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Beth Ray Center for Academic Support on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus.

OSU students, faculty reflect on how first-year students have achieved academic success

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
June 16, 2020

This article is a part of the START issue, a guide for all incoming Oregon State University students and their families going through START, which aims to help familiarize them with the campus, college...

The Corvallis City Hall building is located downtown on Madison Avenue. OMN archive taken Feb. 2020. 

Benton County looks to TRACE-COVID-19 results to guide reopening decisions, prepares small business support

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
May 10, 2020

With Oregon State University, as well as many Benton County establishments, currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, city leaders are looking to the TRACE-COVID-19 study for guidance on how and...

Post-it Notes cover the door with answers to the “quarantine questions” posted. The list of questions is to serve as a reminder of the positive aspects of life during quarantine. Along the bottom is a reminder that not all answers need to be positive and that it is okay to not be okay.

Students face mental, social complications of isolation during OSU campus closures

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
April 29, 2020

As classes at Oregon State University remain remote until further notice, some students are feeling the mental, physical and social effects of full-time online learning.“It can be hard to do everything...

The Dixon Lodge houses the Collegiate Recovery Community on the OSU Corvallis campus. The CRC Clubhouse is located on the east side of Dixon Lodge and through the glass door labeled “Clubhouse.” 

Student with former addictions chooses OSU for recovery program, scholarship opportunities

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
April 20, 2020

Jennifer Bowers, a third-year post-baccalaureate computer science major, battled with drug and alcohol addiction for years before reflecting on her struggles and discovering her own reality. Now over six...

This is an illustration of a bulletin board displaying graduate school preparation reminders. According to Nick Fleury, director of Financial Support, it’s always good to start the process as early as possible.

‘Start the process as early as possible’ when preparing for graduate school

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
April 18, 2020

At Oregon State University, many undergraduate students are considering the possibility of expanding their education by going to graduate school, yet few know how to financially prepare for such an investment.“It’s...

This photo was taken on March 14, 2020. Counseling and Psychological Services provides mental health counseling to students, and consultation, outreach and education to all OSU community members. CAPS is located on the fifth floor of Snell Hall, though all CAPS services are currently being offered remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAPS’ shortage of services due to funding, high demand, OSU makes “effort to find an answer”

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
April 15, 2020

As the ongoing issue of mental illness remains prevalent throughout college campuses and mental health officials at Oregon State university begin to offer online suicidal prevention services, though some...

Benjamin Bailey is the president of College Republicans on campus. This photo was taken at a College Republicans event last year with Knute Buhler, the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

Students with opposing political views hold differing college experiences

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
April 10, 2020

Correction: OSU student Richard Epperley's name was originally spelled incorrectly throughout this story. The Barometer regrets this error.In today’s political climate, Oregon State University students...

House plants can be a welcome addition to a house or apartment.

Botany experts provide tips for student house-plant owners

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
March 2, 2020

“Who doesn’t want to be around plants?” asks senior instructor for the department of Horticulture, Alan Shay.According to Shay, plants add a heightened level of joy to people’s lives, however,...

A poster board was made showing the names and faces of the lives that were taken because of gun violence. The panel remembers them and recognizes their stories as a group.

Gun panel aims to ‘educate students before they vote’

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
February 24, 2020

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center held a panel called "Election 2020: Gun laws" which aimed to shed light on the topic of gun control in order to educate students on the history and current issues...

World War I propaganda posters can be found in Oregon State University’s Special Collections and Archives.

World War 1 propaganda posters in the Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives do not reflect the “difficulty adjusting back into society”

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
January 27, 2020

A sizable collection of World War I posters are currently available for observation at the Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives, located on the fifth floor of The Valley Library.The...

A boba tea from DIY Tea & Beyond sits on a table.

Best of 2020: Corvallis bubble tea

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
January 21, 2020

First place: April's Tea House Located right off of Oregon State University, April’s Tea Shop offers a vast array of bubble tea options while providing a cozy and serene atmosphere for students and...

Daniel Faltesek, Ph.D, plays video games. 

Best of 2020: OSU faculty

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
January 21, 2020

First-place tie: Daniel Myles, Ph.DSenior Professor of Organic Chemistry Daniel Myles, Ph.D., was chosen within the top two most admired professors on the OSU Corvallis campus.Myles, who has been teaching...

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