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Political organizations make history, sign first-ever campus Political Expo into order

Political organizations make history, sign first-ever campus Political Expo into order

A number of prominent UNC Charlotte student organizations met this past Thursday to officially codify a political Expo into order by rule of pen. Through this seal of approval, the signees — represented by four civically-oriented university programs — formally commemorated the landmark accord that is to serve as a platform for public discourse. The Political […]

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Upcoming construction brings change to east campus

Upcoming construction brings change to east campus

Changes will be coming to campus next spring, as part the university’s master plan. The long-term plan, which was developed by facilities management, the Office of the Chancellor and other leaders on campus, highlights major multi-million dollar projects that will improve the campus over the next decade or so. Part of that master plan included […]

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A new Belk Plaza

A new Belk Plaza

In the Belk Tower’s 45 years, it saw free speech in the form of protests, students breaking out into flash mobs and vigils for live’s lost. In December 2015, the Belk Tower’s legacy ended when it was dismantled due to structural damage and potential safety concerns. This month, construction fences went up where the tower […]

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Countdown to the light rail

Countdown to the light rail

The whole university has been waiting for it. March 16 could mark a transformational day for UNC Charlotte. Next month, students will take the first of many rides on the light rail extension and begin experiencing a Charlotte full of opportunities such as sports, food, the Arts, cultural experiences and festivals. Unlimited rides to Uptown, […]

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First-year students find “SAFE” haven

First-year students find “SAFE” haven

Studies show first-generation students are less likely than their peers to graduate in four years or to graduate at all. The Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE) program is doing its part to close that gap. SAFE is a peer mentoring program designed to help students successfully transition from high school to college. “Peer mentoring […]

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Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going?

Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going?

Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going? UNC Charlotte main station North side of campus J.W. Clay Boulevard/UNC Charlotte Ninety’s Ice Cream and Sandwiches Paradise Valley Par 3 Dave’s Paddleboats McCullough University City Regional Library University City Boulevard IKEA Tom Hunter South 21. Jr Old Concord Road The Last Word […]

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Sports

Wolfpack send Niners home

Wolfpack send Niners home

The Niners lost 9-6  (3-1) to in-state rival NC State (4-1)  after a long and emotionally draining game. Niners fought back from a 5-0 deficit, but a pitching struggle lead to the top-25 ranked Wolfpack taking away the victory. “We have to do a better job commanding the strike zone,” Head coach Loren Hibbs said. “We have to […]

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Softball goes 0-2 against USC Upstate

Softball goes 0-2 against USC Upstate

South Carolina Upstate swept the Niners in a double-header on Tuesday to protect their perfect early record at Sue M. Daughtridge stadium. Game One – Upstate 4, Charlotte 1 Christina Biggerstaff for the Spartans and Haley Wiseman for the Niners both pitched shutouts throughout the first seven innings. Both teams were scoreless going into the […]

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For Wallace, it’s worth the wait

For Wallace, it’s worth the wait

Drivers dream of having the opportunity to compete in the Daytona 500, which is the most prestigious event on the NASCAR schedule. The race has a long history of changing a driver’s life forever, creating lifelong memories, and producing unfortunate heartbreak for others. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. waited for his chance to compete against the […]

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Football coaching staff set for 2018

Football coaching staff set for 2018

After head coach Brad Lambert had to clean house at the end of the 2017 season, there were multiple voids that had to be filled on his coaching staff. Now, a few months later, he has finally locked in his staff for the 2018 season. “I’m really pleased with this group as a whole. It’s […]

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Niners fall one short of four-win weekend; reach season highs against UNCW

Niners fall one short of four-win weekend; reach season highs against UNCW

The Charlotte 49ers held their First Pitch Classic this past weekend sliding through with three impressive wins, but couldn’t seem to get an offense going against Radford in their second game on Friday afternoon. The Niners also reached some new season highs in the final game of the weekend and Coach Aimee DeVos tallied her […]

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49ers sweep Iona, begin season 3-0

49ers sweep Iona, begin season 3-0

  The Charlotte 49ers opened their season with a 3-0 sweep against Iona this past weekend. Their win on Friday marked the Niners’ third consecutive victory on Opening Day. Game One: Charlotte 9, Iona 2 On Friday the Niners debuted their season at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium against the Gaels. Iona started the game […]

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Lifestyle

Storytime: Meeting Deadlines & Dealing with Anxiety

Storytime: Meeting Deadlines & Dealing with Anxiety

The overwhelming feeling of trying to meet deadlines, studying for tests, and completing assignments is a familiar feeling for most of us. It is extremely common to find college students in the library throughout the night and for nights on end, drowning in their studies each and every week. I honestly commend all of us […]

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Keep an eye out in 2018

Keep an eye out in 2018

2017 was all about having that gorgeous highlight, which is still trending. Highlighting isn’t going anywhere anytime soon from what I see. It has become part of my make-up routine ever since highlighting was introduced. But we are in 2018, and it is a new a year for a new makeup trend and 2018 will […]

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Humans of UNCC: Meet Jonathan Idarra

Humans of UNCC: Meet Jonathan Idarra

If I could bring any food place on campus it would definitely be McDonalds. I want McDonald’s on campus, because everyone loves McDonald’s and they have a little something for everyone. Also, McDonald’s is very affordable and known throughout the world. My favorite thing to get from McDonald’s is the french fries.

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A Trip to The Museum

A Trip to The Museum

I recently discovered a new obsession of mine, which was to find things to do outside of my house that I have never done before. So, as I typed “things to do in Charlotte” on the internet, I realized there are so many things to do in Charlotte that I have never done. Once I […]

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Five Reasons why you should go College Night Bowling

Five Reasons why you should go College Night Bowling

AMF University Lanes is located near UNC Charlotte, on N. Tryon Street. Every Thursday night starting at 9 p.m., they offer “college night” bowling. This is where if you are any college student, and have your student I.D., you can get some pretty good deals. The main deal of the night is that you can […]

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Strategize with Exercise

Strategize with Exercise

Sometimes as college students, we struggle with finding the time to balance everything we want to do in our day to day lives. We don’t always have access to the most beneficial foods, or the most convenient times to work out because as expected, most of us are broke college students. Luckily, our campus does […]

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A&E

TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Jedi Night’ & ‘DUME’

TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Jedi Night’ & ‘DUME’

Spoiler Warning: The following review contains major spoilers for “Jedi Night” & “DUME” as well as previous episodes of “Star Wars Rebels.” Finally back from the break for winter and the release of “The Last Jedi,” “Rebels” now begins its debut of its final episodes. While we got a fantastic addition to the mainline saga […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annihilation’ is a darkly imaginative, infinitely challenging treasure

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annihilation’ is a darkly imaginative, infinitely challenging treasure

Harkening back to my freshman year, one of the more surprising filmgoing experiences came in Alex Garland’s debut film, “Ex Machina,” a film that took the film world by storm in the absolutely genius way it went about handling a minimalist sci-fi tale of incredibly intellectual proportions. The film ended up being A24’s biggest release […]

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Feathers, Gumbo and Beads: CAB Celebrates Mardi Gras

Feathers, Gumbo and Beads: CAB Celebrates Mardi Gras

Photos by Joseph Leocadio . CAB brought the beautiful, long standing tradition and celebration of Mardi Gras to the Student Union and it was…surprisingly decent. I know, I was shocked too. Anyone that is familiar with CAB events knows: low expectations is the way to go. Maybe it’s because I had these feelings anticipated, but […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

Ever since their first EP, “Relapse,” dropped last summer, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the mesmerizing pop duo of Geowulf. While “Relapse” might have teased fans of the alternative genre with the band’s signature dreamy, atmospheric sound, their highly-anticipated debut album in this month’s “Great Big Blue” managed to deliver a near-perfect introduction into […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 7

TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 7

Welcome back to “The Challenge: Vendettas!” We’re at the halfway point and it can only go up from here. As per usual, this week’s episode began where last week ended: elimination time. The Troika of the time (Johnny ‘Bananas’, Kyle and Tony) chose former “Big Brother” contestant to face “Challenge” veteran, Brad. They proceeded to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ is a paragon of blockbuster cinema mastery

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ is a paragon of blockbuster cinema mastery

The road to “Black Panther” has proven itself to be quite a long one. Ever since its first trailer hit back last June, the internet has been ablaze with excitement about Marvel’s standalone film to the tale of King T’Challa of Wakanda. Not only were people excited that the film actually looked good, but about […]

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Opinion

CMS’ Multicultural Debate

CMS’ Multicultural Debate

On Tuesday, January 23rd, I attended a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board public hearing. They were discussing a revision to their multicultural clause, which describes different cultures and identities that are protected in the classroom. The revision would make the clause now include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Of the roughly 30 people that spoke […]

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The Great Condom Debate

The Great Condom Debate

With great sex comes great responsibility. Sexual safety is important for any relationship. There are plenty options to choose from when it comes to contraceptives. Couples could choose birth control pills, an IUD, abstinence and many others. As effective as these methods may be, there is one form of birth control that reigns supreme among […]

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The Lie of Gerrymandering

The Lie of Gerrymandering

I’m a political science major, and I’ll be the first to admit that gerrymandering is an extremely dull topic. Congressional redistricting just isn’t as sexy as other issues! But with the recent verdict from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, understanding its ramifications is vital, now more than ever. Gerrymandering essentially means the construction of […]

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H&M: The Dumbest Monkeys in the Jungle

H&M: The Dumbest Monkeys in the Jungle

  When I first saw the H&M ad of the black child in the “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie on twitter, my first thought was “how did no one catch this?” I wanted to have the opinion “I’d like to think this was a coincidence.” I thought “I have no way of knowing whether […]

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Blackout at the Golden Globes

Blackout at the Golden Globes

Globes red carpet experienced a blackout. Many stars were banding together in search of all-black dresses and outfits to make a statement against the epidemic of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond. the coordinated wardrobe effort was part of a campaign called Time’s Up. With more than 300 figures in the entertainment industry […]

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Ivanka Trump is not for the people

Ivanka Trump is not for the people

Before her father’s historical takeover of the White House, Ivanka Trump was known somewhat as a beauty icon. The kind of beauty icon that attracts her father’s praise in March of 2006 when he infamously – and creepily – stated that: “…if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” This is how Ivanka […]

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Photos

Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Imagine Dragons play at Spectrum Center on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Portugal. The Man, Lido and Maybird play at The Fillmore on Friday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Lil Dicky and Zedd headline at Breakaway Music Festival in the AvidXchange Music Factory on Saturday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: The Devil Wears Prada at The Underground

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada at The Underground

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The Devil Wears Prada plays at The Underground on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC as part of their No Sun No Moon tour along with Veil of Maya, Silent Planet, and Thousand Below.

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Photos: Light rail construction

Photos: Light rail construction

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction continues through the summer months in an effort to finish the Lynx Blue Line Extension, which will connect uptown Charlotte to campus, by March 2018. The original opening was planned for August 2017.

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Mechanical Eye Gallery- March 13. to March 29, 2017.

Mechanical Eye Gallery- March 13. to March 29, 2017.

Photos by Natasha Morehouse.

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