From the crash of the Air France flight over the Atlantic, to a football sized hole found in the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines flight, many people are wondering how safe airplanes are. "I think it's definitely scary when you hear things like that, " said Caroline Taylor a junior in communications.
Stephanie England/Staff Writer
Keeping up with the latest fashion trends can be difficult, especially for the busy college student.Knowing what to wear to class, to interviews, or out on the town is a decision students face every day in the continually changing world of fashion."When I meet someone I don't know, I form a first impression of that person based largely on how he or she looks, because that's all the information I have readily available to me," said Sandra Forsythe, Auburn University's coordinator of apparel merchandising.
Tiger Podcasts are giving Auburn athletics a new way to reach out to fans.Podcasts are multimedia files that can be downloaded to a computer or other device such as an iPod or other mp3 player, according to the Auburn Tigers Web site."I think it's just an easier avenue of information for all of our athletics," said Rod Bramlett, lead announcer and director of broadcast services for the Auburn ISP Sports Network.
Tim James, Auburn University graduate and former Opelika resident, has begun his campaign as a Republican candidate in the 2010 race for Alabama governor.James, son of former two-term Alabama governor Fob James, also ran for governor in 2002, finishing third in the Republican primary, according to the Tim James for Alabama Governor Web site.James received a degree in finance from Auburn University, and is known as a solution-oriented person, said Brett Hall, James' campaign spokesperson."These are troubled times, and Tim believes he is right for the job because he has a successful background in business and finance," Hall said.
A position on the Auburn University Board of Trustees will soon be available.The opening is in District 6, previously held by Paul J.
The Lee County Commission approved joint funding plans with the city of Auburn to replace the North Donahue bridge at its meeting June 29."The bridge is really outdated for the amount of traffic on that road," said Mathan Holt, a Lee County commissioner.
Between camps and individual workouts, the Auburn Equestrian team is staying busy this summer.Three camps are being offered to riders of all experience levels, said Greg Williams, head coach.
Many students arrive at college with a desire to get involved on campus and give back to the community.The Mariners, a service organization that supports Auburn University's Naval ROTC, does just that.Formed in 1977 by a group of women who saw that the NROTC needed support, Auburn's chapter is the National Headquarters for the Mariners, as it was the first in the country to be established.The all-female group participates and helps with the NROTC drills, Junior ROTC drill meets and intramural sports, said Lt.
Once away from the security of home, many college students have to make their own financial decisions.Credit cards are popular and can offer many benefits, but they also can have incredible downfalls."College students, like adults, deserve access to credit cards," said Jamie Grady, a Wachovia spokesperson.
Last week U.S. News & World Report named Auburn one of the best places in America to live in 2009.The list was comprised of ten cities chosen based on their qualities of life, strong economies and low living costs."Auburn's pretty tough to beat," Mayor Bill Ham said.Residents of Auburn are proud to finally have the recognition."I thought we were the best-kept secret," said Tracie West, who serves on Auburn Rotary Club's Board of Directors.