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How a room can change a university

How a room can change a university

Last year, Cieaf Abualdahab would visit Atkins Library multiple times a day. Not to study or do homework, but for a different reason. He’d knock on the door of an occupied study room and ask “Do you mind if I pray here?” As a muslim, Abualdahab prays five times a day and often, he’s on […]

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Save a life with Kognito At-Risk

Save a life with Kognito At-Risk

According to the national data on campus suicide, one in 12 U.S. college students make a suicide plan and over 1,000 suicides occur on U.S. college campuses each year. Approximately 80 Americans take their own life and 1,500 more attempt to do so every day in the United States. To save lives, provide a platform […]

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Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

Since President Donald Trump made the decision to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the university has struggled to find ways to protect the students it affects. DACA provides young adults, brought to the United States by undocumented parents, temporary protected status and work authorization. Renewals are required after two years in the program, but will soon be discontinued. As […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

This police blotter is updated every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of September. Accident Sept. 2 South Deck – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it was parked and unoccupied. Mary Alexander Road – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it […]

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Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

How would you describe the “perfect” professor? Is this person “energetic” or “enthusiastic?” Are they “driven” and “motivated,” with goals and ambition? Maybe they’re a professor who connects with their students, or reaches out to the community, or challenges their classes to work to the best of their ability. This is how colleagues described Dr. […]

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Students continue to struggle to find parking

Students continue to struggle to find parking

Many students would argue that this is the worst school year for parking yet. In an article last week, WSOC reported that the student body has grown by over 1,000 students since last year. The university has also lost more than 350 spaces due to the construction of the new Health and Wellness Center. A large number […]

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A new season and big changes at Jerry Richardson Stadium

A new season and big changes at Jerry Richardson Stadium

The first home game of the Charlotte 49ers 2017 season is Sept. 16 and there are a few things you should know before you head to Jerry Richardson Stadium. This season your fan experience is getting an upgrade with a few new additions to game days. Starting next weekend, Niner Transit will be providing a […]

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Sports

The making of a leader

The making of a leader

After coming off a six goal season where he helped the 49ers claim a Conference USA title, 5’6 mid-fielder Daniel Bruce is ready to take his new leadership role in stride. Sporting the renowned number #10 on his jersey this season, Bruce knows what is expected of him. “With Luke and Brandt, both two massive […]

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Niners drop heartbreaker to Aggies, 35-31

Niners drop heartbreaker to Aggies, 35-31

The Charlotte 49ers played their hearts out in their in-state shootout with NC A&T, but they ultimately fell 35-31 after coming back from an 18-point deficit. The Aggies scored three touchdowns in the first half, and got a huge defensive stop late in the fourth quarter that ultimately sealed the deal. A&T quarterback Lamar Raynard […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte opens home slate vs. N.C. A&T

PREVIEW: Charlotte opens home slate vs. N.C. A&T

After spending the first two weeks on the road, the Charlotte 49ers are welcomed back home to square off with N.C. A&T — starting quarterback Hasaan Klugh’s former team. A&T, an FCS team, made it to the FCS Playoffs last season and enter Jerry Richardson Stadium undefeated. This contest marks the 49th overall game for […]

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Golfing for gold

Golfing for gold

In November of 2015, Holly Clark arrived as the head coach of the new founded women’s golf team. Two years later, with her team assembled, the first tournament is upon them. Golf has always been a part of Clark’s life, beginning at a young age. “I grew up in a family full of golfers. My […]

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49ers tie Phoenix in overtime

49ers tie Phoenix in overtime

The Charlotte 49ers (2-1-1) were unable to secure a win over Elon (3-0-2), finishing play with a 1-1 draw in double overtime. A goal by Teddy Chaouche in the 32nd minute of play, through the effort of Joe Brito with a cross from inside the box to Daniel Bruce who then kicked the ball back […]

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49ers Football struggling early in 2017

49ers Football struggling early in 2017

With the first two weeks of college football complete, the Charlotte 49ers hold an 0-2 record and the team has struggled to find a rhythm on offense and defense. The first week of the season saw the 49ers travel to Eastern Michigan to take on the Eagles. Quarterback Hassan Klugh flashed his dual-threat potential with […]

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A life of significance

A life of significance

Each of us takes a different path which leads us to the place in which we were meant to be. Charlie Skalaski was inspired by his presence in Manhattan on 9/11 to emark on a radically different career, coaching football instead of corporate America. After having a successful stint as a defensive back at Florida […]

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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

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is a gracefully lesser sequel

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is a gracefully lesser sequel

Back in very early 2015, I somehow snagged passes to an early screening of Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” a film I arguably didn’t know too much about going into, but ended up having an insane amount of fun with, awarding it a perfect 5/5 and having it land the number 8 spot on […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘La Serpiente’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘La Serpiente’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 11 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Damn…I am impressed. I say that, because in my review of the midseason premiere, I stated the series was beginning to feel a bit rushed and the breakneck pacing was making things somewhat hard […]

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Mesmerizing Compassion with Paramore’s Tour Two

Mesmerizing Compassion with Paramore’s Tour Two

Photos by Pooja Pasupula . I’ve always made a distinction between artists: there are singers, and there are performers. Like the whole “not every rectangle is a square” line, not every performer is a singer. Going into the Ovens Auditorium, I expected Paramore to be performers: give you a good show, a lot of jumping and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘mother!’ is a beautifully bleak masterwork of epically unpredictable proportions

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘mother!’ is a beautifully bleak masterwork of epically unpredictable proportions

If anyone has ever talked to me about movies before, you would know that “Kill Bill” is my favorite film of all time, but not that many people know what my second favorite film of all time is: “Black Swan.” Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 psychological thriller paints a beautifully chaotic picture of the downfall of a […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Preacher’ – Season 2

TV REVIEW: ‘Preacher’ – Season 2

Spoiler Warning for Season 2 of “Preacher,” as well as all episodes of the first season. When AMC debuted its new series “Preacher” during the summer of 2016, I watched the season and was genuinely confused by the premise and the direction things were headed. I was certainly intrigued, but it wasn’t until the finale that […]

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“Business As Usual” – A Mock Of The Modern World

“Business As Usual” – A Mock Of The Modern World

From Sept. 8 to Dec. 14, UNC Charlotte Center City Campus is exhibiting Bob Trotman’s collection, “Business as Usual.” At its opening ceremony, many attended not only to appreciate Trotman’s fine works, but to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of North Carolina Arts Council. Museums and institutes such as the Smithsonian, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the North Carolina Museum […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Minotaur’ & ‘The Diviner’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Minotaur’ & ‘The Diviner’

Spoiler Warning for the Mid-Season Premiere (Season 3, Episodes 9 & 10) of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. After a two month hiatus, “Fear the Walking Dead” makes its return with two uneven episodes that are filled with story and character developments. There are plenty of great […]

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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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