UF Athletics setting the standard

University of Findlay Athletics wins the Presidents Cup four years running By Jordan Grimes grimesj1@findlay.edu It seems the University of Findlay Oilers Athletic program has figured out the secret to winning after the May announcement that it won the Presidents Cup for the fourth year in a row for the 2021-2022 school year. Winning the Presidents Cup symbolizes that an entire athletic program...

Oiler volleyball looks to underclassman to fill gaps

By Ayden Adams adamsa4@findlay.edu The University of Findlay women’s volleyball team is currently 5-7 with a string of home games coming up. The team is working on rebuilding after losing four of the six starters from last year. Journey Blevins, sophomore, 2021 AVCA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-American honorable mention says the trip to Alaska showed some of their strengths...

Fantasy Football Has Returned

Putting together the dream team By Marqis Stokes and Pulse Staff stokesm@findlay.edu Ladies and gentlemen, the NFL is finally back. This rendition of Thursday Night Football—pitting the defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams up against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 8—ensures that there will be at least one NFL game on TV every week for the next 23 weeks. And with the arrival of a new NFL...

Volleyball team travels to Alaska

By Pulse Staff The University of Findlay volleyball team takes to the skies for a tournament that will take them 3,727 miles from home. The team flies out of Columbus Wednesday for the Denali State Bank Ice Block Classic tournament in Fairbanks, Alaska. Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Brandi Laurita says this is not the first time the team has made the long journey to...

High-speed chase leads to police officer’s death

By Pulse Staff Police in Northwest Ohio have three suspects in custody as the Bluffton community mourns the death of Bluffton Police Officer Dominic Francis.   Sgt. Brice Nihise with the Ohio State Highway Patrol stated in a news conference that Officer Francis was laying down stop sticks in response to a high speed chase on I-75 when he was hit by the suspect’s vehicle. Initially the...

Senior art exhibition displays dozens of works

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Three seniors take the stage during the University of Findlay art department's senior student exhibition Every spring, the UF art department puts on a Senior Art and Design Exhibition for the department’s students graduating that semester. Seniors Breanna Gilbert, Mikaila Jennings, and Allie Meeker have a combined total of 42 works in the gallery...

The question of gratitude

By Amy Rogan Assistant Professor of Communication & Adviser to The Pulse I have questions…but not the kind you might expect. I’m not distributing a quiz or issuing an assignment to my students. Just a few simple questions that may shift your focus from your “have-nots” to your “haves.” My sister recently gave me a book called “Growing Grateful” by Mary A. Kassian. It’s a...

UF Community weighs in on the Climate Crisis

By Matthew Miller-Search millersearchm@findlay.edu The United Nations Glasglow Climate Change Summit held in October and November in the United Kingdom captured the attention of the world, including the Findlay community. Associate Professor of Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management at the University of Findlay says Kim Lichtveld, Ph.D. says climate change is an issue that is...

UF promotes heart health at 2021 Homecoming 5k 

AphA-ASP and UF Cross Country and Track and Field team orchestrate another successful 5k  By Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  A homecoming tradition of more than ten years is the University of Findlay’s Homecoming 5k and this year it raised money for the local chapter of the American Heart Association. This year’s 5k began at 8 a.m. at the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) on...

Getting in the Spirit to Write

National Day on Writing By Pulse Staff University of Findlay students with a love of writing got a different chance to express their creativity recently when they painted the Spirit Rock on the north end of campus. They also painted posters and a banner, all to celebrate National Day on Writing, an event that falls on Oct. 20 every year and is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of...

From Injury to Inspiration

By: Pulse Staff UF football player shares his journey back from horrible injury The legacy of Oiler football is on full display on Homecoming weekend and the grit and perseverance that goes with it is embodied in many players. But junior Uriah Schwemley-Gieseler learned perseverance years ago as a freshman in high school. That’s when Schwemley-Gieseler suffered a gruesome injury during a...

Lady Oilers Soccer: New coach, same goal

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Lady Oilers looking to surpass historic season under new coach After a historic 2019 season, the women’s soccer team was primed and ready for the next season ahead of them. Unfortunately, that came with a few bumps. Along with other sports around Oiler Nation being halted due to COVID-19, the Lady Oilers also had to part ways with Head Coach...

Spring break woes

By: Ethan Hockaday hockadaye@findlay.edu We take a look at why there isn't a full week off for spring break like in years past at UF The University of Findlay announced in the fall of 2020 that the following spring semester of 2021 would look a little different, with the spring break being changed from one long break to sporadic days off throughout the semester. UF President Dr. Katherine Fell...

Reelection of Ugandan President is met with violent controversy

By Samantha Adkins adkinss@findlay.edu Central Ohio missionaries recount the totalitarian rule of President Yoweri Museveni Central Ohio native, Cana Ditty, spent five and a half years in the African nation Uganda as a missionary with her family. She moved there with her family in 2015 but recently left them to return home to pursue her college education. The recent unrest around the election has...

New Bite app keeps the bites on campus

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu UF’s new mobile ordering is off to a slow but steady start The University of Findlay’s dining service implemented mobile ordering in the Refinery at the Center for Student Life and College of Business (CBSL) on Jan. 19. This new feature means that the UF community can use Sodexo’s Bite app to order food from any of the Refinery’s four dining...

UF’s snow day erases everyday ease

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@ indlay.edu Major snowfall in Findlay cancels classes and creates work for UF's Physical Plant The University of Findlay saw record breaking snowfall on Monday, Feb. 15. Hancock County went under a Level Three Road Alert Tuesday morning. UF canceled all in-person classes for Tuesday after the alert went out. Remote classes continued as scheduled. The covered sidewalks...

“GameStonk”, Robinhood, and hedge funds: how the internet exploded Wall Street

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 GameStop's frenzy has fizzled -- but Congress will look under the ashes with their next hearing DIS, MCD, AMC, GME—these acronyms mean nothing to some people. And to others, they mean everything. Spelled out, these acronyms (also called stock symbols) are shortened names of the companies Disney, McDonald’s, AMC Entertainment, and GameStop. Market...

Mary Wilson, original member of “The Supremes,” dies at 76

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Mary Wilson, original and longest-reigning member of The Supremes, has died at aged 76. The group was originally titled “The Primettes” and was slated to be the sister group to the “The Primes”. The four original members were Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, all from the same neighborhood in Detroit,...

R/wallstreetbets

Column by: Riley Clark clarkr2@findlay.edu Lately there has been talk about Reddit wreaking havoc on the stock market, primarily targeting GameStop and Robinhood. The stock market in its current state is reporting on nearly every news source that Redditors are to blame for this recent dip in global stock trading. However, this is not the case. The brokers on Wall Street are taking this...

A new era of “WandaVision”

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Put on your goggles: The MCU makes its grand return with “WandaVision" With the last Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) picture being released back in July 2019 with “Spiderman: Far From Home.” Needless to say, I’ve been patiently waiting for the MCU to finally make its return to home media, which would’ve been sooner if it wasn’t for a...

Making a national statement

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Sydney Kin earns USBWA National Player of The Week honors The University of Findlay basketball season has been in full swing since the winter break. The UF men’s and women’s teams showed off their skills and have received various accolades since the season began, including one such individual—Sydney Kin. Carey, Ohio native, Kin received the...

Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

By: Emma Smith   smithe11@findlay.edu After a tumultuous campaign season and an even more divisive few weeks, Joseph Biden Jr. is officially the 46th U.S. president It’s official-- Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in to serve as the leaders of the United States. Biden’s first speech to the public as 46th President of the United States, pleading for unity as the only way to...

UF students respond to Michigan’s three week “pause”

by Lauren Wolters @woltersl1@findlay.edu Beginning Wednesday Nov. 18, the state of Michigan began a Governor ordered three week “pause.” Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the order on Sunday Nov. 15 in response to the record rising number of cases across the state. The number of hospitalizations and deaths in Michigan have also been increasing dramatically. University of Findlay students from...

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....

UF Professors adopt new strategies to fend off COVID-19

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu With Turkey Day approaching and COVID-19 circling the University of Findlay community like a vulture, the UF community seems to have a lot more on their plates this year. Both students and faculty’s plates were piled high with the normal stress of a semester and the added stress of COVID-19 procedures. Professors had to work to prepare for the upcoming...

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...

Student athletes feel the brunt of COVID-19

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Emsweller updated COVID-19 numbers Nov. 2 in a UF Update for the week of Oct. 25 to Oct. 31. He said there were 97 positive active cases (three community members were included), 34 pending test results, 73 completed tests that week, and 379 in a 14-day quarantine. Many University of Findlay student athletes...

The only “break” in spring break this year is broken plans

By Olivia Hyatt hyatto@findlay.edu With cases on the rise, and Hancock county being a level two, the effects of COVID-19 strike again as the University of Findlay announces spring break is cancelled, sort of.  The UF Update sent out on Oct. 14 outlines the current plans for the Spring semester—virtual start on Jan. 11, return face-to-face and hybrid on Jan. 19., and the cancellation of...

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...

COVID-19 Changing Counseling

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu COVID-19 has brought a few new changes to the University of Findlay’s counseling services as the illness has seemed to bring to everything else. Director of Counseling Services Jodi Firsdon says the first—and most major—of these changes is that all counseling appointments are via Zoom. Firsdon states that COVID-19 can be easily spread if...

Game three of the NBA Finals ends with a . . .walk off?

Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu On Sunday night in game three of the NBA Finals, Jimmy Butler led the Heat to the 115-104 win, arguably having the greatest game of his career. Butler recorded a 40-point triple-double (40 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists). Only two other players in NBA history finished a finals game with a 40-point triple-double. These two players are Jerry West (1969) and...

Swinging into Success

Oiler Golf breaking records, winning tournaments, and receiving accolades left and right By Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the fall portion of golf season wrapping up, both Men’s and Women’s golf at the University of Findlay have been making final pushes for a successful season. For the men’s season, it ended with a tournament win at the Kyle Ryman Memorial in...

A world rooted in hate. Can we change?

Column by Alana Sundermann sundermanna1@findlay.edu You would think by the year of 2020 we would have flying cars, a cure for cancer or maybe even free college but instead the world today is facing a pandemic, a climate crisis and the inequality of our criminal justice system.  The United States today follows a structure that was created over 200 hundred years ago with little to no change in...

No Fall Break breaks hearts, but helps health

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu As the University of Findlay spent the summer contemplating a more COVID-friendly environment for the fall semester it made the tough decision to cancel the annual mid–fall Recess for the 2020 academic year. Nearby Ohio colleges, such as Bowling Green State University and The University of Toledo, have done the same. Similarly, The University of Findlay...