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Light rail opening postponed

Light rail opening postponed

The Lynx Blue Line Extension that will connect uptown Charlotte to campus has been delayed to March 2018, at the latest. The original opening was planned for August 2017. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) made the announcement Monday, saying that the delay was due to construction coordination challenges but that the $1.16 billion project would still remain […]

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Senate Update: OrgSync to become NinerConnect, new student orgs

Senate Update: OrgSync to become NinerConnect, new student orgs

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their seventh weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Feb. 23. Secretary for Student Affairs speaks on Food Crew, Trucks for NinerPoolza Secretary for Student Affairs Reginald Cobbins spoke to Senate about Food Crew and said they would begin tabeling soon. He also secured three food […]

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Crime Blotter: Feb. 13 – 24

Crime Blotter: Feb. 13 – 24

Accident Feb 16 East Deck – Subject stated an unknown person struck her vehicle that was parked and unoccupied. Feb 17 Craver Road – Driver of vehicle one struck the rear of vehicle two that was stopped at a traffic light. Feb 22 West Deck –  Officer took a report of a hit and run. Cameron Boulevard – While waiting to make a […]

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Graduation goes green

Graduation goes green

UNC Charlotte commencement robes have officially been changed from black to green, which will take effect for the spring commencement ceremonies. Student Body Vice President Carrie Nowell has worked over the past two semesters on making the change happen. She said the idea originally came from Secretary for State and National Affairs Vincent Cahill this […]

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Campus remains uninformed after sexual assault, trespassing

Campus remains uninformed after sexual assault, trespassing

Student residents remain largely uninformed after a sexual assault and unrelated string of trespassings this past week. UNC Charlotte campus police have not distributed e-mail alerts to students after a sexual assault took place in Holshouser Hall.  This follows a flurry of questions from students regarding a lack of e-mail notification after a notice was […]

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Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

Sunday evening former starting quarterback, Kevin Olsen, was arrested with multiple charges including three counts of second degree forcible rape, sexual assault, communicating threats and second-degree sex offense (forcible fondling). The alleged incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning between Olsen and his girlfriend in his apartment. According to medical reports, the 23-year-old victim had […]

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Senate update: Jess Pinti discusses Collegiate Recovery Community

Senate update: Jess Pinti discusses Collegiate Recovery Community

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their sixth weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Feb. 16. Guest speakers The Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Jess Pinti along with five students spoke to the Senate about the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) and what they provide for students who are in recovery or who […]

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Sports

NASCAR gets much needed positive start to the season

NASCAR gets much needed positive start to the season

Positive – a word that hasn’t been used very much around the NASCAR world lately. In a time where the sport been constantly beaten and battered by its fans and media for declines in TV ratings and attendance, the sport has been looking for anything to help stop the drop. NASCAR needed it’s 2017 season […]

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Austin Ajukwa: On and off the court

Austin Ajukwa: On and off the court

It is nearly impossible to see what someone has been through when they step on the court. The trials don’t necessarily reflect in the jumpshot, or the way that they attack the basket, but redshirt junior Austin Ajukwa has found a way to reflect his path in his play at the start of his 49er […]

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Softball clenches back-to-back invitational championships

Softball clenches back-to-back invitational championships

In the last game of the Green & White Invitational, Charlotte and La Salle took the field at around 12:40 on Sunday, February 26 for the final game of the tournament. The 49ers entered the game looking for redemption after the loss they had taken from the Explorers on Friday afternoon. There was not much […]

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49ers fall to Thundering Herd in close battle

49ers fall to Thundering Herd in close battle

The Charlotte 49ers (12-15, C-USA: 6-10) fell to the Marshall Thundering Herd (16-13, C-USA: 9-7) in a close battle, 93-89. The 49ers rallied back to overcome a 14-point lead early in the first half but suffered from foul trouble and were out-rebounded in the second half, leaving them unable to close out the victory. “A […]

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Sunday’s Daytona 500 sold out

Sunday’s Daytona 500 sold out

On the evening before of one of the biggest sporting events of the year, Daytona International Speedway announced that Sunday’s Daytona 500 will be ran in front of a sellout crowd for the second year in a row. The Great American Race is set to be one of the highest spectated sporting events of 2017. […]

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Charlotte Softball Dominates Day 2 of The Green & White Tournament

Charlotte Softball Dominates Day 2 of The Green & White Tournament

Charlotte softball played two solid games on February 25  at the D.L Phillips Softball Complex against Fairfield and Robert Morris. The 49ers were able to hold off the Stags to get their first victory of the day, ending the game with the final score of 8-5. Charlotte crushed Robert Morris for the second time this weekend […]

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PREVIEW: 49ers take on Thundering Herd in last home game of the season

PREVIEW: 49ers take on Thundering Herd in last home game of the season

The Charlotte 49ers (12-14, 6-9 C-USA) will be back in Halton Arena as they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd (15-13, 8-7 C-USA) Saturday at 6 p.m. The 49ers will black out the Mine as they honor the seniors at this season’s last home game. Charlotte will also honor the 1977 Final Four team, including […]

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Lifestyle

Five Quick Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Five Quick Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Gifts! Some of us like to give them, others like to receive them, but one thing is certain: they are meant to be a fun way to show others how much we appreciate them. Most of us can agree that receiving a gift is fun, but watching another person’s excitement as they open your gift […]

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Why Not Having A Valentine’s Day Date Is Okay

Why Not Having A Valentine’s Day Date Is Okay

It’s that time of year again, romance is in the air. Walking through campus you are constantly greeted with couples holding hands. Everywhere you turn there is another Instagram picture of a girl receiving flowers and going on a date with her significant other, making you feel depressed and alone. So, what is the game […]

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Tasting the love one drink at a time!

Tasting the love one drink at a time!

Love is in the air… and in your drink! If you are familiar with the secret menu from Starbucks, you know there are many different drinks that you can try that are perfect for this Valentine’s Day. I decided to try the ¨Love on the Rocks¨ refresher from the Starbucks secret menu, and I found […]

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The History of Valentine’s Day

The History of Valentine’s Day

Oh, love. Oh, Valentine’s Day. There’s something about this Hallmark holiday that sends lovers all over the world in a frenzy. The cards, the flowers, the jewelry, the dinner, but who really knows the history of this beloved holiday? Starting in Ancient Rome around approximately the 1st century, the fertility festival called Lupercalia, named for […]

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Humans of UNCC: Meet Jonathan Blandon

Humans of UNCC: Meet Jonathan Blandon

“I’m not really a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Too many people “showing love” only on a certain day and fail to show the rest of the year. Now it’s also a day of friendship and I’m about that. Friendships are very important to me. I’m picky who I call a friend.”  

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L’Oréal Paris Féria: Midnight Collection Hair Color

L’Oréal Paris Féria: Midnight Collection Hair Color

Identity is what makes people who they are, but experimenting with identity is what makes people more fun. Take hair for example, everyone knows you based off your hair color and style. It’s how to identify people with similar names and a way to explain someone if your friend can’t seem to remember who exactly […]

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Humans of UNCC: Meet Xavia Carthen

Humans of UNCC: Meet Xavia Carthen

¨I like to start my day off with exercise. I wake up and go to the gym before class and it gives me the energy to start my day. Even when I’m not feeling good I still push myself to go to the gym because I know in the end it will all be worth […]

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A&E

TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Hostiles and Calamities’

TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Hostiles and Calamities’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 11 of “The Walking Dead.” We’ve got video games, polygamy, a suicide/assassination plot, a goodbye letter, science experiments, a crispy doctor, a stuffed animal and a jar full of pickles. What the hell is going on? The latest episode of “The Walking Dead” is by far one of its […]

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The Power of Lies

The Power of Lies

The stage was littered with simple 20th century furniture, the perfect replica of a classroom. However, the most important and imposing part of the set was spelled out. Literally. Large wallpapered letters spelled the word “MERCY” across the stage. Most of the time, they blended into the background, acting as walls for the set. However, […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Through Imperial Eyes’

TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Through Imperial Eyes’

Spoiler Warning: The following review contains spoilers for “Through Imperial Eyes” and for previous episodes of “Star Wars Rebels” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Right from the start, “Through Imperial Eyes” had me wary for the safety of our characters and captivated by the slyness of Grand Admiral Thrawn. The episode begins with a quite literal […]

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Great Games Based off of Film Franchises

Great Games Based off of Film Franchises

“Alien Isolation” After the catastrophic shooter “Alien: Colonial Marines,” Sega published a game much more in line with the original sci-fi thriller it was based on with “Alien: Isolation.” In the game, you roam a huge space station and complete various objectives while coming across other survivors, some friendly and others not so friendly, all […]

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TRACK REVIEW: ‘I Don’t Want To Dance’ – Coin

TRACK REVIEW: ‘I Don’t Want To Dance’ – Coin

If you like “Talk Too Much” by Coin, then you will like their new single. Coin just released a new single, “I Don’t Want to Dance” on Spotify. The song has a nostalgic feel of the 90’s. You cannot help but dance to it. Coin has the talent to create catchy songs that guarantee to […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ – Season 3

TV REVIEW: ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ – Season 3

Spoiler Warning for the third season of “How To Get Away With Murder.” What may be the most twisted season of the show yet, “How to Get Away With Murder” introduces a handful major mysteries that captivate the viewers, leading to wild Internet theories. With the characters finding themselves falling deeper and deeper into a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rock Dog’ is a cute, yet shameless rip-off of so many better films

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rock Dog’ is a cute, yet shameless rip-off of so many better films

Animated films are from a niche market these days, with nearly every studio in deals with various animation houses to put out a barrage of family-friendly films for both children and adults. Additionally, animated films are goldmines, with movies like “Frozen,” “Minions,” “Toy Story 3,” “Finding Dory” and “Zootopia” all grossing over $1 billion at the […]

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Opinion

Op-Ed: A Republican’s Olive Branch

Op-Ed: A Republican’s Olive Branch

If the Democratic party honestly wants to see the office of the presidency again, including the Congressional and Senatorial seats open in 2018, I would suggest they stop taking everything for granted. Trump won 2,622 counties out of the 3,112 counties for which there was collectible data in the United States; Hillary won 490. Trump […]

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Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Super Bowl LI champions, the New England Patriots. A lot of people seem to have an issue with the fact that several African-American players do not want to go to the White House because they don’t feel welcomed. Tight End Martellus Bennet tweeted before the Super […]

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Alternate Take: Bullying… An American Tradition

Alternate Take: Bullying… An American Tradition

Isn’t America just the best? I think so. It’s the greatest county on the planet. Hell, it’s the only country on the planet if you ask me. I honestly can’t even name another country that exists, much less a relevant one. I guess when you’re up this high, everybody on the ground just looks like […]

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Op-Ed: One Thing Leads to Another

Op-Ed: One Thing Leads to Another

I am not here to gloat, nor do I have time to say “I told ya so”. Nothing positive can be gained by suggesting the tables have turned after eight years of being in your shoes. I only wish to highlight a simple inquiry for my liberal friends to ponder over: how embarrassing must it […]

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Op-Ed: No Ban, No Wall, No Alt-Facts

Op-Ed: No Ban, No Wall, No Alt-Facts

It’s no secret that Donald Trump takes pride in size. Size feeds his insecurities like lies do to his fans. The enormity of his buildings, the immensity of his bank account, the “yuge”ness of his little munchkin hands and (as he made clear in a nationally televised debate) even his size “down there”. Trump has […]

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Op-Ed: A Conservative’s Report from D.C.

Op-Ed: A Conservative’s Report from D.C.

I voted for Donald Trump. I know, I know — I’m the worst — but you can hate me later. I recently visited Washington D.C. to witness the historic inauguration of President Donald Trump. I stayed with one of my friends who attends school in D.C.; the university will remain nameless, but I can assure […]

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Op-Ed: (Anti-) Social Media

Op-Ed: (Anti-) Social Media

“Hey there, what’s your username or handle?” is perhaps one of the most if not the most common way nowadays to socialize with people. You find a random person, like their face, sense of humor, or anything of that sort and boom — you ask their name on Facebook and add them. At least, that’s […]

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Photos

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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UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week Photos

UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week Photos

Last week, UNC Charlotte held its annual Sustainability Week. Events this year included a Campus Cleanup, the Transportation Fair, and a Student Gathering. Each event worked to spread sustainable ideas and get students involved on campus to create green projects. Stand out organizations include Charlotte Green Initiative, Earth Club, and the Garden Club. Photos by […]

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Center City Lecture Series

Center City Lecture Series

A discussion about post-traumatic growth in clinical practice was lead by Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Both speakers are professors of psychology and practicing psychologists. The conversation was introduced with a humorous yet informative presentation delivered by Lawrence Calhoun. Later, the conversation continued with a lecture from Richard Tedeschi. […]

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