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Auburn Tigers receive a new habitat

This year, Auburn University added more than 2,000 free parking and tailgating spots. The University has re-vamped the game day experience in response to a survey where fans said that adding more of each spot would “enhance their game day experience.” Permanent fencing and other barricades have been removed, allowing additional spaces. Enhanced lighting, more parking attendants and more restrooms have also been added.…

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Added by Sarah Drexler on October 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Line Dancing, Sweet Tea and a Dose of Hospitality

It’s time to break out the dancing shoes and bust a move on the Plains.  

Auburn’s Second Annual Southern Swing is coming to town on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, and the…

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Added by Alissa Best on October 28, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Pure Barre Auburn hosts third annual Pink Party

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And Local businesses are making it their mission to bring attention to and support this cause. Pure Barre Auburn hosted such an event on Oct. 13 with its Third Annual Pink Party.



The party included other businesses such as One Eighty Wellness Spa, Cutie…

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Added by Elizabeth Frenzer on October 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Former campus leaders encourage Auburn students to apply for Teach for America

Each year, 11,000 Teach for America corps members educate more than 750,000 young minds in efforts to close the educational achievement gap.  Many of Auburn University’s most…

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Added by Collier Tynes on October 25, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Auburn student to be the youngest competitor in 2014 Bassmaster Classic

Auburn University student Jordan Lee has made a name for himself over the past few years in the sport of college bass fishing. Jordan recently won the 2013 Carhartt College Series Bassmaser Classic Bracket in Muskegon, Mich., held on the Grand River. He will be competing in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic as its youngest competitor.…

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Added by Katelyn Sides on October 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Five must-have pieces in your closet this fall

1. Midi-skirt: In the early 2000s, it was the miniskirt. Last year, it was the maxi-skirt. Unlike the national government, the fashion industry can actually find a happy medium. Thus, the midi-skirt is just…

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Added by Sheyda Mehrara on October 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn fans weigh in on wires at Toomer's corner

Toomer’s corner has seen its fair share of celebrations, but Auburn fans carry on the tradition of rolling the corner with toilet paper differently this year.
After being poisoned in 2010, the fate of the famous oaks that stood on the corner of Magnolia Avenue and College Street for more than 80 years was decided last spring when they were cut down following the A-Day game.
Auburn fans broke the record for A-Day attendance at this game by filling the stands with…
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Added by Michelle Lolley on October 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Fall into Pumpkin Recipes

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves change, our appetites crave festive pumpkin recipes. If you need a quick dip to bring to a party, a hot stew or a quick dessert, check out these fall recipes.



Fluffy Pumpkin Dip…



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Added by Hailey Kornman on October 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Auburn Parks and Recreation holds outdoor Halloween movie

Auburn Parks and Recreation is showing a free Halloween outdoor movie featuring “Ghostbusters” on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at Town Creek Park.

“For the last two years we have offered an outdoor summer movie series, and we thought it would be fun to do something different by offering a holiday movie, “ said Alison Hall, community and special programs director. “So, we decided to offer a Halloween movie to kick off the Halloween activities.”

Auburn Parks and Recreation chose…

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Added by Ellie Johnson on October 23, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will bring ‘Good Light’ to Opelika

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will perform at Opelika’s Cultural Arts Center of East Alabama Thursday, Oct. 24 as part of the concert series Cottonseed Live.

This show is the next stop on Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors’s headlining tour in support of their sixth and most recent album release…

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Added by Allie Heckel on October 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Floating Pumpkin Patch

The Opelika SportsPlex pool turns into a floating pumpkin patch Friday, October 25.  Mandy Johnson, aquatics director at the Opelika SportsPlex Center, hosts “The Great Pumpkin Splash” from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for children ages 6-12. Admission is $3.

This is Johnson’s first year hosting…

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Added by Katie Esters on October 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Book Fair and Signing at Second Saturday

On the second Saturday of every month, The Lee County Historical Society invites all of Lee County to gather at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka, Ala., just a few miles away from Auburn down Hwy. 14.  Second Saturday activities include open-hearth cooking, spinning and weaving, blacksmithing and Native American culture demonstrations. 

Guests can expect a particularly special Second Saturday on November 9, as it is again time for the annual book fair and signing. Authors…

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Added by Stephanie Czajkowski on October 22, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dogs dress in their best this ‘Howl-O-Ween’ for charity

Opelika Main Street’s dog parade allows four-legged ghosts and goblins to enjoy Halloween by participating in a costume contest, a pet parade, and have the opportunity to trick-or-treat around shops in downtown. On Monday, Oct. 28, certain shops downtown Opelika will open its doors to raise money for a local no-kill animal shelter, Rescue K911. Registration and Trick-or Treat begins at 5 p.m. The pet parade begins at 6:30p.m. with the award ceremony following.…

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Added by Hannah Crane on October 21, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Michael Stacey Band plays Sigma Phi Epsilon tailgate

The Michael Stacey Band played at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house tailgate party last Saturday after the football team won against West Carolina University. The band started around 5 p.m. and ended close to 8 p.m.

The Michael Stacey Band is from Adel, Ga., and plays country renditions of all songs like “Don’t Ask Me No Questions” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “China Grove” by The Doobie Brothers.  His band can even play songs like “It’s Tricky” by Run DMC and “Play That Funky Music” by…

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Added by Addison Pike on October 21, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

7 Ways to Celebrate Halloween on the Plains

Because we all need a few alternatives to Aaron Samuels' Halloween Party 

  1. Go pumpkin picking: If you’re going to decorate for Halloween, you might as well go big or go home. Why not pick your own pumpkins to decorate or carve? There are two pumpkin patches in the Auburn area that students love to go to. The Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch and…

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Added by Alissa Best on October 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

The impact of awareness

If it seems like you’ve received dozens of Facebook invites to restaurant benefit nights, been confronted by campus organizations on the concourse more than usual, or been asked to donate money more times than you can count (or could actually pay) this past month, then you’re not alone. October is known as “Awareness Month,” and the city of Auburn, especially Auburn University’s campus, is being bombarded with flyers, ceremonies, donation days and calls to action for many causes.…

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Added by Mary Catherine Banister on October 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Supper Club to host Blane Rudd Band

Football weekends on the Plains bring along a host of events from community pep rallies to shows at all the hot spots downtown. With Florida Atlantic coming into town next weekend, Auburn boasts a full lineup. Whether you’re an Auburn resident or in town early to tailgate, if you’re looking for some Southern rock on a…

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Added by Taylor Shirey on October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Auburn to host 11th annual Downtown Trick or Treat

         This year is the 11th annual Downtown Trick or Treat, hosted by Auburn Parks and Recreation. On Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m., the downtown area of Auburn will be closed to thru traffic and children 12 and under will be allowed the opportunity to trick or treat around the local restaurants and stores in the area.  

A local that participates in Downtown Trick or Treat is Behind The Glass, located at the corner of Gay Street and Magnolia Avenue. Sarah Bretz, Manager at Behind…

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Added by Sarah Moseley on October 18, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Auburn Community Fights the War on Hunger

Hunger is the world’s number one health risk. It kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Today, more than 23 million people in America are hungry. The Auburn community is taking action.

The Beat Bama Food Drive began Monday at Auburn University. The food drive brings the entire community together to fight hunger and poverty in eastern Alabama.

From Oct. 14 until Nov. 25 Auburn University will collect food and monetary donations for the East Alabama Food…

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Added by Elizabeth Segarra on October 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

EAMC Foundation brings Wine, Women and Shoes together for a one of a kind evening

Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. East Alabama Plastic Surgery and Spa Auburn are teaming up to make that number decrease with the first Wine, Women and Shoes event in the area.

Thursday, Oct. 24, the Moores Mill Club will be transformed into a woman’s dream with wine tasting, shopping, shoes, models showcasing the latest fashion trends, delicious food bites and a live and silent…

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Added by Amanda Moyer on October 17, 2013 at 4:15pm — No Comments

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