40K – FTK and for Kalie

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17th November

This past Saturday, November the 11th, was University of Findlay Miracle Network Dance Marathon’s big event, OilerTHON. Sponsored by Circle K International, this ten-hour event is what we had been working towards since spring semester of 2017. We all would stand and dance for ten hours for the children who could not do this. There were competitions, t-shirts, an inflatable game, food, fundraising, hair donations and, of course, dancing! As a part of the committee, I arrived at the FRC on Friday night to start set up, then returned early Saturday morning before the dancers arrived to finish it up before our big event began. We were all very nervous about the day, because we were aware of how far we were from our overall goal of $40,000. We all knew that we had to keep pushing fundraising ALL day … Read More »



The Senioritis Struggle: Part 1

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16th November

From when I first walked through the Griffith Memorial Arch as a freshman, I dreamed about walking the opposite way at graduation, kissing away classes, homework and GPAs for life. Yet along with the excitement of impending adulthood, senior year has a bittersweet flavor to it.

It is difficult to put into text what I have been feeling this year; it’s a combination of being nervous, excited and anxious for life post-graduation. When I was a freshman, sophomore and junior, I had senior-year friends going through the same feelings I am now; I just didn’t get it then. It all ends in May when I exit out of the arch.

Here are a few of the things I will miss most after graduating:

Sleeping in until 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
Seeing my friends every day
Taking random day trips to Toledo or … Read More »



Going Nuclear: Why I Never Really Never Left Las Vegas

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14th November

In 2006, I got married on a broiling hot 104-degree day in Las Vegas, Nevada. A year later, I went back to learn about thermonuclear explosions. The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is crammed with artifacts related to the atomic bomb. Chronologically arranged, it takes visitors through a bunker-style room with a walkway that meanders past items such as old Geiger counters, gas masks, toys and Civil Defense pamphlets. There are also 1950s-era photos of showgirls in mushroom cloud costumes. During that decade (prior to the government taking matters underground) when the U.S. conducted frequent nuclear weapons tests at the formerly named Nevada Test Site, guests staying in the top rooms of hotels could witness atmospheric explosions conducted up to 100 miles away, and everyone in the city could feel the seismic activity the blasts caused, no matter if they … Read More »



Curtains Up!

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9th November

During my very first week here at the University of Findlay, freshmen had the opportunity to attend a session where representatives from more than 100 clubs and student organizations and representatives from the different majors were present. At this session, I had the chance to meet theatre faculty members, Meriah Sage and Carl Walling. At first glance, they both gave me this feeling of acceptance that I couldn’t ignore. So I went to them and started talking about my passion for acting, how from a very early age I loved storytelling and tried this in different forms, from acting in advertisements and music videos to documentaries and television series. They were so patient in hearing my stories. They shared that at UF you can work in different parts of theatre. Do you like working backstage on lighting, sets, costumes or … Read More »



Exactly Where I’m Supposed to Be

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7th November

When I moved to Findlay, I knew I would miss seeing my family and friends everyday, I’d miss my dog, and I’d miss my bed. Little did I know, one of the things I would miss the most would be my hometown church.

I grew up going to a lot of different churches as we tried to find the one that fit my family perfectly. In sixth grade, a friend invited me to go to her church’s youth group. I fell in love with that church and soon became a regular at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in Saint Marys, Ohio. I attended almost every Sunday morning and Wednesday night while living at home. It wasn’t until I moved to Findlay that I realized how much I really love my hometown church, and how lost I felt not knowing exactly where … Read More »



Brave New World: Facing the Unfamiliar for Friendships’ Sake

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2nd November

Have you ever felt an emptiness in your heart that you’re not sure how to fill? I’ve felt it many times after coming here to Findlay. I’ve had moments when I’ve felt I am all alone. In those moments, my thoughts go to my friends back home who loved me every day of my life. They made me feel protected and so special. In coming to Findlay, I worried that I wouldn’t have friends because I am different from so many other UF students. But I can proudly say that I do have friends now. If I can do it, then you can do it too, trust me! I believe if you want something, then the universe also tries to get that thing to you. It’s walking on that path every day.

Here are some things that have helped me to … Read More »






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