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Life in the Pit :: A Sneak Peek Inside Telfair Peet

You arrive at Telfair B. Peet Theatre. You walk in the back door, down the stairs, through a narrow, empty hallway and past a musty room full of old stage props. Finally, after losing all glimpses of the outside world, along with most cell phone service, you’ve reached your destination. This is the pit and in it you’ll find the pit orchestra…


Added by Brenna Seymour on February 19, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Coming Attractions: Auburn University Campus Construction

Did you know in the past ten years Auburn University’s enrollment number has grown by approximately 3,000 students? While this may not seem like a monumental number, a monumental number of changes must be made to the campus in order to accommodate the growing student body. It is for this reason that the…


Added by Marisa Rodriguez on February 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Student Creates App to Revolutionize Classroom Observation in Schools Nationwide

College can be stressful. Between studying, staying involved on campus and attempting to have a social life, there is not a lot of room for anything else. However, Auburn senior Ben Gustafson takes on the role of both a college student and a co-founder of a mobile app called Classroom Mosaic.

Gustafson, a student studying software engineering and…


Added by Emily Reed on February 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Eats Bugs for 30 Days


noun en•to•moph•a•gy \-ˈmä-fə-jē\

: the practice of eating insects

Entomophagy, or the eating of insects, has been widely practiced in cultures around the world but has yet to break its way into the diets of Americans.…


Added by Ariel Reynolds on February 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

23 Reasons You Should Study In Madrid With Auburn

If you are an Auburn student and you are trying to decide whether or not you should study abroad, I have one piece of advice… do it. Studying abroad will change your life and your perspective on the world forever. Even better, if you have decided to study abroad but can't decide where… go to Madrid. I can give you 23 reasons why you should study in Madrid off the top of my head. 

1. It's breathtakingly beautiful. …


Added by Sarah Mitchell on February 18, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Seven Places to Visit and Things To Do Around Auburn

As graduation day quickly approaches, the May 2015 graduating class, including me, look back on their college years with a creeping sense of regret and anxiety.  We think about all the things we haven't done while still inhabiting the Loveliest Village on the Plains. Some students may find themselves wondering, "Why haven't I ever walked on Pat Dye Field?"

Some students might have more obscure places to visit, the list below has some popular and interesting places to visit in…


Added by Whitney Jones on February 17, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

From the Air Force to Auburn: Adjusting to Life on the Plains

After completing his freshman year at Auburn University, Jonathan Gill decided to put his life at Auburn on hold. He selflessly chose to leave the beautiful plains of Auburn to join the United States Air Force. After completing tech school and his basic training he was deployed to Afghanistan in April 2014.

When he…


Added by Joanna Johnson on February 17, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Invisioning an Internship

As nearly all university students know, it’s best to graduate having experienced some job training in their field of work. Almost all colleges provide credit for eligible internships allowing students to get a semester of interning under their belts before receiving the most anticipated, and possibly the most important, piece of paper of their lives. 

Many people go through college…


Added by Lanier Kirk on February 17, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Reflection and Celebration: A Graduating Senior's Thoughts and Upcoming Plans

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes, another door opens.” But let’s face it; everything gets good at the end, and for seniors at Auburn University, this could not be truer. Although a sense of nostalgia falls over seniors, they find comfort and happiness in looking back at their time spent on the Plains. I sat down with senior Public Relations student, Rachel Pipan, to reflect on her time at Auburn University and find out…


Added by Halle Michelle Haynes on February 17, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Top 5 Craziest Things ‘Tagged’ on the Plains

Auburn University continues to stay ahead of the game in research, technology and now radio frequency identification. The University’s RFID Lab is a “research institute focusing on the business case and technical implementation of RFID and other emerging technologies in retail, supply chain, and manufacturing, according to the lab's website. Check out the top 5 craziest things to come through the lab:


1)   Mini bikes…


Added by MiKyle Crockett on February 17, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Nine Things Every Out-of-State Auburn Student Goes Through

Total enrollment of undergraduate students at Auburn for Fall 2014 reached 20,315. The student body contained representatives of all 50 states and nearly 40 percent of the students were from a state other than Alabama. The transition is not always easy, but there are thousands of students choosing to leave their home states to continue their education at Auburn. So, if you came to Auburn from as…


Added by Erin Cornell on February 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Day In The Life Of A Football Player

It is seemingly easy to pick out the Auburn football players on campus every day. They are big, tall, usually wearing the well-known sweat suit that every player is given or an Under Armor book bag with their name and jersey number sewn in the middle. What we don’t know is how being a member on the team effects their lives on a daily basis.…


Added by Jessica Carroll on February 16, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

USA Team Handball player calls Auburn home

Auburn University is the home of the Olympic USA Team Handball. In 2013, Auburn University and the school's kinesiology department partnered up with the handball team. The women's and the men's teams practice and play handball in the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum located on Auburn University's campus. Many of the players on the team are also graduate students at Auburn University. One member of the women's team, Sarah Gascon, is a graduate student in the kinesiology…


Added by Nicole Frinzi on February 16, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Enrichment Courses Available Without Prerequisites

At the beginning of Auburn University's spring 2015 semester, Josh Champion reviewed his class schedule with subtle frustration. Champion, a senior finance major at Auburn, found he was unable to enroll in a photography course. The official photography course at Auburn University requires prerequisites finance major's typically do not have.…


Added by Brianna Womack on February 13, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

International Justice Mission: Students Making a Difference

International Justice Mission, also known as IJM, is a worldwide organization whose inspiring vision has led to its recent gain in popularity. Founded six years ago, the Auburn University chapter is guided by a diverse team of students from various majors. Alana Broe serves as the current president of the organization.

The Issue Hits Close to Home

Broe wanted to get involved with IJM when she noticed that the problem of human trafficking became apparent in her…


Added by Elaina Turley on February 12, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Auburn University Creates Lifelong Friendships with Best Buddies Chapter

Deciding which organizations to join freshman year at Auburn University can be overwhelming. But, what if there was an organization that offers personal growth, character development, life-long friendships and is beneficial no matter your major? The Auburn University chapter of Best Buddies is just that!…


Added by Marisa Rodriguez on February 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A gentleman's guide to Valentine's Day

As Valentine's Day approaches, many people might be scrambling to think of something to do with their significant other.  This list will help you come up with something that works best for your lady.

1. Attend the planting of Oaks at Toomer’s Corner

"Going to see the new love of my life: the…


Added by Robert Pinover on February 11, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Seven Questions Every Student Who Doesn't Work Out Asks Their First Time at the Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center

At the corner of Heisman and Coliseum drives sits one of Auburn University’s newest facilities: The Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC). The RWC opened its doors in August 2013 and has attracted students and faculty alike, but what about all the students who had never even stepped foot on a treadmill? How did they cope with their first visit? If the thought of embarrassing yourself…


Added by Bailey Ray on February 11, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Student's Pottery Business in High Demand

Most students can claim to have a knack for their hobby, but not many can say that their services are in high demand across the southeast. Auburn senior, Mollie Jenkins is showing signs of a promising future in her craft and her rapidly growing business.

The Georgia native seeking a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in ceramics is not only pursuing her passion, but also happily struggling to keep up with the high demand for her sought-after pieces,…


Added by Allison Mynard on February 11, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

36 Thoughts Every Auburn Fan Has at Their First Basketball Game

1. Isn’t there a basketball game tonight?

(Photo: Auburn University)

2. I think it’s at 7:00 p.m.

3. I should go.

4. They’ve talked so much…


Added by Ariel Reynolds on February 11, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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