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Student Phlebotomist Barbara Miller prepares a COVID-19 Rapid PCR test in the testing tent behind Student Health Services on Nov. 8, 2021. SHS conducts COVID-19 testing for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated students.

Modern Issues Scrutinized Accordingly: Vaccine, natural immunity should end masking

Sam Misa, Columnist
November 29, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Masking may be on its way out on campus because those with...

Dr. Jennifer Barrington checks a Black Lab for an ear infection during a house call on Sept. 24, 2021 in Corvallis, Ore. Veterinarians have seen an unexpected uptick since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and are still struggling to take care of their patients without long wait times.

COVID-19 continues to add pressure to local veterinarian services

Tarsa Weikert, News Contributor
October 4, 2021

COVID-19 continues to limit many industries services across the world, including veterinarian practices in Corvallis, Ore. It is no surprise that veterinary hospitals are experiencing some heat from...

Oregon State University fourth-year fine arts student Chloe Zinda, left, and Oregon Governor Kate Brown hold an oversize check for $1 million, the grand prize for the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign. Zinda plans to pay off school loans and invest the money into buying a house or art studio of her own. 

OSU student plans to use $1 million COVID-19 vaccine prize to fund future

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
August 2, 2021

As the winner of Oregon’s $1 million COVID-19 vaccine prize, Oregon State University fourth-year art student Chloe Zinda said the money will help fund her future as an artist. Zinda plans to use her...

A photo illustrating one of the processes one must complete when applying to graduate school, writing a statement of purpose. Many applicants over the last year have experienced the changes in the programs due to an increase in applicants, and by proxy, competition.

Graduate school applicants facing increased competition, fewer opportunities

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

Oregon State University fourth-year bioengineering student Jacob Buckner had plans to pursue graduate school immediately after completing his bachelor’s degree, but COVID- 19 unexpectedly contributed...

Director of the general psychology program, Regan A. R. Gurung, speaks on how the pandemic in the holiday season has affected both student and faculty mental health. 

Lovely: Finding happiness in new traditions during the pandemic, holiday season

Kirstin Lovely, Columnist
December 26, 2020

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.Students and faculty alike at Oregon State University have faced...

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Unemployment rose in Benton County during initial COVID-19 lockdown

The Baro Staff
August 10, 2020

Benton County saw a moderate rise in unemployment claims during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown—compared to other counties in the area—data shows.Data from the State of Oregon...

Victor Villegas, Co-lead of the STEAM summer project, #CovidCorridos, discusses various details of the program offered to students.

Mariachi STEAM summer camp canceled due to COVID-19, community comes together, creates new program

Teresita Guzman Nader, News Reporter
August 3, 2020

The Mariachi Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics camp, one of the 4-H Youth Development programs at Oregon State University, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. OSU community members, members...

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Disruption of travel during COVID-19 lockdown impacts Corvallis economy

Adriana Gutierrez, News Contributor
July 29, 2020

In the months during a normal spring term at Oregon State University, thousands of students are visited by their families for school-sanctioned events including Spring Family Weekend and Commencement,...

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