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In this 2017 file photo, a cloudy day casts a shadow over an empty Reser Stadium. When the Beavers football team takes the field on Nov. 7, 2020, they will be playing in a similarly empty stadium populated only by members of the teams and a series of cardboard cutouts.

Oregon State selling fan cutouts to be on display at football games

November 3, 2020

The year 2020 has been anything but normal, but fortunately, one fall tradition at Oregon State returns this weekend. The Beavers are set to open their 2020 football season at Reser Stadium on Saturday,...

After barely making a 55-yard field goal, kicker Alexis Serna and holder Colt Charles celebrate before the end of the first half.Photo From Orange Media Network Archives

Beyond Football director Alexis Serna looks to prepare OSU athletes for life after football

October 23, 2020

A former Oregon State football legend, college award winner, and former kicker in the Canadian Football League is now working to ensure the university’s current gridiron stars have a bright future ahead...

Orlando, FL - JULY 23: San Antonio Spurs forward Drew Eubanks dunks the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks during a scrimmage on July 23, 2020 at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.Getty Images, Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Spurs

Former OSU basketball star Drew Eubanks giving back to wildfire victims

October 9, 2020

Former Oregon State Beavers’ basketball star Drew Eubanks may now be playing in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs, but he has not forgotten his Oregon roots.That’s why Eubanks, the 23-year old Troutdale,...

Former Oregon State Beavers shortstop and Major League Baseball infielder Darwin Barney poses for a team photo during his college playing days.

Former Beavers, MLB star Darwin Barney returns to Oregon State

August 17, 2020

13 years after winning back-to-back College World Series championships in 2006 and 2007, another familiar face has joined Oregon State Baseball’s coaching staff.On Aug. 7, former Oregon State shortstop...

Molnar & Walling

Andrew Walling & Fallon Molnar: Athletes face the realities of no sports

April 2, 2020

This Q&A is the fourth in a 19-part series, "19 COVID-19 Stories," updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, diving into the unique perspectives of the Corvallis community as they face COVID-19 and...

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Corvallis Police Log: Feb. 28 – March 4

March 9, 2020

Feb. 28Warrant Arrest - Failure to AppearAn officer responded to a call to the area of SW 5th Street and SW Jefferson Ave. for the report of a female who was pepper sprayed.The officer arrived on the scene...

Nick Hurley was appointed by Corvallis City Manager Mark Shepard to take over as the next chief of the Corvallis Police Department when Jon Sassaman retires on June 30.

Nick Hurley prepares to take over as Corvallis Police Chief

March 9, 2020

Correction: Corvallis City Manager Mark Shepard's name was originally spelled incorrectly throughout this story. The Barometer regrets this error.For Corvallis Police Captain Nick Hurley, who becomes Chief...

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Corvallis Police Log: Feb 20-24

March 1, 2020

Feb. 20Warrant Arrests for Drug Possession and TrespassingOfficers responded to a residential area of Northwest Corvallis in regards to a call of a suspect screaming in the area.When checking the area,...

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Corvallis man pleads not guilty to trespassing, burglary charges

March 1, 2020

A Corvallis man who was arrested in February for burglary in the second degree and criminal trespass in the first degree at a student housing construction site has pleaded not guilty to these charges.Doran...

An Oregon State University chemical engineering student Shawntae Laray Harris is currently facing several charges of felony sex crimes that could require him to spend several years in prison if convicted.

OSU student indicted in Benton County rape case

February 25, 2020

Updated March 5.An Oregon State University chemical engineering student is currently facing several charges of felony sex crimes that could require him to spend several years in prison if convicted.Shawntae...

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Corvallis Police Log: Feb. 14-17

February 24, 2020

Feb. 14Criminal Trespass 2/Disorderly Conduct 2An officer was dispatched to The Green Room marijuana dispensary in central Corvallis for a report of harassment. A female had reported that a male had been...

A male was reported climbing out a window carrying construction items at a student housing building site in Southwest Corvallis and was later arrested.

Corvallis man arrested on trespassing charge at student housing construction site

February 17, 2020

UPDATE: Doran Hans Holman pleaded not guilty to this charge and an additional related charge.A Corvallis man with a lengthy criminal background was recently arrested for trespassing at a student housing...

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Corvallis Police Log: Feb. 7-9

February 17, 2020

Feb. 7Loud Noise/Unlawful Amplified Sound/Open ContainerAn officer responded to a local residence in West Corvallis for a parking complaint due to an event taking place at the house. As the officer was...

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Corvallis Police Log: Jan. 31 – Feb. 3

February 10, 2020

Jan. 31Criminal Trespass 2Officers responded to a call of a disorderly male customer at a downtown hotel. The male was in the hotel lobby when officers arrived and was visibly intoxicated and stumbling...

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Corvallis Police Log: Jan. 24-30

February 3, 2020

Jan. 24HarassmentAn officer spoke with a male who wished to report ongoing harassment. The male explained that in 2017 he fired an employee.After firing the employee, the former employee sent him emails...

Students mingle with the peers in from of them, with limited time and on a quick rotation. This speed friending event occurs once every term. 

Speed friending event “gets better” every term

January 28, 2020

 Members of the OSU community gathered in the Memorial Union ballroom on Jan. 17 to take part in a mingling event, with the hopes of meeting new people and making friends. Sitting in rows of tables,...

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Corvallis Police Log: Jan. 18-23

January 27, 2020

Jan. 18Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine (Paraphernalia)An officer was conducting a foot patrol of a natural area when he encountered a male sitting under a roadway bridge smoking...

First-year students Sophie Provencio and Kate Truong shop at Bazaar International Market.

Best of 2020: Corvallis international foods market

January 21, 2020

First Place Tie: Rice ‘N’ Spice Oriental FoodsFinding foods from all corners of the world is generally not an easy task, especially in a quiet college town.Oregon State University students looking...

The Domain complex, opened in the fall of 2019, is located northwest of campus off Circle Boulevard.

Best of 2020: Corvallis apartments

January 21, 2020

First Place: The RetreatWhen it comes to leasing and renting properties, student renters often have a variety of diverse needs, whether that be overall space, amenities, or proximity to important locations...

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Corvallis Police Log: Dec. 28 – Jan. 1

January 6, 2020

Dec. 28Disorderly Conduct 2Two officers responded to a call at a local boarding house in central Corvallis for a report of a male suspect acting aggressively. The officers learned that the male was banging...

Panhellenic Council chapters at Oregon State gather in the Memorial Union Quad for their annual Bid Day event.

Student sues sorority over living conditions

January 3, 2020

An OSU student and her mother have recently filed a lawsuit against the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, alleging that the Corvallis chapter facility provided unsafe living conditions.The lawsuit was filed...

Archived Photo of Oregon State University President F. King Alexander

Ray and successor express excitement following president-elect announcement

December 13, 2019

Correction: This article had previously gotten F. King Alexander's start date incorrect. This issue has been resolved.Members of the OSU community gathered in the Memorial Union’s Horizon room Friday...


Bicyclists’ rights explained

October 28, 2019

The recent arrest of Oregon State University student Genesis Hansen has generated discussions and debates locally and even nationally regarding the authority police officers possess and the rights of individuals...

Off campus services

Local organizations offer alternative student-housing options

February 18, 2019

With high costs for tuition and books, as well as minimal pay for most part-time and entry-level jobs, some Oregon State University students have a difficult time finding affordable housing. According...

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Police Log: Jan. 8 – Jan. 9

January 13, 2019

Tuesday, Jan. 8 Trespass IIAn officer responded to an apartment complex to the report of a transient sleeping in the hallway on the second floor. The complaint was made by the apartment property manager,...

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Police Log: Jan. 2

January 4, 2019

Wednesday, Jan. 2Welfare CheckAn officer responded to an apartment for an unknown problem. A neighbor had called stating that she heard a female say “help” and heard what sounded like the front door...

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Police Log: Dec. 30

January 2, 2019

Sunday, Dec. 30Criminal Mischief IIAn officer was dispatched to an area near an intersection of two main roads for a report of vandalism in progress. It was reported a female was smashing a window. The...

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Police Log: Dec. 29

December 31, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 29 Attempted UEMVAn officer was dispatched to the report of a car prowl that had occured at an apartment complex. Two people were stopped in the area and matched the suspect descriptions...

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Police Log: Dec. 26

December 27, 2018

Wednesday, Dec. 26 Theft IIIAn officer arrested a male suspect after he stole an energy drink from a local pharmacy. The suspect was taken to jail and trespassed from the pharmacy.Open ContainerAn officer...

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Police Log: Dec. 11 – Dec. 13

December 14, 2018

Tuesday, Dec. 11 DUIIAn officer responded to a call regarding a vehicle that had driven onto railroad tracks. A male waived for the officer to stop and the officer noticed another police officer already...

3-D printing

3-D printing usage sparks controversy

November 19, 2018

The issue of gun control in the United States is as old as the country itself, but modern technology has recently made the debate much more complicated.With the advent of 3D-printing, many items that one...

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