The Evolution of the American Marriage

Marriage in the US has evolved significantly over time, and will continue to do so to meet changing social norms. For the most part, we’ve only gained marriage rights, although we’ve also seen a steady increase in divorce rates. And the good old days may not have been as good as you think – while early American courtship was certainly chaste compared to modern customs (if there really even are any), there were more pre-marital buns in the oven and more divorces than you may have expected in colonial times....
Dancer: Babs Jamboree / Photographer: Claire Flint

The Art of Burlesque: When Less is So Much More

Often referred to as “the art of the tease”, modern burlesque is a reinvention of a style of entertainment featured in Europe and America from the late 1800s to the 1940s. While historically shows were a varied mixture of comedy, acrobatics, boxing, theater, and later the infamous striptease, “neo-burlesque” focuses more on the comedy/striptease end of things....

Marijuana Legislation on the November Ballot

In November, Oregonians will have the opportunity to vote once again on the legalization of marijuana in the state with two pieces of legislation – the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act and IP-24....

Culture Fail: Gaming Developers Win, then Fail

Gaming Developer, Crystal Dynamics, chose to revamp the sexist version of Lara Croft for Tomb Raider video game. Then include attempted rape scene- undoing all their work toward feminist character interpretation. ...
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City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

Corvallis City Council voted 8 to 1 in favor of banning plastic bags in Corvallis businesses. The controversial ban was proposed last fall. (more…)...

Islam: Etiquette and Gender Differences

Perhaps more than any other religion, Islam has a bad rap in the United States. What is the truth behind the stereotypes, and how can you act respectfully t...

Corvallis’ Housing Concerns Unraveled – Part 2

As student enrollment rates at OSU soar, finding rental housing is becoming a huge problem in Corvallis. As a result, cheap apartment complexes are springing up around town, and will continue to do so. Unfortunately, many complexes were built in such a way that they will be colonized by mold very quickly. Some, however, shine as examples that contractors have learned from the issues of the last 40-odd years of building with cheap products...