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Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

There are a few phrases that college students aren’t fond of. Among them are “cumulative exam,” “textbook required” and “8 a.m.” But one of the most common is “Friday classes.” Chancellor Philip Dubois sent out a mass email Tuesday announcing that there would be change in class scheduling come the fall 2018 semester. For the […]

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GPSG votes on Election Act

GPSG votes on Election Act

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) will hold the fourth GPSG senate meeting of this academic year. GPSG Senators will have the opportunity to vote on the “GPSG Elections Act.” This act would abolish the existing election system in which only Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Senators have the right to […]

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Center for Counseling and Psychological Services named for Christine Price

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services named for Christine Price

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) not only has a new location, but also a new name. On Oct. 30, a ceremony was held to dedicate the new building to UNC Charlotte alumna Christine Price. Outside the new CAPS building, a plaque recognizes Christine Price. Christine Price earned a Bachelor of Arts in […]

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UNC Charlotte honors veterans

UNC Charlotte honors veterans

The Veteran Services Office and the Student Veterans of America sponsored a weeklong celebration to honor veterans Nov. 6 through Nov. 11. Curtis Chancy, president of Student Veterans Association, didn’t task the week long celebration alone. “It was kind of a combined effort from all of the work studies, Student Veterans Association and the Dean […]

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Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

Student volunteers walked the campus Thursday evening, accompanied by police officers, as they marked safety hazards and made suggestions for ways to make campus more secure. Volunteers marked with tape lights that were out or too dim, railings that weren’t sturdy, and blue lights that were not functioning. The annual Campus Safety Tour happens one […]

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Sports

Hawkeyes pull away from Niners

Hawkeyes pull away from Niners

Laia Raventos dropped 18 points and five dimes, Amaya Ransom recorded 12 points and 10 boards for her first double-double, but the Charlotte 49ers were unable to stop the Iowa Hawkeyes in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Clasico Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Freshman Octavia Wilson added 13 points to aid the 49ers’ […]

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New season, new Niners

New season, new Niners

The Charlotte 49ers have a lot of new faces taking the court this year. Head coach Mark Price did a great job in the offseason of addressing positional and team needs and so far, it’s showing on the court. Through the first three games, there is already a difference in scoring outside of Jon Davis, […]

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Niners pull out win over Blue Hose

Niners pull out win over Blue Hose

Charlotte brought Presbyterian’s record to 1-4 Monday night and their own to 2-2, after pushing past the Blue Hose with a win at a score of 83-74. Jon Davis recorded his 49th career double figure scoring game and his 20th 20-point scoring game, leading the Niners with 24 points as well as recording 3 rebounds. […]

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Charlotte falls to College of Charleston

Charlotte falls to College of Charleston

Charlotte got off to a slow start, which they could not come back from Saturday night against the College of Charleston. The 49ers shot 31.3 percent in the first half, 1-for-7 from three and 50 percent from the free throw line. In the second half, the 49ers (1-2) shot a lot better, 56.7 percent from […]

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Charlotte tame Bulldogs, 51-47

Charlotte tame Bulldogs, 51-47

Laia Raventos dropped 19 points, including two go-ahead jumpers in the final two minutes, Amaya Ransom added 10 points and six rebounds, and the Charlotte 49ers outlasted the UNC Asheville Bulldogs 51-47 in a low scoring affair. Charlotte also got help from redshirt sophomore forward Jaida Robinson, who tallied 10 rebounds and three blocks, and […]

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Lifestyle

The Man in the Gray Long Sleeve Shirt

The Man in the Gray Long Sleeve Shirt

After having a long, hard day, I decided that I was going to do something that was going to make me happy. Who would have known that in the midst of me attempting to cheer myself up, I would be putting myself in one of the most dangerous situations of my life. Last Thursday was […]

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Latin Dancing

Latin Dancing

Three words… WHAT. A. RUSH!! So let me tell you exactly what happened to have made it such a rush. It started with Tuesday night’s LASO Meeting at 7 pm, it turned out to not be just any ordinary meeting but a Latin dance workshop. That night we “learned” how to dance a Dominican dance […]

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Social Life Dos and Don’ts

Social Life Dos and Don’ts

Everyone knows while college life is mainly about acquiring an education in a specific field of study and preparing yourself for the real world, the social aspect of college is extremely significant to students as well. As the saying goes, college is the time of your life, the time you will meet your ‘forever friends’ […]

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Humans of UNCC Meet: Ashley Williams

Humans of UNCC Meet: Ashley Williams

UNC Charlotte represents unity and the acceptance of all. I won’t be able to ever understand why anyone would want to viciously offend another race of people. Disrespecting other races shows signs of racism, irresponsibility and immaturity and I do not stand by it. The only way to make a change is to put out […]

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Boy Scouts Now Accepting Girls

Boy Scouts Now Accepting Girls

When I was little, I distinctly remember the impact the Boys and Girls Scouts had on me when they came to speak in my elementary class. I am not sure what grade it was, perhaps kindergarten or first grade. A woman came and gathered us around in class, and spoke about what the Girl Scouts […]

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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

From indie filmmaker Dee Rees, most known for her acclaimed coming-of-age drama in 2011’s “Pariah,” comes the stirring period piece of American values and racial tension in “Mudbound.” Cropping up on the streaming service that’s been overtaking the small screen with ambitious bouts of critically-acclaimed original content for the past few years, Netflix’s latest venture […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Gifted’ – ‘threat of eXtinction’

TV REVIEW: ‘The Gifted’ – ‘threat of eXtinction’

Spoilers Ahead for “The Gifted” Season 1, Episode 8 Put on your big boy or girl pants and strap yourself in, because we have a lot to cover in this episode of “The Gifted,” but you probably already knew that by the name of the episode. So first off I want to name “The Gifted” […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘The Big Scary U’

TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘The Big Scary U’

Spoiler Warning for Season 8, Episode 5 of “The Walking Dead,” as well as all episodes of the previous seasons. Certain spoilers from the graphic novel series will also be discussed. After four straight episodes of non-stop gun battles and full-fledged war, “The Walking Dead” slows things down a bit to check in on the […]

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Lyrical Swords

Lyrical Swords

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor. On Nov. 16, in the Popp Martin Student Union of UNC Charlotte, students were able to partake in and gather to watch the joining of hip-hop and the human competitive nature that goes on to create what we call rap. With the expert guest DJ, Slic Vic, the ever hilarious emcee, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Star’ is an importantly mediocre animated film

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Star’ is an importantly mediocre animated film

I’m not a particularly religious person, so I am not the target audience when it comes to “The Star,” but I’m definitely open-minded enough to go into the film and judge it on its merits as a film alone, rather than trying to connect religiously to the story that I just can’t connect to. But […]

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Opinion

Texas Terror

Texas Terror

Walking into church on a Sunday morning, ready to come together with family and friends. Ready to sing songs, clap, dance even shout if it comes. Then, shots fired, people screaming, babies crying panic ensues. This was the scene last Sunday when 26-year-old Devin Kelley, former Air Force airman, opened fire on worshipers in First […]

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The Right to Protest

The Right to Protest

You’d have to be living under a rock (or maybe University Crossings) to not know who they are. Two skinny white guys in khakis and tucked-in t-shirts, a girl in a bonnet and an ankle-length cotton dress, all toting a couple kids and some very, very graphic signs. They make a habit of standing in […]

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Long Distance Dating

Long Distance Dating

Starting college is every cliché that everyone says it is; you are starting a new chapter in your life and about to discover the type of individual you want to be. However, no matter how desperate some of us may be to leave behind our old lives and go off to something new, there are […]

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Shoulder to Shoulder

Shoulder to Shoulder

On the first day of school at San Benito School in Hollister, California, around 50 girls and two boys were called to the office for violating dress code, for a rule that had not previously been enforced. Of those girls and boys, about 20 were sent home for wearing supposedly “revealing clothing,” because the administration […]

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Broken Promises

Broken Promises

Last year, as he was vying for the presidency, Donald Trump made a stop in West Virginia for a campaign rally. During his stump speech, he praised the coal miners of Appalachia and vowed to revive the stagnating coal industry— to the point where miners would be “working their asses off.” In a show of […]

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Photos

Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Imagine Dragons play at Spectrum Center on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Portugal. The Man, Lido and Maybird play at The Fillmore on Friday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Lil Dicky and Zedd headline at Breakaway Music Festival in the AvidXchange Music Factory on Saturday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: The Devil Wears Prada at The Underground

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada at The Underground

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The Devil Wears Prada plays at The Underground on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC as part of their No Sun No Moon tour along with Veil of Maya, Silent Planet, and Thousand Below.

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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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