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November 2012 Blog Posts (64)

Christmas Already?

Many stores have decided that Christmas is coming extremely early this year. Stores usually start to put out decorations early, but not near as early as they have this year. Customers have mixed emotions about seeing Christmas decorations and hearing Christmas music already because Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet.…

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Added by Caleigh Lentz on November 9, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Panhellenic and Best Buddies Partner for Halloween Trick or Treat Event

On October 30th, Auburn Panhellenic partnered with Best Buddies to hold a Halloween Trick or Treat event. 

Best Buddies, an organization that has been around Auburn since 1992, fosters friendships between college students and people with disabilities. 

The night of fun started with a pizza party in the Phi Mu chapter room.  After kick-off, the trick or treating began. Each sorority set up camp in front of their chapter room with…

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Added by Laurel Dicus on November 9, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Drain the Dollars

Love it or hate it, Auburn University requires a meal plan for those students living on campus. Another, smaller dollar-value option, is available for those students living off campus. With the end of the semester approaching, many students come up with ways to spend the last few dollars. Some find they have a rather large chunk of change to spend, while others are having to find friends to buy their meals. Some students come up with quirky, creative ways to make sure their dining dollars…

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Added by Sarah drexler on November 9, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash 2012

Auburn University has 17 social sororities who do their best to raise money for multiple philanthropies all year long, whether it is a 5K or a cook-off these women know how to raise awareness and the Delta Gammas are no exception. This Sunday, Auburn’s Delta Gammas will be hosting their annual philanthropy event, Anchor Splash, to benefit Service for Sight. Anchor Splash will take place in the James E. Martin Aquatic Center at noon and is a perfect way to have a fun afternoon while…

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Added by Katie FitzGerald on November 9, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction programs ranked among top in nation

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University's College of Architecture, Design and Construction programs continue to rank among the nation's best. In the annual DesignIntelligence magazine survey, "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools 2013," the college's undergraduate Architecture and graduate Landscape Architecture programs and both the undergraduate and graduate Industrial Design programs are ranked in…

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Added by Auburn Family on November 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rivalry on the Field, Camaraderie on Campus

On Friday, November 9, one of the most unique traditions in the SEC returns 

to Auburn’s campus. Auburn SGA, along with other leaders on campus, will be welcoming students from the University of Georgia to the Loveliest Village on the Plains for a day of building relationships and learning about each others’ schools.

 This event is known as Better Relations Day, and it dates back to 1948 when the presidents of Auburn and the University of Alabama met…

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Added by Mary Catherine Banister on November 9, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Lottie's Lot in China

It is known that Auburn University became the first land-grant college in the South in 1872, and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. Ever since then we have remained one of the top Agriculture schools in the nation. Therefore it is no surprise that students from all over the world come to this university to gain better knowledge and insight on crops and food to take back to their homeland. Our Agronomy and Soils major, Lottie Ou is no exception.…

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Added by Hannah Vaughn on November 9, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

U&I Boutique: Bringing Auburn University & Fashion Closer Together

Maya Ozuker is living and breathing the American dream. What’s even more impressive is she’s doing it all in a killer pair of heels (Christian Louboutins, to be exact).

Ozokur’s U&I boutique opened its doors on Glenn Avenue less than a month ago, but it’s already established a name for itself in the…

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Added by Sheyda Mehrara on November 9, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Chocolate is a Girl's Best Friend: Women's Health and Wellness Chocolate Festival

Some say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but for Auburn Women’s Resource Center, it’s definitely chocolate.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, the Women’s Resource Center is hosting its annual Women’s Health and Wellness Chocolate Festival. Conveniently located in the Auburn Student Center…

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Added by Alissa Best on November 8, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Kick it for the Kids

Looking for a fun activity that will not only be enjoyable, but beneficial to a cause bigger than yourself? Dance Marathon may be just what you are looking for.

 

The Auburn University Dance Marathon is a yearlong, campus wide fundraising effort benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Fundraising is the main source of income for the event, as it is done over the course of the entire year. The fundraising also serves to raise awareness for the actual event, which is a…

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Added by Alexandra Benson on November 8, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Love the Outdoors? Join the Club!

Leaves are turning and temperature is dropping. Some students start thinking of heading home for the holidays.  For others, now is the best time to think about getting outside and enjoying all that Auburn offers. Whether you are looking for an exhilarating mountain bike ride, a…

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Added by Annholland White on November 8, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

'Tis The Season

Wow the holidays sure arrived fast! With the holidays come family, friends, and of course, FOOD! Many people begin dieting back in August so they can put on the holiday pounds. According to a study, most people gain around 5 pounds from the beginning of November to the end of December. Most of this can be blamed on some of the amazing "healthy" dishes that are served. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. I decided to interview a couple of people and ask them what their typical…

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Added by Zack McGuire on November 8, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Can't Get Enough

Drew and Ellie Holcomb love Opelika. Opelika helped make their band, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, what it is today. And on the last night of November, they are making their way back to the plains for the  first time in over a year, their longest drought since they have been playing music together. With roots all…

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Added by Kyle Cavender Monteverde on November 8, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Auburn University senior named finalist for prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

AUBURN UNIVERSITY –Auburn University senior Marian Royston has been named a finalist for one of the nation's most selective fellowships, the Mitchell Scholarship, to study in Ireland or Northern Ireland next year.…

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Added by Auburn Family on November 8, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Consider The Following With Bill Nye

Auburn’s University Program Council tapped into the nostalgia of students with an event all 90’s babies can relate to. UPC brought Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to campus on Nov. 1 to spread the word about changing the world with science.

Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, author, inventor, pop icon and a man with a mission. His mission is to help people understand and appreciate science that makes the world work.

Nye has made science entertaining and accessible for almost 20…

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Added by Emily Landers on November 7, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Behind in Christmas Shopping? Behind the Glass is your answer

The holiday season is approaching.  Looking for some nice accessories for your girlfriend? Maybe your daughter needs a new purse?  Perhaps you just want to treat yourself to a nice new pair of shoes.  If so, come on down to Behind the Glass.  It has a wide variety of merchandise to buy from picture frames to very nice jewelry and is located at a very close location in downtown Auburn.

I spoke to Carrie Cala, one of the sales representatives and active models working at Behind the…

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Added by Charles Claiborne Taylor III on November 7, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Acrobatics, Theatrics, a Performance Princess: Meet Anna Caudle

Anna Caudle has grown up on the stage and continues to pursue her performance goals here at Auburn as she performs in Auburn University’s production of Lysistrata in the weeks to come.

 

Anna began her life onstage in a community theatre production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She said that her entire role consisted of her “running on stage, seeing the audience, screaming, running off, and being carried back on stage…

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Added by Haley Stevens on November 7, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Now Everyone Can Be a Great Writer...

Good writing is essential, period. That is the short answer to many of our career ambitions. But how do you become a good writer? There are as many answers to that question as there are to the meaning of life, and not many of them are as short. If the desire is there, however, so is the help thanks to Auburn University’s Miller Writing Center and its phenomenal new online writing consultation service.…





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Added by Markevius Jackson on November 7, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Get Involved: Auburn University Modeling Board

When we think of modeling, we picture thin, pretty girls posing for pictures. However, Auburn University Modeling Board strives to be an organization that goes against these common beliefs.

The purpose of Modeling Board is to give students the opportunity to become models for retail stores around Auburn such as Dillard’s, Amore, Behind the Glass and many more. This experience gives the students an opportunity to develop a hobby or be noticed for a possible career in…

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Added by Taylor Cockerill on November 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Inside the Mind of a Psychology Major

Deanna Wycheck, a senior from Nashville, Tenn., has known she wanted to major in psychology since she was in high school.

“I’ve just always been interested in the subject, especially abnormal psychology,” she explains.

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Originally she was interested in…

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Added by Liz Brittain on November 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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