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Four piece band Metric plays a five star show

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Four piece band Metric plays a five star show

This past Monday, Sept. 17, Canadian Indie-Rock band, Metric kicked off their “Synthetica” set to a very diverse and demanding crowd at The Fillmore here in Charlotte. The venue was very relaxed. It was hard to tell if people were actually excited to see the show at first, and then the lights went down and […]

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UNC Board of Governors approves new financial aid policy

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Board of Governors approves new financial aid policy

Friday, Sept. 14, the University of North Carolina (UNC) System Board of Governors approved a policy granting each of the 17 universities in the system the right to determine how much of student tuition is used towards financial aid. A month ago the Board of Governors discussed a plan that would require the universities to […]

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DNC delegates inspire female equality at 2012 Women’s Caucus

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
DNC delegates inspire female equality at 2012 Women’s Caucus

It’s 9 a.m. on a sunny Thursday morning and the doors to a large room in the Charlotte Convention Center are opening. Dozens of excited women, a diverse crowd of many ages and colors, pour through the double doors, carrying signs that say “We make it possible” and sporting patriotic apparel of all kinds. “Four […]

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Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

From the opening festivities of CarolinaFest to the acceptance speech given by President Barack Obama for the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Queen City was launched into the spotlight  for what Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx called “the world’s introduction to Charlotte.” Charlotte played host to several rallies and protests from various concerned communities  from […]

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Bad Dogs raises age limit on Dollar Wells night

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bad Dogs raises age limit on Dollar Wells night

Since school has started back with the Fall 2012 semester, a big change has rocked the university area bar scene. The immensely popular college bar Bad Dogs American Pub has upped the age requirement for their notorious Dollar Wells nights from 18 to 21. The bar, a favorite among UNC Charlotte students of all ages, […]

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The First Lady speaks about family, responsibility and making college affordable

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
The First Lady speaks about family, responsibility and making college affordable

Stepping onto the stage to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” the First Lady, Michelle Obama, gave an enthusiastic family-themed speech on Tuesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena for the Democratic Nation Convention (DNC). Prefacing her speech was a brief compilation of her rhetoric and a history of her role in the Obama campaign […]

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Democratic National Convention CEO: we want to celebrate students getting involved

| August 31, 2012 | 1 Comment
Democratic National Convention CEO: we want to celebrate students getting involved

The morning of August 31, Democratic National Convention Center (DNC) officials unveiled the state-of-the-art convention podium stage at the Charlotte Bobcats home- Time Warner Cable Arena. The speakers at the podium unveiling were Democratic National Convention Committee CEO Stephen Kerrigan, Chief Operating Officer Theo LeCompte and Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx. Also present were 9 students […]

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UNC Charlotte students take advantage of convention opportunities

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte students take advantage of convention opportunities

Almost a year ago those living in Charlotte, N.C. learned that the Democratic National Convention (DNC) would take over their city from Monday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Sept. 6.  Now UNC Charlotte students are gearing up to volunteer for the convention that has been described by the Democratic Party as, “the most open and accessible […]

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Welcome to Charlotte: A Delegate’s Guide to the Queen City

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Welcome to Charlotte: A Delegate’s Guide to the Queen City

Fast Food: Cookout  This privately owned fast food restaurant has all different kinds of burgers, hot dogs, chicken and even BBQ.  However, the all-famous Cookout is mostly known for its fancy milkshakes. There are 39 types of milkshakes to pick from at only $2.39 each. Some of these include Banana, Banana fudge, Blueberry, Carmel Cheesecake, […]

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Behind the names: meet the people behind UNC Charlotte’s history

| August 23, 2012 | 2 Comments
Behind the names: meet the people behind UNC Charlotte’s history

As students and staff head to their assigned buildings for class, living, exercise or just pure shenanigans, they tend to miss the plaque that states why or to whom the dedication of the buildings belong. Many dorms, stadiums and academic buildings are built and named in honor of this university’s most prestigious alumni, chancellors, founders and local business owners. […]

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Wartime artist sketches Niners in the crowd

| August 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Wartime artist sketches Niners in the crowd

In late July, I met with UNC Charlotte sophomore art major Robert Bates in the Student Union to watch him in action: sketching students on campus. We exchanged greetings and a handshake and he began scouting out a student in the Union. He spotted UNC Charlotte education major Rachel Mode sitting in the middle of […]

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Mat Kearney on “Young Love” and summer tour

| July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mat Kearney on “Young Love” and summer tour

Since the release of his highly popular and critically acclaimed first album, “Nothing Left to Lose,” American musician Mat Kearney has captured the hearts of many with his relatable, meaningful stories told through his unique voice and folk-rap sound. Songs from this release, such as “Nothing Left to Lose” and “Undeniable,” were the soundtrack to television […]

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State-of-the-art EPIC building sets new standard for energy efficiency

| June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
State-of-the-art EPIC building sets new standard for energy efficiency

This semester, UNC Charlotte engineering students will have a brand new location to develop their skills with modern classrooms and materials for more advanced research. On June 26, school project leaders displayed the new Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC) building. The $76 million dollar, 200,000 square-foot building is now the largest building on campus. According […]

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Brantley Gilbert set to perform at Halton Arena

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Brantley Gilbert set to perform at Halton Arena

Good ol’ country music will be back in full force at UNC Charlotte Monday, April 30, with headliner Brantley Gilbert. He will be performing at the Halton Arena with special guest Brian Davis. Gilbert has made his stamp on the country music industry recently with his single from the album “Halfway to Heaven.”  The sophomore album […]

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