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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

Oregon State University students gather for an in-person graduation ceremony and walk together into their next steps. Graduates for both the classes of 2020 and 2021 were invited to walk together through the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus to Reser Stadium after last year’s Commencement ceremony was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

OSU hosts in-person processional for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
June 12, 2021

Oregon State University 2020 and 2021 graduates gathered on the Corvallis, Ore. campus on Friday for an in-person processional to celebrate their accomplishments. Prior to May 24, the university planned...

While the Benny’s Closet in Corvallis, Ore. is currently closed due to COVID-19, OSU-Cascades Student Outreach Coordinator Megan Bolt is working to keep the program open at the Cascades campus.

OSU-Cascades service provides free clothing to students

Luke Reynolds, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
December 9, 2020

As many adults have struggled to find employment over the past year, Benny’s Closet aims to help alleviate some stress by providing professional clothing to Oregon State University students for free.Benny’s...

Benny the Beaver encourages students during their tug-of-war battle. 

A brief history of Benny the Beaver

Claire Platt, Sports Contributor
October 5, 2020

Correction: A version of this article published on Oct. 5 had incorrectly stated the biographical information of Ken Austin, a former Oregon State student. From being the Beavers hype-man to engaging...

Benny Beaver cheers at a football game from the sidelines of Reser Stadium. The mascot’s identity is kept a secret in order to keep the spirit of Benny alive, according to the Associate to Benny.

Benny Beaver’s identity remains secret

Arianna Schmidt, Print Contributor
November 20, 2017

Specific requirements are in place for mascot, tryouts to be set for April.The Gill Coliseum gym remains quiet with the exception of the occasional testing of the buzzer, the stands overlooking Ralph Miller...

Benny Beaver watches the baseball game in 1988. The original mascot outfit was created by Ken Austin in 1953.

OSU reflects on 67 years of Benny Beaver

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
November 19, 2017

Benny Beaver's history revealed by Ken Austin, original mascot from 1953.Webbed feet housed in black shoes donned with white laces. A flattened, rudder-like tail. Brown fur covered by a black-and-orange...

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