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The Arts Center Plaza basks on a sunny day on campus, taken on May 15th, 2024.

Corvallis businesses to host numerous events during commencement weekend

David Li, News Contributor
June 3, 2024

Farmers’ markets, goat yoga and live arts are just a few activities for families to do outside of Oregon State University’s commencement during the weekend of June 15. According to Christina Rehklau,...

An undated photo of the Valley Library Rotunda. The space will host a silent disco event on May 31.

Silent disco to take place at Valley Library

David Li, News Contributor
May 29, 2024

Editor’s note: KBVR-FM is a part of Orange Media Network, which also includes The Daily Barometer. The Valley Library Rotunda will become a dance floor on Friday as the library hosts a free silent...

National Park Service director to visit campus as guest lecturer

National Park Service director to visit campus as guest lecturer

David Li, News Contributor
April 24, 2024

Charles F. Sams III, director of the National Park Service, will be visiting Oregon State University on April 25 at 7 p.m. as a guest lecturer. Sams will be giving the lecture in Room 117 at the George...

Contributed by ODOT.

Oregon Department of Transportation plans to install curb ramps in Corvallis, surrounding areas

David Li, News Contributor
April 8, 2024

The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to bring more than 26,000 curb ramps into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by 2032, statewide, as part of the ADA Curb Ramp Capital program. According...

OSU Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Financial Aid Keith Raab talks in his offic

Incoming students can expect financial aid offers by May after FAFSA delays

David Li, News Contributor
March 11, 2024

Officials expect that incoming financial aid offers should be given out to incoming students by May 1 following delays in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process. According to Oregon State...

View from SW Madison Ave of the newest residence hall under construction on Feb 8th.

Construction of new dorm building nears completion, expected to fill up fast

David Li, News Contributor
March 4, 2024

The new dorm building for upper-division undergraduates and graduates is expected to be ready for occupancy in late July, according to John Doty, project manager at Capital Planning and Development. The...

Oregon State University members work
out in Dixon Recreation Center on November 30.

Experts share tips on sticking with resolutions

David Li, News Contributor
January 23, 2024

A New Year’s resolutionist, worthy goal in hand, faces a slew of trials with no end in sight. Busy schedules and distractions constantly come, with most resolutions lasting only three to four weeks...

An electric scooter at a bike rack on the Oregon State University campus.

OSU Public Safety investigates electric scooter thefts

David Li, News Contributor
December 20, 2023

Electric scooter thefts occurring across multiple terms have been affecting campus, but the Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University has already made a number of recoveries this term. According...

The Lynne Hallstrom Detrick Concert Hall is under construction in the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts on Friday, November 3, 2023. The Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts represents Oregon State University’s first building dedicated to the arts.

‘What all great universities have to have’: OSU’s new $75 million arts center

David Li, News Contributor
November 9, 2023

The concert hall, one of the six different venues of the new $75 million arts center, lacks any curtains, wings or fly space. Windows let sunlight pour into the art gallery, despite the risk of ultraviolet...

Alison Willette (she/her), faculty research assistant for Oregon State University, searches for twospotted spider mites on lima bean plants grown in the Agricultural and Life Sciences Building on October 20, 2023. Research regarding these pests provided insights on how to best control them, helping assess the need for alternative pesticides.

Banned widely-used pesticide leaves researchers to find alternatives

David Li, News Contributor
November 4, 2023

In 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a rule revoking all tolerances of chlorpyrifos due to its potential for harm. The pesticide is associated with potential neurodevelopmental...

OSU Graduate Student Helei Duan works with the Agilities Robotics Robot Digit Oct. 18. Digit is the next advancement in robotics from its predecessor Cassie, and was taken to the Pentagon in early October for demonstrations.

Simulation to reality: Digit the robot travels to the Pentagon

David Li, News Contributor
October 23, 2023

Advances in robotics produced at Oregon State University led to the creation of robot Digit, who visited the Pentagon in early October. Digit is the successor to Cassie, which won the Guinness World...

The class of 2023 screams “Go Beavs!” together as is tradition in Reser Stadium during the 2023 OSU Commencement ceremony on June 17. The strength of their voices could be heard from well outside the stadium.

‘Tell a story:’ Commencement celebrations honor university’s 154th graduating class

David Li, News Contributor
June 17, 2023

As Oregon weather shifted from cloudy and cold to scorching sun, 7,300 graduates in Oregon State University’s 154th class were conferred degrees in the 2023 commencement ceremony at Reser Stadium on...

Professor John Bailey is interviewed in his office on April 28 in Corvallis. Bailey teaches multiple courses on wildfire science and management.

Hotter fire seasons are coming – who’s preparing?

David Li, News Contributor
May 30, 2023

As Oregon’s fire season approaches, organizations and individuals are working to prepare against high levels of fuel and hotter temperatures from climate change. According to John Bailey, professor...

Executive Director of Corvallis’ Arts Center Cynthia Spencer-Hadlock (she/her) poses with wooden birdhouses on April 21 at the Corvallis Arts Center. These wooden birdhouses were donated by local woodworkers and will be put on sale at the 2023 Spring Garden Festival.

Spring festivities come near downtown Corvallis to support sustainable gardening

David Li, News Contributor
May 1, 2023

Oregon State University’s Spring Family Weekend is coming up, but the OSU campus isn’t the only part of town celebrating. In downtown Corvallis, the Arts Center Plaza is also set to be filled with...

The Board of Trustees meeting on April 14 in the Memorial Union. Due to recommendations made by the University Budget Committee, continuing undergraduate students will have to pay 3.9% more in tuition payments whereas incoming undergraduate students will have to pay 4.4% more. These changes apply to both Corvallis and Cascades campuses.

Board of Trustees raises tuition and financial aid

David Li, News Contributor
April 17, 2023

Both incoming and continuing students will have to pay more in tuition and certain fees next year, Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees has decided. In the Board of Trustees meeting on April...

In Memoriam event to honor OSU community members who have died

In Memoriam event to honor OSU community members who have died

David Li, News Contributor
April 14, 2023

Poetry, live music and activities for reflection and healing will honor those students, staff and faculty who have died in the past year at the In Memoriam event on April 27. This year is the third...

A photo illustration of an individual running on the track at Student Legacy Park on
March 21st. A half  marathon is a total of 13 miles.

Rotary Club hosts 2023 Half Marathon and 5k

David Li, News Contributor
April 10, 2023

Four different competitive and non-competitive races, including the twelfth half marathon, come to Corvallis this April.  The events are run by the Rotary Club After Five event on April 15, according...

2023 Out of the Darkness Walk to honor lives lost to suicide

2023 Out of the Darkness Walk to honor lives lost to suicide

David Li, News Contributor
April 6, 2023

Content warning - story contains mention of depression and suicide.   Oregon State University’s 2023 Out of the Darkness Campus Walk will honor the lives lost to suicide among the LGBTQ+ community...

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Foster-based rescue lets students and community members adopt rescued dogs

David Li, News Contributor
March 10, 2023

4 All MuttKind, a foster-based rescue for dogs, offers students over the age of 21 the opportunity to adopt or foster the dogs they receive from local and California shelters. The rescue is in Salem...

ASOSU Ticket, Julia Hayes and Angelo Arredondo, (left) and ASOSU Ticket, Carissa O’Donnell and Dakota Canzano. Photos taken on Feb. 23, each duo is running for the President and Vice President positions in the 2023 election cycle.

ASOSU candidate profiles: taking a look at our 2023 ASOSU presidential tickets

David Li, News Contributor
March 3, 2023

Elections for the Associated Students of Oregon State University have officially opened and will close on March 10, with two presidential tickets running for the president and vice president positions.   Julia...

Radios flicker on and off while computer monitors map alarms around campus at the new OSU Public Safety Dispatch Center inside Cascade Hall on February 12, 2023. The new center allows Public Safety to handle student and resident calls around campus more efficient.

Campus dispatch center upgrades equipment due to higher demand

David Li, News Contributor
February 28, 2023

Oregon State University’s dispatch center used to reside in a tiny room in the public safety center on campus, according to Dispatch Center Teresa Parker. “It kind of looked like a broom closet,”...

Research seminar presents the resilience of rural families on Friday

Research seminar presents the resilience of rural families on Friday

David Li, News Contributor
February 22, 2023

The Human Development and Family Sciences Program will hold a research seminar called “Rural families speak about resilience: A family science-public health collaboration” on Feb. 24. The event...

Ingredients and items inside of the Beaver Bag on Jan. 22. The Beaver Bags have been distributed at the Basic Needs Center.

Accessing Resources for Basic Needs On Campus

David Li, News Contributor
January 27, 2023

The Basic Needs Center, formerly the Human Services Resource Center, offers students and community members resources to support their nutritional, laundry, and textbook needs, as well as volunteer opportunities. Every...

Guardian Games opening new location in Corvallis

Guardian Games opening new location in Corvallis

David Li, News Contributor
January 27, 2023

In the spring of this year, Guardian Games will be opening a new location in downtown Corvallis, where the former location of the Many Hands Trading store was. Guardian Games is based in Portland, where...

New Corvallis Chief of Police outlines goals after first few weeks

New Corvallis Chief of Police outlines goals after first few weeks

David Li, News Contributor
January 24, 2023

Corvallis Police Chief Jason Harvey has assumed his duties as the new chief of police since late December, and set goals for the future of the department heading into his second month. Harvey plans...

Alan Nguyen.

Creative Lead Alan Nguyen wins Best Graphic Designer at 2022 Pacemaker Awards

David Li, News Contributor
December 3, 2022

A couple of hours before the deadline for the national award for Best Graphic Designer, Alan Nguyen heard about it. In that time, Nguyen hurried to apply, not knowing he would end up winning. On Oct....

Local nonprofit hosts Art of Policing Exhibition on Thursday

Local nonprofit hosts Art of Policing Exhibition on Thursday

David Li, News Contributor
November 29, 2022

A nonprofit organization started by a Oregon State University writing instructor is hosting an art exhibition to address misinformation about the OSU armed police force.  This art exhibition will take...

ACP Pacemaker and CMA Pinnicle awards given to various publication of OMN such as Beavers Digest, Dam Chic and multiple individuals for their work that was created and published throughout
the 2021-2022 academic year.

Orange Media Network receives 27 national awards

David Li, News Contributor
November 28, 2022

Oregon State University’s student media program, Orange Media Network, received 27 different national awards for journalism across its branches and individuals as part of the MediaFest22 convention. Every...

The Construction site of the new Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts at OSU in Corvallis, Ore, on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts opening in 2024

David Li, News Contributor
November 10, 2022

The Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts is Oregon State University’s new arts center under construction, currently set to open in the spring of 2024. According to Peter Betjemann, the...

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