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November 2014 Blog Posts (31)

Smartest Metros in the U.S.? Auburn-Opelika Ranks #4 out of 380 MSAs

Auburn ranks number four in an analysis of the 380 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) in the United States, according to The survey reviewed data on the number of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree, the percentage of increase in the number of college educated residents in the population and compared it to the previous year’s population.…


Added by Auburn Family on November 26, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Avoiding the Dreaded Library During Final Exams

Finals are right around the corner, and that means maximum capacity at the library on Auburn's campus. Ralph Brown Draughon library, better known to students as “RBD”, will quickly turn into most students’ home during final exams week and the week prior. Instead of circling the parking lot a hundred times trying to find a parking spot, then hoping to find an open table or even a chair, why not test out a new study area hidden around Auburn.

There is a large variety of options around…


Added by Sarah Bales on November 24, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

An Auburn Thanksgiving

As my last year at Auburn University goes speeding by, I can’t help but get a little emotional when I think of all of my lasts here. My last football game, my last chance to roll Toomer’s Corner, my last first day of classes, and my last year of being under my parent’s wings.


But as Thanksgiving break begins, I’m taking the time to stop and think of what I’m grateful for here at Auburn University. And I’ve found that the list is incredibly long. So with a tear in my eye and a…


Added by Ellie Klimecki on November 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Auburn University Alumni Association Offers European Trip in 2015

This spring, the Auburn University Alumni Association is offering Auburn University juniors, seniors and graduates the trip of a lifetime. Literally.


The Alumni Association is partnering with AESU travel company to send AU travelers to Europe. The 2015 Auburn European Graduation Trip will be making stops in London, Paris, Nice, the Vatican City, Rome, and Sorrento. An…


Added by Ellie Klimecki on November 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Gypsy and Magnolia: Auburn Fashion Student Creates Line of Kimonos

Fashion design major, Angie Leberte, recently launched her own line of hand-dyed kimonos called Gypsy and Magnolia.

“I like to travel and I have a crazy side so that’s where the gypsy part came from but I’m also proud of my southern roots which is the magnolia part,” Leberte said.



Added by Payton Holbrook on November 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hard Work Conquers All: Auburn Student Launches Clothing Brand

It is no secret that college is a juggling act. Every day, students struggle to balance the numerous time commitments crammed into their demanding schedules. While to some the thought of starting a business while attending college is seemingly impossible, one Auburn student has managed to turn this dream into a reality.

Michael Powers, a senior graphic design stu…


Added by Anna Henderson on November 20, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Top 5 Misconceptions about Auburn University

Many things come to mind when you think of Auburn University- family, football, tradition, and lots more. However, there are also some things that come to mind that have somehow gotten twisted over the years. Various stories and bits of information have been passed down over time and have managed to stick, and I’d like to take just a second to clear things up. Here are the top five misconceptions people have about Auburn:

5. Cow College

To some, the title of "Cow…


Added by Lindsey Watts on November 20, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ten Things I've Learned During My Time as a Student at Auburn University

As my last semester of classes comes to a close, it is fun to look back on my time spent at this wonderful university and think about all I have learned. Don’t get me wrong, all the classes I’ve taken and the professional experience I’ve gained are important, but sometimes you learn a few extra things along the way.

1. Aubie is everyone’s favorite.

No matter if it is your first time seeing Aubie or your 100th, chances are you will revert to a 5-year-old,…


Added by Laura Huddleston on November 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Auburn's Hill Family Gives New Life to 274 Bragg Avenue

This Bragg Avenue warehouse from 1920 has been converted into stunning home by Elizabeth and David Hill.

David Hill is a professor of landscape architecture at Auburn University. He and wife Elizabeth went to great lengths to clean out and preserve this 94 year old building.

HGTV shares the story of this ambitious and creative family. See for yourself in an episode of "You Live in What?" Watch…


Added by Auburn Family on November 19, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Art Students Showcase their Work

The Professional Studio Practice class of Auburn University’s Department of Art is holding an art exhibition called Strange Assortments on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The exhibit will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Baggage Depot in downtown Opelika and refreshments will be provided.

“This is a collective exhibition of works from members of our class,” said Emily Gaines, Professional Studio Practices student.  

With the help of instructor Wendy Deschene, the 13 students in…


Added by Morgan Gamble on November 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The 5 Stages of Grief: Failing a Test

So you are just about to get your test grade back. You’ve studied for so long and all night, or hardly at all, and you get your grade back and it was awful. You’re crushed. You thought you did so well, or you know you did badly and wish you studied more. Almost everyone has been there. Especially at Auburn, which is ranked as one of the toughest school to get an A in the country. So…


Added by Laurie Webb on November 18, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sorry Not Sorry: Why women need to stop saying sorry

Ladies, today I want you to count how many times in one day you use the word sorry. I guarantee that the number will astound you. Why is it that as women we are always the one apologizing for menial actions that do not warrant our apology? This over usage of the word sorry was pointed out to me by my…


Added by Alexis Barranca on November 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Adventure the Great - Auburn Students turned Rockstars

An odd collection of people and instruments scatter the stage. They don’t look like they would be friends, let alone band mates. But when Adventure the Great begins to play, it all makes sense.

“It’s an inside joke that we don’t look like we belong in the same band because we’re all…


Added by Jamie Wallace on November 17, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

6 Signs it is Football Season in Auburn

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Please visit the Future Students page. Also, consider…


Added by Susan Waggoner on November 13, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

11 Things To Do Over Christmas Break

We all look forward to Christmas break. Finals are finally over, and all the stress from school is lifted from our shoulders. The first week of break is awesome - lay on the couch, watch Netflix all day, catch up on some sleep. And then you start to get bored. Five weeks is a long time to do absolutely nothing. Here are 11 things to do over Christmas break to make the holidays special.

1. Make homemade Christmas gifts

If you're not working over…


Added by Morgan McVay on November 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

DIY Auburn Game Day Experience-- No Matter Where You Are

Members of the Auburn Family can be found all over the globe. Work, family and a ton of other reasons can keep the Auburn faithful away from the Plains or other venues on game day. However, just because you can’t make it to tailgate before kickoff, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the…


Added by Ashley Hillman on November 12, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mama Mocha's Coffee Emporium

Mama Mocha’s Coffee Emporium is one of Auburn’s favorite coffee shops serving locals, students, professors, and game-day football fans since 2010.

It fits the needs of all customers with its home-roasted coffee beans, French-pressed coffee and a variety of delicious lattes. Mama Mocha’s is a unique…


Added by Laurie Webb on November 12, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Auburn’s Guide to Local Dining Deals

Auburn is full of wonderful dining options. On a limited student budget, dining out may not always seem like an option. Thankfully, many of the local restaurants offer specials throughout the week that make delicious food and beverage options more affordable. The following is a compilation of some of the lesser-known specials around town.…


Added by Robyn Greene on November 12, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

2014 Beat Bama Food Drive

When November rolls around every year on the plains of Auburn, the competition on the grid iron of Jordan Hare and the impending battle with the University of Alabama dominates the focus of fans and alumni. However, there is a facet to this rivalry that many people may not be aware of and it’s…


Added by Theron Cleveland on November 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Gymnastics Halloween Intra-Squad was Spook-tacular!

The Auburn Gymnastics team is flipping to new heights this year after giving a great showing at its annual Vampires vs. Werewolf’s Halloween intra-squad. The werewolf’s ended up beating the vampires, but only by a measly one point.

“We weren’t really scoring the girls like normal,” head gymnastics coach Jeff Graba said. “We were trying to see how the girls would do under pressure so we could develop depth this year.”

The girls all proved they had what it takes…


Added by Brittany Webster on November 10, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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