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Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

There are a few phrases that college students aren’t fond of. Among them are “cumulative exam,” “textbook required” and “8 a.m.” But one of the most common is “Friday classes.” Chancellor Philip Dubois sent out a mass email Tuesday announcing that there would be change in class scheduling come the fall 2018 semester. For the […]

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GPSG votes on Election Act

GPSG votes on Election Act

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) will hold the fourth GPSG senate meeting of this academic year. GPSG Senators will have the opportunity to vote on the “GPSG Elections Act.” This act would abolish the existing election system in which only Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Senators have the right to […]

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Center for Counseling and Psychological Services named for Christine Price

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services named for Christine Price

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) not only has a new location, but also a new name. On Oct. 30, a ceremony was held to dedicate the new building to UNC Charlotte alumna Christine Price. Outside the new CAPS building, a plaque recognizes Christine Price. Christine Price earned a Bachelor of Arts in […]

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UNC Charlotte honors veterans

UNC Charlotte honors veterans

The Veteran Services Office and the Student Veterans of America sponsored a weeklong celebration to honor veterans Nov. 6 through Nov. 11. Curtis Chancy, president of Student Veterans Association, didn’t task the week long celebration alone. “It was kind of a combined effort from all of the work studies, Student Veterans Association and the Dean […]

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Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

Student volunteers walked the campus Thursday evening, accompanied by police officers, as they marked safety hazards and made suggestions for ways to make campus more secure. Volunteers marked with tape lights that were out or too dim, railings that weren’t sturdy, and blue lights that were not functioning. The annual Campus Safety Tour happens one […]

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Sports

Charlotte falls to College of Charleston

Charlotte falls to College of Charleston

Charlotte got off to a slow start, which they could not come back from Saturday night against the College of Charleston. The 49ers shot 31.3 percent in the first half, 1-for-7 from three and 50 percent from the free throw line. In the second half, the 49ers (1-2) shot a lot better, 56.7 percent from […]

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Charlotte tame Bulldogs, 51-47

Charlotte tame Bulldogs, 51-47

Laia Raventos dropped 19 points, including two go-ahead jumpers in the final two minutes, Amaya Ransom added 10 points and six rebounds, and the Charlotte 49ers outlasted the UNC Asheville Bulldogs 51-47 in a low scoring affair. Charlotte also got help from redshirt sophomore forward Jaida Robinson, who tallied 10 rebounds and three blocks, and […]

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49ers falter versus Scarlet Knights

49ers falter versus Scarlet Knights

Freshman Octavia Wilson dropped 21 points, senior Amaya Ransom added 15, but their efforts were not enough as the Charlotte 49ers fell to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at home, 77-54. The Niners (1-2), who were playing their second Power 5 opponent in a week, struggled to take care of the ball and to score against […]

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Charlotte suffers first loss; Davis gets 1000th point

Charlotte suffers first loss; Davis gets 1000th point

The Niners (1-1) were unable to comeback in their road game at Oklahoma State and lost the game 83-65. The loss seemed to be a combination of failing to knock down as many shots and preventing the Cowboys (2-0) from doing so, as well as the Niners could have. With any loss comes experiences to […]

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Matt Kenseth emotionally captures Phoenix victory

Matt Kenseth emotionally captures Phoenix victory

45-year old Matt Kenseth has experienced a rollercoaster-ride like none other in what will most likely be his final year competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The Cambridge, WI native broke the news back in July at Kentucky Speedway that he wouldn’t be returning to compete at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018 as […]

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Lifestyle

The Man in the Gray Long Sleeve Shirt

The Man in the Gray Long Sleeve Shirt

After having a long, hard day, I decided that I was going to do something that was going to make me happy. Who would have known that in the midst of me attempting to cheer myself up, I would be putting myself in one of the most dangerous situations of my life. Last Thursday was […]

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Latin Dancing

Latin Dancing

Three words… WHAT. A. RUSH!! So let me tell you exactly what happened to have made it such a rush. It started with Tuesday night’s LASO Meeting at 7 pm, it turned out to not be just any ordinary meeting but a Latin dance workshop. That night we “learned” how to dance a Dominican dance […]

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Social Life Dos and Don’ts

Social Life Dos and Don’ts

Everyone knows while college life is mainly about acquiring an education in a specific field of study and preparing yourself for the real world, the social aspect of college is extremely significant to students as well. As the saying goes, college is the time of your life, the time you will meet your ‘forever friends’ […]

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Humans of UNCC Meet: Ashley Williams

Humans of UNCC Meet: Ashley Williams

UNC Charlotte represents unity and the acceptance of all. I won’t be able to ever understand why anyone would want to viciously offend another race of people. Disrespecting other races shows signs of racism, irresponsibility and immaturity and I do not stand by it. The only way to make a change is to put out […]

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Boy Scouts Now Accepting Girls

Boy Scouts Now Accepting Girls

When I was little, I distinctly remember the impact the Boys and Girls Scouts had on me when they came to speak in my elementary class. I am not sure what grade it was, perhaps kindergarten or first grade. A woman came and gathered us around in class, and spoke about what the Girl Scouts […]

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A&E

Lyrical Swords

Lyrical Swords

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor. On Nov. 16, in the Popp Martin Student Union of UNC Charlotte, students were able to partake in and gather to watch the joining of hip-hop and the human competitive nature that goes on to create what we call rap. With the expert guest DJ, Slic Vic, the ever hilarious emcee, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Star’ is an importantly mediocre animated film

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Star’ is an importantly mediocre animated film

I’m not a particularly religious person, so I am not the target audience when it comes to “The Star,” but I’m definitely open-minded enough to go into the film and judge it on its merits as a film alone, rather than trying to connect religiously to the story that I just can’t connect to. But […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonder’ is a rare breed of family film with a message

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonder’ is a rare breed of family film with a message

Films with messages aren’t uncommon in Hollywood, and even family films with messages aren’t uncommon, either. That being said, films like “Wonder” don’t come around often, where the resounding principle behind the whole film is the message that it conveys through its story. Films like these can go one of two ways, 1. They can […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘American Horror Story: Cult’

TV REVIEW: ‘American Horror Story: Cult’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7 of “American Horror Story.” Minor spoilers from previous seasons will also be discussed. It’s no secret that the 2016 Presidential Election changed the world, some say for the better and some say for the worse. “American Horror Story” is a series that has always pushed the boundaries and explored topics that […]

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Speak Up

Speak Up

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor. Each semester, Campus Activities Board adds a Poetry Open Mic Night to their schedule. The event is typically hosted by a guest poet, such as last year’s Jasmine Mans. Of course, as it is an open mic night, the floor is open to students as well. Though students hesitate to sign […]

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Opinion

Texas Terror

Texas Terror

Walking into church on a Sunday morning, ready to come together with family and friends. Ready to sing songs, clap, dance even shout if it comes. Then, shots fired, people screaming, babies crying panic ensues. This was the scene last Sunday when 26-year-old Devin Kelley, former Air Force airman, opened fire on worshipers in First […]

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The Right to Protest

The Right to Protest

You’d have to be living under a rock (or maybe University Crossings) to not know who they are. Two skinny white guys in khakis and tucked-in t-shirts, a girl in a bonnet and an ankle-length cotton dress, all toting a couple kids and some very, very graphic signs. They make a habit of standing in […]

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Long Distance Dating

Long Distance Dating

Starting college is every cliché that everyone says it is; you are starting a new chapter in your life and about to discover the type of individual you want to be. However, no matter how desperate some of us may be to leave behind our old lives and go off to something new, there are […]

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Shoulder to Shoulder

Shoulder to Shoulder

On the first day of school at San Benito School in Hollister, California, around 50 girls and two boys were called to the office for violating dress code, for a rule that had not previously been enforced. Of those girls and boys, about 20 were sent home for wearing supposedly “revealing clothing,” because the administration […]

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Broken Promises

Broken Promises

Last year, as he was vying for the presidency, Donald Trump made a stop in West Virginia for a campaign rally. During his stump speech, he praised the coal miners of Appalachia and vowed to revive the stagnating coal industry— to the point where miners would be “working their asses off.” In a show of […]

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Photos

Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Imagine Dragons play at Spectrum Center on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Portugal. The Man, Lido and Maybird play at The Fillmore on Friday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Lil Dicky and Zedd headline at Breakaway Music Festival in the AvidXchange Music Factory on Saturday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Photos: The Devil Wears Prada at The Underground

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada at The Underground

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The Devil Wears Prada plays at The Underground on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC as part of their No Sun No Moon tour along with Veil of Maya, Silent Planet, and Thousand Below.

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Photos: Light rail construction

Photos: Light rail construction

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction continues through the summer months in an effort to finish the Lynx Blue Line Extension, which will connect uptown Charlotte to campus, by March 2018. The original opening was planned for August 2017.

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