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If We Knew Then What We Know Now: An Incoming Freshmen's Guide to First Semester

The first semester of college can be extremely overwhelming as well as the summer leading up to fall classes for incoming freshmen.

College years are some of the most exciting times of life and are crucial for shaping and modeling today's students into tomorrow's working citizens. The friends made, classes taken, organizations joined and connections made all…

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Added by Mary Judith Hill on March 7, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Making an IMPACT at Auburn University

IMPACT is well known around campus as the largest community service organization, with more than 60 project coordinators and 16 project sites.

However, many…

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Added by Daley Henson on March 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center

The Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center is one of Auburn's newest and best additions to campus. The Auburn Rec features the largest indoor track at any college, a state of the art weight lifting facility and much more. The thing is, most people do not know the other incredible opportunities that the…

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Added by Justin Hild on March 7, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The First Year Experience: Freshman Electives

Coming into college, it’s normal for freshman students to feel overwhelmed with their schoolwork here and there. While it’s no surprise that college is more challenging than high school, it can get difficult for some students to keep up at times.

Luckily, Auburn has various electives available exclusively to…

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Added by Christina Armstrong on March 6, 2017 at 5:14pm — No Comments

How Interning Abroad Helps Auburn Students Stand Out

For many rising juniors and seniors, finding ways to stand out in a sea of potential job candidates can be a challenge. An internship is an invaluable resource when it comes to showing employers your experiences and potential, but in today’s world having an internship can sometimes not be enough to set students…

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Added by Emily Goodman on March 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Intramural Sports Give “Used to Be” Athletes Another Chance to Play

Let’s be honest. You miss practice. You miss the court, the dugout and rounding the bases and scoring the goals and running in the touchdowns. We all miss it.

For most of us, sports were a huge aspect of our lives at some point or another, whether we spent the summer with rec teams around the county or the long…

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Added by Kalee Reeves on March 3, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A Bucket List for Graduating Auburn Students

With graduation around the corner, many students are becoming nostalgic and want to take in as much of Auburn as they can before it’s time to leave. Auburn’s culture, traditions, community and family atmosphere is definitely one of a kind and something truly special. So for those of you finishing up your senior year and need to experience all that is War Eagle nation one last time, here are a couple of things to do before turning the tassel.…

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Added by Taylor South on March 3, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

8 Ways To Know You're a Northerner Living in the South

Auburn University is home to students from all over the country (and the world) but most of us can agree that the majority of the people you meet on Auburn's campus are from the South. From being born and raised in suburbs of Chicago to attending Auburn for almost four years now, I have noticed many differences between the two places I've grown to call home. The line between the two is very…

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Added by Georgina Selenica on March 3, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Why All Students Should Be Using Student Counseling Services

On the second floor of the Auburn University Medical Clinic, there is a small, quiet waiting room where tranquil music plays and the main sources of light are all soothing lamps around the room. Previous years yearbooks all marked "The Glomerata" are placed around the room, scattered with magazines and pamphlets.…

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Added by Peyton Satterfield on March 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Jordan-Hare Student Section: from the Player’s Perspective

Jordan-Hare Stadium is known for producing one of the most charming atmospheres in all of college football, but what do the players think about it?

Sure, a stadium that seats 87,451 screaming fans can create game-day butterflies for anyone. What does the sanctuary of the south end zone do for the ones playing? A student section has the power to influence player…

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Added by Kevin James Phillips on March 2, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Spring Break Destination: Auburn, Ala.

Since the end of Christmas Break, Auburn students have had one thing on their mind: Spring Break. It is a time to throw on a bikini, or swim trunks, and let all of your responsibilities fade out of existence. That is, until the next week when you have five tests on your schedule.

What if you aren’t able to travel across the world to an exotic island? You may be stuck in Auburn because of responsibilities or lack of funds, but fear not. There are plenty of fun and…

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Added by Katie Peters on March 2, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Eat Healthier in College

Many people struggle with eating healthy, especially college students. Packed schedules, stress and late nights can put choosing the healthiest options low on our priority list.

“I was a kindergarten teacher before going to grad school. You would be surprised at how similar my students’ eating patterns were compare to a…

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Added by Olivia Mann on March 2, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Auburn Barbell Club provides a Unique Workout

“I like the retro atmosphere and the warehouse style, it kinda reminds you of a Rocky Balboa type gym," said Auburn Barbell member Rob Lagen. 

The Auburn Barbell Club is a gym located in a Lee County warehouse, off Beehive road. It has a variety of equipment according to Lagen. …

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Added by Jake Stephen LeGrone on March 2, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Meet Jacqueline Keck: Auburn's Third Female SGA President

The Auburn student body elected a new Student Government Association president on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, after a run-off against Brock Hendon from Montgomery, Alabama. Jacqueline Keck won the vote 5,562 to 4,322.

Keck is the third…

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Added by Hannah Johnston on March 1, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Behind the Scenes: Auburn's Mission Control

Unknown to many students and friends is the hub of all things Auburn media, War Eagle Productions. (Photo on right: Julie Anne Jacobs)

A modest brick building, War Eagle Productions is situated on the corner of Donahue Drive and Samford Avenue. Though small in stature, it packs a big punch.

War Eagle…

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Added by Julie Anne Jacobs on March 1, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

7 Must-Try Menu Items While in Auburn

For those who call The Loveliest Village on the Plains home and those just passing throughthese crave-worthy menu items are worth the stop. Here is a sampling of some of Auburn's most enjoyable food choices.

1. SHEILA C’S BURGER BARN- CHEESEBURGER COMBO

A cheeseburger…

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Added by Caroline Holder on March 1, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Tips on How to Become a Successful Auburn Transfer Student

You have attended SOS, created your first schedule of classes and found the perfect place to live. You are now ready to begin your journey as part of the Auburn Family. You have eagerly anticipated this moment of change, and you believe transferring to Auburn University is going to be one of the most exciting aspects of your college years.

Although you are prepared and ready to embark on this new…

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Added by Kaleigh Ann Garner on March 1, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Make New Year's Goals Instead of Resolutions

Each year on December 31, the question always arises: “What am I going to do differe ntly this year?" For many people, the resolutions they make in the New Year are the same ones as the year before because they never followed through with them. 

After interviewing several students at Auburn, I learned something important about resolutions. A resolution should be looked at as more of a goal rather than…

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Added by Emily Eichhorn on February 28, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Safe Harbor: Providing Auburn Support 24/7

"I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid" is a line from the Auburn creed which can sum up the work the Health Promotion and Wellness Services (HPWS) department at Auburn University.

In recent years at Auburn, Health and Wellness initiatives have moved to the forefront of student life. These programs highlight how Auburn protects and supports each otherin all aspects of life.

Senior Katherine Davis said, "Its amazing to see…

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Added by Mackenzie Davis on February 28, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How Miss Homecoming 2015, Taylor Wesley Has Left Her Mark on Auburn’s Campus

For Taylor Wesley, her time spent at Auburn was not that of a typical college student. Not only was she crowned Miss Homecoming in 2015, but she also helped bring a nationally renowned intervention program to Auburn’s campus.

Wesley, an Atlanta native, graduated from Auburn this past December with a B.A. in communication along…

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Added by Lanier Daniel on February 28, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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