News

Fed up with dining hall hours

Fed up with dining hall hours

Students are fed up with dining hall hours, or at least that’s what a recent survey indicates. A Student Government Association (SGA) survey of 1,254 people conducted during the spring elections found 96 percent of students are in favor of extending dining hall hours. SGA passed a bill to recognize these grievances. The legislation, sponsored […]

Continue Reading

Local architect firm gives students tour of Uptown projects

Local architect firm gives students tour of Uptown projects

At the base of every great building is a solid foundation. For a considerable number of employees at The RBA Group, Inc., that foundation is UNC Charlotte. Charles Trowell, an associate architect at the firm, received his bachelor of architecture from UNC Charlotte in 2017. Trowell is staying true to his 49er roots with his […]

Continue Reading

Healthcare summit highlights opioid epidemic

Healthcare summit highlights opioid epidemic

In front of a crowd of over 300 of North Carolina’s top healthcare executives, former congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of late Sen. Ted Kennedy, opened up about his struggles with a disease facing over 21.5 million Americans today: substance abuse disorder. He recalled growing up in a household with alcoholic parents where mental health issues […]

Continue Reading

Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

Jamal Ibrahim and Salema Merza, two members of an ancient Middle Eastern ethnoreligious minority, the Yazidis, were among few to immigrate to the U.S. and escape their hometown of Sinjar before attacks by ISIS. They visited UNC Charlotte last week to share their experiences. Merza is the deputy director of women’s affairs for the global organizations […]

Continue Reading

Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

 Photos by Chris Crews and Leysha Caraballo. On April 7, hundreds of people gathered in Halton Arena where they would dance for 12 hours to raise money for the Levine Children’s Hospital. The night marked the culmination of a year and a half of fundraising by UNC Charlotte Dance Marathon. The group is the […]

Continue Reading

UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

The UNC Charlotte Foundation has taken a significant step in the expansion of the university. A plan approved and funded by the UNC Charlotte Foundation has been released detailing a 226-room, full-service Marriott hotel with a three-meal full-service restaurant and a 15,000-square-foot conference center. A terraced pedestrian plaza links the light rail bridge on Tryon […]

Continue Reading

Sports

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Charlotte walks off Charleston Southern

Charlotte walks off Charleston Southern

Charlotte (16-16) snapped their six-game losing streak tonight against Charleston Southern (11-24) with a huge walk off winning 3-2. It was a very competitive contest between the two teams, however Charlotte had some bad moments throughout the contest committing five errors. Charlotte started off the game with a bang with Reece Hampton hitting the only […]

Continue Reading

Walking with a purpose

Walking with a purpose

Once again the Charlotte 49er Athletic Department put on their annual Epilepsy Stroll. This is an event that is true to the heart of the department. Deputy Athletic Director Darin Spease has a son who has battled with the disease since the age of two. Spease’s family was fortunate enough to be able to afford […]

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Spring Cleaning Basics

Spring Cleaning Basics

Spring is approaching. Charlotte’s weather may still have a few curve balls to throw at us, but warm and sunny spring days are just around the corner. A bright 70-something day on campus is hard to beat. Nevertheless, it is important to remember the other official trademark of spring: Spring cleaning! If you are looking […]

Continue Reading

Restaurant Review: Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Restaurant Review: Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Wouldn’t you love to go out to eat where are all your dreams will be fulfilled? If you love to eat endless servings of meat in a relaxed, happy environment, well Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is the place to be. I fell in love with the restaurant, but it is pricey, so I don’t go very […]

Continue Reading

Your Skin Comes First

Your Skin Comes First

Taking care of our skin is very important. Whether it is using sunscreen every day to protect us from the sun or making sure we wash our faces the right way to prevent skin problems. I am here to give you answers to questions that I get asked all the time. Also, the advice is […]

Continue Reading

Humans of UNCC Meet: Savannah Valentine

Humans of UNCC Meet: Savannah Valentine

“I got accepted into graduate school early, as a junior. I’ll be starting in the fall, and I will do my first year of grad school as I finish my last year of undergrad, so I will have a semester of grad school under my belt as I finish up my undergrad degree. I’m a […]

Continue Reading

Spice up your Ramen

Spice up your Ramen

We all love Ramen, and even if you don’t, I’m sure you’ve been forced to eat it as a college student before. It’s almost a cliché how much of a staple ramen has become for the “broke college student.” It’s insanely cheap and easy to make, and you can make it in a dorm room. […]

Continue Reading

Meal Prep 101

Meal Prep 101

Living on campus is great, but it can also be unhealthy. We are surrounded by so many restaurants, and it makes it so easy to gear towards eating fast food all the time. There is a solution if you are looking to have a healthy lifestyle while living on campus. It is called meal prepping. […]

Continue Reading

A&E

Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

In the most unlikely place, Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 album “DAMN.” This was the first time a Hip-Hop album and the first non-Jazz or Classical album to win in the music category. To be honest, I wasn’t aware about the fact the Pulitzer Prize has a music category; because when […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Gemini’ is a pitch perfect, neon-drenched neo-noir

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Gemini’ is a pitch perfect, neon-drenched neo-noir

Recently, I’ve been replaying Rockstar’s underrated video game “L.A. Noire” on its PS4 remaster. It made me realize how much I miss the noir genre in film, but I couldn’t really place where the last film of the genre I’d seen had been. The trailer for “Gemini” came out a good while back, back in […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Final Portrait’ is a loving, if inconsequential love letter to a lost artist

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Final Portrait’ is a loving, if inconsequential love letter to a lost artist

Actors who direct are a dime-a-dozen, with only a few really translating into anything truly noteworthy. Angelina Jolie’s breakthrough with last year’s Netflix foreign war drama “First They Killed My Father” broke her curse of historically tepid movies, Clint Eastwood has made a new career directing as opposed to acting, while Ron Howard has a […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I Feel Pretty’ is a shockingly charming and genuine romantic comedy

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I Feel Pretty’ is a shockingly charming and genuine romantic comedy

I don’t particularly like Amy Schumer, but I certainly don’t hate her either. I understand a lot of people’s grievances with the comedian, but I honestly just don’t care enough to actively go out of my way to dislike her. I liked “Trainwreck,” but I hated “Snatched,” so the potential for Schumer to deliver a […]

Continue Reading

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a rare misstep for Wes Anderson

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a rare misstep for Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson isn’t my favorite filmmaker, but I really do look forward to his films every time they come along, as they’re always refreshing takes on film in an age of drastic nihilism. “Isle of Dogs” is Anderson’s second foray into the world of animated film after “Fantastic Mr. Fox” in 2009. This time, Anderson […]

Continue Reading

“The Challenge: Vendettas”- Finale

“The Challenge: Vendettas”- Finale

Welcome back the to final episode of “The Challenge: Vendettas”! It has been a prolonged, dissatisfying season. From the beginning of “The Challenge: Dirty Thirty” to now, “The Challenge” has changed their approach to production and it is not a desired effect. Instead of airing the final part of “The Finale” during the last episode, […]

Continue Reading

Opinion

Pay Her: Stripper’s Rights

Pay Her: Stripper’s Rights

There are two phases unique to the college experience: one, accepting party invitations from randos on the only_49ers Snapchat story; two, feeling so frustrated with one’s grades, coursework, and student debt that less conventional career options feel more acceptable. By that I mean: at one point or another, everybody has slammed a book shut, slid […]

Continue Reading

CMS’ Multicultural Debate

CMS’ Multicultural Debate

On Tuesday, January 23rd, I attended a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board public hearing. They were discussing a revision to their multicultural clause, which describes different cultures and identities that are protected in the classroom. The revision would make the clause now include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Of the roughly 30 people that spoke […]

Continue Reading

The Great Condom Debate

The Great Condom Debate

With great sex comes great responsibility. Sexual safety is important for any relationship. There are plenty options to choose from when it comes to contraceptives. Couples could choose birth control pills, an IUD, abstinence and many others. As effective as these methods may be, there is one form of birth control that reigns supreme among […]

Continue Reading

The Lie of Gerrymandering

The Lie of Gerrymandering

I’m a political science major, and I’ll be the first to admit that gerrymandering is an extremely dull topic. Congressional redistricting just isn’t as sexy as other issues! But with the recent verdict from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, understanding its ramifications is vital, now more than ever. Gerrymandering essentially means the construction of […]

Continue Reading

H&M: The Dumbest Monkeys in the Jungle

H&M: The Dumbest Monkeys in the Jungle

  When I first saw the H&M ad of the black child in the “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie on twitter, my first thought was “how did no one catch this?” I wanted to have the opinion “I’d like to think this was a coincidence.” I thought “I have no way of knowing whether […]

Continue Reading

Blackout at the Golden Globes

Blackout at the Golden Globes

Globes red carpet experienced a blackout. Many stars were banding together in search of all-black dresses and outfits to make a statement against the epidemic of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond. the coordinated wardrobe effort was part of a campaign called Time’s Up. With more than 300 figures in the entertainment industry […]

Continue Reading

Photos

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.

Continue Reading

Campus Cleanup 2018

Campus Cleanup 2018

Photos by Jordan Gorski.

Continue Reading

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Photos by Darius Simms.

Continue Reading

Light Rail Grand Opening

Light Rail Grand Opening

Photos by Darius Simms, Chimena Ihebuzor and Jordan Gorski.

Continue Reading

Sex Week: Cookies and Condoms

Sex Week: Cookies and Condoms

Sex Week UNC Charlotte held an informative event about condoms on Friday, February 23, 2018. Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor.

Continue Reading

Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos: Imagine Dragons

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

Continue Reading