"I met one of my best friends, Sarah, on the first day of kindergarten,” said Elizabeth Nichols, a senior at Auburn University. “In most ways, Sarah is just like you and me - she loves to laugh, sing, have fun. She is kind, funny, and perceptive. Breakfast dates are our favorite things. We love to talk about school, Disney World, movies, and our friends. In some ways, Sarah is a little different from me because Sarah has autism.”
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex…Continue
Added by Daley Henson on April 11, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The construction on our beloved Ralph Brown Draughon Library, RBD for short, is near the finish line, and the signs for “look for RBD under the big red crane” will soon be history. Students have been studying around construction since the beginning of spring semester 2016, and finally this fall 2017, current and…Continue
Added by Robbie Calk on April 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The ink that spells “LIVING” down the interior of his left arm serves as a permanent glimpse into the way Austin Bell chooses to experience the world. Some are called to stay, and some are called to go. Bell is going - going to more than 21 countries in less than four months next fall.
Bell, a sophomore from…Continue
Added by Sarah Partain on April 11, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
JoyRun, a food delivery app, is taking college campuses by storm. Now the app is making an appearance at Auburn University. (Photo, left, courtesy: JoyRun)
“I haven’t heard of the app before now,” said Sarah Abraham, an…Continue
Added by Rachael Barnes on April 10, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
As the year is coming to an end, Auburn’s graduating seniors get to look back at all the tough, exciting and record setting moments that they have experienced. To all the students who have some time left, enjoy your time here on the Plains because you will be like these seniors soon, looking back at your college adventures.
Veronica Eder, Industrial Design, Senior
Veronica Eder, Auburn University cross-country and track athlete looked…Continue
Added by McKenzie Altman on April 10, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Camp Good Grief is unlike any camp experience you've ever heard of. It's a day for children who have lost loved ones and friends to come together and work through their grief in a safe place where everyone understands. Whether they lost their loved one year ago or two months before camp, every child is welcomed with opened…Continue
Added by Kalee Reeves on April 10, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
When deciding what college to attend, it's important to choose the place where you feel most at home. You should consider the different factors that will fill your sense of comfort. If you could choose any school in the country to attend, what would be your perfect home for four years? In making this decision, though, let go of your comfort…Continue
Added by Sara Turnley on April 7, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Auburn University harbors students who love to give back, whether that is to the Auburn community, in another state or out of the country.
Many students used their spring break to give back and serve people. Each person learned something different.
Abby Crosby is involved with Young Life at Auburn. She and 26 other Young Life leaders and staff members traveled to Nicaragua to work at the local Young Life camp, La Finca.
“During the week, we worked at…Continue
Added by Robbie Calk on April 7, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The Auburn University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), recently hosted their first annual Black Girls Rock event Saturday, March 25th. Inspired by the awards ceremony created by the television network, BET, it was put on to recognize and honor some of Auburn’s African American female student body and…Continue
Added by Jasmine Reed on April 6, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
This news brings a wave of excitement to the Plains as students prepare for Leath to take control of the university administration, but there are still students who don’t know much about the man they will soon call president.
Prior to Leath’s…Continue
Added by William Pierce Heartsill on April 4, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Many students enter college their freshman year with the desire to study abroad but aren't sure where to start. Auburn Abroad is a hidden gem of Auburn University in which they help students select the study abroad program that best fits their needs and desires. Auburn Abroad has their own programs and they also…Continue
Added by Georgina Selenica on March 31, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments
When it comes to college and living on your own, time management becomes a priority in itself. Finding time for everything in a typical college student life is not always easy, but it is still possible.
As time goes by and the workload of your classes piles on, it may seem as if there are zero minutes left…Continue
Added by Binh Nguyen on March 31, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Amy Robertson, junior majoring in journalism from Raleigh, North Carolina, knows the feeling of juggling both school and work very well. While at Auburn, Amy…Continue
Added by Mary Judith Hill on March 31, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Every year, there comes a time in the semester where college students across the country feel the burnout. The burnout tends to come right after Spring Break. Students come back getting a taste of summer and school seems overwhelming. Finals are on the horizon, but first there is a pile of tests, projects, presentations, papers and quizzes that students face. Some students even begin to…Continue
Added by Hannah Johnston on March 31, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Two years ago I made the best decision of my life and transferred to Auburn University. Where from you may ask? The University of Alabama. Being from Alabama, I know the rivalry runs deep between the two schools but once I visited Auburn, I knew where I belonged.
My transfer had nothing to do with who I knew at Auburn or the fact that it was further from home. What drew me in was the small town…Continue
Added by Emily Eichhorn on March 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The dreaded return from spring break conjures many emotions in college students. Some may be thrilled because it means they are one week closer to summer. Some may be less than thrilled because they have an overload of schoolwork this week. However, for the class of 2017, it means graduation and the real world is a mere 7 weeks away.
College graduation. The milestone we have dreamed about our entire lives, but never actually believed it would come. Well after getting fitted for my…Continue
Added by Lanier Daniel on March 30, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
DaVonte Lambert is a name familiar to many Auburn fans and now he will be known by the entire nation as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers, professional football player. A defensive lineman from Keysville, Georgia, Lambert graduated from Auburn in 2015 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and has a passion to coach after his NFL career. Ever wondered what it's…Continue
Added by Kalee Reeves on March 29, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
Signing day is well behind us and the countdown is on for the start of the 2017 football season. Our Auburn Tiger football team is now in their fourth week of spring practice and focused on the upcoming football season.
While most fans and students are excited about what the 2017 season will hold, one special group of…Continue
Added by Kaleigh Ann Garner on March 29, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
Approaching a college professor for help does not need to be a nerve-racking experience. Despite the myths you might hear, professors care about your success as a student and…Continue
Added by Kristine Fedorenko on March 28, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Stress is an inevitable part of life, especially when you're attending an academically challenging institution like Auburn University. With the end of the semester quickly approaching, many students are already beginning to experience some finals week stress. Parking at the library is now nonexistent, coffee shops become crowded, and finding a quiet study spot in the student center is like…Continue
Added by Daley Henson on March 28, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments