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OSU leadership supportive of student-loan debt relief

Haley Stark, News Contributor
August 26, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden announced this week that millions of American borrowers would receive substantial student debt forgiveness. OSU students and alumni can expect to benefit from this decision. According...

Oregon State Civil Engineering major and bike commuter Ben Frybeck attempts to make use of the bike repair station outside of the Student Experience Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. on August 22, 2022. The bike stations, meant as a resource for student and faculty bike commuters, are often left in disrepair leaving commuters searching for alternative solutions.

Biking fix-it stands

Haley Stark, News Contributor
August 23, 2022

Located all around the Oregon State University campus, four fix-it stands give bikers the opportunity to make small repairs on the go. However, recent occurrences of theft and vandalism have limited the...

The Benton County Courthouse in downtown Corvallis, Ore. Wednesday morning. The new courthouse, which will be located in northern Corvallis, Ore. off of 2nd Street, is scheduled to be open in 2025.

Corvallis proceeds with new courthouse planning

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
August 20, 2022

The Benton County Board of Commissioners approved a $5.47 million offer for a near 30-acre parcel of land to be called the Community Safety and Justice Campus, which will house the new Benton County Courthouse. The...

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UHDS dining halls aim to keep price down despite inflation

Haley Stark, News Contributor
August 20, 2022

Eateries across the country are feeling the pressures of inflated food costs and shortages, and the Oregon State University dining halls and restaurants are no exception. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

The City of Corvallis adjusts ward boundaries based on 2020 census data.

Corvallis updates ward boundaries

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
August 12, 2022

The City of Corvallis updated the ward boundary maps on July 5, reaching a once in a decade limit affecting hundreds of homes in Corvallis.  The households that have been shifted to a new ward will...

An image from September 2020 pictures Andrea Haverkamp (center), president of the Coalition of Graduate Employees, raising a fist in the air, signaling a chant to fellow protesters in February of 2020.

CGE’s ongoing fight for labor rights bolstered by new contract ratification

Haley Stark, News Contributor
August 11, 2022

Equity, accountability, respect and job security. Those were the four tenets that the Coalition of Graduate Employees took into mind when formulating a new contract to support over 1,800 unionized Oregon...

Withycomb Hall at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. on Aug. 3. The OSU College of Liberal Arts and Theater are all shifting their spaces with the addition of a new performing arts building and the reopening of Fairbanks Hall.

Move from Withycombe Hall signals new era for OSU Theatre

Haley Stark, News Contributor
August 11, 2022

Coinciding with rehearsals for “Twelfth Night,” Oregon State University’s Theatre Department is moving out of Withycombe Hall to make room for a new dairy plant in collaboration with Tillamook. For...

Photos taken in 2019, courtesy of Open Streets Corvallis volunteer, Nick Kline.

Open Streets Corvallis returns after two-year hiatus

Haley Stark, News Contributor
August 11, 2022

After a two year hiatus, the Open Streets Corvallis festival will return from 12-4 p.m. on Aug. 14, temporarily closing Polk Ave, Lincoln Ave, and parts of surrounding roads. Open Streets is a free...

A photo illustration of water splashing out of a cup on August 4, 2022 in Corvallis, Ore. A recent review by the online community Environmental Workgroup revealed four contaminants, including Hexavalent Chromium, in the Corvallis water supply that exceed recommended guidelines.

4 contaminants found in Corvallis water above EWG recommendations

Tarsa Weikert, News Contributor
August 10, 2022

Although the City of Corvallis is in compliance with federal drinking water standards, The Environmental Workgroup, an online community of over 30 million people that aims to protect the public has recorded...

A Starship Robot takes a well-earned break during August of 2022.

Starship Robots temporarily suspended

Tarsa Weikert, News Contributor
August 10, 2022

Editors Note: This story has been updated with more information from University Housing and Dining Services. During the month of August, the Starship delivery robots will be temporarily out of service...

In this photo provided by Community Outreach Inc., a medical worker is seen filling out documents.

Local volunteer organization offers free medical care

Emma Coke, News Contributor
August 9, 2022

Corvallis-based organization, Community Outreach Inc., offers free or discounted primary and acute medical care to those who are uninsured and underinsured within the Linn-Benton County area. COI, which...

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