Tag: UNC Charlotte

Tricks of the Trade

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tricks of the Trade

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The “trickster” archetype is prevalent in most cultures around the world. There is Loki from Norse mythology and Hermes from the Greeks. The stories of Robin Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk contain popular European tricksters. UNCC’s Department of Theater chose to explore this concept with their newest production, “Trickster,” which […]

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Open Mic Night Done Right

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Open Mic Night Done Right

Photos by Pooja Pasupula In my sophomore year of high school, my teacher decided to show us a video of the spoken word poet Sarah Kay. It was her TED talk, a video I’ve since watched dozens of times. She spoke confidently, with both passion and rhythm. I was in absolute awe. It was a […]

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The Power of Lies

| February 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Power of Lies

The stage was littered with simple 20th century furniture, the perfect replica of a classroom. However, the most important and imposing part of the set was spelled out. Literally. Large wallpapered letters spelled the word “MERCY” across the stage. Most of the time, they blended into the background, acting as walls for the set. However, […]

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Charlotte 49er Myatt Snider is set for action-packed 2017 year

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49er Myatt Snider is set for action-packed 2017 year

While most college students are currently pushing through the middle of a difficult semester, physics major Myatt Snider is all smiles as his 2017 racing season is about to get underway. Snider, the son of TV reporter Marty Snider, will race on Friday Night in front of a national audience in the NASCAR Camping World Truck […]

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Female Empowerment Showcased at “Tales From Down There”

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Female Empowerment Showcased at “Tales From Down There”

I walked into the Cone building and was immediately greeted by a giant vagina made of felt and craft supplies. People were using it as a background for pictures, the kind that would definitely go on Instagram later. There were also tables surrounding the entrance to McKnight Hall, representing a variety of different organizations, from […]

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In the Spotlight

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
In the Spotlight

The lights go down. A string of guitarists (and one bass) sit on the front of the stage and begin to play. The piece is entitled “Rumba,” written by Bernard Andres. It feels quite Spanish or Latin, especially as a sole drummer accompanies the guitars. When they are finished, the audience applauds loudly. This is […]

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“Taking the Time” with Rick Joy

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Taking the Time” with Rick Joy

As part of the college of Art and Architecture’s speaking series, renowned architect Rick Joy visited the campus on Wednesday. Joy received his B.A. from The University of Maine and his M.A. at The University of Arizona. In 1993, he founded his own architecture company, Rick Joy Architects (now named Studio Joy). Nine years later, […]

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New Faculty Members Showcase Their Art In Rowe Exhibition

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
New Faculty Members Showcase Their Art In Rowe Exhibition

I am not an art expert. Quite frankly, I don’t know if I would even refer to myself as an art beginner. Still, I do enjoy art and museums, which made attending the opening reception of the Andrew Leventis and Ally Sulpy Galleries a wonderful experience. Leventis and Sulpy are both new faculty here at […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet John Tierney

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet John Tierney

“This year I decided I would have two new year’s resolutions and it came down to managing my money better and playing with my dog Dex more. His full name is Dexter and I absolutely love this dog. He’s a husky beagle mix and he’s very good with other dogs and people. I want to […]

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Los Angeles Comedians Gain New Fans In Charlotte

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Los Angeles Comedians Gain New Fans In Charlotte

Students filed into Cone after hours Friday, Nov. 11, at their chance to see two great comedians from Los Angeles. Daphnique Springs and Barry Brewer came to UNC Charlotte to share some laughs and give some advice to the college students at an event entitled “Friday Night Live.” Springs was the first to take the stage. Her […]

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Students Stun at Last Poet Standing Competition

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students Stun at Last Poet Standing Competition

I love words. Reading them, writing them, hearing them. I have a firm belief that they contain the power to heal wounds and bring people together. Never was that more apparent than this Thursday evening at the Last Poet Standing competition hosted by spoken word poet Jasmine Mans. Participants presented their poetry, raw and personal, to […]

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Four 49ers set to compete in NASCAR Truck Series event

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Four 49ers set to compete in NASCAR Truck Series event

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has headed out west to Phoenix International Raceway for the penultimate event of the season – and UNC Charlotte is going to be well represented. There are 32 trucks on the entry list for Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 – three of which are current UNCC students, and one […]

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Dancing into Fall

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Dancing into Fall

Every year, UNC Charlotte’s Dance Department works hard to put on their annual fall dance concert. The choreography comes from many esteemed choreographers in the dance world and features a variety of styles, from ballet to vintage jazz. It features performances from various students in the department. The concert opened with a large group number […]

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“The Aliens” is Strangely Human

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
“The Aliens” is Strangely Human

The evening sun is beginning to set and an October chill fills the air. In the Robinson Hall courtyard, people sit in folding chairs in front of the newly constructed stage. It is the perfect setting for UNCC’s first theater production of the season, Annie Baker’s “The Aliens.” The show originally premiered Off-Broadway in 2010 and […]

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