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The Wind Ensemble practices Star Wars for their upcoming space-themed performances for the Oregon State University Band Pops Concert at Community Hall on May 21, 2024.

Student events round off PRAx season

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
May 27, 2024

Whether in the wood-paneled Detrick Hall, the darkened Ray Theater, or the sun-soaked stage of the Austin/Parish Arts Plaza, the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts is holding multiple events...

The CH2M HILL Alumni Center is seen on May 15 in Corvallis, OR.

Beavs roll up their sleeves for Days of Service

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
May 16, 2024

This May the Oregon State University Alumni Association is inviting students, alumni and community members to volunteer for a day of service. According to the website, there are 15 projects around the...

Phish

OSU to host second Phish Studies Conference

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
May 15, 2024

Imagine you are a fisheries biologist about to attend an academic conference. You enter a room neatly divided by tables and join the flow of feet mindlessly trickling past posters stuffed with blocks...

Ecampus ASL student Jaylen Durham (he/him) displays his “sign name” on March 15, 2024, in Corvallis, OR.

Deaf and hard of hearing students speak on their experience at OSU

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
April 8, 2024

“Just because I can't understand or hear what people are saying, it doesn't make me dumb”. These are the words of Ben Stevens, a third-year student majoring in computer science with a focus in cybersecurity....

Workers at Dinosaur Valley Studios in Alberta, Canada restore a blue whale skeleton that washed ashore on the Oregon Coast in 2015. The skeleton is expected to go on display at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in May.

Blue whale skeleton to be displayed at Hatfield Marine Science Center

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
February 18, 2024

Correction: This story has been updated to correct the name of Marine Mammal Institute founder Bruce Mate. As a graduate student at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, Sheanna Steingass...

A  fallen tree lays in front of Kearny Hall at Oregon State University on Jan. 16th. Surrounded in caution tape, it created a temporary obstacle for those in the area.

OSU officials explain how decision to close campus is made

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
February 16, 2024

At 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 18, while Corvallis was sleeping under a sheet of ice, Mike Bamberger was compiling the latest weather reports. An hour later, Bamberger, OSU’s emergency manager, was presenting...

Inside Dixon Recreation Center on the Oregon State Campus, November 13th, 2023.

Dixon Recreation Center offers students opportunities to stay fit this winter

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
January 23, 2024

It’s a situation many are familiar with. You make a New Year's resolution. You buy protein powder, a workout planner, maybe even a new pair of running shoes. You imagine walking into Dixon Recreation...

Pavel Sengupta stands in front of the Memorial Union

Student on the street: Beavers define the meaning of “spirituality”

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
December 4, 2023

For many Beavers, December is the time to get into the holiday spirit, but with so many different beliefs and cultures around the world, “the spirit” can be hard to define. For this issue, we asked...

Emily Wisniewski, a Crescent Valley High School track star, achieved a new state record at the OSAA Cross Country Championships

Crescent Valley Cross Country athlete Emily Wisniewski separates herself from the pack

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
November 30, 2023

Fresh off a first-place finish at Nike Cross regionals, Emily Wisniewski said she is looking forward to nationals and reflected on her success as a cross country athlete. Nike Cross nationals will be...

Maui wildfire relief drive to be held on campus

Maui wildfire relief drive to be held on campus

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
November 30, 2023

Hui O Hawai’i, Oregon State University’s Hawaii Club and partner organizations are holding a donation drive to support communities and families impacted by the Maui wildfires. The drive will be...

Corvallis hosts its annual Turkey trot this Thursday beginning at Crystal Lake. 
This event will be hosted by the city of Corvallis Parks and Recreation, will consist of 5K and 10K races for adults and teens with the addition of a 1K race for kids.

Things to know for this year’s Turkey Trot

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
November 21, 2023

The Corvallis Turkey Trot will have runners racing through Crystal Lake Sports Fields and Willamette Park on Thanksgiving morning.  According to a Corvallis Parks and Recreation announcement, the event...

The Angry Beaver Sports Grill in Corvallis, Oregon, on Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2022.

Rivalry game brings support to Corvallis hotels, restaurants

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
November 16, 2023

This year’s Rivalry Game is expected to bring fans into bars and hotels in Corvallis, despite the game taking place on Nov. 24 in Eugene.  This year’s game takes on additional weight, as the recent...

Fourth-year biology major Aida Marquez discusses wearing a Hannah Montana costume for Halloween as a kid in Corvallis on Oct. 26, 2023.

Student on the street: What is the best Halloween costume you have ever seen or worn?

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
November 4, 2023

With Halloween right around the corner, we asked students to weigh in on their favorite costume choices.   Name: Rachel Mahler Major: Animal science Year: Third-year Best Costume:...

Photo supplied by Benjamin Nash, an ecologist for the US Forest Service.

Scientists, artists share thoughts on returning to H.J. Andrews Research Forest

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
October 22, 2023

In the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 6, Brooke Penaluna was visiting with colleagues when she received a text about a fire burning in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest.  “I was shocked,” Penaluna...

Preview: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Annual Harvest Party

Preview: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Annual Harvest Party

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
October 11, 2023

Are you into helicopter hangars, craft beverages, food trucks, live music or hard ciders? If so, then learning the finer details of hard cider production while jamming to live music in a converted helicopter...

Allison Sakai standing in front of her installation titled “We Looked Like the Enemy”, hung in Snell Hall on June 2, 2023 in Corvallis. After receiving letters written by her grandmother, from her father, Allison quoted, “In my grandma’s writings, she included haikus that my great grandfather, Yempei Wake, wrote while he was incarcerated”.

Photographer forges ahead despite vandalism

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
June 12, 2023

It was not only the blatant racism, but also the politicization of a personal story that upset Allison Sakai when her photography project on her family’s internment was vandalized during winter term. “It...

Lineth Trujillo Morales (she/her) talks about her college experience at the Student Experience Center Plaza at Oregon State University on May 4. “ …I think that I definitely lost a good chunk of the college experience in that time,” Morales said, “but getting to see it before and after kind of really showed that what it could have been had I been there for four years, you know, like, without COVID. So I think, for what we went through, I got the most of it if that makes sense? Given all the circumstances, I got the college experience.”

Student on the street: Seniors, do you feel like you have had the full college experience?

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
June 6, 2023

As Spring Term comes to a close, we asked graduating seniors to reflect on their time at Oregon State University and answer the question: Do you feel like you have had the full college experience?  Student...

A collection of radishes and cucumbers at the Corvallis farmers market on 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.

Oregon State University to Co-lead New USDA Regional Food Business Center

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
June 5, 2023

The United States Department of Agriculture has selected Oregon State University and Colorado State University to co-lead the new Northwest and Rocky Mountain USDA Regional Food Business Center starting...

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