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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the rare sequel that is just as good as the original

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the rare sequel that is just as good as the original

Confession time: I’m a chorus kid, always have been, always will be. In fact, as I write this, I am running backstage tech for my former high school chorus’ spring concert. So it comes as no surprise that “Pitch Perfect” would be right up my alley. Confession time again: I loved “Pitch Perfect” and thought […]

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‘Aurora’ movie trailer review

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Aurora’ movie trailer review

After more than 15 years and countless films, I think it’s safe to say that science fiction is my favorite genre. A little mainstream in many cases, yes, but nothing has entertained me quite like the intense visuals, gorgeous soundtracks and larger-than-life stories of a well done sci-fi movie. 2015 is a banner year for […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ truly is the perfect summer blockbuster

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ truly is the perfect summer blockbuster

What a lovely day indeed. Confession time: “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” is my favorite Mad Max movie. I’m sorry, but it had to be said. Perhaps it’s the expanded world or my love of Hollywood divas that I would of course pick the one starring Tina Turner. Now, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has certainly taken […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Hot Pursuit” commits the biggest felony of all…not being funny

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Hot Pursuit” commits the biggest felony of all…not being funny

Oscars don’t mean anything anymore. Look around, Jennifer Lawrence was in Serena, Julianne Moore was in Seventh Son, Sean Penn and Javier Barden were in The Gunman and Reese Witherspoon is in Hot Pursuit. Oh how the mighty have fallen. I didn’t expect much from Hot Pursuit, but what I did expect wasn’t even there. I expected to find a lighthearted, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” saves itself from being another repetitive superhero film

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” saves itself from being another repetitive superhero film

The Avengers was a feat of mastery of an incredibly epic proportion, plain and simple. Joss Whedon created something the film community had not seen before, an ambitious and bold piece of filmmaking that worked, down to a T. We had never seen anything of this size and originality before and it’s hard to say that […]

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Interview and a game of HORSE with Braxton Ogbueze

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Interview and a game of HORSE with Braxton Ogbueze

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team did not meet expectations last season, in which they were picked to finish third in the pre-season Conference USA rankings. Fast forward to May, and things are very different around the program. Alan Major and his staff were let go, making room for the splashy hire of former NBA great, […]

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‘Inside Out’ is here to satisfy your childhood craving for more Pixar

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Inside Out’ is here to satisfy your childhood craving for more Pixar

You might not know Pete Docter by name or be able to recognize his face in a crowd, but no doubt, the movies he’s worked on are nothing short of artistic masterpieces. Of these films, some he’s directed, some he’s written, some he’s produced, but all are consistent in their quality. They’re really small indie […]

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Photos: Baseball vs Dallas Baptist

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Photos: Baseball vs Dallas Baptist

Photos by Chris Crews.

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Study snacks

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Study snacks

It happens to all of us, when finals week comes around, we have no time to be planning meals and cooking up healthy dinners. Instead we rely on caffeine and energy drinks to accompany us during those all-nighters at the library. But running purely on caffeine can be unhealthy and even dangerous. Here are some […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Age of Adaline” brings a new view of romance to theatres

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Age of Adaline” brings a new view of romance to theatres

God romance movies suck lately… There’s something so tiring about the same movie over and over again, two middle-class white people meet with love at first sight. Go on a few dates, hit a minuscule obstacle and stumble, have a few crying sessions and make up. I have now described every Nicholas Sparks novel and […]

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Reading Day 2015

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Reading Day 2015

As the spring semester come to an end we thought it would fun to see what students are up to during reading day. As it is tradition, a reading day is set aside by the college to study for final exams. Congratulations to everyone that made it though the semester and good luck on exams […]

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Logan sherer lifts Niner baseball to fourth straight victory

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Logan sherer lifts Niner baseball to fourth straight victory

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team continued their winning ways on Tuesday night, capturing a 9-5 victory over Gardner-Webb inside Robert and Miriam Hayes Stadium. Sophomore Logan Sherer blasted a grand slam and delivered a career-high five RBIs to propel the Niners to their fourth consecutive win. “We really have a lot of respect for Gardner-Webb,” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Water Diviner” takes us to the other side of war

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Water Diviner” takes us to the other side of war

You probably saw American Sniper, I know you did. I’m not judging you for it, I saw it too, how couldn’t we? There was so much hype surrounding it, it would be unnatural for us not to be curious. I’m not going to get into the controversies surrounding that film, or my opinion on it, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Ex Machina” is the most engaging film of the year so far

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Ex Machina” is the most engaging film of the year so far

There are roles that certain actors take that make them into complete stars; Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone, Emma Stone in Easy A and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl. There’s a certain livelihood that goes into making a single performance career making, it takes either a charming likability or a cold distance to truly grasp the audience’s psyche and bring […]

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Caleb Johnson coming to Charlotte

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Caleb Johnson coming to Charlotte

Season 13 American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson performs at Amos’ Southend in Charlotte May, 8. Since Idol, Johnson released his first album titled “Testify,” celebrated the debut of his video for “Fighting Gravity” and is now preparing for his first headlining tour. Johnson explains music as a religious experience, hence the album and tour title, […]

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Niner baseball sweeps UAB on the road

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Niner baseball sweeps UAB on the road

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team was in Birmingham, Ala. this weekend for a three-game series against the Blazers of UAB. The 49ers escaped with a three game sweep in a wild trio of contests. Charlotte was able to grab a 6-0 victory in the first game Friday night behind a strong performance from starting pitcher […]

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Charlotte softball goes 1-2 in weekend duel

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball goes 1-2 in weekend duel

The Charlotte 49ers softball team competed in a three-game series this weekend at Western Kentucky. Friday evening’s game ended in a disappointing 1-0 loss for Charlotte. Both teams struggled offensively the whole game. Chelsea Lisikatos was the lone 49er with a hit in game one. The only run of the game was scored in the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “True Story” features some of the strangest casting choices in recent memory

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “True Story” features some of the strangest casting choices in recent memory

Jonah Hill, am I right? The man behind Seth of Superbad, Scmidt of 21 & 22 Jump Street, Donnie of The Wolf of Wall Street, it’s like he’s one of the funniest people alive. Don’t even get me started on James Franco, that performance in Spring Breakers alone was enough to prove his comedic worth to everyone. Together, they have to […]

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Geoghegan pitches complete game, Niners win 6-0

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Geoghegan pitches complete game, Niners win 6-0

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team snapped a six-game losing skid with a dominant 6-0 victory over the UAB Blazers on Friday night. The Niners handed the ball to southpaw Sean Geoghegan, who controlled the game from start to finish dealing his first complete-game shutout. Geoghegan (5-3) allowed just six hits in the series opener, fanning […]

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Off-season transfers create turmoil for Charlotte basketball

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Off-season transfers create turmoil for Charlotte basketball

College basketball programs shift and change every off-season. Once they play their last game, transfers and new recruits start to go into and out of the program. In Charlotte’s case, there has been an abundance of transfers leaving the Queen City over the past couple of years. Ever since Alan Major took over, players have […]

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