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The Daily Barometer Editor-in-Chief Jaycee Kalama stands in front of the Memorial Union.

Letter from the Editor: We cannot celebrate 125 years of The Baro without addressing its oppressive past

Jaycee Kalama, Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2021

I feel privileged to be in the position I am in during such a big milestone for The Daily Barometer. While I am incredibly proud of the paper I am leading today and the great strides we have made to become...

The Daily Barometer Editor-in-Chief Jaycee Kalama stands in front of the Memorial Union.

Letter from the Editor: Why The Baro is printing monthly, new things to come

Jaycee Kalama, Editor-in-Chief
January 4, 2021

As you can probably already tell, this paper is not like our usual print issues. A lot has changed throughout the course of this pandemic, and The Daily Barometer is no exception. As the editor-in-chief...

This photo was taken on March 15, 2020. We Have Work To Do aims to raise awareness around campus with branded buttons and stickers. Their message is a reminder that there is still work to be done to support and uplift minoritized community members.

Letter from the Editor: The Baro must uplift minority voices, strengthen relationships, serve the community

Jaycee Kalama, Incoming Editor-in-Chief
September 7, 2020

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic and Oregon State University’s development of an in-house police force, news media—including The Daily Barometer—plays an overwhelmingly...

Several hundred protestors march through downtown Corvallis during the March for Black Lives on June 7, 2020. 

“Minimized, humiliated, unheard”: Protestors share experiences being Black in Corvallis, at OSU, call for change

Jaycee Kalama, News Editor
June 7, 2020

Correction: This article previously listed an incorrect date for Breonna Taylor's birthday. This mistake has been corrected.Hundreds of people gathered in the Corvallis, Ore. Central City Park on Sunday,...

Drone photograph of the Memorial Union Quad.

UPDATE: OSU transitions to online finals, classes where possible; student reactions mixed

Jaycee Kalama, News Editor | Max Hatala
March 11, 2020

Oregon State University announced Wednesday that it will conduct winter term finals remotely, and teach courses remotely during spring term until further notice, where possible. Faculty will be able to...

There are 13 creatures carved on this 800-year-old cedar tree totem pole, located in the Native American Longhouse, Eena Haws.

Indigenous people “will always be here”

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
October 14, 2019

Correction: This story has been edited to correct a statement attribute to Roman Cohen. On Tuesday, the Washington D.C. council voted in favor of the "Indigenous Peoples' Day Emergency Declaration Act...

Danielle Gerding plans to take a gap year before applying to graduate school.

2019 OSU graduates start new chapter

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
June 10, 2019

On June 15, 7,202 Oregon State University students will graduate at the 2019 Commencement ceremony. After graduation, students will move on to the next chapter in their lives. Whether that be a new job,...

Drone photograph of the Memorial Union Quad.

UPDATE: Vigilance advised after videos of women walking on OSU campus uploaded to porn site

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
June 6, 2019

This story was updated at 7:45 p.m.The Oregon State University Department of Public Safety issued an alert email shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday notifying students and community members that an individual...

Military and Veterans Resource Adviser and veteran, Willie Elfering, speaks during a memorial vigil on Friday, May 24. 

‘Freedom is not free’

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
May 28, 2019

Memorial Day, currently observed on the last Monday of May, is a day for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, and is a solemn, personal day for...


Native American sketch comedy group performs at OSU

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
May 20, 2019

For the first time in five years, comedy group 1491s came back to Oregon State University for a Native American comedy night, to perform a set on the realities Indigenous people face living in today’s...

OSU President Ed Ray

OSU Board of Trustees seeks student input for presidential search

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
May 13, 2019

Following Oregon State University President Ed Ray’s announcement that he will step down in June of 2020, when his five-year contract is completed, the Board of Trustees is seeking student input and...

Julie Koenig poses with Outstanding, a two-year old llama, one of the many llamas she brought to Pet Day 2019. According to Koenig, llamas don’t have different breeds, but they are classified by their wool classes. Outstanding’s wool class is medium heavy.

Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine hosts Pet Day

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
May 6, 2019

Created, staffed and organized by students, Oregon State University’s Pet Day is Carlson College’s way of interacting with the Corvallis community and continuing a legacy of public service of 32 years. Pet...


Spring Family Weekend provides opportunity to bring people together

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
April 29, 2019

The 2019 Spring Family Weekend, hosted this coming weekend by the Oregon State University Program Council, is a weekend dedicated to students and their families.Spring Family Weekend kicks off on Friday...

women of color

Womxn of color support group forms on campus

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
April 22, 2019

Counseling and Psychological Services and AYA, a resource group for women of color, are co-facilitating a new student support group called Womxn of Color. This bi-weekly drop-in group strives to provide...


Suicide prevention walk to be first of its kind for Oregon universities

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
April 22, 2019

Oregon State University is hosting Oregon’s first university campus walk in honor of suicide prevention and mental illness awareness on April 27 at the Student Experience Center Plaza. The OSU Out of...

dam chic

DAMchic: Gameday fashion ‘part of basketball culture’

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
April 15, 2019

Oregon State Men’s Basketball starting lineup members, Tres Tinkle and brothers, Ethan and Stephen Thompson Jr., have been known for their extra, yet effortless, gameday style. Being the few players...


Research teams awarded $10,000 each

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
April 15, 2019

On Oct. 11, the College of Science recognized and celebrated research and administrative excellence at its 2018 Fall Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony and reception.The college holds seasonal faculty and...

Akon and Jesse McCartney will perform at DAM JAM on May 31 at Reser Stadium. This will be the second year in a row that the outdoor music event will be hosted at Reser. 

Akon announced as DAM JAM headliner

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
April 12, 2019

Hip-hop artist and humanitarian, Akon, has been named as the headliner for DAM JAM, an annual concert hosted by OSU Program Council.After dedicating the past few years to his Lighting Africa campaign,...

OSU sophomore midfielder Albert Pedra dribbles the ball against two Concordia defenders.

Oregon State Men’s Soccer wins spring debut against Concordia

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
April 11, 2019

Oregon State Men’s Soccer opened its spring season with a win over Concordia at Reser Stadium on Thursday night, ending the game with a final score of 5-1.The Beavers, who recorded an overall record...


OSU students not included in bill banning measles vaccine exemption

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
April 1, 2019

With 74 currently reported cases from a measles outbreak in Washington and four in Oregon, Oregon legislature looks to ban non-medical vaccine exemptions for school children, although this would not affect...

Weatherford Hall

OSU to review admissions procedures following nationwide scandal

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
March 14, 2019

On March 12, U.S. federal prosecutors in Massachusetts revealed the indictments of 50 people involved in a national college admissions scam, prompting Oregon State University to take a closer look at its...

MU Rat

Rat found in Memorial Union bathroom

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
March 4, 2019

The discovery of a rodent in the Memorial Union and its subsequent removal from the building sparked a frenzy of Facebook posts and plenty of chuckles among the OSU community, especially after being named...


First-generation students forge their own path

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
February 25, 2019

President of Oregon State University, Ed Ray, youngest of three sons and first in his family to graduate from college, inspired his older brothers to get their degrees and now can inspire first-generation...

Beaver beyond a borders

Student athletes take a service trip to Dominican Republic

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
February 25, 2019

Beavers Without Borders is sending a group of student athletes to the Dominican Republic in June to learn about other countries and cultures overseas and interact and serve with people in a developing...


Ten dollar-store hacks and DIYs

Jaycee Kalama, Columnist
February 18, 2019

When you finally find a place you can call home, it is a good idea to decorate it and add your own personal touch. Adding personality to a space is an exercise carrying significance not only for the occupants,...

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Kalama: Choose your roommates wisely

Jaycee Kalama, Columnist
February 18, 2019

Right now is the time to start looking into housing situations for next school year, it’s also the perfect time to begin the search for roommates. Although it may seem like the best idea to room with...

Food acc.

Students desire more religious food accommodations throughout campus

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
February 4, 2019

Correction: The updated version of this article has been corrected to attribute a quote to Abby Cohen.Oregon State is a university that strongly emphasizes diversity. The dining halls on campus should...


OSU Portland Center opens

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
February 4, 2019

In late September of 2018, the OSU Portland Center launched operations, with a focus on hybrid-learning, aiming to create a hub of innovative education in the Portland area.OSU is expanding its well-established...


Preparing for snow

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
February 4, 2019

Those checking the weather forecast this past week may have seen on-and-off forecasts of snow in Corvallis, Ore. for the upcoming week and beyond. Though Oregon State University has yet to see snow this...


Sex offenders allowed to live near campus in highly-supervised residence complex

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
January 28, 2019

Last term, the Benton County Sheriff’s department tweeted an alert about a registered sex offender living on Monroe Avenue, just outside the Oregon State University campus, causing some concern in the...

Activist, arts educator and nationally-recognized spoken word poet Kavi Ade speaks at Oregon State Universitys Speaking Justice event. 

OSU community gathers for annual Speaking Justice event

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
January 24, 2019

Featuring spoken word poetry and song, Speaking Justice took place on Wednesday in the Memorial Union Lounge as performers sought to answer the question “What justice do you need to speak into the world?”Part...

Go Baby Go

Go Baby Go aims to improve lives of kids living with disabilities

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
January 7, 2019

Oregon State University is known as a leading research university, with a wide variety of different kinds of research conducted on campus. The Go Baby Go program is just one of the many  significant contributions...

Womens soccer

Big changes coming to OSU’s women’s soccer

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
January 7, 2019

Oregon State University’s women’s soccer program is getting a change of leadership as Matt Kagan has taken the position of head coach. Former head coach, Linus Rhode, will not be retained for the 2019...

Seasonal events

Seasonal events highlights Corvallis’ culture

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
November 19, 2018

Corvallis is a small town with big events coming up throughout November and December. Some of these events are related to upcoming holidays, while others are simply  engaging community events. Whether...

OSU Veterans

OSU helps veterans transition to college

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
November 13, 2018

In order to fight feelings of loneliness and alienation in student veterans, multiple organizations around campus are working to ease the transition from military life to college life.There are multiple...

Drag Show

Drag culture provides a chance to speak out

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
October 29, 2018

On Oct. 26, Rainbow Continuum put on the Fall Drag Show at the LaSells Stewart Center. Drag is the adoption of clothing and roles of another gender for the purposes of play, entertainment or eroticism....

Native American Longhouse Eena Haws

Native American Longhouse Eena Haws hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
October 8, 2018

What was once known as Columbus Day in Corvallis is now celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, as of Oct. 2017. Due to the activism of Native American students and staff, the holiday was changed on the...

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