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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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Jeff Long delivers 2024 Final Lecture

On Monday, April 1, Jeff Long delivered the 2024 final lecture, a distinguished honor bestowed upon him by the student body in recognition of his contributions to the university through teaching and service. Currently serving as the assistant dean of the Harbert College of Business, Long has been an integral part of the Auburn community since 2012, initially serving as the chief operating officer for the business college.

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Miss Auburn University hosts engagement week

Miss Auburn University, Mary-Coker Green, hosted Engage Week from March 25 to 28, a campaign dedicated to her service platform, “Engage: building healthy and resilient minds." Green's initiative aims to promote mental and emotional well-being through education, awareness and the utilization of mental health resources available at Auburn. 

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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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Roberts, Nathan 'evaluate the implications' of DEI bill signed by Gov. Kay Ivey

On March 20, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law SB 129, a bill banning state funding of diversity, equity and inclusion programs, making Alabama one of 36 states that have introduced or passed legislation along these lines. Following the bill's passage, President Roberts and Provost Nathan sent out a joint statement via email emphasizing the university commitment to following state law, as well as affirming "access and opportunity." 

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Aggravated assault reported outside Talon Hall

On Wednesday, March 20, at 4:53 p.m., Auburn University's Department of Campus Safety and Security sent a university-wide email regarding a report about an aggravated assault potentially motivated by racial bias. The crime, which took place outside Talon Residence Hall, is classified as a hate crime under the Clery Act.