Graduates Talk About Student Debt

EUGENE, Ore. — The student debt crisis in America affects about 37 million people but thanks to some expanding federal programs, graduates are feeling more optimistic about paying their loans back. The national student debt is estimated at about $1 trillion and while it can be daunting, students we talked to say they plan to … Continue reading »

Graduation Day for UO Students

EUGENE, Ore. — A little rain was no problem for the University of Oregon, as thousands of graduating Ducks kept their parade going. Around 35,000 family members and friends gathered at Matthew Knight Arena for graduation Monday. Graduates say they’re leaving the UO with lots of excitement and enthusiasm about the future. “After I got … Continue reading »

UO Graduation Day 101

Eugene, Ore.– The University of Oregon estimates 35,000 visitors for Monday’s graduation ceremonies. Visitors are encouraged to park at Autzen Stadium and take free shuttles to campus. They run from 7am to 8:45pm.  Here is a schedule of events. 7:00am- Parking Shuttle Begins (Autzen Stadium) 7:30am- Matthew Knight Arena Opens for Seating 8:15am- Graduate Line Up for … Continue reading »

Thousands Graduate From OSU

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people filled the stands at Reser Stadium Saturday to watch Oregon State University’s largest graduating class ever receive their diplomas. Decked out in caps and gowns, 5900 students graduated from Oregon State University with a number of different degrees. All of these beavers came to OSU from a variety of … Continue reading »

Sheldon Grad Receives Special Gift

EUGENE, Ore — A Sheldon High School senior gets the gift of a lifetime, her dad watched her graduate from half a world away. It’s a proud moment for any parent and it only happens once on graduation day. There’s no place a parent would rather be, watching their child cross the stage. But for … Continue reading »

Airman Surprises Sister at Graduation

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — High school graduation usually comes with a grad party and gifts, but for Camille Poe, it came with something money can’t buy. The Cottage Grove High School student had just reached the end of the stage to accept her diploma, when she heard her name called not by a school officials, … Continue reading »

New Grads: Health Insurance 101

(CNN) — A lot has happened on the health care front since 2010. And when exchanges under the Affordable Care Act finally opened last fall, it also opened a lot of new options for this year’s college grads. Most campus insurance plans will run until at least the end of the summer. After that, graduates … Continue reading »

Class of 2014 Job Prospects

(CNN) — Class of 2014: You’re looking at a tough job market. It’s been five years since the recession ended, but the effects are still being felt, especially among young people. A new report by the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, shows 1 in 5 high school graduates and 1 in 10 college … Continue reading »

Graduate Overcomes Tough Journey

EUGENE, Ore. — Graduates at the University of Oregon had a lot to celebrate in their academic journey at this morning’s commencement. But for one graduate the road to success was a little more complicated. It’s been six years since Taylor Krieg enrolled at the University of Oregon. And with a few bumps along the … Continue reading »

Grad Numbers Up at Gateways High School

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local high school is boasting remarkable figures. Its graduation numbers doubled in just one year. Gateways High School is an alternative school. Many of the students that attend there are troubled kids referred by their previous campuses or even the juvenile detention centers. While they cater to all high school age … Continue reading »

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