- Class: Junior
- Major: Journalism
- Gender: F
- High School: Edgewood Academy
- Transfer Student: N
Auburn. Where to begin. When I first moved to Auburn I had just graduated high school with 32 other people, so moving to Auburn was definitely a culture shock. Immediately I fell in love with campus and the perfect little town. It felt like home. There were cute stores downtown and larger shopping in a town close by, just like home. Everyone was very nice and wanted to know about you. The first memory I have is when I was at Camp War Eagle, the freshman orientation sessions, and as we were sitting on Samford lawn a streaker ran across in front of all of us. Probably not the best memory, but I'll definitely never forget it. The football games are probably the most fun I had had in my life. Every student stuffed into the student section, with shakers and orange and blue on will immediately give you chills. But when our eagle flies over you know that this is truly a place that will stay with you forever.
I am currently a public relations major but have applied to journalism. The classes at Auburn have pretty much been good for me. I am not a math and science person so those were the hardest. I think that the best class I have taken was my journalism entry class. It was the most useful and I learned a lot. In my experience, most of my teachers have been helpful. Sometimes you do get that teacher that just teaches and that's it, but I have not had many of those. Most of my classes have students that are very involved in class discussions, and that definitely helps learning. Some of the requirements to me seem too difficult, especially the core requirements. For liberal arts, I have to take 2 science classes with lab and microeconomics. Maybe it is just because I do not like these that I don't think we should have to take them! I do like the journalism curriculum though. Like I said before, my journalism class was the most interesting and my professor was probably the best I have had so far at Auburn(he did move though). I guess the reason we do take the classes we do for the core is because it IS a liberal arts education. I have been very pleased with my grades and assignments given. I started in pre-pharmacy in the College of Science and Math. To me, these were the most helpful and knowledgeable advisors. They knew what I needed to take and when to take it. They also knew answers to every question I asked and knew who I was when I walked in. All in all, I think that academics at Auburn are very good. Most professors are willing to help and are fair. Classes are a good size to wehre professors can learn your name and help you one on one.
Auburn is very diverse. In one place you could have sororities and in another goth. The thing about Auburn is that these two groups can interact with each other. There really is not dividing line. Everyone really is nice to everyone. I love goig to the Foy for lunch. The food is great and I can sit by myself without being stared at, but usually you will find someone you know to sit with. There is always something going on or something you can be a part of.
The Best Things
That it is laid back and everyone is friendly.
The Worst Things
The parking in C Zone.