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The State Press

Committee of 19 hosts Spring Hunger Week

The Auburn community will be battling hunger April 6 through 11as one student organization leads Spring Hunger Week. The Committee of 19, represented by members from every schooland college, is a campus organization aimed at fighting world hunger.The group works to fight hunger both locally and internationally byspreading awareness and leading and participating in events to curehunger. The committee's name was created based on the 19 cents it costin 2004 to feed a starving person daily.

The State Press

Obama speaks about the economy

President Obama spoke to Congress for an hour about his economic plan last Tuesday.Some of the issues Obama focused on were education, healthcare, the war in Iraq and areas in which money will be spent to rebuild the economy."We will rebuild," Obama said.

The Auburn Plainsman

University Theatre presents "The America Play"

The Auburn University Theatre Department is famous for tackling innovative material. Their current production, "The America Play" by Suzan-Lori Parks is no exception. TIME Magazine said of Parks' work, "Her dislocating stage devices, stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous." "I hope that everyone who comes to see The America Play leaves wanting to discuss the work," said Director Heather May. "The America Play" is set in a theme park, The Great Hole of History, which was created by an African-American gravedigger known as "The Foundling Father."The play follows his journey to discover his place in history as he makes a living imitating Abraham Lincoln. "There is absolutely no "right" interpretation of this play, and I hope that all who attend are willing to set aside an obsession with finding one plot line/narrative to follow to make sense of it, and are rather willing to sit back and let the play work on them subconsciously," May said.

The Auburn Plainsman

Lights go out for Earth Hour

Anyone with a light switch has the power to "vote Earth" by participating in Earth Hour this Saturday.Earth Hour is intended to put a temporary halt on light pollution and wasted energy by asking businesses and homes to turn off their lights and bathe the planet in what proponents think will be a replenishing darkness."I think a lot of people use too much electricity," said Kristin Scurlock, a junior in civil engineering.

The Auburn Plainsman

Classes tuned in for iTunes

Universities all across the county are moving to a new beat as they incorporate evolving technology into the classroom.Auburn professors can now deliver recorded lectures and other information to their students through podcasts using a new program called Authenticated AU iTunes.Students seem to like the idea of iTunes being used more in the classroom."It would be a great idea for professors to use podcasts for their lectures, because it would allow students to better understand what their professors are talking about," said Chris Hawkins, a sophomore in physical education.