Tag: history

The History of Valentine’s Day

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
The History of Valentine’s Day

Oh, love. Oh, Valentine’s Day. There’s something about this Hallmark holiday that sends lovers all over the world in a frenzy. The cards, the flowers, the jewelry, the dinner, but who really knows the history of this beloved holiday? Starting in Ancient Rome around approximately the 1st century, the fertility festival called Lupercalia, named for […]

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‘Structural Aesthetics of Korea Traditional Architecture’ – A Precise Portrait of History and Harmony

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Structural Aesthetics of Korea Traditional Architecture’ – A Precise Portrait of History and Harmony

Stumbling into the Popp Martin Student Union this past Friday, after a rather long day boring myself in the College of Arts and Architecture, I suddenly found myself drawn to the art gallery, where a visiting team of architects were displaying their work. While my mind effortlessly screamed at my body to head towards the […]

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Jimmie Johnson captures historic seventh career NASCAR championship

| November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jimmie Johnson captures historic seventh career NASCAR championship

Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt; the two drivers who had earned seven Sprint Cup championships before Sunday. The question had been asked for quite sometime, will anyone ever achieve the feat again? At the conclusion of Sunday night’s Sprint Cup finale race at Homestead-Miami, Jimmie Johnson added himself to that list. The sports world has […]

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Daniel Suárez crowned first foreign-born NASCAR XFINITY champion

| November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Daniel Suárez crowned first foreign-born NASCAR XFINITY champion

For the first time in history, a foreign-born driver has clinched a NASCAR national series championship. On Saturday night under the lights during the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Daniel Suárez drove the race of his lifetime. The Monterrey, Mexico native led the field to the green flag for the Ford EcoBoost […]

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Jimmie Johnson aims to re-write NASCAR history books

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jimmie Johnson aims to re-write NASCAR history books

2016 has been a history-making year for the entire sport’s world. The Cleveland Cavaliers captured their first NBA championship in franchise history in June with the help of three-time champion Lebron James. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, swam his way to his 23rd Olympic gold medal at Rio in late July. The […]

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UNC Charlotte welcomes class of 2020

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte welcomes class of 2020

Photos by Chris Crews The Halton Arena in the Student Activity Center was crowded with thousands of new students as UNC Charlotte faculty, alumni and  student government officials welcomed them to the University Aug. 22. Beginning at 11 a.m., the roughly hour-long ceremony hosted a series of speakers who spoke about different aspects of UNC Charlotte’s […]

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Looking back at the history of Belk Tower, plans for the future

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Looking back at the history of Belk Tower, plans for the future

For 45 years, the Belk Tower has dutifully served as a hub of student activity on campus. The tower is an integral part of UNC Charlotte’s culture and history. The Belk Tower is almost as iconic as the UNC Charlotte logo itself. Odds are that every student on campus has had some interaction with the […]

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OP-ED: The education system puts too much focus on the past and not enough on students’ modern rights

| March 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: The education system puts too much focus on the past and not enough on students’ modern rights

As a high school student, I always enjoyed history. I enjoyed learning about the different U.S. presidents, how our nation was formed and the stock market crash. There was always one question that I seemed to ask myself, though: Haven’t I been learning the same history since the fourth grade? Who led the Confederate states […]

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Jazz Arts Initiative Brings Syncopation to Charlotte

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jazz Arts Initiative Brings Syncopation to Charlotte

Jazz has always occupied an interesting spot in American music. It encompasses many different famous styles, and today it often finds new life through fusion into modern music. Even as other genres cropped up and outgrew its popularity, jazz continued along at its own unique pace. It’s a consistency fitting of the music’s laid-back attitude. […]

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