Photo by Zac Henderson
Alice Fraasa, aka the Snorg Tees Girl, just started her senior year at Auburn. She digs Taco Tuesdays at Bodega, Yuengling beer and memories of her freshman year at The Commons.
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The War Eagle Reader: How is it that you came to Auburn?
Alice Fraasa: I, for some reason, was really late in applying for colleges and one of the girls I worked with went to Kennesaw, this little community college. And I was like, it’s 20 minutes from the house, I’ll just go there. But my best friend, she was planning on going to Ole Miss … but her older sisters went here so they became huge Auburn fans. That was kind of the connection. Her family was really into Auburn, and they were the ones who kind of talked me into it. They said, “You should at least apply and see if you like it.” Well, I applied and I got in and I had never been before. I said, “Well, I’ll go to Auburn. It’s far enough away from home, it’s close enough to home.” And I came to Camp War Eagle and loved it. Luckily. That would have sucked if I didn’t. I had never seen it before. I got really lucky. It turned out really good for me.
TWER: Did you have any concept of Auburn before you came?
Fraasa: Well, I knew some older people who went here. A guy I kind of dated when I was a sophomore [in high school], but he was three years older — he’d been here for a while when I got accepted. He was the person who was really like, “This is a great place.” He’s the only person I knew who went here and I knew he loved it. I had just always heard good things about it and never anything bad. So I guess I just trusted everyone and decided, why not?
TWER: Did you grow up with any collegiate allegiance?
Fraasa: My parents went to UNC-Chapel Hill, so I grew up a fan of them. My brother went to UGA and I grew up in Atlanta, so I guess I was a Georgia fan. I didn’t really care that much.
TWER: Interesting, isn’t it, the number of kids who come here from Georgia?
Fraasa: Yeah. There weren’t that many kids from my high school. There were about five of us. Three of them were guys I was friends with and there was a girl. But by the time I got to Auburn I was so done with being high school. Like, I got tired with so many people I went to high school with halfway through my senior year, which I’m sure a lot of people are like that. But by the time I got here, I was ready to meet other people. I’m still friends with the who came here from my high school.
TWER: What did you think about Camp War Eagle?
Fraasa: I liked Camp War Eagle! Everyone, like warned me: “You’re going to hate Camp War Eagle. It’s awful. It’s the worst thing ever.” And I guess because I’d never been here before I was just in such a good mood from actually liking it and experiencing Auburn for the first time, that Camp War Eagle didn’t seem that bad to me.
TWER: You worked at Brick Oven for a while, right?
Fraasa: Yeah, I worked at Brick Oven and met all of these amazing people that weren’t in sororities or frats and that kind of changed how I saw Auburn.
TWER: Best football game?
Fraasa: My freshman year. ’06. Florida. I wasn’t even at the game. I was at a house nearby watching it on TV.
TWER: Do you promise to faithfully represent Auburn in all of your life’s endeavors?
Fraasa: I’m proud to say I go to Auburn. I like when you’re in the airport and people say “War Eagle” to you. It really does feel like family.
TWER: War Eagle.