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8 Skills Students Learned Outside of the Classroom


"Auburn men and women cultivate an environment of authenticity and genuine kindness that…


Added by Kristine Fedorenko on April 23, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How One Fraternity Changed One Auburn Student’s Look on Life

Georgia native Robert Still is a junior at Auburn University pursuing a degree in accounting. He found himself becoming a brother of Beta Upsilon Chi not too long into his college career. Before he knew it, he became vice president and now serves to better this…


Added by Binh Nguyen on April 23, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Influencers on Auburn's Campus: Meet the Men of Alpha Phi Alpha

Greek life organizations can be found on almost every college campus in the United States and Auburn University is no different. At Auburn though, there is one chapter that sits distinguished among the others.

Meet Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha…


Added by Hannah Johnston on April 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What To Know About Auburn's Campus Cats Project

Have you ever been strolling through campus on your way to class and felt like something was watching you from the shadows? Don’t worry because it was probably one of the campus cats. Some of them have been here as long as 15 years controlling the rodent population and charming the cat lovers of the Auburn faithful on a daily basis.

You may…


Added by Kevin James Phillips on April 18, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Foods: Tigers on the Green

Auburn University's Campus Dining is presenting their event Tigers on the Green on April 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food, music, and fun on the Green Space.

Auburn Foods is a brand that represents the local options on campus. The brand was coined "Auburn Foods" because all of the partners involved with this brand are either Auburn University alumni or on-campus departments. Tigers on the Green is an event to launch the Auburn Foods brand.…


Added by Katie Peters on April 13, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What I Wish I Knew

Everyone says hindsight is 20/20 right? Well, that is certainly the case when it comes to learning the lessons college life brings.

Arriving on campus as a freshman, students are wide-eyed and hopeful for everything college will bring. New friends, activities, and opportunities are around every corner, all valuable…


Added by Julie Anne Jacobs on April 12, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student’s Guide to Finding a Part-time Job

College is a time where students learn the value of the budget. Ramen noodles become their best and worst friend as students adjust from the luxury of home cooked meals. It is a transition that every college student must face, however, a simple solution to affording better meals is finding a part-time job.

To solve this dilemma, Auburn’s Career Center has resources students can use to find that ideal part-time job. Lauren Hobbs, a student employment coordinator for Auburn…


Added by Emily Goodman on April 11, 2017 at 4:17pm — No Comments

April is Autism Awareness Month

"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…


Added by Daley Henson on April 11, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Students Should Be Excited for the Mell Classroom Building

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…


Added by Robbie Calk on April 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Austin Bell, Auburn Student, Will Travel the World as a Videographer and Photographer

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…


Added by Sarah Partain on April 11, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

JoyRun: Friendly Deliveries

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…


Added by Rachael Barnes on April 10, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Seniors Reflect on their Favorite Times at Auburn

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…


Added by McKenzie Altman on April 10, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

AU Basketball Players Visit Camp Good Grief

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…


Added by Kalee Reeves on April 10, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Finding your home away from home

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…


Added by Sara Turnley on April 7, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Three Students Who Did Not Want the Typical Spring Break

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…


Added by Robbie Calk on April 7, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

NSBE Spotlights Students and Faculty at Black Girls Rock Event

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…


Added by Jasmine Reed on April 6, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Leadership Fosters New Opportunities for Auburn

The Auburn University Presidential Selection Committee has recently selected Steven Leath to serve as Auburn’s ninth president.

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…


Added by William Pierce Heartsill on April 4, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Auburn Abroad: Helping Students See the World

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…


Added by Georgina Selenica on March 31, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

College Students On: Balance and Time Management

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…


Added by Binh Nguyen on March 31, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How This Auburn Student's "Hard Work" Helped Land Her Dream Internship

There is something to be said for those who can hold down a part-time job while being a full-time college student as well.

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…


Added by Mary Judith Hill on March 31, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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