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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...

Marketing student Micah Grobey sits in the Associated Students of Oregon State University office on the second floor of the Student Experience Center. The ASOSU Congress has finished voting on the student fees for the 2022-23 fiscal year and now the Board of Trustees must approve the proposed budgets.

ASOSU Congress concludes deliberations on 2022-23 student fees

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
February 14, 2022

The allocation of roughly $26 million of student fees has been sorted and approved by the Oregon State University student government and now awaits the board of trustees’ final approval.  In December...

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...

Kelsey King, a junior at Oregon State University, works part-time at the info desk in the Memorial Union on Nov. 18. The Memorial Union is one of the eight student fee funded units managed by the Associated Students of OSU so student employees who work there might soon make a minimum of $15 an hour if the proposed wage increase is accepted.

ASOSU pushes for student wage increase to ‘fairly compensate’ student employees

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
November 29, 2021

Correction: a paragraph originally stating the Student Fee Committee endorsed the increase in wages has been corrected to state that it is the Congressional Budgets Committee, instead, who has endorsed...

The Oregon State University Student Fee Committee deliberates on the budgets for student fees at a hybrid in person and virtual meeting on Nov. 23. The biggest topic of conversation during the deliberations was a raise that would affect many student workers who have jobs that are paid by student fees.

Student fee funded units request budget increases after year of low operation levels due to COVID-19

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
November 25, 2021

Student fee funded units at Oregon State University have proposed increases to their budgets to return to pre-pandemic operation levels, which would increase student fees during the 2022-23 academic year. Over...

Lauryn Ryan, the SFC Chair pro tempore—on a temporary basis—and senior in the college of engineering at Oregon State University works on her computer in front of the Student Experience Center on Nov. 19. Ryan said she wants to balance the needs of the units with the needs of the students to decide student fees for the 2022-23 academic year.

Student Fee Committee public forums are ‘one of the only avenues for students to have a say in how their money is spent’

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
November 20, 2021

Correction: Joe Page's title has been updated to indicate his Pro Tempore status as the ASOSU Speaker of the House of Representatives The Oregon State University Student Fee Committee will hold meetings...

Students eat, study and gather together in the Memorial Union lounge on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus on Oct. 8. With higher enrollment numbers among the general student population as well as students of color, study spots such as the MU are often crowded.

OSU continues to grow student population and diversity

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
October 17, 2021

Oregon State University’s student population has reached record high numbers entering the new school year in both the size and diversity of students attending.  The unofficial count of students across...

An Oregon State University student holds two signs reading “The Audacity” and “No Uterus No Opinion” at an anti-abortion demonstration that took place on Oct. 12. After anti-abortion group Tiny Heartbeat Ministries appeared on campus, pro-choice students began their own counter protest. (Content Warning: other photos in gallery feature graphic photos)

Anti-abortion demonstration faces pro-choice opposition on OSU campus

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
October 13, 2021

*Content warning: mentions of abortion and descriptive imagery. At about 9 a.m. on Tuesday, an anti-abortion demonstration started at Oregon State University, taking place until 1:30 p.m. when supporters...

Off the Quad in the Memorial Union remains closed to diners on Oct. 4. For now the popular restaurant is only open for delivery and mobile orders.

Understaffing at MU causes long lines

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
October 8, 2021

Since in-person classes have resumed, restaurant closures and understaffing in Oregon State University’s Memorial Union have caused line buildups, but as more restaurants reopen, these lines are beginning...

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