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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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Police Blotter May 20-30

Police Blotter May 20-30

Accident May 20 McEniry Loading Dock, while backing out of the loading dock, vehicle one struck a brick wall causing damage to the vehicle and the wall. May 21 Phillips Road, officer responded to a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Driver complained of soreness to his left shoulder area and both feet. Driver was […]

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Circle University City Apartments requires residents to move out for renovations

Circle University City Apartments requires residents to move out for renovations

On May 27, residents of Circle University City Apartments were informed through a building-wide email that they would have to move out of their apartments within a week’s time. The email notified residents that they would have to be moved out of their apartment units by June 2. Renovations of the buildings floors will take […]

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Panda Express, full menu Bojangles’ coming to UNC Charlotte in fall 2015

Panda Express, full menu Bojangles’ coming to UNC Charlotte in fall 2015

UNC Charlotte plans to open a Panda Express at Cone Center’s Main Street Market and a full menu Bojangles’ at the Student Union. There is currently no timeline for completion, but demolition is currently underway in the Cone Center. As part of the change, Main Street Market will no longer offer restaurants Use Your Noodle, Sushi […]

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Police Blotter May 9-16

Police Blotter May 9-16

Accident May 9 Alumni Way, officers took a report regarding a hit and run. Driver of vehicle one stated she was backing out of a parking spot when she was hit by vehicle two. Driver of vehicle two was coming from the Cone deck to exit out of PVA 7 and stated that driver one […]

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UNC Charlotte team competes in EPA’s People, Prosperity and Planet National Sustainable Design Expo

UNC Charlotte team competes in EPA’s People, Prosperity and Planet National Sustainable Design Expo

In 2013, UNC Charlotte assistant professor Mona Azarbayjani led an interdisciplinary effort with more than three dozen UNC Charlotte students, and faculty to the biannual Solar Decathlon. The competition, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, featured 19 academic teams amongst which the UNC Charlotte team won the popular-vote People’s Choice Award, and […]

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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: Cookies and Cream Frappuccino

Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Cookies and Cream Frappuccino

The secret menu at Starbucks has a loooooot of cookie-flavored options. Going through them, I wanted to make sure that I kept it cool since summer is still in full force. The “warm sugar cookie coffee” and the “caramel snicker doodle macchiato” both sound amazing, but they can wait a while. Today, we’re going to dive into the Cookies […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Sour Apple Caramel Frappuccino

Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Sour Apple Caramel Frappuccino

It’s 100 degrees outside. Every time I step out, I can feel the moisture being ripped out of my skin and evaporating into the air around me, so I say, “It’s time for an ice cold drink this week.” I was pretty excited for this one. I’ve always been a big fan of sour green […]

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BYOB: “The Carnival at Bray” by Jessie Ann Foley

BYOB: “The Carnival at Bray” by Jessie Ann Foley

“The Carnival at Bray” is a young adult novel set primarily in Ireland. It is Jessie Ann Foley’s debut novel. It was released on Oct. 1, 2014. The early ’90s, in which this novel takes place, is a very interesting period of music for me. I wasn’t born until May of 1994, but I am proud […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The London Fog

Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The London Fog

We’re back again with a new drink off of Starbucks’ expansive secret menu! This time around, I decided to go for something a little different – a little British – rather than the normal coffee base that we’re all used to at Starbucks. As you probably know, Starbucks serves a variety of iced tea and […]

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Building a Budget: Guidelines to College Budgeting

Building a Budget: Guidelines to College Budgeting

In the lives of college students, there are many things we consider to be difficult. Waking up early to be on time for class, approaching that seemingly scary professor and climbing up the endless amount of stairs on campus- just to name a few. But one overwhelmingly common challenge that we as young adults face […]

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BYOB: “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven

BYOB: “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven

“All the Bright Places” is a young adult novel written by Jennifer Niven and released on Jan. 6, 2015. I’ve read a ton of YA at this point and honestly I have become very picky with it, especially now that my teenage years are behind me. I am not as interested in those fantasy worlds […]

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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Max’ is sweet and well-meaning, but also quite scatter-brained

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Max’ is sweet and well-meaning, but also quite scatter-brained

Dogs make me emotional, if I see a dog being really cute with someone, I promise you that I will shamelessly, in front of everyone, cry, because I love dogs so much. So it’s no surprise that “Max” caught my attention, partially I was dreading crying in front of my other film colleagues, but also […]

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Hunter’s Top 10 Movies of 2015 (So Far)

Hunter’s Top 10 Movies of 2015 (So Far)

In my humble opinion, 2015 is already better than 2014 in terms of film. At this point last year, there weren’t many films that I was truly gushing over as much as I am this year, and that in itself proves 2015 to be a winner. Granted, I haven’t seen every film this year, and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dope’ is the most happening film of 2015, warts and all

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dope’ is the most happening film of 2015, warts and all

I have included the R-rated, Red-Band trailer, as it portrays the film more accurately, which contains strong language and other mature themes. Be advised. It may not look like it, but I’m a fan of ’90s hip-hop, especially west coast rap, which made me excited for two films this year, one being the upcoming biopic […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World’ is equal parts epic and underwhelming, simultaneously.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World’ is equal parts epic and underwhelming, simultaneously.

I know I’m late, but I’ve been out of the country, so get over it. “Jurassic Park” is one of my all time favorite movies, the mixture of the likable, layered characters, sharp and intelligent dialogue and the insane visual effects that hold up 22 years after its release, it’s a classic piece of filmmaking […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Inside Out’ is another Pixar master class of filmmaking, but you already knew that

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Inside Out’ is another Pixar master class of filmmaking, but you already knew that

Would it be rude to say that Pixar has been struggling lately? Their definition of struggling might be different from that of another film company, but the past few years haven’t been particularly kind to Pixar in relation to previous years. In 2011, Pixar received a blow with its first negatively received movie, “Cars 2,” […]

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Luke Wade at Double Door Inn

Luke Wade at Double Door Inn

  On the road with his full band, No Civilians, Luke Wade sets out on his West Coast tour, 19 cities in 21 days. Wade was the first contestant televised on Season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice,” where his soulful vocals took him to the Top 8. Although he didn’t win a trophy, his talent […]

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Opinion

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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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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Photos

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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Photos: Holi Moli

Photos: Holi Moli

Photos by Linnea Stoops & Makeedah Baker.

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