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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

Book stacks in an aisle of Browsers Bookstore in downtown Corvallis, Ore. Browsers is closing its Corvallis location in February.

Striving Focus: No rest for the hindered reader

Ash Estevan, Columnist
April 8, 2024

Editor’s Note: This is a column and does not reflect the views or opinions of the Daily Barometer Heavy reading should have more options to better navigate workload. Demanding course loads, balancing...

Oregon State student Jenna White stands in front of the MU in Corvallis OR on Mar 13 2024.

Accessing accessibility: students seeking accommodations face disconnect with DAS

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
April 8, 2024

Imagine that a freshman student arrives on campus for their first year and applies for Oregon State University Disability Access Services accommodations for a neurological disability. Easy, right? But...

Oregon State University’s new ramps
and pathways on campus in Corvallis Oregon on April 4.

Community Hall Slope Project to be example of balancing accessibility, historic preservation

Riley LeCocq, Senior Reporter
April 8, 2024

The prevalence of red brick buildings and historical structures may craft the visual people think of when picturing Oregon State University's Corvallis campus, but the steep, bumpy and narrow walkways...

Jenna Rosenau, an Oregon State University biochemistry major, at the Memorial Union at OSU on March 10.

OSU students with ASD share experiences, misconceptions, advice

Alexander Banks, Senior Reporter
April 8, 2024

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. These differences can manifest...

Assistive Technology Manager, Randy Ocampo, shares examples of learning materials that the center has printed in braille in the DAS office on the second floor of the Kerr Administration Building on OSU campus Friday, October 28th. The center has a machine that can print tactile graphics and a 3-D printer, both of which help to provide learning tools for visually impaired students.

How Disability Access Services assists students through their classes

Jorge Nader, News Contributor
November 10, 2022

Disability Access Services helps students in need of disability accommodations, from note taking technology to sign language interpreters. DAS tries to cover all student's special needs.  DAS is the...

Nathan Braaten and Taylor Ricci, both student-athletes, founded the Dam Worth It Campaign out of a desire to help instigate change around the topics of mental health and suicide.

Athletes utilize platforms to bring awareness to mental health struggles

Isabelle Taylor, Sports Contributor
August 31, 2021

When Team USA Gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the 2020 Olympics Gymnastics all-around final and team final, her decision provoked a conversation that aims to help end the mental health stigma surrounding...

Candace Baltz was the former director of Experiential Learning & Engagement.

Former OSU director files BOLI complaint against the university; claims discrimination on the basis of disability, sex, gender

The Baro Staff
March 22, 2021

Correction: This article previously got Baltz's title as director of Experiential Learning & Activities wrong, and instead, said Experiential Learning & Engagement. This issue has been resolved. Candace...

Mental Health

Beavers Belong Support Network strives to build mental health community, belonging

Jada Krening, News Reporter
February 25, 2019

Applications are now open for leadership positions with the new Beavers Belong Support Network, a program created to build community and foster belonging among Oregon State University students who may...


Professors balance mental health with work

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
February 11, 2019

Sometimes working 11-hour days filled with teaching, running committees and grading papers, professor of lifetime fitness for health, Erica Woekel, could find herself staying on campus from 7 a.m. to 6...

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