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UNC Charlotte basketball player arrested for assault

UNC Charlotte basketball player arrested for assault

Basketball player Lekitus Najee Garvin was arrested on Thursday, September 20 for assault on a female. Garvin was arrested by UNC Charlotte Police at 4:08 p.m. and taken into Mecklenburg County custody at 8:11 p.m. He had a bond hearing Friday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m. during which his bond was set at $2500. Garvin […]

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Flags For the Fallen

Flags For the Fallen

On the morning of September 11, 2001, four passenger airlines were hijacked by 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists. Flight 11 crashed into the north tower, Flight 175 crashed into the south tower and American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon. Flight 93 was overtaken by passengers who sacrificed themselves and crashed the plane into a field in […]

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A new virtual reality app for UNC universities

A new virtual reality app for UNC universities

First Look just released a free application for both IOS and Android that will allow those interested to tour campuses within the UNC University system without actually being on campus. “UNC NC GEAR UP” allows users to experience campuses through virtual reality. This will allow people who are not financially or physically capable of touring […]

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A solution to the parking pandemonium

A solution to the parking pandemonium

Parking on campus is often a challenge according to students like sophomore Eli Medford (‘21) who has to commute each day to class. Medford described parking on campus as a “hunt for a parking space.” The challenge to find parking persists after UNC Charlotte has spent millions of dollars in the past decade to correct […]

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New conference center and hotel

New conference center and hotel

A long standing dream of UNC Charlotte’s leaders will finally be realized with the construction of a Marriott Hotel and conference center. On August 28, the Charlotte City Council voted unanimously to invest $8 million of tourism taxes towards the project as well as approve rezoning. The building is intended for research symposia and academic […]

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What we know about Hurricane Florence

What we know about Hurricane Florence

The path of Hurricane Florence is constantly being monitored. This post will be updated with changing weather conditions and the responses of the University. Here is what we currently know: As of Sunday, September 16 the storm was downgraded to a tropical depression with a sustained wind speed of 35 mph and moving at 8 […]

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Sports

Marshall struck by 49ers volleyball

Marshall struck by 49ers volleyball

The Marshall Thundering Herd fell to the 49ers 3-2 Friday, Sept. 21. This interconference match was a back and forth contest as both teams battled it out until the end.  The Thundering Herd struck first by winning the first two sets. The 49ers ended up coming back and winning the final three sets to capture the […]

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Charlotte falls to Kentucky 1-0

Charlotte falls to Kentucky 1-0

It was a cool, muggy evening in Lexington, Kentucky when the Charlotte 49ers battled against the Kentucky Wildcats after coming off a 2-2 tie against conference opponent Louisville Cardinals. The Niners went on to fall to the Wildcats 1-0, not performing offensively the way that they needed to. Charlotte entered the match hoping to build […]

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49ers put away the Panthers

49ers put away the Panthers

The Charlotte 49ers (5-3, 1-0 C-USA) took on the FIU Panthers (0-10, 0-2 C-USA) this Thursday night, Sept. 20th at Transamerica field in a 5-1 win at home. The 49ers were led by junior forward Megan Greene who recorded a hat trick against FIU. Other leaders of the game included junior mid-fielder Jamie Fankhauser with two shots […]

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Charlotte draws with No. 6 Louisville

Charlotte draws with No. 6 Louisville

The Charlotte 49ers (3-1-1) went up 2-0 in the first half against the No. 6 ranked Louisville Cardinals (4-1-1), but the Niners struggled in the second half, leading to a 2-2 overtime draw. Charlotte pulled ahead early, scoring the first goal of the game in the sixth minute when redshirt sophomore, Patrick Hogan, scored off […]

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Going With the Flo

Going With the Flo

With a Category 4 hurricane approaching much of North and South Carolina during the week of Sept. 10th, it was unclear early on whether or not the Niners and the Monarchs would meet as planned. Eventually, the decision was made to move the game from Saturday, Sept. 15th to Thursday, Sept. 13th at 4 p.m. […]

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Charlotte rebounds with win over Monarchs

Charlotte rebounds with win over Monarchs

As Hurricane Florence approaches, the 49ers faced off against the Old Dominion Monarchs Thursday, Sept. 13. This inter-conference game was a back-and-forth outing that ended with Charlotte beating the Monarchs 28-25. Coming off of a 9-45 loss to Appalachian State last Saturday, the 49ers came out of the gate hot with an 18-yard touchdown pass […]

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Lifestyle

Gillian Flynn’s “Dark Places”: A Book Review

Gillian Flynn’s “Dark Places”: A Book Review

“Dark Places” is a best selling murder mystery novel by Gillian Flynn. Flynn is famous for her mystery novels, namely for her book “Gone Girl,” which received even more acclaim for its film adaptation. “Dark Places,” as a novel, has been overshadowed by other works in this author’s catalogue, but it is no less fascinating, […]

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The Bright Sessions: A Podcast Review

The Bright Sessions: A Podcast Review

The Bright Sessions, a gripping science fiction audio drama, tells the story of several patients’ therapy sessions with one, Dr. Joan Bright. These patients come from various walks of life and struggle with the same mental burdens that many of us do. The twist is these burdens are amplified by the fact that they have […]

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The Sun Signs

The Sun Signs

Have you ever wondered how Zodiac signs actually pertain to who you are and how they affect the way you react to the happenings of life? Well, here’s a guide to how your sun sign, the most widely known sign of the Zodiacs, contributes to who you are in regards to your style and life […]

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Tips For Surviving Your Freshman Year

Tips For Surviving Your Freshman Year

You’ve been thinking about your freshman year of college since the day you walked off the stage at your high school graduation, and if you’re normal, you’ve been thinking about it since before that. But you were never taught how life would be on your own, so how do you figure it out? I wish […]

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Fall Into Fashion

Fall Into Fashion

Welcome back! Fall classes are in session and so will the fashion trends for the new season that will hit all stores soon. Goodbye sundresses and bikinis! Well…maybe not in the next couple of weeks just yet, as we all know, it’s been quite hot. Even too hot for jeans. Have any of you noticed […]

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SURVIVAL GUIDE: Light rail 101

SURVIVAL GUIDE: Light rail 101

Congratulations! You picked UNC Charlotte as your school, which means you are enrolled at one of the few universities in the country with a train on campus. With just your student ID, you have the power to travel to some the best parts of Charlotte — NoDa, Uptown and South End — without ever getting in […]

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A&E

‘Archipelago’ is an Exploration of Loneliness and Love Stories

‘Archipelago’ is an Exploration of Loneliness and Love Stories

Two individuals, a man and a woman, keep running into each other in unexpected places. They dated as young adults, but that was years ago. However, when they do stumble into one another, the connection seems instant. They transform into their past selves and almost immediately are drawn to one another. This seems to occur […]

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Aphex Twin – “Collapse” EP Review

Aphex Twin – “Collapse” EP Review

Richard D. James returns with a new Aphex Twin project, “Collapse EP.” Hints of the EP’s release were noted when the Aphex Twin logo was spotted around underground stations in London. This new EP continues a series of music projects James has made since he brought back the Aphex Twin moniker. For a man who […]

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‘Love Never Dies’ Really Needs To

‘Love Never Dies’ Really Needs To

WARNING: This review contains major spoilers for the plot of “Love Never Dies.” I love musical theater. This has been the status quo of my life for as long as I can remember. I seriously cannot even tell you what the first musical I ever saw was. This makes it hard to dislike shows (though […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mandy’ is a strikingly lovely callback to classic horror cinema

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mandy’ is a strikingly lovely callback to classic horror cinema

  Two souls deep in love. A pack of monstrous cultists willed by intoxicated egos. Dreamscapes dripping neon across a scathed mountain topography. The pupils of all eyes dilated by adrenaline, hallucinogens and pure, unwavering rage. Muddled religion collided with the solemn, convicted prayers of a man shattered by loss. This is the peculiar chemical […]

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GAMING REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’

GAMING REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’

Warning: The following review contains minor plot and character elements from early on in the story. The history of games involving “Spider-Man” is a long one, beginning with a modest title on the Atari 2600, which focused on the hero simply scaling a building to reach Green Goblin at the top. Jump forward to when […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘MM 54’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘MM 54’

Spoiler Warning for Season 4, Episode 14 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed. As Season 4 of “Fear the Walking Dead” chugs toward the finale, the season really starts to pick up with yet another strong episode that […]

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Opinion

Two Years Later

Two Years Later

Two years ago, an event unfolded that shook Charlotte to its core. Keith Lamont Scott was stopped by police officers when they saw him exit his car with a handgun. Authorities have said that Scott did not comply when officers commanded him to drop his weapon. This led Officer Brentley Vinson to use deadly force […]

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Change the Name

Change the Name

If we engraved our buildings with quotes of those they honor instead of their names, what would our campus look like? Popp-Martin Student Union might say, “I stand on the shoulders of giants.” The Cone Center might say “This too shall pass.” Jerry Richardson Stadium might say, “Show me how you wiggle to get those […]

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Celebrating, Not Capitalizing

Celebrating, Not Capitalizing

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and dance club located in New York City. The Stonewall Inn was a space that accepted even the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly trans and gender non-conforming people of color, a group that […]

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Adjunct Appreciation

Adjunct Appreciation

According to the American Association of University Professors, only 21 percent of professors in the United States were full-time tenured faculty in 2011. In the same report, it was also found that 51 percent of college faculty are only part-time workers and another 19 percent are non-tenure track. Although it may not always be the […]

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A Little Rouge

A Little Rouge

The cosmetics industry has evolved into an industry worth over and estimated $80 billion, and growing. Makeup has been around for thousands of years, but with the rise of social media and millennial’s craving for self-expression, the cosmetic industry is booming. Although the cosmetics industry continues to swell, so does the controversy surrounding it. Cosmetic […]

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The Dignity  in Dying

The Dignity in Dying

Imagine being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Your faculties start failing you slowly; your eyesight, then you motor ability. You start forget names and people. You need help eating and walking. You are in constant pain and don’t see and ending near. You are desperate for relief, but you know the pain it would cause […]

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Photos

Photos: Miguel The Ascention Tour 2018

Photos: Miguel The Ascention Tour 2018

 Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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Haven49 remains untenable

Haven49 remains untenable

 Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Update Two: Haven49 emailed residents on the evening of September 18 to inform them that the move-in date will be postponed for a fourth time, now opening on September 29. The email explained that Hurricane Florence delayed the construction crew after several workers returned home to be with their families […]

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Photos: Jason Aldean High Noon Neon Tour

Photos: Jason Aldean High Noon Neon Tour

 Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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Photos: 3OH!3 at the last Vans Warped Tour

Photos: 3OH!3 at the last Vans Warped Tour

 Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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Photos: Mayday Parade at the last Vans Warped Tour

Photos: Mayday Parade at the last Vans Warped Tour

 Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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Photos: Tonight Alive at the last Vans Warped Tour

Photos: Tonight Alive at the last Vans Warped Tour

 Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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