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The 3 Potato More food truck is seen near the SEC for Truckin Tuesdays on April 23, 2024.

Truckin’ Tuesdays set to bring more food options to campus

Kip Franich, News Contributor
May 13, 2024

Pretzels and hotdogs and curry, oh my! You’ve seen them; the food carts that started popping up on campus between the Student Experience Center and the Memorial Union. Where did they come from?...

Oregon State Universitys Memorial Union was surrounded with fencing as construction was coming to an end on Oct. 20.

Memorial Union roof lifespan extended following construction

Chase Schurr, News Contributor
March 4, 2024

If you were on the Oregon State University campus last term, chances are you spotted scaffolding that encircled the perimeter of the Memorial Union. The MU roof’s lifespan has been extended for a...

A sign for Happy Lemon, a new restaurant in the MU, on Nov 1, 2023 at OSU. Happy Lemon will be where the restaurant Togos was once located.

Tea shop chain to bring location to MU

Kip Franich, News Contributor
November 9, 2023

Tea shop chain Happy Lemon is opening a new franchise location after spring break in the Memorial Union Commons to bring Oregon State University students tea and pastries. While it may not be a household...

A skeleton on a Memorial Union balcony, photographed on October 30, 2016. The Memorial Union will be hosting several Halloween events in upcoming days.

MU to host Halloween events Friday, Tuesday

Ellen Gonzalez, News Contributor
October 25, 2023

The spookiest day of the year is around the corner, and if you don’t have anything planned yet, there's no need to go far, with Halloween events planned on campus. On Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.,...

Someone walking through campus, in front of the closed Memorial Union Quad on July 25, in Corvallis. The grass in the Quad has been shaved down, and grass seeded.

Memorial Union Quad under construction through rest of summer

Audrey Saiz, News Contributor
July 26, 2023

With classes, summer jobs, and START orientations underway, students and staff are left without the center stone of campus–the Memorial Union Quad. Earlier this month, MU staff announced that a construction...

Protesters of the tabling event held by “Students for Life” Rylee (left; preferred not to share their last name; they/them) and Ava (preferred not to share their last name; any/all) pose for an image on May 4 in the SEC Plaza. The “Students for Life” club was tabling with resources in the SEC Plaza while protesters stood across from them.

Plaza protests follow ‘Students for Life’ tabling event

Riley LeCocq and Lara Rivera, News Reporter and News Contributor
May 5, 2023

About a dozen students stood in the Student Experience Center plaza in the afternoon of Thursday May 4 to protest the Students for Life club’s presence on campus.  Students for Life is an Oregon...

A student smiles with a home-made poster by SW Memorial Place on April 26. These homemade posters were held up by students during the on-campus march section of Take Back the Night.

Take Back the Night

Taylor Cockrell
May 4, 2023

Take Back the Night, a survivor-centered event, was held on April 26 in the Memorial Union Lounge to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness/Action Month (SAAM). The event consisted of multiple components...

The beginning construction phases of a temporary tent in the Memorial Union Quad on Oct. 3. The tent is being built as a location for a fundraising event that will be held from Oct. 14 to Oct 16.

MU Quad construction, large tent built for upcoming university-wide campaign

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
October 4, 2022

A temporary building for events set to open Oct. 14 is under construction, taking up the whole Memorial Union Quad on Oregon State University's Corvallis Ore. campus. According to a press release sent...

A flyer for a candlelight vigil to be held on May 29 that will honor the victims of two recent shootings in Buffalo, N.Y. and Uvalde, Texas. 31 lives were lost in both shootings, so 31 candles will be set up for this victims at the vigil.

OSU student organizes memoriam for victims of Buffalo and Uvalde shootings

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
May 28, 2022

Oregon State University students have organized a memorial in honor of victims from both the Buffalo, N.Y.  supermarket and Uvalde, Texas shootings, encouraging students to “show love and take a stand.” Nicholas...

Perla Nieto (center), a student at Oregon State University, carries a megaphone and shouts pro choice chants on May 14 as the crowd marches toward the Corvallis City Hall in Corvallis, Ore. Nieto and fellow organizers created this event so that students of OSU and residents of Corvallis would be able to participate in some capacity with this nationwide protest for reproductive rights.

OSU, Corvallis join nationwide movement in response to leaked decision about Roe v Wade

Lara Rivera and Riley LeCocq
May 15, 2022

Dressed in pink attire, more than 260 people marched on May 14 for reproductive rights from the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. to the Corvallis City Hall. The “Bans Off Our Bodies”...

Organizers gather with various signs for a walkout in the Memorial Union quad on Oregon State Universitys Corvallis, Ore. campus on May 5. The walkout was held in response to a leaked draft decision that the Supreme Court will be overruling Roe v. Wade, which was a landmark decision stating the U.S. Constitution protects a womens choice to have an abortion.

Walkout for abortion rights takes place at OSU

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
May 5, 2022

Update: The photo for this story has been changed from a previous photo of a protest that took place on May 3 at the Benton County courthouse.  Students at Oregon State University walked out of class...

After closing due to the impacts of COVID-19 and University of Housing and Dining Services being short-staffed, North Porch Cafe in the Memorial Union is making a comeback for Spring 2022. This illustration depicts students waiting in line and ordering from the cafe.

North Porch Cafe has reopened with shorter menu, ‘enjoyable work environment’

Emma Coke, News Contributor
March 21, 2022

After being closed for nearly two years due to staffing shortages, North Porch Cafe reopened on March 15 and will operate Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  North Porch, located in the...

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