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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘American Ultra’ is intriguing, albeit forgettable, fun

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘American Ultra’ is intriguing, albeit forgettable, fun

Contrary to popular belief about boys my age, I like Kristen Stewart a lot. I feel as if she is constantly berated simply due to one role she played during a five-film franchise, but there’s one thing people always tend to forget about “Twilight”: it was terribly written. I don’t even think Meryl Streep could’ve […]

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Upcoming productions from the UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Upcoming productions from the UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre

The Department of Theatre is UNC Charlotte’s go to source for students interested in acting, playwriting, stage production and theatre education. Every year, the Department of Theatre hosts multiple events and student-run productions that are open for any and all to watch their friends and fellow students perform on stage. Although exact dates are not […]

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Full menu Bojangles’ opens in the Student Union on Aug. 26, Panda Express still to come

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Full menu Bojangles’ opens in the Student Union on Aug. 26, Panda Express still to come

UNC Charlotte’s full menu Bojangles’ will open for business on Aug. 26, just in time for the first week of classes and the waves of hungry new and returning students. At the Student Union, Bojangles’ will be replacing Mamma Leone’s, which was closed for the summer to accommodate for necessary construction and remodeling. Unlike the […]

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Ditch the fast-food for these off-campus eats unique to the university area

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ditch the fast-food for these off-campus eats unique to the university area

Macado’s – 1 minute (0.1 miles) Kicking off our list of recommendations is a great eatery right down the road from campus, literally. Macado’s offers a low price, lengthy menu certain to please any hungry student on a budget. They make killer hot/cold sandwiches and have a noteworthy list of food and drink specials; for […]

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49ers erupt in second half to sink Chanticleers

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
49ers erupt in second half to sink Chanticleers

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team exploded in the second half, scoring three goals on their way to their first victory of the regular season. Four different players contributed in this afternoon’s scoring to break a halftime deadlock with Coastal Carolina at Transamerica Field. Charlotte opened up the scoring only seven minutes into the game through […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ has style oozing from its pores

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ has style oozing from its pores

I have been a James Bond fanatic since I got “007: Nightfire” for my seventh birthday when I received my PlayStation 2. From that point on, I have been in the grasp of 007 mania, even through the bad movies. It’s pretty universally known throughout 007 mania that the 1960s films starring Sean Connery are […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ has the rawest nerve of any other film this year

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ has the rawest nerve of any other film this year

I’m a 6’2″, 220-pound, passive-aggressive, overly whiny, slightly busted looking white boy and I love N.W.A. If not simply because their music is fantastic, anyone that brave to be controversial and stand up for what they see and how the system puts them down in their society every day, is worthy of insane respect out […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

I have another confession to make – before doing this review, I wasn’t exactly sure what a snickerdoodle was. It sounds like some kind of german candy bar that I probably had once or twice as a kid, but the drink said caramel so surely it couldn’t be bad, right? A quick search showed me […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Four’ shortened my lifespan by a good year or two

| August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Four’ shortened my lifespan by a good year or two

What the everloving f**k was that? I never thought I’d live to see the day where I want to watch the Jessica Alba “Fantastic Four” movies again, but here we are. Ten years after that attempt, we get what should be the first quality “Fantastic Four” movie, mimicking much of what Christopher Nolan did after […]

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Freshmen shine in 49ers exhibition win

| August 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Freshmen shine in 49ers exhibition win

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team began their season in a pleasing way on Aug. 15 with a home win in an exhibition against Georgie State. The 49ers topped the Panthers in a high scoring affair led by Martha Thomas and freshman Megan McCallister. Two other 49ers added goals, while three other players added assists […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Gift’ is the tensest thriller of the year

| August 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Gift’ is the tensest thriller of the year

I found it strange from the get-go that Joel Edgerton’s first foray into directing was to be a horror/thriller, as his burgeoning career puts him at the front of the pack of blockbuster casts and puts him far beyond that of the horror/thriller genre. But “The Gift” never seemed like a typical horror/thriller, looking to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The End of the Tour” pulls you in like a magnet and doesn’t let up, even after the credits have rolled

| August 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The End of the Tour” pulls you in like a magnet and doesn’t let up, even after the credits have rolled

Do you know who David Foster Wallace is? I didn’t before seeing “The End of the Tour,” and now I feel, shamefully so. If you were like me and unaware of Wallace’s work, I’ll fill you in briefly. In 1996, Wallace published a book titled “Infinite Jest,” taking place in a North American dystopia. The book […]

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49ers set to defend Conference-USA regular season title

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
49ers set to defend Conference-USA regular season title

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team, picked to repeat as regular season Conference-USA champions this fall, open up the new season this weekend with a home exhibition matchup against in-state rivals Elon. Ranked 17th in the preseason national polls, Charlotte has nine returning starters from last year’s national championship contending team. The 49ers have qualified […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Apple Jacks Frappuccino

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Apple Jacks Frappuccino

Going through all the items on Starbucks’ secret menu, I’ve realized that they seem to have a frap for every single cereal under the sun on there. I’m not a big cereal eater anymore, or breakfast at all really, but today I decided to venture back to a childhood favorite of mine with the Apple […]

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Women’s soccer unveils 12 new faces ahead of 2015 campaign

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Women’s soccer unveils 12 new faces ahead of 2015 campaign

The 2015 Charlotte women’s soccer campaign is underway after the ladies began preseason last week in preparation for the start of the season this upcoming weekend. Headlining Charlotte’s preseason is the introduction of 12 new faces to the team as they look to pair with seven returning starters to build on last year’s success. Entering […]

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BYOB: “The Winter Witch” by Paula Brackston

| August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Winter Witch” by Paula Brackston

“The Winter Witch” by Paula Brackston is a new adult low-fantasy novel published on Jan. 29, 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books. When I decided to pick this novel up, several things went through my mind. Beautiful cover, first off. But really, it had been a while since I read a real fantasy story and I […]

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Charlotte 49ers assistant football coach Phil Ratliff dies

| August 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
Charlotte 49ers assistant football coach Phil Ratliff dies

Charlotte 49ers Offensive Line Coach Phil Ratliff died Sunday at the age of 44. Ratliff joined the 49er football program on Jan. 1, 2012 and coached for the team’s first three seasons. Charlotte 49er Athletics released the following statement: “The Charlotte 49ers regretfully announce the passing of coach Phil Ratliff, today. He was surrounded by […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Shaun the Sheep Movie” was such cute fun I wanted to scream

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Shaun the Sheep Movie” was such cute fun I wanted to scream

Does anyone remember “Chicken Run”? Does anyone remember how friggin’ scary that movie was? Jesus Christ, you’d think it was a horror film how terrifying Mrs. Tweedy was. As a child, that movie scarred me. As a legal adult (what a joke), the film still scares me. Even though it’s a terrifying film, “Chicken Run” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Testament of Youth’ beautifully captures the painful reality of life during World War I

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Testament of Youth’ beautifully captures the painful reality of life during World War I

In school, or at least in North Carolina public schools for a non-AP level history student, we didn’t really learn about World War I very much. If you were to ask me about World War I, only a few things would come to my mind: Franz Ferdinand, trench warfare and precursor to World War II. […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Shirley Temple

| August 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Shirley Temple

Ever gone to Starbucks looking to buy a cocktail? No? Well that’s probably why you’ve never thought about ordering this! Among the many iced teas and and berry refreshers that Starbucks has been selling, you can also get them to make a “mocktail” version of the classic Shirley Temple. I headed upstairs to the local Starbucks […]

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