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November 2012 Blog Posts (64)

Giving Back in a BIG Way

Auburn Junior, Lauren Bowen is a busy girl. Between juggling her Biomedical Sciences courses and her numerous extra curricular activities, she has found a unique way to give back to the community that has given her so much.


For the past three years Bowen has participated in the Auburn University S.G.A.’s community service project Big Event. The Big Event is a one-day community service project where Auburn students come out in masses to give back to the Auburn-Opelika…


Added by Jordan Bray on November 29, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Designers not Decorators


            “We are designers not decorators,” Mary Caillouet, a junior majoring in interior design, said. “You of course have to be conscious of beautiful, but I’m not in school to pick out a couch, I’m in school to see how many people can fit into a space and see how they can work most functionally.”

            Mary said that a lot of people mistake interior design majors for decorators but that’s far from the truth.

            “I’m more concerned…


Added by Elizabeth Zelley on November 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Best Barre In Town

When most think of a “barre,” what does not come to mind is an intense workout. However, Pure Barre of Auburn serves up just that.

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According to, “Pure Barre was founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru, Carrie Rezabek Dorr. Carrie opened her first studio in the basement of an office building in Birmingham, MI in 2001.”…


Added by Haley Bagwell on November 26, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

WSFA: Toomer's Tree Fire Suspects on Video

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Help identify these persons of interest.  Anyone with information about these individuals or the incident should call Auburn Police at (334) 501-3100.…


Added by Auburn Family on November 21, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

An Auburn Man :: Thom Gossom

Thom Gossom, an honorable Auburn alumnus, has accomplished a lot of things in his lifetime. Gossom from Birmingham Alabama decided to come to Auburn University during the 1970’s. However Thom was not exactly invited to come to auburn. Gossom decided to walk on to the Auburn University football team. Gossom went through many trials while at auburn, being one of the few African American students at Auburn.

Gossom says, “My time at Auburn really made me the man…


Added by LaDarius Owens on November 19, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Miss Homecoming is Ballin' On and Off the Court

On November 3rd, Blanche Alverson was crowned Miss Homecoming.  Alverson was a unique candidate because she is also a member of the Auburn women’s basketball team, and is working towards a major in biomedical sciences.   Despite her commitment to her team and her schoolwork, Alverson was able to run a successful campaign and raise awareness for her platform, Ballin’ for Books.  

Last year, Alverson created a community service project called …


Added by Sarah Moseley on November 17, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Baja: Auburn's Own Off-Roading Competitive Vehicle Team

Are you into bending all of the elements of the earth for the purpose of invention? Or perhaps mudding? The Auburn Baja team can give you your fix of either.

Baja SAE is a design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Teams of students from university both nationally and world wide design and build small off-road cars. All cars entered into the competition have engines of the same specifications.

The goal in Baja SAE racing is to design, build and race…


Added by Christine Mitchell on November 16, 2012 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Auburn Students are Thankful for a Week Off for Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving is filled with family gatherings, great food and a lot to be thankful for most Auburn families. For some people though, Thanksgiving is one of the holidays that get pushed right under the rug. After Halloween is over, the focus jumps straight to Christmas. People begin to put up lights, buy Christmas gifts and play the holiday music. Thankfully, that is not the case for a Heath Beauchamp, an Auburn student.

 Beauchamp is a junior at Auburn and thanksgiving is her…


Added by Madeline Branch on November 16, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

The Reserve on South College Celebrates Its Residents

This past week The Reserve on South College has been celebrating its residents for Resident Appreciation Week (RAW Week). By putting on RAW Week, The Reserve is showing it’s residents how much they really do appreciate them by having different themes and events each day in the clubhouse.…


Added by Sarah Bowden on November 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Donuts and Juice and Scantrons... Oh My!

Imagine this: it is Finals’ Week and you have been stuck in the library for about four hours now. The clock is a minute away from striking midnight and you are desperate for some kind of break. Suddenly, the clock strikes twelve o’clock; you hear a loud ding echo throughout the building. Quickly after, you see an ambush of people running down the stairs in an eager rush to the first floor. What is happening? Where are these people running to, and why?

Well, these experienced students…


Added by Bradley Reed Burroughs on November 15, 2012 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Christmas in a College Town

As classes begin to wind down and students get anxious for winter break, it’s impossible to ignore the holiday spirit floating in the air.

“‘Tis the season for tacky Christmas sweaters…and I love it,” Allie Heckel, junior at Auburn said.

Lights and wreaths have gone up on homes and apartments alike, and the annual lighting of the tree on Samford Lawn is just around the corner.…


Added by Anna-Claire Gibson on November 15, 2012 at 11:16pm — No Comments

You’ve Got To Be Kitten Me Right Meow: Operation Cat Nap

Students may come and go, but Auburn’s population of feral cats will be here forever. 


Any Auburn student with access to social media right now has probably seen either one of two things: something about the recent election or something about a cat. Love them or hate them, they’re taking over the world.  …


Added by Allie Heckel on November 15, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

New Resource Center for Student Veterans

Auburn Student Veterans Association hosted a luncheon for many prominent faculty and staff members from the various colleges and schools, said ASVA President Dan McClain who is a junior in computer science.

Guest speaker for the luncheon, Mike Dakduk, Executive Director of Student Veterans of America, also…


Added by Jessica Rucker on November 15, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Love The Skin You're In:

College campuses are known as breeding grounds for all types of health issues among students. Two extremely common issues that are often overlooked are eating disorders and negative body image.    


While commonly affecting young women, eating disorders are widespread and can impact people of all ages and sexes. The National Eating Disorder Association estimates that 10 million women and one million men in the United States…


Added by Lesley Moody on November 15, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

The Watermelon Bash is Back

The boys of Lambda Chi Alpha at Auburn University are bringing their annual Watermelon Bash back! It has been several years since the Omega Zeta chapter has hosted this event but they are proud to announce that in the fall of 2013, a three-day extravaganza will be taking place at their house located on Magnolia Street.

According to the philanthropy chair, Will Stewart, “The Watermelon Bash consists of a competition between all the sororities on Auburn’s campus. Every event held…


Added by Haley Olver on November 15, 2012 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Auburn vs. Alabama A&M: Not Just a Football Game

This Saturday, the Auburn Tigers will play the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in Jordan-Hare stadium. While this season has been less than satisfactory for Auburn fans, this game holds significant weight for some of Auburn’s most cherished players.

Senior day is a chance for the Auburn Family to honor the men that play for Auburn in their last home game as an Auburn student. Since the team currently holds a 2-8 record, the games may not provide fans with quite the enthusiasm as…


Added by Libby Horton on November 15, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AU Singers Fall Concert Tickets are Now Available

Advance ticket sales for AU Singers Fall Concert began this week. There will be three performances put on by the Singers, one on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2:30 p.m. and two on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All three concerts will be held in the Telfair Peet Theatre.

The 36 vocalists, 12 instrumentalists and Director Dr. Dale Farmer have been working hard to assemble the Fall Show. The group has prepared a variety of music including some Christmas…


Added by Maddi Bourgerie on November 14, 2012 at 5:32pm — No Comments

80 Days Away: Auburn University Dance Marathon

Auburn University’s Dance Marathon is in its second year of raising money for Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus Georgia. Last February, the dance marathon raised $65,995.95 to forever change the lives of the “miracle children” tied with Children’s Miracle Network. Auburn is now in second place for the most money raised at a first year dance marathon.

Casey Stein, the president of AUDM, remembers last February when they revealed the total amount of money raised, “I fell to…


Added by Heather Duncan on November 12, 2012 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Auburn's Her Campus Magazine host's a Study Break Movie Night

Her Campus Auburn magazine is hosting a movie night on Thursday, November 29 at 7p.m. in the Alpha Xi Delta chapter room. The goal is to provide a few stress-free hours in the middle of the busy week of pre finals studying. Not only will there be a showing of the chick flick, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, there will also be a make-your-own s'mores bar! Other study goodies will be provided too, such as study snacks, Red Bull, scantrons, pencils…


Added by Chandler Taylor on November 12, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

BFA in Fine Art Candidates Senior Project Opening Reception

Please join the Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts at the opening reception of the BFA in Fine Art Senior Project Exhibition titled,  "Half Dozen." Exhibiting students Kathryn Beck, Rebecca Campomanes, Kara Ffield, Laura Jett, and Nicholas Norman, and Meghan Stewart will present their work in ceramics, painting, printmaking and photography. The reception is free and open to everyone: please join us from 4 pm through 6 pm at Biggin Gallery, 101 Biggin Hall, 112 S. College…


Added by barb bondy on November 11, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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