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The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

An Official Benton County Ballot Drop Box in front of the Benton County Courthouse on NW Fourth St. Ballots need to be filled out and turned into one of these drop boxes before 8 pm on Nov. 3. More Ballot Drop Box locations can be found on Benton County’s website.

Frequently asked questions: 2020 general election

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
October 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This story is a part of the 2020 Elections Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform Oregon State University and the greater Corvallis, Ore. community about the 2020 Elections....

The Reser stadium empty on a Saturday afternoon. With no cars in view, the lack of students and current lack of sports lends to the feeling of isolation from COVID-19.

OSU fall term enrollment numbers to be released late Oct.; 40% decrease in on-campus residents

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
October 4, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is a part of the 2020 OSU Back-to-School Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform Oregon State University's incoming class, as well as returning students about...

PNW wildfire

It is ‘reckless’ to exclude climate change from discussions on wildfires

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 28, 2020

With around 1 million acres having burned in Oregon alone, and a quarter million Oregonians under some form of an evacuation order, Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown called the fires a wake up call to climate...

Weatherford Hall seen through a buffer of smoke and haze on Sept. 17. Winds blew the smoke from the wildfires in Santiam Canyon east of Salem, Ore. into the Willamette Valley.

OSU community providing services, resources to those impacted by wildfires

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 21, 2020

Thousands of Oregonians have been impacted by the wildfires and OSU community members are working to help people that have been affected by these fires with resources and services.John Valva, executive...

The view down 30th Street in Corvallis, Ore. on Sept. 8, 2020 was hazy and red as fires throughout Oregon continued to burn. The Red coloring of the sky is due to phenomenon called Mie Scattering when dust and soot in the air can scatter light with longer wave lengths.

OSU forest fire research, programs seek to help, educate on fire risk

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 14, 2020

With the recent wildfires across the West Coast, people have looked to ways to reduce the risk of fires in the future. OSU is at the forefront of forest management research and aims to educate about wildfires. Oregon...

This is an illustration of a computer, symbolizing Oregon State Universitys shift to online classes in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout the OSU community. According to Haley Daarstad, Barometer columnist, while learning remotely may be frustrating, it is helping to save lives.

Daarstad: Remote education is saving lives

Haley Daarstad, Columnist
April 25, 2020

Switching to online classes was an important step in reducing the spread of COVID-19, keeping OSU students healthy. When the email came out informing students that Oregon State University would be halting...

Larissa Hommes, left, Adam Peckenpaugh and Kelly Holcomb work at the Valley Librarys Circulation Desk. The Circulation Desk offers 39 Dell Latitude laptops available for day, week and term-long borrowing.

OSU offers resources to ease the transition to remote classes

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
March 19, 2020

The shift to remote classes following OSU’s COVID-19 precautionary procedures could potentially be difficult for students, but Oregon State University offers resources that can ease the transition. From...

The ballot drop box in front of the Corvallis Courthouse, Located at 501 SW Madison Ave.

Daarstad: Make your voice heard in the primaries

Haley Daarstad, Columnist
March 9, 2020

Primary elections are significant and provide the opportunity for people to vote for who they want to represent them in the general election.Voting in the primaries started on Feb. 3 in Iowa, and March...

Volunteers assist with clothing repair at a past Repair Fair. Repair Fairs are sponsored by the Oregon State University student group Waste Watchers.

Daarstad: Reduce waste to save our throw-away society

Haley Daarstad, Columnist
February 10, 2020

Reducing waste is a critical component in creating a more sustainable future. Waste is a dilemma with regards to the environment and health. From impacting climate change and causing health problems,...

Columnist Haley Daarstad argues that Oregon State University must focus more on fighting climate change by adopting more sustainable practices like carbon sequestration, or the school’s forests will slowly die.  

Daarstad: OSU must shift forests’ focus from revenue, toward climate change research

Haley Daarstad, Columnist
January 27, 2020

Oregon State University should refocus the management and research of OSU’s several research forests to address the existential threat that climate change presents.Last summer, about 16 acres of old-growth...

Global Warming

Daarstad: Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement would be a mistake

Haley Daarstad, Columnist
November 25, 2019

The United States signed the Paris Climate Agreement, a landmark agreement regarding efforts to combat climate change, back in 2015, and withdrawing from the agreement now would be a mistake. As of Nov....

Students study in the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, OSU’s first cultural center.

ASOSU passes land acknowledgment bill

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
November 18, 2019

Correction: This article was previously unclear regarding the affiliations of current-day Native Americans living on reservations. Additionally, "Natives" in reference to Native people was not capitalized....

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