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Decorated undergraduate caps at the 155th Commencement ceremony on Jun 15, 2024 in Corvallis, Oregon.

#Beavergrad, says Reser Stadium’s commencement banner

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
June 16, 2024

At 10:37 a.m., the procession leaders entered the stadium. What followed was a number of graduates never seen before at commencement. On Saturday, Oregon State University’s commencement ceremony,...

OSU College of Business giving AI innovation grants up to $5K

OSU College of Business giving AI innovation grants up to $5K

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
June 7, 2024

College x machina: Students may see an even greater (but more regulated) presence of AI in Oregon State University classrooms starting next fall. Inara Scott, senior associate dean with OSU’s College...

Stoles, tassels, and cords displayed at the Oregon State University Beaver Store on May 14, 2024.

Twists of graduation garb reflect unique experiences

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
June 3, 2024

Editor’s note: This article mentions Orange Media Network, which The Daily Barometer is a part of. On graduation days we wear black, but some college cliques get colors. In nicer language: commencement...

Ericka Rosen presents her research on the aggregating anemone at the Spring Poster Symposium, held at the Memorial Union on May 16.

OSU’s Spring Poster Symposium: What have students done this year?

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
May 22, 2024

“We’re fighting anemones,” said fourth-year zoology major Ericka Rosen. By that, she means making them fight each other—for science. Rosen gave her presentation on anemone research at Oregon...

Members from the Hui O Hawai’i club practice their dance routines on Feb. 12, 2022 in the Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws as they prepared for the Hō‘ike event that took place on April 16, 2022. Practice was held on weekends in the Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws for those who were participating in the event.

OSU Hawai‘i club to host massive cultural dinner and show

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
April 25, 2024

The Hui O Hawai‘i club at Oregon State University is hosting their 69th annual cultural celebration April 27 at the LaSells Stewart Center. The event will include dinner and a traditional dance Ho‘ike...

OSU justifies raising tuition and student fees for the 2024-2025 year

OSU justifies raising tuition and student fees for the 2024-2025 year

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
April 22, 2024

Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition and student fees for the next academic year on April 5 to battle increasing costs. Joe Page, a student member of OSU’s Universal...

A student studies in the grass near ILLC on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.

OSU green spaces mandated by city law

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
March 4, 2024

Thanks to decades of detailed planning, Oregon State University’s campus is particularly grassy, which you might have noticed but not fully appreciated. OSU’s land use plans stretch back to 1986,...

The construction side of the new Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts building on the OSU campus in Corvallis on Dec. 7. PRAx is part of Oregon States strategic development plan.

OSU adopts new strategic plan spanning next six years

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
January 23, 2024

“Oregon State University will become a university where every student graduates,” states OSU’s new strategic plan. Sean Nealon, director of news and research communications at OSU, said the goal...

Flooding in Corvallis during 2019.

How private and public facilities address flooding in Corvallis

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
January 3, 2024

The Trysting Tree Golf Club isn’t usually submerged in water from the Willamette River; nevertheless, boats floated through the club in 1996. Sean Arey, the general manager of the golf club located...

Local restaurants collaborate on new policies

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
November 13, 2023

Twenty-one local restaurants have joined the Greater Corvallis Restaurant Association, a business nonprofit started in April with the goal of improving communication between local policymakers and restaurateurs. Steven...

OSU hosts 3rd annual Part-Time Job Fair

OSU hosts 3rd annual Part-Time Job Fair

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
October 1, 2023

Twenty three employers will gather from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Experience Center Plaza on Wednesday for the 2023 Part-Time Job Fair. Oregon State University’s Part-time Job Fair was created...

A photo illustration depicts an argument between Avery Sinks (she/her;left) and Ella Caisey (she/her) over the dirty dishes in the sink on Sept. 3.

Roommates share advice on living in a shared space

Austin Thornton, News Contributor
September 25, 2023

The fire condemned her old house and almost killed her friend, she said, and the thing that started it was her roommate’s car battery, abandoned on the porch. Oregon State University Student Jessica...

Scammers Target Oregon State University Football Player’s Family

Scammers Target Oregon State University Football Player’s Family

Advancing technology is making scam calls more realistic; what can we do to stay safe?
Austin Thornton, News Contributor
September 6, 2023

Phone scammers targeted the father of Oregon State University football player Jake Overman while the two were on break in Orange County, California in June.  Gary Overman, the father, said the scammers...

Oregon State University Hosts 28th Annual Zimbabwean Festival

Oregon State University Hosts 28th Annual Zimbabwean Festival

Zimfest returns after 10 years with artists from all over the world to perform and host workshops
Austin Thornton, News Contributor
August 2, 2023

Zimbabwean culture and music are the features of this Thursday’s Zimfest, a three-and-a-half-day event featuring trained local artists and masters coming all the way from Zimbabwe.  According to...

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