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Construction Project Manager, Jarrod Penttila, standing in front of the new Ed Ray Hall building currently under construction at OSU-Cascades. This building is planned to be finished and ready by fall term 2021. 

OSU-Cascades’s Ed Ray Hall opening this fall, campus expansion on track

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
July 26, 2021

As the Oregon State University-Cascades community returns to in-person instruction this fall, students can anticipate taking classes in the new Ed Ray Hall academic building on the Bend, Ore. campus.Since...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings have been posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With the COVID-19 mask and social distancing policies being lifted in the state of Oregon on June 30, OSU will also lift these policies. 

OSU to lift COVID-19 restrictions on June 30

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
June 29, 2021

Oregon State University’s COVID-19 face mask and social distancing policies will be lifted on June 30, along with the rest of the state of Oregon.Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on June 25 that...

As outdoor seating has become more and more common in Corvallis, McMenamins on Monroe allows for a blend of social distancing with the feel of a restaurant that’s missed due to COVID-19 restrictions tightening in Benton County.

Benton County to stay in ‘high risk’ category; COVID-19 cases rising

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
May 10, 2021

Clarification: We have updated information in this article provided by Marion Ceraso to give more clarification.Positive COVID-19 cases are rising again in Benton County after declining for several months,...

Oregon Governor Kate Brown poses for a photo on March 9, 2017, in Bend, Ore.

Gov. Brown makes statement regarding OSU board, Alexander, new Senate bill seeks to ‘rebuild and strengthen trust’ within university communities

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
March 21, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.The Office of Governor Kate Brown released a statement supporting the Oregon State University Board of Trustees’...

State Senator Sara Gelser  represents Senate District 8, which includes Corvallis, Ore.

OSU, Corvallis community members voice dissatisfaction with the board’s decision to place Alexander on probation

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
March 21, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.The Oregon State University and Corvallis, Ore. communities have expressed anger and dissatisfaction following...

An alcoholic beverage and food served to-go at a local Corvallis bar. As of December 24th, Oregon bars are temporarily allowed to serve cocktails and single servings of wine to go.

New Oregon laws allow for alcoholic drinks to-go

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
February 5, 2021

Corvallis residents are now able to order alcoholic drinks to-go and support local businesses safely due to the passing of Senate bill 1801 in late December, effective for all restaurant businesses in...

The front door of Lupe’s, displaying their hours and availability during Oregon’s two week freeze.  Due to the two week freeze, many restaurants are staying open for shorter hours and only doing takeout orders.

Corvallis during Oregon’s two-week freeze

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
November 30, 2020

The statewide two-week freeze that started on Nov. 18, will be in effect until Dec. 2, and limits gatherings in establishments throughout the city of Corvallis, Ore. to decrease the spread of COVID-19...

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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...

Memorial Union Javastop workers Jordan, Kat and Kaityln. Javastop is one of the only food related shops currently open in the MU.

How has COVID-19 impacted student jobs?

McKenzie Moore, News Contributor
October 13, 2020

COVID-19 has had a widespread impact on the Oregon State University community by implementing new guidelines and strict rules that impacted student employees. On March 20, OSU moved to limit on-campus...

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Benton County among other counties added to COVID-19 watchlist

Adriana Gutierrez, City Editor
October 3, 2020

Benton County is now on Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s COVID-19 watchlist as of Friday afternoon, as cases spike in and around Corvallis, Ore. The county still remains in phase two, meaning that no extra...

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Disruption of travel during COVID-19 lockdown impacts Corvallis economy

Adriana Gutierrez, News Contributor
July 29, 2020

In the months during a normal spring term at Oregon State University, thousands of students are visited by their families for school-sanctioned events including Spring Family Weekend and Commencement,...

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OSU student-led political groups encourage engagement in 2020 election

Zoe Sandvigen, News Contributor
July 27, 2020

This article is a part of the START issue, a guide for all incoming Oregon State University students and their families going through START, which aims to help familiarize them with the campus, college...

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