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Auburn to plant thirty Toomer’s Oaks descendants in Samford Park

Auburn to plant thirty Toomer’s Oaks descendants in Samford Park

The tradition of rolling Toomer’s Corner migrates deeper into Samford Park with every Auburn win, to the quiet annoyance of AU officials. “It creates a lot of mess to clean up,” Dan King, assistant vice president for facilities at Auburn University, told TWER in February. “We like to have less mess to clean up. I […]

Auburn Ball Boy, Gus Bus among Halloween costumes in Auburn Gymnastics contest

Auburn Ball Boy, Gus Bus among Halloween costumes in Auburn Gymnastics contest

The Gustume (official instructions here) is by far the biggest tick-or-treat trend of 2014, but there is such an amazing array of Auburn icons, both old and new, from which fans can draw Auburn Halloween costume inspiration. Take, for example, the familiar faces (or at least clothes) on display at the Auburn Gymnastics team’s Halloween […]

How’s It Goin’ Man Day was Hey Day’s cooler cousin in 1985

How’s It Goin’ Man Day was Hey Day’s cooler cousin in 1985

Maybe “hey” was thought to be, like, too plain or bogus at the height 0f Valspeak and surfer slang, but whatever the reason, the revival of Auburn’s Hey Day tradition in 1984-85 inspired a countermovement not in spirit but in tone: How’s It Goin’ Man Day. TWER reader David Bivins tells us that How’s It […]

Spotify ranks Iggy Azalea-lovin’ Auburn in Top 40 ‘most musical’ universities in America

Spotify ranks Iggy Azalea-lovin’ Auburn in Top 40 ‘most musical’ universities in America

Auburn University is No. 2 (you know, alphabetically) in a study (of sorts) released Tuesday by online  music listening service Spotify of the Top 40 Musical Universities in America. Spotify says the rankings were determined by “the schools whose students signed up for our student deal at the highest rates last semester, because that plan […]

Harry Potter Alliance to hold inaugural leadership conference in Auburn

Harry Potter Alliance to hold inaugural leadership conference in Auburn

We haven’t had a Harry Potter meets Auburn post in a while, so this is good. The first ever Granger Leadership Academy will be held in Auburn next month. That’s Granger, as in Harry Potter heroine Hermione Granger, as in the community organizer most revered by The Harry Potter Alliance, “an army of fans, activists, […]

Iron Bowl hero Chris Davis stars in new 30-second Auburn University commercial

Iron Bowl hero Chris Davis stars in new 30-second Auburn University commercial

Chris Davis’ 15 million years of fame is pretty much the new standard of success for Auburn University students. They see it in student center posters, and now in television commercials. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) In the 30-second spot that will air each week during broadcasts of Auburn football games, a sample of […]

People can charge cell phones, laptop computers at Toomer’s Corner thanks to power outlets installed on new seating walls

People can charge cell phones, laptop computers at Toomer’s Corner thanks to power outlets installed on new seating walls

Celebrate old traditions with the help of modern amenities… at the new Toomer’s Corner. Yep, you can now recharge your cellphone after draining all your battery with post-rolling victory selfies. AC and USB charging outlets have been placed along the back of the seat walls found around the perimeter of the Toomer’s Corner entrance to […]

Last line of the Auburn Creed etched into new Toomer’s Corner walkway

Last line of the Auburn Creed etched into new Toomer’s Corner walkway

Students returning to class at Auburn today are walking all over the Auburn Creed. Or at least the last line of it. The final words of George Petrie’s 1943 love letter to Auburn have been etched into the walkway of Toomer’s Corner 2.0, which officially opened for pedestrian business Sunday night. The line “…because Auburn […]

Auburn superfan Mackenzie Lintz, star of CBS show ‘Under The Dome’, is incoming Auburn freshman

Auburn superfan Mackenzie Lintz, star of CBS show ‘Under The Dome’, is incoming Auburn freshman

The stars were aligning at Auburn last year. This year, they may be falling. Pink stars. Pink creepy stars. That’s the main thing I remember from the first season of Under The Dome, the CBS drama based on Stephen King’s same-named 2009 sci-fi thriller: Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie on the show) convulsing in some sort of […]

‘Make Every Second Count’: New Auburn Student Center posters promoting the AU experience reference Kick Six, Iron Bowl

‘Make Every Second Count’: New Auburn Student Center posters promoting the AU experience reference Kick Six, Iron Bowl

Each Camp War Eagle or so it seems a new crop of student-made posters encouraging encouraging incoming freshmen to make the most of their college years on the Plains pops up in the Auburn Student Center. And if you take a second to study the latest batch, you’ll notice a recurring theme. Sometimes it’s subtle, […]

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