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Travel Tuesday: remarkable

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: remarkable

As a 21-year-old college student my mind is always set on the on-set of a very imminent quarter-life crisis. The quote “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable” said by John Green, runs through my mind daily and a fear rises inside my soul that […]

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Travel Tuesday: toil and trouble

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: toil and trouble

Some of us know the history of the night that most people see as the night dominated by fake blood, pumpkins and candy. But with scarecrows, Jack ‘o’ Lanterns and cobwebs everywhere, one of my personal dreams were coming true. I was about to celebrate my very first Halloween ever! Excited couldn’t cover it. In […]

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Travel Tuesday: wanderlust

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: wanderlust

This word has become a pop culture reference, a tattoo and so many things that take the significance of the word for granted. The word “wanderlust” is associated with “the desire to travel.” It is that burning in your heart at 2am and you are dreaming about places you have only heard the names of. […]

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Music duo, Kalin and Myles chat with Niner Times

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
Music duo, Kalin and Myles chat with Niner Times

Kalin and Myles are the newest dynamic duo to hit the music scene. With an almost overnight rise to fame, they have not only captured the hearts of many, many girls but also revealed their incredible talent. With their families and friends by their side, to keep them grounded and focussed, they are reaching for […]

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Travel Tuesday: time flies when you’re having fun

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: time flies when you’re having fun

Time is a really weird concept isn’t it? Einstein said that it all comes down to relativity. He proposed that all of time can be measured in the effect it had on oneself. For instance, putting your hand on a hot stove for a minute will make it seem like an hour, but sitting with […]

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Foodie Friday: pumpkin pancakes with nutmeg whipped cream

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: pumpkin pancakes with nutmeg whipped cream

In keeping with the pumpkin-flavored-everything craze of this month and my love for breakfast foods, I found the perfect match. It is so good and here is how you can experience this incredible taste. Duration: 10 minutes prep time 10 minutes cook time Ready in 20 minutes Ingredients: Pancakes: 2 ⅓ cups pancake mix 2 […]

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Thirsty Thursday: brown sugar-caramel latte

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: brown sugar-caramel latte

Everyone loves a nice warm drink to enjoy on a crisp autumn day. This brown sugar-caramel latte is the perfect way to relax and warm up after a day filled with classes. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon brown sugar ¼ cup half-and-half 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping ¾ cup hot, brewed coffee Directions: Stir brown sugar […]

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Travel Tuesday: fall break

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: fall break

A very prominent change in nature can be noticed during Fall Break. The leaves change color, the weather turns colder and sunbeams become luxuries. Like a few of the trees that I saw over my Fall Break, I have only a few leaves on my bare skeleton. But instead of losing more, I make more. […]

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Thirsty Thursday: pumpkin spice latte

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: pumpkin spice latte

So with Fall here in all its glory, pumpkins are everywhere, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is coming back to Starbucks and all is right in the world. But what to do on those evenings where it is just too cold to get in your car and drive to Starbucks to have your favorite fall drink? […]

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Travel Tuesday: homesick

| September 30, 2014 | 2 Comments
Travel Tuesday: homesick

It has been a little over two months since I have last seen my family, had Rooibos tea and slept in my own bed. I miss it all. There is so much that I would love to share with all of you, but there is just too much to share. So let us start with […]

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International student spotlight: Nicole Debono

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
International student spotlight: Nicole Debono

Q: Why did you choose to be part of an exchange? A: It is part of my course, but I think even if it was not mandatory I would still want to do an exchange.  It is such an amazing experience to live in another country. I have lived in several and I have realized […]

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Travel Tuesday: celebrating diversity

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: celebrating diversity

One thing that I really care about is perspectives. I love learning how other people think and act in situations, especially if it differs from what I would do. As a Religion major, I usually get my fill, but then it was time for the 39th annual UNCC International Festival. I was delighted. As I […]

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Foodie Friday: Bravo! Cucina Italiana

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: Bravo! Cucina Italiana

  Located at the H&M/food court entrance of Northlake Mall, is a portal from Charlotte to Italy. As you walk into the quaint and impeccably Italian restaurant, you are greeted by a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, as well as friendly staff. As we sat down, my friend who has travelled a bit, commented that this […]

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Travel Tuesday: ‘if you could read this, thank a soldier’

| September 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Travel Tuesday: ‘if you could read this, thank a soldier’

As I was walking to my class the other day, I came across a sign that read “If You Can Read This, Thank a Soldier.” I read it in passing, and thought to myself “That is really American.” I did not understand. I was in the second grade when September 11 occurred. Far away from […]

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Thirsty Thursday: nutella milkshake

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: nutella milkshake

Let’s be honest with each other, we all have a little obsession with Nutella. The taste of heaven has been given to humankind and it is our obligation to enjoy that to its utmost. So today’s drink is in honor of this miraculous yumminess. Ingredients: 2-3 tbs of Nutella Milk Ice (just as much as […]

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Travel Tuesday: football frenzy

| September 9, 2014 | 2 Comments
Travel Tuesday: football frenzy

As you may know, South Africa does not have American Football. The closest sport I can think of is rugby –which is similar to football, but I would say a bit more brutal. Rugby is as much a part of our culture in South Africa as football is a part of American culture. Saturdays are […]

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Foodie Friday: turkey sliders

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: turkey sliders

The food that I enjoyed most as a South African experiencing my very first Labor Day was turkey sliders with tomato jam. The jam can be paired with any meat. Your taste buds will thank you. Tomato Jam Cooking time: About an hour Ingredients for the: 1 pound of plum tomatoes, cored and chopped 1 tbs […]

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Travel Tuesday: a home away from home

| September 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Travel Tuesday: a home away from home

As international students we are constantly reminded of the fact that some time in our stay abroad, we will experience a period of time called the “hostility phase.” In this phase, we will be so home-sick and so culture-shocked that all we will want to do in retreat into our rooms, listen to the saddest […]

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International student spotlight: Lou Fabra

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
International student spotlight: Lou Fabra

With hundreds of international students on campus, UNC Charlotte boasts a uniquely diverse student body.  Check out this exclusive Niner Times Q&A with Lou Fabra, international student from France. Q: Why did you choose to be part of an exchange? A: I want to discover the world. I love traveling, and the agreement between the […]

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Foodie Friday: apple turnovers

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: apple turnovers

Have you ever dreamed of tasting what Fall smells like? Have you ever dreamed of impressing your friends and consequently being the topic of praise for a whole week? Then this recipe is for you. With a mischievous twist on the traditional Apple Pie, Apple Turnovers are easy and delicious. And with Fall beautifully en […]

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