News

The Scoop: SGA news update

The Scoop: SGA news update

This is your bi-weekly Student Government Association (SGA) news update for June 27-July 11. On July 3, Student Body President Fahn Darkor addressed the new University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP) class at their opening ceremony. As a former UTOP participant, Darkor was eager to welcome over 60 student participants and family members to the University. In light of […]

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Crime Blotter: June 28- July 2

Crime Blotter: June 28- July 2

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from June 28- July 2. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident June 28 Burson Building, driver of vehicle one struck a metal stanchion while […]

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UNC Charlotte launches Light Rail website

UNC Charlotte launches Light Rail website

UNC Charlotte has launched a new website in an effort to keep students more informed on the construction of the Light Rail on campus. The website can be found at: lightrail.uncc.edu. The website was launched to give students a single source to access any information related to the construction of the Light Rail. At the website, students […]

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The Scoop: Student Government Association’s news update for June 28

The Scoop: Student Government Association’s news update for June 28

Last week Student Body President Fahn Darkor participated in a discussion and planning meeting for the new Official Ring Program at UNC Charlotte. The unveiling event is scheduled for September 16. The new official ring will be available to seniors graduating in the fall. Darkor also met with the adviser for the Student 49er Club (previously Niner […]

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Crime Blotter: June 15-18

Crime Blotter: June 15-18

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from June 15-18. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident June 15 PVA Receiving and Storage, victim reported that on June 10, they discovered damage […]

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New partnership designed to aid struggling Charlotte-Mecklenburg students

New partnership designed to aid struggling Charlotte-Mecklenburg students

The Colleges of Education and Health and Human Services have formed a partnership with the Aldersgate Retirement Community and the Johnston YMCA to form a summer reading program dedicated to raising reading levels for incoming second and third graders. The 4 week reading intensive teaching program designed to assist 30-40 second and third graders, is […]

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The Scoop: Student Government Association’s weekly news update for June 12

The Scoop: Student Government Association’s weekly news update for June 12

This is the first installment of a weekly Niner Times online column with brief updates and recaps from Student Body President Fahn Darkor, the Executive Branch, the Student Senate and the Judicial Board. This initiative is one of the Student Government Association’s (SGA) many new strategies to help the Student Body stay in the loop about what’s going […]

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Sports

Halton Arena strikes gold with new video system

Halton Arena strikes gold with new video system

Dale F. Halton Arena, home of the Charlotte 49ers volleyball and basketball teams, will be receiving a new Daktronics Centerhung Video System for the 2016-2017 season, enhancing the fan experience from all corners of the arena. “We are thrilled to enhance the atmosphere in Halton Arena and to deliver a larger-than-life in-game experience to Niner […]

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Trey McRae qualifies for Olympic Trials

Trey McRae qualifies for Olympic Trials

Charlotte 49ers All-American Trey McRae will be heading to Eugene, Oregon, home of the track and field 2016 Olympic Trials, where he will showcase his high jump talent with a birth to Rio on the line. “I have been focusing all year on making the Olympic Trials,” said McRae. “It is mind blowing coming from […]

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Joseph Uchebo joins the Charlotte Hornets Summer Team

Joseph Uchebo joins the Charlotte Hornets Summer Team

Joseph Uchebo will continue to call Charlotte his home for a little longer. After spending one year at Charlotte under Mark Price, the Nigerian Center has joined the Charlotte Hornets summer-league roster that will compete in Orlando, Fla. The Hornets summer team will be coached by former New York Knick and NBA great Patrick Ewing. […]

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Tony Stewart finds his way back to victory lane at Sonoma

Tony Stewart finds his way back to victory lane at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. – In 2015, Kyle Busch had to miss multiple races early on in the season due to an injury he suffered before the start of the Cup season. This year, Tony Stewart was forced to the sideline with an injury before the start of the season, also missing multiple events. What do they […]

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Carl Edwards clinches pole for Sonoma

Carl Edwards clinches pole for Sonoma

SONOMA, CA – Carl Edwards was quickest in the first round of Sprint Cup qualifying, and in the second and final round, was able to once again lay down the fastest lap, clinching the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Coming into Saturday’s qualifying session, the Colombia, MO native had confidence on […]

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UNCC graduate Dylan Lupton ready for first Sprint Cup start

UNCC graduate Dylan Lupton ready for first Sprint Cup start

SONOMA, CA – For most college students, the time right after graduation is full of uncertainty. While most graduates have a relative idea of what they want to do in the future, most are faced with the facts of real life. Jobs and opportunities don’t just come to you, you have to go out and […]

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Free throws with Mark Price

Free throws with Mark Price

Mark Price, the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach, will be holding a kid’s basketball camp from June 20-23 at their home arena on the University City campus at Halton Arena, while also welcoming teams from all over the country June 24-25 for those who want to learn from one of the greatest shooters of all time. […]

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Lifestyle

Storytime: A freshman reflection

Storytime: A freshman reflection

After completing my first year here at UNC Charlotte, I have learned so much. Gone is the naïve girl excited about getting out of the house. In her place stands a resourceful, savvy, more aware person. I believe that college is not just about taking classes and memorizing facts, it’s about learning who you are […]

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Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

“The Sound and the Fury” is a fiction novel written by William Faulkner. It was first published in 1929. If you’ve ever had to learn about classic American literature, then you’ve probably heard of Faulkner and his most widely known work, “The Sound and the Fury.” The novel is considered a great American classic and […]

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A final word

A final word

Jordan Snyder, Editor-in-Chief Favorite moment from the 2015-2016 school year: In November, I left the country for the first time, spending 11 days walking around Rome, Madrid, the Canary Islands and Brussels. Randomly happening upon the Grand Place sound and light show was amazing.  A must-do for a 49er: If you ever hear that Crown […]

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Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

  Summer is right around the corner everybody and it’s time to start planning trips to make your summer an eventful and memorable one! So here’s your guide to visiting places in the U.S. for people who can’t shell out 700+ dollars for a flight to Europe. Graceland, TN: Who doesn’t love Elvis? This is […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Billy Pickens

Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Billy Pickens

“My adventures started in 4th grade when my uncle moved from Sacramento to Charlotte. I always wondered what is it was like being in the car for more than two or three days so that inspired me to want to travel. I asked my dad what’s it like out there, and my dad said how […]

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Recipe: Six ingredient pancakes

Recipe: Six ingredient pancakes

My all time favorite food is pancakes, they’re light, fluffy and delicious. As I was transitioning to a completely vegan diet, I was not ready to give up my favorite food. I tried out many different recipes for vegan pancakes and I have finally found the perfect combination. Here is what you will need: ~ […]

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Recipe: The best vegan cookies ever

Recipe: The best vegan cookies ever

Prep time:10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 12-15 cookies My all time favorite cookies have always been chocolate chip. After becoming vegan for a couple months now, I have not been able to indulge in too many options for cookies. I came across this recipe and I promise they are […]

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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ is the best adventure you’ll have at the movies this year

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ is the best adventure you’ll have at the movies this year

Homages to the 1980s have been quite popular this year, with Netflix’s “Stranger Things” heating up the streaming charts while “Ghostbusters,” despite all its controversy and mixed reception, is stirring up wonders at the box office. But “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” is something far more subtle. Its draws to the ’80s don’t quite come through […]

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Colbert Returns to Form During Republican Convention

Colbert Returns to Form During Republican Convention

It’s been a rough last year for Stephen Colbert and his new “Late Night” show on CBS. Colbert soared previously on Comedy Central, but since making the move to basic cable, he has struggled to maintain high ratings. Colbert’s show has been trailing behind Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” and has even managed to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ is an interstellar adventure perfect for this point of summer

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ is an interstellar adventure perfect for this point of summer

For Anton Let’s all be real here, the timing of “Star Trek Beyond” is pretty unfortunate, to say the least. Back in 2009, when the first film in the rebooted “Star Trek” universe launched, I’m positive Paramount had no idea whatsoever the plan that Disney and LucasFilm were cooking up in the Star Wars universe […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Scream’ – ‘Village of the Damned’

TV REVIEW: ‘Scream’ – ‘Village of the Damned’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “Scream” The killer’s sick mind games continue in the latest episode of “Scream.” An hour of horror cliché moments makes for an entertaining and plot progressing ride that changes the list of suspects once again. With just four episodes remaining this season, the pieces of the puzzle are […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ is heartbreakingly unfabulous

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ is heartbreakingly unfabulous

I don’t watch much television, so the shows that I do actually watch I get pretty into. I find that I can binge watch a show easier when it’s lighter material in shorter intervals, like “Parks and Recreation,” “Sex and the City” and, of course “Absolutely Fabulous.” Much like with the “Sex and the City” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Lights Out’ is a decadently dreadful horror romp

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Lights Out’ is a decadently dreadful horror romp

Blah, blah, blah…I love horror…blah, blah, blah. If you’ve ever read any review of mine of a horror film before this, you’d know that horror is hands down my favorite genre of any film, even with its sometimes fatal flaws. When I find a good horror film, it’s like Christmas, and I will shove that […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 1

TV REVIEW: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 1

Minor plot points of “Stranger Things” will be discussed in this article. Over the past few years, Netflix has become a prime source of some of the highest quality television series; “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” are two of my personal favorites. The newest series in Netflix’s impressive lineup can be […]

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Opinion

Identity At the End of a Gun

Identity At the End of a Gun

I am gay. I’ve said it a million times before, and I will say it a million times again. I am gay. I came out at the end of eighth grade before high school, as I wanted to start that next stage of my life with a clean slate, being my truest self. In reality, […]

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Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

CONCORD, North Carolina – UNC Charlotte student Matt Tifft is continuing to make a name for himself outside of the classroom. On Tuesday, Tifft – along with several of his young fellow competitors – was announced as one of the eleven drivers signed on as apart of the 2016-2017 NASCAR Next class. NASCAR Next came […]

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Op-Ed: NERF Control

Op-Ed: NERF Control

The phenomena occurs at the convenience of Murphy’s Law, always unexpected, but mostly when the daily bustling crowds of studious students subsides and dusk caresses the campus with its gentle curtains. Teams of students, literally armed with Nerf guns and colored flags delineating loyalty, go at it like the armies of old. Hoards, clans, cults […]

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Op-Ed: Flush House Bill 2

Op-Ed: Flush House Bill 2

I’ve come across quite a bit on social media over the past few weeks, since House Bill 2 was passed by the State Legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory signed it, where (frequently white, cisgender, heterosexual, middle class) people have called the bathroom statute of the law “a distraction” from the real issues of the bill. […]

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Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

“He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs, throughout the south,” an act perpetrated by none other than that of Mr. Bojangles himself, rang through my head while listening to Jerry Jeff Walker’s greatest hits (Walker is Texas’ answer to Jimmy Buffett, for the unaware). It then occurred to me that we – […]

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Op-Ed: The first First Husband

Op-Ed: The first First Husband

Truly, I am a Republican who wants to see Hillary Clinton in the office of the presidency. No, not because I admire the cruel smugness she wears like a shroud. Nor can it be found in the politics she endorses, which I cannot agree with. It is also not out of a longing to finally see a […]

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Op-Ed: A farewell to arbitrary

Op-Ed: A farewell to arbitrary

As students employed under the red-tape of higher learning, we all know the hardships attributed to performing well. Tests, quizzes, homework and projects are all met accordingly in the library, as we strenuously work towards good grades. Deadlines are sought after, but sometimes the perplexities of life prohibit a planned paradigm and cramming wins out. […]

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Photos

Photos: CAB’s Last Day of Class Extravaganza

Photos: CAB’s Last Day of Class Extravaganza

Despite rain cancelling a the outdoor-portion of the event, UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board hosted their Last Day of Class Extravaganza on May 3rd, 2016. The event was to help students unwind and celebrate getting through the Spring 2016 semester with free food, music and games. All Photos by Leysha Carballo.

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Photos: Spring dance concert 2016

Photos: Spring dance concert 2016

The Department of Dance presents a Spring Concert  in Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall. Among the works on the program is Suite Otis, choreographed by the Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison. Faison is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the choreographer of more than two dozen Broadway musicals, including The Wiz, […]

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Photos: Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte

Photos: Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte

Founded as a community-based organization in 2006 and integrated into the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2010, the Alliance provides faculty, students and the community with opportunities for research and education on women’s policy issues. The Alliance fosters increased collaborations between community members and UNC Charlotte; enhances public knowledge of its educational opportunities and services, and increases […]

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Photos: 4th Annual green & white spring game

Photos: 4th Annual green & white spring game

Beneath the lights of Jerry Richardson Stadium fans gathered around to watch Charlotte football back in action in the fourth annual spring game. Full recap here: http://ninertimes.com/2016/04/spring-game-showcases-niners-potential/ Photos by Ben Coon.

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Photos: Nowhere | Now Here, a photographic exhibition

Photos: Nowhere | Now Here, a photographic exhibition

The Department of Art & Art History joins the Levine Scholars Program and J. Murrey Atkins Library to present Nowhere | Now Here, a photographic exhibition documenting the Latin American community of a small town in North Carolina. The exhibition will be on display on the first floor of Atkins Library March 28-April 23. Organized […]

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Photos: Airband 2016

Photos: Airband 2016

Several hundred students, friends, parents, members of the Greek community and UNC Charlotte faculty packed Halton Arena Friday, April 15 all to see the much anticipated Airband 2016. Sororities and fraternities performed elaborate themed dances ranging from Beetlejuice to a ‘90s decade tribute, The Lion King, Wizard of Oz, original themes and other beloved pop […]

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Photos: Springtime in Niner Nation on campus 2016

Photos: Springtime in Niner Nation on campus 2016

It’s no secret we have a beautiful campus here at UNC Charlotte, and each season brings more appeal. Check out these springtime shots of campus! Trees start to bud and bloom. Some of the early blooming plants start. Temperatures can drop and cause unexpected frosts early on, sometimes causing damage to sensitive crops. Normally temperatures stay […]

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