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It’s Different for Guys: Writing About Sex

by Greg Andersen A funny thing happens in an editorial meeting when you ask writers to pen on a topic as ubiquitous as sex. The women grab at assignments lik...

Twenty-Something, Dumped & Lovin’ It

So how does it feel to be dumped? I ask this because chances are if you’re attempting to date in this sad little town of ours you’ve recently been rejected. I know what you must be thinking. Oh the dating pool is limited, there’s nothing to do here, and my personal favorite the opposite sex is stupid....

Makers’ Space Reviving The Majestic Theatre

The Majestic has been a Corvallis staple for almost 100 years. The recent launch party marked the beginning of a renaissance for the theatre, the new endeavor, Makers’ Space, is an alternative arts program that will run through the Majestic Community Theatre....

Got Nuke…? State of the OSU Reactor

Oregon doesn’t have the best track record for nuclear reactors. The only nuclear power plant in the state, the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant in Rainier, was shut down after it started leaking radioactive gas in 1992, only 16 years after it was built. ...

Toxic Tides Hit Oregon Coast

A year has passed since the Fukushima disaster, but one aftereffect — a floating debris field the size of California — is just beginning to arrive on the West Coast....

Geektown: The Culture of Geekdom in Corvallis

Unlike the 80s, people can proudly claim they are gamers. You can even hear too-pretty-for-life sorority girls saying, “I am such a nerd!” from within the walls of Starbucks – if you listen close enough....

Campus Alt Radio; Changing & Localizing

KBVR, unlike most other radio stations, is not set to a certain genre. KBVR is also ahead of the pack playing music that a lot of the time you wouldn’t be able to hear anywhere else. ...

Sexism in Videogames

Video games are quickly become as ubiquitous as television and radio. Indeed, an entire gaming culture has sprung up in the last 20 years with game companies reaching successes never thought possible....

Corvallis Alum Halie Loren Returns After Sold Out Tour

World-renowned and award-winning singer and songwriter Halie Loren returns to the campus of Oregon State University on Friday, March 9 at 8:00 pm to perform a one-night exclusive event with guest conductor Rob Birdwell and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra. ...

But Who Speaks for the Lorax?

I don’t think in the history of the man’s legacy have so many people been grateful that Theodore Seuss Geisel, affectionately known around the world as Dr. Seuss, is dead. Film buffs were already shaking their heads at the recent childhood classic to be dragged — kicking and screaming -— into theatres. But what many didn’t expect to see was the Mazda CX-5 tie-in commercial featuring the Lorax. ...

New Bike Parks? Support Grows, City Considers it

Corvallis Bike Polo, is one of the many facets of bike culture in Corvallis people may not be aware of. That’s a shame, because what unfolds is as exciting as hockey and as off-beat as roller derby....

The Corvallis HOUR Exchange Celebrates 10 Years

The Corvallis HOUR Exchange wants you to invest in the people and the community — your neighbors and your home. Why? In part, so everyone can feel the echo from the money they spend. How? By using a local currency called HOURS....

Haircuts and Conversations

So, let me get this straight.... There are three local barbers in three shops that span two generations and they are all family. Yep, it all started in 1971 at the MU and continues today....

Houston; We Had a Problem

It is good to be back home in the Willamette Valley where the sense of community is authentic, the environment is rich with acceptance, and the air is breathable fresh....