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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

The Inspiration Behind Ashley Moates' Big Dream

Each year, a new Miss Auburn is elected by the student body after rounds of interviews and a week of campaigning around campus. This year, Ashley Moates can…

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Added by Robbie Calk on February 28, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Live Life on the Local Side: 3 Hidden Facts About Historic Downtown Opelika

In partnership with the former director of Opelika Main Street and current president of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, Pam Powers-Smith, I have compiled a list of some of the most interesting aspects of Historic Downtown Opelika.

While some locals are aware of these activities and opportunities, college students and…

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Added by Jasmine K. Burton on February 27, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Get Involved at the Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center

The Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center is one of the greatest assets to Auburn University’s campus. Students get access to all the amenities the recreation center has to offer.

However, many new students are unaware of all the opportunities the Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center offers when they first arrive at…

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Added by Abigail Bennett on February 27, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

LCHS: Behind the Scenes Interns and Volunteers

Many students leave behind beloved family pets when they head off to college. This can be heartbreaking for most students.  

“I have two dogs at home, Raja and Rocky,” Ravali Bheemanathini said. “I’ve had them since I was 8 and I miss them.”

Bheemanathini is a junior at Auburn University. She is majoring in…

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Added by Rachael Barnes on February 27, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Add Nutrition to Restaurant Meals

  

Students frequently eat out in downtown Auburn. While it is great that students are enjoying themselves, eating out can cause you to miss out on a fully nourishing meal. Do not worry, there are some simple ways to make your restaurant experience a nutritious one. 

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Added by McKenzie Altman on February 27, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

3 Things You Can Easily Find On Campus To Save A Cardiac Arrest Victim

Auburn University has Automated External Defibrillators (AED) on campus.  

Every 90 seconds another US citizen collapses suddenly from a disorganized heart rhythm.  Such an occurrence is termed Sudden Cardiac Arrest and can be caused by a multitude of conditions.  Sadly, due to lack of training and…

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Added by Randy Boone on February 1, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Marketing Interns Play Big Role in Athletic Department

Have you ever seen the students running around football games in khakis and a polo and wondered how you could get that job? There are several student opportunities in the athletic department and one of those is the marketing internship.

Positions



With 26 open positions, students can apply and interview for one of two internships with the marketing department. The biggest decision is choosing the gameday internship or being an office intern.…

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Added by Peyton Hamby on November 23, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

5 Must Haves For Road Tripping

Whether you are road tripping to the Iron Bowl this weekend or coming back to the loveliest plains, we've got the essentials for smooth sailing down the highway.

Good Tunes

Coming back to school after a week of rest and relaxation can be…

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Added by Kelly Elizabeth Morris on November 23, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Be the Dot. Be the Difference.

For the few semesters, green dots appeared across Auburn University’s campus representing the launch of the Green Dot bystander intervention program at Auburn.

“Nationally, we are seeing alarming trends involving interpersonal violence, cases are steadily increasing and violence incidents are happening more and more often,” graduate assistant for the Health and Wellness Center, Amanda Fishman, said.…

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Added by Angelica Torres on November 22, 2016 at 7:41am — No Comments

Do Your Holiday Shopping in Auburn

No one wants to do holiday shopping during winter break. Luckily for Auburn students, the Auburn/Opelika area has plenty of places for students to shop before they leave for break. Cat Watson, Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau’s communications specialist, had suggestions on where students can shop for everyone on their Nice List.…

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Added by Taylor Wood on November 21, 2016 at 2:43pm — No Comments

A senior's farewell to the Auburn student section

Sections 17-28 in Jordan-Hare Stadium shape the sanctuary in which passionate students cheer on The Tigers, from the pregame show through the Ala Mater. In most cases, the golden ticket to the student section expires when traded for a degree after four years.

Packed in the stadium like sardines, the student body never feels closer than when cheering on The Tigers together, united by their devotion to Auburn. Chants are engrained word-for-word in everyone's brain, having…

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Added by Lizzy Hallmark on November 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Five Restaurants every Auburn Students Needs to Know About

There are many places in Auburn that only locals know about. For students, it can seem that options for eating out are limited. However, there are “hidden gems” of restaurants that every foodie needs to try. Here are five restaurants that Auburn students may not know about. 

1.Funnel Cake It

Opened in fall of 2016, Funnel Cake It is the small mirrored space connected to Goal Post. All the food is homemade in the restaurant. A wide…

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Added by Gayle Jenks on November 19, 2016 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Study Spots For Finals Week

Finals week is approaching and the typical study spots in RBD are getting crowded. A few years at Auburn, and six rounds of finals later I have uncovered some favorite places to study around campus that might be a little less heard of, for now. If you are unsure of a place on campus that fits your study needs check out this list.

RBD Library



There are five floors of study space available in RBD. Each floor has a different feel and serves a different purpose for…

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Added by Beverly Williams on November 18, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Traditions Across the Plains

Holidays are a time when families gather together and celebrate with traditions. From picking the perfect Christmas tree to traveling or baking a pumpkin pie, each family has their own unique traditions.

Similar to the holiday season, Auburn University is built on a foundation that encompasses many traditions. From Rolling Toomer’s Corner to Tiger Walk and shouting War Eagle, tradition is one element that binds the Auburn family.

Auburn…

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Added by Ashton Wilkes on November 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Waffles for the World brings IJM Awareness on Auburn campus

Auburn University International Justice Mission put on its  annual Waffles for the World event on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the Big Red Barn on Auburn's campus (All photos courtesy of IJM advisor).

The event was put on to raise funds and awareness for the eradication…

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Added by Erin Slay on November 17, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Importance of Interning in College

Your college years are meant to be the most exciting years of your life, but they’re also meant to prepare you your future career. This time in your life is when you should be taking every opportunity that life throws at you. The strenuous time and effort you put into your classes can be exhausting, but only doing school work may not be giving you the “real world” experience that you need.

 

Sometimes, actual work experience can prepare you for your future than your classes…

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Added by Kayla Jolly on November 17, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Five Women's Fashion Styles You'll See On Campus

On Auburn University's campus, we are proud to boast a diverse group of students. We have students who represent all kinds of different states, cultures, backgrounds, majors and even languages. When it comes to on-campus fashion, however, chances are most of Auburn's ladies will fall into one of these five categories.

1.) The Overachiever…

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Added by Megan Gill on November 16, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FOUR CHINESE SCHOLARS AND A TALK OVER PLANT SEED TEA

Four scholars from China researching and learning mechanical engineering to kinesiology at Auburn University take the time out of their busy day to talk about their opportunities and struggles in America and at Auburn.

 

One of the first thing to do in America is to get an…

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Added by Anna Elliott on November 13, 2016 at 4:04pm — No Comments

FOUR CHINESE SCHOLARS AND A TALK OVER PLANT SEED TEA

Four scholars from China researching and learning mechanical engineering to kinesiology at Auburn University take the time out of their busy day to talk about their opportunities and struggles in America and at Auburn.

 

One of the first thing to do in America is to get an…

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Added by Anna Elliott on November 13, 2016 at 4:04pm — No Comments

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