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Professional tennis challenge for charity

Professional tennis challenge for charity

On Feb. 4, Halton Arena in the Student Activity Center (SAC) became the host of professional tennis player John Isner’s annual charity event, the sixth annual Ebix Charity Challenge. Isner is America’s top mens singles tennis player and is a Native of Greensboro, NC. He created the Ebix Charity Challenge after his mother Karen Isner, […]

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Facebook contest rallies support for Super Bowl bound Panthers

Facebook contest rallies support for Super Bowl bound Panthers

UNC Charlotte is in a Super Bowl themed Facebook contest with the University of Colorado Denver and you can help out with just one click on your smart phone. The contest rules are simple. Both universities posted a picture of their mascot on their Facebook page cheering for their respective NFL team. Supporters of each […]

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SGA update: Jan. 28

SGA update: Jan. 28

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Jan. 28. Messages from the Senate Student body president Mitch Daratony said he is continuously brainstorming and trying to think of ideas to make UNC Charlotte’s campus more inclusive. He is ready to meet and speak with members of the SGA privately if […]

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Belk Plaza planning open to community

Belk Plaza planning open to community

“The UNC Charlotte community is invited to participate in the planning for the new Belk Plaza,” University Communication wrote in a letter electronically sent Monday. According to the email, forums will be held for the public to “solicit input about the design of the space.” In an article published by Inside UNC Charlotte, the forums […]

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UNC Charlotte hosts seventh annual 49ers4life blood drive

UNC Charlotte hosts seventh annual 49ers4life blood drive

On Jan. 28, UNC Charlotte collaborated with the American Red Cross to host the seventh annual 49ers4Life blood drive. This year, the Blood Drive collected 768 pints of blood, which is enough to save over 2,000 lives in local hospitals. The blood drive was held in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center and lasted all day, […]

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Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

The Carolina Panthers are headed to the Super Bowl, but before they left the City of Charlotte threw the team a record-breaking going away party. More than 25 thousand fans packed Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte Friday for one more chance to see their Carolina Panthers before they head to Super Bowl 50 in […]

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‘Hunger Games’ movie marathon to fire up the Union

‘Hunger Games’ movie marathon to fire up the Union

The Student Union Movie Theater kicks off its “Hunger Games” Movie Marathon this weekend Jan. 30. The Theater Committee is putting on this marathon due to the huge success that the movie franchise has seen. Students who attend any of the movies over the weekend will be entered for a chance to receive a “Hunger […]

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Sports

Griffin Dempsey: The Hero in Huntington

Griffin Dempsey: The Hero in Huntington

The yellow digits of the Cam Henderson Center’s game clock blinks down, rapidly approaching zero. Green and white banners drape from the rafters parallel to each other overhead. Griffin Dempsey rolls around the baseline, inches from the Kelly green trim, with two arms extended as she locks eyes with teammate Alexis Alexander. Eight feet separate […]

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Black and blue Super Bowl review

Black and blue Super Bowl review

It’s a black and blue day for Panther nation. Black and blue from the hurt of losing in the biggest game of the season. It is not just from the loss but from the way they lost. The Panthers did not look like the energetic, passionate and confident team that people grew accustomed to seeing […]

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5 reasons to attend 49ers tennis

5 reasons to attend 49ers tennis

Almost guaranteed to see Charlotte win Bottom line is that if you want to see your 49ers get the W this year, the chances are highest with tennis. This past season the men’s tennis team won 18 matches during the season, losing only to nationally ranked Wake Forest (No. 20), Duke (No. 4), NC State […]

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Charlotte drops another C-USA heartbreaker, 74-69 to ODU

Charlotte drops another C-USA heartbreaker, 74-69 to ODU

The 49ers welcomed the Old Dominion Monarchs on Feb. 6 inside a blacked out Halton Arena, but neither the fans or the players could stop Trey Freeman of the Monarchs, who led ODU to an overtime victory with 38 points. Charlotte knew going into the night that they were going to have their hands full […]

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Charlotte falls short against Old Dominion

Charlotte falls short against Old Dominion

After a bye on Thursday, the 49ers (12-9, 5-5) traveled to Old Dominion (10-12, 6-4) Saturday, Feb. 6 to face the Monarchs. After a competitive contest, the Monarchs came out on top beating the 49ers 94-85. Four out of the five starters ended the night in double-digits. Reigning C-USA Freshman of the Week Grace Hunter had […]

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What to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

What to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

Everyone wants to talk about what the Panthers need to do on offense and defense in order to win the Super Bowl; however, let’s go beyond the numbers and look at three intangible elements that will affect the game. Cam Newton’s smile Cam Newton has a huge smile and he has the potential to set […]

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In Price we trust

In Price we trust

With the second half of the season among us, many are beginning to acknowledge the growth of the basketball team, the players, and the program as a whole. All would be true realizations in their own right. But some forget this isn’t just the first year for three stand out freshman on the 49ers. Head coach […]

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Lifestyle

Welcome to Duck Donuts

Welcome to Duck Donuts

My good friend has been raving about Duck Donuts for a while now since she visited the Greenville, N.C. location. I am not a huge fan of donuts, but now that they have opened a new shop here in Charlotte, I decided to give it a try. After getting a little lost and annoyed trying […]

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Make extra money with Mary Kay

Make extra money with Mary Kay

Are you a savvy, enthusiastic woman looking to make some extra cash? Why not become a part of a four billion dollar corporation. Over three million woman have become Mary Kay consultants worldwide. This unique opportunity allows woman from all different backgrounds to make connections, buy and sell make up and trade beauty secrets. This […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Stephanie

Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Stephanie

“I do not know anything more painful than witnessing the man I loved love someone else. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it would’ve marked 5 years of being together. As a result, I’ve erased him off everything, though sometimes he can slip through the cracks… I’ll see pictures of him and sometimes he messages me […]

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Healthy breakfast on the go: PB&J protein shake

Healthy breakfast on the go: PB&J protein shake

When I wake up in the morning my stomach is roaring, not just a little kitty meow but like a roaring lion. My first thought is what should I eat? I need something healthy and let’s be honest, living on campus makes it difficult to do. Most students go to Crown Commons and indulge in […]

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Five reasons why February is the best month

Five reasons why February is the best month

You’re starting to see progress The New Year new me health craze has just about died down, and if you’ve stuck with a workout plan, you are finally starting to see results. Perhaps you’ve lost a few pounds or you’re starting to see that belly flattening out. Around the middle of the month, all of […]

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Recipe: Healthy pesto pasta

Recipe: Healthy pesto pasta

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier and incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet. One of my all-time favorite meals has to be pasta. I usually have pasta a couple times a week, which isn’t the healthiest of foods, so I was looking online the other day for healthy ways […]

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Five recipes for Super Bowl success

Five recipes for Super Bowl success

When you are having a party, the food makes it or breaks it.  In order to ensure that your Super Bowl party is a success try these five essential recipes that will leave your friends coming back for more. First things first, you are going to need chips and dip.  Most parties have typical store […]

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A&E

TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Ye Who Enter Here’

TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Ye Who Enter Here’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “The 100” To say that this season of “The 100” is off to an explosive start would be an understatement. Only three episodes in and the major conflicts have already come to a head as the dead count rises. With a stellar cast and plenty of action, this […]

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Movie Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’

Movie Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’

A new Coen brothers movie? This early in the year? It’s must be a gift sent straight from the movie gods, considering this is usually the time of year when nearly everything that comes is garbage. Even if the movie fails in comparison to some of the Coen’s best work, it’s still a humorously fun […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deadpool’ is a curious twist on the superhero formula

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deadpool’ is a curious twist on the superhero formula

At first, the superhero genre was something I was completely enthralled with, but have since become more and more tired of. Sure, Marvel Studios is churning out some pretty good films, even having some, like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” easily set themselves up as some of the best the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Regression’ is a film that twists the wrong tone

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Regression’ is a film that twists the wrong tone

I find the concept of Satanism fascinating, not because I’m really that interested in Satan, but I like seeing the rift between what the mainstream media thinks Satanism is and what it actually is. Of course, sensationalism sells and to sell a religion that supposedly goes against the grain of Christianity, of course evil is […]

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Oscar preview: Best Actress

Oscar preview: Best Actress

Cate Blanchett (“Carol”): The moment Blanchett’s character appears in “Carol,” the world seems to stop. Her radiant glow and charming personality transform her into the kind of glamorous movie star seen in the ’40s and ’50s. While Blanchett won this award a few years back for “Blue Jasmine,” this is a completely different kind of […]

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Chris Pine and Casey Affleck hit the waters discussing ‘The Finest Hours’

Chris Pine and Casey Affleck hit the waters discussing ‘The Finest Hours’

With “The Finest Hours” hitting theaters this past weekend, stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck sat down with the Niner Times and other college publications to discuss the inspiring true story film. What drew you to this project? CA: There are a lot of things actually to this. One was that it was filmed in Massachusetts, so I […]

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‘The Opulence of Integrity’ – The Muhammad Ali story told through dance

‘The Opulence of Integrity’ – The Muhammad Ali story told through dance

Inspired by the mind of Fred Ho “The Opulence of Integrity” is an interpretative dance piece written to encompass much of the life and consciousness of legendary American Boxer Muhammad Ali. Presented at Belk theatre here at UNCC, the ensemble work was split up into four movements. Each of which were divided by a monologue, by […]

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Opinion

Op-Ed: Why Jimmy Buffett and why now?

Op-Ed: Why Jimmy Buffett and why now?

Why don’t we get drunk and screw? Oh, sorry, just another days work at quoting Jimmy Buffett songs. It is right and a good thing to do so (quote Buffett, I mean) as the rough temperament and frigid climate of winter is fast upon us. So instead of conceding to the winter blues I prefer […]

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Op-Ed: Safe Ride?

Op-Ed: Safe Ride?

If you go to UNCC and have been or are currently, permanently or temporarily disabled you know about SafeRide. For those of you that don’t know, SafeRide is a service here at UNCC where a small cart that holds about 8-10 persons takes people who have temporary or permanent disabilities around campus.  I am currently […]

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Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

The above definition was held in high regard, begging for space in my head as I waited for my first Niner Times meeting to commence. The concept of the rodent family Muridae, of the genus rattus, was not something that often frequented my mind. I promise I do not spend time aimlessly conjuring up notions […]

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Op-Ed: Online dating

Op-Ed: Online dating

Lately people have been running around frantically, searching through their little black books and contact lists to find that one thing: love. I don’t know if it’s age, the fear of getting old, or the fact that Christmas just passed and Valentines’ Day it is just around the corner. Whatever the reason, people have been […]

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#SpellCheck

#SpellCheck

To my fellow customers, Sorry about that. Poor choice of words. To my fellow students, The concept of the student and the concept of the customer ought to be understood quite clearly as two distinct categories. Sometimes, in my life, I’m a customer. When I go to the bookstore, or go shopping for groceries, I’m […]

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The other race in 2016

The other race in 2016

The North Carolina Gubernatorial race is one of the most important races in the Southeast. The impact of this election will be felt for generations to come and yet both of our candidates seem to lacking in very important areas. I support Attorney General, Roy Cooper for Governor, but I do not do so without […]

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The Resolutions We Break

The Resolutions We Break

Every year at New Year’s, people make resolutions. It’s a tradition that makes sense, if you think about it. If you want to turn a leaf and start anew, when better to begin than Jan. 1, the start of a new calendar year? There’s something about the new year that carries hope, if only because […]

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Photos

Photos: Unplugged with Dan Henig

Photos: Unplugged with Dan Henig

Relive this special afternoon presented by CAB as Dang Henig treated after hours with his unique muscial style described as a soulful blend of Pop and R&B, with lyrically driven melodies. Henig is a creative musician and songwriter with a knack for storytelling. Henig’s musical success is amplified on YouTube, where his cover videos have gotten […]

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Photos: Student union art gallery – A is for…

Photos: Student union art gallery – A is for…

This exhibit was made up of work created by a group of UNC Charlotte alumni and current students who used one or more words as the inspiration for their pieces. Go check it out in the student union today! Photos by Leysha Caraballo .

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Photos: UNC Charlotte takes a snow day

Photos: UNC Charlotte takes a snow day

Photos by Benjamin Robson, Maria Saenz, Leysha Caraballo .

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4 things we learned from the 49ers’ first 30 days

4 things we learned from the 49ers’ first 30 days

Nearly one month of the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball season is in the books. Time has flown by to say the least, and through nine games, Charlotte holds six wins. Additionally, Ciara Gregory tops the Conference-USA in three-point field goals made and is currently the only player in the nation still perfect from the foul […]

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2015 PHA/NPHC Stroll Competition

2015 PHA/NPHC Stroll Competition

Photos by Chris Crews.

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Photos: You wont be able to LEAF these great fall photos alone!

Photos: You wont be able to LEAF these great fall photos alone!

Check out these shots of the UNC Charlotte campus during the fall months. All photos are by the NT photo team. Photos by Maria Saenz and Leysha Caraballo .

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Photos: Men’s Basketball Home Opener vs Elon

Photos: Men’s Basketball Home Opener vs Elon

The Charlotte 49ers fell 85-74 in Friday’s season-opener against the Elon Phoenix The Charlotte 49ers tipped off the Mark Price era inside Halton Arena on Friday night with a disappointing 85-74 defeat at the hands of the Elon Phoenix. Niner Nation witnessed a tale of two halves in their first look at the 2015-16 49ers […]

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