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Nerd Alert: Why It's OK to be a Square in College

Before we get started, let's introduce ourselves.

This is me, Rachel Pipan.

I’m sorry, that’s me *trying* to be poised and look like a totally cool, adjusted and professional college student. Here’s me, in…

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Added by Rachel M Pipan on April 16, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Advice for Incoming Freshman Girls from Graduating Seniors

A list of thoughts (that only reflect the opinions of the individual) which should be kept in mind during your next four (five, or even six) years at Auburn University.

For…

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Added by Katie Harper on April 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Freshman

1. Go to your professor’s office hours

Don’t be scared. Go to your professor’s office hours and ask questions about the course or simply just to introduce yourself.

2.…

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Added by Caleigh Lentz on April 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Top Five Pools in Auburn

Spring is officially in the air, and if you’re an Auburn student, you know what that means. Pool time. Why not push off studying for your test until tonight? I mean your friends are at the pool, right? Everyone is at the pool!!

Auburn has its fair share of awesome pools, but just in case you are still trying to find the pool for you, here is a list of the top five pools in Auburn:

5. The Connection Pool

This pool, actually three different pools, provides a…

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Added by Mary Reynolds Porter on April 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Collaboration Leads to Faculty Research on Civic Professionalism

Brigitta Brunner, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University and helps run the Academy for Civic Professionalism.

A few years ago Dr. Giovanna Summerfield came to Brunner and mentioned there was an opportunity through Imagining America for a research collaboratory…

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Added by Caleigh Lentz on April 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Reportedly, They All Survived

“When we get to the edge I’m going to ask you if you want to go skydiving,” Lt. Col. Larry Glasscock professional tandem jumper at Skydive Atlanta said. “You’re going to say, ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ but ‘no’ sounds like ‘GO,’ so either way we’re going!”

And with three thrusts we dropped face forward out of the airplane – falling 125 mph.

Glasscock works a couple weekends each month at Skydive Atlanta. “It’s a fun thing to do on the side for sure,” Glasscock said. Andy…

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Added by Kelsey Woodworth on April 5, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Third Edition of AUBURN: A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village is Now Available!

The long-awaited, revised edition of AUBURN: A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village is now available for purchase. This hardcover book contains 448 pages holding 170 years of the change and progress the Auburn Family has witnessed in their lifetime.

Beginning in the 1830s to 2013, more…

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Added by Shelby Valentine on April 3, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The 5 Stages of Finals Preparation

Every semester is the same. You start out with the right attitude. “I WILL stay on top of things this time around,” you tell yourself. “I’m coming for you this semester, 4.0.” However, things tend to go downhill before you even know what’s happening, and come April you re-enter the 5 Stages of Finals Preparation you know all too well.

Stage 1: “I still have plenty of time!”…

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Added by Francesca Tully on April 3, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

30 Thoughts Every Girl Has At Rodeo

Ladies and gentleman, the time has come. The brothers of Alpha Psi are once again hosting Auburn’s single largest fundraising event. Rodeo is THE party of the south. You have one week to prepare yourselves mentally and physically. Ready, Set, Go!

1. 6 a.m., it’s like Christmas morning! 2. Do I…

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Added by Haley Olver on April 2, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Active Minds Taking an Active Role in Mental Health

Jack Smith looks like your typical Auburn guy – an orange button down, jeans and Under Armour sneakers.

He has the ideal Auburn job – working for the athletics department in communications in marketing.

He has the perfect family – 3 beautiful kids and a supportive wife.

He also has depression and bipolar disorder.

Smith came and spoke to Active Minds on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. about…

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Added by Rachel M Pipan on April 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

We finally have weather that doesn’t make you want to sit in a dark room and watch Netflix all day. Spring cleaning is the best way to get in the mood to go outside and enjoy wearing shorts again. Follow these tips to clean out your room, closet, fridge and yourself. 

Your…

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Added by Laura Jean Mueller on April 1, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Abroad GIF Edition

Why should you ditch America for a few weeks? Maybe you missed your opportunity to study abroad or are a new graduate unsure of where to go next. No matter what happens, you won’t regret stretching the limits of your comfort zone and taking a plunge into the unknown. Consider these 7 reasons why now is the time to travel abroad:

1. Culture: Traveling allows you to learn about different cultures first hand. Your interaction with new people will likely cause you to experience culture…

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Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on April 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Why Auburn Will Always Be Home

In a matter of weeks thousands of students will begin to pack up their Auburn memories and move on into the next chapter of their lives. For some, it may be difficult to digest all at once. For others, they will pack up, leave and not look back. But for most, you recognize that although your time here is ending, there are several reasons why The Loveliest Village on the Plains will a…

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Added by Whitney E. Bonham on March 31, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Can't find your fit at Auburn? Create it!

One of the great things about Auburn University is the ability to find your niche. Don’t see an organization you’re interested in? Create one! That’s exactly what Auburn junior Jade Whitaker, a biomedical sciences major, did when she established Operation Smile Student Club on campus.…

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Added by Shannon Walton on March 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Learning to Look at Life Through a Different Lens: The Road to Recovery After a Traumatic Brain Injury

As Auburn students we believe in “work, hard work.” Auburn student, Audrey Bellah puts this belief in action through her daily journey as she recovers from a traumatic brain injury.

Bellah has sustained a total of ten concussions (a type of mild traumatic brain injury) since 2005. Because of the large…

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Added by Courtney R. Edwards on March 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interview with a EuroTrip Veteran Part II

Here's the second installment in the series of interviews with Milan Dekich, an Auburn European Graduation Trip veteran. Milan offers great advice for those of you attending the trip or traveling to Europe this summer!

For those of you interested in attending the 2014 AU European Graduation Trip, the deadline to sign up is next Wednesday, April 2. Follow this link for more information: Auburn…

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Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on March 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Spring has Sprung in Auburn

Auburn sure has given us whiplash with its weather this year, but spring has sprung on the plains. Despite the random days that the temperatures drop to the low 40s, we’re starting to have some beautiful weather. After being cooped up during the past few months, we’re all ready to get outside and enjoy some nice weather. Wondering what there is to do in Auburn on a sunny afternoon? Here are a few answers to your question! …

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Added by Andrea Lowery on March 27, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Alpha Chi Omega hosts "Tim Tyler Tuesday"

Every year Alpha Chi Omega hosts a fall philanthropy event to raise awareness against domestic violence.

Domestic violence is often something many like to turn a cheek to. It is easy to believe that it could never happen to you, but it is something that affects millions daily.

“What is even more remarkable is that the most common age of women affected is 18-24, which are college-aged women,” Alana Broe, a junior at Auburn University said. “Our philanthropy directly affects the…

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Added by Haley Olver on March 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Survival Guide: Surviving the Dreadful Last Weeks of School

It's that time again--crunch time. The semester is winding down and summer break will be here before you know it. With all the assignments and projects that are left in the last few weeks, you may be wondering how you will survive it all and come out on top.  Below are five tips that may help you get through the next few weeks with the least amount of stress as possible.…

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Added by Whitney E. Bonham on March 22, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A degree that's sunny and 70 - Nature-Based Recreation

Have no fear; a degree in Natural Resources Management (NRM) is now here. The only school in Alabama, and one of few in the southeast, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) at Auburn University provides various programs for students, but for those seeking an education in conservation, the environment and the outdoors can now enroll in NRM.…

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Added by Kelsey Woodworth on March 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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