Thursday, April 13, 2017

Blogerata: 2016-17 Glom Review

It's finally time again to pick up the new yearbook. Did it sneak up on you? It sure did for me. That's partially because the Auburn Glomerata team once again did a poor job marketing the distribution dates. I didn't even know about it until the final day and I collect these things! Finally having the new volume in my hands, I wanted to write down some thoughts I have on it. I love to browse through these, and now having 55 volumes in my collection dating back to 1934, I think we have a good bit of material to base the current volume off of.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I Love Pokemon Sun & Moon!

I don't write about video games. I write about uniforms. But anyone that knows me or follows me on Twitter knows I love video games, specifically Pokemon. I was so excited from day one when Nintendo and Game Freak announced the latest installment of the Pokemon series, and it didn't let down. The 7th generation of Pokemon is easily my favorite.

Pokemon Sun and Moon

Monday, May 9, 2016

Blogerata - Coat of Arms

This is the first of a series of pieces regarding the Glomerata, the Auburn University yearbook.

Recently, I purchased many old Gloms at a local thrift store. My girlfriend and I (she was very proud of the "Blogerata" name. It was too good not to use) thoroughly enjoyed looking through each volume and all the old photos of campus, and comparing it to how Auburn looks today. One volume was more memorable than others for me - the 1934 edition. Through all the black and white photos, it was still easy to grasp the nature of pre-World War II Auburn University.

Out of the nearly 300 pages, one in particular stood out to me. Just a few pages in to the publication, we came across what was titled the "Official Coat-of-Arms of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute." Take a look below:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Auburn is Bad at Documenting Auburn's History

It's never been a secret. Auburn is simply really bad at documenting it's own history. We've seen it proven over and over again, especially with the wonderful work that Jeremy Henderson continues to churn out over at The War Eagle Reader. The annoyance of this lack of self-documentation is what ultimately led me to create the Auburn Uniform Database back in 2013.

Samford Hall in the 1890s, complete with the chimneys that were removed during the renovations of the 1970s
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