Picture an athlete bulldozing through a defender over and over again.
I wasn’t fortunate enough to have been born in the South, but it has definitely become my home.
With the start of Auburn University’s 2015 football season less than two months away, the excitement of one of Auburn’s most beloved traditions is quickly escalating. To add to the usual buzz that seems to overwhelm the student body around this time, this year we have a new defensive coordinator as well as a new scoreboard coming up which is record breaking in size.
Like many of you reading this, I am a student at Auburn University.
With extreme increases in technology and the prevalence of smart phones in today’s times, it is no secret social media is a huge part of our society, particularly in the younger generations. Due to the popularity of social media, employers often use it as a method of looking into potential employees.
My father taught me it is the job of every U.S. citizen to vote, and that is a belief I carried with me when I decided to vote here at Auburn.
Kenneth Noe and Jay Hinton are both people who have background knowledge and opinions on the Confederate battle flag that I am interested to hear.
The LBGT community and supporters have been struggling with marriage equality for years.
In January, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade invalidated Alabama’s bans on same-sex marriage, holding that they violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Dear Auburn Family, I love Auburn. I grew up going to football games; my mom has a picture of me as a baby in a shirt that proudly states “of course I’m going to Auburn.” While at Auburn I was a Student Recruiter, a Camp War Eagle Counselor and was involved in SGA.
There was something strange about the spaghetti. It was spicy. I later found out this was because of the hot sauce and cilantro. But perhaps the strangest thing was the tortillas the spaghetti was served with.
Football has long been the primary sport at Auburn and at other schools throughout the Southeast, but occasionally other sports step up and steal the spotlight. That is exactly what happened at Auburn in the 2014-15 athletic year. However, football wasn’t the only sport to struggle.
Firstly, I’d like to commend the city on a job well done in the planning of and for this summer’s downtown construction.
It only takes a quick glance around campus to see there are far fewer students present than during the fall or spring semesters.
It is not surprising that someone in the Auburn area was making and distributing the date rape drug GHB.
To say we care about sports at Auburn is an understatement. We love our football.
On behalf of my students, the Glomerata staff, I would like to clarify many points made in your editorial “We Should Get What We Pay For.” I write for my students because you brazenly mischaracterized their work without understanding the issue you raise, at all. For one, you list the wrong distribution dates; but that’s inconsequential.
It’s no secret getting around downtown Auburn is hectic this summer. The intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue, also known as Toomer’s Corner, closed down May 11 for the summer. Construction includes raising the intersection to sidewalk level, adding trees and seating along the sidewalks, installing decorative light poles and putting a permanent tiger paw in the middle of the intersection, according to the City of Auburn’s website. Utilities, such as sewer and water will be updated, meaning workers have to dig two feet underground. According to City Manager Charlie Duggan, the corner will be blocked off until early August. Duggan said the plan to shut down Toomer’s Corner was picked strategically to start after graduation but end before football season. He said spreading it out would only be more disruptive over time, and breaking the construction down into segments would not have made navigation around downtown any easier. This is an ongoing project, as landscaping will go into late fall and early winter. The amount of construction going on downtown has made navigating irritating to say the least. The walkways are so thin they quickly become packed and almost unmanageable on nights where there is heavy bar traffic, and driving anywhere in the heart of Auburn now takes at least a few minutes longer because of all the detours and changes in people’s driving habits they’re not used to. It’s hectic, but it’s necessary. Duggan said it would have been nearly impossible to leave open walkways to ease the congestion of the intersection, but the final product will be worth it. Not only will the water and sewer lines be updated, but the overall aesthetic beauty of Auburn’s beloved corner will be improved. He said he believes people will be pleased with the changes and said it’s something Auburn University should be proud of. While it may be irritating for us to travel downtown now, the efforts will not go to waste. Auburn has been consistently named one of the best cities to live in the state by magazines such as Southern Living, and it’s largely because of the beautification efforts put forth by the city. By constantly changing, our city is constantly improving and embodying the phrase, “The Loveliest Village on the Plains.” The momentary lapse in downtown travel and barhopping convenience is well worth the wait.