Niner Times: Summer

Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday morning, Team Penske announced that it will be adding a third car to it’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fleet, and Ryan Blaney will be behind the wheel. The High Point, NC native has spent the last few years on loan racing for Wood Brothers Racing, a team that shares a technical alliance […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even as the summer quickly begins to sizzle away, the amount of impressive indie pop spooling from the speakers of the music industry seems to be never-ending. With Friday marking the release of yet another highly-anticipated alternative album in Foster the People’s third record, ‘Sacred Hearts Club,’ the summer of rocking pop anthems that is […]

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Charlotte is ready for 311

Charlotte is ready for 311

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

This Wednesday, 311 will bring reggae rock to Charlotte at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. Along with them, New Politics and Passafire will be performing on what is 311’s 18th consecutive summer tour — that’s right, 311 has toured every summer for nearly two decades; that’s true dedication to music. The band is touring for their […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Stormborn’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Stormborn’

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 2 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes from previous episodes. For it’s entire run, I have held onto the belief that “Game of Thrones” is one of the most consistent shows on television. There honestly aren’t any “bad” episodes and the writing almost always feels similar […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Friends From College’ Season 1 – Cracking Lifeless Jokes in Familiar Breathing Space

TV REVIEW: ‘Friends From College’ Season 1 – Cracking Lifeless Jokes in Familiar Breathing Space

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the streaming service known as Netflix continues to soar high with the majority of their original programming — from ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Narcos’ to more recent hits in ’13 Reasons Why’ and the numerous Marvel series — retaining popular acclaim, I wasn’t as hesitant as I probably should’ve been hopping into […]

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Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the cost of college tuition on the rise, an increasing number of students are finding it more difficult to provide themselves the nutrients they need in order to have an active, healthy lifestyle. Food insecurity affects an estimated one-fourth of UNC Charlotte’s population, according Professor Kim Buch. Universities all throughout the United States are trying to find […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is an all-out, no holds barred sci-fi extravaganza

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is an all-out, no holds barred sci-fi extravaganza

| July 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

When it comes to Luc Besson films, you either are head over heels for them, or you aren’t here for them at all. This has never been more apparent than in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” with many hailing it as a sci-fi classic, and with many calling it the worst film […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Girls Trip’ is a film nearly impossible to dislike

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Girls Trip’ is a film nearly impossible to dislike

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like “Rough Night” a little over a month ago, I love movies about girlfriends, because like it’s supposed to, I love to sit back and pretend what me and my girlfriends would do in the same situations. Luckily for the girls in “Girls Trip,” they don’t have a dead stripper to deal with in their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dunkirk’ is a minimalist master-class of epic scope

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dunkirk’ is a minimalist master-class of epic scope

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh great, another Nolan fanboy here to tell you how amazing ‘Dunkirk” is…” and to that, you would be right. Granted, I can’t fully call myself a Nolan fanboy, as I’m not really a quote-unquote “fanboy” of anything, but I do have the filmmakers that I typically tend to admire […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Dragonstone’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Dragonstone’

| July 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Spoiler Warning for the Season 7 Premiere of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes from previous seasons.  Gather round lords and ladies, because winter is here. After a hiatus that lasted more than a year, “Game of Thrones” has made its highly anticipated return to television…but you already knew that; everyone knows that, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

While pop queen Lorde’s fluorescent follow-up with ‘Melodrama’ might have easily been one of my most anticipated pop albums of the summer, another artist I was eager to hear again was the London-based duo of Oh Wonder. Surfacing to instant global acclaim in 2014 with their self-titled debut, the duo of Josephine Vander Gucht and […]

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Washed Out’s hypnotic sound left Charlotte in a trance

Washed Out’s hypnotic sound left Charlotte in a trance

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most Monday nights end without much excitement; Washed Out made sure that this Monday did not end like the rest. At 9 o’clock, Ernest Greene walked on stage at The Underground, got his synthesizer and drumsticks ready, and blasted the room with “Title Card” – the first song off of his newly released album, “Mister […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wish Upon’ is a wish poorly conceived, easily enjoyed

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wish Upon’ is a wish poorly conceived, easily enjoyed

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a tendency in modern horror films today to make the entire film centered around a central object, or symbol. The biggest and most illustrious horror figures are typically known for an iconic look or central object. Jason has his hockey mask, while Freddy Krueger has his legendary metal claw. Even movies that aren’t particularly […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in July

Police Blotter: Reports filed in July

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

This police blotter is updated every Friday throughout the month of July.  The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety in the month of July. Accident July 8 University Road and Broadrick Boulevard – Driver of vehicle one lost control of vehicle while pushing it out the […]

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