Alexandria Sands

Alexandria Sands

Alexandria is the News Editor for the Niner Times. She is a junior Communications major with a double minor in Journalism and Film. Alexandria has reported and taken photographs for The State Port Pilot, The Gaston Gazette and The Shelby Star. She is a graduate of the Academy of Information Technology within Apex High School. You can reach Alexandria at news@ninertimes.com or Twitter.com/alexsands_.

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Photos: Light rail construction

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Light rail construction

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction continues through the summer months in an effort to finish the Lynx Blue Line Extension, which will connect uptown Charlotte to campus, by March 2018. The original opening was planned for August 2017.

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Fraternity suspended for hazing

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Fraternity suspended for hazing

This story has been updated with more information. UNC Charlotte’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been shut down due to hazing and failure to comply. The organization was suspended for four years after they accepted responsibility for hazing that involved “psychological abuse, shock and discomfort” as well as “morally degrading and humiliating games or activities.” Activities included “implied, coerced, […]

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Parking changes coming to campus this fall

| June 15, 2017 | 1 Comment
Parking changes coming to campus this fall

UNC Charlotte drivers will no longer have to hang physical parking permits in their vehicle windows, starting this fall. Instead, students, faculty and staff will be able to enter and exit parking lots and gates using just their license plate. The University is in the process of installing new license plate recognition (LPR) technology. The system should […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed May 1 through May 31

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Police Blotter: Reports filed May 1 through May 31

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety from May 1 through May 31. Accident May 1 Cameron Boulevard – Subject struck a curb on the right, over corrected and struck the curb on the left. Officer issued a state citation for provisional DWI. May […]

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School of Architecture design honors lives lost at the Pulse nightclub shooting

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
School of Architecture design honors lives lost at the Pulse nightclub shooting

Effervesce. It means to give off bubbles, to be vivacious, to show enthusiasm or liveliness. These are the words that describe how a group of designers at UNC Charlotte want the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting to be remembered. It’s also what they named their structure that stood in the American Institute of Architects […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed April 22 through April 29

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Police Blotter: Reports filed April 22 through April 29

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety from April 22 through April 29. Accident April 22 Lot 16 – Subject stated while leaving lot 16, he struck a bollard. There was no damage to the bollard. No injuries were reported. April 25 Lot […]

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University improves communication in light of rising safety concerns

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
University improves communication in light of rising safety concerns

For the past year, the University has been engaged in a crisis communication planning process. The process began after Chancellor Philip L. Dubois made it known to the Office of Emergency Management that crisis communication was a top priority of his that needed to be addressed. Dubois said in an email sent to all students […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed April 15 through April 21

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Police Blotter: Reports filed April 15 through April 21

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety from April 15 through April 21. Accident April 18 Lot 25 – Officer took a report of a hit and run. April 21 East Deck Two – While backing, driver of vehicle 1 struck vehicle two. Vehicle two was […]

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UNC Charlotte celebrates Earth Day

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte celebrates Earth Day

Despite the rainy weather on Wednesday, the Earth Festival was in full swing under the dry breezeway of Colvard. Over 30 organizations came out to educate students walking to and from class on ways they can make an environmentally friendly difference on campus and in the world. A lot of the organizations and departments at […]

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Levine Hall provides a prestigious space for UNC Charlotte’s most prized students

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Levine Hall provides a prestigious space for UNC Charlotte’s most prized students

  Driving through the main entrance of UNC Charlotte, students, staff, faculty and visitors are welcomed by the University’s most prestigious building, the Leon and Sandra Levine Residence Hall, which holds over 400 of the University’s most accomplished and capable students- members of the Levine Scholars Program and the Honors College. Opened in 2016, Levine Hall […]

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UNC Charlotte goes green during Campus Cleanup

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte goes green during Campus Cleanup

One hundred and five pounds of trash were collected in Belk Plaza on April 12 as volunteers, who spent their day picking up litter on campus and dropped off their trash bags one by one. The Campus Cleanup event is a UNC Charlotte tradition that occurs during Earth Month. Over 60 students, faculty and staff volunteered for extra credit, community service […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed April 8 through April 14

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Police Blotter: Reports filed April 8 through April 14

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety from April 8 – 13. Accident April 8 PVA Lot 19 – Vehicle one and vehicle two collided with each other while backing out of parking spaces. No injuries reported. April 13 Lot 30 – While parking, driver […]

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Stacey Myers from Department of Recreational Services named Student Employee of the Year

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stacey Myers from Department of Recreational Services named Student Employee of the Year

UNC Charlotte student employees were honored on April 12 at the Student Employment Recognition Luncheon in the Harris Alumni Center. The purpose of the event is to recognize student employees who have gone above and beyond in their work and to give departments a chance to nominate a student for employee of the year. Stacey […]

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Take Back the Night honors and supports survivors of sexual violence

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Take Back the Night honors and supports survivors of sexual violence

It’s every college student’s worst fear and the statistics are heard daily. It happens to one in six males. It happens to one in four females. It happened to Juliette Grimmett, the keynote speaker at the Center for Wellness’s annual Take Back the Night event. Take Back the Night is an international event that began […]

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Over 120 trees planted on Tree Campus USA Day

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Over 120 trees planted on Tree Campus USA Day

UNC Charlotte students made an eco-friendly impact Wednesday as they planted over 120 trees outside of Laurel Hall at the inaugural Tree Campus USA Day. Tree Campus USA Day is the campus version of Arbor Day, which falls on the last Friday of April. The national program Tree Campus USA honors colleges that effectively manage […]

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Crime Blotter: April 2 – 7

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: April 2 – 7

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety from April 2 – 7. Accident April 7 East Deck Bus Drop Off Lane – Driver of bus one stated that bus two kept moving forward causing the accident. Driver of bus two stated that she […]

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Crime Blotter: March 25 – 31

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: March 25 – 31

Accident March 28 Near the Kennedy Building – While backing, driver of vehicle one struck a bollard. No injuries were reported. March 30 Lot CRI 2 – While backing, driver of vehicle one struck vehicle two. No injuries were reported. Lot 5 – While exiting a marked parking space, driver of vehicle one struck vehicle […]

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SGA election results announced

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
SGA election results announced

Tracey Allsbrook and running mate Bryan McCollom were announced student body president and vice president, along with other Student Government Association (SGA) positions, on Thursday at noon in the Student Union Rotunda. Xavier Brathwaite won senior class president, Cheyenna Gest won junior class president and Rebecca Gill won sophomore class president. After the announcement, Allsbrook gave an acceptance […]

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University moves from clickers to “Poll Everywhere”

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
University moves from clickers to “Poll Everywhere”

Starting this summer, students will be swapping their clickers for their smartphones, laptops and tablets as the University makes the transition from student response system Turning Technologies to Poll Everywhere, which can be used as an app. The Clicker Evaluation committee, a group of 40 faculty, staff and student representatives, announced the decision on Feb. 17. UNC Charlotte used […]

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Crime Blotter: March 18 – March 24

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: March 18 – March 24

Accident March 18 Lot 29 – While backing out of a marked parking space, driver of vehicle one struck vehicle two causing damage to both vehicles. Vehicle two was exiting the lot. No injuries were reported. March 20  Cameron Boulevard – While turning left from Chancellors Place onto Cameron Boulevard, driver of vehicle one struck […]

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