A Dining Hall Story with a Sweet Ending

Posted by Khushboo leuva in Perfect Fit. 1 Comment

31st January

I am a foodie! I love trying different kinds of cuisines. My mantra for good health is to try everything, but the consumption should not be overly excessive. In Findlay, I haven’t had much opportunity to explore around different food places, but couple of days ago I decided to try our campus dining hall. The food was beyond my expectation and I truly enjoyed my experience over there.

Since it was my first time, I wasn’t familiar with the environment at Henderson Dining Hall. After entering, I met a lady wearing an orange shirt at the register. I asked her for advice regarding the selection of food, and within two minutes she gave me an entire overview about dining hall services.

I started off in the salad bar section where they have large selection of veggies to choose from. I was amazed … Read More »

A Fashionable Trait

Posted by Sarah Totedo in Perfect Fit. 1 Comment

31st January

Over the weekend, I went to the Toledo mall with some friends to feed my shopping addiction.  I went with $72 and a mission, which was to buy a long sleeved short black dress and an emerald green and gold necklace.  When I have a goal, I stick to it and nothing was going to stop me.  I searched every store and I finally found a necklace that met my vision, I even got emerald earrings to match.  However, I still wanted/needed a dress.  I went into the last store of our 4 HOUR trip and found the exact dress, it fit perfectly.  I also bought a fur vest and I know what you’re thinking…tacky right?  I’ll admit, it is a little out there, but it fits my unique style and it is very “Real Housewife of Beverly Hills.”  My … Read More »

Win The Day

Posted by Brice Womack in Perfect Fit. No Comments

31st January

Coach Keys is our head coach and one of his main phrases is “Win The Day”. It is a lifestyle that all Findlay Oiler football players have learned to live by. Coach explained to the team that to be a successful person in life, you must try win everyday. Taking each day one at a time and being the best person you can be towards everything you do. “Win The Day” is a simple phrase with an easy definition, but at times can be challenging. I take on the challenge each day as I go to every class and sit in the front row of all the classes. I also do all my homework assignments and turn them in on time. I work hard on the practice field and any other football activity and try to push my … Read More »

My Polka Past

Posted by Emily Gajewski in Perfect Fit. 2 comments

31st January

You know those songs that can take you to a specific moment in time? There are so many that take me back right to when I first heard them. For me, polkas are a family staple. Weddings, learning to dance in the living room, but polkas on a Saturday morning always hold a special place in my heart.

My family was born and raised in Erie, PA- except for me, I was an Ohio baby. My earliest memories are in a car seat going to visit Grandma and Grandpa. One thing that was always there, besides lots and lots of amazing homemade food, was a radio in the corner of the porch playing the morning polkas.

My grandma died when I was 10 and hearing polkas come out of a radio on a Saturday morning puts me back to … Read More »

Your Crowd: Roommates

Posted by Emily Gajewski in Perfect Fit. No Comments

31st January

Who you associate yourself with can define who you are. Surround yourself with successful people, and you will strive for success. Surround yourself with slackers and party animals, and you will live that kind of life. Surround yourself with people who are self-conscious and you will become self-conscious. It happens slowly, often without our noticing. Once you do notice the effects, though, you have the power to change.

When I came to Findlay, I knew no one. Like- no one. Hardly anyone in my hometown had even heard of Findlay, so my roommate was completely random… and she turned out to be my best friend. Sarah and I met August 20, 2010 in room 313 Deming Hall. That would be our home for the next two years, through our freshman and sophomore year, and it would bear witness to many … Read More »

A Good Beginning

Posted by risser in Perfect Fit. 1 Comment

30th January

Every year I make New Year’s resolutions and try my best to stick with them. This year, I decided to do something that would allow me to demonstrate my leadership qualities, so I kicked off my 2013 by participating as a volunteer for our International orientation At first, I had a few second thoughts about this resolution, but after thinking for awhile, I decided that I could do a good job. I have been studying as an international student in this country for five years and have successfully managed to survive all of the transitional phases which international students tend to experience here. So as a volunteer, I can share about those experiences with the new students and can assist them with adjusting to their new environment.

On orientation day, I was happy to meet a very diverse group … Read More »

Balancing Act

Posted by risser in Perfect Fit. 1 Comment

30th January

It’s now week three of the spring semester and I’m already feeling the college crunch. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday I have one class, personal finance at 1 p.m., which isn’t so bad. But Tuesdays and Thursdays can be very long days.  I start classes at the crack of dawn (7:30 a.m.) with software engineering, followed by 11 a.m. discrete structures, 12:15 p.m. computer networking and 6:30 p.m. computer systems management. I also have lifting everyday of the week except Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Sometimes balancing everything out can be tough, but I like being busy everyday because it gives me purpose and a structured life.

The best thing about having one class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday is that I get to sleep in and make those days a time to do homework and relax. On those days, … Read More »

We’re Back!

Posted by risser in Perfect Fit. No Comments

30th January

After New Year’s Day, winter break was almost over and I was ready to go back to UF.  I spent the break working out at home at my high school to get ready for winter off-season lifting. I wanted to be ready to show coach “Wags” (head-strength and conditioning coach) my level of commitment to the team through lifting a lot of weight in the future workouts.  I can’t believe how time flies! It’s crazy because I remember being a freshman, and now I’m a junior on the football team! So now I am more of a leader and role model to the team.

During our first off-season lift, we maxed out in squat. The next day, we maxed out on bench press and hang cleans. All the coaches were there to witness the team’s hard work and they cheered us … Read More »

Questionable Trending. Still Warmer Than a Hoodie.

Posted by Derrick The Oiler in Perfect Fit. No Comments

30th January

It’s been so cold that my felt is freezing! Why am I still seeing students walking around campus in just a sweatshirt? I’ve even seen shorts and skirts! Come on Oilers! We need to dress smarter, stay warm and keep Oiler Nation healthy! However, if you insist on not bundling up, I’ve come up with a list of products that may be questionable trending choices, but at least you’ll be warm!




Texting Gloves

These are arm-length gloves with a flap that you can pull back to free up your fingers to text. They aren’t for me, because my arms are made of felt and I can’t custom order three finger gloves either. Anyway, you have access to your fingertips at anytime and they will keep your forearms warm too! Perfect for cold classrooms when you’re taking notes or typing.






Since you all have … Read More »

Don’t Let Your Horse Become a Couch Potato!

Posted by sciences in Right from the Start. No Comments

30th January

by Jake Bowman, business manager, UF equestrian program

If you don’t have the luxury of an indoor ring, exercising your horse can be a real challenge during the winter months.  First. . . it’s cold.  That may not bother your horse, but it will bother you!  Second, there are fewer daylight hours, so if you can’t ride until after work, it will be dark AND cold.  Third, and probably the most difficult to contend with, is that footing outdoors can be messy, slippery and even dangerous.

A horse needs exercise in order to keep his gut moving.  Moving around can help prevent colic, stiffness, and boredom.  Here are some exercise suggestions when you’re faced with whatever an Ohio winter can throw at you – cold, rain, snow, sleet, wind, mud and ice:

(1)  Remember that walking is better than nothing.  Walking around your … Read More »

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