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Parkour – A Different Kind of Student Organization

When students walk around campus, they can expect to see the normal activities of students studying, chatting with friends or laying on the quad enjoying the weather. But one thing they may not be expecting is a group of students jumping off of walls and doing stunts.

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That’s what the Parkour Club at Auburn University enjoys doing in… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on April 12, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Accounting Is Awesome

"Honestly, I really don’t know why I chose accounting," said Rachel Miller, a junior accounting major."I’m a lot like my dad…

Added by Morgan Dorsett on April 12, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Professors Do Know What They Are Talking About

As a student here at Auburn I would like to take the opportunity to remind you, “Listen to your professors.”

Upon first becoming a student here at Auburn I thought that most of my professors would just tell me things, just to be saying them.  The further I get into my major, the more I see how right they are.

One of the first classes I took was taught by, Ric Smith, the internship leader. We had a heart to heart class meeting one day, where we all thought we were in trouble for…


Added by Jessica Smith on April 12, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

It All Adds Up in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Many students come to dread math. But for some students, math will lead to incredibly successful careers. If you are have a passion for numbers, then the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a major for you.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is part of the College of Science and Mathematics. It has more than 50…


Added by Patti Plath on April 12, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments

It's Only Rocket Science

Our knowledge of flight, dynamics and propulsion has come a long way since the first flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903.  Through the hard work and big dreams of those who saw the endless possibilities of flight, the Auburn aerospace engineering…


Added by Sydney Stewart on April 12, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Trashy Runway Attire on Campus

Auburn University students are being challenged to stop putting their recyclables in their designated bend but, to use their recyclables and imaginations to create runway worthy outfits for the Sustain-A-Wear… Continue

Added by Kimberly Henderson on April 12, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rodeo Attracts Large Crowds For Entertainment and Fundraising

When the event began in 1965, none of the members of the Alpha Psi veterinary fraternity could have imagined the impact that their philanthropy event would have on their organization. The Alpha Psi Rodeo is a tradition that is now 46 years young and still continues to bring fun and excitement for all ages. 


Originally started as the Alpha Psi Round-Up, the event was meant to simply be a way for the men of the veterinary fraternity to relieve some stress brought on by their…


Added by Blake Menke on April 12, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Robert French: A Great Resource

Many students are preparing for Graduation, which is less than one month away.  Some students will head of to graduate school, law school, or go get another major. But what about the students that plan on heading straight into the work force?

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Most liberal arts students believe that the staff does a great job helping the transition…


Added by Rebecca Elizabeth Smith on April 12, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Planning for the Future Using the Past

Ryan Forbus is a junior majoring in history at Auburn University.  Upon arrival at Auburn, Forbus was unsure of exactly what major was for him.  After speaking with several advisers and consulting family, he chose to pursue a degree in history with a minor concentration on political science. 


History is something that is prevalent to Auburn, both in the university and in the community surrounding the university.  In no way is that history more celebrated than by the…


Added by William Stewart on April 12, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

The Notes of a Career

Music is a part of the world around us; whether we have the radio turned up, attend a concert or just pass by someone playing a guitar on the Haley concourse.  For some, music is a small part of life, maybe what one does to relax or perhaps the ideal study tool. Yet, for others music is a passion and the key to future careers. 


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Added by Abigail Leigh McInnish on April 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A New Kind of Journalism

Ellen Weathers is a senior in Journalism at Auburn. She decided that she wanted to pursue a career in journalism, because she said, “I am observant. I don’t forget places and names. I also think it is important as citizens to know what is going on and helping people around you to know what’s going on. I especially hate to…


Added by Veazey Tramel on April 12, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A "Phiesta" for the Boys and Girls Club

Auburn University’s sororities and fraternities on campus each take part in hosting a philanthropic event on campus. These events are known to be fun and entertaining while giving back to certain charities in need. The Pi Beta Phi sorority hosted the Pi Phiesta philanthropy…


Added by Courtney Goldin on April 12, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

The Marketing Experience

The College of Business at Auburn University is one of the most historic and popular colleges that Auburn has to offer to its large student body. The main building for the College of Business is the Lowder Business Building located on Magnolia Avenue and courses taught within this building are a wide variety of business related topics. One of the programs offered through this school is the… Continue

Added by Mark Rapp on April 12, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

Best Buddies: Do you have one?

Did you know that about 50 million Americans live with a disability? That number is huge. There are many disabled people who live right here in our community. Auburn has created Best Buddies to volunteer and help with the disabled in the Auburn and Opelika area. I researched this topic and interviewed past participant, Stephanie Mitchell, to learn more about this organization.



Added by Rebecca Earle on April 12, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

J&M Bookstore: An Auburn Tradition Since 1953

If you want to find one of the best examples of the Auburn Family look no further than your favorite Auburn bookstore. J&M Bookstore has been around since 1953 and is just as much an Auburn landmark as Toomer’s Corner or Jordan-Hare Stadium.




Added by Elizabeth Weeks on April 12, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

You Use What You Learn

Brooke Bell, formerly known as Brooke Brewster, graduated from Auburn University in 2009. Bell was done with all of her major courses and needed one more elective for her final semester, so she decided to take the self-defense course. The self-defense course is offered by the Kinesiology Department and is now extremely popular. 

"When you're a senior and all you have to do before you graduate is take your last couple hours, you aren't too worried about what you are going to take,"…


Added by Tricia Barton on April 12, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

Redefining the Coffee Break

Auburn is full of numbers of ways to get involved and interact with students with similar interests. Clubs and organizations are one of the best ways to meet people and become an active part of the Auburn Family. There is a particular club that joins not because of their interest to meet others, but solely to help others.…


Added by Alan McNaron on April 12, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

Getting Core Classes Down to a Science

One of the beauties of college is students' ability to choose which classes they want to take.  For many incoming freshmen, though, they must still deal with the requirement of core classes.  These classes can include English, science, and mathematics, and in many ways these simple courses can be intimidating.



Added by Ashley Mundy on April 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Teachers Teaching Teachers


Auburn University has more than 12 different colleges that offer graduate and undergraduate majors. The College of Education at Auburn gives students the option of choosing among 43 different degrees.  Auburns’ College of Education has a 100-year history of great experience on educating and preparing young adults to enter into the education fields. 



Added by Chelsea Elizabeth Lopez on April 12, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Designing a Future Career

On Auburn University’s campus you can find many different colleges, each having multiple programs that fulfill any student’s educational desires. In the College of Architecture, Design and Construction there is one such degree that is very challenging, yet worthwhile; it is the Bachelor’s Degree of…


Added by Ian Patrick Rigby on April 12, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments

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