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A photo illustration created to show the various topics the city section of The Barometer focuses on. After several years working within Orange Media Network, Joe Wolf was appointed to be the first city editor for The Barometer. 

City section welcomed to The Daily Barometer in 2020

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
March 1, 2021

Oregon State University’s The Daily Barometer introduced the city section to the newspaper a year ago in 2020 and since then, this addition has opened more opportunities and the section aims to provide...

Former Daily Barometer assistant director and ad manager, Kami Hammerschmith, shares memories of her experience with The Baro. Founded in 1896, The Daily Barometer has been operated by student journalists determined to report the stories that matter most to the Oregon State University community.

From ‘ragtag team’ to winning national awards: the Barometer’s groundbreaking achievements, evolution

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
March 1, 2021

In The Daily Barometer’s 125 years of history, the newspaper has experienced and published groundbreaking events; from implementing historical changes in the newspaper structure to covering controversial...

Scott Johnson was the editor-in-chief for The Barometer during the 2001-02 academic year. Johnson said he started at The Barometer with a goal of becoming a sports reporter, but later found he liked editing and design more than reporting.

The Barometer’s former editors-in-chief aimed to ‘make a difference in community’

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
March 1, 2021

One of the critical factors contributing to The Barometer’s exceedingly long history is the editors-in-chief who have helped the newspaper to come together and grow into new opportunities.Last school...

The Daily Barometer Editor-in-Chief Jaycee Kalama stands in front of the Memorial Union.

Letter from the Editor: Why The Baro is printing monthly, new things to come

Jaycee Kalama, Editor-in-Chief
January 4, 2021

As you can probably already tell, this paper is not like our usual print issues. A lot has changed throughout the course of this pandemic, and The Daily Barometer is no exception. As the editor-in-chief...

This photo was taken on March 15, 2020. We Have Work To Do aims to raise awareness around campus with branded buttons and stickers. Their message is a reminder that there is still work to be done to support and uplift minoritized community members.

Letter from the Editor: The Baro must uplift minority voices, strengthen relationships, serve the community

Jaycee Kalama, Incoming Editor-in-Chief
September 7, 2020

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic and Oregon State University’s development of an in-house police force, news media—including The Daily Barometer—plays an overwhelmingly...

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Letter from the Editor: News media drops ball on trust

Delaney Shea, Incoming Editor-in-Chief
June 10, 2019

Growth occurs when the pain of staying still outweighs the pain of change, goes a common saying. Acknowledging the breakdown in communication between journalists and our readers, viewers and listeners...

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Letter from the Editor: ‘Silence is a disservice’

Marcus Trinidad, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief
June 10, 2019

Navigating the world can be difficult and cruel. As an editor and person of color, it is better defined as unforgiving. I used to try to dismiss comments that questioned the integrity of my reporting...

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Incoming editor-in-chief: The Baro must not fail marginalized groups

Marcus Trinidad, Incoming Editor-in-Chief
June 11, 2018

Personal experience with racism informs sense of civic duty as journalistDuring my first week as a bright-eyed optimistic Oregon State freshman, I was told words I would never unhear: “people like you...

Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Riley Youngman and incoming Editor-in-Chief Lauren Sluss stand in the SEC Plaza. Sluss will take over in the fall, while Joe Wolf (not pictured) will oversee the three upcoming summer editions of the Baro.

Letter from the Editor: Thank you, Beaver Nation

Riley Youngman, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief
June 12, 2017

Gratitude. If I had to narrow my experience as Editor-in-Chief down to one word, it would be gratitude. Over the past year, we have done a lot here at The Baro. We have transitioned from a daily to a...

Maya Casillas, 7, joins in a vigil to protest against President Trumps executive orders on immigration organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights on January 25, 2017, at City Hall in Los Angeles.

Letter from the Editor: In response to President Trump’s immigration ban

Riley Youngman, Editor-in-Chief
January 30, 2017

This last Friday, the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, signed an executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.According...

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