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All hands in at “Helping Hands”

All hands in at “Helping Hands”

One of UNC Charlotte’s organizations, The Helping Hands Project, combines the newest technology campus has to offer with an interdisciplinary group of students with the goal of changing the lives of kids with disabilities. They utilize 3D printers in the Makerspace in Woodward Hall to create basic prosthetics that enable the kids to play sports […]

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University moves from clickers to “Poll Everywhere”

University moves from clickers to “Poll Everywhere”

Starting this summer, students will be swapping their clickers for their smartphones, laptops and tablets as the University makes the transition from student response system Turning Technologies to Poll Everywhere, which can be used as an app. The Clicker Evaluation committee, a group of 40 faculty, staff and student representatives, announced the decision on Feb. 17. UNC Charlotte used […]

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Crime Blotter: March 18 – March 24

Crime Blotter: March 18 – March 24

Accident March 18 Lot 29 – While backing out of a marked parking space, driver of vehicle one struck vehicle two causing damage to both vehicles. Vehicle two was exiting the lot. No injuries were reported. March 20  Cameron Boulevard – While turning left from Chancellors Place onto Cameron Boulevard, driver of vehicle one struck […]

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Meet the candidates: Tracey Allsbrook, Bryan McCollom

Meet the candidates: Tracey Allsbrook, Bryan McCollom

Tracey Allsbrook, a junior communication and political science double major, is running for student body president. Allsbrook currently holds the position of senator for Liberal Arts and Sciences and Academic Affairs chairwoman. She also works as a Niner Guide, an office assistant for Intramural Sports and is a member of The Iota Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma […]

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Meet the candidates: Lauren Bullock, Kevin Hines

Meet the candidates: Lauren Bullock, Kevin Hines

Lauren Bullock, a senior sociology major is running for student body president. Her desire to run for the position has been fueled for her passion for education as well as her desire to help other students succeed. Bullock wants to either work for Teach for America in Hawaii or the Peace Corps in South America […]

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Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

As a part of Niner Palooza, the Student Government Association (SGA) organized the “Why Fair” on Thursday in the CHHS/COED Plaza to kick off SGA elections. Niner Palooza is a series of events that gets students involved with the elections, starting with the Why Fair, then the Debate Pep Rally, then the Election Debate at the […]

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SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

Student body president and vice president candidates went head to head Thursday at 5 p.m. during the Student Government Association (SGA) Election Debate. It was presidential candidate Lauren Bullock with running mate Kevin Hines up against presidential candidate Tracey Allsbrook and running mate Bryan McCollom. While Allsbrook and McCollom talked a lot about campus safety […]

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Sports

Kyle Larson sweeps the weekend in California

Kyle Larson sweeps the weekend in California

Kyle Larson entered Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway riding a three race streak of runner-up finishes, but after 400 miles of racing, he’s finally able to take off the bridesmaids dress. Larson led the field to the green flag in Sunday’s Auto Club 400, and it didn’t take long for the action to start […]

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Kyle Larson on pole for Sunday’s California race

Kyle Larson on pole for Sunday’s California race

Kyle Larson’s goal for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 is to break his streak of second-place finishes. In the first four races of the 2017 season, the Elk Grove, CA native just hasn’t been able to seal the deal. But he will have a good shot at doing so on Sunday. In Friday evening’s Monster Energy […]

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Baseball gets dismantled by Wake Forest

Baseball gets dismantled by Wake Forest

The Charlotte 49ers (13-8) had no response for the Wake Forest (16-6) offense, losing 13-4 in a game that took over 24 hours to complete due to rain and lighting Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark, forcing the teams to finish the last 6.2 innings at Charlotte’s Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium. With runners at first […]

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Will NASCAR once again find its March Madness in California?

Will NASCAR once again find its March Madness in California?

Car chases and bumper-to-bumper traffic don’t normally come to mind when one ponders the positives of life in California. But when NASCAR rolls into town, thousands of racing enthusiasts couldn’t be anymore pleased. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set to invade Southern California this weekend for the 20th annual Auto Club 400 at […]

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Haley Wiseman is Pitch Perfect

Haley Wiseman is Pitch Perfect

On Friday, Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m., history was made at the D.L. Phillips Softball Complex. It wasn’t the highest scoring game by the Charlotte 49ers, nor was it the most intense softball game held in the complex. It was, however,  a huge day for junior pitcher, Haley Wiseman. Not only did she throw a no-hitter […]

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Ogunjobi talks character and process

Ogunjobi talks character and process

Some people wait their entire life to get the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of scouts to someday get drafted and play at the highest level the sport has to offer. Charlotte’s Larry Ogunjobi received that chance on March 5 in Indianapolis, becoming the first 49er to partake in the NFL Combine, before […]

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By a long shot

By a long shot

Victoria Merriweather entered the history books for Charlotte athletics after recording a third place finish in the NCAA National Championships for weight throws, holding the best finish by a female athlete in program history. After transferring high schools her sophomore year, Merriweather’s new track coach told her she would be a thrower. The senior track […]

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Lifestyle

Humans of Dijon: Samuel

Humans of Dijon: Samuel

(Samuel is a student studying French at CIEF – Centre International d’Études Françaises) “I’ve liked French since I was around 12 years old (or something like that) because my step-grandmother spoke French, my step-sisters and mother spoke French – everyone in my family spoke French.  They lived in France some years ago, and then they […]

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Humans of Dijon: Monsieur Tourage

Humans of Dijon: Monsieur Tourage

“J’ai travaillé ici depuis presque 35 ans et j’ai rencontré 35 different nationalities jusqu’à maintenant.  Je suis très content pour ça, et j’ai beaucoup d’amis qui sont de partouts, qui étaient les étudiants mais ont des maries et des enfants maintenant.  J’ai vu aussi d’autres histoires ici avec des étudiants étrangers par exemples, une américaine […]

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Humans of Dijon: Pascale Ducamin

Humans of Dijon: Pascale Ducamin

(Pascale is a French professor at the Université de Bourgogne) Je suis contre les stéréotypes qui sont transmis souvent par le media ou par les rumeurs stupides…etc.  J’ai beaucoup voyage du monde et j’ai toujours remarqué ca j’ai des images forcement avant de partir et quand j’arriver dans le pays, ce n’est pas forcement comme […]

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Humans of Dijon: Stéphan Dugois

Humans of Dijon: Stéphan Dugois

Meet Stéphan Dugois: French professor extraordinaire and lover of humor, culture, and humanity. “*Je ne parle pas l’anglais très bien, mais je peux dire: Move your body, shake that ass.  Do you like my French accent?” (He laughs at himself as he asks this).   * I don’t speak English very well, but I can say:…  ~ […]

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Five Quick Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Five Quick Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Gifts! Some of us like to give them, others like to receive them, but one thing is certain: they are meant to be a fun way to show others how much we appreciate them. Most of us can agree that receiving a gift is fun, but watching another person’s excitement as they open your gift […]

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Why Not Having A Valentine’s Day Date Is Okay

Why Not Having A Valentine’s Day Date Is Okay

It’s that time of year again, romance is in the air. Walking through campus you are constantly greeted with couples holding hands. Everywhere you turn there is another Instagram picture of a girl receiving flowers and going on a date with her significant other, making you feel depressed and alone. So, what is the game […]

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Tasting the love one drink at a time!

Tasting the love one drink at a time!

Love is in the air… and in your drink! If you are familiar with the secret menu from Starbucks, you know there are many different drinks that you can try that are perfect for this Valentine’s Day. I decided to try the ¨Love on the Rocks¨ refresher from the Starbucks secret menu, and I found […]

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A&E

TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Zero Hour’

TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Zero Hour’

Spoiler Warning: The following review contains spoilers for “Zero Hour” and for previous episodes of “Star Wars Rebels.” In tradition with the finales being hour long events, “Zero Hour” brings all the stops for Thrawn’s big invasion of Phoenix Squadron’s base. The episode begins with the Rebels preparing for their attack on Lothal, which they have […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Sense of an Ending’ is a lovely mystery that makes the mundane wondrous

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Sense of an Ending’ is a lovely mystery that makes the mundane wondrous

For the first time in such a long time that I can’t even recall whether or not I’ve done it before at all, I sat down in a movie theater, let the lights go down and began to watch a film I had not seen the trailer for. Every single time I sit down for […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Something They Need’

TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Something They Need’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 15 of “The Walking Dead.” In this penultimate episode of Season 7 of “The Walking Dead,” it becomes absolutely clear that the upcoming war is being set up to be one of the most epic story arcs ever featured in the series. The current set of storylines has been […]

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Breakdown of Drake’s “More Life”

Breakdown of Drake’s “More Life”

Random Person: So, I hear there is new Drake music out. Me: Ah yes, you mean the “More Life” playlist. Playlist? It’s basically just a new album, but he’s calling it a playlist. The reason for this might be because it’s just available on streaming platforms, or it doesn’t really have any structure like you […]

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CONCERT REVIEW: 15th Anniversary of Simple Plan

CONCERT REVIEW: 15th Anniversary of Simple Plan

It’s rare to find bands still together after 15 years, but Simple Plan has just done that. Simple Plan has original band members after 15 years. They are best friends constantly doing tours and travelling around the world. Seems like the perfect life for a musician. I have been a big fan of Simple Plan […]

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A Dangerous Serenity: The Art of Sanskrit

A Dangerous Serenity: The Art of Sanskrit

Photos by Chris Crews.   There is always a sense of serenity when walking towards the Student Union art gallery.  The sound of someone playing the piano carries down the hall joined by people chatting, and this time, the distinctive smell of barbecue sauce.  It’s a calming atmosphere, and it gives those who go a […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ is a misguided, martial arts misfire

TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ is a misguided, martial arts misfire

As the road towards this summer’s highly-anticipated “Defenders” series continues, the latest collaboration of Netflix and Marvel Studios was set to be the defining chapter of the gritty super-powered street heroes on the small screen. With “Marvel’s Iron Fist” introducing us to a character said to be just as powerful as Doctor Strange, the possibilities […]

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Opinion

Op-Ed: Six Months is a Lifetime

Op-Ed: Six Months is a Lifetime

It has been six months — half a year — since Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. It has been six months — half a year — since protesters shut down Old Concord Road, a stone’s throw from our University. The massive and impassioned protests that followed shook Charlotte’s establishment to […]

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Satire: The Light Rail that Thinks it Can

Satire: The Light Rail that Thinks it Can

A couple of weeks ago, the Niner Times reported that the light-rail connecting Uptown Charlotte to the University campus will be postponed. The opening, scheduled for August of 2017, will now be held, God willing, in March of 2018. However, this mostly went in one ear and out the other. The overwhelming consensus of the […]

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Op-Ed: Dubya & the Reichstag

Op-Ed: Dubya & the Reichstag

Over spring break I traveled with a group of friends to Milan, Berlin, and Paris. Among the many things we set out to see in our limited time in Europe was the German Reichstag in Berlin. The Reichstag is the seat of power in Germany, within which the Bundestag (or Parliament) meets for official legislative […]

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Satire: New Forms of Student Identification

Satire: New Forms of Student Identification

University officials have decided (effective immediately) that students will be issued campus-mandated Rubik’s Cubes as a new form of student identification. This ruling, made by a group of administrators behind closed doors — the famed “UNC Charlotte Illuminati” — is in response to the mass confusion taking place campus-wide regarding the appropriate instrument for the […]

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Op-Ed: A Nation of Refugees

Op-Ed: A Nation of Refugees

Our world is currently seeing the largest refugee crisis it has ever known. According to the World Bank and the United Nations, over 65 million people are currently displaced from their homes, 21.3 million of which are displaced because they have literally no other choice. Their flight is entirely involuntary. The report details these numbers […]

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Op-Ed: A Republican’s Olive Branch

Op-Ed: A Republican’s Olive Branch

If the Democratic party honestly wants to see the office of the presidency again, including the Congressional and Senatorial seats open in 2018, I would suggest they stop taking everything for granted. Trump won 2,622 counties out of the 3,112 counties for which there was collectible data in the United States; Hillary won 490. Trump […]

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Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Super Bowl LI champions, the New England Patriots. A lot of people seem to have an issue with the fact that several African-American players do not want to go to the White House because they don’t feel welcomed. Tight End Martellus Bennet tweeted before the Super […]

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Photos

Roll Bounce and R&B Feb. 28, 2017

Roll Bounce and R&B Feb. 28, 2017

Photos by Katelynn Pennington

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Student Art Showcase Reception October 20, 2016

Student Art Showcase Reception October 20, 2016

Photos by Austin Chaney.

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Haunted Union 2016

Haunted Union 2016

Photos by Austin Chaney and Pooja Pasupula.

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Freshman Common Reading: Find Me Unafraid

Freshman Common Reading: Find Me Unafraid

Authors Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner visited UNC Charlotte last Thursday to give a speech on their book “Find Me Unafraid”, a true story that follows their journey creating Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a social movement. Odede grew up in Kibera, the largest and poorest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Posner, originally from Denver, Colorado, […]

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Men’s Basketball holds scrimmage

Men’s Basketball holds scrimmage

On October 5th, the Men’s Basketball team held a scrimmage to let UNC Charlotte know where they stand. It was a fun and informal night.The team will be back on October 20th for Basketball Madness at the Halton Arena. Photos by Leysha Caraballo.

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UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week Photos

UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week Photos

Last week, UNC Charlotte held its annual Sustainability Week. Events this year included a Campus Cleanup, the Transportation Fair, and a Student Gathering. Each event worked to spread sustainable ideas and get students involved on campus to create green projects. Stand out organizations include Charlotte Green Initiative, Earth Club, and the Garden Club. Photos by […]

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Center City Lecture Series

Center City Lecture Series

A discussion about post-traumatic growth in clinical practice was lead by Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Both speakers are professors of psychology and practicing psychologists. The conversation was introduced with a humorous yet informative presentation delivered by Lawrence Calhoun. Later, the conversation continued with a lecture from Richard Tedeschi. […]

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