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Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at UNC Charlotte

Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at UNC Charlotte

The Office of International Programs welcomed former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to speak to UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff about his perspective on foreign policy, international security and the United States’ role on the global scale after the 2016 presidential election Dec. 1. Hagel, who is a registered  Republican, believes a lack of bipartisanship […]

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Graduate School launches third year of veteran assistantships

Graduate School launches third year of veteran assistantships

This year, three military veterans will be selected to receive assistantships for a graduate education with funding from the Graduate School. This funding, valued at $36,000 for master’s degree candidates and $45,000 for doctoral students, requires recipients to engage in tasks such as pursuing research under the guidance of a faculty member or working as […]

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Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

Demonstrators took to the streets of Uptown Charlotte once again Wednesday night after the news that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) Officer Brentley Vinson would not be charged for the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was shot and killed Sept. 20. According to the officers involved in the shooting, when they arrived on scene, Scott […]

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Campus Safety Walk reveals safety hazards

Campus Safety Walk reveals safety hazards

The members behind the annual Campus Safety Initiative has completed their report of potential safety hazards on campus after the Campus Safety Walk that occurred Nov. 10. During these walks, volunteers, along with Campus Police, patrol areas of campus and report any incidents of what they deem to be unsafe or make recommendations on how […]

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Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuiton increases for the 2017-18 academic years

Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuiton increases for the 2017-18 academic years

The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, made up of student leaders, met last week to discuss and vote on proposed budget suggestions for the 2017-18 academic years. The meeting was moderated by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Arthur Jackson and President of the Student Body Fahn Darkor. Members of the public were allowed to […]

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UNC Charlotte holds annual Veterans Day conference

UNC Charlotte holds annual Veterans Day conference

UNC Charlotte hosted their annual Veterans Day Conference on the third floor of the Popp & Martin Student Union. David Vacchi, the associate director of Student Veteran Affairs briefly spoke about UNC Charlotte’s veteran’s association before introducing the guest speaker for the night. “UNC Charlotte is home to a growing veteran population on campus and […]

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Poverty strikes the Popp & Martin Student Union

Poverty strikes the Popp & Martin Student Union

On Friday, Nov. 11, the Multicultural Resource Center hosted its annual poverty simulation in the Popp & Martin Student Union. Kimberly Turner, director of the Multicultural Resource Center, has been involved with the poverty simulation program for over two years. “The object of this experience is to sensitize participants to the day-to-day realities of life faced […]

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Sports

Niners Outduel Dukes, 77-63

Niners Outduel Dukes, 77-63

Behind four double-digit scorers, the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team defeated the Duquesne Dukes, 77-63, to finish their two-game road trip undefeated. Lefty Webster turned in another outstanding all-around performance with 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Niners and turn a close game into a blowout in the second half. Duquesne […]

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Charlotte snaps win streak with loss at Wake Forest

Charlotte snaps win streak with loss at Wake Forest

The Charlotte 49ers three-game winning streak ended in ugly fashion Tuesday night against Wake Forest, falling to the Demon Deacons 91-74 in Winston-Salem. “It was a disappointing loss for us tonight,” head coach Mark Price said. “You have to give credit to Wake Forest. They really came out and jumped on us early and we […]

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Dara Pearson: Role player extraordinaire

Dara Pearson: Role player extraordinaire

Last season, the 6-foot-3 forward was looking on from the bench, watching her teammates work hard on the court while she sat out the season as a redshirt. This season, Dara Pearson has had her name called numerous times from head coach Cara Consuegra, providing great minutes off the bench on offense and defense. “Dara […]

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Three schools, one player: The story of JC Washington

Three schools, one player: The story of JC Washington

New to the 49er basketball squad this season is junior college transfer JC Washington. The forward has taken advantage of all of the opportunities presented to him throughout his career. The Houston, Texas native began playing basketball in the seventh grade after being exposed to the game through his gym class. “My dad was a […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte hits the road to play Wake Forest

PREVIEW: Charlotte hits the road to play Wake Forest

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball is headed an hour north of the Queen City to play Wake Forest. The Tuesday night matchup in Winston-Salem will be the eighth all-time matchup between the two schools, with the Deamon Deacons leading the series 5-2 against Charlotte. This is the second of four games against a ‘Power 5’ […]

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Preview: Charlotte to Duel Duquesne

Preview: Charlotte to Duel Duquesne

After securing a 70-63 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers on Sunday afternoon, the Charlotte 49ers women’s team will look to end their business trip with another win. Next up on their platter is the Duquesne Dukes of the Atlantic-10 Conference, an opponent which used to play Charlotte every season. Scouting the Dukes The Duquesne Dukes […]

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Najee Garvin wins Conference-USA Freshman of the Week

Najee Garvin wins Conference-USA Freshman of the Week

Another year, another freshman bringing home the honor of Conference-USA Freshman of the Week honors. Najee Garvin, out of Lexington, S.C., brings home the accolade for his production last week in Charlotte’s three victories. Garvin averaged eight points and four rebounds on the week. Much of his production came off the bench when Charlotte needed […]

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Lifestyle

Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet TJ Vlahos and Corbin Wilson

Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet TJ Vlahos and Corbin Wilson

“My favorite thing about the holidays is all the decorations that get put up, everything looks so nice. I didn’t really ask for anything for Christmas just because I feel like I don’t really need anything, nothing’s a necessity. I hope it snows. I would really like to get some snow, I have family flying […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Stop Procrastinating

Five Reasons Why You Should Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination: one of the weaknesses that most of us have to face at least a few times in our lives. Putting our responsibilities off until the last possible moment may seem appealing at a first glance, but is it really worth it? While they might not fix the problem right away, these five reasons why […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Siarra Scott

Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Siarra Scott

“For Thanksgiving this year I will be with my dad’s side in Holly Springs. My mom is from Costa Rica and my dad is from Jamaica. Because I have a blended family we usually alternate where we go every day. We don’t eat the traditional Thanksgiving foods, except mac and cheese, I can eat that […]

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Motivation, Motivation, Motivation

Motivation, Motivation, Motivation

It’s that time of the year again when motivation is at its lowest around college campuses. Students are drained from midterms, skipping more and more classes and are trying to figure out how to pass a class with the least amount of effort. But this time is crucial for a successful semester, so how do […]

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#NTDaysOfDecember

#NTDaysOfDecember

Get the scissors, a pen and your camera out because December is right around the corner and there is far too much to do in so little time. Here I’ve narrowed it down for you to 31 things to do this month. You can start by doing one a day, or if you’re prone to […]

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International Niners: Part Three

International Niners: Part Three

this online-exclusive series is focused on the study abroad process to provide clarity and further information for UNC Charlotte students who are seeking to partake in an international education experience during their college years. The goal of this series is to encourage students to come out of their comfort zones and immerse themselves in global […]

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Why Toronto should be on your bucket list

Why Toronto should be on your bucket list

When people think about a big city, they think of New York City or maybe Charlotte since our school is right here. But, Toronto is a city very undermined for what it is. Being from Canada, I am a little biased, but no other place in the world takes my breath away like the city […]

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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ is an exercise in brutal style

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ is an exercise in brutal style

Style over substance. This is a term thrown around film critics like crazy, whether it be to describe something like “Avatar” or something like “Grace of Monaco,” the term is always used to describe a film that succeeds in looking pretty, but falters when anything story-related comes to the table. For any normal director, this […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Eagle Huntress’ soars

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Eagle Huntress’ soars

2016 hasn’t been a particularly great year for much outside of horror films, but two issues have reared their ugly heads the most this year: racism and sexism. In the divisive 2016 presidential election, the discourse behind both of these issues caused a social frenzy in bringing these issues to the forefront after going silent […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – Season 1

TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – Season 1

Would I have enjoyed this show more if I didn’t know what was coming? That’s the question I asked myself over the last two months when “Westworld,” HBO’s latest prestige drama, seemed to take over the cultural conversation. I’m still wrestling with how I feel about the show. At times, it was a perfect example […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘La La Land’ actually is as good as everyone says it is

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘La La Land’ actually is as good as everyone says it is

Hype can be a real killer sometimes. With Oscar season in full swing, audiences are treated to the cream of the crop of films released in the year during the final three months known as “Awards Season.” This is the time when guilds big and small (including my own North Carolina Film Critics Association) votes […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Sing Me a Song’

TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Sing Me a Song’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 7 of “The Walking Dead” Season 7 of “The Walking Dead” has been incredibly polarizing to fans, with many calling it the worst season of the series. Others have come to appreciate the slow world-building and the rising action to an all-out war between the communities and The Saviors. […]

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Fine Singing, Fine People

Fine Singing, Fine People

The Finer Niners, the only a cappella group at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, took the stage wearing formal attire after an introduction by Rachel Burrow, a sophomore. The pieces they sang included recent hits such as “Closer,” originally by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, as well as “Uptown Funk,” originally by Mark Ronson […]

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Gaming Roundup: December 2016

Gaming Roundup: December 2016

“Super Mario Maker” – Dec. 2 for 3DS After a well-received outing on the Wii U, “Super Mario Maker” is now making its way to the 3DS. The game features the same creation tools, 100 lives mode and the ability to switch between past Mario games art styles, though lacks the ability to share courses […]

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Opinion

Op-Ed: Commercials give television a bad name

Op-Ed: Commercials give television a bad name

As I’m sure many of you have experienced, often when I arrive at my home after a long day of classes, I like to unwind by watching a little television.  For many of you, this may mean you will spend a couple of hours binge-watching the latest fad on Netflix. However, since I do not […]

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Op-Ed: Lessons in Hope

Op-Ed: Lessons in Hope

On Jan. 13, 2016, I penned an opinion-editorial for this newspaper on New Year’s resolutions and the need to do away with them entirely. In that piece I lamented that 2015 had been “an awful year for the world.” I wrote that “at the beginning of 2015 I held so much hope for the year […]

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Op-Ed: Standing Rock’s Stand

Op-Ed: Standing Rock’s Stand

Thanksgiving might be my favorite holiday. It is certainly my favorite secular holiday, though not at all because of the mythology and imagery around it. I love Thanksgiving in spite of its story, which attempts to normalize the colonization of this continent and genocidal actions towards the indigenous peoples of this land. I love every […]

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Op-Ed: The Death of Fidel

Op-Ed: The Death of Fidel

  My grandfather has called many times with false news of the death of Fidel Castro, originating from who knows where. But on Friday, that news was finally real. I watched as CNN aired a pre-recorded segment about Castro’s life and the Revolution that he sparked, a segment they had probably been prepared to air […]

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Op-Ed: Marxism for Mary

Op-Ed: Marxism for Mary

In the week since the election, Hillary Clinton has said “we owe [Donald Trump] an open mind and a chance to lead.” President Barack Obama said that “we are now all wishing for [Trump’s] success in uniting and leading the country.” Even the AFL-CIO has come out and said that “if he is willing to […]

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Satire: Ruminations on dating

Satire: Ruminations on dating

As Thanksgiving break approaches, there are three things I know I have to look forward to. An assortment of delicious foods, an assortment of delicious family arguments and about 85 people asking me how my dating life is going. “Are you dating anyone?” “Who’s the lucky girl?” “You know, I’ll bet you have all the […]

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Op-Ed: What do we lose when we settle?

Op-Ed: What do we lose when we settle?

In rhetoric, the lesser evil principle extends back as far as the Greek myth of Scylla and Charybdis in Homer. In the story, Scylla is a monster who manifested itself as a six-headed rock while Charybdis materialized as a whirlpool, both of whom were located in the sea between Italy and Sicily. Odysseus had to choose […]

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Photos

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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UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week Photos

UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week Photos

Last week, UNC Charlotte held its annual Sustainability Week. Events this year included a Campus Cleanup, the Transportation Fair, and a Student Gathering. Each event worked to spread sustainable ideas and get students involved on campus to create green projects. Stand out organizations include Charlotte Green Initiative, Earth Club, and the Garden Club. Photos by […]

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Center City Lecture Series

Center City Lecture Series

A discussion about post-traumatic growth in clinical practice was lead by Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Both speakers are professors of psychology and practicing psychologists. The conversation was introduced with a humorous yet informative presentation delivered by Lawrence Calhoun. Later, the conversation continued with a lecture from Richard Tedeschi. […]

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“We Hear You” Dance Performance

“We Hear You” Dance Performance

Students performed a dance in front of Kennedy last Tuesday in response to the recent protests and the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Photos by Austin Chaney.

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