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Opelika lost a jewel this morning. Henry Stern, or "Big Henry," as he was affectionately called by his children, Ginger and J, was an historian of all things Opelika, and one of the last known Holocaust survivors east of the Mississippi River. Below is a story written for East Alabama Living magazine (Fall, 2008) by my very own Anna Asbury Larkin. It started as an OHS 10th grade history…
AU graduate Hank Hartsfield ’54 has died at the age of 80 on July 17.
In 1984, Hank Hartsfield commanded the maiden mission of the space shuttle Discovery. Hartsfield's death came as a result of complications from back surgery he had several months ago, according to his fellow…Continue
I was walking to class when the iconic Toomer’s Corner oak trees, still streamed with toilet paper, were having their limbs severed with chainsaws loud enough to completely diminish the peaceful downtown Auburn atmosphere.
Everyone in Auburn knew the day was coming, as the poison slowly attempted to put an end to the best tradition in college football, but they never thought it would actually arrive. The trees, which had served as a rally point in our small town for around 76…
Famed golden eagle Tiger, a symbol of the Auburn University spirit for nearly 30 years, died June 18, 2014. At 34, she was believed to be among the oldest golden eagles in captivity.
On Aug. 31, 2000, Tiger, who was also known as War Eagle VI, was the first eagle to fly free in Jordan-Hare Stadium. For seven years, she flew at home football games and was retired following her 2006 flight at the Auburn-Georgia game.
Tiger dazzled a television audience numbering in the…Continue