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This illustration shows the Diwali diya and a Hanukkah menorah lit to celebrate the holiday season. Diwali begins on Nov. 4 and is celebrated for five days, and Hanukkah occurs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6.

Hanukkah and Diwali: Festivals of light in Northern Hemisphere’s darkest season

Ashton McCracken, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

Hanukkah and Diwali provide respective opportunities for Jewish and Indian students at Oregon State University to build community and tradition. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday, often called  the Festival...

Harjasleen Gulati

Student on the Street: What holidays do you celebrate and which ones are you looking forward to the most?

Tarsa Weikert, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

Harjasleen Gulati (she/her) Senior computer science major “I am looking forward to Thanksgiving because I will be home with my family. I am looking forward to Diwali, that’s a holiday we...

This illustration depicts an ofrenda decorated for Día de Los Muertos, complete with photos, offerings and traditional marigolds. In Mexico, marigolds symbolize the power of the sun and are believed to bring souls back to this plane.

Día de los Muertos holiday is ‘rooted in Indigenous celebrations of life’

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

Oregon State University faculty members provide insight into the historical roots, misconceptions and cultural significance surrounding the upcoming holiday, Día de los Muertos. Nov. 1 and 2 are recognized...

Chemical engineering major Zaid Al Attar poses on Oct. 7 near the Memorial Union. Al Attar, who’s from Iraq, believes OSU students should be more aware of Thanksgiving’s history.

International students give their perspective on Thanksgiving’s history, place in American culture

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

Thanksgiving is approaching and while the holiday is popular in the United States, it is not internationally celebrated so many Oregon State University international students hold unique opinions on its...

Director of the general psychology program, Regan A. R. Gurung, speaks on how the pandemic in the holiday season has affected both student and faculty mental health. 

Lovely: Finding happiness in new traditions during the pandemic, holiday season

Kirstin Lovely, Columnist
December 26, 2020

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.Students and faculty alike at Oregon State University have faced...

Christmas lights glow bright in downtown Corvallis on Dec. 23, 2020.  

OSU students looking forward to holidays amidst pandemic restrictions

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
December 24, 2020

While Christmas is just around the corner, many students at Oregon State University look forward to celebrating other, lesser-known holidays in upcoming months - though celebrations will look different...

Despite rising COVID cases many families will continue to travel during the holidays. 

Students cautious to return home for holidays; COVID-19 testing available

Artur Silva, News Contributor
November 16, 2020

With Thanksgiving approaching, many students feel worried about traveling, yet plan to go home for the holidays. Oregon State University is planning to have COVID-19 testing available for those that need...

Team-based Rapid Assessment of Community-level coronavirus Epidemics provides timely information that enables public health officials, individuals and the university to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The tent is located between the Kelley Engineering Center and Student Health Services. More information can be found on the TRACE website.

COVID-19 testing continuously available to OSU community; TRACE Project offering free testing before holidays

Artur Pinheiro da Silva, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
November 15, 2020

Oregon State University, together with Benton County health officials and TRACE-OSU, are working steadily to provide information and testing for those that need it. TRACE-OSU centers are testing hundreds...

A paper snowflake, representing the upcoming holiday break, is held up in front of the International Living-Learning Center. Some international students will not be able to go home over winter break. 

International students to spend break on campus

William Ross, News Contributor
December 2, 2019

Winter break is almost upon Oregon State University. While most will go home to visit family and relax, some international students will remain on campus.With classes done until winter term, OSU can appear...

Seasonal events

Seasonal events highlights Corvallis’ culture

Jaycee Kalama, News Contributor
November 19, 2018

Corvallis is a small town with big events coming up throughout November and December. Some of these events are related to upcoming holidays, while others are simply  engaging community events. Whether...

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