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Hundreds participate in #NickStrong soccer tournament, over $1,000 raised

Hundreds participate in #NickStrong soccer tournament, over $1,000 raised

Photos by Jordan Snyder. Twenty-six teams made up of UNC Charlotte students participated in the #NickStrong Soccer Tournament on Tuesday, April 21. The tournament was organized by UNC Charlotte’s women’s soccer team to support Nick Newberry, a Junior who suffered a traumatic head injury after falling down a flight of stairs in March. Teams paid […]

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SGA update: April 16

SGA update: April 16

The following is a recap of the events that took place during the Student Senate legislative meeting held April 16. The meeting began by members of SGA holding a mock session to familiarize new senators joining SGA and those interested in joining SGA next year with the legislative process. Committee members gave a brief introduction […]

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MAX promotes arts Uptown

MAX promotes arts Uptown

UNC Charlotte College of Arts and Architecture has developed and launched the Mobile Arts and Community Experience (MAX), a transportable performance venue and community assembly space. MAX was unveiled to the public on April 10 on the Levine Avenue for the Arts, housing musical, acrobatic and theatrical performances throughout the weekend. A number of other […]

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Taking a look at the springtime advantages of Reedy Creek’s nature preserve and park

Taking a look at the springtime advantages of Reedy Creek’s nature preserve and park

  The satisfying sensation of the first warm breeze of the season announces one thing: spring has sprung. The blooming flowers and peeping leaves call to adventurers to wander out from stuffy homes and musty bedrooms. Some of these warm-weather outdoor seekers assemble at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve and Park to soak up the climate. […]

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Greek Life honored for achievements at annual Greek Awards Ceremony

Greek Life honored for achievements at annual Greek Awards Ceremony

Sunday morning, UNC Charlotte hosted their Greek Awards Ceremony in the Student Union to honor Fraternity and Sorority chapters for their achievements in programming, philanthropy and service. Members of the Greek community at UNCC combined for a total of over 16,000 hours of community service, and raised over 95,000 dollars for charity. Over 11,000 goods […]

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UNC Charlotte’s annual Airband show brings hundreds of visiting spectators to Greek Week

UNC Charlotte’s annual Airband show brings hundreds of visiting spectators to Greek Week

Photos by Makeedah Baker Fourteen competing Greek fraternities and sororities performed Friday night in UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena. The event, which is organized by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, was open to the public. Friends, family and alumni rooted for their favorite dancers. Greeks watching in the stands cheered on their chapters, waved […]

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Sports

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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Niners fall 6-1 against Wake Forest for sixth-straight loss

Niners fall 6-1 against Wake Forest for sixth-straight loss

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team dropped their sixth consecutive game on Tuesday night as in-state rival Wake Forest escaped Robert and Miriam Hayes Stadium with a 6-1 victory. The Demon Deacons needed just 99 total pitches from three hurlers to dispose of the Niners and sweep the season series between the two teams. Wake Forest […]

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49ers Track & Field finds success at Charlotte Invitational

49ers Track & Field finds success at Charlotte Invitational

The Charlotte 49ers track & field team hosts a few outdoor meets per season, which is one of the biggest advantages you can possibly have when competing. There’s nothing better than doing your event at the same venue that you practice at. The Niners finished strong in the Charlotte Invitational, hosted at the Belk Track and Field […]

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Lifestyle

Foodie Friday: smoothie bowls

Foodie Friday: smoothie bowls

I have been wanting to find a delicious, filling and healthy meal to indulge in for the morning and I have finally found the best recipes for smoothie bowls. Smoothie bowls are all of the rage now and are so easy to customize and really make your own. One of my favorite things about smoothie […]

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Thirsty Thursday: make your own caramel macchiato

Thirsty Thursday: make your own caramel macchiato

One of Starbucks’ most popular drinks is definitely the Caramel Macchiato for the summer and winter. I know that it is my favorite drink to indulge in, especially the hot version. I used to always go to Starbucks first thing in the morning before class and spend all of my DB on Caramel Macchiatos until […]

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Foodie Friday: Pelican’s SnoBall

Foodie Friday: Pelican’s SnoBall

The best way to satisfy a sweet craving with something cold and refreshing that makes you feel like you are at the beach is with a Pelican’s SnoBall. Each time I am hit with spring fever, I go to Pelican’s. Pelican’s SnoBalls is a small business on North Tryon Street, very close to campus. They […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Dunkin Donuts iced coffee

Thirsty Thursday: Dunkin Donuts iced coffee

In the month of April, Dunkin Donuts has their “Happy Hour” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily and it includes any medium size iced coffee for just 99 cents. So being the coffee lover that I am, I usually go a couple times a week to get my caffeine fix. Lately, Dunkin Donuts has […]

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Phenomenal American women of our time

Phenomenal American women of our time

Laverne Cox Cox is a pioneer for the transgender movement and has led the way as a Trans woman of color in the extremely popular show, “Orange Is The New Black.” An awardwinning diva, we predict that the future is bright for her. The transgender community has gained momentum over the last 18 months. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter […]

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Foodie Friday: Pho Real

Foodie Friday: Pho Real

Pho is a classic Vietnamese dish that consists of a warm broth of beef or seafood, rice noodles and vegetables. It can be enjoyed all year-round but one of the best times to have Pho is on a rainy day. Instead of moaning and groaning about the gray skies, use the rainy weather to your advantage […]

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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: “Ex Machina” is the most engaging film of the year so far

MOVIE REVIEW: “Ex Machina” is the most engaging film of the year so far

There are roles that certain actors take that make them into complete stars; Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone, Emma Stone in Easy A and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl. There’s a certain livelihood that goes into making a single performance career making, it takes either a charming likability or a cold distance to truly grasp the audience’s psyche and bring […]

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Caleb Johnson coming to Charlotte

Caleb Johnson coming to Charlotte

Season 13 American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson performs at Amos’ Southend in Charlotte May, 8. Since Idol, Johnson released his first album titled “Testify,” celebrated the debut of his video for “Fighting Gravity” and is now preparing for his first headlining tour. Johnson explains music as a religious experience, hence the album and tour title, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “True Story” features some of the strangest casting choices in recent memory

MOVIE REVIEW: “True Story” features some of the strangest casting choices in recent memory

Jonah Hill, am I right? The man behind Seth of Superbad, Scmidt of 21 & 22 Jump Street, Donnie of The Wolf of Wall Street, it’s like he’s one of the funniest people alive. Don’t even get me started on James Franco, that performance in Spring Breakers alone was enough to prove his comedic worth to everyone. Together, they have to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Unfriended” is a surprisingly effective modern horror film

MOVIE REVIEW: “Unfriended” is a surprisingly effective modern horror film

Unfriended looked hilarious, I was laughing so hard in its trailer and it simply didn’t look scary. I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of a horror film taking place entirely within a computer screen, plus I thought the title for the film was terrible. It looked like an MTV produced horror film that […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Child 44″ strikes like a diamond, but moves like molasses

MOVIE REVIEW: “Child 44″ strikes like a diamond, but moves like molasses

Recipe for box office gold. First, you take a small company, like Summit Entertainment, then you have them spend over $50 million on a single film and then, here’s the kicker, you drop the ball on marketing and you only release it to 510 theaters nationwide. I think Summit Entertainment read the recipe incorrectly. Box […]

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Steven Wrembel plays The Evening Muse

Steven Wrembel plays The Evening Muse

  “Hot” is how French born guitarist, Stephane Wremble describes his band. The New York City based musician says the bands energy is what sets them apart. “Once you hear this band you know it’s different from anything else. It’s hard to describe,” Wremble says. Wremble, being formally trained in impressionism and having spent six […]

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Opinion

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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OP-ED: The woes of Greek life

OP-ED: The woes of Greek life

Having experienced Greek life, specifically sororities, at two different universities in my college career, I have gained a similar perspective from both institutions. I used to say every school is different in regards to its Greek life, thinking some schools are more severe than others. But are they really? If you’re not familiar with the […]

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OP-ED: Music without meaning has an important place in our culture

OP-ED: Music without meaning has an important place in our culture

Pop hits, radio anthems and club bangers – none of these would be considered particularly deep or thought provoking. Instead, many audiophiles and music heads scowl in disgust when such a track is brought to their attention. But like all other art mediums, there are some pieces which simply mean nothing, and that’s OK. In […]

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OP-ED: Celebrities might be likable, but they’re not always the brightest

OP-ED: Celebrities might be likable, but they’re not always the brightest

For years, celebrities have entertained us with the things they say and do. They always seem to make a fool of themselves without trying too hard, and as their adoring fans, we cannot help but to watch them in amazement. In a recent interview with E! News, child celebrity Raven-Symoné talked about the new Fox […]

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OP-ED: Everyone has a story to tell

OP-ED: Everyone has a story to tell

On Jan. 23, 1952, just outside of Oxford in England, a burglar broke into a home finding two men in a homosexual act. The investigation was swift and instead of prosecuting the burglar, the two men were prosecuted for indecency because homosexuality was a crime at that time. They were convicted on March 31 of […]

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OP-ED: Yes, black girls do rock

OP-ED: Yes, black girls do rock

On April 5, Black Entertainment Television (BET) aired its annual awards show “Black Girls Rock,” hosted by actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King. The show first aired in 2010 and is tied to the non-profit organization BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., which was founded in 2006 to empower and mentor the growth, the interests, the […]

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Photos

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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Photos: Holi Moli

Photos: Holi Moli

Photos by Linnea Stoops & Makeedah Baker.

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49ers Mens Soccer Wins Exhibition against Charlotte Independence 2-1

49ers Mens Soccer Wins Exhibition against Charlotte Independence 2-1

Photos by Chris Crews and Ben Robson.

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