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April 2014 Blog Posts (70)

5 Things Seniors Should Be Told Before Graduation

1. Work hard but play harder

To the class of 2014, your time is limited. Stay out too late with friends one night, eat that slice of pizza at 3 a.m., and make some mistakes (they are life’s best lessons).…


Added by Haley Olver on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Seven Things To Do During Your Summer Semester at Auburn

Many students make the choice to stay in Auburn for the summer semester. Some catch up on classes, some stay because they are paying rent through the summer and some just stay for the heck of it.

Auburn is a very different place in the summer. The atmosphere is more laid-back, students tend to stress less, classes are easier and EVERYTHING is hotter.

If you find yourself anxious about what there is to do during the summer at Auburn, this list will help you find something to…


Added by Mary Ellen Dixon on April 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Humanitarian Award 2014

Each year, Auburn University recognizes the efforts of three outstanding individuals who represent our institution through their unsurpassed humanitarian leadership and contributions to the community. Eligible recipients for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award include one male and one female student from the 2014…


Added by Auburn Family on April 22, 2014 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Natalie Roberson 2014 Foy Spirit Award Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Auburn PR Junior Natalie Roberson. Today we learned that Natalie is the 2014 recipient of the Foy Spirit Award and a $1,000 scholarship. War Eagle!

The Foy Spirit Award is a $1000 scholarship given each year in honor of former Dean of Students Dr. James E. Foy and his…


Added by Auburn Family on April 22, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

7 ways for seniors to cope with graduation: Auburn Edition

So with finals just around the corner, that means for some of our elderly college folks, graduation is near.

For some, this is a joyous time! But for others, the weight of the real world has hit them like a brick wall. But do not fear! It's not the end of the world…maybe. Here are 7 ways for Auburn seniors (and beyond) to cope with graduation.

Go get ice cream from Toomer's Corner…


Added by Haley Hart on April 22, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Senior Diaries: What I Wish I knew as a Freshman

College can be overwhelming and at times it can feel like you are never going to make it out alive -- I promise, you will make it. Freshman year is a scary and hectic time for incoming high school graduates and the transition can be tough. There are so many thoughts racing through your mind about the first day, ‘What do I wear...Nike shorts and a baggy t-shirt?’ Although this can be a scary time in your life, it can also be the best four years of your life to date. If you take this advice,…


Added by Heather Presley on April 22, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments

5 Lies You've Heard About College

1. Your professors don’t care about you:

Professors wouldn’t spend time with college students if they didn’t care. They love to have students come in to office hours and chat about class, life, Auburn football, basically whatever. They are your greatest guide to not only getting good grades in their class, but about where the best doctor’s office is or which restaurant is perfect for when your parents come in town.  Trust me, they…


Added by Laura Jean Mueller on April 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Black Auburn: My Experience at a PWI

     Hello! My name is Jamecia Crenshaw, and today I am going to talk about my experience as a “minority” at a Predominately White Institution (PWI). I know. Scary right? Not too many people are brave enough to tackle the big, gray elephant in the room, but, I believe we should not shy away from diversity issues. If we want to solve them, it’s best that we first address…


Added by Jamecia R. Crenshaw on April 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Freshman Year Bucket List: Five things every Auburn freshman must do

Toomer’s Drugs

Not only is Toomer’s Drugs a great Auburn pit stop, it is good for a lot more than the infamous lemonade. During your freshman year at Auburn, if you aren’t paranoid of gaining the “freshman 15,” it is essential that you head to Toomer’s to order an ice cream sandwich. It comes with two warm chocolate chip cookies and a hearty scoop of the flavor of your choice. My personal favorite is mint chocolate chip!…


Added by Alexandra Benson on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

50 Pieces of Advice to Freshmen Girls from a Senior

Dear upcoming freshmen girls:

Can I be you again? With graduation coming up soon, this week consists of many "lasts" for me. Last week of classes, being a member of my campus organizations, writing these articles, etc. When did that happen? I feel as if I just packed up my bags and headed to Auburn, Ala., to begin my college career. During my four years at Auburn University I laughed, I cried, I passed, I failed, I became me, and I wish I could do it all…


Added by Susie Bridges on April 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Seven Things Every Freshman Should Know About The College Experience

Welcome to life after high school. As a graduating senior, I wanted to share with you several things that are important to know your freshman year here at Auburn:

1. You don't have to know what you're going to do with your life.

Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Know What I Want to Do with My Life

Yes, It would be so easy to have your whole life planned out from the time you step foot on campus. Truth is,…


Added by Whitney E. Bonham on April 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What I Will Miss Most About Auburn University

Prepare yourself for extreme cheesiness. You have been warned.

Throughout my time at Auburn University, I have always known that this place was special. But now I am faced with the realization that after graduation, I'm not going to be in Auburn every day. My four years here have been the best years of my life. Here are the four things that I will miss most about being a student at the greatest university in the world:

1. The Campus -  This one…


Added by Haley Barton on April 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dear Freshman Self

Dear Freshman Self,

Welcome to college! You have such an amazing four years ahead of you. Here is some advice from your senior self:

Make friends with new people {that didn’t go to your high school}. Best advice ever. Although this seems obvious, and maybe even inevitable, I was surprised to see a lot of my fellow high school classmates run with their same high school crowd in college. I consider meeting new people a hobby of mine, I love it. I…


Added by Ann Howser on April 20, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Life Lessons Auburn Football Has Taught Me

I have never not been a southerner. The furthest north I’ve ever lived was South Carolina, and does that really count? It is a state with “South” in the name. My baby pictures are confusing. In half of my pictures, I sport a precious toddler-sized Auburn cheerleader outfit, complete with the orange and blue bow half the size of my head hanging from my hair. In the other half of my baby pictures, I’m wearing a cozy…


Added by Hilary Meares on April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Things Every Freshman Should Know

1. Go to EVERY home football game!

But seriously go to every single one. You never know when there’s going to be that awesome catch, like last season’s Georgia game! Wake up early to tailgate before, stay up late to celebrate and roll Toomer’s after! Before you know it you’ll be sadly counting down how many games you have left in the student section.…


Added by Chandler Taylor on April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

My tales and tips on how to be a sassy backpacker

      Visiting Europe has almost become a staple on every American’s bucket list. This summer my best friend and I fulfilled every American college kids dream. For a month we studied in Barcelona and after the program ended we packed our one backpack each and traveled around to eight other countries in…


Added by Carlye Poljacik on April 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments


There are thousands of popular and widely-recognized mascots across the U.S. who are loved and admired for various reasons.  One stands out from all the others.  

There is something so special about Auburn University’s mascot, Aubie, that sets him apart from all the rest. Aubie has a huge presence on campus and he is welcomed at both on and off campus events throughout the week. He has grown to be more and more loved over the years, and his friendly personality is magnetic. Here…


Added by Brittney Reeves on April 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Nerd Alert: Why It's OK to be a Square in College

Before we get started, let's introduce ourselves.

This is me, Rachel Pipan.

I’m sorry, that’s me *trying* to be poised and look like a totally cool, adjusted and professional college student. Here’s me, in…


Added by Rachel M Pipan on April 16, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Advice for Incoming Freshman Girls from Graduating Seniors

A list of thoughts (that only reflect the opinions of the individual) which should be kept in mind during your next four (five, or even six) years at Auburn University.



Added by Katie Harper on April 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

What I Wish I Knew My Freshman Year of College

1. Go to your professor’s office hours

Don’t be scared. Go to your professor’s office hours and ask questions about the course or simply just to introduce yourself.



Added by Caleigh Lentz on April 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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