Robbie Wilson: not your average bartender

Robbie Wilson, the bartender and part owner of The Magenta Bar, runs the SNUGbar, a side bar downstairs in The Magenta. The SNUGbar showcases a return to pr...
photo by Denise Marsden

The Society for Creative Anachronism

  Corvallis is a city of roughly 55,000 people nestled within the heart of the Willamette Valley. What most people don't know is that it's also part...

Gaza Cultural Exchange Fundraiser June 1st

“To and From Gaza With Love” is a fund raising event to raise money for the Gaza Cultural Exchange. The Gaza Cultural Exchange is a non profit program ded...

Vivi’s Lust and Love: Does Size Matter?

Women think we've got the insecurity market cornered, but when it comes to size, men seem to be just as crazy. Thanks to the last few decades of pornography, me...

Behind the Veil of Local Belly Dancing

Performance Night  I peek through the silken veil of the dressing room to see the gathering crowds. How many people have come? Are they smiling and cheerful?...

Why Wal-Mart and Corvallis will never meet

In a small town of Arlington, WA, Wal-Mart has gone viral. There is a Wal-Mart within five minutes from the town and another store 15 minutes away. Even wor...

Failed Health Report for Willamette River

Winding its way through Corvallis, the Willamette River is an environmental treasure, a place where residents can boat, fish, and enjoy wildlife. But follow...

Could Small American Nuclear Reactors Alleviate Future Medical Isotope Shortages?

OSU’s TRIGA Mark II nuclear reactor is capable of producing small amounts of medical radioisotopes. These radioisotopes are incredibly important in millions of diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures annually. The world experienced a massive shortage of such radioisotopes in 2009-2010 when 2/5 of the world’s reactors supplying the isotopes became inactive for an extended period of time. This strongly affected the US because one of the inactive reactors previously supplied much of the US. Currently, the world requires better contingencies for these inevitable situations. While the US currently supplies none of the world’s radioisotopes (the US government, unlike in other countries, does not subsidize the production of medical isotopes), our small reactors (such as the one at OSU) may be helpful in abating future shortages....

Corvallis Weekly Joins The Advocate

Corvallis Weekly Independent devotees encountered news of the newspaper's own with this Tuesday’s publication; a decision by the newspaper to shift its effo...