As if Valentine's isn't already stressful enough as it is, this year we have to take into account a recession. Pouring money in through purchasing gifts is a great way to stimulate our economy; however, that money is running slim for most people this February.
"Valentine's is a sweet holiday but it's just kind of silly to waste money on elaborate gifts," said Elizabeth LeCroy, a senior at Auburn .
LeCroy said that she is making her fiance a card and including some of his… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Reynolds on February 16, 2009 at 10:14am —
For the past year I have been lucky enough to serve Auburn University as an Assistant Director of Elections. My job was to help all candidates running for SGA position uphold the Code of Laws throughout their campaigns and to guide them through this rigorous process. Tedious work, huh?
Indeed, the process is meticulous and challenging; yet, it has it's rewards. How many Auburn students attend call outs? A lot. How many actually get to call out? Very few... Me, being one of them.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Reynolds on February 16, 2009 at 9:13am —
With its galleries changing between three and five times each year, there is always something new to see at Auburn University's Jule Collins Smith (JCS) Museum of Fine Art
. The state's only university art museum, the JCS… Continue
Added by Emily Petree on February 16, 2009 at 12:39am —
Thursday Feb. 12, 2009 seemed pretty normal to most students as they sat in classes and did their normal daily routines. For the nursing students however, the day was far from normal. Their classes began two hours earlier than normal and they began preparing themselves for a rally to come later on in the day. After class they piled into cars and headed for the Alabama State House in Montgomery.
They arrived at 10:30 to the sounds of a pep band and choir. After the band played for a… Continue
Added by Whitney Prothro on February 15, 2009 at 11:30pm —
As the semester gradually approaches its midpoint, many residents of the on-campus dormitories are getting ready to say goodbye to their old and crowded living spaces.
At the beginning of the 2009 fall semester, the new Village Community is scheduled to open for its first semester of use. This new housing facility for Auburn University students is a vast improvement upon previous accommodations.
The project was recently announced to have an intact projected completion… Continue
Added by Jordan Woo on February 15, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Beth Storey, 21, is an intern practicing public relations at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for the spring 2009 semester.
Storey works inside the Continuing Education Office as an administrative intern. An internship with the college is just one example of the type of internships that communication and journalism majors can use for their required internship.
The internship can be taken twice according to Ric Smith the communication and journalism… Continue
Added by Kenneth Jacob Wilder on February 15, 2009 at 3:30pm —
The Auburn Circle
, Auburn University’s literary/art magazine, is accepting submissions for the spring 2009 edition. The goal of The Auburn Circle
is, “that this publication will accurately represent the diverse talents and abilities of the Auburn community.”
The magazine is published once a semester and is free for Auburn students to pick up. All student majors, faculty and alumni can submit up to 10 works for each section of the magazine. Chloe Hobdy, editor-in-chief,… Continue
Added by Maria Prysock on February 15, 2009 at 2:00pm —
The Lee County Chapter of the American Red Cross is celebrating its “Heroes for Red Cross Campaign.” The 8th annual campaign, which runs from January to March, recognizes a community hero in The Opelika-Auburn News. The newspaper will feature the heroes in advertisements four times a week.
The advertisement includes a picture and information about each hero.
Resources to prevent and respond to emergencies cost around $1, 200 a day for the Lee County Red Cross. Heroes commit to… Continue
Added by Maria Prysock on February 15, 2009 at 1:30pm —
On Thursday night, the first honorary member of the 2009-2010 War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen (WEGP) was called out at Cater Hall—“Anna Houk” as the new Miss Auburn. WEGP are the official hosts and hostesses of Auburn University under the president’s office and in conjunction with the Auburn Alumni Association and the Auburn Athletic Department.
This year there are nine spots available for women and six openings for men who want to apply and interview for this coveted position of… Continue
Added by Caroline Inman on February 14, 2009 at 4:30pm —
With the resignation of Tommy Tuberville, the majority of “Recruiting Experts” determined that Auburn University would tumble in the National Recruiting Rankings. However, Gene Chizik had a completely different idea in mind.
Chizik began to assemble his new coaching staff with an emphasis on recruiting by hiring Coach Curtis Luper and Coach Trooper Taylor away from Oklahoma State. Both Luper and Taylor are renowned nationally for their recruiting prowess and tenacity on the… Continue
Added by Karen Jones on February 12, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Let me see a show of hands who knows that Auburn University has a competitive bass sports club? Unbeknownst to many people, the AU Bass Sports Club is a chartered competitive sports club at Auburn University, just like any other sports club. To everyone that does not know anything about the AU Bass Club, I am going to shed some light on this interesting and already very successful group of young anglers.
The AU Bass Club began in March 2007 when a group of 16 young men wanted to be… Continue
Added by Evie Maddox on February 11, 2009 at 2:00pm —
No one likes standing in lines. Not at the grocery store, not at a restaurant, not even at the amusement park. So why would someone stand in the line at the gym?
If you’re a student at Auburn University, this is what you experience every time you go to the activities center. That is why they are building a new one. “There are long lines and the atmosphere is awkward because all the equipment is so close together,” Lindsay Jones, an Auburn University senior said.
The Auburn… Continue
Added by Kimberly Meyers on February 9, 2009 at 10:44pm —
When the bitter winter finally starts to leave and the cool spring air
begins to slowly creep in, many fitness enthusiasts resume their prior
running regiments. Low temperatures can be discouraging for runners, but
the start of spring can be a shot of life.
"The Shamrock Run" is usually the headlining 5-kilometer run in the
spring, but this year it will have to share some time with the "Strike
Out Cancer" run.
On Saturday, Feb. 14, university… Continue
Added by Jordan Woo on February 9, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Just shy of a month since President Barak Obama’s inauguration, everyone can finally relax because election season has passed. Well, not exactly! If you are a student at Auburn University, things are getting pretty intense on campus this week. Sunday, February 8 kicked off the Student Government Association’s campaign week on campus.
Candidates held their campaign kickoffs around Auburn and set out on the campaign trail from there. Billboards and posters with catchy slogans are… Continue
Added by Jill Bledsoe on February 9, 2009 at 5:00pm —
A burger isn't just a burger. It's an experience, something to be savored, enjoyed and if done right, you should have a need for more than one napkin. For my burger rating I am going to make the experience a 1-10 scale, 1 being the worst, 10 the best. On that scale the burger can get a total of 5 points, fries 2.5 and service 2.5.
The first stop on my list was Loco's on College Street. The Scout Burger, an eight ounce patty, blackened, with jalapenos and Monterey Jack cheese, served… Continue
Added by Kimberly Meyers on February 9, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Not all Auburn University freshmen are required to live on-campus. In fact, many students who wait until later during their senior year of high school to decide to attend Auburn are wait-listed and are not guaranteed housing. This is unfortunate because many students consider dorm life to be an essential part of the overall college experience. Or what if you want the experience without all the annoying downfalls? The next best option is off-campus dorms that provide the same dorm-like living… Continue
Added by Lianne on February 9, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Delta Zeta is pairing up with Alpha Gamma Rho for a charity trap shoot benefiting their respective philanthropies. The trap shoot will be held on Feb. 21, 2009, at The Dixie Trap Club in Mathews, Ala. The event is open to all shooters wanting to catch up on their skeet shooting and helping two great charities at the same time. Although the price is a little steep, at $300 for a team of four and $70 for an individual, the value is in helping people while doing something fun.
Added by Mallory on February 9, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Computer skills are so important in today’s world. But how much are kids actually learning in school? Auburn University’s Computer Science and Software Engineering Department is hosting Robo Camp to help kids ages 10-18 learn computer skills, introduce advanced concepts and learn about programming and robotics.
Most middle school and high school computer classes just deal with basic program knowledge. Microsoft Office is what most schools concentrate on. So when students are deciding… Continue
Added by Carey Beth Elder on February 9, 2009 at 2:30pm —
A company that has been a part of Auburn for years must come to a close.
Heartstrings, a downtown Auburn gift shop, has recently decided to close and will be replaced by a Birmingham company.
Heartsrings owner, Jane Thrash, has decided it is time for retirement. But former student and Heartstrings employee Sarah Brown has opened a similar store in Birmingham and will be expanded to Auburn in place of Heartstrings.
The new store, Wrapsody, will open in Auburn… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Reynolds on February 9, 2009 at 2:30pm —
In efforts to promote a wheelchair athletics program at Auburn University, two wheelchair basketball exhibitions have been held during the Auburn men's basketball games.
The Program for Students with Disabilities
is the main sponsor of the event, although other campus organizations have done small part to help with this effort.
Auburn student Matt Nelson explains the event. "It is an effort to attempt to increase… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Reynolds on February 9, 2009 at 1:15pm —