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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

Paige Reiber experiences the "Nightmare"

Ole Miss fans were shaking in their rain boots last Saturday, and not just because of Auburn’s 33-20 victory.



Paige Reiber, an Auburn University senior, was present in navy attire on Saturday for Auburn’s first “Navy Nightmare.” “Navy Nightmare” was a campaign led by the Student Government Association (SGA) to encourage students to attend the Halloween game despite the weather, early kickoff time and recent scores. Students were asked to wear all navy to the game vs. Ole Miss. SGA… Continue

Added by Mary Catherine Stewart on November 3, 2009 at 10:39am — No Comments

War Eagle Girl :: Abby Womack

Every Saturday on the Plains, they walk around campus in navy suits and orange blazers, representing Auburn University to family and fans alike. They are the 25 men and women who make up the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen.



Abby Womack is a senior in nutrition and food sciences at Auburn and is a member of the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen. She tried out for the organization on the advice her sister, a former member, had given her.



“I didn’t think I was going to make it,”… Continue

Added by Rebecca Bedsole on November 3, 2009 at 8:52am — No Comments

Auburn Football: A True Auburn Family Tradition

When most people use the term “Auburn Family” they are usually referring to a group of people that are brought together to share in the Auburn experience. For the Ole Miss game this year, a group of students and their parents decided to make the “Auburn Family” term have more of a biological meaning.



Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School is a well-known private school in Atlanta that has a big Auburn following. Parents and students of Auburn juniors and seniors get together one game a… Continue

Added by Kaitlin Collart Duffy on November 2, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A Family Home Remembered

Former first lady of Auburn University, Nell Richardson, has written a history of the president’s mansion from the stories found within its walls. A Family Home is the chronology of many of the families that have called it home.



As an Auburn graduate herself, Richardson has felt the love and spirit that surround the Auburn Family. She received her undergraduate degree in liberal arts and then returned to acquire her master’s degree in English education, and as a graduate student, she… Continue

Added by Margie Phillips on November 2, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

AU vs Ole Miss (2009) A Poem

Still United





In this season of new beginnings



And our share of highs and lows,



We remain "The Auburn Family"



And our “War Eagle Spirit” still shows!





The "Auburn Tiger Family"



is part of the "Auburn Tiger Team";



We win together and lose together,



While knit tightly at the seam!





At LSU, Kodi Burns with teeth broken



stared adversity in the face!



And it is him… Continue

Added by Frances M Appleton on October 30, 2009 at 12:55am — No Comments

College Credits for Fun

Tis the season for ghosts, pumpkins and spring registration; and while most hours will be filled with core classes why not take a credit and do something fun with it: go bowling. Auburn University offers bowling as a physical education class that is worth two elective credit hours. This is the first semester that Auburn has employed a contracted instructor, Andy DeLaney, and a coach co-instructor, Barbara Holler.



Under the instruction of DeLaney and Holler, bowling classes have gone… Continue

Added by Kristin Lee Keller on October 29, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Business Frat Star

When people think of fraternities they usually think of a bunch of guys throwing crazy parties till 4 a.m. So it may come as a shock to some that Paige Carpenter, a female member of Delta Sigma Pi, has joined her fraternity in order to gain experience in the field of business. Delta Sigma Pi is a business fraternity at Auburn University that Carpenter has been a member of since 2008.



Similar to other fraternities on campus, Carpenter went through “pledgeship” and had to earn her… Continue

Added by Kaitlin Collart Duffy on October 28, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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