News

2015-16 Student Government Association election results announced

2015-16 Student Government Association election results announced

The results for the 2015-16 Student Government Association (SGA) elections have been announced, with over 2,000 members of the student body participating in elections. On the ballot this year were changes to the Student Body Constitution, including no longer requiring a 10 percent vote of the student body to impeach within SGA, and no longer […]

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UNC Charlotte to host 10th anniversary International Women’s Day Celebration

UNC Charlotte to host 10th anniversary International Women’s Day Celebration

On Thursday, March 26, UNC Charlotte’s International Student Scholar Office (ISSO) will host their 10th anniversary of International Women’s Day celebration. The event is held each year to honor and celebrate women throughout the world who are working to make it a better place. ISSO especially encourages students, faculty and staff who have female figures […]

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KEEPING WATCH features city of creeks exhibit at Center City Building

KEEPING WATCH features city of creeks exhibit at Center City Building

On March 27, KEEPING WATCH kicks off the second part of its three year initiative with an exhibit opening at the Projective Eye Gallery at the UNC Charlotte Center City. Their latest project is titled “KEEPING WATCH on WATER: City of Creeks.” KEEPING WATCH was organized by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and College of […]

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SGA update: March 19

SGA update: March 19

The Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting March 19. SGA banquet At the end of the term, members of all three branches of student government will dine together to commemorate this past session. During the award, Student Body Vice President and Head of SGA Ruthie Schorr will be awarding a […]

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Q&A with Olympian Shawn Johnson

Q&A with Olympian Shawn Johnson

Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson spoke at in McKnight Hall on March 19 as a part of the Center for Leadership Development’s Forty-Niner Forum. Niner Times sat down for an exclusive interview with Johnson before her speech to learn more about her life and Olympic career. Q: Talk to me about the experience of being […]

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Serio gives State of the University Address at Lunchtime Student Talk with chancellor

Serio gives State of the University Address at Lunchtime Student Talk with chancellor

On Thursday, March 19, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois and Student Body President Steven Serio came together for a lunchtime discussion. The discussion included an interactive Q&A between UNC Charlotte students and Dubois, along with free food for attendees. The event was hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA). To close out the lunchtime conversation, […]

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Sports

Mark Price Announced as Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Mark Price Announced as Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Mark Price is a well-known name in the basketball community; his 12-year NBA career was full of awards and accolades, including all-star games, first-team selections and the second best career free throw percentage in NBA history (.904). Price isn’t just a well-respected name in basketball, but he’s also the new head coach of the Charlotte […]

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The 49ers fall short against the Catamounts

The 49ers fall short against the Catamounts

The Charlotte 49ers softball team faced Western Carolina University for a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 25 at D.L. Phillips Complex. Charlotte came into the match having scored 26 runs in their four wins last week and looked to continue their hot hitting; however, they were held to only one run in a 5-1 Catamount victory […]

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Niners fall 8-6 against in-state rival Wake Forest

Niners fall 8-6 against in-state rival Wake Forest

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team concluded a four-game road trip on Tuesday evening with a match-up against in-state rival Wake Forest. The Niners delivered 12 hits at the dish, but couldn’t overcome a five-run second inning by the Demon Deacons, falling 8-6 in non-conference action. “I told them again after the game that we keep […]

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Track and Field closes successful weekend at 49er Classic

Track and Field closes successful weekend at 49er Classic

The Charlotte 49ers hosted the 49er Classic this weekend at the Belk Track and Field Center. The three-day event was successful for Charlotte, as the women’s side led the team. “The meet went well,” said Charlotte head coach Robert Olesen. “As we transition to the outdoor season, we are working through the balance of increased […]

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Niners can’t complete late rally, fall 7-5 against FIU

Niners can’t complete late rally, fall 7-5 against FIU

Charlotte would like to forget the previous meeting at FIU, which turned into a landslide of 23 runs behind a poor defensive outing. In todays game, although more suspenseful, Charlotte (7-11, 1-8) continued to struggle with three errors FIU took advantage of to edge out the 49ers 7-5. The Panthers would draw first blood to lead off the […]

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49ers Softball shuts out Marshall

49ers Softball shuts out Marshall

After a long road trip, the Charlotte 49ers returned home to host Marshall (17-8, 3-3 C-USA) for only their second home game in five weeks.The 49ers had full support in a packed stadium and sported pink jerseys in light of raising money for “Strikeout cancer awareness.” Lexi Betancourt got the start and has been on a […]

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Lifestyle

Foodie Friday: Panera pastry’s

Foodie Friday: Panera pastry’s

Growing up, I have always had a major sweet tooth and loved anything filled with sugar and chocolate. This past weekend, my friend and I went to Panera to taste test some of Panera’s smoothies and we ended up ordering a bunch of sweets as well. The first treat we tasted was the Pumpkin Muffie, which is basically […]

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Drink of the week: Red Bull Cherry Edition

Drink of the week: Red Bull Cherry Edition

We are in the downward slope of the semester. Professors are starting to talk about final exams and papers, and long nights in the library or by the light of a desk lamp are quickly approaching. That being said, caffeine consumption across campus is skyrocketing. If you’re not in the mood for a coffee or […]

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Workout Wednesday: switch up your tredmill workout

Workout Wednesday: switch up your tredmill workout

Let’s face it; out of all the dull and boring pieces of equipment in the gym, the treadmill sits near the top of the list. A treadmill can be great for walking or running indoors during foul weather and warming up before you hit the weight room. Yet, many people still despise stepping foot this […]

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Foodie Friday: guilt free snacks

Foodie Friday: guilt free snacks

Lately, I have been on the hunt for tasty and guilt free foods to snack on instead of the abundance of chocolate and Girl Scout cookies that are usually in my pantry. When I was in Costco last week, I picked up the most delicious snack food that I could not believe that was actually […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Your Tea teatoxes

Thirsty Thursday: Your Tea teatoxes

Teatoxes are all the rage right now. From weight loss tea to energy tea, the company, Your Tea, has everything you would need for the perfect tea. I first discovered Your Tea through Instagram and every post that I saw about it had amazing results so I knew I had to try it out myself. […]

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Workout Wednesday: what is wrong with your workout?

Workout Wednesday: what is wrong with your workout?

As a part of a healthy lifestyle, we all exercise to stay fit. Some of us enjoy a runners high, while some of us prefer to pump some iron. Others practice more peaceful activities such as yoga or tai chi. When it comes to any physical activity, most all of it is beneficial. However, too […]

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A&E

Preferred Parking pulls up to UNCC

Preferred Parking pulls up to UNCC

  I can’t believe the auditorium isn’t packed. Samuel J. Comroe and Drew Lynch brought a new level of humor to McKnight Hall Friday, March 21. One has Tourette Syndrome, the other stutters and instead of using their disabilities as a crutch, the Preferred Parking duo uses their adversities as fuel for their funny. After […]

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DTCV finds their sound

DTCV finds their sound

Fresh from their performance at South by South West 2015, French American duo, DTCV (Detective) prepares for their third full length album, Uptime. “I like that word and I wasn’t really sure if it was a word and then I looked it up and saw all these technical things,” French singer song-writer and vocalist, Guylaine […]

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Christopher Newman, the making of a filmmaker

Christopher Newman, the making of a filmmaker

Fade in. Christopher Newman sits at a small table in the corner of a coffee shop on campus. A small black coffee sits on the table in front of him. His attire is a balance of rugged and class, with a plain simple shirt, skinny jeans and shoes resembling John Varvatos. Newman’s bushy beard gives […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” continues what the first film started, take that as you will.

MOVIE REVIEW: “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” continues what the first film started, take that as you will.

I love young adult fiction, it’s no secret, I’ve said it before in my other reviews and I’m saying it again now. I read “Divergent” and it’s ensuing installments and enjoyed the world it created, albeit a weak third entry to end the series. The first “Divergent” movie was a good adaption of a good […]

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CAB Opens the Mic to Students

CAB Opens the Mic to Students

Photos by Makeedah Baker. Tuesday, March 17 UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board invited students to sing, dance, tell a joke or deliver a poem at After Hours in Cone University Center.

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CAB Spring Talent Show

CAB Spring Talent Show

Photos by Chris Crews. Performing in front of a crowd takes guts. So I’ll start by saying, salute to all those that participated in CAB’s Spring Talent Show, Thursday, March 12 in McKnight Hall. The opening act, Morgan Jones began the show on a high note with “Love on Top” by Beyoncé. A big song […]

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Opinion

OP-ED: Don’t bring your contagious illness into the classroom

OP-ED: Don’t bring your contagious illness into the classroom

As winter leaves us, and the general chill of past weeks dissipates, we are reintroduced to the season of blooming flowers, warm weather and, most importantly, allergies. With allergies come illnesses, and with illnesses come great responsibilities. Nothing is noble about projecting yourself on an unwilling audience, so why is coming to school or going […]

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OP-ED: Don’t confuse a big head for an open mind

OP-ED: Don’t confuse a big head for an open mind

Ah, springtime – the weather is changing, the birds are chirping and Pastor Gary is yelling at the sorority sisters walking by that they will be going to “you know where” for wearing those infamous high wasted booty shorts. Most of us that walk by the Belk Tower regularly have encountered this fire and brimstone […]

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OP-ED: Summer classes are a viable option for catching up or getting ahead on credit hours

OP-ED: Summer classes are a viable option for catching up or getting ahead on credit hours

We are already in late March and summer is quickly approaching. More exciting than summer itself is the opportunities it brings. For some, that opportunity is summer school, registration for which opened March 23. Summer school is important for a number of reasons. Summer school provides an opportunity for students to increase their grade point […]

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OP-ED: Iggy Azalea is the face of problematic and blatant cultural appropriation in hip hop

OP-ED: Iggy Azalea is the face of problematic and blatant cultural appropriation in hip hop

Australian born rapper Iggy Azalea invaded our radios last summer with her hit song “Fancy.” As Atlanta rapper T.I.’s protégé, Azalea delivers her raps in a Southern black drawl, uses hip hop slang and twerks in almost all her performances, despite being white and hailing from a rural town on the opposite side of the […]

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OP-ED: The education system puts too much focus on the past and not enough on students’ modern rights

OP-ED: The education system puts too much focus on the past and not enough on students’ modern rights

As a high school student, I always enjoyed history. I enjoyed learning about the different U.S. presidents, how our nation was formed and the stock market crash. There was always one question that I seemed to ask myself, though: Haven’t I been learning the same history since the fourth grade? Who led the Confederate states […]

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OP-ED: U.S. Rep. Alma Adams is the politician we need

OP-ED: U.S. Rep. Alma Adams is the politician we need

North Carolinians are looking for a political lightning rod. Specifically in Mecklenburg County, we see and hear the same names. It gets old receiving the same results. That’s why people like N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson are so important to those who care about or study politics. Jackson’s campaign messages turned into floor speeches in the […]

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Photos

Photos: Sanskrit Gallery

Photos: Sanskrit Gallery

Photos by Chris Crews.

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Photos: Holi Moli

Photos: Holi Moli

Photos by Linnea Stoops & Makeedah Baker.

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49ers Mens Soccer Wins Exhibition against Charlotte Independence 2-1

49ers Mens Soccer Wins Exhibition against Charlotte Independence 2-1

Photos by Chris Crews and Ben Robson.

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SGA Presidential Debate 2015

SGA Presidential Debate 2015

Photos by Chris Crews.

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Photos: Students enjoy heavy snowfall ahead of Spring Break

Photos: Students enjoy heavy snowfall ahead of Spring Break

With forecasts of heavy snow Wednesday night, UNC Charlotte cancelled classes and students headed outside to enjoy the latest round of winter weather before next week’s Spring Break. Photos by Benjamin Robson, Linnea Stoops and Makeedah Baker.

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Photos: Winter Weather strikes UNC Charlotte

Photos: Winter Weather strikes UNC Charlotte

Students were greeted with snow and ice on Monday afternoon, which transformed the campus’ signature red brick into a slippery white and cancelled classes as UNC Charlotte staff worked to clean it up. Photos by Linnea Stoops, Makeedah Baker and Aleena Oliveira.

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