Month: October 2015

Run, Hide, Fight

Emergency preparedness is a key tenet of life that has been hammered into the general public’s heads since elementary school. Drills teach us to “stop, drop, an...

Mysteries of Protein: OSU Be Solving ‘Em

Perhaps you saw earlier in the year that scientists figured out how to “unfold” proteins (turning them back to their original state after a change), literally “...

CIA Drone Papers

Last week’s outing that close to 90 percent of people killed by US drone strikes are either unidentified or later shown to be innocent has been met with not...

8 Days a Week…

Thursday, 15 Curtis Monette, Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free It feels like it hasn’t even been a month since the last time looping shr...

Hard Truths: Truthy Bits

The Decline... er, Recline of Western Civilization The end is nigh. No, I’m not talking about “the Nae Nae,” a new Kardashian app, or Donald Trump. No, I’m ref...

Jail Levy Debate: Our Verdict

Benton County has been making the case for a new jail for years now, and their best chance at making their dreams of penitentiary perfection a reality sits ...

Board Games for Bernie Sanders

Shalimar Renee had an idea: take well-known board games and modify them to educate the public about political issues in general and the Bernie Sanders campaign ...

Surprise Shocker: Drunk Students Have More Sex

Oregon State University’s researchers have had a calendar year of fantastic breakthroughs. They’ve discovered seaweed that tastes like bacon, furthered the pote...

Locally Sourcing Your Pumpkiny Goodness

Halloween is in the air and it’s time for you to find a pumpkin, the heaviest fruit of all. Thanks to their massive size, pumpkins can be a pain in the a*s to h...

Battery Assumptions

I’m going to spread some crazy truth on you that the shady, cigar-chomping aristocrats of the lithium cell industry (aka Big Battery) don’t want you to know. I ...

Recent Movement on Downtown Porta-Potties

On Oct. 6, the City Council’s Human Services Committee met to discuss the possibility of adding porta-potties to downtown Corvallis to resolve the matter of...

Linn-Benton Backwash: Crime and Progress

Last Saturday someone treated the fountains outside of Albany’s AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home to a little detergent. It’s entirely possible that the vandals were ac...

8 Days a Week…

Thursday, 8 Free Range Open Mic, Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free F yeah, Corvallis. Let’s rip the lid off this open mic night at Bombs...