Niner Times: Summer

Car rolls into on campus lake

Car rolls into on campus lake

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was a hectic Friday afternoon at Hechenbeliker Lake after a car rolled into the water and sank to the bottom. Public safety workers came out to UNC Charlotte’s campus to assist in bringing the Volvo to land. According to witnesses, an incoming freshman was driving on to campus when his car stalled. He got out of the car and tried to push it to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

As struggling stand-up comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) stumbles his way through the trials and tribulations of becoming the next big thing in Chicago, one night on stage leads him to cross paths with graduate student Emily (Zoe Kazan). Though quickly dismissing each other after one night together, Kumail and Emily eventually begin dating, keeping their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ fulfills the potential of whatever a spider could

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ fulfills the potential of whatever a spider could

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spider-Man has always been one of the hottest commodities of the superhero world. Starting in 2002, director Sam Raimi created one of the first über-successful superhero films with “Spider-Man” (though “X-Men” is argued as the first film in the superhero renaissance), starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, the film was a truly down-to-earth, yet completely […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Red Dirt’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Red Dirt’

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 6 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. War is brewing and life at the Broke Jaw Ranch has become far more dangerous than anyone could have predicted. Season 3 has focused heavily on the Clark family as they settle into their […]

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Board racks encourage students to ride rather than drive

Board racks encourage students to ride rather than drive

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Skateboarders and scooter riders now have a place to lock up their wheels. Board racks have been installed in the front and back of the Student Union. Any student can secure their board or scooter on the rack, as long as they bring their own lock. “Just as we have bike racks that ensure the security and ease of use for […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is the perfect anti-blockbuster the world needs

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is the perfect anti-blockbuster the world needs

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Confession: I didn’t see the new “Planet of the Apes” movies until this year. The worst part? I’ve owned both installments on Blu-ray since 2014, but have never gotten around to actually watching the films until recently. Blown away by the mastery of both films, but more so with its second installment, “Dawn of the […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in June

Police Blotter: Reports filed in June

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety in the month of June. Accident June 4 Cone Deck – While backing out of their parking spaces, drivers of vehicles one and two collided. No injuries were reported. June 11    West Deck – While backing out of a […]

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The best films of 2017 so far

The best films of 2017 so far

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

At the halfway point of 2017, I want to reflect on the movies that have shaped and inspired me this year. These are the films that shook, impressed, scared, inspired, disgusted, intrigued, elated, broke, confused and captivated me in ways that other films this year have not. While that doesn’t mean that the films that didn’t […]

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Gaming News Drop: E3 2017

Gaming News Drop: E3 2017

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

EA Kicking off the conference was the giant EA, who began by showing off the new story mode to be featured in “Madden 18.” The mode will be similar to the one found in “Fifa 17,” which was also announced to receive a sort of sequel to Alex Hunter’s story in “Fifa 18.” A new […]

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How the N.C. budget could impact UNC Charlotte

How the N.C. budget could impact UNC Charlotte

| June 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

With the state budget soon to be finalized, UNC Charlotte expects that funding will create a favorable future for the University. Legislators passed a state budget bill that dedicated $15 million to the growth of UNC Charlotte’s student population, almost a third of what the 17 schools in the UNC system received as a whole. The total amount for enrollment growth funding within the UNC system was $46.6 million. The money will guarantee UNC […]

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Details of fraternity’s hazing investigation emerge

Details of fraternity’s hazing investigation emerge

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eating sticks of butter on hot dog buns, sorting sprinkles by colors in the dark and retrieving mice that have purposely been thrown into the woods. Some might consider these rather ridiculous tasks, but to UNC Charlotte’s Sigma Phi Epsilon, this is how you create brotherhood. To the Office of Student Conduct, this is hazing. Sigma Phi Epsilon has been […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have a bit of a bone to pick with Netflix. I can’t say I like how they release their movies too much, especially when it comes to their festival acquisitions. Take for example the film “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” a Netflix release which was acquired for distribution at the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sofia Coppola has been a filmmaker that’s been all over the place for many people, in both style and quality. While many people lauded her with praise for “The Virgin Suicides” and “Lost in Translation,” the latter earning her an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but were colder to her tries at “Marie Antoinette” and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you think about it, had Edgar Wright stayed on “Ant Man,” this film would cease to exist as we know it today. After Marvel and the English director, known for such films as “Shawn of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End,” as well as an American departure with “Scott Pilgrim vs. The […]

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