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Delaney Shea

Letter from the Editor: To move forward from here, roll back the ego

Delaney Shea, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief
September 7, 2020

Finding and reporting the truth isn't easy. Neither is reading, processing and understanding the truth. It's generally not quick and snappy and you don't always come away feeling triumphant. More on that...

Pam Holdorf

Pam Holdorf: Enduring COVID-19 in a homeless shelter

Delaney Shea, News Contributor
August 21, 2020

This Q&A is the nineteenth in a 19-part series, "19 COVID-19 Stories," updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, diving into the unique perspectives of the Corvallis community as they face COVID-19...

Shreyans Khunteta

Shreyans Khunteta: Organizing a web of community support

Delaney Shea, News Contributor
August 14, 2020

This Q&A is the eighteenth in a 19-part series, "19 COVID-19 Stories," updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, diving into the unique perspectives of the Corvallis community as they face COVID-19...

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Letter from the Editor: No March 30 print edition, but online presence will elevate

Delaney Shea, Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2020

It's difficult to believe that just a few weeks ago, Oregon State University students were merely encouraged to pay extra attention to hygiene and educate themselves about a novel strain of coronavirus...

Tables in the Memorial Union have been spread farther apart than normal to accommodate for the recommended practice of social distancing, as a COVID-19 outbreak spreads across America. 

UPDATE: Spring classes move fully online as campus stays open, OSU aims to ensure seniors’ timely graduation

Delaney Shea, Editor-in-Chief
March 19, 2020

Update, March 23, 2020: This article has been updated to include statements from Associate Provost and University Registrar Rebecca Mathern regarding academic adjustments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring...

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Letter from the Editor: Clarifying ASOSU presidential candidate Jack Hill’s affiliation with The Daily Barometer

Delaney Shea, Editor-in-Chief
February 19, 2020

While voting in the Associated Students of Oregon State University elections (as I hope you're planning to do, as well), two statements caused me concern, for a couple of reasons. I would like to set the...

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Letter from the Editor: Baro aims to provide steadfast local news with city editor position

Delaney Shea, Editor-in-Chief
January 28, 2020

News seeks the truth and reports it, serves the public as both a watchdog and a record of history and tells stories of community conflicts and triumphs.With these values in mind, we recently created and...

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Letter from the Editor: You’re our watchdog

Delaney Shea, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2019

It is my understanding there are some of you who are concerned about or frustrated by The Baro’s coverage of Genesis Hansen’s arrest and ensuing events. I will explain our publishing process and why...

Genesis Hansen arrest

Charges from controversial arrest of student dropped

Delaney Shea, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2019

Charges of interfering with a peace officer and resisting arrest have been dropped against Oregon State University student Genesis Hansen, following review of police body cam footage by Benton County District...

Drone photograph of the Memorial Union Quad.

OSU responds to student’s arrest by Oregon State Police, in which some say excessive force was used

Delaney Shea, Editor-in-Chief
October 15, 2019

Oregon State University has released a statement regarding the recent arrest of a student in which the Oregon State Police used what some are calling excessive force.OSP contracts with OSU to provide traffic...

Genesis Hansen arrest

Community members push for police answers after Oregon State University student arrested, thrown to ground

Delaney Shea, Editor-in-Chief and Vada Shelby
October 14, 2019

Updated: Monday, Oct. 21 at 6 a.m. Original story, including witness videos, below.Editor’s note: Genesis Hansen is employed as a columnist with Orange Media Network. The Daily Barometer is a part of...

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Letter from the Editor: News media drops ball on trust

Delaney Shea, Incoming Editor-in-Chief
June 10, 2019

Growth occurs when the pain of staying still outweighs the pain of change, goes a common saying. Acknowledging the breakdown in communication between journalists and our readers, viewers and listeners...

Students march from Community Hall to Bexell Hall and back on Thursday, May 2, calling for increased support for the university’s music program.

Students demand improved music program

Delaney Shea, News Editor and Nyjah Gobert
May 6, 2019

Students marched from Community Hall to Bexell Hall last Thursday to advocate for increased resources and transparency regarding funding decisions on behalf of the Music Department of Oregon State University.Fliers...

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Ayla Bussel, Leif Larsen: Beavers together

Delaney Shea, News Editor
February 11, 2019

Candidates Ayla Bussel and Leif Larsen, running for Associated Students of Oregon State University president and vice president respectively under the slogan “Beavers Together,” have a platform based...


ASOSU election sees solely female presidential candidates

Delaney Shea, News Editor
February 4, 2019

Monday marks the first day of campaigning in the Associated Students of Oregon State University election, and the first election in ASOSU Faculty Adviser Drew Desilet’s time in his position that all...

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Friday deadline for ASOSU candidacy applications approaches

Delaney Shea, News Editor
January 16, 2019

Ending Friday, the application window to run for an Associated Students of Oregon State University position is rapidly drawing to a close.The deadline to file for candidacy for any elected ASOSU position...


Corvallis Jewish community resolute in spite of recent Pittsburgh shooting

Delaney Shea, News Editor
October 31, 2018

Grieving the shooting of a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, a Corvallis rabbi and student, now focused on anti-Semitism’s reach, encourage community solidarity.The shooting on Saturday caused the Jewish...

Jordan Pace

State dismisses rape charge against former OSU football player, cites insufficient evidence

Delaney Shea, News Editor and Joe Wolf
October 10, 2018

Editor's Note: A previous edition of this article was formatted in a way that may have led readers to believe that the texts served on October 1 by the defense were the main reason the case was dismissed,...

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OSU student in rape case dismisses lawsuit against university

Delaney Shea, News Editor
September 28, 2018

An Oregon State student claiming the university discriminated and retaliated against her after reporting being raped by a former OSU football player has filed to dismiss the case after both parties reached...

ASOSU senators convene at the 78th ASOSU Senate, held on Tuesday in the Memorial Union room 109.

Over 1,800 students registered to vote since Sept. 16

Delaney Shea, News Editor
September 26, 2018

During the Associated Students of Oregon State University Senate meeting on Tuesday, it was announced that over 1,800 students have been registered to vote through a joint effort between the student government...

The front doors of the Office of Student Life sit under a brick arch on the west side of Snell Hall. This program is dedicated to helping OSU students succeed in development and education.

Sexual assault alerts, education reaches students via timely warnings

Delaney Shea, News Reporter
July 16, 2018

There were 14 reported sexual assaults on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus in 2016, according to the 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. A study by the Association of American Universities...

Located on the fourth floor of the Learning Innovation Center is the main office of The Honors College where students can meet with their advisors.

OSU offers resources to make Honors College more accessible

Delaney Shea, News Reporter
June 25, 2018

Students struggle to manage Honors College expectationsFor many students, college can be a scramble to compile an impressive resume, glowing recommendations and high-impact experiences as they work toward...

OSU sexual assault survivors feel unsupported in university reporting process

OSU sexual assault survivors feel unsupported in university reporting process

Delaney Shea, News Reporter
June 11, 2018

Editor’s Note: The following article discusses sexual assault. The article uses anonymous sources who have decided to share their experiences. The anonymous survivors felt motivated to speak to The Barometer...

OSU suicide prevention coordinator Jim Gouveia working at his standing desk. Gouveia believes that finding balance and being true to oneself are beneficial to one’s mental health.

Shea: Be mindful discussing mental illness

Delaney Shea, Columnist
May 21, 2018

Connecting with individuals who grapple with mental illness can be difficult. The fear of not saying enough, compounded by the fear of saying too much, can be stressful. Ultimately, what people need is...

Shea: Ignorance of current genocides resembles Holocaust

Delaney Shea, Columnist
May 7, 2018

In 1942, American media officially broke the news of the mass murder of Jews taking place. The number was ticking up. In 2018, one can type into Google, “How many genocides are going on right now?”...

Chalking done by SUPER is shown in the Student Experience Center Plaza. The chalking took place Wednesday, April 18.

Removal of pro-Palestinian chalking violates students’ free speech

Delaney Shea, Reporter
April 24, 2018

University admits mistake, plans to train staff furtherFor Oregon State University students, the way to have one’s voice float up to hundreds or thousands of students per day is to chalk words and pictures...

Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights - OSU staged a die-in protest during the Israel Block Party in the SEC plaza this afternoon. The group had a banner that said, Free Palestine.

Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt event celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary as a modern state

Delaney Shea
April 19, 2018

Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights - OSU staged a die-in protest during the Israel Block Party in the SEC plaza this afternoon. The group had a banner that said, "Free Palestine."

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Shea: Brexit provides mirror for America

Delaney Shea, Columnist
April 16, 2018

Belligerent nationalism begets global exclusion.Much to the amusement of Europeans, many Americans do not know that Wales, in Great Britain, is a country in its own right. Somewhat less amusingly, many...

The map depicts the location of Germany on a globe. Germans have the right to free speech, yet they also curtail ideologies for speech and symbols representing hate toward a specific group.

Shea: Free speech serves a purpose

Delaney Shea, Columnist
March 5, 2018

Germany’s laws limiting public hate speech, free speech in U.S.Last Halloween, I tried reasoning with a guy standing outside a lively pub in Cork, Ireland, dressed as Hitler and reveling in attention....

Bailey Reynolds, second-year biology major, compares peanut butter brands at Cascadia Market. Resources available to measure products’ impacts are located on the packaging.

Shea: Ethical consumerism requires research, big-picture thinking

Delaney Shea, Columnist
February 19, 2018

Altering food-purchasing habits can have positive effects, conscious choices.For many people, college students especially, the power of a dollar can be a burden. Students want to have not only plenty of...


Shea: Gun control proposes controversial discussions

Delaney Shea, Columnist
February 5, 2018

About 60 percent of Americans want stricter gun laws in U.S., according to a Gallup poll.Gun control. Arguably one of the most controversial topics currently dividing America. Most of the arguments, for...

OSU fourth-year Sara Heitzhausen stands in front of the Swiss Alps. Heitzhausen spent fall term 2017 studying abroad in Cork, Ireland through the IE3 Global Program. 

Shea: Study abroad provides learning experience

Delaney Shea, Columnist
January 22, 2018

Students who study abroad step out of comfort zone, face new challenges.Almost every college student has seen cool study abroad photos on Facebook, something like a dusky and dramatic photo of someone...

Ane Dahlen poses on the coast of Ireland. Dahlen is an exchange student from Norway studying at the University College Cork and reflects on Norway’s homelessness population and policies.

Shea: Strategies to aid homelessness, views on taxes differ between countries

Delaney Shea, Columnist
November 27, 2017

Ireland faces similar homelessness problems to U.S., Norway takes different approach.I feel overwhelmingly guilty every single time I walk past a homeless person sleeping outside in the rain or asking...

Julie Kjær is a foreign exchange student from Denmark, currently studying at the College of Cork. According to Kjaer, Trump is capitalizing on the fear of the public. 

Shea: American polarization is highly visible abroad

Delaney Shea, Columnist
October 23, 2017

Abroad perspectives provide clarity on how other countries view American politics and surrounding issues.I often think about how blessed I am to have grown up in America, a country that prides itself...

Delaney Shea is a second-year studying pre-engineering. This fall, her column will focus on social justice and politics, while she is studying abroad in Ireland.

Shea: Céad míle fáilte

Delaney Shea, Columnist
September 15, 2017

Hello, all the way from Ireland, where I am currently studying abroad for a semester at University College Cork!During fall term, I am excited to share with Corvallis my columns on international perspectives...

Graduating seniors reflect as the end approaches

Delaney Shea, News Contributor
June 12, 2017

It’s amazing how time can enrich perspectives. People’s worldviews are constantly evolving as they are exposed to new ways of thinking, which allow them to view the actions of others, and themselves,...

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