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Op-Ed: NERF Control

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: NERF Control

The phenomena occurs at the convenience of Murphy’s Law, always unexpected, but mostly when the daily bustling crowds of studious students subsides and dusk caresses the campus with its gentle curtains. Teams of students, literally armed with Nerf guns and colored flags delineating loyalty, go at it like the armies of old. Hoards, clans, cults […]

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Op-Ed: Flush House Bill 2

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Flush House Bill 2

I’ve come across quite a bit on social media over the past few weeks, since House Bill 2 was passed by the State Legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory signed it, where (frequently white, cisgender, heterosexual, middle class) people have called the bathroom statute of the law “a distraction” from the real issues of the bill. […]

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Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

“He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs, throughout the south,” an act perpetrated by none other than that of Mr. Bojangles himself, rang through my head while listening to Jerry Jeff Walker’s greatest hits (Walker is Texas’ answer to Jimmy Buffett, for the unaware). It then occurred to me that we – […]

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Op-Ed: The first First Husband

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: The first First Husband

Truly, I am a Republican who wants to see Hillary Clinton in the office of the presidency. No, not because I admire the cruel smugness she wears like a shroud. Nor can it be found in the politics she endorses, which I cannot agree with. It is also not out of a longing to finally see a […]

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Op-Ed: A farewell to arbitrary

| April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: A farewell to arbitrary

As students employed under the red-tape of higher learning, we all know the hardships attributed to performing well. Tests, quizzes, homework and projects are all met accordingly in the library, as we strenuously work towards good grades. Deadlines are sought after, but sometimes the perplexities of life prohibit a planned paradigm and cramming wins out. […]

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Op-Ed: More than your sex game

| April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: More than your sex game

Sex sparks a lot of conversation: who you have sex with, what do you do during sex, how long sex should last, etc. But the biggest subtopic of sex is whether or not you should have sex or wait until you are married. Abstinence is a big topic in sex. We first learned about it […]

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Op-Ed: Level, Flatten, and Roll

| April 3, 2016 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: Level, Flatten, and Roll

Man, is UNC Charlotte going places. This notion is an ever constant one, a belief that refuses to depart the minds of students frenziedly caught up in the rat race of achieving and achieving well. A bulwark for science and engineering, along with other blue-chip institutions like business and nursing, Charlotte is filled to the […]

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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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Op-Ed: Race, media and pop culture

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Race, media and pop culture

  The idea of reading one more article about racial slurs or using up 10 precious minutes of your time to read this so called “writer” who believes his or her opinion matters or will even make a dent on social issues is on the bottom of your to-do list. I understand, news is getting […]

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Alternate Take: Why it matters that black lives matter

| March 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
Alternate Take: Why it matters that black lives matter

John, my co-worker and friend, wrote last week that he’s not a fan of avoidable confrontation and neither am I, really. Confrontation is almost never fun, almost always painful and without exception uncomfortable. But confrontation is necessary for the reconciliation of right and wrong and for the abolition of unjust power imbalances. Sometimes my political positions might make […]

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Op-Ed: What’s it matter?

| March 16, 2016 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: What’s it matter?

I must admit something that may come as a surprise to the impassioned American: I am not a fan of confrontation, much less when it’s avoidable. I pride myself on being apathetically stoic most of the time and a passive extrovert when absolutely pushed. I find something relaxing, calm in not making a fuss about […]

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Op-Ed: All the King’s men

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: All the King’s men

I have a terrible habit that I cannot for the life of me seem to drop. It’s an addiction really, a vice that runs deep. The silver lining is that this form of degeneracy is 100% legal and very much a victimless offense. You see, I like to play with toys. Much of my free […]

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Op-Ed: The Walkout

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: The Walkout

If you read the pieces I’ve been writing recently, you’re aware I’m not all that enthused by new university president, Margaret Spellings. There’s something about a right-wing coup d’etat, which promises to negatively impact the school and university system I hold dear, that just doesn’t have me that optimistic. I’m not the only one, either. […]

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Op-Ed: Cam Newton and Double Standard

| February 23, 2016 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: Cam Newton and Double Standard

On the field this year, Cam Newton took his play to new heights. He’d always been an immensely talented football player, as Heisman Trophy winner and national champion at Auburn University, as number one overall draft pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2011, and Offensive Rookie of the Year in his first year in the […]

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Op-Ed: Beyonce Backlash

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Beyonce Backlash

“Okay ladies now lets get in formation.” If you watched the Super Bowl and half time show, then you know the controversy that has swarmed the nation. For those of you that did not watch the half time show, allow me to fill you in. The show featured performances from the headliner – Coldplay – […]

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Op-Ed: Will it bland?

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Will it bland?

Maybe this fusion of controversy should make headlines under the lifestyle section, because if there is one fad that has not yet done its diligence in concocting my liking, its smoothies. Just saying the word ‘smoothie’ boils my blood, coursing my entire body with an impulsive urge for anger. Unfortunately though, the point of the […]

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Op-Ed: Stacey Dash and the Oscars

| February 16, 2016 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: Stacey Dash and the Oscars

Recently there has been a huge debacle in the media about African American actors and actresses boycotting the Oscars, because they feel they do not get recognition that is rightfully deserved to them as their counter parts do. However, an even bigger debacle that outraged the black community derived from the comments of former Clueless […]

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Op-Ed: You are being Mary Jane

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: You are being Mary Jane

“Being Mary Jane,” hit BET series, is renewed for yet another season. Its previous season, season three, ended on a controversial issue of race and left viewers pondering, “What does Mara Brock Akil [creator] have in store for us next?” While Akil allows viewers to observe the life of successful, beautiful and complicated news anchor, […]

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Who has your vote?

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Who has your vote?

On March 23, 2015, Ted Cruz formally announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, and in doing so officially kicked off one of the most astonishing (and entertaining) presidential nomination seasons in memory. In the 324 days that have followed, the candidate pool has ballooned to as many as 23 major candidates […]

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Op-Ed: Why Jimmy Buffett and why now?

| February 2, 2016 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: Why Jimmy Buffett and why now?

Why don’t we get drunk and screw? Oh, sorry, just another days work at quoting Jimmy Buffett songs. It is right and a good thing to do so (quote Buffett, I mean) as the rough temperament and frigid climate of winter is fast upon us. So instead of conceding to the winter blues I prefer […]

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