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 alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 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....