Sydney Stephens

Sydney is the Assistant Lifestyle Editor. She is an English major/ journalism minor and hopes to work for a newspaper in the future. She enjoys writing and is passionate about fitness.

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Travel: Spring break abroad

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Travel: Spring break abroad

After months of sacrificing my Friday afternoons spending two hours on campus talking about Shakespeare, the day finally came that all of the reading and papers led up to. I nervously packed my suitcase with a week’s worth of clothing, assembled a carryon bag and gathered my passport and boarding pass. My mom drove me […]

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Why you should pay attention to the SGA election: A talk with the all-female ticket running for office

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Why you should pay attention to the SGA election: A talk with the all-female ticket running for office

There are many things that go on behind the scenes at UNC Charlotte and the Student Government Association has a hand in many of them. Most students do not realize the impact that SGA has, but the organization votes on issues such as transportation on campus, residence and dining halls and even how the library […]

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Clubs around campus: The Ghost Hunting Club

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clubs around campus: The Ghost Hunting Club

The stairs were narrow and Greg Jones carried all of his camera equipment. He followed a strange noise that he heard to a blocked part of the USS North Carolina, a site that has had many reports of paranormal activity. He ventured to an area of the ship that was blocked off after continuously hearing […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Anthony Tate

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Humans of UNC Charlotte: Anthony Tate

“During the snowpocalypse I played a few card games which was fun. I indulged in some gossip and threw a little shade. My friends and I stocked up on pizza and Jimmy John’s. I went out in the storm for a minute and got pelted with hail so I was like, ‘no thank you, good […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Chauncey “Chill” McNeill

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Humans of UNC Charlotte: Chauncey “Chill” McNeill

“My Organic Chemistry II class might be the hardest class ever. I might go crazy studying for that final. I’m a chemistry and criminal justice double major. I have an organizer, and I just put everything in there. You have to be really structured, otherwise you will drown with all of the stuff. After college, […]

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Foods to add to your menu

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foods to add to your menu

After Thanksgiving, it can be sad to say goodbye to the lavish, extremely tasty foods that fill the season. The gourmet casseroles, the turkey, the delicious breads and all of the other things that made the holiday a binge-eating dream. Eventually you will run out of the leftovers your family sent with you and you […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Vamshi Dhar and Hassan Al Labbad

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Humans of UNC Charlotte: Vamshi Dhar and Hassan Al Labbad

“We met through an on campus club and started hanging out. I’m from Saudi Arabia and he’s from India. This is my first time playing pool here, and only the third time in my entire life.” -Hassan Al Labbad “I’m decent. You could say that I’m a regular pool player.” -Vamshi Dhar

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Humans of UNC Charlotte

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Humans of UNC Charlotte

“I just started here. I’ve been here for two months. Never be afraid to move. You’re never too old, and I guess that would be my advice for anyone. I got my English degree and now I’m working for the University’s writing program. I like to come here and read on this little bench. At […]

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PSA: Starbucks Frappula Frappuccino here for a limited time

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
PSA: Starbucks Frappula Frappuccino here for a limited time

Enjoy a Halloween treat from Starbucks. The vampire-themed Frappula Frappucino is now available at Starbucks, but only from Oct. 28-31. Don’t worry, if you miss the chance you can order the concoction as a secret menu item. Here’s the recipe: Start with mocha sauce and whipped cream at the bottom of the cup, then add white chocolate […]

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App Review: Untappd

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
App Review: Untappd

Are you a beer connoisseur? Do you ever find yourself looking at a beer list and seeing something that you want to try, but are unsure if you have had it before because the name sounds all too familiar? There is a way to catalog each and every beer you try and whether or not […]

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Workout your week

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Workout your week

Sometimes it is hard to get motivated to work out if you are bored with what you are doing in the gym. The same thing day after day becomes monotonous and lack of change does not promote muscle growth. Implement these workouts into your gym routine this week if you don’t mind being a little […]

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App Review: Audible

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
App Review: Audible

Fall is quickly approaching and the summer days of lounging by the pool with a good book are coming to an end. As a book lover, I am now looking for ways to fit reading into my schedule. Sometimes it is hard to read during the week with classes and homework and the weekends can […]

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Charlotte 49ers volleyball fall 3-1 in first away game

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers volleyball fall 3-1 in first away game

The Charlotte 49ers (2-2) travelled to Indianapolis this weekend for their first away games of the season in the Hampton Inn Invitational. The 49ers lost to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Friday night in an upsetting 3-1 match. Charlotte quickly fell behind two sets to none (25-17, 25-18), but came out in the third not […]

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Tips for staying active and healthy this semester

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tips for staying active and healthy this semester

“I will wake up and go to the gym every morning before my classes,” I told myself before the fall semester began. Over the summer I made it a priority to eat healthily and follow an exercise regimen that had me feeling strong and energized. Going to the gym each morning before class sounded like […]

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Volleyball starts season strong with win in Charlotte Invitational

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Volleyball starts season strong with win in Charlotte Invitational

Halton Arena was filled with Charlotte 49ers and Davidson fans Friday night as the two local schools went head to head in the 49ers first game of the season and their first game of the 2015 Charlotte Invitational. Charlotte (1-0), led by new head coach Karen Weatherington, swept the Wildcats in straight sets for their […]

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Charlotte softball goes 1-2 in weekend duel

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball goes 1-2 in weekend duel

The Charlotte 49ers softball team competed in a three-game series this weekend at Western Kentucky. Friday evening’s game ended in a disappointing 1-0 loss for Charlotte. Both teams struggled offensively the whole game. Chelsea Lisikatos was the lone 49er with a hit in game one. The only run of the game was scored in the […]

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Foodie Friday: Pelican’s SnoBall

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: Pelican’s SnoBall

The best way to satisfy a sweet craving with something cold and refreshing that makes you feel like you are at the beach is with a Pelican’s SnoBall. Each time I am hit with spring fever, I go to Pelican’s. Pelican’s SnoBalls is a small business on North Tryon Street, very close to campus. They […]

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Softball ends weekend series in 1-0 loss

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Softball ends weekend series in 1-0 loss

The Charlotte 49ers competed against the Florida Atlantic Owls in the final game of the weekend series on Sunday afternoon. After two previous losses against FAU, the 49ers were again unable to bring home a victory. They are now 21-20 overall and just 7-8 in conference action this season. The contest was very close and […]

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Softball defeated twice in double header against Florida Atlantic

| April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Softball defeated twice in double header against Florida Atlantic

The Charlotte 49ers softball team (21-19, 7-7 C-USA) had a disappointing day after two close losses against Conference USA foe, Florida Atlantic. The 49ers offense struggled in both games. They faced a strong pitcher, Kylee Hanson, who struck out 18 batters and allowed only two batters to get on base for Charlotte. They were limited […]

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Softball wins two over Middle Tennessee in double header

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Softball wins two over Middle Tennessee in double header

The Charlotte 49ers softball team (20-15, 7-4) had a successful start to the weekend Friday afternoon hosting a double header against Middle Tennessee. In the first game, Middle Tennessee was in scoring position in the fourth inning with the bases loaded and a promising fly ball to left field. The hit resulted in a single […]

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