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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Kiksuya’

| June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Kiksuya’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 8 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. Perhaps even more compelling and mysterious a group than the inhabitants of Shogun World, the Ghost Nation of Westworld were finally introduced to us this week, as the eighth episode of the season aimed to peek behind […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Les Écorchés’

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Les Écorchés’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 7 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. Startling revelations came at full force in the latest episode of HBO’s “Westworld,” as the loose ends of Season 1 began to string together. As the unexpected return of Westworld co-founder Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) pitched the […]

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Kanye West – ‘Ye’ Album Review

| June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Kanye West – ‘Ye’ Album Review

2018 has been something for Kanye West so far. Once again in the heat of controversy for his support of President Donald Trump, he is also producing albums for Pusha T and Teyana Taylor, a collaborative album with Kid Cudi and a new solo album. This is the second part of new albums that involved […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Quiet Place’

| May 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Quiet Place’

This review contains major plot spoilers for the film “A Quiet Place.” “A Quiet Place” is a 2018 American science-fiction horror film that was written and directed by one of the main stars of the film, John Krasinski. Krasinski stars in the movie alongside his real-life wife, Emily Blunt. The plot of this 90-minute film […]

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Mint Museum: Free Wednesday Evenings

| May 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mint Museum: Free Wednesday Evenings

The Mint Museum is the largest visual arts institution in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are two locations, Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. Mint Museum Randolph is the original building that opened up in 1936 in Charlotte’s historic Eastover neighborhood as the first art museum in North Carolina. Mint Museum Uptown opened up in […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’

| May 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’

Just one week after J. Cole released his album “K.O.D.” Post Malone immediately stole the spotlight from him with the debut of his “Beerbongs and Bentleys” album. The album was originally supposed to release five months earlier but Malone kept postponing the date because he was not yet satisfied with the material and wanted to spend […]

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President of UNC System speaks on success and growth

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
President of UNC System speaks on success and growth

During Monday’s State of the University at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus, the University of North Carolina System president Margaret Spellings spoke before an audience of city officials, members of education and local leaders. Each stop on the tour will offer a report on the current state of the campus, as well as the direction […]

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Longtime UNC Charlotte retailer, Gray’s Bookstore announces store closing

| February 1, 2018
Longtime UNC Charlotte retailer, Gray’s Bookstore announces store closing

Gray’s College Bookstore, which has been providing UNC Charlotte students with everything from textbooks to T-shirts, announced Tuesday they will be closing their doors Feb. 28, after 23 years in the University City community. The closing of the UNC Charlotte location leaves the Gray’s chain with one remaining store in Louisville, Kentucky. According to Amber […]

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From Iowa to North Carolina

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
From Iowa to North Carolina

The stage is empty. On it stands a sole actress in a basic brown dress. The music begins and she sings the story of how she traveled from Italy to Iowa, through big towns and open plains. Around her, townspeople begin to carry in set pieces. Some fencing. A kitchen sink. Stairs. As she sings […]

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Seasons of Love

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Seasons of Love

I have a confession to make. Despite the fact I have been a fan of theater for the past 19 years of my life, I have never seen the musical “Rent.” I’ve never seen the movie or even listened to the cast album all the way through. For a long time, this was not intentional. […]

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Step Back in Time with “1776”

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Step Back in Time with “1776”

Long before the hit musical “Hamilton” reinvigorated America’s interest in our founding fathers, “1776″ was released unto the world. With music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone, the musical went on to win three Tonys after its Broadway premiere in 1969. Now you can see it right here in the Queen […]

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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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Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

The above definition was held in high regard, begging for space in my head as I waited for my first Niner Times meeting to commence. The concept of the rodent family Muridae, of the genus rattus, was not something that often frequented my mind. I promise I do not spend time aimlessly conjuring up notions […]

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Review: Imagine Dragons’ ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ supports its own ‘flaws’

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
Review: Imagine Dragons’ ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ supports its own ‘flaws’

  ‘Smoke and mirrors,’ a fitting metaphor to describe Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds. He’s been somewhat an illusion, seemingly “On Top of the World.” But Reynolds has honestly spoken recently about his battle with depression, his struggles with his faith and the pros and cons of Imagine Dragons’ success in a few interviews […]

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