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All content by Jackie Keating

Be proud to be a Corvallian

May 26, 2016

Sometimes it can be fun to make fun of Corvallis, Oregon. It’s tiny, it’s quiet—the most frequent crime seems to be public urination and it takes over an hour to get to the nearest city. However,...

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders takes the stage during a rally at the Stubhub Center, in Carson, Calif., on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Win or lose, Bernie Sanders has made an impact on politics

May 24, 2016

Bernie Sanders, the democratic Senator of Vermont, has been described by major news sources since the start of his presidential campaign as an “underdog” and “un-electable.”However, there is no...

Learning a second language provides personal enrichment, benefits

May 18, 2016

Americans are pretty well known for their lack of bilingualism, especially after college. While German children, for example, are learning English at the age of nine, American children are putting glue...

Save your skin as summer approaches

May 16, 2016

It’s hard to think about applying sunscreen when we live in the often overcast Willamette Valley, we’re young and resilient, and society places so much value on that “summer glow.” But none of...

Helpful resources to find travel deals out of Portland Airport

May 11, 2016

Summer vacation is approaching rapidly, and if you’re finding yourself without summertime responsibilities, you may be feeling the itch to travel. Of course, travelling can be pricey, but if you’re...

Eva Kor Holocaust memorial event at OSU informed, inspired audiences

May 4, 2016

Every year since 1987, Oregon State University and the Corvallis community have observed Holocaust Memorial Week, which “grows from the belief that educational institutions can do much to combat prejudice...

Adult coloring

Find peace of mind with adult coloring, “Mandala Mondays”

May 2, 2016

Recently, a healthy fad has taken American adults by storm, and the Oregon State University Craft Center is offering a weekly event to satiate it: coloring.Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore (was it...

Stay alert, exercise caution when crossing Monroe

April 28, 2016

By now you’ve probably seen the signs around campus from our friends at Transportation Services warning you to be safe in on-campus traffic situations like looking up from your phones and making eye...

Special Collections Archives help students, community members delve into rich campus history

April 26, 2016

Sunlight streamed through the panoramic windows of the special collections archives as I began my quest for Oregon State University history on Monday, April 25.The Special Collections and Archives Research...

New Harriet Tubman $20 bill represents change for the better

April 22, 2016

On Wednesday, April 20, the United States Treasury Secretary, Jacob J. Lew, proposed to take the controversial and largely unpopular seventh president Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with...

Pursue classes, programs that reflect on what you love to do

April 21, 2016

I’ve heard it a lot, and it bothers me every time: something along the lines of “I would have gone with [insert subject that I enjoy here], but it’s not like I could do anything with that degree,...

Keep your eyes peeled on free OSU campus events

April 12, 2016

After classes, homework and extracurriculars, it can be tough to want to carve some more time out to see a lecture or a film screening, especially if attending said event is not a requirement for a class.However,...

From winter to spring: Student wardrobe update tips

April 7, 2016

Glorious, glorious sunshine, beaming down from the heavens and alighting lightly on the skin of thankful Oregon State University students across campus.Alright, so maybe the warm weather is predicted to...

Piggy bank

Best ways for students to enjoy the sun on a budget

April 5, 2016

Although we’re still going to be plagued with occasional rainstorms (this is the Pacific Northwest, after all), the weather is getting increasingly better, and students are coming out of their hibernation...

Know the differences between in-person college courses, Ecampus options

March 31, 2016

With online classes more common than ever before, many of you may be mulling over the possibility of switching that 8 a.m. on-campus class for the online version.I am currently taking both forms of classes,...

Organized desk

It’s not too late to stay organized for successful spring term

March 29, 2016

There’s at least one in every classroom—the person with a planner out, a shiny new notebook and a water bottle and healthy snack at the ready. They look at ease and well-rested. Many of us start out...

Donald Trump

Examining the ‘poli-flips’ of Donald Trump

March 10, 2016

On Monday, March 6, I published a column pointing out Hillary Clinton’s wishy-washy, transparently vote-grubbing political stances that seem to change at a moment’s notice. Now it’s time to expose...

Oregon State University should find alternatives to raising tuition

March 9, 2016

If there’s one thing Oregon State University can be counted on to do consistently, it’s raising the cost of college.In February, the tuition and fees subcommittees met several times in order to discuss...

Democratic primary presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a rally at the Javis Center convention hall in New York on Wednesday, March 2.

Hillary Clinton turns politics into ‘poli-flips’

March 7, 2016

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is very intelligent.She has very consistently calculated what the majority has felt about important issues, stood by that, and then changed her stances on those issues...

Get out and vote

Young voters: Go out and make your vote count

March 2, 2016

The race for the presidency is upon us, and the youth vote might be more important now than it has ever been.There are now more people in their twenties than there are baby boomers, according to an article...

Best ways to get involved in community activities on a tight schedule

March 1, 2016

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the Heartland Humane Society held its annual Wine and Whiskers silent and live auction fund raiser at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on campus.Since the event was largely run by volunteers,...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Kentucky) is one of a few Republicans who disapprove of a new Supreme Court Justice being selected before a new president takes office.

Republican U.S. Senate leaders need to grow up, do their jobs

February 25, 2016

The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has sparked a few debates within the American politics scene.As President of the United States, Barack Obama has the right to nominate whomever...

U.S. government should not take bite out of Apple

February 23, 2016

Apple, Inc., arguably the most famous technology and cell phone company America boasts, has recently been the focus of the increasingly frustrated Federal Bureau of Investigation. The issue started when...

Lessons on gun safety could help save lives

February 19, 2016

The subject of gun control has been a hot-button issue sure to flare the passions of people on both sides of the argument.But no matter what your personal belief about guns happens to be, I think we can...

Government should treat young adults consistently

February 15, 2016

It seems as though the U.S. government can’t seem to make up its mind as far as what constitutes an American adult.In a Feb. 5 column titled “End conscription in the U.S.,” I wrote about the rights...

Celebrate ‘Singles Awareness Day’ with the perfect date

February 12, 2016

So the dreaded time has come.The holiday celebrating couples and romance is around the corner, and you are single. Well, friend, it doesn’t have to be this way. It can be the best day of the year.It’s...

SafeRide stakes: Expanding program is a worthwhile endeavor

February 8, 2016

You’re exhausted after a long day of work and face a long walk home in the dark.You drove to your friend’s house and weren’t expecting to drink, but you did, and don’t feel like it would be safe...

Get rid of conscription, the draft in the U.S.

February 5, 2016

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee was held, at which “for the first time, top Army and Marine Corps leaders [...] testified that they think women should register for...

Be prepared: Tips to deal with wallet theft, vehicle break-ins

February 3, 2016

Corvallis is a great town full of great people. Most people here, when they find something of value that isn’t theirs, will turn it into the police or make sure it gets to the rightful owner.But not...

Take care of yourself during cold winter months

January 29, 2016

Alas, the worst time of the year is upon us: the middle of winter term.There are no breaks in sight, the weather is cold, wet and unforgiving, it’s almost impossible to motivate ourselves to get out...

Stay educated on safety, don’t panic about ‘the big one’

January 27, 2016

We’ve pretty much all been warned about it at this point.Coined “The Really Big One,” a gargantuan, devastating 9.0 (on a 10-point Richter scale) magnitude earthquake is poised to strike along the...

Get out and study abroad for new experiences, perspectives

January 22, 2016

I’m sure you’ve heard the mantra multiple times: “Studying abroad changed my outlook. It was an incredible experience I’ll never forget. You should do it too.”Perhaps you get weary of these proclamations,...

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