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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Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

There are a few phrases that college students aren’t fond of. Among them are “cumulative exam,” “textbook required” and “8 a.m.” But one of the most common is “Friday classes.” Chancellor Philip Dubois sent out a mass email Tuesday announcing that there would be change in class scheduling come the fall 2018 semester. For the […]

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Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

Student volunteers walked the campus Thursday evening, accompanied by police officers, as they marked safety hazards and made suggestions for ways to make campus more secure. Volunteers marked with tape lights that were out or too dim, railings that weren’t sturdy, and blue lights that were not functioning. The annual Campus Safety Tour happens one […]

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Forty-nine bottles of beer on the wall

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Forty-nine bottles of beer on the wall

UNC Charlotte is attracting homebrewers from all over the country with a new program. This Spring, Continuing Education is offering courses that will teach students the ins and outs of the craft beer business. The craft beer industry is on the rise. The amount of microbreweries in the country has doubled in the last five […]

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Five topics the chancellor discussed on his campus tour

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Five topics the chancellor discussed on his campus tour

Chancellor Philip Dubois welcomed new members of the UNC Board of Governors to campus Sept. 22 with a bus tour. During the tour, he mentioned some of UNC Charlotte’s current and future projects as the university attempts to accomodate its growing population. 1. Construction As the bus passed through South Village, Dubois pointed out that renovations […]

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“Colored” sign hung above UNC Charlotte water fountain

| September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment
“Colored” sign hung above UNC Charlotte water fountain

A photo of a “colored” sign, that was placed above a UNC Charlotte residence hall water fountain, has gone viral on Twitter. According to witnesses, the sign was placed in Holshouser Hall. UNC Charlotte Housing and Residence Life (HRL) has searched the building and not found a sign. On Twitter, HRL said they are continuing an […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

This police blotter is updated every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of September. Accident Sept. 2 South Deck – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it was parked and unoccupied. Mary Alexander Road – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it […]

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Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Just a year ago, candles lit, feet marched and voices raised. Keith Lamont Scott was killed, just a few miles from UNC Charlotte’s campus and his death contributed to a nation-wide conversation on police brutality. Ultimately, Scott’s death changed the city of Charlotte. Scott, a black man, was shot at The Village at College Downs […]

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How a room can change a university

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
How a room can change a university

Last year, Cieaf Abualdahab would visit Atkins Library multiple times a day. Not to study or do homework, but for a different reason. He’d knock on the door of an occupied study room and ask “Do you mind if I pray here?” As a muslim, Abualdahab prays five times a day and often, he’s on […]

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Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

Since President Donald Trump made the decision to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the university has struggled to find ways to protect the students it affects. DACA provides young adults, brought to the United States by undocumented parents, temporary protected status and work authorization. Renewals are required after two years in the program, but will soon be discontinued. As […]

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Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

How would you describe the “perfect” professor? Is this person “energetic” or “enthusiastic?” Are they “driven” and “motivated,” with goals and ambition? Maybe they’re a professor who connects with their students, or reaches out to the community, or challenges their classes to work to the best of their ability. This is how colleagues described Dr. […]

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Partying, drugs and sex: Popular Snapchat account reveals an unknown side of UNC Charlotte

| September 5, 2017 | 2 Comments
Partying, drugs and sex: Popular Snapchat account reveals an unknown side of UNC Charlotte

A few months ago, a UNC Charlotte student, Big (his real name he asked be kept anonymous) opened, what most would consider, an unusual Snapchat. Within the ten seconds allotted for a video on the app, Big watched as a young man chugged a beer and jumped into a lake, off the side of a […]

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Intern Spotlight: Charley Fite at NASA

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Intern Spotlight: Charley Fite at NASA

When peers ask Charley Fite how his summer was, he will have a unique response. The senior meteorology major spent eight weeks in California, learning from the best in the science. He was one of 32 accepted undergraduates, and the only student from a North Carolina university, that was a part of the NASA Student Airborne […]

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Intern Spotlight: Alissa Derogatis at Luquire George Andrews

| September 4, 2017 | 1 Comment
Intern Spotlight: Alissa Derogatis at Luquire George Andrews

What was your favorite moment from your internship? My favorite moment from my internship was getting to participate in the grand opening for the Bojangles in West Charlotte… It was such a great experience being able to work with the media and Charlotte locals to showcase what Luquire George Andrews (LGA) and Bojangles had been […]

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UNC Charlotte student shot during drug exchange, suspects escape

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student shot during drug exchange, suspects escape

A UNC Charlotte student is stable, but in serious condition, after suffering a gunshot Thursday. The shooting occurred at a residence on Bonnie Lane, less than a mile from campus. Police were called at 12:34 p.m. The victim and two suspects had arranged a drug transaction. During the meeting, the suspects robbed the student of cash and a handgun, […]

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