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Students act as news media during Detroit Auto Show

By: Grant Goetcheus & Leah Palm Twitter: @goetcheusg & @_palmegranate Email: & With press passes in hand, Findlay Media Media Network, the student media group at the University of Findlay, traveled to the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the largest auto shows in North America. In traveling to Detroit, […]

A little healthy competition isn’t bad

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: The University of Findlay Athletic Department hosted a dodgeball tournament for women’s sports teams on Sunday, Jan. 21. The games took place in Croy gymnasium from 1-3 p.m. with a multitude of teams participating in a battle for the trophy. With the bleachers pulled out, and the clock […]

Time’s Up movement

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: If you watched the Golden Globes this year you might have noticed a similarity – all the celebrities were dressed in black. Those who attended used this form of symbolic speech to stand up for women in the work place; and yes, even the men participated. Throughout history, […]

UF hosts annual All Sports Day

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: Though heavy snow was enough to cancel classes last Friday, Jan. 12, it wasn’t enough to discourage the Findlay community from coming out to participate in the University of Findlay’s annual All Sports Day. While many students enjoyed their day off from classes on Martin Luther King Day […]

H&M advertisement sparks controversy

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: The second week of 2018 has proved to be that of a nightmare for the H&M clothing brand. The company recently released an advertisement with an African American child wearing a green hoodie with the phrase, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.” The decision to feature this child with […]

New year brings new leadership to the College of Business

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: A new semester brings new leadership to the College of Business. At the start of the spring semester, Dr. C. Damon Osborne assumed the position of Interim Dean for the College of Business at the University of Findlay after Dr. Kevin Renshler’s sudden resignation from the position. […]

UF hires new women’s soccer coach

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: With a new semester brings a new addition to the Athletic Department at the University of Findlay. James Walker was named the new head coach of the UF women’s soccer program on Friday, Dec. 22. Originally from Birmingham, England, Walker graduated from Tiffin University and secured his first […]

Cold Takes Findlay

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: As students of the University of Findlay arrive back for the spring semester, the record setting low temperatures have lifted for more reasonable weather during the first two weeks of the year. According to Newsweek, Sub-zero temperatures hit the Midwest along with a Bomb Cyclone on the East […]

Campus Notification Regarding Off Campus Incident

To the UF Community: As some of you may have seen in the local news today (, a man was found dead from a “suspected gunshot wound” on Saturday night in a Findlay apartment located at 231 E. Foulke Ave. Police are investigating, and there are no other details available at this time. We have […]

University says farewell to beloved professor

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @cberlekamp Email: On Saturday, Nov. 4, Shiv Gupta, retired professor of the University of Findlay, died at age 87. Gupta lived at 310 Frazer St., next to the University, and stayed active around Findlay even after his retirement from the school in 2015. Professor Gupta spent 45 years teaching […]

UF Honor Wall

By: Alexis Mitchell Email – Twitter – @alexismitch14 This past Friday, Nov. 10, the University of Findlay celebrated Veterans Day by revealing the new Honor Wall in the College of Business and Center for Student Life building. The Honor Wall features 614 names of past and present Oilers who currently and have served our […]

A look into the Russian investigation

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: Since the current President of the United States Donald J. Trump announced to run for office on June 16, 2015, there have been allegations of him being tied to Russia. The allegations claim that this connection aided in his winning the election and putting him in the oval […]

Severe weather strikes Findlay

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”5″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow” gallery_width=”600″ gallery_height=”400″ cycle_effect=”fade” cycle_interval=”10″ show_thumbnail_link=”1″ thumbnail_link_text=”[Show thumbnails]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”20″] Although flooding remains an issue, the city of Findlay experienced more than just heavy rain this past weekend. On the evening of Sunday, Nov. 5, a tornado reportedly touched down near Melrose and […]

Censored speech

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: While universities have long been the setting of civil discourse and open discussion about societal issues there are some limitations and they have come into full view recently after a controversial figure tried to speak at the Ohio State University. explains that private universities, such as the […]

Life and death on the farm

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @cberlekamp Email: The Western Farm at the University of Findlay has lost three calves this season due to illness says Professor Farabee McCarthy. However, the Animal Science department assure students that this is common in farm life. Although the sickness that the calves died from is unknown, the program is […]

Findlay is filled with activities for students

Name: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: With Halloween coming and Findlay embracing the autumn weather of October, many fall festivities are taking place. University of Findlay students can enjoy activities like going to a haunted house, visiting a pumpkin patch farm, and watching scary movies at the local movie theater. Fear Factory and Purgatory […]

Homecoming weekend at UF

By: Trevia Gumbs Email: Homecoming Weekend is a tradition that almost everyone at the University of Findlay looks forward to. Once again, UF celebrated another successful homecoming with a theme of “Building Upon Traditions.” “Homecoming is deeply rooted in American history and is known for bringing families, faculty and staff, friends, community members and […]

Elizabeth Smart speaks to the University of Findlay

By: Cory William Berlekamp Email: Twitter: @Cberlekamp Elizabeth Smart, a survivor of kidnapping and advocate for victims, spoke at the University of Findlay on Friday, Oct. 13. Smart shared both her story provided some insight on what life is like before and after trauma. “I think it is so important to speak out, to […]

Calling all writers

By: Olivia Wile, Editor Twitter: o_wile Email: This year seems to be one of change and expansion here at the University of Findlay. With the addition of new special interest housing, the Center for Student Life and College of Business, and different food options, a new writing club joins the list of additions this […]

UF campus policy on an active shooter

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: After another mass shooting in America, the University of Findlay revisits its’ campus policy on how to prepare students in the event of an active shooter. Since the shootings in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1 and the fatal shooting of a Texas Tech Campus Security Officer […]

The aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: On the evening of Sunday, Oct. 1, what is being considered America’s deadliest mass shooting occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nv. 64-year-old Stephan Haddock opened fire with an automatic rifle at 10:08 p.m. during the set of Country Music Singer Jason Aldean. […]

Gender inclusive housing now available at UF

By: Charlotte Smith Email: This year, the University of Findlay is offering gender inclusive housing for the first time. The University has added two new special interest houses on campus that are gender inclusive. The term gender inclusive (neutral) means that students do not identify with what society classifies as male or female or […]

Where is the news?

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: Stay connected with what is happening around us and around the world is a hard thing to do. Not to mention being a very busy college student at the same time. So with this in mind news stations and news media sites have started to go to where […]

Changes in Parking at UF

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: Photo by Olivia Wile With long to-do lists and many responsibilities, parking can quickly become a trivial task for college students. Whether they are in a hurry, or in the midst of an honest mistake, students at the University of Findlay who are caught parking in the wrong […]

Center for storytelling and participatory media

By: Leah Palm, Staff Writer Twitter – @_palmegranate Email – The dedication of a new building on campus sparks the beginning of a community-driven student outreach and learning opportunity. Dr. Harley Ferris, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Megan Adams, assistant professor of Communication, have been working hard to create a safe space for […]

Hurricanes aren’t just local disasters

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: Photo by Maggie Jones On Sunday, Sept. 10, Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm, hit the southern point of Fla. According to the New York Times, Irma is the most powerful storm to form in the Atlantic Ocean. Even though the storm hit parts of Florida and the […]

Founders Day celebrates 135th anniversary of UF

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: The University of Findlay held its first Founders Day of the semester on Sept. 7. Although it was mainly social media and online based, some donation stations were set up at various locations in Findlay. These included Trends on Main, East of Chicago Pizza, Sink’s Flower Shop and […]

Welcome to Oiler Nation

By: Charlotte Smith Email: This year’s Freshman class is one of the largest that the University of Findlay has seen. Students have come from all over to attend UF, not only from the United States, but also from around the world. Chris Harris, Director of Admissions, speaks about the increase in class size this […]

The opening of the Refinery

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: The College of Business and Student Life had its ribbon cutting ceremony last month before the start of classes. Until recently, however, the newest food services haven’t opened their doors. This group of food services is called The Refinery. The Refinery will offer a variety of different brands. […]

UF Greek life kicks off the school year with ‘Greek Week’

By: Chris Corso Email: The University of Findlay’s annual Greek Week proved a success again this school year. With annual traditions like Wing-Off, and Mud Volleyball, as well as new ones like Backyard Shenanigans, students were bound to find a fun event that they could participate in during the week. The week kicked off […]

UF Professor incorporates two passions in new book

By Jacob King For some, the thought of running 50 miles may sound unappetizing. Writing for multiple hours about running may also seem just as appalling. However, David Essinger, associate professor of English, not only runs and writes but also combines his passion for both in a book.   “Running Out” is a fiction novel […]

Changing your major, not your destiny

By: Juliyana Straley With over 80 different majors to choose from, the process of picking one can be very overwhelming for students. Physical therapy, Public Relations, Pre-Vet, Education; how does one choose, and what if you don’t like that area of study? Considering switching to a new major can be exciting but stressful. Director of […]

University of Findlay to buy Winebrenner Theological Seminary

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: The University of Findlay has been busy both growing and expanding over the last few years. From renovations to the AMU last year, to the opening of the new Center for Student Life and College of Business this fall, UF continues to build on its foundation established in […]