Alexandria Sands

Alexandria Sands

Alexandria is the News Editor for the Niner Times. She is a sophomore Communications major with a minor in Journalism. Alexandria has written and taken photographs for the Oak Island-Southport area newspaper, The State Port Pilot. She is a graduate of the Academy of Information Technology within Apex High School.

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SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

Student body president and vice president candidates went head to head Thursday at 5 p.m. during the Student Government Association (SGA) Election Debate. It was presidential candidate Lauren Bullock with running mate Kevin Hines up against presidential candidate Tracey Allsbrook and running mate Bryan McCollom. While Allsbrook and McCollom talked a lot about campus safety […]

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Crime Blotter: March 11 – March 17

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: March 11 – March 17

Accident March 11 Library Lane – While turning on to South Library Lane, driver of vehicle one struck a brick retainer wall. No injuries were reported. March 12 Lot 19 – While backing, vehicle one struck vehicle two that was parked and unoccupied. No injuries were reported. March 15 Darryl McCall Circle – While backing, vehicle one struck vehicle two […]

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Crime Blotter: Feb. 25 – March 10

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: Feb. 25 – March 10

Accident Feb. 28 Cri-Deck – Victim stated that a gate arm malfunctioned and struck his truck. No injuries were reported. March 1 Ramp of East Deck Two –  Driver of vehicle one struck the rear of vehicle two that had stopped for a traffic signal. No injuries were reported. March 2 Parking lot behind Holshouser Hall – […]

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Confucius Institute to open at UNC Charlotte

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Confucius Institute to open at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte will be opening a Confucius Institute in summer 2017 within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. The purpose of a Confucius Institute is to provide Chinese cultural and educational programming. “This is a big deal. It’s going to be a highly visible entity in […]

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University receives backlash after two sexual assault allegations

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
University receives backlash after two sexual assault allegations

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a Campus Climate Communication Forum on Feb. 23 where students addressed concerns with campus officials after two sexual assault allegations against UNC Charlotte students came out earlier this month. SGA Secretary for State and National Affairs Vincent Cahill facilitated the forum with Chief of Police Jeffrey Baker, Title IX […]

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Light rail opening postponed

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail opening postponed

The Lynx Blue Line Extension that will connect uptown Charlotte to campus has been delayed to March 2018, at the latest. The original opening was planned for August 2017. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) made the announcement Monday, saying that the delay was due to construction coordination challenges but that the $1.16 billion project would still remain […]

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Senate Update: OrgSync to become NinerConnect, new student orgs

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: OrgSync to become NinerConnect, new student orgs

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their seventh weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Feb. 23. Secretary for Student Affairs speaks on Food Crew, Trucks for NinerPoolza Secretary for Student Affairs Reginald Cobbins spoke to Senate about Food Crew and said they would begin tabeling soon. He also secured three food […]

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Crime Blotter: Feb. 13 – 24

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: Feb. 13 – 24

Accident Feb 16 East Deck – Subject stated an unknown person struck her vehicle that was parked and unoccupied. Feb 17 Craver Road – Driver of vehicle one struck the rear of vehicle two that was stopped at a traffic light. Feb 22 West Deck –  Officer took a report of a hit and run. Cameron Boulevard – While waiting to make a […]

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Chancellor Philip L. Dubois discusses construction, diversity and possibility of a law or medical school

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Chancellor Philip L. Dubois discusses construction, diversity and possibility of a law or medical school

Chancellor Philip L. Dubois held his annual Chancellor Lunchtime Talk Feb. 14 where students were given the opportunity to ask questions and address concerns with Dubois directly. The event, which in the past has taken place in the rotunda, was moved to Room 200 of the Student Union for a more intimate vibe, Student Body President […]

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Drunk driver takes life of freshman

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Drunk driver takes life of freshman

UNC Charlotte is suffering the loss of a freshman student, Dana Wilson, who died Feb. 6 in a wrong-way car accident driving back to Charlotte from her hometown of Wilmington. Wilson and her boyfriend Ryan Michael Menke were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was suspected to have been under […]

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University reacts to immigration ban

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
University reacts to immigration ban

Since President Donald Trump signed the executive order that temporarily banned travel from seven majority Muslim countries on Jan. 27, the UNC system has heard strong responses from its community. Students joined in the Student Union Feb. 9 at noon to protest the ban and Trump’s plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

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CEO and President of TIAA Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. serves as role model for business students

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
CEO and President of TIAA Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. serves as role model for business students

President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. sat down with Dean of Belk College Steven Ott to discuss how to be successful, financial advice and his life story at the CEO Speaker series in the Popp Martin Student Union on Feb. 1. The CEO Speaker Series was created for students to […]

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Campus community to receive new ID cards starting Monday

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment
Campus community to receive new ID cards starting Monday

New 49er ID cards will be distributed to all faculty, staff and students starting Monday on the first floor of the Student Union. The new cards will ensure stronger security through contactless technology. The magnetic stripe on the back of the current cards will be replaced by a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip which will allow […]

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LGBTQ students take first step to finding their involvement on campus

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
LGBTQ students take first step to finding their involvement on campus

Queer Year One (QY1), a cohort program for first year students who identify as queer, transgender, non-binary or stand allied with the LGBTQ community, had their first meeting Jan. 18. Rather than focusing on the student’s identity, the program’s mission is to help members ease into life at UNC Charlotte during their first year as […]

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UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million grant to establish transportation research center

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million grant to establish transportation research center

UNC Charlotte will lead four other universities in the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) where they will research transportation. The University received a $7.7 million grant for the center from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). UNC Charlotte is one of the 32 universities that was awarded to develop centers. Approximately […]

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49ers4Life blood drive to save thousands

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers4Life blood drive to save thousands

UNC Charlotte is working with the American Red Cross to potentially save thousands of lives at the eighth annual 49ers4Life blood drive on Jan. 24. The drive, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Halton Arena in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center, is one of the largest in the Red […]

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Cone 336 becomes ‘Peace Haven’

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Cone 336 becomes ‘Peace Haven’

After 10 years of students advocacy, UNC Charlotte will be opening it’s interfaith meditation-prayer space Tuesday. The Muslim Student Association (MSA) along with many other organizations joined together in November to advocate for an interfaith-meditation space. Muslim students, who pray five times a day, had been reserving library rooms to pray in for the past […]

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Students need to get ‘NinerReady’ for winter weather

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Students need to get ‘NinerReady’ for winter weather

With an icy weekend kicking off second semester, the Department of Emergency Management is asking that students prepare for the season. Director of Emergency Management Chris Gonyar says that Charlotte is expecting an above average amount of precipitation this winter, with the most snowfall between now and the first week of March. “Anything over about […]

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Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuiton increases for the 2017-18 academic years

| November 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuiton increases for the 2017-18 academic years

The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, made up of student leaders, met last week to discuss and vote on proposed budget suggestions for the 2017-18 academic years. The meeting was moderated by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Arthur Jackson and President of the Student Body Fahn Darkor. Members of the public were allowed to […]

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Students moved after hearing Professor’s experience in the Holocaust

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students moved after hearing Professor’s experience in the Holocaust

In her day to day life, Susan Cernyak-Spatz works as a professor in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her students call her Dr. Ceynyak-Spatz, but in the 1940’s, she was referred to as number 34042. When it comes to her teaching, Cernyak-Spatz speaks from experiencing […]

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