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Oregon Republican candidate for governor Knute Buehler shakes hands with Peter Halajian, the president of OSU College Republicans, during a campaign stop Friday.

Republican candidate for governor Knute Buehler visits OSU campus

Joe Wolf, Web & Mobile Manager
November 2, 2018

With the midterm election just four days away, the College Republicans at Oregon State University hosted Republican candidate for governor Knute Buehler on Friday afternoon in the Memorial Union Quad.Buehler...

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Halajian, Damitio: Buehler is the right choice

The last time Oregon had a Republican Governor, Ronald Reagan had not yet called on Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall and the World Wide Web had not been invented. It has been over a decade since...

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OSU College Republicans: Senate Democrats used Ford as pawn

Peter Halajian, President of OSU Republicans
October 1, 2018

We at College Republicans are closely following the recent Senate Judiciary hearings. If you watched Dr. Ford’s testimony, you cannot help but feel for her and for countless women and men who have been...

College Republicans club President Peter Halajian discusses the changes he has seen in the Republican Party over time. He believes young conservatives social attitudes differ strongly from their elders.

‘Keeping a clean slate’: campus conservatives seek understanding in polarized times

Joe Wolf, Engagement Editor
May 29, 2018

In today’s political climate, people of differing ideologies often fail to understand one another. On a predominantly liberal college campus like Oregon State University, this means conservative students...

Peter Halajian is the Speaker of the House of Representatives and is serving his first year with the Associated Students of Oregon State University. 

UPDATE: ASOSU House of Representatives votes to keep Speaker

Joe Wolf, Engagement Editor
March 14, 2018

In a unanimous vote by the members of the Associated Students of Oregon State University House of Representatives, Speaker Peter Halajian will remain in his position and not be impeached.Last week, several...

Peter Halajian is the Speaker of the House of Representatives and is serving his first year with the Associated Students of Oregon State University. 

ASOSU House of Representatives to consider impeaching Speaker

Joe Wolf, Engagement Editor
March 13, 2018

Peter Halajian admits to some concerns, believes others are personal attacksSeveral members of the Associated Students of Oregon State University have introduced legislation to impeach Speaker of the House...

WATCH: ASOSU Presidential Debate 2018

WATCH: ASOSU Presidential Debate 2018

February 8, 2018

Orange Media Network and the Associated Students of Oregon State University hosted the 2018 ASOSU presidential debates, which featured the four presidential tickets. The tickets included the president...

Wyatt Swick (left) is running for ASOSU vice president with running mate Peter Halajian (right), who is running for president. 

ASOSU presidential and vice presidential ticket: Peter Halajian and Wyatt Swick

Joe Wolf, ASOSU Beat Reporter
February 5, 2018

Running on the tagline “Building a Brighter Future,” presidential hopeful Peter Halajian and his running mate Wyatt Swick want to promote a conservative and pragmatic approach to student government.According...

Andrew Oswalt, a current Associated Students of Oregon State University graduate representative, speaks during the ASOSU Congress joint session on Jan. 24. Oswalt, who has expressed white nationalist views, faces a recall vote on Feb. 12. Oswalt is also on the 2018 candidate list for a graduate representative position.

Andrew Oswalt simultaneously faces recall vote, runs for reelection

Joe Wolf, ASOSU Beat Reporter
January 29, 2018

 ‘Alt-right’ ASOSU representative faces competitive race for graduate seat.In the upcoming Associated Students of Oregon State University election, “alt-right”  Rep. Andrew Oswalt will be on...

Philosophy major Emily McDonald speaks alongside a group of protesters during the ASOSU Congress joint session public comment portion. McDonald expressed her disapproval of Rep. Oswalt’s white nationalist views and place within ASOSU. Several other protesters spoke after McDonald, expressing similar views.

ASOSU Congress passes on next year’s student fee levels, excluding HSRC to increase funding

Joe Wolf, ASOSU Beat Reporter
January 29, 2018

Students, community members protest presence of Rep. Andrew Oswalt.Both chambers of the Associated Students of Oregon State University Congress met for its annual joint session to vote on its’ recommendations...

Andrew Oswalt (center), a self-described member of the alt-right, participating in a House of Representatives meeting in January 2018. 

‘Alt-right’ member of ASOSU faces removal, strong opposition to views

Joe Wolf, ASOSU Beat Reporter
January 22, 2018

Editor’s Note: Select direct quotes from Rep. Andrew Oswalt have been paraphrased in order to follow the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics principle “minimize harm”.The 'alt-right',...

Judicial Council Chair Joshua Kaufman encourages students to get involved however they can while attending OSU.

ASOSU Congress explained

Joe Wolf, ASOSU Beat Reporter
October 6, 2017

House and Senate craft legislation, approve student fee levels.Like the U.S. Congress, the legislative branch of the Associated Students of Oregon State University is made up of two chambers: a Senate...

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