In an age where screens have widened the distance between what is real and entertainment, it is important to remember that real violence is nothing to laugh at and that real people are being affected by it.
As the semester comes to a close and finals week draws near, it’s likely you feel burned out, unmotivated and overwhelmed as you try to finish strong. There are a million cheesy saying and quotes you will probably hear over the course of the next few weeks—from ‘all you can do is your best’ to ‘everything happens for a reason’ and ‘believe in yourself’—and your inclination may be to respond in annoyance and irritation, but the reality is that the sayings are mostly true.
At the end of the day, we are just college students without answers. At this time, we don’t even have all the details about what occurred on April 15. All we can do is raise our weary, unified voices in support of those impacted and beg for justice.
The question is not if Auburn’s female athletes are worthy of recognition on campus. Having produced 12 of Auburn’s 22 national championships, including six in equestrian, five in swimming & diving and one in track & field, and winning Olympic medals in multiple sports, it is obvious that they are.
Auburn needs to take responsibility for the culture it has created in which sexual assault and drugging consistently get pushed under the rug, “resources” don’t even have their own buildings and survivors are treated as if they are the problem.
People of all races should be treated equally and fairly. However, the motives behind the people who are insinuating that this google document is a violation equality and fairness are far more convoluted than simple. The contents of a google document that wasn’t even created by an Auburn student is not news, and this incident is not an example of persecution or discrimination.
Writing a letter to the editor is a quick and easy way to express your personal opinions, respond to various news items or articles and share information about important issues with a broad array of people at one time—all without actually working for a news publication.
Reducing food waste requires preparation, mindfulness, sacrifice and creativity, but even if takes a little more time and thought, it is entirely worth it. This holiday season, don’t let your laziness and complacency result in unnecessary food waste.
Banning speech of any kind is a slippery slope. The United States has never taken it lightly, and it never should. It may have the power to inflict pain and hurt, but it also has the power to change the world for the better.
It is crucial that the Auburn family understands that the On To Victory collective does something that should have been done a long time ago: take name, image and likeness to the next level to acknowledge, celebrate and expand opportunities to the overlooked and underserved athletes.
If Auburn University can build a brand-new state-of-the-art football facility, culinary science school and pay for the demolition and remodeling of dorms in four of its five residential communities, it can increase its institutional scholarships at the same rate as tuition.
The Plainsman aims to serve as a source of objective, factual—and sometimes entertaining—media for students. It acts independently and objectively in order to produce unbiased work.
The world seemed to stop when the coronavirus began to spread across the globe. Now that this crisis seems to be slipping away, another global crisis that seems to have slipped the minds of many has arisen anew with a vengeance — climate change.
Auburn's policies against sexual misconduct are designed to keep students, faculty and staff safe and punish those who violate that safety. In the case of Richard Hansen, Auburn seems to have forgotten that they would make student safety its “number one priority.”
The Auburn Family can be a family when it wants to be, and it can be a family that is inclusive of everyone.