Anne Dawson | Intrigue Writer
Madison Collins, freshman in biomedical sciences, has earned a nickname around campus. "One night, I knew I was going to be at the library really late, so I was like, 'Oh, I'll bring my coffee machine,'" Collins said. Since then, students have started to refer to her as "Keurig Girl."
What started out as an idea by assistant professor Andrew Kozlowski to better prepare his students for what it means to be a professional artist, has now turned into a gallery exhibit that also sells the work of current students, alumni and faculty.
As the school year comes to an end, students are beginning to prepare to move out. When paired with exams and the emotions of leaving peers, moving out can sometimes seem stressful.
With the stress of balancing school and social lives, it is common for students to find an outlet to escape the stress. For foreign students facing language barriers, it is even more crucial to have that go-to activity to help get their mind off of the pressure. For Xiao Liu, graduate student in electrical engineering, music is the best distraction. Liu came to America in August 2014 from China because he said he believed it would challenge him and make him a better student and person. “Staying in one place for many years is boring,” Liu said.
As part of a trend, people gather to run while having colored powder thrown or squirted at them. This event, popularly known as The Color Run, has grown better known throughout the world.
In 1966, at the age of 21, Samuel Younge Jr. went into a store and used a whites-only restroom. The storeowner told Younge, an African-American man, to leave and, when he did not, threatened his life. As Younge got off at his bus stop a few minutes later, the storeowner was waiting for him and shot him dead. To honor Younge and other civil rights activists from the Tuskegee area, the Social and Community Engaged Practice class led by Breeden scholar Rick Lowe and associate professor in art Wendy DesChene has teamed up with Tuskegee Safe Haven to put on an event and fundraiser called ‘‘Speak Easy, Listen Hard!’’ Safe Haven is an after-school program to help kids from ages 8-12 stay off the streets, and has worked hard to educate the kids on the activists.
Nate & Function, formerly known as Nathan Coker Band, have been making their way around the Auburn community by playing at house parties and formals. The band was formed when lead guitar player and singer Nathan Coker was playing acoustic gigs by himself. Coker began to play at Spicer’s Music.
Despite thunderstorm warnings, members of the Auburn community piled on top of each other at Toomer’s Corner on April 18 to see pop icons Nick Jonas, Nelly and Kesha. Auburn Airwaves began at 6 p.m.
As unlikely as it seems, some students bridge the state football rivalry gap. Tuck Borie, freshman in undeclared science and math, and Corrine Champion, junior in social science education, both left the University of Alabama behind them to attend Auburn. Borie grew up an Alabama fan.
As they wrap up their time at Auburn, seniors in art leave their final mark by completing senior projects. “It’s a test of your skills,” said Nathan Coker, senior in fine arts.