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Police Blotter: Reports filed April 29 through May 5

Police Blotter: Reports filed April 29 through May 5

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety from April 29 through May 5. Accident April 29 Facilities Drive – While backing, driver of vehicle one struck vehicle two. Vehicle two was parked and unoccupied. No injuries were reported. Lot 21 – Officer took a […]

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School of Architecture design honors lives lost at the Pulse nightclub shooting

School of Architecture design honors lives lost at the Pulse nightclub shooting

Effervesce; It means to give off bubbles, to be vivacious, to show enthusiasm or liveliness. These are the words that describe how a group of designers at UNC Charlotte want the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting to be remembered. It’s also what they named their structure that stood in the American Institute of Architects […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed April 22 through April 28

Police Blotter: Reports filed April 22 through April 28

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety from April 22 through April 28. Accident April 22 Lot 16 – Subject stated while leaving lot 16, he struck a bollard. There was no damage to the bollard. No injuries were reported. April 25 Lot […]

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Senate Update: Senators sworn into office, new student orgs

Senate Update: Senators sworn into office, new student orgs

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly student senate legislative meeting April 27. Swearing In Fourteen new senators along with four executive cabinet members were sworn into student government on Thursday. While the senators did not run for the positions, they applied for the vacant positions after elections and were then interviewed and chosen. Kyra […]

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Dr. Andy Randolph speaks at EPIC energy seminar

Dr. Andy Randolph speaks at EPIC energy seminar

On April 25, Dr. Andrew Randolph, technical director of ECR engines, joined UNC Charlotte for the last EPIC speaker series of the semester to provide some insight on why the E15 biofuel is a valuable alternative for a variety of vehicles, from NASCAR vehicles to the everyday driver. Randolph’s research focuses on the combustion properties […]

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University improves communication in light of rising safety concerns

University improves communication in light of rising safety concerns

For the past year, the University has been engaged in a crisis communication planning process. The process began after Chancellor Philip L. Dubois made it known to the Office of Emergency Management that crisis communication was a top priority of his that needed to be addressed. Dubois said in an email sent to all students […]

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Senate Update: On-campus dining discussed

Senate Update: On-campus dining discussed

The UNC Charlotte etudent Government Association (SGA) held their weekly student senate legislative meeting April 20. Guest Speaker Director of Auxiliary Services Ana Alvarez addressed the Senate, mostly regarding dining services since Jody Thompson, liaison to Chartwell’s, could not attend the meeting. Alvarez started off by explaining all aspects of auxiliary services which includes dining, the […]

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Sports

Tournament time

Tournament time

Though classes are out for the summer, the baseball team is still hard at work. After sweeping Marshall in the final weekend of the regular season, the team qualified for the Conference USA tournaments. Baseball finished the season tied for third in a competitive C-USA, earning a four-seed behind Southern Miss, ODU and FAU. The team […]

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It’s time to move the All-Star race

It’s time to move the All-Star race

NASCAR has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at their All-Star event in recent years. From ever-changing formats and elimination processes, to adding money incentives and field sizes; the sport has never shied away from trying new ideas. But there’s one change they continue to avoid; moving it. Since the inaugural All-Star event in 1985, […]

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A year in review

A year in review

The 2016-2017 school year was one for the books for Charlotte athletics. Take a look back at some of the highlights for the various teams. Football Entering into the 2016 season, the Charlotte 49ers’ football team had a 10-game losing streak on their backs. This was extended to 11 games after falling 70-14 against a […]

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Larry Ogunjobi Makes History

Larry Ogunjobi Makes History

“With the 65th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns and the Dawg Pound select Larry Ogunjobi.” Those words muttered by former Brown’s wide receiver Josh Cribbs created history at UNC Charlotte Friday night, as Ogunjobi is now the first Charlotte football player to be selected in the NFL Draft. “It hasn’t really […]

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Spring Game showcases growth

Spring Game showcases growth

This past Saturday marked the fifth annual Spring Game for the Charlotte 49ers football program. It offered players a platform to show their improvements from the offseason. The game featured four quarters of the offense, in white, going against the defense, in green, using a modified scoring system. While traditional points were awarded for touchdowns, […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR

Hendrick Motorsports sent out an official release on Tuesday morning announcing the retirement of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the 2017 season. The Kannapolis, NC native sat out a majority of the 2016 season after suffering from concussion symptoms nearly halfway through the season. Earnhardt Jr. made […]

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Jimmie Johnson wins a thrilling race in Bristol

Jimmie Johnson wins a thrilling race in Bristol

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers weren’t able to compete in Bristol on Sunday due to rain-filled weather, but that didn’t stop them from putting on a fantastic show once they finally hit the track on Monday afternoon. Kyle Larson led the field to the green flag for the Food City 500 after earning […]

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Lifestyle

Humans of UNCC Meet: Cameron Corbett

Humans of UNCC Meet: Cameron Corbett

“Dancing at UNC Charlotte has changed the way I see dance. I have learned so much through my classes and my professors that will help me expand my career with performing as well as teaching. The technique that you learn at this university helps you with your classes and also enables you to be prepared […]

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Restaurant Review: Akahana Sushi

Restaurant Review: Akahana Sushi

Attention all sushi lovers: If you are a sushi fanatic, like myself, this hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurant will be just thing you are looking for. The sushi at Akahana is my favorite sushi by far in the Charlotte area. This restaurant even beats out fancy sushi restaurants around uptown in my opinion. To start off, the […]

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A walk through the Arboretum

A walk through the Arboretum

If you are like me, you like to try new things. Being open to trying new things and exploring new places is a great thing because you get to experience all different kinds of environments. The next time you are sitting around thinking about what you want to do for the day, I highly suggest […]

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App Cookie Co Review

App Cookie Co Review

Boone born and bred, the new Charlotte location still has the feel of what one might expect to find in Boone–unique, weird flavors (and classics as well) and a focus on local ingredients and freshness. Hidden besides the Payless Shoes in the Target parking lot less than five minutes away from UNC Charlotte, you’ll find […]

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Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

For the longest time, one of my best friends kept badgering me to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. She ranted and raved about how amazing the book is and since it’s a literary classic, I decided to give it a try. I’m really intrigued by mental asylums and people with […]

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exactly.me App Review

exactly.me App Review

The role of social media in our everyday lives is so prominent, my hands get sweaty when I haven’t checked my Instagram for more than three hours. Everything revolves around social media and each app takes its own time dominating the market and capturing the interest of consumers. I am a person who gets bored […]

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Better Safe than Sorry

Better Safe than Sorry

Some people would consider it rather silly to sit down and try to have the ¨sex talk¨ with a college student, simply because that is the talk that your parents have with you when you are much younger. But ironically, a lot of students in college are not aware of that talk and everything that […]

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A&E

TV REVIEW: ‘Twin Peaks’ – ‘The Return, Part 1 and 2’

TV REVIEW: ‘Twin Peaks’ – ‘The Return, Part 1 and 2’

Spoiler Warning for the Season Premiere of “Twin Peaks,” as well as all episodes of the original series. “I’ll see you again…in 25 years, meanwhile…” That chilling line of dialogue has been ingrained in the minds of “Twin Peaks” fans since the finale aired back on June 10, 1991. This eerie premonition from Laura Palmer […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

With Season 1 of comic Aziz Ansari’s unique creation in Netflix’s ‘Master of None’ delivering a slick and experimental dissection of everything from modern dating to racial stereotypes, this month gave us yet another sensational season of Ansari’s quirky yet masterful satire. Diving further into the show’s central characters, from Ansari’s lovable actor-turned-pasta-chef Dev to […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Off Brand’

TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Off Brand’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 6 of “Better Call Saul,” as well as all seasons of “Breaking Bad.” Saul Goodman has made his long awaited debut. Yes, you heard that right. After 2 and a half seasons of Jimmy McGill’s antics, Saul Goodman has made his first appearance, but that doesn’t mean that Jimmy […]

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Gaming Roundup: May 2017

Gaming Roundup: May 2017

“NBA Playgrounds” – May 9 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC With obvious roots found in “NBA Jam” and “NBA Street,” Saber Interactive brings a much more casual basketball experience in the form of “NBA Playgrounds.” The game features two on two play with a mixed roster of both current and former NBA […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Chicanery’

TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Chicanery’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 5 of “Better Call Saul,” as well as all seasons of “Breaking Bad.” There is just something about a crazy family rivalry, specifically two lawyer brothers, that makes for some truly great television. In each of my previous reviews for this series, I have stated just how much I […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an exceedingly comfortable, if polarizing middle ground franchise binder

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an exceedingly comfortable, if polarizing middle ground franchise binder

“Alien: Covenant” has been getting me through my life as of late. Recently, with the unexpected passing of my grandfather, who acted as a father-figure in my life, I’ve been working toward the payoff of seeing “Alien: Covenant” following my exams. I didn’t care whether it was good or bad, I just needed the release […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ never meshes into anything worth noting

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ never meshes into anything worth noting

If you were to listen to common complaints of many medieval-era films, you would come to believe that the “Lord of The Rings” series was the first and only movie to ever do it right, given how much people love to compare every movie with a sword to the Peter Jackson trilogy. In fact, it’s been […]

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Opinion

Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

There has been a huge uproar over a commercial that Pepsi released featuring reality personality and supermodel Kendall Jenner. The commercial focused on topics of diversity, unity and more importantly, the Black Lives Matter movement. In the commercial people of all races, genders, ethnicities and walks of life stopped what they were doing and joined […]

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Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

Ever since the announcement that Donald Trump was going to be the 45 President of the United States of America, tempers have flared and chaos has ensued. Numerous protests and marches have formed across the country, from the Women’s March to the “Not My President” protests. Although this reaction is intense and horrific, it is not […]

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Op-Ed: Heroes who die

Op-Ed: Heroes who die

This editorial may contain spoilers for readers who have yet to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Marvel’s Logan. It also contains potential spoilers for readers unfamiliar with Schindler’s List, The Dark Knight Rises, and Marvel’s The Avengers. Our class on the problems of the Holocaust representation in art and memory was critically […]

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Op-Ed: The Problems of ‘Proportional Response’ in Military Intervention

Op-Ed: The Problems of ‘Proportional Response’ in Military Intervention

On Tuesday, April 4, the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical attack that killed 80 people in the Idlib Province of Syria. After about 72 hours of deliberation and examination of options moving forward, President Donald Trump ordered a strike on the Assad regime’s Al Shayrat airfield, the site of the warplanes […]

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Op-Ed: A Shared Objective

Op-Ed: A Shared Objective

On March 19, Peter Maass wrote in The Intercept that “for Donald Trump, a terror attack will be an opportunity not a curse.” Maass is right on the most basic level, and it’s quite extraordinary that the point is not being made by more voices in the media. It speaks to the fact that–even though […]

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Op-Ed: Superstion, Positivity, & Power

Op-Ed: Superstion, Positivity, & Power

I attended a retreat with my scholarship program this weekend, which concluded on Sunday with a speaker who came to talk to us about “positive psychology.” The speaker was exceedingly friendly and energetic and cared deeply about the “good news” that he carried with him, but I’m afraid he will not be able to count […]

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Op-Ed: Six Months is a Lifetime

Op-Ed: Six Months is a Lifetime

It has been six months — half a year — since Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. It has been six months — half a year — since protesters shut down Old Concord Road, a stone’s throw from our University. The massive and impassioned protests that followed shook Charlotte’s establishment to […]

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Photos

Mechanical Eye Gallery- March 13. to March 29, 2017.

Mechanical Eye Gallery- March 13. to March 29, 2017.

Photos by Natasha Morehouse.

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Roll Bounce and R&B Feb. 28, 2017

Roll Bounce and R&B Feb. 28, 2017

Photos by Katelynn Pennington

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Student Art Showcase Reception October 20, 2016

Student Art Showcase Reception October 20, 2016

Photos by Austin Chaney.

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Haunted Union 2016

Haunted Union 2016

Photos by Austin Chaney and Pooja Pasupula.

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Freshman Common Reading: Find Me Unafraid

Freshman Common Reading: Find Me Unafraid

Authors Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner visited UNC Charlotte last Thursday to give a speech on their book “Find Me Unafraid”, a true story that follows their journey creating Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a social movement. Odede grew up in Kibera, the largest and poorest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Posner, originally from Denver, Colorado, […]

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Men’s Basketball holds scrimmage

Men’s Basketball holds scrimmage

On October 5th, the Men’s Basketball team held a scrimmage to let UNC Charlotte know where they stand. It was a fun and informal night.The team will be back on October 20th for Basketball Madness at the Halton Arena. Photos by Leysha Caraballo.

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UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week Photos

UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week Photos

Last week, UNC Charlotte held its annual Sustainability Week. Events this year included a Campus Cleanup, the Transportation Fair, and a Student Gathering. Each event worked to spread sustainable ideas and get students involved on campus to create green projects. Stand out organizations include Charlotte Green Initiative, Earth Club, and the Garden Club. Photos by […]

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