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October 2013 Blog Posts (95)

Trick or Treating 101

Jack-o-lanterns stare out from front porches, and a mischievous breeze blows fallen leaves through the streets. Halloween has once again arrived on the Plains.

As a college student, Halloween still gets my holiday juices flowing. I love the costumes, the pumpkins, the haunted houses and the parties. One tradition I miss fondly, though, is trick or treating. …


Added by Lillian Parker on October 31, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Murder at the masquerade with UPC

Dreading the end of yet another Halloween season? The special projects committee of the University Program Council (UPC) keeps the thrills going with a murder mystery dinner party on Nov. 12 in the Student Center Ballroom.

“The theme is murder at…


Added by Sheyda Mehrara on October 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Five must watch Halloween movies from your childhood

With today as Halloween, it is a great time for us to look back at our childhoods. Holidays typically make us nostalgic and this is especially true for Halloween. We remember our favorite costumes, the best decorated house, the spookiest moments and the candy. Another Halloween activity we like to reminisce on is the movies we watched. So for this Halloween, here are five great movies from our childhoods that everyone should watch:



Added by Elizabeth Frenzer on October 31, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Five Ways to Welcome Rival Fans to Auburn

Over the years Auburn University and its fans have received notoriety from visiting fans for their welcoming nature. After a weekend spent in Auburn, they leave with a lasting memory of the Auburn Family.

So, in light of Auburn’s upcoming rivalry games against the Georgia Bulldogs on Nov. 16 and the Alabama Crimson Tide on Nov. 30, it’s time to discuss five ways to make our football foes feel welcome in the Loveliest Village.

  1. Help them find the correct gate to…

Added by Libby Horton on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Oh, the horror: Halloween-worthy class offered next spring

BEWARE! The stressful time of registration is upon students at Auburn University, but this spring, RTVF professor Dr. Deron Overpeck is offering a unique course where students can face their fears and explore their love of gore. 

Amid the pressure of avoiding the Business Ethics waitlist (again) and worrying about the rumors circulating Public Speaking, students can register for RTVF 4970, Horror Films.

“I love horror films, so it’s an…


Added by Michelle Lolley on October 31, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Women Resource Center Provides Many Services to Students

The Auburn University Women’s Resource Center provides information about important issues affecting women’s lives. Their mission is to enhance the lives of Auburn women, and to promote the involvement of women on campus and around the world.

“We awareness one Auburn’s campus about women’s issues in Auburn and in the world,” said Heather Duncan, an intern for women’s resources. “And we advocate for women on campus and globally.”

The Women’s Resource Center serves as a place of…


Added by Ellie Johnson on October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

All Aboard the Gus Bus: Sweater Weather

In 2010, Gene Chizik made us do a double take with his signature white, short sleeve windbreaker. It was sleek, practical and exuded just the right amount of attitude. Now, Gus Malzahn has everyone talking (and tweeting) about his game day attire. 

Behold, the Holy Trinity of football garb — the sweater vest-turtleneck-visor combination.…


Added by Allie Heckel on October 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Zoology Not Zookeeper

Zoology majors do not want to be zookeepers when they graduate, according to Julia Stone, a senior zoology major.

Zoology provides many opportunities for students to interact hands-on with wild animals. Stone has taken advantage of these opportunities with her internship in South Africa and volunteer work at the…


Added by Katie Esters on October 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Do's and Don'ts of Halloween in College

Halloween is the only exciting thing about October, besides football and if your birthday is in this month. As you grow up, your style of what type of costume to wear changes (hopefully). Halloween in college is totally different than Halloween as a high schooler, adult or child. Here are some do’s and don’ts of Halloween in college.

DO: Be Original

DON’T: Be Miley Cyrus

“Be original. You know that 50 percent of people in college are going to…


Added by Katelyn Sides on October 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Abroad

Throughout my three-month long journey of promoting the AU European Graduation Trip around campus, I’m constantly surprised by the number of students who have never traveled outside of the United States.  For some, it is their financial situation; others haven’t found the time. Most have not been encouraged to see the benefits of traveling abroad. Chances are when you get a job right out of college, taking 2-3 weeks off to travel Europe with your closest friends will be next to impossible.…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on October 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 assumptions that incoming freshman have about college

High school students have their own, preconceived perception of how awesome the college life will be. Most don't realize the stress, the all-nighters and just the daily grind that you are about to encounter. It's not the glamorous, free living lifestyle many believe. Here are five popular assumptions high school students have about the…


Added by John Dooley on October 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Adventurers Unite!

New place, new people, new teachers, new roommates; the transition from high school to college is full of all sorts of adjustments. Along with those is an unlimited list of new adventures.

In order to take full advantage of four years worth of adventures, a group of Auburn students formed the Outdoor Adventure Club back in 2006.

Seven years later, the OAC has about 120 active members all looking to enjoy…


Added by Stephanie Jane Czajkowski on October 29, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Auburn supports National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This year marks the tenth anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

Auburn students utilize the internet in all aspects of our high-tech lives.  Auburn University seeks to promote Cyber Safety and remind students to be aware of what they put on the…


Added by Jourdan Cooper on October 28, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Line Dancing, Sweet Tea and Southern Hospitality

It’s time to break out the dancing shoes and bust a move on the Plains.


Auburn’s Second Annual Southern Swing is coming to town on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, and the…


Added by Alissa Best on October 28, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Shop late, Eat local

Opelika Main Street invites Auburn students and the community to shop late and eat local this Friday, November 1, 2013. Downtown shops will stay open until 8 p.m. or later so patrons can eat, hang out and explore downtown Opelika at night. Event director, Pam Powers-Smith, said this event has been going on for several years.

“We are so excited to host First…


Added by Hannah Crane on October 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why You Came to Auburn, and Why You Still Love It

Everyone has their reasons for why they came to Auburn University. Maybe Auburn is close to your hometown and you don’t have to pay out-of-state tuition, maybe your friends came here, or maybe you just really love Toomers lemonade and Big Blue Bagel’s bagel chips. No matter the reason you came to Auburn, everyone eventually falls in love with the “Auburn family” and can't imagine going to college anywhere else.


The Top Reasons You Came to Auburn: 


1)   Your…


Added by Taira Campbell on October 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

I Believe in Work, Hard Work

Auburn students are notoriously hard workers. They balance school with club memberships, football season, intramural sports and socializing. Many of them also take on a part-time job to gain experience or a little extra cash, which adds to the constant juggling of activities. How do they do it? It’s not easy – but it does give them some extra skills that will be invaluable upon graduation.

The job possibilities for those interested can seem endless. There are on-campus jobs,…


Added by Mary Catherine Banister on October 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Five Ways You Know You're a College Student

1)     You never wear anything other than a t-shirt and shorts.
And when you go home, your family always asks you if you own any other types of clothing. 
2)     You never have any money in your bank account.…

Added by Lesley Moody on October 27, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Recap of Auburn's Events Over the Past Two Weeks

A Big Weekend of Wins

Auburn's Talladega…


Added by Auburn Family on October 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Happiest Place to Work

It’s the happiest place on earth and the Mecca for any kid at heart: Disney World. The home of Mickey Mouse also provides an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for college students around the country. The Disney College Program provides students with hand-on experience from customer relations, communications and…


Added by Taylor Shirey on October 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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