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Camp War Eagle 2013: get to know this summer’s counselors Ben Croomes OPINIONS EDITOR



For a chosen few, summer in Auburn is a time dedicated to Camp War Eagle and the noble task of introducing incoming freshmen to the all the ins and outs of university life. This is not an easy task: counselors spend countless hours giving walking tours, explaining traditions, teaching cheers and imparting that sacred knowledge only known by upperclassmen to incoming freshmen.

The Plainsman spoke with some CWE counselors to see what it’s like to be an active leader in the Auburn family. We talked to Paul Cook, 20, senior in electrical engineering from Huntsville, Kaitlyn Bonds, 21, senior in pharmacy from Albertville and D’Andrea Garner, 19, junior in musical theatre from Jonesboro, Ga. Cook is a head camp counselor; Bonds is a head parent counselor; and this is Garner’s first summer as a camp counselor.

How long have you been a camp counselor?

What made you want to be a CWE counselor?

How long have you been a camp counselor?

Cook: “This is my second summer. We’re only allowed to be counselors for one summer, but I got called back to be a head counselor.”

Garner: “I wanted to be a camp counselor after watching my very own counselor lead my session two years ago during my CWE experience. GARNER Leigh was a great leader and watching her guide us and get us pumped for our freshman year really got me interested in doing the same thing. To be able to spread the love of Auburn was always what I wanted to do since I set foot on campus. It’s like a dream.”

Bonds: “My first summer as a counselor was last summer (2012).”

What made you want to be a CWE counselor? Cook: “I wanted to get more involved. I had an OK time at CWE, so I wanted to help my freshmen have a better experience.”

What’s your most memorable CWE experience?

Since walking tours are a big part of CWE, how much do you think you have walked during your time as counselor?

Cook: “A couple of freshmen that I know I had a really big impact on. I heard through a third party that they really benefited from the Camp War Eagle experience, and that made me feel like I did some good as a counselor.”

Garner: “I’ve walked a great deal – during training as well as on our own or with our tour partners for the summer. I make it a goal every time I’m on campus to walk different routes and paths just so I can get ready for the summer.”

Do you think CWE adequately prepares freshmen for their first year?

Do you think CWE adequately prepares freshmen for their first year?

Cook: “I do. I think we definitely present all the information needed for the first year. So long as they don’t zone out the whole time at camp, you’ll learn what you need to know.”

Garner: “I really do think it prepares the freshmen as far as getting a feel of campus living and all of the technical aspects. I feel as though everything else must be learned on an individual basis when they get there in the fall. CWE leads them through it, but we make it our goal to get them prepared.”

Is there any secret you think incoming freshmen should know that’s not part of the CWE program? Cook: “Be there at camp. CWE is what you make it. If you go into it with an open mind and are ready to have a good time, then you will enjoy your time at CWE.”

Is there any secret you think incoming freshmen should know that’s not part of the CWE program? Garner: “We’re pretty much an open book. If they have questions, we have answers!”


What made you want to be a CWE counselor?

Bonds: “I had the most amazing Camp War Eagle experience, and I knew right away that this was something I wanted to get involved in at Auburn.”

What’s your most memorable CWE experience? Bonds: “My most memorable experience is the pep rally that occurs at the end of the first day of every session. Seeing how much the parents and students get involved and excited during this time is so much fun.”

Since walking tours are a big part of CWE, how much do you think you have walked during your time as counselor? Bonds: “Well, the great part about being a parent counselor is the fact that we are in the Student Center in the air conditioning most of the session. Our tours are also given on Tiger Transit buses so we don’t have to walk very much.”

Do you think CWE adequately prepares freshmen for their first year? Bonds: “Absolutely. After this past year of being on the staff side of camp, I see even more so the amount of effort and dedication that is put into this job and making sure the incoming freshmen have the best experience possible.”


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To our newest Auburn Family members: The Auburn Plainsman staff wants to welcome you to your first stay on the Plains as Auburn students with an issue full of information we thought you might need. The transition from high school to college takes some time to get all the kinks worked out. We’ve tried to provide you with helpful content to ease that process and avoid a few hiccups that occur along the way. From graduating seniors’ advice to locations of where to buy that last-minute scantron, we’ve got you covered. Inside, you’ll see we’ve concentrated on providing you with a

a news source is greater. Our purpose is to serve you. We believe it’s your right as Auburn students to be informed about current events within your community. Delivering you this information is our primary focus, and we aim to do so with the utmost care and accuracy. Each issue we print bears the phrase, “A spirit that is not afraid,” taken from the Auburn Creed. The Plainsman staff lives by this phrase, and believes it accurately represents our mentality behind providing the Auburn family with quality, student-produced news. We see representing The Plainsman as a great responsibility that we carry out with courage and pride. We hope you enjoy reading what we’ve put together for Camp War Eagle as well as what we provide throughout the year, and we invite you join us in this spirit that is not afraid.


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The story behind the seal: superstition or something more? Michael Hill WRITER


Legend has it that students who step on the Auburn seal he or she will not graduate on time or find their true love at Auburn.

Auburn has always been a school of traditions and legends, which play a big part when learning about Auburn, but does one really have bad luck when stepping on the Auburn University seal? The seal, placed in front of Langdon Hall in the 1970s, bears a legend that any student who steps on it will be the target of bad luck, with consequences of not graduating on time and not finding your true love at Auburn. “To reverse this curse, one would have to go swim in the president’s fountain at midnight on a leap year,” said Mary Catherine Banister, Successfully Orienting Students leader. “This means that those who step on the seal have the chance once every four years to get it reversed.” Banister said most of her students laugh, especially at the part about having to swim in the fountain on a leap year, but usually understand the seal is a big deal here at Auburn. Quentin Torbert, junior in business management, said that he does not believe in superstition, and that something as silly as stepping on a seal will not cause you to graduate late. “Even though I don't believe in the tale, I still wouldn't step on it out of respect for the tradition,” Torbert said. The original seal was designed for Alabama Polytechnic Institute by famous alumnus William Spratling and was adopted by the Board of Trustees on May 30, 1921. It was adapted in the 1970s when API became Auburn University. Kacie Chumley, senior in secondary math education, said that she is not a superstitious person either, but she has never been one to question any Auburn legend.

“It’s better to be safe than sorry,” Chumley said. The seal says “Auburn University” and also says the words “Research,” “Instruction” and “Extension,” which Banister said are three of the pillars that uphold this university and its credibility. It also says, “For the advancement of science and art.” Banister said one of her favorite reactions from a student is when one student asked her to step on the seal to see of it was true. “I obviously refused, adamantly so, and then the student let on that he was joking and would never make me do that,” Banister said. “It was funny, but I’m glad they knew how seriously I take the legend.” Banister said that she can be a little superstitious, so she would never step on the seal because she wouldn’t want to take the chance of the legend being true, but because it is an Auburn tradition, no matter how silly it seems, she believes it and tries to influence others to believe it too. Torbert said he likes the tradition, and one thing that sets Auburn apart from other schools is the connection to traditions. “I hope the university seal tradition continues to be retold to keep it alive,” Torbert said. “I want to tell my future kids about the tale of the university seal.” Banister said the seal is not one of the most well-known symbols of Auburn, but the elements it embodies are at the heart of this institution. “I think that the seal stands for the prestige and tradition of Auburn University,” Banister said. “Auburn has a rich history, and the seal dates back to some of its earliest days. It reflects academic focus, which is why students attend the school in the first place.”

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Changing your major will not destroy your college career Ben Croomes OPINION@ THEPLAINSMAN.COM

You might feel like the major you pick now, in the infancy of your college career, has to be what you are supposed to do for the rest of your life. The thoughts running through your mind might be scary and new and casting a gloomy shadow over what should otherwise be a fun and new experience. Do I really have to pick what I’m going to be for the rest of my life now? What happens if I make the wrong choice? Calm down, young freshmen. Your life is only just beginning, and you do not have to figure

out every little detail right now, if ever. It’s most definitely a cliché, but I’ll say it anyway: college is a time to experiment. I can’t tell you what to do with your life, and although your parents wish they could, they can’t tell you what to do either. The truth is you have to do what makes you happy. Finding what makes you happy may seem like a frivolous luxury considering our current economic crisis, but true happiness is impervious to recession. The pragmatist in me wants to tell you to pick one of the safe majors, or majors that will get you a great job 99.9 percent of the time, but you’ve heard that old tune every day since you told your family you were going to college. If you know one of these majors will make you hap-

py, then go get it. But for the rest of you, don’t fret. Take this time to explore and figure out who you are and what makes you happy. Your parents might want you to get a degree in computer science, but you may find Chinese poetry is more your speed – and there is nothing wrong with that. What makes college so great is all the time you get to be on your own, making your own decisions. It doesn’t matter if you make a mistake or two while you’re here. It’s better to make them now than while you’re on a business trip to Amsterdam and accidently spend all your petty cash in the red-light district trying to relive your youth. I’ve changed my major, and I’m willing to bet a lot of the other students you’ll meet have


Many students change their majors–often more than once. changed theirs as well. You are not alone in your uncertainty about the future. Take advantage of your newfound freedom. Be open-minded about the future and ear-

nestly try to find what makes you happy. It’s a lifelong journey to reach happiness, and now is when you’ll start getting the tools you’ll need along the way – no matter what you major is.

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The great debate: to go to class or to stay in bed The Auburn Plainsman a spirit that is not afraid

Robert Lee WRITER

Robert What’s E. theLee difference between college Editor-in-Chief and high school? OK, it’s not that black

and white, but one glaring difference you will notice immediately is that no one is 2012–13 waking you up in the morning demanding you go to class. Actually, sleeping through your classes might not seem like a bad idea, especially since you don’t have to go, right? If going to college is supposed to make you a more responsible person and give you life lessons to take with you for the rest of your life, let me go ahead and throw you a bone. Go to class. Everyday, go to class. Sit in the front row and listen. Auburn recently raised tuition 4.5 percent overall, making tuition a number


that hurts my eyes every time I see the bill. So if we’re paying gobs of money to be here, what excuse do you have to not be in class? I have missed a few classes in my three years at Auburn, but never because I just didn’t want to be there. If I didn’t want to be in class, I wouldn’t have gone to college.

If you’re fortunate enough for your parents to pay for your education, I’m sure they would love to know you slept through your 8 a.m. science lecture. Missing class has always been one of those mysterious confusions to me. I saw kids in high school show up late to class every day, eventually leading to deductions in their grades,. So if you’re going to be in school in

the first place, why would you be late, or rather, not go at all? If you go to class and pay attention, you will have a much easier chance to succeed and understand the material compared to those who don’t go. This might sound comical and almost elementary to some, but this could be the easiest way to manage yourself successfully through college. I have no reason to believe some individuals come to college to be lazy and hang around for extra semesters, but I do have experience in seeing it. If you don’t have enough motivation, or at least that’s what you’re telling yourself, someone in your life can surely provide it. Whether it’s parents, grandparents or older siblings, someone is willing to talk to you and show you how hard work leads to success. Go to class, ladies and gentleman, because college isn’t just a good education, it’s proving to yourself that you’re ready to meet the challenges of the real world.

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Healthy eating, exercise tips to avoid the dreaded freshman 15 Kailey Miller WRITER

After graduating high school, many are excited for college, but others are truly terrified that they will go to college and come back home after spring semester looking like a beluga whale. This is the result of the infamous “freshman 15” that seems to slowly emerge while you’re not looking, or while you’re drinking copious amounts of alcohol and binge eating at 3 a.m. Whether it happens overnight or steadily throughout the year, the “freshman 15” is a problem among college students that can be avoided. Living arrangements freshman year can play a crucial role in the battle against the “freshman 15.” For those of you who were assigned to live in the Hill, you probably complained about how far it was from everything, and about the mold that won’t come out of the bathtub no matter how many times you clean it. There is an upside to living in the Hill. Yes, it is about as far away from everything on campus as you can be while still being on campus, but its location can be beneficial. The first time you walk up the hill from the parking deck to the front of the Hill dorms, you probably won’t be able to breathe for a few minutes. But after the second and third week, you’ll start to feel better, and after you do that three times a day every day for a year, maybe you can bring the “freshman 15” down to the “freshman 10.” Walking to class will help, but should not be the only thing students do to stay fit. As a freshman, you will have a TigerCard with a balance of $995 for on-campus residents,

or $300 for off-campus residents. It is easy to think of this money as monopoly money and have the impulse to buy everything edible in sight. There are healthy options for eating on campus. Instead of getting a burger and smothered cheese fries at Denny’s every day, order the veggie burger or an omelet. There will usually be a healthier option if you look for one. Bring healthy snacks for between classes so you don’t get tempted by donuts at Freshens while you’re leaving Haley or get distracted by the haunting aroma of Chick-fil-A waffle fries. If you do choose to indulge in these, there is a way to redeem yourself. Campus recreation provides group fitness classes for $15 a year. It provides yoga, cycling, kickboxing, boot camp, butts and guts and other group fitness classes that you can go to with friends to make working out a fun experience. No matter how many fitness classes you go to, they can all be for nothing if you fall into the trap of a major contributor to the “freshman 15,” which happens at night and the early morning. Late night eating is almost impossible to avoid when you are coming home from downtown and pass Little Italy and the glowing arches of McDonald’s. If you must get a pre-bed snack, stay away from ordering a Big Mac or a pizza. McDonald’s has smoothies that will satisfy your hunger and not leave you feeling pounds heavier when you wake up in the morning. Binge drinking, while never a good idea, is an even worse idea if you’re trying to maintain your high school body weight. Stay away from the empty calories alcohol contains, and much of the “freshman 15” may be avoided.


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Auburn's campus offers numerous ways to stay in shape. Starting fall semester a new state-of-the-art fitness facility, the Recreation and Wellness Center, will open. Planned features include a corkscrew running track, canoes and kayaks, group exercise sessions, a golf simulator, racquetball courts and more. However, existing facilities already offer plenty of opportunities for staying fit. The Student Activities Center features basketball courts as well as a weight room, and right next door is the James E. Martin Aquatics Center, containing an Olympic swimming pool. For more team-oriented activities, flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball and other intramural sports are available.


The new Recreation and Wellness Center will open this fall. Auburn also has a number of sports clubs to meet varying interests, from badminton to ice hockey, as well as an outdoor club. Students can also take a variety of sports and fitness classes including running, golf, bowling, crossfit and nutrition.

Auburn is a fitness friendly campus. Running trails, both paved and unpaved, two running tracks, bike lanes, and an intramural field all encourage students to take advantage of the many fitness opportunities Auburn offers.

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Simple tips for eating a delicious meal in a dorm room Living on campus does not mean you have to sacrifice the goodness of hearty, home-cooked meals Becky Hardy WRITER

People might think there is no possible way to safely cook a meal in a dorm. Those people would be wrong. Living in a Quad dorm my freshman year, I found it difficult to cook anything, mostly because I had completely forgotten about the kitchen located on my floor. Once I started utilizing the oven and stove in the dorm kitchen, I was able to create meals that were healthier than any microwavable options. I understand microwaves are the easiest and most efficient way of making a meal in your dorm, so here is a list of foods that can be made in the privacy of your own room.


Melts can be anything from a bagel with cheese to a turkey sandwich to a bean dip. Just stop by the grocery store and pick up some bread, pitas or tortillas, cheese, vegetables and any kind of meat. Throwing the sandwich together will take about five minutes while heating the concoction will take about two.

Frozen Dinners

Although the idea of eating frozen dinners your entire dorm life sounds unappetizing, eating a premade meal every once in a while could really help you out. The easy, on-the-go meal can provide you with familiar meat and two-sided dinner that you’re used to from home. Not saying it would ever compare to your mom’s chicken, but as a college student, you need to make some sacrifices. Some of the healthiest microwaveable dinner options are Van’s Natural Foods frozen

meals, Cedarlane frozen meals and Organic Bistro frozen meals.

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For those of you who cannot resist a little chocolate after a bad day of classes and tests, here’s the microwave snack you will appreciate. All you need for this recipe is baker’s chocolate to melt and your favorite fruit. The chocolate will give you that extra burst of energy for studying while the fruit will give you the nutrients you need to stay motivated. Easy, and all from the convenience of your dorm room. Although microwaves can be useful when wanting to cook something on the go, the stove or oven can be just as easy to use as long as you give yourself about 10 more minutes. I did not discover the wonders of the dorm kitchen until my second semester, but once I started using the stove, the mi-

crowave in my room became a long, lost friend of mine. Cooking with the stove in your dorm can be hazardous with many people refusing to clean up after themselves, but as long as you keep your dishes clean you will have no problems. My favorite meal to make in the kitchen was pasta. Throw some bread sticks in the oven while you are cooking on the stovetop, and you have yourself a decent meal. By using the kitchen and cooking meals for yourself, it will be like you never left home. And don’t forget the endless baked goods you could benefit from. Although the dorm kitchens, especially in the Hill and the Quad, may not look like the best environment for cooking, keeping your dishes clean and taking advantage of the space will hold off those home-cooking cravings at least until winter break.

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The Toomer’s Corner oak trees have come down, but that doesn’t mean the tradition has ended. Rolling the oaks has been the celebration choice for Auburn University athletic victories since the 1970s. Last year, we even rolled the trees when Alabama lost to Texas A&M. It isn’t all about sports, though. A few strands of toilet paper hung from the branches when President Obama was re-elected. Rolling the oaks wasn’t just about winning or losing. It was about coming together as a family—the Auburn Family. We talk a lot about that here, but that’s because it’s true. The oak trees that upcoming freshmen will roll might not be the same, but the spirit will be. The truth is that it doesn’t matter much if we roll trees that are over a hundred years old or oaks that have just been planted. It doesn’t matter if we throw

toilet paper over stone archways or bushes and power lines. What matters—what mattered then and what matters now—is the Auburn Family. It was never the Toomer’s oaks that brought us together; it was the love of this town and this university. Freshmen, it’s true that you’ll never get to roll the original oak trees as a student here. There’s no getting around that fact. What I want you to know is that it doesn’t matter. It would be pointless to deny the sentimentality of those trees and what they stood for, but that’s the point: they stood for much more than just trees. They stood for family and fellowship and a spirit that is not afraid. The trees that take their place won’t be any less special because you will make them special. Old tradition is reborn with you, the class of 2017. You are the first class to roll the brand new trees. You, this new generation of Auburn men and women, set the standard now. Wear that knowledge with pride. War Eagle, and welcome to the Family.

Photos courtesy of chip Woody, Auburn Alumnus

Woody’s wife, Georgia, celebrates by rolling Toomer’s Oaks after Auburn won the Iron Bowl 17-16 on December 2, 1972.

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The original Toomer’s Corner oak trees were rolled for the last time at A-Day on Saturday, April 20.

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Get to know your football players Name: Steven Clark Number: 30 Position: Punter Year: Senior Major: Exercise Science Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. Height/Weight: 6’5”, 232 lbs. Quick fact: Auburn’s first Ray Guy award finalist

Name: Jaylon Denson Number: 89 Position: Wide receiver Year: Junior Major: Business Hometown: Hoover Height/Weight: 6’3”, 216 lbs. Quick fact: Made first career start last season against Vanderbilt

Name: Jonathan Wallace Number: 12 Position: Quarterback Year: Sophomore Major: Physical Education Hometown: Phenix City Height/Weight: 6’2”, 209 lbs. Quick fact: Started in final four games last season as QB PHOTOS BY RAYE MAY / DESIGN EDITOR



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2013 football team brings promise Ethan Brady SPORTS REPORTER

The 2013 season will feature an entirely new identity for Auburn’s storied football program. New head coach Gus Malzahn has returned to the Plains with the intent to lead his players and win. Among those players are some familiar faces that are sure to shine as upperclassmen and new players that could make an immediate impact on the field. The first non-quarterback to lead Auburn in total offense since Bo Jackson in 1985, junior running back Tre Mason, will be the player to watch this season. In 2012 as a sophomore, Mason rushed for 1,002 yards and passed the thousandyard mark on the final play against Alabama. Mason is known for his powerful downhill running, breaking tackles and fighting for extra yardage. He should be an integrative part of Malzahn’s nohuddle offense and a leader during the 2013 season. After the 2012 season that featured three different starting quarterbacks, the Tigers are about to be in a heated competition for the position come fall practice. Junior Kiehl Frazier and sophomore Jonathan Wallace are the only two quarterbacks that practiced in the spring and played in Auburn’s annual A-Day scrimmage. Frazier was a highly recruited quarterback that played at Shiloh Christian High School in Little Rock, Ark., where Malzahn used to coach. Recruited by Malzahn when he was the offensive coordinator at Auburn, Frazier is viewed by many to be the favorite to start.

Playing high school football in Phenix City, Wallace grew up close to Auburn and got a chance to play toward the end of last season. Even though he is just a sophomore, Wallace has the ability to play in 2013. Joining Frazier and Wallace is junior college transfer Nick Marshall and Alabama’s “Mr. Football,” Jeremy Johnson. Many expect Johnson to be the future of Auburn football, but coming in as a true freshman will make it difficult for him to start. If anyone can steal the starting job from Frazier or Wallace, it’s Nick Marshall. The 6-foot-2 former Georgia high school star quarterback played for Georgia at cornerback before being released by the team. After a year of playing in junior college, Malzahn’s spread offense is the perfect setup for Marshall. Expect him to be on the field next year regardless of what position it is. After an eventful 2013 National Signing Day, the Tigers are excited to bring some of the nation’s best high school players to the Plains as they begin their tenure at Auburn. Along with Johnson, the Tigers signed the No. 10 ranked freshman class including five-star defensive end Carl Lawson and four-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams. Lawson was rated the No. 2 player in the nation according to ESPN and has the speed and strength to start immediately next season. As for Adams, his chances to start are not as strong as Lawson, but he will definitely be in the rotation on the defensive line and be an impactful player for years to come. The new era under Malzahn will feature some great players and competitive games. Veterans like Frazier and Mason will help lead the younger members of the team, and incoming freshman will ensure the success of the Tigers in the future.

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Fashion game day etiquette for the ladies and gentlemen John Burns SPORTS@ THEPLAINSMAN.COM

So, you're new to Auburn, or maybe you aren't, but either way football games are right around the corner and you've got to wear something to the greatest spectacle on the Plains. I've got a few options for you. I'm not a fashion aficionado, but I've witnessed four football seasons at Auburn, witnessed the highest mountains and deepest valleys in college football and all of the sharp attire (or lack thereof) that goes with it. Now, I'll start with the gentlemen's clothing. I'm going to be frank: unless you are an alumnus, you need to wear khakis (either shorts or pants depending on what the

weather is) and a collared shirt. Some may say, "But dude, I want to be comfortable at a ballgame, and jean shorts and this Auburn T-shirt just really do it for me." To those people I would say, "You're attending one of the most respected football programs in the SEC's games, so look sharp and act like a man who is proud of his school and his team." With that being said, the ladies have a bit more leeway when it comes to their football game wardrobe. You're always welcome to wear a jersey, ladies. Gentlemen should avoid them at all costs. Most women who are sitting in the student section will want to wear sundresses that are predominately orange and blue. When it gets colder the ladies will want to wear a tasteful, team-colored coat to go over


Alex Lee, Carrie Pepper, Lindsey Heim and Malise Collins cheer on the Tigers at the 2012 Auburn v. LSU game. their clothing. As most of you are new to Auburn, I'll give a rundown on which downtown stores you can purchase this type of clothing from. I realize that these places can be expensive, but they carry clothes that are prime for game days.

For guys, the Locker Room on Magnolia is the store that has all the game day wares you could possibly need, but by no means is it the only place where appropriate clothing can be purchased. It's just (pretty much) the only one downtown. For ladies, there are many options. The boutique business in

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downtown Auburn thrives on the female student population, and the number of stores for women reflects that. In downtown Auburn there are plenty of stores of this nature, but a few are Ellie, Private Gallery, Behind the Glass, Therapy and the Pink Room. They should all suit any of your game day dress needs. I realize many of you will ignore what I have tried to advise, but I would suggest not doing so. In fact, if I see what looks like a freshman wearing what I would call "jorts" at an Auburn football spectacle that I cherish so much, I will be incredibly disappointed. With that being said, I hope this has been a help to you incoming members of the Auburn Family, and look forward to experiencing this season's football games with you in the best attire possible.

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The official Auburn University app Elizabeth Wieck MANAGING.EDITOR@ THEPLAINSMAN.COM

Want to learn the ins and outs of Auburn’s campus? There’s an app for that: the Official Auburn University app. Two of the most useful features are the campus map and dining hours. If you allow the application to use your location, it can pinpoint exactly where you are on campus in relation to other buildings. For the first week of classes, and perhaps even the second, this is a valuable tool to get around campus. You can additionally search for buildings by name, which will then pinpoint it on the map. Bus routes are viewable on the map. Dining hours are also available for view on the app. You can open the dining hours at any given time and see what’s open on campus, as well as the hours of locations for the week. This is especially helpful since dining facility hours vary from day to day. Another tab of the app features news and what’s happening around campus. The news comes from Wire Eagle, which issues news releases from the university’s Office of Communication and Marketing, and also from Auburn Athletics. Events happening on campus are listed under the news tab. Available up to a month in advance, events listed include athletic events, art exhibitions and more. Following that note, the academic calendar tab lists a quick view of all the official university dates, which includes university holidays, when classes begin and end, the drop fee period and finals week. The AU app has a search option for all students and employees of the university. You can search for students, maybe a classmate, and find his or her Auburn email address, classification and major. Results for employees are job title, office location, Auburn email and office phone number. While this search option is also available on Ti-

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gerMail and on under “People Finder,” it’s a handy tool to have at your fingertips when trying to go to a professor’s office hours. A list of links to websites of offices and departments affiliated with the university is available, although most websites are not mobile versions. The AU app allows you to sign in to your Auburn-affiliated accounts, although once you sign in, it takes you to the non-mobile website. You can sign in to Tigeri, the university’s portal system for grades, transcripts and other information, Canvas, an online component for classes where you can view syllabi, grades and other content, and TigerMail, the official university email. You can download the free Official Auburn University app for Apple devices in the Apple App Store.

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Local band look out

The local music scene in Auburn has exploded during the past few years and continues to grow. Here are a few bands to check out.

Adventure the Great


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“The goal of Adventure the Great is to inspire others to seek these moments that are the complete essence of life and create them through music.” -Chandler Jones Lead guitarist, Adventure the Great

Low June “We’re a husband and wife duo that aims to create minimalistic songs inspired by spirituals and old folk melodies.” -Scott Waters Band member, Low June

Teacup and the Monster “We love rock ‘n’ roll, we love Southern music and Souther culture, so we geared our sound into more of an open book into who we are and what it is that creates us.” -Jake Carnley Lead singer, Teacup and the Monster

Lonely Wolves


ORGANIZATION Participating in the Parents’ Association is an excellent way to stay connected as a part of the Auburn Family and to support the education of your son or daughter.

“Drawing numerous comparisons to The Black Keys, the two-piece rock ‘n’ roll, blues infused band has drawn its influences from classic rock and blues legends.”


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Opelika offers locally owned shopping, music, food, art Chandler Jones

and casual atmosphere all led by executive chef Eron Bass it is sure to amaze. They serve more than 20 items including barbecue bourbon salmon and grilled quail salad. A word to the wise: if pockets are tight, maybe skip this for the night your parents are in town. Location: 123 S. Eighth St., Opelika, 36801


Not a far drive from campus is the quaint yet flourishing town called Opelika. Auburn’s next-door neighbor is a darling town that’s been around since the 1830s. It’s a quiet place with hopes of expansion and tourism. In the heart of the city lies in the Railroad Avenue Historic District. Downtown Opelika is renovating to invigorate the city and life there. The city’s historic district surrounds the railroad with brick and grass landscapes and boasts scenery of a classic southern town.

The Overall Company

The Overall Company is one of Opelika’s newest additions. Since it opened in August 2012 it has stirred up quite the reputation. A hipster-chic atmosphere is created from its mix of Opelika-native structure and contemporary décor. It has attracted many students for its foods and coffee house atmosphere. It makes in-house coffees, teas, cheeses, desserts and popsicles. It also sells or-

Venable’s Sweet Shoppe


The downtown area of Opelika offers a number of locally owned shops. ganic milk, wines and beers. Location: 1001 Avenue B., Opelika, 36801

Irish Bred Pub

Opelika’s Irish Bred Pub Restaurant has been part of Opelika’s landscape since the late 1800s, but in August 2010 the building was transformed to become what it is now. It serves local ingredients prepared by chef Chris Stone

and aspirs to be a cultural hub for Opelika. Each menu item holds true to the Irish theme with the O’Neil’s hot wings, the Tipperary burger and the Roscommon Ribeye. Location: 833 S. Railroad Ave., Opelika, 36801

Café 123

Café 123 is one of Opelika’s classier restaurants.With its upscale fine dining

Venable’s Sweet Shoppe is a custom design cake bakery with cupcakes, brownies, cookies and pies. The store’s owner, an Auburn alumna, Malisa Harris, began running it in 2011. They claim if you hand them only a napkin they can create a cake based on any theme. Location: 108 S. Ninth St., Opelika, 36801 Each building is as different on the inside as it is on the outside. Rich colors and textures cover each building giving each shop independence from its neighbors. Collectively, they give a happy ambience to Opelika.

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Christian retreat for incoming freshmen beginning late July Melody Kitchens WRITER

After a little planning and a lot of praying, the second Oaks Retreat will return this July. From Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28, incoming freshmen will have the chance to connect with other freshmen attendees and upperclassmen counselors through The Oaks Retreat at Shocco Springs Baptist Retreat Center in Talladega. “I hope freshmen will have a clear view of who God is and what Jesus accomplished on the cross and through this, the Lord would work through them for His glory,” said Marjorie Lupas, student director of the Oaks and junior in English language arts education. “I want them to leave the Oaks loving Jesus more.” Using metaphors from Isaiah 61 and Jeremiah 17, the pur-

pose of the Oaks Retreat is “to introduce incoming freshmen to the body of Christ at Auburn, empowering them to find godly community early, equipping them for ministry and strengthening their personal relationship with Christ,” according to During the weekend, freshmen will be involved in main sessions with various speakers, breakout sessions, family groups and a ministry fair—all relating back to the message of deepening incoming freshmen’s relationships with Christ and finding community in Auburn. “We hope they begin Christcentered relationships before they even come to campus,” said Gabe Howard, head of publicity for The Oaks and senior in zoology. “We also want to cut down on the church shopping

by introducing some of the local churches around here and encouraging them to get plugged in.” As a former Oaks counselor and Camp War Eagle counselor, Howard said he hopes freshmen see Auburn as a four-year mission field. “I wish I had something like this when I was a freshman,” Howard said. “If I had a support system like that, I feel like I could have done more with my time at Auburn.” The idea of a retreat centered on incoming freshmen came about several years ago. Trace Hamiter, adviser of the Oaks and minister to college ministry at First Baptist of Opelika, said he has been praying for a retreat for freshmen since he first heard of a similar retreat at Texas A&M called Impact.


In the fall of 2011, Chris Gluckman, former student director of The Oaks, approached Hamiter with the idea of an Impact-inspired retreat at Auburn, and Hamiter knew it was finally the right time. “I started telling people the idea and vision for it saying, ‘Please, talk me out of it. Give me a reason not to do it,’ and everyone I talked to said, ‘That’s exactly what I wish I had when I was a freshman at Auburn,’”

Hamiter said. Since last year, things like planning and counselor training have been tweaked, but one thing has remained the same. “From the very beginning, we said that we wanted prayer to be the foundation each year,” Hamiter said. “We want this incoming freshmen class to be the most prayed-over freshmen class that Auburn has ever had.” For more information on the Oaks, visit

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FreshmEn cheat sheet A quick guide to hours, locations and more around campus How long does it take to get to Haley Center from...

Where can I get a morning caffeine fix?

The Hill: approximately 9 minutes The Village: approximately 8 minutes The Quad: Just roll out of bed at 7:50 a.m. for your 8 a.m., and you’re set.

Caribou Coffee, Ralph Brown Draughon Library Caribou Coffee, Village Dining Starbucks, Student Center Seattle’s Best Coffee, Haley Center Caribou Coffee, Lowder Lounge

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Where can I print?

Student Center: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-12 a.m., SaturdaySunday 8 a.m.-12 a.m. Ralph Brown Draughon Library: Monday-Thursday 24 hours, Friday until 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-all night Terrell Dining, the Hill: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.

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