Who Has It Better at Autzen – Students or Alumni?


As I write this article, I am also  preparing for my family to fly into Eugene for my graduation from the University of Oregon. While my career at UO has come to a close, I, along with the rest of the Class... Continue reading →

Congratulations Graduates! Now Pick a School


It’s graduation weekend, and that means people everywhere are gathering to celebrate the academic accomplishments of someone in their life. Along with graduations themselves, there are parties, dinners, etc. all around celebrating those accomplishments. These are the type of events were a lot of small talk is made about schools: reflecting on those schools they have been attending, talking about ...

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 »

Soldier 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 »

Civic and PK: The Tale of Two Ballparks and One Franchise


There was once a time, of course, when every Emerald knew Civic by name; it was their field for more than 40 years, the longest time span of any Ems ballpark. Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt played there, as did long-time major leaguers Mike Sweeney and Bob Boone, to name a few. As the Ems continue their tenure at PK Park, that era of Ems baseball becomes increasingly distant.

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