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October 2013 Blog Posts (95)

Spotlight on MelAUdic: Auburn’s A Cappella All-Stars

MelAUdic (pronounced muh-lod-ik) is Auburn’s newest a cappella group. You heard them at Hey Day. You heard them at Wing Jam. If you were lucky, you heard them open for Pentatonix back in August. Auburn students can’t get enough a cappella music.

Last year, senior William McClain was inspired to start a coed a cappella group. He was already a member of AUCappella, Auburn’s all-male singing group.

“I knew Auburn had the talent to support another group, and I saw that a…


Added by Elizabeth Segarra on October 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

You Might Be a Public Relations Major If...

You question the past 13 years of education when your professor asks a math-related question.



Added by Haley Stevens on October 24, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Rock the CASA 5k

Students at Auburn have become well aware of the many philanthropy fundraisers that take place each semester.  Every sorority and fraternity on campus choose one organization to partner with and host an event to raise money each semester.

This semester is Kappa Alpha Theta’s second annual Rock the CASA, a 5K fun run benefitting CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.  

“It’s an organization of volunteers that help foster kids get…


Added by Sarah Moseley on October 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

An Integrated Auburn University

Willie Wyatt and Anthony Lee were two of the first African American young men that integrated to Auburn University in 1964. They each experienced harsh community life in Auburn, Ala., but they maintained bravery throughout their time at Auburn University.

Wyatt and Lee got their…


Added by Casey Andrea Morrison on October 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Adaptive Sports on the Plains

Auburn University and sports often times go hand in hand with one another. Even the Auburn creed states, "I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities."

The university's Office of Accessibility and School…


Added by Kyle Cavender Monteverde on October 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

11 Reasons It's Good To Be An Auburn Student Today

1. You found a parking spot within 5 minutes this morning.

Normally you circle the lot for about 10 minutes.


2. You remembered Auburn is number 11 in the BCS rankings.…


Added by Grace Devaney on October 23, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments

3 Reasons Why Making Friends In Class Is Important

Building strong relationships with your classmates will drastically transform the way you learn. Not only will you feel comfortable asking questions about the material, but you will also have a partner to work on projects or exams with. 

They will remind you of what you forgot: Reminding each other of assignments and course requirements will create a greater sense of class responsibility. Classmates you know and interact with are more likely to fill you in…


Added by Kimberly Mannausa on October 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Seven Signs You're on a College Budget

1. Your parents don’t believe you when you say you’re calling “just to chat.”















Added by Claire Fisher on October 23, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Happy (Budget-Friendly) Halloween!!

We're college students. We live off of spaghetti and frozen meals. We haven't eaten vegetables since August and we won't until the green bean casserole at Thanksgiving. We don't have access to plush bank accounts to celebrate the spookiest holiday of them all. Here's some tips on how to celebrate without having a scary bank account after. 

1. Pumpkin Carving …


Added by Sarah drexler on October 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Winner Winner Bass Fish Dinner

For most people, memories of a fish on a wall shimmying and belting the lyrics to “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” may, unfortunately, be the extent of their experience with bass. This is not the case for Auburn marketing student Jordan Lee. Lee recently won the College Bass Classic Bracket, earning him the coveted spot of sole collegiate competitor in the upcoming 2014 Bassmaster Classic.

Lee’s journey to the classic began at the Bassmaster Southeastern Regional with fishing partner and best…


Added by Laurel Dicus on October 22, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Traveling with the Tigers

Last week Auburn traveled to College Station to take on the Aggies so thousands of Auburn fans packed their bags, booked hotel rooms and hit the road. The Auburn Tigers have a great reputation around the nation of bring the best fans…

Added by Amanda Collier on October 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Auburn University Rowing Club prepares for the upcoming season

The Auburn University Rowing Club is training for the upcoming spring season.

The club competes all over the SEC against other clubs and varsity teams.

"We compete against schools like Vanderbilt, Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and we regularly beat Bama," said four-year member Dria Heim. "We…


Added by Justin Burwell on October 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The 8 Reasons Why October is Everyone's Favorite Month

1. The wonderful Pumpkin Spice Latte is sold in every coffee shop #yummy

2. We get the pleasure of seeing everyone's Instagram pictures at the pumpkin patch #fallfavs…


Added by Madeline Branch on October 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

8 reasons why college will be the easiest years of your life

1. You live on your parent’s penny, but not under their roof.

Even though you may on a budget, your parents most likely still supply your bank account. Living off their pretty penny makes life easy, especially when you don’t live under their roof. Life is good. …


Added by Maddi Bourgerie on October 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

7 Ways to Celebrate Halloween on the Plains

Because we all need a few alternatives to Aaron Samuels' Halloween Party

Go pumpkin picking: If you’re going to decorate for Halloween, you might as well go big or go home. Why not pick your own pumpkins to decorate or carve? There are two pumpkin patches in the Auburn area that students love to go to. The Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch and…


Added by Alissa Best on October 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Great Images and Video from Auburn's Victory at Texas A&M

Auburn’s Sammie Coates Shed a Texas A&M DB With a Devastating Stiff Arm

From thebiglead:

Sammie Coates…


Added by Auburn Family on October 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Journalism Day Offers Advice to All Majors

Through the annual event Journalism Day, Auburn University brings professionals from today's media world to campus to discuss their experiences and to offer guidance to current students.

This year's J-Day featured a session called "Jobs Outside of the Newsroom." This session targeted students who want to work in journalism in some capacity but aren't sure if reporting is their calling. In this particular meeting, four panelists discussed their involvement in…


Added by Lillian Parker on October 18, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments

NASCAR's Jamie McMurray to Drive Sunday's race at Talladega with Auburn Logos on Car

And Auburn Wins!

Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and Cessna Aircraft Company have splashed Auburn University's colors on Jamie McMurray's No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Auburn's inter-locking AU logo will be featured on the hood and lower rear quarter panels of the car.

The race begins at noon Central Time.

The racing…


Added by Auburn Family on October 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Rick Steves Finally Came to the State of Alabama

Rick Steves has traveled to many different places all around the world. There is one place he had never been to though, until Oct. 2. That place was Alabama.

“This is my first time to Alabama. From what I see, it is beautiful,” said Rick Steves. “I do not know if I could handle the heat and muckiness in…


Added by Katelyn Sides on October 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Six Places To Take Your Dog

Looking to change the scenery for you and your pooch? I’ve got six places you might not know about to play fetch with Fido.

1. The old baseball field across from Martin Luther King Park

Where’s a better place to shag a couple of fly balls with your dog than on a baseball field? It’s a big, green space for you and your dog to run around, and the best part? It is fenced in so you won’t have to worry about your K9 running out into the road. The old baseball field is…


Added by Addison Pike on October 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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