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Making Economic Cents

Auburn’s economy remains stronger than other cities across the nation during the current economic recession according to Jennifer Dodson.

Dodson is vice president of communication and marketing at Auburn’s Chamber of Commerce. She is originally from Pennsylvania, but moved to Auburn in 2004.

“If you have never lived somewhere else, then you can’t really appreciate living in Auburn,” she said as she joked about being a snow bird.

The Auburn COC is a business… Continue

Added by Kenneth Jacob Wilder on February 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Little Wheelchair Basketball Anyone?

The Auburn University Program for Students with Disabilities has started a wheelchair basketball program located at the Student Activities Center.

“We are trying to promote adoptive recreation for our students with disabilities,” Nathan Waters said. Waters is the coordinator of special events for the Program for Students with Disabilities.

Waters said they started the program five months ago in September. Since then, they have visited tournaments, recruited players and had… Continue

Added by Kenneth Jacob Wilder on February 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

College degrees: are they getting seniors far?

Graduation is approaching and for seniors this adds up to a lot of stress. With our struggling economy, the jobs are few and experience is a must for certain positions. Graduated students are finding it difficult to find a job with their newly attainted college degree that seems to not be getting them very far.

“I am working at a restaurant with my college degree. I thought a college degree could easily find me a job with my major, but I just cannot seem to find one,” says Ben Smith,… Continue

Added by Maria Prysock on February 25, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Who's it gonna be

Picture this. You can hear the crowd going wild as you step onto the field. You turn to see a sea of orange and blue shakers waving in the wind. It’s about time for kickoff and you can’t believe you’ve made it. The smoke starts coming out of the tunnel as the team emerges. You can almost touch them. For most students this would be the most exciting moment of their college career, but for one select group, this is the norm. They are the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen.

The War Eagle… Continue

Added by Jill Bledsoe on February 23, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Has school rivalry made the South lose its charm?

School rivalry is something you find at every school. Students enjoy the competition with other schools, knowing they are the best and fighting their way there. Usually the challenge of fighting to the top comes through athletics or academics. But what happens when school rivalry takes to fighting with fist?

Carver High School and Valley High School recently had a fight break into a riot during the State basketball playoffs. The fight started on the floor between players but then… Continue

Added by Carey Beth Elder on February 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Stimulus Package Predictions

The economic stimulus bill of 2009 proposed by President Barack Obama was signed into law on Feb. 9, 2009. The bill has struggled its way into existence through the hands of determined democrats and has faced opposition from reluctant republicans.

President Obama claims the bill will create millions of new jobs, help struggling singles and married couples, aid first-time home buyers and assist small business owners. These lofty goals are going to be hard to keep tabs on because of… Continue

Added by Mallory on February 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Spring break sun, fun and safety

Spring break is just around the corner for Auburn University students, and many people are rushing to finalize plans. From the mountains to the beach, students don’t seem to be too picky about their escape as long as their friends are in tow. Letting loose with friends is a good way to vent school stress, but be sure to keep safety in mind.

Four out of five students interviewed on Auburn University’s concourse said they were planning on a tropical vacation. Jade Rydson, a senior,… Continue

Added by Mikey Mahone on February 23, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

As the seasons change, so do our moods

ast week on Feb.2, 2009 Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow beside him, a predictor of six more weeks of winter. Groundhog Day marks a popular tradition in the United States, but the outcome of more bad weather does not sit well for most people.

Continuous months of cold and wet weather leave many with winter depression, or seasonal affective disorder. This is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience symptoms of depression… Continue

Added by Ragan Gibson on February 23, 2009 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Veggie Tales

Becoming a vegetarian was “trendy” in the 1980’s but the trend has recently resurfaced. Due to celebrities and the media, research shows that vegetarian Americans are on the rise.

Some 10 million Americans today consider themselves to be practicing vegetarians, according to a Time poll of 10,000 adults; an additional 20 million have flirted with vegetarianism sometime in their past.

Like any change in lifestyle, there are some advantages and disadvantages.

A… Continue

Added by Kelly Coffed on February 23, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Auburn Students Enjoy the Mardi Gras Tradition

Every February, people all over the country join in the tradition of Mardi Gras through parades, balls, King Cake and beaded necklaces; and, Auburn students are no different. Due to Auburn's southeastern location many Auburn students head to Mobile and New Orleans for the celebration.

SInce the Middle Ages, Mardi Gras has been celebrated in Paris, France. The History Channel explains "The first American Mardi Gras was celebrated near modern-day New Orleans on March 3, 1699. It wasn't… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Reynolds on February 23, 2009 at 1:36pm — No Comments

New education grant to improve reading levels

Enhancing student's literacy levels is an important issue. At an early age, children need to be taught the proper techniques and tools to reading that they can carry with them. Auburn University is helping to give children in the area this opportunity.

Students and educators in Chambers County school district are going to receive assistance from the Strategic TIPS in Reading program. This is a program made up of faculty members from Auburn University’s Colleges of Education and… Continue

Added by Ragan Gibson on February 23, 2009 at 1:34pm — No Comments


Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone does not mean that you should miss out on this unique opportunity. Mix 96 and Bar 51 are offering a chance for the Auburn community to come out and meet new people.

On Feb.25 from 7-9 pm, Bar 51 will be hosting Date-a-Palooza. You can experience speed dating at its best! This is a time when you can come out and meet all different types of people. It is an opportunity to experience dating with no pressure or anxiety of a regular one-… Continue

Added by Ragan Gibson on February 23, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Look good on spring break

With spring break '09 just around the corner, many are looking to get in shape for the big week. One of the best ways to do this is exercising through swimming. A little known secret is that swimming burns more calories than any other sport. Swimming is a great way to use all of your muscle groups without realizing it. Swimming is easy on the body and joints as far as injuries are concerned.

Francis-Arden Jackson, a junior at Auburn University, took a water aerobics class offered for… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Reynolds on February 23, 2009 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Earth Hour comes to Auburn

Tuesday evening at the Auburn city council meeting was just like any other.

Ordinances were discussed, voted on and passed. Auburn University's SGA President and Vice President were given commendation for their last year of service, Miss Auburn/Opelika spoke about bringing awareness of breast cancer to Auburn and William Blankley came to the podium to talk about "Earth Hour."

2009 happens to be the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the telescope. Due to this monumental… Continue

Added by Kimberly Meyers on February 23, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Hot wings, or HOT WINGS!


One would think good wings would be something sought after and bragged about in a college town…but apparently not sought after enough.

After having barbecue twice last week, I decided to postpone the continuance of the barbecue reviews for another time. Instead I chose to pursue buffalo wings, something that I love dearly.

Monday nights are wing night at Loco’s. Yes Loco’s.

Apparently they have more to offer than just a good burger.

I… Continue

Added by Kimberly Meyers on February 23, 2009 at 2:59am — No Comments

The Wonderfully Whimsical World of Gourd Art

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A short conversation over coffee with Mary Beck reveals how much inspiration can come from a gourd. She's a warm, friendly woman who has varied interests and a busy schedule. Not only is she an artist and a cook, she is also a teacher and very active in her local church. A… Continue

Added by Emily Petree on February 23, 2009 at 1:41am — No Comments

A Fulfilled Summer With a Filled Heart

Camp ASCCA, Alabama’s Special Camp for Adults and Children, is a place where lives are changed. After opening its doors in 1976, Camp ASCCA has been giving children and adults with special needs the opportunity to experience adventure on the shores of Lake Martin, Ala.

This place is where campers come to step out of their normal routine and into a whole new world designed specially for them. But the campers are not the only ones who benefit from the… Continue

Added by Mallory on February 23, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Project Uplift can uplift your spirits

As my second year anniversary as a Project Uplift mentor passed by in January, the need to reflect on its impact in my life is great. Project Uplift is bringing smiles to children's faces all around Lee County. It is making a long and lasting impact in many children and in many Auburn University Students.

Although it may seem like such a trivial thing to do in the midst of huge life changing decisions and moments taking place during college, it is one of the most rewarding and… Continue

Added by Whitney Prothro on February 22, 2009 at 11:17pm — No Comments

The Spring Season Brings Us America's Favorite Pastime

As temperatures begin to rise, students are eager to get of the house and outside of their homes. They have spent the last three months hiding from the cold and the spring provides a greatly appreciated relieve from the bitterness.

Spring marks the beginning for college baseball around the country. It’s an exciting time for players and fans alike. Nothing screams America like a hot dog, Coca-Cola and some Cracker Jacks. All this coupled with a cool spring day and a little dose of… Continue

Added by Jordan Woo on February 22, 2009 at 11:14pm — No Comments

The Gamma Phi Beta denim sale is approaching

Auburn University’s social sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, will be having their designer denim sale Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. in the New Student Center, room 2222. Brands such as True Religion, Joe’s Jeans, Citizens of Humanity and Seven for All Mankind will be available at the sale.

Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropy chair, Christina Metry, says, “Charity Denim will be coming in providing jeans for our sale. We will have designer jeans 40 to 60 percent off of the… Continue

Added by Maria Prysock on February 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments



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