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Robert George (left) and Cornel West (right), who will be appearing at the LaSells Stewart Center on Monday to discuss civil discourse.

University to host discussion on civil dialogue

Laura Taylor, News Contributor
January 19, 2024

Oregon State will host scholars Robert George and Cornel West on Monday at 7 p.m. to discuss the university’s role in restoring civil discourse. The event, which will be held at LaSells Stewart Center,...

Oregon State University students come together to find creative ways to sled down the hill outside of Sell Hall at Oregon State University on January 13, 2024.

Easier sled than done: OSU students find innovative methods to sled on campus

Laura Taylor, News Contributor
January 13, 2024

Dining hall trays, cardboard scraps and laundry baskets carried students as they flew down Jefferson Way this Saturday.  Following a night of snowfall and freezing rain, several students spent the...


Avery Sinks (left) and Gracen
Williams work on homework on November 29.

Finals, stress come hand in hand, but resources are available

Laura Taylor, News Contributor
December 6, 2023

The last few weeks are here, and students are rushing through study guides and coffee. Stress is building and managing everything is beginning to crush some, maybe more than others. Finals are a stressful...

OSU Communications Instructor Michelle Huillet’s pet dog poses for the camera. Counseling and Psychological Services provides Paws to De-Stress for students during dead week and finals week.

Paws to De-Stress gives students a chance to pet dogs

Laura Taylor, News Contributor
December 5, 2023

Typically, you can expect to see students when going to the Memorial Union, as they get coffee or just study. However, plan on seeing some four-legged friends there as well soon. On Wednesday and...

Muslim Student Association advocates for on-campus prayer spaces

Muslim Student Association advocates for on-campus prayer spaces

Laura Taylor, News Contributor
December 4, 2023

No food, shoes or electronics are some of the rules and guidelines for Room 322 of the Student Experience Center. Room 322 is one of the prayer rooms that exists on campus to support spiritual life...

Money

Students and administration hold differing views on the new student account threshold

Laura Taylor, News Contributor
November 28, 2023

The new student account balance threshold allowing students to register will soon decrease from $2,200 to $500 for winter term registration. This decision was part of Oregon State University’s Financial...

The 2022-2023 OSU Dam Worth It team poses for a silly photo. (Top row left to right) Riley LeCocq, Ajay Giri, Alyssa Gregory, Becky Ellen Killion. (Middle row left to right) Jennifer Ruan, Christian Porter-Lubbers, Reagan Bedingfield, Kali Kuhn. (Bottom row left to right) Betty Cobain, Kristina Peterson, Madi Dagen

Dam Worth It continues to address mental health stigma

Laura Taylor, News Contributor
October 30, 2023

Mental health was never acknowledged during Riley LeCocq’s time as a high school athlete. “(Mental health) definitely wasn’t talked about amongst my teammates at all, in gymnastics or in the gym...

The various members of the board of trustees can be seen here during a meeting discussing the OSU strategic plan, plans for the Elliott State Research Forest and hearing concerns and comments from the ASOSU presidents among other things.

OSU Board of Trustees discusses graduation rate, diversity action, future of Elliot Research Forest

Laura Taylor, News Contributor
October 20, 2023

Oregon State University is nearing its goal of 80% six-year graduation rates, currently holding a 70% rate. This is one of the topics of OSU’s Board of Trustees first board meeting of the 2023 academic...

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