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Photo illustration of Olivia Authur (she/her) walking past the graduation banners at OSU on May 22.

Downtown to have heaviest traffic during Commencement outside of campus

Miles Green, News Contributor
June 6, 2023

Commencement Day is a yearly event to congratulate and celebrate Oregon State University graduating students. However, as many families travel into town to celebrate with their new graduates the city of...

Many people attend dinner at Block 15 in downtown Corvallis on May 28.The additional outdoor seating selection was extended out from the sidewalk over a couple of parking spots and is expected to remain in that state over the summer.

Corvallis businesses band together to succeed during the summer: How businesses stay afloat during the summer, through nonprofits and other organizations

James Kelley, News Contributor
June 6, 2023

During the summers in Corvallis, it can be hard to draw customers into a local establishment, with most Oregon State University students at home. To mitigate losses, coalitions between restaurants and...

A photo illustration depicting a check being cut in half by scissors on May 17. The Oregon State Department of Education is giving Oregon Public Schools less funding than the needed amount.

Corvallis schools could lose $5 million in funding due to proposed state budget

Alexander Banks , News Contributor
June 5, 2023

Governor Tina Kotek’s proposed state budget released at the beginning of the year could lead to a loss in funding for Corvallis schools.  Governor Kotek’s $9.9 billion proposal is $400 million...

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A staged image of a hand making a heart in front of a transgender flag photographed on June 1 in the SEC Plaza.

“We’re still demanding our rights”: As Pride Month begins the fight for equality does not stop

Sydni Zidarevich, Justice, Equity and Diversity Beat Reporter
June 5, 2023

Despite an increased recognition of LGBTQ+ rights, the fight for equal rights is not yet over.  The Stonewall Uprising began in a gay club, the Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village in New York...

Bitter Half Booking hosts a Pride prom this June to kick off Pride month

Bitter Half Booking hosts a Pride prom this June to kick off Pride month

Sydni Zidarevich, Justice, Equity and Diversity Beat Reporter
May 31, 2023

Have you been wanting an excuse to dress up? This year Corvallis will have a Pride Prom at the Chandler Ballroom on June 3 starting at 7 p.m.   Across Oregon and SW Washington, there are approximately...

Professor John Bailey is interviewed in his office on April 28 in Corvallis. Bailey teaches multiple courses on wildfire science and management.

Hotter fire seasons are coming – who’s preparing?

David Li, News Contributor
May 30, 2023

As Oregon’s fire season approaches, organizations and individuals are working to prepare against high levels of fuel and hotter temperatures from climate change. According to John Bailey, professor...

A photo illustration of a person voting taken on Feb. 19. With preliminary results from the Secretary of State’s website showing that 57.26% people voted against the measure, there is a small chance that the measure will pass.

May Elections preliminary results: Benton County bond measure 2-140 faces slim chance of passing

Skand S. , News Contributor
May 18, 2023

Ballot measure 2-140 – “community safety, mental health and homelessness services facilities,” appears to have a slim chance of passing after the preliminary results from the Secretary of State's...

Vegetables offered for sale by Gathering Together Farm at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market on May 6 in downtown Corvallis. As with most of the farms at the Farmers’ Market, Gathering Together Farm felt little to no negative effect from the past year’s weather trends.

Cold and wet spring has delayed harvests, Corvallis growers say

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
May 18, 2023

If you were wondering why certain commodities like salad mix weren’t present during the first part of spring at the Corvallis market, it’s because of the cold weather, and Corvallis growers felt it. For...

Students and Corvallis community members sit under covered seating in front of the Valley Library on May 9. With weather patterns shifting towards warmer and sunnier days, more and more people seem to be enjoying the outdoor atmosphere.

High temperatures forecasted for Corvallis starting this weekend

Gabriel Braukman, News Contributor
May 9, 2023

Say goodbye to Oregon’s overcast spring weather, and prepare for the summer to begin this week.   Over the upcoming days, the temperature in the Corvallis area is expected to gradually increase....

Aerial rendering of the planned replacement bridge, courtesy of ODOT.

Van Buren Bridge construction plans to have minimal impact on commutes

Gabriel Braukman, News Contributor
May 4, 2023

The historic Van Buren Bridge in Corvallis is going to begin reconstruction this summer, with efforts made to impact traffic as little as possible. Since its initial construction in 1913, the steel...

Crescent Valley High School drama club returns after years-long hiatus with “Beowulf (and the Bard)”

Crescent Valley High School drama club returns after years-long hiatus with “Beowulf (and the Bard)”

Skand S., News Contributor
May 4, 2023

A Viking warrior: allergic to violence and doesn’t like working out. This is the premise of “Beowulf (and the Bard),” an all-student high school play that starts on Friday at Crescent Valley High...

Image of the Benton County Crisis Center Project timeline courtesy of the Benton County Website

Benton County Crisis Center temporarily relocates ahead of replacement

New building set to open in Summer 2024
Wahb El Atlassi, News Contributor
May 3, 2023

The Benton County Crisis Center is now located in the Benton County Humphrey Hoyer Building at 557 NW Monroe Ave. in Corvallis. The center provides walk-in crisis counseling services provided by Benton...

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