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Full menu Bojangles’ opens in the Student Union on Aug. 26, Panda Express still to come

Full menu Bojangles’ opens in the Student Union on Aug. 26, Panda Express still to come

UNC Charlotte’s full menu Bojangles’ will open for business on Aug. 26, just in time for the first week of classes and the waves of hungry new and returning students. At the Student Union, Bojangles’ will be replacing Mamma Leone’s, which was closed for the summer to accommodate for necessary construction and remodeling. Unlike the […]

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The Campus Market offers students a safer alternative for buying and selling unwanted items

The Campus Market offers students a safer alternative for buying and selling unwanted items

The Campus Market is a college-centric Craigslist-like service that aims to prioritize student safety while reducing their carbon footprint. According to their website, The Campus Market is operational at 22 universities along the east coast – seven of which are North Carolina schools, including UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington and Duke. UNC Charlotte students can […]

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Charlotte 49ers assistant football coach Phil Ratliff dies

Charlotte 49ers assistant football coach Phil Ratliff dies

Charlotte 49ers Offensive Line Coach Phil Ratliff died Sunday at the age of 44. Ratliff joined the 49er football program on Jan. 1, 2012 and coached for the team’s first three seasons. Charlotte 49er Athletics released the following statement: “The Charlotte 49ers regretfully announce the passing of coach Phil Ratliff, today. He was surrounded by […]

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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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Sports

Charlotte rebound in high scoring affair

Charlotte rebound in high scoring affair

Rebounding from a disappointing loss to Mercer, the Charlotte 49ers (2-1) bounced back impressively while scoring four goals in their win over Georgia Southern (0-3-1) Sunday afternoon. Four first half goals set the 49ers up for a defensive second half as they were able to hold off the Eagles to record a 4-3 victory at […]

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Charlotte volleyball finishes the weekend on a high note

Charlotte volleyball finishes the weekend on a high note

In their final game of the 2015 Charlotte Invitational, the Charlotte 49ers Volleyball team (2-1) capped off an up and down weekend with their second sweep in as many days, defeating UNC Asheville three sets to none. Charlotte started the match a little sloppy, much like their match earlier in the day with USC Upstate, […]

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Charlotte volleyball falls to USC Upstate in three sets

Charlotte volleyball falls to USC Upstate in three sets

The Charlotte 49ers hosted USC Upstate Saturday afternoon in their second game of the 2015 Charlotte Invitational and the first game of their doubleheader. Charlotte (1-1) was defeated in straight sets. The first set was a close one from the start, with Charlotte scoring four straight points to tie the game up at six. Sophmore Kaylyn Torain led […]

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Charlotte 49ers fall to reigning national champions Virginia

Charlotte 49ers fall to reigning national champions Virginia

The No. 17 Charlotte 49ers fell 1-0 to the reigning NCAA national champions No. 2 Virginia in their season opening match Saturday night. The 49ers conceded a late first half goal off a header which proved to be the game-winner. “We’re a bit disappointed to go to Virginia to play the reigning national champions and […]

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49ers fall to Mercer on the road

49ers fall to Mercer on the road

The Charlotte 49ers (1-1) suffered a disappointing loss to Mercer (1-2) on the road Friday night. Preseason All-American Martha Thomas scored the team’s only goal late in the second half after the 49ers were awarded a penalty kick. Her goal was not enough as Mercer topped Charlotte 2-1 in the 49ers’ road opener. “It’s a […]

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Volleyball starts season strong with win in Charlotte Invitational

Volleyball starts season strong with win in Charlotte Invitational

Halton Arena was filled with Charlotte 49ers and Davidson fans Friday night as the two local schools went head to head in the 49ers first game of the season and their first game of the 2015 Charlotte Invitational. Charlotte (1-0), led by new head coach Karen Weatherington, swept the Wildcats in straight sets for their […]

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle App Review: Yummly

Lifestyle App Review: Yummly

If you love cooking and/or trying new foods as much as I do, you definitely need to download the app Yummly! Yummly is a free app and website that generates a list of recipe suggestions based on the individual user’s personalized dietary preferences. Users will be shown recipes that cater to their diets by simply […]

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Tailgating the 49er way

Tailgating the 49er way

  College football is almost back, and the first Charlotte 49ers home game of 2015 is a few weeks away. But what do fans love just as much – if not more – than cheering our team to victory? Tailgating, of course! Whether it’s your first or 49th time, here is a Charlotte approved checklist […]

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Go abroad, and leave Charlotte now

Go abroad, and leave Charlotte now

School is back in session in grand ole Niner Nation. Now, I’m going to give you a very serious piece of advice: Leave Charlotte ASAP! You might be puzzled because this is one of the best cities/colleges to be at. Sure, the Queen City is an absolute gem of a place to live and study, […]

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Hidden gems in the UNC Charlotte course catalog

Hidden gems in the UNC Charlotte course catalog

As the semester approaches, most students won’t need reminding that courses are right around the corner. Registration – if not completed already – won’t be getting any easier with time and ought to be prioritized. At this point in the game, you’re best off if you’ve already signed up for your fall 2015 courses, or […]

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Ditch the fast-food for these off-campus eats unique to the university area

Ditch the fast-food for these off-campus eats unique to the university area

Macado’s – 1 minute (0.1 miles) Kicking off our list of recommendations is a great eatery right down the road from campus, literally. Macado’s offers a low price, lengthy menu certain to please any hungry student on a budget. They make killer hot/cold sandwiches and have a noteworthy list of food and drink specials; for […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

I have another confession to make – before doing this review, I wasn’t exactly sure what a snickerdoodle was. It sounds like some kind of german candy bar that I probably had once or twice as a kid, but the drink said caramel so surely it couldn’t be bad, right? A quick search showed me […]

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A&E

VMAs 2015 as told by tweets

VMAs 2015 as told by tweets

Niner Times A&E Editors, Leanna Pough and Hunter Heilman recap MTV’s 2015 VMAs. Less than 24 hours later, I’m still struggling to understand whether the VMAs were real. It certainly seems vivid in my memory, but all the stuff that actually happened last night doesn’t seem as if it could happen in the real world, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘We Are Your Friends’ is pretty looking, and also pretty unlikable

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘We Are Your Friends’ is pretty looking, and also pretty unlikable

There was a time that we all thought Zac Efron wouldn’t escape his Disney fame, only to stay the “High School Musical” heartthrob until slowly dying out into irrelevance, but here we are. Thanks to the faith of a few talented filmmakers though, Efron has been able to break into the mainstream film circuit, all […]

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Photos: Wild N Out on campus

Photos: Wild N Out on campus

Photos by Kedar Kulkarni. CAB wraps up their Fall 2015 Week of Welcome with laughs. Cast members from MTV’s hit comedy show, “Wild N Out” come to campus.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘No Escape’ is far better than its mediocre trailer might suggest

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘No Escape’ is far better than its mediocre trailer might suggest

Look me in the eye and tell me that this film doesn’t look terrible to you. The film comes across as a self-congratulatory, America-centric, demonizing look at political unrest in foreign countries. Not to mention a failed attempt at comedic actors Owen Wilson and Lake Bell attempting to transition into dramatic roles. This concerned me, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sinister 2′ is as typical as a horror sequel can get

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sinister 2′ is as typical as a horror sequel can get

“Sinister” had things going for it that I loved. Subtlety being the biggest factor, because while the film is incredibly disturbing and haunting, the film only shows as much as it needs to to get under your skin, and doesn’t pound you over the head with over-the-top gore and torture that so many other horror […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hitman: Agent 47′ is dumb fun in the loosest sense of the word

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hitman: Agent 47′ is dumb fun in the loosest sense of the word

The best video game adaption film, in my opinion, will always be “Silent Hill.” Perhaps I’m a bit biased being a part of the “Silent Hill” fandom, but there was something so artfully beautiful and disturbing about the 2006 film. From its performances, to the production values, down to the screenplay, it is all top […]

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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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