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Guard Mikayla Pivec holds off Jerome.

Women’s basketball falls to Stanford, turns around to defeat California

February 5, 2018

It was a weekend of downs and ups for the Beaver women’s basketball team. After dropping a close game to the No. 24 ranked Stanford in front of a home crowd Friday, OSU was able to bounce back Sunday...

ASOSU graduate representative, Andrew Oswalt, was arrested on Monday, Jan. 22 by the Benton County Sheriffs Office on two counts of criminal mischief in the third degree.

Andrew Oswalt responsible for Confederate flag hanging in window across from Black Cultural Center on the OSU campus

January 26, 2018

Corvallis Police suspected ASOSU representative of criminal mischief since July 2017Details on the situation leading to Andrew Oswalt’s arrest this past Monday on the Oregon State University campus have...

Jonathan Smith speaks to the OSU community in his introductory press conference. Image courtesy of Oregon State Athletics.

Changing of the guard: OSU finds their new coach

December 3, 2017

“Now I’m sitting here in front of you guys, at my dream job, in my dream town, at my dream school.”Oregon State has their man. The university announced that Jonathan Smith has been named as the new...

OSU senior quarterback Darell Garretson left the Civil War with an injury in the third quarter. This was his final game as a Beaver.

Ducks take flight, dominate Oregon State

November 25, 2017

Oregon football reclaims Civil War title with resounding 69-10 victory over BeaversIn a historic fashion, Oregon belongs to the Ducks once again.The 121st edition of the Civil War was over by halftime....

Junior OL Bright Ugwoegbu celebrating with Whetzel.

OPINION: For Beavers, Civil War matters

November 20, 2017

Oh how the times have changed.Last year on a rain-soaked November day, thousands of Oregon State fans hurdled the barrier at Reser Stadium and rushed the field in celebration of the Beaver football team...

Interim Head Coach Cory Hall in his first game at the reigns of the OSU football team. 

Beavers fall to No. 20 Stanford, remain inspired by interim coach Cory Hall

October 29, 2017

The weather at kickoff was sunny and in the 60’s—a picturesque October night in Corvallis. Despite the unusual Thursday night game time, 30,000 people made their way to Reser Stadium. For the first...

Runningback Ryan Nall carries the ball against Stanfords defense. Nall finished with 84 yards on 19 carries against the Cardinal. 

RECAP: Heartbreak in Corvallis as OSU falls last minute to Stanford, 15 to 14

October 26, 2017

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATEDThe weather at kickoff was sunny and in the sixties--a picturesque October night in Corvallis. Despite the unusual Thursday night game time, 30,000 people had made their...

Priscila Narcio and Dianne Farrell sit outside Farrell’s home in Corvallis. Farrell was inspired to help Narcio realize her goal of attending OSU and is assisting her with tuition and living situation. This fall is Narcio’s first term at OSU. She is studying human development and family sciences.

Trump administration’s termination of DACA program sees local impact

October 3, 2017

Editor's Note: This story was published before the Oct. 5 deadline for DACA renewal for individuals already in the program. However, Student Legal Services is still available to students with questions...

Junior running back Ryan Nall runs through the open field after catching a pass behind the line of scrimmage.

OSU vs. Washington: A tale of two halves

September 30, 2017

No. 6 Washington scores 35 points in the second half, rolls past OSUAs the Beaver football team kicked off against no. 6 Washington, there was an air of belief among the team and the home fans that this...

Henry, an eight-year-old boxer lab mix sits in the Memorial Union quad on Sept. 27. Henry and the Heartland Humane Society were on campus to partner with the professional co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi to raise funds for both Heartland and the American Cancer Society.

K9 Kisses For Cancer raises funds for Heartland Humane Society, American Cancer Society

September 27, 2017

Passerbys in the Memorial Union Quad today were greeted by Henry, an eight-year-old boxer lab mix, and Chase, a five year old mutt, as the two canines helped to raise funds for the American Cancer Society...

The OSU Beavers line up agains the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sept. 9.

Beaver football looks to bounce back

September 25, 2017

Four games into the 2017 season, the Beavers football team is last place in the Pac-12, their starting quarterback may be lost for the season, they’ve been out-rushed, out-passed and they’ve been out-scored.Yet,...

Midfielder Hassani Dotson competes for a header while Jaime Miralles looks on. The Beavers their final non-conference game of the season by a score of 2-0. They will face Washington next weekend to open Pac-12 play.

Men’s soccer rebounds against Pacific University Tigers

September 25, 2017

The Oregon State Men’s Soccer team put the cherry on top of free ice cream cone night at Paul Lorenz Field Friday as they rolled past the seventeenth ranked Pacific University 2-0.Coming into their final...

The OSU Beavers line up agains the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sept. 9.

Oregon State Fall Athletics 2017 Preview

September 15, 2017

FootballThree games into the 2017 season, the OSU Beaver football team is at a breaking point. Blown out by Colorado State University in the season opener, the Beavers rebounded against Portland State...

Senior wide receiver Jordan Villamin running down the field after catching a 30 yard pass from quarterback Jake Luton. Villamin finished with three catches for 55 yards and one touchdown in Oregon States 48-14 loss to Minnesota.

Beaver football blown out by Minnesota Golden Gophers at home

September 9, 2017

For 37 seconds Saturday night, the Oregon State Beavers and the 35,206 fans at Reser Stadium had a lot to cheer about. For the remaining 59:23 of their game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers however,...

Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Riley Youngman and incoming Editor-in-Chief Lauren Sluss stand in the SEC Plaza. Sluss will take over in the fall, while Joe Wolf (not pictured) will oversee the three upcoming summer editions of the Baro.

Letter from the Editor: Thank you, Beaver Nation

June 12, 2017

Gratitude. If I had to narrow my experience as Editor-in-Chief down to one word, it would be gratitude. Over the past year, we have done a lot here at The Baro. We have transitioned from a daily to a...

The Iranian flag hangs in the SEC Plaza during the vigil.

Iranian Student Association holds vigil for ISIS attack in Iran

June 12, 2017

Candles burned bright as a steady rain drizzled around the SEC Plaza. Students and community members gather together, circling around signs denouncing terrorism and promoting unity and love.Around 25 individuals,...

Luke Bennett is a sophomore studying German and education.

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: Luke Bennett

May 1, 2017

Luke BennettPronouns: He, Him, HisYear: 2ndMajor: German and EducationLuke Bennett grew up in Oregon. Originally from the town of Cottage Grove, Bennett grew up a University of Oregon Ducks fan, but eventually...

The 2017 ASOSU Lobby Team consisted of nine student lobbyists and two student advisers.

ASOSU Lobby Team speaks for students in Washington D.C.

May 1, 2017

A first generation college student and a daughter of immigrants, if you would have told Isamar Chávez a year ago that she would have the opportunity at the end of her senior year to lobby for students...

Candalynn Johnson, Isamar Chávez and Eric George stand outside of the Longworth House Office Building in Washington D.C. The group met with a legislative aid for Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Wednesday to discuss issues around undocumented students rights and Pell Grants. 

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: Candalynn Johnson

May 1, 2017

Candalynn JohnsonPronouns: She, Her, HersYear: 4thMajor: Political ScienceTitle: Executive Director of Government RelationsAfter graduating from Sweet Home High School, Johnson enrolled at Linn-Benton...

Eric George, Isamar Chávez and Candalynn Johnson stand with legislative aide and OSU graduate (second from left) Jon Bosworth outside of Rep. Earl Blumenauers office. 

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: Eric George

May 1, 2017

Eric GeorgePronouns: He, Him, HisYear: 5thMajor: Environmental Engineering and Political ScienceGeorge was born and raised in Portland, and came to OSU to pursue an environmental engineering degree. A...

Anesat León Guerrero is a fifth year at OSU in sociology and is planning on pursuing a Masters degree in higher education after graduation.

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: Anesat León Guerrero

May 1, 2017

Anesat León GuerreroPronouns: She, Her, HersYear: 5thMajor: SociologyTitle: Executive Director of Diversity ProgramsOriginally born in Eastern Oregon, Léon Guerrero spent her childhood living in Mexico,...

Candalynn Johnson, Isamar Chávez and Eric George stand outside of the Longworth House Office Building in Washington D.C. The group met with a legislative aid for Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Wednesday to discuss issues around undocumented students rights and Pell Grants. 

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: Isamar Chávez

April 30, 2017

Isamar ChávezPronouns: She, Her, HersYear: 4thMajor: Ethnic Studies, Pre-Education and a Minor in Peace StudiesTitle: Leadership Liaison at the Women's CenterChávez is a first generation student and...

David Lax is a sophomore in chemical engineering and is the president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: David Lax

April 30, 2017

David LaxPronouns: He, Him, HisYear: 2ndMajor: Chemical EngineeringTitle: President of Pi Kappa PhiLax is from Danville, California, but was born in New York. After joining Pi Kappa Phi fraternity as a...

Jacqueline Logsdon started planning and preparing for the Lobby Trip early this year.

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: Jacqueline Logsdon

April 27, 2017

Jacqueline LogsdonPronouns: She/Her/HersYear: 4thMajor: Environmental Economics and PolicyTitle: ASOSU Assistant Director of Government RelationsLogsdon is West Coast through and through. Born in San Diego,...

Ryan Khalife, Jacqueline Logsdon and Luke Bennett stand in front of the Capitol Building.

ASOSU Lobby Team hits the ground on first day meeting with legislators

April 26, 2017

Ryan Khalife, Jacqueline Logsdon and Luke Bennett stand in front of the Capitol Building.

Ryan Khalife is a junior in political science and economics with a mathematics option.

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: Ryan Khalife

April 26, 2017

Ryan KhalifePronouns: He, Him, HisYear: 3rdMajor: Political Science and Economics with an option in MathematicsTitle: ASOSU Senate Pro-TemporeRyan Khalife was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon, and...

Anesta León Guerrero, Josey Koehn, Rep. Peter DaFazio and David Lax pose with the Capitol Building in the background.

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: Josey Koehn

April 26, 2017

Josey KoehnPronouns: She/Her/HersYear: 2ndMajor: Speech CommunicationKoehn grew up in the small eastern Oregon town of Cove. In her second year at Oregon State University, she has always had a passion...

Lobby Trip Graphic

ASOSU Lobby Team arrives in Washington D.C.

April 25, 2017

EDITOR'S NOTE: As the Associated Students of Oregon State University Lobby Team heads to Washington D.C., the Barometer's own Riley Youngman will accompany them on their trip to report on their efforts....

Maya Casillas, 7, joins in a vigil to protest against President Trumps executive orders on immigration organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights on January 25, 2017, at City Hall in Los Angeles.

Letter from the Editor: In response to President Trump’s immigration ban

January 30, 2017

This last Friday, the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, signed an executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.According...

Tabitha Pitzer, an OSU junior, leads protesters in a chant in the Memorial Union quad Nov. 9. Pitzer, along with many others, wanted to spread messages of unity, peace and community following the presidential election.

[Photo] Looking forward

November 14, 2016

Tabitha Pitzer, an OSU junior, leads protesters in a chant in the Memorial Union quad Nov. 9. Pitzer, along with many others, wanted to spread messages of unity, peace and community following the presidential...

Incoming Editor-in-Chief looks forward

June 6, 2016

What a year it has been. We have experienced so much over the last nine months. From the women’s team making the NCAA Final Four, to mammoth bones being discovered under our feet on campus, to campus...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (Olivier Douliery/TNS)

Donald Trump tirade has become troublesome

February 26, 2016

Dear America,Please stop.This whole Donald Trump thing is spiralling dangerously out of control.A year ago, we all laughed when Trump announced he would be running for President of the United States of...

Tips for cheap, enjoyable dates on a budget

February 12, 2016

So Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you may be thinking to yourself, “Crap. How am I going to afford rent, X-Box live, beer, my monthly supply of ramen AND a gift and date for my significant other...

Concept of ‘supergelegates’ not so scary

February 11, 2016

Hey you—Did you hear? Last night Hillary Clinton gained superpowers.Wait, I meant to say superdelegates.After losing to Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary by a 60 percent to 38.3 percent margin,...

Pi Kappa Alpha

PIKE fraternity returns to Oregon State University

February 10, 2016

Men at Oregon State University will have the opportunity to be a founding member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (PIKE) as it returns after a six year hiatus.Jarret Way and Travis Andersen, who work with...

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson meets with supporters during a book signing of his book, A More Perfect Union, on Oct. 19, 2015 at Barnes and Noble in Waco, Texas.

GOP presidential debates only seem to be getting worse

February 9, 2016

For those of you that spent your Saturday night indoors watching the latest installment of “Older, mostly white guys yelling at each other,” (uh, the GOP debate, I mean) then you happened to witness...

SIFC begins budgeting process for studen fee-funded organizations at OSU

February 8, 2016

Disagreements on the future of SafeRide and how to fill a deficit within Student Health Services were discussed at the Student Incidental Fees Committee budget hearing Saturday in the MU Council room.The...

Staff members count ballots at a caucus site in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Feb. 1. (Yin Bogu/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

Iowa caucuses marked beginning of primary election, did not disappoint

February 5, 2016

Do you smell that? I think something may be Berning.Monday night’s Iowa Caucus served as the official kick off to the election season. According to The Des Moines Register, this year’s caucus saw the...

Angelo Gomez

Oregon State University institutes new positions designed to address diversity and social justice

February 2, 2016

Leadership changes pertaining to social justice officially took effect Monday at Oregon State University.In an email to the OSU student body Jan 19., President Ed Ray announced the creation of the Chief...

Excavating History

OSU students and Corvallis community given opportunity to uncover fossils

February 1, 2016

Elbows deep in a plastic teal tub full of muddy water, Wes Brown, a senior in bioresource research, pulls out piece of mammoth bone he has been carefully cleaning for the last ten minutes and holds it...

Executive Director of the Unified Greek Council, Magali Sanchez

Get to know your student leader: Magali Sanchez, Unified Greek Council President at Oregon State University

January 27, 2016

Although Magali Sanchez, a senior in ethnic studies, describes herself as a relatively shy, and sometimes awkward person, those that know her hail her as a strong, passionate and outspoken individual.Born...

Know the difference between executive action, executive order

January 22, 2016

Friday’s shooting in Corvallis outside of the Shari’s Diner, which left one man dead, is a stark reminder that these acts of violence can also exist on a local level, and not just on your TV and computer...

State of the Union lacked in talks about tuition

January 15, 2016

President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address Tuesday night. The address covered a variety of topics in depth, but one was noticeably glossed over: college affordability.I’ll...


Leading by example

January 13, 2016

Hailing from Orange, Calif., Alec Petersen, is exactly the person those familiar with him imagined would eventually be leading one of the top organizations on the Oregon State University campus."My fraternity...


OSU honors Dr. King

January 11, 2016

OSU honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with workshops, talks for the next two weeksRunning for two weeks, Oregon State University will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a wide variety of events,...

Larry Roper, Social Justice Minor

Social Justice minor ‘a natural fit’

January 6, 2016

The rise in student interest in social issues on campus in recent years has led to the creation of the social justice minor at Oregon State University.  The program is designed to deepen a student's area...

The Last Love Song

The last love song

December 3, 2015

Nearly 200 people gathered in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center Wednesday night to listen to Oregon State University Professor emeritus Tracy Daugherty discuss “The Last Love Song,” a biography telling the...

Library History Archives

Storing history for future academic research

December 1, 2015

Towering windows stretching from waist height to the ceiling allow for the sun to permeate the Douglas Strain Reading Room on an unordinary warm winter morning in Corvallis and fill the space with a bright,...

Civil War History

History of the Civil War

November 24, 2015

On Friday Nov. 27 the Oregon State University Beavers will travel to Eugene to take on the Oregon Ducks in the 119th edition of the Civil War.While this year’s annual rivalry game may not pack as much...

Positive behavioral changes linked to heart health

November 23, 2015

Starting to eat healthier, work out, and begin other lifestyle changes can be challenging according to a recent study of behavioral health interventions published by Oregon State University assistant professor...

Cassie Hubers Impeachment Trial

ASOSU moves past impeachment

November 22, 2015

Following a non-guilty verdict in her impeachment trial overseen by the ASOSU Judicial branch and the senate, ASOSU President Cassie Huber has returned to her position as the Associated Students of Oregon...

Ettihad Vigil

Ettihad Candlelight Vigil

November 20, 2015

The breath of those in attendance at the candlelit vigil held in the Student Experience Center Plaza Thursday night hung heavy in the bitter November air as the community mourned those lost around the...


Containing game day trouble

November 19, 2015

Open container, MIP citations still possibilities on game dayAnother brisk, fall Saturday afternoon in Corvallis and the streets are filled with orange and black. The smell of hamburgers being cooked on...

Sami Al-Abdrabbuh

ASOSU Reacts to ‘Students of Color Speak Out’

November 18, 2015

Standing before a joint session of the ASOSU Congress Wednesday night, Representative Sami Al-Abdrabbuh spoke to those gathered in the Memorial Union lounge about the need for ASOSU, and Oregon State as...

MU Flags

Representing countries in the MU

November 15, 2015

The Memorial Union Flag Project is set to display flags from each country represented by current students in a ceremony at Oregon State University today at 4 p.m.Due to expressed concern regarding the...

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