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About 16 miles outside of Corvallis, Ore. lies the Thyme Garden Herb Company. As of now, the garden is temporarily closed for the winter, but after preparing for the new season, the Thyme Garden will reopen on April 15 in time for Earth Day events.

Corvallis Earth Day events encourage more learning, celebration of ‘society and planet’

April 4, 2022

The Thyme Garden and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition will host events to recognize and celebrate Earth Day this year in Corvallis, Ore. Earth Day, which takes place on April 22, is an annual event...

This illustration depicts celebrations of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated all over the globe. This Year of the Tiger collection features decorations and treats from several various countries.

Lunar New Year is celebrated with a ‘wholesome festival’

February 1, 2022

The Lunar New Year is a festival recognized by many East Asian countries. At Oregon State University, Asian students and organizations celebrate with family and unique traditions, including some COVID-19...

Jason J. Dorsette, president of the Linn-Benton County branch of the NAACP. Now entering his second year of presidency, Dorsette said the last year was explorative and transformative for the branch.

President Jason J. Dorsette is putting the Linn-Benton County branch ‘on the NAACP map’

January 3, 2022

The Linn-Benton County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People elected Jason J. Dorsette president of the branch in January 2021, and this January marks a year...

A student bikes down SW 26th Street on Nov. 16. The City of Corvallis has plans to make the OSU campus more bikeable and safer for cyclists to commute.

Corvallis leaders, community representatives discuss progress toward Imagine Corvallis 2040

November 29, 2021

The Imagine Corvallis 2040 vision is “off to a good start” according to Mayor Biff Traber, despite obstacles like the COVID-19 pandemic. The Imagine Corvallis 2040 vision was announced in 2016 by...

This illustration shows the Diwali diya and a Hanukkah menorah lit to celebrate the holiday season. Diwali begins on Nov. 4 and is celebrated for five days, and Hanukkah occurs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6.

Hanukkah and Diwali: Festivals of light in Northern Hemisphere’s darkest season

November 1, 2021

Hanukkah and Diwali provide respective opportunities for Jewish and Indian students at Oregon State University to build community and tradition. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday, often called  the Festival...

Oak Creek, a 3.5 long tributary of Marys River in Corvallis, Ore., sits still on a brisk morning on Oct. 3. Oak Creek has a significant impact on the local environment but human pollution has warmed the water temperature and affected the various organisms that live in it.

On Oak Creek, ‘what we do upstream affects downstream’

October 15, 2021

Correction: This story has been updated to say that baptisms in Oak Creek were performed by Euro-American settlers. A previous version incorrectly stated that these baptisms were done by the Kalapuya tribe. Oak...

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

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...

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
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’...

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