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Jen Waters, the executive director of the Whiteside Theatre, located at 361 SW Madison Ave., holding a
picture frame of Lillian McElroy, a vaudeville star who is rumored to haunt the organ in the theater. McElroy is only one of a few ghosts that are said to linger around the Whiteside.

Local ghost enthusiasts discuss Corvallis’s most hair-raising haunts

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
October 25, 2021

Rumors say that Corvallis, Ore.’s Whiteside Theatre is home to two commonly-seen ghosts—but the historic theater is not the city’s only haunted place. Over the years, many rumors have spread about...

An illustration depicting someone receiving a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Health experts have been recommending that certain members of the population receive a booster to better protect against COVID-19 and its variants.

Corvallis begins rollout of COVID-19 booster for eligible citizens

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
October 19, 2021

In the past year, two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine have initiated a return to pre-pandemic conditions but for some, a third shot is required to maintain a path to normalcy.  According to the Centers...

Art work displayed at the Corvallis Arts Center What Will Nature Do? exhibit, curated by Oregon State University climate scientist Dominique Bachelet. The exhibit, which is a collaborative art-science project, will be open until Nov. 13.

New Corvallis Arts Center exhibit conveys hope about climate change

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
October 16, 2021

Arts-Sci Oregon State University encourages hope regarding climate change with a new exhibit at the Corvallis Arts Center. Many people may see art and science as two separate entities. However, the...

Beerhaus is a German inspired bar and restaurant located in downtown Corvallis, Ore. The creation of Beerhaus
started with the idea to provide the Corvallis community with a brand-new German inspired bar to create
unique experiences for families, couples and college students alike.

New central-European restaurant seeks to provide unique food, experiences

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
October 14, 2021

A new Bavarian experience on the corner of Jackson Avenue and 1st Street is available to any-and-all lovers of beer, wine and central-European food. Introducing: Beerhaus Tap House. Beerhaus is owned...

Owner of Riverland Family Farms Annaliese Watson (left), and manager Doug Eldon (right), pictured at their
booth at the Corvallis Farmers Market located in downtown Corvallis, Ore. Eldon says their business has seen decreased sales since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market looks toward uncertain, optimistic future

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
October 11, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into its second year, many community members are unsure about the outlook of the Corvallis Farmers’ Market, but remain hopeful.  The Corvallis Farmers’ Market,...

An illustration depicting a dancer twirling in a traditional Folklorico dress. National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates distinct Hispanic cultures from Sept. 15 to Oct 15th.

National Hispanic Heritage Month increases visibility, representation of distinct cultures

Ashton McCracken, News Contributor
October 6, 2021

Executive Director of Casa Latinos Unidos Miriam Cummins said it’s “very important to be acknowledged” during National Hispanic Heritage Month, but recognition shouldn’t stop after the month ends. Celebrated...

Dr. Jennifer Barrington checks a Black Lab for an ear infection during a house call on Sept. 24, 2021 in Corvallis, Ore. Veterinarians have seen an unexpected uptick since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and are still struggling to take care of their patients without long wait times.

COVID-19 continues to add pressure to local veterinarian services

Tarsa Weikert, News Contributor
October 4, 2021

COVID-19 continues to limit many industries services across the world, including veterinarian practices in Corvallis, Ore. It is no surprise that veterinary hospitals are experiencing some heat from...

Rebecca Freeby and Grae Addams hold up signs protesting Texas’s Senate Bill 8 at Central Park in Corvallis, Ore. on Oct. 2. SB8 restricts most abortions in the state of Texas after six weeks of pregnancy.

Corvallis citizens protest in support of reproductive rights

Tarsa Weikert , News Contributor
October 2, 2021

A Women’s March was held Saturday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. at Central Park in Corvallis, Ore. to protest Texas’s Senate Bill 8 which limits abortion access.  Hundreds of community members gathered at...

Janique Crenshaw is the events coordinator for CARDV, Center Against Rape and Domestic Violance in Corvallis, Ore.
CARDV’s mission is to provide services and support to those affected by sexual and domestic violence. They
also aim to provide education and leadership within the community to change the societal conditions that
cultivate these forms of violence.

CARDV’s 16th annual Safe Families Benefit to raise funds for survivor safety

Mackenzie M. Hebner, News Contributor
October 2, 2021

Editor's Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual and domestic violence.  Corvallis’s Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence is hosting its Safe Families Benefit, for the first...

The Corvallis Fall Festival returned this year with COVID-19 protocol in place. The event still featured local food vendors, musical guests and artists displaying and selling their work.

48th annual Corvallis Fall Festival returns, allows artists to ‘reconnect’

Cara Nixon, News Reporter
September 27, 2021

Each year, the Corvallis Fall Festival paints a picturesque image of the local community, bringing together the colors, shapes and lines of artists, food, music and connection. In 2020, the...

Oregon State University students return to campus and Corvallis, Ore. residents and businesses respond to the influx of population in the city. Approximately 20,000 OSU students call Corvallis home each year.

Benton County and City of Corvallis optimistic about student population influx

Local experts encourage mask-wearing and vaccination against COVID-19
Ashton McCracken, News Contributor
September 27, 2021

As leaves begin to fall in Corvallis, Ore., preparing for fresh beginnings, thousands of students have arrived on campus to pursue new growth in their lives amidst a pandemic. Students’...

Students attending school in the Corvallis School District return to in-person instruction this fall with new COVID-19 health screening protocols in place.
CSD will utilize an app called Safety iPass to collect data regarding COVID-19 transmission among students and staff.

CSD enforces new COVID-19 protocols for school year, parents adapt

Elijah Dodd, News Contributor
September 27, 2021

Students in the Corvallis School District get to attend in-person instruction this year due to new COVID-19 protocols put in place by the school board. As COVID-19 rates in Benton...

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