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Police Blotter July 2-14

Police Blotter July 2-14

ACCIDENT July 2 East Deck, while passing each other on the ramp, the vehicles clipped each other on the left front of each vehicle. No injuries were reported. July 3 Union Deck, while backing out of a parking spot, vehicle two was struck by vehicle one and the impact caused vehicle two to strike vehicle […]

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Student Union Parking Deck closed for maintenance

Student Union Parking Deck closed for maintenance

Over the course of several days, the Student Union Parking Deck will be closed for maintenance in order to improve the lighting and visibility within the parking deck. Construction workers will be staining the ceilings of the parking deck to make these improvements. This process will also take place over the course of two phases. […]

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‘Corpse flower’ blooms in UNC Charlotte’s McMillan Greenhouse

‘Corpse flower’ blooms in UNC Charlotte’s McMillan Greenhouse

UNC Charlotte’s second titan arum – also called the “corpse flower” for its powerful rotting flesh odor – bloomed July 17 at McMillan Greenhouse. The event attracted visitors hoping to witness the 5-foot-4-inch plant and smell its notable scent, which can reportedly travel up to half a mile away. Named Odoardo – “Odie,” for short […]

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Workplace violence policy revisions

Workplace violence policy revisions

UNC Charlotte made multiple updates to the workplace Violence Policies June 22, adding several definitions, guidelines and accommodations for cases of workplace violence on campus. One of the larger changes that was made to the workplace Violence Policies was the addition of multiple definitions that clearly outline the different types of violent acts. Definitions for bullying, […]

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Police Blotter June 18-30

Police Blotter June 18-30

ACCIDENT June 18 West Deck, second floor, while making a left hand turn in a parking deck, vehicle one struck front corner panel of vehicle two which was entering the parking deck. June 23 West Deck, officer(s) took a report in which a witness stated that vehicle one was traveling in the wrong direction and […]

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Police Blotter June 4-12

Police Blotter June 4-12

ACCIDENT June 11 Phillips Road, officers were responding to a fire alarm. The driver realized that the road was closed and while making a U-Turn, struck the curb causing damage to the tire. June 16 Scott Hall Lane, while backing, driver of vehicle one struck rear of his vehicle into a parked golf cart. There […]

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Sports

Interview and a game of HORSE with Braxton Ogbueze

Interview and a game of HORSE with Braxton Ogbueze

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team did not meet expectations last season, in which they were picked to finish third in the pre-season Conference USA rankings. Fast forward to May, and things are very different around the program. Alan Major and his staff were let go, making room for the splashy hire of former NBA great, […]

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Logan sherer lifts Niner baseball to fourth straight victory

Logan sherer lifts Niner baseball to fourth straight victory

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team continued their winning ways on Tuesday night, capturing a 9-5 victory over Gardner-Webb inside Robert and Miriam Hayes Stadium. Sophomore Logan Sherer blasted a grand slam and delivered a career-high five RBIs to propel the Niners to their fourth consecutive win. “We really have a lot of respect for Gardner-Webb,” […]

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Niner baseball sweeps UAB on the road

Niner baseball sweeps UAB on the road

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team was in Birmingham, Ala. this weekend for a three-game series against the Blazers of UAB. The 49ers escaped with a three game sweep in a wild trio of contests. Charlotte was able to grab a 6-0 victory in the first game Friday night behind a strong performance from starting pitcher […]

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Charlotte softball goes 1-2 in weekend duel

Charlotte softball goes 1-2 in weekend duel

The Charlotte 49ers softball team competed in a three-game series this weekend at Western Kentucky. Friday evening’s game ended in a disappointing 1-0 loss for Charlotte. Both teams struggled offensively the whole game. Chelsea Lisikatos was the lone 49er with a hit in game one. The only run of the game was scored in the […]

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Geoghegan pitches complete game, Niners win 6-0

Geoghegan pitches complete game, Niners win 6-0

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team snapped a six-game losing skid with a dominant 6-0 victory over the UAB Blazers on Friday night. The Niners handed the ball to southpaw Sean Geoghegan, who controlled the game from start to finish dealing his first complete-game shutout. Geoghegan (5-3) allowed just six hits in the series opener, fanning […]

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Off-season transfers create turmoil for Charlotte basketball

Off-season transfers create turmoil for Charlotte basketball

College basketball programs shift and change every off-season. Once they play their last game, transfers and new recruits start to go into and out of the program. In Charlotte’s case, there has been an abundance of transfers leaving the Queen City over the past couple of years. Ever since Alan Major took over, players have […]

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Lifestyle

Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Cookie Dough Frappuccino

Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Cookie Dough Frappuccino

In celebration of the first sub-ninety degree day we’ve had this month, I decided to round the week off with Starbucks’ interpretation of an ice cream favorite, cookie dough. “The Cookie Dough Frappuccino” is something I’ve been interested in trying for a while now. I actually heard of it before I ever saw it on […]

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BYOB: “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant

BYOB: “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant

“The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant is a generational immigrant story set throughout most of the twentieth century. It was published by Scribner on Dec. 9, 2014. I may have said this some time before, but I am an absolute sucker for beautiful book covers and boy did this one nail it on the head! […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Horchata Frappuccino

Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Horchata Frappuccino

Hello and welcome back to another week of testing out all of the hidden treasures in Starbucks’ secret menu. This week I decided to go pick up something called the “Horchata Frappuccino.” From a quick look-up on Google, Horchata means (in Spain and Latin American countries) “a milky drink made from ground almonds, tiger nuts […]

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BYOB: “Paper Towns” by John Green

BYOB: “Paper Towns” by John Green

“Paper Towns” is John Green’s third novel. It was published on Oct. 16, 2008 by Dutton Books. By now, you’ve probably heard of John Green from somewhere – his novels, movies, activism, charities and dozen or so youtube channels, most famously Vlogbrothers. He’s getting to be a big deal right now, ever since the immense […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Vanilla Apple Spice (Hot)

Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Vanilla Apple Spice (Hot)

When I woke up today, it was cloudy. By the time I got to work, it was windy . I stood by the back door window, alone, watching the rain, and I pondered to myself: “Starbucks, how will you enlighten me today?” So I headed on over and had my two usual baristas make up […]

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BYOB: “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

BYOB: “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

“Slaughterhouse Five” is a satirical-wartime novel written by Kurt Vonnegut. It was published in 1969. I have never been a big reader of classical novels. Something about the diction, often slow pace and outdated character archetypes has always put me off from them. I remember the first time I was really asked to read one by a […]

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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is as cool as it is thrilling as it is genuinely great

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is as cool as it is thrilling as it is genuinely great

“Alright fellas, what’s cooler than bein’ cool? ICE COLD! Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright.” – Ancient Western Proverb It’s no secret that the “Mission: Impossible” movies are cool. They exist to be cool. But this fact was turned up to 11 in 2011 with Brad Bird’s fourth entry into […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Paper Towns’ is engaging enough to ignore its flaws

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Paper Towns’ is engaging enough to ignore its flaws

Confession: I didn’t finish reading “Paper Towns,” but I legitimately started reading it at a bad time — right before finals started kicking my ass. If you want to read a great review of the book, check out Lifestyle Editor John Lineberger’s review of it right here. I felt a little disingenuous going into the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ brings the R-rated laughs in spades

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ brings the R-rated laughs in spades

The original “Vacation” was one of the first R-rated films I ever watched, and while the film — at least by today’s standards — is pretty tame, I still felt pretty badass amongst my fifth grade peers. But despite this landmark achievement in my life, the remake of “Vacation” never really came on my radar as […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Southpaw’ is an important sports movie if there ever was one

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Southpaw’ is an important sports movie if there ever was one

I’m not a fan of sports movies. In fact, I’m not a fan of sports at all. It’s not that I’m necessarily against athletics, I just never got into them and instead became what I assume was my parent’s worst nightmare: a chorus/theatre kid. I’ve never really understood the glorification of athletics in mainstream society […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Self/less’ is soul/less

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Self/less’ is soul/less

When I was 14 years old, a movie called “The Cell” blew my mind. The film featured some of the most inspiring visual palette I had ever seen on a film, and as I looked to see who directed the film, a man who went by nothing but Tarsem, I saw that his later film, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ is less awful than you might believe

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ is less awful than you might believe

Blockbusters are fun, especially during the summer months, but damn, superhero movies are about to drive me out of my mind. If it weren’t for the spectacular trailer for “Suicide Squad” released recently, I probably wouldn’t have been able to stomach “Ant-Man.” It’s simply become too much for me because I hold a belief that […]

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Opinion

OP-ED: School doesn’t teach you to do what you love

OP-ED: School doesn’t teach you to do what you love

I don’t care if it’s cheesy: Dream and dream big. They may hint at it here and there, but most of the professors I have had the privilege to learn from don’t really show you how the class you update your Facebook status in can actually fuel your dreams in some way. We focus on […]

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OP-ED: Yes, despite what your aunt on Facebook is saying, Caitlyn Jenner is brave

OP-ED: Yes, despite what your aunt on Facebook is saying, Caitlyn Jenner is brave

I don’t know about you, but Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair is evoking quite a bit of Jessica Lange and Cindy Crawford chic. For a woman of 65, as Jenner is, that’s probably one of the best compliments anyone could receive about their aesthetic. It’s hard for me to write about Caitlyn Jenner because […]

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OP-ED: Imagining life without music

OP-ED: Imagining life without music

As I sit here on campus, listening to the Ramones and staring at the giant pen in the quad, I can’t help but think, what would life be like without music? What would life be like without jamming to the new Drizzy mixtape or rocking out to some classic Journey in the car? Ladies, how […]

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OP-ED: What have we learned?

OP-ED: What have we learned?

I am ashamed to admit that while my GPA is decent, it really does not reflect what I think I am probably capable of. I’d like to blame either my poor math skills, the ridiculously large classroom sizes of my business classes or less than inspiring teachers, but I must confess, it is more likely […]

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OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

It’s only the first half of 2015, and already, four people have declared their candidacy for next year’s presidential elections: Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio for the Republican Party. If statistics from the last two presidential elections hold, our generation will vote overwhelmingly in favor of whoever […]

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OP-ED: Why you should go to the Gold Reel Student Film Festival

OP-ED: Why you should go to the Gold Reel Student Film Festival

Music, art, culture and love – it’s more than just that vitamin C we don’t get our recommended daily dose of. The second annual Gold Reel Student Film Festival takes place April 25, at 5 p.m. in the McKnight Hall in the Cone Center. Short films, music videos and documentaries will be shown to celebrate […]

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Photos

Photo Gallery: UNCC Campus, Summer 2015

Photo Gallery: UNCC Campus, Summer 2015

Photos by Chris Crews.    Here are some beautiful shots of the UNC Charlotte campus during the summer semesters. Photos are featured in our 2015 Student and Parent Survival Guides.

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Photos: Baseball vs Dallas Baptist

Photos: Baseball vs Dallas Baptist

Photos by Chris Crews.

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Photos: Spring Fever Expo

Photos: Spring Fever Expo

Photos by Chris Crews and Varun Joshi.

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Cone Plaza Grand Opening

Cone Plaza Grand Opening

Photos by Varun Joshi.

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Springtime in Niner Nation

Springtime in Niner Nation

Photos by Aleena Oliveira.

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Photos: Sanskrit Gallery

Photos: Sanskrit Gallery

Photos by Chris Crews.

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