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Dead Week

November 26, 2018

At Oregon State University, students have long known the week preceding finals as Dead Week, where no midterm or comprehensive examinations are to be given. The week follows guidelines stated within OSU’s...

The BIG One

The Big One: Preparing for the next powerful earthquake

November 26, 2018

Corvallis, Ore. is in the middle of a fault line consisting of two tectonic plates that will cause an earthquake known as ‘The Big One’.Experts say this big one will occur within the next 100 years...

Sarah Hirsch, third-year studying bioengineering, makes pasta at McNary Dining with Cook Josh Archuletta. Hirsch works on campus to help pay for her college education. 

Students holding on-campus jobs experience unique benefits, drawbacks

November 26, 2018

Oregon State University offers ample opportunities for students to gain experience with part-time jobs on campus with outlets like University Housing and Dining Services and the Memorial Union, among others.There...

International students

Students adjust to life abroad

November 5, 2018

Each year Oregon State University welcomes a new set of students to experience the Corvallis campus for the first time. According to the Office of International Services at OSU over 4,500 of these students...

The VR experience

Club founder thinks ‘the world is ready’ for VR tech

October 15, 2018

Oregon State University is one of the few universities with a virtual reality and augmented reality club on campus.Virtual reality is a technology that allows the user to be completely immersed into another...

Paper Straws

Campus switches to paper straws to reduce waste

October 1, 2018

Oregon State University has over 20 restaurants on campus under University Housing and Dining Services and Memorial Union Retail Services. The nine MURFS restaurants alone used 235,000 plastic straws last...

The Student Experience Center is designed to take learning outside of the classroom and houses programs such as Student Leadership and Involvement, Diversity and Cultural Engagement and the Center for Civic Engagement.

First-generation students construct their own path

September 14, 2018

Oregon State University is home to almost 32,000 students on its Corvallis campus, some who are the first in their family to attend college. First-generation student and President of Oregon State University...

A waste and recycling bin by the Memorial Union gives students disposal options. There are many bins like this around campus to help increase recycling.

What happens to OSU waste after disposal?

August 13, 2018

From a local landfill to a different country, the waste of Oregon State University students can end up in a variety of places depending on its initial path. Students can choose to throw away their waste...

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Faculty union organizes for improved working conditions

August 13, 2018

The new on-campus faculty union, the United Academics of Oregon State University, looks to increase the voice of staff in the decision-making process at OSU.UAOSU wishes to improve the university for both...

The main entrance to the Memorial Union is closed for leveling and waterproofing.

Non-faculty staff improve campus operations

July 16, 2018

Staff members collaborate to operate and renovate on-campus facilitiesWhile many students and faculty have left for the summer, non-faculty staff members remain on campus working to keep over 200 of the...

Fireworks erupt on the dark canvas of night during a 2013 celebration.

Public safety officials encourage a safe Fourth of July

July 4, 2018

To celebrate the Independence Day holiday Wednesday, the city of Corvallis will hold its Red White & Blue Riverfront Festival, complete with a fireworks display. With this festive mood also comes safety...

A music classroom in Benton Hall uses foldable writing chairs for students to sit in. Some who use the facility say the building was not designed for music education.

OSU plans to elevate arts with modern facility

June 25, 2018

Anonymous donation and fundraising efforts lead to upgrades for the School of Arts and CommunicationOregon State University’s School of Arts and Communication, home to the art, music, new media communications...

Students participate in an alternative commencement ceremony at the Eena Haws Native American Longhouse

Alternative commencements celebrate unique journeys

June 11, 2018

Every spring, cultural resource centers at Oregon State University recognize their graduating students’ unique journeys through college with special events and celebrations. Assistant Director for the...

Blue Emergency Light

Emergency blue lights provide nighttime safety

May 21, 2018

OSU Corvallis campus ranked safest college campus in country.Universities and colleges have been installing blue light systems throughout campuses for a number of years. These emergency lights allow students,...

Students enjoy the spring weather near the OSU brick mall, looking south at the Student Experience Center Plaza, on Thursday, April 26.

Spring Family Weekend fosters inclusivity

April 30, 2018

Several events provided for students, families to explore campus.Oregon State University’s 94th iteration of Spring Family Weekend kicks off May 4.The tradition began in 1924 as a day dedicated solely...

Sami Al-Abdrabbuh, Corvallis School Board vice chair, holds up promotional material for Measure 2-113. The measure is part of the May 15 election for residents in Linn and Benton Counties.

Corvallis School District requests funding to renovate schools

April 23, 2018

Measure 2-113 allocates funds for modernizing, expanding public schools.Over $199 million has the potential to fund the Corvallis School District if the proposed ballot Measure 2-113 is passed this upcoming...

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