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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

A variety of vegetables at the Corvallis farmers market, May 20 in downtown Corvallis. The business centers are intended to help small and mid-sized producers succeed in local and regional markets, according to Lauren Gwin

On campus initiatives help to compost and reduce food waste

David Li, News Contributor
June 27, 2024

Half-closed Eco2Go containers of leftover food often greeted Ella Johansen, an officer for the Waste Watchers Sustainability Club, in their time working at a residence hall, the accumulated mass; a biohazardous...

The Arts Center Plaza basks on a sunny day on campus, taken on May 15th, 2024.

Corvallis businesses to host numerous events during commencement weekend

David Li, News Contributor
June 3, 2024

Farmers’ markets, goat yoga and live arts are just a few activities for families to do outside of Oregon State University’s commencement during the weekend of June 15. According to Christina Rehklau,...

An undated photo of the Valley Library Rotunda. The space will host a silent disco event on May 31.

Silent disco to take place at Valley Library

David Li, News Contributor
May 29, 2024

Editor’s note: KBVR-FM is a part of Orange Media Network, which also includes The Daily Barometer. The Valley Library Rotunda will become a dance floor on Friday as the library hosts a free silent...

National Park Service director to visit campus as guest lecturer

National Park Service director to visit campus as guest lecturer

David Li, News Contributor
April 24, 2024

Charles F. Sams III, director of the National Park Service, will be visiting Oregon State University on April 25 at 7 p.m. as a guest lecturer. Sams will be giving the lecture in Room 117 at the George...

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Oregon Department of Transportation plans to install curb ramps in Corvallis, surrounding areas

David Li, News Contributor
April 8, 2024

The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to bring more than 26,000 curb ramps into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by 2032, statewide, as part of the ADA Curb Ramp Capital program. According...

OSU Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Financial Aid Keith Raab talks in his offic

Incoming students can expect financial aid offers by May after FAFSA delays

David Li, News Contributor
March 11, 2024

Officials expect that incoming financial aid offers should be given out to incoming students by May 1 following delays in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process. According to Oregon State...

View from SW Madison Ave of the newest residence hall under construction on Feb 8th.

Construction of new dorm building nears completion, expected to fill up fast

David Li, News Contributor
March 4, 2024

The new dorm building for upper-division undergraduates and graduates is expected to be ready for occupancy in late July, according to John Doty, project manager at Capital Planning and Development. The...

Oregon State University members work
out in Dixon Recreation Center on November 30.

Experts share tips on sticking with resolutions

David Li, News Contributor
January 23, 2024

A New Year’s resolutionist, worthy goal in hand, faces a slew of trials with no end in sight. Busy schedules and distractions constantly come, with most resolutions lasting only three to four weeks...

An electric scooter at a bike rack on the Oregon State University campus.

OSU Public Safety investigates electric scooter thefts

David Li, News Contributor
December 20, 2023

Electric scooter thefts occurring across multiple terms have been affecting campus, but the Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University has already made a number of recoveries this term. According...

The Lynne Hallstrom Detrick Concert Hall is under construction in the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts on Friday, November 3, 2023. The Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts represents Oregon State University’s first building dedicated to the arts.

‘What all great universities have to have’: OSU’s new $75 million arts center

David Li, News Contributor
November 9, 2023

The concert hall, one of the six different venues of the new $75 million arts center, lacks any curtains, wings or fly space. Windows let sunlight pour into the art gallery, despite the risk of ultraviolet...

Alison Willette (she/her), faculty research assistant for Oregon State University, searches for twospotted spider mites on lima bean plants grown in the Agricultural and Life Sciences Building on October 20, 2023. Research regarding these pests provided insights on how to best control them, helping assess the need for alternative pesticides.

Banned widely-used pesticide leaves researchers to find alternatives

David Li, News Contributor
November 4, 2023

In 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a rule revoking all tolerances of chlorpyrifos due to its potential for harm. The pesticide is associated with potential neurodevelopmental...

OSU Graduate Student Helei Duan works with the Agilities Robotics Robot Digit Oct. 18. Digit is the next advancement in robotics from its predecessor Cassie, and was taken to the Pentagon in early October for demonstrations.

Simulation to reality: Digit the robot travels to the Pentagon

David Li, News Contributor
October 23, 2023

Advances in robotics produced at Oregon State University led to the creation of robot Digit, who visited the Pentagon in early October. Digit is the successor to Cassie, which won the Guinness World...

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