News

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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Three fraternities suspended after investigations

Three fraternities suspended after investigations

Universities across the nation have been cracking down on hazing after severe cases received national attention. The nationwide issue has taken a toll on UNC Charlotte’s Interfraternity Council (IFC). Only 119 students signed up for IFC recruitment. “I’ve been here for four years and that is the lowest it’s ever been,” Greg Rush, Phi Delta […]

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Year in review

Year in review

Exam week is right around the corner and another year at UNC Charlotte is coming to a close. Take a break from studying to look back at the top stories of the 2017-18 year.   Light rail opens Five years after plans for the project were announced, the light rail took off from UNC Charlotte […]

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Founder of Girls Who Code visits campus

Founder of Girls Who Code visits campus

On April 26, Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of nonprofit organization Girls Who Code, addressed the UNC Charlotte community as part of the university’s Civic Speaker Series. This Bank of America sponsored lecture series was created to bring distinguished leaders to UNC Charlotte to engage in discussions of regional and national importance. The event was […]

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Sports

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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Women’s Tennis: Keeping tabs on Tai

Women’s Tennis: Keeping tabs on Tai

On a cool and overcast Friday afternoon, junior Tai Martin once again found herself playing the game she loves in a home match against Davidson. “Three dribbles before I serve and two leg slaps before I return,” Martin said about her favorite rituals. However, these gestures are more second nature than superstition for a player […]

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Lifestyle

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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Professionalism: The Interview

Professionalism: The Interview

It’s job-cuffing season! As the spring semester comes to a close and final exams are in view, all we need is another thing to be worried about—getting a summer job. Whether you’re approaching graduation and in search of your dream job, applying for summer internships or even just a summer job to bring in some […]

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Ceviche for Spring

Ceviche for Spring

  It feels like it is spring already, so why not start it off with something delicious like ceviche. Ceviche is a very popular seafood appetizer in Latin America. There are different types of ceviche and the one we have today is ceviche de camarónes (shrimp). The main ingredients you’ll find in any ceviche are, […]

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Humans of UNCC: Meet Lauren Pope

Humans of UNCC: Meet Lauren Pope

“I chose to pursue a career in elementary education due to the influences I had growing up from my teachers. I had an awesome first grade teacher. Being a teacher is really rewarding and you get to have a true impact on your students. I plan to incorporate fun things into my classroom so that […]

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It’s Just Simply Complicated

It’s Just Simply Complicated

Relationships can be complicated because every person is different, and every relationship is different. There is no exact formula for a successful relationship and there is no such thing as a perfect one either. Although there are perfect relationships in a sense. See where it’s complicated? But I will explain it all. As college students […]

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Humans of UNCC Meet: Chase Smith

Humans of UNCC Meet: Chase Smith

“My biggest goal for the spring semester is to have an internship picked out and in line for my senior year. I’m an exercise science major, and it is required for us to have an internship in the spring semester of our senior year, so I have a year to find my internship.”    

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A&E

Gaming Roundup: April/May 2018

Gaming Roundup: April/May 2018

“God of War” – Apr. 20 for PS4 Headlining April is the return of one of Sony’s biggest franchises, “God of War.” This new iteration of the game is a soft reboot, making some significant changes to both the gameplay and the main character Kratos. No longer in the land of Sparta and the Greek […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ delivers a thrilling, if not forgettable, take on a media-driven classic

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ delivers a thrilling, if not forgettable, take on a media-driven classic

In a world where memorable book adaptations have become somewhat of a rarity in many major films today, limited mostly to the occasional teen romance or dystopian escapade, there emerged “Fahrenheit 451.” A modern take on the 1953 classic by author Ray Bradbury, the latest project from indie filmmaker Ramin Bahrani found its spark by […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Just in Case’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Just in Case’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 4, Episode 6 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed.  Just when you think you have “Fear the Walking Dead” figured out, it throws another plot twist at you…well several, actually. The latest episode […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Laura’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Laura’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 4, Episode 5 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed.  Love is in the air. Loss is in the air. The latest episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” takes things to a new level […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle)’ is a sleek, gritty, wildly romantic thriller

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle)’ is a sleek, gritty, wildly romantic thriller

Back in 2013, I was treated to perhaps the most effective romance film I had ever seen in the French film and Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Blue is the Warmest Color.” The romantic epic, while controversial for its explicit lesbian sex scenes and alleged abusive behavior from director Abdellatif Kechiche, the end result is perhaps the […]

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Carolina Rebellion 2018 – Bringing the best of rock to Charlotte

Carolina Rebellion 2018 – Bringing the best of rock to Charlotte

The three-day rock music festival packed a punch, and I’m not just talking about Five Finger Death Punch. Some of rock’s biggest names made appearances at the festival, including Alice in Chains, Muse, and Breaking Benjamin. Throughout the weekend, over 60 bands performed on four stages. The festival had the perfect mix of rock genres, […]

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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 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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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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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

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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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Photos by Darius Simms.

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Light Rail Grand Opening

Light Rail Grand Opening

Photos by Darius Simms, Chimena Ihebuzor and Jordan Gorski.

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