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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

Audrey Saiz (she/her)

Audrey Saiz (she/her), Sports Editor (Spring)/Asst. Editor (Winter)

Third-year creative writing major, minoring in applied journalism and environmental science.

All content by Audrey Saiz (she/her)
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ASOSU passes resolution for OSU to divest from companies ‘involved in violations of Palestinian rights’

Editor’s note: Last names at the May 8 ASOSU senate meeting were not provided. Senators of the Associated Students of Oregon State University passed a resolution calling for OSU administrators to...

Addressing the crowd of supporters, Jen-Hsun Huang and Lori Huang speak on how the impact of the new Huang Collaborative Innovation Center will help students and staff in the development of new artificial intelligence technologies. The groundbreaking event for the beginning of construction happened on April 12 in the Kelley Engineering Center Plaza.

Huang complex breaks ground at OSU

Audrey Saiz, Sports Editor
April 12, 2024

What was once four parking lots at Oregon State University, will now house one of the world’s biggest supercomputers in OSU’s newest complex to come in 2026. From a donation from Jen-Hsun Huang, Founder...

Damien Martinez raises his helmet in celebration after the Beavers victory over Florida in the Las Vegas Bowl at Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 18, 2022. The Beavers outscored the Gators 30-3.

Martinez to enter transfer portal

Audrey Saiz, Sports Editor
April 10, 2024

Oregon State University star running back Damien Martinez intends to enter the transfer portal, according to a statement he posted on Instagram and X Wednesday morning. Martinez, a 6-foot junior, played...

Head coach Scott Rueck speaks to the team during a timeout in OSU’s game against University of Southern California in Gill Coliseum on February 18, 2024.

Beaver basketball lets go of key players in transfer portal

Audrey Saiz and Maggie Akins
April 3, 2024

Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original posting. Update (April 11, 12:10 p.m. PST): Timea Gardiner and Adlee Blacklock have both entered the portal according to their Instagrams. Update...

Talia Von Oelhoffen shoots a free throw from a technical foul against the University of Arizona at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Jan. 12.

Oregon State Women’s Basketball falls in Elite 8

Audrey Saiz, Sports Editor
March 31, 2024

No. 3 Oregon State University faced No. 1 University of South Carolina in the Elite 8 in Albany, New York on March 31, falling 70-58 after a tough battle. In the first half, South Carolina showed their...

ASOSU 2024 President and Vice President elect, Audrey Schlotter and Zach Kowash. Contributed by Schlotter and Kowash.

Schlotter, Kowash triumph among 2024 ASOSU positions announced

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include quotes from Audrey Schlotter and Zach Kowash. Oregon State University’s student body has elected Audrey Schlotter as president of the Associated...

Wiley Thompson pictured walking through the Corvallis Central Park on Thur, Feb. 1, 2023. The OSU extension service works on a variety of projects, including the OSU master gardener program; OSU master gardeners then engage in projects such as much of the landscaping in the Corvallis Central Park.

OSU Extension boosts Oregon’s youth engagement

Audrey Saiz, Senior Reporter
February 14, 2024

Tayleur Baker, a first-year communications major at Oregon State University spent her summer before college interning in the Harney County OSU Extension and Engagement office, near her hometown of Bend,...

Park rowing at U23 tournament, photo by USRowing

OSU Rower turned U23 gold medalist looks ahead to spring season

Audrey Saiz, Assistant Sports Editor
February 6, 2024

Early mornings bring around coffee shop attendees, dog owners out strolling before work and unlucky students with 8 a.m. classes.  Others are sleeping soundly in bed and others are working out in Dixon...

Max Nocack, Ethan Lame and Phoebe Andromeda set up a telescope on Weniger Hall roof.

Learning the night sky: Astronomy Club makes space accessible at OSU

Audrey Saiz, Senior Reporter
February 5, 2024

As a freshman in 2021, Max Novack tried out his fair share of clubs to put out feelers on campus to see where he fit. Now, he is the vice president of the Astronomy Club, and helps put on events like telescope...

ASOSU president elect Carissa O’Donnell and vice president elect Dakota Canzano, talk with The Barometer in the Student Experience Center on Feb. 23.

ASOSU President, Vice President “bridge the gap” into new year

Audrey Saiz, Senior Reporter
January 23, 2024

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct the dates of "Empowerment Hour," which will occur this year, and the "Out of the Darkness Walk" which will occur in April 2024.  In the span of...

Sophia Esposito competes on beam at the Oregon State University v. Brown gymnastics meet at Gill Coliseum on January 21, 2024. She scored a 9.900.

OSU gymnastics takes win vs Brown at Gill Coliseum

Audrey Saiz, Assistant Sports Editor
January 21, 2024

Sophia Esposito and Ellie Weaver debuted in their first home gymnastics meet with a 9.900 and 9.975 on beam. Weaver competed her first time on beam for OSU, earning her some of the loudest cheers of...

OMN Creative Team

Student Fee Committee to kick off deliberations this week

Audrey Saiz, Senior Reporter
January 17, 2024

Disclaimer: Orange Media Network is a part of Student Experiences and Engagement and will be participating in these meetings as an organization.  Correction: The previous version of the story included...

Julia Rosen in Greenland in 2015.

OSU alumna finds success in scientific journalism

Audrey Saiz, Senior Reporter
January 9, 2024

What first began as studying Alaskan glaciers in McCarthy and Wrangell, and lake sediments in the Andes, soon turned into a fascination with the environment and climate for Julia Rosen. After completing...

A sculpture installation aptly named Emeritus, created by artist John Grade hangs between the Sequoia trees at the Memorial Union quad at Oregon State University on November 6, 2022 in Corvallis, Ore.
According to Grade, the sculpture is inspired by the form of an ancient tree and is composed of thousands of resin pine cones.

Where art intersects science: OSU sculpture ‘Emeritus’ moves to its new home

Katie Livermore and Audrey Saiz
December 12, 2023

A composite of ecosystem and art, the sequoia sculpture “Emeritus” has lived on Oregon State University’s campus for the last 14 months in the Memorial Union Quad. This week, Emeritus has reached...

Benny the Beaver (left; 2001) and Puddles the Duck (2009)


Benny and Puddles to meet one last time

Audrey Saiz, Sports Contributor
November 16, 2023

A sea of orange cowboy hats carried a crowd surfing Benny in a celebratory crowd field storm nearly one year ago at Reser Stadium when the Beavers beat the Ducks 38-34 in thrilling comeback fashion.  The...

Willamette Writers on the River meet for their monthly meeting to discuss wordplay’s role within writing in Avery Park in Corvallis on June 26, 2023.

Finding community in digital age of writing

Audrey Saiz, News Contributor
October 31, 2023

For some, writing is a task done in solitude at a desk with a cup of coffee nearby.  More often than not, however, it is done with a community of writers standing by to read, advise, edit and support...

Marigold Center for contemplative practice opens in downtown Corvallis

Marigold Center for contemplative practice opens in downtown Corvallis

Audrey Saiz, News Contributor
October 31, 2023

Being an undergraduate student involves lots of dedication, homework and balancing work and social lives. It can be stressful, there is no doubt about that. The Contemplative Studies Initiative at Oregon...

McKenna Martinez (#19) fends off a University of Washington defender in their 0-0 draw on Sunday Oct. 29 at Paul Lorenz Field.

Oregon State women’s soccer draws with Washington

Audrey Saiz, Sports Writer
October 29, 2023

Puppy owners and Beaver fans flooded Paul Lorenz stadium Sunday afternoon as Oregon State University women’s soccer and Washington closed their match with a score of 0-0 during the annual Pups at the...

Annual Beaver Community Fair planned for Friday

Annual Beaver Community Fair planned for Friday

Audrey Saiz, News Contributor
October 4, 2023

Fall term has once again arrived at Oregon State University, bringing along rare sunny days and an annual fair bringing the OSU community together. On Friday, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m., the Beaver...

Construction of the new graduate student residence hall on the corner of 11th and Madison, pictured on August 11, 2023. The project, slated to be complete for the beginning of the 2024 school year, is well underway.

Residence hall construction sparks worry for graduate students

Audrey Saiz, News Contributor
October 2, 2023

There are currently 16 dorms on the Oregon State University campus, and only a few of them are dedicated to upperclassmen. Tebeau Hall, the newest dorm at OSU, was built in 2014. Since then, enrollment...

President of OSU Jayathi Murthy takes a moment to appreciate the view of Reser Stadium from an exam room during a tour of the new Health center located on the southwest side of campus on May 23. At its closest point, the new center is only 12 inches from Reser Stadium.

Hearing for PAC-12 realignment sees impact on student-athletes and community

Audrey Saiz, Sports Writer
September 29, 2023

As a gold medal winner at the U23 World Championships V8 in Bulgaria, Evan Park of the Women’s Rowing team is left wondering if she can afford–mentally and financially–to return for a final season...

Oregon State Vice President and Athletic Director Scott Barnes speaks to the media about the newly constructed west side of Reser Stadium on August 8, 2023.

President Murthy and Vice President Barnes ensure financial transparency in light of Pac-12 departures

Audrey Saiz, Sports Writer
September 27, 2023

Oregon State University President Murthy and Vice President Barnes released a statement regarding the Pac-12 on Tuesday morning.  On the whole, the statement focused on OSU’s commitment to its students...

A lone bike wheel locked to a bike rack on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis on Aug. 27.

Students and campus safety recommend actions to prevent bike theft

Audrey Saiz, News Contributor
September 25, 2023

Lonely tires, tireless bike frames, broken locks and clipped chains are a common sight outside of campus dorms, according to Oregon State University students. Students often leave their bikes chained outside...

In a photo illustration, fourth-year new media communications Major Allen Bernard checks the travel distance from Corvallis to his hometown of Lubbock, Texas on Aug. 28. Travelers driving home for the Thanksgiving holiday should be prepared for icy conditions.

The realities of going to college out-of-state

Audrey Saiz, Columnist
September 25, 2023

The student population of Oregon State University itself is over three times larger than my hometown, a tiny island in Southeast Alaska. But my main concern arriving here was not finances, storage units,...

McKenna Martinez (left) and Stanfords Amy Sayer (right) face off in a match at Paul Lorenz Field on October 23rd 2022. Martinez scored a goal Oregon States 3-2 win over UC Irvine.

Oregon State women’s soccer secures a 3-2 victory over UC Irvine

Audrey Saiz, Sports Contributor
September 7, 2023

The Oregon State University women’s soccer team defeated UC Irvine 3-2 at Paul Lorenz field on Thursday evening.  The last time OSU played UC Irvine was in the 2021 season, prior to Irvine’s NCAA...

Oregon State University (OSU) women’s soccer player, Megin Turi, and University of Southern California (USC) women’s soccer player, Jaelyn Eisenhart, intensely sprint towards the ball on Sept. 29, 2022. OSU’s women’s soccer put up six shots in the first half against the Portland Pilots.

Oregon State women’s soccer draws Portland Pilots on own goal

Audrey Saiz, Sports Contributor
September 3, 2023

The Oregon State women’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against the University of Portland Pilots at Paul Lorenz Field on Sunday evening.  The last matchup between both schools was back in 2020,...

OHA suggests smoke protection methods during wildfire season

OHA suggests smoke protection methods during wildfire season

Audrey Saiz, News Contributor
August 28, 2023

Wildfire smoke affects Corvallis residents every summer, and as such, experts say knowing how to protect against poor air quality is of utmost importance. Limiting outdoor activities is the easiest...

PAC-12 champ Fetherstonhaugh looks to carry momentum into upcoming seasons

PAC-12 champ Fetherstonhaugh looks to carry momentum into upcoming seasons

Audrey Saiz, Sports Contributor
August 21, 2023

Grace Fetherstonhaugh continues to excel in her college running career. She left the PAC-12 championship with not one title, but two PAC-12 wins–a first for Oregon State University. In fact, one PAC-12...

(#37) infielder Travis Bazzana smiles in the Corvallis Regional championship game vs Vanderbilt on June 6, 2022, at Goss Stadium. The Beavers secured a 7-6 victory over Vanderbilt.

OSU’s Bazzana makes waves as a Commodore

Audrey Saiz, Sports Contributor
August 7, 2023

Nearly 8,000 miles away from home Travis Bazzana has made a name for himself in the US college baseball world. As an Australian player who sought out college baseball in the US, he has become the face...

Someone walking through campus, in front of the closed Memorial Union Quad on July 25, in Corvallis. The grass in the Quad has been shaved down, and grass seeded.

Memorial Union Quad under construction through rest of summer

Audrey Saiz, News Contributor
July 26, 2023

With classes, summer jobs, and START orientations underway, students and staff are left without the center stone of campus–the Memorial Union Quad. Earlier this month, MU staff announced that a construction...

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