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Paige Orals on May 24, a second year student at Oregon State University works in Dixon Recreation Center. She is one of many employees who will get a boost to a 15$ wage this July.

Social Addendum: I’m getting a raise and you deserve one too

June 6, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Oregon’s minimum wage will increase to $13.50 an hour...

Third-year chemical engineering major, Nicholas Dominic (back), and third-year marketing major, Juan Diego, make sandwiches on April 19 at the Arnold Dining center. Oregon State University is one of the biggest employers of students in Corvallis.

Social Addendum: Record low unemployment doesn’t have to be such an important headline

May 2, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. At 2.6% in February, Benton County has the lowest unemployment...

Members of the Basic Needs Center Food Pantry Noelle Galardi (Left), Tina Hanby and Katlyn Varney prepare grocery bags for pickup on Feb. 17 at Champinefu Lodge. The HSRC provides students with resources who may be struggling with food or housing insecurity. From OMN Archives.

Social Addendum: Stigma surrounding food insecurity is keeping students from receiving basic food needs

April 29, 2022

Correction: A graf stating an opinion of the writer has been taken out of the article due to being an unsubstantiated accusation. The Barometer regrets this error. Editor’s Note: This column does...

A free tampon and pad dispenser can be seen in s single user restroom on the first floor of Waldo on Jan. 14. OSU is starting to install free tampon and pad dispensers across campus due to the Oregon Menstrual Dignity Act.

Social Addendum: Dispensing facts about the need for accessible periods products in all OSU restrooms

March 8, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. The new period product dispensers on Oregon State University’s...

This illustration highlights aspects of deforestation, drainage concerns and loss of access. An upcoming public hearing about land use on Jan. 19 is an opportunity to address environmental and access concerns in relation to a proposed housing development in Corvallis, Ore.

Social Addendum: Annexation will become exclusion in Timberhill neighborhood of Corvallis

January 14, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. In the Timberhill area north of Corvallis, Ore. is a 41-acre...

A view of the sunset on Oct. 10 framed by Finley Hall, Weatherford, the intramural fields and
mountains. On Nov. 7, clocks will go back one hour for daylight saving time.

Castles: Daylight saving time is outdated

November 1, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. You may be looking forward to Nov. 7 for the biannual...

Even with classes back in person, parts of Oregon State Universitys Corvallis, Ore. campus are still under construction as of Oct. 7. Many of these construction projects are being done in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.

Castles: Campus construction is a reminder to prioritize sustainable development

October 12, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. If you walk around Oregon State University’s Corvallis,...

An illustration of a menstrual product disposal bin overflowing in a public bathroom. Gilbert Hall Addition—a building at Oregon State Universitys Corvallis campus—has had several issues with accessible disposal of menstrual products, according to fourth-year chemistry student Sarah Gernhart. 

Castles: Sanitary product receptacles are a public health necessity

August 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.When you walk into Gilbert Hall on Oregon State University’s...

Photo illustration of incoming Freshman Brontë McKinnis using a laptop in her home town of Portland, Ore. After an all remote START experience, Brontë plans to pursue a degree in Engineering at OSU. 

Castles: Here comes the START of a new school year

August 2, 2021

In the past, START included a night spent in a dorm room, exploration around campus, and the ability to connect with others who are also starting in the fall. These activities have been lost and replaced...

Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension fire specialist, meets with partners to discuss strategies for wildfire management. Temperatures increasing on a yearly basis bring worry to Oregon wildfire departments and naturalists statewide.

Castles: Preparedness is key to an early wildfire season

July 6, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.Around Labor Day of 2020, Oregonians began to wake up in an...

This illustration shows three Oregon State Graduates celebrating commencement. They are shown against an orange background to represent the ambiguity in what/how graduates are celebrating this year.

Castles: The significance of graduation is still there, even if the celebration is not

June 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.As I am writing this, I am on my way back from visiting my...

This illustration depicts a family living at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here, there is a student on their laptop taking classes online while their family members are doing other activities at home. 

Castles: Students can find new normal living with family

May 3, 2021

Oregon State University students living on campus last school year were faced with difficult decisions about whether to stay in the dorms amidst a global pandemic, or move home with family and be far from...

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