Michelle Carpenter

Michelle Liringis is the Lifestyle Editor for the 2013-2014 year. She is an English major with a journalism minor and has been working with the Niner Times since her freshman year.

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Foodie Friday: eat more eggs

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: eat more eggs

Eggs pack a lot of protein within that fragile shell. However, eating plain old scrambled eggs every morning can get old. Try these simple ideas to eat more eggs in different ways. Poached with grits: To poach an egg without a fancy poaching pan, simply boil two to three inches of water in an 8 inch […]

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Thirsty Thursday: vanilla latte

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: vanilla latte

Vanilla lattes are a favorite among many when hitting up a coffee shop. However, spending $3 to $4 on them every day really adds up. As a college student, I’m always looking for ways to do things myself to save a few extra dollars. With this recipe, you’ll be able to get your latte fix […]

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Foodie Friday: lemon poppyseed cupcakes with almond icing

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: lemon poppyseed cupcakes with almond icing

Looking for something to bake while stuck inside with dreary weather? Tired of the same old chocolate chip cookies or boxed cupcakes? Try out these lemon poppy seed cupcakes. They taste similar to lemon poppy seed muffins, but are sweeter. Top them with the almond frosting for the perfect finishing touch. Serve them at your […]

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Twelve days of treats: cinnamon roll pancakes

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Twelve days of treats: cinnamon roll pancakes

Cinnamon rolls are the perfect breakfast for Christmas day, but they take a lot of effort and preparation. These pancakes have all the delicious taste you want, and half the work. The best part is, they are gluten free for those who have an intolerance or are trying to eat healthier this holiday season. Wow […]

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Twelve days of treats: gooey butter cookies

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Twelve days of treats: gooey butter cookies

Headed to a cookie exchange but want something different to share? These cookies are made with cake mix for an ooey-gooey buttery taste that is sure to be a hit. They are quick and easy to make as well which just makes them all the better. Ingredients One box yellow cake mix 1/2 c. butter […]

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Semester rewind: 14 moments of fall 2014

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Semester rewind: 14 moments of fall 2014

This semester really flew by. Let’s take a look back at the most memorable moments of Fall 2014. Aug. 9: Ferguson controversy erupts Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown after Brown robbed a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting caused violent protests. Uprisings continued even after the decision not to indict Wilson was […]

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Thirsty Thursday: crock pot apple cider

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: crock pot apple cider

Cooler temperatures mean warmer drinks. For a festive drink, try this homemade apple cider. The prep time is short, and it is sure to be a hit at all your holiday gatherings. Ingredients 10 to 12 apples water (enough to cover the apples) 4 cinnamon sticks 15 whole cloves Nutmeg Maple syrup (to taste) Brown […]

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Lieutenant Colonel Sloan takes command of Army ROTC 49er Batallion

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lieutenant Colonel Sloan takes command of Army ROTC 49er Batallion

Serving his country comes naturally to U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Jared Sloan.  He comes from a military family so joining the Army felt natural to him. “I am the son of a career Army officer,” said Sloan. “My brother’s a career Army officer. I’m the youngest in the family. I was born on a military […]

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Foodie Friday: crockpot recipes

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: crockpot recipes

As college students, we are limited by our space, time and our finances. This is especially true when it comes to the topic of cooking for ourselves to avoid the well known Freshman 15. Finding the time to cook as a full time student can seem like a daunting task. Students choose to purchase take […]

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The guide to hair color

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
The guide to hair color

The relationship with your hair has been wonderful for the past eight weeks. You wake up every morning to style it and every night you prepare it for bed. You wash it, deep condition it and your hair loves you for all of your efforts. All is well, or is it? Every now and then […]

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Foodie Friday: Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Every once in a while I get a craving for a really good burger. Not one that can be obtained for a few bucks through a drive through window, but one that requires good meat, fresh toppings and two hands. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is by far the best place to satisfy such a craving. The […]

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Romare Bearden Park is a haven among the hustle of the city

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Romare Bearden Park is a haven among the hustle of the city

Fields of green grass and beds of purple flowers grow providing a sanctuary within the bustling area that is uptown Charlotte. Amid bankers and business men, Romare Bearden Park is a place where residents and tourists alike can rejuvenate and remember the beauty of nature. The park is located at 300 S. Church St., just […]

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Protect your stuff

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Protect your stuff

College students are easy targets for burglars as they tend to be more careless with their belongings. The rise of higher-end apartment complexes in the university area is leading to more burglaries as robbers assume these tenants have more valuable items. According to areavibes.com, there are an estimated 5,789 acts of property crime in the […]

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Thirsty Thursday: witches brew

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: witches brew

Halloween is fast approaching and getting into the spirit of things, I thought why not try a Halloween inspired drink. This bubbly concoction can be a fun and simple treat and with a little tweaking the ultimate drink for any Halloween party. Ingredients: 2 litters of lemon lime soda (any brand will do) 1 tub […]

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