“Nomadland”: A trip through Western America

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Frances McDormand guides this authentic journey through America I really like movies, to say the least. And with most films that I enjoy, there is a driving plot that makes you want to watch until the end. Be it saving the world, a main character redeeming themselves, or stopping the bad guy from winning, they tend to be the driving force behind...

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...

Trump’s second impeachment ends with an acquittal

By: Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith Looking back on an unprecedented second impeachment trial After many days of hearing all sides, the Senate acquitted former president, Donald Trump on his impeachment charges. The argument was made that he cultivated the riot that occurred on Jan. 6. Weeks prior, Trump made remarks that encouraged his supporters not to believe the results of the...

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...

“Judas and the Black Messiah”: A reminder that history repeats itself

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Incredible performances, great writing, and important messages galore in this recently released film We are always told in our school history classes that the reason we learn history is because it serves as a means to prevent things from happening. I am here to tell you that in order for that to be true, the whole story must be shown. “Judas...

Self-care in snowy weather

By: Heather Brimmer brimmerh@findlay.edu UF Counseling Services provides self-care packages for exhausted students Last week, the University of Findlay’s Counseling Services handed out self-care packages to many students that have been struggling with mental health during the pandemic. The boxes were filled with items such as gift cards, fidgets toys, and journals. More than 200 self-care...

Lady Oilers killing it early

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 UF Volleyball off to an impressive 6-1 start With COVID-19 postponing all contact sports in the fall, many sports teams had to halt their season in order to stay safe. Fortunately, as coronavirus vaccines are being distributed across the country, the sports season for the fall is finally kicking off. One team that has started its season hot is...

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...

Super Bowl Commercials almost as boring as the game

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Despite some bright spots, Super Bowl LV commercials not up to par Like most people in Ohio, my football team was not fortunate enough to make Super Bowl LV (the major difference being that I am a Steelers fan surrounded by Browns fans). With that, watching last Sunday’s 31-9 Tampa Bay victory was not exactly my priority. And for good reason,...

Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures loom over Findlay

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Punxsutawney Phil predicted it—another 6 weeks of a cold winter blankets the nation February has arrived, and it has brought more snow and colder temperatures along with it. Temperatures in Findlay fell to single digits this past weekend. Counting the wind chill, temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The recent snow and ice negatively...

“The Turnover” turns out

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Two UF students followed their dream of hosting a sports podcast— and they found growth within themselves Podcasts can be about anything. Humor, music, news, crime, politics, religion— literally anything that a person can think of can end up as a podcast, including sports (of course). Kelvin Reisenfield and Alex Kerstetter are the hosts of a...
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QB Superstars Face-off in Super Bowl LV

Brady hoping for ring #7 while Mahomes ready to begin his own dynasty By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the sports world being shaken by COVID-19, many were wondering how normal of a sports season 2020-2021 would be. Fortunately, the NFL was able to have both a complete season and postseason, culminating in Super Bowl LV. This year, the 14-2 Kansas City Chiefs, led by rising...

Young and healthy Americans may not get vaccinated until summer or beyond

By: Lauren Wolters  woltersl@findlay.edu Young Americans are at a standstill for getting vaccines— they can’t stand in line to get one just yet The question of when young and healthy Americans will be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 remains unanswered.  With the recent shift of power from former President Donald Trump to current President Joe Biden, the...

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...

UF prepares for in person classes with mandatory COVID-19 testing

By: Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu Plenty of coronavirus tests have made it to the University of Findlay's campus, but Oilers will have to wait for vaccines Face-to-face classes started at the University of Findlay on Tuesday, but before students were allowed to be in class, they were required to take a rapid COVID-19 test to ensure safety when returning to campus. Even with testing, students...

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...

Can a nation blanketed in hate move towards love?

Column by: Alana Sundermann sundermanna1@findlay.edu @alana_sundy23 “For several hours on Jan. 6, the Capitol convulsed in chaos as violent rioters stormed past police lines and sent lawmakers and aides fleeing for safety inside the building,” journalist, Kyle Cheney reports from Politico. What happened at the capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 is a day to remember and to reflect on where we stand as a...

UF responds to a virtual spring semester

By: Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu Oilers face the first week of the spring semester fully online  The University of Findlay kicked off its spring semester a little differently for the new year. For the first time ever, the first week of classes occurred completely remotely. In other words, the usual introductions and syllabus-run-throughs...

“Soul”, reminding us that life is about the journey, not the destination

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Pixar knocks it out of the park once again When it comes to the realm of animated films, one of the true titans is Pixar Animation. Even though their formula is rather repetitive: funny side characters, tear jerk moments, etc., the crazy thing is even though I fully expect all of that to happen, they still surprise me on their delivery. And their...

UF’s theater program’s unique semester

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 The theater program has found ways to persevere through COVID-19 obstacles  The University of Findlay’s theater program has gone through many changes since COVID-19 entered the stage. But Meriah Sage, Assistant Professor of Theater at the University of Findlay, thinks that the coronavirus has hindered—and helped, the theater program last...

Oiler men’s basketball thriving during winter break

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Coach Ernst is looking to adjust the team for success While the majority of Oiler Nation was relaxing during the holiday season, the Men’s Basketball Team was hard at work, winning six straight games between Dec. 3 and Jan. 8. This successful run had earned the Oilers a sixth-ranked spot in the NCAA DII Men’s Basketball Rankings. Head Coach...

All things, good and bad, must come to an end at some point…right?

Column By Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 As I sit here in my guest room in my house for the eighth straight day because I got coronavirus, it got me thinking about life after getting out of this guest room. When will it end? Will I be the same? Will I feel the same? I can answer one of those questions definitively and for better or worse I can leave this back room on Friday...

How will history remember Trump?

President Trump still refuses to concede By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 After an election season full of mudslinging, the 2020 Election reached its conclusion on Nov. 7, with former Vice President Joe Biden securing the necessary 270 electoral votes for presidency with 306 total. This makes Donald Trump the first president since George H.W. Bush, and eighth overall, to...

Xbox Series X is super-fast, but lacks new games

Review by Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Truth be told I really wanted a PS5 this time around. The look, the new controller, the launch titles were awesome, and I was really looking forward to snagging one this holiday season. Well, between a limited stock, Wal-Mart letting bots run wild, and everyone else wanting it, I had to “settle” on an Xbox Series X. I’ve been...

Roughnecks old and young ready to hit the mats

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 As with many other sports last spring, COVID-19 ruined chances for teams to reach the top prize: a national title. This applies to the University of Findlay wrestling team and the three athletes that would have competed. Head Coach Shawn Nelson says the situation is sad. “I think it was very disappointing for the three qualifiers, especially our...

UFTV working to keep the community in the game

By Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Croy gymnasium on the University of Findlay campus is known for its “sixth man” presence. It’s legendary. The Findlay community embraces their favorite basketball teams and pack the stands at games. This basketball season that special ingredient will be missing from the Oiler basketball games as COVID-19 restrictions are keeping fans out...

UF’s Student Government Association looks to new and old COVID-19 polices for the spring semester

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu University of Findlay’s Student Government Association (SGA) was highly involved in the university’s COVID-19 policies since they were first adopted this year.  Ashlyn Coleman, the Sergeant at Arms of the SGA says that at the SGA retreat this past August, much of the members’ attention was...

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...

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...

University of Findlay’s recent deer crash creates a stir in “Hendoe” Dining Hall

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu University of Findlay Henderson Dining Hall received an unexpected guest, a doe, who made quite a bold entrance smashing through two windows during lunch on Oct. 23. Paul Pavala, a Senior Computer Science major with an emphasis on Web and Database at the University of Findlay, was one of the students in Henderson Dining Hall to witness the doe crash...