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An illustration of a menstrual product disposal bin overflowing in a public bathroom. Gilbert Hall Addition—a building at Oregon State Universitys Corvallis campus—has had several issues with accessible disposal of menstrual products, according to fourth-year chemistry student Sarah Gernhart. 

Castles: Sanitary product receptacles are a public health necessity

Christine Castles, Columnist
August 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.When you walk into Gilbert Hall on Oregon State University’s...

Photo illustration of incoming Freshman Brontë McKinnis using a laptop in her home town of Portland, Ore. After an all remote START experience, Brontë plans to pursue a degree in Engineering at OSU. 

Castles: Here comes the START of a new school year

Christine Castles, Columnist
August 2, 2021

In the past, START included a night spent in a dorm room, exploration around campus, and the ability to connect with others who are also starting in the fall. These activities have been lost and replaced...

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...

This illustration shows three Oregon State Graduates celebrating commencement. They are shown against an orange background to represent the ambiguity in what/how graduates are celebrating this year.

Castles: The significance of graduation is still there, even if the celebration is not

Christine Castles, Columnist
June 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.As I am writing this, I am on my way back from visiting my...

This illustration depicts a family living at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here, there is a student on their laptop taking classes online while their family members are doing other activities at home. 

Castles: Students can find new normal living with family

Christine Castles, Columnist
May 3, 2021

Oregon State University students living on campus last school year were faced with difficult decisions about whether to stay in the dorms amidst a global pandemic, or move home with family and be far from...

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