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The Daily Barometer

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The Daily Barometer

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Freshman Jacob Yen orders at Five Four One at McNary, one of the dining halls on campus that offers a variety of restaurants.

Oregon State University offers an array of food, drink options

Tosca Ruotolo, News Contributor
June 22, 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...

Oregon State University hired Edgar Rodriguez for the interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police position, starting May 25, but stepped down after nearly three months in the role. 

Update: New interim AVP for Public Safety, chief of police is ‘eager to engage our community and be a part of the Beaver Nation’

Tosca Ruotolo, News Contributor
May 21, 2020

Vice President and Chief Financial Adviser Mike Green announced on Tuesday, May 12,  that Edgar Rodriguez has been selected to be the interim associate vice president for Public Safety and chief of police,...

A photo illustration demonstrates an example of the inside of a Corvallis microshelter built for the homeless community, although the currently-existing microshelters generally have a more finished appearance. 

Emergency applications for microshelters now open

Tosca Ruotolo, News Contributor
April 30, 2020

Prior to the limitations and challenges caused by COVID-19, many Corvallis community members were already engaged in public conversations about how to best address the issue of homelessness. Now, in the...

This photo was taken on March 10, 2020. A sign on the second floor of the Kerr Administration building directs students, faculty, staff and OSU visitors to the Disability Access Services office.

OSU Disabled Student Union, Disability Access Services fight against discrimination, aim to educate

Tosca Ruotolo, News Contributor
April 7, 2020

Many Oregon State University community members are demanding that more education, connectivity and activism are put in place for students that live with disabilities.Kobey Bonin, graphic design student,...

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Oregon Clinic recommends individuals stay home to prevent spread of coronavirus

Tosca Ruotolo, News Contributor
March 18, 2020

With the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus declared an emergency at the local, state and national levels, many Americans are struggling to find reliable sources of aid and information. Students, in particular,...

A shopper, carrying a basket walks down the chip isle of Winco on Feb. 25. Winco is a popular store choice for Oregon State University students to go to for their weekly groceries.

Ruotolo: OSU students need affordable grocery options

Tosca Ruotolo, Columnist
March 2, 2020

While “barely surviving off of Top Ramen” is a common stereotype of college students, food insecurity is a difficult reality for many Oregon State University attendees. Though many students prepare...

Corvallis Housing and Neighborhood Coordinator Tracy Oulman, center, explaining to community members like Mark Files, right, the benefits of applying for Empowerment Grants.

2020 Corvallis Empowerment Grant program applications open

Tosca Ruotolo, News Contributor
February 10, 2020

The Corvallis Empowerment Grant program is open for applications until 5 p.m. on March 1.It offers a total of $10,000 of funds to allot to the projects that, according to the City of Corvallis website,...

(left to right) Jane Lubchenco, Karen McLeod, and Steve Lundeberg discuss how scientists can effectively communicate their research to the news media during a Jan. 29 panel that took place in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. 

Oregon State’s Science and Policy club hosts panel discussion

Tosca Ruotolo, News Contributor
February 3, 2020

The Oregon State University Science and Policy club hosted a panel discussion, titled “How and Why Should Scientists Communicate with the Press?” on Jan. 29. This panel was organized by Claire Couch,...

House Representative Peter DeFazio answers questions in an Oregon State University class.  

Congressman Peter DeFazio speaks at Oregon State University

Tosca Ruotolo, News Contributor
January 27, 2020

Correction: This story originally misspelt Jane Lubchenco’s name. The story has been updated. The Barometer regrets this error.Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio visited the Oregon State University campus...

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