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Rising dance music duo features first freshman to win Miss Auburn University pageant

Rising dance music duo features first freshman to win Miss Auburn University pageant

I know what you’re thinking—Tim Cook has done it with computers, Bo Jackson with sports, but when is an Auburn grad going to conquer the Electronic Dance Music charts? Maybe pretty soon. They call themselves STASH, and by all accounts they have the look, the sound—their single Don’t Tear Me Down is apparently tearing it up—and […]

Auburn grad overwhelmed with gratitude after beloved horse saved by Auburn vets

Auburn grad overwhelmed with gratitude after beloved horse saved by Auburn vets

“You better go hook up your trailer.” The words from the vet hung in the air like a fog. I knew that’s what he was going to say, but I still stood there dumbfounded for a moment. My legs went numb and my stomach felt like Saturday morning after too much Friday night. My horse […]

Auburn grad Rob Crabbe executive producing new ‘Late, Late Show’ with James Corden

Auburn grad Rob Crabbe executive producing new ‘Late, Late Show’ with James Corden

Last Call with Carson Daly, The Late Show with David Letterman, some Emmy nominations as a supervising producer during Jimmy Fallon’s stellar first year at The Tonight Show—Rob Crabbe is, like, the Gus Malzahn of late night production. People want the guy, because he’s apparently not afraid of a challenge. The reason most thumbs are […]

That time Aubie busted in on an Auburn coed in the shower during the Blizzard of ’93

That time Aubie busted in on an Auburn coed in the shower during the Blizzard of ’93

Most people in Auburn remember the Blizzard of ’93 for the half a foot of snow. Britney Barker Byrne, 41 as of today, mostly remembers it for the masked intruder. She hadn’t been in the shower long. She was cleaning up because the talk was that they’d go out, marvel at the Loveliest Ghost Town […]

Back to reality: Auburn grad Ashley Salter reflects on ‘Bachelor’ stardom, boredom

Back to reality: Auburn grad Ashley Salter reflects on ‘Bachelor’ stardom, boredom

She doesn’t do a lot of interviews. TMZ keeps reaching out. She ignores it. An Auburn website, she says, is different. “Auburn — I know they have my back and they’re my family at the end of the day.” Ashley Salter didn’t say “bye” when we hung up, she said “War Damn.” Onion Girl is […]

Recent Auburn grad Sara Hopkins snags bit part in new ABC drama ‘Secrets and Lies’

Recent Auburn grad Sara Hopkins snags bit part in new ABC drama ‘Secrets and Lies’

In the 2007 spy film Breach , the apparently ageless Ryan Phillippe played the role of an Auburn grad trying to expose a secret. In the 2015 murder-minded drama Secrets and Lies, recent Auburn grad (and Vine wunderkind) Sara Hopkins is, if but briefly, trying to expose Ryan Phillippe’s secret. Life is a mystery! I know, […]

Praise and worship standard ‘More Precious Than Silver’ inspired by 1978 french fry theft at Auburn McDonald’s

Praise and worship standard ‘More Precious Than Silver’ inspired by 1978 french fry theft at Auburn McDonald’s

You know that modern Christian praise and worship song More Precious Than Silver? Of course you do. (There was a techno version of it on that awesome 1995 N’Soul Records sampler CD—you know the one—and your youth group probably sang it a million times.) Well, it was written by an AU alum, Lynn DeShazo, and […]

Baghdad-born Auburn grad starts crowdfunding campaign to fly her pet bunny to Kurdistan

Baghdad-born Auburn grad starts crowdfunding campaign to fly her pet bunny to Kurdistan

If I’m wrong, by all means let me know and I’ll post the biggest, most sincere correction ever. But until then, I’m going to come out and say it without even Googling around: An Auburn grad has become the first person in the world to try to crowdfund a rabbit from Atlanta to Kurdistan. From […]

Auburn’s Keurig Girl gaining national attention for coffee charisma

Auburn’s Keurig Girl gaining national attention for coffee charisma

“Hello?” “Hi, this is Madison Collins.” “Thanks for calling me back! Are you drinking coffee? “I’m not, but I can make some.” Can she ever… She’ll make coffee here. She’ll make coffee there. She’ll make coffee anywhere. Madison Collins is Keurig Girl–it says so on the name tag outside her dorm room—and it’s what she […]

Auburn grad Ashley S. escapes the ‘Bachelor’ mansion with amazing exit, feels nothing

Auburn grad Ashley S. escapes the ‘Bachelor’ mansion with amazing exit, feels nothing

The Bachelor is over. Well, not technically. Technically it will still stream across the dome of America, over the Mesa Verde, and into your DVR. But the only real reason to watch the show–Ashley S., our Ashley S.– is gone. She’s off. She’s over it. And she feels… NOTHING. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) […]

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