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An Open Letter to the Auburn Family

Dear Auburn Family,

There are so many things I have to be thankful here at Auburn University. In the quickest four years of my life, Auburn has given me more than I could have ever expected. Between late nights of studying (sometimes) and learning how to manage my own schedule, I think it is safe to say I have done a lot of growing up. However, I couldn’t have done it on my own

Thank you Mom and Dad, for allowing me to attend the best university in this country. I’m so proud to…


Added by Meredith O'Brien on April 29, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Behind the Lens: Sydney Bruton

During her sophomore year of high school, Sydney Bruton was given her first DSLR camera and little did she know how far photography would take her in the near future.

Bruton said her favorite aspect of photography is being able to capture people’s stories.

“I am a huge people person and I love to truly get to know everyone I meet,” Bruton said. “To me, there is no other place where I feel like I can do this more than when I am taking pictures.”



Added by Meredith O'Brien on March 31, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How I Earned In-State Tuition

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to attend Auburn University. I was raised by two Auburn grads who had me chanting “War Eagle!” before I even learned my ABC’s.

I’ll never forget when I got my acceptance letter and realized the possibility of attending Auburn was so close. However, being from Virginia this meant one thing: a lot of money talks were going to be held between my parents and myself.

Prior to my parent’s final stamp of approval to…


Added by Meredith O'Brien on March 11, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

No More Little Miss Sunshine

Carson Smith Miss Covered Bridge Pageant

Carson Smith, a sophomore at Auburn University studying political science and history, is used to having a hectic schedule. She takes classes, is involved with her sorority and finds time to compete in pageants for the Miss America Organization as she competes for Miss Alabama. (Photo, right: Carson Smith crowned as Miss Covered Bridge 2016. Provided by: Carson Smith)

Carson has experienced her share of challenges, too.

During the summer of 2015,…


Added by Meredith O'Brien on February 11, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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