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OSU emergency phone outage planned Wednesday night

OSU emergency phone outage planned Wednesday night

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
September 20, 2023

There will be a brief outage of the OSU phone system between 10 p.m. and midnight Wednesday night; the outage will affect both the Corvallis and Bend campuses but should last no longer than 10 minutes.  According...

CEAOS Professor Aaron Wolf poses in the courtyard of Burt Hall on July 21. Wolf recently won an award for international education leadership, assisting in advancing international education in public universities.

Long-time OSU professor of geography receives APLU award for international work

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
August 7, 2023

Aaron Wolf knew water was important when he started school, thanks to a childhood split between California and the Middle East. “In both places, water and politics are deeply intertwined,” Wolf...

Teresa Ashford sits at Interzone Coffee on July 28th. Ashford has been dubbed Oregon State University’s “Sexpert”, she works to make content educating students on various topics.

OSU’s SEXpert normalizes curiosity about human sexuality through social media

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
August 7, 2023

When Teresa Ashford, an instructor in Oregon State University’s College of Health, began teaching human sexuality in 2018, she inherited an anonymous online question box along with the course. Now,...

Stories of many lifetimes: Warm Springs Elder works to preserve Native culture and voice with book detailing tribal life

Stories of many lifetimes: Warm Springs Elder works to preserve Native culture and voice with book detailing tribal life

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
July 3, 2023

As a child, Linda “LaMoosh” Meanus, lived at Celilo Village, across the railroad tracks from the falls and was no stranger to the importance of salmon to her tribe and others in the area. Meanus...

A digital illustration created by MidJourney with the prompt: Digital illustration, 20 year old (male) reading book facing camera, next to working professional 50 year old (female) facing camera, natural gradient background, left side natural lighting, detailed, high quality

It’s a whole new world with artificial intelligence

With an AI revolution on the horizon how will AI change life, the workplace and the classroom for future generations?
Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
May 1, 2023

Artificial Intelligence, something once seemingly reserved for sci-fi films like The Terminator and Blade Runner, has now become a part of everyday life thanks to the rise of AI programs like ChatGPT that...

Then and now: Oregon’s drug decriminalization two years later

Then and now: Oregon’s drug decriminalization two years later

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
April 10, 2023

Oregon passed Measure 110 to decriminalize possession of illegal drugs in November 2020,  becoming the first state to do so.   For illegal drugs in smaller amounts Measure 110 reduced the penalty...

Finding support during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Finding support during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
April 10, 2023

Content Warning: mentions of sexual assault   April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there are a variety of upcoming events throughout the month on the OSU Corvallis campus, as well as...

Photo illustration depicts Kylie Andrews (she/her) appearing frustrated while looking at her computer at the Memorial Union on March 8. There are many different types of petitions that could be submitted for late drops, withdrawals and grade changes.

The Way of Things: a guide to OSU’s petitions and forms

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
April 10, 2023

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Illness, jobs, family and life in general can all get in...

A timeline of recent earthquakes and magnitudes around Turkey.

OSU’s Turkish students band together in wake of tragic earthquakes

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
March 6, 2023

Members of Oregon State University’s Turkish Culture Association are among the tens of millions of people impacted by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6 and Feb. 20, and Feb. 27. Mustafa...

The long haul: The Corvallis Sister Cities Association provides support and sisterhood during a year of war

The long haul: The Corvallis Sister Cities Association provides support and sisterhood during a year of war

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
March 6, 2023

The war in Ukraine has left the country as a whole in constant worry of attack amidst rolling blackouts that leave residents without electricity, heat or water for hours at a time in the cold of winter.  Thankfully,...

Attendees give their views on different aspects
of the project at the Civic Campus Project Open House hosted at Corvallis-Benton County Public
Library on Jan. 31.

Proposal for Corvallis Civic Campus presented to community members at open house event

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
February 28, 2023

The proposal for a new civic campus for government operations in Corvallis was presented to the public at an open-house at the Valley Library on Jan. 31.  Corvallis’ City Manager, Mark Shepard, introduced...

Students and community organize events to support Turkey following devastating quakes

Students and community organize events to support Turkey following devastating quakes

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
February 27, 2023

Following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the Turkish Culture Association and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center will hold events on March 1 and March 8 to bring awareness and...

The 2022 Oregon State University Commencement on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Reser Stadium.

‘An amazing accomplishment:’ thousands gather in rain for Oregon State’s 153rd Commencement

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
June 12, 2022

7,574 degrees were awarded during Oregon State University’s 2022 Commencement ceremony on June 11 at Reser Stadium, with over 4,000 students attending the rain-soaked event in person. This was the...

Elijah Stucki is the executive director for Mid Willamette Trans Support Network and has been volunteering for the network since 2017. Mid Willamette Trans Support Network has a community at The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, Ore.

OSU alumna-activist, Albany Pride founder speak on PRIDE

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
June 6, 2022

While Corvallis, Ore. is not throwing an official Pride celebration, Albany Pride will hold their Pride event at 10 a.m. on June 25 at Albany City Hall Plaza, where participants can find LGBTQIA+ owned...

Studio Art major Lee Niemi poses inside the Pride Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. on May 17. Niemi is a student worker at the OSU Pride Center which celebrated its 20th year anniversary last year.

“The most powerful sense of relief I’ve felt in my life:” Trans Pride Center representative discusses LGBTQIA+ life

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
June 6, 2022

Lee Niemi, a community relations representative at the Oregon State University Pride Center, said he joined the queer community after learning most people didn’t feel the same way as him.  “I’ve...

Oregon State Junior Wade Meckler slides into home Friday night at Goss Stadium as part of the two runs he contributed to the Beaver win.

Beavers break tie in Corvallis Regional baseball game with Aggies for last-minute win

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
June 4, 2022

The 10th inning of the Corvallis Regional against New Mexico State Aggies saw Justin Boyd take the win for Oregon State with a base-heavy walk, bringing the score to 5-4. “It’s good to get the...

This shows an illustration of the blue and yellow Ukranian flag with text reading Our spirit is unbreakable.

‘Our spirit is really unbreakable:’ Sister-city university students offer perspectives on Russian-Ukrainian war

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
June 4, 2022

Two freshman students from Corvallis’s sister-city university, Uzhhorod National University, Sandra Dragostinova and Milla Puziak, have faced challenges maintaining their normal life and education amid...

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OSU Department of Public Safety ‘actively investigating’ alleged explosives threat

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
May 3, 2022

After two Oregon State University alerts that warned community members of an alleged explosives threat within a vehicle on the Corvallis, Ore. campus, there is still no further information about the situation. The...

Oregon State University third-year student and Orange Media Network Assistant Sports Editor Benjamin Rabbino stands in front of Beit Am located in Corvallis, Ore. Rabbino was raised Jewish, and though he says he hasn’t experienced antisemitism at OSU specifically, he notes he has seen antisemitism off campus.

Jewish American Heritage Month: local Corvallis Jewish residents speak on experiences, antisemitism

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

One in four Jewish people in the United States experienced antisemitic incidents in 2021, according to a report from the American Jewish Committee. Forty percent of Jewish Americans in the...

Reports of alleged weapons threat in Finley Hall found ‘unsubstantiated’

Reports of alleged weapons threat in Finley Hall found ‘unsubstantiated’

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
April 26, 2022

Clarification: This story has been modified to further clarify the situation. Update made April 27 at 8:38 p.m. with statements from OSU police chief Shanon Anderson Students posted rumors of a student...

The Peace Seedlings booth at the Corvallis, Ore. Farmers Market on April 16. The business, which sells bouquets, seeds, handmade baskets and more, is run by Dylana Kapuler and Mario DiBenedetto.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market outdoor season returns, features new OSU food truck

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
April 22, 2022

The Corvallis, Ore. Farmers’ Market outdoor season returned on April 16 with a variety of vendors, including a new Oregon State University food truck and a re-opened vendor booth. A substantial crowd...

Young protestors display their signs at a Ukraine protest at the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore. on March 5. According to Grace Atebe, director of the Office of International Services, Oregon State University wants to help all those in the university community who have been impacted by the Russian-Ukrainian war.

OSU ‘committed to providing care and support’ for students impacted by Russia-Ukraine war

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
April 21, 2022

Oregon State University and the Office of International Services are working to support students affected by the Russia-Ukraine war. Dan Larson, vice provost for student affairs, said OSU is working...

Second-year psychology major Sophia Fischer relaxes while wearing a facemask and cucumbers to soothe her mind while preparing for finals week at her home on March 9. It is important for students to take time for themselves to cool off and calm down, especially during the winter months which can be dark and dreary, physically and mentally.

The Way of Things: Healthy coping mechanisms can help students make it through the school year

Zeva Rosenbaum, Columnist
April 4, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. As we begin another term, burnout already hangs around the...

OSU professor Jerri Bartholomew stands next to her art installations Salmon and There Will Be Good Years: 2009-2021 (lower) at The Little Gallery’s exhibition of her work titled Abstracted: Where Science Meets Art and Music on March 4. This piece and others incorporate data from her microbiology work into art pieces created by herself and other collaborative artists.

Art and science come together in OSU professor’s exhibit at The Little Gallery

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
April 2, 2022

Jerri Bartholomew has combined her glass art and extensive microbiology work in a new exhibit titled ‘Abstracted: Where Science Meets Art and Music’ at The Little Gallery in Kidder Hall through April...

The book Maus by Art Spiegelman. The book was banned by a Tennessee school board in McMinn County in January.

The Way of Things: An American game of cat and “Maus”

Zeva Rosenbaum, Columnist
March 31, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. The recent controversial banning of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer...

4-year-old Belle Baxley holds a homemade sign while protesting in support for the people of Ukraine at the Benton County 
Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore. on Feb. 26. This is Baxley’s first protest.

A 6,000 mile sisterhood: the relationship between Corvallis & Uzhhorod during Russian-Ukrainian war

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
March 7, 2022

What do Corvallis, Ore. and Uzhhorod, Ukraine have in common? They’re sister cities. Since 1989 and the founding of the volunteer-run Corvallis Sister Cities Association, Corvallis and Uzhhorod have...

Albany, Ore. resident John Kolck proudly displays his sign in support of peace in Ukraine at the Benton County Courthouse on March 5. Kolck mentioned that while he was at the rally, his daughter is abroad in Berlin helping Ukrainian refugees.

Corvallis gathers again in support of Ukraine, sister city residents provide updates

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
March 5, 2022

Dozens of Corvallis, Ore. residents gathered in front of the Benton County Courthouse to support Uzhhorod, Ukraine for a second time at noon on March 5.  The gathering took place one week after an...

Protestors gather to show support for the people of Ukraine in front of the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore on Feb. 26. Vasyl Chubar, a resident of one of Corvallis sister cities, Uzhhorod, Ukraine, provided another update on his experience on-the-ground during the Russian invasion.

Ukrainian Corvallis sister city resident provides further updates on state of war

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
February 27, 2022

Vasyl Chubar, resident of Uzhhorod, Ukraine, which is one of Corvallis Ore.’s sister cities, provided another update on the current state of Ukraine during the Russian invasion as of Feb. 26.  Chubar...

4-year-old Belle Baxley holds a homemade sign while protesting in support for the people of Ukraine at the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore. on Feb. 26. This is Baxley’s first protest.

Corvallis citizens show support for Ukraine at Benton County Courthouse gathering

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
February 26, 2022

Corvallis, Ore. residents gathered outside the Benton County Courthouse in support of Ukraine on Feb. 26 at noon, holding signs aloft and calling for an end to the Russian invasion.  Over 40 people...

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Ukrainian citizen from Corvallis sister city speaks on Russian invasion

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
February 24, 2022

Russia has invaded Ukraine as of Feb. 24, and a Ukrainian citizen from Uzhhorod, sister city to Corvallis, Ore., provided an update to the Corvallis Sister Cities Association on the situation. Vasyl...

Portrait of Erika McCalpine, the Executive Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives and Director of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, in her office at the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Ore. McCalpine is the first person from OSU-Cascades elected to lead the faculty senate and started her presidency in 2022.

‘Stalwart leader’ of diversity elected OSU’s first Black woman faculty president

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
February 21, 2022

Professor Erika McCalpine has assumed her role as the first Black woman president of the Oregon State University Faculty Senate, representing the first OSU-Cascades faculty member to hold this position.  McCalpine...

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