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Doggy Daycare

Some people look down on college students who own pets. They think that college students are not disciplined enough nor do they have the time or money to properly care for a dog. Another complaint with larger dogs is that the typical college apartment does not offer the space a large dog may need. Nonetheless, dogs are popular among college students, and for many good reasons. For many college students who are living away from home for the first time, their pets become their family. More times… Continue

Added by Lianne on March 10, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Don't Let the Flu Get You

If classes, jobs, and social events aren’t hard enough for college students to handle, throw a common winter sickness in the mix and see what happens. That’s right, it’s that time of year and people are getting sick! With increasingly high scholastic and social demands, it is often hard for students to keep up even after one bout with illness.



Luckily there is something students can do to stay healthy this winter season. Laura Morris, a senior in Auburn’s School of Nursing and… Continue

Added by Jill Bledsoe on March 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Running For a Reason

As she laces up her bright blue Ascics, Maria Powell plops down on her bed. “I could run all day long,” says Powell, a senior at Auburn University. “I just can’t explain it.” This has been her routine for the past semester. She gets home from school, changes into her running clothes, and heads off for a jog.



Powell has been training for a half marathon since November. It isn’t just any half marathon, though. It is the National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer this coming Sunday. After… Continue

Added by Jill Bledsoe on March 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Just Dance

It’s not every day that Auburn residents get to experience a night of fine arts. But they were in for a treat Sunday, Feb. 22. Variations Dance Studio of Auburn held a one-of-a-kind collaborative performance, Between the Lines. The company danced with alongside dancing sensation Kameron Bink and hosted the Montgomery Ballet.



The performance marked the first of its kind for Variations. The collaborative performance is something new and exiting for the Auburn/Opelika area. While the… Continue

Added by Jill Bledsoe on March 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

More Bang for Your Buck

Desperate times call for desperate measures! These days you can find college students doing just about anything for a little bit of extra cash. While college students have always been known for living a vagrant lifestyle, the poor economy has put an extra strain the young adults. From working multiple jobs to cutting back on simple luxuries, students are doing what it takes to make ends meet these days.



There are in fact a few simple ways to adjust your lifestyle that will leave you… Continue

Added by Jill Bledsoe on March 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Bug Girl

Most girls would be embarrassed to be dubbed “the bug girl.” But for one Auburn University senior, this is a title she has proudly boasted since she was only 5 years olds. That’s right, Maggie Jordan was named “the bug girl” by all her friends at a young age. Her love for bugs has only grown since then and is taking her around the country as she follows her dreams.



Jordan is a Poultry Science major with a minor in Entomology. While most college students struggle to find their… Continue

Added by Jill Bledsoe on March 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Warns Students of Spring Break Dangers

It’s about to be Spring Break and we all know what that means! A lot of students will be hitting the beaches to soak up the sun and relax with their feet in the sand. While most students are heading to the coast to get away from the anxiety of school, some students may be find themselves heading to a much more stressful place: Mexico.



With the recent turmoil in Mexico, Auburn University is encouraging students to rethink their tropical vacations across the border. Things have gotten… Continue

Added by Jill Bledsoe on March 10, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

On the Road Again

With the unseasonably warm weather, Auburn students are getting a taste of spring fever a bit early this year. Spring semester is certain to bring two things every year: nice weather and free weekends. Without football taking up each Saturday, many students use this time of year to travel the South. Since Auburn is within driving distance to the beach, the mountains and the city, students have many options.



Road trips have always been a favorite of college-aged students. It’s a fun… Continue

Added by Jill Bledsoe on March 10, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

AFTERdark & Jon McLaughlin Coming to Auburn

uesday, March 10, Jon McLaughlin is coming to Auburn for an event called “After Dark.” The doors will open at 7:30 at the Student Act and is scheduled to begin promptly at 8 p.m.



“After Dark” is an organization that travels around the country and brings a free speaker and concert to different university campuses. Since its beginning in 2000, “After Dark” has traveled to more than 75 schools and hosted more than 120 special events. It has been five years since After Dark has been to… Continue

Added by Caroline Inman on March 10, 2009 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Heroes Flying In for Lee County Red Cross Campaign

The American Red Cross of Lee County is eagerly anticipating its Sixth Annual “Heroes Take Flight Fly-In’” which will take place Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14.



Because it takes more than $1,200 each day to provide Lee County with sufficient resources to “prepare, prevent and respond” to emergencies, it takes heroic funding to sustain such an organization.

“True Heroism is ... not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever… Continue

Added by Caroline Inman on March 10, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Go Into the Woods with AU Actress Kristin Woods

The Auburn University Theatre Department will be performing “Into the Woods” beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18. The show will also run Feb. 22,nd 25th and 28th. Each show will start at 7:30 p.m. in addition to a matinee on Sunday, Feb. 22nd. The two-hour production includes an orchestra comprised of Auburn University musicians and all takes place in the Telfair-Peet Theatre.



“Into the Woods,” written by Stephen Sondhein and Jame Lapine, compiles a cluster of the Brothers Grimm’s… Continue

Added by Caroline Inman on March 10, 2009 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Not Just Another Bowl- 'Sustain-a-Bowl'

You may have heard of a little event called the “Super Bowl” however, what you may not have heard of is the ‘Sustain-A-Bowl.’ Auburn University’s Office of Sustainability has just kicked off its month-long campaign for students and community members to reduce their water, trash and electricity usage for the month of February.



To encourage ‘green’ living, the residence halls and houses in the community are competing to both help the environment and the budget. While the campaign only… Continue

Added by Caroline Inman on March 10, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Strike Out Cancer Run- February 14

Strike one. Strike two. Strike three! You’re out! But in this case that’s the goal. The Auburn University Diamond Dolls are back and have planned a “Strike Out Cancer Run” to take place on Saturday, February 14.



This event is in honor of Auburn’s head baseball Coach John Pawlowski’s 14-year-old daughter, Mary-Louise, who has been diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PMDT).



The Diamond Dolls chose this particular event to combine… Continue

Added by Caroline Inman on March 10, 2009 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Top House to perform at Battle of the Bands

February is right around the corner and love isn’t the only thing in the air this year. The sounds of rock music can be heard in Auburn all the way from Birmingham’s Battle of the Bands. A local Auburn band will be represented on February 15 at Zydeco Bar sponsored by Gorilla Productions. Five Auburn University students who make up the band Top House will be performing in hopes of being one of the top two bands who move onto the finals. The winner of the second round wins $25,000, a 25 city… Continue

Added by Caroline Inman on March 10, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Plant a tree on Arbor Day

On this Sat., Feb. 28, 2009, the City of Auburn Tree Commission is hosting its annual Arbor Day celebration from 9 a.m. to noon all across the community.



“We are really excited about Arbor Day this year. We are going to have tree give-aways at several locations this year in the City of Auburn,” said Art Chappelka, professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and chair of the Auburn City Tree Commission.



The Kroger on Dean Road, Wal-Mart on S.College Street,… Continue

Added by Ansley Black on March 9, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Benefits are Endless

The 75,000 square foot in-house facility is filled with an indoor heated zero-depth entry pool, aerobics, cardio and weight rooms, an Adult Activity Center; the possibilities are endless.



“The quality of life for existing Opelika citizens has the potential to drastically improve with the Sportsplex,” said Tim Gore, upcoming Center Director for the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center.



In 2000, Opelika gathered teams from all facets around the city for ‘Envision 2000.’… Continue

Added by Ansley Black on March 9, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Save an afternoon for kids

On Feb. 20th, 2009, the Auburn Lanes will host the 2nd annual Bowling Tournament for the Greater Lee County Boys and Girls Club.



On this upcoming Friday afternoon, four person teams can pay $200 for two games, $50 for gutter guards, shoes and a commemorative t-shirt. Each team can register for either the 1 or 3 p.m. flight. During the day, prizes will be awarded for best games, ugliest shoes and even most gutter balls.



The Boys and Girls Club’s mission is to enable all… Continue

Added by Ansley Black on March 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Luxury Living

Gourmet kitchen, designer clubroom, resort-style pool, fitness studio and social patio.

Many wonder if these amenities are part of the normal college living or are additions to mini mansions.



More and more luxury style apartments and townhomes are being built around the Auburn- Opelika area. Some feel such dwellings provide students with a lifestyle previously only dreamed of after college.



“Most students want luxury apartments and townhomes because it feels more like… Continue

Added by Ansley Black on March 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

'Found Objects'

Keys, coat hangers, tree stumps, mold, duck tape, pressed metal, darts, coffee lids, spray paint and Post Its. No one would ever guess what all of these items have in common.



Jan. 9th through Feb. 14th the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center will host the “Found Objects” art exhibit.



This exhibit is home to 37 works by 19 artists, many of whom are from the surrounding Auburn area. Each artist’s piece is made with ‘found’ objects from around their home, work or places they… Continue

Added by Ansley Black on March 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back

Relay For Life is the largest grassroots movement to fight cancer. This main fundraiser event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS), is focused on the idea of bringing people together in ‘hope, celebration and memory.’ This overnight event remembers those who have lost the fight against cancer in the community and celebrates those who have survived.

On April 3, 2009, Auburn University will host their own Relay for Life campus-wide event in the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum. Teams… Continue

Added by Ansley Black on March 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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