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Chain link fencing surrounds construction equipment between Milam Hall and Gilkey Hall on Oregon State University campus on Oct. 21. Usually this space is full of people, but now students and faculty file through the space around one edge of the enclosure.

Opinion: How construction around campus affects students

Jorge Nader, Columnist
November 10, 2022

Construction around campus has impacted students in many ways, the most relevant being the temporary dome located at the Memorial Union Quad.  Imagine this: you have a class in 10 minutes in Milam...

‘Cassie’ breaks 100-meter dash record for a bipedal robot

‘Cassie’ breaks 100-meter dash record for a bipedal robot

Haley Stark, Reporter
October 11, 2022

Oregon State University has a new track star in the making. Following its completion of a five-kilometer run last summer, Guinness World Records confirmed that Cassie’s 100-meter dash is the fastest...

Global Opportunities Fair returns after two year hiatus

Sam Misa, News Contributor
October 3, 2022

As travel restrictions loosen around the world, the Global Opportunities Fair returns to Oregon State University — held for the first time since fall 2019.  The GO Fair is organized by OSU's Office...

Molly Shannon shows off her guest badge for START at Oregon State University in the Memorial Union on Thursday June 23. START is being held in person this year for the first time since the
start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

START orientation aims to offer support to incoming students transitioning into college life

Hayden Lohr, Summer News Editor
July 5, 2022

According to Olivia Eiler, a returning START leader at Oregon State University and an English and education major, the START orientation program functions to teach students how to be students. “No...

A flyer for a candlelight vigil to be held on May 29 that will honor the victims of two recent shootings in Buffalo, N.Y. and Uvalde, Texas. 31 lives were lost in both shootings, so 31 candles will be set up for this victims at the vigil.

OSU student organizes memoriam for victims of Buffalo and Uvalde shootings

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
May 28, 2022

Oregon State University students have organized a memorial in honor of victims from both the Buffalo, N.Y.  supermarket and Uvalde, Texas shootings, encouraging students to “show love and take a stand.” Nicholas...

Hung Phan

Student on the Internet: What are your thoughts or concerns about campus reopening for fall term?

Tam Tong, News Contributor
April 20, 2021

Tuan Nguyen (he/him)Senior student in mechanical engineering “I will be graduating after summer term. So, talking about coming back to a regular schedule in fall term this year, I think it's a good...

The front entrance of Bloss Hall, one of the many on-campus residence halls. With winter break coming up, on-campus residents are still being advised to not participate in gatherings of larger than 10 people in Oregon. These guidelines are to be followed as well as the guidelines of Governor Kate Brown’s two-week freeze.

OSU residence halls adapt as COVID-19 cases rise


Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

With the increase of COVID-19 cases around the state of Oregon, the residence halls on Oregon State University’s campus and the staff working in them are taking measures to keep themselves and the students...

Member of College of Republicans Matthew Edwards is pictured outside of the Memorial Union. He can be seen smiling and proud to be American, no matter the stratification of American politics.

Nixon: Students of varying political identities aim to feel welcomed in Corvallis, OSU


Cara Nixon, Columnist
December 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.Corvallis is undeniably blue. Of the 33,492 registered voters...

Josh Brenne, co-president of the Asian Pacific American Student Union, poses outside of the Memorial Union in his APASU hoodie and OSU mask. The APASU organization is a mean for people of similar cultural backgrounds or interests to come together socially and culturally.

OSU clubs affected by COVID-19, ‘feel fatigued by meeting and doing activities online’

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
December 9, 2020

Oregon State University students have felt the effects of courses being taught remotely due to COVID-19, but classes are not the only on-campus activity affected.OSU offers a multitude of clubs and organizations...

Mike Green is Oregon State’s vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer.

OSU leaders encourage community to move forward after 2020 election

Angela Tam, News Contributor
November 24, 2020

The affordability of public education and racial equality are two issues Oregon State University President F. King Alexander addressed following the projected outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Within...

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...

A masked student walked around the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus. Even with masks only being mandatory outside when social distancing isn’t possible, students are continuing to take the extra step and wear them regardless.

Coronavirus escalates on OSU campuses

Sienna Kaske, News Contributor
November 2, 2020

COVID-19 cases are increasing on the Corvallis and Cascade campuses and university administrators are navigating the health precautions and protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus. As of Oct. 28,...

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