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To Write Love On Her Arms: We will be the hopeful

To Write Love On Her Arms: We will be the hopeful

Just over 10 years ago, 19-year-old Renee Yoho struggled with cocaine addiction and self-injury. Renee needed help and attempted to enroll in a treatment program. However, she was denied entry because she used the night before. In a moment of true bravery, instead of revisiting her dealer, she crashed at a friend’s house who knew and understood the challenges […]

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Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

Niner Nation: Different Together, a student-led initiative, is being implemented by the Student Government Association (SGA) to create unity and promote diversity on campus. This campaign aims to create opportunities for more conversations and celebration of differences within the community. “Niner Nation: Different Together was developed to unite students of all backgrounds and create quality […]

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SGA update: April 28

SGA update: April 28

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting April 28. Different Together The Different Together Art Reception and Panel Discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception at the Student Union Movie Theater, followed with a discussion at 7 p.m. There will be food and drinks at the event. New […]

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Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill

Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill

After months of controversy over House Bill 2 and students calling for action from the university, faculty members have begun speaking out against the bathroom bill. On April 21, the Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte voted on a resolution for the repeal of House Bill 2. In the resolution, it states the Faculty Council “urges […]

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University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

This year’s Annual Students Day, put on by the Office of Admissions, will take place April 29 at 8:00 a.m. The event will offer both academic and student services for the 600 students and 800 guests registered to attend. Zack Newsome, assistant director of Office of Admissions and coordinator of the event, is excited to […]

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Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

On April 11, members of the UNC Charlotte community attended the final Belk Plaza Forum in the Cone Center. At the event, Charlotte design and architect firm LandDesign presented a preliminary conceptual plan for the redesign of Belk Plaza. Attendees were given a final chance to provide feedback. On the back wall of the Lucas […]

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SGA update: April 7

SGA update: April 7

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting April 7. Student Body President and Vice President Election results The SGA welcomed juniors Fahn Darkor as Student Body President and Carrie Nowell as Vice President. Belk Plaza Forum The final Belk Plaza Forum will present the final image of what Belk Plaza […]

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Sports

Charlotte holds on to beat UAB

Charlotte holds on to beat UAB

The Charlotte 49ers (23-30, 12-17 C-USA) clinched their spot Saturday afternoon to play in the Conference USA (C-USA) tournament in Hattiesburg, MS after holding on to beat the Blazers of UAB 6-4 in the last game of the season at the Hayes. On a day honoring the seniors for Charlotte, senior Nate Traugh, a Fredericksburg, […]

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Logano bags $1 million

Logano bags $1 million

CONCORD, North Carolina – Joey Logano crossed the finish line first in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race and took home the prized one-million-dollar check. The No.22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford started the race in eighth place as the field was set by owner points after Mother Nature forced the cancellation of qualifying. Logano ran inside the top-10 […]

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Meet the 2016 basketball signing class

Meet the 2016 basketball signing class

Charlotte men’s basketball is adding to their family as today marks move-in day for the new 2016 signing class. Charlotte graduated five seniors last year and to make up for their loss there are three strong players now calling the Queen City their new home. Making his way to Niner Nation from Trinity Valley Community College […]

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McRae, Niners strike gold in C-USA Championship

McRae, Niners strike gold in C-USA Championship

For the second time in his career, red-shirt senior Trey McRae took home the performer of the meet honor after his success in the Conference USA track and field championship. McRae left the championship weekend with some more hardware, winning gold in the long, high and triple jump.  McRae set a new league record, becoming the […]

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Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

CONCORD, North Carolina – UNC Charlotte student Matt Tifft is continuing to make a name for himself outside of the classroom. On Tuesday, Tifft – along with several of his young fellow competitors – was announced as one of the eleven drivers signed on as apart of the 2016-2017 NASCAR Next class. NASCAR Next came […]

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49ers lose heartbreaker to UAB

49ers lose heartbreaker to UAB

The Charlotte 49ers (22-29, 11-16 C-USA) watched their one-run lead in the ninth deteriorate after the UAB Blazers (20-33, 11-17 C-USA) used some small-ball to manufacture two runs, keeping their playoff hopes alive and hurting Charlotte’s after a 2-1 Blazer win Thursday night. Josh Maciejewski (ND,5-6) kept his late-season dominance going on the mound, throwing […]

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49 unforgettable Charlotte 49ers moments from 2015-16

49 unforgettable Charlotte 49ers moments from 2015-16

The Charlotte 49ers enjoyed a triumphant year across over a dozen sports for numerous reasons. Charlotte hired a prestigious basketball head coach, Victoria Fubara shined brightest in the biggest spotlight of the season, Kyle Parker earned a draft selection from the Columbus Crew and Joseph Uchebo trademarked an emotional insignia that will live on for an […]

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Lifestyle

Storytime: A freshman reflection

Storytime: A freshman reflection

After completing my first year here at UNC Charlotte, I have learned so much. Gone is the naïve girl excited about getting out of the house. In her place stands a resourceful, savvy, more aware person. I believe that college is not just about taking classes and memorizing facts, it’s about learning who you are […]

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Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

“The Sound and the Fury” is a fiction novel written by William Faulkner. It was first published in 1929. If you’ve ever had to learn about classic American literature, then you’ve probably heard of Faulkner and his most widely known work, “The Sound and the Fury.” The novel is considered a great American classic and […]

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A final word

A final word

Jordan Snyder, Editor-in-Chief Favorite moment from the 2015-2016 school year: In November, I left the country for the first time, spending 11 days walking around Rome, Madrid, the Canary Islands and Brussels. Randomly happening upon the Grand Place sound and light show was amazing.  A must-do for a 49er: If you ever hear that Crown […]

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Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

  Summer is right around the corner everybody and it’s time to start planning trips to make your summer an eventful and memorable one! So here’s your guide to visiting places in the U.S. for people who can’t shell out 700+ dollars for a flight to Europe. Graceland, TN: Who doesn’t love Elvis? This is […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Billy Pickens

Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Billy Pickens

“My adventures started in 4th grade when my uncle moved from Sacramento to Charlotte. I always wondered what is it was like being in the car for more than two or three days so that inspired me to want to travel. I asked my dad what’s it like out there, and my dad said how […]

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Recipe: Six ingredient pancakes

Recipe: Six ingredient pancakes

My all time favorite food is pancakes, they’re light, fluffy and delicious. As I was transitioning to a completely vegan diet, I was not ready to give up my favorite food. I tried out many different recipes for vegan pancakes and I have finally found the perfect combination. Here is what you will need: ~ […]

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Recipe: The best vegan cookies ever

Recipe: The best vegan cookies ever

Prep time:10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 12-15 cookies My all time favorite cookies have always been chocolate chip. After becoming vegan for a couple months now, I have not been able to indulge in too many options for cookies. I came across this recipe and I promise they are […]

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A&E

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Door’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Door’

Instead of holding off till the end to crown this week’s MVP, it seems only fitting to go ahead and reward it now. After all, the character who is getting it is the main point of conversation in the hours following the episode. Episode MVP: Hodor  Yes, the lovable mountain of a man, who could […]

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Going through ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ with director James Bobin

Going through ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ with director James Bobin

Taking a whopping six years to make it to the screen, Disney has finally delivered on a proper sequel to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” While Burton doesn’t direct this sequel (as he was busy directing “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” the Niner Times was able to sit down to an interview with “Alice […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Nice Guys’

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Nice Guys’

Writer/director Shane Black may not have invented the buddy-cop genre, that award would go to Walter Hill for the 1982 movie “48 Hours”, but few other people have managed to master it as well as he has. Black’s big break game in 1987 when he wrote the script for the film “Lethal Weapon.” The project, […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Shiva’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Shiva’

Spoiler Warning for the mid-season finale of “Fear the Walking Dead” Everything comes tumbling down in the frightening mid-season finale of “Fear the Walking Dead.” After the revelation in last week’s episode that the Baja house isn’t as safe as originally thought, the characters come into conflict with each other and themselves. Impossibly difficult decisions […]

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REVIEW: Bloc Party at The Fillmore

REVIEW: Bloc Party at The Fillmore

“Dear god, I hope they play some of their early songs.” That was the thought I had racing through my mind as I walked up to the front doors of The Fillmore to see the group Bloc Party perform live. My past experience with the band’s music had been pleasant, although brief. Their debut album, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Meddler’ is heartbreakingly charming

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Meddler’ is heartbreakingly charming

Being a momma’s boy like I am, seeing the trailer for “The Meddler” rang a few bells with me, as the term has not been a foreign one in my household before during both me and my sister’s upbringing. Though to a much lesser extent, I knew from both sides what each character in “The […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Perverse Instantiation – Part Two’

TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Perverse Instantiation – Part Two’

Spoiler Warning for the Season Finale of “The 100” This season of “The 100” comes to an end in a thrilling episode that wraps the story up while teasing future events. A.L.I.E. and the City of Light prove to be the biggest threats that the characters have faced thus far. With the dark side growing, […]

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Opinion

Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

CONCORD, North Carolina – UNC Charlotte student Matt Tifft is continuing to make a name for himself outside of the classroom. On Tuesday, Tifft – along with several of his young fellow competitors – was announced as one of the eleven drivers signed on as apart of the 2016-2017 NASCAR Next class. NASCAR Next came […]

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Op-Ed: NERF Control

Op-Ed: NERF Control

The phenomena occurs at the convenience of Murphy’s Law, always unexpected, but mostly when the daily bustling crowds of studious students subsides and dusk caresses the campus with its gentle curtains. Teams of students, literally armed with Nerf guns and colored flags delineating loyalty, go at it like the armies of old. Hoards, clans, cults […]

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Op-Ed: Flush House Bill 2

Op-Ed: Flush House Bill 2

I’ve come across quite a bit on social media over the past few weeks, since House Bill 2 was passed by the State Legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory signed it, where (frequently white, cisgender, heterosexual, middle class) people have called the bathroom statute of the law “a distraction” from the real issues of the bill. […]

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Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

“He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs, throughout the south,” an act perpetrated by none other than that of Mr. Bojangles himself, rang through my head while listening to Jerry Jeff Walker’s greatest hits (Walker is Texas’ answer to Jimmy Buffett, for the unaware). It then occurred to me that we – […]

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Op-Ed: The first First Husband

Op-Ed: The first First Husband

Truly, I am a Republican who wants to see Hillary Clinton in the office of the presidency. No, not because I admire the cruel smugness she wears like a shroud. Nor can it be found in the politics she endorses, which I cannot agree with. It is also not out of a longing to finally see a […]

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Op-Ed: A farewell to arbitrary

Op-Ed: A farewell to arbitrary

As students employed under the red-tape of higher learning, we all know the hardships attributed to performing well. Tests, quizzes, homework and projects are all met accordingly in the library, as we strenuously work towards good grades. Deadlines are sought after, but sometimes the perplexities of life prohibit a planned paradigm and cramming wins out. […]

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Op-Ed: More than your sex game

Op-Ed: More than your sex game

Sex sparks a lot of conversation: who you have sex with, what do you do during sex, how long sex should last, etc. But the biggest subtopic of sex is whether or not you should have sex or wait until you are married. Abstinence is a big topic in sex. We first learned about it […]

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Photos

Photos: CAB’s Last Day of Class Extravaganza

Photos: CAB’s Last Day of Class Extravaganza

Despite rain cancelling a the outdoor-portion of the event, UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board hosted their Last Day of Class Extravaganza on May 3rd, 2016. The event was to help students unwind and celebrate getting through the Spring 2016 semester with free food, music and games. All Photos by Leysha Carballo.

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Photos: Spring dance concert 2016

Photos: Spring dance concert 2016

The Department of Dance presents a Spring Concert  in Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall. Among the works on the program is Suite Otis, choreographed by the Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison. Faison is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the choreographer of more than two dozen Broadway musicals, including The Wiz, […]

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Photos: Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte

Photos: Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte

Founded as a community-based organization in 2006 and integrated into the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2010, the Alliance provides faculty, students and the community with opportunities for research and education on women’s policy issues. The Alliance fosters increased collaborations between community members and UNC Charlotte; enhances public knowledge of its educational opportunities and services, and increases […]

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Photos: 4th Annual green & white spring game

Photos: 4th Annual green & white spring game

Beneath the lights of Jerry Richardson Stadium fans gathered around to watch Charlotte football back in action in the fourth annual spring game. Full recap here: http://ninertimes.com/2016/04/spring-game-showcases-niners-potential/ Photos by Ben Coon.

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Photos: Nowhere | Now Here, a photographic exhibition

Photos: Nowhere | Now Here, a photographic exhibition

The Department of Art & Art History joins the Levine Scholars Program and J. Murrey Atkins Library to present Nowhere | Now Here, a photographic exhibition documenting the Latin American community of a small town in North Carolina. The exhibition will be on display on the first floor of Atkins Library March 28-April 23. Organized […]

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Photos: Airband 2016

Photos: Airband 2016

Several hundred students, friends, parents, members of the Greek community and UNC Charlotte faculty packed Halton Arena Friday, April 15 all to see the much anticipated Airband 2016. Sororities and fraternities performed elaborate themed dances ranging from Beetlejuice to a ‘90s decade tribute, The Lion King, Wizard of Oz, original themes and other beloved pop […]

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Photos: Springtime in Niner Nation on campus 2016

Photos: Springtime in Niner Nation on campus 2016

It’s no secret we have a beautiful campus here at UNC Charlotte, and each season brings more appeal. Check out these springtime shots of campus! Trees start to bud and bloom. Some of the early blooming plants start. Temperatures can drop and cause unexpected frosts early on, sometimes causing damage to sensitive crops. Normally temperatures stay […]

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