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« auburndj720 wrote on Saturday, Oct 20 at 08:14 PM »
« JohnGunn wrote on Friday, Oct 19 at 07:47 AM »
I'm simply stunned to read Mike Hubbard offering, “Governments really do not create anything, certainly don’t create jobs or wealth. The private sector is what creates the jobs and the wealth.” Not only did Mike Hubbard get his start at Georgia and then Auburn doing sports marketing, his Dad worked for the US Post Office and his mother managed a county health department. I presume both retired with some sort of pension and benefits. Beyond his wife still being employed here, Speaker Hubbard has undeniably made a good portion of his fortune via Auburn.
« jonwh wrote on Thursday, Oct 18 at 11:46 AM »
I have been supporting Coach Chizik to my friends and family all year. I've been saying let's see what happens next year. However, this year has become so embarrassing for the Auburn Family that my support has diminished greatly. I don't think all of the blame goes to Coach Chizik. As was said in the article two new coordinators is not an easy transition to accomplish in one season. I do feel that the vast majority of the blame lands on Coach Chizik's shoulders though. The offseason murders that took placer were just a heinous act by a cowardly person, and that is clearly beyond the control of the football program, and doesn't belong in the discussion. The arrests, however, seem to reflect that Coach Chizik has been recruiting players with no regard to their personal character, and character is highly important in forming a cohesive unit. And the play on the field also seems to suggest a lack of sound coaching. Auburn fields a team that is loaded with talent, but the talent seems to be squandered. I think the most damning evidence that the coaching hasn't been adequate is the atrocious performances put up in the fourth quarter of every game this season. Auburn has been outscored 62-3 in the fourth quarter this year, that is outrageous. It seems to suggest that the coaches have not prepared the team to play for sixty minutes. The season would be completely different if that statistic wasn't so maddening. I don't think Coach Chizik will be fired after this season, it would be too expensive to buy out his contract right now. However, if he doesn't have a spectacular season next year, and by spectacular I mean at the very least nine wins and challenging for the SEC west championship, he will and probably should be fired. War Damn Eagle win or lose.
« firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on Wednesday, Oct 17 at 07:15 PM »
Brilliant information. I always thought an average consumer of coffee like me wasn't privy to the cool coffee lingo mentioned in this article. Just wait until the next time I pull into The Starbucks Drive-Thru.............
« tiger2015 wrote on Thursday, Oct 11 at 03:59 PM »
Seats ARE set aside for students. Free student tickets are available well in advance of the show and can be picked up in person at Peet Theater during normal box office hours. The instructions for doing this are given clearly on the website. I picked up my "Nickel and Dimed" ticket about 2 weeks prior to the show and enjoyed the performance without any problems. When these tickets run out, that is when the problem you describe occurs. At that point, the box office must wait until immediately prior to showtime in order to admit students in the place of paid (non-student) ticketholders who did not show up. I believe this is a perfectly sensible way to do things. The actors and actresses in these performances work hard for several weeks in advance to prepare for their shows. The least we can do as students is plan several days in advance to attend them.
« mas0034 wrote on Wednesday, Oct 10 at 12:51 PM »
As someone who lived at University Village last year, I can say that the original article was spot on. I never once felt safe living there. We were constantly being bothered by neighbors from loud music to having our Christmas wreath ripped off our door in the middle of the night. This type of harassment was reported to both auburn police and UV. Never once did UV take actions to make it right. Because of the behavior of our neighbors we were in constant fear of our vehicles being vandalized. There was an armed robbery in another building and the only way we knew was because they moved the victim into the apartment next to ours and she told us. On several occassions we called the security officer supposedly on duty and he wouldn't answer his phone. On the topic of security, for several months the gym was left unlocked due to laziness of staff getting the key fobs reset. During this time the gym was constantly being trashed. We also heard fireworks or gunshots on multiple occassions. If I had known beforehand that we would have to deal with everything we dealt with, I would have never moved there. I wish someone had warned me. I applaud the plainsman for letting students know what an unsafe area that is to live in.
« mmay1123 wrote on Wednesday, Oct 10 at 01:46 AM »
I am a student and I was able to get a ticket in advance from the box office and then have a guaranteed seat. They do have a set number of these tickets available for most of the performances, but once they run out I assume they rely on the wait and see about no-shows policy that you talk about. Perhaps they should better publicize how to go about getting student tickets, though the instructions are on their website. Also, for Nickel and Dimed the stage was set up in a different manner, severely decreasing the size of the audience that could attend each show so I'm sure that put a stress on the ticket system. I don't know all of the specifics of the theatre and their system but this is just what I gleaned from attending my first show there. Hopefully you can get a ticket for one of the other shows and have a better experience. [They are not offering student tickets for Guarding Gold Street but they will be for the rest of the shows this season]
« jwhancock wrote on Monday, Oct 08 at 03:41 PM »
Don't let Auburn fool you, they've known for a long time how poorly we drivers are treated - the majority of Auburn Transit supervisors are former drivers.
« alisonmjames wrote on Tuesday, Oct 02 at 09:54 AM »
These are some great thoughts! I have always found Auburn City Council, along with the mayor and city manager, to be nothing but helpful and super willing to listen to any problem. Thanks for a great column.
« alisonmjames wrote on Tuesday, Oct 02 at 09:50 AM »
I thought this was a great article. Aside from a few minor errors, well done!
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