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David G. Lewis talks with a group of students at the Little Gallery on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus during the This IS Kalapuyan Land opening reception on April 21. The exhibition prompts critical thinking around representation of Indigenous history and identity in non-Indigenous institutions.

‘This IS Kalapuyan Land!’ art exhibit to be held on OSU campus through mid-May

May 4, 2022

Oregon State University community members are encouraged to attend the “This IS Kalapuyan Land!” exhibit and think critically about the representation of Indigenous history and identity in non-Indigenous...

Tuition for OSU is set to increase for next academic year and many students are against that decision. Paying for college is already challenging for many families and the increase could add more stress to students and their financial situation, as depicted in this illustration.

OSU community voices diverse opinions on tuition increase for 2022-23 academic year

May 2, 2022

Oregon State University officials announced another tuition increase for the upcoming academic year, which may impact student finances. According to Becky Johnson, OSU’s interim president, most students...

Matthew Miller, a senior fisheries and wildlife science major at Oregon State University, sits in front of Weatherford Hall on March 10. OSU seniors will be able to attend commencement ceremony on June 12 at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis, Ore. campus or at the Oval Green on the Bend, Ore. campus.

OSU to host in-person graduation Commencement in June for first time in two years

April 14, 2022

In June, Oregon State University’s campuses will host their Commencement ceremonies in person for the first time in more than two years. OSU’s Corvallis, Ore. campus will hold its 153rd Commencement...

Signs requiring masks within OSU buildings are posted up around campus, including at the Memorial Union.

Oregon State University to no longer require masks indoors beginning March 12

March 1, 2022

Oregon State University plans to comply with Oregon Health Authority’s revised timeline to lift the mask mandate for most indoor public places on campus starting March 12. Free masks will continue...

Callahan Hall on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. Due to the buildings old age, freshman residents on the south side of  Callahan have been experiencing water leaks through the windows.

Water leakage in Callahan Hall windows leads to stream of student reports

February 26, 2022

Oregon State University staff members encourage students in the residence halls to report water leakages early to avoid water damage after students in Callahan Hall reported water seepage. Condensation...

The Valentine’s Day aisle is filled with chocolate hearts in the Safeway in Corvallis, Ore. The Corvallis and Oregon State University community are getting ready to celebrate the season of love.

Orange is the New Pink: Valentine’s Day not a purely materialistic holiday

February 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. Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be remembered as just another...

This illustration depicts an OSU-Cascades student who writes out their worries and feelings about the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

OSU-Cascades community urged to purchase student anthology about COVID-19 experiences

January 8, 2022

Oregon State University – Cascades students emphasize the importance of gaining perspective surrounding the various hardships college students continue to face during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Jenna...

Oregon State University Director of Financial Aid Keith Raab can be seen in front of Kerr Administrative building on OSU’s Corvallis, Ore. campus .With the cost of tuition continuing to balloon over the years, the Office of Financial Aid is working to increase financial aid for prospective students.

OSU receives increased financial aid funding for 2022-23 academic year

January 3, 2022

Oregon State University’s financial aid experts urge students to submit their Free Applications for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible in order to receive need-based financial aid and scholarships. Throughout...

Two players from opposing teams race to grab a ball to start a game of dodgeball during the Dodgeball Club’s practice on Nov. 18. The Dodgeball Club has been meeting sporadically throughout the pandemic, able to have only 20 people on the courts over the past two years.

Students enjoy in-person social events at Oregon State University, express mask concerns

November 29, 2021

After the pandemic negatively affected the social lives of many Oregon State University students throughout 2021, the return to in-person social events has helped extracurriculars and clubs to have better...

Lauryn Ryan, the SFC Chair pro tempore—on a temporary basis—and senior in the college of engineering at Oregon State University works on her computer in front of the Student Experience Center on Nov. 19. Ryan said she wants to balance the needs of the units with the needs of the students to decide student fees for the 2022-23 academic year.

Student Fee Committee public forums are ‘one of the only avenues for students to have a say in how their money is spent’

November 20, 2021

Correction: Joe Page's title has been updated to indicate his Pro Tempore status as the ASOSU Speaker of the House of Representatives The Oregon State University Student Fee Committee will hold meetings...

Academic Advisor and 25 year military veteran, William Elfering, works for the Veteran Resource Center at Oregon State University from his office in Snell Hall. Mr. Elfering believes, “Veterans Day should be less like Memorial Day and, instead, more of a celebration.”

The significance of Veterans Day, ‘service before self’

November 8, 2021

Military-affiliated individuals urge Oregon State University community members to recognize those currently serving and those who formerly served the United States by attending upcoming Veterans Day events. On...

This illustration depicts a gym staff member calling out a woman who is wearing a sports bra and gym shorts. Dixon Rec Centers dress code may cause issues to those wearing certain gym attire that expose skin.

Clairmont: Students have a right to freedom of expression through the clothing they wear

November 3, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. The Oregon State University Department of Recreational Sports’...

Located in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, this collection of pictures on Nov. 2 includes the images of African Americans who have been nationally influential in the Civil Rights movement. In the Reckoning with Race and Racism in America presentation on Nov. 3, Oregonians will be encouraged to create a fair and equal opportunity community for minorities.

OSU-Cascades to host presentation on racism, aims to educate OSU community

November 2, 2021

Oregon State University-Cascades will host a presentation on Nov. 3 featuring guest speaker and civil rights activist Michael Eric Dyson. Faculty members encourage students to attend and participate in...

This illustration depicts an ofrenda decorated for Día de Los Muertos, complete with photos, offerings and traditional marigolds. In Mexico, marigolds symbolize the power of the sun and are believed to bring souls back to this plane.

Día de los Muertos holiday is ‘rooted in Indigenous celebrations of life’

November 1, 2021

Oregon State University faculty members provide insight into the historical roots, misconceptions and cultural significance surrounding the upcoming holiday, Día de los Muertos. Nov. 1 and 2 are recognized...

Participants of the last Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgater on Oct. 12, 2019 mingle in front of the Centro Cultural César Chávez before the Homecoming football game. Last years Multicultural Tailgater was canceled due to COVID-19 so many people are excited to be gathering in person for this celebration again.

Multicultural tailgater event to be hosted Homecoming weekend

October 18, 2021

Correction: Suzanne Phillips' name has been updated so that her name is spelled correctly in this article. In a previous version, her name was incorrectly spelled 'Suzane.' Oregon State University leaders...

This illustration is meant to represent students who are wearing their masks during home beaver games at Reser Stadium. While the Oregon State University requires masks to be worn in outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible, some students have taken off their masks in Reser Stadium during football games.

Clairmont: OSU athletics fails to enforce student mask policies

October 1, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Oregon State University’s lack of mask enforcement at...

This illustration above is meant to mimic the OSU Interfraternity Council’s “Jump Day.” This is an event where new members of fraternities meet at the Memorial Union and are boosted into the air and caught by their new fraternity brothers.

Clairmont: To rush or to not rush?

The importance of extracurriculars and exploring all your options
September 27, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Current Oregon State University fraternity and sorority...

Alumni Association Early Engagement Director Mamta Chowdhury in front of the Alumni Center. The Association provides graduating students with many resources, including connecting them with post-graduates who can provide their expertise.

Current OSU students urged to reach out to Alumni Association early

September 27, 2021

Leaders within the Oregon State University Alumni Association encourage current students to reach out to the board before they graduate in order to support their future endeavors. While the...

Student Research Consultant and Circulation Desk Representative Jadyn Pando in front of the Valley Library on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus. With the school year coming into full swing,
finding a study spot may be difficult, but students can rest assured that the Valley Library will always have a spot for them.

OSU community members recommend study spots on campus

September 27, 2021

For many students, finding the perfect study spot can be a challenge. Oregon State University students and staff suggested a variety of places students can work efficiently on campus while observing...

Scott Vignos stands before an Oregon State University sign near the Kerr Administration building, where the Office of Institutional Diversity is located. Vignos is now leading the OID as the new interim vice president and chief diversity officer as of Sept. 20.

Scott Vignos chosen to lead OSU inclusion and diversity office

September 23, 2021

Scott Vignos, named as the new Oregon State University interim vice president and chief diversity officer, will head the Office of Institutional Diversity as of Sept. 20. Since October 2015, Vignos...

After the end of the war in Afghanistan, local concerned citizens are asking community members to consider the effects on Afghan refugees and veterans. The Benton County Veterans Memorial located in Corvallis, Ore. memorializes local veterans from World War I to present day.

Corvallis community reflects on Afghanistan war aftermath

September 20, 2021

Concerned Corvallis, Ore. community members hope the end of the war in Afghanistan will raise public awareness surrounding military sacrifice and global morality.  News stories flooded the media during...

Construction signs located on 25th Avenue which blocks parking for both the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and the apartment complex directly across the street from Delta Upsilon. With parking being restricted on the next street over, parking has become increasingly less available.

Clairmont: Solution Needed to Avoid Improper Ticketing Hotspots

September 20, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Corvallis community members are outraged at being improperly...

This illustration shows two students worrying over available housing. Currently, new policies and a lack of funding ultimately caused the dissipation of Oregon State University’s on-campus co-ops, making it so finding off-campus communal housing remains an obstacle for female students.

Clairmont: Lack of co-op housing options disproportionately affects OSU’s female students

September 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. While new policies and a lack of funding ultimately caused...

OSU Public Safety Officer, Nic Morrell working during the summer amongst the new mask requirements at the Cascades campus in Bend, Ore. OSU-Cascades follows the main campus in requiring face coverings in all public indoor settings for students and faculty alike.

Clairmont: We must stay focused on positive future after reinstatement of mask mandate

August 25, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.As many students have become increasingly frustrated with remote...

This illustration depicts a student looking out at the Oregon State University campus. The Dr. Larry Griggs Office of Black and Indigenous Student Success is hosting their first campus event Saturday for incoming Black and Indigenous students and their families to attend.

First Black & Indigenous Student Success event to be held on campus

August 14, 2021

Dr. Larry Griggs Office of Black & Indigenous Student Success is hosting an event on Oregon State University’s campus for Black and Indigenous families on Aug. 14.The event will be on OSU’s Corvallis...

Transfer student from Portland State University and current incoming OSU junior Darios Asgari on a bridge over Opal Creek in Oregon. Asgari believes the perspective of transfer students are not as frequently considered compared to traditional four-year degree-seeking students. 

A fresh START: transfer students tackle orientation process from home

August 2, 2021

Despite Oregon State University’s switch to a remote START orientation platform, a number of the transfer students remain in good spirits as the 2021-2022 academic year approaches.Typically, new OSU...

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