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Vol. 120, Issue 18, 16 Pages

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Where eat to live and live to eat unite: Local restauranteurs are choosing and cooking up locally grown food. See full story on page A7

Volleyball vs. Kentucky

Check out for updates and photos from the game Friday Sept. 27



City Manager Charlie Duggan calculates the ballots of the proposed property tax Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Proposed property tax increase voted against



A day in the life Catching up with Auburn Medical Clinic doctor Suzanne Graham-Hooker



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Main photo: David Bancroft kneels over brussel sprouts in his new restaurant’s vegetable garden. Top Right: Winery and produce located inside new restaurant. Bottom Right: Bancroft sells apples straight from the vine.

Auburn lacrosse player emulates Grand Theft Auto in Baton Rouge An Auburn lacrosse player made national headlines after allegedly stealing a truck with a passenger inside and hitting nine vehicles during his getaway attempt Saturday, Sept. 21, in Baton Rouge, La. According to the police report, sophomore Zachary Burgess jumped in a parked truck left running by its owner, Dalton McLean, in the parking lot of Fred’s Bar and Grill at 2:24 a.m. Saturday. Burgess then allegedly

BURGESS drove around the bar’s parking lot with a passenger who was held against her will. Monique Giarrusso said

Burgess forcibly prevented her from escaping from the vehicle while he was leaving the parking lot. “He wouldn’t speak to me, he wouldn’t look at me and it was like he was just in the zone,” Giarrusso told WVLA News in Baton Rouge. The police report said Giarrusso was forcibly held in the truck because of Burgess’ erratic and dangerous driving.


In a day-long vote and nearly month-long campaign, the much contested Auburn City School 9 mil Special Municipal School Tax Election failed. Superintendent Karen DeLano delivered an unofficial announcement at City Hall Sept. 24, at 7:45 p.m. In her address to members of the city and press, DeLano revealed the vote as a no. By 9 p.m., City Manager Charlie Duggan announced the vote’s official status with 4,320 votes for and 5,035 against, weighing the opinion of the 9,355 citizens that voted. “The school system now has a very severe situation,” DeLano said. “We have quite a challenge. Nothing that was shared during this campaign has changed. The growth is still there.” DeLano said in the next few weeks she will begin exploring options before she makes recommendations to the Auburn City School Board of Education as to how to rectify the oncoming slew of new students. “Auburn’s been growing at a clip for some time, and that’s been accelerating, and so the schools system is charged for giving an education to everyone that shows up,” Duggan said. “Right now, we have

a great public school system as we add children and they do not add resources, I cannot help to believe the quality of the school system will decrease. “Basically, what it comes down to is they’re going to have to cut current services in order to move forward, and even to buy the portables that are going to be needed. Forget a high school just to afford building a new classroom or changing current classrooms that might be used for other things. They are going to have to go back, reconfigure space and provide for the students that show up.” Duggan said the school system is expanding at a rate of approximately 350–400 students per year. The Auburn City School’s Comprehensive Assessment Presentation for Strategic and Master Planning shows estimated enrollment projections will reach more than 10,000 in 2022. Enrollment in Auburn City Schools has increased to 2,706 students in the last 10 years, that’s a 58 percent increase. “I think it will have an impact on the community,” Duggan said. “The people who think that we can cut enough to provide for the needs of the schools and not impact services are completely mistaken.

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Students weigh in on most difficult majors Ashtyne Cole INTRIGUE WRITER

Auburn University is home to more than 140 formal undergraduate majors in 12 colleges and schools. With so many different majors and opportunities, it’s a little difficult to narrow down the “hardest” majors at Auburn. Focusing on some of the more difficult criteria, and how students view each major, there are a few that stand out. According to CBS News, Auburn is one of the toughest graders in the Midwest/South. With this

news blowing up on campus, students feel pride in getting those A’s, especially since they are so hard to come by. In the 2014 edition of the Best Colleges in National Universities, Auburn was ranked No 91. The University also has been ranked as one of the best places to live and one of the most enjoyable lives for students by U.S. News. The most popular majors at Auburn in 2012 were business, marketing, engineering, education, biological/biomedical sciences, and social sciences. Ranked No. 67 in Best Engineer-

ing Schools, Auburn’s engineering program offers 17 majors to choose from. Based on a survey of Auburn students, most said they think the hardest major at Auburn is chemical engineering. To graduate with a degree in chemical engineering, 135 hours are required. With classes like hermodynamics, a series of organic chemistries, and Process Simulation Synthesis and Optimization, it’s no wonder it’s seen as the most difficult.



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POLICE REPORTS FOR THE CITY OF AUBURN SEPT. 19­­–25 South College Street, Sept. 18, between 2:15–4:15 p.m. Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle – theft of wallet and identification cards

Cecil Street, between Sept. 20, 3 p.m.– Sept. 23, 7:20 a.m. Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle – theft of GPS, headset, electronic flight computer

Clark Avenue, Sept. 22 between 4 p.m. –8:45 p.m. Burglary Third Degree – theft of two televisions, two gaming consoles and a DVD player

South Gay Street, between Sept. 19, 10:30–Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. Auto Theft – theft of motorcycle

West Longleaf, between Sept. 20, 11:55 p.m.–Sept. 21, noon Auto Theft - theft of motorcycle

Beard-Eaves Court, Sept. 20, between 2 p.m.–3 p.m. Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle – theft of laptop, backpack, textbook and school supplies

West Magnolia, between Sept 21, 11:40 p.m.–Sept. 22, 11:50 p.m. Theft of Property Third Degree – theft of phone, wallet, currency, identification cards

West Glenn, between Sept. 22, 6 p.m.– Sept. 23, 10 a.m. Theft of Property Third Degree – theft of currency and business documents

Old Mill Road between Sept. 20, 6:30 a.m.–Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. Burglary Third Degree – theft of two televisions, gaming console, laptop, currency and a backpack

West Longleaf, Sept. 22, between 12:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Theft of Property First Degree – theft of motorcycle

DUI ARRESTS FOR SEPT. 19–25 Alexander Murray, 21 Sept. 21, 2:51 a.m. on Wright Street Torrance Battle, 26 Sept, 21, 2:51 a.m. on South College Street Castanera Thomas, 33 Sept. 21, 11:17 p.m. on Lee Road 83 Abigail Bruce, 18 Sept. 22, 12:20 a.m. on Hemlock Drive

Longleaf Drive, between Sept. 23, 4:30 p.m.–Sept. 24, 11 a.m. Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle – theft of currency, checks and a lock box

— Reports provided by Auburn Department of Public Safety

Society Hill Road, Sept. 24, between 6:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m. Burglary Third Degree – theft of jewelry


Auburn firefighters spray water into the hood of the Buick that caught fire Tuesday night, Sept. 24.

Vehicle catches fire in Stadium Parking Deck Kelsey Davis EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

An empty Buick parked on the second floor of the Stadium Parking Deck caught on fire at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. According to Keith Walton, the Auburn University police lieutenant, Auburn Fire Department received a call at 7:11 p.m. and responded quickly afterward. Andrew Yakubik, owner of the vehicle and senior in exercise science, said he was eating


“When he tried to flee the parking lot there were several cars blocking the way,” Cpl. Don Coppola with the Baton Rouge Police Department told WVLA News. “He began ramming into the parked cars.” According to the report, after hitting nine vehicles, Burgess parked the stolen truck and attempted to flee the scene before being detained by McLean and several other witnesses until

in the Student Center Chick-fil-A when he received a text message from a friend with a picture of his vehicle in flames. “My friend sent me a text that said, ‘I’m trying to park my car but I can’t get in because of this,'" Yakubik said. "I looked at (the photo) and realized it was mine.’’ The cause of the fire is still unknown. “It could be anything from an overheated vehicle to an electrical fire,” Walton said. Walton also said no damage was caused to surrounding vehicles. the police arrived. Police records indicate Burgess was arrested and charged with one count of auto theft, one count of simple kidnapping and nine counts of hit and run. While his list of charges is no laughing matter, it was Burgess’ post-arrest remarks that garnered national attention. “One of his statements was that he wanted to see what it was like to be a Grand Theft Auto individual,” Cpl. L’Jean McKneely with the Baton Rouge Police Department told WVLA News. “What it felt like, I guess, to take a car and strike several vehicles at a high rate of speed.”


“A Brief History of Aviation,” an installation by sculptor David Henderson, will be on display at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Saturday, Sept. 28–Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.

The College of Agriculture, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station will present the second annual “Ag Discovery Adventure: A Window to the Future” • at the E.V. Smith Research Center Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Student work from the graphic design program in the School of Industrial and Graphic Design is now on exhibition on the second floor in the Student Center. Auburn University is one of five schools chosen to participate in the Peer Advisors for Veteran Education program, or PAVE, a peer-support program that will help ease the transition from military life to college life. The Iranian Student Association invites students, faculty and their families to the annual Friendship Barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1–5 p.m. on Martin Luther King Park at 190 Byrd St.

The Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security will hold an active shooter response training session Monday, Sept. 30, from 5–7 p.m. at the Auburn Arena. The Auburn Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Student Center Green Space across from Jordan-Hare Stadium. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. As part of the Discover Auburn lecture series, Bryn Geffert of Amherst College will present a program titled “Open-Access Scholarly Publishing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” The program will be held in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. Juan Gilbert, presidential endowed professor and chair of the humancentered computing division at Clemson University’s School of Computing, will be the first speaker of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association’s Distinguished Lecturer Series Monday, Sept. 30 from 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. in Student Center Room 2222.

Auburn City School Board of Education members Bill Hutto, Matthew Clegg, Superintendent Karen DeLano and Tracie West respond to media after the vote.


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There is one class I took and dropped that several people had to take over two or three times. It was that class that made me change majors.” Carpenter is now in wireless software.  “(Chemical engineering) is supposed to be the hardest major,” Taunton said. “I don’t know much about it, because I changed after freshman year, it just takes so many hours to graduate. I switched to accounting, which is really hard for some, but seen as easy for others, it’s just different for everyone, I guess.”  Auburn’s Nursing School is known for being difficult, and even more difficult to be accepted into. To graduate from the school, 127–129 hours are necessary. To apply, the school requires a minimum of 3.0 GPA, GRE, transcript, resume, personal essays, letters of recommendation, interview, under-

Auburn’s current census reveals Auburn’s population at 54,000 people including students and 35,000 people registered to vote. “I’m worried about the children,” DeLano said. “I’ve been worried ever since I took this graduate statistics class, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Registered Nurse in application. It costs $1,311 per credit for out-of-state students, more than the average $437 for instate students, a little less than average. The average program length is 24 months. “I would just say that being a nursing major is a full-time commitment that requires you not only to learn, but practice what you are being taught in class,” said Alyssa Bray, junior in nursing. One program known for its exclusivity in acceptance is interior design. In the 2012 survey of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools, DesignIntelligence ranked Auburn’s undergraduate Interior Design program as the best in the nation and for 2013, it ranked in the top five. To graduate, students must complete 124 hours and an internship. The program lasts four years, the maximum number of seats in a studio is 18 and

job. This growth is detrimental to their education and we’ve got to work to provide what we have to have for the children. As a member of this community and a graduate of this school system, I cannot have this school system fail.”

The key is to manage time well and that will free up extra time to be social and be involved in other things too.” —Emily Barrows SOPHOMORE IN INTERIOR DESIGN

only the top 36 students will be admitted for the sophomore through senior years. There is a requirement of six to eight hours of weekly class time, plus a minimum of four hours outside of class. “It is a very demanding major that requires a lot of time, and the projects require me to be diligent,” said Emily Barrows, sophomore in interior design. “The key is to manage time well and that will free up extra time to be social and be involved in other things too.”

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New food trucks welcomed to campus with open stomachs Derek Herscovici Campus Writer

There’s already a cornucopia of on-campus food options for starving students, but a trend that keeps on rolling, food trucks have continued to appear around campus. Perhaps to fill a niche market, or to offer yet

another alternative to eating around the University, the food trucks are here to stay, and students are thankful to have an option different from the norm. “It doesn’t taste like campus food, that’s the thing,” said Shuji Miller, junior in pre-mathematics education.

General Lee General Lee offers hot and fresh Asian cuisine to students around campus such as Korean, Thai and Hibachi courses with chicken, pork and veggies. Side orders of pot-stickers and egg rolls are also available, all for less than $8.

Grilled Cheezy A gourmet spin on an American tradition, the signature grilled cheese sandwiches offered here include ingredients such as buffalo chicken, caramelized onions, pineapple and six full-flavored types of cheese. Grilled Cheezy delivers exactly what students want at some of the most affordable prices on campus.

Smooth N Groove A hip-hop inspired all-natural smoothie truck that strives to make you feel good through fresh fruit smoothies and an upbeat atmosphere. “You might have failed a test, but when you walk by the smoothie truck you gonna feel a little better,” said Smooth N Groove founder and manager Keon Davis.

A new venture from the Opelika-based gourmet coffee bar and Southern eatery, the Overall Company’s popsicle cart next to the Student Center bus stop gives students the opportunity to cool down with all-natural popsicle flavors such as chocolate caramel and peach & creme, all made from locally sourced dairy farms. Plans are being made to open an Overall Company food truck of their own at some point later in the fall. “Were going to offer coffee and pops, and make espresso drinks and possibly some food,” said cofounder Laura Pritchard The trucks rotate locations weekly, keeping the variety going and offering new options to people on campus. Trucks are chosen to come on campus because of their ability to provide options in areas of food the school cannot.

Overall Pops All Photos by Emily enfinger / photgrapher

Saving the grade with Early Alert Ben Ruffin Campus Writer

As midterm approaches, it is important that students are aware of their academic standing in their courses. Luckily, beginning this year, students will be given the opportunity to view their course grades one week prior to midterm. Approved in December of last year, the Early Alert Grade Program requires professors teaching core classes to record in Banner an early grade alert for all of the students enrolled in those classes one week prior to midterm. “There had been discussion of a need for early grade notification for several years,” said Kathryn Flynn, director of the Academic Counseling and Advising Center. “Relihan took the issue to the University Senate last spring and the initiative was approved by the Senate with the goal of implementation this semester.” Although every student enrolled in a core class will receive an early alert grade, only students earning “D,” “F,” or “FA” grades will be identified through the Early Alert Grade Program. Students will then be sorted into five groups to determine the intervention and resources needed. The five groups of the Early Alert Grade Program include continuing Auburn students in good standing with one grade less than a C, first semester students with one grade less than C, continuing students with more than one grade less

than C, continuing students on academic warning with any grades less than C and first semester students with multiple grades less than C. This process will permit students to seek tutoring or take other action based on which group they are in, before the midterm drop deadline. Students who earn “D,” “F,” or “FA” early alert grades will receive an email from Judith Sanders, the coordinator of the Retention Program. Students will then be given information dependent on their current academic status and whether or not they are a first semester student. “Most students will be guided toward existing academic resources, such as Study Partners, Supplemental Instruction, the Miller Writing Center, or other specialized university offices for assistance with academic difficulty,” Sanders said. Other students who are experiencing academic difficulty will be offered academic workshops by the Office of Academic Support and the Retention Coordinator. “Workshops will review the many academic resources available at Auburn. They offer students an opportunity to consider the causes of their academic difficulty and to explore possible solutions,” Sanders said. The Early Alert Grade Program has had faculty involvement from the beginning as the University Senate, made up of five faculty members repre-

senting core areas on the advisory committee, approved the initiative. Although some faculty members may not be pleased about the additional requirement, others acknowledge students need feedback early in the term. “Overall, faculty want students to learn and do well in their classes. Faculty members typically want students to talk with them early in the term, rather than later when it is too late to make adjustments and raise a grade,” Sanders said. Although the program is in its first year, a wait and see period, Flynn believes the program will increase the GPA’s of students who take the initiative and take advantage of university resources. “We are hopeful that an increase in GPA does occur. Of course, this will be dependent upon a number of things, especially that students who are notified they are at risk based on their early alert grades take advantage of the resources offered to them,” Flynn said. Beginning Friday, Oct. 4,one week prior to the Oct. 10 midterm, students will have the opportunity to view their early alert grades. In order to access their Early Alert Grades, students should log in to tigeri and click on student records. Students should then click Midterm Grades. Although the grades are referred to as Early Alert grades, they are currently referred to as midterm grades in Banner.

Students who will be alerted: • Continuing Auburn students in good standing, earning one “D,” ”F,” or “FA” early alert grade • First semester Auburn students (freshmen and transfers) earning one “D,” ”F,” or “FA” early alert grade • Continuing Auburn students in good standing, earning more than

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Auburn University Medical Clinic doctor Suzanne Graham-Hooker walks with her husband, reads her devotionals, checks lab work, eats breakfast and lectures medical and veterinary students — all before arriving to work Becky Hardy Campus Editor

What are you in charge of? I am in charge of a nurse practitioner and a medical student. The medical students follow me around and actually get really involved with the patients. One week per month, I will stay later than 6 p.m., depending on how many patients come through the door. What is your main area of expertise? Asthma patients and mental health patients. I’m in charge of the mental health program here. Do you take time after work for your patients? If I have really sick patients I will visit them at home. I’ll also check on some students if they’ve had some surgery or have been in the hospital. I’ve had some suicidal patients that have been in the hospital, so I’ll go visit them. Why do you take that extra time for your patients? I’ve gone through all of this stuff with them, so I like to check on them and make sure they’re OK. How many hours per week do you dedicate to your job? Usually 60 hours per week, or sometimes more. Favorite part of the job? I love working with students and teaching. I have been a doctor for 22 years, and I’m at that point in my career where I’ve seen enough sore throats, so I love teaching someone who’s never seen a sore throat, depression or anxiety. Least favorite part of the job? Probably working so many hours. Sometime down the road I would probably

want to cut back as I get older. What do you do to unwind at the end of the day? I make jewelry for people as gifts and to sell for my trip to Ecuador on a mission trip with the nursing school. What made you decide to be a doctor? I wanted to help people. I was actually going to be a school teacher. My mom told me I was smart enough to be a doctor, so I studied medicine. Is there lots of flexibility in your job? Family medicine does everything. When I did women’s health I did everything, but just for women. I missed taking care of men and everyone else, so when I moved to the [ first floor] of the medical clinic I did everything. Who’s your favorite age group to care for? College students because it’s a much more moldable age group. It’s a group that I can teach to change their habits and they’re much more fun. They keep me young and I can be more myself. Some students call me ‘Dr. Mom’ and I love it.

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Graham-Hooker works with nurse practicioner, Skylar Cope, throughout the day.

Graham-Hooke sells jewelry to family and friends to benefit her mission trips to Ecuador.

How do you make time for your family? I try to not do too many activities except for Bible study. My two daughters are in college. I call my daughters every single day, so I’m very much in touch with them. What do you think about Auburn University’s Medical Clinic? This is a nice place to work. We have a clean environment and we have everything here. A lot of people don’t realize how lucky we are because we have availability here to do a lot of things.

Becky Hardy / campus editor

Graham-Hooker decorates her office with chairs and rugs to make the room feel more like home.

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Published communication faculty ranked nationally Derek Herscovici Campus Writer

They may be teaching throughout the year, but the professors of Auburn University’s School of Communication and Journalism are still being published. The Communication Institute for Online Scholarship ranked the faculty of the University in the top 15 schools in the country for their amount of published research in the fields of communication and journalism in a recent survey of their online database of journalism and communication magazines ComAbstracts. “One of the important things to keep in mind about this is what this says about the strength of the program overall,” said Debra Worthington, associate professor of communication and

journalism. “That means we’re doing some good research and getting it published, otherwise we wouldn’t be in this position or wouldn’t be recognized the way that we are.” The results of the survey, published in the CIOS’ fall 2013 newsletter, measured the total contribution of faculty members working in Ph.D. or M.A.-granting departments of communication and journalism. Schools were ranked based on the amount of work published by faculty while employed at their university and found in the ComAbstracts database, regardless of when the author was employed or when the article was published. To date, the ComAbstracts database contains approximately 74,000 articles culled from 140 journals dating back to 1915, assigning each

identifiable co-author full credit for the article. According to CIOS’ newsletter, Auburn, along with George Washington University, American University and the University of Cincinnati, generated a record of accomplishment that places them not only above the mean of Ph.D.–granting programs but within range of the field’s top 25 Ph.D. granting programs. “It’s great news because as a student you want to be proud of the department or the school that you’re in,” said Justin McLennan, senior in journalism. “You choose a school because you hope you’re getting a quality education, and to hear that helps reinforce the decision you made and lets you know you made a good choice.” Despite the level of accomplishment present already, some insist the survey’s decision to ex-

clude works outside of scholarly magazine articles, such as books and films, detracts from an even greater recognition of contribution. “I would say that it’s nice but it’s a little limited,” said George Plasketes, professor of communication and journalism. “If you added books to that then we’d look even better.” However the results are reported, the contributions of the School of Communication and Journalism toward the expansion of the public’s knowledge cannot be understated. “You don’t just publish a whole bunch of stuff in a couple of years and get recognized like this,” Worthington said. “You have to do it long term, and there’s been a commitment to research here at our program and a commitment to getting that research published.”

Freshman Senate Council survives SGA vote 22–10 Derek Herscovici Campus Writer

The Senate meeting of the Student Government Association Monday, Sept. 23 was brief, but made important decisions for the future of SGA and organizations on campus. The most important decision of the night came after an arduous discussion of whether to strike Section 300.2 from the SGA Code of Laws, eliminating the Freshman Senate Council from the greater body of SGA. The motion to eliminate the Freshman Senate Council from the SGA body failed by a vote of 22–10 following a strong show of support by former freshman senate representatives and those who joined as upperclassmen. “I think that everyone understands that this program needs to stay for obvious reasons, you need people to bridge that gap between freshmen and sophomores,” said College of Business Senator Peyton Bristow. “You don’t want them to dive in head first when you don’t have a lot of experience in that. I guess what I’m trying to say is that we can’t just create one year where we don’t have these people.” In the past, the lack of open seats in the

SGA senate occasionly deterred or prevented underclassmen senator candidates from progressing through the ranks into the primary SGA council, prompting many to speculate a lack of commitment from the freshman senators. For now, the Freshman Senate Council will remain, though all were in agreementof a clear and definite need to continue the council, as well as reform it to better serve the SGA. Organizations holding reserved sections in the block-seating area came under fire for leaving home football games early, while students unable to find seats were relegated to walkways, leaving their reserved seats unused but inaccessible to most football fans. Options such as integrating the block-seating area or eliminating the option to reserve block seating altogether were voiced. However, a decision has yet to be reached by the SGA. Another notable development at the meeting was the motion to restructure funding applications for on-campus organizations, a decision whose repercussions will not be fully appreciated until further in the semester.

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Research conducted by students and professors in the building will focus on physical activity and health.

School of Kinesiology program ranked No. 22 in the country Ben Hohenstatt Campus Reporter

Auburn University’s School of Kinesiology was recently ranked as the No. 22 kinesiology program in the nation, and was ranked before the new College of Education’s School of Kinesiology building opened Thursday, Sept. 12. Mary Rudisill, director of the School of Kinesiology, said the new facility will allow the already nationally recognized program to grow and improve. “We’re really hoping we can get ranked close to the teens,” Rudisill said. “In 10 years, we will be the top program.” She also praised the current state of the School of Kinesiology, and said the new building’s design will undoubtedly help the program accomplish its goals. “We were in a building that wasn’t designed for what we do,” Rudisill said. “Our primary goal is to give our students the opportunity to go out and help their country.” Rudisill said the research

conducted in the building focuses on both physical activity and health. “We’re a more medically based program,” Rudisill said. “We’re not just physical education.” Rudisill said research in the near future will focus on mechanics of human movement, obesity, diabetes and how to motivate children to be more physically active. The new building features a motor behavior lab, a new facility for the TigerFit program and a training center for USA Team Handball. “We’re going to turn our optimization center into an Olympic training center,” Rudisill said. James McDonald, director of the TigerFit program, said the new facility should have a positive impact on the TigerFit program. TigerFit is a program open to the public and allows kinesiology students the opportunity to perform individualizedhealth evaluations.

“Students, faculty and the public can get their health evaluated,” McDonald said. “The tests we can run would be more expensive at a different facility.” Some specific evaluations available through the TigerFit program are muscular endurance testing, pulmonary testing, musculoskeletal testing, a graded exercise test and body fat testing. The TigerFit program is open Monday–Friday from 3–5:30 p.m. McDonald said the program helps kinesiology students to gain hands-on experience and provides an opportunity for the community. The kinesiology building is also environmentally friendly. Rudisill said the kinesiology building is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, LEED, certified building. “I’m very happy the building is efficient,” Rudisill said. “There is a sense of being outside while being inside the building.”

ben Hohenstatt / campus reporter

The plaque outside of the Auburn University School of Kinesiology building highlights the themes of the new programs inside.

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The Mike Hubbard Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce was opened Sept. 12.

World-class center open on campus Ben Hohenstatt Campus Reporter

The Mike Hubbard Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce, or CASIC, officially opened after a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday, Sept. 13. “It’s a world-class facility,” said Josh Woods, director of communication and marketing for the College of Agriculture. William Batchelor, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) said amenities in the new facility included 20 laboratories, conference rooms, two five-ton cranes and the most powerful computer in Alabama. CASIC will be interdisciplinary and will be used by the Colleges and Schools of Design and Construction, Engineering, Architecture, Sciences and Mathematics and Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. “The building was built for collaboration,” Batchelor said. “All our programs are multicollege programs.” Batchelor and Woods said CASIC will serve dual purposes as both a research center and as an outreach tool. “It’s going to be crucial to finding the discoveries that will carry us into the future,” Woods said. Research pertaining to genomics, irrigation and renewable energy will be conducted in the center. “Ten years down the road, there will be a renewable energy program in the state of Alabama due to these programs,” Batchelor said. The renewable energy research involves converting biomass pine trees into an energy source. “We’ve (developed) the tech to do that, but we do it on a very small scale,” Batchelor said.

“We want to do it on a much larger scale.” Batchelor said every program leads to products, which lead to commerce. He cited the irrigation aspect of water-resource research as an example of the potential commercial impact of CASIC. Batchlor said it’s possible the research could increase the amount of corn grown in Alabama. “Half of a million acres of corn would have the same impact as adding an auto manufacturer,” Batchelor said. However, $28.8 million had to be spent before CASIC could begin earning money in the forms of grants and research aid. The facility was first proposed in 2008 and was funded by a $14.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, in addition to $14.1 million in state funds. The remaining $200,000 needed to build CASIC was contributed by Auburn University. Some of the money also came from the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. Woods said Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, was instrumental in securing the state money essential to CASIC’s construction. “Hubbard was critical to the success,” Woods said. Construction of CASIC began in 2010, two years after the proposal. “It moved fast,” Batchelor said. “We had great contractors.” Batchelor and Woods said they praised the finished product. “It’s a very good work environment,” Batchelor said. Woods said he found it exciting to have the opportunity to work in the new building.



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Social Media on The Plains In response to our post “Does Nick Marshall’s performance against LSU signal a downfall, or was it just on-theroad jitters?”

Stacy Thompson: Jitters. This isn’t 2010, he’s not Cam Newton and they will continue to improve. WDE!

Kimberly Bagley: Jitters. The rain also didn’t help the situation. He continues to learn and improve every week and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this team! War Eagle! In response to our post “Do you think Nick Marshall will be able to lead the Tigers to victory on the road against LSU?”

Phillip Key: Les Miles can always lose a game. If Nick follows Malzhan’s gameplan, we have a chance.

Nathan Simone: Don’t you have to have a CDL to drive the Gus Bus?

In response to our tweet “Does Nick Marshall’s performance against LSU signal a downfall, or was it just on-the-road jitters?”

@aujrmtsh: it was normal performance on his part but it wasn’t jitters or a downfall Our View

Snake oil for the stressed-out student A college education seems to be more important than ever. The job market is abysmal and anyone who doesn’t have at least a bachelor’s degree might as well print his or her resume on toilet paper. What’s waiting for us after graduation is less of what the “real adult” world should be and more of an extended nightmare. We are put under incredible pressure to outperform, out-impress and out-qualify all of the competition. Overachieving is our lifeblood. So, naturally, we look for some help. Unfortunately, that help often comes in the form of Adderall. And why shouldn’t it? The little blue pills are relatively cheap, and it seems too easy to find a person who has a prescription — if you don’t already have one yourself. According to author Greg Critser, in his

Block seating and the greater good Block seating during Auburn football games has long been a topic of debate among both those inside and out of the University’s Greek system. While many people see the obvious demographic change among the people that have gotten block seating, a less talked about aspect of the [Auburn] Ignited system is overlooked: volunteer hours. The Greek system has had a long tradition of providing service to the community, and block seating was the reward. While many people argue that fraternities were essentially buying their way into block seating through philanthropic events, those that worked to change the system fail to acknowledge the impact that the changes have had on Auburn’s mission to

This week’s poll question: Do you like the new student recreation center? •IT’S GREAT •I’VE SEEN BETTER •THEY HAVE A HOT TUB!

Last week’s poll results: Do you take Adderall to help you study? 80% NEVER


Gone are the days of middle school, when your biggest concern was how up-to-date your locker decorations were and your mom still picked out your clothes before school. What your room looked like at home was irrelevant as long as you had the right amount of Brittany Spears or NSYNC stickers, and your friends wrapped your locker in wrapping paper on your birthday.  Now, shopping for dorm and apartment decorations have taken over, and brought to a wholenew level.  There are college students



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I don’t have to fear for my life whenever I get in bed, but the majority of my decorations are things I already had. I have my grandfather’s old desk, a bed frame from our guest room at home, a lamp from a garage sale a family member happened to stumble upon and an old desk chair we repainted and added a comfortable cushion too, along with other hand-me-down, but refurnished, pieces.  And it doesn’t look half bad. Anthropology seems to be the goto place for girls to buy their desks and dressers. An average price for one of those items ranges from approximately $700–2,000.  After move-in week, I was scrolling through Instagram, and I felt like I was looking at an interior design magazine when people started posting pictures of their rooms. 

I went back this year to look at my dorm room from sophomore year, and I swore I had walked straight into a Pinterest pin or Anthropology ad. You couldn’t even tell it was a dorm room anymore. The living room was covered with pictures on the walls, extra pieces of furniture the Village didn’t provide and somehow the wooden couch they do provide looked adorable and comfortable — instead of a neckache waiting to happen.  I cringe when I think about how much it all must cost, but it looked incredible.  There should be a happy medium. A way to create a room that looks Pinterest-worthy, but without spending hundreds of dollars.  Milk crates and wobbly beds are not the way to go, but it is possible to shop smart, and look for furniture from Goodwill.

Overachieving can be overwhelming



spending hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars on decorations for their dorm room, a place they may only be living in for one year. Splurging a little bit on apartment decorations is slightly more acceptable, since it could be your safe haven for multiple years instead of one, but it’s still possible to get by with the basics. When my dad went to school, his bed was a precariously handbuilt loft that was probably a safety hazard to anyone in close proximity, and he used milk crates for furniture.  He considered those to be luxurious decorations. Well maybe not luxurious, but to him that was about as much effort as he felt like putting into dorm room decorations.  I consider myself to be in the middle. My room doesn’t have milk crates for a desk chair, and

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Amber Franklin


social media. It begs the question, where do the values of Auburn students lie? While it is nice to see Auburn becoming more inclusive, it is hard to come to terms with the sharp decline in community service. Those that say the system is flawed should instead find volunteer organizations in order to get block seating rather than complaining about bias, because the argument can now be made that Auburn University has a bias toward promoting their own sports rather than supporting their community. Nick Hines Junior Journalism

Dorm rooms between frugal, fabulous


I think it was just typical Nick Marshall. Some good and some bad.

provide help to the community. By buying T-shirts and tickets to philanthropic events, and what some would argue buying their way into block seating, fraternity members were supporting local and national charities. The substantial amount of money that was raised every year has since dwindled. Some argue that people shouldn’t need rewards and motivation to volunteer and donate money. The reality, however, is much different. What makes the money raised through a reward system any less than money raised without it? Last year, time that used to be devoted to helping the community was traded for time going to sporting events and posting messages on

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book “Geration Rx: How perscription drugs are altering American livds, minds, and bodies,” Generation Y or millennials, has become one of the most medicated generations in history. Baby boomers pop pills just as much as we do, by the way. Some people do need medicines such as Adderall, not to study, but to function. Yet, it seems all too common for otherwise healthy high school and college students to take Adderall as a substitute for time management. It has become the go-to remedy for gaining as much knowledge as possible in the shortest amount of time. We don’t want to go on an anti-drug tirade because those are typically ineffective and alienating, but we do want to say Adderall is not the answer. When students take Adderall, they medicate a symptom, but not the underlying con-

dition. In many cases, the condition is our own hubris. Sure, we can go faster, learn more, stay up longer, but at what cost? Instead of fighting against the systems that created the poor economy and even poorer job market, we take it out on ourselves. We buy into the idea that this is reality, and we have to deal with it. But this isn’t the way it has to be; we don’t have to swallow pills to make it easier to cope. We have the potential to be the generation that makes a difference and breathes new life into an ailing nation. That potential is dying, however, and Adderall is killing it.

Letter to the Editor

jitters, nasty weather and a lsu defense

jitters no doubt


Most people would agree college is the place to expand your horizons, try new activities and find ideas, organizations and causes you’re passionate about. As students, we hear the same speech about involvement from many people — teachers, advisers, parents, overachieving friends — but can there be such a thing as too involved? I think so. Auburn has 464 organizations listed on the AUInvolve website. This doesn’t include clubs in the process of being formed or rec-

ognized. How can anyone decide what to join? As a freshman, I remember thinking I wanted, and needed, to be involved in as many organizations as possible. UPC? I’d love to plan events. Impact? I loved doing service in high school, I bet it’d be even more fun at Auburn. Study abroad? I’d love to travel. SGA? Outdoors Club? HerCampus? The Plainsman? Mocha Club? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. Except… I didn’t really love all those things. I thought they were interesting, or I had experience with them before, but I didn’t really love all of them. However, I dove in headfirst,

and applied for as many as possible. I got stuck with too many overlapping meetings, overwhelmed by schoolwork and started to hate some of the activities I thought I was excited about. I think it’s easy to overextend ourselves, especially when we’re constantly hearing background noise about needing to be wellrounded, heavily involved and leadership-driven. None of those qualities are bad. None of that advice is wrong. The problem is the extent to which we push ourselves to go above and beyond — to be involved to an overwhelming point. For the past three years, I’ve slowly backed away from things I wasn’t incredibly happy being involved in and focused on the

things I always wanted to be doing more of. Did it shrink the size of the extracurricular area of my resume? Yes. Did it help me better manage my time, enjoy more weekends with friends and family and devote more energy to the few organizations that would end up being important to me? Yes. Auburn has almost unlimited resources and four years (maybe even five or six) is more than enough time to find your niche and expand on it. So, find what you’re passionate about. Learn to walk away from things you don’t love. It’s fine to say no and admit you’re not a superhuman capable of being in five places at once.

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Community Thursday, September 26, 2013



Agricultural Auburn, the farm-to-table extravaganza Local chefs are redefining the ‘harvested yesterday’ trend by providing farm-fresh options for consumers Chandler Jones / Annie Faulk community Editor / community Reporter


Good, now we’ve got your attention. There’s someone amongst us. He’s got a quiet smile and an easy way. He epitomizes southern cuisine, and why shouldn’t he? He’s an artist, and it’s his medium. David Bancroft’s new restaurant, Acre, epitomizes one of the prominent movements in Auburn’s culture: farm-to-table. Reducing the distance and time from vineto-plate means more quality in food eaten all over the world. Here, those space-time issues spurred aggressive change in Auburn’s culinary ideals. “We do clean food and it’s fresh,” Bancroft said. “People mistake that for organic, vegan, trendy, but it’s not. We’re buying food that is local, harvested no later than yesterday. It’s all fresh, in house. We’re not buying sauces out of gallons; we’re making sauces in house. We’re making soups, in house, making stocks, butchering whole animals, fish. When you see that on the menu, that fish came in whole.” There are limitless options for fresh ingredients. Everyone wants his or her food to taste better and be healthier, that’s the goal of farmto-table. Farm-to-table centers around the production of farm-grown food delivered to local consumers. The farm-to-table movement began in the 1960s and 70s. According to the Alabama Farmers’ Federation, Alabama has more than 48,000 farms spreading across 9 million acres of farmland. These farms produce the state’s top commodities — poultry, livestock, nursery products, cotton and peanuts. The average American farmer produces enough food for 155 people per year. The Alabama Farmers’ Federation estimates American consumers spend more than 10 percent of their disposable income on food annually. One Alabama farm took Bancroft’s dream and put it on the table. Bancroft’s began his culinary exploits as one part of the culinary team at Amsterdam Café. It was a regular day when he decided the cardboard-packaged produce from an indistinguishable farm did not cover it anymore. That day, he called Randle Farms with a simple idea. They arranged a meeting, which would eventually change their lives and, potentially, Auburn’s history. “They were all just looking at me when I walked up in my chef coat,” Bancroft said. “They were like ‘this is what a chef looks like,’ and I was like, ‘all right, so (these are) farmers.’ We were all just excited.” Randle Farms began operating in 1975 and gained popularity for their yearly blueberry picking. The approximately 220-acre farm functions as a family business. Zack and Frank Randle, sons to Frank Randle Sr., both grew up on the farm and gradated from Auburn. The produce Bancroft received from the Randle’s change his views. He acquired two unused acres behind Amsterdam, between College Street and Gay Street, and converted it to farmland. Before he knew it, his surplus allowed him to invite other chefs to pick from the harvest. “It was just creating something that could be shared in the community,” Bancroft said. “It wasn’t to boast; it was to share. I wanted everybody to have some. I even ran a farmers market out of Amsterdam one time.” Similarly, in 2005, Zack created a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for the farm because it had “become a popular way for small farmers like us to market vegetables.” In CSAs, customers purchase shares twice a year, spring and fall, and each share consists of 4–15 pounds of food, depending on availability. Right now, the Randle’s are planting fall produce such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and sweet potatoes. Zack Randal said he found the best communication to be, “just word of mouth, our customers, the ones that we’ve made happy over the years, they tell their friends. That’s how we operate as of right now.” Now, three restaurants later, Bancroft’s current menu literally puts Randle Farms on the map. The menu’s watermark labels Randle Farms. “They are like family members,” Bancroft said. “When I pull in we talk about the weather, the crops; we don’t talk about business; we talk about family. It’s just different. It’s extremely special.” Bancroft has immense respect for the farming culture. He encourages it and promotes it in his own cooking. “I do it to support our local economy and support local farmer’s families,” Bancroft said. “These are families that — their standards of living are things I want to emulate, their respect for the land, respect for the harvest. All are things forgotten in our society today. Every-

What is REal food?

Local • Supports local economies • Helps to establish a community based around food Ecologically Sound • Made in a sustainable environment with no adverse effects • Resolves issues of gas emissions and traveling cost Fair • All workers have equal pay • Work environments are safe and comfortable for all Humane • Animals not grown in a confined feeding operation • Animals aren’t fed GMOs or hormones one is about speed, fast food, get in, get out, get home. These people just have a slower pace of life and a higher and greater respect that’s been lost. I enjoy getting it back in my life piece-bypiece by watching their lives, how they run their farms and watching them with their families.” And believe it, because if Bancroft knows something other than cooking, it’s family. The décor of Acre reflects greatly on the Bancroft name. His father and uncle invested, his cousin interior designed and his brother donated trees and building supplies. Portraits throughout the Bancroft ages hang in the hallways. All the oak on the exterior walls came from his family farm. Beams and salvaged wood came from a friend’s 100-year-old general store in Beauregard, Va., and a fish basket from his grandfather’s fish farm was repurposed to be a chandelier. “We just made it a family project,” Bancroft said. “We grabbed wood and salvaged pieces from here and there and I took all the pictures, tried to wrap it with as many family stories as possible.” Bancroft has had an illustrious culinary career in Auburn, and now the restaurant reflects him. He’s able to create a menu that’s timeless, seasonal, modern and interesting. His dishes depend on available produce. If a farmer drops off squashes, he serves squash soup at dinner. If watermelons are in excess, they can be found in the margaritas. And the customers can’t stop. “It’s been without a doubt a gathering of locals,” Bancroft said. “I see so many friendly faces every night coming to support and they’re coming to support because they’ve eaten with me for seven years in town, I’ve cooked at their houses, I was friends with them in college; our kids are in day care together; they go to our church.” Acre’s farm-fresh ingredients don’t always come from Randle, Acre has potential to be self-sustainable. The foundation sits on an acre of land. An olive tree stands by the front door, blackberries and Meyer lemons are found along the walls. Two Toomer’s Oak clones from Bancroft’s brother’s tree farm sway in the distance. Apples grow down the fence, plums past the apples, peaches across the apartment complex and pears in the middle. Limes, mandarin oranges, figs, persimmons and pomegranates hide in the corner, and blueberries are growing by the gas station. Guava ripens behind the building, and to top it off, a vegetable garden soaks in the sunlight next to the parking lot. Here, the freshness doesn’t stop at the plate. The staff utilizes these herbs at the bar, in a farm-to-bar program. Bartenders mix jars of preserves, local honeys and syrups and fuse them into cocktails. Also on board with farm-to-table is Opelika’s Jimmy’s, located at 104 S. Eighth St. The restaurant opened in 2005 and delivered New Orleansstyle cuisine. Owner Jim Sikes writes a food column in the Opelika-Auburn News and explores unique food experiences. Jimmy’s uses fresh basil grown in Sikes’ garden. He harvests and preserves the basil in canning jars. The restaurant also uses fresh mint in specialty drinks. “We don’t grow very much for ourselves, because we don’t have the room,” Sikes said. “But we do grow some herbs out front. We’ve got rosemary that could take care of the whole county, there’s a giant bed of it out there, fresh picked mint.” Sikes said the benefits of farm-to-table go beyond the consumer’s fork. “So buying those neat fresh things is a lot better than that bag of frozen things, for the person working,” Sikes said. “It’s a lot better for you as a customer, but it’s also better for the person working. Fresh and local treats your customer and it treats your employees well. It’s good for your soul. And there’s not a lot that you can say that is that way.” Opelika Café One Twenty Three also combines locally grown food with a Southern twist. The restaurant, located at 123 S. Eighth St., operates as a smaller restaurant and doesn’t necessarily need to purchase in bulk, especially when it comes to produce or fresh ingredients. “My vision for the cafe is a place where you can relax and not worry about if you used the

Photos Contributed; dEsign by Rachel Suhs

Top to Bottom: David Bancroft sits in the private dining room of Acre; Jimmy’s fresh vegetable stew; Fresh produce from Jimmy’s in Opelika; Amsterdam Café’s Pickled Baby Veggies with house-made Pimento cheese and Oakview Farms Whole Wheat Focaccia

wrong fork or spoon. Basically fusing the Old South with fine dining,” said Eron Bass, executive chef at Café One Twenty Three. Bass’ vision for the Café’s atmosphere fuses classy dining and Southern cuisine. He said sourcing ingredients benefits them economically, because they don’t necessarily need the quantities others have. He said all the produce used comes from local farmers markets in the area. “I would much rather go out and handpick my produce than order a 50-pound case of squash from California,” Bass said. “Buying local helps everybody, from local businesses and the community, even the environment by cutting down on the carbon footprint that is used to ship these products.” Definitions of local differ from chef to chef, restaurant to restaurant and product to product. Proximity matters in a restaurant that implements farm-to-table. “Not only is local an element of distance, it is an element of time,” Sikes said. “You know trying to get local food, you have the opportunity to interface with the farmer or grower or whoever it is.”

Auburn University’s acclaimed LambertPowell Meats Laboratory is USDA controlled, regularly inspected, controlled properly and provides a clean environment. “There are no other options in the area outside of two hours, it’s a two hour radius in every direction,” Bancroft said. “You have to go to Auburn University Meat Lab, and it’s right here.” In farm-to-table, all parties benefit. The farmer or supplier sells products to local vendors, and vendors are secured a steady, fresh and local supply thus ensuring the quality and consistency when a meal meets a consumer. The Randle’s eat their food, and McDonalds is out of the question. Zack Randle said he never even eats fast food. “I know what good food is and I know you’re not going to get it at any of those places,” Randle said. The movement’s influence intersects with an on-campus organization working to get real food options to Auburn. The Real Food

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Local man looks to gather the social harvest Annie Faulk Community Reporter

Ryan Lloyd brings relief to those suffering from hunger, both physical and spiritual. Lloyd, junior in pre-social work, said he is passionate about changing the community. This year, Lloyd was the local missions coordinator for the Auburn Wesley Foundation and helped organize four different mission projects. Lloyd corrals college students to tutor kids through the Loachapoka Elementary School after-school program. On Saturdays, he challenges students with Super Mission Saturday and even finds time to work with the Loachapoka Food Pantry. “I am not from Alabama, and so I didn’t know anything about it when I moved here,” Lloyd said. “Poverty is such a real thing here and hunger is such a real thing, it just blew me away. It made me want to do something about it, so luckily I have this place to filter that.” Lloyd, 20, was originally from Houston. Last year, he took hunger studies and said the course threw his world upside-down and opened his eyes to so many things. He said he is passionate about hunger related issues. Lloyd is working in a partnership with the Society of Saint Andrews on projects focused on gleaning and food wastage. With the Soci-

Annie Faulk / Community Reporter

Ryan Lloyd dedicates himself toward achieving social justice.

ety of Saint Andrews, Lloyd coordinates “potato drop” gleaning projects throughout the year. He said his favorite community-outreach project was working with the Loachapoka Food Pantry. “People in poverty have this stigma that they are lazy and trying to beat the system,” Lloyd said. “Being able to interact with them is super cool and just being able to hope and pray that we are meeting some tangible need.” The Loachapoka Food Pantry is based at

the Loachapoka Methodist Church. The first Tuesday of every month, families come to the church to recieve 49 pounds of food. “I think students live in a white, middle-class bubble and that’s all that we know,” Lloyd said. “A lot of us have grown up in it and, now, we are at Auburn and in it again.” Lloyd’s said his desipite his major is in social work, but he said he does not want to be a social worker. His minor is in philanthropy and non-profit studies. He said he wants to work for

a Christian, non-profit organization, preferably something hunger-related. Lloyd said working with the Loachapoka Food Pantry is an opportunity for students to realize how people live 10 minutes from the University. “To get us outside of ourselves because I think that’s what Christ calls us to do,” Lloyd said. “We should get outside of ourselves and outside of our minds and invest in the people around us.” Lloyd said he believes social work plays into this work well because it teaches how to look at people and how to think when you meet people. It teaches to not just make snap judgments and listen to stereotypes. “That’s really easy, it’s very natural,” Lloyd said. “Social work is teaching me that there is much more to a person than that and people are so much further beyond the stereotype.” Lloyd said his coursework taught him to understand the connections between a person’s background and surroundings to see a holistic picture of a person. “Humans are naturally judgmental,” Lloyd said. “Jesus teaches us not to be judgmental, so I guess social work is helping me how to view people and learning what it means to help a person.”

Auburn events, get up, out and around the town JCSM previews ‘Chasing Ice’

Time to boogie in Waverly


Annie Faulk


Community Reporter

Community Writer

Standard Deluxe, a design and silk screen print shop located out of Waverly, will back the second Waverly Fall Boogie Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1015 Mayberry Ave. in Waverly. Adult tickets are $20 each and children 14 and younger get in free. Music starts at noon and continues until 8:30 p.m. The Boogie is held in Standard Deluxe’s neighborhood outdoor amphitheater. Food vendors include Jim N’ Nicks BBQ and Wilton’s Catering. Standard Deluxe will sell Tshirts and artisan vendors will be set up too.  The Lee County Police Department, as well as Farmville Fire and Rescue, will be on the site. Parking will be available on the street, downtown and at the Nutrition Center. People are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, flashlights, or small coolers. Glass containers and pets are not allowed, but smoking will be permitted in designated areas. The event will happen rain or shine.

Less than 50 degrees in the harsh conditions of the Arctic might not seem like the easiest place to film a documentary, but National Geographic photographer James Balog was determined. The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn and local group partnered to show Balog’s findings concerning the size and scope of receding glaciers in the Arctic. “He really wanted to answer the question: how rapidly are the glaciers receding,” said Virginia O’Leary, co-director of “He had the idea of setting up cameras with timers and putting them on poles that were driven into the ice into the arctic.” Using time-lapse technology and cameras specially modified to withstand the harsh conditions of the Arctic, Balog was able to record in real-time what was happening. By accident, O’Leary said the graduate students Balog was working with captured the largest caving of a glacier ever recorded. The piece of ice that came off took 90 minutes to fall and was the size of Lower Manhattan. “You see it coming off and plunging into the water,” O’Leary said. “Then the other thing you see, of course, is the water rising. And as the ice melts the sea level rises. So it is very dramatic.” The museum showed the documentary, “Chasing Ice,” Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. “We are at capacity,” O’Leary said. “We think it is perfect. We are excited because this is quite an extraordinary documentary.” Visit or for more information on “Chasing Ice.”

Boogie Line Up Noon: Doc Dailey 1 p.m.: Great Peacock 2:30 p.m.: Peewee Moore 4 p.m.: Ramsay Midwood 5:30 p.m.: Houndmouth 7 p.m.: Jason Isbell

Farm-To-Table » From A7

Challenge works to get real food, specified as: humane, local, ecologically sound and fair, into Auburn. “Of course we want food that comes from all of these categories but local is kind of the most prominent one, because it has the most impact,” said Rosa Cantrell, president of The Real Food Challenge. The main hurdle for The Real Food Challenge and Auburn University is it’s contract with Chartwells, a dining services company based out of the United Kingdom. Chartwells representatives and national representatives of The Real Food Challenge will meet in New York City Oct. 7 to discuss potential imple-

mentation of real food. Cantrell already has a plane ticket. Auburn’s Agriculture opens an even larger oppertunity for this happy town. “When you open that ideal of community involvement that’s when people start realizing there is an outlet here for them to try growing things, get back in the dirt and play in the gardens,” Bancroft said. We want to feature people growing fresh homegrown food. Oppertunities are rampant in the community. Community gardens and argiculture educaton run rampant. Next time you look at your plate, think about the lettuce inside your sandwich and the meet inside the bun. Eat good and live better.

• Sept. 27: Boogie Pre Night: Great Peackock. Overall Company. 18 and older. • Sept. 28: 9th Annual Think Pink Walk. Courthosue square in Downtown Opelika. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m. Call Colleen Alsobrook at 334-528-4370 for more. • Sept. 28: Motorcycle Benefit for Autism. Springvilla Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Call Luanne Helms at 334-707-0116 for more. • Sept. 28: Oktoberfest. The Hotel at Auburn University. Call 334-821-8200 for more. • Sept. 28: Waverly Fall Boogie. 1015 Mayberry Ave. Noon until 8:30 p.m. Visit for more. • Sept. 28: Beer Tasting. Event Center Downtown. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. • Sept. 30: 2013 Auburn/Opelika Bartender of the Year Contest. The Hotel at Auburn University. 5:30–7:30 p.m. 18 and older. Call 334-887-8747 for more. • Oct. 1-5: Lee County Fair. Lee County Fair Grounds in Opelika.

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Volleyball moves into new home The Auburn Tigers played their first-ever volleyball match in Auburn Arena Saturday, Sept. 21 hosting the No. 17 Florida State Seminoles. It will be the final nonconference match of the season for both teams and Auburn’s second match against a top-25 opponent this year. Since the program was reinstated in 1986, the Tigers have called two other buildings home. The majority of Auburn’s matches have been played at the Student Activities Center, where Auburn has put together a 158-136 (.537) all-time mark. Auburn has also played periodically at BeardEaves Memorial Coliseum over the years, going 15-19

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TOP: The Auburn volleyball team gathers before the Florida State game Saturday, Sept. 21. BOTTOM LEFT: Katherine Culwell goes for a cut shot. BOTTOM RIGHT: Stephanie Caldwell goes up for a cut shot.

Defense shows toughness in Baton Rouge Kyle Van Fechtmann SPORTS WRITER


Linebacker Cassanova McKinzy sacks LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger.

Jermaine Whitehead had an interception. “I thought the corners played extremely well. Each one of them had one bad play that really hurt us. I thought they held up in coverage extremely well for the most part, especially in man,” Johnson said. Although the defense looked solid in the second half, the team must limit the explosive plays that create the long yardage touchdowns. “You make somebody punt six times,

Still looking for reliable receivers Eric Wallace SPORTS WRITER


in those contests.

Although Auburn lost 35–21 at LSU Saturday, Sept. 21, the defense showed improvements after falling behind early. Auburn went down 21–0 early in the second quarter after LSU’s running back Jeremy Hill’s third touchdown on the night. Then, the defense had to make adjustments in order to outplay LSU in the second half. “LSU is a very good football team, probably a lot better up front than we anticipated,” said defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson. “Our kids deserve a lot of credit for fighting back.” One of the biggest adjustments Johnson had to make was switching the defensive line package because LSU’s offensive line was controlling the game. “We were playing five defensive linemen in our short-yardage package trying to get bigger people out there. It looked good all week in practice, but frankly ,their offensive line out executed us,” Johnson said. “We had some issues with it and didn’t feel comfortable, so we got out of it in the second half and just went back to some other things we’d been doing in short yardage.” On the rainy night, Auburn’s secondary contained LSU quarterback, Zach Mettenberger, to 229 passing yards and


Sammie Coates catching a pass against LSU Saturday, Sept. 21.

get a fourth-down stop and you get two takeaways, you say that’s a pretty good day,” Johnson said. “But (LSU) got five touchdowns because of the explosive plays. We still continue to have these five or six plays that are just ugly. Not to take anything away from the opponent, but it’s more self-inflicted. We just have to clean it up.” Moving on with SEC play, the defense must limit their missed assignments and mistakes, which really hurt them in the LSU game.

Inconsistency and recent injuries have forced Auburn’s offense to use a committeebased rotation to compensate for a lack of standout performers at the wide receiver position. Jaylon Denson’s season -ending knee injury against LSU further thinned the depth in a position where Auburn’s coaches are searching for improved performances. “That’s a big loss for us, (Denson’s) really been a leader for us,” said offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. “He plays a lot of snaps and does a lot of things, not just making plays, but he does a lot of things that people might not see. Moving forward, guys are just going to have to pick up the slack.” Inconsistent performances from Auburn’s receivers have prevented the Tigers from establishing permanent starters at the position. “I don’t really know if we have a go-to guy at receiver, we just use who is hot at the moment,” Lashlee said. “I think that’ll emerge and change over time. But right now, it’s a team and by committee approach and we could care less who is making the catches along as someone is making the plays.” Stepping in after Denson’s injury, freshman Tony Stevens reeled in the first two catches of his career against LSU. Lashlee said the Tigers’ upcoming bye week will be critical to getting the freshman more involved. “He had a couple catches and now we’ve got two weeks to really get him more reps and Tony is a guy we’re counting on to be in the rotation,” Lashlee said. “He and Marcus Davis are two young guys we feel like can help us win and help us win now, so I expect bigger things from Tony moving forward.” In addition to Stevens and Davis, Lashlee said that sophomore wide receiver Melvin

(Coates’) been the one making plays right now and he’s got the confidence.” —Rhett Lashlee OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Ray and junior tight end Brandon Fulse will become more involved in upcoming weeks. “You’re another injury or two away from being even thinner, but you know Melvin Ray will have to step up,” Lashlee said. “I thought Brandon Fulse did a nice job the other night. We’ve got some other guys that we can mix and match, but I feel good with what we’re going with right now.” Sophomore receiver Sammie Coates continued his impressive start to the season by reeling in four catches for 139 yards against LSU. Lashlee said Coates’ confidence is a product of his offseason work with wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig. “(Coates’) been the one making plays right now and he’s got the confidence,” Lashlee said. “He came in confident and he worked so hard this summer.” Like Auburn’s other receivers, Lashlee said he expects that Coates will improve as he sees more playing time this season. “You know he’s not a guy who’s played a lot of ball and caught a lot of footballs in big meaningful games,” Lashlee said. “So the more and more experience he gets, just like Ricardo Louis and those guys the better we think they’ll play.” Head coach Gus Malzahn confirmed in his teleconference Wednesday, Sept. 25 that Jaylon Denson will miss the remainder of the season following surgery on his torn patellar tendon.

First loss of the season showed signs of change for adapting Tigers Will gaines SPORTS@ THEPLAINSMAN.COM

Obviously, the trip to Baton Rouge did not end the way Auburn fans anticipated, but in the end, a lot of good came from the Tigers 35-21 loss to No. 6 LSU. The first obvious positive, that came from the game, was running back Tre Mason showing he can compete with the best defenses in the conference, and that he is going to run hard every time he touches the football, no matter what the score is. Mason walked off the field Satur-

day, Sept. 21, with 132 rushing yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns. A solid and impressive performance against a top-10 football team in LSU for Mason. This should come as no surprise to Auburn fans because they watched Mason run hard all last season even though the team was enduring the worst season in recent memory. Mason needs to continue to be productive as the season goes on, and if he can get some help from the passing game, his production could become even more impressive. Nick Marshall did not have the best night on his first ever road trip in the SEC. This was especially difficult for him considering his first road trip was to the most hostile place in the

SEC, and then you throw in the inclement weather conditions, and his night was doomed before it even started. Marshall finished the night going 17-of-33 for 224 yards with two interceptions and one fumble on a bad exchange with running back Cameron Artis-Payne. This wasn’t a bad night, but most of his passing yardage came from two long passes to Sammie Coates. Marshall must become better at completing passes on third downs to keep the chains moving. The run game is producing on first and second down, but Marshall has been shaky throwing the football on third down. This must improve. Not all of the fault belongs to Mar-

shall, however. His receivers are not doing him any favors by dropping passes or not coming up with impressive catches when the ball is not thrown perfectly. Whatever the issue is, the passing game needs to become more consistent. Even with Marshall’s shaky firsthalf performance, the biggest positive Saturday night was the team’s no-quit mentality. Last year’s team would have lost by 50 points, but this team continued to fight, down to the last whistle. Even after the game was over, offensive line coach J.B. Grimes was coaching up his guys as they walked into the locker room. The players and coaches on this

team appear to be committed to winning, and they will not quit until they reach their goal. With this kind of attitude a solid and successful program can be built Auburn fans can be proud of. The bye week will be critical for Auburn to regroup and get ready for a tough opponent, Ole Miss. Not only mentally, but physically also. At the end of this season, the record may not be what Auburn fans want, but it will be, from top to bottom, an improved team, and a foundation will be started that will bring the success Auburn fans expect. They proved this against LSU and this team will only continue to improve as they gain more experience and impress as the season continues.

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Alumnus writes book about Tommy Tuberville era Taylor Jones SPORTS WRITER

When asked to name a few of Auburn’s most memorable and beloved coaches, numerous names come to mind. Of course, one must immediately consider Shug Jordan and Pat Dye. Tommy Tuberville joined the list of beloved Auburn coaches after commanding the Tigers from the sidelines on The Plains for 10 years. In that decade, Tuberville amassed 85 wins, including six consecutive wins against Alabama and an undefeated SEC Championship year in 2004. Josh Dowdy, Auburn graduate, has penned “Orange Is Our Color: The Tuberville Years Through Navy-tinted Glasses.” When asked to summarize the point to his book, Dowdy said “Orange Is Our Color” is a history of the Auburn football team from 1999–2008, including everything that happened on and off the field. The book’s description states, “The lasting impact of the trials and triumphs is why the Tuberville era still matters.” Dowdy spoke specifically about several events, such as the infamous Jetgate scandal, where Auburn officials secretly flew to Louisville to speak to Bobby Petrino about Tuberville’s job.


Dowdy also delves into the end of Tuberville’s tenure at Auburn, and the rumors of what could have really happened. While many believe that Tuberville was forced out, Dowdy gives Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs the

benefit of the doubt. Immediately after word got out about Tuberville’s resignation, Jacobs came under intense scrutiny by the fans and media. Details quickly emerged that while Tuberville had resigned, the University still gave him a $5.7 million buyout, even though they were not contractually obligated to do so. Jacobs consistently denied that Tuberville was forced out, but Dowdy says that what Tuberville said in an interview makes him wonder. “I think we may have been in a tricky legal situation where we were obligated to pay him the buyout even though he resigned.” Dowdy said. “When Jacobs was pinned down at the press conference the day after the announcement was made, a reporter asked about the buyout and Jacobs responded, ‘Well, there’s a lot of complicated things.”’ Dowdy goes on to explain his position. “I say in the book that I’m not trying to argue that Jacobs is incapable of lying, but I did interpret Tuberville’s exit and the details of what Jacobs said with the hope that he wasn’t lying.” he said. “I want to believe that Jacobs would not lie that boldly to the Auburn family in a vulnerable time, so I interpreted his words

with the hope that he was being at least mostly truthful.” Dowdy also makes speaks of his days as a student, and tells stories in his book of road trips and away games. While Dowdy said he likes Tuberville, he grew up in the Pat Dye era. “I fell in love with Auburn during Coach Dye’s 12 seasons,” he said. “I experienced the Tuberville decade from the perspective of someone who had the idea of Coach Dye’s greatness.” Dowdy said he realized the importance of the Tuberville era, and drew inspiration from those 10 years to write the book. “There are a lot of people who fell in love with Auburn football when Tuberville was the head of the Auburn family,” Dowdy said. “Anyone who looks back fondly on the Tubs decade would enjoy the book.” Tuberville is now the head football coach at the University of Cincinnati. Dowdy also dedicated part of his book to exploring the “Auburn Family.” He explores questions, like “What makes Auburn fans different than other fans?” and “What IS the Auburn Family?” “Orange Is Our Color” is available at both J&M Bookstore locations in Auburn and well as other retailers.

Despite loss at LSU, it is still a New Day for Auburn football KYLE VAN FECHTMANN SPORTS@ THEPLAINSMAN. COM

Before the season opener against an impressive Washington State team, Auburn went into this season with a new coaching staff, new impact players, and a new quarterback. Most importantly, Auburn went into the season with a new attitude shown through their motto, “It’s a New Day.” The team has definitely followed this motto through their first four games. You can tell they are playing with a chip on their shoulders, trying to prove to the college football world that last season’s nightmare is in the past. Even the Auburn family had a new attitude on campus prior to the Washington State game. Auburn fans’ spirits were high and everyone seemed to trust head coach

Gus Malzahn to lead the Tigers to a good season. After the opening game of offensive coaching geniuses (Malzahn vs. Mike Leach), Auburn proved they could win late and rallied in the fourth quarter to earn a 31–24 victory. This game also was the introduction of Auburn’s threeheaded running monster, among Cameron Artis-Payne, Corey Grant and Tre Mason. Grant shined as he ran for 146 yards and a touchdown. Auburn’s secondary also proved they could contain a talented fast-paced Washington State offense, as Robenson Therezie had two interceptions. Then Auburn dominated Malzahn’s old school, with a 38–9 win against Arkansas State. Even though Auburn’s running backs continued to impress as Artis-Payne rushed for 102 yards and Mason rushed for 99 yards, this game was a big stepping-stone for new


Receiver Quan Bray leads his teammates out of the tunnel against Arkansas State.

quarterback Nick Marshall. Marshall appeared confident taking the snaps on his way to passing two touchdowns. The most impressive part about the Arkansas State game was that Auburn’s offense scored on all five of their trips in the red zone.

The next game Auburn proved they were back in the SEC with a gutsy 24–20 victory over Mississippi State that came down to the last 10 seconds. The team knew they could trust Marshall and he delivered with an impressive two-

minute drill moving the ball quickly down the field. He also showed his versatility with an 11–yard run during a third down and 10 yards. After completing three consecutive passes to freshman receiver Marcus Davis, Marshall sealed the win with an 11-

yard pass to C.J. Uzomah in the back of the endzone. The students in JordanHare Stadium were as loud as they could get, giving Auburn a true home-field advantage once again. Although Auburn lost its first game of the season at LSU, the team showed positives. Despite going down 21–0 early in Death Valley, Auburn did not give up. Last year when Auburn went down 21–0 against Alabama, Georgia, and Texas A&M, all three of the games got out of hand and became blowouts. But this is a new year and Auburn proved its ability to fight back on the road against a very talented team. Auburn exposed some of their weaknesses, including missed assignments and not being able to contain their running game. The first third of the 2013 season, the Auburn Tigers sent fans a message: it truly is a new day on The Plains.

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Freshman ‘Killer Bear’ hoping to break in as hockey starter Eric Wallace SPORTS WRITER

An imposing figure on and off the ice, freshman hockey player Stephen Fleming is looking to break into the starting lineup of Auburn’s club hockey team this season. The 6-foot-3, 225–pound Fleming has already earned the nickname “Killer Bear” from his teammates due to his impressive size and resemblance to former Auburn club hockey players. “There was a kid on the team named ‘Killer’ before I came to Auburn and there was a kid named ‘Bear,’ so they just combined the two names to make ‘Killer Bear,’” Fleming said. “They said I kind of look like ‘Bear.’” A defender by trade, Fleming came to Auburn with several years of hockey experience in travel leagues and at the high school level. Fleming said getting used to the pace of play has been the biggest adjustment to playing at the collegiate level. “I expect myself to be prepared before the

They just make me feel like I’m welcome here and just to be true brothers on and off the ice.” —Stephen Fleming HOCKEY PLAYER

game starts, whether it’s just being in shape or being on time to practices and games,” Fleming said. “I expect myself to be able to keep up on the ice at this level.” The rigors of college can be a difficult transition for many freshmen who come to Auburn, but Fleming said the upperclassmen on the hockey team helped ease him through his first semester. “They’ve helped me adjust on and off the ice so far,” Fleming said. “We have a team hockey

page on Facebook, and Will [Cancilla] just said if anyone is needing help with academic studies, I would be glad to help out. They just make me feel like I’m welcome here and just to be true brothers on and off the ice.” Fleming said first-year head coach Marcel Richard has had a positive impact on his hockey play. “He has so much knowledge, I just want to know everything that he knows,” Fleming said. “Whenever we’re running drills, he’ll pull one of us aside and give us tips that we can use in games.” Fleming said he aims to start for the Tigers at some point this season, and he said that offseason improvement have he and the team optimistic about the future. “I think our team will do pretty well this season,” Fleming said. “According to some of my teammates, we definitely look a lot better than we did last year, just with the effort we’re putting forth. Coach Marcel Richard said he was really excited about how our team is coming together.”


The women’s soccer team gathers at the start the Clemson game Friday, Aug. 23

Fleming said he hopes a good season from the hockey team will result in even greater interest in Auburn club hockey from the student body. “I’m always bringing in hockey sticks, and people just are surprised that we have a hockey team,” Fleming said. “They get depressed when they find out we don’t have a rink on campus, but they said they can make it work.” If Fleming can live up to his nickname, there’s no doubting Auburn’s defense will be an imposing force in coming seasons. The first game of the season in Columbus, Ga. against Georgia Tech Sunday, Sept. 15 was suspended with approximately four minutes remaining in the second period, because of a hole in the ice. The game will resume Friday, Sept. 27 in Atlanta. Auburn and Georgia Tech will then return to the ice Saturday, Sept. 28. The Tigers were originally scheduled to play Georgia, but the Bulldogs cancelled for unknown reasons.


Volleyball players during the national anthem before the Florida State game Saturday, Sept. 21.w

This week in Auburn sports Women’s Soccer

The Auburn women’s soccer team rolled past Southern Mississippi, 6–0, Sunday, Sept.22, at the Auburn Soccer Complex. With the victory, Auburn moves to 4–4–1 on the season as junior goalkeeper Alicen Wright earned her first win and shutout of the season. Auburn received goals from junior Chelsea Gandy-Cromer, sophomore Logan Beal, junior Tori Ball, sophomore Haley Gerken, freshman Casie Ramsier and freshman Taylor Wagnon. The Tigers tallied 19 shots in the match with 10 corner kicks, seven coming in the first half. For Wagnon and Gerken, it was their first goals of their collegiate careers. Auburn will hit the road for their next match as the team will travel to Columbia, S.C. to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks Friday, Sept. 27, starting at 5 p.m. Auburn will then travel to Oxford, Miss. to face Ole Miss Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.


The volleyball team will open

Southeastern Conference play on Friday, Sept. 27, as the No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats visit Auburn Arena. The match is set for 7 p.m. The Tigers are coming off a loss against No. 17 Florida State.

Men’s Golf

Jake Monday shot a final round 69 to finish fifth as the Auburn men’s golf team brought home a runner-up finish at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Ind. Matt Gilchrest also had a top-10 finish, tying for ninth at plus-7 while Niclas Carlsson tied for 13th (plus-8) and Daniel Stringfellow 16th (plus-9). Mondy finished the tournament plus-3 with an eagle and a tournament-best 36 pars, shooting a combined minus-3 on the par-5s for a three-round score of 216 (7473-69). Gilchrest recorded 10 birdies, tied for 10th-best at the tournament, as he shot 73-72-75–220. Carlsson, who also recorded an eagle during the tournament, shot 73-77-71–221 while Stringfellow lowered his score each round, carding a 77-74-71–222 and finishing with 32 pars on the weekend.

Women’s Golf

The Auburn women’s golf team finished in seventh after carding a 6-over 294 in the final round of the Mason Rudolph Championship, ending the tournament at 21-over 885. Senior Marta Sanz led the Tigers as she locked up her first topfive finish of the season. Of the six teams that finished ahead of Auburn in the field, all are ranked in the top 20 in the nation with four in the top 10. Sanz shot a 2-under 70 in the final round, carding five birdies on the day. She ended the tournament tied for fifth with an evenpar 216. Junior Victoria Trapani also ended the day in the top 15 at 2-over 218. She carded a 2-under 70 in the final round, including three birdies and an eagle, to finish in a tie for 13th. After carding a 3-over 75 with three birdies in the final round, senior Diana Fernandez ended the day in the top 25. She finished the tournament tied for 24th at 5-over 221. Sophomore Jamie Yun finished tied for 63rd. She shot a 7-overpar 79 in the final round, ending

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the tournament at 16-over 232. Sophomore Alex Harrell ended the day at 19-over 235, posting a final-round 11-over-par 83 to tie for 72nd. UCLA won the team title, finishing with a 14-under 850. Arizona State followed in second at 6-over 870. Tying for third, Duke and Vanderbilt ended with 12-over 876, while North Carolina State ended the tournament in fifth at 16-over. Auburn will return to the course Oct. 11–13 as the Tigers travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to play in the Tar Heel Invitational at the UNC Finley Golf Course.


The Auburn baseball team will have an intrasquad scrimmage three times this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Plainsman Park. All scrimmages are open to the public. Also, season tickets are now on sale for the 2014 baseball season. Tickets can be purchased through the Auburn ticket office in the Auburn Arena.

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Volleyball falls to No. 17 Florida State in new home Justin Ferguson ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

A new era for Auburn volleyball began with heartbreak Saturday, Sept. 21 as the Tigers fell in five sets to No. 17 Florida State. In the first volleyball game at Auburn Arena, the Tigers (9-3) came close to their second upset of a nationally ranked team this season and their third in program history. All three of Auburn’s losses this season have been in five-set matches. Senior Camila Jersonsky led the way for the Tigers offensively, matching her career high of 18 kills. Freshman Stephanie Campbell had 10 kills and six blocks against a Florida State front line that featured two 6-foot-5 players. “It was an up-and-down game,” head coach Rick Nold said after the match. “I thought that when we were the more aggressive team, things started going in our favor. I thought we showed some good things, but against a team like that, you’ve got to fight all the way to the end.” After Auburn opened up an early lead in the first set, the Seminoles had a pair of 6–0 runs.


Auburn volleyball playing against Florida State Saturday, Sept. 21.

The Tigers cut FSU’s lead to two points late in the set, but the visitors hung on for a 25–23 win. The back-and-forth second set had to go past the usual winning total of 25 points, and Auburn’s Katherine Culwell, graduate student in business, stepped up with three late kills in Au-

burn’s 30–28 victory. “We’re not a terribly tall team, but we can attack in some different ways,” Nold said. “The part we talk to our team about is that we want to be the aggressor, whether we’re in system or out of system. When we were doing that, I

thought we were very successful.” Both sides cruised to easy wins in the next sets. Auburn took advantage of nine Florida State errors in a critical fourth to set up the tiebreaking final set. But Florida State made quick work of the Tigers in the fifth set, hitting at a .412 percentage to win 15–11 and wrap up their non-conference schedule with a victory. Although the Tigers wanted to kick off their Auburn Arena Era with a victory, Nold said Saturday, was still an exciting moment for the program. “I think for our program it’s an exciting move for us,” Nold said. “We would have liked to have started off with a big win, which didn’t happen, but it’s a great venue for us. When you look long term, in terms of recruiting, it’s going to help us a lot. Hopefully next time we can come out and get a win.” Auburn will be back in action against No. 19 Kentucky Friday, Sept. 27. It will be the Tigers’ first of eight SEC games at their new home at Auburn Arena.

Tigers making waves in the wake of multiple sclerosis Eric Wallace SPORTS WRITER


Cameron Artis-Payne fights for extra yards against Arkansas State Saturday, Sept. 7.

Tigers have a new fighting spirit Will Gaines SPORTS EDITOR.

Last year, fans watched as it seemed like Auburn gave up time and time again. This season, it appears things may be different. After falling behind 21–0 in the first half at LSU, Auburn found a way to battle back and have chances to get themselves back in the game. Even after LSU prevented them from getting back in the game, they still kept swinging. “ That’s something we preach everyday and we plan on never quitting until the clock says zero, so we did all we could to fight back,” said running back Tre Mason. “Of course we aren’t happy with the (loss), but I’m proud of my teammates for never quitting.” This is not the first time this season Auburn demonstrated the ability to fight through adversity. Against Washington State, the Cougars marched down the field on their first possession and scored a touchdown. But against Mississippi State, Auburn jumped out to an early lead, but the Bulldogs fought back and regained the

lead in the second half. Both times, Auburn was able to stay in the game and win in the fourth quarter. “We’ve fought from behind, so nobody got down when we got down and everybody was still in the winning mindset, and that’s something that’s good for this team,” said cornerback Jonathon Mincy. This mentality was formed for most of the players after the heartbreak from last season caused the players to want to make this season better than last season. “A lot of the guys were here last year, they know how it felt to, somewhat, give up or lose pretty bad,” Mason said. “That feeling carries over from last year, and we don’t want to go through that again.” This season the theme has been “It’s a New Day,” and so far it has really been a new day. “Our kids, they didn’t quit and they aren’t going to quit,” said head coach Gus Malzahn. “They play together and they like playing together. They were fighting to the end, and with that kind of attitude, we’ll have a chance to get better and improve.”

Not only has the team shown they can compete until the game ends, but they also appear to be playing harder from beginning to end than last year.Even if they fall behind early in the game they are going to continue to fight through the struggles. “We have a group of guys that don’t care what the score is,” said linebacker Kris Frost. “We are just going to go as hard as we can for as long as we can. They are blows to us, but we always try to bounce back as quickly and as strong as we possibly can.” While this team, based on the results so far, appears to be a totally different team, Frost said he feels like the team has had this ability the whole time. “We don’t have quitters, and we never have had quitters, and we have guys that are going to go hard and try to make plays,” Frost said. As competition gets tougher, Auburn’s ability to continue to fight through adversity will continue to be tested. Only time will tell if they can keep the competitive spirit through the long and tough SEC schedule.

The Auburn swimming and diving team will be raising money for multiple sclerosis research Friday, Nov. 8 during its annual Orange and Blue swim meet. The cause is personal to the Tigers; head coach Brett Hawke’s wife, Trudi, was diagnosed with the disease just three years ago. “This is really close to home for us,” Hawke said in an interview on the Sept. 20th edition of The Morning Swim Show. “The progress they’re making with the new technologies and the new medication is amazing in her life. I know that it’s really important for our swim team because they see her almost every day.” The Swim for MS fundraiser will raise money and awareness for many of the programs offered by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Split up into Orange and Blue teams for the annual swim meet, each squad is aiming to raise $5,000. The team hopes the combined funds raised will exceed the $10,000 goal as a team. “It’s a pretty crippling disease and we just want to help any way we can,” Hawke said. “We’re aiming to raise $10,000; $5,000 from each team. If we can get to that goal, I’d be even happier for us to go beyond that.” Hawke said recent developments in multiple sclerosis research have improved his wife’s living conditions. “My wife has been injecting medication

into herself every day for the past three years,” Hawke said. “Right now, she’s started taking a pill form and that’s changed a lot in that she doesn’t have to inject stuff into her body every day.” Trudi Hawke will be captain for the Orange team while Brett will captain the Blue squad. Hawke said he hopes continued research will allow those suffering with multiple sclerosis to control the disease and live more comfortable lives. “I grew up with asthma, and when I was a child, the treatment was really limited,” Hawke said. “Now it’s almost curable in the sense that you can control it. I think MS is heading in that direction, even though they may be 20 or 30 years behind that.” A two-time Olympian and two-time national champion swimmer with Auburn in the ’90s, Hawke said he met Trudi here during his time in Auburn. Trudi Hawke is around the team often. Brett Hawke said Trudi’s strength in combatting the disease has been an inspiration to everyone on Auburn swimming and diving team. “It’s just a reality check for everybody in that sometimes your life isn’t as hard as you think it may be,” Hawke said. “It gives us perspective in that sense. You know, my wife is the toughest woman that I know. She doesn’t complain, she doesn’t rely on anybody for help, she does it all by herself and she’s pretty amazing.”

In Auburn’s first bye week, it’s all about the little things Justin Ferguson ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

Bye weeks in a college football team’s schedule open up a realm of possibilities for head coaches. Do you use the additional week to correct the negatives you saw on the film from last week’s game? Do you get started early game-planning for your next opponent? Do you give your players an extra day or two off? Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and his staff are going in a different direction for the Tigers’ first bye week of the 2013 season. “This week is more about us,” Malzahn told reporters at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club meeting in downtown Birmingham. “It’s more about us evaluating our guys, trying to put them in the right positions to be successful moving forward and getting a plan for the rest of the year.” Since the clock hit all zeroes in Baton Rouge last Saturday, Sept. 21, Malzahn and his coordinators have talked about all the specific things from the LSU loss needed to be corrected, from missed defensive assignments to getting off to a good overall start. But, according to senior defensive lineman Nosa Eguae, the Tigers have already addressed those issues and are now focused on a week of fundamental work. “We’ve moved on,” Eguae said after practice Tuesday, Sept. 24. “We watched the film, we corrected the mistakes. Today was just a day to get better on the little things.” After matching their win total from 2012 in the opening three weeks of the season, this Auburn team is only looking back at the rainsoaked defeat to their SEC West rivals LSU for motivational purposes. “We’ve got to focus on getting better,” said wide receiver Sammie Coates. “We’re working on the little things. We’re looking back at the first half of the LSU game as motivation — we

don’t want that to happen again.” Coates echoed Eguae in his comments Tuesday, attributing Auburn’s early struggles at Tiger Stadium to minor issues. “The little things are killing us,” Coates said. “We’ve got things like fumbles and missed blocking assignments. I think it’s kind of good that we had [that loss], but we’ve just got to keep working.” For the Auburn offense, the little things include drive-killing offensive penalties. This season, the majority of the Tigers’ offensive penalties have come inside the opponent’s territory. These mistakes have turned opportunities for short touchdowns into long field goals or frustrating punts. “That’s something the coaches are pounding every week,” Coates said. “The fewer penalties we have, the more chances we have to win the game. It’s just part of those little things.” Defensively, Eguae said Tuesday’s practice marked a “back to the basics” approach. ”It was a fundamental day,” Eguae said. “It was a day to get better with your step on the defensive line and your pass-rushing moves— things we worked on in August. We’re still just taking it day-by-day and getting better as a unit.” So when will the Tigers start focusing on Ole Miss? Coates said he and his teammates will have a great chance to get ready for the visiting Rebels this Saturday, Sept. 28, when archrival Alabama welcomes Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and company to Bryant-Denny Stadium. “Yeah, I’ll be watching Ole Miss and Bama because we play Ole Miss next week,” Coates said. “It’ll give me a chance to see what their (defensive backs) do against good wide receivers.” Last season, Auburn lost to Ole Miss 41–20 at Vaught Hemingway Stadium. This season the Tigers will be looking to get revenge on the Rebels.



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What’s on this week Fall brings sweaters, pumpkin lattes and season premieres of new and old tv shows. Take a look at what shows kick-off this week!


“Grey’s anatomy” “Seal Our Fate; I Want You With Me” ABC: Thurs., 9/26 @ 8 p.m. CT


“GLEE” “Love, Love, Love” FOX: Thurs., 9/26 @ 8 p.m. CT


“the big bang theory” “The Hofstadter Insufficiency” CBS: Thurs., 9/26 @ 7 p.m. CT


Theatre department takes journey with ‘On the Verge’ Becky Sheehan Intrigue Writer

A voice greets the audience as the house lights dim: “Ladies, gentlemen and others, welcome to Terra Incognita, where life as we know it is not, well, as we know it.” The Auburn University Department of Theatre selected Eric Overmyer’s comedy, “On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning” to kick off its centennial season. Inspired by the journals of female adventurers, the play follows three Victorian-American women who trek to locations unknown. While exploring the uncharted territory Terra Incognita, they discover they are moving forward through time and eventually end up in the progressive, consumer-driven 1950s. This play invites audiences to set aside their notions of a typical story arc. Rather than a realistic or filmic presentation, “On the Verge” indulges in theatricality. Daydrie Hague, director and associate professor of theatre, said it is constructed to be a journey of the imagination, which may be unusual to some audiences at first. “These women are discovering the outer world and the inner world of themselves at the same time,” Hague said. “The idea of the Victorian sensibility coming up against modern and consumer culture, that’s where the fun is — those two worlds colliding.” The actors were required not only to learn their lines, but also to grasp a difficult vocabulary. To express the definitions of more lofty words, Hague, a specialist in language, dialect and vocal technique, guided the three female leads to embody the language. “We really worked on using a lot of imagery and really took time to go through the language and make sure

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Director Daydrie Hague oversees technical and design crew work during rehearsal for “On the Verge.”

we understand exactly what we’re saying,” said Anna Claire Walker, senior in theatre and Mary Baltimore in the play. Walker, along with actors and juniors in theatre Daley Browning and Anna Caudle, was cast at the end of the spring semester. Walker said her favorite word from the script: “Echolalia: (n.) repeated vocalizations; often found in infants as they discover the capacity to talk.” The actors’ ability to handle challenging text went into the casting process, and roles were chosen based on the women’s imagination, commitment and energy. With a long rehearsal period, the cast prepared for their roles by researching lives of Victorian female explorers. Caudle said it wasn’t difficult to relate to her character, Alexandra Cafuffle. “I think her passion is really inspira-

tional — that really resonates with me,” Caudle said. “I like that she speaks her mind and that she’s very far from perfect.” Fereshteh Rostampour, associate professor of theatre and an award-winning set designer, said she used the imaginative world of the play as inspiration. Five rotating, mirrored panels and computer projections convey time travel, while a bare set allows the stage to easily transform into exotic locales. Tracy Oleinick, associate professor of theatre and the play’s costume designer, said she modified traditional Victorian fashions to allow the actors a broader range of movement. “On the Verge” is about adventure, challenging the norm and mapping the geography of one’s inner life. It celebrates intellectual exploration and the eccentricities of the English language. Though the protagonists are females

with a Victorian perspective, Auburn audiences can expect to walk away with fresh inspiration to take on life’s challenges. “It’s an important commentary on empowerment,” Browning said. “It’s a commentary about discovering yourself and going out and living your life.” Caudle’s urged theatre-goers to open their hearts to the play. She said she hopes people will go on their own journey with them. “It is spring in our minds, ladies,” Mary Baltimore said in the script. “A New World. Blossoming! Within and without!” “On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning” runs Sept. 26–29 and Oct. 1–4. Contact the Auburn University Theatre box office at 334-844-4154 to reserve tickets. All Auburn students will receive 1 complimentary ticket with valid student ID.

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Sunday, Sept. 22, marked the official beginning of the autumn season. Although it still may feel like summer down here on The Plains, the Intrigue staff has compiled a playlist of our favorite “fall-y” favorites that capture the feeling of crunching leaves beneath your feet, wrapping up in cozy sweaters, and the crisp autumn air stinging your lungs as you charge down the concourse.

“London Part 1 & 2” NBC: Thurs., 9/26 @ 7 p.m. CT

“Graze” By animal Collective I love the anticipatory tempo of this song. It

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“PARENTHOOD” “It Has To Be Now”

Carter Callaway practices slalom at the private lake in Shorter where the club practices.

NBC: Thurs., 9/26 @ 9 p.m. CT

Auburn Waterski Club takes to the lake Ashtyne Cole Intrigue Writer


“REVENGE” “Fear” ABC: Sun., 9/29 @ 8 p.m. CT


“THE MENTALIST” “The Desert Rose” CBS: Sun., 9/29 @ 9 p.m. CT

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Lake life is a large part of Auburn and the surrounding communities. With Lake Martin and other small lakes so close by, students and natives are able to frequent the lakes and enjoy all the activities they offers. For those who love the lake or just being outdoors on the open water, Auburn University is home to its own waterskiing club. Don’t worry about being a professional. Everyone on the team is willing to teach anyone interested. The club has approximately 20–25 members and aims to be a fun way for students to learn how to waterski and have a great time in the process. Members can participate in three different events of waterskiing: slalom, tricks and jump. Other water activities such as wakeboarding, barefooting and kneeboarding are available. Next weekend, Sept. 22–23, the club will participate in the Clemson Fall Tournament, a three-event competition in Greenwood, S.C., involving slalom, trick and jumping. Slalom involves navigating through the water in an “S” pattern around buoys. Trick is wakeboarding while throwing tricks and flips. Jumping means taking a jump off a 5-foot ramp.  Carter Callaway, junior in mechanical engineering, has been involved in the club since fall 2011. Callaway is the president of the Auburn Waterski Club and will be participating in the slalom section of the Clemson Fall Tournament. “I’ve been waterskiing since I was 6 years old,” Callaway said. “I heard about the club before I even got to Auburn, and I joined as soon as I got

here.” The club practices about three times per week, but the practices are not mandatory. They meet each Monday at 8 p.m. in Student Center Room 2227 to discuss upcoming competitions and practice times. The waterski club practices at a private lake in Shorter, just 30 minutes from campus. They provide a boat and equipment for practices. “Most people who join don’t know how to waterski,” Callaway said. “We take all skill levels.”  Sam Stiles, junior in marketing, has been in the club since last fall. He said he joined after hearing about the club during O-Days on the Concourse.  “The best part about the whole experience is the people I’ve met,” Stiles said. “I’ve made a lot of awesome friends in the group.”  The club is in the South Atlantic Conference of the National Collegiate Water Ski Association, with tournaments in September and October, and another in the spring. The top-five men and top-five women represent each team in each event. Teams begin arriving at Lake Martin Friday night. The first skiers will compete in the slalom at 8 a.m. and then the rest of the day is the trick event. Sunday is dedicated to the jumping event.  “We will be there the entire weekend,” said J.B. Hampton, sophomore in business management and member of the club. “Everyone gets there Friday and we’re all together and it’s really fun. We finish around 5 p.m. Saturday, and we have a huge get-together with everyone that night. We’re really excited.”  For more information about the Auburn Water Ski Club, visit

sounds like a new beginning, a new adventure, perfect for the start of a new, refreshing seaAshley Selby


Intrigue Editor “Another is Waiting” By The Avett Brothers Fall is upon us, and for some reason, whenever I hear the Avett Brothers, I want to go throw on my boots, grab a cup of hot Kailey Miller

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chocolate, and go for a walk in the crisp fall weather. “I Should Live In Salt” By The National The National have a slower, deeper feel to their music that is perfect for these cool, fall days.

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Intrigue Writer “The Woodpile” By Frightened Rabbit This song makes me think of bonfires on a fall night and sweater weather and getting close to someone you love. The musicality of it is enveloping. Becky Sheehan

Intrigue Writer “The Nurse Who Loved Me” By Failure I feel as though too many people enjoy the approach of fall. All those adorable animals are not preparing for a long, winter nap; they Jordan Hays

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are hiding from mother nature trying to murder them. I picked this song to celebrate this beautiful, yet false, reality we have created in our minds.

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Students demonstrate religious tolerance with Pagan Pride Day JESSA PEASE COMMUNITY WRITER

College nutrition: a weighty issue Mary-Kate Sherer INTRIGUE WRITER

When fall rolls around and classes start again in Auburn, a couple things inevitably jump to the forefront of a freshman student’s mind: football and the “freshman 15.” While research has shown 15 pounds exceeds the average gain during freshman year, weight gain among first-year students is common. The prevalence of obesity and other diet-related illnesses among adults reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, proves it is not just a freshman problem. Instead of emphasizing the first year or the number on the scale, Jessica-Lauren Newby, Auburn University campus nutritionist, said students should focus on developing a healthy lifestyle overall. These days, people often attempt to control their weight with quick-fix diets that promise immediate and dramatic results. “People have to understand those are not long-term answers,” Dr. Lisa Clark said. “There is no long-term fad diet that works. You have to go back to, what kind of foods do you regularly eat? Where are your calories coming from?” Clark is a family physician in Destin, Fla. and helps patients deal with weight-related issues on a regular basis. In 2005, she started writing a handbook explaining to her patients the aspects of weight management that couldn’t be covered in a 15-minute visit. This handbook evolved during an eight-year process and eventually became her book “Lighten Up America.” Clark said her book emphasizes the importance of education and motivation when trying to lose weight. “If you learn to manage your input vs. your output, you’ll have it figured out for life,” Clark said. Both Clark and Newby said they recommend tracking calories throughout the day and paying attention to where these calories come from. As for output, they said to be intentional with making physical activity a part of your

There’s always going to be another reason not to eat healthy. It has to be a priority now. It can’t just be something you’re going to do in the future.” —Kelly West


day. Make a fitness plan and then follow through with it. “You’ve got to treat exercise like a part-time job,” Clark said. College students tend to make the excuse there isn’t enough time to exercise or learn to cook right now, but when students graduate, jobs ideally take the place of classes and extracurricular activities. “There’s always going to be another reason not to eat healthy,“ said Kelly West, senior in nutrition and dietetics. “It has to be a priority now. It can’t just be something you’re going to do in the future.” West agreed with Katherine Cain, senior in nutrition and dietetics, when she said that one of the best things to focus on is a balanced plate. “What you eat, combined with exercise, is going to be what helps you get to that optimal weight, so try to make a balanced meal,” Cain said. “Look at the MyPlate diagram of fruit, veggies, grains, protein and some dairy.” Newby said she encouraged students to eat mindfully. “Listen to your body,” Newby said. “Ask yourself, am I hungry? Am I full? Make sure you’re hydrating throughout the day, because we often confuse hunger for thirst.” Newby also recommended eating a variety of healthful foods. “We tend to be habitual and get into a food rut of eating the same thing every day, “ Newby said. Jane McClaren, author of “You Can,” touched on this

idea in her book. McClaren earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is not a nutritionist, but a woman who realized she had a food problem in her late 20s and spent 35 years studying and researching nutrition to address it. She looked at her food habits and learned how to change them to have a better, healthier relationship with food and with herself. McClaren described her book as one that “covers the whole picture of food and our relationship with food.” She said she’s on a mission. She wants people to understand, celebrate and enjoy good food. For those who may be struggling with a food problem now, she encouraged starting a food journal that identifies “the 4 W’s.” What, when, where and why are you eating what you are eating? She said answering these questions can help you understand your relationship with food. Nutrition professionals and non-professionals alike stressed the importance of education when it came to diet. “A lot of students don’t know what is healthy,” West said. “You have to recognize that things you do now can affect the next 5–10 years.” When thinking about nutrition, experts said it’s important to remember a couple details. First, health does not mean deprivation. Enjoying birthday cake at a party every now and then in isn’t a bad thing. The goal of healthy eating should not be getting to a size zero. “It’s most definitely not about the number on the scale,” Newby said. “It’s about what we put in our bodies.” Also, don’t believe everything you read online. If a diet sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Newby encouraged students to be wise when reading nutritional literature. “Be a filtered, cognizant reader,” Newby said. “Weigh everything out. Look at the research.”

Classes, rituals and vendors aren’t all that can be found at Auburn’s Pagan Pride Day Sept. 28, 8 a.m.–sunset, at the Davis Arboretum–religious freedom and celebration are the reason for the day. Pagan Pride Day is an international event originating in England, takes place in every major city between August and October as an open forum to gather and get to know the like-minded people in the community. “Pagan is a broad, umbrella topic,” said Angela Farmer, English professor and leader in the Auburn pagan community. “We teach each other about the differences, and we try to respect the differences in our religions.” Farmer said Pagan Pride Day welcomes people from other religious paths, and they don’t discriminate as long as the person is tolerant of what they are doing. “It is all about religious tolerance and respect,” Farmer said. “A lot of time we have to live underground, so to speak. It is nice to have a place where it is safe enough for us to get together. It’s a safer way of coming out among people who you know are not going to disparage you for your religious beliefs.” Classes and different rituals will be set up throughout the day, along with vendors selling things like jewelry, staves, magical implements and other homemade goods. Farmer’s group, Nine Worlds American Kindred Grove, will hold their own class and ritual as well. The group will have also have a Reiki practitioner, which is an ancient Japanese form of healing similar to acupuncture and acupressure that focuses on energy blockages to help your body heal itself. “It’s the one day where you can just relax and be who you are among people who are like-minded,” Farmer said. “You can express your religious beliefs without the fear of somebody who is going to tell you that you are going to hell.” The Auburn Pagan Pride Day has been

held by the Church of the Spiral Tree for approximately ten years Farmer said this will be the second time she will be attending the event. Admission is free, but a donation for the East Alabama Food Bank is appreciated. For more information about this year’s Pagan Pride Day, visit


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The week in Tweets Auburn-related chatter on Twitter from Sept. 19–25 @_GraceBrown: I was accepted to Auburn, my first choice school today, and I continue to pray that it’s somewhere I get to be next fall. War Eagle!! @ScoopPhillips: Yeah, #Apple CEO and #Auburn grad @tim_cook joined Twitter and follows only 11. One of those is @TheAUPlainsman #WDE @stabraham09: yes, I support Auburn City Schools and the need for expansion, but I don’t believe raising property taxes is the solution. @johnpennisi: Big tax vote tomorrow in Auburn. Just remember: A “no” vote is a vote in favor of clubbing baby seals and ending Christmas. Vote smart. @awMILLERTIME: Alabama has poor public education, local cities make up for that with property tax, it’s an investment for a better #Auburn @VoteYesACS @BrONeillFoReal: The auburn tow truck drivers are similar to tax collectors in the bible. Scum of the earth social pariahs. @HaleyMcCarrell: Walked up the stairs in RBD...My workout for the day is done #eyeofthetiger @Ashley_Criser: The year after I graduate Auburn gets @SteaknShake and @Tazikis...The diet gods were definitely looking over me. @Archarrow7: Auburn dining rule #1 - when in doubt, chickfila @DocboGladiator: What to do this weekend w no Auburn game. Guess spend whole day cheering against Bama ;) @WarBlogle: “It never rains in Tiger Stadium.” It’s raining in Tiger Stadium. #au @SirZachary79: I gotta say, Auburn has got a very nice police force! #ThanksGuys

Online streaming sources trump ‘old school’ music sources Ashtyne Cole INTRIGUE WRITER

With the rise of digital media, students are turning more toward websites that stream music instantly and to apps for on-the-go tunes. Some of the more popular ways to listen to music are Pandora, Spotify, iTunes and Songza. Pandora has been available since 2000 and has more than 72.1 million listeners, according to a press release from the company. The “listener hours” for Pandora during August were more than 1.35 billion. Pandora’s mission statement, “to play only music you’ll love.” It’s like having your own personal DJ around to play music based on your favorites. You can make up to 100 music stations that are just a click away if you want to listen. The drawbacks? Advertisements are played between every few songs, and you are only allowed a few skips per day

while listening. “Pandora is my favorite way to listen to music,” said Emily Davidson, a junior in pre-elementary education. “You can just pick which station you want to listen to and it does all the work for you.”  Spotify has been available since 2008, and has more than 24 million active users, 6 million subscribers and 20 million songs available, according to Spotify’s website. Spotify brings music right to your computer, phone and TV at home. It’s a way to share music with friends via Facebook and Twitter, and an easy way to uncover new music by following other users. Spotify, without the premium upgrade, allows you to listen to pre-made playlists or make your own while a few advertisements play. Unlimited access costs $4.99 per month, but lets you listen on your computer ad-free. Upgrading to Premium for $9.99

per month lets you listen to music from everywhere: phone, tablet, TV, etc. “Spotify Premium is the best way to control what music you listen to, wherever and whenever you want,” said Wheat Holt, junior in public relations. “I also find music on a blog called ‘This Song is Sick.’ It’s a good way to find new music.”  Some students said they like being able to see what their friends are listening to. “I love Spotify, because who doesn’t love stalking what other people listen to,” said Amanda Carter, sophomore in animal sciences. Songza is all about what you want. Logging into the app or website, music playlists are made just for you to choose what mood you’re in or what you’re doing at the moment. “Relaxing at Home,” “Doing Housework,” “Studying,” “Brand

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most of all, because it is free,” said Jayne Ohlman, sophomore in political science. Students are now able to customize and personalize the way they listen to music even more.

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JCSM@10 celebrates the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art’s 10th Anniversary.

JCSM@10 celebrates a decade of works Kailey Miller INTRIGUE REPORTER

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is celebrating 10 years of collecting by presenting a new exhibit, the JCSM@10. The works on display were acquired by the museum between 2003 and today. “The turning point happened in the ’90s,” said Charlotte Hendrix, print and digital media producer at JCSM. “The supplemental gift was made by a man, Albert Smith Jr., and (he) named the museum for his wife, Jule Collins, for their 50th wedding anniversary, and so with his gift to Auburn, and his love of Auburn, we were able to make headway in building a museum.”  The museum originally opened Oct. 3, 2003.  For the past 10 years, the museum built on its permanent collection of art.  Andy Tennant, assistant director of the museum, has been there from the start. “I’m really the only person who has been here the 10 years the museum has been open,” Tennant said. “When I applied for the job, my interview was actually in a trailer out behind the concrete structure of the building.”  Tennant watched the collection grow, and said it contains a wide variety of works. JCSM@10 fills two rooms in the museum and includes paintings, sculptures, pottery, photographs and more. “It’s a research resource because we have examples from different periods and different artists,” Hendrix said. “It really is a visual reference of art history.”  Hendrix said admission to the exhibit is free, courtesy of the JCSM business partners.

Hendrix also said the museum was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, which is a good-housekeeping seal of approval, indicating JCSM is taking care of the art, from the research to the preservation and the display. “They have looked at our operations and procedures here, and deemed us to be in the same league with top museums across the country,” Hendrix said. “There’s something like nearly 18,000 museums in the U.S., and a little more than 1,000 of them hold the same distinction of professional accreditation.”  Tennant said the exhibit includes some of the largest paintings the museum holds, including paintings more than 6-feet-tall and 10-feetwide. The museum also features a room with smaller pieces Tennant described as the real gems of the collection. None of the pieces in the exhibit will be for sale. “An art museum collects art and it’s part of our job to protect it, conserve it, interpret it, teach with it, but leave it in prosperity,” said Scott Bishop, curator of education and liaison to the University. “It would be a very, very bad thing for us to sell our art.”  Hendrix said the JCSM@10 exhibit looks for the types of work a university art museum is collecting. The exhibit opened Aug. 31 and will be open for viewing through Jan. 4, 2014.  “What I like about this exhibition is that it is so stunningly beautiful, and it reminds me when I walk in there of just how much we’ve accomplished in the last 10 years,” Bishop said. “It’s a very deep, rich, broad show.”


“E incontrolable será” by José Bedia is one of many works on display as part of the exhibit.

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Belle Adair brings ‘the new South sound’ to Auburn Ashtyne Cole INTRIGUE WRITER

Muscle Shoal’s native band, Belle Adair, is coming to Auburn, offering a new kind of sound and a glimpse into their first record. Belle Adair performs Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. at Bourbon Street Bar. The FutureBirds will also be performing.  Belle Adair named themselves after a sunken ship from John Steinbeck’s “Winter of Our Discontent.” Belle Adair is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Green, keyboard player Ben Tanner, pedal steel player Daniel Stoddard, bass-fiddler Chris James and drummer Reed Watson. The band has been together for two years, starting when Green returned to the Shoals from Birmingham after his apartment was destroyed in a fire.  “I was in Birmingham for a while originally before I moved back,” Green said. “I started working with [Tanner]when I got here and we started working on a record. We found a few people who were willing to Don’t forget to join and here we are.”  recycle The band embarked on its first, two-week tour your Plainsman! along the southeast/east coast. The band has other tours and shows scheduled for November and December as well.  “I moved to the Shoals a couple of years ago,” Wat-

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I always love playing in Auburn. It’s like the people here actually care when we get up and perform. It’s not like that in other places.” —Reed Watson DRUMMER FOR BELLE ADAIR

son said. “Belle Adair was, by far, my favorite band from Muscle Shoals. One day they had an opening and asked me to take it. I was so excited. In music, you will take any job and be happy with it, but it’s great to have one that you sincerely enjoy.” The band will play songs from their album, “The Brave and the Blue,” which is available on Spotify and iTunes. They will also reveal a few unreleased songs such as “Losing My Train” and “Shakin’ Dead.” “‘Shakin’ Dead’ is my favorite song that we perform,” Watson said. “It’s got a really good groove and the response is always great when we play it. It’s one of


In the Soundbites feature series, The Plainsman will cover favorite releases from a variety of artists, not only critically acclaimed musicians, but also local and underground artists on the rise. “Spreading Rumours” Grouplove Four days shy of the twoyear anniversary of “Never Trust a Happy Song,” Grouplove is back with their new album titled “Spreading Rumours.”

Grouplove follows the same recipe as its previous album by continuing to write nostalgic, upbeat songs. Their mixing of acoustic guitars, synth and beautiful vocal harmonies make this band a genuine pleasure to hear. The vibe of this album makes it a must for long road trips or vacationing at the beach with friends. For the first time, Grouplove introduced dubstep into their music. The dubstep is used in such a way that it is not the highlight of their songs. It is, instead, skillfully placed within choruses to add power and energy when it really counts. Be warned: this may lead to dancing. Unfortunately, the songs on

those songs you can pull out of your back pocket and play when things get weird.” According to Ever Kip, press contact for the band, the first album has been a work long in the making. “The album was imagined in the early mornings of a time for revival for Belle Adair songwriter and front man, Matt Green,” Kip said. As for performing in Auburn, the band said they are definitely ready.  “I’ve performed with other bands in Auburn before,” Green said. “I’m really excited that the Auburn show is in the beginning of the tour.”  According to Watson, Auburn offers one of the band’s best audiences. “I always love playing in Auburn,” Watson said. “It’s like the people here actually care when we get up and perform. It’s not like that in other places.” The band drew inspiration from bands such as Wilco, taking influence to create something unique. Green describes the band’s sound as “kind of spacey.”  NPR Music said the band is “doing this kind of dreamy sound that has a connection to roots music, but isn’t directly derivative... it fits in nicely with the new South sound.”  Tickets for the concert can be purchased for $10 at and at

this album don’t seem to flow well with one another. While almost every song on this album is good, many felt as though they are out of place. Some songs tell stories that feel a bit random when placed between other songs. However, this is hardly an issue to the casual listener. Grouplove has a synergy rare among bands in that it comes across as a group effort among friends, as opposed to, simply, a band. Grouplove offers a unique listening experience and should not be missed. “…Like Clockwork” Queens of the Stone Age Now let’s pull a 180 and talk about Queens of the Stone Age. If there was ever a man who sold his soul to the devil to be a rock star, it was frontman Josh Holmes of Queens of the Stone Age. “…Like Clockwork” inspires the fear of the devil associated with rock ‘n’ roll, without


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sounding violently over-thetop like heavy-metal bands Slayer or Megadeath. They achieve this by sounding smooth, seductive, confident and powerfully downbeat with blaring choruses. With harsh riffs and slick licks, Queens of the Stone Age drags listeners into their world of fanaticism and delusion, and you’ll be glad they did. This album clearly follows a dramatic structure with a definite exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution. The Queens tackle topics such as the struggle of the free spirit living in a confining society and unrequited love. This fascinating narrative will have you hitting repeat to see if you can catch anything you might have missed the fifth time around. Even if you aren’t a fan of the narrative, the music and instrumentation alone is enough to label this as one of the best albums the Queens of the Stone Age ever made.

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