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UNC Charlotte welcomes class of 2020

UNC Charlotte welcomes class of 2020

Photos by Chris Crews The Halton Arena in the Student Activity Center was crowded with thousands of new students as UNC Charlotte faculty, alumni and  student government officials welcomed them to the University Aug. 22. Beginning at 11 a.m., the roughly hour-long ceremony hosted a series of speakers who spoke about different aspects of UNC Charlotte’s […]

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The Scoop: Student Government Association update for July 12-26

The Scoop: Student Government Association update for July 12-26

Niners, here’s your bi-weekly Student Government Association (SGA) news update for July 12-26. These past two weeks were all about transportation! On July 15, Student Body President Fahn Darkor and I met with Director of Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) Doug Lape for an update about new initiatives available for students this fall. Here are a […]

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The Scoop: SGA news update

The Scoop: SGA news update

This is your bi-weekly Student Government Association (SGA) news update for June 27-July 11. On July 3, Student Body President Fahn Darkor addressed the new University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP) class at their opening ceremony. As a former UTOP participant, Darkor was eager to welcome over 60 student participants and family members to the University. In light of […]

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Crime Blotter: June 28- July 2

Crime Blotter: June 28- July 2

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from June 28- July 2. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident June 28 Burson Building, driver of vehicle one struck a metal stanchion while […]

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UNC Charlotte launches Light Rail website

UNC Charlotte launches Light Rail website

UNC Charlotte has launched a new website in an effort to keep students more informed on the construction of the Light Rail on campus. The website can be found at: lightrail.uncc.edu. The website was launched to give students a single source to access any information related to the construction of the Light Rail. At the website, students […]

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The Scoop: Student Government Association’s news update for June 28

The Scoop: Student Government Association’s news update for June 28

Last week Student Body President Fahn Darkor participated in a discussion and planning meeting for the new Official Ring Program at UNC Charlotte. The unveiling event is scheduled for September 16. The new official ring will be available to seniors graduating in the fall. Darkor also met with the adviser for the Student 49er Club (previously Niner […]

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Crime Blotter: June 15-18

Crime Blotter: June 15-18

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from June 15-18. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident June 15 PVA Receiving and Storage, victim reported that on June 10, they discovered damage […]

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Sports

Charlotte defeats Elon in opening Charlotte Invitational game

Charlotte defeats Elon in opening Charlotte Invitational game

The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team defeated the Elon Phoenix in four sets Friday afternoon at Dale F. Halton Arena, behind a dominant performance from University of Montana transfer Janell Sparks, recording 14 kills to lead the 49ers to victory in their first game of the 2016 season. It all started with an ace by freshman […]

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Charlotte Men’s Basketball announces their schedule

Charlotte Men’s Basketball announces their schedule

Mark Price and the men’s basketball program announced their schedule for the upcoming season. This schedule will feature tougher non-conference foes, including four teams from Power Five conferences. Charlotte will open the season in the newly upgraded Halton Arena against Newberry on Nov. 11. Niner Nation will have plenty of opportunities to flock to Halton […]

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Charlotte falls to nationally-ranked UNC

Charlotte falls to nationally-ranked UNC

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team traveled a couple hours across the state Sunday afternoon to take on the No. 9 ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina, falling 3-0 after two late goals from UNC, bringing Charlotte to an overall record of 1-1. The Tar Heels (2-0, 0-0 ACC) found early success in the game, […]

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Kevin Harvick conquers The Last Great Coliseum

Kevin Harvick conquers The Last Great Coliseum

BRISTOL, Tennessee – Kevin Harvick was in twenty-fourth when the green flag dropped on Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops/NRA 500. When it was all said and done nearly 23 hours later on Sunday, he wound up crossing the finish line ahead of the rest of the field. Mother Nature wreaked more than her fair share […]

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49ers role past WCU in season opener

49ers role past WCU in season opener

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team used four goals from three different freshmen, led by two from Megan Greene, to role past the Western Carolina Catamounts 5-1 Friday night at Transamerica Field in their first game of the 2016 season. “We’ve been looking forward to this game since the last game of 2015,” said head […]

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Charlotte men’s basketball goes undefeated in Canada

Charlotte men’s basketball goes undefeated in Canada

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team 2016-2017 campaign began earlier than normal. To conclude their summer, the 49ers traveled north to Canada to play three exhibition games against Canadian colleges in an eight-day span. This is the first time in school history Charlotte has gone abroad to practice. It isn’t, however the first time the […]

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Charlotte starts exhibition slate with victory over Belmont

Charlotte starts exhibition slate with victory over Belmont

The Charlotte 49ers left Transamerica Field Tuesday night with their first victory in exhibition play 5-0, as Bronico led the way with two goals and an assist for the 49ers, backed by a strong defensive outing, showing promising signs for the 2016 season. “Some of our attacking play looked fairly good and I was very […]

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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

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Don’t Breathe’ is the tensest film of 2016 thus far

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Don’t Breathe’ is the tensest film of 2016 thus far

Of all of the nasty, disgusting things that happened in the 2013 remake of “Evil Dead,” the only thing that ever bothered me came in the form of Jane Levy’s Mia getting nicked in the knee by a machete. Growing up, I have had a few problems with my knees, my left knee in particular. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Equity’ proves that modesty truly can be a virtue

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Equity’ proves that modesty truly can be a virtue

Ever since “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the prospect of making another film about Wall Street has been slim, as many people feel that that film is untouchable. I exist in the minority that found the film excessive, dull and egotistical, meaning that I’ve been waiting for a Wall Street film to cleanse my palette […]

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

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

Spoiler Warning for the Mid-Season Premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead” Sundays belong to the dead again as “Fear the Walking Dead” makes its anticipated return to a post-apocalyptic Mexico. With the group split up, the characters are likely to receive more development than ever before. This week’s episode focuses on Nick as he makes […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hell or High Water’ is a stark, brooding heist thriller

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hell or High Water’ is a stark, brooding heist thriller

People have tried their absolute best to revive the western genre a million times over, to many different people failing at such attempts. There is something so classic and untouchable about the genre that mixing it with the contemporary styles of modern filmmakers just never seems to truly work out in the long run. The […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is a near-perfect cinematic experience

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is a near-perfect cinematic experience

There are so many feelings in my body, but I can’t find the words to form them. I like Laika, but I can’t say I’ve ever been floored by any of their films. “Coraline” was peculiar and charming. “Paranorman” was funny and thrilling. “The Boxtrolls” was cute, but a bit underwhelming. Meanwhile, I didn’t really […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ben-Hur’ simply exists, neither as masterpiece nor disaster

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ben-Hur’ simply exists, neither as masterpiece nor disaster

I will get my bias out of the way forthright: I thought this film looked terrible. I didn’t think it looked bad because it was a remake, as I think a lot of remakes can work (see here and here), but there was something that seemed so amateurish about the marketing of this film, as […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Our Little Sister (海街diary)’ is a good film with good people doing good things

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Our Little Sister (海街diary)’ is a good film with good people doing good things

Despite a huge population and influence in the world, as well as a massive anime market, Japan doesn’t often have films make it stateside, despite having a decent sized film industry. Perhaps that the massive difference in cultures hurts its chances of hitting home with mainstream American audiences, but as with much foreign film, I […]

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Opinion

Identity At the End of a Gun

Identity At the End of a Gun

I am gay. I’ve said it a million times before, and I will say it a million times again. I am gay. I came out at the end of eighth grade before high school, as I wanted to start that next stage of my life with a clean slate, being my truest self. In reality, […]

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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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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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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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