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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

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A beach near Newport on Oct. 18th. The Ocean Observatories Initiative are collecting data off of the Oregon coast in partnership with OSU, a project recently renewed with a new grant of $220 million dollars.

Coast closed for shellfish harvesting due to toxic scare

Maya Lim, Reporter
July 18, 2024

On May 17, elevated levels of toxins were detected in shellfish on the Oregon coast leading to the closure of the entire coastline to mussels, razor clams and bay clam harvests. According to Steven...

Two roommates play video games together in their shared space.

Innovating play: OSU’s video game development club

Lidya Acar, Reporter
July 16, 2024

The Oregon State Video Game Development Club buzzes with creativity and collaboration, diving into the world of pixels and programming. The club has its sights set on expanding its impact with a plan...

New residence hall to open this fall

Jonathon Leland, News Contributor
July 3, 2024

Hall-ing away the old and in with the new: construction of the residence hall on the east side of campus is scheduled to be completed this fall. The hall for upper division undergraduate and graduate...

Jim Myers observes the color on his midnight roma tomatoes in the Oregon State University greenhouses on June 10.

Vegetable professor leaves legume legacy

Audrey Saiz (she/her), News Contributor
July 3, 2024

The last time you walked into a grocery store in search of tomatoes you probably saw a medley pack with red, yellow and purple cherry tomatoes. What you might not know is that those indigo tomatoes were...

A construction site involved with the construction of Oregon State University’s new computer science building operates through the reflection of a car’s side mirror in Corvallis, OR, on June 19, 2024.

Collaborative Innovation Complex construction continues

Josh Cande, News Contributor
July 3, 2024

Oregon State University’s forthcoming Collaborative Innovation Complex is set to open in 2026, with architects aiming to transform scientific research at the university. The officially named Jen-Hsun...

Nick Siler, an assistant professor of atmospheric science at Oregon State University, talks about the climate of the upcoming summer months in Corvallis on June 10.

Corvallis residents adjust to summer heat

Molly Hoglund, News Contributor
July 2, 2024

As Oregon State University students flee Corvallis for the summer season, the remaining troops battle climbing temperatures, fewer rainy days and scarce air conditioning. Corvallis weather over the...

Oregon State University’s Detrick Hall at PRAx is where the headliner, Rakish, for the Corvallis Celtic Festival will be playing on July 26.

‘Innovative’ Celtic music duo to perform at PRAx

Taina Landuren, News Contributor
July 2, 2024

Headlining this year's Corvallis Celtic Festival is Rakish, a duo with an unusual twist to their Celtic music. In the band is Maura Shawn Scanlin, a two-time United States National Scottish Fiddle champion...

A crane operates amidst a construction site to assist in building the new computer science building on Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, OR, on June 19, 2024.

Transportation Services responds to displaced parking lot

Daniella Rodriguez and Vincent Ho
July 2, 2024

Editor’s Note: In the original version of this story, Sara Hamilton's name was spelled incorrectly. The name has now been corrected. As time goes on and campus changes, new buildings are created,...

Oregon State University’s new Pride Center undergoes construction on Jun 9, 2024 in Corvallis, Oregon.

Pride Center renovation complete, grand opening in fall

Vincent Ho (he/they), News Editor
July 2, 2024

The Pride Center renovation was completed on June 28 as one and a half years of construction finally came to a close. In July, the Pride Center plans to begin moving into the building and getting it...

Musician, Christopher Bloom, strums his guitar and sings in the Riverfront Park in Corvallis on June 23.

Summer activities set in Corvallis

Amy Nguyen, News Contributor
July 1, 2024

As the greenery comes in and the sun shines on the deserted campus, summer in Corvallis still offers opportunities for students to get involved in town. From art exhibits to the farmers’ market, students...

The Basic Needs Center’s garden at Oregon State University on June 7 grows free food for students.

Food resources available this summer

Max Loew, News Contributor
July 1, 2024

Fresh out of school and thrown straight into the world of bills and rent, students may have trouble saving money for food. From Oregon State University’s Basic Needs Center to food banks, OSU and...

A variety of vegetables at the Corvallis farmers market, May 20 in downtown Corvallis. The business centers are intended to help small and mid-sized producers succeed in local and regional markets, according to Lauren Gwin

On campus initiatives help to compost and reduce food waste

David Li, News Contributor
June 27, 2024

Half-closed Eco2Go containers of leftover food often greeted Ella Johansen, an officer for the Waste Watchers Sustainability Club, in their time working at a residence hall, the accumulated mass; a biohazardous...

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