Alexandria Sands

Alexandria Sands

Alexandria is the Niner Times' managing editor. She is a senior studying Communications with a double minor in Journalism and Film. Alexandria has reported and photographed for The State Port Pilot, The Gaston Gazette, The Shelby Star and Creative Loafing. When she's not in the newsroom, you can catch her reading a book on Oak Island's beach. Reach her at managing@ninertimes.com or @alexsands_.

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Armed men threaten University Crossings’ resident, continuing streak of crimes near and on campus

| February 10, 2018
Armed men threaten University Crossings’ resident, continuing streak of crimes near and on campus

Two men broke down a locked door at University Crossings and threatened the resident with a firearm early Friday morning during a robbery. According to an email sent to residents, the two men, described as African-Americans, broke down the locked door and threatened the resident with a firearm around 12:30 a.m. The crime occurred in […]

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Should we be the University of Charlotte?

| February 5, 2018
Should we be the University of Charlotte?

Conversations about changing the name of UNC Charlotte have spread on Twitter with the hashtag #droptheUNC, but Chancellor Philip L. Dubois says a name change is unlikely during his administration. “I’ve been passively against it since 2005 when I became chancellor,” said Dubois, addressing the Student Government Association (SGA) at their Thursday Senate meeting. “Many […]

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49er fans have Tar Heel sign removed from I-85

| January 29, 2018
49er fans have Tar Heel sign removed from I-85

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is removing a sign from I-85 that celebrates UNC Chapel Hill’s 2017 men’s basketball national championship after pleas from UNC Charlotte 49er fans. The sign, placed between W.T. Harris Boulevard and Mallard Creek, is located between two exits near UNC Charlotte’s campus. NCDOT recently approved a program that […]

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Being a female engineering student

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Being a female engineering student

At UNC Charlotte, the William States Lee College of Engineering is an attractive program. For starters, most classes are taught on the Charlotte Research Institute campus, well-known for its alluring academic buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, most students can graduate in four years and move on to a hiring field. Plus, an engineer’s paycheck is […]

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Levine Scholars create awareness of human trafficking

| January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Levine Scholars create awareness of human trafficking

Imagine a girl. Her name is AnnMarie and she’s 13. She’s in eighth grade and has a best friend. Her favorite subject is math. She just got her first boyfriend. He tells her she’s beautiful. He comes to see her every day at the bus stop. She thinks she’s in love, regardless of the age […]

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Semester rewind: A recap of UNC Charlotte’s fall

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Semester rewind: A recap of UNC Charlotte’s fall

Atkins Library is full of students studying for exams, Christmas lights are being hung, and plans are being made for winter break. Once again, a fall semester at UNC Charlotte is coming to an end. Let’s look back at what has happened in the past few months. September One year since the shooting of Keith […]

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Charlotte 49er fans demand changes to athletics

| November 30, 2017 | 14 Comments
Charlotte 49er fans demand changes to athletics

Four years ago, the first Charlotte football team walked out onto the field of the Jerry Richardson Stadium. The team took the win, 52-7, against the Campbell Camels. A sea of green in the stadium raved with each touchdown. At that inaugural game, hopes were high for the Charlotte 49ers. But they didn’t last long. […]

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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 nationwide 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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