Emily Esleck | Editor-in-Chief
Phase I of the Samford Park project was completed in February 2014 with the planting of the new Toomer's Oaks, according to Ben Burmester, campus planner. Phase II began with the installation of a 14-foot-wide brick arching walkway reaching from Toomer's Corner to Samford Hall.
Lt. Deon Graham, or “The Destroyer,” qualified for the season seven American Ninja Warrior finals during the July 6 episode, where he competed next to the U.S.S. Truman in San Pedro, California.
The new Magnolia Oak, which was planted Wednesday, July 8, is undergoing stress from the transplantation resulting in a few brown leaves.
Fariah Peterson, 45-year-old Auburn alumna, passed away Friday, July 17, in a plane crash where she was the pilot, according to Alaska State Troopers.
St. Matthew Baptist Church caught fire Monday morning, July 27, and according to John Lankford, chief of the Auburn Fire department, the church was a total loss. Lankford said the department received the call at 7:30 a.m.
Lassiter High School and the community, have been planning the installation and dedication of Lutzie Field, a new turf football field, for about one year.
To the average person, jiu jitsu might not ring any bells, but for Auburn Mixed Martial Arts and Auburn Jiu Jitsu owners, jiu jitsu is more than a martial art. Randall Phillips said he has been practicing jiu jitsu for 31 years starting in Brazil when he was 14. Phillips said he studied for three years at the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy in Brazil, which is based on teachings of Reylson Gracie, father of Helio Gracie.
Auburn Jiu Jitsu located on Glenn Avenue held its grand opening Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Auburn City Council met Monday night, July 20, to discuss the mid-biennium budget adjustment and the revenue review, which is done every four years, according to David Dorton, public affairs director for the city.
Arthur Appel, professor of entomology, was named interim dean for the College of Agriculture and director for Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station on Monday, July 6, according to Provost Timothy Boosinger. Appel succeeded Paul Patterson, who served as acting dean and director for several weeks.