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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...

A student taking notes from a pre-recorded lecture on their laptop. Remote learning has had an effect on both students and teachers regarding mental health.

OSU professors aim to ‘minimize struggles of remote learning’

Artur Pinheiro Da Silva, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

Adam Schwartz, a professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society at Oregon State University, said he is learning a lot about online teaching through the platform Zoom, and that it is a new learning...

Many professors have had to take their lessons online and create virtual curricula, including Spanish instructor Raven Chakerian.

Remote learning impacts teacher-student connections

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
November 17, 2020

When Canvas and Zoom became the new classrooms for Oregon State University students, many aspects of learning and interacting have changed, with teacher-student relationships being impacted considerably.  The...

Nabil Boudraa, professor of French and French Coordinator at Oregon State University, gives his perspective on academic integrity and proctored exams. Boudraa has been teaching at Oregon State as an associate professor since 2009.

Academic integrity affected during pandemic

Artur Pinheiro da Silva, News Contributor
November 4, 2020

With the majority of students studying online due to COVID-19, it has become easier to compromise one’s academic integrity—such as cheating, utilizing and crediting sources and using the web during...

OSU freshman Noah Pragin (left), majoring in Computer Science and Sean Coleman (right), majoring in Biochemistry, ordering food at Serrano Grill. West Dining Hall is their favorite dining hall because it’s close to their resident hall and has the best food.

Students’ experiences before and during COVID-19

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
October 21, 2020

Students of Oregon State University are currently having different experiences of college life that vary from before and during the ongoing pandemic, whether the freshmen have decided to stay home or come...

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...

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...

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