As I wrap up my senior year, it seems like yesterday I was moving into Boyd Hall in the Hill. These past four years have been the best I could ask for, I’ve been able to build friendships and create memories that will last a lifetime, not to mention earn a bachelor’s degree in public relations from a prestigious university. If I had to go back and re-do anything, I wouldn’t. But, there are a few things I wish I knew as a freshman… Old…Continue Reading “Dear freshman me,”

Choosing your major can be nerve racking, confusing and scary all at the same time. With more than 140 formal undergraduate majors at Auburn University, you’ve got choices. Even within the College of Liberal Arts, you’re looking at 50 majors and minors. You’ve probably taken tests on BuzzFeed, Facebook and personality tests but still feel unsatisfied with declaring one specific major. I was in the same position freshman year and after some research, talking to my academic adviser and a leap of faith, I chose…Continue Reading “PR is major key where you want to be”

For the past three years, I have traveled the country with my friends. Freshman year, I went to Destin, Florida; sophomore year  my friends and I drove up the East coast; junior year we hit the slopes in Aspen, Colorado. This spring break, I am looking to knock off just a few more things on my lengthy bucket list on a road trip with my best friend, Bernadette. Bernadette and I will be bouncing from Asheville, North Carolina to Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia….Continue Reading “The Last Hoorah”

It’s here – Valentine’s Day Last year you snuggled up with some Netflix, the year before Ben & Jerry kept you good company. All jokes aside, it gets old being single on Valentine’s Day. But this is not the time to get down on yourself. To better prepare myself for the holiday ahead, I have developed an in-depth analysis on the single girls Valentine’s Day. By analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Valentine’s Day was able to understand where I can improve my…Continue Reading “Single Ladies V-Day SWOT”

Pitch On Sept. 9- 11, Eastern Lines Surf  Shop is hosting the 13th annual FINS Belmar Surf Invitational in Belmar, NJ. Men and women will showcase their best tricks, in hopes of winning the title. Background The Belmar Pro has been a longstanding event, not only for its outstanding competitors and exciting atmosphere but, because of the overwhelming support and hospitality in the community. Each year, surfers return for a weekend of gnarly waves, good laughs and friendly competition. Local legends, and young groms comepte…Continue Reading “13th Annual FINS Belmar Pro”

Whether you’re road tripping to the Iron Bowl this weekend or coming back to the loveliest plains, we’ve got the essentials for smooth sailing down the highway. Good Tunes Coming back to school after a week of rest and relaxation can be tough. But the perfect playlist can wash those worries away. Music-streaming apps like Spotify, iHeart Radio, Apple Music and SoundCloud are great to customize a playlist or use one of their own. Don’t forget your AUX cord! Morgan Satterfield a senior at Auburn University, has…Continue Reading “5 Must Haves For Road Tripping”

It seems like our personal information is out for everyone to see. Posts about our family, friends and lives are scattered across social media accounts. Our computers and phones can memorize passwords, addresses, even credit and debit card information. While this all seems convenient, it can pose potential harm. Theresa Jones, a regional agent for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, provides research on the common types of scams that are apparent as well as advice on how to detect suspicious activity and take caution regarding…Continue Reading “Scammers Target Senior Citizens”

As the cool breeze swoops in and the leaves gradually change to sunset shades, fall begins. It seems like summer has come and gone, taking our lush, green, grass with it. However there is no need to worry, your hard work this past spring and summer absolutely pays off, seeing that there is nothing you need to do to winterize your lawn. It can be confusing thinking of all the elements that go into lawn care, how do we know when and what to use?…Continue Reading “Fall Lawn Care in the South”

Every day it seems like we discover new health benefits where we least expect to. In recent years, coconuts, specifically coconut oil, have sparked interest among dietitians and health enthusiasts.  Articles and ads promoting weight loss, Alzheimer’s disease prevention and cardiovascular health – It’s no wonder people are going coco-nutty. What is Coconut Oil? Coconut oil is a by-product of the coconut fruit. The oil is made by pressing the white meat inside the coconut. It has a sweet, tropical smell and smooth texture. Because of its…Continue Reading “Coconut Oil: What you should know”

(OCT. 15, WAVERLY, ALA.) – It’s fall y’all, and that means the Old 280 Waverly Boogie is back. On Saturday, Oct. 15, Standard Deluxe is hosting a weekend full of art, Southern food, and live music. This is the 5th Fall Boogie, with yet again a great line-up, featuring singer-songwriter, Kelsey Waldon.This isn’t her first boogie though, and she is excited to return with her newest album, “I’ve Got A Way.” From the small town of Monkey’s Eyebrow, Ky., Waldon’s humble upbringing transcends through her…Continue Reading “Kelsey Waldon Comes To Waverly, Alabama”