Claire Dodd

My name is Claire Dodd and I'm the News Editor for the Niner Times. This is my second year writing for the paper. I'm a sophomore majoring in Communications with a concentration in Mass Media, minoring in Journalism. Along with being a part of the staff of the newspaper, I'm also an athlete on the 49ers' Women's Club Volleyball Team.

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Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

Niner Nation: Different Together, a student-led initiative, is being implemented by the Student Government Association (SGA) to create unity and promote diversity on campus. This campaign aims to create opportunities for more conversations and celebration of differences within the community. “Niner Nation: Different Together was developed to unite students of all backgrounds and create quality […]

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University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

This year’s Annual Students Day, put on by the Office of Admissions, will take place April 29 at 8:00 a.m. The event will offer both academic and student services for the 600 students and 800 guests registered to attend. Zack Newsome, assistant director of Office of Admissions and coordinator of the event, is excited to […]

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THIRDSTORY shares original sound with Tori Kelly from YouTube to Unbreakable tour

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
THIRDSTORY shares original sound with Tori Kelly from YouTube to Unbreakable tour

Photos by Benjamin Robson. THIRDSTORY’s blending of voices soared powerfully through every wall that stood in the Fillmore the night of Thursday, April 21. The three-man singing group that first gained fandom on YouTube is on tour with Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter Tori Kelly. “Three-man choir with a pop twist” is how new fan Ana Torres describes their […]

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Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

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Relay for Life

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Relay for Life

Cancer supporters, fighters and survivors gathered inside UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena to attend the  Relay for Life April 1. The all-night event, running from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is organized to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight cancer. “It’s about having fun and celebrating those surviving, remembering those we’ve lost and […]

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Student Government candidate profile: Fahn Darkor, Carrie Nowell

| March 28, 2016 | 1 Comment
Student Government candidate profile: Fahn Darkor, Carrie Nowell

Fahn Darkor, a junior Marketing major from Greensboro, N.C. , is one of UNC Charlotte’s student body presidential candidates. Darkor’s running mate is Carrie Nowell. Darkor first thought about running for student body president last semester after hearing alleged comments from the Student Organizations Office that created a divide in the student body. “UNC Charlotte started turning a […]

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Annual Gold Rush 5K brings returning, new racers alike

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Annual Gold Rush 5K brings returning, new racers alike

Runners of all ages, newcomers and regulars, even the UNC Charlotte chancellor and chief of police, all geared up in the frigid 32 degree weather for the annual Gold Rush 5K Feb. 6. The 49er Gold Rush 5K, hosted by the Recreational Services Department, began at 9 a.m. at the Belk Track and Field Complex. […]

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Sigma Phi Epsilon’s appended planning draws more attention to JACKtober than ever

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sigma Phi Epsilon’s appended planning draws more attention to JACKtober than ever

The chapter has grown, the enthusiasm has risen, and the “Jack”-O-Lanterns have been carved. On Friday, Oct. 24, Sigma Phi Epsilon is wrapping up the month with their second-ever Shave a SigEp event in the Belk Gym courtyard. Last August, SigEp brother, Jack Bretz was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Once the fraternity heard, they immediately […]

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Herban Legend becomes urban legend

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Herban Legend becomes urban legend

If you’ve ever seen a giant white and blue truck near Prospector or the Student Union with welcoming spirits and the aroma of international street food, you were probably near The Herban Legend Mobile Café. If you were a fan of their cuisine, you were not alone; however, Chef Brian Seeley, owner of the Charlotte-centered […]

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Fire starts near Cone Deck, extinguished by onlooker

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fire starts near Cone Deck, extinguished by onlooker

Stephen Towns, a Raleigh resident not affiliated with UNC Charlotte, encountered a fire in the bushes along the side of Cone Deck when he was dropped off at the deck Saturday evening. “Some smoke started to rise so I came down the steps and saw these two guys standing over there,” said Towns. When he approached them, […]

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Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

Arthur Jackson, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, released a statement on April 17 regarding backlash from a performance in Air Band on Friday, April 11. Air Band is an annual competition UNC Charlotte sororities and fraternities come together for to perform a collection of dances with creative themes. Sigma Kappa’s theme “Disney Dancing with the […]

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Cancer awareness event captivates community, Relay for Life 2014 celebrates annual event in Halton Arena

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cancer awareness event captivates community, Relay for Life 2014 celebrates annual event in Halton Arena

Halton Arena filled with students, faculty, organizations and volunteers not to watch a 49er’s basketball game, but to attend Relay for Life, an annual event to raise cancer awareness. The event consisted of keynote speakers, a midnight movie showing of Frozen, rock climbing and other fun activities to raise money toward the cause. The night […]

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Spotlight: The Last Internationale shakes up Charlotte

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spotlight: The Last Internationale shakes up Charlotte

On Wednesday night, April 2, The Last Internationale opened up for Weezer at The Fillmore. Delila, their vocalist, came out with good range and a unique tone on the mic. Her rock-sounding voice brought variety to their songs. When guitarist Edgey stepped up to the front, he performed some incredible solos. The music had enough bass […]

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Relay for Life raises cancer awareness in Charlotte community

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Relay for Life raises cancer awareness in Charlotte community

Students, faculty, volunteers, even those affected by cancer came to Halton Arena to celebrate Relay for Life on Friday, April 4. The annual event is put together in order to spread awareness about cancer and remember those that have unfortunately passed away because of it. During the event, there were a handful of key note […]

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2014-2015 presidential candidates debate over university issues

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014-2015 presidential candidates debate over university issues

As the spring semester comes to a close, elections for 2014-15 student body president,vice president and student senators open. To prepare for the elections on March 25 and 26, Student Niner Media held their annual Student Body President Debate, allowing the candidates for the head of the Student Government Association’s (SGA) executive branch to discuss […]

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49er student chases dream with Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge

| March 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
49er student chases dream with Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge

“Racing is the one thing that makes me happier than anything else. I can’t compare the feeling that I get behind the wheel racing to anything else. The thing about racing is that it might break your heart, you might have a bad day, but it can never go away,” said Ryan Bennett, a pre-marketing […]

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Niners visit Birmingham for Home Rehab project

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Niners visit Birmingham for Home Rehab project

Over spring break, 14 members of UNC Charlotte (12 students, two staff members) drove down to Birmingham, Alabama to work on Home Rehab. Home Rehab is a Habitat for Humanity program through Collegiate Challenge, which has “grown into one of the largest year-round alternative break programs in the United States and Canada” according to Habitat […]

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Unexpected storm leaves Charlotte in winter wonderland

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Unexpected storm leaves Charlotte in winter wonderland

As giant boulders of snow begin to downsize from the sun’s heat, snowmen begin to collapse and sidewalks become less icy to walk on. The snow storm that arrived on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 11, left Charlotte with up to seven inches of snow in certain areas. Within the first few days of snow, […]

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Two UNC Charlotte students lose family’s home in unexpected fire, community reaches out with fundraising and support

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Two UNC Charlotte students lose family’s home in unexpected fire, community reaches out with fundraising and support

On the night of Jan. 7, 2014, the Hensel family came back from a Duke basketball game to find their Charlotte home barricaded with fire trucks and still smoldering from the fire that started at approximately 9:30 p.m. “When we got there, it was so hard to look at it because there wasn’t much left […]

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DZ holds 5K to benefit children with illnesses

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
DZ holds 5K to benefit children with illnesses

By: David Leimer On Friday, Nov. 8 the Kappa Phi chapter of Delta Zeta (DZ) will be hosting their first annual Turtle Trot 5K. The event is held to benefit DZ’s national philanthropy, the Painted Turtle Camp. Check-in will take place from 9 to 10 a.m., with an optional warm-up jog beginning at 9:30. The […]

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