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Graduates of Oregon State University’s Class of 2020 are finding themselves entering the job market amidst a global pandemic and an economic recession.

2020 graduates enter job market amidst pandemic, economic recession

July 8, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is a part of the 2020 graduation issue. Graduation is when a student completes their degree program, whereas, Commencement is an optional ceremony to celebrate graduating students. The...

Face mask-wearing marchers hold signs and chant during the June 7 March for Black Lives.

OSU student government aims to advance demands of Black students

June 24, 2020

The Associated Students of Oregon State University, OSU’s student government, are aiming to organize initiatives that uplift demands of the Black community, both on campus and statewide.Recently inaugurated...

Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center is located in Plageman Hall, Room 311. SARC provides survivors of sexual assault resources and options to assist them with their recovery process.

OSU offers student-fee funded resources for student advocacy

June 20, 2020

This article is a part of the START issue, a guide for all incoming Oregon State University students and their families going through START, which aims to help familiarize them with the campus, college...


OSU student leaders discuss racial injustice during virtual town hall

June 12, 2020

Oregon State University students held a virtual town hall meeting on June 10 to discuss racial injustice, the incoming in-house police force, and ways OSU can support Black students. The panelists included...

A screenshot taken June 2 of Oregon State Universitys fall term reopening plan—presented by Dan Larson, vice provost of Student Affairs, at a remote, open forum held by OSU administration—shows six initiatives to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus during fall term.

Fall term to include mandatory face-coverings, social distancing, other policy changes announced during forum

June 3, 2020

Oregon State University administration held a remote open forum on June 2 to field student questions on the reopening of campus in the fall and to explain anticipated policy changes regarding COVID-19. The...

The Weatherford residence hall on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus.

Update: Oregon State University outlines plan for fall term operations

May 30, 2020

Oregon State University administration has announced plans to hold fall term classes of 50 people or fewer in person and plans to continue the on-campus living requirement for freshmen. As Oregon is in...

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“On the front lines”: grocery workers help keep Corvallis fed during pandemic

May 13, 2020

Grocery workers in Corvallis and surrounding communities face potential viral exposure to themselves and families as their work keeps food available during the COVID-19 pandemic.Miles Eshaia, the communications...

The Associated Students of Oregon State University sign hangs in the ASOSU office.

Members of ASOSU advocate for voluntary pay decrease for OSU President Ed Ray

April 28, 2020

Several members of the Associated Students of Oregon State University, OSU’s student government, have proposed that OSU President Edward Ray take a voluntary pay decrease during spring term to help the...

Two Saferide vans parked outside of the Student Experience Center.

ASOSU’s SafeRide transportation service aims to better serve students with disabilities

April 27, 2020

Since SafeRide, the Associated Students of Oregon State University’s transportation service, implemented a staff training in order to better serve students with disabilities, staff have gained hands-on...

Second-year Ph.D student in robotics Alexandra Bacula types a code into a computer in the CHARISMA Research Lab, located in Graf Hall, to be translated into a language the robots located in the lab can understand and react to. This photo was taken on Feb. 10, 2020.

CHARISMA lab aims to study human-robot interaction through performance

April 4, 2020

Oregon State University computer science professor Heather Knight is the founder and director of the CHARISMA robotics laboratory, which aims to study how humans and robots interact through collaborative...

Associated Students of Oregon State University Speaker of the House Ian Walker speaks during the April 1 ASOSU Zoom meeting, where the House voted to lower student fees for spring term.

ASOSU passes unprecedented resolution to reduce spring term student fees due to COVID-19

April 2, 2020

As much of the campus has closed and classes are being offered remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Associated Students of Oregon State University, OSU’s student government, has passed an...

The Associated Students of Oregon State University sign hangs in the ASOSU office.

ASOSU aims to lower student fees, maintain employment during COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020

The Associated Students of Oregon State University, OSU’s student government, have been working with university administration to help maintain student employment and to lower student fees during the...

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First Alternative Co-op workers organize for hazard pay, seat at the table during coronavirus outbreak

March 28, 2020

Workers at the First Alternative Co-op are circulating a petition demanding job security and hazard benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.Employees at the South Town First Alternative, along with North...

Tristan Luther, a third-year in electrical and computer engineering, shows off the original ResiSTORE sign, previously known as the IEEE Store. Luther has been the volunteer manager since winter term 2019. 

The ResiSTORE: The power behind OSU’s underground electronics nonprofit

March 9, 2020

The ResiSTORE, a non-profit electronics shop located in the Dearborn Hall basement, recently celebrated a record-breaking week in sales, with over $400 made in a single week from items averaging about...

Vice President-elect Metzin Rodriguez, left, and Isabel Nuñez Pérez, president-elect, received the ASOSU 2020 Presidential Election results while standing outside of Rodriguezs class in Gilbert Hall. According to Rodriguez, the two screamed with excitement upon receiving the news. 

Nuñez Pérez, Rodriguez “very excited” for upcoming presidency

February 26, 2020

Isabel Nuñez Pérez and Metzin Rodriguez have been elected President and Vice President, respectively, of the Associated Students of Oregon State University. The results were released today, on Feb....

The Elections Committee meets in the ASOSU office in the Student Experience Center, to gather the results of the 2020 ASOSU elections and notify the winning candidates. ASOSU presidential candidates will not be notified, and the results of the presidential election will not be released to the public until on or after Mar. 3. 

ASOSU 2020 election results announced

February 21, 2020

The results of the 2020 Associated Students of Oregon State University election was announced on the evening of Feb. 21, 2020. The elected positions were the speaker of the House, Student Fee Committee...

Associated Students of Oregon State University Presidential Candidate Jack Hill, left, and Vice Presidential Candidate Gretchen Fujimura pose in front of the Memorial Union. 

Hill-Fujimura ASOSU presidential ticket appeal to avoid disqualification

February 21, 2020

Clarification: This story has been clarified to sooner indicate the nature of the incident which fell under major campaign violation rule four. The results of the Associated Students of Oregon State University...

Presidential candidates Jack Hill, left, Isabel Nuñez Pérez and Dylan Perfect stand in the Memorial Union Quad. The voting period will open at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, and will close on Feb. 21 at 9:59 p.m. 

ASOSU presidential election voting period begins Feb. 17

February 17, 2020

Correction: Orange Media Network Multimedia Contributor Jarred Bierbrauer’s name was initially spelt wrong. The Barometer regrets this error.Voting for the 2020 presidential election for the Associated...

Associated Students of Oregon State University Presidential Candidate Isabel Nuñez Pérez, left, and Vice Presidential Candidate Metzin Rodriguez make up one of three presidential tickets in the 2020 election. 

Isabel Nuñez Pérez, Metzin Rodriguez: ‘DAMunited’

February 10, 2020

Associated Students of Oregon State University Presidential Candidate Isabel Nuñez Pérez and Vice Presidential Candidate Metzin Rodriguez are running their campaign under the name “DAMunited,” on...

Dylan Perfect, left, and Emily Warren are running for Associated Students of Oregon State University president and vice president, respectively. 

Dylan Perfect, Emily Warren: ‘Your Voice Matters’

February 10, 2020

Associated Students of Oregon State University Presidential Candidate Dylan Perfect and Vice Presidential Candidate Emily Warren are campaigning under the slogan “Your Voice Matters,” on the pillars...

Associated Students of Oregon State University Presidential Candidate Jack Hill, left, and Vice Presidential Candidate Gretchen Fujimura pose in front of the Memorial Union. 

Jack Hill, Gretchen Fujimura: ‘CIA: Connect, Inspire, and Acknowledge’

February 10, 2020

Editor's note, Feb. 19, 2020: While Jack Hill was employed by The Daily Barometer at the time of print, he had not been an active staff member or produced content. He is no longer employed by The Daily...

Associated Students of Oregon State University Senator Nikolay Galtsev explains the climate emergency resolution in the ASOSU office in the Student Experience Center on Jan. 23, 2020. The resolution is aimed at signaling the student position on climate change and provides a one page, fact-based document that students can use as a tool to talk about climate change and lobby for campus action.

ASOSU passes climate emergency resolution aiming to foster student activism, hold OSU accountable

January 27, 2020

Correction: This story originally inaccurately described the Environmental Council, and did not provide enough context regarding the bill’s goals. The story has been updated. The Barometer regrets these...

Writer, director, rapper and speaker Boots Riley came to Corvallis on Friday night to talk about his film “Sorry to Bother You.” He spoke about capitalism, and how normal citizens can use their voice.

Artist Boots Riley speaks at 2020 MLK celebration, graduate union 20-year anniversary

January 27, 2020

The Oregon State University King Legacy Advisory Board and the Coalition of Graduate Employees invited the writer, director and activist Boots Riley to speak at their joint 2020 MLK Celebration and CGE’s20-year...

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Best of 2020: Corvallis live music venues

January 21, 2020

Editor's Note: Locals Live is produced by KBVR-TV, which is part of Orange Media Network. The Daily Barometer is also part of Orange Media Network. First place: Angry BeaverThe Angry Beaver polled highest...

McMenamins has two Corvallis locations, one in downtown and the other on Monroe Avenue. Both locations have space for sit down dining while the Monroe location offers pool and a space for tailgating before OSU football games. 

Best of 2020: Corvallis date locations

January 21, 2020

First place: Sky High BrewingSky High Brewing was voted the best date night location in Corvallis, Ore. for 2019. This combination restaurant-brewery is located in the heart of downtown on 106 NW Jackson...

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ASOSU, Athletics, Memorial Union recommended student fee levels fail

January 17, 2020

Editor’s note: The Daily Barometer is part of Student Experiences and Engagement, one of the eight student fee-funded units.Correction: This article previously misspelled Raven Waldron's name. Additionally,...

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Student Fee Committee suggests decrease in student fees for Athletics, Joint Session deliberates

January 16, 2020

The Associated Students of OSU Congress Joint Session was held in the MU Ballroom at 6 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2020, where the Student Fee Committee report was presented and discussed. As OSU’s student government...

ASOSU President, Rachel Josephson (left), and Kylie Boenisch, vice president of ASOSU (right),  stand together in front of the Memorial Union.

ASOSU election 2020 registration deadline set to Jan. 22

January 13, 2020

The Associated Students of Oregon State University is holding an election for open positions, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, Jan. 22 at midnight.ASOSU is OSU’s student government organization,...

In November, the Oregon State baseball team traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with President Donald Trump following their 2018 NCAA national championship win. 

Oregon State University Men’s Baseball Team wins 2018 National Championship, travels to Washington D.C.

January 6, 2020

Oregon State University’s 2018 men’s baseball team traveled to Washington D.C. on Nov. 22, 2019 to meet with President Donald Trump in a ceremony in honor of their success in the 2018 NCAA national...

OSU microbiologist Rebecca Vega-Thurber, Ph.D, and her team traveled the world for the making of “Saving Atlantis.”

“Saving Atlantis”: Oregon State Productions’ first feature -length film aims to show effect of coral reef loss on humans

December 2, 2019

Oregon State Productions, a multi-media production team aiming to communicate scientific research done at Oregon State University to the broader global community, recently released their first feature-length...

World-renowned flute player, Jan Reibach, has garnered dozens of awards, as well as a top 10 ranking in the global new age charts.

OSU professor aims to foster diversity, creativity through Native American flute

December 2, 2019

Jan Michael ‘Looking Wolf’ Reibach is a Native American musician who has had an internationally recognized career in Native Flute before becoming a professor at Oregon State University. Reibach is...

Audience members sit in on first CGE bargaining session in October. The next bargaining session will be held from 2-5 p.m. at the Westminster House on Dec. 6 and is open to the public.

Graduate employees continue negotiating with OSU administration

December 2, 2019

The Coalition of Graduate Employees at Oregon State University held their third bargaining session with university management at the Westminster House on Friday, Nov. 15, from 2-5 p.m. They have currently...

Ilya Kaminsky, a hard-of-hearing poet from the Soviet Union, reads his book, Deaf Republic, to the OSU community. 

Internationally recognized poet brings book, “Deaf Republic,” to OSU

November 16, 2019

Ilya Kaminsky is Russian-Jewish-American, and was born in 1977 in Odessa in the former Soviet Union, before moving to Rochester, New York in 1993. Kaminsky lost the majority of his hearing at the age of...

Smoke fills the air around Austin Mullin’s aunt, Susan Salkeld’s, home in California.

Wildfires are “scary stuff” for California-native students

November 4, 2019

As Oregon State University prepared for midterms and Halloween celebrations over the past weeks, many students’ families were endangered by the recent wave of wildfires across California. Wildfires...

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