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Campus construction update: New halls, more parking and other projects

Campus construction update: New halls, more parking and other projects

 Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction on several large, multi-million dollar projects ramped up over the summer at UNC Charlotte. Here are the new, ongoing and complete construction projects students can expect to see upon their return to campus this fall. Health and Wellness Center will stay under construction throughout the year A $66 million […]

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Baseball’s new practice facility roof collapses during construction

Baseball’s new practice facility roof collapses during construction

The roof of the 49ers new indoor practice facility collapsed today, injuring one. The Charlotte 49ers have been making a lot of changes this year, including introducing projects for new indoor practice facilities for both baseball and softball. The construction of the baseball practice facility has been making a lot of headway this summer. It seemed a lot […]

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Debt and discrimination: what it means to be LGBTQ+ and in debt

Debt and discrimination: what it means to be LGBTQ+ and in debt

The phrase “student loan debt” no doubt evokes anxiety in most college students. However, this worry is more potent for some groups than others. A report by Student Loan Hero found that 60 percent of LGBTQ+ student loan borrowers regret taking on debt, compared with 45 percent of student loan borrowers in the general population. […]

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Thousands visit greenhouse to witness blooming of 10-year-old plant

Thousands visit greenhouse to witness blooming of 10-year-old plant

Wake up and smell the… Rotney? “Rotney the Magnifiscent,” that is. Thursday at 5 p.m., the Titan Arum Flower reached full bloom for the first time in 10 years. Thousands are expected to visit McMillan Greenhouse to catch a deadly whiff of Rotney, nicknamed the “corpse flower” for its notorious funk. Titan Arums are also […]

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University mourns the loss of Polly Rogers

University mourns the loss of Polly Rogers

UNC Charlotte student Polly Rogers was riding a party bus to Uptown when she fell out of the emergency window and then was struck by two vehicles. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. Rogers recently celebrated her 20th birthday and was a sophomore. She was studying special education and was a member […]

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Student killed after falling from party bus

Student killed after falling from party bus

Polly Miranda Rogers, a 20-year-old student, was killed Tuesday night after falling from a party bus window and then being hit by two vehicles, according to Charlotte Observer and WSOC. The Charlotte Party Charters bus was on North Tryon Street near the intersection of Sugar Creek Road when the incident occurred at around 10:25 p.m. She fell […]

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Sports

Baseball’s new practice facility roof collapses during construction

Baseball’s new practice facility roof collapses during construction

The roof of the 49ers new indoor practice facility collapsed today, injuring one. The Charlotte 49ers have been making a lot of changes this year, including introducing projects for new indoor practice facilities for both baseball and softball. The construction of the baseball practice facility has been making a lot of headway this summer. It seemed a lot […]

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Charlotte takes series against WKU

Charlotte takes series against WKU

Charlotte (27-20, 13-10 C-USA) continued their late season hot streak against WKU (21-26. 11-13 C-USA). The three-game series started off with a low-scoring affair and ended with an intense slug-fest. Game 1: Charlotte 4, WKU 2 Game 1 was the quietest of the three games offensively, thanks to Charlotte’s senior pitcher Josh Maciejewski’s 8.2 inning […]

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Year in review

Year in review

The 2017-18 year flew by, take a minute and look back at some of the top moments from this year. Women’s golf tees off for the first time The team was added to the lineup in an effort to offer more women’s athletics after football was brought in. Coach Holly Clark started laying the foundation […]

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49ers host Green-White game

49ers host Green-White game

This past Saturday, the Charlotte 49ers took the field and the lights came on for the sixth annual Spring Game. This coming fall season will be Charlotte’s fourth season as an FBS level program and as a member of Conference USA. “It’s just a matter of people seeing us now for three full seasons in Division One football, so […]

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Charlotte pitching shuts down High Point

Charlotte pitching shuts down High Point

Charlotte scored five unanswered runs to make up for an early two-run deficit to beat High Point 5-2. High Point (20-16) broke a scoreless ballgame up in the fourth getting a couple of two-out runs for a 2-0 lead. Tanner Wells drove in the first with a two-out double down the left field line. JJ […]

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Back to the lab

Back to the lab

March Madness has just ended. Villanova won the title on the men’s side, while Notre Dame hit two consecutive buzzer beaters in the Final Four to win the title for the women. At Charlotte, the offseason women’s basketball workouts have started up, and there’s a familiar face in the gym: Tanisha Wright. However, Wright is […]

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Lifestyle

SURVIVAL GUIDE: Light rail 101

SURVIVAL GUIDE: Light rail 101

Congratulations! You picked UNC Charlotte as your school, which means you are enrolled at one of the few universities in the country with a train on campus. With just your student ID, you have the power to travel to some the best parts of Charlotte — NoDa, Uptown and South End — without ever getting in […]

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SURVIVAL GUIDE: Where to eat when eating off campus

SURVIVAL GUIDE: Where to eat when eating off campus

On-campus eating is not half bad. SoVi is actually pretty great. We have Chick-fil-A, Bojangles’ and my personal favorite, Panda Express. But there are days when you want to venture off campus just for fun. In that case, check out these two options. Option 1: Cheap, close and good These are the local spots “where all […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Other Boleyn Girl By Philippa Gregory

BOOK REVIEW: The Other Boleyn Girl By Philippa Gregory

Poor Mary Boleyn. That’s all I could think as I read The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. Being a major history nerd and an even bigger Henry VIII nerd, my mom recommended this book to me to feed into both obsessions. She is a staunch Philippa Gregory fan and raves about her historical fiction […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell

BOOK REVIEW: Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell

I love Young Adult novels. There, I said it. I’m 20 years old and I feel giddy when I read about simplistic relationship standards. Maybe it’s the mixture of realistic and unrealistic that keeps me enchanted, or the simple language that lets me get lost in 114 pages in one hour, but Fangirl by Rainbow […]

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Book Review: White Oleander By Janet Fitch

Book Review: White Oleander By Janet Fitch

For months, my mom had been telling me to read White Oleander by Janet Fitch, and for months, I had been putting it off. My list of to-read books is too long for my preference, but it’s also inconvenient that I’m a college student who has virtually no time to read (hence, why my New […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Register For Classes Outside of Your Major

Five Reasons Why You Should Register For Classes Outside of Your Major

Every student’s ultimate goal in college is to graduate with a specific degree that will get them the job they desire. Once general education classes are complete, it’s all about registering for classes that count towards your major. Though the goal is to be proficient in a particular field of study, many universities encourage students […]

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A&E

Throwback Comics – ‘Superman: Secret Origin’

Throwback Comics – ‘Superman: Secret Origin’

WARNING: This article contains spoilers. Read at your own risk! When it comes superhero origin stories, they’re always updating the mythos surrounding them; Superman is no different. His origin has been updated numerous times; John Byrne’s “Man of Steel” (not the 2013 Zack Snyder film) and Mark Waid’s “Birthright” have managed to do this successfully. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

With director Christopher McQuarrie and actor Tom Cruise returning for more nerve-wracking action and phenomenal storytelling, the sixth chapter in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has arrived. Even as its leading man nears his 60’s, and the breath-taking stunts of the series couldn’t possibly get any more intense, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” didn’t pull any punches […]

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Throwback Comics – ‘Batman: Birth of the Demon’

Throwback Comics – ‘Batman: Birth of the Demon’

WARNING: This article contains spoilers. Read at your own risk! When it comes superhero villains, Batman is regarded for containing a gallery of quality villains: The Joker, Two-Face, Penguin, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Scarecrow, the list goes on.  Then we have Ra’s Al Ghul, a villain who is quite unique in his […]

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Gaming Roundup: Summer Edition 2018

Gaming Roundup: Summer Edition 2018

“Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion” – June 14 for Switch Starting off the month of June is the release of a giant expansion for the Nintendo-exclusive shooter “Splatoon 2.” The game regularly receives new maps, weapons and clothes for free on its multiplayer side, but with this DLC adding a new campaign of 80 levels, the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘People Like Us’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘People Like Us’

Spoiler Warning for the Mid-Season Premiere (Season 4, Episode 9) of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed. Season 4 of “Fear the Walking Dead” has drastically changed the series forever. With the crossover of Morgan, the introductions of tons […]

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Smashing Pumpkins – “Siamese Dream” 25 Years Later

Smashing Pumpkins – “Siamese Dream” 25 Years Later

“Siamese Dream” came at a time where Grunge was king. It was a victim of circumstance as any upcoming and promising band was dubbed “the Next Nirvana.” Major record labels did everything they could to milk out Grunge. Smashing Pumpkins were no exception to this due to the unprecedented success of their debut album, “Gish.” […]

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Opinion

Adjunct Appreciation

Adjunct Appreciation

According to the American Association of University Professors, only 21 percent of professors in the United States were full-time tenured faculty in 2011. In the same report, it was also found that 51 percent of college faculty are only part-time workers and another 19 percent are non-tenure track. Although it may not always be the […]

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A Little Rouge

A Little Rouge

The cosmetics industry has evolved into an industry worth over and estimated $80 billion, and growing. Makeup has been around for thousands of years, but with the rise of social media and millennial’s craving for self-expression, the cosmetic industry is booming. Although the cosmetics industry continues to swell, so does the controversy surrounding it. Cosmetic […]

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The Art of Disagreement

The Art of Disagreement

When was the last time you walked away from a disagreement (especially a political one) feeling good about yourself? If you are anything like me, the answer might pre-date your awkward middle school years or maybe even your first words.  Maybe that’s just the way disputation happens—arguing isn’t supposed to make you feel good, is […]

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The Dignity  in Dying

The Dignity in Dying

Imagine being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Your faculties start failing you slowly; your eyesight, then you motor ability. You start forget names and people. You need help eating and walking. You are in constant pain and don’t see and ending near. You are desperate for relief, but you know the pain it would cause […]

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Effective Discipline

Effective Discipline

A sentence I’ve said all my life that shocked my peers: I’ve never been spanked. When that came out of my mouth, people always said they were jealous of me. I always responded by saying that my mother didn’t need to spank me, and also she didn’t feel it would punish me as well as […]

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Security Check

Security Check

It’s been said before that it’s problematic how desensitized I am when it comes to how slack campus safety has been this past month. Personally, I would not call my reactions desensitized, but I’m not necessarily shocked by these comments either. Why would I be surprised when nothing is being done to stop what’s going […]

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Photos

Photos: Families Belong Together Protest

Photos: Families Belong Together Protest

Civilians peacefully protest at First Ward Park in Uptown Charlotte on Friday night as part of the nationwide Families Belong Together march. Civilians protest in backlash of ICE and President Trump’s new policies concerning immigrant family separation and child detention camps. Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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Photos: Luke Bryan What Makes You Country Tour

Photos: Luke Bryan What Makes You Country Tour

Luke Bryan and opener Jon Pardi perform a leg of their 2018 tour at PNC Music Pavillion on Friday night. Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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Holi Moli 2018

Holi Moli 2018

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor.

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Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor.

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Photos: Niner Central is now open

Photos: Niner Central is now open

Niner Central is a single location in the Cone building for multiple services including financial aid, student accounts, billing and tuition, and more. Photos by Darius Simms.

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Campus Cleanup 2018

Campus Cleanup 2018

Photos by Jordan Gorski.

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