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Tucky Helm, Orange Media Networks first ever puzzle maker, poses for a portrait on Nov. 14 in the Student Experience Center. Helms goals are to expand themes and add a variety of content
to the Barometers forum section.

The man behind the puzzles, Tucky Helm

November 28, 2022

A wildland firefighter in Alaska, a pencil, a notebook and a couple co-workers were at the right place, right time for a crossword puzzle.  On slow days in Alaska, Tucky Helm, The Daily Barometer’s...

Active Threat alert at Hawley-Buxton residence halls resolved

Active Threat alert at Hawley-Buxton residence halls resolved

November 23, 2022

A witness reported seeing a possible firearm within the Hawley-Buxton residence halls tonight at approximately 8:16 p.m. and alerted Oregon State Public Safety officers.    A video confirmed...

From serving to students: highlight of veterans students and ROTC

From serving to students: highlight of veterans students and ROTC

November 3, 2022

Carson Brosnan comes from a lineage of Beavers. He was excited to walk through the same halls as a lot of his family did when they studied at Oregon State University. Even with a busy schedule as a...

The entrance to the Pride center, photographed on September 9, 2022. The new temporary location for the Pride center and SOL is in room 112 in the Student Experience Center.

Pride Center: A Home away from home

September 19, 2022

Home is where old furniture is.  Many describe the Pride Center as giving you a  warm feeling walking in, others describe it as a home away from home.  Julian Clarke, Leadership liaison of the...

The Benton County Courthouse in downtown Corvallis, Ore. Wednesday morning. The new courthouse, which will be located in northern Corvallis, Ore. off of 2nd Street, is scheduled to be open in 2025.

Corvallis proceeds with new courthouse planning

August 20, 2022

The Benton County Board of Commissioners approved a $5.47 million offer for a near 30-acre parcel of land to be called the Community Safety and Justice Campus, which will house the new Benton County Courthouse. The...

The City of Corvallis adjusts ward boundaries based on 2020 census data.

Corvallis updates ward boundaries

August 12, 2022

The City of Corvallis updated the ward boundary maps on July 5, reaching a once in a decade limit affecting hundreds of homes in Corvallis.  The households that have been shifted to a new ward will...

Corvallis Action Network event organizers speak to a crowd in Central Park in downtown Corvallis
Ore. CAN organized this event on July 24 at to raise awareness for women’s reproductive rights.

Corvallis Action Network creates nonprofit, takes action for reproductive rights awareness

August 1, 2022

Corvallis Action Network volunteers hosted a reproductive rights awareness event on the one month anniversary of Roe v. Wade being overturned. CAN was first started by a group of people who had...

Perla Nieto (center), a student at Oregon State University, carries a megaphone and shouts pro choice chants on May 14 as the crowd marches toward the Corvallis City Hall in Corvallis, Ore. Nieto and fellow organizers created this event so that students of OSU and residents of Corvallis would be able to participate in some capacity with this nationwide protest for reproductive rights.

OSU, Corvallis join nationwide movement in response to leaked decision about Roe v Wade

May 15, 2022

Dressed in pink attire, more than 260 people marched on May 14 for reproductive rights from the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. to the Corvallis City Hall. The “Bans Off Our Bodies”...

Samantha Giaimo, trained peer and Student Resource Staff member at the Wellness Nook associated with CAPS, working at the front desk in March of 2020. CAPS is currently experiencing high demand from students and refers students to resources if they are unable to get an appointment.

Students report CAPS understaffing issues, high demand

May 2, 2022

Following an increase in demand for individual session services, Oregon State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services encourages use of an upcoming MyStudentSupportServices app, therapy groups...

Member of the board of trustees can be seen at their meeting on April 8  in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. The board approved a tuition increase for the 2022-23 academic year, though more financial aid will also be offered to students to help with the increased inflation.

Tuition increase offers additional need-based financial aid, upcoming budget to cover inflation costs

April 13, 2022

Oregon State University will offer more financial aid to students after approving a tuition increase for the 2022-23 academic year. In a Board of Trustees meeting on April 8, the board approved a tuition...


Corvallis Fred Meyer announces steps to address racial profiling local NAACP said occurred at the store

April 1, 2022

The Corvallis Fred Meyer released a press release on March 30 announcing its plan to partner with the Linn Benton branch of the NAACP to address alleged racial profiling at the store.  This announcement...

Luhui Whitebear, center director of Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws, Corvallis School District board member and co-vice chair, on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus on March 11. Whitebear was one of the sponsors for a resolution recently passed by CSD to recognize Womens History Month in March.

OSU researchers, Corvallis leaders advocate for documenting, recognizing women’s history

March 27, 2022

Oregon State University researchers and Corvallis, Ore. leaders are working to document women’s history, from preserving women’s stories through records and exhibits to the Corvallis School District...

A group marches to Fred Meyer in Corvallis, Ore. on March 12 to end reports of racial profiling experienced by Black women at the store. Linn Benton NAACP has made a list of four demands to both local and national Fred Meyer stores as solutions to racial profiling.

Linn Benton NAACP, Corvallis community members march against reports of racial profiling at local Fred Meyer

March 12, 2022

Clarification: This story has been updated to clarify there have been reports of alleged racial profiling at the local Fred Meyer. An earlier version of the story did not say these reports were alleged.  The...


NAACP holds public march against reports of racial profiling at local Fred Meyer, set for March 12

March 11, 2022

Clarification: This story has been updated to clarify there have been reports of alleged racial profiling at the local Fred Meyer. An earlier version of the story did not say these reports were alleged.  The...

Pictured is Austin Hall, home to the College of Business at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. On Tuesdays and Saturdays through April 18, VITA volunteers will be available to file tax returns for students and Corvallis community members in room 200 of Austin Hall. From the Orange Media Network Archives.

VITA volunteers available to file tax returns

March 7, 2022

Student volunteers, alumni and community members at Oregon State University offer tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which started Feb. 12 and lasts until April 18. VITA,...

Hannah Weiderman making a beverage for a customer on Feb. 14 at The Dam in the Learning Innovation Center. The mask mandate is set to be lifted at Oregon State University on March 12.

Here’s the Tea: Masks are easier donned than duffed

March 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. It will take a lot for me to stop wearing a mask,” said...

This photo shows the inside of the Marine Studies Building as it was being built in early 2020. The new building is approximately 72,000 square feet, and houses laboratories for research, classrooms, offices and an auditorium. 

OSU Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building offers escape from tsunamis

March 7, 2022

The Cascadia fault line off the Pacific coast could potentially cause a record-breaking earthquake and tsunami in Oregon, and only one building on the Oregon coast is prepared for it. This building,...

Owner of Jerrys Precision Muffler in Corvallis, Ore., Donald Jackson, holds a display catalytic converter in his shop. Jackson saw an increase in catalytic converter theft beginning in mid-2020.

Here’s the Tea: What you need to know if your catalytic converter is stolen

February 27, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. The stereotype of college students having $40 in their bank...

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Physical assault allegedly motivated by hate, sexual orientation bias at OSU

Possible student physically attacked on campus near Tebeau Hall by two “college-aged” males
February 18, 2022

Update made Feb. 22 at 5:26 p.m. with quotes from Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and Marketing, and additional information about the Community Care Circle. Oregon State University...

ASOSU presidential ticket candidates Isabella Griffiths, left, Alexander Kerner, Matteo Paola, and Sierra Young answer questions about their platforms on Feb. 16 at the ASOSU presidential candidates debate in the Student Experience Center. The two tickets are vying for the ASOSU presidency alongside another pair of candidates who were unable to make it to the debate.

ASOSU presidential candidates discuss campaign initiatives, goals during 2022 debate

February 17, 2022

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Kerner and Griffiths plan to host Sigma Alpha Epsilon events if elected into office. This has been corrected to Safety Awareness Events....

An illustration depicting a Corvallis neighborhood being given $10,000 for a community enrichment project from the City of Corvallis. The Epowerment Grant recently reopened after a one-year pause for COVID-19, providing the opportunity for community neighborhoods and organizations to apply and potentially earn a portion of the $10,000 available.

The Empowerment Grant reopens after one-year COVID-19 pause

February 9, 2022

The Empowerment Grant, offered by the City of Corvallis for neighborhood and community grants, opened again on Feb.1 after a one-year pause due to COVID-19.  The Empowerment Grant was on hiatus until...

 Browser’s Bookstore in downtown Corvallis, Ore., located on Northwest Fourth Street. Browser’s is closing its Corvallis location in February.

Browser’s Bookstore to end chapter in Corvallis community after 21 years

February 7, 2022

Local bookworms will have to say farewell to Browser’s Bookstore—the only bookstore in downtown Corvallis, Ore. to mainly offer used books—this February. However, they can find solace in...

Oregon State University students line up outside at the Student Experience Center plaza on Jan. 6 to receive COVID-19 testing. Students who are not up-to-date with the universitys vaccination requirements are required to do weekly COVID-19 testing.

Eligible OSU students and employees must receive COVID-19 booster shots by Feb. 15

January 6, 2022

Eligible Oregon State University students and employees are required to receive their COVID-19 booster shots, and OSU has changed its quarantine requirements to reflect current Oregon Health Authority...

Corvallis School District’s Superintendent, Ryan Noss, pictured in front of the district’s administration building on Monday, Nov. 1st. Noss said CSDs goal is to keep schools open and kids in school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSD parents respond to discussions of potential vaccine mandate

November 18, 2021

Correction: This story originally incorrectly stated that Corvallis School District Superintendent Ryan Noss introduced a resolution to the Corvallis School Board regarding a potential COVID-19 vaccine...

A member of the local band Minor Anomaly rocks out at Bombs Away Café in Corvallis, Ore. the night of Oct. 22. Bombs Away has recently begun hosting live events again after having to stop shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Live events return to Corvallis venues with COVID-19 modifications

November 1, 2021

Music venues like Bombs Away Café and Whiteside Theatre have recently reopened their doors to live events for the first time in a year and a half.  Bombs Away has been hosting live shows for nearly...

Letitia Carson Elementary School located at 2701 NW Satinwood St. in Corvallis, Ore. Before recent efforts to change problematic school names in the area, the school was called Wildcat Elementary, and prior to that, was named Wilson Elementary.

CSD school renamings seek to provide ‘more complete,’ ‘authentic’ American history

October 29, 2021

The Corvallis School District has renamed three elementary schools formerly known as Hoover, Jefferson and Wilson, one year after the resolution was originally proposed.  The name change was completed...

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