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UNC Charlotte hosts SAE Night

UNC Charlotte hosts SAE Night

Members of the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) chapters from all over the Carolinas gathered in the UNC Charlotte Automotive Research Center for Formula SAE Night. Any university in North and South Carolina with an engineering program that participates in a SAE design competition was invited to attend. “It’s a big deal to have […]

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Community input collected at first Belk Plaza forum

Community input collected at first Belk Plaza forum

  Charlotte design and architecture firm LandDesign hosted the first of three public forums in the Cone University Center Lucas Room Feb. 8 to commence community input on the future of Belk Plaza. Several UNC Charlotte architecture and urban design students, as well as members of the Student Government Association, volunteered to help set up […]

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SGA update: Feb. 4

SGA update: Feb. 4

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Feb. 4. Midterm Feedback Form An online midterm feedback form opened Feb. 8 at 9 a.m.  The form will provide an alternate way for students to communicate issues they have with a class half way through the semester. After two pilot semesters, data […]

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Annual Gold Rush 5K brings returning, new racers alike

Annual Gold Rush 5K brings returning, new racers alike

Runners of all ages, newcomers and regulars, even the UNC Charlotte chancellor and chief of police, all geared up in the frigid 32 degree weather for the annual Gold Rush 5K Feb. 6. The 49er Gold Rush 5K, hosted by the Recreational Services Department, began at 9 a.m. at the Belk Track and Field Complex. […]

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Edd Hauser awarded lifetime achievement in transportation research

Edd Hauser awarded lifetime achievement in transportation research

UNC Charlotte Edd Hauser, director of the center of transportation policy studies and the center for disaster studies received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Research. Hauser talked about his recent award for the Lifetime Achievement in Transportation Research and Education Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). “[It is] most rewarding when […]

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Professional tennis challenge for charity

Professional tennis challenge for charity

On Feb. 4, Halton Arena in the Student Activity Center (SAC) became the host of professional tennis player John Isner’s annual charity event, the sixth annual Ebix Charity Challenge. Isner is America’s top mens singles tennis player and is a Native of Greensboro, NC. He created the Ebix Charity Challenge after his mother Karen Isner, […]

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Facebook contest rallies support for Super Bowl bound Panthers

Facebook contest rallies support for Super Bowl bound Panthers

UNC Charlotte is in a Super Bowl themed Facebook contest with the University of Colorado Denver and you can help out with just one click on your smart phone. The contest rules are simple. Both universities posted a picture of their mascot on their Facebook page cheering for their respective NFL team. Supporters of each […]

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Sports

3 things we learned from Charlotte women’s basketball’s midweek victory

3 things we learned from Charlotte women’s basketball’s midweek victory

The Charlotte 49ers picked up a valuable victory over a competitive Conference USA opponent Thursday, 69-58. While Rice fought back to close out the third quarter, the 49ers took pride in their defensive ability as the final 10 minutes rolled around. Charlotte’s poise and confidence in crunch time on the road proved to be the deciding factor. […]

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Charlotte bounces back against Rice

Charlotte bounces back against Rice

Defense was key in Charlotte’s (12-9, 5-5) win Thursday, Feb. 11 against Rice (4-17, 3-7). The Owls kept it close through three quarters, but the 49ers pulled away in the fourth quarter finishing the night 69-58. Back-to-back Conference USA Freshman of the Week Grace Hunter finished the night with 19 points. Alexis Alexander also had […]

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Charlotte runs away at the second half, defeats Rice

Charlotte runs away at the second half, defeats Rice

Charlotte is proving why it doesn’t matter how the game starts, but how it’s finished. The 49ers defeated Rice 102-73 Thursday, Feb. 11 in Halton Arena, outscoring the Owls 66-27 in the second half. “Big win for us,” Mark Price said after the game. “Got off to a slow start, but I challenged our guys to […]

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49ers look to bounce back against Rice

49ers look to bounce back against Rice

Charlotte left Halton Arena Saturday heartbroken. Despite a second-half rally, the 49ers could not overcome Trey Freeman and Old Dominion. Charlotte’s last five losses have been by five points or less. Looking ahead to Thursday, the 49ers will host the Rice Owls in the second game of their homestand. Rice currently leads the all-time series […]

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The future is bright In Carolina

The future is bright In Carolina

Super Bowl 50 didn’t play out the way any Panthers fan thought it would. After dismantling the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship, it appeared that the Panthers were on the fast track to their first Super Bowl title in franchise history. That achievement will have to wait at least another year. While Sunday’s game […]

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49ers hit the road to tour Lone Star state

49ers hit the road to tour Lone Star state

The Charlotte 49ers hit the road once again but tour the Lone Star State this time around. They’ll first stop of in Houston, Texas to battle Rice for the first matchup of their two-game road trip. The 49ers boast an unbeaten record against the Owls, 3-0, dating back to 2014. Since their first meeting with […]

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Nine new faces bolster an already talented 49ers women’s soccer squad

Nine new faces bolster an already talented 49ers women’s soccer squad

With soccer season rapidly approaching and national signing day now in the past, Charlotte head coach John Cullen bolstered his already talented squad with nine new faces. Sophomore Martha Thomas led the 49ers in goals last season with 13 but the focus this offseason was to find her a partner, just as prolific in the attacking third. […]

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Lifestyle

Three options for a happy Valentine’s Day

Three options for a happy Valentine’s Day

Every year on Feb. 14, we celebrate the day of love all around the world. The day of love is the number one holiday for chocolate sales and is a day known for its full dedication to love. Whether you spend your day with your significant other, wife/husband or with friends, this day has many […]

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Recipe: Zoodles

Recipe: Zoodles

My all time favorite food is spaghetti. Every time I go home, that is the meal I always look forward to. As a part of my New Years resolution, I’m holding myself accountable to cut back on my pasta intake because I consume way too much. Over the holidays, I received the most amazing kitchen […]

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Welcome to Duck Donuts

Welcome to Duck Donuts

My good friend has been raving about Duck Donuts for a while now since she visited the Greenville, N.C. location. I am not a huge fan of donuts, but now that they have opened a new shop here in Charlotte, I decided to give it a try. After getting a little lost and annoyed trying […]

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Make extra money with Mary Kay

Make extra money with Mary Kay

Are you a savvy, enthusiastic woman looking to make some extra cash? Why not become a part of a four billion dollar corporation. Over three million woman have become Mary Kay consultants worldwide. This unique opportunity allows woman from all different backgrounds to make connections, buy and sell make up and trade beauty secrets. This […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Stephanie

Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Stephanie

“I do not know anything more painful than witnessing the man I loved love someone else. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it would’ve marked 5 years of being together. As a result, I’ve erased him off everything, though sometimes he can slip through the cracks… I’ll see pictures of him and sometimes he messages me […]

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Healthy breakfast on the go: PB&J protein shake

Healthy breakfast on the go: PB&J protein shake

When I wake up in the morning my stomach is roaring, not just a little kitty meow but like a roaring lion. My first thought is what should I eat? I need something healthy and let’s be honest, living on campus makes it difficult to do. Most students go to Crown Commons and indulge in […]

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Five reasons why February is the best month

Five reasons why February is the best month

You’re starting to see progress The New Year new me health craze has just about died down, and if you’ve stuck with a workout plan, you are finally starting to see results. Perhaps you’ve lost a few pounds or you’re starting to see that belly flattening out. Around the middle of the month, all of […]

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A&E

Oscar Preview: Best Actor

Oscar Preview: Best Actor

Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”): This one is a bit of a shocker. Not that Cranston is bad, but it’s far from a groundbreaking performance. The movie itself is not all that impressive either, which begs the question: Why the nomination then? Cranston is one of those actors who people love and respect. Perhaps it’s all leftover […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Zoolander 2’ feels about 10 years too late

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Zoolander 2’ feels about 10 years too late

How did this take so long? Seriously, “Zoolander” was a smash hit and a complete icon for film of the 2000s, so why did it take 15 years for a sequel to come about? Who knows? But the important thing is that “Zoolander 2” (often stylized as “Zoolander No. 2,” “2oolander” and “Zoolander II”) is […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘How to Be Single’ is how to make a good rom-com

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘How to Be Single’ is how to make a good rom-com

It’s no secret that the romance genre of film is getting to be pretty cliché nowadays and yet, people flock in hordes to seek them out in cinemas, with Nicholas Sparks movies being churned out by the year, it’s only a matter of time before the genre implodes on itself. The reason it’s survived so […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The X-Files’: ‘Home Again’

TV REVIEW: ‘The X-Files’: ‘Home Again’

I have a feeling that last week’s “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster” will be the high point for the 2016 miniseries revival of “The X-Files,” as it was everything an episode of “The X-Files” should be: creepy, witty and original. It only seems natural for the follow-up, “Home Again,” to feel like a bit […]

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Friday Night Live – JR De Guzman

Friday Night Live – JR De Guzman

Photos by Ashwin Ananthapadmanabhan and Erin Cortez . “Friday Night Live” on Feb. 5 was not the event it should have been considering the talent that was present with musician and comedian JR De Guzman. Although De Guzman was not supposed to be on his own according to the advertisement for the event, he was […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Eddie the Eagle’ stumbles much less than its title character does

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Eddie the Eagle’ stumbles much less than its title character does

What happened to the feel-good movie? It seems that there’s nothing but negativity pervading the cinemas of 2016. Sure, I give into that negativity quite a bit, especially with my favorite genre of film being horror, but it’s always nice to go to a movie to feel good sometimes as well. The only issue with […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Ye Who Enter Here’

TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Ye Who Enter Here’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “The 100” To say that this season of “The 100” is off to an explosive start would be an understatement. Only three episodes in and the major conflicts have already come to a head as the dead count rises. With a stellar cast and plenty of action, this […]

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Opinion

Op-Ed: You are being Mary Jane

Op-Ed: You are being Mary Jane

“Being Mary Jane,” hit BET series, is renewed for yet another season. Its previous season, season three, ended on a controversial issue of race and left viewers pondering, “What does Mara Brock Akil [creator] have in store for us next?” While Akil allows viewers to observe the life of successful, beautiful and complicated news anchor, […]

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Who has your vote?

Who has your vote?

On March 23, 2015, Ted Cruz formally announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, and in doing so officially kicked off one of the most astonishing (and entertaining) presidential nomination seasons in memory. In the 324 days that have followed, the candidate pool has ballooned to as many as 23 major candidates […]

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Op-Ed: Why Jimmy Buffett and why now?

Op-Ed: Why Jimmy Buffett and why now?

Why don’t we get drunk and screw? Oh, sorry, just another days work at quoting Jimmy Buffett songs. It is right and a good thing to do so (quote Buffett, I mean) as the rough temperament and frigid climate of winter is fast upon us. So instead of conceding to the winter blues I prefer […]

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Op-Ed: Safe Ride?

Op-Ed: Safe Ride?

If you go to UNCC and have been or are currently, permanently or temporarily disabled you know about SafeRide. For those of you that don’t know, SafeRide is a service here at UNCC where a small cart that holds about 8-10 persons takes people who have temporary or permanent disabilities around campus.  I am currently […]

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Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

The above definition was held in high regard, begging for space in my head as I waited for my first Niner Times meeting to commence. The concept of the rodent family Muridae, of the genus rattus, was not something that often frequented my mind. I promise I do not spend time aimlessly conjuring up notions […]

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Op-Ed: Online dating

Op-Ed: Online dating

Lately people have been running around frantically, searching through their little black books and contact lists to find that one thing: love. I don’t know if it’s age, the fear of getting old, or the fact that Christmas just passed and Valentines’ Day it is just around the corner. Whatever the reason, people have been […]

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#SpellCheck

#SpellCheck

To my fellow customers, Sorry about that. Poor choice of words. To my fellow students, The concept of the student and the concept of the customer ought to be understood quite clearly as two distinct categories. Sometimes, in my life, I’m a customer. When I go to the bookstore, or go shopping for groceries, I’m […]

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Photos

Inside Super Bowl 50

Inside Super Bowl 50

When once gets a chance to attend the biggest NFL game of the year, you just go! NT staff photographer Ben Coon scored a once in a lifetime chance to shoot the Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos matchup from his work with the Black and Blue Review. Check out all the fun from Super Bowl 50 […]

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Photos: J Michael Simpson’s “No Place in Time” Rowe Gallery

Photos: J Michael Simpson’s “No Place in Time” Rowe Gallery

Featured in the Rowe arts galley the Multimedia Works by J. Michael Simpson titledNo Place in Time displayed various images of white-water rivers that were used as metaphors for the ever=changing flux of life and the incessant flow of time. Like life and time, the river is always moving and never in one place. No ripple […]

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Photos: Unplugged with Dan Henig

Photos: Unplugged with Dan Henig

Relive this special afternoon presented by CAB as Dang Henig treated after hours with his unique muscial style described as a soulful blend of Pop and R&B, with lyrically driven melodies. Henig is a creative musician and songwriter with a knack for storytelling. Henig’s musical success is amplified on YouTube, where his cover videos have gotten […]

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Photos: Student union art gallery – A is for…

Photos: Student union art gallery – A is for…

This exhibit was made up of work created by a group of UNC Charlotte alumni and current students who used one or more words as the inspiration for their pieces. Go check it out in the student union today! Photos by Leysha Caraballo .

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Photos: UNC Charlotte takes a snow day

Photos: UNC Charlotte takes a snow day

Photos by Benjamin Robson, Maria Saenz, Leysha Caraballo .

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4 things we learned from the 49ers’ first 30 days

4 things we learned from the 49ers’ first 30 days

Nearly one month of the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball season is in the books. Time has flown by to say the least, and through nine games, Charlotte holds six wins. Additionally, Ciara Gregory tops the Conference-USA in three-point field goals made and is currently the only player in the nation still perfect from the foul […]

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2015 PHA/NPHC Stroll Competition

2015 PHA/NPHC Stroll Competition

Photos by Chris Crews.

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