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Wes Flow

Wes Flow, Campus Editor

Third-year major in biology, minoring in Spanish

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Damien Martinez runs down the field against the University of Oregon at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Nov. 24.

Damien Martinez arrested for DUII, will not play in bowl game

Noah Evans and Wes Flow
November 30, 2023

Update (8:47 p.m. PST): Damien Martinez will not be playing in the Beavers' upcoming bowl game after his arrest Wednesday night for allegedly driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to...

Players from the University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State University Beavers fighting to advance the ball up the field at Autzen Stadium on Nov. 27. The Ducks would go on to defeat the Beavers by a score of 38-29

‘Civil War:’ 8 games in history

Wes Flow, News Reporter
November 16, 2023

 

Police gathered at McNary Field as they conduct an investigation on an explosion.

Breaking: McNary Field explosion injures one, closes parking lot

Wes Flow, Ryan Harlan, Emma Coke, and Alexander Banks
October 30, 2023

Update (5:51 p.m. PDT) CPD has released a statement saying that the victim of the explosion is a 22-year old male from Cottage Grove, OR. According to their preliminary reporting, the victim is not affiliated...

A Starship delivery robot crosses SW Jefferson Way, where OSU Department of Public Safety is conducting an investigation into an ongoing bomb threat.

Breaking: Public safety notifies OSU personnel of Starship robot bomb threat

James Kelley and Wes Flow
October 24, 2023

Update (3:51 pm PDT): OSU's Department of Public Safety has sent out a campus-wide email announcing they have arrested the individual accused of making the bomb threats. In the email, DPS stated all 75...

Fifth-year saxophonist Mayri Ross (she/they) poses with her saxophone on OSU campus on August 16. Ross shows excitement with her instrument as she is passionate about Marching Band.

Amid PAC-12 realignment, OSU Marching Band members confident for program’s future

Wes Flow, News Reporter
August 28, 2023

For more than a century, the Oregon State University Marching Band has played the sounds of celebration. Even the most casual Beaver fan can more likely than not hum along to “Hail to Old OSU,”...

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Reser Stadium parking lots closed for repair work

Wes Flow, News Reporter
July 19, 2023

Parts of the Reser Stadium parking lot will be closed for repair work by Oregon State University Transportation Services, beginning today and running until Saturday. According to an email from Transportation...

An attendee at the 2nd Annual Malaise Invitational car show in Philomath, Ore. peruses a set of cars on June 24. The car show is open to cars manufactured between the years 1972-1995.

2nd Annual Malaise Invitational draws attendees from across state, cars from across time

Wes Flow, News Reporter
June 27, 2023

To many, the lines of cars that filled a field northwest of Philomath may have looked like a used car lot from years gone by. For the attendees of the 2nd Annual Malaise Invitational, however, they represented...

CTS weekend service to make limited comeback

CTS weekend service to make limited comeback

Wes Flow, News Reporter
May 2, 2023

Corvallis Transit Service will be resuming weekend bus service on limited CTS and Philomath Connection routes, according to the CTS website. The increased service will mean: Hourly service for...

Corvallis’ Capital Improvement Plan heading into May budget vote

Corvallis’ Capital Improvement Plan heading into May budget vote

Wes Flow, News Reporter
April 10, 2023

The Corvallis Budget Commission will vote in May on recommending the city approve its budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year; this includes projects laid out in the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. The...

Weniger Hall tenants prepare for demolition

Weniger Hall tenants prepare for demolition

Wes Flow, News Reporter
April 4, 2023

In the fall of 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis was at its peak, China and India were at war, and, according to that day’s Daily Barometer, Oregon State University was dedicating its newest building on...

Katie Barber poses as she removes her mask on Tuesday, March 14 in Corvallis. The last remaining mask mandate in Oregon, which requires them to be worn in health care settings, will be lifted on April 3.

Masks welcome, not required

Oregon set to lift mask mandate in healthcare settings
Wes Flow, News Reporter
March 15, 2023

Next time you’re in a doctor’s office, you may see many of the things one would expect to be there: needles, stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs, among others. The one thing that may be missing is...

A photo illustration depicting supplies and food for an earthquake taken on Feb. 19. Preparation for an earthquake is important for limiting injuries as well as reducing the chances of hazardous situations.

‘Earthquakes can happen anytime, anywhere:’ What can OSU do to prepare?

Wes Flow, News Reporter
March 6, 2023

While an earthquake would shake up life on campus and in Corvallis, OSU experts said the risks posed to both people and structures can be mitigated with effective preparations. The Danger According...

Program Coordinator Clack Chesshir (they/he) sits and does work at their desk at Oregon State University, Feb 13. The Beavs Volunteer team at Community Engagement & Leadership work to deliver an engaging experience that will build community leadership skills.

Volunteer opportunities abound for OSU students looking to get involved in the community

Wes Flow, News Reporter
March 6, 2023

Whether volunteering is a new year’s resolution you haven’t gotten around to yet, or you’re just looking to get outside this spring, several Corvallis organizations are currently looking for volunteers. Corvallis...

A student waits for their bus at the bus stop on Monroe and Kings, Nov 29. CTS routes 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8 pass through this stop, meaning that you can make it here from most areas of Corvallis without having to switch buses.

For students living off-campus, Corvallis-area bus networks provide several commuting options

Wes Flow, News Contributor
February 27, 2023

Students looking to rent in or around Corvallis have many factors to consider, but one factor to pay close attention to is transportation – how to navigate from home to campus and around town.   While...

Taxonomist at the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, Lincoln Best, shows new Pollinator Pariside License Plate cut out on paper Feb. 1. This is the first license plate in Oregon with a bee research initiative.

Oregon drivers: bee on the lookout for the state’s newest license plate

Wes Flow, News Contributor
February 27, 2023

Coming soon to a car near you: Oregon’s new “Pollinator Paradise” license plate, which supports bee research being conducted at Oregon State University.   Funds raised by the plate will...

BEEvent Pollinator Conference brings buzz to Linn County Expo Center

BEEvent Pollinator Conference brings buzz to Linn County Expo Center

Wes Flow, News Reporter
February 23, 2023

The Linn County Master Gardener Association, with support from the Oregon State University Extension Service, is holding the 2023 BEEvent Pollinator Conference on March 4th at Linn County Expo Center. This...

The obstacle course along SW Washington Way on Oregon State University campus on Feb. 19. The course is slated to be rebuilt on the east side of the Lorenz Soccer Field.

‘Run The Obstacle Course’ open to students to raise funds for food drive

Wes Flow, News Reporter
February 23, 2023

Oregon State University students seeking strenuous exercise may be interested in the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps Run The Obstacle Course event, taking place this Saturday. The event will...

The front of Shepard Hall on Feb. 10 at Oregon State University in Corvallis. The School of Communications, whose office is located in Shepard Hall, will be launching a new M.A./M.S. in Communications in the upcoming academic year.

OSU launches new Masters program in School of Communication

Wes Flow, News Reporter
February 21, 2023

Oregon State University has announced a new Master of Arts/Master of Sciences program in Communication, which is scheduled to launch in the upcoming year. The program, directed by School of Communication...

C3 GameCon comes to Corvallis today and tomorrow

C3 GameCon comes to Corvallis today and tomorrow

Wes Flow, News Reporter
February 17, 2023

The Corvallis Convention Center will be holding the C3 GameCon today and tomorrow, bringing together tabletop games, cosplaying and panels over the event’s two days. Doors have already opened for...

Oregon State University public safety department cars are lined up outside Kerr Administration in November of 2021. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact OSU DPS at 541-737-3010.

Authorities still searching for suspect involved in campus hit-and-run

Wes Flow, News Reporter
February 14, 2023

Oregon State University’s Department of Public Safety is still searching for a driver and red pickup involved in a hit-and-run on Jan. 28 that sent a pedestrian to the hospital. The incident occurred...

Rural Oregonians suffer from more health problems than urban counterparts

Rural Oregonians suffer from more health problems than urban counterparts

Wes Flow, News Contributor
February 7, 2023

Rural Oregonians’ ability to access healthcare — a point of focus for Tina Kotek’s gubernatorial campaign — has become a topic of significant concern, experts say. As her second month as Oregon’s...

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OSU to host several winter career fairs over next few weeks

Wes Flow, News Reporter
February 7, 2023

For students seeking employment, Oregon State University will be hosting several career fairs over the next few weeks, offering opportunities for students to connect with employers across all industries. On...

OSU archaeologists unearth oldest projectile points found to date in the Americas

OSU archaeologists unearth oldest projectile points found to date in the Americas

Wes Flow, News Reporter
February 6, 2023

In western Idaho’s Salmon River Canyon, near where the state’s borders with Oregon and Washington converge, sits Cooper’s Ferry. On the surface, one may not realize the site, a popular spot for camping...

Games, gamers and gardening are a taste of what’s to come in February

Games, gamers and gardening are a taste of what’s to come in February

Wes Flow, News Contributor
February 2, 2023

In 2023’s second month, residents of Corvallis can look forward to more Oregon State University sports, a gaming convention, and opportunities to learn about gardening among other February events both...

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Incident on 4th street leaves vehicle wedged between road and overpass Wednesday night

Wes Flow, News Contributor
January 27, 2023

A semi truck hauling cars made its delivery earlier than expected on Wednesday night when one vehicle of its car cargo became wedged under an overpass on 4th St. According to Lieutenant Gabriel Sapp...

Corvallis Sister Cities Association to hold presentation, Ethiopian dinner to support Gondar

Corvallis Sister Cities Association to hold presentation, Ethiopian dinner to support Gondar

Wes Flow, News Contributor
January 25, 2023

The Corvallis Sister Cities Association is hosting A Taste Of Ethiopia, an event with Ethiopian food and a CSCA presentation, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday. The event...

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Pair of buildings evacuated due to fire alarms, one fire confirmed

Wes Flow, News Contributor
January 22, 2023

Two residential buildings in Corvallis were evacuated due to fire alarms over the weekend, with one reportedly sustaining damage in a fire. The first incident began on the night of Jan. 20 at Sierra...

From markets to a half-marathon, Corvallis residents can look forward to plenty of events in 2023

Wes Flow, News Contributor
January 17, 2023

With a new year comes new opportunities, and there will be plenty of events both on campus and around town for Oregon State University students and Corvallis residents in 2023. The 2023 season of the...

This dramatic illustration shows a giant stink bug attacking crop fields as an onlooker screams in terror.

Invasive stink bugs threaten Oregon’s $132 million hazelnut crop

Wes Flow, News Contributor
December 14, 2022

An invasive species of insect is creating a stink for Oregon’s agriculture. While the jokes may write themselves, Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, Halyomorpha halys, are no laughing matter, threatening...

Democratic candidate for Governor of Oregon, Tina Kotek speaks to a crowd of students and community members at the Oregon State Memorial Ballroom on Oct. 24 in Corvallis Kotek answered questions from students addressing multiple pertinent issues including abortion access and climate change

What changes can Oregonians expect from incoming governor Tina Kotek?

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 28, 2022

Oregonians have elected Tina Kotek to be their next governor, and the governor-elect will face several policy challenges, from houselessness to education and healthcare issues. Kotek, a Democrat, defeated...

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OSU Extension Service launches website for pest and disease problems

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 26, 2022

Oregon State University’s Extension Service has a new website that provides scientific solutions for weeds, plant diseases, and garden pests.  The Solve Pest and Weed Problems website contains both...

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OSU helps spearhead search for world’s oldest ice

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 26, 2022

The Oregon State University led Center for Oldest Ice Exploration is sending a 22 person team of researchers to Antarctica in a quest to find the world’s oldest ice. According to a recent OSU press...

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OSU to close some parking lots for sweeping over Thanksgiving week

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 19, 2022

Oregon State University's Transportation Services will be closing several parking lots for street sweeping and maintenance between Monday and Wednesday next week, according to a recent Transportation Services...

Author to give book talk on War in Ukraine tonight in Corvallis

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 17, 2022

Author Medea Benjamin is giving a book talk tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine. Benjamin will be discussing her book, “War in Ukraine:...

Blink Charging Stations for electric vehicles located between Fairbanks Hall and the Asian-American Pacific Islander Culture Center at Oregon State University’s Corvallis Campus in Oregon, photographed on June 10th, 2022. These sustainable chargers are open to use for those holding parking permits for the specific lot.

OSU receives funds to research more sustainable batteries

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 13, 2022

Oregon State University has received $3 million from the Department of Energy to develop a new, high-energy-density battery that doesn’t contain rare elements, according to a recent OSU press release. The...

The sun rises near the ILLC and Hawley buildings on OSUs campus. Archive, Oct. 7 2021.

Despite permanent Daylight Savings Time bill, Oregon will set clocks back an hour on Sunday

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 5, 2022

As Oregonians set back their clocks at 2:00 am tomorrow , some may be wondering why they still have to do this. Oregonians are still setting their clocks back an hour, despite Oregon’s Legislature...

Students adjusting to the dreary weather this Friday at the Corvallis campus. This rainy season is expected to be especially cold and wet.

Oregon and Pacific Northwest can expect colder, wetter winter, NOAA says

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 4, 2022

Oregonians: expect colder than average temperatures and more precipitation than usual this winter. An Oct. 20 press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that while...

Benton County officials prepare for voting changes in Corvallis

Benton County officials prepare for voting changes in Corvallis

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 3, 2022

After significant preparation by Benton County election officials, Corvallis voters will be using ranked choice voting in municipal elections for the first time on Nov. 8. According to the City of Corvallis...

Artist depiction trout swimming in creek with forest fire.

Trout demonstrate resilience to wildfire, OSU study finds, but researchers stress more investigation is needed

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 3, 2022

Two years ago, all 5,000 acres of the Hinkle Creek watershed burned. Today, the stream near Roseburg is the site of a study by Oregon State University researchers investigating how resilient Oregon’s...

In this photo illustration, a plastic bag is depicted as drifting in the wind in the SEC Plaza on Nov. 1. OSU researchers are working with the department of energy to engineer microbes into a component for nylon production.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory experts, OSU researcher study ways to improve plastic recycling

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 3, 2022

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, including an Oregon State University professor, have developed a new process for recycling plastics, according to a recent...

Magruder hall photographed on Nov. 2nd. Oregon State University’s veterinary laboratory is
located in Magruder Hall.

ODFW, OSU partner to test for chronic wasting disease in deer

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 3, 2022

Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have received a grant to enable testing of deer for chronic wasting disease in Oregon. According...

Corvallis sees surge in fentanyl seizures, police department says

Corvallis sees surge in fentanyl seizures, police department says

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 2, 2022

While the Corvallis area has seen an increase in fentanyl over the past few years, the rollout of funding to counter fentanyl has been slow, according to officials.  “Prior to around 2019, counterfeit...

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Paws to De-Stress returns to OSU campus

Wes Flow, News Contributor
October 28, 2022

Students lined up outside the Student Experience Center Wednesday for Paws to De-Stress, an event which brought therapy dogs from the Corvallis-based organization Welcome Waggers to the Oregon State University...

Chunhuei Chi explains the ethos behind OSU’s covid policy outside the Alumni center on Friday, September 24th 2022. This year OSU has record high enrollment numbers for new students and flu season is just about to begin.

OSU officials, experts weigh COVID-19 policies for fall term

Wes Flow, News Contributor
October 21, 2022

While Oregon State University officials are prepared for a potential surge in on-campus COVID-19 cases this fall, experts remain hopeful that the pandemic may be nearing its end. In a joint statement...

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Fall Career & Internship Fair to be held next Wednesday

Wes Flow, News Contributor
October 17, 2022

The Oregon State University Career Development Center will be holding the Fall Career and Internship Fair at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center next Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This Fall term, our...

Sheep pictured at Oregon State University. Lambs have been found to respond well to a diet with hemp byproduct, as found by a recent study.

OSU study finds hemp byproducts make good feed for lambs

Wes Flow, News Contributor
October 10, 2022

For Oregon’s hungry sheep, there’s good news in the form of an Oregon State University study that found hemp byproducts make good feed for lambs. In a Sept. 21 press release, study co-author Serkan...

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OSU encourages students to vote

Wes Flow, News Contributor
October 10, 2022

Oregon State University is encouraging students to take part in the 2022 Oregon General Election this November. In an email on Wednesday, the university said, “we hope that everyone eligible to vote...

Cars line the streets around campus on Sept. 17th at OSU. Roughly 1,200 students moved in on Saturday, with 4,500 students estimated to move in over all four days.

4500 students move into OSU dorms

Wes Flow, News Contributor
September 19, 2022

For Oregon State University’s newest dorm residents, months of anticipation and preparation have finally reached a conclusion. “I get to meet new people, but also, it’s meeting people in really...

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