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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." 


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. 


Construction begins on new dorms along Haley Concourse

Construction began this week on a new residence hall along Haley Concourse, set to house 371 students and to be completed for the fall 2026 semester. University architect and assistant vice president of planning, design and construction Simon Yendle oversees construction projects across campus. The university has conducted multiple site studies according to Yendle, who described the current located as preferred by him and the Board of Trustees.

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University holds annual Robert Hughes Mount Jr. poetry competition

Auburn University's Department of English is hosting the annual Robert Hughes Mount, Jr. poetry contest sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.The prize offered is $100, a membership in the Academy of American Poets and a copy of the judge’s collection of poems, this year Nathan Spoon. The winner will be announced April 26 at the Department of English's awards ceremony.