Sydney Wright

Hello! My name is Sydney Wright and I am majoring in Communications with a minor in Journalism. I am an intern with Niner Media. I participate in other various clubs such as Wallis Hall Council and being a tour guide (Niner Guide) here on campus.

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UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

Each year, the Charlotte Chamber Green Works program rewards both a small and a large business the Wells Fargo Green Award. It is given to businesses that have successfully innovated new products and have sustained their businesses culture. This year, the University of North Carolina Zero Waste Program is a part of the chamber and […]

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Hillel holds UNC Charlotte’s second Statewide Shabbat in school history

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hillel holds UNC Charlotte’s second Statewide Shabbat in school history

On Friday UNC Charlotte Hillel, a Jewish organization on campus will host a Statewide Shabbat. Shabbat is the Jewish Sabbath. It starts at sundown on Friday and goes until sundown on Saturday. In the Jewish community, the day starts at sundown. Jewish people believe that Shabbat is a precious gift from God. In their culture, […]

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Tau Sigma starts the seasons off with a can food drive

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tau Sigma starts the seasons off with a can food drive

On November 4, Tau Sigma Honor Society started their annual Second Harvest Can Food Drive. Tau Sigma is an academic honor society that specifically recognizes and promotes academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. In order to be invited, transfer students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher their first semester. Through the honor society, […]

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2014-15 UNC Charlotte royal court takes their crowns

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014-15 UNC Charlotte royal court takes their crowns

This year, instead of having a Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte and a Prince and Princess, the committee chose to have a Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte and a Mr. and Miss for the sophomore and junior classes. The crowing of Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte took place at the homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. […]

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Office of Academic Affairs implements Graduation Initiative

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Office of Academic Affairs implements Graduation Initiative

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Academic Affair’s newest program, Graduation Initiative, aims to help Undergraduate students’ graduate on time. Graduation Initiative focuses on advising with a longer horizon than semester by semester and better tools for advisors and faculty to provide guidance to students. At UNC Charlotte, many students change their majors, or start without an […]

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‘Student Painters’ offers guidance for students interested in entrepreneurship

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Student Painters’ offers guidance for students interested in entrepreneurship

There are countless opportunities available for students while in college however a unique organization by the name of Student Painters has decided to take this “opportunity” to another level. Student Painters originated in Michigan 25 years ago since then, has expanded to over 25 states. They have been at UNC Charlotte for six years and […]

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Possible Olympics to be held in Charlotte for Summer 2024

| April 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
Possible Olympics to be held in Charlotte for Summer 2024

In recent weeks, eight architecture students, under the advisement of UNC Charlotte Professor Jose Gamez, have planned out a detailed preparation for the Olympics. The students include Stefan Pinheiro, Lindsey Mayes, Christine Chlebda, Adam Caruthers, Nicole Brown, Ryan Barkes, McKenzie Canaday and Patrick Gaither. The plan was created with hopes to have the city of […]

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49ers prepare for summer school

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
49ers prepare for summer school

As the end of the spring semester approaches, summer school classes are opening up for UNC Charlotte students. Summer school is a way for students to catch up on their credits or retake classes they did not pass the first time. Many of the courses offered in the summer are similar to the classes offered […]

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Health Communications teacher and students take a walk down hunger lane

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Health Communications teacher and students take a walk down hunger lane

Dr. Jillian Tullis, professor of Comm 3051 Health Communication, Film and Technology, recently created what she calls the “SNAP Challenge,” inspired after watching the documentary, “Food Inc.” “Food Inc.” discusses corporate farming and the food system in the United States. From watching the film, she learned that the average food stamp recipient in North Carolina […]

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100 Red Cross employees, 40 student organizations, 4 stations; University’s fifth annual 49ers For Life Blood Drive

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
100 Red Cross employees, 40 student organizations, 4 stations; University’s fifth annual 49ers For Life Blood Drive

On Jan. 21, the University hosted its fifth annual 49er For Life Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. As students signed in to donate blood, they were asked to give a mini health history and then had to be seated until called to start their process of giving their pint of life. Before […]

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Mock Interview Day prepares students for realistic job experiences

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mock Interview Day prepares students for realistic job experiences

UNC Charlotte’s annual Mock Interview Day will be held on Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event provides the opportunity for University students to have face-to-face interaction with potential employers. During the interview, students gain professional and real life exposure and gain feedback upon their presence. “If you’re wanting to brush up […]

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University Center for Academic Excellence, UCAE, offers aid to students during final exams

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
University Center for Academic Excellence, UCAE, offers aid to students during final exams

UCAE, the University Center for Academic Excellence, is one of the primary resources accessible for students to receive help before exam time. During the year, the center provides workshops, tutoring, group study sessions and student success. Each one of the sections works to cater to various types of learners, and help increase students’ chances of […]

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UNC Charlotte’s first Fall Family Festival

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s first Fall Family Festival

As a token of appreciation, the Office of Parent and Family Services is hosting UNC Charlotte’s first ever Fall Family Festival for students and their families. The festival will begin with brunch with the chancellor at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Tailgating will be provided by the UNC Charlotte’s Alumni Association from 9:30 to 11 […]

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Who run the world? Girls, winners of Gender Wars 2013

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Who run the world? Girls, winners of Gender Wars 2013

The fourth annual Gender Wars program took place in the Student Activities Center in Salons A-E at approximately 6:30 in the evening. This program was sponsored by the United Black Professionals and co-sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB.) “Gender Wars basically breaks down into a funny debate between the two genders,” said Brandon Robinson, […]

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