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Tuition for OSU is set to increase for next academic year and many students are against that decision. Paying for college is already challenging for many families and the increase could add more stress to students and their financial situation, as depicted in this illustration.

OSU community voices diverse opinions on tuition increase for 2022-23 academic year

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Oregon State University officials announced another tuition increase for the upcoming academic year, which may impact student finances. According to Becky Johnson, OSU’s interim president, most students...

Lee Niemi, a studio art major, presents his work and artist statement in the Senior Art Exhibit on April 13 in Snell Hall. He aims to share his experiences being trans through themes of transition and memory as a sculptor and photographer.

Senior Art Exhibit to feature work from OSU students

Stella Harkness, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

As they conclude their time at Oregon State University, Marta Nunez, Robin Weis and other graduating seniors at OSU will display their work at the Senior Exhibit as they begin their professional art careers. For...

Sophia Ospina, a first-year student at Oregon State University, orders hot chocolate from Cascadia Cafe student worker Izzy Waggoner in the International Living-Learning Center on April 19. Cascadia Cafe is one of the on-campus coffee shops participating in the new program to offer students who bring their own reusable mugs a 35-cent discount.

Program to reduce disposable cup use has been ‘well received’

Emma Coke, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

More Oregon State University community members have reportedly been bringing reusable mugs to coffee shops after the start of a new program that charges for the use of disposable cups.  In February,...

Autumn Simmons, a fourth-year student and lead event coordinator of OSUPC (left), and Kenna Reid, a third-year student and Dam Jam lead planner at OSUPC, display Plaza Palooza posters during an event planning meeting in the Student Experience Center on April 27. Plaza Palooza is the new name for what used to be Dam Jam, but Plaza Palooza will also look very different from how Dam Jam has in the past.

Dam Jam takes new shape as ‘Plaza Palooza’

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
May 2, 2022

The Oregon State University Program Council has reworked the annual event known as Dam Jam to a new festival-like event due to concerns within administration.  Major concerns that will prevent Dam...

Two graduates from the College of Veterinary Medicine wash a dog at the Pet Day event in May 2018 at Magruder Hall on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus. The Pet Day event will return this year after being put on hiatus for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corvallis Pet Day with the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine returns after two year hiatus

Hayden Lohr, News Reporter
May 2, 2022

Corvallis Pet Day at Oregon State University will return this May after a two-year pause, and the celebration will bring local pets, residents and the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine together. Pet...

Samantha Giaimo, trained peer and Student Resource Staff member at the Wellness Nook associated with CAPS, working at the front desk in March of 2020. CAPS is currently experiencing high demand from students and refers students to resources if they are unable to get an appointment.

Students report CAPS understaffing issues, high demand

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Following an increase in demand for individual session services, Oregon State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services encourages use of an upcoming MyStudentSupportServices app, therapy groups...

Shanon Anderson, the chief of police and associate vice president for public safety, and Cedar, the wellness dog for the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus, pose together outside the campus dispatch center on April 6. According to Anderson, the OSU police department can provide medical assistance until their partners from the Corvallis Fire Department arrive.

Campus dispatch center prioritizes OSU community

Shae Williams, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Since Oregon State University created its own police department in January 2021, the university has now created its own Level 2 dispatch center that takes 911 calls. According to Teresa Parker, dispatch...

 Gus Woolfrey, second-year Oregon State University business management student, looking on Facebook for housing options. For many students, social media has become the biggest aid for students looking for roommates and housing. 

LeCocq: Searching for college roommates remotely is a struggle

Riley LeCocq, Columnist
May 3, 2021

For a college student, traditional ways of meeting friends and making connections  have gone out the window due to the past year’s remote reality, leaving the search for housing and roommates a challenge.I...

First-year Honors College student Shrey Sharma outside of his dorm, West Hall, on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. Connecting with faculty and other students has proven difficult during a virtual first year of college.

OSU’s Living-Learning Communities experience changes due to remote learning

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
May 3, 2021

The Living-Learning Communities at Oregon State University are available to students living in the residence halls on the Corvallis, Ore. campus and include the Honors College, engineering, business, adventure,...

This illustration is meant to show the future of housing for OSU-Cascades students. The new housing subsidy will be available for students who go to school on the OSU-Cascades campus next academic year.

OSU-Cascades set to launch new housing subsidy fall term

Luke Reynolds, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
May 3, 2021

Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Ore. is leading a new initiative to provide a housing subsidy for Cascades students.Michael Tornatta, the student inclusion coordinator at OSU-Cascades is a member...

This illustration represents how renters rights are not always clear to student renters. With the help of Associated Students of Oregon State University’s Student Legal Services, they can save money and avoid disputes with their landlord.

ASOSU Student Legal Services aims to support students with housing issues

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
May 3, 2021

Clarification: A statement in a previous version of this article about the Office of Advocacy's commitment has been updated in order to provide further clarification.The Associated Students of Oregon State...

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