Beaver/Duck rivalry: more than just football

Chloe Stewart, News Contributor

So we’re not having the best football season of all time. Then again, it appears as if the Ducks have us beat quite often in that department.

Regardless, Oregon State University students, staff, faculty and community members remain proud of Beaver Nation and continue to maintain loyal fan support no matter how well we do.

On top of that, there’s a handful of perks that come with being a Beaver outside of Reser Stadium, not to mention in other areas within athletics.

The following is a list of just some of the accomplishments where we’ve beaten the Oregon Ducks (and hope to continue coming out on top):

Sexual health and wellness

For the second year in a row, OSU has received the highest grade on Trojan’s Sexual Health Report Card, coming in first place — this year, UO came in at sixth place.

The place to be(aver)

According to Best College Reviews, Corvallis is number 10 on the list of 50 best college towns—Eugene comes in at 42.*

We were here first

According to their respective websites, OSU was established in the year 1868—UO is eight years its junior, established in 1876.

We get the grants

According to the OSU statement of Mission, Values, History, Accreditation, OSU is one of two universities in the US to have been awarded land, sea, sun, and space grants—the other university is not UO.

More choices

According to their respective websites, OSU has 12 colleges for undergraduate and graduate students, a wide variety of academic opportunities—UO only has nine.

More money (after graduation)

According to Oregon Business Report, the average yearly salary for OSU graduates is higher than that of their UO counterparts.

Beavers go for the gold

According to their respective school websites, OSU has received a gold bicycle friendliness award from the League of American Bicyclists—UO received a silver award.

We are getting to know our mascot (really well)

According to the school webpage for the Beaver Genome Project, OSU is on track to start sequencing the genome of its beloved mascot—making it the first in the Pac-12 to do so.

Best in the Northwest 2014-2015

Though the UO Emerald was honored as “2013-14 Newspaper of the Year” on behalf of College Media Matters, The Daily Barometer received first place in general excellence from the Oregon Newspaper Publication Association in May 2015, and first place for best all-around daily newspaper in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 Mark of Excellence awards.

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