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A walk through the Botanical Gardens

A walk through the Botanical Gardens

A car swooshes past at 25 mph as a dark green bus slows down to a stop. The doors fly open and students hop on their commute as others exit the back, carrying heavy backpacks with heads down, eyes on their phones. For just a moment, they pop their heads up and look both ways […]

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Niner Central is now open

Niner Central is now open

RIP to the candy counter and hello Niner Central. Don’t worry, you can still satisfy that sweet tooth and more at UNC Charlotte’s newest one-stop shop for administrative services. On March 13, Niner Central opened to the UNC Charlotte student body and held a grand opening celebration on March 21. Niner Central is a single […]

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Fed up with dining hall hours

Fed up with dining hall hours

Students are fed up with dining hall hours, or at least that’s what a recent survey indicates. A Student Government Association (SGA) survey of 1,254 people conducted during the spring elections found 96 percent of students are in favor of extending dining hall hours. SGA passed a bill to recognize these grievances. The legislation, sponsored […]

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Local architect firm gives students tour of Uptown projects

Local architect firm gives students tour of Uptown projects

At the base of every great building is a solid foundation. For a considerable number of employees at The RBA Group, Inc., that foundation is UNC Charlotte. Charles Trowell, an associate architect at the firm, received his bachelor of architecture from UNC Charlotte in 2017. Trowell is staying true to his 49er roots with his […]

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Healthcare summit highlights opioid epidemic

Healthcare summit highlights opioid epidemic

In front of a crowd of over 300 of North Carolina’s top healthcare executives, former congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of late Sen. Ted Kennedy, opened up about his struggles with a disease facing over 21.5 million Americans today: substance abuse disorder. He recalled growing up in a household with alcoholic parents where mental health issues […]

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Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

Jamal Ibrahim and Salema Merza, two members of an ancient Middle Eastern ethnoreligious minority, the Yazidis, were among few to immigrate to the U.S. and escape their hometown of Sinjar before attacks by ISIS. They visited UNC Charlotte last week to share their experiences. Merza is the deputy director of women’s affairs for the global organizations […]

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Sports

49ers host Green-White game

49ers host Green-White game

This past Saturday, the Charlotte 49ers took the field and the lights came on for the sixth annual Spring Game. This coming fall season will be Charlotte’s fourth season as an FBS level program and as a member of Conference USA. “It’s just a matter of people seeing us now for three full seasons in Division One football, so […]

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Charlotte pitching shuts down High Point

Charlotte pitching shuts down High Point

Charlotte scored five unanswered runs to make up for an early two-run deficit to beat High Point 5-2. High Point (20-16) broke a scoreless ballgame up in the fourth getting a couple of two-out runs for a 2-0 lead. Tanner Wells drove in the first with a two-out double down the left field line. JJ […]

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Back to the lab

Back to the lab

March Madness has just ended. Villanova won the title on the men’s side, while Notre Dame hit two consecutive buzzer beaters in the Final Four to win the title for the women. At Charlotte, the offseason women’s basketball workouts have started up, and there’s a familiar face in the gym: Tanisha Wright. However, Wright is […]

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Women’s Tennis: Keeping tabs on Tai

Women’s Tennis: Keeping tabs on Tai

On a cool and overcast Friday afternoon, junior Tai Martin once again found herself playing the game she loves in a home match against Davidson. “Three dribbles before I serve and two leg slaps before I return,” Martin said about her favorite rituals. However, these gestures are more second nature than superstition for a player […]

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Charlotte walks off Charleston Southern

Charlotte walks off Charleston Southern

Charlotte (16-16) snapped their six-game losing streak tonight against Charleston Southern (11-24) with a huge walk off winning 3-2. It was a very competitive contest between the two teams, however Charlotte had some bad moments throughout the contest committing five errors. Charlotte started off the game with a bang with Reece Hampton hitting the only […]

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Walking with a purpose

Walking with a purpose

Once again the Charlotte 49er Athletic Department put on their annual Epilepsy Stroll. This is an event that is true to the heart of the department. Deputy Athletic Director Darin Spease has a son who has battled with the disease since the age of two. Spease’s family was fortunate enough to be able to afford […]

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Lifestyle

Five Reasons Why You Should Register For Classes Outside of Your Major

Five Reasons Why You Should Register For Classes Outside of Your Major

Every student’s ultimate goal in college is to graduate with a specific degree that will get them the job they desire. Once general education classes are complete, it’s all about registering for classes that count towards your major. Though the goal is to be proficient in a particular field of study, many universities encourage students […]

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Professionalism: The Interview

Professionalism: The Interview

It’s job-cuffing season! As the spring semester comes to a close and final exams are in view, all we need is another thing to be worried about—getting a summer job. Whether you’re approaching graduation and in search of your dream job, applying for summer internships or even just a summer job to bring in some […]

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Ceviche for Spring

Ceviche for Spring

  It feels like it is spring already, so why not start it off with something delicious like ceviche. Ceviche is a very popular seafood appetizer in Latin America. There are different types of ceviche and the one we have today is ceviche de camarónes (shrimp). The main ingredients you’ll find in any ceviche are, […]

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Humans of UNCC: Meet Lauren Pope

Humans of UNCC: Meet Lauren Pope

“I chose to pursue a career in elementary education due to the influences I had growing up from my teachers. I had an awesome first grade teacher. Being a teacher is really rewarding and you get to have a true impact on your students. I plan to incorporate fun things into my classroom so that […]

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It’s Just Simply Complicated

It’s Just Simply Complicated

Relationships can be complicated because every person is different, and every relationship is different. There is no exact formula for a successful relationship and there is no such thing as a perfect one either. Although there are perfect relationships in a sense. See where it’s complicated? But I will explain it all. As college students […]

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Humans of UNCC Meet: Chase Smith

Humans of UNCC Meet: Chase Smith

“My biggest goal for the spring semester is to have an internship picked out and in line for my senior year. I’m an exercise science major, and it is required for us to have an internship in the spring semester of our senior year, so I have a year to find my internship.”    

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A&E

Holi Moli 2018

Holi Moli 2018

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a game-breaking prologue to an intriguing finale

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a game-breaking prologue to an intriguing finale

NOTICE: There are NO SPOILERS in this review. There’s a lot to be unpacked here, and I’m not going to sit here and pretend like all of my feelings are lined up perfectly in a row for careful analysis. Nor do I really think it’s a film that requires that as its main goal here is to […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Journey Into Night’

TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Journey Into Night’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 1 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. After a violent conclusion to the first season of HBO’s acclaimed adaptation of “Westworld,” the second season of the series based on Michael Crichton’s science fiction story finally returns — this time with a set of deadly […]

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Retroactive: The Pop Culture that Shaped Us

Retroactive: The Pop Culture that Shaped Us

Jeffrey Kopp (A&E Editor) Movie: “Tarzan” (1999) – This is a film that hits me in the feels every single time that I watch it. The soundtrack by Phil Collins adds so much emotional depth to the movie; “Two Worlds” and “You’ll Be in My Heart” are the definite standouts. This is by far my […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Another Day in the Diamond’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Another Day in the Diamond’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 4, Episode 2 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed.  All that is old has not been thrown away for the new as the second episode of “Fear the Walking Dead’s” fourth season proves […]

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Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

In the most unlikely place, Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 album “DAMN.” This was the first time a Hip-Hop album and the first non-Jazz or Classical album to win in the music category. To be honest, I wasn’t aware about the fact the Pulitzer Prize has a music category; because when […]

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Opinion

The “grade  A” problem

The “grade A” problem

You stay awake all night to study, forgo social activities and your grades have become the number one thing on your priorities list. Some might consider you to be the epitome of a proactive student. Others may try to encourage your “dedication.” I, on the other hand, would caution you to stop. College is an […]

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Defense of Insanity

Defense of Insanity

Imagine that you’ve been summoned to serve your civil duty as a juror in a high-profile court case. Trial day rolls around, you find your seat in the jury box and you watch as sobbing spectators, some family of the victims and others family of the perpetrator begin to file in. The judge hammers his […]

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The “New” Kid

The “New” Kid

Think back to your freshman year. Remember the terrifying feeling of being surrounded by people you don’t know and not knowing how to get anywhere. Now, imagine having to do that twice. This might seem like an absolute nightmare to some, but it is the utter reality for all transfer students. The only difference is […]

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The Painful Secrets Behind the Passion

The Painful Secrets Behind the Passion

It’s an amazing feelings, going out on a first date with a handsome guy. You have so much in common. He is sweet, charismatic, and funny. One date turns into three, then five, then seven, now you are exclusive and you tell everyone you know that you have a boyfriend/significant other. Months go by, you […]

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Pay Her: Stripper’s Rights

Pay Her: Stripper’s Rights

There are two phases unique to the college experience: one, accepting party invitations from randos on the only_49ers Snapchat story; two, feeling so frustrated with one’s grades, coursework, and student debt that less conventional career options feel more acceptable. By that I mean: at one point or another, everybody has slammed a book shut, slid […]

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CMS’ Multicultural Debate

CMS’ Multicultural Debate

On Tuesday, January 23rd, I attended a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board public hearing. They were discussing a revision to their multicultural clause, which describes different cultures and identities that are protected in the classroom. The revision would make the clause now include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Of the roughly 30 people that spoke […]

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Photos

Holi Moli 2018

Holi Moli 2018

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor.

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Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor.

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Photos: Niner Central is now open

Photos: Niner Central is now open

Niner Central is a single location in the Cone building for multiple services including financial aid, student accounts, billing and tuition, and more. Photos by Darius Simms.

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Campus Cleanup 2018

Campus Cleanup 2018

Photos by Jordan Gorski.

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Photos by Darius Simms.

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Light Rail Grand Opening

Light Rail Grand Opening

Photos by Darius Simms, Chimena Ihebuzor and Jordan Gorski.

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