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7 Ways to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

Ah, college. College is a time of growth, exploration, and most importantly, fun! Going to college means getting used to a whole new schedule, which includes a lot more freedom than most high-school students are used to.

While college is great, many freshmen fall victim to the notorious ‘Freshman Fifteen,’ or the rumored fifteen pounds that first-year college students sometimes gain. This can happen for a number of reasons: no longer playing high-school sports,…

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Added by Hollis Huge on October 12, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Takes on New York Fashion Week

Quoting the lyrics to “Fashionista” by Jimmy James as her caption, Auburn University senior Rebecca Schneider uploads to Instagram a photo that summarizes her thrilling week that just came to a close. What was the photo you might ask? Posing with Katie Gardner, a fellow colleague, in front of a wall that reads “New York…

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Added by Lindsey Engles on October 12, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Students Choose "The Life Unmeasured"

College is a time of personal discovery. This is one such story of discovery for a group four Auburn students. They called their adventure "The Life Unmeasured."

"We were camping in Maroon Bells, Colorado. As it got dark, the stars came out, creating the only light because there were no lights for miles. I have never been more in awe of how many stars there are. In that moment, I…

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Added by Connor Casey on October 10, 2017 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Auburn, Alabama – The Last Place I Wanted to Be

Alice grew up in Auburn, Alabama. She lived in a lovely home blocks from downtown. And she counted down the days until she got to leave.

Alice Marson didn’t always love the little town that sits on the plains. She hated it so much, in fact, that she packed up and fled to the University of Georgia after her graduation from Auburn High School.

“I didn’t have a good reason why. I guess it was a combination of Auburn being a small town that I knew like the back of…

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Added by Melissa Parker on October 10, 2017 at 6:15pm — No Comments

So You're Not Rushing a Sorority? That's Okay!

"Being in a sorority isn't defining, but it can be a defining catalyst," says Bonnie Wilson, advisor for Auburn's Alpha Chi Omega chapter.

Sorority recruitment is the first of many major choices in college. But, it is not the end all be all.…

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Added by Kayla Warner on October 10, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

From Dressing up to Dressing Models

While the rest of her family read along with the words to the worship music at church, young Kathryn Heard sat in the pews sketching dresses and shoes on the scribble pads left for children.

Heard’s designs became more elaborate as she grew older, eventually leading her to design a series of fleece outfits for…

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Added by Mary Helen Lagarde on October 10, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Senior Turned Junior: Discovering a College Student’s Passion

Senior year proved to be just the beginning of an adventure for an accounting major who would make a decision altering his graduation, career path, and outlook on life. 

Senior years are usually filled with a season of lasts; however, this was not the case for Nate Conoly, an Auburn alumnus and current teacher at Vestavia Hills High School. Nate Conoly pictured left in his graduation robes near Samford Hall. Photo courtesy of Nate Conoly.

Conoly…

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Added by Cory Hershey on October 9, 2017 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Summer 2017: The Life of an Auburn Engineering Student in India

Before entering his senior year, Ryan Sargent took on an internship in a culture many have never seen. As a part of coursework at Auburn, most students are required to complete an internship. As a civil engineering major, Sargent knew that coming in. His first few years…

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Added by Sarah Beth Roberson on October 9, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Eagle Eye TV 25th Anniversary - Then and Now

Back in October 1992, Eagle Eye TV (EETV) came to Auburn's campus as a division of University Program Council. Now, EETV is the only student-run college television station in the state and viewed as a legitimate source for Auburn news. (see right, Source: Eagle Eye)

EETV became the 10th Student Activity Project for Auburn. EETV's…

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Added by Kate Stewart on October 9, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

10 Things to Remember as a Student on Game Day

1. Always Say War Eagle Back.

On game day, saying “war eagle” to other Auburn fans is a tradition and part of the Auburn spirit. “War eagle is more than a phrase. It’s a symbol of unity and belonging,” Grace Tryon, senior at…

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Added by Emily Cashdan on October 9, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Finding an Unexpected Place

You're walking around Auburn's campus on your first day of college and are eager to begin your classes you signed up for over the summer.

When coming to college you expect to find your place in the major you planned to study in high school or even beyond. It doesn’t always work out that way, however. The stress of classes and the new freedom can throw you off your intended track and will…

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Added by Ashley Case on October 9, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What 18 Hours Taught Me

Happy Finals Week to All!

It's that time of the year again- finals week rears is ugly head and all the work you have done throughout the entire semester comes down to one exam or project that will make or break you.  For everyone on 1.99 percent brink of making a letter…

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Added by Monique Willmer on May 2, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Jonny Bradford, Auburn Student, Founded and Owns Right to Roam Vintage Clothing

To roam is to walk, go or travel without a fixed purpose or direction; to ramble; to wander; to rove. 

Right to Roam Vintage is a clothing company created to inspire connections between past and present, friend and…

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Added by Sarah Partain on May 1, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Join the Student Alumni Association

What is the Student Alumni Association?

The Auburn University Student Alumni Association (SAA) is the student chapter of the…

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Added by Jasmine K. Burton on May 1, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Auburn Family's Reflection in Tiger Giving Day

Auburn, Alabama - There are two popular phrases that echo within Auburn’s student body; these are the Auburn Family and the Auburn Spirit.

An outsider unfamiliar with these phrases might ask what the Auburn Family and Auburn Spirit are.  And while any given student can give their explanation of what these are, the truth is that the best way explain this spirit of family to someone isn’t to tell them but to show them. And this is what the Auburn …

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Added by William Pierce Heartsill on April 28, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Living the Creed: A College Student’s Perspective

"I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid.”

Four years ago, this would have meant nothing to me. I was at Camp War Eagle as an incoming freshman, and all of the counselors kept referencing back to this thing called, “The Creed.” I didn’t understand it, nor did it excite…

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Added by Lanier Daniel on April 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Why You Shouldn't Be Scared of Adulthood

As a graduating senior in the month of April, I am currently experiencing the emotional roller coaster that is college graduation. This place I have learned to call home for the last four years will soon just be a memory. This experience is bittersweet, leaving friends that I now consider…

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Added by Georgina Selenica on April 25, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Reasons to Travel during your College Career

5. Travel Benefits your Health

From a health standpoint, travel can positively impact your…

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Added by Sara Turnley on April 24, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

5 Things Students Can do at Auburn over summer break

Finals are just around the corner, and then it is the start of summer break for Auburn students. While the majority of students will be going back home, some will decide to stay back and spend some of their time here at Auburn. The small town atmosphere quickly changes after school ends. One might ask what they…

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Added by Su Jin Park on April 24, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Sets Example of How to Peacefully Protest

In recent news cycles, far too often we have seen college campuses at their worst, but last week in Auburn among escalating tensions and talk of protests over white nationalist, Richard Spencer, we saw a college campus at its best.

There have been a number of high-strung protests, many of which have turned…

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Added by William Pierce Heartsill on April 24, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

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