Corvallis Advocate

Coast Tip: Gumboot Chiton

You know it’s true: spring is a sexy time of year. Reproduction is happening all around us in the Great Northwest, whether it be via the emergence of wildflower...

Red Dress Run & Dance Party, Apr 6

If you go Downtown on Saturday April 6, be prepared to either see red, or to wear it. The long-running Red Dress Party raises funds for the Sick Town Derby Dame...

Inpatient Program Cuts at Sam Health

Samaritan Health Services recently announced that it has reduced the number of beds and staff in its mental health inpatient unit in Corvallis, citing that many...

Considered: Mental Health Service Mirage

Ask anyone who has had to navigate the healthcare system in any way, and they’ll tell you it’s a pain in the as*. Now multiply that by about 10,000, and you’ll ...

The Weekly Churn, March 21

Workers at Albany's ATI Cast Products, known as “PacCast,” held a vote on Feb 22 to join the United Steelworkers (USW), but were defeated with 179 voting for, a...

Hidden Culinary Gems

The Great Australian Meat Pie Company Here at The Corvallis Advocate, we like to keep all of your culinary curiosities covered. We recently visited a few ...

The Lost City of Orleans

 A while back, I took you on a historic walk from Madison Plaza through some interesting parts of downtown. This time around, we head through Corvallis to...

Wildlife Photographer David Herasimtschuk

It would be no exaggeration to call David Herasimtschuk a local environmental champion. Working to restore, preserve, and raise awareness about Oregon’s scenic ...

Considered: Oregon Homeless Report

Last week, The Advocate published an online article briefly reviewing a recent report made by ECONorthwest on Oregon’s homelessness crisis. The report blames hi...

Aging in Place and the Housing Crunch

As more seniors choose to age and receive care in their own homes, demand for accessible housing will likely increase. Whether due to cost of managed care, long...

Corvallis Noise Fest, March 29-30

Thanks to the work of local musicians and visual artists, the noise scene in Corvallis has expanded from local to coastal, its network stretching from northern ...

The Weekly Churn, March 14

Senate Passes Ban on Rewarding Neglectful Parents Senate Bill 474 (SB 474), introduced and sponsored by Sen. Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis) last month, would rest...

Oregon Backwash: Woah, Nelly?

High Speed Car Chase With Pew Pew Woooah nelly. Okay. I take back everything I ever said about Washington being Oregon’s boring hat (not really). Remember th...

OSU’s College of Ichthyology

The word ichthyology comes from the Greek work ikhthús, meaning fish, and you guessed it, ichthyology is the study of fish. Oregon State University happens to b...

Women’s History: Sisters of Success

Carol Menken Schaudt Corvallis has been home to innumerable incredible women, not the least of which got their start at OSU. In honor of Women’s History Month...

Depression and Dialogue

"Hammered Shit," Johnny Beaver (2018) For the last two months it’s been hard to move. Everything that’s tedious or boring has become painful. Concentrating, r...

Lora DiCarlo Battles Sex Tech Bias

It all started with an orgasm, according to Lora Haddock, founder of Lora DiCarlo. The Oregon sexual tech company gained worldwide attention when their debut pr...

Storytelling Night: Roots, March 21

Spring beckons the imagery of flowers, showers, and sunlight — surface stuff and greenery that liquifies our winter stiffness. But little do we think about what...