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Johnson: ‘Organic’ label detracts from addressing important sustainable farming practices

November 18, 2019

The divide in beliefs surrounding the health debate between consuming organically grown and conventionally grown produce obscures the importance of sustainable farming practices. Many are quick to assume...

Fresh food lies spread across a cutting board. 

Johnson: Social value of cooking must be recognized

November 12, 2019

Preparing meals for yourself and your loved ones is much more than merely providing for them. It is also an important altruistic practice that nurtures us on a sociological level. The common custom of...

The Section 36-Powder House Loop trail in Peavy Arboretum wraps around Cronemiller Lake, offering a relaxed setting for a picnic or nature walk to unwind after a summer midterm or project.

Johnson: The problem with losing our connection to the natural world

November 4, 2019

The hustle and bustle of today’s world is displacing us more than ever from the natural world, which could be problematic to the way we understand how we impact the planet. Familiar names such as Charles...

Photo by Ridwana Afreen Rahman

Johnson: Meditating with sound will better prepare brain for daily life

October 21, 2019

There are many holistic forms of therapy and healing that are backed by scientific research, but one of the most intriguing forms of therapyis sound meditation. For those of us who have a deep-rooted...


Johnson: My beef with scapegoating meat in climate change conversation

October 14, 2019

The meat industry is a popular target to blame when we analyze the biggest contributors to global warming, but the belief that adopting a purely meatless diet to combat climate change may not be enough. It...

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Johnson: Meditation improves mental health, social health

October 6, 2019

The widespread benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into a daily routine has the power to grant us more control over stressful events, while promoting healthier mental habits overall. Our...

The Health and Wellness Corner: Unplugging from Social Media

August 13, 2019

Disconnecting from social media has been proven to improve one’s quality of life. According to Business Insider, the majority of people spend about 7 hours per day looking at screens. This excessiveness...

More time outdoors leads to increase in Lyme disease cases

July 15, 2019

With the arrival of summer in Oregon comes warmer temperatures and more time spent outdoors. Increased time outdoors may lead to a heightened risk for tick bites, which could end in contracting Lyme disease....

Movie review: Midsommar performs nightmares in broad daylight

Movie review: Midsommar performs nightmares in broad daylight

July 15, 2019

Whenever I think of a horror movie, my mind immediately jumps to ominous, suspenseful scenes that almost always take place in the dark. But Ari Aster, writer and director of last year’s thriller flick...

Pictured: The original CTS Route 5, provided by the City of Corvallis website

Traffic changes Corvallis affect bus routes and daily commuters

July 3, 2019

During the entire month of July, street work will be taking place on Kings Boulevard between Monroe Avenue and Jackson Avenue, causing the usual flow of traffic to be altered.Detours will be in effect...

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