Sydney Swafford

Sydney Swafford is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree accompanied by a Women's and Gender Studies Minor.

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DIY: Clay marbled jewelry dishes

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
DIY: Clay marbled jewelry dishes

In an effort to make this Mother’s Day more memorable than the last 19, I wanted to go hand made. If your mom is like my mom, then she still has the macaroni picture frames you made her in kindergarten. After finally forcing her to get rid of those tragic time pieces, I decided to […]

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A look inside Radio Free Charlotte with Katy B.

| February 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
A look inside Radio Free Charlotte with Katy B.

UNC Charlotte junior Katy Brabham is hosting a new radio broadcast called “Sting!” that allows students to unwind through music and conversation. Every Monday from 2-3 p.m. Brabham takes over UNC Charlotte’s student run radio station, Radio Free Charlotte, in the hopes of connecting with fellow classmates and brightening their mood for the rest of […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Kristen Baker

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Kristen Baker

“It is an honor to be Panhellenic President because I am finally able to show our campus that not all sorority women are the same. I’m a sorority woman, but I’m also independent, ambitious, outspoken, an activist and a feminist—I don’t think any of these attributes are mutually exclusive. I’m proud of who I am, […]

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Winter recipes: German chocolate cookies

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Winter recipes: German chocolate cookies

I’ve been trying to stay away from everything greasy, salty, starchy and sweet. My resolution for the New Year is to lose weight like so many other Americans. But unfortunately there’s this thing called Pinterest. Pinterest forcefully thrusted upon me this recipe for German Chocolate Cookies. I’m also not a fan of cake, so this […]

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New Year’s traditions around the globe

| December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Year’s traditions around the globe

Each and every year, at the end of the year, Americans gather together in celebration for the New Year. Even though we each have our own corky traditions, it’s about the same from house to house in the United States. Champagne, confetti and party hats are sold off the shelves in just about every store. […]

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25 unique gifts for the holidays

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
25 unique gifts for the holidays

We can all admit we’re not the best gift givers. Without the time or money to go searching and spending on that perfect gift, we’re bound to disappoint. But look no further then this guide to gift giving for every forty niner. Whether you’re in need of a last minute gift or don’t want to […]

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Kick-start to a healthier new year

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kick-start to a healthier new year

Like many of you, I am guilty of following gym buffs on Instagram because I’m envious of the bodies they have. However, weight and muscle aren’t always an indication of good health. We all need to focus a little more on improving our bodies both inside and out. During the holiday season, it can be […]

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Fall recipes: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fall recipes: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Thanksgiving is a day when all gather around a table full of home cooked dishes and desserts, visiting with family and friends they haven’t seen in months. Make sure you don’t show up empty handed to a loved one’s house this holiday season by making this simple dessert recipe that yields enough servings for a […]

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Local wonders: Coffee Cone Café

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Local wonders: Coffee Cone Café

Nestled right on the outskirts of the University, Coffee Cone Café is a hot and steamy hit for the local community. Half coffee shop and half ice cream parlor, this cozy spot is one of the best hidden secrets in Charlotte. Located behind Exon in the University Plaza shopping center on University City Blvd., it […]

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Restaurant Review: Sabor Latin Street Grill

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Restaurant Review: Sabor Latin Street Grill

Dalton Espaillat had a craving for the delicious Latin food from his upbringing. Disappointed that the Queen City didn’t have any authentic Latin American street food, he opened Sabor Latin Street Grill outside of Uptown Charlotte in order to bring his heritage to the area. After trying my first empanada at the UNC Charlotte International […]

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App Review: Beautylish

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
App Review: Beautylish

Makeup has always been one of my favorite things to experiment with. Trying new daring colored lips or attempting and failing, to highlight my face has always been a fun getaway for me. I think my makeup peak like most adolescent girls was in mid high school. Pinterest gave inspiration for outfit ideas and color […]

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Resume 101: language, design, color and what NOT to do

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Resume 101: language, design, color and what NOT to do

I’ll never get the job I want. That was my first thought after taking a look at my leftover high school resume. Butchered format, colorless and less than a half a page, I had nothing to show for all my hard work. Some of the emptiness was on my part. I wasn’t as involved as […]

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Fall Recipes: Halloween Bark

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fall Recipes: Halloween Bark

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m finally allowed to play dress up, carve pumpkins and indulge in way too much candy. With Halloween approaching fast, I wanted to make a dessert that would be easy to make and take on the go. My sweet tooth is unreal, so I decided to make a chocolatey treat […]

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Op-Ed: Gender Socialization and Guns

| October 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: Gender Socialization and Guns

With the unfortunate shootings that occurred at Umpqua Community College at the beginning of October, heightened talk about gun violence has raised much needed attention. But how is it that the conversation about gun violence, regardless if you’re on either side of the argument, is never directed at the real problem? Gender. 98 percent of […]

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