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Perla Nieto (center), a student at Oregon State University, carries a megaphone and shouts pro choice chants on May 14 as the crowd marches toward the Corvallis City Hall in Corvallis, Ore. Nieto and fellow organizers created this event so that students of OSU and residents of Corvallis would be able to participate in some capacity with this nationwide protest for reproductive rights.

OSU, Corvallis join nationwide movement in response to leaked decision about Roe v Wade

Lara Rivera and Riley LeCocq
May 15, 2022

Dressed in pink attire, more than 260 people marched on May 14 for reproductive rights from the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. to the Corvallis City Hall. The “Bans Off Our Bodies”...

David Lewis, an assistant professor of anthropology and ethnic studies in the School of Language, Culture, & Society, in his office in Waldo Hall on May 6. Lewis is one of the professors spearheading the new Indigenous studies minor, which will allow OSU students to learn more about Indigenous culture, history, art and more.

Indigenous Studies minor to start at OSU as three Indigenous faculty members are given tenure track

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
May 12, 2022

Luhui Whitebear, assistant professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society, is one of three faculty hired for tenure track, which has helped launch an Indigenous Studies minor at Oregon State...

Organizers gather with various signs for a walkout in the Memorial Union quad on Oregon State Universitys Corvallis, Ore. campus on May 5. The walkout was held in response to a leaked draft decision that the Supreme Court will be overruling Roe v. Wade, which was a landmark decision stating the U.S. Constitution protects a womens choice to have an abortion.

Walkout for abortion rights takes place at OSU

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
May 5, 2022

Update: The photo for this story has been changed from a previous photo of a protest that took place on May 3 at the Benton County courthouse.  Students at Oregon State University walked out of class...

Autumn Simmons, a fourth-year student and lead event coordinator of OSUPC (left), and Kenna Reid, a third-year student and Dam Jam lead planner at OSUPC, display Plaza Palooza posters during an event planning meeting in the Student Experience Center on April 27. Plaza Palooza is the new name for what used to be Dam Jam, but Plaza Palooza will also look very different from how Dam Jam has in the past.

Dam Jam takes new shape as ‘Plaza Palooza’

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
May 2, 2022

The Oregon State University Program Council has reworked the annual event known as Dam Jam to a new festival-like event due to concerns within administration.  Major concerns that will prevent Dam...

Starlight the dog is pictured in a field near the Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis, Ore. on
April 8. Starlight is in a cone because she was recently spayed, one of the many services the Woofstock event raises money for Heartland to do.

Heartland Woofstock event showcases animals as adoption rates fall after pandemic peak

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
May 2, 2022

Our furry friends have supported us through the pandemic—now it’s time to don tie dye and bell bottoms to support them at the Heartland Humane Society’s ‘60s-themed Woofstock fundraiser. After...

A view of the Willamette River from the Van Buren Bridge in Corvallis, Ore. on April 2. A deceased body was pulled from the river on March 31 and recently identified on April 8 as James Ernest Donat.

Update: Body found in the Willamette River identified

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
April 11, 2022

The deceased body found in the Willamette River by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office on March 31 has been identified as 44-year-old James Ernest Donat.  Police identified the body on April 8 in...

Freshman Nina Brady (Left) and Brianna Santillan spend their sunny afternoon hammocking in McNary field on March 30. Josh Norris, the director of the Adventure Leadership Institute, said spending time in green spaces can be important for a student’s mental health and wellbeing.

Earth Day events, activities hosted on OSU campus

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
April 4, 2022

Oregon State University celebrates the week leading up to Earth Day with sustainability events and advises students on how they can be sustainable year-round. Community Engagement and Leadership will...

This illustration depicts a grocery bag full of veggies. Finding affordable, healthy food can  be confusing and challenging as a college student with limited time and resources.

Free food resources available to students on OSU campus, city

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
April 4, 2022

With the rising cost of college, some students may be facing barriers in getting their basic needs met, but food resources on Oregon State University’s Corvallis, Ore. campus and in the city can help...

Joseph Carran (left), Caitlin Taga, and Zuri Ratto practice their dance routine on Feb. 12 in the Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws fo the upcoming Hō‘ike event. The new name of the event translates literally to the term exhibit or a show, according to Chara Kekona, the Hui O Hawai’i club president.

Hō‘ike event aims to educate community, celebrate the diverse culture of Hawai’i

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
April 4, 2022

Oregon State University’s Hui O Hawai’i club is changing the name of their student-led event from luau to Hō‘ike with the aim to better represent the culture of Hawai’i.  Hō‘ike will take...

A lone starship robot waits for cars to pass before crossing Southwest Washington Way on Oregon State University’s Corvallis, Ore. campus on Feb. 23. With so many robots roaming around, it is likely one will be hit, and students can face trouble if they dont follow the necessary steps if they hit one of the robots.

On Our Minds: Starship delivery robots will inevitably cause legal headaches for students

Riley LeCocq, Columnist
March 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Starship delivery robots that travel across Oregon State...

A Corvallis Transit System bus on route 5 in Corvallis, Ore. on Feb. 2. CTS Route 5 has two main stretches that run along Kings Boulevard and Monroe Avenue, servicing the northside of Oregon State University and the Monroe Avenue businesses.

OSU, Corvallis transit options could be first step in student housing search

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
March 9, 2022

AS OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY students begin looking for next year's housing, a big question arises: How will they get to campus? Public transit might just be the solution. OSU's Sustainable...

The Associated Students of Oregon State University vice presidentelect Sierra Young (left) and president-elect Matteo Paola outside 
Austin Hall on Feb. 24. Paola and Young won the election by 223 votes

Paola, Young win ASOSU presidency, election sees voter turnout of 17.93%

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
March 7, 2022

The Associated Students of Oregon State University 2022-23 election concluded on March 4 with a 17.93% voter turnout, over double what it was last year. Matteo Paola and Sierra Young won the president...

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