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

| February 21, 2018
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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Football coaching staff set for 2018

| February 20, 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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Feathers, Gumbo and Beads: CAB Celebrates Mardi Gras

| February 20, 2018
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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A new Belk Plaza

| February 19, 2018
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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Niners fall one short of four-win weekend; reach season highs against UNCW

| February 19, 2018
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

| February 18, 2018
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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Charlotte’s women’s team stuns conference leader UAB

| February 18, 2018
Charlotte’s women’s team stuns conference leader UAB

Charlotte (12-13, 8-4 C-USA) women’s basketball continued its late season run, winning its league-best fifth-in-a-row by knocking off Conference USA leader UAB (21-3, 10-1 C-USA), 80-71. The 49ers had three players in double figures. Nyilah Jamison-Myers led with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, while grabbing seven rebounds and blocking five shots. Laia […]

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49ers lose in a thriller to UTSA

| February 18, 2018
49ers lose in a thriller to UTSA

Andrien White led Charlotte (5-20, 1-13 C-USA) with 25 points, six rebounds, and four  assists but they were unable to knock off UT San Antonio (15-12, 8-6 C-USA), falling 97-89 in overtime. Charlotte had three players in double figures: White, Jon Davis and Luka Vasic.  Davis had 19 points, six rebounds and eight assists.  Vasic […]

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

| February 18, 2018
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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Women’s team wins fourth straight at Louisiana Tech

| February 16, 2018
Women’s team wins fourth straight at Louisiana Tech

Charlotte (11-13, 7-4 C-USA) had four players in double figures in its 64-51 victory over Louisiana Tech (16-10, 7-6 C-USA). With the win Charlotte moves into fourth place in the Conference USA standings with five league games remaining. The 49ers converted on 43 percent shooting from the field and 79 percent from the free throw […]

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Men’s basketball drops 11th straight in heart-breaking fashion

| February 16, 2018
Men’s basketball drops 11th straight in heart-breaking fashion

Charlotte was leading by one with under six seconds remaining and was about to earn their first win in the last 11 contests but the 49ers allowed Paul Thomas for UTEP to score the game-winning layup with two seconds remaining, leading to the Niners heartbreaking loss 87-86. “You’re one or two plays away from securing […]

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

| February 15, 2018
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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First-year students find “SAFE” haven

| February 12, 2018
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?

| February 12, 2018
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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