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Paying for Abs-What Works for You?

Max Fitness, The Student Recreation Center, Pure Barre, or personal training, the city of Auburn has it all.


With the numerous options of places to exercise as a student, how does one pick the best place to go? I attended three different facilities in Auburn, and evaluated their program. I also interviewed regular users at each location to get a feel for the intensity of their classes and satisfaction of the customer.


Max Fitness is located right off the…


Added by Catherine Edwards on September 28, 2012 at 1:01am — No Comments

Making an Impact through Project Uplift

There is a way for Auburn students to get involved in the community, be a role model and play with Nerf guns.

Hannah Rushin, a junior in communication disorders, spends a few hours each week with Jay, her 6-year-old “little brother.” Rushin is a volunteer for the Project Uplift program. Project Uplift is a mentoring program at Auburn that pairs college students with children ages 5 to 12 in the community.

 Her freshman year, Rushin didn’t know about Project Uplift. When a…


Added by Elizabeth Segarra on September 27, 2012 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Summer in Spain: How to have the time of your life and get credits for doing it

The ability to speak another language is an invaluable skill that is in high demand in our business world today. As Auburn University students we’re constantly trying to push ourselves academically to succeed in the real world and what better way to stand out than to learn another language? This is the reason that each summer many Auburn students, like junior Leanna Vitari from Alpharetta Georgia, decide to study abroad. Vitari chose to do two separate programs in Spain through Auburn…


Added by Katie FitzGerald on September 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Set Decoration for Anger Management Show

"Big Basin" is one of 12 of my drawings that will be used for set decoration on Charlie Sheen's new show "Anger Management". They have purchased reproduction prints of the drawings to use. It will be exciting to watch the show when it starts airing again in…


Added by Melissa B Tubbs on September 27, 2012 at 12:45pm — 2 Comments

National Voter Registration Day: Big hit in Auburn area

National Voter Registration Day called students and volunteers to grab their clipboards, set up tables and register voters on campuses and in communities across Alabama and the rest of the country. Sept. 25, 2012 marked the first National Voter Registration Day. Enthusiasm certainly wasn't lacking in the Auburn-Opelika community.

The National Voter Registration Day is a single day of coordinated efforts nationwide to make sure as many Americans as possible are able to cast their…


Added by Beth Clayton on September 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Passion for Teaching

Casey Gaines is a junior at Auburn University in the early childhood education program. Gaines has had a passion for children all of her life. Recently, she has discovered a few organizations to volunteer with that satisfy her passion as well as further her own goals of being a teacher.

Gaines is currently taking an elementary art class in which the students learn how to show their future students how to make crafts and pieces of art that also teach them a lesson. “I started off…


Added by Amanda Benett on September 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Auburn University Students Launch Campaign to Solve Hunger

In the spring of 2012, four students in the Hunger Studies program at Auburn University entered the semester as normal students willing to prove themselves in their capstone class. But a quick turn of events turned their final project into a colossal campaign before their eyes.

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Jennie Daniel, Anna Kate Mullinix, Aubrey Sullivan and Devin…


Added by Megan Leigh Grantham on September 26, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

Auburn Goes to Africa

Most students view the summer months as a time for summer classes, vacation or a time to just relax.

AnnaKay Winford, an apparel design major at Auburn University, spent her summer on a mission trip in Uganda, a dream of hers since she was young.

“I went with a…


Added by Scott Kelley on September 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

SOS: Giving Transfer Students the Camp War Eagle Experience

Camp War Eagle is a fundamental part of entering freshmen year at Auburn University. However, transfer students don’t have the opportunity to experience this rite of passage that allows incoming freshmen to learn about Auburn’s policies and traditions and to get oriented to the school.

Successfully Orienting Students, or SOS, gives transfer students the chance to experience Camp War Eagle in a different setting.

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Added by Liz Brittain on September 26, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Pine Hills Project Makes Reading Fun for Boys and Girls Club

Room 10 in the Lee County Boys and Girls club holds the Pine Hills Literacy Project, a great opportunity for Auburn students to get involved in the community.

The project is an after school program that works with students in the first through sixth grades to not only increase reading proficiency, but to help students develop a lifelong love of reading.…


Added by Anna Hewlett on September 26, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

Emma Graham Brings Southern Couture To The Plains

Emma Mahone and Jackie Graham are close friends who have worked together to create a clothing line that would appeal to young women ages 18-30.

After making its first appearance this fall, the Emma Graham clothing line is taking Auburn University’s campus by storm.

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Added by Taylor Cockerill on September 26, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

An Auburn Fan that’s All In

“The first game I went to I was three- months old, it was A-Day and I got my picture taken with Aubie, I was like sitting on his lap,” Tyler Davis Pilz, a sophomore majoring in vocal music education, said. “I’ve missed like one game before this semester, and it was a homecoming game and I think I missed it for like a school dance or something.”

Tyler, who is 18 years old, has been to over 200 Auburn football games. Before this semester, except for that one homecoming game, Tyler…


Added by Elizabeth Zelley on September 26, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Once in a Lifetime Experience in Jackson Hole

This past summer, Michelle Moultrie, a senior studying public relations at Auburn University, stepped out of her comfort zone and traveled out West with one goal in mind; to learn how to be a better spiritual leader on campus.

Moultrie attended a leadership training and personal growth trip…


Added by Catie Faison on September 25, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Alum Defies the Rules of Retirement

Retirement is for many people a chance to slow down and relax after 65 years of hard work. For Bette Kitt it was chance to explore other interests. From sky diving to mountain climbing, this Auburn alum knows a little something about adventures and for her, she doesn't let her age become her excuse.


Kitt says that she has always had a love for people and after traveling to Tanzania several times she saw a need to help in some of the orphanages there. She…


Added by Landrum Isaacson on September 24, 2012 at 10:17pm — No Comments

One Day the Student, the Next Day the Teacher

Claire Lewallyn started school August 20, but instead of being the student, this time she was the one at the front of the room passing out the syllabi.

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Lewallyn, a first year 7th grade math teacher at J.F. Drake Middle School in Auburn, Ala., began her teaching career just a few short weeks ago. When only five months ago Lewallyn was…


Added by Haley Bagwell on September 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Disability Can't Hold Him Back


Scott Scroggins is an Auburn University graduate student in Radio, Television and Film (RTVF). Scroggins completed his undergrad at Auburn in RTVF and realized that the current economy was not conducive to new careers, especially in a liberal arts field. Therefore, he decided to make himself more marketable by getting a master’s degree in his field, something that many people in RTVF do not do.  Yet even though,…


Added by Olivia Hutchinson on September 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Under the (RA)dar

It is not uncommon for college students to balance academics and a part-time job.  Auburn students, in particular, are fortunate to attend a university with many campus employment opportunities.  From the Haley Book Store to various dining locations, students have many options to choose from when pursuing a job on campus.  One job that is often overlooked, however, is the job of a Resident Assistant (RA).


Frank Deese is a sophomore RA for Mary Boyd Hall in The Hill.  Frank…


Added by Jacie Coressel on September 21, 2012 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Good Relations with Public Relations: One Student's Commitment to PRSSA

 As children, we are taught to have dreams and to stop at nothing to achieve them. Some people take that lightly, while others embrace their dreams and make them a reality.  When Carolyn Rush, a senior majoring in Public Relations, came to Auburn four years ago, she had no idea the kind of dreams she would…


Added by Sarah Moseley on September 21, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Monitoring Behind the Scenes

Have you heard the names Harry Adams, Cam Newton, Ben Tate, Frankie Sullivan, Kenny Gabriel, and Jay Wade?  Do any of those names ring a bell? If you keep up with Auburn sports I am sure you recognize most, if not all of those names listed. All of those mentioned were pretty good athletes at their perspective sports. Did you also know they had to be students as well? Jenice Jackson is known by all of the student-athletes that you love to watch compete. I’m sure everyone is aware that the…


Added by LaDarius Owens on September 21, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Birth of an Icon

When you think of Auburn University, what image comes to mind? For some, it might be an image of Samford Hall. Others might imagine the trees at Toomer's Corner or the back of a #34 or #2 jersey. Many, many more of us visualize an iconic Auburn logo that is recognized throughout the nation and around the world. You might…


Added by Allison Jacobs on September 21, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

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