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Pickleball grows in Auburn along with court wait times

Pickleball, a sport much like a mix of tennis and ping pong, has experienced an unprecedented rise in popularity and has become one of Auburn students' favorite pastimes. In Auburn, this burgeoning interest has led to the creation of a pickleball club and a large and growing community on the hardtop. However, pickleball's popularity has created growing pains, such as significant wait times for open courts.



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A Sense of Community at Local Bar

For Auburn and Opelika residents, whether they are students or working full-time, Rock ‘N Roll Pinball, located in downtown Opelika, is a staple for any night of the week. Featuring a pinball machine room in the front of the building and a bar/stage in the back, you’ll be sure to find something for you here.  

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Aubfest: Auburn's vibrant music festival makes its spring splash

No longer a hidden gem of Auburn, Ashley Spencer didn't expect Aubfest's humble beginnings to soar into a semester tradition. Aubfest, a local music festival held at Boggin' On The Plains once every fall and spring semester, had its spring festival this past Saturday. From covers by the Tuscaloosa-based band Medicine Bus to the erratic punk beats of Mad Cow, numerous musicians played as the day lingered on and the tempo of the music increased. As the music sped up, crowd members changed their slow-paced dancing to rapid headbangs and made room for mosh pits.

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From Selma to Auburn: Bloody Sunday's youngest marcher shares story with community

Nearly 60 years ago, Lynda Blackmon Lowery, became the youngest person to have marched during Bloody Sunday, part of the history-changing protest following years of segregation in the state. Last week, she spoke to the Auburn Family at the Auburn United Methodist Church with the College of Liberal Arts Inclusive Excellence and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities sponsoring the lecture.