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April 2014 Blog Posts (70)

Did you say pet Alligator?

No it’s not an April fools joke, when it comes to fraternity guys, shock and awe is what they like best. Just a month ago, three Auburn students (names not to be disclosed) decided they wanted to get a pet.

After being discouraged by their parents to not get a puppy because of all the work a puppy entails, they decided on the alternative choice of an alligator. A quick 50 bucks and one week later, they had a baby alligator at their front door, courtesy of an online…


Added by Chandler Taylor on April 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Audio Slideshows: Enjoying the Fruits of the Students’ Labors

The students in Multimedia Journalism voted on one another’s audio slideshows after we did a screening and 

critique in class last week. Winners got their choice of two versions of Auburn University College of Liberal Arts T-shirts as a reward. Around here, that means either orange on blue or blue on orange. Either’s a great option.

Hands down, the students’ favorite was Reese Counts’ piece on a Triumph Motorcycles shop not far from campus on Opelika Road, a…


Added by Auburn Family on April 3, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

Rising to the Top with Taylor Davis

Some people just aren’t afraid of the spotlight. One of these people is the upcoming pageant queen of the south, rookie Taylor Davis. Her dreams of making it to the big time don’t stop at the Miss Alabama Pageant. After college she plans on pursuing a career in sports broadcast journalism.

She began her…


Added by Gloria Raney on April 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Bubba and Terry Kaye celebrate 50 years of marriage

To celebrate Childersburg being the oldest city in America, the Chamber of Commerce holds Coosa Fest, an annual festival that brings together local vendors, performers and members of the community for pet parades, concerts, 5k runs and other fun neighborhood activities.

Along with all the regular annual events at the festival, two very prominent members of the community renewed their vows to celebrate 50 years of marriage. The renewal took place in a small garden in the middle of…


Added by Carlye Poljacik on April 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Active Minds Taking an Active Role in Mental Health

Jack Smith looks like your typical Auburn guy – an orange button down, jeans and Under Armour sneakers.

He has the ideal Auburn job – working for the athletics department in communications in marketing.

He has the perfect family – 3 beautiful kids and a supportive wife.

He also has depression and bipolar disorder.

Smith came and spoke to Active Minds on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. about…


Added by Rachel M Pipan on April 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Petz Unleashed Focused on Family, Reptiles & All-Natural Products

College students love to have pets. Some of them are quite interesting.

Locally owned Petz Unleashed is a full-line pet store specializing in reptiles and all-natural products.

Since first opening on South College Street in 2010, the store has been owned and operated by the Halls, a family native…


Added by Cat Watson on April 1, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

We finally have weather that doesn’t make you want to sit in a dark room and watch Netflix all day. Spring cleaning is the best way to get in the mood to go outside and enjoy wearing shorts again. Follow these tips to clean out your room, closet, fridge and yourself. 



Added by Laura Jean Mueller on April 1, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Abroad GIF Edition

Why should you ditch America for a few weeks? Maybe you missed your opportunity to study abroad or are a new graduate unsure of where to go next. No matter what happens, you won’t regret stretching the limits of your comfort zone and taking a plunge into the unknown. Consider these 7 reasons why now is the time to travel abroad:

1. Culture: Traveling allows you to learn about different cultures first hand. Your interaction with new people will likely cause you to experience culture…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on April 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

CURE International's UCURE Roadtrip :: Religious Affairs on Campus

CURE International is a non-profit organization whose mission is “healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God.” ( The organization was founded in 1998 and has hospitals and services in 10 countries. CURE has 21 collegiate chapters, and Auburn has adopted a chapter this year.

Friday, April 4, the Auburn chapter of CURE is hosting a concert featuring The Vespers on Cater Lawn at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 online, $10 at the door and $5 for students.…


Added by Lainee Ross on April 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

London's Calling: Auburn PR Abroad

Dr. Susan Waters and the Auburn Public Relations department are back at it again, taking 15 public 

relations, communications, and journalism students across the pond for the study abroad trip of a lifetime.

This is the program’s second year to offer the study abroad trip to Auburn students. After a successful first trip in summer 2013, the program has now reached max capacity.

Waters and her 15 students depart from Atlanta on May…


Added by Hannah Berryhill on April 1, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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