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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings were posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With Delta variant cases of COVID-19 rising in Oregon, the university will be reinstating its face covering policies in indoor public spaces—which was initially lifted on June 30—effective immediately. 

OSU reinstates face covering policy for public indoor spaces

The Baro Staff
August 5, 2021

Oregon State University officials announced Thursday that masks will be required in all indoor public spaces on campus, effective immediately, due to rising COVID-19 Delta variant cases across the state...

Jade Carey, a Beaver Gymnastics signee, finishes a routine on the uneven bars for the U.S. Olympic Team trials. Carey, a Team USA gymnast since 2017, earned a gold medal in the finals for floor routine at the Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 2.

Beaver gymnast takes gold at the 2020 Olympics

Thomas Salgado de Almeida Leme, Sports Contributor
August 2, 2021

Olympic and future Oregon State gymnast Jade Carey won the gold medal for floor exercise in Tokyo at the delayed 2020 Olympic games in the early hours of Aug. 2. Carey, who was representing the United...

Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension fire specialist, meets with partners to discuss strategies for wildfire management. Temperatures increasing on a yearly basis bring worry to Oregon wildfire departments and naturalists statewide.

Castles: Preparedness is key to an early wildfire season

Christine Castles, Columnist
July 6, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.Around Labor Day of 2020, Oregonians began to wake up in an...

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OSU will not require students to get COVID-19 vaccine to return in fall

Adriana Gutierrez, City Editor
April 22, 2021

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the University of Oregon would be requiring its students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to return to its campus. This has been corrected...

Jason Dorsette, Associate Director for Strategic Communication at OSU, can be seen on looking as Terrence Harris, Assistant Director of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. With hate being a pervasive aspect of society Terrence spoke on peace above all at the rally.

The Oregon State Community Gathers After the Derek Chauvin Verdict.

By: Solomon L. Myers, OMN Photographer
April 21, 2021

After three weeks of testimony former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with second degree murder, third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin will face up to 40 years...

College of Engineering Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Thuy T. Tran, poses on the OSU campus outside of Covell Hall. Originally called the Physics Building and completed in 1928, this structure was later named for Grant Adelbert Covell, first dean for the School of Engineering.

OSU alumnus oversees design of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

By: Luke Reynolds, News Contributor
April 18, 2021

Oregon State University 1986 alumnus William Allen always had an interest in learning how things worked. Fast forward to now, he was able to play a significant part in designing the Mars 2020 Perseverance...

Corvallis residents awaiting COVID-19 vaccinations in front of Reser Stadium. On February 17, FEMA announced that Benton County would receive $3.1 million in federal funding to support COVID-19 vaccination centers.

Malick: COVID-19 vaccines are crucial for in-person learning

Cassidy Malick, Columnist
April 12, 2021

After 12 months of living in a global pandemic, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Oregon’s vaccination plan is making good progress and there is hope for in-person classes in the fall.On March...

Lucianne Ryan, chair member for the upcoming OSU Out of the Darkness Virtual Walk, discusses how mental health has been impacted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Out of the Darkness Virtual Walk event will be held on April 17th from 12 to 1 pm and will be streamed on Twitch.

Annual Out of the Darkness event aims to bring awareness to mental health

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

Content warning – story contains mention of depression and suicide. 1,100 college students die by suicide each year and students have reported declining mental health during the pandemic. An Oregon...

OSU Junior Aanchal Vidyarthi studies in an empty classroom at the LINC. Vidyarthi regularly visits campus to study in new spaces because it helps her focus better. 

Bridges: ‘A new kind of learning’: the need for hybrid classrooms

Brandt Bridges, Columnist
April 12, 2021

Remote learning has its benefits for students; it gives them the freedom to take classes anywhere and attend even if they have other important responsibilities. This past year of online learning throughout...

First-year political science student Nabila Hersi shares her thoughts about sustainability practices and experience in Waste Watchers. Waste Watchers is a group run by Campus Recycling, whose mission is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at Oregon State University by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action and empowerment of future leaders.

OSU sustainability clubs celebrate Earth Day, aim to help university reach carbon neutral goal

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

Waste Watchers is just one of the dozens of sustainability clubs at Oregon State University fighting to save the environment.Nabila Hersi, a first-year political science student minoring in sustainability...

Member of the Human Service Resource Center Food Pantry Katlyn Varney prepares grocery bags for pickup on Feb. 17 at Champinefu Lodge on OSUs Corvallis campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has risen among the Corvallis community.

OSU research shows increase in food insecurity during pandemic; HSRC urges students to apply for SNAP

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
March 29, 2021

Two Oregon State University professors are conducting the first campus-wide assessment of food insecurity, and expect their research findings to highlight the rate of OSU students experiencing food insecurity...

Matt Easdale is an OSU fourth-year student double majoring in political science and environmental economics and policy. Though political events have caused Easdale stress and even intensified an ideological divide in his own family, Easdale said he wants to continue pursuing his career in politics.

Nixon: The state of politics has further inspired political science students

Cara Nixon, Columnist
March 22, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.Even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 election and...

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