Auburn isn't called the "loveliest village on the plains" for nothing, and anyone who's been here can attest to that. On Merriam-Webster's website, the word "quicksand" has two abbreviated definitions. One definition is literal: deep, wet sand into which heavy objects sink easily. The other definition is figurative: a situation that is dangerous and difficult to escape from.
Auburn is not deep, wet sand into which…Continue
Added by Kathryn Grace Thorson on July 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Why did I choose to attend Auburn University?
2. My mom and dad are the two on the left of the back row. This is how they dressed me for Christmas Day in 1995:…Continue
Added by Rosa Cantrell on July 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I grew up in the lovely Birmingham, Ala., area where virtually 75% of residents are fans of the Criiiiiiimson Tiiide. At 16-years-old, my dad and I had barely missed an Alabama game, and all my life I thought I'd found my home away from home in Tuscaloosa.
Don’t get me wrong, Tuscaloosa is a beautiful place. But, as a sophomore in high school, the day I found myself there for sorority bid day, it felt like I'd…
Added by Katie Tynes on July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Auburn has been my home for longer than I can remember, and I’m proud to say that my family is larger and better because of it. The charm of…Continue
Added by William Holt on July 7, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
When I decided to attend The Loveliest Village, it was based on the concrete Auburn values exemplified everyday by the university. Academics, History and the campus were key components in deciding to attend Auburn, but I’ve learned subtle perks and quirks are what make Auburn truly special. Here are 10 unexpected reasons I would choose Auburn again.
Combine the best fast food restaurant in the country with monopoly TigerCard money and…Continue
Added by Ethan Brady on July 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
With only a brief medical history in his chart, May thought it would be beneficial to ask some questions. The resulting conversation confirmed to her the importance of a recent trip to Walter Reed National…
Added by Auburn Family on June 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
As Auburn celebrates the 50th anniversary of integration, Auburn Magazine has launched "a four-part series combining the firsthand testimony of (Harold) Franklin and period photos from that age of uncertainty, Auburn Magazine takes a look at the desegregation process through Franklin’s eyes and memories." Franklin was Auburn's first black student.…Continue
Added by Auburn Family on May 28, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
My high school classmates started graduating a year ago. I only see them on Facebook now; with real jobs, husbands, children or a combination of the three. Sometimes, I get jealous when they post statuses about promotions or how wonderful their new lives are post-graduation. These updates used to make me feel…Continue
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!
Added by Haley Olver on April 29, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments
To my freshman self:
It’s hard to narrow down everything I’ve learned the past four years at Auburn. Being completely on your own means learning something every day, but if I could travel back to the fall of 2010 here’s some advice I’d leave you with…
Random roommates are not the end of the world.
I’ll never forget the car ride from Connecticut to Auburn. After a 3 a.m. departure I woke up somewhere in New Jersey and thought, “I’m about to move to Alabama.…
Added by Kelsey Woodworth on April 27, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments
Congratulations on joining the craziest, smartest and most-loving family. You are in for the ride of your life. As a soon-to-be Auburn alumna, I would like to pass on a few tips that will make your Auburn experience that much better.…Continue
Added by Courtney Oliver on April 26, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Graduation is just a few days away and I sit here thinking about how fast the time has gone by. These past two years at Auburn have been some of the most rewarding and exciting years of my life. Walking the halls with Cam Newton, experiencing the 2014 snowpocalypse and finding out that every second counts are just a few of the things that have made my Auburn experience an unforgettable one. I’ve learned a lot since I first came to Auburn so here is some advice on making sure your…Continue
Added by Mary Beth Sellers on April 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Graduation is slowly creeping upon me and many others. Everyone says, “Oh I am going to miss walking on campus,” “I am going to miss hearing the fight song when the clock strikes 12,” “I am really going to miss my best friends," and the list goes on. I am going to miss all of those beloved things about Auburn, but the one thing I am truly going to miss is the food. Seriously… I am not even joking.
My hometown is very small, and we are not blessed with the wonderful, food…Continue
Added by Shelby Valentine on April 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Arguably one of the greatest years in Auburn University history for students, here's to the seniors, Class of 2014, and the moments they got to experience during their final year at Auburn.
(In no particular order)
5. Experiencing another national championship...win or lose.
Let's be real, we can't complain one bit about the amazing football season. From zero to hero, we…Continue
Added by Shannon Walton on April 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
1. Get involved, but not too involved.
It happened to the best of us. We walked down the concourse on O Days and couldn’t resist signing up for every single club. After about a month we realized that there was no way we could keep up with the demands of being a full time student and attending five extracurricular meetings a week between intramural games. My advice to you is to pick one or two organizations and focus on those. You will thrive in the areas where…
Added by Courtney R. Edwards on April 25, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Class of 2014: Congratulations, we did it!
We have gotten to experience Cam Newton as a classmate, winning the national championship, winning two SEC championships and truly understanding the power of a second. We have also been there for the poisoning and removal of Toomer’s Oaks, a rough football season and a few bomb threats. We’ve experienced a lot over our four years at Auburn, but we’ve done it together as a part of the Auburn…Continue
Added by Stephanie Miller on April 24, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Throughout my four years as a student at Auburn University, I witnessed first hand what it means to be a member of the Auburn Family. The Auburn Family always supports, always encourages and always cheers.
I was spoiled my freshman year. Our football team was not expected to be anything remarkable, and I expected just another football season with wins and losses. Boy was I wrong. As each game came and went, we were still undefeated. It was amazing.
Our team and…Continue
Added by Mary Reynolds Porter on April 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
As a senior in high school nearing graduation, you can’t wait to begin the college experience. You’re ready to ditch your boring hometown and the predictable teenage drama in exchange for the glamour of a university campus. Although you’re excited for college as a soon-to-be high school…Continue
Added by Francesca Tully on April 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Leaving home and coming to college is a completely new and exciting experience. For most people, it is the first time you can live on their own without rules and curfews. A lot of responsibility comes with the college experience, and there are many decisions to be made.
One of the first decisions any incoming freshman has to make is where to live. Students have the option of living on-campus in the dorms, or off-campus in a house or apartment. Some people find the latter more…Continue
Added by Brittney Reeves on April 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
1. Work hard but play harder
To the class of 2014, your time is limited. Stay out too late with friends one night, eat that slice of pizza at 3 a.m., and make some mistakes (they are life’s best lessons).…Continue
Added by Haley Olver on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments