College can be an overwhelming time period in life. Especially during the spring semester, students commonly feel burned out and are ready for the summer to give their brains a break.Continue
Added by Will Nease on April 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Auburn’s Student Firefighter Program is the university’s longest running student program and is responsible for staffing a large amount of Auburn’s municipal fire protection system.
For Auburn student Cameron Wineman, this program has allowed him to fulfill his dream of becoming a firefighter.
“I grew up liking the occupation, and after high school one of my friends got a job here and really liked it, so I applied and got the job,” Wineman said.…Continue
Added by Michelle Moultrie on April 15, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments
The Department of Art invites you to the opening reception for this semester's BFA in Fine Arts candidates. This exhibition features artworks by Meredith Johnson, Lacey McLaughlin, Emily Quinn, Tina Speece, and Madeline Sweeney. The opening reception will be held at Biggin Gallery Monday, April 15 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.…Continue
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TJ Nguyen, an Auburn University senior in mechanical engineering from Hoover, was recently named the hardest working student employee in the country at Auburn’s annual Student Employee of the Year Recognition Reception.
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“I was really surprised,” Nguyen said. “I don’t see myself as the hardest working student [employee] in America.”
Added by Tysonn McKinnon on April 15, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
Music has been a part of Jessica Williams’ life for as long as she can remember.
“Ever since I could walk and talk, I have been putting on fireplace shows for my family, and all through elementary school I sang in almost every talent show I could,” Williams said. “Once I got to high school I sang and played at every opportunity…Continue
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Auburn University’s mock trial team competed in the Opening Round Championship in Memphis on March 22-24. The team did not receive a bid to the next round but competed against two team that did receive bids.
Mock trial is an academic organization sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. The team prepares for a case provided by the American Mock Trial Association each year and travels to competitions. The team also prepares a case for the defense, plaintiff…Continue
Added by Alex Boyd on April 13, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
A-Day weekend is fast approaching, and for many members of the Auburn family it is bittersweet. As we all know, A-Day, April 20, is the last day to roll our beloved Toomer’s Oaks. This day will be one for the books in Auburn, as our family comes together to celebrate our iconic trees.
All of the downtown merchants are preparing for the big event by having in-store specials and making special products dedicated to the trees. A-Day is shaping up to be a crowded and celebratory…Continue
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With its third and final speaker of the year presenting on Tuesday, March 26, The Littleton-Franklin Lectures series celebrated 46 years as a trademark Auburn University event.
The series, partnering with the local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society, brought author and scholar Lewis Hyde to Auburn’s campus to shed light on his studies in science and…Continue
Added by Katie Armstrong on April 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Only a few college students would be willing to give up most of their summer to introduce incoming freshman to their new home away from home. Or Auburn University. We call them Camp War Eagle counselors.
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Sarah Hill is one of the 36 students just recently selected to serve…Continue
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Touchdown! Auburn wins again and the post-game drill begins. Auburn fans are ready with toilet paper to begin celebrating at Toomer’s Corner. The first throw of toilet paper is cast upon Toomer’s Oaks and before the night is over, downtown Auburn is a sheet of white.
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For decades, Toomer’s Oaks have been at the heart of this…
Added by Brittney Dobbs on April 10, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Senior-itis. Every high school senior has experienced the ambivalent symptoms of this state of mind. Senior-itis is when seniors can’t do anything in school except think of when they will graduate and move on to college. They are so caught up in graduating, that barely anything gets accomplished in their remaining days of school.
When these seniors get senior-itis, most of them dream of going far, far away to college. They want to get away from their parents and start a new…Continue
Added by Sarah Bullock on April 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Auburn has beautiful natural amenities, from the flowers in spring to the large oak trees in the fall, but a creek? No, there’s no creek. Is there?
That fenced in area between the athletic complex and the Coliseum is more than just a ditch, its Parkerson Mill Creek. Clearly, however, the creek is not in good condition.
According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension (ACES) website, the creek was put on the Alabama’s “impaired list in 2008 for not…Continue
Added by Jaclyn Brass on April 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Skinny ties, sleek suits, the beehive hairdo, touch tone phones, FM radio and “Beatlemania” are just a few among many popular fads throughout the year of 1963. This year, the Auburn University Alumni Association invites graduates of the class of 1963 to return to Auburn to take a trip down memory lane, reminisce and reunite with their former classmates.Continue
Added by Kathryn Farmer on April 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Many college students spend the majority of their college careers trying to balance rigorous schedules that include studying, socializing and taking care of their health by maintaining a balanced diet and getting enough rest and exercise.
Most students find it difficult to find time for each of those things, and often times, taking care…Continue
Added by Mae Margaret Davis on April 9, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Auburn University senior Laura Johnson swam in the Southeastern Conference Championships swim meet earlier this month. She swam the 200-meter IM, 100-meter breaststroke and 200-meter breaststroke events with the best times of her career. This record day for Johnson also marked her last day to don the AU logo as an Auburn swimmer.Continue
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As you drive down the highway, chances are that you will spot a blown tire off on the side of the road at some point during your journey. These blown tires are often the result of worn down tire treads on 18-wheeler tractor trailers that eventually fail and blow out on the highway. At Auburn University, seniors in mechanical engineering are researching and developing methods of catching the debris from blown tires on tractor trailers to keep highways clear and safe.
"We are trying to…Continue
Added by Damaso Antonio Palencia Jr. on April 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Bacon, ham, sausage, pork loin are all delicious foods that we enjoy everyday. But these tasty treats come from domesticated pigs, not like the wild pigs that are ravaging the Southeast.
Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has been researching ways to control these unruly beasts. Stephen Ditchkoff, Ireland Distinguished Professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has been instrumental in the research to control wild…Continue
Added by Hannah Patterson on April 8, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Samford Hall has served as the iconic symbol of Auburn University since 1859. The beloved, redbrick building stands tall at the entrance of campus, welcoming students, alumnae and visitors to the Loveliest Village on the Plains. In addition to serving as the official symbol of the university, the historic building is featured on all things Auburn - from stationary to coffee mugs.
However, Samford Hall is more than just a pretty face. The building is steeped in…Continue
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