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Off the Quad in the Memorial Union remains closed to diners on Oct. 4. For now the popular restaurant is only open for delivery and mobile orders.

Understaffing at MU causes long lines

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
October 8, 2021

Since in-person classes have resumed, restaurant closures and understaffing in Oregon State University’s Memorial Union have caused line buildups, but as more restaurants reopen, these lines are beginning...

This illustration shows housing for students within a large COVID-19 virus. It represents how conjoined COVID-19 precautions and housing situations are.

Off-campus student housing to change COVID-19 safety protocols in the fall

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
May 3, 2021

The future of COVID-19 safety for off-campus housing is unclear, but future developments will be guided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and residents voice what they are looking...

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Dr. Rebecca Johnson unanimously elected as interim OSU president

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
April 16, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees unanimously voted Friday to elect Dr. Rebecca Johnson as interim president following the resignation of former President F. King Alexander in late March. Johnson,...

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss the recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Johnson as the interim president. Johnson is currently the vice president of the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Ore.

OSU-Cascades vice president recommended by OSU trustees for interim president position

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
April 14, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Johnson as the interim OSU president; the appointment will likely last 12 months if approved.Johnson...

This photo illustration shows a radio microphone and beaver apparel. With the growth and credibility of OMN moving at an exponential rate, the resources and size of OMN has also grown.

From The Barometer 125 years ago to OMN today: History of media at OSU

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
March 1, 2021

Correction: Assistant Director of Student Media Steven Sandberg's title was incorrect and this has been corrected. Information attributed to Sandberg regarding the formation of OMN has been changed to...

Former Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic and OSU alum, Chris Johns, discusses his experience of being the only Beaver in a family full of Ducks and his career journalism. Chris Johns was named EIC of National Geographic in 2005 but had his beginnings in Medford, Ore.

The History of Journalism at OSU

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
March 1, 2021

In the past, Oregon State University offered journalism as a major but in 1992 the program was removed due to budgeting decisions and the applied journalism minor is now all OSU has in regards to an education...

This illustration shows an assortment of fruits and veggies for sale at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. The market is a place for local vendors to sell their hand-grown and cultivate produce.

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market works to support local businesses through the pandemic

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
February 10, 2021

The Corvallis Indoor Farmers Market will be providing locally sourced grocery opportunities from Jan. 9 to April 19, with local leaders continuing to prioritize vendor diversity in order to supply Corvallis...

An alcoholic beverage and food served to-go at a local Corvallis bar. As of December 24th, Oregon bars are temporarily allowed to serve cocktails and single servings of wine to go.

New Oregon laws allow for alcoholic drinks to-go

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
February 5, 2021

Corvallis residents are now able to order alcoholic drinks to-go and support local businesses safely due to the passing of Senate bill 1801 in late December, effective for all restaurant businesses in...

A pump activated hand wash station is picture are Pioneer Park for public use. With hygiene being one of the hardest things to maintain when struggling with homelessness, the city of Corvallis has provided ways for the populations at Pioneer Park to stay clean.

Hygienic resources provided in Pioneer Park for the houseless community

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
February 2, 2021

The City of Corvallis has placed amenities such as portable toilets, a hand washing station and a dumpster in Pioneer Park to encourage good hygiene practices and a clean camp environment for the local...

Signs requiring masks within OSU buildings are posted up around campus, including at the Memorial Union.

OSU updates face covering policy; masks are the ‘most important’ public health measure

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
November 23, 2020

To comply with federal, state, and local guidance regarding COVID-19, Oregon State University’s Provost office updated the face covering policies for both public and common settings. This update to...

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