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November 2015 Blog Posts (23)

Clothing for Confidence

When Auburn University junior Madison Rolling was a senior in high school, she was a member of her school's chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Through her affiliation with the club, Rolling realized how many families in her hometown, Madison, Alabama, were in need…


Added by Logan Moore on November 27, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Local Artists Seek to Inspire Students at "Art, Song and Moon Shine"

Auburn students enjoyed a night of art, music

and fellowship at Perch Studio's fourth

"Art, Song and Moon

Shine" last Friday, November 20.  Featuring artists Po Weise, Mary Ann Casey and Barbara…


Added by Emily Kearley on November 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Students Helping Students with Study Partners

Ralph Brown Draughon Library is a landmark on the Auburn University campus and a place for students to cram for their latest test or project. While the library has many useful sources to help students academically, something not so typical is the Study Partners tutoring program.

                  Study Partners is a free…


Added by Rachael Taylor on November 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Unsung Heroes of Auburn

Everyone knows that Bo Jackson, the only athlete to ever be an All-Star in two collegiate sports, is an advocate for our school and is considered a celebrity on the Plains. Jay Gogue and Gus Malzahn, leaders of our prestigious academics and beloved football team, are names that every student says with reverence.

These men are local heroes and we credit them for their part in making Auburn what it is, but they are not the only ones who contribute to the success of our…


Added by Carson Williams on November 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Hero to Helpless Animals

Too many animals never get to experience what it's like having a loving family and warm home. One Auburn University student is on a mission to change that and has already made quite a dent.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, there are an estimated 70 million stray cats living in the United States and even more dogs.…


Added by Skylar Brown on November 20, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

College Athletes are Students first

“I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully,” said George Petrie in the Auburn Creed.

The term “college athlete” is a frequently used and often misunderstood phrase that is filled with negative stereotypes. The lives of college athletes are different than those that are not athletes, but not in the ways that some imagine. Outsiders have a typical idea that college athletes are nothing more than college…


Added by Lauren Ashley McCall on November 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Major With Meaning

According to the Institute of Education Sciences, in 2015 the number of children and youth ages 3-21 receiving special education services was 6.4 million, or about 13% of all public school students. Special education teachers work…


Added by Madison Bucher on November 18, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Tips for Preparing for Finals Week

It's that time of year when Auburn's campus slowly but surely starts to feel more like a war zone.

Emotions are high and the air is tense. The thought of only having three more weeks of classes sounds exciting at first, but then you soon realize with the end of the semester comes... finals week.

The key to surviving finals week is all in the preparation. Accepting that it's coming and getting started early will save you a great deal of unnecessary stress and…


Added by Marci Sims on November 18, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Building Better Builders: Auburn's Building Science Program

Are those construction workers on the Auburn President’s property? Are they students? What are they doing with the weird tripod and long stick all over campus?

If you have been in Auburn long enough, chances are high that you’ve seen these strange happenings not just on our President’s front doorstep, but all over…


Added by William Holt on November 18, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Student Gains Valuable Career Experience Through Woodworking Business

College students gain real world experience in a variety of ways.  Some pursue joining campus organizations, volunteering or interning. Then you have those that chose a unique path.  That's Drew Bolton.

Auburn student Drew Bolton took another approach by starting his own business Bolton Woodworking. Bolton, a sophomore in building science, creates woodwork such as furniture, cutting boards, and artwork for customers and different businesses. Bolton…


Added by Janiee Rush on November 18, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Beyond the Flight

The flight of the eagle around Jordan-Hare Stadium is a game day tradition unique to Auburn University.  The spirit of pride and love for the university can be heard echoing throughout the stadium, as the crowd chants "War Eagle" in unison, with the eagle soaring gracefully above. 

This tradition happens every Saturday of a…


Added by Caroline Beauchaine on November 16, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Inside Interior Design

Auburn University’s nationally ranked undergraduate interior design program in the  College of Human Sciences is continuing to draw in students from around the country for its national reputation and astounding job placement rate.…


Added by Sara Dyer on November 16, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Auburn Students Work to Provide Clean Water for Hundreds of Families

A group of Auburn University students have found a way to impact the lives of people thousands of miles away by creating a student organization called Auburn For Water.

“Auburn for Water is a campus organization that strives to educate Auburn University on the…


Added by Sydney Pope on November 9, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

5 Things To Do Over Christmas Break

Christmas break is just around the corner, and this year, students will have four and a half weeks off of classes to relax, vacation and spend time with their family. If you are wondering what to do with all of this free time, don’t worry any longer! Here are five things to do over Christmas break:

1. Go on a tropical vacation…


Added by Caroline Haney on November 9, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Tri Delta to host annual fundraiser DHOP

This Wednesday, November 11, the Phi Theta chapter of Tri Delta will host one of its many fundraising events, Delta House of Pancakes also called DHOP. Every year Tri Delta holds DHOP to benefit their national philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The event is an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner and will take place at the Theta Chi house from 8 p.m. til midnight. Tickets are $5 for a regular ticket or, newly added this year, $8 for a fast pass ticket,…


Added by Maggie Barlow on November 9, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Game Day with an Auburn Cheerleader


Saturdays during the fall are some of the most exciting weekends for anyone interested in college football. While most Auburn fans are focused on the football team and coaching staff, they never realize how much work the unsung heroes of the game put in to make the players as well as the fans hyped for the game.

The cheerleaders are the backbone of the games and keep the crowd engaged at all times during the games, even when we might be frustrated. So what does…


Added by Natalie Adcock on November 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

8 Classes You'll Actually Want to Attend

College is the only time in your life where you'll be exposed to such a wide variety of educational topics. We all know it is the best time to enroll in random classes and learn about diverse things. Not only do these unique courses help us become a well-rounded, educated individual but they also help us survive stressful semesters. If you're curious about what…


Added by Victoria Recchio on November 6, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Florence

"The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page," said St. Augustine.

As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, students have traveled from all over the world to experience Florence's rich history and warm culture.

5. Travel

Being in Florence gives you the flexibility to explore not only Italy but all that Europe has to offer. New…


Added by Alex Tisdale on November 6, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Building Blocks to Success

As stated in their mission, the Lego brand aims to “inspire and develop builders of tomorrow.” At Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Legos are being used to do just that by allowing students to think creatively and reason systematically. Located on the ground floor of the Shelby Center, the operation is used to actively…


Added by Taylor Ennis on November 5, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Relay For Life plans to Paint the Campus Purple

Relay For Life of Auburn University will kick off the 2016 Relay season during the week of Nov. 2 through Nov. 6, by hosting their annual Paint the Campus Purple week.

Each day during the week, the Relay For Life committee will be on the concourse from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in attempts to spread awareness…


Added by Caitlin Miley on November 2, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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