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The Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital, situated in Magruder Hall on the Oregon State University campus, on December 7. The hospital can be accessed through the north entrance of Magruder Hall.

OSU to begin researching spread of COVID-19 in animals

Jillian Boenisch, News Contributor
December 14, 2023

Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine was recently approved to begin testing animals for COVID-19, which researchers are hoping will help them understand the disease in a new way. The...

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...

Time passes quickly while paperwork piles up in the Visa offices.

OSU international students face delays in visa acceptance due to residual COVID-19 effects

Skand S., News Contributor
December 8, 2022

Administrative Processing – a seemingly innocuous bureaucratic term for many, can be a nightmare for international students applying for a U.S. visa.  Oregon State University students Anton Egorov...

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...

A sign at the Learning Innovation Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. warns of the danger of COVID-19 and gives tips on preventing its spread to other individuals. The COVID-19 pandemic has been present in Oregon since March 2020.

COVID-19 pandemic timeline suggests ‘overtime’ virus ‘will become endemic’

Hayden Lohr, News Reporter
March 7, 2022

Since COVID-19 first appeared over two years ago around Dec. 12, 2019, the resulting pandemic has altered many lives at Oregon State University, and the virus is likely here to stay. Dec. 12, 2019:...

A display of various alcoholic drinks at the annual Septembeerfest event, shown prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event, which was planned to be held on Aug. 28 at Avery Park in Corvallis, Ore., has been cancelled by the organizers for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 safety concerns. 

Septembeerfest canceled for second consecutive year due to COVID-19 concerns

Cara Nixon, News Reporter
August 20, 2021

Corvallis’ 13th annual Septembeerfest, an event put on by Heart of the Valley Homebrewers, has been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. In a statement published to their Facebook page on...

Samaritan Health Services and Benton County workers and volunteers take temperatures of people coming to get vaccinated on Thursday, March 11th. Currently, vaccinations are only available to people 65 years and older, educators, and childcare providers, to find more information on how to apply you can visit Benton County’s website.

A year of COVID-19 in Benton County

McKenzie Moore, News Contributor
March 11, 2021

Today marks one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.. Since then, 18 people have died and over 2000 have been infected in Benton County alone. While scientists point to a light at the end of the...

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OSU likely to return to in-person in fall, with changes

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
March 5, 2021

Oregon State University officials are gaining confidence that the university community can return to in-person learning in the upcoming fall term, though on-site instruction won’t look completely normal. The...

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Weekly COVID-19 case update: Benton County ‘considered at extreme risk’ according to Oregon Health Authority

Artur Pinheiro da Silva, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
December 19, 2020

The Benton County Health Department reported 254 COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks and is considered at Extreme risk by the Oregon Health Authority. The total confirmed cases in Benton County as of...

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Oregon, including Benton County, may be in the “roughest days of the pandemic.”

Artur Pinheiro da Silva, News Contributo
November 13, 2020

Governor Kate Brown has announced earlier today that Oregon will start a two week “freeze,” meaning limiting restaurants to take out only, as well as limiting retail, grocery stores and pharmacy to...

OSU Womens Basketball senior guard Mikayla Pivec looks on in Gill Coliseum. 

Pivec pivots, focuses on community in pandemic

Oregon State Women’s Basketball guard, now alumna, Mikayla Pivec, has achieved great heights during her time at Oregon State, so it is not surprising that she would go on to create a volunteer opportunity...

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