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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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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: 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: Safe Ride?

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Safe Ride?

If you go to UNCC and have been or are currently, permanently or temporarily disabled you know about SafeRide. For those of you that don’t know, SafeRide is a service here at UNCC where a small cart that holds about 8-10 persons takes people who have temporary or permanent disabilities around campus.  I am currently […]

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Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

The above definition was held in high regard, begging for space in my head as I waited for my first Niner Times meeting to commence. The concept of the rodent family Muridae, of the genus rattus, was not something that often frequented my mind. I promise I do not spend time aimlessly conjuring up notions […]

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Op-Ed: Online dating

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Online dating

Lately people have been running around frantically, searching through their little black books and contact lists to find that one thing: love. I don’t know if it’s age, the fear of getting old, or the fact that Christmas just passed and Valentines’ Day it is just around the corner. Whatever the reason, people have been […]

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#SpellCheck

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
#SpellCheck

To my fellow customers, Sorry about that. Poor choice of words. To my fellow students, The concept of the student and the concept of the customer ought to be understood quite clearly as two distinct categories. Sometimes, in my life, I’m a customer. When I go to the bookstore, or go shopping for groceries, I’m […]

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Op-Ed: How and why to repair a broken UNC System

| December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: How and why to repair a broken UNC System

Whenever I get a chance, I always talk to folks about systems. Whether we are speaking about college acceptance statistics, standardized tests, the housing market, literacy (financial, educational, mechanical, etc.), K-12 education, government or prison it all boils down to systems. Who is impacted, who benefits, and why? To an extent, we have behaved as […]

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Op-Ed: On Wednesdays You Should Wear Green…or Whatever Color You Want

| December 15, 2015 | 28 Comments
Op-Ed: On Wednesdays You Should Wear Green…or Whatever Color You Want

Is it a travesty that I hardly know the words to UNC Charlotte’s alma mater, despite being a student here for nearly three years? The answer to this question may draw mixed reactions from fellow Niners who can empathize with my situation to hardcore stans who may want to banish me from the campus grounds […]

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Op-Ed: Living in a culture of fear

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Living in a culture of fear

Umpqua Community College. The Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood. Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston. Most recently, Savannah and San Bernardino. The list gets longer all the time, and by certain metrics, there have been more mass shootings in the United States so far in 2015 than there have been days. Last week there were reports even […]

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