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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

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Katie Livermore

Katie Livermore, Editor-in-Chief

Third-year zoology and creative writing double major, minoring in chemistry and applied journalism.

All content by Katie Livermore
The Associated Students of Oregon State University sign hangs in the ASOSU office.

ASOSU members say right-wing organization may be influencing elections

Katie Livermore, Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2024

Editor's Note: The original posting of this story included a paragraph that was not independently verified apart from anonymous sources. The Barometer is committed to accuracy and transparency, so the...

ASOSU Senate postpones fee deliberations due to potential threat to safety

ASOSU Senate postpones fee deliberations due to potential threat to safety

Katie Livermore, Editor-in-Chief
February 13, 2024

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. on Feb. 14 to reflect information on online threats. Student fee deliberations were postponed on Tuesday due to online threats to student safety for...

A sculpture installation aptly named Emeritus, created by artist John Grade hangs between the Sequoia trees at the Memorial Union quad at Oregon State University on November 6, 2022 in Corvallis, Ore.
According to Grade, the sculpture is inspired by the form of an ancient tree and is composed of thousands of resin pine cones.

Where art intersects science: OSU sculpture ‘Emeritus’ moves to its new home

Katie Livermore and Audrey Saiz
December 12, 2023

A composite of ecosystem and art, the sequoia sculpture “Emeritus” has lived on Oregon State University’s campus for the last 14 months in the Memorial Union Quad. This week, Emeritus has reached...

ASOSU Senate strikes down student union’s ‘living wage’ resolution

ASOSU Senate strikes down student union’s ‘living wage’ resolution

Katie Livermore, Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2023

Editor's Note: This version has been updated with an explanation of the difference between non-fee-funded and fee-funded departments. A resolution to help Oregon State University student workers struggling...

President Emeritus Dr. Ed J. Ray talks about the name change of the annual games played between the University of Oregon and Oregon State University from “The Civil War” to “The Rivalry Series” in his office in Bexell Hall on Oct. 10.

‘What’s the name of the game?’

The history behind the OSU vs. UO annual football game
Katie Livermore, Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2023

Over the past five years, the annual rivalry football game between the Beavers and the Ducks has sparked passion between players and fans alike on and off the field.  For some fans, the debate is the...

Corvallis Fire Department on scene during a Bloss Hall fire alert at 3:11 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2023. Residents were forced to evacuate and take shelter in the International Living and Learning Center.

Breaking: Fire alert at Bloss Hall forces residents to evacuate

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
October 27, 2023

Update: 12:25 p.m. Minutes before 3 a.m. this morning, the Corvallis Fire Department were called to Bloss Hall on the Corvallis campus after the building's ventilation system ignited and filled all...

A group of students looking to re-establish the Student Union for Palestinian Equal Rights holds a demonstration in the Student Experience Center Plaza on Oct. 25, 2023. The students held signs and chanted in unison phrases like, Free, free Palestine.

OSU students work to re-establish Palestinian organization

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
October 25, 2023

For the past three years, there have been no clubs or organizations devoted to Palestinian students at Oregon State University. Heba Bader, along with other Palestinian students and allies, is working...

The Corvallis Sister Cities Association sign showing the distance from Corvallis, Ore. to 
Uzhhorod, Ukraine and Gondar, Ethiopia, respectively. The sign sits below the Ukrainian and 
Ethiopian flags in Central Park in Corvallis.

Ukraine aid group to hold meeting on recent efforts

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
October 25, 2023

Editor's Note: the previous version of this article misreported the amount fundraised by the TOUCH Project. The amount raised was over $80,000. While the war between Russia and Ukraine persists, a group...

Welcome Back, Beavs!

Welcome Back, Beavs!

Katie Livermore, Editor-in-Chief
September 25, 2023

Welcome back to campus, Beavers! My name is Katie Livermore, and I’m the Editor-in-Chief for what we call “The Baro,” (that’s bear-oh), OSU’s student newspaper. Our aim is to deliver independent...

Graphic Design and Business major Ekaterina Dunovskaia (left), Rhawn Krogh (middle) and Sahar Kamalou, Ph.D. in Civil engineering (right) repack boxes of medical supplies at the warehouse on NE Belvue St. in Corvallis on August 24, 2023. Krogh has organized Operation Outreach, and enlisted the help of many international students.

OSU international students collect medical supplies to send to Ukraine, Uganda

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
August 31, 2023

Editor's Note: A quote was changed to reflect a source's greater intent for clarity to "I think it's really helpful for countries under serious crisis.” In a medical warehouse in Corvallis, Alina...

Beaver fans celebrating after a play at the Las Vegas Bowl at Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 18. The Beavers recorded 24 first downs in the game, compared to Floridas 13.

Fans feel ‘extreme disappointment’ as PAC-12 collapses

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
August 7, 2023

As he proudly wears his Beaver gear on the 8,252th day, Marvin “Beaverman” Yonamine is one of many fans who share utter disappointment in the collapse of the PAC-12 conference.  In the past week,...

Affirmative action ruling will not affect Oregon State University admissions’ decision making

Affirmative action ruling will not affect Oregon State University admissions’ decision making

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
June 30, 2023

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to ban race-based decisions in college admissions on July 29, Oregon State University officials confirmed the Affirmative Action ruling will have no effect on the admissions...

Bela Lustrange performing at Bombs Away Cafe on April 20, 2023. They performed as a caterpillar to Beatles music and some of the sounds from Alice in Wonderland. They made their own outfit for this event.

Drag in Corvallis persists amidst national violence

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
May 1, 2023

Last year alone there were 124 attacks against events involving drag across the United States, and now that violence is seeping into the colorful drag community of Corvallis.  Although many critics...

Vice Presidential candidate Angelo Arredono (left, he/him), Presidential Candidate Julia Hayes (she/her), Presidential Candidate Carissa O’Donnell (she/her), and Vice Presidential Candidate Dakota Canzano (she/her) speaking on their respective  campaigns at the ASOSU presidential debate in Memorial Union on March 3rd.The candidates spoke on issues involving student mental health, student employment, student involvement in ASOSU government, and more.

ASOSU presidential debate highlights mental health, sustainability and safety

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
March 5, 2023

Political transparency, student fees, equitable wages, student outreach, mental health and sustainability were main topics of discussion during the Associated Students of Oregon State University presidential...

General ASOSU Graphic

ASOSU presidential tickets debate this Friday

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
February 28, 2023

The Associate Student of Oregon State University presidential tickets are holding a debate this Friday in the Memorial Union 104 at 5 p.m. All OSU students are welcome to attend the debate and ask questions...

Photo courtesy of OSU College of Forestry

Two of OSU’s faculty named in world’s top 1,000 female scientists

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
February 7, 2023

“Until about 1970, you could just actively discriminate against women,” said Heidi Schellman, professor and retired chair of the Department of Physics at Oregon State University.  Composed by research.com,...

CARDV’s Community Educator, Jacob Stewart poses inside CARDV Corvallis on January 6, 2023 in Corvallis, Ore. Stewart works with educators and students with the goal of preventing domestic violence before it happens.

Men’s Coalition teaches community healthy masculinity

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
January 17, 2023

In a world where male perpetrators make up the vast majority of abusers towards women, individuals in the Corvallis community are finding ways to end cycles of violence. A group of individuals from...

A volunteer at the Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center goes through foodstorage within the facility on Dec.28 Much of what the CDDC offers is contributed through donations.

Corvallis organizations continue to need support after holiday season

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
January 17, 2023

As the holiday season comes to a close and the temperatures drop below freezing, leaving behind the spirit of giving may cause some to forget about community members in need of support.  Corvallis...

Photo illustration depicting Arnold Dining hall, Benjamin Lee Arnold and past Barometer articles on the building.

‘Arnold Dining Hall’s’ remains unchanged despite being named after racist figure

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
January 17, 2023

Six years ago, community members raised a question: “What does it mean for Oregon State University to value equity and inclusion if individuals after whom its buildings are named did not?”  The...

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Corvallis annual Beatlesfest returns this Friday following three year hiatus

Katie Livermore, Reporter
January 12, 2023

The Corvallis Folklore Society will hold its annual Beatlesfest for the first time in three and a half years this Friday at the First United Methodist Church. According to Mark Weiss, Coordinator for...

Map showing the locations of all drop off spots for Eco2Go containers on campus after students are done using them.

Eco2Go reusable takeout containers return late January

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
January 10, 2023

University Dining and Housing Service’s Eco2Go reusable takeout container program is scheduled to return Jan. 23 on the Corvallis campus. After a hiatus due to COVID-19, OSU students will soon be...

King’s Circle on Dec. 22 located on King’s Blvd. The church has decorated the interior in preparation for Christmas mass happening this Sunday.

Churches to serve Corvallis during Christmas and beyond

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
December 24, 2022

Christmas bells ring in Corvallis as churches aim to comfort to the community with food, gifts and compassion.  However, for Grace City Church, King’s Circle Church, and St. Mary’s Catholic church,...

People rush through the snow on Thursday in front of the Memorial Union. A blip of snow hit Corvallis on the first day of December which seemed to catch everyone off guard.

Brief Blizzard Sweeps Corvallis

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
December 1, 2022

As Oregon State University students sat in their classrooms at 1 p.m. this afternoon, eyes strayed from lectures to windows as a downfall of snow transformed campus into a momentary winter wonderland. “It...

Chain link fencing surrounding the Memorial Union quad on on Oct. 21. The construction in the MU quad and around Milam Hall has been a source of disruption to those traversing campus.

How OSU handles its upkeep of historic buildings

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
November 28, 2022

As you walk through campus, you might hear loud crashes and bangs of construction on Milam Hall, one of Oregon State University’s more historic buildings.  For some time now, Milam Hall’s roof...

Third year english/creative writing major, Nathaniel Hall (he/him), is interviewed on his thoughts about student loan forgiveness and how it would affect him.

Student On the Street: What Does Student Loan Forgiveness Mean to You?

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
November 28, 2022

Nathaniel Hall (he/him) third-year English and creative writing major  Hall recently applied for student loan forgiveness. “It definitely made me feel pretty excited. As an English major,...

Adapted Activity Labs at OSU serve children and individuals with disabilities

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
November 28, 2022

While some Oregon State University students are relaxing on Friday night, others are in the Women’s Building exercising. Some students are doing math problems in their classes, and others are on their...

A sculpture installation aptly named Emeritus, created by artist John Grade hangs between the Sequoia trees at the Memorial Union quad at Oregon State University on November 6, 2022 in Corvallis, Ore.
According to Grade, the sculpture is inspired by the form of an ancient tree and is composed of thousands of resin pine cones.

The Sunny Side: OSU assembles sequoia sculpture in parallel to climate change efforts

Katie Livermore, Columnist
November 7, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Descending in the negative space between three Sequoia trees...

Current Corvallis mayor Biff Traber gives a speech at the CARDV vigil, Oct. 24. The vigil aimed to shed light on domestic violence and rape in addition to sharing ways to help.

CARDV holds vigil for domestic violence awareness month

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
November 4, 2022

“Domestic Violence hotlines across the country receive over 200,000 calls every single day from survivors and the people who are close to them, looking for support and services.” In a sea of purple...

Corvallis Police Department issues advice to keep residents safe on roadways

Corvallis Police Department issues advice to keep residents safe on roadways

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
November 3, 2022

The Corvallis community has suffered multiple collisions involving our Corvallis citizens and an OSU student in the past two months alone.  On Sept. 5, a collision involving three pedestrians and a...

(Left to right) Gustavo Esparza, Yanci Hernandez, Ricardo Contreras, Ken Crouse, and OMN writer Katie Livermore meet in the CLU room at Garfield Elementary School on Sept. 30.

A Key in the Corvallis Community: Casa Latinos Unidos

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
November 3, 2022

When you walk into the office of Casa Latinos Unidos, you’re welcomed by friendly faces who share a passion for helping others. “Casa Latinos Unidos is what is known as a culturally specific organization...

Radiation Oncologist Joins multiple Movements for Single-Payer Healthcare

Radiation Oncologist Joins multiple Movements for Single-Payer Healthcare

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
November 3, 2022

“There are many students and older people like us, like me, that are deeply aware of the flaws and unfairness in our system.” Dr. Mike Huntington is a retired radiation oncologist and Corvallis...

The Sunny Side: Accessibility for wheelchairs on campus is not inclusive

Katie Livermore, Columnist
November 3, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. “Everyone is welcome,” says the banner as you enter...

Tony Arp, the Retail Manager at Bites at the Memorial Union, displays one of the vegan options
that the store offers on Oct. 20th. Arp states that “there were a lot of students looking for
options” in regards to vegan food on campus.

The Sunny Side: Vegan and Vegetarian Options Lack Variety and Supply on OSU Campus

Katie Livermore, Columnist
November 2, 2022

Following a vegan or vegetarian diet is not an easy task, especially on the Oregon State University campus. Just over 5.5% of the Oregon State University population follows a vegan and vegetarian diet,...

Hazel holds a sign while walking down 4th street in downtown Corvallis. Hazel was advocating for women’s rights at the Women’s Wave on Saturday.

Womens’ Wave Rally held Saturday for women’s rights

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
October 10, 2022

“Seriously?! Grandma already marched for this!”  This was just one of the many phrases held on a wave of signs that were honked at by passersby in support of the Women’s Wave on Saturday morning...

The beginning construction phases of a temporary tent in the Memorial Union Quad on Oct. 3. Fundraisers, much like this upcoming event, have assisted Oregon State University by providing
money for scholarships, faculty positions, and university wide projects.

Construction on the MU Quad: Large Tent for Upcoming University-Wide Campaign

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
October 10, 2022

A temporary building for events set to open Oct. 14 is under construction, taking up the whole Memorial Union Quad on Oregon State University's Corvallis Ore. campus. According to a press release sent...

Photo courtesy of Lt. Eaton

Lt. Ryan Eaton of Corvallis PD graduates from national FBI academy

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
October 5, 2022

Lieutenant Ryan Eaton of the Corvallis Police Department graduated from the National FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  Eaton is part of the one percent of law enforcement officers around the world...

The beginning construction phases of a temporary tent in the Memorial Union Quad on Oct. 3. The tent is being built as a location for a fundraising event that will be held from Oct. 14 to Oct 16.

MU Quad construction, large tent built for upcoming university-wide campaign

Katie Livermore, News Contributor
October 4, 2022

A temporary building for events set to open Oct. 14 is under construction, taking up the whole Memorial Union Quad on Oregon State University's Corvallis Ore. campus. According to a press release sent...

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