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Chardon tragedy draws in UF graduate By Jacki Bares For the Pulse CHARDON -- The Chardon High School shooting had many components that influenced the outcome of the event. The students, the teachers, the law enforcement officers, the medical doctors, the community and the list could go on. One key component, which is sometimes overlooked in situations such as this is the media and the stress and challenge of doing their job during a high profile, emotional event.
Max Reinhart, a writer for The News-Herald, covered this tragedy. The News-Herald covers Northeastern Ohio where Chardon is located. Reinhart graduated from The University of Findlay in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and started working at The News-Herald in Willoughby that summer. In working there the past two years, Reinhart said he never would have imagined having to cover a tragedy so close to his location.
A Paulding native, Reinhart had no connections to Chardon High School other than covering some school board meetings and a local event or two. He works the night shift at The News-Herald, so when he woke up around 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 27 and saw a link on Facebook about the shooting, he immediately knew his work day would be a little different. “My initial reaction was that it was definitely going to be a busy day and busy week. After the shock set in, I was glued
to the news until the workday started,” said Reinhart. The city editor notified Reinhart of the facts at the time and he was sent to cover the first afternoon press conference at the Chardon Board of Education. Reinhart realized there would be national coverage as soon as he saw the headline of school shooting. By the time he had gotten to the first press conference, the first student had died. “Realizing it was going to be a nationally covered event changed a few things for me,
MAX REINHART, reporter for The Lake County News-Herald, UF alumnus and former editor of the Pulse, covered the recent Chardon shooting.
Findlay Greeks join forces to aid victims of Argyle apartment fire Campus organization See CHARDON, page 3
By Devon Marti hold a food drive but this is reminder to all of us about what Staff writer the first time I can remember we represent and what we stand When tragedy struck 20 us all coming together to do an for as individual chapters,” said families living in the Argyle impromptu fundraiser for the Kayla Slomski, a junior physical Apartment building, The Uni- Findlay community,” said Mc- therapy major. “As the Archon, I could not be more proud to be versity of Findlay’s Greek com- Neil. a part of Phi Sigma Sigma and The urgency of the situation munity joined the Hancock County Community’s effort to made it apparent to many of the other Greek chapters here on help the families after a fire de- the students in the University’s Findlay’s campus.” Along with the students from stroyed everything they owned. Greek chapters that coming tothe University, “When I first Findlay’s Hope heard of the fires House and other I wanted to find organizations beout where the gan working, and families were still are working, being housed. I to help the famithen brought up lies with getting the idea to the back on their Greek council feet. that we should “Collecting the collect toiletries toiletries is an for the families. awesome way It took me seven for the students trips to fill my at The Univercar and we persity of Findlay to sonally bought help the families toothbrushes for Sierra Heaton affected by the all the victims of the fires,” said A PILE OF RUBBLE OCCUPIES the location fires. These famErin McNeil, ju- where the Argyle apartment building once stood. ilies are strugnior animal sci- Members of UF’s Greek community have reached gling to get by ence major. out to help the 20 families displaced by the fire. and donations like the Greek McNeil, a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma gether to help those in need from community’s can help a lot,” Sorority, said fundraising isn’t the fire was a bigger priority said Sammie Rhoades, chief exnew for the Greek community than any fundraising competi- ecutive officer of Hope House. Because of the intensity of at the University. However the tion. “Despite the friendly com- the fire in the apartment buildfundraising is usually planned in advance and rarely done by petition between chapters, when ing, many of the families lost it gets down to it, we are a com- all of their belongings and had individuals. “The Greek community munity and rally as such. Com- to evacuate the building leaving comes together every year to ing together like this serves as a See ARGYLE, page 3
criticizes UF for lack of condom policy By Sydney LeVan For the Pulse “Yay! No babies, but hello syphilis!” Hannah Martin, an STD risk reduction educator, had this response to a question about The University of Findlay prescribing birth control but not allowing condoms to be given out by the health center or student organizations. She was recently at UF for UNITED’s event, “Let’s Talk About Sex with MPowerment.” Martin has been to many different high schools, colleges and
other events for people of all ages and orientations. She said that UF was the only college to ever tell her she was not allowed to provide free condoms to students in attendance. UF currently has no written policy on condoms but denied UNITED when they asked about handing out condoms for the event. Padraic Stanley, UNITED’s president and a senior international relations major, thinks this happened because the University’s donors are mostly See CONDOMS, page 3
The Pulse wins regional award and moves on to national competition
LANSING, Mich. -- The Society of Professional Journalists announced that the Pulse won first place in Region 4 in the General News Reporting category for the “Sexual Assault: Pain, Recovery and Disappointment” series which was run last spring. Second place was The Ohio State Univesity and Bowling Green State University was third. Region 4 includes all universities in Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The regional first-place award means the Pulse is among the top 12 papers in the nation in this category. All regional first-place winners advance to the national round. National finalists will be announced in late April.
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CampusCalendar CampusCalendar Friday, April 13 8 a.m. - Admissions Open House: Spring Preview Day AMU MPR 8 a.m.-8 p.m. - Juried Art Exhibition Lea Gallery 8 a.m.-11 p.m. - Open Arms Supply Drive AMU Atrium and Davis Lobby 10-11:30 a.m. - Open Counseling Hours 307 Frazer St. Noon - Oiler Well Walking Club Student Rec Center 2 p.m. - Social Work Club Meeting 1117 Morey 2-5 p.m. - Initiation Ceremony Ritz Auditorium 6-9:30 p.m. - Allies Rock! Music Festival AMU MPR 7 p.m.-midnight - Game Night Davis 196
Saturday, April 14 8 a.m.-8 p.m. - Juried Art Exhibition Lea Gallery 8 a.m.-11 p.m. - Open Arms Supply Drive AMU Atrium and Davis Lobby 12-1 p.m. - Dance is for Everyone Egner 004 1-4 p.m. - Dance is for Everyone AMU North MPR 3-8 p.m. - Pre-Vet Club Spring Open House Beckett Animal Science Building
Sunday, April 15 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Oiler Attack Volleyball Tournament 8 a.m.-8 p.m. - Juried Art Exhibition Lea Gallery FRC Mac and Croy Gym 10:15 a.m. - Worship at Winebrenner WTS TLB 11 a.m. - Worship Service Ritz Auditorium 3 p.m. - UF Orchestra presents “A Spring Concert” WTS TLB 6 p.m. - SGA Meeting Davis 102 7-8:30 p.m. Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmaceutical Fraternity Davis 122
Monday, April 16 8 a.m.-8 p.m. - “Bail Out” Cory St. Mall 8 a.m.-8 p.m. - Juried Art Exhibition Lea Gallery Noon - Oiler Well Walking Club Student Rec Center Noon-3 p.m. - Breast Cancer Awareness Davis St. Lobby 12:30 p.m. - Naturalization Ceremony FRC 4-6 p.m. - Dance is for Everyone Egner 004 5-8 p.m. - Kappa Epsilon Alumni Dinner WTS TLB 5:15 p.m. - Zumba Student Rec Center 5:45 p.m. - SGA President Appreciation Dinner GFAP Great Hall 6:15 p.m. - Kappa Epsilon Pharmacy Fraternity Meeting Davis 102 7 p.m. - ASL Meeting North Rosewood 7 p.m. - “Night Among the Stars” Student Leadership Awards Ceremony AMU MPR 9 p.m. - Pre Vet Club Meeting Martin Lecture Hall 9:15 p.m. - Criminal Justice/Forensic Science Club Meeting Main 213 9:15 p.m. - Physics Club Meeting Brewer 109
Tuesday, April 17 8 a.m.-8 p.m. - Juried Art Exhibition Lea Gallery 8 a.m.-8 p.m. - “Bail Out” Cory St. Mall 5 p.m. - Running Club Run Meet at Buford Center 5 p.m. - SOTA Meeting BCHS 100 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mortar Board Meeting Rosewood North 6-9 p.m. - Bridges Out of Poverty AMU MPR 7 p.m. - Open Mic Night AMU Cave 8 p.m. - Religious Studies Lecture Series WTS TLB 8 p.m. - Horse Club Meeting BCHS 100 8-10 p.m. - Martial Arts SRC Media/Mezzanine 8-11 p.m. - Aristos Eklektos Meeting AMU Endly 9 p.m. - Black Student Union Meeting GFAP Malcolm Dining Room 9-11 p.m. - Bible Study WTS 254 9:15 p.m. - Marketing Club Meeting Main 312
Wednesday, April 18 8 a.m.-8 p.m. - Juried Art Exhibition Lea Gallery 8 a.m.-8 p.m. - Habitat for Humanity Advocacy Display AMU Lounge 9-11 a.m. - Flipping Flapjacks AMU MPR 11 a.m.-noon - Movie Ticket Distribution AMU MPR Due to the nature of this information, activity times, dates and places are subject to change. Source: Sandy Saunders
>>>newsBRIEFS<<< PHI ALPHA THETA HONOR SOCIETY WELCOMES FOUR NEW MEMBERS The following students have been initiated into the Xi Alpha chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society at The University of Findlay: The History, Gender Studies, and Law and the Liberal Arts: Brandon A. Allen, Chad N. Higgins, Katlin J. Humrickhouse and Nicholas P. Rackley. Phi Alpha Theta is an honor society dedicated to the promotion of the study of history. It encourages research, publication, and the exchange of ideas among students, teachers, and writers. UF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OFFERS ITS HELP WITH SPRING CHORES; DONATIONS WILL SUPPORT A NEW HOUSE FOR A LOCAL FAMILY Habitat for Humanity is offering its services to individuals who would like some help around the home in exchange for a donation. All money collected during this fundraiser will be applied toward the home Habitat hopes to build for a needy Hancock County family. The organization needs to raise a little less than $3,000 to earn its full $5,000 marching grant. In past years, habitat has helped with trimming bushes, cleaning gardens, painting, cleaning basements, removing wallpaper. They can also help with many other items. Please respond to Crystal Weitz at x6671 or by email at email@example.com with a description of the work to be done, name, phone number, location of project and the number of students needed. ‘A FAMILY CONCERT’ BY THE UNIVERSITY SINGERS IS PLANNED FOR APRIL 21 The University Singers plan their spring concert for April 21 at 3 p.m. in the TLB Auditorium in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary. This is a family concert, suitable for all age groups. Micheal Anders will serve as the director and Branda Hoyt-Brackman is the choreographer. Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required for admission. Please reserve your ticket in advance of the show by calling the UF box office at x5335 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. WORRIED ABOUT THAT MAJOR PAPER DUE IN A FEW WEEKS? ENGLISH PROFESSORS AND TUTORS PLAN WORKSHOP TO HELP EASE THE BURDEN Students needing help on their major papers are invited to attend the End-of-Semester Writing Workshop. Professors and writing tutors will be on hand to help with questions about coursework in ENGL 104, 105, 106, 202, 272, 282, 302, and 305. Tutors and professors will cover MLA and APA documentation, thesis development, organization, stylistic issues, or anything else. The End-of-Semester Writing Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Malcolm Dining Room and Great Hall, GFAP. Bring the paper to discuss, source materials, questions and concerns. Please contact Brenda Sheline at email@example.com with questions. INTERNATIONAL NIGHT PLANNED FOR APRIL 20; AT LEAST 10 NATIONS WILL BE REPRESENTED International Night is planned for Friday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the AMU. This year 10 nations are represented. During the day, each country will have a booth displaying items from their home country, traditional dress, food samples, crafts and other various activities. At 6 p.m. the evening program will start. Each
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country will perform a variety of traditional and nontraditional dance, music, fashion show, martial arts and other forms of entertainment representative of their country. This event is open to the campus and greater Findlay community. There is no cost to attend. Please call International Admissions at x4558 with questions. ‘STOP KISS,’ A PLAY EXAMINING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, EMOTIONS AND MORE, TO CLOSE THE 2011-2012 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR THEATRE The theatre program will perform its final show for the academic year, the show “Stop Kiss,” April 18 to 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. in the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre in the Egner Center. The show begins with two characters Sara and Callie sharing their first kiss, and from there the show spins out to explore relationships, the depths of human emotion, violence and compassion. “Stop Kiss” contains adult language and situations that are not suitable for children. Tickets are available now. The cost is $5 general admission and $3 for non-UF students and senior citizens. UF faculty, students and staff are free with ID. Please call the UF box office for tickets at x5335. CAMPUS AND GREATER FINDLAY COMMUNITY INVITED TO THE ANNUAL EQUESTRIAN FREESTYLE EVENT ON APRIL 21 The equestrian program hosts its annual equestrian freestyle event at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex. As a part of the event UF hospitality management and sport and event management students are organizing the catering and hospitality for the event. Students will serve punch and a variety of refreshments and snacks. The main event consists of a pattern of movements on horseback that are choreographed to music. Those interested in attending are requested to RSVP to Betsy Martindale at x6256 or by email at email@example.com. SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE PLANS TO PERFORM NEW AND OLD WORKS AT APRIL 22 PERFORMANCE The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble comes together for its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Findlay High School’s Heminger Auditorium. The theme for this year’s show is “And They’re Off: Overtures – Classic and New” featuring a variety of concert overtures. The Wind Ensemble will perform a recent overture by Galante titled “Resplendent Glory,” along with the classic “Festive Overture” by Shostakovich. The Symphonic Band will perform the contemporary “Overture on an American Folk Tune” by Akey. Courtney Bertsch, a senior pharmacy major from Columbus, is the featured flute soloist, performing “Poem” by Griffes. During intermission, senior members of the bands will be recognized. General admission is $5. The price for students and senior citizens is $3. Tickets for the concert may be reserved by calling the UF Box Office at x5335. Monday, April 30 Admission is Late Night Munchies free for UF students, Featuring: Rodney Branigan faculty and staff with 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. I.D. Henderson Dining Hall Valid UF I.D. required Sodexo meal plan is not required
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CHARDON: Covering shooting was ‘exhausting’ CONTINUED from page 1 like the way I rush through information,” said Reinhart. “I had much more competition among all the news sources so I needed to do my best work.” He felt at an advantage because he was familiar with the area of Chardon, unlike many of the big name news sources. While at the press conference, Reinhart was one among the vast amounts of media covering the event. The various media sources ranged from other local newspapers to nationally known newspapers like The New York Times and USA
Today. “It was the first and biggest event I’ve ever had to cover,” said Reinhart. “At any given time I would be standing right next to a reporter from CNN.” Tori Smith, a freshman prevet major, lives in Painesville, which neighbors Chardon. She found that paying more attention to the local news really gave her more knowledge than paying attention to the national news. “I think people who only see the national news miss out on a lot. When they hear Chardon, they are going to think about
ARGYLE: Findlay comes together in time of need CONTINUED from page 1 all of their valuables behind, including clothing and personal items. “The cause of the fire is undetermined. The majority of the damage was on the very top floor. Trained personnel were able to go back in and get certain valuables out for the families,” said Matt Pickett, fire investigator for Findlay Fire Department. “Through the American Red Cross and United Way they were able to place those families in need. I know Hancock County is doing all they can to help the families.” Organizations in Hancock County such as the American Red Cross, United Way, Hope House, Chopin Hall and many others have come together in order to place the families in homes and get them immediate necessities such as clothing and food. “We had been working together to make a Hancock County house collaboration,” said Ron Rooker, emergency
director for Hancock County American Red Cross. “We brought together all of the agencies in town that are there to help people in need. This was the first time we had to actually pull the collaboration together. It was really cool to watch it come together and work and the collaboration is still working,” Weeks after the fire the Findlay community is still providing resources to help these families get back to some sense of normalcy. With help from donations from the community the families will be able to focus on rebuilding their homes in new areas. “Different community charities are helping with all kinds of things for these 20 families. It was easier to get everyone working together because of the grants we were able to get the morning of the fire and the money raised by the Hancock community,” said Rhoades. Talk to Devon at firstname.lastname@example.org
it being unsafe…when really, found out the second student date on the latest news. “I really don’t read the if you are from here, you know had died,” said Reinhart. “I just that this kind of thing would had to collect myself and focus newspapers often, so throughout this whole thing I really relied never be expected to happen in on what was going on.” He did have a lot to keep on bigger sites like Yahoo! and Chardon,” said Smith. She commended the local focused on. While taking notes CNN for more information,” newspapers on staying with the on the press conference, Rein- said Joslin. Joslin felt that the more community through the whole hart also needed to tweet quick informed the reader was, event from the start to the better the media was the process of recov“It was the first and biggest event I’ve ever doing their job. ery. “I think the media did “I feel that the had to cover. At any given time I would be local papers focused standing right next to a reporter from CNN.” a good job covering this. Max Reinhart There was coverage evmore on the commureporter for The News-Herald erywhere--it was all over nity support and reand UF alum the news and Internet…It covery whereas the was nearly impossible to national focused more not hear or see something about on ‘this is who he is, this is what information bites on Twitter. The Internet played a huge it,” he said. he did’ type thing,” said Smith. In trying to find out as many Chardon quickly became role in keeping the public inknown as a close-knit com- formed of the latest news, es- facts as possible, many people munity with their motto “One pecially through Facebook and often find the media intrusive Heart Beats,” and local papers Twitter. While some of the facts and insensitive in tragedies. But like The News-Herald really on these sites may not be as reli- Reinhart felt in this tragedy that spotlighted that aspect, in addi- able, both were utilized by news wasn’t the case. “I was really surprised at tion to keeping the readers up to crews to get quick facts out to the public who was anxiously how the media was in this tragdate about the latest news. edy. Initially there were a lot of Emotionally, Reinhart said awaiting any kind of news. Steven Joslin, a sophomore cameras in kid’s faces but for the covering the tragedy was tough entrepreneurship major, lives families of the victims I feel that and exhausting. “There were so many emo- in Conneaut, which is about 50 they did a good job of respecting tional aspects to cover and I minutes from Chardon High their privacy,” said Reinhart. found it important to keep my- School, said he found the in- “They were pretty well-behaved self in check. At the first news formation on the Internet to be all the way around.” conference I was covering, I beneficial to keeping him up to
CONDOMS: Students responsible for protection CONTINUED from page 1 traditional conservatives. “The University is conservative, and most of the funders are very conservative as well,” said Stanley. “They wouldn’t want to see their monetary donations going against their personal code. If UF handed out condoms, they might quit funding the University.” Robin Walters-Powell, UNITED’s adviser and chair of the social work program, agrees with Stanley. She thinks the University likes to remain neutral in these semi-controversial areas. “They take a neutral stance because they don’t want to get into politics, also we are affiliated with the Church of God, so their hands are tied,” Walters-Powell said. Although both theories may have some truth behind them, David Emsweller, vice president for student services, says it should be the individual’s responsibility to buy condoms. “UF supports education on safe sex and healthy relationships but we believe it should
be up to the individual student to pursue protection,” Emsweller said. Walters-Powell said though UNITED was unable to hand out condoms, The University of Findlay has provided condoms to students before. “I remember being on campus
when a Trojan condoms representative was here; they were passing them out like candy. But when UNITED went to facilities to get their sign for the event approved, they threw a fit, I just don’t understand it,” said Walters-Powell. Cosiano Health Center provides pregnancy tests to students for free. Powell thinks this is
another contradictory action to their response to condoms. “It’s absolutely hypocritical. That’s like an insurance company covering Viagra, but not birth control,” said WaltersPowell. But Emsweller defended the school’s practice, saying the reason UF provides pregnancy tests is because pregnancy is an actual health condition. “Pregnancy tests follow a more legitimate health concern than needing condoms,” said Emsweller. Although pregnancy is a serious health concern, so are STDs. Martin says that condoms are better than the pill, and with them, fewer pregnancy tests would be needed. And because pregnancy tests cost more it would save UF money. “I teach that condoms are the second best protection to abstinence. Abstinence is a great thing but let’s be real, students are more likely to have sex,” said Martin. “Why not provide condoms so they are protected from pregnancy but also the STDs that the pills don’t protect you from?”
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Farm shuttles serve as cost-effective alternative By Ashley Ham Staff writer The shuttles that transport students multiple times per day to the western, English and animal science barns have been seeing more action as of late. “We have certainly had a lot more students in the last couple years using the shuttle for transportation because of the economic conditions with fuel prices being what they are,” said Chuck Coldren, bus driver. “Students feel it is better to deal with working around the shuttle schedule than it is to fill up vehicles.” Some students ride the shuttle just to avoid putting more
Sierra Heaton FRESHMEN HEATHER STEINER (PRE-VET), Samantha Studon (pre-vet), Maggie Dean (animal science) and Staci Sherman (pre-vet) pose for a picture before taking the shuttle to the barns. With the recent incease in gas prices, more students are saving money by using the shuttle. gas in their car while others do not have cars on campus and the shuttle is their only means of getting to classes out at the
barns or to barn duty. “Freshman year I didn’t have a car so I had to ride the bus to get to barn duty.” said Alicia
Willoughby, senior animal science major and bus driver. But there have been times in the past when the shuttle headed
out to the farms with only one or two students and other times when the shuttle is almost to capacity. “In the past we mostly had freshmen using the shuttle but we now have many more upperclassmen using the shuttle,” said Coldren. “We do try to adjust the van schedule according to the class times at the farms and we have been doing more runs this year than in years past with the addition of the new animal science building.” The scheduling is usually fixed the first few weeks of class and generally the shuttles run smoothly after that. There is still a one or two student variation See SHUTTLE, page 5
Libraries no longer center for A surprising issue facing some students: studying and research for students homelessness By Lauren Brassfield For the Pulse During her junior year at The University of Findlay, Rachel Prather, a Japanese major, faced an issue that is not commonly connected to college life: homelessness. This past December Prather realized she was not going to be able to afford to attend UF anymore. This meant she would also lose her on-campus housing, leaving her with no place to live. And to make matters worse, Prather could not go back to her home in Cincinnati. “It has been made clear to me that I cannot return to live with my family,” said Prather. “Without going too much into
my personal family life, my family’s house in Cincinnati is undesirable for several reasons.” Prather said that she would go home if she absolutely had nowhere else to go but her situation was a little more complicated than that. “I was told I wasn’t welcome back and that my family didn’t care what happened to me because I’d become stuck-up and ungrateful,” she said. “This happened on the same day that my housing situation and my business with Student Services really blew up.” Prather had gone to Student Services and says she had been told that she’d be able to stay in See HOME, page 5
By Colleen Wagner Staff writer Libraries have always been the perfect place to find resources. Whether it is for studying, projects, or just reading for fun, libraries have been around since around 2,600 B.C. The University of Findlay’s own Shafer Library has been on campus since 1968. However, the role of the library seems to have shifted over the years from a necessary part of the studying and research processes to shelves full of dusty books. “I know this sounds bad but I checked out a book for the first time last week,” said senior public relations major Katie Baumgart. “I’ve used the library’s online databases of academic journals and research material frequently throughout
college but I haven’t found a lot of use for the actual hard copy collection.” With advances in technology and the Internet being available right at your fingertips on mobile devices, it is no surprise that libraries are becoming somewhat a thing of the past. “I’ve just found that many of the books that pertain to the specific research I have done are old and outdated,” said Baumgart. It seems to be a pattern that students rarely use libraries anymore for something other than studying for exams. “I’ve used the library twice in the time I’ve been here,” said junior public relations major Logan Cooke. “Not once have I used it to study for exams.” Senior occupational therapy major Alisha Holman said she
has also only used the library a few times, usually for group studying or to take a test. “I use EBSCO host and other databases or simply Google to locate the research I’m looking for,” said Holman. “I rarely use hard-copy materials.” The library staff hasn’t noticed too much of a difference in the usage of their resources during exam time versus the other parts of the semester. Though they don’t keep a log of how many students actually use it, they do notice a larger usage of the study rooms. According to the staff, study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. They’re used to offer space for single students or smaller student groups to get together and study or have a group discussion. The See SHAFER, page 5
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This writer’s favorite This writer’s favorite This writer’s favorite This writer’s favorite This writer’s favorite game as a child was food as a child was TV show as a child place as a child was hobby as a child was dominoes. tacos. was Tom and Jerry. the playground. playing soccer.
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SHUTTLE: Rising gas prices means rise in riders CONTINUED from page 4 in unusual situations like when their car breaks down. “We usually pick up at least five people from the western and animal science barn.” said Erika Schroll, Master of Arts in
education graduate student and bus driver. On an average day, the shuttle has 40 to 45 passengers and the costs are minimal. “We have two vans we use daily and the farms are billed
$55 per day per van which includes all fuel costs,” said Coldren. “We also have myself and three other drivers that drive daily but I do not know what the total cost for drivers amounts to. We have trips starting at 6:30
a.m. and end the day around 6 p.m. We do about nine trips from the AMU to the farms daily.” The shuttle is a luxury for students who have to travel to the barns, as they don’t have to pay for public transportation.
“With the amount of money kids are paying to go here, the shuttle is an added bonus. If we had a city bus service it would be a different story,” said Willoughby.
HOME: UF shows little sympathy to those affected CONTINUED from page 4 her on-campus house until Dec. 17 but was blindsided when she found out that she would have to move out of her on-campus house much sooner. “I had meetings with my adviser, Kay Koch, director of the Oiler Success Center, and Rachel Walters, director of housing. It was through these meetings that I found out…I would have until the end of the week that I chose to withdraw, to vacate,” said Prather. But not having a place to live, Prather hoped she might receive a little grace from the University. “When I asked what would happen if I could not leave by the required time, I was told that
“We get a lot of financial students who are struggling with a ‘no trespass’ order would be placed on me,” Prather said. “I issue cases especially in this larger financial issues, she takes was shocked that the University last year with the economy. them over to financial aid to see would treat a student this way. Everybody has felt the affect,” if there is any way they can be Koch showed some concern and said Koch, who said she was helped. Prather says she usually care, and offered that, as a par- unable to address Prather’s isreceived ent, she’d an amount like to see me ‘utilize “I’m disappointed in the way things turned out but it could have o f f i n a n F i n d l a y ’s been worse and I know it. I just hope that the University can be c i a l a i d resources.’ more understanding and more aware about this kind of situation in that helped I was be- the future, to help someone who may not have an escape route.” bring her Rachel Prather o u t - o f ing treated former Japanese major at UF pocket cost as an acdown to betual hometween $700 less person.” sue specifically due to privacy or $1,000 but her FAFSA wasn’t processed until late NovemFor Koch, this situation was laws. very unique and that there aren’t If a student is in need of ber, which meant she missed many cases of homelessness in a small amount of funds, for the deadline. This brought her the UF student population but something such as books, the bill up to $2,900 this semesinstead more students struggling Oiler Success Center might be ter. With a bill of $2,900 Prather able to help. When Koch gets financially in general.
realized she would not be able to afford to pay at the beginning of the semester as she had expected. And with that expense she was unable to continue at UF and she lost her home. Though the situation was bleak, Prather did find someone to stay with for the duration of this entire situation and is currently living with a friend in Chicago. She said she hopes to return to Findlay soon. “I’m disappointed in the way things turned out but it could have been worse and I know it,” said Prather. “I just hope that the University can be more understanding and more aware about this kind of situation in the future, to help someone who may not have an escape route.”
SHAFER: Look to the Internet instead of library CONTINUED from page 4 rooms are only allowed to be used for two hours and can only be renewed once during periods of low demand if no other students are waiting. “I prefer a group setting and I do really like the library environment where it’s quiet so everyone in the group can be heard,” said Holman. The environment in which people study plays a significant role in how they learn. According to George Frank, a psychologist featured in the Psychoanalytic Psychology Journal, the environment affects our ego which in turn affects the way we perceive learning and
other development perspectives. Chizuko Izawa, author of Cognitive Psychology Applied stated the environment can frame an individual’s conceptualization, processing of information, perfection and overall learning and development process. Some Findlay students, like Baumgart, agree. “As far as actually studying in the library, I tried it once but it wasn’t the right environment for me,” she said. “From what I see, most students prefer to study in areas like the AMU or the lounge in the Davis building because they are more modern and comfortable. The library is a bit outdated and stuffy.”
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Staff editorial More gun violence on campuses leads to more contemplation Earlier this semester, the Pulse ran a follow-up story about an incident at the end of 2011 where a campus guest accidentally shot himself. At that time, the editor wrote a column asking if it might be a good idea for UF to consider easing its gun-free campus policy. As we expected, the usual suspects objected. The main objection was that so-called amateurs should not carry guns. Other objections included anticipated trouble when students “get stupid” and have guns nearby. But last week’s killing of seven students at Oikos University, a gun-free campus, should leave those against the student right to carry a weapon with some serious points to ponder. One of these points is the fact that in the last decade there have 20 shootings around the nation at campuses that are officially gun free. We expect to hear the argument that the situation at Oikos was the act of one, random person. His action is a tragic exception. How many of these tragic exceptions have to take place before someone will admit that the knowledge that a campus is gun free may be enticement to violence? There are many states that allow residents to carry weapons, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control, these states have not seen the outpouring of mayhem that a proliferation of weapons should bring. There is one other point that is worth noting. Right now there are about 200 schools in about a half-dozen states that allow students to carry weapons. Total number of gun rampages at these school: Zero. We credit the gun-free crowd with good intention with their desire to keep guns in the hands of the socalled professionals. Their heart is in the right place. The problem is that the reality of life is not on their side. The shooter at Oikos was angry because he’d been kicked out of school. He got a gun, ordered students to line up and shot them down. This is the kind of thing that can happen when no other means of defense is available. How practical is a call to security when someone is holding a gun on you? Guns are not just a danger. They are also a helpful deterrent.
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E-readers to play pivotal role in eduction of the future I’ve been an avid reader my whole life. When I bought for class was $3 used but I paid almost $10 for was little, my mom forced my siblings and I to go to shipping. If I’d used my e-reader, I wouldn’t have had the library once a week and read for at least 20 minutes that ridiculous shipping charge. a day. Looking back on it, not cool at all, Mom. But it I was talking with my mom, a fifth grade teacher, was one of the best lessons I learned as a child. about e-readers. She’s a fan as well but uses her iPad. When I got into school, I was However, she sees e-readers as a necahead of the other students, as were essary tool in the classroom. my siblings. I don’t believe this is by First, e-readers are obviously any coincidence but instead because a green choice. No more killing trees I’d been reading actively my whole to make that 300-page book you crack life. open twice a semester. This will often As I got older, my reading style save a boatload of money. And stuchanged. I read everything from dents in grade school will no longer sappy Nicholas Sparks books to be able to claim they left their book at murder mysteries by James Patschool and couldn’t read the assigned terson to a combination of the two chapters because they’re accessible via like those by Janet Evanovich. It had the Internet. Sorry, kids. been instilled in me that reading was These modern books will also a fun, productive hobby. benefit students who have learning Since then reading has been disabilities. The e-readers allow you one of the favorite pastimes. I don’t to hover over a word and it automatihave a lot of spare time during the cally shows the definition. They also semesters, but on Fall, Christmas have the ability to highlight phrases, and Spring breaks I try to read a words and similar sections of the text. handful of books. It can read aloud to the student, which I Last summer I was introduced thought would be great for foreign stuPulse Editor to the Kindle. I had been reluctant dents as well as those with disabilities. to e-readers for a long time because My mom is working on getting I’d grown up with traditional style books. To me, there her district to buy her classroom all e-readers as a guinea was nothing better than going to the bookstore or open- pig group. My question to her was, “If your students ing an ordered book from the package and having that break or lose the reader, what happens then?” Her anpaper feel between my thumbs and that new-book smell. swer was simple: it’s the same as any other classroom So when I ordered my Kindle, I kept the receipt and book; you break it you buy it. So on top of all the literary packaging intact, just in case. rewards, students are taught responsibility as well. What happened was a story of star-crossed lovers. I Next semester before you spend hundreds on books was so reluctant at first, but my Kindle just kept reeling and extra on shipping, considering investing in an eme in until I realized we were meant to be. No more reader because it will more than likely save you at least giant-purse-syndrome for this bookworm. My small, shipping costs in the long run. convenient Kindle had found a permanent home in my omnipresent bag. But my Kindle has found a new purpose starting next semester: a textbook. I wish I would’ve started using it for textbooks this semester, but it was a little but much for me. I have to take my change in stride and that was more like a leap to me. In one of my English classes, a few of the other students use their e-readers and SEARCH: THE PULSE, NEWS FROM I’ll admit, I’m jealous. One of the books I THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY
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Offering handouts to those in need doesn’t help Plenty of resources are available in Findlay It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon as I was leaving Wal-Mart and driving home after a day of classes on campus. As I was pulling out of the parking lot, I noticed a guy standing on the side of the road by a stop sign with a sign of his own reading “Will work for food.” I ignored the guy as I had my music turned up and I drove away. Then, as I approached the traffic light, I see another guy asking for money for his family and to pay his bills. This was when I started to think, buddy, look around you, there are businesses everywhere for you to help pay the bills, why not walk into one of those businesses and apply for a job? This is, and always has been a major problem in our society. I know it is comforting to do a good deed and help people in need but not when those people can get help in other ways. If these guys really need help, the city of Findlay has the Hope House and even the City Mission. Where I work, we donate so much to the City Mission. They house the homeless as well as provide them with food, so these guys are asking the wrong people for help. But the main reason why these people (which al-
ways seem to be men, I have yet to see a woman stand- have to work on capstone projects, internships and other ing outside holding a piece of cardboard), stand there club organizations, and still have to fight for a job when is because people keep giving to them. we graduate, when guys can stand on the side of the streets and beg for money. Have you ever seen an episode of “South Park” where one person Why go to college if it is that easy? I understand that these are hard times lends money to a beggar and the but help is out there for just about everyone. beggar comes back for more? This is no different. I have no sympathy for these men because there are people in other countries who have One problem with our society is we feel somewhat entitled. I am it far worse. I am not saying that we should not help not saying everyone is like this but our friends, families and strangers but society many people feel this way. We expect the government to be there and has to remember we have to help ourselves before we can help others. help us when we are unemployed, Findlay has many non-profit organizayet we get so mad when Obama tions out there to help people in need. They wants to create Obamacare. We, especially as Americans, are willing to take their time to help total strangers with whatever problems they have. feel entitled to certain benefits in I think the non-profits would be more benlife. Little do we remember howeficial than a 22-year-old guy giving pennies ever, that we should have to prove ourselves as individuals, we should away from the driver’s seat. Pulse Columnist not count on other people to do the It is this simple: Clean up, walk into a business of your choice and apply for a job. dirty work for us. As for those two men I saw on the street that day- If that fails, try and try again, because only in America why do they not walk into Wal-Mart and apply for a do you have this much opportunity. job? Findlay has many businesses and factories around Talk to Jake here that could use the help. at email@example.com Frankly, it is not fair that us college students, who
Though play surrounds us, we need to focus on it As we near the end of The Power of Play initiative a facilitator and guide, relying on teachable moments Sports Ethics, spring 2010. An epiphany struck: that I hope you will forever after catch yourself and stop during class time. Here again is the defining faculty of underlying virtually all issues in sports ethics was the from interfering with or being critical of others who play, the imagination. winning-is-everything attitude and related lack of play Ron Niekamp talked about imagining, are at play or sporting a play attitude. Now you will spirit among participants. recognize instead of a “waste of time” the revelation practicing, and visualizing, as Tyler Evans did Huizinga recognizes that conbefore he “gave himself permisof personality, freedom and spirit in temporary civilization, with the sion to make the shot.” action, with multiple types of learning emergence of the ball games Ironically, although my mistaking place. in late 19th/early 20th century, sion was to increase the amount Play is having fun, enjoying an were becoming over-serious. of play in our lives I realized activity in itself, being in the present This eroded (and continues to early on play is all around us and and spontaneous and with other people erode) essential elements of the we play each day more than we in a real way. play spirit (spontaneity, recognitypically realize. We move from Play in activity and attitude can be tion of not being the real world, game to game, situation to situaintentionally used in our occupations sharp division between players tion, where different rules apply and without guilt enjoyed. and non-players). and there are different moves, Play is a very fruitful use of time, I have been very critical of challenges and goals. perhaps the most fruitful way we can what is the norm at this point in I have stood by Johan Huizuse our time. time in NCAA division I basketThis week: inga and his authoritative work, Play is reduced to the childish by ball and football (are Kentucky’s Athletics and play “homo ludens: a study of the play the self-proclaimed champions of the one-and-done freshman really element in culture.” The major serious. This pressure from the serious “student-athletes”, “amateurs”) Professor (internally as well as from others) has helped me always criticism of this work, deftly made by my coland professional sports. I think of Philosophy be careful to articulate play as more than just a frivolous league and friend Rich Smith from the outset using sports as entertainment of the initiative, is the inconsistency between free for all. and players as entertainers leads Melissa Recker effectively made this point from an Huizinga’s explicit denial of the existence of a play to disrespect and immoral action. This view seems futile early childhood education perspective: there is signifi- instinct while throughout the book talking about play and quaint nowadays. However, there is hope. cant and strategic planning involved in creating fruitful as if it is an instinct (cf. Gary Johnson, “The Vitality of My current 2012 sports ethics class recently heartopportunities to play. By doing the “work” ahead of Allegory: Figural Narrative in Modern and Contempo- ened me (cf. Lorax, “unless”). In response to news that time, setting up stations and activities and problems rary Fiction,” 2012; myth making innate to us). New Orleans Saints football coach Sean Payton would The topic of this initiative, the very idea for it, be suspended for a year they were in consensus, confito be solved, the teacher (or coach, or parent) can be arose during dently claiming this was justified. The reason: because intentionally injuring a player is simply wrong. @THEUFPULSE As a philosopher and ethicist, I think this reason has cash value. We can build on this to work our way back to an appreciation of play and the play attitude in sports, for a reemergence of playing for the love of and respect for the game.
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Top Movies 1. The Hunger Games (PG-13) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson 2. 21 Jump Street (R) Chris Parnell, Johnny Pemberton 3. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG) animated 4. John Carter (PG-13) Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins 5. Act of Valor (R) Roselyn Sanchez, Jason Cottle 6. Project X (R) Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Brown 7. A Thousand Words (PG-13) Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington 8. October Baby (PG-13) Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey 9. Safe House (R) Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds 10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (PG) Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The Lamb loves to be surrounded by flocks of admirers. But be careful that someone doesn’t take his or her admiration too far. Use your persuasive skills to let him or her down easily. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good time to begin setting far-reaching goals and connecting with new contacts. Aspects also favor strengthening old relationships -- personal and/
or professional. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A personal disappointment should be viewed as a valuable learning experience. Go over what went wrong and see where a change in tactics might have led to a more positive outcome. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don’t leave projects unfinished or personal obligations unresolved, or you might find yourself tripping over all those
rejection, but stay with it none- SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new relationship loose ends later on. A relative theless. LIBRA (September 23 to Octoappears to need more from you has important news. ber 22) There still might be some than you might be willing to LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect a challenge to the usual communication problems in the give right now. Best advice: Resist making promises way you do things. Alyou might not be able though you might prefer to keep. the tried-and-true, once SAGITTARIUS (Noyou take a good look at vember 22 to December this new idea, you might 21) That restless feeling feel more receptive to it. for the week of April 15 encourages you to gallop VIRGO (August 23 to off into a new venture. September 22) Much But remember to keep hold of workplace, but they should be work has yet to be done to polish a still-rough idea into some- resolved soon. Meanwhile, that the reins so you can switch paths thing with significant potential. “tip” from a friend should be when necessary. CAPRICORN (December 22 to Expect to encounter some initial checked out. January 19) A demanding work Puzzle answers:www.findlay.edu/pulse, PulseExtra schedule keeps the high-spirited Goat from kicking up his or her heels. But playtime beckons by the week’s end. Have fun. You earned it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You’re beginning to come out from under those heavy responsibilities you took on. Use this freed-up time to enjoy some much-deserved fun with people close to you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Before you get swept away by a tidal wave of conflicting priorities, take time to come up for air, and reassess the situation. You might be surprised by what you’ll find.
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Lecture about Christianity April 18 at College First The Religious Studies lecture Series takes place April 18 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the College First Church sanctuary. The lecture will examine the variety within the Christian faith. William Reist, of College First, will speak about evangelicalism. Michael Hohenbrink, of St. Michael the Archangel, will address the Roman Catholic perspective. Greg Mott, an instrctor at UF, will address the Quaker point of view.
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‘Mirror Mirror’ presents a fresh take on a classic Combine slapstick humor with comedic timing and throw in ridiculous lines of dialogue to make for the strangest adaptation of Snow White to date. Kept secluded and locked in her tower, Snow White, played by Lily Collins, yearns to break free from her stepmother the Queen, played by Julia Roberts. Modeled a s the evil Movie stepmother Critic looking to marry into a fortune, fate intervenes when Prince Alcott, played by Armie Hammer, arrives at the castle. In an attempt to win his heart, the Queen
comes up with a plan to rid herself of Snow White and single out the prince at the same time. “Mirror Mirror” is filled with slapstick comedy and takes advantage of using the dialogue to entertain with sarcastic and sardonic moments. This film definitely entertained with comedic timing, particularly in the interactions between the dwarves. Rather than telling the tale of Snow White faithfully to every detail, this film tends to make fun of some of the fairytale elements. With the handsome prince and the helpless damsel, “Mirror Mirror” takes a satirical view of the traditional Snow White. “Mirror Mirror” got off to a slow start in the opening scenes of the film, as the audience must adapt to the Queen’s
taste in humor and her dry tone. But as her personality becomes clearer, the minutes speed by as the dwarves are introduced and begin to cause trouble for the prince, contributing to the drama. Perhaps the best moments of the film involve scenes with the dwarves where the audience begins to get a sense of just how desperate the kingdom is and how much devastation the Queen has caused. But the dwarves adapt and provide more than enough fuel to feed the flare for comedy. Though most of this film has comedy down to a formula, a few unanswered questions remained at the end, specifically with regard to the Queen’s magical powers. But, more often than not, the audience laughed at every joke and
became absorbed in the story, at least until the credits rolled and the singing and dancing final act began to play, which seemed quite out of place and in
need of t h e sardonic tone found in the rest of the film. Though this film seems like a movie targeted for the younger generations, most of the humor
is actually geared toward a more mature crowd, especially when the Prince is placed in front of the Queen in an awkward state. But, compared to the upcoming “Snow White and the Huntsman,” audiences can expect “Mirror Mirror” to be far more light-hearted and cheery. Having seen what “Mirror Mirror” had to offer with its slapstick comedy and sarcasm, I look forward to the competing darker-toned version of Snow White. Though the differences appear, already, to be drastic, “Snow White and the Huntsman” looks to be a promising competitor. “Mirror Mirror” provides the unexpected take on a traditional fairytale and it delivered exactly the type of humor promised. If the school projects and finals are beginning to pile up, “Mirror Mirror” might be just the thing to shake up the homework scene.
‘The Hunger Games’ wins over an unlikely fan “The Hunger Games” fan craze was something that sounded just like another epidemic to me. As a college student who was working in a video store during the “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” days, I dreaded going to work when these movies were released on DVD or even in the theater. I constantly had people asking me the day the movie was released into theaters when it would come out on DVD. And
when it came time for it to be released on DVD I had to stay open until 1 or 2 a.m. to have a Monday or Thursday night release for all the fans that were too cheap to stand in line at WalMart to purchase it but still HAD to have it. I’ve prided myself on not being obsessed with these movies and/or books. I still have never seen nor read a single “Harry Potter” or “Twilight” movie. I was forced to watch the
“Lord of the Rings” and it made me never want to read any of the books. So when I started seeing a million Facebook status updates about how excited these people were for “The Hunger Games” to come out I rolled my eyes and couldn’t believe there was yet another one of these book-tomovies going to happen. While I agree that it will encourage people in an age where we have television shows and movies to actually read, I think more people would rather just watch the movie than read the book. It wasn’t until my boyfriend asked me to go see the movie with him that I even considered the fact I might have to watch this thing. I’ll be honest I went into this having no idea what the movie was about and hadn’t even heard of the books or movie until about two weeks before its release date. I didn’t look up the movie to see what it was about I just assumed it was
something he was interested in movie was like watching a soap so I would grin and bear it. opera you are addicted to. Upon driving to the theater Most girls are obsessed with I asked him what it was about Grey’s Anatomy or Desperate and he proceeded to tell me he Housewives to the point they really didn’t even know himself. yell at the screen when their faThis whole time I thought he had vorite character does something read the books and was obsessed stupid or dies. I am now one of with the series. He then admitted those girls but with “The Hunger to knowing the premise of the Games.” movie but had never read the I currently have the books books. I sat through the first 10 on order and will most definitely minutes of the be going to see the movie thinking next movie when this is going to it comes out. I still be awful and I pride myself on not didn’t even look being an obsessed up how long I’m fan. You will not going to have to see me standing in sit through this. line at 10 p.m. for Because a midnight showI worked in a ing or waiting at movie store I Wal-Mart for the have seen thouDVD release but sands of movies. I am now addicted I know if I am to “The Hunger going to be able Games.” to sit through Despite the fact them or want that I became a fan to immediately of the movie with Pulse Columnist shut them off. I the third largest have never been opening weekend into any sort of futuristic movies of all time, I will not be purchasand thought I was going to hate ing a Katniss Everdeen Barbie this one for sure. For once in my doll when they come out. Howmovie life I kept an open mind ever, I must say that the agents thinking it might be different. and publicists of the authors of As the movie started getting these books are marketing gesuspenseful and it came toward niuses. If you are a marketing the end I couldn’t stop watching. major, pay attention to this series When the screen turned black and the steps they take to bring and the credits started rolling in a profit. Pure genius. I was actually upset because I And those of you who are wanted to know what was going like me and refuse to give in to to happen next. Watching this the craze, give this one a chance.
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Letters to the Pulse I don’t usu- crux of ally com- the arm e n t o n gument articles in this in this paper but I was compelled case: that to respond to your comment on hormonal treatment for women your editorial regarding Rush is a vital medical treatment that Limbaugh, (“Freedom of speech should be available because it is applies to everyone, even Rush used to treat multiple conditions Limbaugh” in the March 22 and that religion should not get issue). in the way of such treatment. Have you ever been interOf course Limbaugh has Your comment was every bit ested in being involved at UF? freedom of speech. Nobody is as ignorant, misogynistic, and Have you ever wanted to make trying to deny him his right to inaccurate as was Limbaugh’s. a difference on campus? Do speech. But having the right to you enjoy taking a stand and speak is very different from havLewis Chasalow representing the students? We ing a broadcast media available assistant professor want you for The University of to you. of business Findlay’s Student Government One’s position in broadAssociation. Elections for SGA cast media is dependent on the From our Facebook page Senate will be April 18 through marketplace and that includes In response to “Wine tast- 20. Petitions for potential caneverybody in that market. Those ing on Findlay’s dry campus: didates can be picked up from protesting his comments and Contradiction?” (March 15) the SGA office starting Tuesday, even calling for boycotts of him It’s funny to hear people April 10. or his advertisers are exercising complain about a class that is SGA is involved in almost the very freedom of speech that offered on campus and is edu- every aspect of campus. We are you are supporting. cational. an elected group of students Would you silence them My question is why are chosen to represent the voices of because they are objecting to people questioning a legitimate all other students. Whether we something he said, when his class over students bringing are a graduate student, an undercomment was objecting to alcohol into the dorms and graduate student, a commuter, or something someone else said? RAs and RDs who allow those a resident, our members come No, the type of exchange be- students to bring in alcohol and from a variety of student orgatween Limbaugh and his detrac- some of those RAs and RDs also nizations. Together, we oversee tors is exactly the type of speech have alcohol in their dorms as several student committees that we do need to protect. But well. Shouldn’t that be more of to make sure our 80+ student that protection only extends to an issue to the campus than a organizations are successfully not having government interfere class? functioning. and try to mandate one type of Another question is why O u r speech or another. are certain people on campus m e m b e r s As long as people on both allowed to have events on cam- a l s o s e r v e sides of an issue are free to ex- pus that serve alcohol when the on university press their opinions there is no University has a zero tolerance committees risk to free speech. policy? to ensure the On the other hand, I do have presence of to object to your comment that Nick Samsal student rep“the female law student admitjunior finance major resentation ted she was what Limbaugh within the called her, look up the definition...” This is patently untrue. If you actually listen The Pulse welcomes letters, comments and guest to her testimony, it was columns from all members of the UF community. not about the cost of birth These submissions can be sent to pulse@findlay. control related to sexual edu as a word attachment or sent through the Pulse activity but about a friend website, findlay.edu/pulse or via comments on our of hers who lost an ovary Facebook page. due to ovarian cysts that All submissions must be signed and are subject weren’t treated because to editing for newspaper style. the prescribed treatment was hormonal birth control pills that her The University has a number of staff, faculty and administrators health insurserving the campus. They expect to be paid. Here is the total salary ance plan reamount the University has paid to its employees from 2006 to 2009. NOTE: 2009 is the most recent year available. fused to pay for due to religious reasons. 2009 You seem to be saying 2008 that a woman is a slut because she is 2007 expecting her medical cov2006 erage to pay for a treatment for ovarian cysts. $27,376,847 $36,571,297 $41,391,696 $42,938,051 This is the
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Softball team sweeps Lake Erie doubleheader Brittany Dauterman provides momentum by pitching shutout
Alexis Currie JUNIOR OUTFIELDER JENNA MOTUZA goes up to bat during Satursday’s game against Lake Erie College.
By Andy Wolf Staff writer Junior pitcher Brittany Dauterman fired a completegame shutout and drove in a pair of runs in both games of a doubleheader against Lake Erie College, as UF won 8-0 and 10-4 in the second game on Friday, April 6 in nonconference softball. In the first game Dauterman didn’t allow a hit until two outs remained in the sixth inning. By that point the Oilers were comfortably ahead at 5-0. Sophomore infielders Emily Reynolds and Tori Allen each reached with no outs in the second inning. Two batters later, junior catcher Lauren Mathias grounded home Reynolds while Allen scored on a wild pitch one batter later. After a scoreless third inning Allen and junior outfielder Taylor Bell reached on back-toback singles to start the fourth inning. A throwing error allowed both to come in as Mathias reached and advanced to third. Two batters later, sophomore outfielder Courtney Dwyer brought home Mathias on another throwing error to put UF up 5-0. Soon after, Dauterman unloaded with a two-run blast to close out the five-run inning. The Oilers finished with 10 hits including multi-hit games from Allen and junior infielder Carly Borders. ***** Findlay returned in the second game for 11 hits with Dwyer and sophomore utility player Jackie Messersmith total-
ing three hits each and five total RBIs. Sophomore pitcher Tawna Whited showed her durability, going all seven innings, allowing three earned runs with four walks, seven hits and five strikeouts Tied 1-1, Dwyer got the ball rolling by singling in freshman outfielder Kari Sparling to put the Oilers ahead. Messersmith stepped up next, lacing a triple into right center, scoring Dwyer and junior outfielder Jenna Motuza. The momentum carried into the fifth inning as Allen tripled home Reynolds. Freshman infielder Emily Stewart followed up singling home Reynolds for another score. After freshman catcher Morgan Arnold and Motuza walked to load the bases, Dwyer drew another walk bring home freshman outfielder Lindsay Hamilton who pinch-ran for Stewart. Another walk from Dauterman brought home Arnold from third base in the four-run inning. The Oilers drew a total of six walks in the game. UF tacked on a few more runs but the Storm could only manage four runs on seven hits. ***** The Findlay softball team used the right combination of pitching and hitting to breeze past Lake Erie College by scores of 6-2 and 14-1 in a conference doubleheader on Saturday, April 7 in Findlay. The Oilers improved to 1813 overall and 9-7 in the Great
Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after winning all four games against the Storm (5-28) In the first game of the second doubleheader, freshman pitcher Grace Ammons (5-4) picked up her fifth win of the season by going all seven innings, allowing four hits and two unearned runs with one strikeout. UF responded to scores from the Storm in the first and second inning to take a 3-2 lead. Mathias gave the Oilers that lead on a no-out, two-run homer facing an 0-2 count. After a scoreless third, Motuza, Dwyer and Messersmith opened the fourth singling in consecutive at-bats to load the bases. One out later, Borders found a hole in the infield to score a pair and push UF’s lead out to 5-2. The Oilers added an extra insurance run but wouldn’t need it as Ammons didn’t allow a base runner past first base after the second inning. ***** The second Saturday game featured another complete effort from UF as Whited tossed in another complete game outing with five hits, one earned run and four strikeouts. Between the two games, Ammons and Whited did not walk any batters. A collective hitting effort resulted in six-run spots in the second and fourth inning. Leading 14-0 after four innings, the Oilers had 12 of its 14 hits from singles and 10 players with an RBI. Dwyer had a pair of hits and was the only UF player with multiple RBIs. Messersmith, Dauterman and Arnold also had multi-hit efforts. Talk to Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Baseball team splits four games with Hillsdale By Devon Christian Staff writer The Oilers beat Hillsdale 3-0, in the first game of the series on a dominant pitching performance by junior Preston Zachrich. The Oilers jumped on Hillsdale right out of the gate in the bottom of the first, plating junior outfielder Blake Schmenk on an RBI single off the bat of senior second basemen Riley Christian. UF scored again in the third on an RBI single from junior first basemen Tommy Roush. They added one more run in the bottom of the fifth to put them up 3-0 where the score would remain.
Zachrich threw a complete game shutout, only giving up two hits and two walks, while managing seven strikeouts. The win puts Zachrichâ€™s record at 3-2. ***** In the second game of the doubleheader the Oilers went down 5-3. Hillsdale scored first in the top of the third putting them up 1-0 but the Oilers came right back in the bottom half of the inning and scored on a Roush RBI double. Hillsdale scored again in the fifth, putting them back on top 2-1. The Oilers responded again though, scoring two runs on an
RBI double from Roush putting them ahead 3-2. The Oilers kept this one-run lead going into the bottom of the seventh, when the wheels fell off. Freshman closer, Alex Williams, was unable to shut the door as Hillsdale was able to score three runs on four hits to take the lead 5-3. The Oilers could not get any offense going in the final half inning as they took the loss. Junior pitcher Darrell Thobe pitched five innings giving up one run, but gets no decision as the Oilers fell. ***** On Saturday, in the third game of the series the Oilers dropped their second straight,
3-1. Hillsdale drew first blood scoring two in the top of the first and another in the second inning to put them up 3-0. The Oilers scored a run in the bottom half of the fourth on a single up the middle by Christian and an error committed by Hillsdale as Christian was able to score after the ball got past the centerfielder. UF did not have the offense, however, as they only put together a total of three hits for the game. Senior pitcher Aaron Geis took the loss putting his record at 1-2, giving up three runs and three walks, with three strikeouts.
***** In the final game of the series, the Oilers were able to pull out a victory 2-1. The Oilers only put together four hits but that would be enough, as starting pitcher freshman Jon Walker was able to hold Hillsdale to only one run in five innings pitched. UF scored a run in the bottom of the third and the bottom of the fourth as Hillsdale scored one in the top of the fifth. Walker earned his first collegiate win as an Oiler putting his record at 1-1. Talk to Devon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vogt leads women; Hunt leads men in weekend golf By Andy Wolf Staff writer and Genna Newman Pulse editor Junior Lauren Vogt tied for the top honors with a round of 74
Wednesday, April 4 as the Lady Oilers golf team (318) finished between Ferris State University (312) and Tiffin University (403) at a match at Findlay. Senior Ashley Gubser took third, shooting a 75 while fresh-
man Michele Schambs and sophomore Brooke Albers tied for eighth with an 84. Freshman Heather Steiner (90) took 12th, senior Trelyn Gerlinger (93) 14th and freshman Emily Mock fired a 98 for
15th. The menâ€™s golf team tied for third place at GLIAC regional tournament Sunday with a score of 610 for the weekend. Sophomore Marcus Hunt led the team with 148 and was
followed by senior Logan Cooke who shot 161 and placed sixth. Senior Michael Schmitmeyer (156), freshman Jake North (159) and freshman Kirby Dodge (163) also competed for UF.
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