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Kyle Larson sweeps the weekend in California

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kyle Larson sweeps the weekend in California

Kyle Larson entered Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway riding a three race streak of runner-up finishes, but after 400 miles of racing, he’s finally able to take off the bridesmaids dress. Larson led the field to the green flag in Sunday’s Auto Club 400, and it didn’t take long for the action to start […]

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A Dangerous Serenity: The Art of Sanskrit

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Dangerous Serenity: The Art of Sanskrit

Photos by Chris Crews.   There is always a sense of serenity when walking towards the Student Union art gallery.  The sound of someone playing the piano carries down the hall joined by people chatting, and this time, the distinctive smell of barbecue sauce.  It’s a calming atmosphere, and it gives those who go a […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ is a misguided, martial arts misfire

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ is a misguided, martial arts misfire

As the road towards this summer’s highly-anticipated “Defenders” series continues, the latest collaboration of Netflix and Marvel Studios was set to be the defining chapter of the gritty super-powered street heroes on the small screen. With “Marvel’s Iron Fist” introducing us to a character said to be just as powerful as Doctor Strange, the possibilities […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ is loads better than it has any right to be

| March 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ is loads better than it has any right to be

I’ll be honest, I’ve never watched an episode of “Power Rangers” in my life, to which some people respond to with an almost shocking sense of disbelief. As a child, I gravitated towards more comedic properties like Disney sitcoms and Nickelodeon animated shows, but never really ever felt like getting into anything particularly action related. […]

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TV REVIEW: ’24: Legacy’ – ‘7:00 PM – 8:00 PM’

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ’24: Legacy’ – ‘7:00 PM – 8:00 PM’

Spoiler Warning for the eighth hour of “24: Legacy,” as well as all previous seasons of the original series. THE FOLLOWING TAKES PLACE BETWEEN 7:00 P.M AND 8:00 P.M. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. The twists and turns keep coming as “24: Legacy” heads into the final few hours. The characters are pushed to their […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘There Is A Cloud’ – Elevation Worship

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘There Is A Cloud’ – Elevation Worship

Elevation Church takes pride in the fact that they write their own music; “There Is A Cloud” is a product of this effort. “There Is A Cloud” by Elevation Worship premiered March 17 at number 1 on iTunes. The hope of the church is for “There Is A Cloud” to encourage others. The songs are […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Life’ is an artful, effective rip-off

| March 22, 2017 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Life’ is an artful, effective rip-off

Space movies are quite the hot commodity nowadays, with nearly every studio dipping their foot into the sub-genre with varying degrees of success. To this day, “Gravity” has yet to be topped when it comes to sheer ferocity of a space film, while “Interstellar” was easily the most ambitious, while “The Martian” found fun in […]

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Will NASCAR once again find its March Madness in California?

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Will NASCAR once again find its March Madness in California?

Car chases and bumper-to-bumper traffic don’t normally come to mind when one ponders the positives of life in California. But when NASCAR rolls into town, thousands of racing enthusiasts couldn’t be anymore pleased. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set to invade Southern California this weekend for the 20th annual Auto Club 400 at […]

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Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

As a part of Niner Palooza, the Student Government Association (SGA) organized the “Why Fair” on Thursday in the CHHS/COED Plaza to kick off SGA elections. Niner Palooza is a series of events that gets students involved with the elections, starting with the Why Fair, then the Debate Pep Rally, then the Election Debate at the […]

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Ogunjobi talks character and process

| March 21, 2017 | 1 Comment
Ogunjobi talks character and process

Some people wait their entire life to get the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of scouts to someday get drafted and play at the highest level the sport has to offer. Charlotte’s Larry Ogunjobi received that chance on March 5 in Indianapolis, becoming the first 49er to partake in the NFL Combine, before […]

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By a long shot

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
By a long shot

Victoria Merriweather entered the history books for Charlotte athletics after recording a third place finish in the NCAA National Championships for weight throws, holding the best finish by a female athlete in program history. After transferring high schools her sophomore year, Merriweather’s new track coach told her she would be a thrower. The senior track […]

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SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

Student body president and vice president candidates went head to head Thursday at 5 p.m. during the Student Government Association (SGA) Election Debate. It was presidential candidate Lauren Bullock with running mate Kevin Hines up against presidential candidate Tracey Allsbrook and running mate Bryan McCollom. While Allsbrook and McCollom talked a lot about campus safety […]

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‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

The flick of a page, the dimming of the lights, the flowing sway of the choir. That, on its own level, was mesmerizing. When the words suddenly breached my mind, and invested it with verses of death and life, I knew I was trapped. My sporadic thoughts of what it all meant were suddenly hushed, […]

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Softball’s harrowing weekend against Marshall

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball’s harrowing weekend against Marshall

The Charlotte 49ers softball team had a disappointing weekend, being swept by conference foe Marshall in three games. The first game on Saturday started out promising, but ended with the Herd (20-4, 6-0 C-USA) taking home the close victory of 2-3 in the last inning. The 49ers (16-13, 1-5 C-USA) fell yet again to their […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘The Other Side’

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘The Other Side’

As the Season Finale of “The Walking Dead” nears, it is very clear that death is just around the corner. Everything that has been established and built up over the course of this season is quickly coming to the forefront as some lines are drawn and others are crossed. The survivors are teetering on the […]

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Baseball Goes 2-1 in FIU Series

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Baseball Goes 2-1 in FIU Series

The Charlotte 49ers travelled down to Miami for a series with the Panthers of Florida International University, and the team will return home victorious. After losing the second game of the back-to-back-to-back contests, Charlotte built a big lead and held on in the last game, 8-7, to win the series 2-1. Game 1: Charlotte 4, […]

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Open Mic Night Done Right

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Open Mic Night Done Right

Photos by Pooja Pasupula In my sophomore year of high school, my teacher decided to show us a video of the spoken word poet Sarah Kay. It was her TED talk, a video I’ve since watched dozens of times. She spoke confidently, with both passion and rhythm. I was in absolute awe. It was a […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Twin Suns’

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Twin Suns’

Spoiler Warning: The following review contains BIG spoilers for “Twin Suns” and for previous episodes of “Star Wars Rebels” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Ever since his return to the “Star Wars” universe, Darth Maul has captivated fans with his cold and menacing persona. It was a bold move to bring him back from the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Belko Experiment’ is gruesomely dull

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Belko Experiment’ is gruesomely dull

I’ve probably told this story before, but there was a time that I hated the “Hunger Games” series. In high school, I had quite a predilection for the 2000 Kenji Fukusaku Japanese epic “Battle Royale,” which shares quite a few similarities between each other. Both films (and their literary predecessors) revolve around an oppressive national […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘This Is Us’ – Season 1

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘This Is Us’ – Season 1

Spoiler Warning for the first season of “This Is Us.” It was a Tuesday night in early fall 2016 when “This Is Us” made its debut on NBC, almost immediately becoming a massive critical and ratings hit. With its complex characters and their turbulent relationships, this is by far one of the most relatable and […]

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