Tag: Findlay Living
Looking back on my freshman year at Findlay, I have learned so much. It would be almost impossible to write about how many lessons I have learned my first year on campus! As the end of the school year approaches, and the stress of exams is weighing on me heavily, I thought it would be a great opportunity to reflect on all that I have learned and experienced this year.
Choices: It is no surprise that college freshman are not noted for making the best choices. This is no wonder, however. Most freshmen are almost fully dependent on their parents for the first 18 years, and then immediately become autonomous the minute we step foot on campus. This is awesome! College gives you the opportunity to become your own unique individual. With individualism, though, comes choices. Making the right choice in every … Read More »
For me, choosing which college to attend was an easy decision. I have known since the seventh grade that I wanted to go to the University of Findlay. Findlay is my home, in more ways than one. Yes, I was born and raised a “Findlayite.” My family has lived in this town for generations upon generations; I don’t know anything else. This is not the only reason, however, that I feel Findlay is my home. When I am on campus, I get a sense of home and I can pursue my career in an excellent program. I am confident that this is where I belong, and where I am supposed to be. It just feels right and I am fortunate for that. For others, choosing a school is not as easy as it was for me. Perhaps you are reading … Read More »
Over the course of four years it’s tough to keep track of all the things you’ve done and the things still left to do before graduation. Â From exploring the city of Findlay to participating on campus, here’s just some of the things you’ve got to do before you graduate.
1. Go to the Findlay Reservoir. I didn’t get to the reservoir until my senior year, and I wish I had discovered it earlier. There are paths around the water as well as in the surrounding woods. There’s also a great dog park and the park is usually filled with people enjoying the weather… when the weather is nice that is.
2. Take a walk down Main St. â€” no, don’t drive, walk! Â There are a ton of little shops that you’d just pass by if you were in a car. Â If you … Read More »
On Friday February 7, Student Government Association gave the students of the University of Findlay a reason to stay on campus for the weekend by bringing in Quote Unquote and the Plain White T’s.
My day started with a text from Preston, one of the SGA (Student Government Association) leads on the event, asking if I could come help with setting up the stage. Â So I threw on my neon staff shirt and headed over to Koehler. Â I helped run cables, set up lights, and was an extra pair of hands wherever I was needed until I had to go to class at noon.
By the time I went back around 6 p.m., there was already a line out the door and the space in between the two doors was packed with people waiting to get in. Â Luckily, my neon shirt helped … Read More »
Do I remember my freshman year at Findlay?
Sure I do. I remember how excited I was to live on my own. I remember taking late night drives and having adventures with my new best friend (and roommate). Â I remember finally getting my hair cut short and then when it grew out earning the nickname “Justin Bieber” Â I remember my first GPA above 3.0 and going to Georgia on a conference and meeting awesome entertainers. I remember thinking, “Is this real?”
I remember making tough choices and learning how to balance my life, something that I still struggle with today. Â I remember playing cards in my dorm room until 2 a.m., laughing with Sarah about something that didn’t even make sense. I remember helping Drew with statistics and thinking, “Why not give this a chance?”.
I remember missing my dogs, and getting … Read More »
Monday night of exams every semester Campus Program Board hosts Late Night Munchies in Henderson. You don’t need a meal plan to come to this late-night study break, which includes live music and free food. CPB always has really creative ideas to match the theme of the night to the style of the artist playing. One semester, they had a Sesame Street theme and another semester they turned Henderson into a jazz club.
This year, CPB brought in Ari Herstand, a vocal-looper who as a single performer sang to trumpets, guitars, piano and other voices– all created by him. It was a really unique experience. Ari had an amazing voice which was very easy to find relaxing while still being energetic enough to keep his rotating audience engaged.
This was the first year I didn’t help CPB set up the event and … Read More »
As the end of the semester rushes toward the students at The University of Findlay, many of the clubs and groups host various events that help break up the stress of exams. Â Campus Program Board hosts Late Night Munchies the Monday of exam week. Â And Counseling Services hosts a stress buster night â€” one year a group even brought dogs from Teddy’s Rescue as an event! Â This year, one of these events was Wiener Wednesday which was hosted by the Pre-Vet club.
It was a great event, and had a huge turn-out (much bigger than they were expecting). Â Pre-Vet club handed out t-shirts, provided hot dogs, study suggestions and coloring pages. Â Even though I went alone, it was a great time to just sit back and relax.
I pulled out my notebook to work on some homework while I ate my hot … Read More »
Tuesday night I walked downtown and joined the hundreds of people gathering for Findlay’s Halloween Parade. Â This was my first time I was able to see the parade, and I must say it was as large as people had been saying it was. Â I couldn’t believe how many people were there, little kids with their buckets and costumes. Â Tons of dogs were sporting various costumes as well, it made me miss my youngest dog Piper who also enjoys dressing up. Â I had so much fun shooting at the parade, even though the lighting was challenging it was so cute to catch the difference between the dragons and fairies and the regular clothes of moms and dads.
A little girl waits for the parade to start (her brother, Iron Man was running around)
Scooby Doo and a winter jacket, yep Halloween in Ohio
This … Read More »
“It’s the lecture hall without the horse,” totally makes sense.
You hear more spurs walking across campus than keys.
No one knows where or what Beeches is.
Brewer Frost is actually two buildings…. except in one.
Our squirrels are pretty rockin’.
The girls have bigger trucks than the boys.
Our sports teams sometimes even win!
“I have to go from GFAP to Davis.”
“I live in a house, it’s like like living off-campus, except I’m still on campus.”
The office houses are actually pretty cool.
I know there’s been a very popular Buzzfeed article floating around about 15 signs you went to The University of Findlay. Â A few days before, I had been working on this post, but I decided to go ahead and post it anyway. Â I know there are many, many more things unique to Findlay, so tell me some!
One of my favorite things about Findlay is that, no matter what happens, the University is truly seeking the best opportunities for its students. Â As students we sometimes forget this as we get caught up in how much it costs, the amount of homework, projects, late nights, dropped classes, frustrating professors, and everything else we battle trying to get “the piece of paper” that is going to get us a better job when we graduate. Â It’s frustrating beyond all belief to read in the newspaper about protests from fast food workers saying they need to be paid more than $10 an hour, but before I digress too much further, going to college can be full of surprise challenges. Â Ones that they don’t show on the brochures, and ones you don’t hear from the students visiting home. Â This is the same … Read More »