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Bojangles’ moves out of Cone Center, into Student Union

Bojangles’ moves out of Cone Center, into Student Union

Customers began to line up as UNC Charlotte prepared for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new Bojangles’ on campus. After a slight delay, the ribbon was finally cut at 10:30 a.m. signifying that it was now open for business. “I am a big Bojangles’ fan and I’m really excited … I think […]

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Construction projects abound

Construction projects abound

It is nearly impossible to go anywhere on campus without running into some kind of construction project; whether it is for the roads or new buildings, construction litters the campus. Capital Projects has been hard at work this summer with multiple construction projects that equal roughly $70 million. Many of the projects stayed on track […]

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Full menu Bojangles’ opens in the Student Union on Aug. 26, Panda Express still to come

Full menu Bojangles’ opens in the Student Union on Aug. 26, Panda Express still to come

UNC Charlotte’s full menu Bojangles’ will open for business on Aug. 26, just in time for the first week of classes and the waves of hungry new and returning students. At the Student Union, Bojangles’ will be replacing Mamma Leone’s, which was closed for the summer to accommodate for necessary construction and remodeling. Unlike the […]

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The Campus Market offers students a safer alternative for buying and selling unwanted items

The Campus Market offers students a safer alternative for buying and selling unwanted items

The Campus Market is a college-centric Craigslist-like service that aims to prioritize student safety while reducing their carbon footprint. According to their website, The Campus Market is operational at 22 universities along the east coast – seven of which are North Carolina schools, including UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington and Duke. UNC Charlotte students can […]

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Charlotte 49ers assistant football coach Phil Ratliff dies

Charlotte 49ers assistant football coach Phil Ratliff dies

Charlotte 49ers Offensive Line Coach Phil Ratliff died Sunday at the age of 44. Ratliff joined the 49er football program on Jan. 1, 2012 and coached for the team’s first three seasons. Charlotte 49er Athletics released the following statement: “The Charlotte 49ers regretfully announce the passing of coach Phil Ratliff, today. He was surrounded by […]

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Police Blotter July 2-14

Police Blotter July 2-14

ACCIDENT July 2 East Deck, while passing each other on the ramp, the vehicles clipped each other on the left front of each vehicle. No injuries were reported. July 3 Union Deck, while backing out of a parking spot, vehicle two was struck by vehicle one and the impact caused vehicle two to strike vehicle […]

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Sports

Charlotte 49ers football kicks off a new era

Charlotte 49ers football kicks off a new era

Niner Nation has been waiting for this moment for far too long, but on Friday, Sept. 4 college football fans in the Queen City will officially have a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team that they can call their own. The Charlotte 49ers have been building toward this culmination slowly but surely since 2008 when the […]

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Charlotte rebound in high scoring affair

Charlotte rebound in high scoring affair

Rebounding from a disappointing loss to Mercer, the Charlotte 49ers (2-1) bounced back impressively while scoring four goals in their win over Georgia Southern (0-3-1) Sunday afternoon. Four first half goals set the 49ers up for a defensive second half as they were able to hold off the Eagles to record a 4-3 victory at […]

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Charlotte volleyball finishes the weekend on a high note

Charlotte volleyball finishes the weekend on a high note

In their final game of the 2015 Charlotte Invitational, the Charlotte 49ers Volleyball team (2-1) capped off an up and down weekend with their second sweep in as many days, defeating UNC Asheville three sets to none. Charlotte started the match a little sloppy, much like their match earlier in the day with USC Upstate, […]

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Charlotte volleyball falls to USC Upstate in three sets

Charlotte volleyball falls to USC Upstate in three sets

The Charlotte 49ers hosted USC Upstate Saturday afternoon in their second game of the 2015 Charlotte Invitational and the first game of their doubleheader. Charlotte (1-1) was defeated in straight sets. The first set was a close one from the start, with Charlotte scoring four straight points to tie the game up at six. Sophmore Kaylyn Torain led […]

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Charlotte 49ers fall to reigning national champions Virginia

Charlotte 49ers fall to reigning national champions Virginia

The No. 17 Charlotte 49ers fell 1-0 to the reigning NCAA national champions No. 2 Virginia in their season opening match Saturday night. The 49ers conceded a late first half goal off a header which proved to be the game-winner. “We’re a bit disappointed to go to Virginia to play the reigning national champions and […]

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49ers fall to Mercer on the road

49ers fall to Mercer on the road

The Charlotte 49ers (1-1) suffered a disappointing loss to Mercer (1-2) on the road Friday night. Preseason All-American Martha Thomas scored the team’s only goal late in the second half after the 49ers were awarded a penalty kick. Her goal was not enough as Mercer topped Charlotte 2-1 in the 49ers’ road opener. “It’s a […]

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Lifestyle

5 back-to-school beauty must haves

5 back-to-school beauty must haves

With school back in session, it means all those long and hardworking days are back as well. Throughout the day, whether it is running back and forth between your classes, stressing over exams or just trying to withstand the hot summer heat, that makeup you applied in the A.M. is slowly coming off as the […]

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Tips for staying active and healthy this semester

Tips for staying active and healthy this semester

“I will wake up and go to the gym every morning before my classes,” I told myself before the fall semester began. Over the summer I made it a priority to eat healthily and follow an exercise regimen that had me feeling strong and energized. Going to the gym each morning before class sounded like […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte

Humans of UNC Charlotte

“I learned to play the guitar when I was a freshman in high school. I listened to Green Day and Incubus, and it inspired me to start playing myself. Playing feels natural to me, and I can express myself while I do it. It took me a little bit to get the hang of it, […]

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Lifestyle App Review: Yummly

Lifestyle App Review: Yummly

If you love cooking and/or trying new foods as much as I do, you definitely need to download the app Yummly! Yummly is a free app and website that generates a list of recipe suggestions based on the individual user’s personalized dietary preferences. Users will be shown recipes that cater to their diets by simply […]

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Tailgating the 49er way

Tailgating the 49er way

  College football is almost back, and the first Charlotte 49ers home game of 2015 is a few weeks away. But what do fans love just as much – if not more – than cheering our team to victory? Tailgating, of course! Whether it’s your first or 49th time, here is a Charlotte approved checklist […]

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Go abroad, and leave Charlotte now

Go abroad, and leave Charlotte now

School is back in session in grand ole Niner Nation. Now, I’m going to give you a very serious piece of advice: Leave Charlotte ASAP! You might be puzzled because this is one of the best cities/colleges to be at. Sure, the Queen City is an absolute gem of a place to live and study, […]

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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Z for Zachariah’ is a fascinating character study disguised as a dystopian sci-fi film

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Z for Zachariah’ is a fascinating character study disguised as a dystopian sci-fi film

There was a time that dystopian cinema was a rarity, when done, it was done incredibly well with wonderful world building and characters unique to any other genre. Now, in 2015, we have countless numbers of dystopian films, all custom built to fit the needs of any and every teenage girl in the entertainment market. […]

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September 2015 album releases

September 2015 album releases

“Rodeo,” Travi$ Scott, Sept. 4 Filled out by popular singles “3500,” and “Antidote,” Houston-based rapper Travi$ Scott’s debut studio album matches his vivid, picture-painting lyrics with his equally eclectic fashion sense, even catching the eye of New York fashion designer Mark McNairy to walk in his fashion show. Signed to Kanye West’s and T.I.’s Epic […]

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VMAs 2015 as told by tweets

VMAs 2015 as told by tweets

Niner Times A&E Editors, Leanna Pough and Hunter Heilman recap MTV’s 2015 VMAs. Less than 24 hours later, I’m still struggling to understand whether the VMAs were real. It certainly seems vivid in my memory, but all the stuff that actually happened last night doesn’t seem as if it could happen in the real world, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘We Are Your Friends’ is pretty looking, and also pretty unlikable

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘We Are Your Friends’ is pretty looking, and also pretty unlikable

There was a time that we all thought Zac Efron wouldn’t escape his Disney fame, only to stay the “High School Musical” heartthrob until slowly dying out into irrelevance, but here we are. Thanks to the faith of a few talented filmmakers though, Efron has been able to break into the mainstream film circuit, all […]

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Photos: Wild N Out on campus

Photos: Wild N Out on campus

Photos by Kedar Kulkarni. CAB wraps up their Fall 2015 Week of Welcome with laughs. Cast members from MTV’s hit comedy show, “Wild N Out” come to campus.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘No Escape’ is far better than its mediocre trailer might suggest

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘No Escape’ is far better than its mediocre trailer might suggest

Look me in the eye and tell me that this film doesn’t look terrible to you. The film comes across as a self-congratulatory, America-centric, demonizing look at political unrest in foreign countries. Not to mention a failed attempt at comedic actors Owen Wilson and Lake Bell attempting to transition into dramatic roles. This concerned me, […]

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Opinion

OP-ED: Too early for campaigns

OP-ED: Too early for campaigns

For a country that so avowedly hates politics, we sure seem to like to get into it early. We’re just now reaching September 2015 and already we’ve got a GOP debate under our belt. In fact, there are so many Republican contenders for president next year, not all of them qualified for the Fox News […]

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OP-ED: The diversity of courage

OP-ED: The diversity of courage

“Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the Sphinx the Seventh Wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn […]

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OP-ED: School doesn’t teach you to do what you love

OP-ED: School doesn’t teach you to do what you love

I don’t care if it’s cheesy: Dream and dream big. They may hint at it here and there, but most of the professors I have had the privilege to learn from don’t really show you how the class you update your Facebook status in can actually fuel your dreams in some way. We focus on […]

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OP-ED: Yes, despite what your aunt on Facebook is saying, Caitlyn Jenner is brave

OP-ED: Yes, despite what your aunt on Facebook is saying, Caitlyn Jenner is brave

I don’t know about you, but Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair is evoking quite a bit of Jessica Lange and Cindy Crawford chic. For a woman of 65, as Jenner is, that’s probably one of the best compliments anyone could receive about their aesthetic. It’s hard for me to write about Caitlyn Jenner because […]

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OP-ED: Imagining life without music

OP-ED: Imagining life without music

As I sit here on campus, listening to the Ramones and staring at the giant pen in the quad, I can’t help but think, what would life be like without music? What would life be like without jamming to the new Drizzy mixtape or rocking out to some classic Journey in the car? Ladies, how […]

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OP-ED: What have we learned?

OP-ED: What have we learned?

I am ashamed to admit that while my GPA is decent, it really does not reflect what I think I am probably capable of. I’d like to blame either my poor math skills, the ridiculously large classroom sizes of my business classes or less than inspiring teachers, but I must confess, it is more likely […]

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Photos

Photo Gallery: UNCC Campus, Summer 2015

Photo Gallery: UNCC Campus, Summer 2015

Photos by Chris Crews.    Here are some beautiful shots of the UNC Charlotte campus during the summer semesters. Photos are featured in our 2015 Student and Parent Survival Guides.

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Photos: Baseball vs Dallas Baptist

Photos: Baseball vs Dallas Baptist

Photos by Chris Crews.

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Photos: Spring Fever Expo

Photos: Spring Fever Expo

Photos by Chris Crews and Varun Joshi.

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Cone Plaza Grand Opening

Cone Plaza Grand Opening

Photos by Varun Joshi.

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Springtime in Niner Nation

Springtime in Niner Nation

Photos by Aleena Oliveira.

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Photos: Sanskrit Gallery

Photos: Sanskrit Gallery

Photos by Chris Crews.

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