Niner Times: Summer

Life through Rose colored glasses

Life through Rose colored glasses

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

When she was a child, Judy Rose dreamed of coaching women’s basketball and teach physical education. Fast forward to current day and Rose now occupies a spacious office overlooking Halton Arena and has been the athletic director for Charlotte for 27 years now. The Blacksburg, S.C. native has seen the 49ers through three conference changes, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Brigsby Bear’ is the one of the most emotionally endearing films in years

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Brigsby Bear’ is the one of the most emotionally endearing films in years

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Indie comedies are hit or miss when it comes to their final effects. Some comedies, such as the über-successful “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” offer up wonderful laughs with a large amount of heart. Others, like “The Hollars,” miss their mark with unlikable characters, mismatched tones and uneven jokes. From Sundance this year, the indie […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in August

Police Blotter: Reports filed in August

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

This police blotter is updated every Sunday throughout the month of August.  Accident August 6 Union Deck – While attempting to back into a parking space vehicle one struck vehicle two. August 12 Student Union – Subject was arrested after it was determined that he had previously been trespassed from campus. Arrest August 13 8723 Cameron Boulevard – […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Eastwatch’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Eastwatch’

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. As end of “Game of Thrones” nears, the show puts its foot on the accelerator and pushes the story faster than it has ever moved before. Following the insane battle between the Lannister army and the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ’13 Minutes (Elser)’ is a delicate, if pedestrian World War II drama

MOVIE REVIEW: ’13 Minutes (Elser)’ is a delicate, if pedestrian World War II drama

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to World War II films, “Dunkirk” is all the rage at the moment. Christopher Nolan’s massive action-thriller has audiences and critics on their feet cheering for its achievements (including my own 5/5 review for it). But World War II is not a foreign subject for filmmakers to cover, in fact, it might […]

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Men’s soccer returns to the field

Men’s soccer returns to the field

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the past two seasons, the men’s soccer program has fallen in the second round of the NCAA tournament. This season, they look to break their trend and that pursuit begins on Aug. 15 when the squad plays the first of their two exhibition games. As the new season begins, junior Callum Montgomery keeps the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ is a terrifying step-up from its horrid predecessor

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ is a terrifying step-up from its horrid predecessor

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before I start my review, I need to address the topic of theatrical experiences. Many film critics are wondering why streaming services such as Netflix are beginning to gain traction as legitimate film producers with films like “Okja” and “To the Bone” going directly to those streaming softwares as opposed to a traditional theatrical release. […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Spoils of War’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Spoils of War’

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 4 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. Is your jaw still on the floor? Mine sure as hell is. The final two episodes of Season 6 proved to me that “Game of Thrones” is the greatest television series of all time and the […]

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Gaming Roundup: August 2017

Gaming Roundup: August 2017

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Sonic Mania” – Aug. 15 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC Kicking off the month is yet another return to a bygone era of platformers, this time coming in the shape of Sonic The Hedgehog himself. The series has no doubt hit a few bumps in the past couple of years, though “Sonic Mania” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kidnap’ is a surprisingly engaging, mindless thrill ride

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kidnap’ is a surprisingly engaging, mindless thrill ride

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The tale of Relativity Media is one that would send a shiver down the spine of anyone remotely familiar with the film industry in the past few years. While they found success as a co-financier and distributor in films like “Limitless” and “Immortals,” the start-up studio from producer Ryan Kavanaugh fell upon tough times in […]

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311 Leaves a Lasting Impression on Charlotte

311 Leaves a Lasting Impression on Charlotte

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last Wednesday, 311 – with New Politics and Passafire – made a stop at the Charlotte Metro Credit Amphitheatre on their 18th Unity Summer Tour. Passafire, a reggae-rock band from Savannah, Georgia, started the night off by showcasing their original sound. New Politics was up next, and they did not disappoint. The trio kept the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Dark Tower’ is a bleak, bland, blockbuster blunder

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Dark Tower’ is a bleak, bland, blockbuster blunder

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

My favorite book of all time is “Carrie” by Stephen King, a brutal, heartbreaking, incredibly clever look inside the world of bullying through the gaze of a horror story. I grew up around King’s books, as my father was a massive fan of the books and would constantly either be reading a book by King, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Detroit’ is essential, if harrowing, cruel viewing

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Detroit’ is essential, if harrowing, cruel viewing

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Timely” films have been something of a new trend in Hollywood, if only because of the increasing awareness of social and racial injustices being perpetuated in America. While many racially-charged crimes still happen in America daily, the main focus has been on the relationship between the police force and black communities, particularly in the topic of […]

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Preseason hopes

Preseason hopes

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Women’s soccer has set the bar high for themselves. The squad was crowned the Conference USA champions after winning the tournament in Charlotte last season, then went on to compete in their first NCAA tournament under head coach John Cullen. Though the group was knocked out in the first round by Duke, it left the […]

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