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Oregon State University students Makena Apau, left, and Ethan Thompson are wearing masks as they walk out of the Learning Innovation Center on the Corvallis, Ore. campus on Jan. 31. OSU announced on Feb. 24 that it will lift its mask mandate by March 19 at the latest.

OSU to lift mask mandate requirements no later than March 19

Kelsy Valentine, Campus Editor
February 24, 2022

Oregon State University has announced that it will lift the campus-wide mask requirement no later than March 19 to remain aligned with Oregon Health Authority and local public health guidance. According...

ASOSU presidential ticket candidates Isabella Griffiths, left, Alexander Kerner, Matteo Paola, and Sierra Young answer questions about their platforms on Feb. 16 at the ASOSU presidential candidates debate in the Student Experience Center. The two tickets are vying for the ASOSU presidency alongside another pair of candidates who were unable to make it to the debate.

ASOSU presidential candidates discuss campaign initiatives, goals during 2022 debate

Lara Rivera and Kelsy Valentine
February 17, 2022

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Kerner and Griffiths plan to host Sigma Alpha Epsilon events if elected into office. This has been corrected to Safety Awareness Events....

Nicholas Bolin, a Dixon Recreation Center employee, checks students in on Dec. 5. Dixon employees are funded by student fees under Recreational Sports, which is one of the eight units of the Student Fee Committee.

Student Fee Committee votes to increase student fees, passes $15 wage increase

Kelsy Valentine, Campus Editor
December 5, 2021

Oregon State University’s Student Fee Committee has voted overall to increase student fees for each student per term for the 2022-23 academic year. The SFC held their final meeting of fall term on...

US Highway 99W, seen near Avery Avenue and Crystal Lake Drive. The Oregon Department of Transportation is considering adding several roundabouts along this section of the highway in south Corvallis to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.

Roundabouts proposed for southern Corvallis to increase safety

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 21, 2021

The City of Corvallis and the Oregon Department of Transportation are looking at potentially building roundabouts on Highway 99 in southern Corvallis to slow traffic and decrease risk of severe accidents. Highway...

An illustration of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. Delta variant COVID-19 cases have been reported in Benton County, and the variant has been found to cause more severe illness in unvaccinated individuals and be more transmittable in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

Vaccinated individuals can spread COVID-19 Delta variant but at reduced risk

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 9, 2021

Correction: This story has been updated to say that there have been dozens of variants of COVID-19. A previous version of this story had said there were thousands.As COVID-19 cases start to rise in Benton...

OSU START Leaders welcoming new incoming students in a START 2021 video posted on the newstudents.oregonstate.edu website. According to the newstudents website, START Orientations begin on June 21st and will be held virtually.

START aims to ‘mimic in-person feel of orientation in this virtual world’

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 2, 2021

Incoming Oregon State University students attending START orientation will be split into eight separate week-long sessions that will be held virtually with optional in-person events. Students currently...

Corvallis City Manager, Mark Shepard, stands outside of Corvallis City Hall and discusses what the role of City Manager looks like. The City Managers Office ensures the City runs effectively and efficiently to achieve what Corvallis community members, through the City Council, want to accomplish with the resources available.

Oregon expected to have hotter than average summer temperatures

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
July 24, 2021

August temperatures are expected to be hotter than normal this year, but the Willamette Valley is unlikely to experience a heat wave of large magnitude during the late summer. The last weekend of June...

Bo&Vine Burger Bar, located in downtown Corvallis, Ore. is just one of the many businesses who are affected by the reduced student population during summer term. As students leave to go home or study abroad, college towns like Corvallis notice a dip in revenue due to the change in population.

City of Corvallis to be impacted this summer by lost OSU student population

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
July 6, 2021

After a year with low numbers for the college-student population in Corvallis, Ore. due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city will face impacts from the further loss of students over the summer.Oregon State...

Debra, a health corps volunteer, can be seen preparing to give vaccines at the Albany Fairground Emergency facility. Due to decrease in demand for vaccines, Benton County has transitioned to express vaccination clinics.

New express COVID-19 vaccination clinics to provide more opportunities

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
July 6, 2021

As the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations per day continues to decrease, Oregon is now distributing COVID-19 vaccines through express vaccination clinics in order to reach a wider variety of Oregon locations.Mass...

Oregonians everywhere are waiting to see what the summer time looks like for Covid-19 prevention. Recent updates to the plans for battling the Covid-19 pandemic are on the horizon.

Letter From the Editor: How to safely transition into a ‘new normal’ this summer

Adriana Gutierrez, Editor-in-Chief
July 6, 2021

Across the nation, Americans are outdoors, participating in all of the summer festivities that were shut down when the COVID-19 pandemic first began. Here in Corvallis, Ore., Oregon State University students...

Oregon State University physics Professor Xavier Siemens, right, discusses research with (from far left) physics graduate students Nima Laal, Robin Case, and Jacob Taylor. Siemens will be leading a $17 million dollar effort to study gravitational waves and their relationship with our ever-changing universe.

OSU professor leads study of gravitational waves

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
July 4, 2021

Oregon State University physics professor Xavier Siemens will lead and co-direct a $17 million grant that funds the study of gravitational waves to provide insight into how our universe evolves.The National...

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Oregon and Benton County offer COVID-19 vaccine incentives

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
June 11, 2021

Following the lead of many other states, both the state of Oregon and Benton County have begun offering vaccine incentives to help encourage residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.One incentive that...

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