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Auburn’s Dr. William L. Broun: No Heritage of Hate

Auburn’s Dr. William L. Broun: No Heritage of Hate

With the renewed focus on the Confederate battle flag and what it symbolizes, schools and other public institutions in the South are also taking a look at their history.  Do colleges and universities, building a tradition of instilling the highest values, harbor in their past individuals who worked against principles of equality?  Do they honor these […]

Despite Trump controversy, Auburn grad Brooke Fletcher excited to compete in a Miss USA pageant ‘everyone is going to remember’

Despite Trump controversy, Auburn grad Brooke Fletcher excited to compete in a Miss USA pageant ‘everyone is going to remember’

Brooke Fletcher, Miss Georgia USA 2015, is really thankful she wasn’t crowned Miss Georgia USA 2014. Timing, after all, is everything. “With everything that has happened, I grew up more this past year than ever,” Fletcher says. The 23-year-old from Peach Tree City, Ga., a former Miss Georgia Teen USA, graduated last year from Auburn […]

Auburn grad student and new Miss Alabama Egg McMuffin, I mean Meg McGuffin has sense of humor about her McDonald’s menu item-ish name

Auburn grad student and new Miss Alabama Egg McMuffin, I mean Meg McGuffin has sense of humor about her McDonald’s menu item-ish name

We have a new Miss Alabama. And she’s an Auburn grad. And an Auburn grad student. Her name is Meg McGuffin…   … and yes, she knows. Related: Auburn coed earns Trekkie street cred with her Toyota. If you’d like to help TWER keep on keepin’ on, click here. More fun Auburn license plate stories: […]

Virgin Auburn grad comic says yes to NYC success before marriage

Virgin Auburn grad comic says yes to NYC success before marriage

Paul Schissler is a soon-to-be-25-year-old comedian living in New York City. He graduated from Auburn University in 2011 with an English degree. He is tall (6’4’) and handsome. He is a virgin. Apparently it’s good for business. Like that post for the local CBS affiliate’s ManCave blog. “I’m a Christian guy and it was about […]

Auburn philosophy professor Kelly Jolley discusses his upcoming book on cult TV show ‘Chuck’

Auburn philosophy professor Kelly Jolley discusses his upcoming book on cult TV show ‘Chuck’

I feel bad about it now, especially since it always looked good. But I’ve never seen Chuck. So I don’t know a lot about it. But Kelly Jolley does. He also knows a lot about philosophy. Which is why he was God’s obvious choice to write the book that the critically-acclaimed show’s philosophical themes have […]

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 […]

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