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Law enforcement encourages students to speak up about suspicious activity University working to improve threat detection, timely warnings By JOE WOLF News Contributor Some students saw the threats online. Others heard about them from friends. But when a former Oregon State University student threatened to shoot members of the OSU community on campus last week, the question from many students was, ‘Why didn’t the university tell us sooner?’ On Tuesday, Feb. 27, violent threats were made against the OSU community on Twitter. According to an all-students email, the university became aware of these posts at 12:02 p.m. and issued a warning on social media at 12:52 p.m. The next day, the individual responsible was arraigned on four charges spanning two separate cases, including first and second degree disorderly conduct as well as menacing. Suzy Tannenbaum, the chief of public safety in the OSU Department of Public Safety, said the university is working to implement software systems and new procedures to expand monitoring of threats made on social media. These new systems are intended to identify threats more efficiently. Currently, a

trained group of staff members from DPS and the Oregon State Police force evaluates and responds to reports of threats, crimes and other emergency situations on campus 24 hours a day. “If there is an actual threat, this group acts to communicate to the university community with timely warnings and emergency notifications,” Tannenbaum said in an email. “We communicate with students, faculty, staff and, in some cases, families of students. We provide these communications to reach as many people as possible as immediately as possible. Yet, even then, we know that not everyone is taking note.” According to OSP Lt. Eric Judah, a threat is more credible if the person making it has a history of threatening or violent behavior, and if they have the means, opportunity and intent to carry it out. “Some do it to get attention and some to create terror and some for a bit of both,” Judah said in an email. Regardless of how a threat is made, whether through social media or other means, when law enforcement becomes aware of it they will investigate, Judah said. The lieutenant advised students to report these sorts of behaviors immediately to assist public safety professionals

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NEWS Campus safety, Continued from page 3 of University Relations and Marketing also noted that despite the posts being active since early Tuesday morning, the university was not informed until just after noon. “As a community, we all must recognize that such a delay is problematic,” the administrators said in the email. Green noted these methods of communication have greatly expanded in the past several years, reaching more than 15,000 student families when necessary. OSU has also increased the number of university public safety staff and OSP troopers who patrol campus, as well as offered safety trainings for students, faculty and staff. “We constantly evaluate and seek to improve our public safety systems and communications,” Green said in an email. “If there was an actual incident occurring, such as an active shooter, we have pre-planned systems in place for immediate notifications to the OSU community.”

If a threat or crime involving the OSU community falls under the Clery Act, the university strives to issue a timely warning email and text through our OSU Alert system within an hour of becoming aware of the threat, Tannenbaum said. Other matters, such as school closure or a non-Clery crime that

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and text through our OSU Alert system. All students and employees are automatically signed up for e-mail alerts through OSU Alert. Everyone who has this OSU Alert account can also add cell phone numbers, as well as parents and significant others onto their notification account. The federal Clery Act, which was passed after Lehigh University student Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered by a fellow student in her residence hall, requires colleges that receive federal financial aid make data about certain crimes available to current and prospective students. According to the Clery Center, a nonprofit founded by Clery’s parents, these institutions must issue timely warnings for sex crimes, homicide, hate crimes and other serious offenses. Beyond the university itself, the Corvallis Police Department works to help students stay alert about issues of safety. CPD, DPS, OSP and

other agencies communicate threats as each organization becomes aware of them. CPD Lt. Daniel Duncan said the university does a good job of informing the student body, and encouraged all students to be active participants in keeping themselves and the community safe. “Be aware of what is going on around you, and do not be afraid to report suspicious activity,” Duncan said via email. OSU’s public safety staff works with campus departments, federal and state agencies, students and faculty to determine the best way to inform the nearly 32,000 students on campus, Tannenbaum said. “At Oregon State, our first priority is the safety of our community,” Tannenbaum said in an email. “We hope that our community understands that no emergency event, incident of crime or weather occurrence is the same. With that in mind, we do our best to provide for the safety of our campuses.”

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By ARIANNA SCHMIDT News Contributor The day-to-day life of an average student can be stressful, from coursework to working a job to social and personal obligations. However, a particular group of students at Oregon State University balance a very different kind of life; their job is to perform athletically while maintaining academic accountability. Students on athletic scholarships are provided with resources and faculty assistance to them are here to lessen the strain of an athlete’s collegiate life.

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Kimya Massey, senior associate Athletics director, and his office is responsible for overseeing four sports administratively, as well as the Student-Athlete Development programming for all student-athletes. According to Massey, student-athletes are able to receive assistance for professional, personal and leadership development to be prepared for their lives after being a college athlete. Massey said there are specific training facilities for athletes because of time demands around practice and games. “In terms of academic support, there is a team of academic counselors and learning specialists focused on our student-athletes,” Massey said via email. “Because student-athletes have to adhere to specific institution, Pac-12 and NCAA rules and regulations, there are extra layers of academic responsibilities they must meet in order to receive aid, practice and compete.”

Massey said the athletes have counselors specifically for monitoring these rules and making sure they are adhering to them. The tutoring center is staffed at specific times to coincide with the times student-athletes can meet with tutors and mentors around their class and practice schedules. “Practices are scheduled around classes the vast majority of the time,” Massey said in an email. “If a student-athlete has a class conflict with practice, they must attend class. In terms of games and competition, the Pac-12 schedules the conference games, so that is out of the control of each institution. In some cases, a staff member will travel and proctor an exam on the road. Or the host institution will have one of their staff proctor the exam.” According to Mat Kanan, assistant Athletics director of Development, Communications and Stewardship, through collaboration between areas such as student-athlete development and the Our Beaver Nation office, OSU Athletics tries to make the athletic experience at a collegiate level as unique as possible. “Our student-athletes have access to career networking, interview training and job shadowing on a professional level,” Kanan said. “Donors should know that this is the kind of lifelong lessons these athletes are learning with the help of their donations. As for skills learned on the field, things like team building, leadership, facing adversity and learning to perform under pressure are all a part of what these athletes will use long after their playing days.”

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FEATURE Student-athletes, Continued from page 5 Taylor Ricci, current student and former OSU gymnast, said receiving an athletic scholarship not only helped her pursue athletic and academic dreams. She said being a student always comes first, which in turn earned her athletic prominence, like being named onto the All-Academic PAC-12 first team, and being awarded with Oregon State’s Waldo-Cummings Outstanding student award. “Because of my athletic scholarship I have become a first-generation college student,” Ricci said in an email. “Earning an athletic scholarship started at age four for me when I took up the sport of gymnastics and involved years of hard work and dedication. Gymnastics, and my athletic scholarship, became my means of achieving a different dream, which is to become a doctor. My scholarship was my ticket to college and allowed me to focus on my athletics and academics without a significant financial burden or stress.”

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Alex Gary, senior associate Athletics director/ senior director of development, is a part of the office responsible for fundraising and alumni relations as it relates to OSU Athletics. Gary has been at this position for almost six months, fundraising for student-athlete scholarships, facility enhancements team operations. Gary said the NCAA regulates how many scholarships are able to be given out to each sport. The two groups of sports are known as head-count sports and equivalency sports. Headcount sports include football, volleyball and both men’s and women’s basketball, that guarantees those athletes full rides. Equivalency includes the remaining sports and athletes only get an allotted scholarship based on what the

What we try to highlight (to donors) is the greater impact their support is having on 551 studentathletes that participate in athletics at Oregon State University ALEX GARY Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Director of Development coach chooses to award them. “So in baseball for instance, you have 11.7 percent of (overall) scholarships to provide,” Gary said. “But you’ll typically maybe have 30 players on the roster, so if the coach feels like they really want to get the pitcher out of Salem, Ore., they may choose to give them 75 percent. Coaches may choose to provide another 25 percent, but they have to stay with the 11.7 that the NCAA regulates just to kind of keep equity throughout the sport.” David Allison, Customer Service supervisor at the Beaver Store, said the bookstore is only

LOGAN HOWELL | ORANGE MED I A NETWORK David Allison, Customer Service Supervisor at the OSU Beaver Store, leads his team in processing textbooks for of student-athletes.

responsible for processing textbooks for student-athletes. “Our role is just to guide the athletes, helping them find their books of course, just like we would do with any student,” Allison said. “Then ringing them up, processing the transactions, making sure they’re getting the correct books on their scholarship.” On campus, the Beaver Store is the primary store for the selling and renting of textbooks, Allison said. The store works to be the easiest and best outlet for students to get their books without much hassle. “For the athletes, you know we have a good relationship with the Athletics Department,” Allison said. “So it just makes sense for them to be able to come over here and grab their books as opposed to going through multiple different vendors and trying to work that out.” Allison said the process for ringing up a student athlete and their books is a little different than for a regular student. The athletes go through a process called an athletic scholarship sale versus the traditional book sale with


a standard cashier. “It involves making sure they have their student ID and vetting them,” Allison said. “Making sure they’re really an athlete, which of course they always are, but they’re using OSU money to buy their books so they just ring up at a different location at the customer service desk.” By processing, Allison means the athletes are able to come in and pick up what they need in the textbook department and walk up to Customer Service desk with their syllabus or booklist to check for correctness. Allison said a stamp on their papers means they have been sent by the Athletic Department and a vetting process through their student ID occurs. “We make sure that all the books that they’re getting are part of their required course materials and we ring them up,” Allison said. “We actually do the sales here for them.” Fundraising is the main revenue source of athletic scholarships at OSU, as well as other resources, according to Gary. In 2017, the bill for athletic scholarships was 10.1 million

dollars and the Athletic Department was able to transfer 8.6 million from donors to the scholarship fund. The goal for Athletics is to be able to cover the athletic scholarship bill entirely from the donors. “So if you have season tickets to a lot of the sports we have, so like football and men’s and women’s basketball, there are contributions that are tied to the ability to purchase season tickets,” Gary said. “And those contributions help fund our scholarship bill.”

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According to Gary, donors don’t realize how much of a force their donations have on athletes at the school. He said it is so much more than just a ticket and a seat at a game, but having a greater impact on the experience of these students academically, as well as athletically. “In a case where an alum is not happy with the product that they’re seeing on the field and chooses to reduce their contribution,

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FEATURE Student-athletes, Continued from page 6 what we try to highlight is the greater impact their support is having on 551 student athletes that participate in athletics at Oregon State University,” Gary said. Donors then see why it’s important to support the student-athlete experience at OSU and how it benefits them as a people, so more relying on a philanthropic message and less on ticket sales, Gary said. “I just think we have to continue to push a message of athletics as a worthy non-profit option for people to give,” Gary said. “If we depend strictly on donations tied to ticket sales, our annual scholarship fund may be inconsistent and unreliable to cover an evergrowing scholarship bill.” Gary said that fully covering the scholarship bill through donations will allow the Athletics Department to use other profits made to increase team operations budgets, additional support for coaches, expand the training table capabilities to student-athletes and invest in the academic success program for professional development and other off-field initiatives. “It’s actually in our strategic plan,” Gary said. “The one that was released a few weeks ago, the Build the Dam strategic plan and the goal is to fully fund our athletic scholarship bill through donations and what that allows is us to use other revenues like ticket sales

and other things like that to invest back in the student-athlete experience.” Not all revenue acquired goes towards scholarships. Money is also raised to improve athletic facilities through many different programs, Gary said. Women Leading OSU is a program funded for experiences studentathletes have on campus, not just their scholarships. Funds from this program recently went towards enhancements to the women’s locker rooms in the basement of Gill Coliseum. “The Valley Football Center, that our football team, our coaches and the training table for all of our student-athletes, we did significant enhancements in that and we had donors step up specifically for those amenities,” Gary said. “There’s a scholarship side, but there’s also the capital investment side.” According to Ricci, opportunities like sitting on three NCAA Committees, going on international service trips and co-founding the Dam Worth It mental health campaign have been made available to her. She said her work as a student-athlete will translate to her life as a working adult and in a professional setting. “Personally, my scholarship not only affected me but my entire family,” Ricci said via email. “Coming from a single parent household, the opportunity to be financially supported throughout my college career was a blessing. Attaining a scholarship involved a lot more than just picking up a check. When a school or Athletics Department invests in you, you learn how to be accountable and learn that there is a

standard you have to set for yourself.” A lot of student-athletes are strong in their abilities to complete coursework efficiently, Massey said. Athletes are responsible for communicating with their professors if an event will cause them to miss class time. In the case of a midterm, final or assignment, the athlete must make sure there is time to complete the task or make time to have the test proctored. “Inevitably, there are times where a student-

When a school or Athletics Department invests in you, you learn how to be accountable and learn that there is a standard you have to set for yourself. TAYLOR RICCI Current OSU student and former OSU gymnast athlete must make some life choices and sacrifices,” Massey said via email. “To compete in a sport at this level and also be strong academically, it sometimes leaves less time for social life.” According to Ricci, all the people involved within the Athletics Department have been

Taylor Ricci, a current OSU student and former OSU gymnast, practices high beam during a gymnastics practice in Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center.

crucial in positively impacting her experience as a student-athlete. Additionally, resources such as professional development events, a medical school pipeline program and an international study abroad program called Beavers Without Borders, help student-athletes as well. “Being a student-athlete is by no means an easy task,” Ricci said via email. “Most of my days started at 6 a.m. and went until 11 p.m. You are managing a full-course load while training 20 hours a week, not including treatments and meetings. The resources provided by Athletics made this lifestyle a lot more manageable and a lot more rewarding.” There is no other experience in life quite comparable to being a student-athlete at the Division I level, according to Ricci. Personal and free time, as well as sleep, are limited when student-athletes are expected to perform at such a high level in both athletics and academics. “You definitely are faced with the challenges of balancing it all, but as an athlete it is in your nature to do so,” Ricci said. “Mental health is a growing concern in college athletics, and through personal struggles and adversity that hit me throughout my college career, I was inspired to co-found the #DamWorthIt Campaign with a current men’s soccer player Nathan Braaten. Our hope is that this campaign not only aids with the mental health grievances student-athletes face but all students at Oregon State.”




Cultural meals tie together communities, create connections

UHDS, local markets, Global Community Kitchen provide traditional foods, ingredients By ANGEL XUAN LE News Contributor Born and raised close to the ocean in Sumatra, Indonesia, Pyrena Luhur grew up predominantly on fish dishes that were traditional to that region. Now at Oregon State University, Luhur, who works as a student success peer facilitator at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, struggles with finding foods and ingredients in order to make and eat the cultural foods she is accustomed to. “Cultural food brings people together and it was made by previous generations and modified throughout the generations; it has become a part of tradition and an identity,” Luhur said in an email. Terrance Harris, the director of the Lonnie B Harris Black Cultural Center, believes that cultural food is comfort food and is passed down from generation to generation. “Learning about other cultures takes you outside of your comfort zone and box,” Harris said in an email. “Learning one’s culture is a way of learning more about that individual and appreciating the true value of diversity.” Being from Kentucky, Harris understands that many people from the Pacific Northwest region have not had or cooked soul food, which is what he grew up with. He feels it is his responsibility and others from the south, midwest and northeast to share that taste and experience with OSU. “In the Lonnie B Harris Black Cultural Center, we bring the true essence of blackness in everything,” Harris said. “Food is the major key to that.” According to David Ryusaki, the Global Community Kitchen advisor, cultural foods assist in connecting people within a community. “I think food in general connects people no matter where you are from,” Ryusaki said. “It breaks down all the barriers and walls there are. Even if we don’t speak the same language, with food we can always find some similarity.” Restaurants within OSU’s University Housing and Dining Services often provide cultural meals. Certain restaurants, such as Boardwalk in McNary Dining Center and Arnold Dining Center, have menus that cycle every week featuring global cuisines. These menus can be viewed online, and typically include flavors from a variety of countries and regions. Specific examples include Serrano’s and late-night option La Calle, which offer Mexican and Latin dishes varying from burritos to tacos or Cuban sandwiches, said Tara Saunders, assistant director of nutrition and sustainability with UHDS. Furthermore,

Nori Grill in Arnold Dining Center offers Korean pork bowls, ramen and sushi. It’s important for UHDS to offer a variety of cultural meals and work towards being as inclusive as possible of everyone’s comfort foods, Saunders said. “We want to expose and educate our customers on global cuisines, offer a large variety of food options to our customers throughout the year, along with being responsive to religious dietary considerations,” Saunders said in an email. For students on campus, UHDS takes into account student feedback and suggestions regarding cultural meals, Saunders said. “These dishes are decided on by various factors such as popularity, comments from our students and staff, what’s trending in the food world, our chef’s vision and passion, food sourcing and the ability to offer a wide variety of dishes throughout the year,” Saunders said in an email. “There are several popular cultural recipes that have come from student feedback.” Students can also enjoy cultural meals at student-led culture nights that collaborate with the Global Community Kitchen at OSU. The Global Community Kitchen serves thousands of meals throughout the year to students and the OSU community to provide insight on the creation and production of food, said Ryusaki.

Cultural food really is a crucial part, especially on this campus, because it brings communities together. DAVID RYUSAKI Global Community Kitchen adviser “Cultural Nights are a crucial part of the OSU community just because of the representation of the students. The only way that sometimes they can express a form of who they are, are through these nights to the OSU community and the broader Corvallis community,” Ryusaki said. “We can have dances, we can have skits, but the food component is one of the most important parts of it and ties everything together.” Ryusaki’s role is to educate student groups on how essential food can be to their culture


show programs. To help them understand this, student groups create their own timelines for their food production which consists of development, taste testing, scaling recipes, serving the food on event day and post-event clean up. “There is a lot of cross cultural experiences working around food, breaking bread and breaking down barriers,” Ryusaki said. “These people are like me and eat these foods.” The Global Community Kitchen is a unique program because it is completely volunteer-based, Ryusaki said. Within the kitchen, volunteers are responsible for the whole process from planning to serving. “We are the only one in United States in higher education that allows self-production. No other university that we know of right now has fully given the risk to students,” Ryusaki said. “We should be very proud and very grateful that we have this program because it allows us to showcase a lot of our cultural groups on campus through their food. To really highlight, it should be celebrated more that we can actually do this.” In order to participate in the program, there is a process in which students must check availability of the kitchen, reserve it in advance depending on the scale of their specific event and have their event reviewed by the Department of Student Leadership and Involvement, Ryusaki said. Afterwards, they must schedule an appointment with Ryusaki discussing all details about food development and production. Back when Ryusaki was a student at OSU, he faced many struggles regarding his preferred foods since he was far from his home state, Hawaii. He often visited Rice N’ Spice, a small Asian market with foods and ingredients that were the same as what he had at home. “(It) goes back to the persistence. Are we going to stay here? If there is nothing that culturally represents who we are, if there is no store to buy these ingredients, what is making me stay here?” Ryusaki said. “If I don’t see people who are like me on campus and I don’t have any of the food, if none of the restaurants are conducive to how I want to make it. How can I find it in a store that doesn’t know what we have?” It’s important to have stores like Rice N’ Spice to provide ingredients to Corvallis because it helps create a sense of community, said Ryusaki. Unlike before, there are more store options people can go to for international foods and ingredients like Bazaar International Market and HK Asian Market. Bazaar International Market is a Middle

Eastern store that can be found on SW 3rd Street. The owner of Bazaar International Market and Al Jebal middle eastern restaurant, Ibrahim Abdullah, first came to Corvallis to provide ingredients for his middle eastern customers. “Over time we’ve grown to love Corvallis and all the people. We used to have mostly Middle Eastern customers, but now we have a very diverse group of customers and welcome many from out of town where a market might not exist,” Abdullah said in an email. Abdullah has gained a lot of support from the OSU community over the past several years. To show his gratitude, he opened up the Monroe International Market so that students can have easier access to ingredients or snacks they might miss from home. “Our goal with that market was to create a small market to offer as much international items as we can, especially focusing on snacks from around the world,” Abdullah said in an email. “I know coming from another country you’ll get home sick, and since we try to create a little feeling of home and carry some of the foods they’re used to.” For the last 10 years, the mission of both Abdullah’s markets has been to bring international products to the customers in need, whether it’s olives from Lebanon or kimchi from Korea. “Our goal is to bring the world to Corvallis and carry as much as we can,” Abdullah said in an email. “We’re known for our spices, teas and vast amount of cookies and chocolates. We would love to see more new faces and have them discover us and welcome everyone.” Luhur said that stores with cultural foods are important for students that don’t want to eat Western food as they provide ingredients to help preserve students’ culture. “When my friends and I had a hot pot dinner, we would go to these specific stores to buy ingredients,” Luhur said in an email. “Because both of my parents are from Sumatra which is near the sea, we often have fish dish in our house ikan gulai, ikan bakar and other Padang food. But we also often have different traditional dish from Java and other home cooked Chinese style foods.” It may be difficult for someone far away from home to not eat the cultural foods they are used to eating, said Ryusaki. “Cultural food really is a crucial part, especially on this campus, because it brings communities together,” Ryusaki said. “But also, you get to learn about so many other different groups of people who are different from yourself. You may learn that we are similar in a way.”


Aja Rayburn, a freshman at OSU majoring in philosophy and business management, makes a vegetable yellow curry for herself and friends.



LEVENT ARABACI | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK Water battleship teammates high-five during the tournament. This was the first time Recreational Sports ever hosted a Water Battleship Tournament. There were 30 teams who competed on Saturday.

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LEVENT AR ABACI | ORAN GE ME DIA N E TWORK Teams attempt to sink other boats in the pool. Team Presentation Support ended with a victory.

LEVENT AR ABACI | ORAN GE ME DIA N E TWORK Teammates use buckets to dump water and defend their boats with shields. Each round featured five teams made up of four competitors.


Canoes. Check. Buckets. Check. A first-ever intramural event. Double check. In its inaugural season, students flocked to Dixon Pool to try out Recreational Sports’ newest event, Water Battleship. The goal of the game, like normal Battleship, is to sink opponents’ boats. Teams of four were placed into canoes, given buckets and kick boards and sent into the pool. Once the game started, teams had eight minutes to try to sink other boats. Each game consisted of five teams, with the last canoe standing deemed the winner of that round. First place got five points, second place got four points and so on. The game play itself was hectic. While teams tried to fill other canoes with water, they had to focus on not tipping their own boat. Every once in a while, the tipsy canoes would fling someone out, making the team play a man down. The referees, who were in the water during the game, would push canoes closer to create more chaos. The tournament was originally made to host 16 teams, but because of ongoing requests it was pushed to 24 teams. When teams continued to form, Rec Sports pushed it to 30 teams. With that many people, Senior Sports Programs Associate Colby Schoniwitz had his work cut out for him. “It went way better than I expected,” Schoniwitz said. “A lot of people were saying thank you for putting the event on, so I think it went great.” The 30 teams were split into two groups of 15. Each group would have nine games, allowing each team to play three times. At the end of

group play, the 10 teams with the most points would move on to the playoffs. The semi-finals featured two games, with each game consisting of five teams. The final two teams left afloat in each game would advance to the finale. After a long day on the water, teams Presentation Support, Nauti Boys, Boat-hemian Splash-sody and Slightly Wet played in the final game. In the end, Presentation Support was the last team afloat. “We had our team built already, so we came together when we heard about this event,” Darin French said of Presentation Support. “We had a great time.”

It was so cool being in the inaugural Water Battleship competition. I’m so excited for next year. Our training starts tomorrow. MOLLY CARPENTER Water Battleship Competitor After it was all said and done, the tournament lasted over four hours and had nearly 120 people come out to compete. The event won’t be available again until next winter, so mark it on your calendars now. “It was so cool being in the inaugural Water Battleship competition.” Molly Carpenter, a competitor at the event, said. “I’m so excited for next year. Our training starts tomorrow.”


OSU baseball 22-game home streak snapped

Beavers win series against Cal State Fullerton, OSU head coach Pat Casey ejected from game By MUNIR ZAREA Sports Contributor

AAR ON TR ASK | ORANGE ME DIA NE TWORK Junior pitcher Dylan Pearce pitches at Saturday’s game against California State University, Fullerton. OSU lost to Cal State Fullerton Friday 3-5, breaking OSU’s winning streak.

AAR ON TR ASK | ORANGE ME DIA NE TWORK Junior outfielder Steven Kwan slides into base. Kwan scored during Sunday’s game.

The Oregon State University Beavers fought hard against the California State University Fullerton Titans this Sunday. The Beavers came out with the win, bringing the series to a close, and winning two of the three games against the Titans. The Titans showed great promise at the start of the game when junior infielder Hank LoForte singled out to centerfield with two on base. This allowed sophomore infielder, Sahid Valenzuela, to run home, giving Fullerton the first run of the game, and the last of the inning. The Beavers, however, had an immediate response to this quick start, and notched in a blistering four runs. With the bases filled, the first came from junior outfielder Trevor Larnach’s smash, resulting a dropped fly from an infielder. Already on third at the hit, junior outfielder Steven Kwan ran home leveling out the score. Next up on the plate was senior infielder Michael Gretler. Gretler showed no mercy for the Titans, and singled to right side, racking up an RBI double. Outfielder and redshirt senior, Jack Anderson hit an almost perfect bunt inches away from the left field line. This assured the bases were filled and set up sophomore infield Tyler Malone, who was next up to bat. On the plate, Malone walked with all bases loaded, allowing Larnach to run home, and granting the Beavers a 4-1 lead. But this style of play didn’t seem to carry over, resulting in no runs from either team for two innings. It wasn’t until the third when junior infield Cadyn Grenier knocked one to the left. Sophomore infielder Andy Armstrong, already on third base, sprinted home, giving the Beavers one more run.

However, the Titans weren’t going to settle with the sizable lead the Beavers had. And in the top of the fifth, freshman first-baseman Jace Chamberlin singled past second with two bases loaded, allowing senior outfielder Chris Prescott and Valenzuela to run home. Battling against four-time NCAA tournament champions, the Beavers had a challenging time keeping up with the pace of the Titans. In the seventh inning, Chamberlin stepped up for the Titans and smashed one past centerfield to get Prescott the run home again. This closed the gap for the Titans with a score of 4-5. After this run, neither the beavers, nor the Titans made runs the rest of the game, so it was up to the Beavers to hold their ground and keep their lead. In the final inning with the Titans up to bat, LoForte hit a dinger to far right field. Goss Stadium went silent as the ball flew through the air, as this would level the score if it went out of the park. But Larnach stepped up at a crucial time for the Beavers, catching the fly ball just before it went out for a home run. The catch made the crowd go wild and sealing the game with a final score of 5-4 Beavers. Over the course of the three-game series against Cal State Fullerton, OSU was in for a tough battle, and they knew it. The Beavers started out rough with a loss on the first game against the Titans on Friday, but came back with a win on Saturday and Sunday. This brings their record to 15-1, ranking them near the top of the leaderboards. During the Friday game, head coach Pat Casey was ejected in the seventh inning for arguing with an umpire. Casey will be out for the next four games according to the NCAA. But even without their head coach, the Beavers still look strong.

AARON TRASK | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK Senior outfielder Jack Anderson steps up to bat in Goss Stadium. Anderson holds a .308 batting average for the 2018 season.



OSU enforces Clear Bag Policy

The Clear Bag Policy restricts size, types of bags at ticketed athletic events By JARRED BIERBRAUER, ANNA WEEKS Multimedia Reporter, Sports Chief

Fans will be forced to leave the backpacks and purses at home next game day in exchange for clear bags and small clutches. Oregon State University Athletics announced they are implementing a new policy requiring all attendees to use clear bags at ticketed sporting events starting with baseball games in 2018. According to the OSU Ticket Central Site,

approved bags include clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches; one gallon resealable plastic storage bags; and small clutch bags no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches (approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap). Steve Fenk serves as the associate athletic director of communications for OSU. “Clear bag policies are becoming industry standard for professional, college and other venues,” Fenk said. “Not only does the clear bag policy enhance security for fans and



participants, it speeds up security measures at entry gates, allowing fans quicker access to the stadium.” Each attendee is allowed one clear bag and one small clutch, which is still subject to be searched upon entry. Those requiring specific medical equipment will be subject to additional screening, according to the Beaver Ticket Central website. “A new policy always causes some confusion and frustration, but after just one week, Beaver Nation is becoming accustomed to the new policy that will be in effect at most of our venues,” Fenk said. “As the policy continues to be implemented it’s our goal to have our valued fans experience a streamlined entry process that will make attending an athletics event more enjoyable.” In addition, athletics created an approved items list, which includes blankets, empty water bottles, seat cushions without pockets, appropriate signs, service animals and more. Items not listed on the approved list will not be allowed entry into the stadium. Lieutenant Eric Judah of the OSU police believes OSU is taking a step in the right direction with this new safety precaution. “I believe the biggest pro is that the policy will improve public safety in the venue,” Judah said. “A con might be some minor inconvenience as fans get used to the policy. However, if a fan intends to violate the prohibited item list, they might be put out because they are being denied the ability to bring that item in.” Ryan Bucher is the associate athletic director for facilities and event management for OSU. “We’re trying to get on a national standard; most of the Pac-12 schools are already doing this,” Bucher said. “It’s about us just trying to

create some new policies to hopefully create a safer environment for our fans.” With ease and safety in mind, OSU’s Clear Bag Policy matches those of other universities across the country, including Pac-12 schools Stanford, University of California Los Angeles, Arizona State University, Colorado University, University of Southern California, University of Washington, University of Arizona and University of California Berkeley. This policy has also been seen at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championships and throughout National Football League stadiums. “I think that there’s investment all around,” Bucher said. “It will take some getting used to of our fans, we hope that a new policy of clear bags doesn’t scare people away. As long as people know that.” According to the OSU website, the Clear Bag Policy will not affect tailgating outside of the stadium in any sort of way. Approved bags can be purchased at the Beaver Bookstore on campus.

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SYD NEY WI SNER | ORANGE MED I A NETWORK The photo illustration depicts an example of approved items in a clear gallon sized bag acceptable for ticketed athletic events. The Clear Bag Policy was put into play beginning with baseball games.


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Opinion: Students fire back at gun regulations Activist march takes schools by storm By GENESIS HANSEN Columnist

A 19-yearold man, who purchased an AR-15 rifle without any legal or systematic prevention, took the lives of 17 students and teachers in the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14. Outraged and brimming with grief, high school students openly challenged government officials and members of society to become active against gun violence and prioritize regulation. With the help of social media The March For Our Lives movement reached all corners of the internet. March 24 is the national date for the march against gun violence. Held in Washington, D.C., students around the nation and the world are participating in this passion-driven movement. Grace Knutsen is a junior at Corvallis High School. Knutsen was in search of a march near Corvallis to participate in and when she couldn’t find one close enough to attend, she took the initiative and created one herself. “I was thinking, you know what? I can do that,” Knutsen said. Working with the leadership staff at Associated Students of Oregon State University, Knutsen found support, advice and strategies for executing her ideas for the movement. The March for Our Lives event will take place on March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a preevent gathering at 10 a.m. “This march shows that students are responsible, that we care for our safety and we will make really good leaders someday,” Knutsen said. According to Knutsen, Corvallis High School student body has been supportive of the event and a good amount of students have volunteered to help organize various march committees. Concerned for the students, teachers and faculty, Knutsen takes this movement with determination and demands change. “The moment your leaders start acting like children is when you see children acting like leaders,” Knutsen quoted from a popular saying currently circulating on social media. “Students aren’t going to stop until they are taken seriously.” Since representatives stand for us, as well as the non-student population, they should be held accountable for the tragedy their policies have created. Christopher Riddle is an associate professor

of philosophy at Utica College. Specializing in applied ethics, he’s been published in the scholarly journal titled, “Essays on Philosophy.” “I suggest that rights that involve more preference satisfaction, the right to own a gun for recreational purposes, should be trumped when at odds with rights that are intrinsically good, such as the right to bodily health and to be free from violent assault and bodily injury,” Riddle said. The philosophical approach to natural rights states that each person has the proper ability to act upon their self-interest, as well as protect their birthright to self-preservation of life and liberty. This right to liberty can only be activated without hindrance or impediment by others. Students are marching because their natural rights are being squashed and ignored. Legislatures and representatives are neglecting the most basic human rights that we have as individuals. “Common sense gun legislation doesn’t just protect students. It protects teachers and faculty as well,” Knutsen said. Jonathan Stoll is the director of Corvallis

Students aren’t going to stop until they are taken seriously. GRACE KNUTSEN March for Our Lives Walkout Organizer Corvallis High School community relations as well as the interim assistant dean of student life. His work relates to free speech, student activism and helps to protect students’ rights. “Politicians don’t generally cater to the interest of 18-to-24-year-olds because historically they don’t show up to the polls, but there is a silver lining and I think that we will see more political engagement,” Stoll said. “Our country is rooted in activism.” This march is about more than just gun regulation. It’s about acknowledging our rights as people, demanding equal value amongst citizens and protecting our future in this society. We must ban together whether that means marching, voting, writing to our representatives or making our stance known. “What makes us different isn’t our differences, but the differences that we can make,” Stoll said. Regardless of one’s political party, social standing or personal beliefs, this affects the safety and peace of mind of everyone and we should prioritize this as a people and as a government.

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Opinion: Why Spotify outplays Apple Music Spotify is the dominant music streaming services By Alex Jones Columnist

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Since its U.S. debut, Spotify has quickly become a smash hit in the music streaming industry and captured the hearts of music lovers worldwide. The savvy streaming service rapidly changed the way people listen to, discover and share music. Since 2015, Apple, which has been known as a mogul in the music industry, has continually tried to edge out Spotify with their own streaming service, Apple Music. David Pakman, former CEO of eMusic, spoke with CNN about the war between Spotify and Apple Music. “Spotify… had a great headstart and built a great product,” Pakman said. Spotify was founded by CEO, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006. The app officially launched in 2008 and was originally only available in Europe, until it was later brought to the U.S. in 2011. Spotify was the first music app of its kind and is still considered the pioneer of music streaming today. “For Spotify, we started off being a utility to play music and we’re now becoming an experience for every moment of your life,” Ek said in an interview with Bloomberg. Although Apple has made some serious strides in competing with the more experienced Spotify, it ultimately falls short for a variety of reasons. Spotify’s user interface far exceeds that of Apple Music’s on both mobile and desktop. Users want to, and should be able to, navigate their music with ease. That is exactly what Spotify’s well-organized, user-friendly interface has to offer. “One of the most precious commodities we have is our time. So if we make it convenient for people to do things, I think there’s a huge market in that for everything,” Ek said in an interview with CBS. According to Spotify, all 71 million of their subscribers have the ability to navigate over 35 million songs through a user-friendly navigation bar. Here, listeners can easily locate their music and their playlists, or they can venture off and find new music under the browse, search and radio tabs. These easy-to-access features are why many prefer Spotify over Apple Music. “I’ve just been using Spotify for a while, like back when it was lime-green and I just didn’t really care about Apple Music,” Ryan Moon, sophomore, said. Moon isn’t alone in his streaming preference. Nick Vega of Business Insider was a Spotify subscriber for two years but after switching to Apple Music, he was less than impressed. “When Apple Music first came out in summer 2015, I did the three-month free trial but I ditched the app after the first day because it was just a headache to use,” Vega said in a column last April. “Though the interface is now

much better than I remembered, there is still a learning curve. Unlike Spotify, which brings you to its home screen full of playlists and albums when you open the app, Apple Music starts you at your library. In my case, my library was empty, and I had to figure out how to fill it.” Under browse, Spotify has a Discover Weekly playlist made for users to help them find new music based off of what is already saved in their library. This discovery feature allows for a much quicker and easier library expansion than Apple Music has to offer. The Spotify team has done an impeccable job incorporating a plethora of features into a simple and effective interface. Trey Webb, sophomore, has been a Spotify subscriber for four years. “Spotify is the superior app for music,” Webb said. “The song selection is very easy.” Not only does Spotify allow you to continually discover new music through its fresh, accessible interface, but it also outshines Apple Music in

Spotify is the superior app for music. The song selection is very easy. TREY WEBB Sophomore terms of subscription offers. As for price, both services offer a single plan of $9.99 per month, family plan with up to six accounts for $14.99 a month and a student plan for $4.99 a month. With that being said, Spotify users don’t have to upgrade to a paid account plan unless they choose to. Whereas with Apple Music, users only get a three-month free trial and then have to keep paying in order to keep streaming. However, if a user does choose to pay for their music streaming, Spotify is the obvious choice when considering everything it has to offer, especially for students. Premium for students is only $4.99 per month and to top that sweet deal off, back in September 2017, Spotify teamed up with Hulu to offer students both apps for that same rate of $4.99. It doesn’t get much better than that for a college student, ballin’ on a budget. According to Webb, he thoroughly enjoys the Spotify and Hulu duo. “It’s fantastic, a real easy way to relax,” Webb said. At the end of the day, the methods in which people stream their music are entirely up to them. With that being said, they shouldn’t settle for less. Music lovers deserve the best in the industry, which is undoubtedly Spotify. Current Apple Music users may want to reconsider and make the switch to the king of streaming.


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You’re likely to be falling in love, enjoying a hot flirtation or considering having a mad affair. The moon is increasing your need for pure physical passion with somebody new. This may or may not be a good idea. You’ll have to sort it out.

As an easy-going Air sign, sometimes you allow others to walk all over you. You don’t like to pick fights, and it’s hard for you to stand up for yourself. But pushy Venus is forcing you to set some limits with someone in your personal life.

Taurus: April 20 - May 20 You’ll be interacting with someone who is more emotional or eccentric than you are. The moon is generating some intense exchanges with a friend, co-worker or neighbor. Or your romantic partner could be the one who is acting a little bit odd.

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Gemini: May 21 - June 21 Mercury, your planetary ruler, goes retrograde midweek. It’s time to slow down. If you’ve just started to date somebody, don’t rush into things. Allow things to unfold more gradually over the next three and a half weeks before making a big move.



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Leo: July 23 - Aug. 22 Your creative energies are strong right now, courtesy of imaginative Venus. Find a way to express yourself artistically or comedically. You have the ability to be a great performer or comedian when you really focus yourself. Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sept. 22 The moon is helping you see things super clearly. If you’ve been in and on-again, off-again relationship, you’ll be able to figure out the best path now. If you’re trying to make a judgment call at work, this will be easier.

Scorpio: Oct. 24- Nov. 21 Trust your psychic side this week. Neptune is enhancing your intuition. You could have a dream about something that comes true. Or you’ll pick up on a secret that your significant other has been attempting to hide from you. Listen to your instincts. Sagittarius: Nov. 22 - Dec. 21 You’re trying to sort through your feelings for a special friend. Maybe you don’t have a strong romantic attraction to this person, yet you really love him or her. Venus is helping you to acknowledge the truth and then act on it.

Capricorn: Dec. 22 - Jan.19 Mars will be in your sign for a while, and this will increase your confidence and resolve. It’s a great time to execute an attack or make a big move. Do something bold that will advance you in your personal or professional life. Aquarius: Jan. 20 - Feb. 18 Your partner is trying to take your relationship in one direction, and you’re not so sure that you’re on board. Venus is challenging you to communicate clearly with your partner, even if you need to agree to disagree about something. Pisces: Feb. 19 - March 20 It’s a good time to expand your social circtle. Jupiter is encouraging you to present yourself to strangers in various settings. Do some business networking and expand your client base. Attend parties, concerts, and other fun events.

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OSU gymnastics team defeats Michigan State, celebrates senior night

Oregon State University competes Friday, March 16 in the last regular season meet in Sacramento, Cal., before the Pac-12 Championship Saturday, March 24 in Tucson, Ariz. The Championship will be broadcasted on Pac-12 Networks.

SY DNEY WISNER | ORANGE ME DIA NE TWORK Freshman Kaitlyn Yanish competes in the all-around on Saturday, March 10 at Gill Coliseum. OSU defeated Michigan State 196.800-191.350 overall on Saturday.

SYD NEY WISNER | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK Sophomore Destinee Davis performs on the vault in the all-around event. Beavers are 6-3 overall for the 2017-2018 season.

SY D N EY WI SN E R | O RA N G E M E D I A N E T W O RK (ABOVE LEFT) Junior McKenna Signley performs a routine on the floor. Singley is an all-around gymnast for OSU. (ABOVE RIGHT) Junior Lacy Dagen competes on the balance beam during Saturday’s meet against Michigan State. Dagen also competes in the vault and uneven bars.


SYD NEY WISNER | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK The OSU gymnastics team crowds around seniors Dani Dessaints and Shireen Khamedoost. Dessaints competes in vault, uneven bars and balance beam. Khamedoost competes in vault and uneven bars.

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