Jordan Windham | Campus Writer
""“[Swimming] keeps me sane,” said Bennett Paradis, a member of the club. “I liked to swim when I was in undergrad, and I just wanted to keep it going. Pretty much from day one, I started here with Masters Swimming.“
“We did it four years ago and to standing-room only, so they put us in a double venue this time because they’re anticipating everyone coming to see us, so we’re hoping its going to be really good,” Pendowski said.
It may be December, but chances are the Auburn Family is not ready to sing about the most wonderful time of the year just yet. First, they have to go through finals week.
Dani Solaru, junior in political science, plays for the Auburn women’s soccer team. After three years of balancing her studies, social life and soccer practice on a Division-I level, Solaru has some advice to share.
“It’s going to sound cliche, but it really does mean the world to me,” Mcmahon said. “Writing is such a raw form of expression, and we live in a day and age where people don’t necessarily value being like that type of real with each other. I feel like stories are made for sharing so it was a good opportunity.”
“It’s almost more exciting [than being a spectator] because you’re getting to cheer for the team in a way that a lot of other people don’t get to do,” Patrick said.
“Nobody knew what was really going on,” Rogers said. “I was sitting in his office when the second plane hit the World Trade Center, and he looked at me and said, ‘We’re under attack.'”
“It’s nice to feel safer,” said Patricia Montgomery, sophomore in mechanical engineering. “I already feel safe at Auburn, but it’s nice to have this back-up stuff. We’ve definitely covered a lot of points that I wouldn’t have even thought of.”
“It’s just fun to meet new people especially because most of the people here are either Korean or have an interest in Korea,” said Catherine Johnson, sophomore in computer science.
On German Unity Day, Kaffee und Kuchen was held in memory of professor Thomas Nadar, who taught in Auburn University’s German department for almost 30 years and helped many students win Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad.