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The Runway Fashion Exchange located in downtown Corvallis, Ore. at 264 SW Madison Ave.
The business has had to close down its basement where it housed its men’s clothing department due to both an employee shortage as well as a lack of business this past year; however, as a result of the return of students to campus, they have a revived workforce and the customers to support it.

There is ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for local businesses amidst budget cuts, worker shortage

Sam Misa, News Contributor
November 29, 2021

Suffering from a lack of customers and a lack of workers, many Corvallis, Ore. busi- nesses are still adjusting to a new nor- mal two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Simon Date...

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

Ashton McCracken, News Contributor
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...

Illustration showing a fire encased in a wine glass; clouds of smoke can be seen in the background. Researchers at the Oregon Wine Research
Institute are currently testing how wildfire smoke can affect the taste of wine.

Vineyards work with OSU researchers to disentangle impacts of wildfire smoke

Extension of OSU, Oregon Wine Research Institute, receives $7.65 million to uncover effects of smoke on wine
Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
November 29, 2021

As wildfires rampaged through Oregon in 2020, the air quality index soared into hazardous territory and smoke flooded the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley where numerous vineyards reside.  According...

The dusty glacier on Glacier Peak in Wallowa County, Ore. during August, 2021. According to local climate expert Larry ONeill, rainfall, heat from the summer, the snowpack in the mountains and how early the snowpack melts out are all factors to consider when determining the severity of drought.

Wet conditions will not end Oregon’s worsening drought, according to climate experts

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
November 15, 2021

Despite close to normal precipitation averages, Oregon’s drought continues to worsen, according to local climate experts.  “This year's drought was more severe than the precipitation totals suggest,”...

Dylan Guido, 21, (left) arrested on the charges of bias crime in the first degree and assault in the third degree. Riley Westbrooks, 21, (middle) arrested on the same charges, and are both being held at the Benton County Jail. Kyle Rackley, (left) was arrested on charges of assault in the third degree. All three suspects have posted bail.

CPD arrests three suspects in bias crime assault, including former OSU student

Sukhjot Sal, News Reporter
November 4, 2021

Update made Nov. 4 at 6:28 p.m. with bail amounts of all three suspects. Update made Nov. 5 at 1:48 p.m. with court date and bail info. Three suspects were arrested on Nov. 4 for allegedly being...

Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber being interviewed via Zoom on Oct. 12 about the upcoming special election. The Corvallis election has five measures within it as well as the potential for a new city councilor to be elected.

Corvallis special election includes five measures, one city councilor

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

The upcoming Corvallis, Ore. election, being held Nov. 2, will decide if five new measures will be passed and if one new councilor will be instated. Measures 2-131, 2-132 and 2-133 will be voted on...

A member of the local band Minor Anomaly rocks out at Bombs Away Café in Corvallis, Ore. the night of Oct. 22. Bombs Away has recently begun hosting live events again after having to stop shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Live events return to Corvallis venues with COVID-19 modifications

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

Music venues like Bombs Away Café and Whiteside Theatre have recently reopened their doors to live events for the first time in a year and a half.  Bombs Away has been hosting live shows for nearly...

Old World Deli staff, from the left, Jeremy Gallup, Waylon Pickett and J.D. Monroe share their excitement regarding the reopening and renovations of the Old World Deli on Oct.15. Along with featuring new menu items, the renovated Corvallis, Ore. staple will have an expanded brewery and an upgraded performance stage.

Old World Deli reopening with renovations, ‘a step up’ from previous years

After ten months of closure, the Corvallis deli staple is back
Adam Figgins, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

Since its closure near the beginning of the pandemic, the Old World Deli will open its doors early November with a new owner and chef, along with renovations. Despite being under new ownership, the...

Left to right: SORT Coordinator Assistant Susie Price, volunteer Noelle Galardi, SORT Coordinator Maddie Bean, volunteer Flip Anderson and volunteer Eric Swartzendruber outside of the Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center, located at 602 SW Madison Ave. The Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center seeks to provide a hub of information and resources to people experiencing poverty and mental health conditions.

‘More compassion and understanding’ needed to combat Corvallis hunger, homelessness

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week to take place Nov. 13 to 21 with COVID-19 modifications
Luke Brockman, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

The majority of people are one step away from experiencing homelessness or hunger, according to Andrea Myhre, executive director of Corvallis Housing First. CHF is a non-profit whose mission is to provide...

The Fred Meyer pharmacy located at 777 NW Kings Blvd. in Corvallis, Ore. on Oct. 27.  COVID-19 immunizations, flu shots and the closing of the Oregon State University student pharmacy are all potential factors leading to local pharmacies experiencing longer lines and wait times.

Corvallis pharmacies face long lines during COVID-19, flu season

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
October 28, 2021

With ongoing COVID-19 vaccinations, the closing of the student pharmacy and flu season arriving, most pharmacies in Corvallis, Ore. are experiencing higher traffic and as a result, longer wait times.  Stephen...

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...

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...

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