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First-year political science student Nabila Hersi shares her thoughts about sustainability practices and experience in Waste Watchers. Waste Watchers is a group run by Campus Recycling, whose mission is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at Oregon State University by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action and empowerment of future leaders.

OSU sustainability clubs celebrate Earth Day, aim to help university reach carbon neutral goal

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

Waste Watchers is just one of the dozens of sustainability clubs at Oregon State University fighting to save the environment.Nabila Hersi, a first-year political science student minoring in sustainability...

Member of the Human Service Resource Center Food Pantry Katlyn Varney prepares grocery bags for pickup on Feb. 17 at Champinefu Lodge on OSUs Corvallis campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has risen among the Corvallis community.

OSU research shows increase in food insecurity during pandemic; HSRC urges students to apply for SNAP

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
March 29, 2021

Two Oregon State University professors are conducting the first campus-wide assessment of food insecurity, and expect their research findings to highlight the rate of OSU students experiencing food insecurity...

This graph shows the estimated cost increases to Oregon State Universitys Corvallis campus Education & General budget. The University Budget Committee will be holding weekly tuition forums through March 11. 

University Budget Committee recommends ‘modest tuition raise’ for next academic year

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
March 8, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees has stated they expected tuition to increase from between 2% to 5% a year. The University Budget Committee will be holding weekly tuition forums until March...

Former Daily Barometer assistant director and ad manager, Kami Hammerschmith, shares memories of her experience with The Baro. Founded in 1896, The Daily Barometer has been operated by student journalists determined to report the stories that matter most to the Oregon State University community.

From ‘ragtag team’ to winning national awards: the Barometer’s groundbreaking achievements, evolution

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
March 1, 2021

In The Daily Barometer’s 125 years of history, the newspaper has experienced and published groundbreaking events; from implementing historical changes in the newspaper structure to covering controversial...

Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber can be seen being interviewed by OMN. With the transition of the OSU student government getting advice from all sources can aid the governing of the OSU community.

Engagement, transparency, respect: City Councilors on forming connections in politics

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
February 22, 2021

No matter how their interest in government work started, both Corvallis City Councilors and students in the Associated Students of Oregon State University share a passion for helping their community.City...

Oregon State University-Cascades is a branch campus of OSU located in Bend, Ore. This photo illustration symbolizes the separation of the OSU campuses; with the proposed House Bill 2888, OSU-Cascades would become Central Oregon University, and not be a part of OSU.

House Bill proposed to establish OSU-Cascades as separate public university; OSU-Cascades leadership say OSU connection ‘benefits students’

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
February 3, 2021

House Bill 2888, drafted by Oregon Rep. Paul Evans, proposes separating the Oregon State University-Cascades branch from OSU to create ‘Central Oregon University’. With HB 2888, OSU-Cascades would...

February 19 is the deadline where the Oregon Health Authority requires student’s parents to provide up-to-date immunization records. If a student does not have their immunization records on time, they won’t be allowed to attend in-person or virtual classes.

Up-to-date student immunizations ensures future in-person instruction stays safe

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
January 29, 2021

Grade students of Corvallis School District must provide up-to-date immunization records or exemption to their school or child care prior to Oregon Health Authority’s Exclusion Day in mid Feb., or they...

OHA Vaccine Distribution Chart

‘Nearly 2 out of 3 people’ in Phase 1a vaccinated, distribution meeting Gov. Brown’s daily target

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
January 28, 2021

Recent vaccine distributions in Corvallis have been meeting Governor Kate Brown’s daily target of 12,000 doses administered per day, and the process continues to evolve as Good Samaritan Regional Medical...

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

Annual traditions cancelled, Corvallis can still ‘lift spirits’ in new ways

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
December 24, 2020

Though many Corvallis traditions and events have been cancelled due to the pandemic, community leaders urge residents to explore and support efforts to create new, alternate forms of entertainment and...

Each phase of Highway 20 safety reconstruction, starting with Phase 1 on the major bend of the highway and ending with Phase 2, which will redo the road between Merloy Avenue and Conifer Boulevard.   

Highway 20 safety upgrades continue, drivers need to be ‘extra cautious’ in inclement weather

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
December 9, 2020

In response to the high volume of crashes on the U.S. 20 Highway between North Albany and Corvallis, the Oregon Department of Transportation is designing a Safety Upgrades project, which will add various...

A photo illustration depicting the new changes to the OSU app. OSU mobile makes it possible for students to find resources, such as class schedules and calendars, all in one place.

New upgrade makes MyDegrees more responsive, accessible to students

By: Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
November 24, 2020

Oregon State University plans to upgrade MyDegrees starting Dec. 5, which will take at least one week to complete. This will provide the new version a more user-friendly design.  During this time, the...

Residents of The Regent, A local retirement home, gather for a social-distanced lunch during 12:00pm on Tuesday, November 3rd. The Regent has been taking precautions against COVID-19 by ensuring all residents practice social distancing and wear masks when not eating.

Long-term care facilities work to keep residents connected while following COVID-19 guidelines

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
November 13, 2020

Retirement homes and other long-term care facilities in Corvallis, Ore. have implemented guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep residents and staff safe, while designing inventive ways for...

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