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Salem For Refugees expands to Corvallis

Salem For Refugees expands to Corvallis

January 13, 2023

Salem for Refugees has announced a co-sponsorship with Corvallis for Refugees, a new program helmed by Chris McQueen set to begin this year.  Formed in 2016 as an alternative to religion-based resettlement...

OSU student emails to shift from Gmail to Microsoft 365 in Summer 2023

OSU student emails to shift from Gmail to Microsoft 365 in Summer 2023

December 2, 2022

Editor Note: Corrected on Thursday, December 8th at 4:45pm. As part of Oregon State University’s Information and Technology’s October campaign for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, multiple signs were...

Photo illustration of a car, stop sign and OSU parking tickets falling.

2030 sustainable transportation strategy combats commuter grievances at OSU

November 28, 2022

The announcement of the Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex comes with many implications for Oregon State University commuters.  With the lot between the Lonnie B. Harris Black...

Master’s student in gender studies, G Koffink (any/all) helps to set up the memorial table on Nov. 21 in the SEC for those lost in the recent Colorado Springs shooting. The shooting occurred in Colorado Springs on Nov. 19-20, with five people being killed and 17 more injured.

Club Q victims are memorialized by OSU’s queer community

November 22, 2022

In light of the shootings at Club Q in Colorado Springs last Saturday, Queers Studies, the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center and the Pride Center held a vigil in honor of the victims. Gathered...

Benton County Sheriff responds to passing on Measure 114

November 18, 2022

Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan recently came out against Measure 114, a law banning gun magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition.  On her Facebook page, Duncan stated “I...

OSU expands student mental health resources with OSU Assist, MySSP

OSU expands student mental health resources with OSU Assist, MySSP

November 3, 2022

In response to growing awareness towards student mental health, Oregon State University has launched two new initiatives, “OSU Assist” and “Anytime Anywhere: My Student Support Program @ OSU.” Combining...

This illustration shows an approval stamp on a ballot to indicate ASOSU endorsing measures.

ASOSU endorses Oregon ballot measures 111, 112

November 3, 2022

Associated Students of Oregon State University, OSU’s student government, has come out in support of ballot measures 111 and 112 for the upcoming 2022 Oregon midterm election.  According to ASOSU...

City of Corvallis breaks ground at Fire Station 3

City of Corvallis breaks ground at Fire Station 3

October 26, 2022

Signaling the start of an extensive $3.5 million renovation, the City of Corvallis officials will gather to break ground at Fire Station 3 this Thursday at 4:30 p.m.  Fire Station 3 closed late last...

‘Cassie’ breaks 100-meter dash record for a bipedal robot

‘Cassie’ breaks 100-meter dash record for a bipedal robot

October 11, 2022

Oregon State University has a new track star in the making. Following its completion of a five-kilometer run last summer, Guinness World Records confirmed that Cassie’s 100-meter dash is the fastest...

How the Ranked voting or Ranked-choice voting system works when it comes to elections.

Corvallis adopts ranked choice voting for upcoming general election

October 3, 2022

The City of Corvallis has announced the implementation of a ranked choice voting system for the municipal Nov. 8 general election. The ranked choice voting system was passed under 2016’s measure 2-100...

Photo courtesy of the city of Corvallis.

Corvallis Fire Station 3 temporarily closes for renovations

September 27, 2022

Corvallis Fire Department’s Fire Station 3 will close its doors to the public later this month to make way for a major makeover. Constructed over 40 years ago, Fire Station 3 will undergo its...

Beaver Bash promotional poster, contributed by OSUPC. Beaver Bash takes place Friday, Sept. 23.

Beaver Bash: Afterglow Preview

September 20, 2022

Students will have another chance to celebrate the end of summer at the annual Beaver Bash event on Friday, Sept. 23. at the Student Experience Center Plaza. Running from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. that night,...

Chef J.D. Monroe (left) with owner Waylon Pickett (right) displaying the Benton To Go box in front of Old World Deli.

Benton To Go reusable container program launches at nine local restaurants

September 19, 2022

Partially inspired by Oregon State University’s Eco2Go program, Benton To Go’s new green reusable takeout boxes have arrived in select Corvallis and Philomath restaurants. Available for a one-time...

OSU will not be mandating COVID-19 testing before moving into the dorms, however students are advised to get vaccinated if they have not already and take an at-home COVID-19 test before move-in.

COVID-19 policies for 2022-2023 move-in

September 19, 2022

Last September, Reser Stadium was filled with thousands of new Oregon State University students, not to watch Beavers football, but to take COVID-19 tests before moving into the dorms. Sept. 17-20 marks...

Photo courtesy of OSU Program Council

Preview: Beaver Community Fair

September 19, 2022

Over 200 booths representing Oregon State University clubs and local businesses will soon line the fields outside the Memorial Union and the Student Experience Center Plaza.  The annual 12th Beaver...

Senior, Jack Colletto, runs it in for a touchdown against Boise State on Sep 3 inside of Reser Stadium. Colletto scored the game-winning touchdown in the Beavers game against Fresno State

Gutsy last-second call propels Smith, Beavers to victory over Bulldogs

September 11, 2022

A thrilling finale at Valley Children’s Stadium propels the Oregon State Beavers to their first-ever win against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Coach Jonathan Smith was faced with a difficult decision...

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OSU leadership supportive of student-loan debt relief

August 26, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden announced this week that millions of American borrowers would receive substantial student debt forgiveness. OSU students and alumni can expect to benefit from this decision. According...

Oregon State Civil Engineering major and bike commuter Ben Frybeck attempts to make use of the bike repair station outside of the Student Experience Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. on August 22, 2022. The bike stations, meant as a resource for student and faculty bike commuters, are often left in disrepair leaving commuters searching for alternative solutions.

Biking fix-it stands

August 23, 2022

Located all around the Oregon State University campus, four fix-it stands give bikers the opportunity to make small repairs on the go. However, recent occurrences of theft and vandalism have limited the...

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UHDS dining halls aim to keep price down despite inflation

August 20, 2022

Eateries across the country are feeling the pressures of inflated food costs and shortages, and the Oregon State University dining halls and restaurants are no exception. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

In a photo taken for the June 2022 issue, senior wrestler Devan Turner (left) is seen receiving congratulations from the OSU wrestling program’s head coach, Chris Pendleton (center), and associate head coach, Nate Engel, during his senior night on Feb. 4 inside of Gill Coliseum. Pendleton and Engel are helping assist the women’s wrestling camp held by the DAM RTC on Aug. 13 and 14.

Beaver Dam RTC holds all-girls wrestling camp at OSU

August 13, 2022

Coming into his first year as head wrestling coach in 2020, one of Chris Pendleton’s main goals was revamping Oregon State University's Regional Training Center. The first all-girls wrestling camp...

An image from September 2020 pictures Andrea Haverkamp (center), president of the Coalition of Graduate Employees, raising a fist in the air, signaling a chant to fellow protesters in February of 2020.

CGE’s ongoing fight for labor rights bolstered by new contract ratification

August 11, 2022

Equity, accountability, respect and job security. Those were the four tenets that the Coalition of Graduate Employees took into mind when formulating a new contract to support over 1,800 unionized Oregon...

Withycomb Hall at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. on Aug. 3. The OSU College of Liberal Arts and Theater are all shifting their spaces with the addition of a new performing arts building and the reopening of Fairbanks Hall.

Move from Withycombe Hall signals new era for OSU Theatre

August 11, 2022

Coinciding with rehearsals for “Twelfth Night,” Oregon State University’s Theatre Department is moving out of Withycombe Hall to make room for a new dairy plant in collaboration with Tillamook. For...

Photos taken in 2019, courtesy of Open Streets Corvallis volunteer, Nick Kline.

Open Streets Corvallis returns after two-year hiatus

August 11, 2022

After a two year hiatus, the Open Streets Corvallis festival will return from 12-4 p.m. on Aug. 14, temporarily closing Polk Ave, Lincoln Ave, and parts of surrounding roads. Open Streets is a free...

Actors began dress rehearsals for “Bard in the Quad” in front of the Memorial Union at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. on July 31. “Bard in the Quad” began in 2006 and its mission is to present innovative, quality outdoor Shakespeare productions to the OSU campus.

Oregon State University presents “Twelfth Night” for 17th annual Bard in the Quad

August 3, 2022

Bringing together a mix of alumni, current students and community members, Bard in the Quad returns for its 17th season this summer to present the Shakesperian romp “Twelfth Night.” “Twelfth...

Kettlebell weights at Dixon Recreation
Center. In previous summer terms, only
enrolled students could utilize the Dixon
facilities, but this year any student can work
out for free.

OSU students can now work out for free this summer at Dixon Recreation Center

August 1, 2022

For the first time in Dixon Recreation Center’s history, all students are able to access the facilities free of charge during the summer term. Since its opening in 1976, Dixon Recreation Center...

Signage at Dixon Recreation Center tells OSU community members that the spa is currently
closed. The Dixon Spa has been closed to students since early 2020.

Dixon Recreation Center’s spa to be replaced pending Board of Trustees approval

August 1, 2022

Tucked away within Steven’s Natatorium, Dixon Recreation Center’s hot tub has sat idle since the winter term of 2020. “The hot tub had maintenance issues for many years,” Associate Director...

A photo illustration of a thermometer in front of the Benton County Courthouse on June 29 in
Corvallis, Ore. Despite the recent heavy precipitation thoughout this spring, experts maintain that
preparedness is essential for this upcoming wildfire season.

Oregon’s spring precipitation expected to have low impact on fire season

July 5, 2022

Despite temperatures beginning to rise for the summer, many Oregonians are optimistic that 2022’s high levels of precipitation will reduce wildfires in the state. Following the dry spell that led...

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