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'The trees were always constant when I was in school and they definitely symbolized the Auburn family and pride, so I felt I owed it to them. A lot of people I know didn't want to go because they wanted to remember them as they used to be, not the shell they are now. But I didn't want to rob myself of the memory of saying goodbye.
She said the university had a band that played all throughout the night and blocked off the area 'so it could be one big block party.'
The oaks weren’t just rolled after football games, she said.
'Any time someone wanted to celebrate anything, they were rolled. Presidential elections, when classes were cancelled because of a hurricane, graduation, weddings, anything. The trees symbolized a place to celebrate your joy, whether it involved a sport or not ... It's something special to see people of every age -- infants to elderly -- finding glee in tossing toilet paper around, screaming our cheers and singing the fight song.'
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer