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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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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: (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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Satire: Ruminations on dating

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Satire: Ruminations on dating

As Thanksgiving break approaches, there are three things I know I have to look forward to. An assortment of delicious foods, an assortment of delicious family arguments and about 85 people asking me how my dating life is going. “Are you dating anyone?” “Who’s the lucky girl?” “You know, I’ll bet you have all the […]

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Op-Ed: Bigotry and Nazism should not be tolerated by the First Amendment

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Bigotry and Nazism should not be tolerated by the First Amendment

As a proud student here, I love the diversity of our campus. As a Jew, I am nothing short of terrified when I see a Nazi flag displayed in a dorm room. The flag of the Nazi Party is a sign of hatred in one of its most triggering forms. It is a sign of […]

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Op-Ed: Netflix and Ill

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Netflix and Ill

How many of us are there who do not have a Netflix account? How many of us imagine ourselves having “fun” watching television shows on Netflix, or perhaps even a movie? How many of us imagine fun as lying in bed all day and surviving on junk even while the sun is shining bright outside, […]

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Op-Ed: How could this not happen here?

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: How could this not happen here?

Two years ago this month, I wrote my first piece with the Niner Times. It ran in print under the headline “Ferguson Here.” That article explored racial re-segregation in Charlotte, and the militarization of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in the wake of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. In it I spelled out just a few […]

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Op-Ed: Free Speech Culture in the Classroom

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Free Speech Culture in the Classroom

A state of cognitive dissonance. College campuses have long been the birthplace of revolutionary social and political change. From the civil rights movement to the antiwar movement, students have led the way, engaging with ideas that were largely controversial, giving a platform for rational discourse, and creating immense societal value as a result. It is […]

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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: 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: 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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