Edward Averette

Ed Averette is currently a rising junior, a Sociology major and Journalism minor at UNC Charlotte. He can be contacted at eaverett@uncc.edu.

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Op-Ed: On Wednesdays You Should Wear Green…or Whatever Color You Want

| December 15, 2015 | 28 Comments
Op-Ed: On Wednesdays You Should Wear Green…or Whatever Color You Want

Is it a travesty that I hardly know the words to UNC Charlotte’s alma mater, despite being a student here for nearly three years? The answer to this question may draw mixed reactions from fellow Niners who can empathize with my situation to hardcore stans who may want to banish me from the campus grounds […]

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SATIRE: Study shows Niner football blowouts are great for socializing

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
SATIRE: Study shows Niner football blowouts are great for socializing

New research from UNC Charlotte sociologists Winston Brady, Phillip McAdams and Yolanda Warner show that Niner football home losses are great opportunities for students and fans alike to socialize. The research, which was conducted over the first two and half seasons of football at the university, has found a common trend in social relations once […]

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Workout Recipe: Banana Raspberry Power Smoothie

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Workout Recipe: Banana Raspberry Power Smoothie

Does the comforts of a warm and cozy mattress sound wonderful after a sweat-busting workout? There’s a tendency to feel this way, whether you lift weights, do yoga or run on the treadmill. You’re operating on that totally legal post-exercise high and you feel like you’re on top of the world when your adrenaline and […]

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Op-Ed: Patricia’s path and the danger of warmer seas

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Patricia’s path and the danger of warmer seas

Imagine having to evacuate from a behemoth hurricane packing winds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the day before it destroys everything you’ve worked for throughout your life. Your home, your community, the things you take for granted such as old family photos and heirlooms may be washed away by the inevitable storm surge, […]

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SATIRE: National Rifle Association wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

| October 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
SATIRE: National Rifle Association wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

In a surprise turn of events, the National Rifle Association of America has received the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. The award, which has been awarded 96 times to 129 Nobel Laureates over the past 114 years, was given to the gun rights advocacy group on the basis of “consistent apathy and steadfast principle in the […]

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OP-ED: Stop talking intraracial crime, start talking #BlackLivesMatter

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Stop talking intraracial crime, start talking #BlackLivesMatter

The usual scenario when someone says “Black Lives Matter,” is a deafening retort of “All Lives Matter,” or one of its many popular Law & Order spinoffs such as Blue Lives Matter. Naturally, one can guess this latter statement’s popularity is in part because of miscommunication and lack of understanding. One group simply misinterprets the […]

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OP-ED: Crazy, stupid politics

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Crazy, stupid politics

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have made headlines this summer, albeit in contrasting styles. Trump has captured national attention daily by “Keeping It 100,” thus invigorating the outsider base of the Republican Party. “It’s simply amazing how Trump constantly keeps it real and it hasn’t hurt his campaign at all,” said political strategist Hank Murdoch. “People […]

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UNC Charlotte team competes in EPA’s People, Prosperity and Planet National Sustainable Design Expo

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte team competes in EPA’s People, Prosperity and Planet National Sustainable Design Expo

In 2013, UNC Charlotte assistant professor Mona Azarbayjani led an interdisciplinary effort with more than three dozen UNC Charlotte students, and faculty to the biannual Solar Decathlon. The competition, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, featured 19 academic teams amongst which the UNC Charlotte team won the popular-vote People’s Choice Award, and […]

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An inside look at Devin Hatley, UNC Charlotte’s environmental educator

| April 7, 2015 | 3 Comments
An inside look at Devin Hatley, UNC Charlotte’s environmental educator

Concord native and Navy veteran, Devin Hatley is in the midst of efforts to change UNC Charlotte through recycling. However, past experiences and adaptability has played a role in his job as UNC Charlotte’s environmental educator. Lifetime of Service The roots of UNC Charlotte’s recycling program rose from the litter-riddled grounds on campus back in […]

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Somewhere under the red brick road

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Somewhere under the red brick road

Below the sidewalks along the rolling terrain of UNC Charlotte’s campus is something that has evaded the knowledge of thousands upon thousands of students, faculty and guests walking over it everyday. “I think it would be under the bridge between Union and Lynch,” said UNC Charlotte freshman Rayshawna Hicks. The Software and Information Systems major […]

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A look into the decision-making process of delaying, canceling classes

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
A look into the decision-making process of delaying, canceling classes

Throughout Feb. 16, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois was wrestling with a decision. “I remember that the issue I was wrestling with on that first day (Monday) was whether we were going to OS2 (Adverse weather operations, cancelled or delayed classes) or whether we should close under OS3 (Emergency Event operations, cancelled classes, closed offices, […]

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Infrared: science and technology beat

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Infrared: science and technology beat

  During the darkest days of the year, storms are born and bred in the unsettled, cerulean waters of the Pacific Northwest. “When we start looking more than three days out, we’re looking at systems that are happening, that are currently just crossing over the Pacific way over here or about to form, things that […]

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Infrared: science and technology beat

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Infrared: science and technology beat

For Tim Risser, the world is full of limitless energy. The International ThermoDyne co-founder envisions a world in which batteries and chargers are obsolete in a new electronic age, a world where heat and motion alone can power electronic devices and could one day end our unyielding dependence on finite energy forms. However in 2015, […]

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UNC Charlotte’s Murray Webster, Cooley-Mead Award recipient

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s Murray Webster, Cooley-Mead Award recipient

For UNC Charlotte sociologist Murray Webster, Palo Alto was the place to be in the late ‘50s and ‘60s. Before the region was home to Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Facebook and some of the world’s most influential innovators, Silicon Valley was just pure fantasy.  In the 1890s, the area that engulfs much of the Santa Clara Valley […]

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