News

The Scoop: Student Government Association’s news update for June 28

The Scoop: Student Government Association’s news update for June 28

Last week Student Body President Fahn Darkor participated in a discussion and planning meeting for the new Official Ring Program at UNC Charlotte. The unveiling event is scheduled for September 16. The new official ring will be available to seniors graduating in the fall. Darkor also met with the adviser for the Student 49er Club (previously Niner […]

Continue Reading

Crime Blotter: June 15-18

Crime Blotter: June 15-18

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from June 15-18. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident June 15 PVA Receiving and Storage, victim reported that on June 10, they discovered damage […]

Continue Reading

New partnership designed to aid struggling Charlotte-Mecklenburg students

New partnership designed to aid struggling Charlotte-Mecklenburg students

The Colleges of Education and Health and Human Services have formed a partnership with the Aldersgate Retirement Community and the Johnston YMCA to form a summer reading program dedicated to raising reading levels for incoming second and third graders. The 4 week reading intensive teaching program designed to assist 30-40 second and third graders, is […]

Continue Reading

The Scoop: Student Government Association’s weekly news update for June 12

The Scoop: Student Government Association’s weekly news update for June 12

This is the first installment of a weekly Niner Times online column with brief updates and recaps from Student Body President Fahn Darkor, the Executive Branch, the Student Senate and the Judicial Board. This initiative is one of the Student Government Association’s (SGA) many new strategies to help the Student Body stay in the loop about what’s going […]

Continue Reading

Crime Blotter, May 24-28

Crime Blotter, May 24-28

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from May 24-28. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident May 24 Lot 5, officer took a report of a hit and run. Assault May […]

Continue Reading

UNC Charlotte’s Pride of Niner Nation to perform in France during D-Day ceremony in 2018

UNC Charlotte’s Pride of Niner Nation to perform in France during D-Day ceremony in 2018

In 2018, students of UNC Charlotte’s Pride of Niner Nation Marching band will travel overseas for eight days and six nights as they perform in honor of one of the most iconic battles of World War II: D-Day in Normandy. “It is an incredible honor to have been selected to perform in France in June 2018, especially […]

Continue Reading

To Write Love On Her Arms: We will be the hopeful

To Write Love On Her Arms: We will be the hopeful

Just over 10 years ago, 19-year-old Renee Yoho struggled with cocaine addiction and self-injury. Renee needed help and attempted to enroll in a treatment program. However, she was denied entry because she used the night before. In a moment of true bravery, instead of revisiting her dealer, she crashed at a friend’s house who knew and understood the challenges […]

Continue Reading

Sports

Tony Stewart finds his way back to victory lane at Sonoma

Tony Stewart finds his way back to victory lane at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. – In 2015, Kyle Busch had to miss multiple races early on in the season due to an injury he suffered before the start of the Cup season. This year, Tony Stewart was forced to the sideline with an injury before the start of the season, also missing multiple events. What do they […]

Continue Reading

Carl Edwards clinches pole for Sonoma

Carl Edwards clinches pole for Sonoma

SONOMA, CA – Carl Edwards was quickest in the first round of Sprint Cup qualifying, and in the second and final round, was able to once again lay down the fastest lap, clinching the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Coming into Saturday’s qualifying session, the Colombia, MO native had confidence on […]

Continue Reading

UNCC graduate Dylan Lupton ready for first Sprint Cup start

UNCC graduate Dylan Lupton ready for first Sprint Cup start

SONOMA, CA – For most college students, the time right after graduation is full of uncertainty. While most graduates have a relative idea of what they want to do in the future, most are faced with the facts of real life. Jobs and opportunities don’t just come to you, you have to go out and […]

Continue Reading

Free throws with Mark Price

Free throws with Mark Price

Mark Price, the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach, will be holding a kid’s basketball camp from June 20-23 at their home arena on the University City campus at Halton Arena, while also welcoming teams from all over the country June 24-25 for those who want to learn from one of the greatest shooters of all time. […]

Continue Reading

Basketball adds Maryland to 2016-2017 schedule

Basketball adds Maryland to 2016-2017 schedule

The Charlotte 49ers (Conference USA) added the Maryland Terrapins (Big 10) to their 2016-2017 schedule, looking to amp up their non-conference schedule and test their young and talented roster on December 20, 2016. The non-conference match-up will be played at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md, a place that the Terrapins find much success at […]

Continue Reading

McRae advances to NCAA Championship

McRae advances to NCAA Championship

Senior Trae McRae made a huge jump in his quest for NCAA gold this past week.  He qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championship during the preliminaries in Jacksonville, FL.  Though other 49ers competed in the preliminaries, they fell short of qualifying. McRae continued his stellar season by recording the highest mark in the […]

Continue Reading

Truex Jr. accomplishes record-breaking dream weekend

Truex Jr. accomplishes record-breaking dream weekend

CONCORD, North Carolina – History was made, records were broken, and tears were flowing – Martin Truex Jr. finally found his way back to Victory Lane on Sunday night. Truex Jr. led the field to the green flag in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, not aware at the time of the dominant performance he was going to […]

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Storytime: A freshman reflection

Storytime: A freshman reflection

After completing my first year here at UNC Charlotte, I have learned so much. Gone is the naïve girl excited about getting out of the house. In her place stands a resourceful, savvy, more aware person. I believe that college is not just about taking classes and memorizing facts, it’s about learning who you are […]

Continue Reading

Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

“The Sound and the Fury” is a fiction novel written by William Faulkner. It was first published in 1929. If you’ve ever had to learn about classic American literature, then you’ve probably heard of Faulkner and his most widely known work, “The Sound and the Fury.” The novel is considered a great American classic and […]

Continue Reading

A final word

A final word

Jordan Snyder, Editor-in-Chief Favorite moment from the 2015-2016 school year: In November, I left the country for the first time, spending 11 days walking around Rome, Madrid, the Canary Islands and Brussels. Randomly happening upon the Grand Place sound and light show was amazing.  A must-do for a 49er: If you ever hear that Crown […]

Continue Reading

Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

  Summer is right around the corner everybody and it’s time to start planning trips to make your summer an eventful and memorable one! So here’s your guide to visiting places in the U.S. for people who can’t shell out 700+ dollars for a flight to Europe. Graceland, TN: Who doesn’t love Elvis? This is […]

Continue Reading

Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Billy Pickens

Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Billy Pickens

“My adventures started in 4th grade when my uncle moved from Sacramento to Charlotte. I always wondered what is it was like being in the car for more than two or three days so that inspired me to want to travel. I asked my dad what’s it like out there, and my dad said how […]

Continue Reading

Recipe: Six ingredient pancakes

Recipe: Six ingredient pancakes

My all time favorite food is pancakes, they’re light, fluffy and delicious. As I was transitioning to a completely vegan diet, I was not ready to give up my favorite food. I tried out many different recipes for vegan pancakes and I have finally found the perfect combination. Here is what you will need: ~ […]

Continue Reading

Recipe: The best vegan cookies ever

Recipe: The best vegan cookies ever

Prep time:10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 12-15 cookies My all time favorite cookies have always been chocolate chip. After becoming vegan for a couple months now, I have not been able to indulge in too many options for cookies. I came across this recipe and I promise they are […]

Continue Reading

A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The BFG’ is a new brand of Spielberg

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The BFG’ is a new brand of Spielberg

I’ve read “The BFG” a very long time ago, but I have to admit that I can’t quite remember much of it by this point, which disappoints me seeing how fondly I seem to remember it. In fact, I seem to remember all of the Roald Dahl books quite fondly, with “The Witches” sticking out […]

Continue Reading

TV REVIEW: ‘Scream’ – ‘Dawn of the Dead’

TV REVIEW: ‘Scream’ – ‘Dawn of the Dead’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “Scream” For the first four episodes of the second season of “Scream,” the viewers have been well aware that another killer is on the loose. It isn’t until the latest episode, that the characters themselves finally realize that they are being targeted. The Lakewood Five slowly begin to […]

Continue Reading

The best films of 2016 so far

The best films of 2016 so far

At the halfway point of the year, I come to reflect on the best films of the year thus far, as to give some lesser known films my love before Oscar season seeks to tear down the films from the first half of the year. Forgoing wordiness, here are my top 10 films of 2016 […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ is a salty, buttery popcorn flick

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ is a salty, buttery popcorn flick

“Tarzan” never was my favorite Disney film, as I don’t really think it’s many people’s favorite Disney film. It doesn’t hold all of the magic that a typical princess movie does, and besides Phil Collins’ famous title song, “You’ll Be In My Heart,” which won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 2000 Academy […]

Continue Reading

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Winds of Winter’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Winds of Winter’

For most of its now six-year run, “Game of Thrones” has largely steered away from the expected roadmap of most fantasy fiction. Very rarely are there any purely good characters and often times events don’t play out in the way we are expecting- a.k.a Ned Stark’s execution or the Red Wedding. Perhaps that notion is […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘De Palma’ is Hollywood at its most unfiltered

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘De Palma’ is Hollywood at its most unfiltered

Documentaries are some of the most influential modes of cinema that exist, whether existing as means of quirky stories, legendary lives, exposés that change the course of society or political weapons, the world in which a documentary creates is one of societal change. “De Palma” doesn’t look to change the course of society, but simply […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Neon Demon’ is art-house horror at its finest

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Neon Demon’ is art-house horror at its finest

Nicolas Winding Refn isn’t particularly one of my favorite filmmakers, while I did enjoy “Bronson” and “Drive” quite a bit, but I found “Only God Forgives” to be a self-indulgent piece of pretentious cinema that didn’t have that many redeeming qualities beyond his visual style. But it took me about 1.3 seconds to be interested […]

Continue Reading

Opinion

Identity At the End of a Gun

Identity At the End of a Gun

I am gay. I’ve said it a million times before, and I will say it a million times again. I am gay. I came out at the end of eighth grade before high school, as I wanted to start that next stage of my life with a clean slate, being my truest self. In reality, […]

Continue Reading

Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

CONCORD, North Carolina – UNC Charlotte student Matt Tifft is continuing to make a name for himself outside of the classroom. On Tuesday, Tifft – along with several of his young fellow competitors – was announced as one of the eleven drivers signed on as apart of the 2016-2017 NASCAR Next class. NASCAR Next came […]

Continue Reading

Op-Ed: NERF Control

Op-Ed: NERF Control

The phenomena occurs at the convenience of Murphy’s Law, always unexpected, but mostly when the daily bustling crowds of studious students subsides and dusk caresses the campus with its gentle curtains. Teams of students, literally armed with Nerf guns and colored flags delineating loyalty, go at it like the armies of old. Hoards, clans, cults […]

Continue Reading

Op-Ed: Flush House Bill 2

Op-Ed: Flush House Bill 2

I’ve come across quite a bit on social media over the past few weeks, since House Bill 2 was passed by the State Legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory signed it, where (frequently white, cisgender, heterosexual, middle class) people have called the bathroom statute of the law “a distraction” from the real issues of the bill. […]

Continue Reading

Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

“He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs, throughout the south,” an act perpetrated by none other than that of Mr. Bojangles himself, rang through my head while listening to Jerry Jeff Walker’s greatest hits (Walker is Texas’ answer to Jimmy Buffett, for the unaware). It then occurred to me that we – […]

Continue Reading

Op-Ed: The first First Husband

Op-Ed: The first First Husband

Truly, I am a Republican who wants to see Hillary Clinton in the office of the presidency. No, not because I admire the cruel smugness she wears like a shroud. Nor can it be found in the politics she endorses, which I cannot agree with. It is also not out of a longing to finally see a […]

Continue Reading

Op-Ed: A farewell to arbitrary

Op-Ed: A farewell to arbitrary

As students employed under the red-tape of higher learning, we all know the hardships attributed to performing well. Tests, quizzes, homework and projects are all met accordingly in the library, as we strenuously work towards good grades. Deadlines are sought after, but sometimes the perplexities of life prohibit a planned paradigm and cramming wins out. […]

Continue Reading

Photos

Photos: CAB’s Last Day of Class Extravaganza

Photos: CAB’s Last Day of Class Extravaganza

Despite rain cancelling a the outdoor-portion of the event, UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board hosted their Last Day of Class Extravaganza on May 3rd, 2016. The event was to help students unwind and celebrate getting through the Spring 2016 semester with free food, music and games. All Photos by Leysha Carballo.

Continue Reading

Photos: Spring dance concert 2016

Photos: Spring dance concert 2016

The Department of Dance presents a Spring Concert  in Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall. Among the works on the program is Suite Otis, choreographed by the Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison. Faison is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the choreographer of more than two dozen Broadway musicals, including The Wiz, […]

Continue Reading

Photos: Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte

Photos: Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte

Founded as a community-based organization in 2006 and integrated into the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2010, the Alliance provides faculty, students and the community with opportunities for research and education on women’s policy issues. The Alliance fosters increased collaborations between community members and UNC Charlotte; enhances public knowledge of its educational opportunities and services, and increases […]

Continue Reading

Photos: 4th Annual green & white spring game

Photos: 4th Annual green & white spring game

Beneath the lights of Jerry Richardson Stadium fans gathered around to watch Charlotte football back in action in the fourth annual spring game. Full recap here: http://ninertimes.com/2016/04/spring-game-showcases-niners-potential/ Photos by Ben Coon.

Continue Reading

Photos: Nowhere | Now Here, a photographic exhibition

Photos: Nowhere | Now Here, a photographic exhibition

The Department of Art & Art History joins the Levine Scholars Program and J. Murrey Atkins Library to present Nowhere | Now Here, a photographic exhibition documenting the Latin American community of a small town in North Carolina. The exhibition will be on display on the first floor of Atkins Library March 28-April 23. Organized […]

Continue Reading

Photos: Airband 2016

Photos: Airband 2016

Several hundred students, friends, parents, members of the Greek community and UNC Charlotte faculty packed Halton Arena Friday, April 15 all to see the much anticipated Airband 2016. Sororities and fraternities performed elaborate themed dances ranging from Beetlejuice to a ‘90s decade tribute, The Lion King, Wizard of Oz, original themes and other beloved pop […]

Continue Reading

Photos: Springtime in Niner Nation on campus 2016

Photos: Springtime in Niner Nation on campus 2016

It’s no secret we have a beautiful campus here at UNC Charlotte, and each season brings more appeal. Check out these springtime shots of campus! Trees start to bud and bloom. Some of the early blooming plants start. Temperatures can drop and cause unexpected frosts early on, sometimes causing damage to sensitive crops. Normally temperatures stay […]

Continue Reading