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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is the best Marvel film to date

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is the best Marvel film to date

At this point, it’s easy to lose track of all of the superhero movies to date, whether it be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC or any other kind, there are simply too many to keep up with now. With some disappointing flicks like “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” it’s easy to think that […]

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Storytime: A freshman reflection

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Storytime: A freshman reflection

After completing my first year here at UNC Charlotte, I have learned so much. Gone is the naïve girl excited about getting out of the house. In her place stands a resourceful, savvy, more aware person. I believe that college is not just about taking classes and memorizing facts, it’s about learning who you are […]

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Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

“The Sound and the Fury” is a fiction novel written by William Faulkner. It was first published in 1929. If you’ve ever had to learn about classic American literature, then you’ve probably heard of Faulkner and his most widely known work, “The Sound and the Fury.” The novel is considered a great American classic and […]

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A final word

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
A final word

Jordan Snyder, Editor-in-Chief Favorite moment from the 2015-2016 school year: In November, I left the country for the first time, spending 11 days walking around Rome, Madrid, the Canary Islands and Brussels. Randomly happening upon the Grand Place sound and light show was amazing.  A must-do for a 49er: If you ever hear that Crown […]

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Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

  Summer is right around the corner everybody and it’s time to start planning trips to make your summer an eventful and memorable one! So here’s your guide to visiting places in the U.S. for people who can’t shell out 700+ dollars for a flight to Europe. Graceland, TN: Who doesn’t love Elvis? This is […]

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Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

Niner Nation: Different Together, a student-led initiative, is being implemented by the Student Government Association (SGA) to create unity and promote diversity on campus. This campaign aims to create opportunities for more conversations and celebration of differences within the community. “Niner Nation: Different Together was developed to unite students of all backgrounds and create quality […]

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Zach Jarrett: Driven toward baseball

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Zach Jarrett: Driven toward baseball

It’s a typical mild Tuesday evening on April 26, and the Charlotte 49ers take the field for their routine pregame warmup. Hundreds of Charlotte fans stroll through the gates, some wearing green caps with the home team’s insignia stitched on the front. The overhead speakers shake to the sound of popular country music, livening the […]

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UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra comes back to life

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra comes back to life

In his book, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” Milan Kundera says, “Beauty in the European sense has always had a premeditated quality to it…The beauty of New York rests on a completely different base. It’s unintentional.” In this he references the mix of different architectural designs and how they all come together to accidentally create […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Billy Pickens

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet Billy Pickens

“My adventures started in 4th grade when my uncle moved from Sacramento to Charlotte. I always wondered what is it was like being in the car for more than two or three days so that inspired me to want to travel. I asked my dad what’s it like out there, and my dad said how […]

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Emily VanCamp talks action, romance and thrills

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Emily VanCamp talks action, romance and thrills

What can you say about Sharon’s motivations to take the side that she does? Last we saw her, she was starting to work for the government at the end of “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” so what brings her to where she is here? When we find her, she’s working in Berlin, the Joint Terror Taskforce. We meet her at Peggy’s […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Views’ – Drake

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Views’ – Drake

It’s been five years since Drake discovered his true self. On 2011’s “Take Care,” his second album, Drake turned himself into a compelling and fully-formed character: an ascendant rap god, excited but a little scared by his own sudden success, trying to figure out who all these people were and why they were around him now and […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Blood in the Streets’

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Blood in the Streets’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” A hostage situation at sea and a series of character developing flashback combine to deliver one of “Fear the Walking Dead’s” best episodes to date. After last week’s sloppy detour, this episode is a definite step in the right direction for the series. Who […]

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Recipe: Six ingredient pancakes

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Recipe: Six ingredient pancakes

My all time favorite food is pancakes, they’re light, fluffy and delicious. As I was transitioning to a completely vegan diet, I was not ready to give up my favorite food. I tried out many different recipes for vegan pancakes and I have finally found the perfect combination. Here is what you will need: ~ […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Join or Die’

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Join or Die’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “The 100” The brutal and harsh world of “The 100” is shown in full force in the latest episode. The main story rapidly moves forward as viewers are treated to a series of flashbacks to life on the Ark. With powerful performances across the board and thrilling plot […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ratchet & Clank’ is another film equivalent of watching someone else play a video game

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ratchet & Clank’ is another film equivalent of watching someone else play a video game

Video game movies just don’t hold the gravitas that Hollywood wants them to. Though, a few of them have really turned into cash cows, like the fun, yet stupid “Resident Evil” series and the “Mortal Kombat” series. Now, with the burgeoning of video games as an art form, films like this have decreased in the […]

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Photos: Spring dance concert 2016

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Photos: Spring dance concert 2016

The Department of Dance presents a Spring Concert  in Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall. Among the works on the program is Suite Otis, choreographed by the Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison. Faison is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the choreographer of more than two dozen Broadway musicals, including The Wiz, […]

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University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

This year’s Annual Students Day, put on by the Office of Admissions, will take place April 29 at 8:00 a.m. The event will offer both academic and student services for the 600 students and 800 guests registered to attend. Zack Newsome, assistant director of Office of Admissions and coordinator of the event, is excited to […]

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Recipe: The best vegan cookies ever

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Recipe: The best vegan cookies ever

Prep time:10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 12-15 cookies My all time favorite cookies have always been chocolate chip. After becoming vegan for a couple months now, I have not been able to indulge in too many options for cookies. I came across this recipe and I promise they are […]

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The Doves Have Cried: Remembering Prince a Week After His Death

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Doves Have Cried: Remembering Prince a Week After His Death

“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word life, it means forever and that’s a mighty long time but I’m here to tell you, there’s something else; the afterworld.” It seems fitting that this intro form Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” would be the first thing I would […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Green Room’ is everything a horror film should be and more

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Green Room’ is everything a horror film should be and more

“Blue Ruin” blue ruined my life. The second film made by Jeremy Saulnier, the first mainstream release, “Blue Ruin,” is a bleak and disparate take on the typical revenge tale with a dark, harrowing feel about it and some of the most unflinching violence that the genre has ever seen. His follow up to “Blue […]

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