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UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

For the first time in 40 years, the UNC Board of Governors met at UNC Charlotte. During the Feb. 27 meeting, located at the university’s Student Union, board members voted to close three centers belonging to various schools within the UNC system. The centers, which will close by Sept. 1, are: UNC Chapel Hill’s Center […]

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Student body presidential candidates named for 2015-2016 academic year

Student body presidential candidates named for 2015-2016 academic year

UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently held nominations to fill various SGA positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Several seats for senators, class president and student body president are up for election. Nominations for SGA candidates closed on Monday, Feb. 23, and campaigning began Tuesday, Feb. 24. At the campaign meeting on Feb. 24, […]

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SGA update: Feb. 19

SGA update: Feb. 19

The following is a summary of the Feb. 19 legislative meeting. Due to the snow day Feb. 16 many of the committees did not meet and therefore had nothing to report. However, the Organizational Ways and Means (OWM) Committee did meet and drafted two new bills in the process. The Underdog Football Busing Act One […]

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Ceiling caves in at Circle Apartment complex

Ceiling caves in at Circle Apartment complex

Photos by Linnea Stoops. On Jan. 30, around 1 a.m., UNC Charlotte students Alexandria McLellan and Julie Book experienced a ceiling cave-in at their Circle University City apartment complex across from campus. “The cave-in happened in our living room. It only caved in an area about 2-foot by 4-foot, along with cracks that ran all around […]

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UNC Charlotte receives funding for Pilot Program, will add 20 charging stations for electric vehicles

UNC Charlotte receives funding for Pilot Program, will add 20 charging stations for electric vehicles

UNC Charlotte has received two Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project grants totaling $64,000. The grant of $52,000 will be used to fund the building of 20 on-campus charging stations. The stations will be installed during Summer 2015 in the CRI and Village Parking decks. The other grant, which totaled $12,000, will fund the Pilot Program […]

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Sigma Tau Gamma holds Gold Medalist Pageant to raise money, awareness for Special Olympics Organization of NC

Sigma Tau Gamma holds Gold Medalist Pageant to raise money, awareness for Special Olympics Organization of NC

On Feb. 25, Sigma Tau Gamma will hold their second-annual Gold Medalist Pageant to benefit their philanthropy, the Special Olympics Organization of North Carolina. The event, which will take place at 7 p.m. in Cone’s McKnight Hall, has a registration fee of $30 for anyone wanting to participate in the pageant. Registration is open to […]

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Sports

Niner women win third straight on Senior Night

Niner women win third straight on Senior Night

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team celebrated an enjoyable Senior Night Saturday night against the Rice Owls. The 49ers took down the Owls in convincing fashion, winning by double digits. Along with three managers, seniors Olivia Rankin, Hilary Sigmon, and Ayanna Holmes were all honored following the game. “Great win for us on senior night, […]

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Dominant pitching lifts Niners over UNCG

Dominant pitching lifts Niners over UNCG

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team squared off against the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Spartans on Saturday morning, looking to build on the momentum from their shutout victory over N.C. State Friday. The Niners received another dominant pitching performance and delivered at the dish late in the game to capture a 2-1 victory at Historic Grayson Stadium […]

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Niners blank ACC foe N.C. State

Niners blank ACC foe N.C. State

Inclement weather in the Queen City canceled the Charlotte 49ers home series against Marist this weekend. Instead, the Niners found themselves in Savannah, Ga., playing two games against the N.C. State Wolfpack sandwiched by a contest with UNC Greensboro. The 49ers (2-2) pitching staff tossed a gem in a 1-0 victory in game one against […]

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49ers women take down Mean Green 71-46

49ers women take down Mean Green 71-46

The Charlotte 49ers (12-15) dominated the North Texas Mean Green Thursday night in a 71-46 home victory. The 49ers controlled the tip, but an early turnover allowed the Mean Green to go up with a 5-0 lead, forcing head coach Cara Consuegra to call timeout just minutes into the game. This was the only time […]

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Softball falls to UNC Greensboro 5-2

Softball falls to UNC Greensboro 5-2

The Charlotte 49ers (5-2) were unable to defeat the UNC Greensboro Spartans Wednesday afternoon in what was supposed to be a double header. With wintery forecasts for the evening, the conditions did not seem suitable for play so the decision was made to limit the contest to one game instead of two. The first three […]

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Men’s golf falls to eighth in Bayou City Collegiate Championship

Men’s golf falls to eighth in Bayou City Collegiate Championship

After a quick start to begin the Bayou City Collegiate Championship, the Charlotte 49ers men’s golf team fell to eighth overall after a poor round of golf on Sunday. Charlotte was led by Raoul Menard and Riley Davenport who both finished inside the top 10. Menard, would go on to tie for second place overall. […]

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Lifestyle

Foodie Friday: Wild Wing Cafe

Foodie Friday: Wild Wing Cafe

Wild Wing Cafe is home of some great wings. With 33 different flavors of wings, there is always something new to try. You can get boneless or traditional wings or even get half of each.   Wild Wing Cafe offers many other dishes other than wings. They have burgers, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. When I […]

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Thirsty Thursday: k-cups

Thirsty Thursday: k-cups

Lately I have been obsessed with my new Keurig and have not been able to stop purchasing and testing out new K-Cups. I am one of those people that goes to Starbucks on the daily, which has not been very friendly to my wallet. When I received my Keurig, there was a pack of 12 […]

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Workout Wednesday: gfit profile, cardio dance

Workout Wednesday: gfit profile, cardio dance

Name: Quan Siler   Class Status: Senior Major: Marketing What class/classes do I teach: Cardio Dance What makes this class stand out from all the rest of classes UNCC offers? My class is more hip-hop based than other dance classes offered here at the school. Not only will you will learn the latest dance crazes and how to shake your booty, […]

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Foodie Friday: Rock Bottom Brewery

Foodie Friday: Rock Bottom Brewery

There are many restaurant options in Charlotte, but when it comes to choosing one for a birthday, anniversary or a night out on the town, you want it to be unique. You want to choose a restaurant with great food, a good atmosphere and a variety of menu options. I recommend the Rock Bottom Brewery […]

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Thirsty Thursday: the poor man’s mocha

Thirsty Thursday: the poor man’s mocha

On a cold and dreary morning, it may be hard to decide rather you want to reach for a smooth and sweet cup of hot cocoa or a bold and robust cup of java. Why, not have both? This cheap drink, known as the Poor Man’s Mocha, combines the comforting taste of hot chocolate along […]

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Workout Wednesday: gfit CORE, TRXpress and HIIT

Workout Wednesday: gfit CORE, TRXpress and HIIT

Name:  Cori Burde   Class Status: Freshman Major: Pre-Kinesiology What class/classes do you teach:  CORE, TRXpress, and HIIT What makes your class stand out from all the rest of classes UNCC offers: I am all about getting a good workout in, in a short period of time. Since all of my classes are very short and to the point, […]

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A&E

“The Last Man on Earth” episode one is a charming look at dystopian media culture

“The Last Man on Earth” episode one is a charming look at dystopian media culture

  The apocalypse is something that Hollywood has not been afraid to milk for all it’s worth. From dystopian young adult novels like “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”, to the recent surge in the popularity of Zombies through movies like “World War Z” and the television phenomenon that is “The Walking Dead.” But it’s always […]

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Young Jules cruises through with ‘Coastin’

Young Jules cruises through with ‘Coastin’

Baltimore born rapper, Young Jules is expected to debut his new mix tape this week. Since he began rapping, Jules has transitioned from Gospel Rap to mainstream music while managing to preserve his progressive image. The BNR Records artist released the album’s title track and music video, “Coastin” earlier this month. If the video speaks […]

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“McFarland, USA” will be a film far more important than what the trailer might imply.

“McFarland, USA” will be a film far more important than what the trailer might imply.

We all know the story of the classic Disney sports movie, “Remember the Titans”, “Glory Road”, “Million Dollar Arm” among others, comes a team of some sort facing adversity in the face of their sport, usually ends up succeeding through that adversity in the end and becoming famous enough to warrant a Disney movie. You just […]

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Students win big at “Beat the Banker”

Students win big at “Beat the Banker”

Nothing draws a crowd of college students quite like the chance to win cold, hard cash, Beat the Banker promised just that. An impressive number of people showed up for such a chilly Saturday night and while they came to have a good time, they also came to win. The event itself was based off of the hit […]

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Review: Imagine Dragons’ ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ supports its own ‘flaws’

Review: Imagine Dragons’ ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ supports its own ‘flaws’

‘Smoke and mirrors,’ a fitting metaphor to describe Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds. He’s been somewhat an illusion, seemingly “On Top of the World.” But Reynolds has honestly spoken recently about his battle with depression, his struggles with his faith and the pros and cons of Imagine Dragons’ success in a few interviews leading […]

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“Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ promises insane fun, cult film style

“Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ promises insane fun, cult film style

Don’t deny it, you laughed in “Hot Tub Time Machine”, there was too much craziness in it’s initial concept to ignore, even if the film ended up being terrible, it was bound to have a cult following shortly after. Well, five years later, here we are, with a cult following and a sequel. But, will […]

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Opinion

OP-ED: The third wave coffee movement prioritizes overall quality of experience over speedy service

OP-ED: The third wave coffee movement prioritizes overall quality of experience over speedy service

Friends don’t let friends drink Starbucks. I am here to be your friend and explain why you should ditch your daily skinny, no whip, extra shot vanilla latte and, instead, think before you drink. There is a whole world of coffee to explore and by settling into the Starbucks routine, you are missing out on […]

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OP-ED: Catcalling is a dangerous and upsetting practice

OP-ED: Catcalling is a dangerous and upsetting practice

Ladies, we have all been hit on or flirted with – which isn’t always a bad thing – but the most disturbing, uncomfortable and disrespectful approach is catcalling. Why do guys feel like it’s appropriate to yell out, “Yeah, girl, you look good” or “Damn, you’re fine”? Sometimes, guys will even make animal noises. “Catcalling […]

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OP-ED: Slow down and listen

OP-ED: Slow down and listen

Welcome to the 21st century, where we hear buzzes and bings every other second, where people have back problems not from hard labor, but from sitting all day. Most college students would not go a day without their smartphone glued to their hands while they walk to and from class with the latest “Drizzy” song […]

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OP-ED: To the Charlotte Christian community after Chapel Hill

OP-ED: To the Charlotte Christian community after Chapel Hill

Last Tuesday night, I was up late and having difficulty falling asleep. Maybe it was curiosity that kept me up. I was thinking about a necklace I’ve been wearing since the beginning of 2015. On the necklace is a cross, carved out of a bullet, which I received at my youth group back in 2009. […]

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OP-ED: Perspectives on gun control

OP-ED: Perspectives on gun control

Louis Aiello, staff writer Guns are terrible weapons, but words are even deadlier. What motivates one to pull the trigger is far more of an issue than simply owning a firearm. A weapon isn’t just a firearm or bomb – it’s anything that promotes harm, from a pencil to bare hands. There is no way […]

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OP-ED: Hollywood’s depiction of foreigners as ‘others’ was all too prominent last year

OP-ED: Hollywood’s depiction of foreigners as ‘others’ was all too prominent last year

This past year, I’ve watched more movies than I ever had in my previous 18 years of existence. I am not sure if that’s necessarily a good thing considering the amount of money I’ve spent on all those tickets might be more than a semester’s worth of textbooks. However, I am more concerned about a […]

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Photos

Photos: Students enjoy heavy snowfall ahead of Spring Break

Photos: Students enjoy heavy snowfall ahead of Spring Break

With forecasts of heavy snow Wednesday night, UNC Charlotte cancelled classes and students headed outside to enjoy the latest round of winter weather before next week’s Spring Break. Photos by Benjamin Robson, Linnea Stoops and Makeedah Baker.

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Photos: Winter Weather strikes UNC Charlotte

Photos: Winter Weather strikes UNC Charlotte

Students were greeted with snow and ice on Monday afternoon, which transformed the campus’ signature red brick into a slippery white and cancelled classes as UNC Charlotte staff worked to clean it up. Photos by Linnea Stoops, Makeedah Baker and Aleena Oliveira.

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49ers season ends in a heartbreaker against UNC

49ers season ends in a heartbreaker against UNC

The No. 10 ranked Charlotte 49ers fell to the North Carolina Tar Heels at Transamerica Field 2-1 on a wet Sunday afternoon. With the win North Carolina will advance to the next round of the NCAA Men’s College Cup. The rain left some fans at home but the stands were filled for the clash between […]

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Photos: 49ers honor seniors, defeat Morehead State 52-14

Photos: 49ers honor seniors, defeat Morehead State 52-14

Charlotte 49ers football end year two with a bang with a 52-14 victory over the Morehead State Eagles on Senior Day. Photos by Ben Coon and Chris Crews.

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UNC Charlotte celebrates homecoming

UNC Charlotte celebrates homecoming

Photos by Chris Crews and Ben Robson.

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PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper kicks off Homecoming

PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper kicks off Homecoming

Photos by Ben Robson. The Verge Campus tour brought Chance The Rapper and special guests Sweater beats and Young & Sick UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena on Wednesday night for the Homecoming 2014 Concert sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB).

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