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The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

All content by Sydney Sullivan
Violet Rue, a pre-chemical engineering student, recently had her birth certificate changed to reflect her preferred gender.

Changing gender on documentation poses challenges

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
March 19, 2018

Community reflects on importance of identification that matches preferred gender identity.Violet Rue, a pre-chemical engineering student at Oregon State University, went to her local courthouse on Jan....

Academic Unit by Sex Graphic

Women in Leadership club strives to minimize gender gap

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
March 5, 2018

Club started in College of Business, plans to hold meetings for communityAs of 2015, more than 9.4 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.5 trillion in...

Counseling & Psychological services hosts the Mindspa where students can take a break. 

Campus resources provide mental health support

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
March 5, 2018

Counseling & Psychological Services may have wait times, address emergencies firstCounseling and Psychological Services is not the only resource available on campus for students seeking support with...


New research on seismic activity induces earthquake preparation, awareness

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
February 14, 2018

Documentary, expert panel set up to educate community on seismic activity, emergency preparedness.A press release came out Feb. 6 announcing that the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Portland...

(left to right) OSU faculty Micknai Arefaine, Elizabeth Kaweesa, Shelley Moon, Jason Thomas, Jamar Bean, Dorian Smith were recognized for their outstanding work in helping the black community and the BCC.

Black History Month honors achievements, shares stories

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
February 4, 2018

OSU will host several campus events throughout February“We can talk about black history 365 days a year, it’s not just one month,” said Terrance Harris, assistant director of the Lonnie B. Harris...

The College of Veterinary Medicine will now be able to provide greater services in areas of education and animal care in light of this donation. 

OSU College of Veterinary Medicine receives historic donation

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
January 22, 2018

Alumnus' $50 million contribution supports college's expansion plans.On Jan. 17, 2018 Oregon State University was granted $50 million to the College of Veterinary Medicine. The transformative commitment...

The Book Bin offers a variety of books from different genres, as well as DVDs and seasonal items.

Best of: Shopping

Sydney Sullivan, News Editor
January 16, 2018

The Book BinPersonal notes are hidden inside pages of old, well-loved books. New books line the shelves with  a smell of crisp paper. The environment is peaceful and glimpses of fur passing by between...

WinCo Foods is located on the corner of Walnut Blvd. and Kings Blvd. and open 24 hours.

Bets of: Groceries

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
January 16, 2018

WinCo FoodsFood is an absolute necessity, and when it comes to college supermarkets, WinCo was voted number one by students for Best of Beaver Nation for a reason. Do you have money to spend on food and...

Corvallis is located a little over two hours from ski and snowboarding lodges. Peak Sports in Corvallis offers deals on passes and offers a shuttle to some locations. 

Best of: Recreation

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
January 15, 2018

Marys PeakRoads swirl around a mountainous peak and the excitement in the air rises. Glimpses of waterfalls can be seen off the road. When the car is finally parked, it’s a short walk to one of the first...

(Left) Violence Prevention Coordinator Elizabeth Kennedy, Assistant Director of Student Life and Director of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life Leslie C. Schacht Drey, Assistant Director of Sports Programs Joe Schaffer and Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards Carol Millie are all involved in the hazing prevention program at OSU.

OSU remains vigilant in the intolerance, prevention of hazing on campus

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
January 7, 2018

Members of Student Conduct and Community Standards reach out to organization leaders.More than half of college students participating in clubs or organizations experience hazing, according to the National...

Terina McLachlain sitting in her office.

Students find ways to be productive over winter break

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
December 4, 2017

Advisors provide opportunities for students to be productive on break.The documents are chosen and an index finger hovers tentatively over the mouse. This is the last piece of work to submit and then it...

Fall Family Weekend Events Schedule

OSU welcomes students’ families to campus

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
November 13, 2017

Fall Family Weekend offers events, aims to maintain safetyTraditions and celebrations are in the air this month as Fall Family Weekend rolls around. Combining over 25 years of tradition, celebrating Oregon...

Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
September 15, 2017

In college settings, the first six to 10 weeks of fall term in college is referred to as the Red Zone.Nationally, there have been higher reported rates of sexual assault during the Red Zone, according...

The moon completely obscures the sun in the August 21 total solar eclipse. For more Barometer photos from the eclipse, click here.

Totality perfect

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
August 28, 2017

The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 was predicted to bring over one million people to Oregon, along with unbearable traffic, cleaned-out grocery stores and logistical headaches for local officials and residents....

OSU astronomy professor Randall Milstein demonstrating a telescope used to examine the sun’s surface (left) and solar binoculars (right).

Eclipse impacts on personal level

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
July 31, 2017

Richard Watson, who serves on the board of directors for an amateur astronomer’s club associated with the local Corvallis community, the Heart of the Valley Astronomers, has sought out four solar eclipses...

Caine Francis, the interim director of Global Opportunities at Oregon State University, pointing out some of the countries that the office has sent students to. 

Beavers take classes across the globe

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
June 26, 2017

Nothing feels familiar. Words come out of people’s mouths in syllables that do not quite seem to make sense yet. The only commonality to find is in students who are strangers, and every one of them looks...

Oregon State Associate Professor Skip Rochefort sitting on a stool in his laboratory. Professor Rochefort is helping to develop a more inclusive environment in undergraduate research at Oregon State. 

OSU faculty works to increase inclusivity in research

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
June 26, 2017

Tapping into a world full of ideas means tapping into a world of diversity. According to Skip Rochefort, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Oregon State University, new ideas spring from...

Information courtesy of the OSU Alumni Association website. Each hat represents an area which graduates have indicated they are moving post-graduation. However, this graphic does not represent all of the OSU new alumni population.

OSU Alumni Association works to keep track of graduates

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
June 12, 2017

Students find opportunities to further their studies around the world An Oregon State University student is sitting in a Parisian cafe sipping a cappuccino. In walks someone they have never met before,...

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