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OSU START Leaders welcoming new incoming students in a START 2021 video posted on the newstudents.oregonstate.edu website. According to the newstudents website, START Orientations begin on June 21st and will be held virtually.

START aims to ‘mimic in-person feel of orientation in this virtual world’

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 2, 2021

Incoming Oregon State University students attending START orientation will be split into eight separate week-long sessions that will be held virtually with optional in-person events. Students currently...

OSU Junior Aanchal Vidyarthi studies in an empty classroom at the LINC. Vidyarthi regularly visits campus to study in new spaces because it helps her focus better. 

Bridges: ‘A new kind of learning’: the need for hybrid classrooms

Brandt Bridges, Columnist
April 12, 2021

Remote learning has its benefits for students; it gives them the freedom to take classes anywhere and attend even if they have other important responsibilities. This past year of online learning throughout...

Oregon State Universitys Valley Library will be one of the buildings reopening for the fall term, while most in-person instruction will be conducted remotely.

Update: OSU moves majority of fall term instruction online, reminds students importance of wearing face coverings indoors

Teresita Guzman Nader, News Reporter
August 12, 2020

OSU President F. King Alexander and OSU Provost and Executive Vice President Edward Feser sent a letter to all OSU students on August 11, stating that based on careful monitoring of the status of COVID-19,...

Correction: Katie Kalhars name was originally spelled incorrectly. This issue has been fixed. The Barometer regrets the error. Katie Kalhar (left) talks about why she came to the kick-start STEMINIST meeting that took place on Oct. 16, 2019 in the Student Experience Center. 

Organization for women in STEM fields relaunches

Zoe Sandvigen, News Contributor
October 28, 2019

On Oct. 16, Steminist relaunched their organization in the Student Experience Center in hopes to form a new inclusive community of students.The Steminist were originally created to provide a safe space...

Assistant Professor Naomi Fitter holds a microphone to comedy robot Jon the Robot.

Oregon State University professor uses entertainment robot to educate

Lillian Nomie, News Contributor
April 29, 2019

Oregon State University’s robots are learning to perform comedy, and researchers like Naomi Fitter, assistant professor for the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, are using...

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OSU’s efforts toward gender inclusion have ‘come a long way’

Lillian Nomie, News Contributor
April 15, 2019

Oregon State University has been around for the last 150 years and in that time, has come a long way with women’s rights, according to the vice president of OSU Cascades campus and an OSU alumnus, Rebecca...

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Credit ‘important to understand’ for students

Canon Wright, News Contributor
April 1, 2019

Building a good credit score sets a foundation for anyone who one day wants to own owning nice things such as a car or a home, according Program Manager for Student Engagement, Stephen Hodges. This is...

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Writing studio aids English language learners

Canon Wright, News Contributor
April 1, 2019

A resource for all Oregon State University students, the Valley Library Writing Center & Studio is an especially valuable place for international students, and English language learners alike, to come...

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Letter to the Editor: Boomers don’t understand current state of education

Millicent Taylor, 3rd year Political Science Major
February 25, 2019

On Feb. 15, The Baro published a response from one, Jay Burreson, in response to Noah Nelson’s story “American dream is dead”. Mr. Burreson states he is a member of the class of 1964. Doing some...

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International students face increasingly difficult admissions, immigration process

Morgan Mawn, News Contributor
January 28, 2019

Dropping national and local rates of international students that apply to U.S. colleges may reflect the difficulties these students go through to come here.Factors like demand, international economic fluctuations...

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Balancing act: Life of a student athlete

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
November 26, 2018

Imagine a cheerleading stunt: three or four athletes using all their power to lift someone up. The work put into it is hard, but the results are stunning. Being on a team of any kind requires that type...

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STEM students develop National Society of Black Engineers chapter

Jada Krening, News Contributor
November 13, 2018

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics students of color who may have experienced the uncomfortable pressure of a classroom full of stares, like engineering student Mar’quis Bryant-Morgan,...

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