Destini Ambus | Campus Writer
Jarious Avery, a freshman majoring in biomedical sciences, is one of hundreds of first-generation college students who are returning home after experiencing a sliver of college life. The coronavirus forced Auburn University to close its doors, and now Avery is stuck in his home.
Online labs use more resources than in-person labs, and professors and graduate teaching assistants have had to adapt to this quickly during the transition to online delivery.
“When I got news that the production was being canceled, I was heartbroken,” said Anna Vu, sophomore in theatre management. “We had been working on this show since January, and it saddens me that all the hard work of the dancers, choreographers and designers could not be shown to an audience."
Routine visits will be postponed until the hospitals return to normal operations, but they will remain open for emergency services.
“Honestly, I was excited at first about having a few more weeks away from school," said Frances McNeal, a student residential assistant on campus. But then reality settled in, he said, and he began to feel "a little unprepared."
After Auburn Basketball's win against Tennessee on Saturday, Spectrum and the Auburn Justice Coalition hosted Roll Toomer's Rainbow on Toomer's Corner in celebration.
In the midst of celebrating black culture, BSU seeks to create a broader connection with other minority groups and the whole campus.
Prince Michael Sammons, an offensive lineman and native of Nigeria, recently received his U.S. citizenship. But before achieving this dream, Sammons' story begins with the small kid who used to play sports to have a chance to feed his family.
The exhibit, located on the second floor of the Student Center, features vintage memorabilia that celebrate the Aubie program and some of Aubie's accomplishments over the years.
Sunel and Sonia Merchant are the owners of Philly Connection. According to their son, Sunny Merchant, they have been serving the Auburn community for several years.