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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Student passes away after battle with leukemia
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Sickness, illness and weakness are not words friends and family use to remember 20-year-old Jordan Northington’s battle against leukemia — peacefulness, gentleness and constant inspiration are. Northington, junior in nursing at was first diagnosed with leukemia seven years ago. On Friday, Oct. 18, she passed away after contracting a flu virus her body was unable to fight off. “She battled with leukemia three times and never gave up,” said Kim Northington, Jordan’s mother. “She was a fighter, and she had great courage.” Katie Cargo, junior in education and Jordan’s sorority sister, said she always used her fight with cancer to serve a higher purpose. “I loved how she took what was going on in her life and tried to make it into something positive,” Cargo
said. “She wanted to raise awareness and help other people. I thought it was so inspiring she didn’t just wallow in self-pity, but (said instead), ‘Yeah I have it and it stinks, but let’s raise awareness; let’s do something about it.’” Though her illness may have caused physical suffering, her spirit remained strong throughout her battle against leukemia. “She was one of the most positive people,” said Lexi Loving, junior in nursing and Jordan’s sorority sister. “(Jordan) going through this cancer, you never knew how bad it was because she would always say, ‘I’m doing great, always better than the last day,’ and [she was] just so positive about it. (She) never wanted anybody to realize how much she pain she was in.” Kim said it was Jordan’s resilience and continuous positivity that taught her friends and family about the value of life.
“I think a lot of us learned from her how to live your life to the fullest, and to make the best of things,” Kim said. “Through all of Jordan’s struggles throughout the years, she never once complained.” Jordan served as a role model to many within her community, especially to the women of Chi Omega sorority, of which she was a valued member. She not only provided the chapter with an example of fortitude, but also played a part in unifying her pledge class, her sorority sisters said. “If there was one person who everybody knew and everybody loved, it was Jordan,” Loving said. “That part was really cool — to have something that seemed so bad, but she also did a lot of good through her sickness. I don’t even think she knows half the stuff she did that was so good just by bringing so many people together.” Though Jordan may have passed
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Future of Haley Center still up for discussion Derek Herscovici CAMPUS WRITER
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Some of Auburn’s rumors about the future of the Haley Center were discussed at the third Student Government Association HeAUrd That! event Tuesday, Oct. 22. The future of the Haley Center was a question many in the audience voiced to the speakers, but despite recent planning discussions, they said nothing yet is concrete. “No decision has been made at this point in time about which direction we should go,” said Dan King, associate vice president of facilities. “I’ll tell you two years ago that we were leaning very strongly about tearing it down, but the pendu-
lum has swung a little bit and we’re considering some reuse options that are not a bad way ahead. Maybe taking out the tower or gutting the building but leaving the courtyard.” King said options to move the pharmacy school off campus, implement an unused corner of the school or building on top of the old Haley Center were all being considered, but no plans have been set in stone yet. Additionally, students questioned the administrative speakers about the academic requirements for in-state and out-of-state scholarships at Auburn, as well as the amount
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Non-custodial parents no longer required to pay tuition, Court says Annie faulk COMMUNITY REPORTER
A recent Alabama Supreme Court decision could change the way divorced parents pay for their children’s college education. On Friday, Oct. 4, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in Christopher v. Christopher that non-custodial parents will no longer be required to financially assist in their child’s educational expenses. After the Court’s decision, children of divorced parents
must rely on voluntary support from the non-custodial parent for their college expenses, just as children with non-divorced parents rely on their parents’ voluntary financial support as well. Christopher v. Christopher originated in Limestone County in 2010 when a divorced father asked his former wife to pay for their child’s post-minority college expenses. “Mom appealed to the court
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Stuck in the middle
Recent Recreation Center mishap raises questions about status of graduate students Ben Hohenstatt CAMPUS REPORTER
Graduate students who normally have access to the Recreation and Wellness Center were denied use of the facilities. David Adams, graduate school senator and GTA in political science, said he received calls about the incident right away. “I heard about it from a number of graduate students,” Adams said. “I want to make sure we’re not overcwharged or underserved.” Nicholas Head, Campus Recreation’s marketing coordinator, said the incident was not the fault of the Recreation and Wellness Center and it has a simple explanation. “The only thing we know is we got sent a file which updated the system.” Head said. “No one at the facility was responsible for the error.” Head said he did not know the specifics of the glitch beyond its link to the update. Repeated attempts to reach Jennifer Jarvis, director for Campus Recreation, were unsuccessful. Adams said some graduate students felt
the 12-hour lapse in access was indicative of things to come. “From what I gather, the Wellness Center asked for a full list of graduate students on assistantships,” Adams said. “A computer glitch is a computer glitch, but when you ask for a list of names it seems targeted.” Michael Reynolds, executive director of Student Financial Services, said the Recreation and Wellness Center did ask for a list of students who were and were not assessed the wellness fee. “The Wellness Center is who it originated from, but it is not uncommon to see where money is being distributed from,” Reynolds said. Reynolds also said $598 fees, including a $200 wellness fee, are built into tuition. “A regular graduate student, just like a regular undergraduate student pays these fees,” Reynolds said. Reynolds said these fees can be waived in the case of scholarship for undergraduates
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dui arrests For the City of Auburn oct. 17–22, 2013 Adam Campbell, 20 Oct. 19, 9:37 p.m., Opelika Road
— Reports provided by Auburn Department of Public Safety
Thursday, October 24, 2013
police reports for Oct. 17–22, 2013 Oct. 17: Townsend Court Second-degree theft of property – theft of cooler, security cable, two saws, drill, batteries and other tools Oct. 17: Holmes Avenue Theft from residence – theft of power tools, lawn mower, pipe wrenches, frozen meats and sports drinks Oct. 17: Foy Union Circle Second-degree theft of property – theft of laptop
Oct. 18: West Glenn Third-degree theft of property – theft of currency
Oct. 21: West Glenn Avenue Second-degree theft of property – theft of bicycle
Oct. 18: North Cary Drive Theft from residence – theft of bicycle
Oct. 21: Hudson Terrace Burglary of residence, force – theft of television
Oct. 19: North Heritage Burglary of residence, no force – theft of backpack, shirt, video game console, video games and two prescription bottles
Oct. 22: East Thatch Avenue Burglary of residence, force – theft of television, currency, jewelry box and assorted jewelry.
Oct. 18: Masters Court Second-degree theft of property – theft of welder and pressure washer
Oct. 19: Birch Court Second-degree theft of property – theft of watch, duffle bag and loose change
Oct. 18: Heisman Drive Second-degree theft of property – theft of laptop, workbook, school supplies, book bag, iclicker
Oct. 19: West Magnolia Avenue Auto breaking and entering – theft of crossbow
Turkish student organization to hold dinner
of civil appeals and she cited different reasons. One she cited that she did not have the capability to pay,” said Gina McDonald, attorney at Gina H. McDonald & Associates, LLC in Birmingham. “She also cited that it was unconstitutional, it created a class of people. If you are not a child of divorce, your parents don’t have to pay for your education. It’s unconstitutional for the children that aren’t from divorced family to not get that same benefit.” The Alabama Supreme Court reversed previous judgments on the Christopher case “because the child-custody statute does not authorize a court in a divorce action to require a non-custodial parent to pay educational support for children over the age of 19.” The decision overruled the 1989 case Bayliss v. Bayliss, which said non-custodial parents should assist in college expenses of children older than 19, or post-minority children. In the Oct. 4 ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court stated in its conclusion, “the Bayliss Court failed to recognize the ordinary and common-law definitions of “child” as a minor, did not defer to the legislature’s designation of the age of majority, and failed to observe the canon of construction that courts cannot supply what a statute omits. Accordingly, we expressly overrule Bayliss.” In the Christopher decision, the courts overruled the Bayliss deci-
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and assistantship for graduate students. “What you have is foregone revenue for the University,” Reynolds said. Adams said a theory with some traction among graduate students is Auburn plans to charge graduate students $50 per month beginning in the spring semester, the same amount faculty members are required to pay. “We make a lot less than full faculty,” Adams said. Reynolds said nothing has been decided, there has been no new policy created and it is unlikely there would be a change in policy in the immediate future. “That is not in effect at this time,” Reynolds said. “It is highly unlikely to be in effect in Summer.” Reynolds said students whose fees have been waived can access the Wellness Center. “The board would decide what fees need to be (waived),” Reynolds said. “I can’t add arbitrary fees.” Some of the $598 registration fee also pays for services such as transit,
Last year, 150 people attended the Turkish Student Organization’s dinner.
“We want people to learn about the real Turkey,” Ozden said. “For example, people think all women are fully covered, so we’re teaching all those kinds of things that people would be surprised about.” To RSVP to the event visit TurkishRepublicDayDinner. SplashThat.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30 p.m. and there is a $10 admission fee.
student activities, the Student Center and its operation. Adams expressed concern students whose fees have been waived could also eventually be charged for those as well. “You could put a card scanner on the door of a bus,” Adams said. “How much is enough and when would it stop?” Frank Sturm, president of the Graduate Student Council, said he wants the Recreation and Wellness Center issue to serve as a jumping off point for more open discussion about policy related to graduate students. “This is not the only instance,” Sturm said. “One of my hopes is to promote a more transparent discussion on broader roles.” George Flowers, dean for the Graduate School and Strum both said defining graduate students’ broader role is tricky, because they blur the line between student and faculty. “It’s really important that graduate students have a rewarding, full experience,” Flowers said. “They need to be rewarded as employees, but have the same full experience students have.” Adams, Sturm and Flowers said the amount of SGA representation for
graduate students can make this more difficult. “I feel like the voice of the graduate students is sometimes lost,” Adams said. In SGA senate, Adams is the only graduate student, and he is the only senator who specifically represents graduate students. “Graduate students are vastly underrepresented as far as SGA is concerned,” Flowers said. Adams said he wants to improve the situation of graduate students across the board from paying for health insurance in installations to being able to use the Recreation and Wellness Center. “Auburn wants to attract the best graduate students,” Adams said. “By keeping facilities (such as) the Wellness Center open they can continue to do that.” Reynolds said he felt the issue has gotten attention because of misinformation, and stressed no changes have been made or agreed to. Adams said he hopes it remains the case. “I think the University should live up to its promise that the facility be open to all students,” Adams said.
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Joanna Campbell Blake, a 1999 Auburn graduate and a figurative sculptor in Washington, D.C., will present "Doing the Work of Public Sculpture" at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. The Auburn Real Food Challenge will be hosting talks about sustainability in food production and service Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5–6:30 p.m. in Lowder Room 19 as part of the National Food Day. The AU Challenge and the Office of Sustainability will co-host a screening of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Langdon Hall, followed by a Campus Conversation panel discussion. The Department of Music and the Auburn Chamber Music Society will host a concert by the Almeda Trio at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Goodwin Recital Hall. More than 400 jack-o-lanterns will light up the courtyard of Auburn University’s Dudley Hall Friday, Oct. 25, as students from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction hold the 25th annual Pumpkin Carve. The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will present two screenings of "Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror" this Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. and on Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. in the Martin-Perricone Auditorium. A discussion on “The Humanities in the 21st Century: The Relevance of a Liberal Arts Education” will be held Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Foy ballroom. The Residence Hall Association will host its Fall Festival Oct. 29 from 7–9 p.m. on the Quad green space. Kappa Kappa Gamma will present the sixth annual Jean Dean Reading is Fundamental “Run to Read” Nov. 2 at Floral Park in Opelika. The Indian Students Association will be celebrating its biggest festival, Diwali, the festival of lights, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center ballroom. Auburn has announced its student nominees for three of the nation's top postgraduate honors: the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. The nominees are Patrick Donnan, Hunter Hayes, Spencer Kerns, Ashton Richardson, Jennifer Waxman and Alyssa White.
Oct. 22: West Veterans Boulevard Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle – theft of speakers, amplifiers, cd player and currency
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There will also be a raffle, which includes prizes, such as an Xbox 360, Android Tablet, various gift cards and Turkish items called the Evil Eyes. “People should go to the event because they will learn more about Turkey,” Ozden said. “People may have ideas about Turkey that are not what Turkey really is.” Ozden said he wants to dismiss the stereotypes people think about Turkey.
Oct. 22: Wire Road Third-degree burglary – theft of television and two watches
Becky Hardy Auburn has a larger Turkish community than one would think. The Turkish Student Organization, TSO, will hold a dinner celebrating Turkish Republic Day Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Student Center Ballroom. All are welcome to attend. The dinner has been going on for 13 years at the University. More than 150 were in attendance last year. Along with the dinner, which will be catered by a Turkish restaurant based in Atlanta, the event will also include a session where members of TSO will talk about all the places to visit in Turkey. “The people will enjoy (learning) about what to do in Turkey,” said Gokhan Ozden, former president of TSO and senior in industrial engineering. “We will also answer questions from the crowd.” Along with traditional Turkish cuisine, the event will also include live Turkish music and traditional Turkish folk dancing. “People can’t get Turkish food in Auburn, but it’s at the dinner,” Ozden said.
Oct. 22: Byrd Street Third-degree burglary – television
sion because the decision failed to define the age of majority. In Bayliss v. Bayliss, “the courts ruled that if you are a child of a divorce, even if you have reached the age of majority, which is the age of 19 in the state of Alabama, your parents can still be ordered to pay your college,” McDonald said. The age of majority in Alabama is 19 and a child is considered a minor until that age. “I think it basically all comes down to the principle that the legislature creates the law and the courts interpret it,” said Shane Neese, of Neese Law Office, LLC in Opelika. Neese specializes in personal injury and family law. He has trial experience with divorces, custody modifications and child support modifications. “Alabama is a minority, or at least before this decision, only a minority of states provide for post-minority support,” Neese said. If a divorced parent is unable to pay for their child’s college education, McDonald said “most children probably are going to end up taking out student loans because mom and dad couldn’t agree well enough to be married, so they sure aren’t going to agree on who is going to pay for a college education.” “Of course, as a state you want all of your children to get an education if they want it,” Neese said. “And this, I guess, does create a barrier in that sense in that some of the children will be unable to get support from a parent who doesn’t want to pay it.”
they would receive, citing the University of Alabama’s scholarship fund as larger and easier to apply for. “Auburn is a state sponsored university, and our appropriation from the state isn’t that great, but nevertheless it still is,” said Paul Harris, honors college associate director. “I would say students aren’t being penalized, it’s because you’re an instate resident the tuition is going to be lower. If money wasn’t a factor we would be giving more scholarships.”
away before realizing her impact, those she left behind say they will not let the way Jordan lived go unremembered. “Everything I do from now on will be for Jordan,” Loving said. “I ran a 10K on the Saturday after she died because I knew she wouldn’t have wanted me to stop what I was doing. I ran it with a snotty nose because I had been crying the night before, and with a heavy heart because I wish my friend could have been there with me, but I did it for Jordan.”
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Returning to the alley Nathan McAlister, senior laboratory technology student, suffered an illness, which left him paralyzed for one year Becky Hardy Campus Editor
Nathan McAlister, senior in laboratory technolgy, dreamed of graduating from Auburn like other family members had done. He also loved to bowl with his family. However, in December 2011, those dreams had a slim chance of becoming reality. During the winter break of his first year at Auburn, McAlister said he felt stabbing pains in his abdomen and was rushed to the hospital. After numerous appointments with doctors at multiple hospitals, the doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital gave McAlister and his family a diagnosis. McAlister had an arteriovenous malformation, which caused blood vessels to bleed into his spine, resulting in paralysis from his chest down. “The whole time I was in the hospital, I couldn’t sit up,” McAlister said. “I could move
my arms and my head, but I couldn’t actually sit up in the bed.” McAlister then flew to Palo Alto, Calif., where a doctor specialized in arteriovenous malformations, practiced. Doctors warned McAlister he may never be able to walk again. With a single mother, Susan, and three siblings, money for trips across the United States was not always readily available. Robert Richardson, family friend of the McAlisters, created a pancake benefit at his church to raise funds for McAlister’s flight to Palo Alto Hospital. In addition, the fundraiser was used to raise money for prescriptions and trips to the physical therapist. Richardson was able to raise $1,600 for McAlister through the fundraiser. “I just think his story is of perseverance and hard work,” Richardson said. “I never heard him say anything about
what happened. He wanted things to just be normal.” Within eight months of being released from the hospital after surgery in Palo Alto, McAlister was able to walk again. “It’s been a long journey, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel,” McAlister said. “I just feel really lucky and blessed to be recovered.” McAlister said he has always been a glass-half-full type of person. “I just look for silver linings in situations,” McAlister said. “When I first got in (to the hospital) I wasn’t going to feel sorry for myself. If there’s a way I can get back to my normal self then I was going to do anything to get back to that.” Daniel McAlister, Nathan’s brother, spent every night with Nathan throughout the month and a half period he was in the hospital. “He’s one of the strongest minded people I know,” Daniel said. “At first when he was in the hospital, everybody was
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McAlister went bowling every Monday night with friends and family before becoming paralyzed.
going crazy worrying about him and he was the calmest out of all of us.” Nathan does not take anything for granted, especially being able to bowl since returning to The Plains. Nathan, his two brothers, Daniel and Chris, and Richardson would bowl every Monday night before he was diagnosed. “Auburn is one of my favorite places on Earth,” Nathan said. “Just being able to get up and go get food whenever you want to or go bowling is a great feeling.” Robertson saw Nathan throughout the stages of his illness. “To me, when he was able to (bowl) I knew he was getting back to where he was before it
happened,” Robertson said. After graduation, Nathan said he wants to pursue a medical career at the same hosptial in which he was treated. “When I was in the hospital the whole time, when the doctors and nurses usually lose (people) with big words, I could talk to them and understand what they were talking
about,” Nathan said. Nathan said his love for Auburn football makes him take head coach Gus Malzahn’s ‘new day’ message to heart. “That’s how I think about my situation,” Nathan said. “It’s a chance for me to keep my life moving forward toward setting myself up with a career and good start on life.”
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(L/R): McAlister takes the bowling class offered at the University.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
‘Catfish’ creator Nev Schulman speaks to students Derek Herscovici Campus Writer
Looking for love online can be scary, no matter how promising it seems. People can change their pictures or use someone else’s, provide fake personal history and even create their own unique worlds with individual characters, like a drama played out over social media and mass communication, often without the other ever person realizing it. The moment of truth can be tragic for both partners, but for Nev Schulman, creator and host of MTV’s “Catfish,” it was the start of something bigger than just a strange life lesson. “I certainly never expected it to continue to grow and escalate or change the topic of conversation,” Schulman said. “Every time something like this happens I’m like, ‘this is crazy, I can’t believe this is all happening because I fell in love with some strange lady in Michigan five years ago.’” UPC brought Schulman to the Auburn Arena Tuesday, Oct. 22, to speak to students about the hazards of entering a relationship not based on truth or personal interaction, as well as respecting themselves and being comfortable with revealing their true personality. After his film “Catfish” began playing on TV, Schulman said he received a flood of emails from fans describing their own experiences or concerns about their online partners, asking
him to help them discover the truth. Though he said he never intended to explore the uncharted territory of online romance, Manti Te’O, Saturday Night Live and more have cemented the term “Catfish” in pop culture, making Schulman the first visible authority figure on what is increasingly becoming a more widespread form of relationship. “It’s very intense because in the five or six days we typically have to shoot an episode,” Schulman. “I do my best to be as open and honest and present and vulnerable with them as I can to encourage them to do the same.” Schulman asked the audience at the beginning of the show to turn off their phones and block out the online world, if only for a moment, in order to have a real, honest conversation about embarrassing topics in his own life and about the lives of the people with whom he meets. One story that aired near the end of the second season, about couple Mike and Angela, particularly affected Schulman once the gravity of the situation completely manifested itself. “(Angela) had been photoshopping her pictures to seem a little slimmer, but was still overweight, and he had only just recently, after five or six years of talking, sent her pictures of what was obviously not him,” Schulman said. “They met, but she wasn’t attracted to him even though they had this amazing connection. They
stayed in touch because I think she realized how great he was, and then a little (more than) a week ago he died — he had a blood clot in his lung and just died. So many years wasted not being honest with each other.” To avoid falling victim to a constructed identity online, Schulman said it’s necessary to be open and honest in all parts of your life and share your relationship with your friends and family in the real world, not isolate yourself because you think it might be embarrassing. A theme Schulman has noticed in couples throughout the show is despite their suspicions, the “hopeful” is unwilling to pull the plug after investing so much time and energy because they either are afraid of being let down or are still hoping the person on the other end really is the soulmate they’ve been looking for. “My advice in that case is to be really open about your relationship to someone in real life, I think the more involved they get with these people they’re dating online, the more they isolate the relationship from the rest of their life,” Schulman said. “They know that people are going to be skeptical, they don’t wanna deal with potential ridicule or embarrassment, so they isolate it and it sort of consumes more and more of their time until they get lost in it.” Schulman is working on a book, touring college campuses around the country and developing a couple different TV shows and a feature
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Nev Schulman spoke at the arena Tuesday, Oct.23.
film with his brother friends now that the second season of “Catfish” has finished airing. The third season of “Catfish” is in the works and will air on MTV in the summer of 2014.
Campus dining features ‘Un-Supersize Me AU’ project Caitlin Shostak Campus Writer
For one week, Lauren Lynch, junior in nutrition and Maureen Young, area director of the department of residence life, tried healthy options on campus and recorded their meals on Twitter for the “Un-Supersize Me AU” project. Students can follow their dining experiences by searching for the hashtag #UnSupersizeMeAU on Twitter. Lynch began her week-long challenge Monday, Oct. 14, and ate three healthy meals on campus for one consecutive week. She tweeted her meals, as well as health and wellness tips on her Twitter account, @lo_lunch. Lynch said she hopes the “Un-SupersizeMe AU” project will provide
insight to freshman and upperclassman concerned with maintaining a healthy diet on campus. “I want to encourage health and wellness on campus,” Lynch said. Lynch said she intends to keep tweeting tips on her account, as well as possible recipes for those who live off campus, now that the challenge is over. Lynch encourages other students to get involved in the project as well. “If there’s a specific place people want me to check out, I can find whatever’s most nutritious at that location,” Lynch said. Young will also use the hashtag to detail her week-long Auburn dining experience, where she will eat all of her lunches on campus, beginning Monday, Oct. 21. “I’m excited to see what my options
are,” Young said. Though many students struggle to eat healthy on campus, Lynch and Young have both found plenty of options. “Sometimes students are in the Student Center and all they see is Chick-fil-A,” Young said. Lynch said a lot of people do not realize what healthy options are avaiable. “They assume everything is just a load of unhealthy junk food,” Lynch said. Both Lynch and Young recommend students interested in eating healthy options should download the Auburn University app. The nutrition information can be found under the dining tab in the Auburn University app. Lynch said Tiger Dining expand-
ed its nutritious menu options in recent years. “My freshman year, there weren’t nearly as many healthy options as there are today,” Lynch said. The Wellness Kitchen will open August 2014, across from the South Donahue dorms. The Wellness Kitchen will provide students with another means of eating healthy. Jessica-Lauren Newby, campus dietitian, said Tiger Dining modifies its menus based on student purchases and considers student feedback for further alterations. Students interested in offering feedback are encouraged to tweet suggestions to @AUNutrition. Students who would like additional help finding healthy options on a budget may contact the University’s
nutritionists. “I am here for all our students, and most students don’t know the resource is available to them and now is a great time to check in and figure it out,” Newby said. “The cost for the consultation is less than half of what it would be if you weren’t an Auburn student, so now is a great time to take advantage of this individualized service.” Interested students are encouraged to contact Nutrition@Auburn. edu to receive consultation. Lynch said she invites students to contact her through her Twitter account. Students are also encouraged to contribute to the “#UnSupersizeMeAU” project by using the hashtag with their own health and wellness experiences on campus.
Open Write Night promotes creativity Becky Hardy Campus Editor
The Student Writing Council will hold Open Write Night, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., in Room 2227 of the Student Center. “Basically, it’s open mic night for writers,” said Haley Petcher, president of the SWC and senior in English, “People write poetry and short stories and it’s a really open environment. It’s specifically tailored to writers and not singer/songwriters. Our group is trying to promote writing.” Petcher said the event is also a time for people to get involved in other SWC activities. Students, professors and people of the community are welcome to attend the event. “It’s great for any creative writing majors, but I think there are lots of people who are great at writing who aren’t creative writing majors and it would be great for them,” said Gabby Bates, senior in English. “I would encourage people to write things specifically for this opportunity because you’re not getting graded for it and you’ll get lots of encouragement from the audience.” Attendees are welcome to wear Halloween-themed outfits to this particular event because of the proximity to Halloween, but costumes is not required. Approximately 30–40 people typically attend each reading event. There are multiple Open Write Nights throughout the semester. “We like to spread (events) out, so if the same people want to come they can bring new material,” Petcher said. The Open Write Night is also a time for beginner read-
ers to get acclimated to speaking in front of audiences. “Open Write Night is the best way to build up confidence in reading out loud,” Bates said. “When I started, I was intimidated and scared, but the audience is the perfect size and everyone is so encouraging and now I’m not scared at all.” Zach Welman, vice president of SWC, said he read a short story about his trip in London during the summer at the group’s first event this semester. “I was nervous at first because I have never read, but it was a small group of people I knew,” Welman said. “Everyone is pretty supportive.” Petcher said the SWC is considering having more Open Write Nights in the spring if enough people are interested. “It’s good to put yourself out there and you can get really good feedback from people,” Petcher said. “It’s a way to support the artists and keep writing alive out there.” Welman said he recommends Open Write Night for anyone who has ever written something, but is unsure about reading. “People who haven’t had much experience, this is one of the more easy going events and it’s an inviting atmosphere,” Welman said. Registration is not mandatory. Potential readers are encouraged to email stuwrite@ auburn.edu for more information. The Student Writing Council meets Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Office of the University Writing Center on the third floor of RBD library.
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Cameron Primm (left) and Michael Gutierrez (right) attend the New Orleans Film Festival’s Perfect Pitch Contest, Saturday, Oct. 12.
Auburn attends to New Orleans film festival Derek Herscovici Campus Writer
If you had five minutes to pitch the perfect movie to a Hollywood producers amd directors, what would you say? Cameron Primm, senior in radio, television and film, and Michael Gutierrez, senior in communications, were invited to New Orleans to do just that — pitch ideas to industry professionals in the New Orleans Film Festival’s Pitch Perfect Contest Saturday, Oct. 12. “I think pitching is hard, because what you’re trying to do is in a very brief period of time get a listener–anyone–to want to know what happens next,” said Hollie Lavenstein, associate professor of communications and journalism and faculty advisor for the Pitch Perfect contest. “It’s hard to reduce it in such a short period of time you have to give them just enough information you pique their curiosity.” Gutierrez and Primm traveled to New Orleans to pitch their ideas for narrative and documentary films to various producers and directors from around the country in the hopes of winning funding to complete the project. Primm and Gutierrez were selected by a vote from the Auburn New Media Club and the Auburn Film Society to represent the school. Both contestants had approximately three weeks to prepare themselves and
their ideas. Both were allotted five minutes to explain their idea for a film in the narrative and documentary categories. Both narrative and documentary categories had first and second place prizes, a variation of the single winner from last year, though the pool of contestants barely exceeded a handful. “What I’ve been helping the students do is identify, within five minutes, a way to talk about their film,” Lavenstein said. “To help evoke the kind of feeling or mood of the film and introduce us to the main characters.” Gutierrez called his narrative pitch a “narrative short,” saying it was about an emotionally disabled woman who locks herself in her room and listens to her family decide how to get her out. The working title of Gutierrez’s film is “We Just Can’t Keep Doing This Anymore.” Primm’s documentary project and pitch focused on the relatively recent birth of drag queen culture in Auburn, it’s impact on the community and the evolution of drag culture and art. “What Holly and I have worked on together is figuring out a narrative for this documentary,” Primm said. “You should have some idea of what you’re trying to convey or what you’re trying to collect from reality, because documentaries, af-
ter all, are constructed artifice.” Auburn University paid for the students’ travel and accommodations. The New Orleans Film Festival committee supplied Primm and Gutierrez with VIP passes for every film shown and after-party hosted Saturday. Though neither student placed, both walked away with the insight and constructive criticism they needed to further develop and realize their projects in the future. Both were also able to get immediate feedback about what they should do differently for the next time they pitch an idea. “Definitely prepare in advance, and not so much work on the content of the idea as the content of the pitch and the specific effect you want to have on your audience,” Primm said. One of the preliminary requirements for entering the contest was a willingness and determination to produce the film, regardless of the outcome. Primm and Gutierrez said they both plan to uphold the requirement to produce a film. “I feel like people who have a passion for movies see movies differently,” Gutierrez said. “They don’t just see the story, they see what the story is going for, the storytelling aspects of it which can make the biggest difference.”
Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Taking healthcare out of classroom and into the world Derek Herscovici Campus Writer
A new generation of multi-faceted pharmacists are entering a world filled with disease and insufficient healthcare, secure in the knowledge they learned at one of of the nation’s top-ranked schools and ready to make a difference. That nationally recognized program is Auburn University’s own Harrison School of Pharmacy, ranked No. 26 in the nation by the United States News and World Report for cutting-edge programs in the industrial, clinical and educational divisions of pharmaceuticals inside and out of the field. “The vision really is driven by what the needs are,” said D. Lee Evans, dean of the Harrison School of Pharmacy. “Our students go through their four years here focusing really on how to use drugs appropriately and take charge of the whole process in collaboration with other providers.” Though pharmacists have historically been the keepers of medicine and safe distribution, Evans said their contact with patients has been
increasingly limited to operating dispensary services. In a trend that’s gained momentum since the mid-20th century, Evans said pharmacists are returning to communities to personally provide immediate care for patients as well as bridge communication gaps between patients and healthcare providers. “Our mission statement is focused on the primary care aspects of people in a state, such as Alabama, which has a huge portion of its population in rural areas without access to healthcare and where sometimes the only care provider is a pharmacist,” Evans said. Auburn is unique in that its primary pharmacy headquarters, the Walker building, has its own on-campus pharmaceutical clinic to treat University employees and dependents, as well as providing another hands-on experience for students to treat patients in problem-based situations. Mass media and wireless communication now streamlines the amount of time it takes to update a patients condition, share lab results
with doctors and treat individual patients on a day-to-day basis, concepts Evans calls not only practical, but necessary, to improve the outcomes of care. All students of the Harrison School travel in groups to patients homes or care centers to discuss their medicine, their levels of pain during their treatment and to check up on how their illnesses are progressing. “Most of my patients are in nursing homes,” said Kash Franklin, first-year pharmacy student. “Just to help be there to help them and answer questions, and they really appreciate that.” Improving how medicines are used and the patients adherence to their medication regimen is the central focus of the program, planting students in on the ground floor to start diagnosing illnesses and explaining why its necessary to a patients health in their first year. Franklin said the Harrison School, which operates out of Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Mobile and Montgomery in addition to its Auburn campus, serves as a model for national and international healthcare provision poli-
cies and attracts students and faculty from all over the world. “I know everyone at Auburn is considered family, but that continues into pharmacy school,” said Amanda DiPinho, first-year pharmacy student at the Harrison satellite school in Mobile. “There are people in our classes from LSU, from Alabama and from all the rival schools, but we’re all still at the Harrison School of Pharmacy. And we’re all still a great family.” Since 1895, Auburn has continued to define and redefine healthcare development and shortening the gap between affordable, accessible medicine and those who need it. DiPinho said, though the breadth of material can sometimes feel staggering given the short amount of time in which its covered, its application in the real world and patients’ reaction to their care reaffirms its students’ decision to study at the Harrison School of Pharmacy. “People don’t realize pharmacists are the drug experts when it comes to matters of health, but they’re capable of much more,” DiPinho said.
Mobile application supports businesses across the country Ben Ruffin Campus Writer
This year, University Directories, the nation’s leading collegiate media and marketing company out of Chapel Hill, N.C., is putting on a sweepstakes that appeals to college student’s favorite holiday, spring break. Through its deal-driven website and mobile application, AroundCampus.com, University Directories is offering several different prizes and a grand prize of an all-expenses paid spring break trip for two. The sweepstakes, called “The Party’s on us,” will give 70 “party packs” containing free spring break themed items, a $500 spring break discount voucher and a grand prize spring break trip for two. “I wouldn’t mind going on the spring break trip for two but I think there would be more demand for entering the sweepstakes,”said Graham Rochester, sophomore in civil engineering. “As for the spring break discount voucher, I’d like that in cash if that would be possible,” Students at more than 200 universities can access the ap-
plication by picking the campus that the student attends. Participating local businesses have the option to place coupons and deals that are easily used and shared from the online and mobile platforms. AroundCampus.com won the best application award for “Best College Student App” and continues to work on expanding its online and mobile platforms. Each participating local business has a full profile on Around Campus that provides business contact information, a direct link to business websites and map directions from Google Maps. Businesses in Auburn, such as Sky Bar Cafe, Tropical Smoothie, Island Wing Company and Brick Oven Pizza participate in Around Campus. Browsing through the local businesses, each business uses the application differently to market their businesses. Sky Bar Cafe uses the app to advertise their nightly drink specials and events while Tropical Smoothie offers $20 off any item coupons. These coupons can be redeemed directly from An-
droids or IPhones via the application. Application users have found the redeemable coupons on a mobile device have made couponing easier. “I’ve actually known about this app for a little while now,” said Matt Winne, sophomore in economics. “I would say that it definitely makes getting money off of my orders a lot easier and I don’t have to go through a newspaper to find the coupons.” “The Party’s On Us” sweepstakes is one of the ways for University Directories to expand its platforms. The sweepstakes, which began Sept. 15, will run through Nov. 12. In order to be eligible to win the prize packages, students simply download the application and select “enter me in the sweepstakes.” Students can create an account for free. Local businesses, as well as students benefit from AroundCampus.com. The difficulty of couponing is made easier through the AroundCampus.com application and can help students save money.
Auburn marketing student advances to 2014 Bassmaster Classic in February Ben Hohenstatt Campus Reporter
This year only one out of a field of 56 in the Bassmaster Classic, a yearly fishing tournament, will be a collegiate angler. Auburn University’s Jordan Lee, senior in marketing, is that angler. “It’s a dream come true to fish the classic and represent the college anglers,” Lee said. He said the connection he’s made with other collegiate anglers during his time at Auburn is motivation to perform well in the tournament. Bassmaster’s official website refers to the Bassmater Classic as the Super Bowl of bass fishing. The Bassmaster Classic will be held Feb. 21–23, 2014, on Lake Guntersville. Lee said he is excited about the tournament’s location. “It’s about as good as it could be planned out for me,” Lee said. “I fish more on Guntersville than any other lake I go to.” He said the lake is one of the places he first learned to fish, and that it will be nice to fish in a familiar body of water. “It’s great,” Lee said. “But it is going to add a little bit more pressure.” Lee qualified for the tournament by winning the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic in Michigan. He said the Carhartt Bass-
master College Classic was an unusual tournament because it pitted anglers against each other in a bracket format. “Most tournaments go by combined weight,” Lee said. “This one had head-to-head match ups.” The last angler Lee was matched against and beat in the tournament was a fellow Auburn student. The Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic came down to Lee and Shane Powell, senior in fisheries and allied agriculture. “I finished second against him for a shot in the classic,” Powell said. “I was right there with him.” Powell said the difference in weight between the fish caught by the two was 3 pounds. Lee’s win not only earned him a spot in the Bassmaster Classic. He was also awarded $5,000 from Carhartt, a Toyota Tacoma and a Skeeter FX20 bass boat. Lee said the last place finisher in the Bassmaster Classic will still receive a $10,000 prize. The prize this year is $10,000 more than Powell received for his second place finish behind Lee in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic. “I didn’t get anything as a prize,” Powell said. Despite this, Powell said he
Fishing is like anything. It’s not luck, the more time you put into it the better you’ll be.” —Jordan Lee Senior in Marketing and bassmaster classic qualifier
was happy Lee qualified in the Bassmaster Classic. “Honestly, when it got down to the final two it was win-win,” Powell said. “If I couldn’t win I wanted him to win.” Powell said he would have been happy to win, but it is great to see his teammate succeed in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. “I can’t really complain too much about that,” Powell said. Powell estimated that he spends approximately, eight hours per day fishing during the weekends. Both anglers attribute their success to investing a lot of time in practice. “The number one thing is time on the water,” Powell said. Lee said that time spent fishing is the reason he will be competing in the classic. “Fishing is like anything,” Lee said. “It’s not luck, the more time you put into it the better you’ll be.”
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Members of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority lit candles on Cater Lawn, Tuesday, Oct. 15 to remember those who lost their lives through domestic violence.
Auburn recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month Ben Ruffin Campus Writer
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a nationally recognized month in which events are held to raise awareness and prevent or reduce domestic violence. Once again, Auburn has made it a point to try and raise awareness of domestic violence and its consequences. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Cater Lawn was the host of the Silent Witness Roll Call and Candlelight Vigil. The event featured speakers such as Caitlin Woods, a survivor of domestic violence, LisaJackson Stephenson, executive director of the Domestic Violence Intervention Center, and William Shallock, who took a stand against domestic violence and told stories of his experiences with it. Afterward, the names of all victims who died during the past year in Alabama as a result of domestic violence were read aloud. A purple balloon was released for each individual as his or her name was read. This was followed by a candlelight vigil for those individuals. “This is the first time I have been to (the Silent Witness Roll Call.) It was a good experience because we got to hear people speak who had been through, and survived, domestic violence,” said Natalie Adcock, sophomore in business. “I really appreciate them opening up their lives to complete strangers, because I’m sure it is not easy.” Also, in front of Cater Hall was a Silent Witness exhibit in which numerous wooden silhouette cutouts were spread out in representation of those who had been killed by their partners. Attached to the cutouts were stories of local individuals who lost their lives to domestic violence throughout the past year. After the roll call of people who lost their lives from domestic violence, members of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority released balloons
I really appreciate them opening up their lives to complete strangers becuase I’m sure it’s not easy.” —Natalie Adcock sophomore in business
into the air, each with a name of a victim of Domestic Violence. In the attempt to raise awareness of domestic violence, Auburn has launched a Zero Tolerance Campaign. Signs across Auburn’s campus, marked with a purple ribbon, help outline facts of domestic violence and how to get help for domestic violence issues. “I think they would have more of an impact if they stuck out a little bit more,” said Stanford Hornsby, undeclared sophomore. “It might grab people’s attention and before they know it, they have learned something new.” On Saturday, Oct. 28, Auburn will conclude the Domestic Violence Awareness Month with an event called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” The event will begin at 2 p.m. on the green space. “Participants will walk a mile in a pair of high heels to benefit local survivors of domestic violence,” said Bonnie Wilson, diversity intiatives coordinator. “Both men and women are encouraged to wear high heels because it’s what makes the experience so eye opening. However, tennis shoes are allowed if participants would rather wear them.” Wilson said since both men and women are affected by domestic violence, they shoud both participate in all Domestic Violence Awareness Month events.
SGA president removed from Election Board Ben Ruffin “It’s compulsory and I think it’s one of the Campus Writer
Monday, Oct. 21, the Student Government Association meeting concluded that the SGA president, Harrison Mills, should no longer be a part of the Election Board. Chapter 702.1 in the Code of Laws requires there be a permanent board in the executive branch of the SGA, known as the Election Board, which is comprised of the SGA president, the executive director of elections, Jessica Bishop, and five members of the student body chosen by the appointing committee. The amendment to Chapter 702.1 proposed by Jacob Dean, pro tempore, relieved Mills of his duties as a member of the SGA Elections Board. This would allow the executive director of elections to vote only in cases of a tie, leaving a total of five members on the Election Board panel.
things in the code that could stand to be changed,” Dean said. The amendment, which would allow the SGA president to utilize his time elsewhere, was brought about by a question of whether the president being on the board presents a bias to the Auburn students. “I think a bias is a part of human nature,” said Walter Whatley, member of the executive committee representing the code of laws. “Every member is bias in that nature.” The amendment carried by a 31–2 vote in favor of the amendment, which now no longer requires Mills be a part of the election board of the SGA. “The fact an elected member is on the board makes it that much more legitimate, so taking away the only elected member by the Student Body off of the board it just wrong,” Whatley said.
Thursday, October 24 , 2013
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The king is dead, long live the Tiger We did it! We beat Texas A&M. It’s still hard to believe we won a game against a team that whipped us 63–21 last year. It’s especially tough to believe we faced the mighty “Johnny Football” and didn’t choke, which was the calling card of last year’s Tigers’ football team. Granted, the game was close for all four quarters, but head coach Gus Malzahn and the Tigers fought for every yard, fought for every touchdown. They learned from their mistakes — such as Sammie Coates dropping a perfect pass — and showed a flair for adaptation that was absent during the last two seasons of Gene Chizik’s stint as head coach. It might seem unnecessary, but we want to thank Malzhan. He’s given the Tigers their ferocity back and showed us that Auburn is still an SEC powerhouse. We have complete confidence in Mal-
zac_ary in response to our editorial “‘Are you not entertained?’ No, we aren’t” I’m really astonished by those trying to defend UPC. This isn’t personal and has nothing to do with your friends on the council. Thank you, Plainsman, for writing this editorial and drawing attention to the fact that similarly sized universities are booking much better acts than Auburn. I’m sorry, but Gloriana should not be a headliner for anything!
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zahn because it only took one season for him to do what most coaches can’t do in three. We also want to thank quarterback Nick Marshall. Marshall has shown he is a powerful quarter back in his own right. He’s not a Cam Newton clone. Yes, it’s taken some time for him to get ad-
justed, but he looks like a solid fit, a humble leader who knows how to win. His abilities as a dual-threat quaterback are getting better every week, and we can’t see him going anywhere but up. Finally, we need to thank Robenson Therezie and Sammie Coates. Both Therezie and Coates have rejuvenated the Tigers’ defense and offense, respectively. They have shown we don’t need to hang on to the glory days of the 2010 season. We are perfectly capable of building a well-rounded team. Improvement on such a high level, in such a short amount of time, is a rare thing in college football. Most schools can only dream of building a quality team as quickly as Malzahn has. So, again, we want to say thank you to all the Tigers and the coaching staff for taking their jobs seriously.
Letter to the Editor
Alumnus not on board with Rick Steves In respons to our post “What does this huge win mean for the Tigers? How do we keep this momentum going?”
Nathan Simone: Start offering CDL training programs so everyone can drive The Gus Bus and cheer the Tigers to victory!
In response to our tweet “How do you think the Tigers are doing so far? Are Nick Marshall and Robenson Therezie living up to the reputations they’ve built this season?”
@JRMFAN88: I like what I’m seeing & I think halftime adjustments will be great & Nick will have a nice strategy session to kick it up
Travel expert Rick Steves’ lecture at Auburn University Oct. 2 was offensive. After 52 minutes of his anti-American diatribe and praise for lazy Europeans, I walked out. Strangely, Mr. Steves told the packed auditorium Muslim men make their women pray in the back of the mosque. But it’s not, he said, because they abuse them. It seemed a peculiar, overtly political, if not apologetic statement — a defense of Islamic practice. But where in his talk did he defend Christian or American values? Nowhere. On the contrary, his lecture based on his book, “Travel as a Political Act,” was negative toward America, citing greed, military spend-
auburn can easily put up 42 points on the A&M D, so if we can hold Johnny football to score somewhere in the 30’s we can win
This week’s poll question: Does the Tiges win over Texas A&M mean they will be able to beat Bama? •Yes, we are unstoppable •maybe, it’s a lot of work •only if aj mccarron falls off a ladder
Next time he’s in Europe, he should visit some of the many American military cemeteries and learn something. For all the American blood spilt there, America has only asked for enough land to bury its dead. He claims America exploits the world’s resources. No, we pay for them. But it is a Communist country that runs slave labor camps in African mining operations. We don’t. We send missionaries. If he loves Europe so much and despises America; then Mr. Steves should consider making Europe his home. Jeff S. Barganier Class of ’78
Don’t be trashy to maintenance staff Ashley Selby opinion @theplainsman. com
In response to our tweet “What are the Tigers’ chances against Texas A&M? Can we stop Johnny Manziel?”
ing, its military presence around the globe, U.S. trade policy — he had no clue what he was talking about on trade policy — and how the evil U.S. stands with Israel against the rest of the world in the United Nations. He praised the European-economic socialist model that has brought Greece to its knees and threatens the rest of Europe, bragging about how Europeans take long vacations. He had nothing positive to say about the American work ethic, free enterprise or innovation. I noticed, at times during his lecture that the auditorium grew still and quiet. I hope it was because attendees, especially students, were seeing through his propaganda.
If you’re like me, a typical day probably consists of a walk down the concourse, a bite to eat in the Student Center, and a few hours spent in a classroom. While we go about our daily tasks, a group of hardworking men and women go about theirs with almost no recognition from us. They take out our trash, mop our floors, drive our buses, and often do it with no thanks from most of the students they serve. The majority of the time we walk on past, sometimes stopping to mutter a thank you for our ride or coffee, but usually just ignoring the people who make our
world on campus run. Last week, however, I witnessed a new low. I watched a student walk right into a maintenance staff member who was changing a trashcan in the Student Center. After running into him, instead of apologizing, he shoved a rolling trashcan out of his way into the gentleman to further prove his frustration at being inconvenienced. I was stunned. Is that really how our students treat our staff? Is this how we treat human beings? I know, and am incredibly glad, this student isn’t representative of the majority of students on our campus. His behavior is not typical of an Auburn man or woman. I know many people who do thank their bus drivers or who engage with the people making their lunch.
However, the incident I witnessed made me reflect on how we generally treat our staff. I think we all could stand to show a little more appreciation for the men and women who work so hard to ensure our lives are more comfortable while we learn and work. Is muttering “thanks” the best we can do? Could we take the time to have a conversation, learn someone’s name, find out how they’re doing? I speak to myself as much as others on our campus. Many days I’m content to just exchange money and nod politely to our bus drivers, dining workers and maintenance staff. Often I complain about slow service or one overflowing trashcan, but I think I need some perspective. I’m not the one working a fulltime job to support a family.
Sure, I go to class and work part-time, but I’m not trying to provide for other people. These men and women put up with our trash, our noise, and often, our attitudes, all while they are trying to make their living. What would it look like if we made them feel appreciated? I don’t know about the rest of the student body, but I’m incredibly thankful for the staff members who keep our Student Center clean, transport me from my apartment to class and make my pumpkin spice latte, but often don’t show it. To all members of our dining staff, maintenance teams, facilities groups, etc., hear us say “thank you.” Your work isn’t unnoticed, and I’m so sorry if you ever feel like we don’t care. Our on-campus world would be chaotic without you, and we’re grateful for you.
Last week’s poll results: Do you think gay marriage will ever be allowed in Alabama?
An introvert speaks up about stereotypes Raye May
59% Yes, hopefully soon 41% Never, it’s immoral
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If you read Facebook, as I’m sure most of you do, you’ve undoubtedly seen those “you might be an introvert if…” Buzzfeed lists people like to post about themselves to seem deep or complicated. There are plenty of cliché quotes floating around the Internet about keeping feelings inside or acting strong when your heart is breaking. I’m looking at you, white girls. Being an introvert — a real, psychoanalytically confirmed introvert — isn’t all that cool. Taking a Cosmo quiz online doesn’t count as ‘confirmed,’ by the way.
It doesn’t make you mysterious and it doesn’t make you an interesting, tortured soul. Do you want to know what it’s actually like being introverted in a primarily extroverted world? It’s knowing the answer to a question in class, but being too shy to raise your hand. It’s the rush of unreasonable terror you feel when you’re asked to read aloud. It means having to find excuses to not go out on the weekend, even when you really having nothing better to do. It’s desperately trying to keep those excuses from hurting feelings when the reality is you just want to be alone. It’s having to explain over and over again that yes, you do like to have fun, but being around that many people at bars is emotionally draining.
It means trying to make your friends understand that “solitude” is not a dirty word and does not imply something’s wrong. It’s being constantly questioned about being depressed. It’s feeling genuine fear at the thought of small talk. It’s being told, “oh my gosh, you’re so quiet!” at every, single party. Don’t tell me I’m quiet. I know I’m quiet. When I have something I want to say, I’ll say it. It’s worrying that because you’re quiet, you come across as rude or angry or standoffish. It’s always being afraid that because you seem this way, people won’t like you. It doesn’t equal cool or deep or whatever the hell else you think it makes you. It doesn’t make you seem like a misunderstood, artistic soul to
Facebook. What it does is make you look like you’re desperate to seem like you’re something other than shallow. If you’re looking to Buzzfeed for answers, you’ve probably got some growing to do. I am an introvert, and that’s okay. I am not smarter, deeper, darker, or more mysterious than any extrovert. Our psychology has nothing to do with our worth, or depth, and everything to do with the way we interact with the world. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being outgoing and bubbly. Those people are actually really great for us to hang out with — you pull us out of our shells and make it easier to hold conversations with others. The world needs all kinds of people. Don’t sell yourselves short by trying to be what you aren’t. And stop calling me shy. I know I’m shy. Get over it.
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Community Thursday, October 24, 2013
Pope’s Farm haunts with thrills and chills Jessa Pease
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The storefront of Little Italy as it has been for the last five years.
A slice of life at Little Italy The Plainsman goes behind the scenes at Little Italy to see how mixing work and play still gets the job done anyway Chandler Jones community@theplainsman. com
It’s a familiar lean when you shove on the door to Auburn’s pizza palace. Crossing the threshold into the hole-in-the wall pizza joint, Little Italy, can be for the hundreds of customers this place feeds regularly. Customers order at the front counter, before rounding the brick pizza kitchen to the counter holding their order, or to find a seat at one of the wooden booths or tables in the back. Either way, passing Little Italy’s hidden gem: the blur that is the “line,” as they call it, and perhaps missing a display of teamwork so graceful it appears as if they have eyes in the back of their heads. One fine day, Little Italy opened its doors to give The Plainsman a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s actually like to work the night. A shift averages 10–11 hours, and for those Monday, Wednesday and Friday, those hours are spent from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. From the moment of arrival, it is clear no one stops moving. It’s the determination and patience of this crew that ensures Auburn gets fed every night between 10 p.m.–3 a.m. Even at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, each booth was occupied and some of the crew already carried pitcher stacks half their height. It hadn’t been quiet for hours, and it wouldn’t be for hours more. The tiny pizza palace stands at 129 E. Magnolia Ave. and has been under the watchful rule of owners Patrick Walters and Mark McClurg for the last five years. Here, they’ve made Auburn their kingdom and its people their subjects. People praise this unassuming land. They come from far and wide, and they come often. The restaurant is hardly grandiose, but its cozy quality screams quintessential Auburn. The brick and stucco walls take you back to the southern Italian rustics of Tuscany, the wrapping neon lights reminiscent of Rome. The flower tiles, Blodgett ovens and high-definition televisions cap-off to make it all-American. For a certain 14 people, it’s second home. These 14 people guide and feed the guests of this house. Together, they create a theatrical-esque choreography of coordination and silent understanding. They commonly refer to it as babysitting. And they aren’t wrong. Their jobs consist of cleaning up the customer’s mess, whatever form that comes in, making sure the customers get fed and the customers don’t fight. It’s a parable told with a smile and a kind comment from an on-looking customer followed by a rare moment when people are just people. Everyone is constantly in a state of motion.
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Matt Lopez tossing pizza dough at Little Italy.
Even resting positions come with a tapping finger or a restless leg. By 6 p.m., the congestion of customers bumps the door. Neither line stops. Someone always has something to do; there’s always a pizza to be made, a pitcher to be filled. There is always an order to be processed. By 6:30 p.m. the room has filled and not a seat remains empty. The crew can still be caught laughing. Life is fine, it’s just work. Here, they don’t have titles; everyone does what needs to be done. They describe it as having a role and not a position. By 7 p.m., a steady stream made way to daunting communication by 9 p.m. Even if explained twice, customers tend to have a difficult time understanding. Be it confusion, noise level or distractions, the barrier began to take its toll. Even still, the crew slides along the layer of grease and water collected on the floor as if they had been taught how, gliding sometimes only to land exactly where they need to be. On the front lines stand the cash register girls. For hours of the night, their handwriting consists of nearly illegible scrawls on a food ticket, often using more than 800 tickets in one evening. The order is taken; a normal transaction lasts nearly 2 minutes. For the girls, the speech full of helpful reminders is memorized: “Remember your ticket.” “Would like a water?” The kitchen line is a circus event of setting, slinging, slicing and screaming. The clank of metal upon metal as ovens and coolers are flung open and closed and the inconceivable clatter of a room packed with people could innate fight-orflight to a novice. Nonetheless, the line is streamlined, sectioned and efficient. It can’t be reiterated enough: no one ever stopped moving. The line comprises one person slinging dough, another dressing pizza, someone doing dishes and someone manning the counters. It’s not an easy job, but they’ve made it a machine. With it’s long hours and status as game-day tradition this machine won’t be thinking about the power button any time soon.
Just 30 minutes outside of Auburn, a spectacle, meant to be spooktacular, is filled with sets deisgned by the owners to provide every spine-chilling scene imaginable. Employees garbed in Halloween horrors wait for rounds of victims. Pope’s Haunted Farm in Salem consists of a haunted hayride, a walk through the haunted barn and a walk through the haunted forests filled with terrifying props, animatronics and actors designed to scare every guest. “Every event is considered a high scare and is geared toward the teenage and adult crowd,” said Troy Pope, Pope’s Haunted Farm creator. “Every year, the show is getting bigger. There are more pneumatics, more animatronics and more trickery involved in what we do now. Every year is a new show, and it is a better show.” Pope started the Haunted Farm his senior year at Auburn University, 20 years ago, and has been doing it since. “I eat, sleep and dream it. This is what I think of 24/7,” Pope said. “I love Halloween. I saw a haunted hayride when I was at Auburn, and I was like ‘This is it. This is my calling.’” Approximately 10 years ago, the Pope’s team would go to the farm a few months before the October season and rush through getting the new theme ready. Now, Pope said the team spends all year preparing for the next season. “We aren’t just trying to maintain, we are trying to improve on our weaknesses every season and really deliver a great performance,” Pope said. “I get ideas from everywhere: movies and shows. It is basically thinking things through and always thinking about how to make things better.” Jonathan Jernigan works as a maintenance man and an actor at Pope’s Farm and has been there for 10 years. “It’s a family thing,” Jernigan said. “We are just one big ole’ family here. We hang out and have a good time scaring people.” Jernigan works with Pope and helps him create the scary scenes, sets and special effects throughout the farm.
I love Halloween and I saw a haunted hay ride when I was at Auburn. I was like ‘this is it. This is my calling.’” —Troy Pope Creator of Pope’s Haunted Farm
“We try to do everything, every year,” Jernigan said. “We try to keep people who come every year guessing. We keep adding newer and newer stuff. If you haven’t been here in a couple years, it will blow your mind all the new stuff we have going on.” Pope said he buys props from several people who make props for the haunted industry. Distortion is a group from the Travel Channel show “Making Monsters.” “You name it, we got it,” Pope said. “Anything from any horror movie we have. We have got rooms with spinning tunnels you walk through, laser illusions, ‘Scream,’ ‘Chucky,’ ‘Saw,’ ‘Friday the 13th’ and more. There are chainsaws, fire and big blasts.” Kerri Green, sophmore in pre-english language arts educuation, went with her church group of approximately 30 people last year and said the haunted maze was a great time. “The maze was huge and there were about six different ways to go once you got inside,” Green said. “The corn maze itself was scary. The corn stalks were huge, and I think just being in there is what scared you the most. You couldn’t see anything, the only light was the moonlight and you just had to find your way through.” Green said her group of five people was the first to find its way out of the maze and it took them about 15 minutes. Pope’s Haunted Farm opened Oct. 5, and is open every weekend until Nov. 2. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Visit Popeshayride.com for more information, if you dare.
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Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Lazenby Farm: weekends Oct. 1–31, 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. Tractor and wagon rides, playgrounds, cotton picking and a petting zoo. Call 334-3217946 for more.
Farmer in the Dell Pumpkin Patch: Open Monday–Sunday, Oct. 1–31, 3–6 p.m. Pumpkin picking, hayrides, digging in corn troughs and farm animal feeding. Call 334-750-3792 for more.
Trick or Treating Nights in Opelika and Auburn: Opelika: Oct. 30, between 6–8 p.m.; Auburn: Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m.
Bet your bottom dollar people are gambling on sports Ben Hohenstatt Campus Reporter
Some people watch sports out of appreciation for competition, others to marvel at the feats the human body is capable of and some watch because they’ve wagered half of their weekly pay on the outcome of a single game. “Gambling on sporting events is a widespread phenomenon in the U.S., and a fresh football season means it is taking place every weekend,” Matt Robins, senior in political science, said. “When I bet, I’m interested in every game on TV. A 2008 ESPN survey placed the number of sports gamblers in the U.S. at 118 million, and according to the Nevada Gaming Commission, $3.2 billion was wagered in the state’s casinos on sports in 2011. However, not all the bets placed on sports are placed legally through casinos. I really only bet on football now,”
said Matt Collie, former right tackle at Tiffin University. “At Tiffin, I only ever bet on basketball.” Robins said before last fall, the easiest way for him to place a bet was for him to call his bookie. “He was the kind of guy where if you texted him once, he would tell you not to do that,” Robins said. “If you sent him a text or email three times, he’d quit being your bookie.” Despite his efforts to avoid a paper trail, Robins’ bookie is now on probation. This forces Robins to place his bets online. One Auburn University employee and recovering gambling addict, who wished to remain anonymous, said they placed bets online at FiveDimes.com. “That website was like my girlfriend,” the source said. According to the website, FiveDimes boasts it’s the source to place a wager, even if your “interest is an
Eastern European water polo tournament.” The ability to bet on almost any sporting event helped nurture Robins’ addiction, he said. “I was betting on Japanese basketball to have something to wake up to,” the source said. The source said they would make a deposit to Honduras using a preloaded Visa card and receive his winnings in the mail via checks from Costa Rica, or other Central American countries. Another method for placing sports bets is simply setting up accounts through websites that allow participants to pick the outcomes of games for free, and then pooling and splitting money among a group. “We just send our commissioner cash or checks,” Collie said. “Then we split the payout later.” There are a variety of reasons people gamble on sports. “It’s competition,” Robins said. “If
I bet, and I win, it says I know more than someone.” The anonymous source said the main reason for betting was the adrenaline rush that accompanied it. “It’s like doing cocaine or smoking crack,” he said. “The high is what you’re in it for.” The possibility of money is also a strong motivator. Collie estimated he previously made $900 through betting on football games in a single week. Robins said in the past, he made $1,500 in a single week. Sports betting also has inherent risks, including gambling addiction, possible arrest, financial instability and physical violence. “Sometimes, when I’d see my bookie, he’d have his face beat up,” Robins said. “I knew a kid who fell back $3,000, and his car got trashed.” Robins said he once found himself $400 in debt, but won all of his money back the next week.
“That kind of stuff is a thrill,” Robins said. “It’s adrenaline pumping.” The university employee said he pawned his parents’ wedding silver and falsified documents to obtain loans to finance his gambling. “That’s a big-boy felony,” he said. “In the end, it didn’t matter what I bet on.” Both Robins and Collie said they could envision scenarios in which they no longer gambled, but have a hard time doing so. The source is currently part of a 12-step program, no longer gambles and is happy to no longer be committing so much of life to gambling. The source also said without gambling. he finds himself incapable of watching sports that used to dominate his life, but is glad to be out of that mindset. “I’ll be making payments for the next 10–15 years,” he said. “But I’m saving time, and that’s the most important thing.”
The Auburn Plainsman
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Pretty Lights brings dancing to the barnyard Corey Arwood Writer
Electronic dance music in a barn? Only in Alabama. Electronic dance music in a barn with Aubie? Only in Auburn. Pretty Lights, Datsik and Supervision's performances at the Auburn Covered Arena Oct. 16, Wednesday night, resulted in what could be called a seismic event - five hours of electronic dance music in a barn. A single frenetic performer Datsik addressed the packed Arena. “Auburn you guys are f---ing crazy!” he shouted at the crowd dancing on the dirt floor of an auction area, generally reserved for livestock and farm animals. A black silhouette painting on a white cinder-block wall of a cowboy, his horse tethered, kneeling at a cross and
illuminated by a single light, sat adjacent from the stage that was drenched in yellow flood lights. No point on the arena grounds was exempt from the vibrations that night as bass, likely to register on the Richter Scale, pounded chests and shook the rafters. The first act, Supervision, warmed up the audience; the second, Datsik, whipped them into a frenzy. Pretty Lights captivated, with a mesmerizing light show and its fusion of real instrumentals and electronica. This is what Derek Vincent Smith, known as Pretty Lights, calls analogue-electronica, and it is at the core of his latest album, “A Color Map of the Sun,” which the Analog Future Tour showcases. A surprise guest appearance stoked the crowd when
Aubie emerged from a darkened stage and danced to Beastie Boys' “Fight For Your Right.” Dan Merker, producer and talent buyer with Huka Entertainment, orchestrated the tour stop. “It went well,” Merker said. “A huge crowd seemed to have fun. The band had a good time. It was a unique experience to do the show in a bull arena. It did well for the genre of music, being in a rustic atmosphere.” Merker said getting the show to Auburn was not easy. “It took a little bit from me,” Merker said. “I had to pitch it. The way I look at it, there's limited venues to do large shows in Auburn. You don't have a Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre. You don't have the professional venues like most markets do.”
Crowd reviews raved with multiple accounts of differing favorite acts. “Ten out of 10,” said Damar Brown, New Jersey resident and Pretty Lights show veteran. “They were all awesome.” Brown said this was his fifth time seeing Pretty Lights. Sonta Whatley, student at Troy University, said this was his first time seeing Pretty Lights, and out of the three performances, Pretty Lights was his favorite. The tour's next stop will be in Miami, Oct. 18, then South Carolina and back to Atlanta. Tickets have already soldout for the Atlanta performance, confirming the rare experience afforded to Auburn. Through the intimate and unusual experience of the venue, the setting provided an exclusive hours-long dance music concert on The Plains.
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Pretty Lights brought their music and aurora borealis-esque effects to meet Auburn’s cowboy boots. Together, they met for an unique and unforgettable night on The Plains.
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Auburn offense reaping success from physical philosophy Kyle Van Fechtmann Sports Writer
Seven games into the season, Auburn is 6-1 and ranked No. 11 in the country. Auburn is ranked even higher in many offensive statistical categories, including fewest sacks allowed and total rushing yards. Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said the offense is ultimately bringing back the toughness and edge of Auburn football. “What is Auburn football? At receiver, being more physical. Attacking the football and being physical with it after the catch,” Lashlee said. “At running back, run not to be tackled and protecting the football. At quarterback, finding a way to help your team win. On O-line, dominating the line of scrimmage. I thought we challenged our
guys to specifically go and play Auburn football.” During the upset against then No. 7 Texas A&M, Oct. 19, the offense displayed each component of Lashlee’s definition of Auburn football. Multiple receivers were attacking the football in order to get the reception and fighting for extra yardage after each catch. “At receiver, we made some big plays. You’ve got Ricardo Louis stepping up. I know Sammie dropped one, but he made some really big plays too,” Lashlee said. “What I loved most was you’ve got Ricardo on a reverse, instead of going out of bounds he sticks his head down and gets another eight yards. You’ve got Sammie Coates catching a hitch, turning it out for 10 [yards], and then catching another one and going and
getting seven more yards.” “That mentality was what I was most proud of, because I felt like out of the gates we made sure they knew ‘hey we’re here to play and we’re going to be the more physical team today’,” Lashlee said. Coates displayed toughness and edge when he threw a defensive back on the grass, proving a point to their defense that nobody on Auburn’s offense was going to back down. “I thought that was huge,” Lashlee said. “Like I said, that’s what we challenged them to do,” Lashlee said. “Ricardo you’ve got a true sophomore and Sammie’s a sophomore. Those guys are now seven games into the season and are starting to gain more and more confidence with each game.”
Auburn hits the trifecta in players of the week
The running backs also showcased their toughness and protected the football while running with the attitude of not getting tackled or backing down easily. Tre Mason led Auburn’s running back unit against Texas A&M while he rushed for 178 yards and the game-winning touchdown. “Tre ran hard. Everybody knows about the touchdown run being a great effort but in that game winning drive we had a second-and-10 and we hand him the ball and he’s not going anywhere. It was pretty much stopped and he drives the pile for about six more yards. Now we’re in third-and-three instead of third-and-9,” Lashlee said. “I thought Tre ran determined like
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Auburn and Tennessee restoring SEC tradition Eric Wallace sports@ theplainsman. com
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Top: Nick Marshall carrying the ball against Texas A&M. Bottom left: Casie Ramsier against Clemson.
Justin Ferguson Assistant sports editor
After one of the most successful athletics weekends in recent Auburn history, the Southeastern Conference delivered a trifecta of individual awards to The Plains. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was named the SEC’s Offensive Player of the Week for football, forward Casie Ramsier was named Freshman of the Week in soccer, and Sarah Wroblicky was named Defensive player of the Week in
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Bottom left: Sarah Wroblicky against Texas A&M.
volleyball. Marshall earned his recognition for his standout performance in Auburn’s 45–41 upset victory at No. 7 Texas A&M. Marshall threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, and he added 100 yards and two more touchdowns on the ground in the nationally televised victory. Marshall became the second player in Auburn history to throw for multiple touchdowns and rush for multiple touchdowns in the same game. The last player to perform that dual-threat feat was Cam
Newton during the 2010 game at Kentucky. After struggling in the second and third quarters offensively, Marshall and the Tigers scored four touchdowns on their final five possessions, including the 75-yard game-winning drive in the final four minutes of the game. “I knew we were going to be the bestconditioned team in the second half. And it showed in the last drive,” Marshall said.
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In many ways, the worst fears of every SEC fan, (outside of those in Tuscaloosa), came to fruition this past Saturday. Many of the SEC’s “elite” programs saw their national championship hopes cannibalized by their own conference brethren. Few predicted that snake bitten Tennessee would knock off South Carolina, and even fewer foresaw the stunning upsets that unfolded on Kyle Field and in Vaught Hemingway Stadium. Did I mention that wounded Georgia found a way to lose to Vanderbilt? In the end, this weekend couldn’t have turned out any better for the machine that is Alabama, who continues to prove again and again that they are as close to a professional football team as the college football world may ever see. Barring anything miraculous from upstart Mizzou, the Crimson Tide is likely the SEC’s last hope at extending its national title streak to eight straight years. But the week wasn’t a total loss for SEC fans. Admit it, we were all getting tired of Texas A&M and South Carolina stealing the spotlight from the SEC’s traditional powers, anyway. Watching Tennessee and Auburn toil in mediocrity for the past few seasons, or in the Vols’ case, the last 10, has been a tough sight for SEC traditionalists. Tennessee had not won a meaningful SEC game since 2009, and Auburn’s 3-9 2012 season was its worst in nearly 60 years. Not that you could tell that from watching these struggling programs play Saturday. Auburn shredded Texas A&M’s porous defense like it
was 2010 all over again. Watching Nick Marshall and Tre Mason breeze past Aggie defenders in those crisp allwhite away uniforms, if for one weekend only, made the frustration of the past two seasons seem a distant memory. Up North, Neyland Stadium was alive and rocking in a way that it hadn’t been since the days of Peyton Manning and Tee Martin. Few things are more enjoyable for a Tennessee fan than to drive a stake through a Steve Spurrier team’s national title aspirations. Sure, Alabama will probably pitch a shutout against Tennessee in Bryant Denny this weekend. And Auburn likely isn’t bringing home national title No. 3 in 2013, but no one can deny the positive momentum these traditional SEC powers have built in recent seasons. Quality coaching hires and impressive early recruiting have Tennessee and Auburn well on their way to reclaiming their seat at the table of the SEC elite. SEC newcomers South Carolina and Texas A&M have occupied these seats in recent years, but most of their SEC success can be attributed to the hiring of Spurrier and Johnny Manziel’s emergence. Neither of these schools are in the top 15 in terms of all time wins, something that both Auburn and Tennessee hold in common. Auburn’s new BCS ranking is certainly impressive, but the journey back from mediocrity is rarely a quick trip. Especially in Tennessee’s case, it’s still too early to declare these historic programs elite once again. First year head coaches Gus Malzahn and Butch Jones have their programs moving in the right direction. There’s still work to do for both of these programs, but, for at least one Saturday in October, true order was finally restored in the Southeastern Conference.
Auburn defense well versed in overcoming adversity this season Eric Wallace sports writer
The Auburn Tigers defense has been no stranger to adversity in recent years. Battling disciplinary issues, coaching changes and an ever-growing list of injured players, the Tigers have looked back at the trials of the 2012 season for inspiration during the 2013 season. “Everything we went through last year is showing its effect this year,” senior defensive end Dee Ford said. “We look at each other like ‘our backs are against the wall, but we’ve been through worse.’ That shows a lot of maturity and trust that we have on defense and offense.” Ford said there is a night-and-day difference in the defense’s mentality compared to last season.
“We’re the same players, but a different team from last year,” Ford said. “It is a new day and we’re not worried about last year., we expected this and we’re going to keep moving from here.” A late injury to Joshua Holsey during practice Thursday Oct. 17, added another name to the long list of injured Tigers defenders and forced cornerback Ryan Smith to take over his position. Combined with the offseason dismissal of safety Demetruce McNeal, defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson said the defense has been hampered by a lack of depth in the secondary. “If we had them all healthy, I think you’d see a lot better things,” Johnson said. “Even as proud as I am of them, when they get tired we don’t have anybody to substitute for them.
We’re the same players, but a different team from last year. It is a new day and we’re not worried about last year.” —Dee Ford Defensive end
In addition, to that, some of these injuries are costing us some of our best special team players.” Despite the injuries, Johnson said the defense has rallied around each other and is finally settling into his defensive scheme. “We’re starting to find our person-
nel and what they do best,” Johnson said. “We actually took a pretty simple game plan against Texas A&M and it actually helped because our players were able to play a little faster. I’m just really proud of how well the players have handled it.” Fatigue has been an issue for the Tigers against pacier offenses Johnson said, but a tough offseason conditioning program has proven essential to the defense’s longevity. “It’s what you train for in the summer,” senior defensive back Ryan Smith said. “You don’t think about being tired or needing a rest because you live for that moment and that’s the spotlight you want to be in.” Auburn’s 45-41 against then No. 7 Texas A&M has given the Tigers a renewed sense of confidence moving
into the second half of the 2013 season. With LSU’s loss to Ole Miss Auburn is now second in the SEC west to Alabama. Because of this Auburn now control’s its own destiny in the SEC. If they win the remaining games on the schedule they will win the west. “The sky is the limit,” Ford said. “It’s a great environment to play in when your team can trust in each other at pivotal times in the game. We’re just trying to keep our composure and our focus so we can keep moving forward.” Ford said the Tigers have one goal in mind after their 6-1 start to the 2013 season. “I think we can win it all,” Ford said. “There’s no reason to say that we can’t. Why not win it all?”
The Auburn Plainsman
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Club hockey team works to gain more popularity Will Gaines Sports Editor
When most think of sports at Auburn, they think of football, basketball and baseball. But most Auburn fans don’t know is Auburn also has a hockey team. While the hockey team is a club sport, they still play games with the “AU” logo across their chests. The games are played at the Columbus Ice Rink in Columbus, Ga. and the teams competes with other SEC club hockey teams just like a regular scholarship sport. The only difference is they are not on scholarship, and they only practice twice a week. Evan Barber, a member of the hockey team, is from Massachusetts where hockey is a much more popular sport than in the Deep South. “I started playing hockey when I was 6 years old,” Barber said. “I’m from the Northeast, so it’s so big there, and I started playing on the ponds with my dad and all of my buddies. From there, it got more organized and we started playing out on all of the rinks.” Trevor Hightower, on the other hand, is from Birmingham and didn’t grow up near the game as Evans did. “One of my buddies, when I was 6 years old introduced me to it, and then there was the ‘Mighty Ducks’ movies when I was growing up, so it was just something I decided to start playing,” Hightower said.
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Evan Barber fielding the puck during hockey practice at Columbus Ice Rink.
for yourself. It’s just really a game that you can use your body, work hard, be a good player and have fun.” Although Hightower said he loves the speed and physicality of the game, it is not his favorite part of playing hockey. The camaraderie with
While football is the preferred sport on campus, Hightower said there are many similarities between hockey and football students would enjoy. “It’s physical,” Hightower said. “If you get some bad blood out there you can just take up
his teamates is what he enjoys most. “I just love being with all my teammates and the camaraderie and fun we have trying to become a team,” Hightower said. Most Auburn students do not attend hockey games, mainly because the games are played in Columbus and not on campus, but the ones that do according to Barber have a slightly different view of the game than the more avid hockey fans from the Northeast. “It’s so much different,” Barber said. “Just for example, when we played Alabama last year, people would jump up at any big hit. At home it’s more of a finesse game, just because that’s the way we were brought up that the game is about speed.” Barber also sees some improvement in the popularity of the sport. “Down here the game doesn’t really change much, it’s just people don’t know it as well because football is God here and not so much hockey, but I think it’s starting to grow more.” While hockey is not as popular on The Plains as other sports, the speed and physicality of the game is something coaches and players are working hard to introduce into the mainstream of Auburn athletics. For more information on when the hockey team plays and practices you can visit their Facebook page for more specific times and locations.
New faces bring hope for Auburn basketball Will Gaines Sports Editor
Last season was disappointing for the men’s basketball team after going 9-29. Coming off a season like last year can make it tough to bounce back. To make matters worse for the Tigers, they now have to replace three of their top performers in Frankie Sullivan, Rob Chubb and Josh Wallace. Head coach Tony Barbee called this a “new look” team, and after, last season that may be a good thing. Last season Sullivan averaged 14.5 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists per game. He also finished his career with 1,556 points eighth on the program’s all-time list. Sullivan also holds numerous other records. A player that has the potential to replace last year’s ace three-point shooter Frankie Sullivan is University of Virginia transfer, KT Harrell. Harrell sat out last year because of NCAA transfer rules, but this year he’s ready to go. “Everybody is asking me what kind of player or how well does he score and KT is just a basketball player,” said senior forward Allen Payne. “I think that’s the best way to describe him. If he needs to score he can score. If he needs to facilitate he can do that. I think he’s a great compliment to Chris (Denson) and me on the wing, and his leadership goes along with his work ethic and I think that’s the biggest thing for him.” Harrell announced he was going to transfer from Virginia to Auburn in 2011, where he shot 31.5 percent from the field and 70 percent from the foul line, scoring a season-high 14 points against Green Bay. While Harrell is a threat on the perimeter, Payne said that it’s not the best thing the Montgomery native brings to the team. “He brings a certain work ethic to the team and he lifts practice,” Payne said. “I think that’s’ the best thing he’s doing right now.” Harrell is not the only player who is looking to replace Sullivan and Wallace this season. Payne also has worked this summer to
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Sunny Golloway and Jay Jacobs at the introductory press conference.
Golloway wasting no time bringing talent to The Plains Will Gaines Sports Editor
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KT Harrell during the scrimmage at Jungle Jam Friday, Oct. 4.
be more of a threat from the perimeter in his final season on The Plains. “I’m working on my hand placement on the ball,” Payne said. “I think coach Barbee is a great teacher at that, and he worked with me this summer along with the other coaches. I should be, and I am, more improved at shooting three’s. I’m a little more comfortable that way, and I should be a mismatch this year.” Last year Payne averaged 7.7 points per game, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He will be looking to build on that total this season. Replacing last year’s center, Chubb, will be a tall task, but Barbee said the depth at center is finally where it needs to be. “Looking at the depth that we’ve got in the front court with Asauhn Dixon-Tatum and the things that he’s done to improve himself, he’s put on 25 pounds and
he’s playing with confidence now,” Barbee said. “Benas Griciunas a seven-foot freshman from Lithuania is a great addition and can stretch the floor and can shoot the three’s. Matt Atewe, the freshman from Canada, at 6-foot-9 is just a physical specimen, so we’ve got depth at that position.” The biggest focus this offseason was making the teamwork more effectively as a unit, and Payne thinks fans will see a different team on the floor in Auburn Arena this year. “I think the biggest surprise will be how hard we play,” Payne said. “We’ve always played hard, but I think we will play harder this year, and will play together more and be a lot more competitive this year.” Auburn’s first game will bew Oct. 28 in an exhibition game against Victory University.
First year baseball head coach Sunny Golloway has his first successful recruiting class for the Tigers. His first signing class was ranked 13th nationally and fifth among SEC teams by Baseball America, which released its annual recruiting rankings Tuesday, Oct. 22. “I’m proud of our coaching staff and how hard they worked to assemble this recruiting class,” Golloway said. “It just continues to prove what we already knew, which is that Auburn University is a destination very talented young athletes want to be a part of. We are glad this class is getting recognition, but now we need to turn that into victories on the diamond .” Of Auburn’s 16 recruits in the class, 12 are home-grown talent from the state of Alabama. Newcomers for the Tigers, this fall, will include freshmen catcher Blake Logan, of Muscle Shoals; shortstop Damon Haecker, of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; right-handed pitcher Keegan Thompson,
of Cullman; outfielder Anfernee Grier, of Phenix City; righthanded pitcher Kevin Davis, of Brewton; shortstop Brett Binning, of Danville, Calif.; short stop Connor Short, of Hoover; infielder Daniel Robert, of Hoover; outfielder Tyler Lynn, of Phenix City; J.J. Shaffer, of Auburn; and Bailey Chesser of Pinson. The Tigers’ also signed junior-college transfers Robby Clements, Jacob Milliman, Evan East and Ben Craft. Three of them, Thompson, Davis and Grier, were ranked in Baseball America’s top 500 prospects for the 2013 MLB Draft. Grier was drafted in the 39th round by the Detroit Tigers. The magazine highlighted Thompson and Davis as having proven themselves on the international stage with USA Baseball, and describes Grier, Logan and Binning as “three quality up-the-middle building blocks.” Baseball America’s recruiting class rankings are based on conversations with college coaches and pro scouts across the country.
Wheelchair basketball shooting for memorable season Taylor Jones sports writer
The Auburn Wheelchair Basketball Club team is preparing for it’s fourth season as a club sport on The Plains. The club was founded in 2009 by Jared Rehm, who serves as the team’s coach and point guard, and Nathan Waters, who currently works in the Office of Accessibility as a disability specialist. The club’s Facebook page describes the team as, “a wheelchair basketball team developed by the collaboration of the Office of Accessibility and department of kinesiology at Auburn University.” The page also states the team’s mission is “to promote adaptive sports on Auburn’s campus.” The club fielded their first team in 2010, recruiting many players who had never played before. Auburn’s wheelchair basketball
team is a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) in D-III. Rehm explained that D-III fields teams that are mostly recreational, and are less competitive than the two higher divisions. While D-III is less competitive, Auburn faces the challenge of teaching the sport to many of their players who have never played before arriving at Auburn. “When we compete against other teams, we’re competing against teams with scholarship athletes who have been playing since they were little kids.” Rehm said. Rehm said that they finally have built some experience on the team for this year. “With most of our team, this is their fourth year playing. This year, we found a bunch of new players which
It’s a very long process to start a program and get it up and running competively, so I’d like to see us improve and win some games.” —Phillip Crain Guard phillip Crain
will be their first year playing,” Rehm said Senior guard Phillip Crain has played on the team since its inception. Crain was recruited by Rehm to help start the team, as Crain has
played wheelchair basketball for 10 years. Crain said he has high hopes for the teams future. “I’d like to compete for a national title in the NWBA,” Crain said As of now, however, Crain said he is just focused on the team improving and getting out of the beginning stages of being a club team. “We’re slowly getting there.” Crain said. “It’s a very long process to start a program and get it up and running competitively, so I’d like to see us improve and win some games.” Rehm is also confident going into this season, saying that the team’s goal is to make it to the D-III Nationals in Louisville. “The schedule looks good for us to make it to nationals this year.” he said. Rehm said that the club has established several rivals, including the Shepherd Center in Atlanta and Lake-
shore in Birmingham. The club is currently signed up to participate in six tournaments this season. Some of the future tournaments the team will be participating in will be in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Augusta, Fort Benning and Atlanta. The wheelchair basketball team will host a tournament at Beard -EavesColiseum in Auburn on March 1–2, 2014, as well. If all goes according to plan, the team will participate in the NWBA Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, from April 3–6th. The club practices in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum three times a week. The wheelchair basketball team starts their season on November 2 with a tournament in Augusta, GA. For more information visit their Facebook page for game times and locations.
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Despite recent success, improved Tigers Texas A&M Game Statistics focused on taking it one game at a time Justin Ferguson Assistant Sports Editor
For many Auburn fans, the celebration following the Tigers’ 45–41 upset victory at No. 7 Texas A&M continued through last Saturday night, and into the beginning of this week. A crowd of fans welcomed the Tigers when their plane landed in nearby Columbus, Ga. late Saturday night. An even bigger crowd welcomed them back to the athletic campus when they returned to campus minutes before midnight. With all of the excitement surrounding the win against the Aggies and the rest of Auburn’s season, head coach Gus Malzahn made it clear in his Tuesday, Oct. 22 press conference what his team was focusing on this week — the Florida Atlantic Owls. “We have Florida Atlantic this week,” Malzahn said in his opening statement. “They are a very athletic team that can run. They have eight starters back on defense and seven on offense. They are definitely concerning.” When the questions quickly turned to Auburn’s nationally televised upset three days ago, Malzahn said the team’s celebrations ended quickly after its arrival back on The Plains. “On Saturday, we enjoyed (the win),” Malzahn said. “I told our players and coaches, they worked hard and to enjoy it. Once Sunday got here, it is behind us.” College football coaches, analysts and even a few computers gave the Tigers
Many fans and even a few coaches would be tempted to look past Auburn’s matchup this Saturday against Florida Atlantic, a 2–5 team from the Conference USA. But that is not how the Tigers are operating this season. “We have to get back to doing what got us here and working hard, taking it one day, one practice and one game at a time,” Malzahn said. Malzahn has preached “one step at a time” since his first spring practice, and his players have repeated mantra all season long. For senior defensive end Nosa Eguae, blocking out the extra attention from fans and the media — whether positive or negative — has become second nature for the Tigers. Contributed by todd van emst “We really don’t listen to it,” Eguae said. Gus Malzahn takes questions from reporters “We really just try to focus on us, focus during his weekly press conference Tuesday, on what our coaches are saying and what Oct. 22. our coaches are telling us we need to imeven more love Sunday when the season’s prove and how to improve every day and first BCS polls heralded them as the No. get better.” According to several Auburn players, 11 team in the land. So what did Malzahn think about the Malzahn continues to keep their feet on new ranking for his team, which was pre- the ground, even after exceeding most of dicted to finish next-to-last in the SEC their national and SEC preseason predictions just seven games into the 2013 camWestern division? “We’re happy that people think that paign. “(Malzahn) is the reason why we’re highly of us,” Malzahn said. “But we’re on successful, and he’s got us and we’ve got to next week, and that’s our only focus. “There are areas that we need to im- him, we’ve got each other’s back,” said juprove on as a whole. We’ve not arrived nior center Reese Dismukes. “It’s just a yet. We’re still making mistakes we need mindset. I’m glad he’s our head coach, and he’s a heck of a coach.” to correct in all areas.”
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Four current and former Auburn players nominated for Rhodes scholarship staff report
Three current Auburn student-athletes and one recent graduate have been named as four of Auburn’s six Rhodes Scholar nominees the university announced on Tuesday. The four nominees are Hunter Hayes (track and field), Spencer Kerns, swimming and diving, Ashton Richardson ,football, and Jennifer Waxman (equestrian). “The Rhodes Scholarship is, in my opinion, the most prestigious academic award available to American college graduates,” Auburn senior associate athletics director for academic services Dr. Gary Waters said. “I am very proud of the six Auburn University students who have been nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship. “I am especially proud of the four
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Marshall has now led the Tigers to two game-winning drives in his first season as Auburn’s starting quarterback. Even after sitting out last weekend’s blowout victory against Western Carolina due to a knee injury, Marshall played his best game of the season Saturday. “(Nick Marshall) has a calmness about him,” said offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. “He knows how to win. His teammates believe in him. I know he believes in them.” Marshall’s replacement against Western Carolina, Jeremy Johnson, earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors last Monday. Carl Lawson was also named Freshman of the week for his performance against Ole Miss the week prior to Johnson. On the soccer field, Ramsier scored a
student-athletes who were nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship. These four student-athletes chose Auburn because of their interest in our athletics teams and their interest in selected Auburn University academic programs. “They are all remarkable representatives of Auburn University who excel in the classroom and in athletic competition.” Hayes, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., is a triple major in music (piano), finance and accounting, a classically trained pianist and a member of the track and field team. His major professor is Jeremy Samolesky in music. Kerns hails from Mobile, Ala. and is a double major in chemistry and Spanish and a 2012 U.S. Swimming
Olympics Trials finalist. His major professor is Anne Gorden in chemistry. A 2012 Auburn graduate in animal sciences, Richardson of New Orleans, La., is a former football linebacker, Bobby Bowden Award Winner and currently a first-year student in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. His major professor at Auburn was Dale Coleman in animal sciences. Waxman is a native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, a political science major with a minor in Spanish and a First Team Academic All-American member of the equestrian team. Her major professor is Jill Crystal in political science. She was named a 2013 Over Fences All-American at the NCEA Cham-
(Marshall) has a calmness about him. He knows how to win. His teammates believe in him. I know he believes in them.” —Rhett lashlee offensive coordinator
second-half goal in each of Auburn’s 1-1 draws against Tennessee and Missouri. The true freshman from Dallas now has a team-leading seven goals this season. “Casie has been playing outstanding soccer,” Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa said Monday. “We’re excited to have her play recognized by the SEC. She scored two critical goals on the road for
pionships. The four Auburn student-athletes will compete for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which gives 32 of the most outstanding young scholars in the country an opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The scholarship, one of the oldest in the world, aims to nurture publicspirited leaders for the world’s future as it promotes international understanding and peace. These students have not only earned this honor through their work in the classroom, but also through their work outside of the classroom. “These students evoke the core values of Auburn University,” said Melissa Baumann, assistant provost for undergraduate studies and director of
us this weekend to keep us in the hunt for an SEC Tournament berth. She is certainly deserving of this honor.” Ramsier became the second Tiger to win an individual honor from the SEC this season. Junior goalkeeper Alicen Wright won the league’s Defensive Player of the Week award last weekend. Wroblicky helped the volleyball Tigers defend their new home at the Auburn Arena last weekend with victories against LSU and Texas A&M. The senior from Irvine, Calif., had more than 20 digs in both of the victories. She also went without a serving error against Texas A&M, which earned Auburn its third straight conference win after a difficult midseason stretch. Wroblicky was the first Auburn volleyball player to earn an individual recognition since the first week of the season, when senior Katherine Cullwell won SEC Offensive Player of the Week.
the Honors College. “They have succeeded through hard work in their courses and extracurricular activities and they are men and women of character. We are pleased to nominate them for these prestigious scholarships.” Richardson, also a finalist in 2012, was the fifth Auburn student-athlete to be named a Rhodes finalist in the past five years. Other past finalists include diver Dan Mazzaferro, swimming and diving student-athletes Erica Meissner and Jordan Anderson and gymnast Krissy Voss. Anderson won the Rhodes Scholarship in 2009. The recipients of the scholarship will be announced by the end of the year.
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‘I’m not going to be denied.’ He was one of the vocal leaders too on the sidelines in the fourth quarter.” As for quarterback, Nick Marshall he continues to simply find a way to win when the game is close. According to Lashlee the pressure seems to not get to him, even at a hostile environment like Death Valley in Baton Rouge or the 12th man at College Station. “He just has got a calmness about him. He knows how to win. He’s not rattled. His teammates believe in him, I know he believes in them,” Lashlee said. The offensive line also keeps
getting better each game and is dominating the line of scrimmage while allowing the fewest sacks in the SEC, and leading the way for the No. 1 rushing offense. Lashlee said he has seen very physical play from the offensive line so far this season, and it needs to continuew. “When you turn on the film, you see that up front I felt like our offensive line was pretty dominant. We’re very physical. We’re knocking guys not only off the ball but we’re knocking them on their back,” Lashlee said. The Tigers will look to continue this stretch of good play when they face off against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Jordan Hare Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
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Niclas Carlsson was Auburn’s highest finisher during last week’s U.S. Collegiate Championship.
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Auburn’s Stephanie Campbell spikes the ball during the match against Alabama, Oct. 2.
This week in Auburn sports Women’s Soccer
The soccer team went to its third-straight double-overtime Sunday, Oct. 20, and ended up with its third-straight conference tie. After going toe-to-toe with Missouri through 110 minutes of play, Auburn tied Missouri, 1–1, for its third-straight point in Southeastern Conference play. Both defenses played stout in the first 45 minutes as only five shots on goal were made between both teams. Unfortunately, Missouri made the saves each time. On the opposite end, junior Alicen Wright continued her string of strong matches making three of her six saves in the first period. In the second half, Auburn finally found the back of the net after Casie Ramsier’s unassisted goal in the 51st minute of play. However, Missouri answered back with a goal of their own in the 56th minute from Lauren Selaiden, her fourth of the season off the assist from Kaysie Clarke. With plenty of time left in the
second period, it seemed Auburn was going to have plenty of time to score the game-winner, but only three shots on goal were made for the remainder of the match, including the two overtimes.
The volleyball team won its third-straight volleyball match Sunday, Oct. 20, causing a sweep in SEC play with a 3–1 win over Texas A&M at Auburn Arena. The Tigers hit the road next weekend for a pair of matches against SEC Eastern Division foes. Auburn will face second-ranked Florida at 6 p.m. Oct. 25, in Gainesville, then travel to Columbia, S.C. for a match against South Carolina at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. It was the first win by Auburn against Texas A&M in the fifth alltime meeting between the two teams. The win gave the Tigers their third-straight in SEC play after the team fell short in their first four conference matches.
The No. 23 Auburn men’s golf team closed out its fall schedule with an 11th-place showing at the US Collegiate Championship on the Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia. Auburn shot 296 in the final round to finish the tournament a combined plus-14, which tied with East Tennessee State in the 15team tournament. Niclas Carlsson was Auburn’s highest finisher, shooting a final round 74 to end the tournament at minus-1 overall, tied for 18th. Matt Gilchrest was two strokes behind Carlsson at plus-1 for the tournament, shooting a final round 72, which included five birdies. On the weekend he carded 10 birdies and an eagle and finished tied for 29th. Jake Mondy shot a combined plus-8 to finish tied for 50th, Victor Henum was plus-9 to finish tied for 60th and Daniel Stringfellow was plus-10 to finish tied for 65th. Oklahoma State won the tournament with a combined minus-15
while Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans was the individual winner at minus-10. Auburn will take the rest of the fall off from tournament action.
The women’s tennis team closed the Southern ITA Regional at the Auburn Yarbrough Tennis Center Monday, capping off the tournament with three wins including the singles and doubles championships. The Tigers will send Pleun Burgmans in singles and the doubles pair of Burgmans and Emily Flickinger to the ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Nov. 7–10. Paired together in doubles, Burgmans and Flickinger defeated teammates Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler earlier Monday in the doubles final. The Tigers also picked up the championship in the singles consolation draw as Reka Muller defeated Mississippi State’s player Alexandra Perper in three sets.
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The hearse careened into the parking lot and jerked to a halt, sending the skeleton hanging from its rearview mirror into a frenzied jig. Faith Serafin, founder and director of the Alabama Paranormal Research Team, emerged from the driver’s side into the night air. Jared Long, her 16-year-old son, walked up nonchalantly, as if he hadn’t just exited a vehicle normally reserved for one-way trips. Serafin looked the part of a ghost hunter. Jet-haired, tattooed and mysterious upon first glance, she broke the image of a Gothic spiritual medium when she smiled broadly and shook hands. A regional history expert, Serafin’s duty is to research every angle of a rumored haunting before declaring paranormal activity the blame. Of her choice in transportation, Serafin said people began to accept it “after you don’t give a damn anymore. You’re either going to be the crazy cat lady or the crazy lady who drives a hearse.” She spoke of her childhood encounters with the paranormal and the haunted house she now lives in in Salem, Ala. When asked if the haunted house troubled her, she laughed and said, “Lady, I drive a hearse.” A breeze whistled a reminder of late fall and rustled the leaves of nearby trees. Looking up at the Telfair Peet Theatre, Serafin said, “Everything paranormal that you could possibly want is in this building right here.” She explained that every ghost story has some validity to it, and the chilling aspects of Auburn’s past make it an ideal setting for a ghostly tale. “Sydney Grimlett is part of the history here at Auburn,” Serafin said. Grimlett was one of 98 Confederate soldiers who died in 1893 in the University Chapel on College Street which served as an infirmary during the Civil War. When the Auburn University Players, originally known as the Footlights, moved their student organization to the chapel in the late 1920s, a series of strange events led them to believe the chapel was haunted. According to Serafin’s co-written book, “Haunted Auburn and Opelika”, the Auburn Players acting troupe has reported loud banging, missing props and costumes, dark shadows and disembodied voices. When the theatre department moved to the Telfair Peet Theatre in 1971, Sydney allegedly followed and so did his desire to wreak havoc on performances if he was not left candy before each play. Gary Castriota, senior in theatre tech and design, has had a couple run-ins with Sydney. “I believe in spirits and that people’s spirits can stay around after they’ve passed,” Castriota said. Some students are less inclined to believe Sydney or any other campus poltergeist actually exists. “I don’t think I believe in ghosts,” said Alina Chanysheva, graduate student in chemical engineering. “I think maybe they’re just joking.” During the spring of 2012, scene shop assistant Brandon Stoker called Serafin’s team to investigate the ghost of Sydney Grimlett. After prompting Sydney with questions, a K2 meter, a device that reads residual energy from a spirit, revealed his favorite colors of M&Ms: orange and blue.
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“I’ve been doing this for move than 20 years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Serafin said. The ghost tour continued on to Samford Hall, via hearse, of course. A jangling garland of skeletons graced the back window, and against the cab divider rested a ghost box — a boom box rigged to scan continuously, providing white noise through which spirits can supposedly communicate. Historically, Samford lawn was used to pile the corpses of Sydney Grimlett and his 97 fallen comrades until arrangements were made for burial — a mass grave at the back of Pine Hill Cemetery. Superstitions claim a man in Confederate uniform toting a shotgun can be seen in the Samford tower. Across South College Street, at the Auburn University Chapel, reports have been made concerning the faucets in the ladies’ room. “The water seems to come on and off on its own,” Serafin said. The last stop on the tour of haunted Auburn was Pine Hill Cemetery, where an inexplicable glowing orb of bouncing light was once seen. At the site of Grimlett’s shared grave, Serafin described how ghost stories can help get children excited about learning about their heritage. “There’s so much of it that’s unwritten that we only know through folklore and legends,” Serafin said. Her work as the official guide of the Sea Ghosts Tours at Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum and with elementary schools in Lee County has indulged her fascination with southeastern history and put her in prime position to spread the story of the past. “If I can have an impact on one kid just by reading [“Haunted Auburn and Opelika”] so that they know their history, even if it’s just a ghost story that’s getting them involved, they’re still learning,” Serafin said.
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Faith Serafin, founder and director of the Alabama Paranormal Research Team, leads ghost tours in Auburn.
Saxophonist Khari Allen Lee returned to his alma mater, Auburn, to perform a concert with members of the jazz group the New Creative Collection. Coming from New Orleans, Lee performed Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Goodwin Recital Hall. Along with Lee, pianist Meghan Swartz and artist Marcus Akinlana provided their talents to coincide with the jazz music. Lee, originally from Tuskegee, was raised in Auburn and attended Auburn High School. He studied at Auburn University in 1998 where he majored in music. “To pursue music, there has to be natural tendency and talent,” Lee said. “Instances come up in your life, and it demonstrates the need for music, that’s how it was in my case.” Lee joined the New Creative Collective, and they released their first CD, “Conscious Evolution,” in 2012. David Pulphus, a member of the Collective, is a Grammy award-winning bassist and accompanied Lee. Lee said coming home to Auburn was a beautiful gift. “It is a great celebration,” Lee said. “It has been 11 years, almost to the day, since I have been here last. It means a lot to
Instances come up in your life, and it demonstrates the need for music. That’s how it was in my case.” —Khari Allen Lee saxophonist and auburn alumnus
me.” After graduation, Lee moved to Boston and attended Berklee College of Music and earned an artist diploma. He then moved to New Orleans and earned a masters degree at University of New Orleans in 2006, just before Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city. He has taught at Tulane, a school in Tanzania and now teaches at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He continues to play with the Collective on regular shows. New Orleans artist Marcus Arkinlana displayed some of his art in corroboration with Lee. “Marcus Akinlana has more than 20 public art monuments installed throughout the country,” said Patrick McCurry, local music blogger and jazz musician. “He co-founded Ile Eko
Asa Yoruba Ni New Orleans, a study institute for traditional African Culture and spirituality.” “I am a mentalist, public artist, sculptor and my art is cultural activism in different styles,” Akinlana said. “I’m here to spread the joy.” Akinlana’s focus for the concert was a spiritual revolution, drawing from his AfricanAmerican heritage and world mythologies. “I am showing 30 years of being an artist and cultural activist in the U.S. and all over the world,” Akinlana said. One of his most famous pieces, “Mile High and Rising,” is displayed in the Denver International Airport. Lee also presented a master class, which was open and free for everyone Friday, Oct. 18, in Goodwin Hall. “We opened things up with a little performance with some great music,” Lee said. “Then, we opened the floor for some discussion, questions and observations.” Akinlana’s work was on display and was available for purchase, and Lee performed music from his first CD. “Words and forms are proxies for something deeper that needs to be communicated,” Lee said. “We are bringing about the healing of the world through music.”
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Serafin gives tours around Auburn in her own hearse.
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According to Serafin, the Telfair Peet Theatre has “everything paranormal you could possibly want.”
Plainsman Picks Playlist Soundtrack songs “you’ll be in my heart” By Phil Collins from “tarzan” This is my mom and I’s song, and every time I hear it I get a little teary. Phil Collins wrote an incredibly Ashley Selby
moving soundtrack for the entire movie.
Intrigue Editor “can’t take my eyes off of you” By the tribute co. from “10 things i hate about you” The Tribute Co. sings a version of this song that will bring you back to that perfect movie scene but Kailey Miller
is easier to listen to than Ledger’s off-tune voice.
Intrigue Reporter “young and beautiful” By lana del ray from “the great gatsby” I’ve been obsessed with Lana for about four years now. It’s a little annoying that she’s getting Ashtyne cole
mainstream, but this song is one of my absolute
favorites. “Elephant Love Medley” By ewan mcgregor and nicole kidman from “moulin rouge” A combination of classic love songs, this medley puts a fresh spin on several favorites. Who knew
Ewan McGregor could actually sing?
Intrigue Writer “everybody wants to be a cat” from “the aristocats” What can I say? I might be turning into a crazy cat lady! Becky Sheehan
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Auburn students weigh in on book adaptations Maddie Yerant Intrigue Writer
Jordan Hays intrigue@ theplainsman. com
“Lightning Bolt” Pearl Jam More than 20 years after their debut album “Ten,” Pearl Jam has released their 10th studio album “Lightning Bolt.” If Pearl Jam is anything, they are consistent. Unlike Alice in Chains or Soundgarden, they never suffered a breakup or the dreaded hiatus. Pearl Jam releases a new album every 2–3 years, giving listeners something to rely on. Another thing you can rely on is Pearl Jam’s ability to write a kick-ass song. “Lightning Bolt” starts out with a slow crawl with their track “Getaway,” which slowly crescendos into a hard-rock head banger once it hits the chorus. From there, the album maintains this level of intensity until halfway through the album. At the halfway point, Pearl Jam trades out their electric guitars for acoustic ones. This might seem a bit odd for some of you grunge fans out there, but I found myself enjoying most of these acoustic songs. In my opinion, the acoustic songs on this album are the best ones. The slowdown in pace and tone seems to match lead singer Eddie Vedder’s maturing voice. However, that’s not to say he can’t belt out some good oldfashioned screams from time to time for nostalgia’s sake. Unfortunately, I found myself waiting for the chorus to hit in many of their hard rock songs before I could start enjoying it. Also, some of the vocal melodies during the verses didn’t seem to be well-written, contributing to the angst I felt until the chorus finally released the tension. “New” Paul McCartney Look, I like Sir Paul McCartney. He was my second favorite Beatle, right after Ringo, but Sir McCartney is not in The Beatles anymore. He has been alone, out in
the cold, doing his own thing, for the past 40 years. When people hear the name Sir Paul McCartney, they think of The Beatles. It hurts me to say it, but I believe Sir McCartney can attribute a lot of his success in his solo career to his glory days in The Beatles. I’m not saying he is coasting off of it entirely, but it has definitely helped. That is not to say he hasn’t pumped out some amazing music over the years. “Live and Let Die,” “Band on the Run” and “Maybe I’m Amazed” were phenomenal songs, but hear me out. I have a challenge for you. Name five songs Sir McCartney wrote in his solo career that are half as legendary as any of the songs he wrote in The Beatles. Don’t say “Ebony and Ivory.” I hear that song used more as a joke than I have heard it played seriously. I bet you can’t do it, can you? “But Jordan!” you say, “You haven’t even talked about Paul McCartney’s new album yet, ‘New.’” Well, I apologize. I have a habit of going on tangents, but what I said before is relevant. Also, say “Sir” Paul McCartney and stop being so disrespectful. He is a knight and his name should be said in such a way to reflect his status as a gentleman. Most of the songs on Sir McCartney’s new album “New” were nice. That’s the only word I know to use, because they were nice little songs that didn’t try to do anything new. The melodies felt recycled and the lyrics were typical Sir McCartney lyrics that have been stomping the same tropes to death throughout the last 40 years. The only thing new about this album was Sir McCartney incorporated some electronic elements into a few of the songs, which felt out of place. Other songs that sounded more rock ‘n’ roll seemed to rely on a guitar riff to carry the song, making them seem lazy and lackluster. The irony of “New,” is absolutely none of the songs on this album felt new. Unfortunately, it just felt like more of the same.
For some people, it’s never too late to talk about “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games,” “Twilight” or any popular bookturned-movie. Auburn students can see both the positive and negative sides of these adaptations, which are often popular enough to overtake top box-office spots for weeks. In other cases, including the recent flop “The Mortal Instruments,” the transition from page-to-screen isn’t so smooth. According to Sara Wakefield, junior in environmental design, several factors come into play when it comes to bringing a book to life. “Everyone loves Harry Potter,” Wakefield said. “I don’t think I’ve heard anyone who’s read the books complain about the movies. But, then there are other cases where it doesn’t really work out, because they didn’t stick to the books or they didn’t do a good job casting the movie.” Samantha Newell, sophomore in prenursing, said deviations from the book could be a major roadblock in getting fans’ approval of a movie adaptation. “I’ve never read it, but a lot of people hate ‘The Princess Diaries’ movie because they say it’s really different from the book,” Newell said. “They don’t like the changes in the story.” Newell said in her experience, it can be annoying to see important scenes and characters skipped because of time limitations or creative reasons. “I really loved ‘The Hunger Games,’ but they completely forgot to explain the mockingjay pin Katniss wears,” Newell said. “That’s a really important thing later in the series.” Laura Weisenbach, freshman in pre-
I thought ‘The Great Gatsby’ was awesome. But people either loved it or they hated it.” —samantha newell sophomore in pre-nursing
nursing, said changes aren’t necessarily a bad thing. “I read ‘The Princess Diaries,’ and it’s totally different,” Weisenbach said. “But, I still like the movie. I just don’t think of them as the same thing.” Newell said there isn’t always a general consensus when it comes to these adaptations. “I thought ‘The Great Gatsby’ was awesome,” Newell said. “But people either loved it or they hated it. There wasn’t much of an in-between on that one.” Wakefield said she doesn’t think a movie’s box-office success necessarily reflects how fans feel about a movie. “Probably 90 percent of the people I talked to thought ‘Twilight’ was absolutely terrible,” Wakefield said. “But it made a ton of money. And then with ‘Harry Potter,’ people love it and it’s still a huge success.” According to Wakefield, some people will never be fully satisfied when it comes to their favorite books. “I’m excited to see what they do with the next ‘Hunger Games’ movie when it comes out,” Wakefield said. “I think it’ll be great, but I’m sure there will still be people whining about what they do and don’t do. You just can’t please everyone.”
“The Great Gatsby” film adaptaion was met with mixed reviews this summer.
Active Minds raises awareness for mental health Ashtyne Cole Intrigue Writer
In 1945, George Petrie penned in “The Auburn Creed” the phrase, “I believe in a sound mind, a sound body and a spirit that it not afraid.” Active Minds at Auburn adopted this line of the creed as a mission statement for what they want to bring to Auburn’s campus. Active Minds groups are at colleges all across the country. Their goal is to talk about mental health awareness and promote conversation. They are not a counseling service, but want to make a difference in the way students feel about mental health, and to let them know they are not alone. Awareness is their main focus and they hold events to get the word out. Kyle Marchuk, junior in marketing, started the chapter at Auburn. He said the organization impacts him on a personal level. A few years ago, one of his childhood friends, Keller, committed suicide, succumbing to the pressures of college. “(Keller) suffered from a well-masked depression that he did not reach out to anyone about,” Marchuk said. “From that, he found his only ‘escape,’ and it devastated my friends and community.” Ever since, Marchuk said he saw the
need to reach out and bring awareness of mental health to college students. As president, Marchuk helps the chapter maintain focus on the objectives the group sets each year. He works as the chapter’s representative, as well as an officer of outreach. Sylvia Kim, senior in biomedical sciences, is the secretary of Active Minds at Auburn. Recently, Kim said she started a blog to promote joy and well-being to those who need it: ActiveMindsAU.com. “Each Wednesday, we will post a new blog, whether it be an inspirational story, funny video, poem or anything that will get students thinking while adding joy to the world,” Kim said. According to Healthline.com, one in four college students suffer from mental illness, including depression. The site also said depression is the No. 1 reason students drop out of school. Seventy-five percent of college students do not seek help for mental health problems. “Our hope is that this blog will be a resource to those hurting, who are curious, and those who just want a laugh,” Kim said. Alex Hall, sophomore in psychology, is the vice president of the group. “Mental health has acquired a stigma
Mental health has acquired a stigma it doesn’t really deserve. We strive to spread awareness about mental health and lower the stigma using our student voices.” —Kyle Marchuk founder of active minds at auburn
it doesn’t really deserve,” Hall said. “We strive to spread awareness about mental health and lower the stigma using our student voices.” The group stresses they are not a counseling center, but provide necessary information and show students what resources are available to them. “The mission of Active Minds Inc. is to utilize the student voice to change the conversation surrounding mental health,” Marchuk said. “That is what we intend to do here on Auburn’s campus.” For more information about how to get involved with Active Minds at Auburn, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter at @ActiveMindsAU.
Serve up one last slice of summer with fried green tomatoes Compiled by Kailey Miller As Auburn has been deciding whether it’s ready to transition in to fall weather, I’ve found myself hoping it’s a slow change because I already miss summer. I decided to cook something that reminded me of the beach, so I can finally close out the summer. The taste and smell of fried green tomatoes instantly takes me back to summer. I looked up a recipe for fried green tomatoes, and then added a few toppings myself. The recipe took approximately 5–10 minutes to prepare, and the cook time varied per tomato, depending on the amount of oil and temperature of the stove.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Ingredients: 4 large green tomatoes 2 eggs ½ cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup cornmeal ½ cup breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 quart vegetable oil Optional: pimento cheese and remoulade dressing Method: • Slice the tomatoes about ½ inch thick, but throw away the ends. • Whisk two eggs and ½ cup of milk together in a medium sized bowl. • Scoop 1 cup of all-purpose flour onto a plate or flat surface. • On a separate plate, mix ½ cup of cornmeal, ½ cup of bread crumbs, 2 teaspoons salt and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper. • Dip each tomato in flour, coating the entire slice. • Cover the tomatoes into the milk and egg mixture. • Cover the tomatoes in the cornmeal, breadcrumb, salt and pepper mix . • In a large skillet, fill with vegetable oil until ½ inch thick around the pan. • Turn the stove on medium heat and place the tomatoes into the frying pan. Only put as many tomatoes in at a time that can fit without having them touch. For a faster cook, put a top on the skillet. • Fry the tomatoes until they are lightly browned, and then flip and do the same on the other side. Put the tomatoes on a paper towel to drain and let them cool for two minutes. • To add some extra flavor, layer the tomatoes with pimento cheese in between and/or drizzle a tablespoon of remoulade dressing on top of the stack of tomatoes.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
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International Agriculture Club spreads its roots Kailey Miller Intrigue Reporter
The International Agricultural Club, IAAS, is spreading its roots at Auburn. The group meets in Comer Hall twice a month, for approximately an hour each meeting. “The purpose is to promote awareness, participation and activity in international agriculture,” said Joseph Molnar, director of the office of international agriculture. “There are chapters all over the world.” The group is still growing at Auburn, and they are looking for new members. Courtney Halterman, junior in pre-veterinary animal sciences, is the president of the club. “The big thing about IAAS right now is that we’re pushing membership and pushing people to be involved in IAAS,” Halterman said. “A lot of people are more driven by the fact we offer a spring break trip.” IAAS offers a spring break trip for members to go to Lima, Peru, for eight days. Lima is the location of the International Potato Center. During the trip, the group will also spend time at Machu Picchu. Halterman said they will visit different small production farms, and have time to tour the area. Halterman also said club doesn’t just participate in activities abroad. “We do a lot of stuff on campus,” Halterman said. “Service projects to give back locally to Auburn and Alabama.” The club is working in partnership with Walgreens and their “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” campaign. “In November we’re doing a flu shot drive,” Halterman said. “For every shot a student at
Auburn is going to get, a child in a developing country will also receive a vaccination.” Molnar said they will have speakers and visitors come from different places throughout the year, from countries as far as China. Halterman said a big part of being in the club is global networking. “The more people you know and the more connections you can make, the more professional relationships you build,” Halterman said. “I think networking globally in agriculture, as a whole, is huge.” Sidney Hancock, sophomore in horticulture, fruit and vegetable production, said she has met a lot of professors outside of her classes through the club, including William Batchelor, the dean of agriculture. “If you’re applying to veterinary school, you’re going to be able to apply to that school and know professors, and even possibly people on the board that are going to be considering you,” Hancock said. “The fact they can put a face to the name is awesome.” Halterman said she has also met many great advisors and professors from other land-grant universities in the U.S. that have given her advice for applying to veterinary school. She said she enjoys getting to meet a lot of international students and faculty, and learning about how their agricultural practices are different. “International experience is really important, employers look at that,” Hancock said. “They’re really impressed by international experience, that you’ve been places, you’ve learned new things about different cultures, you’ve gone outside of the classroom and you’ve made the effort to make things happen.”
Computer legends clash at TigerLAN Jordan Hays Intrigue Writer
The Auburn University Student Center Ballroom was transformed into a sanctum of screens and teams competing for prizes at the Computer Gaming Club’s TigerLAN party Saturday, Oct. 19–Sunday, Oct. 20. Gamers from across campus came to join the 36 hours of computer gaming. Among the attendees was Jason McDonald, 2006 alumnus and former Gaming Club member and founder of TigerLAN. “We started (TigerLAN) in 2001,” McDonald said. “The club participation had gotten pretty low, and we were trying to figure out a way to drum up more people. In about two weeks we put together the first TigerLAN. It drew a lot of new people in and helped raise some funds for the club.” Jonathan McGuckin, junior in software engineering and president of the Gaming Club, said he was pleased with the attendance. “This year’s turnout was a little more than usual,” McGuckin said. “It seems we are getting a few more people each year, so we’re growing.” Tournaments are one of the main attractions at TigerLAN. “The League of Legends tournament is usually the biggest attraction,” McGuckin said. “The cash prize for (the winning team) is (approximately) $200.” Six teams competed in the “League of Legends” tournament. Unlike other teams, Team Mid or Feed was formed right before the tournament and had no time to practice or perfect their skills. Members Isaac Roby, senior in computer science; Aaron Fregeau, sophomore in software engineering; and Drew McDonald, senior in aerospace engineering, were all acquainted, but Laura Hammonds, freshman in graphic design; and Chris Dye, sophomore in software engineering, had not met or played with any of their teammates before. “I didn’t know anyone on our team, so I was aware this could go really bad or really good,” Hammonds said. “But I was like… YOLO!” Hammonds was one of few women competing in the tournament. “People tend to assume I don’t do well because I am a girl,” Hammonds said. “They say my team carried me through the match. That is why I play solo. I don’t like being stereotyped like that.” Despite negative stigma, Mid or Feed members said they remained confident about their team’s ability. “It’s so rare to see a female in this kind of environment,” Fregeau said. “I think they see her as less of threat than she actually is.”
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This year’s turnout was a little more than usual. It seems we are getting a few more people each year, so we’re growing.” —Jonathan McGuckin president of the computer gaming club
Mid or Feed faced off against Team P-Steven in the quarterfinals. After connectivity issues led to the in-game deaths of two teammates on Mid or Feed, officials halted the game and allowed for Mid or Feed to relocate. “It just really threw off our game,” Drew said. “We came back from our deficit and won. They had some moments where they just threw the game, so we saw their mistakes and capitalized on them.” After their victory against P-Steven, Mid or Feed moved on to the next stage of the competition and competed against Team Parangaticutirimicua. Parangaticutirimicua defeated Mid or Feed in a landslide victory. “We had an advantage, but they slowly snowballed back ahead,” Fregeau said. “They picked us off one by one. We just didn’t get a good fight in after the first couple. I don’t think we were very coordinated.” When asked on the team’s plan for the next match, Fregeau said, “winning.” Mid or Feed was then matched up to play a grudge match against P-Steven. Tensions were high as Mid or Feed said they felt as though they had something to prove after losing against Parangaticutirimicua. “I was ready to win that game to show them it wasn’t a fluke,” Fregeau said. Mid or Feed once again pulled out a victory against P-Steven. After reviewing their mistakes, Mid or Feed competed against Parangaticutirimicua. After a back-and-forth final round, Parangaticutirimicua pulled out victory from beneath Mid or Feed one last time. “They had strong objective control and they had a good team-fight composition,” Roby said. Despite coming in second place, the team said they remained proud of their accomplishment. “I thought we did pretty well considering the other team had been put together prior to the event and had the opportunity to practice as a team,” Drew said.
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LEFT TO RIGHT: Courtney Halterman, Rebecca Barone, student from University of Hawaii, and Margaret Jodlowski, student from University of Illinois, during the IAAS- USA 2013 National Summit.
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The week in Tweets Auburn-related chatter on Twitter from Oct. 17–Oct. 23 @JoeMcAdory: I saw pictures from Toomers corner tonight. Harvey Updyke failed @CoachGusMalzahn: Proud of our players and coaches. Huge win on the road against top 10 team! #WarEagle @SenTomWhatley: I’m an optimist - I’m making my Pasadena reservations. #WarEagle #auburn #auburnfamily #nationalchampionship #BCS @NevSchulman: If their recent victory over Texas A&M is any indication, speaking to the students at @AuburnU 2nite will be a roaring good time. #WarEagle @ChrisPetrey: 15 seconds of finebaum is enough to remind you why you made the right decision as a kid, thanks Jim from Tuscaloosa and War Eagle #finebaum @JessDouthit: Two classes cancelled and a project moved from tomorrow to Monday. I feel like a kid on Christmas. #WarEagle @sarahpotter27: Registered for classes today and got the exact ones that I wanted. War eagle to that! @_erikachristin: I just wonder how all these idiot bamers that swore auburn could never beat a&m feel this week? #wareagle @the_abhead: Johnny who??? WAR EAGLE!! @uhohitsbrittany: It’s not even cold enough to wear a scarf, I just wanted to wear auburn today! #wareagle @TNBonds: In all this excitement I didn’t realize until now that our Auburn Tigers are bowl eligible. #WarEagle #itsanewday @FootballAU @TuckerTheTank: #LyricsThatNeedToBeShouted GO GO GO and GIVE EM GIVE EM HELL STAND UP AND YELL #WarEagle @amandaaamarie: I love the fact that auburn football won on Saturday and auburn won nascar on Sunday it was the weekend for the tigers. #WarEagle @taynation_: A sweet baby just said War Eagle to me in the student center because she saw my shirt. BRB GOING TO DIE FROM THE CUTENESS @palmtreekth: Being able to say “I was there.” When the Tiger Transit driver talks about how amazing the game was. #BestWeekendEver #WarEagle @JessiLaurenH: I already feel like this is home. #WarEagle @calliepaige526: Is it weird that I’ve watched the highlights video from yesterday’s game 7 times today?? #auburnsback #wareagle @elisabeth_h0pe: just got a war eagle in the airport from an older couple decked out in all bama gear.. guess even bama fans know that was a great win! @SassmanthaB: Got a job offer for after graduation from an AU alum. #WarEagle
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I’m a list-maker. I have lists for my school assignments, Plainsman tasks, chores to do around my apartment, groceries and I even have my Christmas wish list already written. By making lists, I see progress as I achieve my goals, and I feel satisfied when I accomplish something, even if it’s a mundane task. Everest is the app for people who also like to keep track of the small steps to maintain motivation for a dream or goal. Everest starts by asking the user to enter any large-scale dream they have, such as running a marathon or learning to cook. You can choose one dream to be your “Everest,” or the dream you’re currently focusing on the most. Everest knows how to combat the intimidation factor of large-scale goals by breaking down goals into everyday steps that are accomplishable. For example, if you set a goal to “lose 10 pounds,” underneath that goal’s page you can create steps that can be repeated every day, such as “do cardio for 30 minutes” or “drink a glass of water.” The app displays how many steps you’ve completed in total during your entire attempt to reach your ultimate goal. You can set reminders if you need the extra push to complete the smaller steps to a goal. Pictures can also be added to document your success. The default setting for dreams is public, so other members of Everest can comment and encourage you in your progress. The community involvement in the Everest app is what helps make achieving goals more attainable. If you are unsure what the next steps are on
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