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Police Blotter May 9-16

Police Blotter May 9-16

Accident May 9 Alumni Way, officers took a report regarding a hit and run. Driver of vehicle one stated she was backing out of a parking spot when she was hit by vehicle two. Driver of vehicle two was coming from the Cone deck to exit out of PVA 7 and stated that driver one […]

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UNC Charlotte team competes in EPA’s People, Prosperity and Planet National Sustainable Design Expo

UNC Charlotte team competes in EPA’s People, Prosperity and Planet National Sustainable Design Expo

In 2013, UNC Charlotte assistant professor Mona Azarbayjani led an interdisciplinary effort with more than three dozen UNC Charlotte students, and faculty to the biannual Solar Decathlon. The competition, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, featured 19 academic teams amongst which the UNC Charlotte team won the popular-vote People’s Choice Award, and […]

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SGA update: April 23

SGA update: April 23

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their final Student Senate legislative meeting of the year April 23. Although this is the last official meeting, senate is considering the idea of holding a short five-minute meeting next week to swear in two potential additions to SGA, but the decision is not final. All of […]

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UNC Charlotte holds 23rd annual Earth Day Festival

UNC Charlotte holds 23rd annual Earth Day Festival

With music played on wooden instruments by skilled musicians, earth-friendly activities and countless ways to learn about saving the earth, Wednesday, April 22 marked UNC Charlotte’s 23rd annual Earth Day Festival. The festival was comprised of roughly 30 vendors which set up tables on campus between the COED and CCHS buildings. The vendors, such UNC […]

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Reading Day 2015

Reading Day 2015

As the spring semester come to an end we thought it would fun to see what students are up to during reading day. As it is tradition, a reading day is set aside by the college to study for final exams. Congratulations to everyone that made it though the semester and good luck on exams […]

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Hundreds participate in #NickStrong soccer tournament, over $1,000 raised

Hundreds participate in #NickStrong soccer tournament, over $1,000 raised

Photos by Jordan Snyder. Twenty-six teams made up of UNC Charlotte students participated in the #NickStrong Soccer Tournament on Tuesday, April 21. The tournament was organized by UNC Charlotte’s women’s soccer team to support Nick Newberry, a Junior who suffered a traumatic head injury after falling down a flight of stairs in March. Teams paid […]

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Sports

Interview and a game of HORSE with Braxton Ogbueze

Interview and a game of HORSE with Braxton Ogbueze

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team did not meet expectations last season, in which they were picked to finish third in the pre-season Conference USA rankings. Fast forward to May, and things are very different around the program. Alan Major and his staff were let go, making room for the splashy hire of former NBA great, […]

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Logan sherer lifts Niner baseball to fourth straight victory

Logan sherer lifts Niner baseball to fourth straight victory

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team continued their winning ways on Tuesday night, capturing a 9-5 victory over Gardner-Webb inside Robert and Miriam Hayes Stadium. Sophomore Logan Sherer blasted a grand slam and delivered a career-high five RBIs to propel the Niners to their fourth consecutive win. “We really have a lot of respect for Gardner-Webb,” […]

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Niner baseball sweeps UAB on the road

Niner baseball sweeps UAB on the road

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team was in Birmingham, Ala. this weekend for a three-game series against the Blazers of UAB. The 49ers escaped with a three game sweep in a wild trio of contests. Charlotte was able to grab a 6-0 victory in the first game Friday night behind a strong performance from starting pitcher […]

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Charlotte softball goes 1-2 in weekend duel

Charlotte softball goes 1-2 in weekend duel

The Charlotte 49ers softball team competed in a three-game series this weekend at Western Kentucky. Friday evening’s game ended in a disappointing 1-0 loss for Charlotte. Both teams struggled offensively the whole game. Chelsea Lisikatos was the lone 49er with a hit in game one. The only run of the game was scored in the […]

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Geoghegan pitches complete game, Niners win 6-0

Geoghegan pitches complete game, Niners win 6-0

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team snapped a six-game losing skid with a dominant 6-0 victory over the UAB Blazers on Friday night. The Niners handed the ball to southpaw Sean Geoghegan, who controlled the game from start to finish dealing his first complete-game shutout. Geoghegan (5-3) allowed just six hits in the series opener, fanning […]

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Off-season transfers create turmoil for Charlotte basketball

Off-season transfers create turmoil for Charlotte basketball

College basketball programs shift and change every off-season. Once they play their last game, transfers and new recruits start to go into and out of the program. In Charlotte’s case, there has been an abundance of transfers leaving the Queen City over the past couple of years. Ever since Alan Major took over, players have […]

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Lifestyle

BYOB: “I’ll Meet You There” by Heather Demetrios

BYOB: “I’ll Meet You There” by Heather Demetrios

  Just recently published, “Ill Meet You There” is Heather Demetrios’ seventh novel release.   Let’s be honest; I bought this novel purely based on how beautiful the cover is. Old, vintage, rusted motel signs in the foreground of an off-screen sunset. I love everything this cover suggests about the novel. A classic, eccentric setting […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Butterbeer Frappuccino/Latte

Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Butterbeer Frappuccino/Latte

Students and professors alike have probably heard of Starbucks’ elusive “Secret Menu.” Packed with over 200 different recipes, they’d never be able to fit it all on that black board behind the front counter. Today, we’re going to delve into the mysteries before us with Starbucks’ secret “Butterbeer Frappuccino.” Straight out of Hogsmead, this is […]

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Study snacks

Study snacks

It happens to all of us, when finals week comes around, we have no time to be planning meals and cooking up healthy dinners. Instead we rely on caffeine and energy drinks to accompany us during those all-nighters at the library. But running purely on caffeine can be unhealthy and even dangerous. Here are some […]

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Foodie Friday: chicken casserole

Foodie Friday: chicken casserole

Sometimes it’s really hard to find a recipe that is simple and cheap that tastes just like grandma’s home cooking. Even those who can’t cook can follow these simple directions to fool dinner guests into thinking you’re a pro. What you need: two cans of cream of chicken soup 1.5 pounds of packaged chicken breast one can […]

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Foodie Friday: smoothie bowls

Foodie Friday: smoothie bowls

I have been wanting to find a delicious, filling and healthy meal to indulge in for the morning and I have finally found the best recipes for smoothie bowls. Smoothie bowls are all of the rage now and are so easy to customize and really make your own. One of my favorite things about smoothie […]

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Thirsty Thursday: make your own caramel macchiato

Thirsty Thursday: make your own caramel macchiato

One of Starbucks’ most popular drinks is definitely the Caramel Macchiato for the summer and winter. I know that it is my favorite drink to indulge in, especially the hot version. I used to always go to Starbucks first thing in the morning before class and spend all of my DB on Caramel Macchiatos until […]

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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the rare sequel that is just as good as the original

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the rare sequel that is just as good as the original

Confession time: I’m a chorus kid, always have been, always will be. In fact, as I write this, I am running backstage tech for my former high school chorus’ spring concert. So it comes as no surprise that “Pitch Perfect” would be right up my alley. Confession time again: I loved “Pitch Perfect” and thought […]

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‘Aurora’ movie trailer review

‘Aurora’ movie trailer review

After more than 15 years and countless films, I think it’s safe to say that science fiction is my favorite genre. A little mainstream in many cases, yes, but nothing has entertained me quite like the intense visuals, gorgeous soundtracks and larger-than-life stories of a well done sci-fi movie. 2015 is a banner year for […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ truly is the perfect summer blockbuster

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ truly is the perfect summer blockbuster

What a lovely day indeed. Confession time: “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” is my favorite Mad Max movie. I’m sorry, but it had to be said. Perhaps it’s the expanded world or my love of Hollywood divas that I would of course pick the one starring Tina Turner. Now, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has certainly taken […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Hot Pursuit” commits the biggest felony of all…not being funny

MOVIE REVIEW: “Hot Pursuit” commits the biggest felony of all…not being funny

Oscars don’t mean anything anymore. Look around, Jennifer Lawrence was in Serena, Julianne Moore was in Seventh Son, Sean Penn and Javier Barden were in The Gunman and Reese Witherspoon is in Hot Pursuit. Oh how the mighty have fallen. I didn’t expect much from Hot Pursuit, but what I did expect wasn’t even there. I expected to find a lighthearted, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” saves itself from being another repetitive superhero film

MOVIE REVIEW: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” saves itself from being another repetitive superhero film

The Avengers was a feat of mastery of an incredibly epic proportion, plain and simple. Joss Whedon created something the film community had not seen before, an ambitious and bold piece of filmmaking that worked, down to a T. We had never seen anything of this size and originality before and it’s hard to say that […]

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Young Jules -‘Shine’

Young Jules -‘Shine’

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Opinion

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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OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

It’s only the first half of 2015, and already, four people have declared their candidacy for next year’s presidential elections: Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio for the Republican Party. If statistics from the last two presidential elections hold, our generation will vote overwhelmingly in favor of whoever […]

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OP-ED: Why you should go to the Gold Reel Student Film Festival

OP-ED: Why you should go to the Gold Reel Student Film Festival

Music, art, culture and love – it’s more than just that vitamin C we don’t get our recommended daily dose of. The second annual Gold Reel Student Film Festival takes place April 25, at 5 p.m. in the McKnight Hall in the Cone Center. Short films, music videos and documentaries will be shown to celebrate […]

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OP-ED: The woes of Greek life

OP-ED: The woes of Greek life

Having experienced Greek life, specifically sororities, at two different universities in my college career, I have gained a similar perspective from both institutions. I used to say every school is different in regards to its Greek life, thinking some schools are more severe than others. But are they really? If you’re not familiar with the […]

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OP-ED: Music without meaning has an important place in our culture

OP-ED: Music without meaning has an important place in our culture

Pop hits, radio anthems and club bangers – none of these would be considered particularly deep or thought provoking. Instead, many audiophiles and music heads scowl in disgust when such a track is brought to their attention. But like all other art mediums, there are some pieces which simply mean nothing, and that’s OK. In […]

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Photos

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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Photos: Holi Moli

Photos: Holi Moli

Photos by Linnea Stoops & Makeedah Baker.

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