Bubble Tea

GRACE KNUTSEN In recent years, bubble tea, the millennial drink of selfie-snapping fame, has become a phenomenon in culturally diverse communities across the United States, including New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Lately, this immensely popular drink has even become a staple in Corvallis. Bubble tea, often referred to as boba, milk tea,... Continue Reading →

2018 Pop Culture in Review

GRACE KNUTSEN As we welcome 2019, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the significant pop culture events of 2018 that highlighted our year. By definition, pop culture is associated with mainstream media commonly accessible to the public. It influences the lifestyle of the masses through sources such as television and film, the internet, social media,... Continue Reading →

One Season, Two Championships for CHS

MALI GOTTFRIED It has been an outstanding season for Corvallis fall sports, with both girls volleyball and boys soccer winning the OSAA 5A State Championships. Riley Mellinger, a senior and one of the captains of the soccer team, says that winning was an indescribable feeling. “We fought so hard last year and came so close,... Continue Reading →

This Isn’t High School Musical

JOURNEY LIPSCOMB In the last half century, a vast range of iconic high school movies and TV shows have risen to fame. From Footloose to Riverdale, high school tends to be dramatized on the silver screen-- but is there a fictional school similar to Corvallis High? As much as I’d love to say that CHS... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursdays

GRACE KNUTSEN Who doesn’t love scrolling through their Instagram feed on Thursday mornings, getting a weekly dose of the most popular hashtag game ever, the alliterative ditty otherwise known as #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT)? What makes the #ThrowbackThursday trend so popular, anyway? Is it the sentiment-induced feelings of social connectedness we create in our ever-advancing digital world?... Continue Reading →

Miracle Worker works Miracles at Corvallis High

MALI GOTTFRIED Once again, the Corvallis School District Theater Program has put on a wonderful, touching, and magical performance. Starring Sara Schoeffler as Annie Sullivan, Emmaline Westfall/Milla Smith (split role) as Helen Keller, and Maia Gelser as Kate Keller, The Miracle Worker - taking place in the late 1800s - tells the story of how... Continue Reading →

Best Halloween Movies

FORREST IRVINE This Halloween, keep up the spooky vibes with some classic scary pics for your movie night, and maybe even some unexpected ones. “Beetlejuice” Less scary, more charming, this total classic from the dark fantasy king Tim Burton is immediate in its quirkiness, bold originality, and unforgettable visual style, with Michael Keaton killing the... Continue Reading →

Pop Culture and Halloween

HANNAH ROBINSON Can you remember every halloween costume you’ve ever worn? Okay, me neither… How about your most memorable costume? I bet you that costume came from something influenced by the media: a movie, a book, tv show, or video game, they all stem from the pop culture consuming our ever virtual world. Originating from... Continue Reading →

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