Heartbreak, triumph and miracles
Heartbreak, triumph and miracles
The University senate voted Tuesday, March 22, to oppose Alabama House Bill 12, a bill allowing gun owners with concealed carry permits to bring their firearms to campus. You could definitely say this has been a hot topic this year since Texas came out with a new law allowing students 21 years or older to carry a firearm fully concealed if they have the appropriate permit to do so. I didn't grow up in a gun-heavy household.
Sometimes, you don't find where you belong for a while, but you definitely know it when you do.
On Sunday, April 3, Melissa Boarts lost her life. Melissa's family called the Auburn Police Division because they feared for her well-being. “I had called 911 to get help for her because she was threatening to cut her wrists,” Terry said.
On Sunday, April 3, Melissa Boarts lost her life. Melissa’s mother, Terry Boarts, called the Auburn Police Division because she feared for her daughter’s well-being. “I had called 911 to get help for her because she was threatening to cut her wrists,” Terry told The Plainsman. “She has been diagnosed with bipolar [disorder] ... and PTSD.
The last week of finals can be hectic; the chemistry of the student body shifts. Stress runs high as students try to prevent grades from running low. Some student resort to "study-drugs" such as adderall, while others combat finals with more innocuous alternatives such as coffee. In an effort to aid students during finals week, SGA President Walker Byrd and SGA President-Elect Jesse Westerhouse proposed an initiative that would prevent professors from assigning students projects that weight at least 10 percent of the class grade during finals week.
Auburn University's Speech and Demonstration policy states that demonstrations, protests and speeches may only be conducted on the steps of Ralph Brown Draughon Library. That is, unless you want to get special authorization from the Division of Student Affairs, in which case you may or may not be granted a permit to practice the first amendment at some alternate University-sanctioned location.
On March 22, Auburn's University Senate voted to condemn bill HB12. Proposed by Rep. Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City, HB12 would allow people with concealed carry pistol permits to carry on state college campuses.
Spring 2016 Editorial Board Although the SGA elections have passed, there is still a way to directly influence the SGA's direction for the next year.
On March 7, the Supreme Court of the United States overruled Alabama's Supreme court, adding another example of federally appointed judges striking down the opinion of our elected state justices.
Unfortunately, calling for green initiatives has become a cliche. Seldom passes a day where a college student is not directly exposed to a person or organization striving to preserve our earth. The inspiration these organizations attempt to instill is sometimes lost in the great green bog of environmental awareness. Having so much exposure that impact takes a drop is a peculiar problem, and it's one that we must all acknowledge in order to get past it.
Students struggling with mental health issues at Auburn University have the opportunity to make an appointment and usually have it scheduled within a week or two.
Back in 2010, Robert Bentley campaigned on the promise that he would cure Alabama of its problems.
As inflation continues to devalue the dollar, the eternal struggle toward higher minimum wages trudges on. Specifically, it has made traction here at Auburn University.
The occurrence of sexual assaults on college campuses is a prevalent issue, as devastating stories continue to make news headlines. In an effort to combat this problem, there has been a push for colleges to include sexual assault punishments on transcripts.
When you walk into most stores, you see your main sections: Men's, Women's and Plus Size. There you have it folks — sizes 10 and higher put in their own little section, all the way across the store, suggesting that the people who wear those clothes are different and should be separated from everyone else. Everyone is made differently, and because of this, I am a fan of making separate clothing for those who are above a size 10.
Ever feel like you were born in the wrong era? These retro trends can transport you to a different time.
Trips to thrift stores and consignment shops can end in victory or disaster. With these nifty, thrifty tips, you won’t walk out looking like Macklemore.
If you've seen the recent post about Chick-Fil-A "family challenge" circulating on Facebook, you know about the 150+ restaurants that allow families to lock up their cell phones for their entire meal in exchange for a free ice cream cone.