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A photo illustrating one of the processes one must complete when applying to graduate school, writing a statement of purpose. Many applicants over the last year have experienced the changes in the programs due to an increase in applicants, and by proxy, competition.

Graduate school applicants facing increased competition, fewer opportunities

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

Oregon State University fourth-year bioengineering student Jacob Buckner had plans to pursue graduate school immediately after completing his bachelor’s degree, but COVID- 19 unexpectedly contributed...

This illustration depicts an option for students graduating in spring 2021 to drive through in-person or attend virtual celebration events. This event is for students from the Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend, Ore.

OSU-Cascades campus prepares for hybrid Commencement celebrations

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
June 7, 2021

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to push college Commencement ceremonies across the country online, Oregon State University’s Cascades campus in Bend, Ore. is preparing for a hybrid approach.“Last...

Kristen Travers graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, a minor in aerospace engineering and will be working at Boeing as a systems engineer. Travers is among many Oregon State University students who have received the summa cum laude honor.

2021 summa cum laude graduates share their stories, look forward to future plans

Angela Tam, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

Three students—Kristen Travers, Mahal Miles and Kristina Tucker—are among many Oregon State University students that have received the highest Latin distinction of summa cum laude.At OSU, summa cum...

Julia Zavala poses in front of the Memorial Union on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus in her graduation cap. Zavala is one of OSU’s first generation college graduates, and has earned an Honors undergraduate degree with a biology major and pre-medicine option. 

First-generation college graduates reflect on time at OSU, offer advice to incoming students

McKenzie Moore, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

Julia Zavala is a first-generation college student graduating this spring from Oregon State University. When reflecting on her experience, Zavala stressed that being the first in her family to go to college...

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