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A Historic Four Years

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…


Added by Mary Reynolds Porter on April 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

High School's Fun, But College is Better

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…


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…


Added by Brittney Reeves on April 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Things Seniors Should Be Told Before Graduation

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).…


Added by Haley Olver on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

7 ways for seniors to cope with graduation: Auburn Edition

So with finals just around the corner, that means for some of our elderly college folks, graduation is near.

For some, this is a joyous time! But for others, the weight of the real world has hit them like a brick wall. But do not fear! It's not the end of the world…maybe. Here are 7 ways for Auburn seniors (and beyond) to cope with graduation.

Go get ice cream from Toomer's Corner…


Added by Haley Hart on April 22, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

5 Lies You've Heard About College

1. Your professors don’t care about you:

Professors wouldn’t spend time with college students if they didn’t care. They love to have students come in to office hours and chat about class, life, Auburn football, basically whatever. They are your greatest guide to not only getting good grades in their class, but about where the best doctor’s office is or which restaurant is perfect for when your parents come in town.  Trust me, they…


Added by Laura Jean Mueller on April 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Black Auburn: My Experience at a PWI

     Hello! My name is Jamecia Crenshaw, and today I am going to talk about my experience as a “minority” at a Predominately White Institution (PWI). I know. Scary right? Not too many people are brave enough to tackle the big, gray elephant in the room, but, I believe we should not shy away from diversity issues. If we want to solve them, it’s best that we first address…


Added by Jamecia R. Crenshaw on April 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Seven Things Every Freshman Should Know About The College Experience

Welcome to life after high school. As a graduating senior, I wanted to share with you several things that are important to know your freshman year here at Auburn:

1. You don't have to know what you're going to do with your life.

Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Know What I Want to Do with My Life

Yes, It would be so easy to have your whole life planned out from the time you step foot on campus. Truth is,…


Added by Whitney E. Bonham on April 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Dear Freshman Self

Dear Freshman Self,

Welcome to college! You have such an amazing four years ahead of you. Here is some advice from your senior self:

Make friends with new people {that didn’t go to your high school}. Best advice ever. Although this seems obvious, and maybe even inevitable, I was surprised to see a lot of my fellow high school classmates run with their same high school crowd in college. I consider meeting new people a hobby of mine, I love it. I…


Added by Ann Howser on April 20, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Life Lessons Auburn Football Has Taught Me

I have never not been a southerner. The furthest north I’ve ever lived was South Carolina, and does that really count? It is a state with “South” in the name. My baby pictures are confusing. In half of my pictures, I sport a precious toddler-sized Auburn cheerleader outfit, complete with the orange and blue bow half the size of my head hanging from my hair. In the other half of my baby pictures, I’m wearing a cozy…


Added by Hilary Meares on April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments


There are thousands of popular and widely-recognized mascots across the U.S. who are loved and admired for various reasons.  One stands out from all the others.  

There is something so special about Auburn University’s mascot, Aubie, that sets him apart from all the rest. Aubie has a huge presence on campus and he is welcomed at both on and off campus events throughout the week. He has grown to be more and more loved over the years, and his friendly personality is magnetic. Here…


Added by Brittney Reeves on April 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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…


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.



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

What I Wish I Knew My Freshman Year of College

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.



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


April showers got you down? There’s no need to be bored in Auburn on a rainy day because there are various indoor activities to keep you busy and entertained. On rainy days most people feel like laying in bed and enjoying a Netflix marathon, but there are many other social and active alternatives that you could be participating in instead. Here are the top four indoor activities in Auburn that are perfect for a rainy April day.

1: Go Bowling at AMF…


Added by Brittney Reeves on April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm — 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…


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…


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…


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…


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!”…


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

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