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B.J. Novak tricked Auburn students into shouting ‘We love you John Krasinski’… for a message on Rainn Wilson’s voicemail

B.J. Novak tricked Auburn students into shouting ‘We love you John Krasinski’… for a message on Rainn Wilson’s voicemail

B.J. Novak, comedian, actor, writer, Ryan the Temp, was in Auburn last night for UPC’s “Comedy on the Plains.” It was great. He told jokes (“I learned nothing in college. It was really kind of my own fault. I had a double major: psychology and reverse psychology”) and read from his new book of short […]

‘Let Them Come’: Caleb Hyles, the Auburn student whose cover of ‘Let It Go’ went viral in February, films epic ‘Frozen’ meets ‘Game of Thrones’ video in California

‘Let Them Come’: Caleb Hyles, the Auburn student whose cover of ‘Let It Go’ went viral in February, films epic ‘Frozen’ meets ‘Game of Thrones’ video in California

I saw Caleb Hyles walking down Glenn Ave. the other day and whipped the car around to take a picture with him because dude will obviously be huge one day. His amazing cover of Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen has been viewed nearly 5 million times by folks all over the world—”Man, who knew Korea […]

Sense of humor, unique voice turn Meghan McCarthy into social media megastar; Auburn senior has more than a million followers on Vine

Sense of humor, unique voice turn Meghan McCarthy into social media megastar; Auburn senior has more than a million followers on Vine

When Meghan McCarthy posted her impression of Boo from the Pixar movie Monster’s Inc. on Vine in August of 2013, she had 20 followers. Later that day she had a couple hundred. Now, barely six months later, McCarthy sits atop more than one million followers on Vine, almost 17,000 followers on Twitter, and 96,000 followers […]

Ryan Seacrest says ‘War Eagle’ in post-performance banter with Bama fan ‘American Idol’ contestant Dexter

Ryan Seacrest says ‘War Eagle’ in post-performance banter with Bama fan ‘American Idol’ contestant Dexter

We’re out of the American Idol loop this season. But there’s apparently some Alabama fan named Dexter who’s made it pretty far (despite being judged by Auburn grad Harry Connick Jr.) and sang ”Sweet Home, Alabama” on Wedesday night’s episode, and of course did that “Roll, Tide, Roll” chant thing in the little pause between Sweet Home, […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook broke into Samford Hall as an Auburn student to try to change the music the clock tower played

Apple CEO Tim Cook broke into Samford Hall as an Auburn student to try to change the music the clock tower played

Thanks to an interview he recently granted the Plainsman (which you can read here) while in town this past weekend to receive the Auburn Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, we now know a little more about Tim Cook the Auburn student, at least more than what he looked liked. Cook, who graduated from Auburn in […]

Former Auburn star Devin Aromashodu makes great catch in Oscar-nominated ‘Nebraska’

Former Auburn star Devin Aromashodu makes great catch in Oscar-nominated ‘Nebraska’

Few Auburn (or in this case, Auburn-ish) references in movies have inspired more tips to TWER than this scene in Nebraska. Some old guys are just sitting there watching—or maybe just listening to—former Auburn Tigers and Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin “Neck of a Gazelle” Aromashodu make a great catch and run for the Bears […]

VIDEO: Auburn grad in Auburn shirt leads ‘The Price Is Right’ audience in ‘War Eagle’, wins car

VIDEO: Auburn grad in Auburn shirt leads ‘The Price Is Right’ audience in ‘War Eagle’, wins car

Wear an Auburn shirt on The Price Is Right and you will win big. In 2005, it was Auburn student Chase Gallimore. In 2012, it was Auburn fan Brenda from Eclectic (Drew Carey: “They raise’em smart at Auburn.“) Thursday, it was AU grad and Auburn resident Megan Sumners, who won a Volkswagen Jetta on the […]

Coming Attraction: Recent Auburn grad Anna Larson is cutting her own trail in trailer cutting

Coming Attraction: Recent Auburn grad Anna Larson is cutting her own trail in trailer cutting

For 2012 Auburn graduate Anna Larson, moving to California wasn’t just the next step in her post-college career.  It was the only step. “I knew that I wanted to cut trailers, but there’s not been a lot of opportunity for this outside LA and New York,” Larson said. “It was a really big decision and […]

Bill Murray’s character in WWII movie ‘The Monuments Men’ based on Auburn architecture grad Robert Posey

Bill Murray’s character in WWII movie ‘The Monuments Men’ based on Auburn architecture grad Robert Posey

It’s like there’s an unwritten rule in Hollywood, of at least there should be: If you want to add realism to a World War II movie, work in an Auburn Man—not as an actor, as a character. Dean Hallmark, who came to Auburn on a football scholarship in the 1930s, and participated in the Doolittle […]

Recent Auburn grad Sara Hopkins is social media superstar via Vine

Recent Auburn grad Sara Hopkins is social media superstar via Vine

Vine is something like the redheaded stepchild of the social media world: bizarre, misunderstood and perpetually in the shadow of giants Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But for “Viners,” the six-second video platform has become an art form, one growing increasingly complex and adventurous, with the added challenge of maintaining a sense of individuality. Arguably no […]

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