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Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Just a year ago, candles lit, feet marched and voices raised. Keith Lamont Scott was killed, just a few miles from UNC Charlotte’s campus and his death contributed to a nation-wide conversation on police brutality. Ultimately, Scott’s death changed the city of Charlotte. Scott, a black man, was shot at The Village at College Downs […]

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UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

UNC Charlotte’s Dr. Michèle Bissière was honored on Sept. 8 with the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. Now in its 50th year, the award seeks to honor educators who have displayed exemplary commitment to the university’s teaching standards. Bissière was selected from five finalists to receive the award, which was presented during a ceremony […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

This police blotter is updated every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of September. Accident Sept. 2 South Deck – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it was parked and unoccupied. Mary Alexander Road – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it […]

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How a room can change a university

How a room can change a university

Last year, Cieaf Abualdahab would visit Atkins Library multiple times a day. Not to study or do homework, but for a different reason. He’d knock on the door of an occupied study room and ask “Do you mind if I pray here?” As a muslim, Abualdahab prays five times a day and often, he’s on […]

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Save a life with Kognito At-Risk

Save a life with Kognito At-Risk

According to the national data on campus suicide, one in 12 U.S. college students make a suicide plan and over 1,000 suicides occur on U.S. college campuses each year. Approximately 80 Americans take their own life and 1,500 more attempt to do so every day in the United States. To save lives, provide a platform […]

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Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

Since President Donald Trump made the decision to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the university has struggled to find ways to protect the students it affects. DACA provides young adults, brought to the United States by undocumented parents, temporary protected status and work authorization. Renewals are required after two years in the program, but will soon be discontinued. As […]

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Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

How would you describe the “perfect” professor? Is this person “energetic” or “enthusiastic?” Are they “driven” and “motivated,” with goals and ambition? Maybe they’re a professor who connects with their students, or reaches out to the community, or challenges their classes to work to the best of their ability. This is how colleagues described Dr. […]

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Sports

Groomed for greatness

Groomed for greatness

There are three key components that make up a star college athlete. Motivation, mental toughness and work ethic. There are hundreds of thousands of amazing athletes around the country, yet only a small percentage get to go the distance and play in college. Why? Because it takes a certain passion to be able to push […]

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The switch

The switch

Last season, Juwan Foggie, a wide receiver, watched from the sidelines as his teammates played defense. This year, Foggie plays with those same teammates, leading the team in many statistical categories as an outside linebacker. From his high school days through his sophmore season with the 49ers, Foggie has always run routes as a wide […]

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Coaching change following 0-4 start

Coaching change following 0-4 start

Greg Adkins will serve as the offensive coordinator for the remainder of the season, replacing Jeff Mullen, head coach Brad Lambert announced Monday. The coaching change is made after Charlotte started the 2017 football season 0-4. Mullen has been on staff with the 49ers for seven seasons and was Lambert’s first hire. He will now move […]

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Niners Look to Get Back on Track

Niners Look to Get Back on Track

The Charlotte 49ers have yet to secure a victory this season, and everyone is antsy for good reason. After opening the year with two road contests, the Niners lost back-to-back games at home to close out the nonconference portion of their schedule, including a shutout loss to Georgia State. With the first in-conference game coming […]

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49ers Volleyball 11 game win streak ends, fall to WKU

49ers Volleyball 11 game win streak ends, fall to WKU

Charlotte’s 11-game win streak was ended on Sept. 24 after falling to Western Kentucky in three sets. Both teams headed into the game with 14 wins and each had a victory against a conference opponent. The 49ers played hard against a team they have not defeated in three years, but were again unable to get […]

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Charlotte 49ers put away the Panthers

Charlotte 49ers put away the Panthers

The Charlotte 49ers (7-3, 2-0 C-USA) won against the FIU panthers (1-5, 0-1 C-USA) in a Sunday shutout at Transamerica stadium. Holding the Panthers to only two shots on goal in the first half and four shots in the second, the 49ers’ Abby Stapelton, would only have to make a total of five saves. Forward […]

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Charlotte drops 4th straight to Georgia State

Charlotte drops 4th straight to Georgia State

The Charlotte 49ers football program suffered the first shutout in program history in their 28-0 defeat against Georgia State on Saturday night. The Panthers (1-2) scored two touchdowns in the first half and two again in the second, the 49ers (0-4) had less than 20 minutes of possession time during the contest. Offensively, the 49ers started […]

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Lifestyle

Humans of UNCC Meet: Cameron Corbett

Humans of UNCC Meet: Cameron Corbett

“Dancing at UNC Charlotte has changed the way I see dance. I have learned so much through my classes and my professors that will help me expand my career with performing as well as teaching. The technique that you learn at this university helps you with your classes and also enables you to be prepared […]

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Restaurant Review: Akahana Sushi

Restaurant Review: Akahana Sushi

Attention all sushi lovers: If you are a sushi fanatic, like myself, this hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurant will be just thing you are looking for. The sushi at Akahana is my favorite sushi by far in the Charlotte area. This restaurant even beats out fancy sushi restaurants around uptown in my opinion. To start off, the […]

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A walk through the Arboretum

A walk through the Arboretum

If you are like me, you like to try new things. Being open to trying new things and exploring new places is a great thing because you get to experience all different kinds of environments. The next time you are sitting around thinking about what you want to do for the day, I highly suggest […]

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App Cookie Co Review

App Cookie Co Review

Boone born and bred, the new Charlotte location still has the feel of what one might expect to find in Boone–unique, weird flavors (and classics as well) and a focus on local ingredients and freshness. Hidden besides the Payless Shoes in the Target parking lot less than five minutes away from UNC Charlotte, you’ll find […]

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Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

For the longest time, one of my best friends kept badgering me to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. She ranted and raved about how amazing the book is and since it’s a literary classic, I decided to give it a try. I’m really intrigued by mental asylums and people with […]

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exactly.me App Review

exactly.me App Review

The role of social media in our everyday lives is so prominent, my hands get sweaty when I haven’t checked my Instagram for more than three hours. Everything revolves around social media and each app takes its own time dominating the market and capturing the interest of consumers. I am a person who gets bored […]

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Better Safe than Sorry

Better Safe than Sorry

Some people would consider it rather silly to sit down and try to have the ¨sex talk¨ with a college student, simply because that is the talk that your parents have with you when you are much younger. But ironically, a lot of students in college are not aware of that talk and everything that […]

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A&E

Multifaceted Mantras

Multifaceted Mantras

Fade in. A stage, barren yet tempting, expands before you. The floor meets a screen, floating up towards a dark, forgotten ceiling. The large screen suddenly sparks to life, boasting blurred images reminiscent of some distant, delusional fever dream; or perhaps an obscure experimental film harboring a deeper meaning. Out of the corner of each […]

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GAMING REVIEW: ‘NBA 2K18’

GAMING REVIEW: ‘NBA 2K18’

Ever since “NBA 2K13,” 2K Games has been adding in more and more micro-transactions in the form of Virtual Currency, while also continuing to make it even harder to earn that VC for those that don’t want to cough up the extra cash for an already $60 game. Thankfully this does not impact the great game-play […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Woodshock’ is a beautifully challenging work of cinematic art

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Woodshock’ is a beautifully challenging work of cinematic art

The world of mainstream cinema has just gotten its first real taste of experimental cinema on the wide-release scale for the first time in a long time with “mother!,” a studio-produced, A-list, wide-released psychological horror film that has garnered polarizing critical response and an overwhelmingly negative audience response due to its dense, esoteric, experimental nature. […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Brother’s Keeper’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Brother’s Keeper’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 12 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. “Fear the Walking Dead” just keeps raising the stakes and the latest episode ts one of the best in the entire series. With such a high level of intensity, fantastic character development, powerful dialogue […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Friend Request’ will make you want to delete your account

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Friend Request’ will make you want to delete your account

Horror reflects our society at every turn, whether we realize it or not. “Rosemary’s Baby” depicted horror as a depiction of violence against women, “Dawn of the Dead” dealt with modern consumerism, “The People Under the Stairs” dealt with Reagan-era class divides and Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” tackled 21st century racism. Each of these films […]

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From Atlanta to Alexandria: Ranking All 99 Episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’

From Atlanta to Alexandria: Ranking All 99 Episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’

On Halloween Night back in 2010, AMC debuted its zombie-apocalypse drama “The Walking Dead,” becoming an immediate hit with fans and critics. Nearly 7 years later, the series is about to reach the major milestone of 100 episodes, something that few shows are able to do in this day and age. Over the past 7 […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is a gracefully lesser sequel

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is a gracefully lesser sequel

Back in very early 2015, I somehow snagged passes to an early screening of Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” a film I arguably didn’t know too much about going into, but ended up having an insane amount of fun with, awarding it a perfect 5/5 and having it land the number 8 spot on […]

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Opinion

Here Come the Hurricanes

Here Come the Hurricanes

People in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands are currently experiencing the effects of the second major hurricane to hit in only the past two weeks. The Puerto Rican governor has just reiterated after the island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria, depending on how severe the damage to their electrical grid is, the power could […]

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Going Green: Plant-Based Dieting and it’s Effect on Climate Change

Going Green: Plant-Based Dieting and it’s Effect on Climate Change

 I have been a vegetarian for two years. I have cut meat out of my diet because I want to do any simple thing I can that benefits the environment, and if that means cutting steak out of my diet, I’m okay with that. Eventually, I want to become vegan for the same reason. I […]

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Trump’s Response to Harvey’s Havoc

Trump’s Response to Harvey’s Havoc

On Friday August 25th, Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Texas and parts of Louisiana. Thousands of people from Austin, Texas to Cameron, Louisiana have lost their homes. Dozens were injured and at least 70 have lost their lives. Lives like the Saldivar family in Austin, a family of 6, who drowned in their car when […]

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Silencing Sam

Silencing Sam

UNC-Chapel Hill’s first day of class this year was particularly special for hundreds of students gathered at the Silent Sam Confederate monument because it was also considered “the first day of Silent Sam’s last semester.” Silent Sam is a statue of a Confederate soldier located on Chapel Hill’s campus. After the rallies in Charlottesville, a […]

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Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

There has been a huge uproar over a commercial that Pepsi released featuring reality personality and supermodel Kendall Jenner. The commercial focused on topics of diversity, unity and more importantly, the Black Lives Matter movement. In the commercial people of all races, genders, ethnicities and walks of life stopped what they were doing and joined […]

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Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

Ever since the announcement that Donald Trump was going to be the 45 President of the United States of America, tempers have flared and chaos has ensued. Numerous protests and marches have formed across the country, from the Women’s March to the “Not My President” protests. Although this reaction is intense and horrific, it is not […]

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Op-Ed: Heroes who die

Op-Ed: Heroes who die

This editorial may contain spoilers for readers who have yet to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Marvel’s Logan. It also contains potential spoilers for readers unfamiliar with Schindler’s List, The Dark Knight Rises, and Marvel’s The Avengers. Our class on the problems of the Holocaust representation in art and memory was critically […]

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Photos

Photos: Light rail construction

Photos: Light rail construction

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction continues through the summer months in an effort to finish the Lynx Blue Line Extension, which will connect uptown Charlotte to campus, by March 2018. The original opening was planned for August 2017.

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Mechanical Eye Gallery- March 13. to March 29, 2017.

Mechanical Eye Gallery- March 13. to March 29, 2017.

Photos by Natasha Morehouse.

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Roll Bounce and R&B Feb. 28, 2017

Roll Bounce and R&B Feb. 28, 2017

Photos by Katelynn Pennington

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Student Art Showcase Reception October 20, 2016

Student Art Showcase Reception October 20, 2016

Photos by Austin Chaney.

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Haunted Union 2016

Haunted Union 2016

Photos by Austin Chaney and Pooja Pasupula.

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Freshman Common Reading: Find Me Unafraid

Freshman Common Reading: Find Me Unafraid

Authors Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner visited UNC Charlotte last Thursday to give a speech on their book “Find Me Unafraid”, a true story that follows their journey creating Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a social movement. Odede grew up in Kibera, the largest and poorest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Posner, originally from Denver, Colorado, […]

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Men’s Basketball holds scrimmage

Men’s Basketball holds scrimmage

On October 5th, the Men’s Basketball team held a scrimmage to let UNC Charlotte know where they stand. It was a fun and informal night.The team will be back on October 20th for Basketball Madness at the Halton Arena. Photos by Leysha Caraballo.

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