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The Yummiest Village on the Plains

The Loveliest Village on the Plains will soon be recreated in gingerbread as The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center prepares to hold an unveiling of the Gingerbread Village on Thursday, Dec. 4. An annual event, the first Auburn gingerbread village was created in 2009. At the time, it featured only three buildings… Read more »

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6 Ways College is like a Reality TV Show

Reality television is often dismissed as shallow and useless. However, I believe that reality shows can provide some useful lessons on how to make the most out of college. You meet a lot of characters, but don’t judge them on their first impression. College is full of kooky characters. From the professor that’s obsessed with… Read more »

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Helping Cattle Producers Market Cattle

Cattle are big business in Alabama, and savvy cattlemen are making the most of their livestock by improving their marketing efforts. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System works with cattle producers in the state to help them get the most dollars for their product and to market cattle more effectively. They offer help with sales, marketing, vaccination schedules, record-keeping and… Read more »

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How to Have a Healthy Halloween (It Can Be Done!)

Halloween has turned into a celebration of refined sugar. It can be difficult to help children make healthy decisions, especially when they don’t want to miss out on the fun of trick-or-treating with friends. Two Alabama Extension nutrition professionals have tips to make Halloween a fun and healthy celebration that children will love. “Treasures, not treats” is… Read more »

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Auburn’s Spookiest New Tradition

Auburn University’s newest tradition might just scare you. Tiger Nights: Spooks and Stripes will be held on Friday, Oct. 24. The large-scale event regularly attracts hundreds of people, and offers free food and activities for Auburn University students. This will be the fourth annual Spooks and Stripes event. Tiger Nights was recently recognized as a… Read more »

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The Best Volunteer Job Ever

One of the most common gripes among college students is that we all miss our pets back home. We’re desperate for animal interaction, going so far as to Facetime our cats and begging our friends with dogs to let us visit. A local program is making waves for the opportunity to give back to the… Read more »

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What It’s Really like to Be in the Auburn University Marching Band

My proudest college accomplishment isn’t my plethora of resume-boosting activities, or my GPA. It’s the time I’ve served as a member of the Auburn University Marching Band (AUMB). Last season, we received national attention for our discipline after a video started circulating of the AUMB playing after the crazy Iron Bowl finish. Many expressed surprise… Read more »

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People StyleWatch Brings Hollywood Glamour to Auburn University

People StyleWatch is embarking on a national tour to revolutionize the college fashion scene. Celebrity Stylist on Campus will be at Auburn University on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 12 to 6 p.m. Joiee Thorpe, who has previously worked with Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities, will show students how to make the most of their waradrobe…. Read more »