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What are you thankful for?

With Thanksgiving break and finals just around the corner, Auburn students find themselves spending a lot of time in the library.

I made a visit to the library on Monday night and asked students what they were thankful for and what they were doing over Thanksgiving break.

Every person was eager to answer my questions because that gave them an excuse to step away from their studies.

“I’m thankful for my friends, family, Auburn and good health,” said junior Ashley… Continue

Added by Monica Afanador on November 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Auburn, Ala., is getting into the holiday spirit. Local businesses, boy scouts, girl scouts, old car clubs, beauty queens, horse-drawn carriages and more will all come together on Thursday, Dec.3.

The annual Christmas parade is a local favorite, and even Santa makes his way to the plains for the event.

“The Christmas parade has been going on just about as long as I remember,” Paula Nix says, owner of Nix Dance Studio.…


Added by Caroline Cassidy on November 18, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Students Spend Time With Their Families Over Christmas Break

As Christmas break rapidly approaches, students across Auburn University’s campus are feverishly making holiday plans. Some students are going on vacations, while others are heading home. However, the constant theme with student’s holiday plans is spending time with the people that really matter, their families.

Christmas break is a time for fun, food and family and no one knows this better than Evan Roberts, a freshman at Auburn.

“This holiday season, I will be traveling… Continue

Added by Hillary Gibbs on November 18, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Going Home for the Holidays

With the Holidays just around the corner, students are finalizing their plans to return home. After a stressful semester, there is no place like home. Time with family, a few weeks away from school and holiday cheer are all things students look forward to at the end of their dreaded exams.

Some students however, have a long distance to travel if they wish to go home for the holidays. Whether they fly, drive or take a bus, students find ways to get home, no matter how far the… Continue

Added by Anna Keith Johnson on November 15, 2009 at 5:42pm — No Comments

AU vs Georgia (2009) Poem

AUsome Auburn Pride

Homecoming with Furman

was a happy occasion;

It created good memories

for our Great Auburn Nation!

We started with our A team,

and by the end of the day,

Young lesser known Auburn Tigers

Had proven they could play!

With more pep in our step

and with heads held high,

We now confidently move forward

and reach for the… Continue

Added by Frances M Appleton on November 14, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

The Era of Part Time Jobs

The cost for one year of schooling at Auburn University is $6,420 for in-state and $18,720 for out of state. Even though a good education is priceless, in today’s economy that number is a little scary. Due to this, college students are working at part time jobs more than ever. Some are working to help their parents with the financial load of college, and others to have extra spending money. Wes Sinor and Ragan Helms, both senior public relations majors, have jobs for these… Continue

Added by Kristin Lee Keller on November 10, 2009 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Photojournalism Students Capture Moments in Time

Public Relations and Journalism majors are getting a glimpse into the life of a photojournalist this semester.

AU’s Department of Communication and Journalism offers a photojournalism course which provides students an opportunity to combine classroom learning with practical, real life assignments using a Nikon D40 camera.

Each week, students are challenged to produce newsprint quality photos that demonstrate technical skill, ethics and creativity. The class serves as an… Continue

Added by Jahnna Hall on November 10, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tiger Habitat Helps Build Homes for Those in Need in Lee County

Tiger Habitat just completed a house for one of Auburn’s own families, the 0’Brians. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built together by funds raised by Tiger Habitat and the Lee County Habitat for Humanity.

Tiger Habitat is Auburn University’s branch of Habitat for Humanity. The group consists of five executive members and 50 students, who raise funds through different events to provide the less fortunate with homes in the Lee County community.

Dustin Taylor, a… Continue

Added by Kati Jones on November 9, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Clinic Access on Sundays?

H1N1 vaccinations seem to be at bad times for our guy. Wondering if he can get a time that works between his classes and commitments? Sundays - It seems the clinic has no staff - only alternative was the Hospital medical clinic? Is that the emergency room? Seems costly if a student gets sick on a Sunday? Any suggestions or inisght from others?

Added by Vic Campbell on November 8, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Auburn's Winning Streak Ends at the SEC Tournament

After winning four straight games, the Auburn Women's Soccer Team loses tonight to SEC West rival LSU.

The day started off like every other day at the beach with breakfast in our athletic trainer's room. After breakfast we watch film of Wednesday's game against Ole Miss. Watching film is a great tool used to prepare for upcoming games. It helps us to see what we do well and learn from our mistakes.

Some girls nap while others do homework. We eat lunch at 1 p.m., and our… Continue

Added by Monica Afanador on November 6, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A Day of Rest in Orange Beach

"Bang, bang, bang, bang!" This is the noise heard by all of my teammates this morning at 8 a.m. Today we finally got to sleep in, but the construction going on in room 411 stopped us from doing that. All the girls came to breakfast grumpy complaining about the crazy man with the hammer.

Breakfast, however, is delightful. We eat fruit, bagels, cereal and our Amy Berbary's famous eggs. Berbary is one of our assistant coaches, but in her spare time she specializes in… Continue

Added by Monica Afanador on November 5, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Homecoming Heart and Soul (A Poem)

The win against Ole Miss Last Saturday

made us eligible for a bowl!

But this game did not come easy,

and an injury took its toll!

Zac Etheridge went down, not moving,

and the team got on their knees to pray!

This spoke more about our Auburn men,

than words could ever say!

This close knit brotherhood of men

is what sets this team apart!

They are one with Auburn spirit,

who… Continue

Added by Frances M Appleton on November 5, 2009 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Auburn Soccer Advances in the SEC Tournament

We wake up this morning ready to play. We meet in our trainer's condo for breakfast at 9 a.m. Then we are given an hour to rest before we meet up for lunch.

After lunch we have a team meeting. Coach Hoppa gives us some offensive and defensive goals for our game. When we found out we were playing Ole Miss earlier in the week we were beyond excited. Before today, our seniors had never beaten the Rebels and had never advanced in the SEC Tournament. With a win today, we would change both… Continue

Added by Monica Afanador on November 4, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Creative Carving

What’s more festive than celebrating Halloween with good, old-fashion pumpkin carving? The College of Architecture, Design and Construction agrees that pumpkin guts, roasted seeds and a creative mind for carving is a great way to kick off the spooky holiday and raise support for the students in the program.

The college and American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) hosted its 21st annual Pumpkin Carve last Friday in… Continue

Added by Kellie Celia on November 4, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Road Trippin' with the Tigers at the SEC Soccer Tournament

Eight out of 12 teams participate at the SEC Soccer Tournament each year. This year Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt made it to the tournament. With winning our last three games of the regular season, Auburn earned the No. 6 seed and will face Ole Miss tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.

Over these next couple of days you will have an opportunity to follow me, Monica Afanador, and the soccer team as we participate in the SEC… Continue

Added by Monica Afanador on November 3, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Air Force ROTC Senior Finds Happiness in an Unexpected Major

Cadet Colonel Taylor Morris is a senior in Air Force ROTC who switched his major to business management. Originally, Morris chose to major in building science. After finding out that he was only a few points away from being admitted into the professional program, he changed to a major that dealt more closely with his Air Force ROTC training.

“God has a plan and everything works out for a reason,” Morris said. “It was a blessing in disguise.”

Morris has been a part of the… Continue

Added by Stephanie Bivins on November 3, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Get Your Kicks with Karate

In Coliseum room 2093 of Auburn University, students file in decked out in white robes and various colored belts. Some belts are white, some are yellow and one is black – that of ‘Sensei’ (teacher) Robert Martin.

“He’s the karate guy,” said Tim Ramsey, a second semester karate student.

Martin began training in the art of karate 35 years ago after graduating from the University of Alabama. He has been teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced karate at Auburn University… Continue

Added by Amanda M McCoy on November 3, 2009 at 4:56pm — No Comments

2009 Beat Bama Food Drive

With collaborative efforts from the Auburn and Opelika communities, as well as Auburn University students, the 2009 Beat Bama Food Drive is off to a great start. As of Nov. 2, 2009, the food drive has raised about 37,000 pounds of food, according to Debby Demous, an employee of the East Alabama Food Bank. The community is working together as Auburn grows closer to its goal of raising more than 250,000 pounds by Nov. 19, 2009.

The food drive, sponsored by Auburn University’s Student… Continue

Added by Mary Beth Walton on November 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Celebrating one of Auburn's oldest traditions

81 years ago, Coach Wilbur Hustell started a tradition that would become one of most well-known events practiced by Auburn University students. This event is the ODK Cake Race, which takes place every year during the week of Auburn’s homecoming. Started in 1928 by Hustell, then Auburn’s Track and Field coach, the race is one of the oldest traditions celebrated at Auburn University.

ODK, Omicron Kappa Delta, is an honor society which consists of the top 80 junior and senior leaders on… Continue

Added by Anna Tucker on November 3, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A First Visit to Auburn

Auburn has students from all 50 states. Often those students might have a friend visit from their home state, or just a friend that lives somewhere outside of Alabama.

For Jessica Raison, this weekend was her first trip to Auburn.

"I came to see some friends I haven't seen in a long time," said Raison.

Raison is a student at the University of Buffalo (UB) in Buffalo, NY majoring in Nursing. During her visit, she was able to see the campus, experience game day… Continue

Added by John Roberson on November 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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