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A crowd of people, including community member Julia Lont (front), line up at the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore. as part of a reproductive rights protest on May 5. The protest was a response to a draft opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States being leaked suggesting the landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade, could be overturned.

Oregon funds women’s healthcare amid possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned

Stella Harkness and Sam Misa
May 14, 2022

After a leaked draft from the Supreme Court suggesting Roe v. Wade may be overturned, Oregon legislature has established laws that will fund $50 million dollars for women’s healthcare. This funding...

A file photo of the Majestic Theatre, located in downtown Corvallis, Ore., from July 2020. The Majestic is currently at risk of downsizing and is asking the community for assistance.

Majestic Theatre at risk of downsizing, asks for community’s help

Sam Misa, News Contributor
May 6, 2022

The Majestic Theatre, located in downtown Corvallis, Ore., is asking community members for help after city staff rejected budget proposals.  The Majestic Theatre is asking members of Corvallis to ask...

A piece by Tim Timmerman (left) and a piece by Tatyana Ostapenko at the Corvallis Arts Center Looking at Us exhibition on April 10. The artists did not know each other prior to the exhibition but their work was chosen to be shown together due to similarities in message and style.

Looking at Us art exhibition aims to encourage hopefulness through hardship

Hayden Lohr, News Reporter
May 2, 2022

The Corvallis Arts Center exhibition “Looking at Us” hosts work from two artists dealing with themes of life, death and hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine. The exhibition,...

A ballot box in Corvallis, Ore. The Benton County primary election begins on May 17, and voters can drop off ballots at local county and city boxes.

Benton County primary election opens for County Commissioner 1, two measures on May 17

Sam Misa, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

On May 17, Benton County will hold its primary election with a race for the County Commissioner 1 position as well as two education-related measures. Alongside the County Commissioner 1 position, votes...

Community members gather at the annual Out of the Darkness walk at the Student Experience Center Plaza on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus on April 9.

NAMI Mid-Valley notes surge in demand for mental health services

Sam Albert, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Valley have observed an increase in community outreach as COVID-19 regulations continue to lift. NAMI...

Cassady Goll and mom Jenna Feldman leave Peaceful Earth Preschool and Childcare in Corvallis, Ore. on April 5.

Corvallis childcare facilities still feeling negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Shae Williams, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Corvallis, Ore. is already a childcare desert—meaning there is a lack of access to quality and affordable childcare—and local non-profit daycares are still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. According...

Oregon State University third-year student and Orange Media Network Assistant Sports Editor Benjamin Rabbino stands in front of Beit Am located in Corvallis, Ore. Rabbino was raised Jewish, and though he says he hasn’t experienced antisemitism at OSU specifically, he notes he has seen antisemitism off campus.

Jewish American Heritage Month: local Corvallis Jewish residents speak on experiences, antisemitism

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

One in four Jewish people in the United States experienced antisemitic incidents in 2021, according to a report from the American Jewish Committee. Forty percent of Jewish Americans in the...

Starlight the dog is pictured in a field near the Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis, Ore. on
April 8. Starlight is in a cone because she was recently spayed, one of the many services the Woofstock event raises money for Heartland to do.

Heartland Woofstock event showcases animals as adoption rates fall after pandemic peak

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
May 2, 2022

Our furry friends have supported us through the pandemic—now it’s time to don tie dye and bell bottoms to support them at the Heartland Humane Society’s ‘60s-themed Woofstock fundraiser. After...

A file photo of the CARDV building from
February 2018, located at 2208 SW 3rd St. in Corvallis, Ore. CARDV, which seeks to help those affected by sexual and domestic vio- lence, is having a 5K to raise awareness about sexual and doemstic violence and to raise funds to continue providing services.

‘It takes a village:’ CARDV 5K for Safe Families returns in-person after two years

Sam Albert, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Content warning: This story contains mention of sexual and domestic violence.  CARDV’s Run/Walk 5K for Safe Families is set for May 14, back with an in-person option after a two-year hiatus for its...

The Peace Seedlings booth at the Corvallis, Ore. Farmers Market on April 16. The business, which sells bouquets, seeds, handmade baskets and more, is run by Dylana Kapuler and Mario DiBenedetto.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market outdoor season returns, features new OSU food truck

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
April 22, 2022

The Corvallis, Ore. Farmers’ Market outdoor season returned on April 16 with a variety of vendors, including a new Oregon State University food truck and a re-opened vendor booth. A substantial crowd...


Linn-Benton NAACP begins collecting data for environmental wellness survey

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
April 17, 2022

The Linn-Benton NAACP has launched a survey collecting data on resident environmental health in an attempt to advocate for supportive policies. The survey, due on April 30, is targeted to assess the...

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