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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

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Violet Rue, a pre-chemical engineering student, recently had her birth certificate changed to reflect her preferred gender.

Changing gender on documentation poses challenges

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
March 19, 2018

Community reflects on importance of identification that matches preferred gender identity.Violet Rue, a pre-chemical engineering student at Oregon State University, went to her local courthouse on Jan....


New research on seismic activity induces earthquake preparation, awareness

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
February 14, 2018

Documentary, expert panel set up to educate community on seismic activity, emergency preparedness.A press release came out Feb. 6 announcing that the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Portland...

The College of Veterinary Medicine will now be able to provide greater services in areas of education and animal care in light of this donation. 

OSU College of Veterinary Medicine receives historic donation

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
January 22, 2018

Alumnus' $50 million contribution supports college's expansion plans.On Jan. 17, 2018 Oregon State University was granted $50 million to the College of Veterinary Medicine. The transformative commitment...

The Book Bin offers a variety of books from different genres, as well as DVDs and seasonal items.

Best of: Shopping

Sydney Sullivan, News Editor
January 16, 2018

The Book BinPersonal notes are hidden inside pages of old, well-loved books. New books line the shelves with  a smell of crisp paper. The environment is peaceful and glimpses of fur passing by between...

Corvallis is located a little over two hours from ski and snowboarding lodges. Peak Sports in Corvallis offers deals on passes and offers a shuttle to some locations. 

Best of: Recreation

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
January 15, 2018

Marys PeakRoads swirl around a mountainous peak and the excitement in the air rises. Glimpses of waterfalls can be seen off the road. When the car is finally parked, it’s a short walk to one of the first...

(Left) Violence Prevention Coordinator Elizabeth Kennedy, Assistant Director of Student Life and Director of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life Leslie C. Schacht Drey, Assistant Director of Sports Programs Joe Schaffer and Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards Carol Millie are all involved in the hazing prevention program at OSU.

OSU remains vigilant in the intolerance, prevention of hazing on campus

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
January 7, 2018

Members of Student Conduct and Community Standards reach out to organization leaders.More than half of college students participating in clubs or organizations experience hazing, according to the National...

Terina McLachlain sitting in her office.

Students find ways to be productive over winter break

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
December 4, 2017

Advisors provide opportunities for students to be productive on break.The documents are chosen and an index finger hovers tentatively over the mouse. This is the last piece of work to submit and then it...

A Corvallis Police officer stands behind a Corvallis Police vehicle. According to Corvallis Police Sergeant Joel Goodwin, individuals often react inappropriately while interacting with officers after receiving legal violation warnings, which can make the situation larger than it needs to be. 

Halloweekend creates influx of people, higher likelihood of legal violations

By: Sydney Sullivan News Contributor
October 22, 2017

Police advise students how to act when approached by officers in regards to noise complaints, Minor In Possession tickets.Scaley mermaids, black cats and rowdy television characters crowd the streets....

The Pride Center, located on A Avenue, is partnering with several campus resources to celebrate Queer History Month. 

OSU celebrates Queer History Month

By: Sydney Sullivan News Contributor
October 16, 2017

Campus resources such as cultural resource centers, OSU archives, student-ran organizations work to educate community.With October being Queer History month, Oregon State University is utilizing its resources,...

The Things Overheard at OSU Facebook group has 23,084 members, and the Things Overheard at OSU Uncensored Facebook group has 1,756 members.

A look into ‘Things Overheard at OSU’ and ‘Things Overheard at OSU Uncensored’

By: Sydney Sullivan News Contributor
October 2, 2017

Group administrators, moderators speak on group development, upkeepWith 23,084 members and counting, the Things Overheard at OSU Facebook group is a place for students, Alumni of OSU and residents of Corvallis...

OSU professors and advisors help provide students with assistance, support

Sydney Sullivan News Contributor
September 17, 2017

Bigger class sizes, unfamiliar faces, office hours and advising appointments. Oregon State University provides advisors and professors as resources for students to use during their time in college.Advisors...

Department of Recreations Sports offers social, physical outlet

Sydney Sullivan News Contributor
September 17, 2017

Oregon State University’s Department of Recreational Sports provides a social and physical outlet for students and community members through their facilities, Dixon Recreation Center and McAlexander...

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