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Survival Tips on Getting Through Finals Week

As the end of the semester begins to wind down, students face many different emotions. Two of the strongest are relief the semester is over and stress that final exams can make or break their final grade. 


Finals week is full of stress, sleepless nights, junk food, and bad hair days. There is no way to completely eliminate the strings attached to the week, but there is a way to keep them to a minimum.  

Becky Bathrick, a senior who has been through 4 years of finals,…


Added by Amanda Moyer on April 26, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments


The Boys and Girls Club of Lee County is not only impacting children’s lives around the Auburn area, but also impacting Auburn University college students as well.  Many organizations require their members to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club on a weekly basis, and many of my friends are some of these students.


The mission behind the Boys and Girls Club…


Added by Olivia Hutchinson on April 26, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Furniture is Fun!

Shellie Sauls is a junior in interior design at Auburn. The interior design program is located in the College of Human Sciences. According to Sauls, “It is a very prestigious and structured program that only accepts 36 applicants each fall.”


“What makes it so prestigious is that the program is accredited by the…


Added by Veazey Tramel on April 26, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Aspiring to Build Better Futures

Welcome to Auburn University’s College of Education, where opportunities abound for those aspiring to build better futures for all as tomorrow’s teachers, administrators, health specialists, and human development professionals. With 23 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree options, our program can be a springboard to practically any career you can imagine. 


The College of Education offers a wide range of majors to its students. In fall 2009, the college enrolled…


Added by Kristen C. Ward on April 26, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Building Yourself While Building for Others

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that believes that every woman, man or child should have a safe and affordable place to live.


Lauren Boane, a junior at Auburn University, has been volunteering at Habitat for Humanity for several years…


Added by Stephanie Young on April 26, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Auburn University's College of Agriculture

Ever heard of Auburn referred to as “The Farm School” or “The Cow School?” Well if you have, it’s because Auburn is highly recognized for our College of Agriculture. The College of Agriculture here at Auburn dates back to 1872 with the establishment of the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College as a land-grant college.


The college has helped advance Alabama’s agricultural economy while improving the nutrition, health and standard of living for all people. The mission of…


Added by Jenna Malphrus on April 26, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Summer School

Some students will go straight from high school to a major university. Others will get their feel for college and start at a community college. For the most part college is suppose to be completed in four years. Sometimes that does not work out for many students. Other students do well and finish before the four years.… Continue

Added by John Christopher Trammell on April 26, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Opportunities For Success During Final Exams

With the end of the semester approaching quickly, many students are beginning to feel the strain of finals week. The last couple of weeks of the semester are typically filled with many projects, papers and tests for students. 


Beginning with the fall semester of 2010, students noticed changes in the usual Auburn University final exam schedule. Final exams were typically spread over a two week period beginning on Thursday of one week and ending on Wednesday of the next. This…


Added by Blake Menke on April 26, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Forestry Program Allows Students to Branch Out

Imagine spending a summer deep in the forests of Alabama, staying in cabins with other people around your age. This may sound like summer camp, but at Auburn, it is what students in the…


Added by Amber Meredith on April 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Women's Studies - An Elective, or More?

Auburn University offers a variety of elective courses for students. Within the College of Liberal Arts, the program of Women's Studies offers just under 20 classes. This past semester, a junior named Laurel McQuinn enrolled in Introduction to Women's Studies. Unfamiliar with the program, McQuinn quickly learned…


Added by Tricia Barton on April 26, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Knowing Your Taken Care of Away From Home

As a child moves away from his or her parents it’s a common worry from the parents whether their child will be taken care of.

As a single child when the time came to move to Auburn, safety was a main concern. Would the safest place be an apartment, a condo, the dorm or a trailer?  Once the decision was made that a trailer it would be, now to decide which trailer park to live in.

After talking to many friends at Auburn, one name kept appearing in conversation,…


Added by Jessica Smith on April 26, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

"Hoppy" Easter

There are many things I love about Easter. Every year around Easter time my family, friends and I go to a production at my church called ‘The Easter Story.’ It is a staged performance that displays the life of Jesus up until when he died and rose again. They bring in live farm animals and a few actors as well as choir members to perform and make it as realistic as possible.

Easter is important to my family and friends because of our strong religious background. I can remember when I…


Added by Chelsea Noel Watkins on April 26, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments

The BigHouse Foundation Needs Your Help!

Have you ever left an animal shelter with a sting of sadness in your heart? Any compassionate person would feel pity for these poor creatures as they wait in desperation only to be loved by a family. Animals, however, are not the only ones who are left to endure this sad situation.

In fact, approximately 423,773 children in the United States live in foster care according to a 2009…


Added by John Patrick Baker on April 26, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Radio for Students By Students


Auburn University has many great programs to become involved in. WEGL radio is the schools very own station that is run primarily by students who volunteer their time to help run the station.  WEGL has been here at Auburn since 1971.


WEGL originally started out in a room in the Haley Center, but after amany years and an upgrade it was eventually moved into Foy Student Center after spending more than 10 years in…


Added by Chelsea Elizabeth Lopez on April 26, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tigers on Ice

Last Spring the Auburn Ice Hockey team was approved a charter after a 27-year hiatus on campus. After years of trying to get the sport back to Auburn, students became successful in 2010. This past fall was the first season for the tigers on the ice. …


Added by Kimberly Carroll on April 26, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cycling Across the State To Break the Cycle of Poverty

Auburn is a place of home for students, alumni and fans. Auburn has been praised continually for it’s showing of southern hospitality and general welcoming environment. We may though forget the realities of living not even five miles from campus.


The reality of poverty is rarely on the forefronts of our minds. The situation of poverty is very real though and is often closer than we think. In some counties in Alabama the poverty population is over 35%. Often what stops people…


Added by Alan McNaron on April 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Making a Difference in the Life of an Elementary School Student

Many students at Auburn University get involved volunteering right at the start of their college careers. One of these students is sophomore Alex Kavadellas who has been volunteering with Loachapoka…


Added by Catie Faison on April 26, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

Volunteering vs. Classes: Why Not Do Both?

Volunteering and giving back to the community has always been a major part of the culture here at Auburn. Now it is being written into the curriculum at the College of Architecture, Design and Construction.

The program is called “CEBE” and stands for “Civic Engagement in the Built Environment.” It is a recent joint initiative by the McWhorter School of Building Science and the social work program in the College of Liberal… Continue

Added by Ashley Mundy on April 26, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Picking up a Spanish Minor in One Trip

Ever thought about making yourself more marketable in the job world after graduating from college? Ever considered going to study abroad and getting a full semester’s worth of class credits while traveling around Europe?

Consider going on one of the Spain trips, either Madrid or Salamanca over a summer semester,… Continue

Added by Chrissy Colquitt on April 26, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

A Home Away from Home

Miles from home in a world so different from his own, Jonathan Mitchell is an international student with a love for the southern culture. Being from New Zealand, Jonathan has had many adjustments to make after moving to the states. "Coming from a beach town on an island, the culture is really different. The way people dress appeared weird to me. I had never seen Chacos before."…


Added by Landrum Isaacson on April 26, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

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