Tag: UNC Charlotte

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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UNCC Chamber Orchestra are 2-1 in performances

| October 11, 2016 | 1 Comment
UNCC Chamber Orchestra are 2-1 in performances

On Thursday I once again found myself in the third row of Robinson Hall’s Belk Theater anxiously awaiting the UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra. An orchestra concert seems like a silly thing to be anxious about, but both of the previous concerts I have attended were on vastly different ends of the spectrum: one concert was […]

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NASCAR Chase University

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
NASCAR Chase University

UNC Charlotte students – are you stuck with no plans and need something fun to do over Fall Break? Do you need some excitement and exhilaration in your life? Well Charlotte Motor Speedway has a deal for you. Forty of NASCAR’s greatest stars are set to return to North Carolina next weekend for the Bank […]

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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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Matt Tifft set for return to NASCAR action

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Matt Tifft set for return to NASCAR action

After a summer medical hiatus, 20-year old UNCC student, Matt Tifft, is set to get back behind the wheel of a racecar again. Back in late June, a slow-growing brain tumor was found inside Tifft’s head while he was undergoing treatment for a disc issue in his back. The tumor, benign low-grade glioma, required treatment, […]

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Niner Nation on the go with new app

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niner Nation on the go with new app

A new semester has brought about a faster, more efficient way for students to access school related information at their fingertips. NinerGo is a mobile app that is just starting up, with some basic features that cater to students. Students are given the option to log in with their NinerNet credentials. After doing so, they’ll […]

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Moodle or Canvas?

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Moodle or Canvas?

Many students have noticed as they return to classes that UNC Charlotte has made several campus-wide changes, including the transition from Moodle to Canvas. The transition began in September 2015 when the Learning Management System (LMS) Evaluation Committee discussed Moodle and whether or not it was fulfilling the needs of UNC Charlotte’s students and faculty. […]

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SGA update: eight new student senators sworn into office

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: eight new student senators sworn into office

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their first weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Aug. 25. Legislative meetings take place every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Room 200. These meetings are open to students and there are seats available for spectators to watch. Confirmation of new senators Student […]

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