News

Semester rewind: A recap of UNC Charlotte’s fall

Semester rewind: A recap of UNC Charlotte’s fall

Atkins Library is full of students studying for exams, Christmas lights are being hung, and plans are being made for winter break. Once again, a fall semester at UNC Charlotte is coming to an end. Let’s look back at what has happened in the past few months. September One year since the shooting of Keith […]

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Charlotte 49ers’ fans demand changes to athletics

Charlotte 49ers’ fans demand changes to athletics

Four years ago, the first Charlotte football team walked out onto the field of the Jerry Richardson Stadium. The team took the win, 52-7, against the Campbell Camels. A sea of green in the stadium raved with each touchdown. At that inaugural game, hopes were high for the Charlotte 49ers but they didn’t last long. […]

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Checking in with SGA: November

Checking in with SGA: November

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) has continued to host events, meetings and pass legislation throughout the month of November. Updates As of Nov. 27, eight new student organizations have been approved by the SGA Legislative Branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on OrgSync. All Senate meetings […]

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An hour in the life: The poverty simulation

An hour in the life: The poverty simulation

On November 17, a sort of chaos took over the Student Union as students took part in a poverty simulation hosted by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). Eviction officers turned over the chairs that had represented students’ homes, students scrambled to gather money to pay their rent, and participants frantically ran in and out of […]

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Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

There are a few phrases that college students aren’t fond of. Among them are “cumulative exam,” “textbook required” and “8 a.m.” But one of the most common is “Friday classes.” Chancellor Philip Dubois sent out a mass email Tuesday announcing that there would be change in class scheduling come the fall 2018 semester. For the […]

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GPSG votes on Election Act

GPSG votes on Election Act

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) will hold the fourth GPSG senate meeting of this academic year. GPSG Senators will have the opportunity to vote on the “GPSG Elections Act.” This act would abolish the existing election system in which only Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Senators have the right to […]

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Center for Counseling and Psychological Services named for Christine Price

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services named for Christine Price

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) not only has a new location, but also a new name. On Oct. 30, a ceremony was held to dedicate the new building to UNC Charlotte alumna Christine Price. Outside the new CAPS building, a plaque recognizes Christine Price. Christine Price earned a Bachelor of Arts in […]

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UNC Charlotte honors veterans

UNC Charlotte honors veterans

The Veteran Services Office and the Student Veterans of America sponsored a weeklong celebration to honor veterans Nov. 6 through Nov. 11. Curtis Chancy, president of Student Veterans Association, didn’t task the week long celebration alone. “It was kind of a combined effort from all of the work studies, Student Veterans Association and the Dean […]

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Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

Student volunteers walked the campus Thursday evening, accompanied by police officers, as they marked safety hazards and made suggestions for ways to make campus more secure. Volunteers marked with tape lights that were out or too dim, railings that weren’t sturdy, and blue lights that were not functioning. The annual Campus Safety Tour happens one […]

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Sports

Price out as head coach

Price out as head coach

Mark Price will no longer be the head coach for the Charlotte 49ers basketball team, Chancellor Dr. Philip Dubois and Athletic Director Judy Rose announced Thursday afternoon. Price was in his third year with the program, so far this season the team is 3-6. Assistant coach Houston Fancher will serve as interim head coach. This […]

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Hogs Hold Off 49ers, 73-72

Hogs Hold Off 49ers, 73-72

Laia Raventos notched 17 points, six steals and six dimes, Jaida Robinson added 15 points and six boards off the bench, but the Charlotte 49ers suffered a one-point defeat to the Arkansas Razorbacks on the road. Amaya Ransom added 14 points, and Dara Pearson had a career-high 19 rebounds to go with her six points […]

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A Look Ahead

A Look Ahead

Over Christmas break, students get to enjoy some off time with their families and friends after a long fall semester and a week full of exams. For student-athletes, it’s a different story. The men’s and women’s basketball team members stay on-campus to practice and get better over break, same as Thanksgiving break. Men’s Basketball Over […]

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Niners fall to Deacons; slip into 3-5 record

Niners fall to Deacons; slip into 3-5 record

Charlotte (3-5) was unable to get a win in their meeting with Wake Forest (5-4), losing 80-57. The Niners were unable to keep up their work as a unit to play solid defense and maintain control and possession of the ball. Jon Davis lead the Niners with 14 points while Murphy would be just behind […]

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November Report: Women’s Basketball

November Report: Women’s Basketball

The Charlotte 49er women’s basketball team sports a 2-5 record through their first month of play. It’s been a very up-and-down first part of the season, but with coach Cara Consuegra at the helm, they can definitely right the ship and get back to their winning ways. Season Recap 11/10– Charlotte opened the season with a […]

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November Report: Men’s Basketball

November Report: Men’s Basketball

  The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team wrapped up the November portion of their 2017-18 schedule with a 3-3 record. The record could be worse, but it could also be better. The team left several plays, and maybe even a couple wins, on the floor. Season Recap 11/10: Charlotte opened up the season against Methodist […]

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Not your average freshman

Not your average freshman

Octavia Wilson began playing basketball in the fourth grade, since then she’s developed into a strong scorer and just as a freshman, has emerged as a leader for the Charlotte 49ers. “I’ve always liked basketball, it was always something that I wanted to do. I just found it fun. I wouldn’t do anything else, I […]

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Preview: 49ers, Demon Deacons to Clash in Halton

Preview: 49ers, Demon Deacons to Clash in Halton

The Charlotte 49ers are set to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in Halton Arena. Last Time Out A year ago on Wednesday, these two teams clashed in Winston-Salem and the Demon Deacons defeated the 49ers, 91-74. Senior Braxton Ogbueze led the charge for Charlotte offensively with 20 points. […]

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49ers Fly Past Eagles, 78-49

49ers Fly Past Eagles, 78-49

Nyilah Jamison-Myers notched 18 points and seven boards in only 19 minutes, Amaya Ransom added 12, and the Charlotte 49ers never trailed as they routed the Coppin State Eagles 78-49 in their first home game since mid-November. Junior guard Laia Raventos flirted with a near triple-double, as she matched a career-high with 11 assists to […]

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Lifestyle

The Man in the Gray Long Sleeve Shirt

The Man in the Gray Long Sleeve Shirt

After having a long, hard day, I decided that I was going to do something that was going to make me happy. Who would have known that in the midst of me attempting to cheer myself up, I would be putting myself in one of the most dangerous situations of my life. Last Thursday was […]

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Latin Dancing

Latin Dancing

Three words… WHAT. A. RUSH!! So let me tell you exactly what happened to have made it such a rush. It started with Tuesday night’s LASO Meeting at 7 pm, it turned out to not be just any ordinary meeting but a Latin dance workshop. That night we “learned” how to dance a Dominican dance […]

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Social Life Dos and Don’ts

Social Life Dos and Don’ts

Everyone knows while college life is mainly about acquiring an education in a specific field of study and preparing yourself for the real world, the social aspect of college is extremely significant to students as well. As the saying goes, college is the time of your life, the time you will meet your ‘forever friends’ […]

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Humans of UNCC Meet: Ashley Williams

Humans of UNCC Meet: Ashley Williams

UNC Charlotte represents unity and the acceptance of all. I won’t be able to ever understand why anyone would want to viciously offend another race of people. Disrespecting other races shows signs of racism, irresponsibility and immaturity and I do not stand by it. The only way to make a change is to put out […]

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Boy Scouts Now Accepting Girls

Boy Scouts Now Accepting Girls

When I was little, I distinctly remember the impact the Boys and Girls Scouts had on me when they came to speak in my elementary class. I am not sure what grade it was, perhaps kindergarten or first grade. A woman came and gathered us around in class, and spoke about what the Girl Scouts […]

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Résumé Tips & Tricks

Résumé Tips & Tricks

When it comes to writing a résumé, things can get a little complicated. Sometimes it can be hard to word things just right. Like, when you are trying to make your boring job sound a lot better than it actually is. So, here are some tips and tricks when it comes to making an eye-catching […]

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Iced Pumpkin Caramel Macchiato

Iced Pumpkin Caramel Macchiato

Everyone is familiar with Starbucks’ fifth-best iced coffee drink, the Caramel Macchiato. It’s rated fifth on 1912pike.com, but I rate it first in my heart. Being a latté kind of girl, this says a lot about me. There is something about the caramel, vanilla, milk and coffee blend that go so well together and force […]

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Humans of UNCC Meet: Corvus

Humans of UNCC Meet: Corvus

“In my free time, I like to sketch a lot. I mainly like to people watch, I like seeing how people interact on a daily basis, myself included. As I’m watching these people, each person is different. You never know what you’re going to get next; it’s like a box of chocolates.”

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Turtles All The Way Down Review

Turtles All The Way Down Review

John Green has returned to the literary spotlight five years following the release of his blockbuster title “The Fault in Our Stars.” His highly anticipated new novel, “Turtles All The Way Down,” was released Oct. 10, and it packs a punch. In the book, a millionaire accused of fraud flees from his home in order […]

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A&E

Dr. Dre – “The Chronic” 25 Years Later

Dr. Dre – “The Chronic” 25 Years Later

What would you do if you’re one-fifth of a group that is at the height of their popularity? Would you imagine yourself striking out on your own and working with someone dangerous, and change Hip-Hop in the 1990s? I’m sure you wouldn’t. After a dispute with Eazy-E, Dr. Dre left N.W.A. in 1991, the infamous […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Shape of Water’ is a stunningly bleak fairytale

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Shape of Water’ is a stunningly bleak fairytale

Guillermo del Toro is more than just a filmmaker, but a master of the craft of art all-around. Primarily known as a film director, del Toro has also collaborated on museums, video games, animated films, television shows, visual art, musical compositions, among other things. So when a del Toro film comes about, its a big […]

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Into the depths of ‘The Shape of Water’ with Guillermo del Toro

Into the depths of ‘The Shape of Water’ with Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most respected filmmakers in the entire film industry, but his work on his new film, “The Shape of Water,” has taken him to new heights from critics and filmgoers alike. Set during the Cold War and focusing on a mute janitor in a government facility, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Runaways’ – ‘Kingdom’

TV REVIEW: ‘The Runaways’ – ‘Kingdom’

Spoiler Warning for Season 1, Episode 4 of Hulu’s “The Runaways” The recent episode of “The Runaways” is by far the best one yet. No more secrets are held and everyone lays their cards out on the table. We start off this episode with a flashback from 18 years ago. We see Geoffrey Wilder in […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is a wickedly out-of-this-world rollercoaster epic

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is a wickedly out-of-this-world rollercoaster epic

There will be NO SPOILERS in this review, but I will discuss some basic plot points. If you, like me, want to go into the film with little to no knowledge of the plot at all, please stop reading here, go see the film immediately and come back. It’s here. After two arduous years of […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘How It’s Gotta Be’

TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘How It’s Gotta Be’

MAJOR Spoiler Warning for the Mid-Season Finale (Season 8, Episode 8) of “The Walking Dead,” as well as all episodes of the previous seasons. Certain spoilers from the graphic novel series will also be discussed. Death is constant. Death is painful. Death is cathartic. Death is and always has been a necessary aspect of “The […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Gifted’ – ‘outfoX’

TV REVIEW: ‘The Gifted’ – ‘outfoX’

Spoilers Ahead for “The Gifted” Season 1, Episode 9 This week’s episode starts off with a flashback to about a year ago of the Strucker family at a park having a picnic. Andy tries to teach his sister Lauren how to skateboard, but she looses her footing and falls off. Andy grabs her hand to […]

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Jazzy Nights

Jazzy Nights

Let me get this out of the way, this was the very first time I have gone out and watched the Jazz Ensemble. This was built out of curiosity since I have a liking for Jazz music. And boy, this was something that I was glad I got a chance to check out. On Dec. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Disaster Artist’ is a keenly crafted love letter to trash cinema

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Disaster Artist’ is a keenly crafted love letter to trash cinema

I never actually saw “The Room” until this last March. During my Spring Break trip to New York, on a snowy, wet day, my friend decided that it was the perfect time to expose me to the pinnacle of trash cinema. I’m not someone who particularly likes laughing at bad movies, as I like to […]

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Opinion

DACA dismemberment destroying dreams

DACA dismemberment destroying dreams

On September 5, 2017, many Americans’ whole worlds were altered. Their idea of “home” was questioned and their idea of the “American dream” was threatened. President Trump decided to end DACA, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This immigration policy was established by Obama in 2012. A lot of people have formed their opinions on […]

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Texas Terror

Texas Terror

Walking into church on a Sunday morning, ready to come together with family and friends. Ready to sing songs, clap, dance even shout if it comes. Then, shots fired, people screaming, babies crying panic ensues. This was the scene last Sunday when 26-year-old Devin Kelley, former Air Force airman, opened fire on worshipers in First […]

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The Right to Protest

The Right to Protest

You’d have to be living under a rock (or maybe University Crossings) to not know who they are. Two skinny white guys in khakis and tucked-in t-shirts, a girl in a bonnet and an ankle-length cotton dress, all toting a couple kids and some very, very graphic signs. They make a habit of standing in […]

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Long Distance Dating

Long Distance Dating

Starting college is every cliché that everyone says it is; you are starting a new chapter in your life and about to discover the type of individual you want to be. However, no matter how desperate some of us may be to leave behind our old lives and go off to something new, there are […]

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Shoulder to Shoulder

Shoulder to Shoulder

On the first day of school at San Benito School in Hollister, California, around 50 girls and two boys were called to the office for violating dress code, for a rule that had not previously been enforced. Of those girls and boys, about 20 were sent home for wearing supposedly “revealing clothing,” because the administration […]

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Broken Promises

Broken Promises

Last year, as he was vying for the presidency, Donald Trump made a stop in West Virginia for a campaign rally. During his stump speech, he praised the coal miners of Appalachia and vowed to revive the stagnating coal industry— to the point where miners would be “working their asses off.” In a show of […]

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Animal Testing

Animal Testing

Who doesn’t want to live a long and healthy life? We all have science to thank for the increased longevity of the human lifespan in comparison to the years gone by. Medical science is growing in leaps and bounds by the day to conquer the one thing humans fear above all: death. In its ongoing […]

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Freshman Phobia: New School, New Life, New Friends

Freshman Phobia: New School, New Life, New Friends

  Being a student at a large university, nobody here at UNC Charlotte is a stranger to the lone wolf. Whether you are one or you have seen them around campus, they are usually sitting by themselves in the Student Union or eating by themselves at the dining halls. Though there are people who prefer […]

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Here Come the Hurricanes

Here Come the Hurricanes

People in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands are currently experiencing the effects of the second major hurricane to hit in only the past two weeks. The Puerto Rican governor has just reiterated after the island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria, depending on how severe the damage to their electrical grid is, the power could […]

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Photos

Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Imagine Dragons play at Spectrum Center on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Portugal. The Man, Lido and Maybird play at The Fillmore on Friday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Lil Dicky and Zedd headline at Breakaway Music Festival in the AvidXchange Music Factory on Saturday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: The Devil Wears Prada at The Underground

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada at The Underground

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The Devil Wears Prada plays at The Underground on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC as part of their No Sun No Moon tour along with Veil of Maya, Silent Planet, and Thousand Below.

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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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