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October 2017 Blog Posts (24)

Dreaming Disney-How a College Student Made Their Disney Dream Come True

Working at Walt Disney World is something of a dream for most people. Disney often times brings happiness to people and lets one relive their childhood through their favorite Disney characters.

Peyton Satterfield, senior majoring in public relations, has had the dream of working for Disney for years. Satterfield has been to Disney World with her family every year since she was five and has loved it every single time. It wasn't until six years later that she realized…


Added by Ashley Case on October 31, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Student Spotlight: Initiatives from SGA Member, Hannah Clarke

Hannah Clarke’s interest in government first sparked in high school through her involvement in Youth in Government, a program that allows students to serve in model governments at local, state, national and international levels. Since then, Clarke has carried her passion to college leading her to pursue a degree in political science in planning to attend law school.



Added by Montana Savage on October 30, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to Discover Your Path at Auburn

There's more to Auburn than just school believe it or not. Auburn offers countless opportunities to discover your path at Auburn. With more than 500 ways to be involved on campus, there is something for everyone. Club sports, Greek organizations, religious and spiritual groups, service clubs, and special…


Added by Montana Savage on October 30, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Tips for Landing Your Dream Internship

As undergraduates make their way through four years of college, the idea of obtaining a career-launching internship remains an ever-present concern. The opportunity to get your first hands-on experience is both exhilarating and terrifying, but the real apprehension comes from the process of getting a…


Added by Kelsey Bixler on October 30, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

So, My Intended Major Didn't Work Out. Now What?

Declaring a college major is one of the first big decisions you will make as an adult. It can be daunting, deciding what you want to do with your life as merely a teenager.

While the average college student changes their major 3 times in their college career, most of these changes occur freshman year. But what happens when…


Added by Hollis Huge on October 29, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Is Living Off Campus a Good Decision or One to Regret?

dorm, apartment, decision


For some, living on campus may seem like a necessity. That's great for those who have already made their decision or are required to live on campus. For the people on the fence about whether to live in a dorm or off campus, however, this article will explain some of the benefits of living off campus. That's not to take away from on-campus living options. It's to simply…


Added by T.J. Stricklin on October 28, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The On-Campus TV Program That Changed Everything

On average, 80 percent of students change their major at least once. Coming into college, students choose a major they want to study; however, it’s quite common for students’ aspirations to change, which makes them alter their major.

This happened to senior at Auburn University, Julia Murphy, who came into school as a biomedical science major wanting to work in medicine. She quickly realized that wasn’t what she really wanted to do and pursued another career by…


Added by Jade Grogan on October 23, 2017 at 5:33pm — No Comments

5 Ways To Avoid The Freshman Fifteen

Are you worried about coming to college and gaining the freshman fifteen? Have no fear, your guide to staying healthy is here!…


Added by Claire Massey on October 23, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Combines Passions: Gives Back at Work for Teach for America

If you are involved anywhere on campus, chances are you know Auburn student Branham Crutchfield. And chances are she knows you too.

If you have spent any time with her at all, you know that she is a natural leader who leads with grace. Being the oldest of four girls, Crutchfield was forced to become a leader and has held that role her entire life.…


Added by Anna Laura Killian on October 19, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student, Nicole Finley, Seeks True Culture Change by Discussing Sexual Violence

Nicole Finley is a senior from Alpharetta, Georgia majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in business administration.

Earlier this fall, Finley was nominated as a Top 5 Miss Homecoming candidate. Her platform, Freedom with Finley, was a campaign to establish freedom from sexual violence for the…


Added by Montana Savage on October 19, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Taste for Success

Being an Auburn student provides so many opportunities for involvement, connections and fun activities to meet new people. However, campus life clubs aren’t made for everyone. It’s easy to feel disconnected if you can’t find your niche, but a new student should never worry.…


Added by Clara Frances McClure on October 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

International Student Finds His Place on the Plains


Wayne Wang on the Auburn campus The international student's mind raced with panic. "What should I do? What should I do?"

Wayne arrived in the U.S. alone, without a phone and without confidence in his English skills. After missing his bus to Auburn, he didn't know…


Added by Hayley Wright on October 17, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

An Auburn Student's Culinary Success

Fried calamari, stuffed poblano peppers, and homemade sushi are just a few of the incredible and mouthwatering dishes that college senior Delaney Burst makes. In her free time between classes, she is either wandering the aisles of every grocery store in Auburn or flipping through her collection of cookbooks.…


Added by Casey BOwen on October 14, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

7 Ways to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

Ah, college. College is a time of growth, exploration, and most importantly, fun! Going to college means getting used to a whole new schedule, which includes a lot more freedom than most high-school students are used to.

While college is great, many freshmen fall victim to the notorious ‘Freshman Fifteen,’ or the rumored fifteen pounds that first-year college students sometimes gain. This can happen for a number of reasons: no longer playing high-school sports,…


Added by Hollis Huge on October 12, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Takes on New York Fashion Week

Quoting the lyrics to “Fashionista” by Jimmy James as her caption, Auburn University senior Rebecca Schneider uploads to Instagram a photo that summarizes her thrilling week that just came to a close. What was the photo you might ask? Posing with Katie Gardner, a fellow colleague, in front of a wall that reads “New York…


Added by Lindsey Engles on October 12, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Students Choose "The Life Unmeasured"

College is a time of personal discovery. This is one such story of discovery for a group four Auburn students. They called their adventure "The Life Unmeasured."

"We were camping in Maroon Bells, Colorado. As it got dark, the stars came out, creating the only light because there were no lights for miles. I have never been more in awe of how many stars there are. In that moment, I…


Added by Connor Casey on October 10, 2017 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Auburn, Alabama – The Last Place I Wanted to Be

Alice grew up in Auburn, Alabama. She lived in a lovely home blocks from downtown. And she counted down the days until she got to leave.

Alice Marson didn’t always love the little town that sits on the plains. She hated it so much, in fact, that she packed up and fled to the University of Georgia after her graduation from Auburn High School.

“I didn’t have a good reason why. I guess it was a combination of Auburn being a small town that I knew like the back of…


Added by Melissa Parker on October 10, 2017 at 6:15pm — No Comments

So You're Not Rushing a Sorority? That's Okay!

"Being in a sorority isn't defining, but it can be a defining catalyst," says Bonnie Wilson, advisor for Auburn's Alpha Chi Omega chapter.

Sorority recruitment is the first of many major choices in college. But, it is not the end all be all.…


Added by Kayla Warner on October 10, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

From Dressing up to Dressing Models

While the rest of her family read along with the words to the worship music at church, young Kathryn Heard sat in the pews sketching dresses and shoes on the scribble pads left for children.

Heard’s designs became more elaborate as she grew older, eventually leading her to design a series of fleece outfits for…


Added by Mary Helen Lagarde on October 10, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Senior Turned Junior: Discovering a College Student’s Passion

Senior year proved to be just the beginning of an adventure for an accounting major who would make a decision altering his graduation, career path, and outlook on life. 

Senior years are usually filled with a season of lasts; however, this was not the case for Nate Conoly, an Auburn alumnus and current teacher at Vestavia Hills High School. Nate Conoly pictured left in his graduation robes near Samford Hall. Photo courtesy of Nate Conoly.



Added by Cory Hershey on October 9, 2017 at 6:07pm — No Comments

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