Paul Brock | Staff Writer
Opelika’s Parks and Recreation Director Sam Bailey has been playing pickleball for several years, including tournament-level play and said 18 million people are expected to play pickleball this year.
The new skatepark is a joint effort between the cities of Auburn and Opelika and is set to replace the municipal Indian Pines Golf Course, which rests on the border of Auburn and Opelika.
“The [new online portal] visually simplifies much of the application process,” said Christopher Graff, deputy chief information officer for the City of Auburn.
Students, faculty and parents all pitched in to help with the process as cars, furniture and boxes with various items could be seen strewn on the concourses throughout the day on Thursday, Aug. 16.
The goal of the Auburn’s Student Government Association or SGA is to represent “the Auburn student body to the university administration and the community.” SGA carries out its goals through the work of numerous programs, initiatives and positions, and this year, under the leadership of the new SGA President Dane Block, several changes are coming to SGA. One new project is Fall Feast, and this will be a massive Thanksgiving dinner that will be held on campus during the fall break.
More than 1,200 students became alumni at two graduation ceremonies, which were held on Aug. 4, at the Auburn Arena. CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Tim Vines gave the commencement address at both ceremonies, which each featured different colleges from across campus.
The Downtown Merchants Association hosted their third annual Cheers on the Corner Friday night. It was sold out by 7 p.m. Friday while the event lasted until 10 p.m.
“It’s just so cheap to take classes and be a member here, and so there was no way I could say no."
Though disc golf is a newer sport in Lee County, it has quickly gained a popular following, and new courses and tournaments may soon be coming to the area.
Former English footballer Gary Lineker once said, “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win,” and yet as the 2018 FIFA World Cup enters the semi-finals, it is hard not to take a double-look at the standings to make sure Germany is not still playing.