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Alabama Wildlife Federation Wild Game Cook-off

The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) and the Alabama Army National Guard will host its annual Wild Game Cook-Off Thursday, April 10. This year’s cook-off will be held in a new location at Lazenby Farm, 11546 Lee Road 54 (Society Hill Road) Auburn, Ala. at 6 p.m.

Cook teams are needed to make the event a success and each cook team member will receive a membership to the AWF. There is no entry fee for teams, but they must pre-register prior to the day of the event at…

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Added by Lauren Altemari on March 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Excited for Bruce Pearl as New Head Coach

After a disappointing 2013-2014 season, Jay Jacobs relieved Tony Barbee of his head coaching responsibilities of the Auburn Tigers men's basketball team. Bruce Pearl was named as his replacement.

 

Pearl has a resume that has excited many Auburn fans. Auburn University senior, Gray Lane, was a fan before Pearl was named as Barbee's replacement.

 

"I always knew he had an outstanding track record," Lane said. "In 19…

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Added by Haley Barton on March 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

A degree that's sunny and 70, nature-based recreation

Have no fear; a degree in Natural Resources Management (NRM) is now here. The only school in Alabama, and one of few in the southeast, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) at Auburn University provides various programs for students, but for those seeking an education in conservation, the environment and the outdoors can now enroll in NRM.

“It’s an…

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Added by Kelsey Woodworth on March 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Benefit Concert with a Smile

Operation Smile Student Club at Auburn will host a benefit concert featuring local artists next Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m. at 305 Warrior Ct., directly behind Mike and Ed’s BBQ in Auburn.

The organization serves under the larger international organization, Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to heal children’s smiles and renew a sense of dignity in their lives. Jade Whitaker, president of the Auburn chapter, has a focused mission for the…

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Added by Shannon Walton on March 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Strides for Speech and Hearing 5K and Family Fun Mile Walk

Spring is finally here and what's a better way to welcome the warmer weather than to spend the day outdoors, get in a little exercise and spend time with your family? Well you are in luck because Auburn University's National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is hosting the first annual “Strides for Speech and Hearing 5K and Family Fun Mile Walk” on March 29. The 5K and Family Fun Mile Walk will take place on Auburn University’s campus.…

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Added by Mary Beth Sellers on March 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

More than Just a Dress: Auburn/Opelika Residents Gather Dresses for Girls in Need

It’s that time of year again… prom season! High school students in the area are being measured for their tuxes and hunting for the perfect dress. Dates are being asked, corsages and boutonnieres are being ordered, but this time of year isn’t as carefree for some as it is for others.

Alabama Sheriff’s Girls…

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Added by Courtney Ruggles Edwards on March 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Delta Gamma's Second Annual Cornhole Tournament

Delta Gamma is hosting their Second Annual Cornhole Tournament benefiting Service for Sight. The event will be held Thursday, March 27th at 4 p.m. on the student center greenspace. The first Cornhole Tournament was held last spring and was a huge success. The ladies of Delta Gamma are excited for the event this year and hope to have a great turnout.

The event consists of teams of two competing in a single elimination style tournament of the classic tailgating game, cornhole. Teams…

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Added by Andrea Lowery on March 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Newk's location to open in Opelika

Newk’s Eatery, located in the Tigertown Shopping Center at 2664 Enterprise Drive, will be bringing its fast casual dining concept to Opelika on Monday, March 24.

General Manager, Randy Griffin, said he believes the location will be great to serve both students and families in the community and surrounding…

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Added by Caleigh Lentz on March 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The 5 stages of an Auburn spring

Even though winter in Alabama is nothing compared to a northern winter, its residents are not conditioned to withstand even the faintest of cold weather. We are more than ready for it to be over by the time February rolls around.



1. Pure ecstasy…

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Added by Mary Katherine Scarbrough on March 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Where to go on your trip to Italy

Oh Italy, the country of love, pizza, pasta and overpriced bottles of water. It also happens to be one of the perfect spots for students to study abroad. Here are some sights to see if Italy is your travel destination.

Homebase: Florence

The capital city in the Italian region of Tuscany will…

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Added by Gloria Raney on March 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Make A Statement This Spring

     Spring is the time to break out the bright colors, lacey clothing and accessories, and one of the most popular accessories this season is statement necklaces.



     Rachel Arbogast is an Auburn Alumni who currently works for Dillard’s as a corporate buyer of a Dillard’s exclusive line. She specializes…

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Added by Kimberly Lansing on March 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Auburn-isms: A Dictionary for Your Survival on the Plains

AUBURN, Ala. -- So you’ve been accepted to Auburn University and you’re about to officially become an Auburn Tiger! Congratulations and WAR EAGLE!

But, what if you are already in college and preparing to make the switch? If you’re like me, you’re a transfer student in for the shock of your life! Auburn’s culture is one of immersion and pervasion. Be prepared to dive in and enjoy the experience of this unique environment. 

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Added by Chelsea Roadman on March 19, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Is Yik Yak all that?

Is Yik Yak All That?

As if gossiping on college campuses wasn’t already bad enough, imagine having the ability to say whatever you want about whomever you want with complete anonymity for all of Auburn to see.

With the app “Yik Yak,” this is now possible, and it is creating quite the buzz for students in the Auburn area. According to the iTunes description Yik Yak is “the anonymous social wall for anything and everything.” To begin “yakking” one must simply download the app.…

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Added by Brittney Reeves on March 19, 2014 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Cole Swindell to Perform in Auburn at Lambda Chi Alpha

Breakout artist, Cole Swindell will be coming to Auburn University on Saturday, March 22.

Swindell, most famous for his recent hit “Chillin’ It” originally took to the music scene as a song writer.

Swindell is currently opening for country music legend, Luke Bryan, on his “That’s…

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Added by Haley Olver on March 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dodge Ball for Charity

The sisters of Pi Beta Phi at Auburn University are hosting their second annual Dodge The Arrow Dodge Ball Tournament philanthropy event. The event will take place on April 6th at 2 pm. It will be held at the tennis courts in Creekside.

The tournament will promote Pi Phi’s national philanthropy, Pi Beta Phi Foundation, as well as Read>Lead>Achieve, a program committed to increasing the national literacy rate.

Shenny Molina, a junior Pi Phi, is in charge of putting…

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Added by Katie Harper on March 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Standard Deluxe to host annual Waverly “Old 280” Boogie

East Alabamians appreciate all the best things in life: great friends, good food and mood-lifting music. The 14th annual Waverly 280 Boogie is sure to combine all three and much more.

The Waverly 280 Boogie will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 19 on the grounds of Standard Deluxe in Waverly,…

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Added by Emily Landers on March 18, 2014 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Now Your Options in a Time of Need

According to The Princeton Review, Auburn University is the most conservative school in the country, but all college students are prone to situations that may be compromising to their futures.

There is an Alabama-wide organization called Agape that is available to offer assistance to students or other young women who may find themselves in need of guidance when it comes to unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.

With four offices in the state, Agape works with women to solve pregnancy…

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Added by Alexandra Benson on March 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Domestic Violence Intervention Center offers ‘A Taste of East Alabama’

On Tuesday, March 18 the Domestic Violence Intervention Center of Lee County will present “A Taste of East Alabama” from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Marriot at Grand National. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger.

 

“We started this fundraiser about 13 years ago and have been doing it ever since,” Lisa Stephens, executive director of DVIC, said. “All the proceeds go to assist victims of domestic violence in our five county service area.”

 

The…

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Added by Mary Katherine Scarbrough on March 16, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Jule Collins to screen 'Seeking Asian Female'

Steven obsesses over marrying an Asian woman. He searched in mail-order catalogues and on online dating websites for 10 years until he found the perfect wife – Sandy.

“Seeking Asian Female” is a documentary by Debbie Lum. It explores Steven’s life with “yellow fever,” his pursuit of an Asian wife and his marriage with Sandy. Lum is based in San Francisco and “Seeking Asian Female” is her…

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Added by Kelsey Woodworth on March 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Let's Go On The Tracks

The 18th biannual On The Tracks food and wine event is April 11. Do you have your ticket yet?



On The Tracks has become a fun event for those 21 and older in the Auburn/Opelika area. The Opelika Main Street organization's director, Pam Powers-Smith has hosts the event and makes sure hundreds of people who flock to downtown Opelika are having a good time.



"On The Tracks is a favorite event for many in the area because of the fun, relaxed atmosphere throughout downtown,"…

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Added by Elizabeth Warren on March 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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