying when he says sports saved his life. “I don’t know where I would be without sports,” said Smith. This statement can be backed up by his life story, beginning in inner city Toledo, Ohio. Smith lost his mother to a drug overdose at age 11, coming home from a baseball game to see EMS at his house working...

OilerFit hopes to bring students together while working up a sweat

By: Lindsey Ahbe Email: ahbel@findlay.edu Twitter: @Lindsey_Ahbe   A group of sweaty college students doing squats and pull-ups may be intimidating at first sight, but they are working to improve their overall health and wellness and are having fun doing so.   Alex Gilbert, Co-Coach of OilerFit and third-year Physical Therapy student at the University of Findlay, says that they are...

One tree at time

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP), a non-profit group based out Findlay that addresses issues and protects the health of the Blanchard River Watershed, plans on planting 2,000 trees at Liberty Landing on the weekend of Nov. 10.   According to Dr. Lauren Sandhu, adjunct professor of biology at the...

Time to get spooky

By: Abigail Frye Email: fryea@findlay.edu Twitter: @Abigale_EF With Halloween fast approaching, it’s only necessary to get into the fall festivities. One way to do this is by attending Halloween parties. Which this year, the student-group Dance On will be hosting a Halloween Party on campus. The Great Pumpkin Halloween Party will be held on Oct. 26 in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose...

The redemption of Andy DuFresne

By: Andrew du Fresne, UFTV Manager and Adjuct Professor of Communication Email: dufresne@findlay.edu   When Stephen King published the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption in 1982, it is unlikely that he knew that Andrew Dufresne was a Senior at Huron (OH) High School. In fact, Andy lived in relative anonymity for ten years until 1993 when Frank Darabont wrote and...

Japan comes to the University of Findlay

Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith Throughout this week, the University of Findlay has been holding events that have Japanese influences. This week is known as Japanese Week. From a film showing to a concert, UF is hoping to bring the Japanese culture to Findlay. These events are put on by the Japan Foundation. The events were kicked off by a concert by Yumi Kurosawa with special...

Women of the Future

By: Taylor Christensen Email- Christensent@findlay.edu Twitter- @TayChristensen1 The Empowerment of Business Oriented Women (BOW) organization at the University of Findlay have just begun their third year as a group on campus. This year’s main focus, “learn constantly, advocate fiercely,” Their overall mission statement, as stated by their Facebook page, is: “The University of Findlay...

Communication is Key

By: Madelynn Greenslade Email: greensladem@findlay.edu Twitter: @Madelynn_G15   One of the biggest things in college is that this may be the first-time freshmen get to live on their own. You finally get out of your parents’ house and you have freedom to do anything you want, sounds great right? With that, comes living in a dorm and that may not be for everyone. For some, it may actually be...

UF Hosts Fourth Annual Talking Hands Event

By: Brooke Von Hoffman Email: vonhoffmanb@findlay.edu   On Sept. 24, a group of Pre-K to fifth grade students visited The University of Findlay campus to try their hand at American Sign Language.   Four years ago, UF started meeting once a week in Winebrenner on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. for six weeks in the fall, all in part for the American Sign Language (ASL) program called Talking Hands....

Wagner and Overhiser take home the crowns

By: Collin Frazier Email: frazierc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Collin_53 Last Saturday, during the Homecoming football game against Alderson Broaddus, the University of Findlay 2019 Homecoming Court was introduced as well as the announcement of King and Queen. Out the five king candidates and five queen candidates, this year’s Homecoming King and Queen are Aaron Overhiser and Mackenzie Wagner....

A future for Findlay health students

By: Collin Frazier Email: frazierc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Collin_53 On Sept. 20, The College of Business and Student Life Center held the Findlay Health Jobs Fair. This was an opportunity for students not only to ask questions about certain health professions they are interested in, but also for different health employers to find interns and graduates that could help them. Some of the professions...

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Step for Mazza

By:Collin Frazier Email:frazierc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Collin_53 This week for Homecoming, The University of Findlay’ Mazza Museum will be highlighting pieces commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 first landing on the Moon. Different illustrators and authors will have their works shown off that give a Lunar feeling in their pieces, which will be displayed until the end of the year....

Punching the way to success

By: Emma Smith Email: smithe11@findlay.edu Twitter: @Emma2000Smith   Transitioning from a senior in high school to a freshman can be overwhelming. Students are so used to not only the different people they have known for years, but also the different teachers and how they teach. Each professor in college is different and it can make freshman year seem rough. Fortunately, the University of...

Get out of Town!

By: Kaylee Wheat Email: wheatk@findlay.edu Twitter: @wheatkaylee Last year, 162 University of Findlay Oilers stepped off U.S. soil and into a new learning experience. International Study and Service programs have been around for years.   UF Director of International Education, Eileen Rucki, claims that the study abroad programs are growing in popularity.   “Just in the months of May...

Famous Giants Ride into Findlay

By: Abigail Frye Email: fryea@findlay.edu Twitter: @Abigail_EF Their giant hooves were probably heard from miles away as the famous Budweiser Clydesdales rode into Findlay the past week. With 10 horses and a Dalmatian in tow, it was truly a sight to see for University of Findlay students.   Clydesdales, Charlie, Fire, Jack, King, Pride, Princeton, Rascal, Rock, Sparky, and Tim all made...

UF Sports Communication takes on OSU

    By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: @ o_wile   University of Findlay students had a chance to step foot in Ohio Stadium last week, but not to play a football game.   Sports Communication students from UF traveled to Columbus last Thursday to meet with different Buckeye professionals. Led by professor Amy Rogan, they got to meet with journalism, marketing and...

Writing and Reading and Comprehension, Oh My!

By: Abigail F Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: fryea@findlay.edu   There are so many different opportunities to better your studies at The University of Findlay, and the Writing Center is just one of them. If you are feeling stressed out about a paperor about writing a thesis, The Writing Center can help ease some of that stress.   The Writing Center offers various services to students of...

New Year, New Faces

By: Dylan Frazier, Pulse Editor Email: frazier@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   As the new school year finally gets going, the Student Government Association (SGA) just finished up its elections for the new senator position. After the election results came in, the new senators for SGA are freshmen; Emma Smith, Ashlyn Coleman, and Heather Brimmer.   Rachel Robinson is the newest...

A Muddy Good Time!

    By: Leah Alsept Email: alseptl@findlay.edu   Sprinklers splashed the Intramural Field at the University of Findlay in anticipation of the annual mud volleyball event hosted by sorority Sigma Kappa on August 30th. Music boomed from the loudspeakers letting students know that that was the place to be on Friday evening.nThis event was a part of Greek Week at the University, being...

Burgers, Bratwurst, and Buns, Oh My!

By : Leah Alsept Email: alseptl@findlay.edu   Although dark clouds loomed overhead the Cory Street Mall, staff were quick on their feet to change the location of the annual welcome picnic that the University hosts ever year.   The Alumni Memorial Union was buzzing with students on August 18th. The smell of grilled food wafted through the halls of the lounge and into the noses of...

Somewhere to go

By Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   College is the time in life when people can and build on the skills that they will use the rest of their lives, but these years can be eclipsed by mental illness, anxiety, and depression.   Reported by BestColleges.com, a ranking site for higher education, the National Alliance of Mental Illness found that one in...

A different way to come up roses

By: Cory William Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp Article: All around Findlay’s campus one can see a variety of trees, shrubberies, and flower beds highlighting the walkways and entrances to the buildings. But there has been another type of annual spotted outside of buildings like Henderson and Egner; artificial flowers to be exact. According to Orion Jones, Director...

The Residential Welcome

By: Leah Alsept Email: alspetl@findlay.edu   The 2019-2020 school year is just underway and students, new and returning, come to Findlay to either begin, or continue their life as a college student. Multiple worries cross a student’s mind while applying and returning to college.   One of these worries is how to pay for room and boarding. Many students come from states far from Ohio,...

The importance of getting help on campus

By: Owen Rode Email: Rodeo@findlay.edu Kelly Catlin, a member of the U.S. women’s pursuit cycling team that won a silver at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and student at the University of Stanford, died at age 23. The cause of death was suicide According to Dr. Andrea Mata, Associate Professor of Psychology and Faculty Athletics Representative at the University of Findlay, depression...

International Night is 50 and fabulous

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: o_wile The University of Findlay International Night is 50 and fabulous. On Friday, March 29, Findlay students, faculty and community members gathered at the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex to take a trip around the globe. “For one night, they get to have that globe here on campus,” said Jenn Butler, program coordinator for the Buford...