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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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Op-Ed: Transfers and transcripts

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Transfers and transcripts

Are you a senior high school student with mediocre grades? A student who doesn’t have much money to pay for four years at a university? Or a college freshmen on a two plus two program with different school? If you are listen up. Like you, I didn’t make straight A’s in schools and my parents […]

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SATIRE: Study shows Niner football blowouts are great for socializing

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
SATIRE: Study shows Niner football blowouts are great for socializing

New research from UNC Charlotte sociologists Winston Brady, Phillip McAdams and Yolanda Warner show that Niner football home losses are great opportunities for students and fans alike to socialize. The research, which was conducted over the first two and half seasons of football at the university, has found a common trend in social relations once […]

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OP-ED: Black Students Matter

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Black Students Matter

When I came to UNC Charlotte my junior year of college, I noticed the obvious thing: diversity. Transferring from an HBCU (Historically Black College or University), I knew I was going to encounter more white people than I probably ever have in my young life. This wasn’t a big deal for me because non-black students […]

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OP-ED: Generation Y not?

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Generation Y not?

Generation Y, also referred to as the Millennial generation, is different from any other generation that has ever been. This generation has new technological advancements that our parents would not have dreamed of as children, and the world we live in now is different even from when we were children. Although this generation has its flaws, I have […]

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OP-ED: School doesn’t teach you to do what you love

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: School doesn’t teach you to do what you love

I don’t care if it’s cheesy: Dream and dream big. They may hint at it here and there, but most of the professors I have had the privilege to learn from don’t really show you how the class you update your Facebook status in can actually fuel your dreams in some way. We focus on […]

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OP-ED: What have we learned?

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: What have we learned?

I am ashamed to admit that while my GPA is decent, it really does not reflect what I think I am probably capable of. I’d like to blame either my poor math skills, the ridiculously large classroom sizes of my business classes or less than inspiring teachers, but I must confess, it is more likely […]

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