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UNC Charlotte’s Pride of Niner Nation to perform in France during D-Day ceremony in 2018

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s Pride of Niner Nation to perform in France during D-Day ceremony in 2018

In 2018, students of UNC Charlotte’s Pride of Niner Nation Marching band will travel overseas for eight days and six nights as they perform in honor of one of the most iconic battles of World War II: D-Day in Normandy. “It is an incredible honor to have been selected to perform in France in June 2018, especially […]

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To Write Love On Her Arms: We will be the hopeful

| May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
To Write Love On Her Arms: We will be the hopeful

Just over 10 years ago, 19-year-old Renee Yoho struggled with cocaine addiction and self-injury. Renee needed help and attempted to enroll in a treatment program. However, she was denied entry because she used the night before. In a moment of true bravery, instead of revisiting her dealer, she crashed at a friend’s house who knew and understood the challenges […]

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Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

Niner Nation: Different Together, a student-led initiative, is being implemented by the Student Government Association (SGA) to create unity and promote diversity on campus. This campaign aims to create opportunities for more conversations and celebration of differences within the community. “Niner Nation: Different Together was developed to unite students of all backgrounds and create quality […]

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SGA update: April 28

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: April 28

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting April 28. Different Together The Different Together Art Reception and Panel Discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception at the Student Union Movie Theater, followed with a discussion at 7 p.m. There will be food and drinks at the event. New […]

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Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill

| May 2, 2016 | 2 Comments
Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill

After months of controversy over House Bill 2 and students calling for action from the university, faculty members have begun speaking out against the bathroom bill. On April 21, the Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte voted on a resolution for the repeal of House Bill 2. In the resolution, it states the Faculty Council “urges […]

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University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

This year’s Annual Students Day, put on by the Office of Admissions, will take place April 29 at 8:00 a.m. The event will offer both academic and student services for the 600 students and 800 guests registered to attend. Zack Newsome, assistant director of Office of Admissions and coordinator of the event, is excited to […]

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Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

| April 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

On April 11, members of the UNC Charlotte community attended the final Belk Plaza Forum in the Cone Center. At the event, Charlotte design and architect firm LandDesign presented a preliminary conceptual plan for the redesign of Belk Plaza. Attendees were given a final chance to provide feedback. On the back wall of the Lucas […]

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SGA update: April 7

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: April 7

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting April 7. Student Body President and Vice President Election results The SGA welcomed juniors Fahn Darkor as Student Body President and Carrie Nowell as Vice President. Belk Plaza Forum The final Belk Plaza Forum will present the final image of what Belk Plaza […]

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UNC Charlotte goes green

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte goes green

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. UNC Charlotte’s student-led organization Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI), is accepting proposals once again for green projects. For the spring semester, the organization is accepting small grant proposals opposed to the larger grant requests of the fall. Any UNC Charlotte student can write a proposal and submit it for review. The Committee […]

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Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

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Students protest “bathroom bill”

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students protest “bathroom bill”

On April 7, Aggravated students “upgraded” UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois’ office with signs, in hopes that Dubois would agree to a set of demands regarding the House Bill 2, that was passed by the General Assembly on March 23. The House Bill 2 also referred to as the “bathroom bill,” put a statewide policy […]

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Spring tree planting event offers ‘re-leaf’ from campus construction

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Spring tree planting event offers ‘re-leaf’ from campus construction

Around 150 trees were planted by faculty and student volunteers near the South Village Parking Deck April 5 during the Spring Tree Planting event put on by the UNC Charlotte Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR). This event is one of three events taking place in April being sponsored by the OWRR in celebration of Earth […]

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Student Body President election results

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Student Body President election results

Juniors Fahn Darkor and Carrie Nowell were announced as Student Body President and Vice President respectively April 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Rotunda. 1,449 votes were cast during the run-off election. Out of those votes, Darkor and Nowell won with 57 percent. The Student Government Association (SGA) election results were originally  planned to […]

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Relay for Life

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Relay for Life

Cancer supporters, fighters and survivors gathered inside UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena to attend the  Relay for Life April 1. The all-night event, running from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is organized to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight cancer. “It’s about having fun and celebrating those surviving, remembering those we’ve lost and […]

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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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New Student Body President, Vice President undecided

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Student Body President, Vice President undecided

The 2016 Student Government election results were revealed March 31 in the Student Union Rotunda. During the speech, Secretary for Internal Affairs Kim Baker delivered the election results of several different campaigns, saving the announcement of the new Student Body President and Vice President at the end of her short 10-minute speech. Baker revealed that, of […]

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Alicia Garza talks ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the students of UNC Charlotte

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Alicia Garza talks ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the students of UNC Charlotte

Co-founder of the “Black Lives Matter” movement Alicia Garza, 35, spoke to the students of UNC Charlotte March 28 in McKnight Hall. “Whether you have a Ph.D., a GED or no degree, you deserve life.” Of the many profound quotes taken away from Garza’s speech, this was the point in the lecture in which quiet […]

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2016 Student Body Presidential Debate

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Student Body Presidential Debate

On March 24, the Niner Times hosted the 2016 Student Body Presidential debate in which candidates discussed their platform and their stance on current issues involving campus in front of fellow students and the student council, which took place in the Student Union. The debate started off with Niner Times News Editor Nick Cropper instructing how […]

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Student Government candidate profile: Fahn Darkor, Carrie Nowell

| March 28, 2016 | 1 Comment
Student Government candidate profile: Fahn Darkor, Carrie Nowell

Fahn Darkor, a junior Marketing major from Greensboro, N.C. , is one of UNC Charlotte’s student body presidential candidates. Darkor’s running mate is Carrie Nowell. Darkor first thought about running for student body president last semester after hearing alleged comments from the Student Organizations Office that created a divide in the student body. “UNC Charlotte started turning a […]

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Student Government candidate profiles: Andre Jefferies, Anthony Rizol

| March 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Student Government candidate profiles: Andre Jefferies, Anthony Rizol

Andre Jefferies, a junior political science major, is in the running to be UNC Charlotte’s Student Body President. Originally from Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Jefferies has been involved with the Student Government Association (SGA) since he first came to UNC Charlotte. “Politics, governments and representing people have been important interests to me, so I decided to run as a […]

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