News

Countdown to the light rail

Countdown to the light rail

The whole university has been waiting for it. March 16 could mark a transformational day for UNC Charlotte. Next month, students will take the first of many rides on the light rail extension and begin experiencing a Charlotte full of opportunities such as sports, food, the Arts, cultural experiences and festivals. Unlimited rides to Uptown, […]

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First-year students find “SAFE” haven

First-year students find “SAFE” haven

Studies show first-generation students are less likely than their peers to graduate in four years or to graduate at all. The Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE) program is doing its part to close that gap. SAFE is a peer mentoring program designed to help students successfully transition from high school to college. “Peer mentoring […]

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Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going?

Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going?

Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going? UNC Charlotte main station North side of campus J.W. Clay Boulevard/UNC Charlotte Ninety’s Ice Cream and Sandwiches Paradise Valley Par 3 Dave’s Paddleboats McCullough University City Regional Library University City Boulevard IKEA Tom Hunter South 21. Jr Old Concord Road The Last Word […]

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Armed men threaten University Crossings’ resident, continuing streak of crimes near and on campus

Armed men threaten University Crossings’ resident, continuing streak of crimes near and on campus

Two men broke down a locked door at University Crossings and threatened the resident with a firearm early Friday morning during a robbery. According to an email sent to residents, the two men, described as African-Americans, broke down the locked door and threatened the resident with a firearm around 12:30 a.m. The crime occurred in […]

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Streak of crimes hit UNC Charlotte campus

Streak of crimes hit UNC Charlotte campus

Over the past five days, the Charlotte community has experienced multiple on-campus crimes. On Saturday, campus police reported an assault in the Greek Village area of campus, involving a student and an unidentified man. The suspect, described as a black male, in his 30s and approximately 5’8,” gained access to a Greek Village resident hall […]

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Should we be the University of Charlotte?

Should we be the University of Charlotte?

Conversations about changing the name of UNC Charlotte have spread on Twitter with the hashtag #droptheUNC, but Chancellor Philip L. Dubois says a name change is unlikely during his administration. “I’ve been passively against it since 2005 when I became chancellor,” said Dubois, addressing the Student Government Association (SGA) at their Thursday Senate meeting. “Many […]

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Sports

Niners fall one short of four-win weekend; reach season highs against UNCW

Niners fall one short of four-win weekend; reach season highs against UNCW

The Charlotte 49ers held their First Pitch Classic this past weekend sliding through with three impressive wins, but couldn’t seem to get an offense going against Radford in their second game on Friday afternoon. The Niners also reached some new season highs in the final game of the weekend and Coach Aimee DeVos tallied her […]

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49ers sweep Iona, begin season 3-0

49ers sweep Iona, begin season 3-0

  The Charlotte 49ers opened their season with a 3-0 sweep against Iona this past weekend. Their win on Friday marked the Niners’ third consecutive victory on Opening Day. Game One: Charlotte 9, Iona 2 On Friday the Niners debuted their season at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium against the Gaels. Iona started the game […]

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Charlotte’s women’s team stuns conference leader UAB

Charlotte’s women’s team stuns conference leader UAB

Charlotte (12-13, 8-4 C-USA) women’s basketball continued its late season run, winning its league-best fifth-in-a-row by knocking off Conference USA leader UAB (21-3, 10-1 C-USA), 80-71. The 49ers had three players in double figures. Nyilah Jamison-Myers led with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, while grabbing seven rebounds and blocking five shots. Laia […]

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49ers lose in a thriller to UTSA

49ers lose in a thriller to UTSA

Andrien White led Charlotte (5-20, 1-13 C-USA) with 25 points, six rebounds, and four  assists but they were unable to knock off UT San Antonio (15-12, 8-6 C-USA), falling 97-89 in overtime. Charlotte had three players in double figures: White, Jon Davis and Luka Vasic.  Davis had 19 points, six rebounds and eight assists.  Vasic […]

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Women’s team wins fourth straight at Louisiana Tech

Women’s team wins fourth straight at Louisiana Tech

Charlotte (11-13, 7-4 C-USA) had four players in double figures in its 64-51 victory over Louisiana Tech (16-10, 7-6 C-USA). With the win Charlotte moves into fourth place in the Conference USA standings with five league games remaining. The 49ers converted on 43 percent shooting from the field and 79 percent from the free throw […]

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Men’s basketball drops 11th straight in heart-breaking fashion

Men’s basketball drops 11th straight in heart-breaking fashion

Charlotte was leading by one with under six seconds remaining and was about to earn their first win in the last 11 contests but the 49ers allowed Paul Thomas for UTEP to score the game-winning layup with two seconds remaining, leading to the Niners heartbreaking loss 87-86. “You’re one or two plays away from securing […]

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Lifestyle

Keep an eye out in 2018

Keep an eye out in 2018

2017 was all about having that gorgeous highlight, which is still trending. Highlighting isn’t going anywhere anytime soon from what I see. It has become part of my make-up routine ever since highlighting was introduced. But we are in 2018, and it is a new a year for a new makeup trend and 2018 will […]

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Humans of UNCC: Meet Jonathan Idarra

Humans of UNCC: Meet Jonathan Idarra

If I could bring any food place on campus it would definitely be McDonalds. I want McDonald’s on campus, because everyone loves McDonald’s and they have a little something for everyone. Also, McDonald’s is very affordable and known throughout the world. My favorite thing to get from McDonald’s is the french fries.

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A Trip to The Museum

A Trip to The Museum

I recently discovered a new obsession of mine, which was to find things to do outside of my house that I have never done before. So, as I typed “things to do in Charlotte” on the internet, I realized there are so many things to do in Charlotte that I have never done. Once I […]

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Five Reasons why you should go College Night Bowling

Five Reasons why you should go College Night Bowling

AMF University Lanes is located near UNC Charlotte, on N. Tryon Street. Every Thursday night starting at 9 p.m., they offer “college night” bowling. This is where if you are any college student, and have your student I.D., you can get some pretty good deals. The main deal of the night is that you can […]

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Strategize with Exercise

Strategize with Exercise

Sometimes as college students, we struggle with finding the time to balance everything we want to do in our day to day lives. We don’t always have access to the most beneficial foods, or the most convenient times to work out because as expected, most of us are broke college students. Luckily, our campus does […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Party In College

5 Reasons Why You Should Party In College

Let’s be real, we don’t need a reason to party. We’re college students, there’s pretty much an unspoken thing and it’s understood that college students are going to go out and go to parties. On the other hand, there is always that percentage of college students that legitimately don’t go out and party. It’s understandable […]

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A&E

ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

Ever since their first EP, “Relapse,” dropped last summer, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the mesmerizing pop duo of Geowulf. While “Relapse” might have teased fans of the alternative genre with the band’s signature dreamy, atmospheric sound, their highly-anticipated debut album in this month’s “Great Big Blue” managed to deliver a near-perfect introduction into […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 7

TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 7

Welcome back to “The Challenge: Vendettas!” We’re at the halfway point and it can only go up from here. As per usual, this week’s episode began where last week ended: elimination time. The Troika of the time (Johnny ‘Bananas’, Kyle and Tony) chose former “Big Brother” contestant to face “Challenge” veteran, Brad. They proceeded to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ is a paragon of blockbuster cinema mastery

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ is a paragon of blockbuster cinema mastery

The road to “Black Panther” has proven itself to be quite a long one. Ever since its first trailer hit back last June, the internet has been ablaze with excitement about Marvel’s standalone film to the tale of King T’Challa of Wakanda. Not only were people excited that the film actually looked good, but about […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Ritual’ is some shell-shocking indie horror

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Ritual’ is some shell-shocking indie horror

Everyone right now is talking about how Netflix shocked the world with their surprise drop of “The Cloverfield Paradox” immediately after the Super Bowl last Sunday, but it indeed cast a large shadow over any of the Netflix releases coming out in the near future. Whether it be their original series “Altered Carbon,” or their […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ – ‘The B*tchelor’

TV REVIEW: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ – ‘The B*tchelor’

After Thorgy Thor’s not-so surprising elimination last week, the girls are in full All Stars swing in just how cutthroat the competition is becoming. After elimination, BenDeLaCreme revealed to the girls who she would’ve eliminated had she won the lip sync against Shangela, to which she reveals Thorgy’s name on the lipstick. Normally, this is […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Here and Now’ – Season 1

TV REVIEW: ‘Here and Now’ – Season 1

Editor’s Note: Only the first four episodes of HBO’s “Here and Now” have been screened for the purposes of this review. This review will be updated following the conclusion of the season. When it comes to family dramas, two series immediately pop into my head as being compelling and gripping to watch. Those two shows […]

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Opinion

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ivanka Trump is not for the people

Ivanka Trump is not for the people

Before her father’s historical takeover of the White House, Ivanka Trump was known somewhat as a beauty icon. The kind of beauty icon that attracts her father’s praise in March of 2006 when he infamously – and creepily – stated that: “…if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” This is how Ivanka […]

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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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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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