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Op-Ed: Superstion, Positivity, & Power

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Superstion, Positivity, & Power

I attended a retreat with my scholarship program this weekend, which concluded on Sunday with a speaker who came to talk to us about “positive psychology.” The speaker was exceedingly friendly and energetic and cared deeply about the “good news” that he carried with him, but I’m afraid he will not be able to count […]

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Op-Ed: Six Months is a Lifetime

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Six Months is a Lifetime

It has been six months — half a year — since Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. It has been six months — half a year — since protesters shut down Old Concord Road, a stone’s throw from our University. The massive and impassioned protests that followed shook Charlotte’s establishment to […]

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Satire: The Light Rail that Thinks it Can

| March 21, 2017 | 1 Comment
Satire: The Light Rail that Thinks it Can

A couple of weeks ago, the Niner Times reported that the light-rail connecting Uptown Charlotte to the University campus will be postponed. The opening, scheduled for August of 2017, will now be held, God willing, in March of 2018. However, this mostly went in one ear and out the other. The overwhelming consensus of the […]

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Op-Ed: Dubya & the Reichstag

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Dubya & the Reichstag

Over spring break I traveled with a group of friends to Milan, Berlin, and Paris. Among the many things we set out to see in our limited time in Europe was the German Reichstag in Berlin. The Reichstag is the seat of power in Germany, within which the Bundestag (or Parliament) meets for official legislative […]

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Satire: New Forms of Student Identification

| March 14, 2017 | 3 Comments
Satire: New Forms of Student Identification

University officials have decided (effective immediately) that students will be issued campus-mandated Rubik’s Cubes as a new form of student identification. This ruling, made by a group of administrators behind closed doors — the famed “UNC Charlotte Illuminati” — is in response to the mass confusion taking place campus-wide regarding the appropriate instrument for the […]

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Op-Ed: A Nation of Refugees

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: A Nation of Refugees

Our world is currently seeing the largest refugee crisis it has ever known. According to the World Bank and the United Nations, over 65 million people are currently displaced from their homes, 21.3 million of which are displaced because they have literally no other choice. Their flight is entirely involuntary. The report details these numbers […]

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Op-Ed: A Republican’s Olive Branch

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: A Republican’s Olive Branch

If the Democratic party honestly wants to see the office of the presidency again, including the Congressional and Senatorial seats open in 2018, I would suggest they stop taking everything for granted. Trump won 2,622 counties out of the 3,112 counties for which there was collectible data in the United States; Hillary won 490. Trump […]

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Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Super Bowl LI champions, the New England Patriots. A lot of people seem to have an issue with the fact that several African-American players do not want to go to the White House because they don’t feel welcomed. Tight End Martellus Bennet tweeted before the Super […]

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Alternate Take: Bullying… An American Tradition

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Alternate Take: Bullying… An American Tradition

Isn’t America just the best? I think so. It’s the greatest county on the planet. Hell, it’s the only country on the planet if you ask me. I honestly can’t even name another country that exists, much less a relevant one. I guess when you’re up this high, everybody on the ground just looks like […]

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Op-Ed: One Thing Leads to Another

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: One Thing Leads to Another

I am not here to gloat, nor do I have time to say “I told ya so”. Nothing positive can be gained by suggesting the tables have turned after eight years of being in your shoes. I only wish to highlight a simple inquiry for my liberal friends to ponder over: how embarrassing must it […]

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Op-Ed: No Ban, No Wall, No Alt-Facts

| February 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: No Ban, No Wall, No Alt-Facts

It’s no secret that Donald Trump takes pride in size. Size feeds his insecurities like lies do to his fans. The enormity of his buildings, the immensity of his bank account, the “yuge”ness of his little munchkin hands and (as he made clear in a nationally televised debate) even his size “down there”. Trump has […]

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Op-Ed: A Conservative’s Report from D.C.

| February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: A Conservative’s Report from D.C.

I voted for Donald Trump. I know, I know — I’m the worst — but you can hate me later. I recently visited Washington D.C. to witness the historic inauguration of President Donald Trump. I stayed with one of my friends who attends school in D.C.; the university will remain nameless, but I can assure […]

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Op-Ed: (Anti-) Social Media

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: (Anti-) Social Media

“Hey there, what’s your username or handle?” is perhaps one of the most if not the most common way nowadays to socialize with people. You find a random person, like their face, sense of humor, or anything of that sort and boom — you ask their name on Facebook and add them. At least, that’s […]

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Op-Ed: Resisting the Right

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Resisting the Right

I spent the weekend in Washington, D.C. with hundreds of thousands of friends, family and comrades. We weren’t there to celebrate the inauguration of the 45 President of the United States; instead, we were there to kick off four years of righteous defiance and resistance. Friday saw angry and militant protests in D.C., where protesters […]

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