The Advocate

Hiker’s Guide to Medicinal Plants

Brandis Natural Area As long as humans have been sickened by disease, we have searched for cures. Since ancient times, people and animals alike have looke...

Split Jury System Rooted in Oregon Nativism

Oregon is the last state in the country to allow convictions by non-unanimous juries, also known as split verdicts. As of November 2018, 49 states and the...

The Politics of Motherhood

OSU researcher Cari Maes teaches the course Politics of Motherhood and is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright IIE scholarship for her research on the his...

Corvallis’ Growth Pressures Neighborhood

In the last month, a camp of 23 unhoused individuals emerged at a church on West Hills Road. Five of these individuals are now housed, as the church and socia...

ACLU Op-ed: Border Wall is No Victory

Graffiti on US-Mexican border reads “We are a people without borders." Late Friday evening on July 26, the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a t...

Choose Clean Green Cannabis

Organic certification is increasingly becoming a part of everyday consumer choices, and so it’s no shock that cannabis has been trying to climb on board. Lega...

31 Days of Summer

We did this just for you, Corvallis. We compiled this 31-day list, with ideas for what fun there is to be had in each day of August. Well, what are you waitin...

Lil’ King of the Corvallis Knights

Each summer, baseball fans gather at Goss Stadium to root for the Corvallis Knights. Besides the Knights themselves, fans have mascots Mack the Knight and Lil...

Covered Bridges: From Coast to Corvallis

It was a refreshingly rainy fall day in the Oregon Coast Range. The creek alongside me was tumbling down its cobble bottom with a kind of energy it ...

Scenic Trails for All Abilities

Jackson-Frazier Wetland Corvallis is known for its unforgettable views: rolling green foothills, meandering rivers, vast fields of wild flowers, and lush ...

Storytelling at County Fair: This Land

When you hear the word “Oregon,” what comes to mind? My answer is green. Nowhere in the world have I encountered such rich and radiant greenery. It gives ...

Corvallis Remembers Moon Landing

On July 20 1969, the Apollo XI mission orbited the Moon.  The Lunar Module Eagle separated from the Command Module Columbia. Aboard Columbia, Michael Colli...

Community Concern: Inside Illegal Camping

It was early in the morning on June 13 when I met Sergeant Joel Goodwin, the Community Livability Unit supervisor for the Corvallis Police Department, whose m...

Op-Ed: OSU Harvest’s Old Growth

In May of 2019, Oregon State University’s College of Forestry harvested ~20 acres of old-growth forest near Baker Creek, north of Corvallis. Scores of 200-300...

Moon Illuminates Human Imbalances

July 16, 2019 Tonight, the full moon casts a soft glow over the fields of Corvallis, making shadowy figures out of the trees and shrubbery on the outskirts o...

Nature Alert: Mountaintop Meadows

Field Larkspur While there are still many native wildflowers in bloom on the valley floor, every stroll I take sees the area more and more on the cusp of ...

Sky Rights: Union Leader Sara Nelson

Corvallis native Sara Nelson is a force to be reckoned with. A rising star of the U.S. labor movement, she garnered national attention after using her AFL-CIO...