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Chef J.D. Monroe (left) with owner Waylon Pickett (right) displaying the Benton To Go box in front of Old World Deli.

Benton To Go reusable container program launches at nine local restaurants

Haley Stark , News Contributor
September 19, 2022

Partially inspired by Oregon State University’s Eco2Go program, Benton To Go’s new green reusable takeout boxes have arrived in select Corvallis and Philomath restaurants. Available for a one-time...

OSU will not be mandating COVID-19 testing before moving into the dorms, however students are advised to get vaccinated if they have not already and take an at-home COVID-19 test before move-in.

COVID-19 policies for 2022-2023 move-in

Haley Stark , News Contributor
September 19, 2022

Last September, Reser Stadium was filled with thousands of new Oregon State University students, not to watch Beavers football, but to take COVID-19 tests before moving into the dorms. Sept. 17-20 marks...

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UHDS dining halls aim to keep price down despite inflation

Haley Stark, News Contributor
August 20, 2022

Eateries across the country are feeling the pressures of inflated food costs and shortages, and the Oregon State University dining halls and restaurants are no exception. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

Students wait in line to order at Trader Bings Cafe in Austin Hall on the morning of May 16. Worker shortages at on-campus dining halls and cafes have caused long lines and further difficulty for current staff members.

UHDS locations experience ongoing worker shortages

Emma Coke, News Contributor
June 6, 2022

Employment at Oregon State University’s Housing and Dining Services locations, for both students and professional staff members, is still not up to pre-pandemic levels.  UHDS locations, which include...

Pictured is a coffee drink in a reusable mug and a croissant from the Cascadia Cafe on March 8. Two on-campus cafes, e.Cafe and Cascadia Cafe, are now offering a 50 cent discount for drink purchases with resuable mugs.

On-campus cafes offer discount with use of reusable mugs

Emma Coke, News Contributor
April 4, 2022

Correction: The Barometer was informed that the details of the pilot program for reusable mug discounts at e.Cafe and Cascadia Cafe have been changed. This article has been updated to reflect these changes. Students...

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...

After closing due to the impacts of COVID-19 and University of Housing and Dining Services being short-staffed, North Porch Cafe in the Memorial Union is making a comeback for Spring 2022. This illustration depicts students waiting in line and ordering from the cafe.

North Porch Cafe has reopened with shorter menu, ‘enjoyable work environment’

Emma Coke, News Contributor
March 21, 2022

After being closed for nearly two years due to staffing shortages, North Porch Cafe reopened on March 15 and will operate Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  North Porch, located in the...

Weatherford Hall, an Oregon State University student resident hall, as viewed from Intramural Lane. Weatherford is one of the man dorms that students can live in during their first year at OSU.

Students advised to apply ‘as soon as possible’ for on-campus housing

Sam Albert, News Contributor
March 9, 2022

On-campus housing applications for the 2022-23 school year have already opened, and with Oregon State University’s high student population, University Housing and Dining Services staff recommend students...

Starship robots await loading of food outside of the Arnold Dining Hall on Nov. 24, 2021. These robots deliver food to students from most dining locations on Oregon State University’s Corvallis, Ore. campus and are not expected to be impeded by the winter weather.

OSU students offer opinions on six-wheeled rovers delivering food through winter weather

Reid Morrison, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

Oregon State University’s Starship robots face many challenges on campus, but students can expect the robots to continue delivering food even through Oregon’s winter season.  “They slip and slide...

Off the Quad in the Memorial Union remains closed to diners on Oct. 4. For now the popular restaurant is only open for delivery and mobile orders.

Understaffing at MU causes long lines

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
October 8, 2021

Since in-person classes have resumed, restaurant closures and understaffing in Oregon State University’s Memorial Union have caused line buildups, but as more restaurants reopen, these lines are beginning...

Workers at Don Froylan’s Creamery in the middle of the cheese-making process. Don Froylan produces a line of several cheese products, some of which are served at OSU McNary Dining Hall’s La Calle Restaurant.

UHDS sources locally-grown ingredients for food produced in all dining halls throughout campus

Angela Tam, News Contributor
August 2, 2021

As part of the ongoing Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, Oregon State University’s University Housing and Dining Services aims to support the incoming 2021-2022 academic community by...

Located in the MU ballroom there is free testing for students which is required for some people weekly. Testing can be important to sign up so you know you and others are safe.

TRACE OSU requires on-campus residents to test weekly for COVID-19, encourages all students to sign up for testing

Angela Tam, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
March 8, 2021

Oregon State University informed students that all on-campus residents are required to be tested weekly by TRACE OSU for COVID-19.  According to an email sent out by University Housing and Dining Services...

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