Elissa Miller

Elissa Miller

Elissa Miller is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte studying Communications and Political Science. When she isn't reviewing theater for Niner Times, she is pretending to be a homicide detective for the Mock Trial team and forcing her friends to binge watch television with her. In the future, she would like to be an investigative journalist, a lawyer, or the second female President of the United States (because if there isn't one before the time she gets there, that's just sad).

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Live From Charlotte, It’s Tuesday Night

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Live From Charlotte, It’s Tuesday Night

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. I have a confession to make: I am in a deeply committed (and one-sided) relationship with “Saturday Night Live.” We have weekly dates in front of my television set, and I spend hours reliving old memories via video clips and photos. I’ve even introduced them to my friends, who I have […]

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From Iowa to North Carolina

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
From Iowa to North Carolina

The stage is empty. On it stands a sole actress in a basic brown dress. The music begins and she sings the story of how she traveled from Italy to Iowa, through big towns and open plains. Around her, townspeople begin to carry in set pieces. Some fencing. A kitchen sink. Stairs. As she sings […]

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Let’s Have a Conversation

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Let’s Have a Conversation

I first noticed the helicopter as I was walking back from my night class. Being both new and female on campus, I wasn’t all that comfortable walking alone and the searchlight from the helicopter wasn’t exactly helping matters. I eventually made it back to my dorm, assumed there’d simply been a crime or police search, […]

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Seasons of Love

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Seasons of Love

I have a confession to make. Despite the fact I have been a fan of theater for the past 19 years of my life, I have never seen the musical “Rent.” I’ve never seen the movie or even listened to the cast album all the way through. For a long time, this was not intentional. […]

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A Nerd’s Guide to Dragon Con 2017

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Nerd’s Guide to Dragon Con 2017

My phone battery is struggling, somehow managing to sink down to six percent in merely a couple of hours. On top of this, I accidentally skipped breakfast to try and catch an extra 30 minutes of sleep and my stomach is punishing me for doing so. In the past three days, I’ve attempted to sleep […]

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Little Things, Big Impact

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Little Things, Big Impact

Jeffrey Kopp- A&E Editor I don’t really consider myself to be a big music fan, but this year I foung myself captivated by an up-and-coming artist named Jon Bellion. Several months ago, I downloaded his latest album, “The Human Condition,” and I have listened to it nearly every day. His music transcends genres, with each […]

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Tricks of the Trade

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tricks of the Trade

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The “trickster” archetype is prevalent in most cultures around the world. There is Loki from Norse mythology and Hermes from the Greeks. The stories of Robin Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk contain popular European tricksters. UNCC’s Department of Theater chose to explore this concept with their newest production, “Trickster,” which […]

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Music Faculty Impress in Spotlight Concert

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Music Faculty Impress in Spotlight Concert

Somehow, in my whole first year writing for the Niner Times, I had managed not to see a single show in the Rowe Recital Hall. I finally made the trip on Mar. 27 for the Department of Music’s Faculty Spotlight Concert. This concert was a part of the Faculty & Friends Concert Series. It featured […]

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Open Mic Night Done Right

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Open Mic Night Done Right

Photos by Pooja Pasupula In my sophomore year of high school, my teacher decided to show us a video of the spoken word poet Sarah Kay. It was her TED talk, a video I’ve since watched dozens of times. She spoke confidently, with both passion and rhythm. I was in absolute awe. It was a […]

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The Power of Lies

| February 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Power of Lies

The stage was littered with simple 20th century furniture, the perfect replica of a classroom. However, the most important and imposing part of the set was spelled out. Literally. Large wallpapered letters spelled the word “MERCY” across the stage. Most of the time, they blended into the background, acting as walls for the set. However, […]

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Female Empowerment Showcased at “Tales From Down There”

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Female Empowerment Showcased at “Tales From Down There”

I walked into the Cone building and was immediately greeted by a giant vagina made of felt and craft supplies. People were using it as a background for pictures, the kind that would definitely go on Instagram later. There were also tables surrounding the entrance to McKnight Hall, representing a variety of different organizations, from […]

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In the Spotlight

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
In the Spotlight

The lights go down. A string of guitarists (and one bass) sit on the front of the stage and begin to play. The piece is entitled “Rumba,” written by Bernard Andres. It feels quite Spanish or Latin, especially as a sole drummer accompanies the guitars. When they are finished, the audience applauds loudly. This is […]

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“Taking the Time” with Rick Joy

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Taking the Time” with Rick Joy

As part of the college of Art and Architecture’s speaking series, renowned architect Rick Joy visited the campus on Wednesday. Joy received his B.A. from The University of Maine and his M.A. at The University of Arizona. In 1993, he founded his own architecture company, Rick Joy Architects (now named Studio Joy). Nine years later, […]

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New Faculty Members Showcase Their Art In Rowe Exhibition

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
New Faculty Members Showcase Their Art In Rowe Exhibition

I am not an art expert. Quite frankly, I don’t know if I would even refer to myself as an art beginner. Still, I do enjoy art and museums, which made attending the opening reception of the Andrew Leventis and Ally Sulpy Galleries a wonderful experience. Leventis and Sulpy are both new faculty here at […]

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