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Senate Update: On-campus dining discussed

Senate Update: On-campus dining discussed

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year April 20. Guest Speaker Director of Auxiliary Services Ana Alvarez addressed the Senate, mostly regarding dining services since Jody Thompson, liaison to Chartwell’s, could not attend the meeting. Alvarez started off by explaining all aspects of auxiliary services that includes […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed April 15 through April 21

Police Blotter: Reports filed April 15 through April 21

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety from April 15 through April 21. Accident April 18 Lot 25 – Officer took a report of a hit and run. April 21 East Deck Two – While backing, driver of vehicle 1 struck vehicle two. Vehicle two was […]

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UNC Charlotte celebrates Earth Day

UNC Charlotte celebrates Earth Day

Despite the rainy weather on Wednesday, the Earth Festival was in full swing under the dry breezeway of Colvard. Over 30 organizations came out to educate students walking to and from class on ways they can make an environmentally friendly difference on campus and in the world. A lot of the organizations and departments at […]

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Levine Hall provides a prestigious space for UNC Charlotte’s most prized students

Levine Hall provides a prestigious space for UNC Charlotte’s most prized students

  Driving through the main entrance of UNC Charlotte, students, staff, faculty and visitors are welcomed by the University’s most prestigious building, the Leon and Sandra Levine Residence Hall, which holds over 400 of the University’s most accomplished and capable students- members of the Levine Scholars Program and the Honors College. Opened in 2016, Levine Hall […]

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Harvard researcher presents “The Economics of Race” at TIAA Speaker Series

Harvard researcher presents “The Economics of Race” at TIAA Speaker Series

On April 12, Harvard University researcher and economics professor, Dr. Roland Fryer joined the UNC Charlotte community in the Student Union multipurpose room to present the sixth annual Teacher’s Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) Lecture, titled the “Economics of Race,” as a part of the Bank of America Civic Series. Fryer’s research focuses on a […]

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UNC Charlotte goes green during Campus Cleanup

UNC Charlotte goes green during Campus Cleanup

One hundred and five pounds of trash were collected in Belk Plaza on April 12 as volunteers, who spent their day picking up litter on campus and dropped off their trash bags one by one. The Campus Cleanup event is a UNC Charlotte tradition that occurs during Earth Month. Over 60 students, faculty and staff volunteered for extra credit, community service […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed April 8 through April 14

Police Blotter: Reports filed April 8 through April 14

The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety from April 8 – 13. Accident April 8 PVA Lot 19 – Vehicle one and vehicle two collided with each other while backing out of parking spaces. No injuries reported. April 13 Lot 30 – While parking, driver […]

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Sports

The Spring rush

The Spring rush

Spring practices have been going on since mid-March and are being topped off by the Spring game this Saturday, April 22.  The game allows players the opportunity to gear up and show the fan base what they have been working on over the offseason. From new coaches, a tough schedule and faces to watch for, […]

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Charlotte Motor Speedway enhancing road course layout

Charlotte Motor Speedway enhancing road course layout

Construction crews are hard at work at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the “roval” course that is rumored to be used for NASCAR races in the future. The road course layout is a mixture of both the well-known 1.5-mile oval and infield track. The course starts off at the track’s start/finish line, followed closely by a […]

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Charlotte’s All-Star Race gets new format

Charlotte’s All-Star Race gets new format

Change is nothing new in the NASCAR landscape, especially if you are considering the annual All-Star race. Every year the sanctioning body, incongruence with the racetrack, have been able to muster up a rash of ever-changing format ideas in order to try to enhance the drama and intensity of one of NASCAR’s most exciting nights. […]

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Distance makes the bonds grow stronger

Distance makes the bonds grow stronger

There is a love-hate relationship between students and the college experience. There’s love for the freedom, the people you meet, the opportunities that open up; and a hate for the busy schedules, the constant homework and missing family. After moving out of the house as a freshman, some students choose to only see their families […]

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Youthfulness Sure to Pay off for Niners

Youthfulness Sure to Pay off for Niners

The landscape of college sports is changing. In basketball and football, for example, it is rare to see seniors playing in prominent roles in the new era of declaring early for the draft. Many baseball players declare early as well. However, it’s a known fact that senior leadership and experience is invaluable and can’t be […]

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Niners fall to Winthrop, 3-2

Niners fall to Winthrop, 3-2

The Charlotte 49ers fell to the Winthrop Eagles, 3-2 Tuesday night at Mariam-Hayes Stadium. The 49ers held a 2-0 lead heading into the top of the ninth and then surrendered three runs that ultimately led to their defeat. In the second inning, senior TJ Nichting connected with his first hit of the game and landed […]

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What’s in a song?

What’s in a song?

For 15 seconds, a song defines a player. A walk-up song serves to set the tone for a player’s at-bat, songs range from country to rap and everything in between. While the song is important, it’s more about getting into a groove for second baseman Brett Netzer. “Routine is a big part of baseball, having […]

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Lifestyle

Why you should keep a job during college

Why you should keep a job during college

There are many reasons why you should or shouldn’t stick with a job throughout your college career. Of course it can be hard to balance work life with school life, but for the most part, having a job while in college is very beneficial.One reason why you should definitely get a job while going to […]

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Humans of UNCC Meet: Kam Fitzgibbons

Humans of UNCC Meet: Kam Fitzgibbons

I’m in the women’s and gender studies learning community and we do a lot of activism projects, we work for equality in charlotte and globally. We just finished a project this past weekend, we are doing this thing where we partner up with this program called girls rock and we work with young girls and […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Student Organization

5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Student Organization

When I was in the 7 grade, my social studies teacher had a conversation with my class about college. I remember him telling us that college was the best time of his entire life and we should all go to college. In my head I was very confused because I was thinking, why would anyone […]

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Humans of Dijon: Mohammed

Humans of Dijon: Mohammed

“Living in France has been hard because of the language, but I love the museums and monuments here and I love to travel.  Besides France, I’ve been to Qatar, Malaysia, the Maldives, Bahrain, Egypt, and Spain.  I would also love to see the U.S.” *I asked him if he planned to return to Dubai after […]

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Restaurant review: Rock bottom Brewery

Restaurant review: Rock bottom Brewery

If you find yourself in uptown Charlotte and want a good brewsky and comfort food, this is the place for you. Rock Bottom Brewery, located on the corner of North Tryon and W 7 st., is a local tavern with its own brewery and restaurant combination that serves craft beers and pub-style food. This is […]

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Humans of UNCC Meet: Emily Florio

Humans of UNCC Meet: Emily Florio

“Moving from New Jersey to North Carolina was an exciting, yet terrifying adventure for me. The thought of not making friends scared me, yet I find that joining different organizations have been a great way to branch out and I have made lifelong friends.”

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Humans of UNCC Meet: Tommy Stone

Humans of UNCC Meet: Tommy Stone

  “Hanging out with my little brother was awesome. We finally got to ride around at night just so we can binge eat Taco Bell. Video games and junk food took up the rest of that time while never sleeping before 4 am.”

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A&E

5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Student Organization

5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Student Organization

When I was in the 7 grade, my social studies teacher had a conversation with my class about college. I remember him telling us that college was the best time of his entire life and we should all go to college. In my head I was very confused because I was thinking, why would anyone […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Free Fire’ is a misfire

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Free Fire’ is a misfire

There was a lot of hype surrounding “Free Fire” in the months leading up to its release. Not only was it one of the first publicized roles for Brie Larson after her incredibly unanimous Academy Award win for “Room,” but it also showcases filmmaker Ben Wheatley to a much larger audience than before. Wheatley’s other […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Unforgettable’ is ironically all too forgettable

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Unforgettable’ is ironically all too forgettable

Let’s address the elephant in my head here (because I know none of you have ever noticed): I am way too forgiving with bland domestic thrillers. Most of the time, I’m surrounded by a packed, rowdy audience that makes the experience of seeing a film like that much better. With films like “No Good Deed,” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Phoenix Forgotten’ is a shockingly engaging sci-fi thriller

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Phoenix Forgotten’ is a shockingly engaging sci-fi thriller

I’ve made my feelings on found footage films pretty clear in my brief time here at the Niner Times. While there were some films that really turned the sub-genre on its head, the trend has quickly devolved into the laughing stock of the horror community. Last year, Lionsgate really hyped up the official sequel to […]

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Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Wrap-Up

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Wrap-Up

Star Wars Celebration is a time that fans from across the globe can come together and celebrate their love for the massive franchise. This year’s event marks the 40th anniversary for “Star Wars” and brought big news in terms of its films, shows, games and much more. “40 Years of Star Wars” Panel Kicking off […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tommy’s Honour’ is about as special as air

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tommy’s Honour’ is about as special as air

Growing up, many male members of my family played golf, with most of them still continuing to do so regularly. While I was never good enough to properly pick up the sport, I did pick up quite a few golf video-games that I still play to this day, primarily the “Hot Shots Golf” and “Tiger […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Colossal’ is a whirlwind of refreshing unpredictability

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Colossal’ is a whirlwind of refreshing unpredictability

This past weekend treated audiences to “The Fate of the Furious,” the 8th installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise that has been ongoing since 2001. While reception to the film (which I have not seen and do not plan to see) was warm enough, it brings forth the question of “Even in a respected […]

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Opinion

Op-Ed: Heroes who die

Op-Ed: Heroes who die

This editorial may contain spoilers for readers who have yet to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Marvel’s Logan. It also contains potential spoilers for readers unfamiliar with Schindler’s List, The Dark Knight Rises, and Marvel’s The Avengers. Our class on the problems of the Holocaust representation in art and memory was critically […]

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Op-Ed: The Problems of ‘Proportional Response’ in Military Intervention

Op-Ed: The Problems of ‘Proportional Response’ in Military Intervention

On Tuesday, April 4, the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical attack that killed 80 people in the Idlib Province of Syria. After about 72 hours of deliberation and examination of options moving forward, President Donald Trump ordered a strike on the Assad regime’s Al Shayrat airfield, the site of the warplanes […]

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Op-Ed: A Shared Objective

Op-Ed: A Shared Objective

On March 19, Peter Maass wrote in The Intercept that “for Donald Trump, a terror attack will be an opportunity not a curse.” Maass is right on the most basic level, and it’s quite extraordinary that the point is not being made by more voices in the media. It speaks to the fact that–even though […]

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Op-Ed: Superstion, Positivity, & Power

Op-Ed: Superstion, Positivity, & Power

I attended a retreat with my scholarship program this weekend, which concluded on Sunday with a speaker who came to talk to us about “positive psychology.” The speaker was exceedingly friendly and energetic and cared deeply about the “good news” that he carried with him, but I’m afraid he will not be able to count […]

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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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Photos

Mechanical Eye Gallery- March 13. to March 29, 2017.

Mechanical Eye Gallery- March 13. to March 29, 2017.

Photos by Natasha Morehouse.

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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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