You’re now a member of the world-wide Auburn Family. With that family comes a whole new lingo.
“War Eagle” is a phrase
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Everyone that wears the orange and blue knows what “War Eagle” means and is sure to give you one back.
“War Eagle” can also be used to celebrate, especially at all Auburn sporting events. When the team scores a
Students often use “War Eagle” when things may not go their way. Whether it’s a bad grade on a test or they didn’t get that position they wanted in an organization, “War Eagle” is a way of saying, “That’s okay, I’ll try again next time.”
From sporting events to the “Beat Bama Food Drive,” Auburn University and the University of Alabama compete often. That means you’ll often hear their battle cry “Roll Tide.”
The appropriate response to any “Roll Tide” is always a hardy “War Eagle.”
Students and other Auburn fans will often refer to the University of Alabama as “that other Alabama school.” While Auburn students respect “Roll Tide” and the University of Alabama, to Auburn students and the rest of the Auburn Family, Auburn is the best school there is.
One of the most well-known Auburn traditions among students
Organizations will line their executives on the top of the steps, and they will read out the names of the students selected to participate in that organization. Those selected will then climb the steps to the top to meet their new executive team and other new members of the organization.
It is not uncommon for hopefuls to bring along friends to cheer for them when their name is called. During your time at Auburn, you are likely to experience a call out or two, either as a hopeful student waiting to hear your name called from the top of the steps or as a supportive friend.
Toomer’s Corner isn’t just for rolling after an Auburn win, many students will enjoy a relaxing afternoon sipping a Toomer’s lemonade as they stroll downtown or have a picnic on Samford Lawn.
Any part of Toomer’s Corner or Toomer’s Drugs is often referred to as just Toomer’s.
At Auburn, toilet paper isn’t found only in the bathrooms, it is often found thrown over the trees at Toomer’s Corner and littering the ground after every Auburn win.
Toilet paper has a special meaning to all Auburn students — it means the Auburn Family has accomplished something.
So bring your biggest roll of toilet paper and let out a loud “War Eagle” as you celebrate the Auburn win with every member of your new family.
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