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Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

There has been a huge uproar over a commercial that Pepsi released featuring reality personality and supermodel Kendall Jenner. The commercial focused on topics of diversity, unity and more importantly, the Black Lives Matter movement. In the commercial people of all races, genders, ethnicities and walks of life stopped what they were doing and joined […]

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Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

Ever since the announcement that Donald Trump was going to be the 45 President of the United States of America, tempers have flared and chaos has ensued. Numerous protests and marches have formed across the country, from the Women’s March to the “Not My President” protests. Although this reaction is intense and horrific, it is not […]

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Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Super Bowl LI champions, the New England Patriots. A lot of people seem to have an issue with the fact that several African-American players do not want to go to the White House because they don’t feel welcomed. Tight End Martellus Bennet tweeted before the Super […]

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Op-Ed: Meryl’s Speech

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Meryl’s Speech

Although there were many memorable and well-regarded events that happened at this year’s Golden Globes, the most talked about ordeal of that historic night was the speech by well-renowned and iconic actress, Meryl Streep. Streep was awarded the Cecil B. Demille Award that night at the Globes. The Cecil B. Demille Award, is an honorary […]

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Op-Ed: More than your sex game

| April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: More than your sex game

Sex sparks a lot of conversation: who you have sex with, what do you do during sex, how long sex should last, etc. But the biggest subtopic of sex is whether or not you should have sex or wait until you are married. Abstinence is a big topic in sex. We first learned about it […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ – ‘Anna Mae’

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ – ‘Anna Mae’

On this season finale, secrets are exposed, relationships are broken or mended and two people are killed. After finding out from Laurel that Frank killed Lila, Annalise goes to Memphis to visit her mother. No one knew where she was until Oliver, Conner’s boyfriend, hacked her cell phone. Everyone is wondering why she left and what she said […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ – ‘Something Bad Happened’/’There’s My Baby’

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ – ‘Something Bad Happened’/’There’s My Baby’

“Something Bad Happened” As the Keating Five try to figure out what to do about Phillip, Wes is still trying to figure out what really happened to his mother. Getting deeper into Annalise’s past and the trial, we start the episode with Annalise and Laurel arguing over Wes and the possibility that he killed his mother. Annalise tells Laurel it […]

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Spoken word speaks to all

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Spoken word speaks to all

On Feb. 24, I was one of the many in attendance of the Open Mic Poetry Night at After Hours. I did not know what to expect; not everyone can write poetry and others don’t know how to recite it. Yet, I was blown away, everyone who got up and performed did a phenomenal job. […]

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Op-Ed: Beyonce Backlash

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Beyonce Backlash

“Okay ladies now lets get in formation.” If you watched the Super Bowl and half time show, then you know the controversy that has swarmed the nation. For those of you that did not watch the half time show, allow me to fill you in. The show featured performances from the headliner – Coldplay – […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ – ‘What Happened to You, Annalise?’/’She Hates Us’

| February 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ – ‘What Happened to You, Annalise?’/’She Hates Us’

“What Happened to You, Annalise?” You can finally breathe America, because the greatly anticipated mid-season return of the award-winning television drama “How To Get Away With Murder” is here. Finally, we get some answers to the questions we have been asking: Will Asher confess to the murder of Sinclair? Was Asher’s father really murdered? And the most anxious […]

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UNC Charlotte Jazz Ensemble keeps the joint jumpin’

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Jazz Ensemble keeps the joint jumpin’

On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, the Jazz Ensemble of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte had their first concert of the spring semester. The concert began with two separate combination performances. The Wednesday Combination, featuring Cameron Francis (trumpet), Wesley Taylor (trumpet), Mike Cioce (guitar), Clifton Bundick (bass), Brandon Hawkins (drums/vibes) and Jacob Bohan (drums/vibes), […]

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Op-Ed: Stacey Dash and the Oscars

| February 16, 2016 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: Stacey Dash and the Oscars

Recently there has been a huge debacle in the media about African American actors and actresses boycotting the Oscars, because they feel they do not get recognition that is rightfully deserved to them as their counter parts do. However, an even bigger debacle that outraged the black community derived from the comments of former Clueless […]

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Op-Ed: Safe Ride?

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Safe Ride?

If you go to UNCC and have been or are currently, permanently or temporarily disabled you know about SafeRide. For those of you that don’t know, SafeRide is a service here at UNCC where a small cart that holds about 8-10 persons takes people who have temporary or permanent disabilities around campus.  I am currently […]

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Op-Ed: Online dating

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Online dating

Lately people have been running around frantically, searching through their little black books and contact lists to find that one thing: love. I don’t know if it’s age, the fear of getting old, or the fact that Christmas just passed and Valentines’ Day it is just around the corner. Whatever the reason, people have been […]

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Op-Ed: Transfers and transcripts

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Transfers and transcripts

Are you a senior high school student with mediocre grades? A student who doesn’t have much money to pay for four years at a university? Or a college freshmen on a two plus two program with different school? If you are listen up. Like you, I didn’t make straight A’s in schools and my parents […]

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OP-ED: You are not judge, jury or executioner

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: You are not judge, jury or executioner

“O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.” Above is a lyric from the Star Spangled Banner, a song that expresses what our country is made of: freedom, liberty, bravery,and courage. However, I don’t feel that our society practices all of those qualities, freedom in particular. To me freedom means having […]

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OP-ED: Media by the powerful, for the powerful

| September 22, 2015 | 2 Comments
OP-ED: Media by the powerful, for the powerful

There are so many issues and topics in the media today. From Caitlyn Jenner to Bill Cosby to Donald Trump, my issue with the media is that they pick and choose the topics or issues they talk about to their own advantage, instead of presenting all of it. They withhold certain stories, so that the public […]

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OP-ED: The diversity of courage

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: The diversity of courage

“Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the Sphinx the Seventh Wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn […]

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OP-ED: Catcalling is a dangerous and upsetting practice

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Catcalling is a dangerous and upsetting practice

Ladies, we have all been hit on or flirted with – which isn’t always a bad thing – but the most disturbing, uncomfortable and disrespectful approach is catcalling. Why do guys feel like it’s appropriate to yell out, “Yeah, girl, you look good” or “Damn, you’re fine”? Sometimes, guys will even make animal noises. “Catcalling […]

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OP-ED: Perspectives on gun control

| February 11, 2015 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: Perspectives on gun control

Louis Aiello, staff writer Guns are terrible weapons, but words are even deadlier. What motivates one to pull the trigger is far more of an issue than simply owning a firearm. A weapon isn’t just a firearm or bomb – it’s anything that promotes harm, from a pencil to bare hands. There is no way […]

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