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Kristen Bost / Staff Writer


Sports drink consumption leads to tooth erosion

Sports drinks may re-hydrate you after a workout, but they may also wreak havoc on your teeth.Recent studies have shown that extended consumption of these types of beverages could lead to tooth erosion and other damages.The studies found sports drinks can damage tooth enamel.Sometimes the damage is even more than soft drinks, due to the combination of acidic components, sugars and other additives.Dr. Brad Litkenhous, a dentist with Auburn Dental Associates in Auburn, said sports drinks and soft drinks contain many of the same ingredients, but people naturally gravitate toward sports drinks."Most people drink sports drinks in larger quantities," Litkenhous said.

The Auburn Plainsman

SGA to announce seating standings for Ignited Program

The SGA will meet April 27 to calculate spirit points accumulated by both campus organizations and individuals throughout the academic year and will report the standings for seating selections in the Ignited student section in Jordan-Hare Stadium.All Auburn students have been able to attend events and earn points throughout the year; however, April 25 is the last day to receive spirits points.SGA President Jacob Watkins said he encourages students to participate as much as possible this last month of school in order to receive as many spirit points as possible."I just really want to emphasize that the spirit program is not just a part of the Greek system," Watkins said.

The Auburn Plainsman

Women swim to lowest finish since 1999

The Auburn women's swimming and diving team took sixth place at the 2009 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend.The competition was hosted by Texas A&M.The Tigers accumulated a 281.5 point total, significantly trailing championship winner California (411.5), Georgia (400.5), Arizona (389), Stanford (312.5) and Texas (307).The sixth-place finish was the lowest for Auburn since placing 11th in the 1999 NCAA Championships.

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