Rocking down the road to election

The “Rock the Mock” mock election is gearing up and getting ready to go with just a few days away By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) There are only a few days until the next “Rock the Mock” mock election on the University of Findlay campus. Four years ago, Findlay Media Network (now know as UF Digital Media club) held its very first mock election with decent success—more than 500 Oilers showed...

Winter Sports Preview: Men’s Basketball

Coach Ernst and Oiler Basketball thankful and ready for another season By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With COVID-19 having a large effect on colleges nationwide around March, many sports had to cancel the remaining half of their season. One of these sports included basketball. Although the season did not end the way he and the team wanted it to, University of Findlay...

Your voice matters, use it

Column by Alana Sundermann sundermanna1@findlay.edu In the United States the legal age to vote is set at 18. According to the United States Census Bureau, in the 2016 election 46.1% of 18-29-year-olds exercised their right to vote. While this was still higher than the turnout in the 2012 Election, it is still a statistically low turnout. As Americans, it is important that we continue to use our...

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...

Windows XP source code is leaked across the internet

The internet is much like a museum—and source codes are like artifacts. By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) Windows XP may not be an operating system (OS) that’s on many people’s minds with the retirement of the OS by Microsoft in 2014. The 19-year-old OS has made a return to the news cycle in recent weeks because of news that’s much like unearthing a fossil—the source code has been leaked...

Findlay Music Festival postponed but NOT cancelled

Moving to next August Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 For those who were ready to hear T-Pain sing “Bartender” or “Buy U A Drank”, you’ll have to wait just a little longer. The Findlay Music Festival was originally scheduled for April 4, then moved to Oct.10, but is postponed again due to COVID-19. It was a decision that was heavily talked about and discussed, but UF...

Is this the curtain call for movie theaters?

Low sales, closures, and lack of movies hurting movie theaters overall Column By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With everything that’s going on in the world, both before COVID-19 and now, one thing that I could always count on is that movies provide comfort and joy for a few hours. They can take you into new worlds, make you forget all the craziness going on, and even teach you...

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...

South Park reminds us of the awful summer we had

Matt Stone and Trey Parker summarize the vents of Summer 2020 Review By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   A few weeks before classes began, I was at work talking with my coworkers about how hectic the world is now. We eventually started to talk about South Park and whether the producers will have an episode devoted to COVID-19. I told them it was only a matter of time. I was...

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...

Students talk Rock the Mock and the first presidential debate of 2020

Students in the COMM 280 Mass Communication and Digital Media class had a discussion today about the upcoming campus wide mock election, Rock the Mock and the importance of voting. These students have been working on a digital media campaign practicing their mobile multimedia skills and learning to read analytics. This discussion was shot on two mobile devices. This was an impromptu discussion...

University of Findlay Students Gather to Watch the First Presidential Debate

Debate or debacle? By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu On Tuesday evening when many Americans stayed glued to their screens watching the first Presidential Debate of 2020, University of Findlay students had the opportunity to watch it together on campus. The showing occurred in real time in the Brewer Center for Health Sciences (BCHS) Lecture Hall. The event went form 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. and was...

Campus ministries healing together

Students and staff speak out about how their reactions to the arrest of Saint Michael’s priest Father Zacharias By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu On Aug. 18 former Saint Michael the Archangel priest Michael Zacharias was arrested and charged with sex trafficking of minors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation released an affidavit that detailed the case. Zacharias was accused of...

COVID-19 prevention in UF dorms

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu             Residence halls pose serious concerns about the transmission of COVID-19. Students living in residence halls may be at a higher risk of contracting the virus, due to close proximity, shared bathrooms, and small halls. Several Residence Life staff weighed on in the measures in place to protect UF...

Autumn has Arrived: A University of Findlay Guide with What to do for Fall 2020

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu Chilly weather and pumpkin décor outside of shops and homes can only mean one thing. Fall is here, Halloween is near, and you deserve some Autumn cheer! Although COVID-19 has affected many activities for Fall 2020, there are many fall attractions and events that are open and filled with the spooky, fall fun your heart desires around Findlay. First,...

Can D1 college football really last until January??

Column by Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 With the announcement of the Big Ten making its return to play football starting Oct.24, it led to a flood of all other conferences making the same announcement. One of the staples of the fall, especially in the Midwest, is our college football. As a Midwest kid, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to Ohio State football...

Keeping Oilers safe off the field

UF athletics implementing various ways to keep athletes safe By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Even with low-contact sports being allowed, the presence of COVID-19 is still looming and active. With this in mind, there may still be some concern for the safety of athletics and the University of Findlay as a whole. UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita clarified any possible concerns...

Why won’t the rain, rain won’t go away?

Hurricane season more prominent for many reasons By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 In the past few years, it has seemed as though hurricane season has become much more prominent. More storms have devastated coastal states and cities it seems in the past few years than ever before. Even with this, however, there are more storms than what people know. Former Meteorologist for...

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...

Orange, Black, White, Red, what these colors mean at UF in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Taylor Christensen @taychristensen1 Christensent@findlay.edu The University of Findlay Athletic Department has a system in place to help student-athletes and coaches navigate the safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. The color-coded system used by the athletic department was designed to allow for the most flexibility to look at sports individually to adapt to changes quickly with ease...

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...

Club Corner: University of Findlay 4 Paws of Ability 

By Emma Smith The purpose of the University of Findlay 4 Paws for Ability club is to educate the University of Findlay campus as well as the community about service animals through a partnership with 4 Paws for Ability. This is the second year this club has been an active member on campus, and they are excited about the opportunity to expand the club. Through the partnership with 4 Paws for...

Ohioans had two opportunities to see President Trump on Monday

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu Trump held two different rallies in Ohio on Monday near Toledo and Dayton. According to PBS.com, Ohio Republicans are noticing a drop in support of the current president and Trump is feeling the need to win this important swing state. This is President Trump’s third trip to the Buckeye State this year. The Trump campaign called this rally the “Great American...

Masks inhibit communication in the deaf community.

Wearing masks while communicating in sign language takes away the most important part of the language: the facial expressions. By SadieJane Hill hills3@findlay.edu Wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 helps many people, but also hinders one particular community in the process. Members of the deaf community are impacted by the virus in a different way than most people because masks that...

Young student teachers dealing with the effects of the pandemic

Student teachers adjusting to new environment By Courtney Koebel koebelc@findlay.edu @courtneykoebel Student teachers this year are facing something that many student teachers have never had to face. They are not only trying to navigate the new classroom atmosphere, but they are also trying to learn how to teach during a pandemic. Not all student teachers are facing the same thing this year. Some...

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...

Bringing Awareness and Breaking Misconceptions about Human Trafficking to the UF Community

The truth about human trafficking and how you, as a college student, can help bring awareness to this issue By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu With an influx of social media posts titled “#SaveOurChildren” as well as recent sex trafficking charges with Father Michael Zacharias of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay community has an opportunity to...

All Eyes Are On A Possible COVID-19 Vaccination

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith  Vaccinations have to go through rigorous testing and trials before they can be given to the public. The two leading COVID-19 vaccinations are no different. Moderna and Pfizer are two companies among many that have scientists working on vaccinations and these two companies are the closest to being completed with their trials to according to...

Mulan too much moola?

Column by Lauren Wolters Woltersl1@findlay.edu If you love female empowerment, great battle scenes, and Disney movies, get excited because the new Mulan movie hit the box offices Sept. 4. Actually, it hit no box offices because The Walt Disney Company has decided to only showcase the film on their nearly new streaming service, Disney Plus. The company also decided that the film is worth much...

Rock the Mock Pod Episode 1: Secretary LaRose’s Chief of Staff, Merle Madrid

Introducing Rock the Mock Pod!! A limited series podcast leading up to the University of Findlay's Mock Election on Oct. 27. Dylan Frazier sat down with Merle Madrid, the Chief of Staff for Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. Topics included absentee ballots, early voting, and in-person voting. As well as working the voting polls and why it is so important to vote.  NOTE: ANYONE WHO HAS...

COVID Impacts Midwestern Collegiate Equestrian Programs

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu In the face of COVID-19, the University of Findlay’s equestrian program is continuing in person, with specific guidelines and precautions in place to keep the students safe. Other midwestern collegiate equestrian programs have had very different responses, including Michigan State University. According to Meredith Marsh, the Director of Equestrian Studies and...