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Cassady Goll and mom Jenna Feldman leave Peaceful Earth Preschool and Childcare in Corvallis, Ore. on April 5.

Corvallis childcare facilities still feeling negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Shae Williams, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Corvallis, Ore. is already a childcare desert—meaning there is a lack of access to quality and affordable childcare—and local non-profit daycares are still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. According...

Starlight the dog is pictured in a field near the Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis, Ore. on
April 8. Starlight is in a cone because she was recently spayed, one of the many services the Woofstock event raises money for Heartland to do.

Heartland Woofstock event showcases animals as adoption rates fall after pandemic peak

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
May 2, 2022

Our furry friends have supported us through the pandemic—now it’s time to don tie dye and bell bottoms to support them at the Heartland Humane Society’s ‘60s-themed Woofstock fundraiser. After...

A file photo illustration depicting someone with a Bandaid reading COVID-19 to depict the experience of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Benton County has been experiencing a modest rise in COVID-19 cases since the lifting of the mask mandate across the state of Oregon.

Benton County experiences ‘modest rise’ in COVID-19 cases following lift of mask mandate

Sam Misa, News Contributor
April 11, 2022

In the weeks following the lifting of masking mandates across the state, Benton County has seen increases in COVID-19 cases, though cases are down since the peak in early January. According to the Benton...

After closing due to the impacts of COVID-19 and University of Housing and Dining Services being short-staffed, North Porch Cafe in the Memorial Union is making a comeback for Spring 2022. This illustration depicts students waiting in line and ordering from the cafe.

North Porch Cafe has reopened with shorter menu, ‘enjoyable work environment’

Emma Coke, News Contributor
March 21, 2022

After being closed for nearly two years due to staffing shortages, North Porch Cafe reopened on March 15 and will operate Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  North Porch, located in the...

Signs requiring masks within OSU buildings are posted up around campus, including at the Memorial Union.

Oregon State University to no longer require masks indoors beginning March 12

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
March 1, 2022

Oregon State University plans to comply with Oregon Health Authority’s revised timeline to lift the mask mandate for most indoor public places on campus starting March 12. Free masks will continue...

Oregon State University students Makena Apau, left, and Ethan Thompson are wearing masks as they walk out of the Learning Innovation Center on the Corvallis, Ore. campus on Jan. 31. OSU announced on Feb. 24 that it will lift its mask mandate by March 19 at the latest.

OSU to lift mask mandate requirements no later than March 19

Kelsy Valentine, Campus Editor
February 24, 2022

Oregon State University has announced that it will lift the campus-wide mask requirement no later than March 19 to remain aligned with Oregon Health Authority and local public health guidance. According...

This illustration depicts an OSU-Cascades student who writes out their worries and feelings about the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

OSU-Cascades community urged to purchase student anthology about COVID-19 experiences

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
January 8, 2022

Oregon State University – Cascades students emphasize the importance of gaining perspective surrounding the various hardships college students continue to face during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Jenna...

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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