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AU Cappella to serenade us again at Auburn University Methodist Church

AUBURN, AL – Auburn’s own AU Cappella will be putting on a performance on April 14 at Auburn United Methodist Church at 7:30pm.

AU Cappella poses for a group photo in front of Samford Hall on Auburn University's campus.

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Added by Hayden Whyard on April 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Connected or Disconnected? How technology might be fooling you

It has happened to many of us more than we would like to admit. We are sitting at dinner with a friend, thinking we are spending quality time together but the majority of the time is spent staring at our phones. We are walking to class so entranced by what appears on our 2 by 5 inch touch screen that we arrive at our destination without looking up more than once or twice.…

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Added by Courtney Ruggles Edwards on April 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Big Changes for The Reserve on South College

AUBURN, AL –  An apartment complex named The Reserve on South College is planning big, upcoming renovations to the property over the next year that will benefit not only the current residents, but also those making their way to Auburn for their first year.The Reserve was built in 2000 and has since then become one of the most popular apartment complexes in Auburn.  It’s only a mile away from campus and is on the Tiger Transit bus route.  It’s location is one of its biggest strengths…

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Added by Hayden Whyard on March 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn and Alabama unite for Special Olympics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, April 5 Olympic athletes will join forces with students and football players from Auburn University and the University of Alabama. The unified flag football game will be at Shug-Jordan soccer field. Kick off…

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Added by Kelsey Woodworth on March 28, 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

Steve Forbes Comes to Auburn

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will visit Auburn University Friday, March 21 at the Auburn Arena. Auburn Conservative for Tomorrow and the Young America’s Foundation will host “An Evening with Steve Forbes”. The keynote address begins at 7:30 p.m. when Forbes will be…

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Added by Courtney Oliver on March 4, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Jule Collins Smith Museum Screens Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window"

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art (JCSM) screened the film Rear Window on Thursday, February 13 at 6 p.m. The screening was a part of the museum’s FILM@JCSM series which promotes interdisciplinary learning. Professor Sara Blair from the University of Michigan introduced the film and guided…

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Added by Courtney Oliver on February 18, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Avoid an Auburn Campaign Week

Like most things in life, there is a good side and a bad side to an Auburn campaign week.

Good Side: Some of Auburn’s best and brightest compete against one another to lead the university and make it a better place.

The (regrettable) Bad Side: For those Auburn students who are not delighted by the idea of being assaulted by armies of campaigners they tend to avoid all groups of brightly colored t-shirts and of course the war zone, also known as the Haley concourse.

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Added by Gloria Raney on February 12, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

This Aint' Alan Jackson's First Rodeo

Auburn, Ala.— The 50th annual Alpha Psi Rodeo will be held on Saturday, April 12, featuring headliner Alan Jackson.



Jackson’s most recent album, “The Bluegrass Album,” was released in September 2013 and has remained in the number one spot on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Sales Chart since its debut. Some of Jackson’s most famous hits are “Chattahoochee,” “Don't Rock the Jukebox,” “Its Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Remember When.”



Jackson has sold more than 60 million…

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Added by Lauren Altemari on February 9, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Wale performs on the Plains

Rapper Wale, known for hits such as “Lotus Flower Bomb,” played at the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity house Friday night before the #6 Auburn Tigers squared off against #25 University of Georgia Bulldogs. 

The entire front yard of the fraternity house was filled with roughly 1, 500 spectators as Wale’s intro groups kept the rowdy crowd at bay. Wale finally came on stage at 11 p.m. as the crowd erupted in cheers. 

Unfortunately, the well-known rapper of Rick Ross’s Maybach Music…

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Added by Addison Pike on November 19, 2013 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Chi Omega hosts 2nd annual ‘Wish Week’

Auburn’s chapter of Chi Omega will hold their 2nd annual “Wish Week” event Nov. 11 through Nov. 14. The event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

“Chi Omega’s philanthropy is the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” said Allie Cate Presson, Chi Omega’s philanthropy chair. “‘Wish Week’ is our annual event that raises money to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.”

 

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening…

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Added by Ellie Johnson on November 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Wings of Freedom Tour Lands in Auburn

Rarely does someone get the opportunity to not only glace at a piece of American history but to experience it like our forefathers did. In honor of our World War II veterans, The Collings Foundation recently brought their Wings of Freedom Tour to Auburn University’s Regional Airport. 

It was a sight to behold as these rare birds from “The Big War” stood prominently in formation on the tarmac. The three planes on displayed were a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and a North…

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Added by Addison Pike on November 6, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Auburn University Senior Pitches at New Orleans Film Festival

In the dog-eat-dog world of entertainment, pitching can make or break a dream.

Cameron Primm, senior in English and Radio, Television and Film at Auburn University, will pitch his film idea at the New Orleans Film Festival this weekend. Through a contest called Pitch Perfect, Primm has the opportunity to practice his pitching skills and potentially win $1,000.

"Basically, pitching is trying to use rhetoric to get someone to finance a film," Primm says.…

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Added by Lillian Virginia Parker on November 4, 2013 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Auburn University brings you the Red Carpet Gala: Masquerade

A night of mystery, elegance and festivity awaits students at Auburn University at the Red Carpet Gala: The Masquerade.

This Halloween, the Harold A. Franklin Society, the Ladies Society of Collegiate Success and the



Black Graduate and Professional Student Association…

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Added by Lillian Virginia Parker on November 4, 2013 at 9:52pm — 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

The story behind Pope’s Haunted Farm

October 19 will begin ABC Family’s infamous “13 nights of Halloween.” One movie that appears in the lineup year after year is the cult classic, “Halloweentown.” “Halloweentown” follows the Cromwell children whose lives are transformed after visiting their grandmother in a city that celebrates the spirit of Halloween all year round. Frightening, but also heartfelt, the fictional movie mirrors the community of Salem, Ala. Nestled in the heart, or skull, of the town is Pope’s Haunted Farm.…

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Added by Laurel Dicus on October 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Five Ways to be a True Tiger Tailgater

The Loveliest Village on the Plains is known for its friendly residents, courteous students and hospitable environment. However, things can change on game day. Fans from other SEC schools invade Auburn’s sacred territory, and sometimes they do not behave in such a friendly way as Auburn folks do. Do not take offense,…

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Added by Mary Catherine Banister on October 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Adventures in thrifting

Thrift stores are a dime a dozen, but one local resale shop stands out from the rest. 

Ellen Montgomery, Auburn University senior has worked for Mission Thrift Store since August 2013. As thrift stores go, one never knows quite what he or she will find, but it is sure to be an adventure, said…

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Added by Laurel Dicus on October 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Making Auburn Safer with an Active Shooter Course

Auburn University’s Department of Public Safety and Security is hosting an active shooter-training course Sept. 30 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., located in the Auburn Arena.

 

This free course is designed to prepare students, faculty, and staff for any life-threatening situation they may encounter.

 

“We created a course for Auburn University to…

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Added by Katie Esters on September 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Project Uplift: Celebrating 40 years of making a difference

Last Thursday afternoon, Project Uplift celebrated its 40th year of impacting the Lee County community. Current and former staff, volunteers and kids came together and celebrated the anniversary at the Opelika Municipal Park.

“Today we are celebrating more than just 40 years of existence, we are celebrating a child, a friend and endless possibilities," said Executive Director of the Lee County Youth Development Center Laura Cooper. “These are just happy memories being made and not…

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Added by John Dooley on September 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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