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Dac Nguyen (left) describes his son (right) graduating from OSU at Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR, on June 15th, 2024, before the 155th graduation commencement ceremony.

Family, friends of graduates talk about Class of 2024

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
June 15, 2024

Every year, families from across the globe travel to Oregon State University for one event: The commencement ceremony. We asked some of the people why they showed up today: Carrie Hickman, a...

Picture of ASOSU Senate meeting on May 22, 2024

ASOSU Senate vote not to pass divestment bill, propose another

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
May 23, 2024

After almost seven hours of gallery comments across two sessions, the Associated Students of Oregon State University Senate voted not to pass Senate Resolution-83.09. Yesterday, May 22, ASOSU held the...

Tents stand and a protest banner hangs at The People’s University for Palestine encampment in the MU quad at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, on May 15 2024.

President Murthy, city officials respond to encampment

University denies Oregon State Police will be involved
Vincent Ho, News Contributor
May 20, 2024

Oregon State University President Jayathi Murthy and Corvallis city officials displayed different tones in responses Monday to the ongoing on-campus encampment. On Monday, Murthy released a statement...

Zahava A. speaks to the ASOSU senate during a student government meeting on May 15 designated to revisit the previous resolution passed by the student government senate, “Call for OSU to divest from the ongoing illegal occupation of Palestine and genocide of Palestinians,” in Oregon State University’s memorial union in Corvallis, OR.

Student government divestment vote postponed after lengthy forum

Kip Franich and Vincent Ho
May 16, 2024

Editor's Note: This story incorrectly stated the format of the next ASOSU Senate meeting. The meeting's idea for a format of a 30 minute allotment of gallery comments was not voted on officially and will...

A photo illustration of a Zoom meeting on a laptop in Corvallis on April 17th.

OSU students say tele-therapy offers more flexibility than in-person counseling

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
May 6, 2024

One of the biggest issues students may face with in-person therapy is that it is just like any other commitment – it requires getting out of bed, putting on clothes and leaving the house.  While...

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OSU public safety issues notice of computer theft in Dearborn Hall

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
April 3, 2024

Editor's Note: The name of Shanon Anderson was incorrect in the first posting of this story and is now corrected. This story has been updated from its original posting. Oregon State University Department...

Midday parking at Reser Stadium on Feb 1. at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Reser Stadium is a popular parking spot for OSU Corvallis campus students who commute daily from different towns and cities.

OSU Transportation Services responds to concerns about parking

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
March 4, 2024

Kylee Brown, a third-year studying English and working at Oregon State University, lives in Albany. Without her car, it would be impossible for her to get to campus. However, she finds herself unable...

A Skate Club member grinds a homemade rail in front of the SEC on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the SEC Plaza.

Skate Club returns to the SEC Plaza as an unofficial club

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
March 4, 2024

Editor’s note: This story was originally published online in truncated form. The full story can be found below. Crack, zooooom, “Yeaaaaaaah.” Once again, these sounds echo through the winter...

Oregon State University students and Corvallis residents gather in the Student
Experience Plaza on campus protesting against Israel on Thursday. Originally expected to be a
protest against planned Pro-Israeli spokespeople in a closed door event Thursday evening, the
event was canceled and the protest was moved to the afternoon.

OSU students protest in response to Israeli Defense Force ‘meet and greet’

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
February 9, 2024

Correction: Incorrect information regarding Khawater Hussein's thoughts on the event shutdown was included in the initial posting of this article on Feb. 9. Hussein said she was disappointed in what she...

PhD student Fei Long (he/him) poses in Hong Liu’s lab on January 19, 2024.

OSU researchers share experience with Sun, Sea Grants

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
February 5, 2024

Fei Long and Joshua Blockstein, both doctoral students at Oregon State University, have had the sun and sea behind them as they research ways to advance humanity. OSU’s Sea Grant and Sun Grant backed...

First Year Mechanical Engineering major Hunter Goodman (he/him) speaks about his goals for the upcoming year in Corvallis, Oregon on Dec 1, 2023.

SOTS: What are your new year’s resolutions?

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
January 23, 2024

“Get better grades.” “Read more books this year.” “I don’t really believe in New Year’s Resolutions.” With the new year coming up, many people are pushing towards self-improvement,...

William Lusby (he/him) discusses his role as an academic strategist in the Academic Success Center on November 21, 2023.

OSU Academic Success Center shares strategies to succeed in new year

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
January 23, 2024

Azerie Castro Morera, a first-year mechanical and manufacturing engineering major, is someone who is diagnosed with ADHD, making school difficult for her. However, Castro Morera believes that she has...

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Fire Station 3 reopens its doors

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
November 21, 2023

People near Fire Station 3 on Nov. 19 may have been shocked to hear the siren go off and see a firetruck start its engines. It was a real 911 call, but may not have appeared so to guests celebrating...

Fourth-year Construction Engineering Management Major and AROTC intern Gabrielle Sanchez (she/her) poses for a photo in Corvallis on Nov. 3, 2023.

OSU ROTC cadets spend their summer with the U.S. government

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
November 21, 2023

United States military officers are required to have the skills to help lead and overcome obstacles, sometimes where lives could be at stake. The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps is a college program...

Beavs Volunteer revamps program, aims to continue work

Beavs Volunteer revamps program, aims to continue work

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
October 30, 2023

From construction sites to humane shelters, Oregon State University students take part every week in a volunteer program to help the Corvallis community shine brighter. OSU Community Engagement and...

A beach near Newport on Oct. 18th. The Ocean Observatories Initiative are collecting data off of the Oregon coast in partnership with OSU, a project recently renewed with a new grant of $220 million dollars.

NSF grants OSU, ocean research consortium $220 million

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
October 30, 2023

There are many situations where scientists would need to use in-depth oceanic data in their research. Researchers like Jennifer Fehrenbacher, a professor in the Oregon State University College of Earth,...

The ‘Corvallis Fire Department Station #2’ located in Corvallis Oregon on Oct 17th. Currently in the process of being remodeled.

City of Corvallis plans citywide facilities upgrades

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
October 12, 2023

Due to the deteriorating state of many municipal buildings in Corvallis, the City has devised a strategy to make significant upgrades. The City of Corvallis has laid out a roadmap for upgrading these...

Kota Cordova yells at their computer in a photo illustration on Aug. 30.

Experts give advice on tactics for failing classes

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
September 25, 2023

Freshman joining Oregon State University may find themselves suddenly in a situation where they are not able to complete a class. OSU offers resources for students who have to deal with this hardship. While...

Senior new media communications major Ben Erickson looks at the transfer services site of his former university, College of DuPage in Corvallis on Aug. 8. College of DuPage is one of the three universities Erickson has attended, giving him personal experience with transferring credits.

Experts share transfer credit advice for new OSU students

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
September 25, 2023

Not all students at Oregon State University enroll right out of highschool; there are students who come from many different backgrounds or have transferred in from other colleges. However, not all schools...

An illustration depicting the Corvallis fall Festival. The festival will be on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday in Central Park.

Corvallis Fall Festival celebrates its 50th year

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
September 20, 2023

50 years. It’s been 50 years since the first Corvallis Fall Festival ribbon-cutting. While it started as a way to welcome Oregon State University students back into town after a long summer, the festival...

A Fred Meyer gas station attendant works to keep up with motorists on Aug. 18, 2017. Oregons decades-long ban on self-serve gas was lifted by the passage of House Bill 2426.

Student on the street: Beavers share their thoughts about pumping their own gas

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
August 28, 2023

Oregonians who haven’t left the state will be surprised to see that they are now allowed to pump their gas, a privilege not granted to them since 1951 On August 4, the ban on pumping your own gas...

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble member Sheree Seretse sings on stage at Zimfest on Aug 4. For the first time in 12 years, Zimfest, a celebration of Zimbabwean music, returned to the Oregon State University campus.

Zimfest returns to Corvallis after 11 year hiatus

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
August 19, 2023

Zimbabwean music was alive with the sounds of marimba and cheers of the crowd as the 2023 Zimbabwean Music Festival, or Zimfest, celebrated culture and music on the Oregon State University campus. The...

Plots of land at Oregon State University’s Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture in Corvallis, showcasing a variety of flowering and fruiting crops photographed on July 13.  The Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture is a plot of land dedicated to OSU research involving horticulture, spanning growing vegetation, social politics, soil science, and raising bees.

Horticulture Open House provides insight into new research projects

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
July 21, 2023

The Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture was abuzz with activity as its annual open house took place on July 13, giving attendees a chance to learn more about horticulture. The center is located...

Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Tuba Özkan-Haller smiles for a photo in the lobby of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Administration building on June 27th, 2023.
Özkan-Haller was recently appointed as the co-chair of a national science committee, representing a major advancement for Oregon State University’s CEOAS program.

OSU dean to co-lead decade-long ocean science committee

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
July 3, 2023

Oregon State University’s Tuba Özkan-Haller is tasked with leading a group of scientists on tackling the next decade of ocean science. The 2025-2035 Decadal Survey Of Ocean Sciences is a committee...

Mahi Pandey, Career Assistant at the Career Development Center, works at the front desk at the Kerr Administration Building on May 19. Kerr Administration is located on the south east side of campus at 500 SW Jefferson Way and is where students can find the Career Development Center.

Strategies to get last-minute internships

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
June 6, 2023

For Beavers who haven’t found an internship yet, here are some of the strategies to employ to find career opportunities over the summer. Jen Rouse, director of marketing & communication at the...

Vegetables offered for sale by Gathering Together Farm at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market on May 6 in downtown Corvallis. As with most of the farms at the Farmers’ Market, Gathering Together Farm felt little to no negative effect from the past year’s weather trends.

Cold and wet spring has delayed harvests, Corvallis growers say

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
May 18, 2023

If you were wondering why certain commodities like salad mix weren’t present during the first part of spring at the Corvallis market, it’s because of the cold weather, and Corvallis growers felt it. For...

A group photo with the Solve garbage bags is from Alsea Bay, a service project from the Earth Saturday of Service!

Beyond Earth Day events celebration

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
April 10, 2023

Beyond Earth Day is a two-week long event from April 15 to 25 that celebrates people and the planet. There are multiple scheduled events during this celebration at Oregon State University where Beavers...

A photo illustration of someone holding compost in Corvallis, OR on Mar. 23rd.
A great way to minimize your food waste could be by making compost.

How Corvallis residents turn food waste into fun

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
April 10, 2023

Leftover spaghetti that you are throwing away is causing food waste — did you know that you could instead revive it by turning it into a pie? Many may fail to realize that Americans waste about 25%...

Housing assistance grant supports OSU Ecampus veterans

Housing assistance grant supports OSU Ecampus veterans

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
March 12, 2023

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has awarded the Future Ready Oregon Workforce Ready Grant to Oregon State University Ecampus veterans.  This means Ecampus veterans will receive a grant...

OSU hosts event for International Womens Day this Wednesday

OSU hosts event for International Women’s Day this Wednesday

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
March 7, 2023

To recognize the achievements of women through the year, Oregon State University President Dr. Jayathi Murthy and Provost Edward Feser are hosting International Women’s Day at the Memorial Union main...

Spanish Interpreters are needed in Corvallis and this is how YOU can help

Spanish Interpreters are needed in Corvallis and this is how YOU can help

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
March 6, 2023

There is a need for Spanish speaking volunteers in Corvallis. Across Corvallis, there are many places that need Spanish speakers in order to volunteer to help around the community. Some of these...

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Dr. King Saturday of Service to take place this weekend

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
January 11, 2023

Community Engagement and Leadership is hosting a campus wide volunteering event called “Dr. King Saturday of Service” on Jan. 14th, 2022. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to volunteer and...

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.

Preview; Corvallis Turkey Trot

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
November 23, 2022

Corvallis hosts its 19th annual Turkey trot this Thursday beginning from Crystal Lake.  This event put on by the city of Corvallis Parks and Recreation, will consist of 5K and 10K races for adults...

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