News

New year, new dining

New year, new dining

In the back of Prospector, the smell of slowly cooked pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket now circulates the air. This meat is cooked in competition-level smoking equipment for 15 hours before it is served at UNC Charlotte’s newest restaurant, Smoked. This eatery, unique to the University, is a product of Chartwells and Compass Group. “It’s […]

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Light rail almost ready to ride

Light rail almost ready to ride

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Students returning to campus this fall will be pleased to discover an ‘almost’ complete light rail station. Throughout the summer, construction has been ongoing across from Wallis Hall in preparation for the station’s opening this spring. The LYNX Blue Line extension was originally slated to begin operations this month, but “construction coordination challenges” postponed […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in August

Police Blotter: Reports filed in August

This police blotter is updated every Sunday throughout the month of August.  Accident Aug. 6 Union Deck – While attempting to back into a parking space vehicle one struck vehicle two. Aug. 12 Student Union – Subject was arrested after it was determined that he had previously been trespassed from campus. Aug. 19 Burson Building Parking […]

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Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

With the cost of college tuition on the rise, an increasing number of students are finding it more difficult to provide themselves the nutrients they need in order to have an active, healthy lifestyle. Food insecurity affects an estimated one-fourth of UNC Charlotte’s population, according Professor Kim Buch. Universities all throughout the United States are trying to find […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in July

Police Blotter: Reports filed in July

This police blotter is updated every Friday throughout the month of July.  The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety in the month of July. Accident July 8 University Road and Broadrick Boulevard – Driver of vehicle one lost control of vehicle while pushing it out the […]

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Car rolls into on campus lake

Car rolls into on campus lake

It was a hectic Friday afternoon at Hechenbeliker Lake after a car rolled into the water and sank to the bottom. Public safety workers came out to UNC Charlotte’s campus to assist in bringing the Volvo to land. According to witnesses, an incoming freshman was driving on to campus when his car stalled. He got out of the car and tried to push it to […]

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Board racks encourage students to ride rather than drive

Board racks encourage students to ride rather than drive

Skateboarders and scooter riders now have a place to lock up their wheels. Board racks have been installed in the front and back of the Student Union. Any student can secure their board or scooter on the rack, as long as they bring their own lock. “Just as we have bike racks that ensure the security and ease of use for […]

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Sports

49er Football: Offseason Report

49er Football: Offseason Report

A lot of things have changed around the Judy Rose Football Center, and fans, players and coaches alike are hoping that these adjustments will lead to more wins. Out With the Old, In With the New At the conclusion of the 49ers’ 4-8 season, many questions surrounded the players. The inaugural 2012 redshirt senior class, […]

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Life through Rose colored glasses

Life through Rose colored glasses

When she was a child, Judy Rose dreamed of coaching women’s basketball and teach physical education. Fast forward to current day and Rose now occupies a spacious office overlooking Halton Arena and has been the athletic director for Charlotte for 27 years now. The Blacksburg, S.C. native has seen the 49ers through three conference changes, […]

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Men’s soccer returns to the field

Men’s soccer returns to the field

For the past two seasons, the men’s soccer program has fallen in the second round of the NCAA tournament. This season, they look to break their trend and that pursuit begins on Aug. 15 when the squad plays the first of their two exhibition games. As the new season begins, junior Callum Montgomery keeps the […]

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Preseason hopes

Preseason hopes

Women’s soccer has set the bar high for themselves. The squad was crowned the Conference USA champions after winning the tournament in Charlotte last season, then went on to compete in their first NCAA tournament under head coach John Cullen. Though the group was knocked out in the first round by Duke, it left the […]

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Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

On Wednesday morning, Team Penske announced that it will be adding a third car to it’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fleet, and Ryan Blaney will be behind the wheel. The High Point, NC native has spent the last few years on loan racing for Wood Brothers Racing, a team that shares a technical alliance […]

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NASCAR’s ‘silliest’ Silly Season is brewing

NASCAR’s ‘silliest’ Silly Season is brewing

Got your mind cleared? If not, try your best to do so. You are going to need to be fully focused to be able to keep track of all the rumors racing around NASCAR right now. With eighteen races down and eight remaining in the regular season, many would think people would be talking about […]

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Kevin Harvick sweeps Sonoma races

Kevin Harvick sweeps Sonoma races

Kevin Harvick couldn’t have asked for a better race weekend at Sonoma Raceway. The driver of the No.4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was one of three drivers with a unique shot at capturing two trophies this weekend at the 1.99-mile course; and that’s exactly what he did. In a sort of throwback adventure, Harvick entered into Saturday’s […]

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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: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Beyond the Wall’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Beyond the Wall’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 6 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. For the first six seasons of “Game of Thrones,” the pacing was near perfect with the story moving rather slow to allow for the characters to naturally develop and play their role in the greater game. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

Noomi Rapace hasn’t quite gotten the attention she completely deserves. While she was the acclaimed lead of the original Swedish “Millennium” trilogy as the titular Lisbeth Salander, and went on to large roles in films such as “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and the lead role in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” she has been noticeably […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wind River’ is as beautifully cold and unforgiving as its setting

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wind River’ is as beautifully cold and unforgiving as its setting

Taylor Sheridan isn’t a name that might initially spark recognition from name alone from anyone who isn’t heavily invested in the film scene, but there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard great things about the films he writes. His debut screenplay, “Sicario,” debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2015 and released to […]

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GAMING REVIEW: ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ – ‘The Enigma’

GAMING REVIEW: ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ – ‘The Enigma’

Warning: Spoilers for Season One of “Batman: The Telltale Series” follow. Season One of “Batman: The Telltale Series” was Telltale Games’ first foray into the superhero genre, in which they really accomplished something special with a character that we have gotten iteration after iteration of. The studio took the source material and completely changed any […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Logan Lucky’ is the wildest film to ever happen in our own backyard

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Logan Lucky’ is the wildest film to ever happen in our own backyard

When Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from film, I felt an instant void in my movie-watching experience. Over the years, Soderbergh proved himself to be one of the most innovative and flexible filmmakers, with films like the “Ocean’s Trilogy,” “Contagion,” “Traffic,” “Side Effects,” “Contagion” and “Magic Mike,” he showed a real versatility as a filmmaker […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Brigsby Bear’ is the one of the most emotionally endearing films in years

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Brigsby Bear’ is the one of the most emotionally endearing films in years

Indie comedies are hit or miss when it comes to their final effects. Some comedies, such as the über-successful “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” offer up wonderful laughs with a large amount of heart. Others, like “The Hollars,” miss their mark with unlikable characters, mismatched tones and uneven jokes. From Sundance this year, the indie […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Eastwatch’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Eastwatch’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. As end of “Game of Thrones” nears, the show puts its foot on the accelerator and pushes the story faster than it has ever moved before. Following the insane battle between the Lannister army and the […]

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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

Photos: Light rail construction

Photos: Light rail construction

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction continues through the summer months in an effort to finish the Lynx Blue Line Extension, which will connect uptown Charlotte to campus, by March 2018. The original opening was planned for August 2017.

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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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