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March 2014 Blog Posts (60)

Amplify: A Different Kind of Spring Break

Spring break for college kids is usually envisioned with crazy-fun times, lounging on the beach and hanging out with good friends.

First Baptist Opelika allows for students to do this—only for a much greater purpose.

First Baptist Church in Opelika, Ala. has one of the largest college ministries in the…


Added by Haley Hart on March 20, 2014 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Top 5 Relaxing Spots on Auburn University’s Campus

With less than two months left of the spring semester, things around Auburn University can get a little stressful. Don’t worry, you are going to make it through! Whether you are a senior stressing out about graduation or a freshman worrying about finals, there is a special place for you to just relax on Auburn University's campus.


5. Foy Hall…


Added by Susie Bridges on March 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Seven Senior Moments

Every graduating senior has an overwhelming sense of nostalgia as the semester comes to an end and graduation becomes a reality. Here is a look back at the best (and worst) moments the…


Added by Emily Landers on March 20, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Launches a Clothing Line :: Gypsy & Magnolia

Angie Leberte is a senior in the Auburn University fashion design curriculum.  She works as an employee and models for Behind the Glass in downtown Auburn.  Leberte has already started her journey to owning and designing her own clothing line, Gypsy & Magnolia.…


Added by Shelby Valentine on March 20, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Alumni Spotlight: Beautiful Art and Designs From a Small Town Southern Girl

Laurel Dawn McBurney is setting the design and art world on fire with her very own small businesses: Abode Love and her small paint shop, Laurel Dawn.

“I am a girl that has always loved the beautiful things around me,” says McBurney. “I have taken art classes from a very young age as I grew up with a mother…


Added by Hannah Berryhill on March 20, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What's Happening this Ag-Week!

Ag Week is next week! The college of agriculture is welcoming everyone to join them and learn about agriculture during the week of March 24-29.

The week will open with free Blue Bell Ice Cream and a two-part lecture on Monday at 4:30 p.m. in Langdon Hall. Joe Swedberg, Hormel Foods VP of Legislative…


Added by Hannah Vaughn on March 20, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn's Apparel Merchandising & Design Association Presents 4th Annual Fashion Soirée


Auburn University’s own Apparel Merchandising and Design Association (AMDA) will present the 4th Annual Fashion Event Soirée: Fashion Show and Design Gallery on Thursday, March 27. The fashion show will be held in the Auburn Arena, where doors will be open at 6:00 p.m. to tour the gallery. The live runway show will begin at 7:30 p.m.…


Added by Chandler Taylor on March 20, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Trained to be Southern

It’s not that far. Only 1,078 miles, 16 hours and 29 minutes according to Google Maps. In the spring of 2012, Gabby DeLorenze made a big decision, and big move, to pick up and move to Auburn University all the way from her small hometown of Westbrook, Connecticut to work as a Graduate Assistant in Athletic Training.…


Added by Katelyn Elizabeth South on March 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Paying it Forward :: Alternative Student Breaks

While most college seniors were enjoying their spring break on a beach somewhere, Auburn senior Julie Sawyer was paying it forward with a tool belt around her waist. Amongst fellow students, she participated in building a house for Habitat for Humanity. Sawyer is the Vice President of Communications for Alternative Student Breaks, an organization that hosts service trips around the world during academic breaks.…


Added by Heather Presley on March 19, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Where to go on your trip to Italy

Oh Italy, the country of love, pizza, pasta and overpriced bottles of water. It also happens to be one of the perfect spots for students to study abroad. Here are some sights to see if Italy is your travel destination.

Homebase: Florence

The capital city in the Italian region of…


Added by Gloria Raney on March 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The 5 Stages of an Auburn Spring

Even though winter in Alabama is nothing compared to a northern winter, its residents are not conditioned to withstand even the faintest of cold weather. We are all ready for it to be over by the time February rolls around. However, an Alabama spring is not for the weak of heart.

1. Pure ecstasy…



Added by Mary Katherine Scarbrough on March 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Eating Like a Local in Auburn

When visiting a new town, one of the best ways to experience the local culture is through the food. This guide provides insight to some of Auburn’s best local restaurants. The following restaurants were judged on taste and atmosphere. Feel free to indulge yourself.

For the Early Bird: Big Blue Bagel

The atmosphere at Big Blue Bagel, paired with their undeniably good food, seems to be a favorite…


Added by Ann Howser on March 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Auburn-isms: A Dictionary for Your Survival on the Plains

AUBURN, Ala. -- So you’ve been accepted to Auburn University and you’re about to officially become an Auburn Tiger! Congratulations and WAR EAGLE!

But, what if you are already in college and preparing to make the switch? If you’re like me, you’re a transfer student in for the shock of your life! Auburn’s culture is one of immersion and pervasion. Be prepared to dive in and enjoy the experience of this unique environment. 



Added by Chelsea Roadman on March 19, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Become a Lean Mean Studying Machine

A client undergoes a simple muscle endurance test during her TigerFit assessment.

“Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.”

It’s such an…


Added by Rachel M Pipan on March 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Alabama Accountabilty Act

Students of education reform organization hold a forum about the Alabama Accountability Act and why they feel Auburn students should be informed about this issue.

Added by Eagle Eye TV on March 19, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

8 things to avoid on social media


Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. We all have them, and we also have those people we are following or are friends with that annoy us to no end. Below is a list of things to avoid at all costs if you want to keep your followers lists and friend counts high. 

  • Selfies
    • A ‘selfie’ is a picture you take of yourself that has lately been rumored to give you lice. Adding #shamelessselfie in your…

Added by Stephanie Miller on March 19, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments

Bruce Pearl Takes to The Plains

Auburn has found its Pearl

Bruce Pearl to Lead Auburn…


Added by Auburn Family on March 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top Five Places To Study In Auburn

So we are back from spring break, and we are back to that time of year when it is impossible to study (especially if you are a senior). So, if you are in desperate need of a place to forget spring fever and write that 15-page paper, these five places may be the place for you:

5. Wake Up Coffee Co.…


Added by Mary Reynolds Porter on March 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Training of a Camp War Eagle Parent Counselor

Camp War Eagle. Some loved it, and some loved to hate it but every freshman had to go. It’s the first time incoming freshman will get to feel like students, especially when they endure the dreaded class scheduling. Don’t forget about the parents, a lot of them come too. Some are relieved, it’s the last one they have to put through school, and others are scared to let their first child leave the house.

The preparation and training for the summer sessions lasts all semester for Camp War…


Added by Laura Jean Mueller on March 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Eating Good Food for a Great Cause

Saturday, March 29, the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority are hosting the first ever Crawfish Boil to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Hope For Autumn. The boil will be held at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house located at the corner of Wire Road and Lem Morrison Drive.

The event begins at 1:00 pm and ends at 5:00pm. The admission tickets are $10.00 and include all you can eat crawfish, shrimp, corn, potatoes, sausage, and a drink. You can…


Added by Margaret Elizabeth Edwards on March 18, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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