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Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

Niner Nation: Different Together, a student-led initiative, is being implemented by the Student Government Association (SGA) to create unity and promote diversity on campus. This campaign aims to create opportunities for more conversations and celebration of differences within the community. “Niner Nation: Different Together was developed to unite students of all backgrounds and create quality […]

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SGA update: April 28

SGA update: April 28

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting April 28. Different Together The Different Together Art Reception and Panel Discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception at the Student Union Movie Theater, followed with a discussion at 7 p.m. There will be food and drinks at the event. New […]

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Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill

Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill

After months of controversy over House Bill 2 and students calling for action from the university, faculty members have begun speaking out against the bathroom bill. On April 21, the Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte voted on a resolution for the repeal of House Bill 2. In the resolution, it states the Faculty Council “urges […]

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University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

This year’s Annual Students Day, put on by the Office of Admissions, will take place April 29 at 8:00 a.m. The event will offer both academic and student services for the 600 students and 800 guests registered to attend. Zack Newsome, assistant director of Office of Admissions and coordinator of the event, is excited to […]

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Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

On April 11, members of the UNC Charlotte community attended the final Belk Plaza Forum in the Cone Center. At the event, Charlotte design and architect firm LandDesign presented a preliminary conceptual plan for the redesign of Belk Plaza. Attendees were given a final chance to provide feedback. On the back wall of the Lucas […]

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SGA update: April 7

SGA update: April 7

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting April 7. Student Body President and Vice President Election results The SGA welcomed juniors Fahn Darkor as Student Body President and Carrie Nowell as Vice President. Belk Plaza Forum The final Belk Plaza Forum will present the final image of what Belk Plaza […]

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UNC Charlotte goes green

UNC Charlotte goes green

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. UNC Charlotte’s student-led organization Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI), is accepting proposals once again for green projects. For the spring semester, the organization is accepting small grant proposals opposed to the larger grant requests of the fall. Any UNC Charlotte student can write a proposal and submit it for review. The Committee […]

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Sports

Despite the Charlotte Hornets’ postseason exit, there’s still room for optimism

Despite the Charlotte Hornets’ postseason exit, there’s still room for optimism

The anticipation for most of the Hornet’s roster’s first ever game seven in the first round of the 2016 NBA playoffs was quite evident. From the tip, the Hornets didn’t play with the sam energy they displayed in the first six games. Starting guard Kemba Walker looked fatigue as he only shot 3-of-16 from the field finishing with […]

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Zach Jarrett: Driven toward baseball

Zach Jarrett: Driven toward baseball

It’s a typical mild Tuesday evening on April 26, and the Charlotte 49ers take the field for their routine pregame warmup. Hundreds of Charlotte fans stroll through the gates, some wearing green caps with the home team’s insignia stitched on the front. The overhead speakers shake to the sound of popular country music, livening the […]

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Vicious race at Talladega

Vicious race at Talladega

Carnage, crashing, flipping, what have you, Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway may go down in history as one of the most violent races in NASCAR history. Chase Elliott led the field to the green flag for the 47th annual GEICO 500, and it didn’t take long for the wrecking to begin. The first accident of […]

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Charlotte softball runs wild, sweeps Middle Tennessee

Charlotte softball runs wild, sweeps Middle Tennessee

For the second time this season, the Charlotte 49er softball team (31-21, 10-11 C-USA ) went on the road and swept a conference opponent, this time taking down the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (23-28, 6-15 C-USA). The 49ers’ offense proved excellent in all three victories, combining for 22 runs scored on 32 hits in […]

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Charlotte loses two out of three in Houston

Charlotte loses two out of three in Houston

The Charlotte 49ers (19-25, 8-12 C-USA) dropped the first game of the double-header on Friday against #15 Rice (27-14, 15-6 C-USA) 5-1, but bounced back later that night to win 1-0 behind dominant pitching from Colton Laws, giving Charlotte their third win against a ranked opponent this season. On Saturday, the 49ers fell 12-4 in […]

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Big things coming in smaller packages for 49ers

Big things coming in smaller packages for 49ers

We are in the midst of a basketball revolution. A time where the new taunts the old, where skill outscores size and speed generates opportunity. For the most part, basketball wears the same outfit it did decades ago, but to say there hasn’t been a wardrobe change would be ignoring the facts. Though the 3-point […]

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Hornets escape Miami with crucial victory

Hornets escape Miami with crucial victory

Step inside the sold out Time Warner Cable arena; the stadium was abuzz. Coming off of a win in Game three against the visiting Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets had something to prove: their win was no fluke. The Hornets captured their first playoff win in more than 14 years when their first round matchup against […]

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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: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is the best Marvel film to date

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is the best Marvel film to date

At this point, it’s easy to lose track of all of the superhero movies to date, whether it be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC or any other kind, there are simply too many to keep up with now. With some disappointing flicks like “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” it’s easy to think that […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Home’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Home’

Attention, if you have not seen the latest episode of “Game of Thrones,” then you need to stop reading now. This article will contain major spoilers to episode two of season six. All clear? Good. Now we can get to talking about the moment at the end of this week’s episode. Jon Snow, bastard son […]

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UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra comes back to life

UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra comes back to life

In his book, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” Milan Kundera says, “Beauty in the European sense has always had a premeditated quality to it…The beauty of New York rests on a completely different base. It’s unintentional.” In this he references the mix of different architectural designs and how they all come together to accidentally create […]

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Emily VanCamp talks action, romance and thrills

‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Emily VanCamp talks action, romance and thrills

What can you say about Sharon’s motivations to take the side that she does? Last we saw her, she was starting to work for the government at the end of “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” so what brings her to where she is here? When we find her, she’s working in Berlin, the Joint Terror Taskforce. We meet her at Peggy’s […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Views’ – Drake

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Views’ – Drake

It’s been five years since Drake discovered his true self. On 2011’s “Take Care,” his second album, Drake turned himself into a compelling and fully-formed character: an ascendant rap god, excited but a little scared by his own sudden success, trying to figure out who all these people were and why they were around him now and […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Blood in the Streets’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Blood in the Streets’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” A hostage situation at sea and a series of character developing flashback combine to deliver one of “Fear the Walking Dead’s” best episodes to date. After last week’s sloppy detour, this episode is a definite step in the right direction for the series. Who […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Join or Die’

TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Join or Die’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “The 100” The brutal and harsh world of “The 100” is shown in full force in the latest episode. The main story rapidly moves forward as viewers are treated to a series of flashbacks to life on the Ark. With powerful performances across the board and thrilling plot […]

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Opinion

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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Op-Ed: More than your sex game

Op-Ed: More than your sex game

Sex sparks a lot of conversation: who you have sex with, what do you do during sex, how long sex should last, etc. But the biggest subtopic of sex is whether or not you should have sex or wait until you are married. Abstinence is a big topic in sex. We first learned about it […]

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Op-Ed: Level, Flatten, and Roll

Op-Ed: Level, Flatten, and Roll

Man, is UNC Charlotte going places. This notion is an ever constant one, a belief that refuses to depart the minds of students frenziedly caught up in the rat race of achieving and achieving well. A bulwark for science and engineering, along with other blue-chip institutions like business and nursing, Charlotte is filled to the […]

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Photos

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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Photos: CAB hosts the spring talent show

Photos: CAB hosts the spring talent show

On Friday April 8th the Campus Activities Board hosted their annual spring talent show. Hosted by Darren Brand and Tyler Does the showcased some of the best talent on campus including music, dance, art, and comedy. Photos by Chris Crews and Ashwin Ananthapadmanabhan.

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