Sara Carson

Sara Carson

Sara Carson is the News Editor for the Niner Times and has been working with the newspaper since August 2013. She is a communications major with double minors in journalism and English.

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A Konversation with Kuechly: football, Cookout and UGGs

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Konversation with Kuechly: football, Cookout and UGGs

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly spoke at UNC Charlotte March 23 as part of the Forty-Niner Forum Speaker Series, UNC Charlotte’s Center for Leadership Development sponsored the Konversations with Kuechly” event. According to the sponsors, roughly 600 students gathered in McKnight Hall for the event, and of those in attendance, one student was chosen to […]

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Belk Plaza planning open to community

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Belk Plaza planning open to community

“The UNC Charlotte community is invited to participate in the planning for the new Belk Plaza,” University Communication wrote in a letter electronically sent Monday. According to the email, forums will be held for the public to “solicit input about the design of the space.” In an article published by Inside UNC Charlotte, the forums […]

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Sleepout for the homeless

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sleepout for the homeless

The men of UNC Charlotte’s Phi Beta Sigma didn’t let falling rain and temperatures stop them from supporting the homeless Jan. 15. In their annual Sleep Out For The Homeless event, nine members of the fraternity gathered in the Lynch Hall breezeway to collect goods and demonstrate solidarity with homeless individuals living in Charlotte. During […]

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Hundreds participate in #NickStrong soccer tournament, over $1,000 raised

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hundreds participate in #NickStrong soccer tournament, over $1,000 raised

Photos by Jordan Snyder. Twenty-six teams made up of UNC Charlotte students participated in the #NickStrong Soccer Tournament on Tuesday, April 21. The tournament was organized by UNC Charlotte’s women’s soccer team to support Nick Newberry, a Junior who suffered a traumatic head injury after falling down a flight of stairs in March. Teams paid […]

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SAE, women’s soccer team host #NickStrong Soccer Tournament to raise funds for injured niner

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
SAE, women’s soccer team host #NickStrong Soccer Tournament to raise funds for injured niner

  On Tuesday, April 21 UNC Charlotte’s Woman Soccer Team will join SAE to host a #NickStrong 7v7 Soccer Tournament. The event is being held to raise funds for Nick Newberry, injured UNC Charlotte student and SAE brother. Newberry has recently come out of a coma after suffering traumatic head injuries from a fall down a flight […]

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UNC Charlotte community unites to raise funds for injured Niner, Nick Newberry

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte community unites to raise funds for injured Niner, Nick Newberry

  In the past three weeks, the UNC Charlotte community has come together to raise money for 22 year old Nick Newberry. Newberry is a student at UNC Charlotte as well as a member of the university’s SAE chapter fraternity. On the evening of March 20, around 12:15 a.m., Newberry fell down a flight of […]

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Serio gives State of the University Address at Lunchtime Student Talk with chancellor

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Serio gives State of the University Address at Lunchtime Student Talk with chancellor

On Thursday, March 19, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois and Student Body President Steven Serio came together for a lunchtime discussion. The discussion included an interactive Q&A between UNC Charlotte students and Dubois, along with free food for attendees. The event was hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA). To close out the lunchtime conversation, […]

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Larcenies decrease in academic buildings, increase in Housing and Residence Life

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Larcenies decrease in academic buildings, increase in Housing and Residence Life

Though the number of reported larcenies has dropped over the last two years, the UNC Charlotte Police Department (UNCCPD) urges students to be proactive in securing their belongings to prevent theft. Although UNCCPD provides services to students such as Operation ID, in which officers engrave student’s property for further identification if stolen, Sergeant Phillip Greco […]

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UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

For the first time in 40 years, the UNC Board of Governors met at UNC Charlotte. During the Feb. 27 meeting, located at the university’s Student Union, board members voted to close three centers belonging to various schools within the UNC system. The centers, which will close by Sept. 1, are: UNC Chapel Hill’s Center […]

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Sigma Tau Gamma holds Gold Medalist Pageant to raise money, awareness for Special Olympics Organization of NC

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sigma Tau Gamma holds Gold Medalist Pageant to raise money, awareness for Special Olympics Organization of NC

On Feb. 25, Sigma Tau Gamma will hold their second-annual Gold Medalist Pageant to benefit their philanthropy, the Special Olympics Organization of North Carolina. The event, which will take place at 7 p.m. in Cone’s McKnight Hall, has a registration fee of $30 for anyone wanting to participate in the pageant. Registration is open to […]

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MLK Celebration 2015 redefines civil rights in the 21st century

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
MLK Celebration 2015 redefines civil rights in the 21st century

McKnight Hall filled with UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Jan. 20 to remember the life, ideas and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.. The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2015, sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center, featured keynote speaker Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. Morial’s speech centered not only […]

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Center City campus, new home to North Carolina Humanities Council headquarters

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Center City campus, new home to North Carolina Humanities Council headquarters

After working out of Greensboro since its inception in 1972, the North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) has decided to move its headquarters to UNC Charlotte’s City Center campus. NCHC is “a statewide, non-profit agency that provides advocacy, grants and activities to support understanding of the humanities, especially in literature, history, art, music and philosophy,” said […]

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New year, new securities

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
New year, new securities

With the start of a new year, UNC Charlotte’s Police Department is looking to equip students with additional security measures. During the Fall 2014 semester, Police Chief Jeffrey Baker, along with Lieutenant Brian Thomas began looking into a mobile application called LiveSafe. “LiveSafe is a new safety technology that combines a campus safety app for […]

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SGA low on funds for remainder of 2014-15 fiscal year

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA low on funds for remainder of 2014-15 fiscal year

UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA) has recently had to look into stretching their 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. The budget is given to SGA’s Organizational Ways and Means Committee each year by Student Activities Fees Commission (SAFC), who allocates yearly budgets for many other on-campus organizations, such as the Campus Activities Board. SGA uses these […]

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UNC Charlotte’s NAACP joins nationwide Ferguson protests

| November 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
UNC Charlotte’s NAACP joins nationwide Ferguson protests

Photos by Andrew James. After the recent indictment, or lack thereof of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson by the grand jury, protests have outraged throughout the nation, one of which occurred on UNC Charlotte’s campus this Tuesday. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), an on-campus organization gathered in front of the Student […]

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UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work MSW ranked most affordable degree in nation

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work MSW ranked most affordable degree in nation

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Social Work (MSW) degree was recently named the most affordable degree of its kind in the nation, according to a study released by the Social Work Degree Guide. “I knew that we were a good deal, but I didn’t know that compared to other schools that we were the least expensive,” […]

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UNC Charlotte Police Department lieutenant resigns after sexual assault case is turned over to NC State Bureau of Investigation

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Police Department lieutenant resigns after sexual assault case is turned over to NC State Bureau of Investigation

Lieutenant Shawn Smith of the UNC Charlotte Police Department (UNCCPD) has put in a letter of resignation after a sexual assault case involving Smith and fellow Officer Amanda Copley was turned over to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on Thursday, Nov. 6. The assault occurred in May 2013 when Smith forcefully put his […]

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Center for Wellness Promotion holds Title IX: The DynamIX

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Center for Wellness Promotion holds Title IX: The DynamIX

On Monday, November 3, UNC Charlotte’s Center for Wellness Promotion held an event to emphasize the importance and understanding of the nation-wide Title IX. Nicole Madonna-Rosario, intrapersonal violence prevention specialist for the Wellness center led the Title IX: The DynamIX event. After a brief introduction to the event and a brief description of Title IX, […]

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NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

| October 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

Crowds gathered near the Belk tower on Thursday afternoon, as NC Student Power Union held its first ever UNC Charlotte Walkout. The compilation of UNC Charlotte students, alumni and community activists participated in the walkout to get a variety of demands met. Their list of 20 demands ranges from issues regarding a freeze on tuition […]

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CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

A dead body was found in a car on level two of the South Village Parking Deck at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. According to housing and residence life, the student was a resident of Hunt Hall. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has taken over the investigation and will release further information as […]

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