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A lone starship robot waits for cars to pass before crossing Southwest Washington Way on Oregon State University’s Corvallis, Ore. campus on Feb. 23. With so many robots roaming around, it is likely one will be hit, and students can face trouble if they dont follow the necessary steps if they hit one of the robots.

On Our Minds: Starship delivery robots will inevitably cause legal headaches for students

Riley LeCocq, Columnist
March 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Starship delivery robots that travel across Oregon State...

The Associated Students of Oregon State University vice presidentelect Sierra Young (left) and president-elect Matteo Paola outside 
Austin Hall on Feb. 24. Paola and Young won the election by 223 votes

Paola, Young win ASOSU presidency, election sees voter turnout of 17.93%

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
March 7, 2022

The Associated Students of Oregon State University 2022-23 election concluded on March 4 with a 17.93% voter turnout, over double what it was last year. Matteo Paola and Sierra Young won the president...

Associated Students of Oregon State Uuniversity  members Matteo Paola (left) and Kate Rockey are two of the main advocates for the demands of the Survivor Care Reform Resolution. According to Paola, the aim of the resolution is to centralize survivor care initiatives.

ASOSU seeks to reform SARC through resolution

Sam Misa, News Contributor
March 7, 2022

Members of the Associated Students of Oregon State University have passed a resolution asking to make changes to the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center.  While not a binding piece of legislation,...

Maya Sonpatki, the accessibility and wellness coordinator at the Associated Students of Oregon State University, poses for a photo in the Memorial Union on Jan. 23. Sonpatki is trying to encourage OSU administration to push forward Oregon’s Menstrual Dignity Act at the university.

Oregon State University expected to offer free period products on campus

Samuel Albert, News Contributor
March 7, 2022

After delayed compliance with the Menstrual Dignity Act, Oregon State University will install menstrual product dispensers in at least two restrooms per building, free of charge. House Bill 3294, passed...

The Associated Students of Oregon State University president-elect Matteo Paola (left) and ASOSU Vice President-elect Sierra Young pose for a picture at Snell Hall on Feb. 11. Paola and Young will serve as the president and vice presidential team that will lead ASOSU during the 2022-23 academic year.

Paola, Young ticket wins ASOSU presidential election

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
March 5, 2022

Matteo Paola and Sierra Young won the Associated Students of Oregon State University presidential election for the 2022-23 academic year with 17.93% of eligible voters participating in the election. Paola...

ASOSU presidential ticket candidates Isabella Griffiths, left, Alexander Kerner, Matteo Paola, and Sierra Young answer questions about their platforms on Feb. 16 at the ASOSU presidential candidates debate in the Student Experience Center. The two tickets are vying for the ASOSU presidency alongside another pair of candidates who were unable to make it to the debate.

ASOSU presidential candidates discuss campaign initiatives, goals during 2022 debate

Lara Rivera and Kelsy Valentine
February 17, 2022

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Kerner and Griffiths plan to host Sigma Alpha Epsilon events if elected into office. This has been corrected to Safety Awareness Events....

Marketing student Micah Grobey sits in the Associated Students of Oregon State University office on the second floor of the Student Experience Center. The ASOSU Congress has finished voting on the student fees for the 2022-23 fiscal year and now the Board of Trustees must approve the proposed budgets.

ASOSU Congress concludes deliberations on 2022-23 student fees

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
February 14, 2022

The allocation of roughly $26 million of student fees has been sorted and approved by the Oregon State University student government and now awaits the board of trustees’ final approval.  In December...

Dylan Perfect, the vice president for the Associated Students of Oregon State University and ex officio chief elections officer holds a voter’s guide in the ASOSU office located in the Student Experience Center. The voting for candidates of any position will be open to students on Feb. 14.

ASOSU Elections Committee changes election process, extends voting time for students

Stella Harkness, News Contributor
February 7, 2022

The Associated Students of Oregon State University’s Elections Committee have changed the elections process to include components such as longer registration and voting periods. Like in previous years,...

ASOSU Presidential candidate Matteo Paola stands in front of Weatherford Hall on Jan. 21. Paola and his running mate, Sierra Young, want to change the ASOSU constitution and ensure that student fees are distributed to student services.

Presidential candidates Kerner, Paola lead ASOSU elections for 2022-23 academic year

Sam Misa, News Contributor
February 7, 2022

Update: This story has been changed to reflect a new presidential team that joined the ASOSU presidential race after this story was published. A full story on the new presidential team is coming soon. The...

Nicholas Bolin, a Dixon Recreation Center employee, checks students in on Dec. 5. Dixon employees are funded by student fees under Recreational Sports, which is one of the eight units of the Student Fee Committee.

Student Fee Committee votes to increase student fees, passes $15 wage increase

Kelsy Valentine, Campus Editor
December 5, 2021

Oregon State University’s Student Fee Committee has voted overall to increase student fees for each student per term for the 2022-23 academic year. The SFC held their final meeting of fall term on...

Kelsey King, a junior at Oregon State University, works part-time at the info desk in the Memorial Union on Nov. 18. The Memorial Union is one of the eight student fee funded units managed by the Associated Students of OSU so student employees who work there might soon make a minimum of $15 an hour if the proposed wage increase is accepted.

ASOSU pushes for student wage increase to ‘fairly compensate’ student employees

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
November 29, 2021

Correction: a paragraph originally stating the Student Fee Committee endorsed the increase in wages has been corrected to state that it is the Congressional Budgets Committee, instead, who has endorsed...

The Oregon State University Student Fee Committee deliberates on the budgets for student fees at a hybrid in person and virtual meeting on Nov. 23. The biggest topic of conversation during the deliberations was a raise that would affect many student workers who have jobs that are paid by student fees.

Student fee funded units request budget increases after year of low operation levels due to COVID-19

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
November 25, 2021

Student fee funded units at Oregon State University have proposed increases to their budgets to return to pre-pandemic operation levels, which would increase student fees during the 2022-23 academic year. Over...

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