Tag: featured

A walk through the Botanical Gardens

| April 23, 2018
A walk through the Botanical Gardens

A car swooshes past at 25 mph as a dark green bus slows down to a stop. The doors fly open and students hop on their commute as others exit the back, carrying heavy backpacks with heads down, eyes on their phones. For just a moment, they pop their heads up and look both ways […]

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Niner Central is now open

| April 23, 2018
Niner Central is now open

RIP to the candy counter and hello Niner Central. Don’t worry, you can still satisfy that sweet tooth and more at UNC Charlotte’s newest one-stop shop for administrative services. On March 13, Niner Central opened to the UNC Charlotte student body and held a grand opening celebration on March 21. Niner Central is a single […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Another Day in the Diamond’

| April 23, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Another Day in the Diamond’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 4, Episode 2 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed.  All that is old has not been thrown away for the new as the second episode of “Fear the Walking Dead’s” fourth season proves […]

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49ers host Green-White game

| April 22, 2018
49ers host Green-White game

This past Saturday, the Charlotte 49ers took the field and the lights came on for the sixth annual Spring Game. This coming fall season will be Charlotte’s fourth season as an FBS level program and as a member of Conference USA. “It’s just a matter of people seeing us now for three full seasons in Division One football, so […]

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Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

| April 21, 2018
Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

In the most unlikely place, Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 album “DAMN.” This was the first time a Hip-Hop album and the first non-Jazz or Classical album to win in the music category. To be honest, I wasn’t aware about the fact the Pulitzer Prize has a music category; because when […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Gemini’ is a pitch perfect, neon-drenched neo-noir

| April 20, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Gemini’ is a pitch perfect, neon-drenched neo-noir

Recently, I’ve been replaying Rockstar’s underrated video game “L.A. Noire” on its PS4 remaster. It made me realize how much I miss the noir genre in film, but I couldn’t really place where the last film of the genre I’d seen had been. The trailer for “Gemini” came out a good while back, back in […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I Feel Pretty’ is a shockingly charming and genuine romantic comedy

| April 19, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I Feel Pretty’ is a shockingly charming and genuine romantic comedy

I don’t particularly like Amy Schumer, but I certainly don’t hate her either. I understand a lot of people’s grievances with the comedian, but I honestly just don’t care enough to actively go out of my way to dislike her. I liked “Trainwreck,” but I hated “Snatched,” so the potential for Schumer to deliver a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a rare misstep for Wes Anderson

| April 19, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a rare misstep for Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson isn’t my favorite filmmaker, but I really do look forward to his films every time they come along, as they’re always refreshing takes on film in an age of drastic nihilism. “Isle of Dogs” is Anderson’s second foray into the world of animated film after “Fantastic Mr. Fox” in 2009. This time, Anderson […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rampage’ is unbelievably stupid, if forgettable, fun

| April 19, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rampage’ is unbelievably stupid, if forgettable, fun

Video game movies are making a bit of a comeback this year, but they aren’t any more respected as in the past. This being said, there was one special case that nearly blew my socks off this year with “Tomb Raider,” the Alicia Vikander reboot that was hit-or-miss for critics, but warmed my heart as […]

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The Ten Most Impactful Episodes of ‘Star Wars Rebels’

| April 19, 2018
The Ten Most Impactful Episodes of ‘Star Wars Rebels’

One of the things that I enjoy most about “Star Wars” is seeing how all of its multiple pieces connect together through books, shows, comics and films. Much of this is thanks to one unified story group at Lucasfilm who comb through whatever media is being released, and make sure none of it contradicts anything […]

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‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

| April 18, 2018
‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

“My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is in the pity…All a poet can do today is warn.” The quote from renowned poet Wilfred Owen echoes among the aisles and rushes past the eyes and ears of the audience like a bittersweet wave from a distant ocean. Fleeting slowly, but still […]

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Charlotte pitching shuts down High Point

| April 18, 2018
Charlotte pitching shuts down High Point

Charlotte scored five unanswered runs to make up for an early two-run deficit to beat High Point 5-2. High Point (20-16) broke a scoreless ballgame up in the fourth getting a couple of two-out runs for a 2-0 lead. Tanner Wells drove in the first with a two-out double down the left field line. JJ […]

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Fed up with dining hall hours

| April 17, 2018
Fed up with dining hall hours

Students are fed up with dining hall hours, or at least that’s what a recent survey indicates. A Student Government Association (SGA) survey of 1,254 people conducted during the spring elections found 96 percent of students are in favor of extending dining hall hours. SGA passed a bill to recognize these grievances. The legislation, sponsored […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘What’s Your Story?’

| April 17, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘What’s Your Story?’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 4 Premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed.  Worlds have officially collided as “The Walking Dead” crosses over with “Fear the Walking Dead” in a historical event that will redefine the franchise forever. […]

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