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May 2015 Blog Posts (17)

Study Abroad in Fiji: Why It Will Be The Best Thing You Do in College

I always knew that I wanted to study abroad while in college. These four years are the best time to travel and experience new places and people. For most people, it's the last time to have summer vacation, and it is much harder to get away once you have a career and other…

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Added by Elyse Wiser on May 4, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

10 Places to Eat Before You Graduate

Auburn may be a small town, but it has some of the best restaurants around. Here's a list of 10 places you must try before you graduate.

1. Momma Goldberg's

Momma G's is an Auburn tradition. Be sure to go to the original location at the corner of Donahue and Magnolia. They are famous for their nachos - Dorito's covered in pepperjack cheese. Friday afternoon is the best time to go and enjoy patio seating with a pitcher of beer.…

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Added by Elyse Wiser on May 3, 2015 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Thank you, Auburn

The day before I moved into Duncan Hall on the Hill I felt sick to my stomach. It hit me all at once when I left my house in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. That was the first time I cried in a long time. I couldn’t help it though. I was going from living in one of the smallest towns in the smallest state in the country to 1,175 miles away, at a university where…

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Added by Kyle Van Fechtmann on May 3, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Free Pancake Dinner: 5 Reasons Why You Should Come

AUMC College Ministry is preparing for its annual pre-finals Free Pancake Dinner. On Sunday, May 3, students are welcome to gather in the AUMC Epworth Center Fellowship Hall to enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. Designed to give students a relaxing and delicious study break, the Free Pancake Dinner is a great way to give your mind a break and have some fun. Stop by between 8 p.m.…

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Added by Taylor Davis on May 3, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments

Philanthropy Event Honors Hope Johnson

Philanthropy events are nothing out of the ordinary in Auburn, Alabama. In fact, almost every week a sorority or fraternity will line the concourse to hand out fliers and invite every passing student to join them to raise awareness, donate to research or end devastating violence. That means…

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Added by Valerie Cashin on May 2, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Nationals Bound: Auburn Ultimate Frisbee Team Makes History

It's been an eventful year for the Auburn Ultimate Frisbee team. Losing by a single point to miss out of nationals would've been a season killer, but in a stroke of luck, the team above them was declared ineligible and Auburn was tossed back into the mix. 

Since 1984, the USA Ultimate College…

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Added by Taylor King on May 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Scoreboard for Jordan-Hare Stadium

Auburn University students and fans are about to witness one of the University’s biggest upgrades to date: a completely new, state of the art scoreboard in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The new scoreboard will measure 200 feet by 57 feet, which is standard for the National Football League, NFL, according to David Benedict, Chief Operating Officer of Auburn Athletics. The athletic department has been discussing a new scoreboard for a while according to Benedict.

“We started discussing the new…

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Added by Olivia Bucklin on May 2, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Auburn University Graduates Take Europe

It is that time of the year again when college seniors are days away from graduating and beginning the next phase of their life in a real job, at the start of a long and productive career. But before some of these seniors take this very big step, a select few choose to take a well-deserved vacation in celebration for all their hard work over the past several years.

The Auburn University (AU) Grad trip is a European tour organized by War Eagle Travelers and the travel company, AESU.…

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Added by Olivia Bucklin on May 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Popular Majors at Auburn

Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions of your college career. With more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges, Auburn University offers many academic paths from which to choose. Every major offered has its own unique values and skill sets that are valuable to the workforce. Based on the information provided on Auburn University's Office of Institutional Research…

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Added by Laura Weaver on May 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ten Things Every PR Major Learns in Style and Design

Auburn University public relations majors are required to take a web design course titled Style and Design for public relations messages before graduating. This course focuses heavily html/css coding, basic mastery of the Adobe Creative Cloud products and on writing for outside publications. The curriculum is rigorous, but the rewards are great. The following is a fun list of 10 things every PR student learns while in Style and Design. To learn more about the Auburn University public…

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Added by Brianna Womack on May 2, 2015 at 12:29am — No Comments

Volunteer with Project Uplift

Auburn University is home to Project Uplift, an organization that actively works to encourage children to see a brighter future for themselves.

Since it’s creation in 1973, Project Uplift has worked to reduce and prevent juvenile…

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Added by Brianna Womack on May 2, 2015 at 12:03am — No Comments

Auburn Sings Contest Winner 2015: Janiee Rush

At the shy age of nine, Janiee Rush started her passion for singing by showcasing her newly found talent at Church. She was quickly asked to do a solo during a service, and participate in a Church play where she was able to sing.

“Church is what got me into singing, and it was something that I knew I…

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Added by Lanier Kirk on May 1, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Bo Bikes Bama

Sports legend Bo Jackson will be returning to the Plains joined by over 700 cyclists on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for the 4th annual Bo Bikes Bama charity ride.



It all started from when Bo Jackson biked across Alabama in April 2012 to raise money and awareness for the…

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Added by Abby Daughtry on May 1, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Film Screenings at JCSM

While going to the movies can be extremely expensive, those who have an appreciation for the art of film-making can enjoy free screenings at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Throughout the school semesters on Thursdays and Sundays, the museum selects various art programs such as films, artist…

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Added by Abby Daughtry on May 1, 2015 at 12:56pm — No Comments

More than a Voice

“It was always something I was meant to do,” said Rod Bramblett, sports broadcaster for Auburn football, basketball and baseball.  

Bramblett grew up in Valley, Alabama, as a huge Georgia bulldogs fan.  He never thought he would end up at Auburn University in the 1980s. As a child, Bramblett always…

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Added by Elaina Turley on May 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The History Behind Haley

Of all the buildings on Auburn's Campus, Haley Center is the most iconic. Soaring 10 floors into the air, the brick structure is the largest classroom building, surpassed only in height by the stadium. Every Auburn University student is bound to have at least one class in the building, and it is a popular hangout for fans and alumni on game day. It is also home to the Auburn University Bookstore and situated on the concourse, the university's most popular walk path.…

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Added by Laura Weaver on May 1, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

7 Life Lessons You Learn While Studying Abroad

Traveling and living abroad are enriching experiences that help us to grow personally, professionally and socially. Interacting in foreign cultures teaches us to embrace and celebrate diversity and become more open-minded towards people who lead lifestyles that are different from our own. It is also a time for us to learn valuable life lessons that cannot be taught in a classroom. This being said, studying abroad is a great opportunity for students to open the door to travel and discover the…

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Added by Laura Weaver on May 1, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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