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A piece by Tim Timmerman (left) and a piece by Tatyana Ostapenko at the Corvallis Arts Center Looking at Us exhibition on April 10. The artists did not know each other prior to the exhibition but their work was chosen to be shown together due to similarities in message and style.

Looking at Us art exhibition aims to encourage hopefulness through hardship

Hayden Lohr, News Reporter
May 2, 2022

The Corvallis Arts Center exhibition “Looking at Us” hosts work from two artists dealing with themes of life, death and hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine. The exhibition,...

First-year biochemistry major Mya Kuzmin opens the Tinder app on April 20 in her dorm room. Many college students use Tinder as a way to pass the time between classes which, if done too often, can lead to a negative effect on their mental health.

F*ck it, real talk: Dating apps (probably) aren’t good for your mental health

Hayden Lohr, Columnist
May 2, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Dating apps can lead to feelings of self doubt and loneliness,...

Oregon State University students working at the Student Experience Center on Jan. 6 organize containers for COVID-19 testing. Even with OSU no longer requiring community members to receive their booster shots or wear masks, the rate of positive COVID-19 cases on the OSU campus has remained low.

OSU loosens vaccine requirements, positive cases remain low

Emma Coke, News Contributor
April 25, 2022

After Oregon State University announced COVID-19 booster shots for all students and staff and weekly testing for unvaccinated individuals will no longer be required, COVID-19 cases are reported to have...

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...

Oregon State University students line up outside at the Student Experience Center plaza on Jan. 6 to receive COVID-19 testing. Students and professors who are not fully vaccinated must test weekly for COVID-19, and are required to quarantine if they test positive.

Math professor suspended for COVID-19 noncompliance

Sam Misa, News Contributor
April 3, 2022

Floran Kacaku, a math professor at Oregon State University, was suspended for noncompliance with the university’s COVID-19 vaccine policies at the beginning of finals week during winter term.  On...

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...

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Student on the Street: Will you keep wearing your mask after OSU lifts the mask mandate on March 12?

Katterlea MacGregor, News Contributor
March 11, 2022

Silas Waxter  Majoring in electrical and computer engineering “No. If they’re not required. I don’t feel like I’m at risk, I’ve had COVID-19 before. I’m not very concerned about...

Pictured is the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that is located on the Southwest side of the Oregon State University campus. The OVDL specializes in identifying animal-borne diseases and surveys wildlife and domestic livestock for diseases that could be potentially harmful to humans.

OSU Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory provides tool to prepare for disease outbreaks

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
March 7, 2022

Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a testing facility that provides diagnostic services to identify animal-borne diseases, including viruses such as the one responsible for...

Hannah Weiderman making a beverage for a customer on Feb. 14 at The Dam in the Learning Innovation Center. The mask mandate is set to be lifted at Oregon State University on March 12.

Here’s the Tea: Masks are easier donned than duffed

Lara Rivera, Columnist
March 7, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. It will take a lot for me to stop wearing a mask,” said...

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A sign at the Learning Innovation Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. warns of the danger of COVID-19 and gives tips on preventing its spread to other individuals. The COVID-19 pandemic has been present in Oregon since March 2020.

COVID-19 pandemic timeline suggests ‘overtime’ virus ‘will become endemic’

Hayden Lohr, News Reporter
March 7, 2022

Since COVID-19 first appeared over two years ago around Dec. 12, 2019, the resulting pandemic has altered many lives at Oregon State University, and the virus is likely here to stay. Dec. 12, 2019:...

Clara Barnes works on her laptop in Austin Hall on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus. Stephen Redfield, senior instructor of electrical engineering and computer science at OSU, said it can be difficult to monitor unproctored exams that take place online.

F*ck it, real talk: For better or worse, most students cheat in remote-learning education

Hayden Lohr, Columnist
March 7, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Many students have admitted to cheating in small ways for...

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...

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