Stress Relief with the Circle

It’s the week before finals. For a lucky few, that means a week of relaxation before the biggest tests of the semester start next Monday. But for most of us, the week before finals is an overwhelming mix of papers, final projects, and pre-finals tests.

Looking at your planners, it may seem like a lot right now, but FEAR NOT.

The Auburn Circle has plenty of ways to help you unload some of that stress during finals week. Check out a few of our favorite ways to take a break and unload some of the stress before finals.

  1. Retail Therapy: Whatever it is, shoes, books, new art supplies, video games, music; retail therapy is a proven way to alleviate the pains of a stressful week. This week, the Circle is taking retail therapy one step further and giving out FREE STUFF all week. Come see us on the concourse and pick up some sunglasses, cups, koozies and candy.
  2. Food and Entertainment: On Tuesday, the Circle is hosting “SNAPS: Auburn Circle’s Artist Expo” in the Student Center Ballroom from 7-8 p.m. Take a break from all of the studying and come by for pizza, live readings from our new issue of the magazine and a performance by the Lee County Flannel Club. Oh, and don’t forget the desserts (which is stressed spelled backwards!) Everybody is welcome, and it’s sure to take your mind off of papers, tests and projects.
  3. Light Reading: Procrastinate reading that textbook for a little longer, and pick up one of our magazines this week! We will be handing them out on the concourse from 9-2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday on the concourse, at Mell Street and by the Student Center. This semester’s issue looks awesome, so make sure to grab one while we still have them!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Sneak Peak

With SNAPS less than a week away and distribution right around the corner, you can finally get your hands on the Spring 2013 issue of The Circle in mere days. Still, many of you are curious about the contents of this semester’s magazine, and we are happy to oblige. Here’s a quick sneak peak of the newest volume of the Circle. For another chance to see the insides of the Spring 2013 Circle first, come to SNAPS: Auburn Circle’s Artist Expo on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. We can’t wait to share this semester’s magazine with you!

“Rush” by Marie Sartain

slept long really bad
no breakfast
too long
fingers comb hair
run people staring
dont care

stop for car
go go GO
sprint up hill
calves burn
cant stop
wish i could teleport
late late LATE

long legs quicken
gain momentum

jump up stairs
like white rabbit
move dude
out of my way

turn corner
bounce off wall
might bruise
skid stop at door

The sign says
“Today’s class is canceled.”

Meet the Staff: Lillian Parker

When asked what hashtag would describe her life, one of our PR team members, Lillian Parker, answered that her hashtag would be #LizLemoooon. While a day in the life at the Circle isn’t exactly the same as a day in the life of the popular TV series, 30 rock (what the what???), Lillian could totally bring some Liz-esque humor to the table. Meet Lillian Parker, one of our lovely PR team members.

Lillian and her grandma Tay

Name: Lillian Parker

Majors: Public Relations and Spanish

Year: Junior

Lillian’s Five Favorites: 

1. Harry Potter

2. Naps

3. Spongebob Squarepants

4. Fruit

5. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Q: If you were a Disney character, which one would you be and why? 

A: I would be Pooh Bear, because I love Pooh Bear! Simple as that.

Q: What was the last book that you read? 

A: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Q: If your life had a hashtag, what would it be? 

A: #LizLemoooon

Q: If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what color would it be and why? 

A: I would wear gray. I know that sounds blase, but I wear a lot of gray already and I think it’s a color that doesn’t convey a particular sentiment. It’s very ambiguous and versatile, and every day is a new day!

Q: What’s your favorite part about working for the Circle? 

A: My favorite part about working for the Circle is helping to give attention to student artists. I love seeing the work that comes through our office and being part of such an amazing staff.

Q: What’s your favorite piece from past Circles? 

A: Makes Your Heart Move by Paul Vance