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Godson Ehiemere, an Oregon State University international student and industrial engineering graduate, in front of the International Living-Learning Center on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. After graduating, Ehiemere plans on moving to Portland, Ore. to begin a position at a manufacturing company. 

International student graduates find ‘home is nowhere and everywhere at once’

June 7, 2021

Oregon State University graduate student Godson Ehiemere is graduating with a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering this June, and he is one of many international students who will be graduating...

On a gloomy Thursday afternoon on Feb. 11, Highway 126 still shows damage from the Holiday Farm Fire. The Holiday Farm Fire was reported to have started on Sep. 7, 2020, and was estimated to be contained on Oct. 29, 2020.

Oregon’s parks and recreation resources prepare for wildfires this summer

May 14, 2021

Recreational and forestry resources prepare and advise Oregon residents about wildfires that could take place this upcoming summer after the fires that affected areas around the state last year.Corvallis...

First-year Honors College student Shrey Sharma outside of his dorm, West Hall, on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. Connecting with faculty and other students has proven difficult during a virtual first year of college.

OSU’s Living-Learning Communities experience changes due to remote learning

May 3, 2021

The Living-Learning Communities at Oregon State University are available to students living in the residence halls on the Corvallis, Ore. campus and include the Honors College, engineering, business, adventure,...

This illustration represents how renters rights are not always clear to student renters. With the help of Associated Students of Oregon State University’s Student Legal Services, they can save money and avoid disputes with their landlord.

ASOSU Student Legal Services aims to support students with housing issues

May 3, 2021

Clarification: A statement in a previous version of this article about the Office of Advocacy's commitment has been updated in order to provide further clarification.The Associated Students of Oregon State...

Pictured is Terese Jones, a board director for the Corvallis School District. She is discussing the plans for the future of the Corvallis School District and their summer programs.

CSD to offer students programs and classes during the summer

April 29, 2021

The Corvallis School District has programs planned for students of all grade levels that will take place this upcoming summer that will include academic and foundational skill recovery and credit recovery.The...

This illustration shows a healthcare professional vaccinating someone with the second Covid-19 vaccine, while simultaneously removing their mask. This represents the new CDC statement that fully vaccinated people can gather without masks. 

CDC announcement says vaccinated people may gather with other unmasked vaccinated residents

April 21, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying that vaccinated people are allowed to gather with one other without wearing a mask, yet it is still important to follow other...

Nina Biondolillo

Student on the Internet: How do you feel about Oregon’s plans to vaccinate those 16 and older no later than May?

April 18, 2021

Editor's Note: All photos contributed by the interviewee.Nina Biondolillo (she/her)third-year ecological engineering student“I think it is awesome that Oregon is planning to get everyone 16 and up eligible...

High Quality is the first marijuana dispensary to be added to the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce. The dispensary originally started out as purely medicinal, but has now moved to selling recreational marijuana as state and national legislation evolved.

High Quality becomes first marijuana dispensary to join Chamber of Commerce

April 12, 2021

High Quality has now become a part of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce as the first medicinal marijuana dispensary, after joining the organization this past January.The business was founded by Brock Binder...

A photo illustration created to show the various topics the city section of The Barometer focuses on. After several years working within Orange Media Network, Joe Wolf was appointed to be the first city editor for The Barometer. 

City section welcomed to The Daily Barometer in 2020

March 1, 2021

Oregon State University’s The Daily Barometer introduced the city section to the newspaper a year ago in 2020 and since then, this addition has opened more opportunities and the section aims to provide...

Fourth year, Oregon State PHD candidate studying Cultural Competency in higher Education, Johannah Hamilton, has a business selling handmade skincare made with plant-based, organic ingredients. Check out her Instagram business @melaninminerals324.

Local business Melanin Minerals continues to grow during COVID-19

February 23, 2021

Melanin Minerals is a minority-owned business located in Corvallis, Ore. that specializes in all natural, CBD-infused handcrafted beauty products and has had to adjust during the pandemic with how they...

ASOSU President and Vice President candidates Alexander Rudolf Kerner, left, and Stella Harkness, right, posed distanced and in discussion in front of the Student Experience Center. The two candidates had been taken off and put back on the ASOSU ballot twice due to eligibility issues.

ASOSU elections face issues due to qualifications with presidential candidate Alexander Kerner’s ticket

February 22, 2021

Associated Students of Oregon State University president and vice president ticket Alexander Kerner and Stella Harkness were disqualified from the 2021 election then allowed to re-enter after appealing.Kerner...

President Emeritus Ed Ray addresses the OSU students, alumni, and parents via Zoom for In Memoriam. The OSU In Memoriam was delivered remotely this year featuring several speakers, musicians, and a poet.

“In Memoriam” service honors deaths in OSU community

February 14, 2021

Clarification: The original headline read “'In Memoriam' service honors COVID-19 deaths in OSU community." COVID-19 has since been removed from the headline to better reflect the In Memoriam event,...

A pump activated hand wash station is picture are Pioneer Park for public use. With hygiene being one of the hardest things to maintain when struggling with homelessness, the city of Corvallis has provided ways for the populations at Pioneer Park to stay clean.

Hygienic resources provided in Pioneer Park for the houseless community

February 2, 2021

The City of Corvallis has placed amenities such as portable toilets, a hand washing station and a dumpster in Pioneer Park to encourage good hygiene practices and a clean camp environment for the local...

A long exposure of the Benton County Courthouse. With a brand new police chief and the on going coronavirus response, Corvallis citizens are anxious to know what lies ahead.

Benton County undergoes efforts to keep COVID-19 cases contained during the winter months

January 4, 2021

Correction: Drew Silverman was originally quoted as the clinical director of the Corvallis Clinic. This has been changed to the clinical director of Acme Counseling. With the winter season approaching,...

The front entrance of Bloss Hall, one of the many on-campus residence halls. With winter break coming up, on-campus residents are still being advised to not participate in gatherings of larger than 10 people in Oregon. These guidelines are to be followed as well as the guidelines of Governor Kate Brown’s two-week freeze.

OSU residence halls adapt as COVID-19 cases rise


January 4, 2021

With the increase of COVID-19 cases around the state of Oregon, the residence halls on Oregon State University’s campus and the staff working in them are taking measures to keep themselves and the students...

The Western Undergraduate Exchange is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Recipients of the WUE tuition rate pay 150% of resident tuition plus any required student fees.

OSU to adopt Western Undergraduate Exchange scholarship

December 19, 2020

Starting in Fall 2021, Oregon State University will begin to offer an additional scholarship opportunity, the Western Undergraduate Exchange scholarship, to first-year and transfer students of the Corvallis...

As a tribute for Michael “Mickey” Millsap (pictured above), who was a member of the Delta Lambda chapter of Delta Tau Delta, an ongoing fundraiser is being held by Mickey’s family and the fraternity where donations will go towards creating a world without type 1 diabetes.

Life of Mickey Millsap honored by annual fundraiser walk

December 11, 2020

As a tribute for Michael “Mickey” Millsap, who was a member of the Delta Lambda chapter of Delta Tau Delta, an ongoing fundraiser is being held by Mickey’s family and the fraternity where donations...

The front door of Lupe’s, displaying their hours and availability during Oregon’s two week freeze.  Due to the two week freeze, many restaurants are staying open for shorter hours and only doing takeout orders.

Corvallis during Oregon’s two-week freeze

November 30, 2020

The statewide two-week freeze that started on Nov. 18, will be in effect until Dec. 2, and limits gatherings in establishments throughout the city of Corvallis, Ore. to decrease the spread of COVID-19...

The greenhouse effect of solar radiation on the Earths surface caused by greenhouse gases. Courtesy of A loose Necktie Creative Commons.

City releases first greenhouse gas inventory to create concrete emission reduction plans in the future

November 20, 2020

The City of Corvallis released the 2018 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory that contains detailed information about the associations between greenhouse gas emissions and human activity from that year.The...

Corvallis High School, one of the school’s in the Corvallis School District operating under exclusive remote learning, still has their facilities staffed Monday through Friday. Information about their hours of operation are posted on the school’s entrance, and can also be found online.

Schools in the Corvallis district adapt to COVID-19

November 12, 2020

As grade schools in the city of Corvallis, Ore. continue to practice remote learning during this school year due to COVID-19, all students and many district staff still remain at home for this instructional...

Cloverland City Park located at 1605 NW 29th Street. This park is part of Ward 7, where residents are now represented by Paul Shaffer in northwest Corvallis.

Paul Shaffer re-elected for ward 7 city council seat

November 4, 2020

Editor's Note: This story is a part of the 2020 Elections Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform the Oregon State University and greater Corvallis, Ore. communities about the 2020 Elections....

The Corvallis City Hall building is located downtown on Madison Avenue. OMN archive taken Feb. 2020. 

Preliminary results for Corvallis City Council election

November 3, 2020

Editor's Note: This story is a part of the 2020 Elections Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform the Oregon State University and greater Corvallis, Ore. communities about the 2020 Elections....

The Pharmacy building is located on campus at 1601 SW Jefferson Way, next to the Valley Library.

OSU Pharmacy undergoes efforts to be reopened

November 3, 2020

The pharmacy at Oregon State University has been shut down since June which is an impactful loss to the community and there are ongoing efforts to try to save and reopen it such as a petition that currently...

Dr. Christopher Stout, Associate Professor and Political Science Ecampus Coordinator, weighs in on the question, why do we vote?

Why OSU community members vote

October 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This story is a part of the 2020 Elections Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform the Oregon State University and greater Corvallis, Ore. communities about the 2020 Elections....

The Corvallis City Hall building is located downtown on Madison Avenue. OMN archive taken Feb. 2020. 

Nominees for Corvallis City Council election

October 23, 2020

Editor's Note: This story is a part of the 2020 Elections Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform the Oregon State University and greater Corvallis, Ore. communities about the 2020 Elections....

OSU freshman Noah Pragin (left), majoring in Computer Science and Sean Coleman (right), majoring in Biochemistry, ordering food at Serrano Grill. West Dining Hall is their favorite dining hall because it’s close to their resident hall and has the best food.

Students’ experiences before and during COVID-19

October 21, 2020

Students of Oregon State University are currently having different experiences of college life that vary from before and during the ongoing pandemic, whether the freshmen have decided to stay home or come...

HSRC workers help prepare Grocery Support bags for the OSU community, containing a selection of food item for students. The HSRC offers grocery support open to all OSU affiliates, located at the Champinefu Lodge.

HSRC, Beaver Store to continue serving students during COVID-19

October 1, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is a part of the 2020 OSU Back-to-School Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform Oregon State University's incoming class, as well as returning students about...

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