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October 2011 Blog Posts (65)

Halloween Best and Worst Costumes

Halloween is always a big holiday for Auburn University students—not only a chance for everyone to play dress up for a few days, but also the annual meeting of Ole Miss and Auburn’s football teams.


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Everyone has the same goal: to have the best costume in town to impress others and perhaps have a chance to win one of the many costume…


Added by Kristbjorg Johnson on October 31, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What's Spookier Than Halloween? Alabama's Immigration Law

When he first heard the news of Alabama’s new immigration law, Estevan Domingo was outraged. 



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Domingo, a junior in industrial design and former president of the Auburn Latino Association of Students, thinks the federal government, not the state, should handle illegal immigration issues. 


“As an American…


Added by Brittany Gibson on October 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Auburn SEO has Lunch with Bobby Lowder

Last week a few members of the Auburn Student Entrepreneurship Organization sat down to lunch with Bobby Lowder.


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"I wasn't really sure what to expect, having such an intimate lunch with such a small group and Bobby Lowder," said Kyle DeTullio, a senior in civil engineering and a member of the Auburn Student…


Added by Sam Solomon on October 31, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Cam Gets Another Close One

Another Sunday,another great performance from Cam Newton.  Carolina lost BUT only by a field goal!  Cam had another banner afternoon with three touchdowns and 290 yards passing.  He just keeps going building up new stats for a rookie quarterback!!

Added by Roger W Tinkham on October 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Do You Have What It Takes to be an AU MBA Candidate?

It took a lot to get into the program. Brandon Crain spent many hours studying in the library for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Once he had taken the test, there was the long wait for his scores to come in. Auburn requires a high score to be accepted into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.




Crain was successful and is now a current graduate student pursuing a MBA with a concentration in finance. He graduated from…


Added by Carly Knowles on October 30, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Halloween Memories

Halloween is a time for adults and children alike to dress in their most festive costumes and showcase their creativity.


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We have all had some bad costumes, as well as some really good ones, too! Mothers take the opportunity to put their children in over-the-top outfits. College students take this holiday to go all out in their craziest…


Added by Hayley Thrift on October 29, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Photojournalism Students Share Class Projects

Today students in Auburn's photojournalism classes began sharing their photos from recent projects. The slideshow below contains the first 45+ images from these students. We're sharing these as just one example of how students participate in experiential education projects - like these photo shoots. They are quite diverse and cover a wide variety of topics from the campus to the surrounding communities.…


Added by Auburn Family on October 28, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Interns with the World Food Programme

Living in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is nothing like living in the small town of Auburn, Ala. While Auburn students have become accustomed to riding the Tiger Transit, hunting down parking spots and using their meal plans to devour Chick-fil-A, residents of Dhaka eat rice at nearly every meal and use rickshaws as their mode of transportation.


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Added by Jordan Holladay on October 28, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Travel Tip: How to Outsmart Thieves

A few summers ago, my family traveled to Europe and spent 5 days in Rome. Before our trip the only advice people kept giving us was to guard your purse, wallet, and passport. The general consensus was that Rome was full of pick pockets.


Once we arrived in Rome we hopped on their form of the subway to take us to the B&B. I was in awe at what happened next.


There were musicians on the subway that would walk around and distract you while they're children…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on October 27, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

9 Reasons To Travel While You're Young

1. It will help you decide what you want in life

It's common to not know what you really like until you experiment. Traveling young can be a great platform to diversify your experience early in life and to discover what your purpose is in life. Each country, each city, even each restaurant you might visit is an opportunity to experiment something different. It is better to…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on October 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Department of Communication and Journalism Homecoming Tailgate


To The SIXTH annual Department of Communication and Journalism Homecoming tailgate

and to the 22nd annual journalism/The Auburn Plainsman open house-reunion


Who:  Journalism, Public Relations, COMM and RTVF majors, and any others; former Auburn Plainsman, WEGL and Eagle Eye staffers; and spouses, relatives and friends of all of the…


Added by Auburn Family on October 26, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Cam Newton & Panthers Beat Redskins

The legend continues-- Carolina beats Washington 30-13.  Cam leads the Panthers on to victory for the whole game. No more "almosts" like those past close ones.  Once again a new level--- tied for most rushing TD'S by a rookie QB since 1970 when the leagues were joined.

Added by Roger W Tinkham on October 23, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

European Graduation Tour

While promoting this year's European Graduation Tour, which everyone should go check out, I will also be giving travel tips and fun facts!!


Today's Travel Tip:

For those of you heading to Baton Rouge for the weekend and trying to keep the packing light, consider using a small-medium sized cooler to hold your toiletries. This way you save room packing and you can have nice cold drinks at the tailgate!!

Fun Fact:

Tigers have striped skin, not just fur!!

Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on October 20, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Senior Ty-anne Tench Shares Impact of Hunger Studies Minor

Hunger issues affect people all over the world, and Auburn University has taken note. The College of Human Sciences offers a minor for hunger studies, and has been partnering with the World Food Programme since 2004.

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According to the college’s website, the goal of hunger studies at Auburn is “to serve as the community outreach arm of… Continue

Added by Ally Mills on October 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Communication Disorders: A Clear Choice

Growing up with a mother as an occupational therapist, Audrey Moore has always had a passion for helping others. Observing her mother work as an occupational therapist her whole life had her thinking she would follow in her mother's footsteps. It wasn't until a volunteer experience that directed her future into a different direction.


In the summer of 2008, Moore volunteered at Camp ASCCA located on Lake Martin in Alabama. Camp ASCCA is a…


Added by Brooke Bonner on October 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Being a Brave Heart for Brave Hearts

“Expression of a Brave Heart,” has been created for people with disabilities, allowing them the chance to express themselves through art, music and dance. It has also become an outlet for Auburn students to show their concern for those in need. 

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Brave Hearts is held every other Monday at the Opelika Sportsplex and is open to…


Added by Kate Matthews on October 19, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen Represent Auburn

War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen are the official hosts and hostesses for the university. They represent Auburn University students to administrators, faculty and the Auburn University community.

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They work for the Office of the President and are made up of 12 men and 12 women and Miss Auburn serves as an honorary member.

The… Continue

Added by Izzy Hortman on October 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Real Life "I Don't Know How She Does It"

Sarah Jessica Parker currently stars in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” a movie based on the book of the same name by Allison Pearson. The story follows Parker’s character, Kate Reddy, as she struggles to fulfill all her duties as a wife, mother and top-notch financial executive. Sound like fun?


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Gabrielle Hoyt, a senior studying public…


Added by Stephen P. Sprayberry on October 19, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Kyle Nixon Honored in Flag Ceremony on Samford Lawn

Kyle Nixon, a 22-year-old senior at Auburn University in political science and a Tau Kappa Epsilon brother, died early Sept. 29, 2011, after collapsing at a friend’s apartment off campus. As part of a military family, with his father, two uncles and both grandfathers having served in the military, Kyle was honored with the raising and lowering of the flag over Samford Lawn on Oct. 12, 2011.

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Added by Sarah Elizabeth Garrett on October 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn’s most unique class: Food Production

Auburn University’s Hotel & Restaurant management major in the College of Human Sciences is known for having unique courses. Food Production is no exception.

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Auburn senior Darian Cheshier is currently enrolled in the Food Production course. Cheshier came to Auburn from Norman, Okla.

“When I started Auburn as a…


Added by Elle Welch on October 19, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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