Jack West | Lifestyle Writer
Religious and secular leaders gave messages of hope, diversity and love. As one community, they held candles with one another and pushed back the darkness.
Dark shadows faded between the rows of endless bookshelves and ominous sounds echoed through the building. Zombies lurked around corners, and survivors huddled together for protection.
When Sloan Kiechel was 3 years old, her mom, Susan Kiechel, was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy.
"I found that in fencing, people challenge my existence in the sport," Muhammad said. "As a religious minority and an ethnic minority in a very white sport, there was a lot of pushback."
Squished into historic Downtown Opelika, Side Track Coffee stands out as one of the quainter coffee houses in the Auburn-Opelika area.
Auburn may be called a cow college, but that doesn't mean The Plains are void of technology.
Auburn University has accumulated a number of traditions in its 162-year history. The most popular and lively traditions are of Auburn's two mascots: Aubie the Tiger, and The War Eagle.
Mama Mocha's is the best place in Auburn for coffee, and since college students are known to live off of coffee, that title comes with high admiration.
"Tonight was all about the students and their creative works," Teel said. "We hope to continue to inspire our students and to work hard for them."
Last Thursday night the Auburn Theatre Department opened Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Playto a sold-out house. Written by Anne Washburn and directed by Chase Bringardner, Mr. Burns tells an unusual story that takes place over three acts and in three separate periods of time. Act 1 has a post-apocalyptic band of survivors retelling for each other the plot and punchlines from episodes of The Simpsons. Act 2 takes place seven years later and has that story-telling go a bit farther.