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Oregon State University Women’s Softball players Mariah Mazon (left) and Frankie Hammoude have both been named All-Americans by Softball America. While Mazon made the All-America
First Team, Hammoude made Third Team

Blood in the water

Beaver Softball finishes historic season No. 8 in nation
Sam Misa, Summer Sports Chief
July 5, 2022

Following a losing season in 2021, the Oregon State University Softball team spent this year making up for those losses. Composed of one of the youngest college softball teams in America, the...

Oregon state senior wrestler Devan Turner shaking hands with head wrestling coach Chris Pendelton and associate head coach Nate Engal on his senior night. The OSU wrestling team will host three wrestling camps over the summer.

OSU athletic summer camps open at full capacity for first time in three years

Sam Misa, Sports Contributor
June 6, 2022

This summer is the first time that summer athletic camps at Oregon State University have opened without COVID-19-related restrictions. Some summer athletic camps haven’t been able to operate since...

A crowd of people, including community member Julia Lont (front), line up at the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore. as part of a reproductive rights protest on May 5. The protest was a response to a draft opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States being leaked suggesting the landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade, could be overturned.

Oregon funds women’s healthcare amid possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned

Stella Harkness and Sam Misa
May 14, 2022

After a leaked draft from the Supreme Court suggesting Roe v. Wade may be overturned, Oregon legislature has established laws that will fund $50 million dollars for women’s healthcare. This funding...

A file photo of the Majestic Theatre, located in downtown Corvallis, Ore., from July 2020. The Majestic is currently at risk of downsizing and is asking the community for assistance.

Majestic Theatre at risk of downsizing, asks for community’s help

Sam Misa, News Contributor
May 6, 2022

The Majestic Theatre, located in downtown Corvallis, Ore., is asking community members for help after city staff rejected budget proposals.  The Majestic Theatre is asking members of Corvallis to ask...

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees discusses salary of the future OSU President on May 5 during a public Zoom meeting. The Board is working through presidential applicants and this Zoom meeting is another step in the process of finding the finalists for the position.

OSU Board of Trustees meets to discuss presidential compensation, finalist fee reimbursement

Sam Misa, News Contributor
May 6, 2022

On May 5, members of Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees convened to discuss compensation for the next president and vote on fee reimbursement for finalist candidates. While the board met...

A ballot box in Corvallis, Ore. The Benton County primary election begins on May 17, and voters can drop off ballots at local county and city boxes.

Benton County primary election opens for County Commissioner 1, two measures on May 17

Sam Misa, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

On May 17, Benton County will hold its primary election with a race for the County Commissioner 1 position as well as two education-related measures. Alongside the County Commissioner 1 position, votes...

This illustration depicts a Star of David with candles among a pattern. Every year, Oregon State University observes Holocaust Memorial Week with events, activities, and exhibits.

Holocaust Memorial Week aims to ‘teach young people about the Holocaust’

Sam Misa, News Contributor
April 27, 2022

In its 35th year of programming, Oregon State University’s Holocaust Memorial Week, which will continue until May 3, will feature various speakers giving insight on the Holocaust and its history.  The...

Terrance Harris, who has served as the director of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center for over six years, sits outside the BCC on April 6. Harriss last day at OSU will be April 15.

‘Time for me to take flight’: Director of Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center departs OSU

Sam Misa, News Contributor
April 13, 2022

After having been with Oregon State University for the past six and a half years, Terrance Harris, director of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, is leaving for Drexel University. Located in...

A file photo illustration depicting someone with a Bandaid reading COVID-19 to depict the experience of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Benton County has been experiencing a modest rise in COVID-19 cases since the lifting of the mask mandate across the state of Oregon.

Benton County experiences ‘modest rise’ in COVID-19 cases following lift of mask mandate

Sam Misa, News Contributor
April 11, 2022

In the weeks following the lifting of masking mandates across the state, Benton County has seen increases in COVID-19 cases, though cases are down since the peak in early January. According to the Benton...

Staci Simonich sitting in Strand Agriculture Hall. As of March 28, Simonich is the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU.

OSU hires first female dean in college of agricultural sciences after ‘unheard of’ support

Sam Misa, News Contributor
April 4, 2022

Staci Simonich has been appointed the new dean of the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences, making history as the first female dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Prior...

Oregon State University students line up outside at the Student Experience Center plaza on Jan. 6 to receive COVID-19 testing. Students and professors who are not fully vaccinated must test weekly for COVID-19, and are required to quarantine if they test positive.

Math professor suspended for COVID-19 noncompliance

Sam Misa, News Contributor
April 3, 2022

Floran Kacaku, a math professor at Oregon State University, was suspended for noncompliance with the university’s COVID-19 vaccine policies at the beginning of finals week during winter term.  On...

Oxford House, 957 SW Jefferson Ave., is where one can find Oregon State’s University Housing and Dining Services offices. A reception desk is right inside, where someone is there to help students get information about housing options available through OSU.

Find help with housing both on campus and off

Sam Misa, News Contributor
March 9, 2022

WITH THE AVERAGE cost of rent in Corvallis, Ore. being $1,473 per month for an average-sized apartment of 824 square feet, there are resources available for students of Oregon State University...

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