Throughout my three-month long journey of promoting the AU European Graduation Trip around campus, I’m constantly surprised by the number of students who have never traveled outside of the United States. For some, it is their financial situation; others haven’t found the time. Most have not been encouraged to see the benefits of traveling abroad. Chances are when you get a job right out of college, taking 2-3 weeks off to travel Europe with your closest friends will be next to impossible.…Continue
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High school students have their own, preconceived perception of how awesome the college life will be. Most don't realize the stress, the all-nighters and just the daily grind that you are about to encounter. It's not the glamorous, free living lifestyle many believe. Here are five popular assumptions high school students have about the…Continue
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New place, new people, new teachers, new roommates; the transition from high school to college is full of all sorts of adjustments. Along with those is an unlimited list of new adventures.
In order to take full advantage of four years worth of adventures, a group of Auburn students formed the Outdoor Adventure Club back in 2006.
Seven years later, the OAC has about 120 active members all looking to enjoy…Continue
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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This year marks the tenth anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Auburn students utilize the internet in all aspects of our high-tech lives. Auburn University seeks to promote Cyber Safety and remind students to be aware of what they put on the…Continue
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It’s time to break out the dancing shoes and bust a move on the Plains.
Auburn’s Second Annual Southern Swing is coming to town on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, and the…Continue
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Opelika Main Street invites Auburn students and the community to shop late and eat local this Friday, November 1, 2013. Downtown shops will stay open until 8 p.m. or later so patrons can eat, hang out and explore downtown Opelika at night. Event director, Pam Powers-Smith, said this event has been going on for several years.Continue
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Everyone has their reasons for why they came to Auburn University. Maybe Auburn is close to your hometown and you don’t have to pay out-of-state tuition, maybe your friends came here, or maybe you just really love Toomers lemonade and Big Blue Bagel’s bagel chips. No matter the reason you came to Auburn, everyone eventually falls in love with the “Auburn family” and can't imagine going to college anywhere else.
The Top Reasons You Came to Auburn:
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Auburn students are notoriously hard workers. They balance school with club memberships, football season, intramural sports and socializing. Many of them also take on a part-time job to gain experience or a little extra cash, which adds to the constant juggling of activities. How do they do it? It’s not easy – but it does give them some extra skills that will be invaluable upon graduation.
The job possibilities for those interested can seem endless. There are on-campus jobs,…
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A Big Weekend of Wins
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It’s the happiest place on earth and the Mecca for any kid at heart: Disney World. The home of Mickey Mouse also provides an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for college students around the country. The Disney College Program provides students with hand-on experience from customer relations, communications and…Continue
Added by Taylor Shirey on October 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
MelAUdic (pronounced muh-lod-ik) is Auburn’s newest a cappella group. You heard them at Hey Day. You heard them at Wing Jam. If you were lucky, you heard them open for Pentatonix back in August. Auburn students can’t get enough a cappella music.
Last year, senior William McClain was inspired to start a coed a cappella group. He was already a member of AUCappella, Auburn’s all-male singing group.
“I knew Auburn had the talent to support another group, and I saw that a…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Segarra on October 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
You question the past 13 years of education when your professor asks a math-related question.
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Students at Auburn have become well aware of the many philanthropy fundraisers that take place each semester. Every sorority and fraternity on campus choose one organization to partner with and host an event to raise money each semester.
This semester is Kappa Alpha Theta’s second annual Rock the CASA, a 5K fun run benefitting CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.
“It’s an organization of volunteers that help foster kids get…Continue
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Willie Wyatt and Anthony Lee were two of the first African American young men that integrated to Auburn University in 1964. They each experienced harsh community life in Auburn, Ala., but they maintained bravery throughout their time at Auburn University.Continue
Added by Casey Andrea Morrison on October 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Auburn University and sports often times go hand in hand with one another. Even the Auburn creed states, "I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities."
The university's Office of Accessibility and School…Continue
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1. You found a parking spot within 5 minutes this morning.
2. You remembered Auburn is number 11 in the BCS rankings.…Continue
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Building strong relationships with your classmates will drastically transform the way you learn. Not only will you feel comfortable asking questions about the material, but you will also have a partner to work on projects or exams with.
They will remind you of what you forgot: Reminding each other of assignments and course requirements will create a greater sense of class responsibility. Classmates you know and interact with are more likely to fill you in…Continue
Added by Kimberly Mannausa on October 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
1. Your parents don’t believe you when you say you’re calling “just to chat.”
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We're college students. We live off of spaghetti and frozen meals. We haven't eaten vegetables since August and we won't until the green bean casserole at Thanksgiving. We don't have access to plush bank accounts to celebrate the spookiest holiday of them all. Here's some tips on how to celebrate without having a scary bank account after.
1. Pumpkin Carving …Continue
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