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The construction site of the upcoming graduate student resident hall located at the corner of SW 11th St. and SW Madison Ave. on April 5. The building is expected to be completed around June or July of next year.

OSU’s new upper-classman residence hall met with mixed community reception

Nino Paoli, News Reporter
April 10, 2023

Graduate students and upperclassmen will have expanded housing options starting in the fall term of 2024, after a new residence hall is built on the corner of 11th and Madison Avenue.  Oregon State...

An Eco2Go container drop-off outside of the MU on February 28, 2023. After complaints of the renewed Eco2Go containers piling up everywhere except their marked drop zones, these areas now sit empty.

Eco2Go organizer reflects on program’s re-implementation

Haley Stark, News Reporter
April 6, 2023

Following the return of University Housing and Dining’s reusable takeout container program this January after a COVID-19 related hiatus, Eco2Go has seen mixed results. The program allows students...

The college experience

The college experience

Alexander Banks, News Contributor
March 2, 2023

Even though Oregon State University only mandates first-year students to live on campus, some undergrads continue living on campus rather than weighing other options.  With 16 different residence halls,...

Daily Life: The UHDS Update

Daily Life: The UHDS Update

Hailey Toedtli, Cartoonist
February 10, 2023

Tony Arp, the Retail Manager at Bites at the Memorial Union, displays one of the vegan options
that the store offers on Oct. 20th. Arp states that “there were a lot of students looking for
options” in regards to vegan food on campus.

The Sunny Side: Vegan and Vegetarian Options Lack Variety and Supply on OSU Campus

Katie Livermore, Columnist
November 2, 2022

Following a vegan or vegetarian diet is not an easy task, especially on the Oregon State University campus. Just over 5.5% of the Oregon State University population follows a vegan and vegetarian diet,...

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...

UHDS dining halls aim to keep price down despite inflation

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...

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