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Being a female engineering student

Being a female engineering student

At UNC Charlotte, the William States Lee College of Engineering is an attractive program. For starters, most classes are taught on the Charlotte Research Institute campus, well-known for its alluring academic buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, most students can graduate in four years and move on to a hiring field. Plus, an engineer’s paycheck is […]

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Levine Scholars create awareness of human trafficking

Levine Scholars create awareness of human trafficking

Imagine a girl. Her name is AnnMarie and she’s 13. She’s in eighth grade and has a best friend. Her favorite subject is math. She just got her first boyfriend. He tells her she’s beautiful. He comes to see her every day at the bus stop. She thinks she’s in love, regardless of the age […]

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Semester rewind: A recap of UNC Charlotte’s fall

Semester rewind: A recap of UNC Charlotte’s fall

Atkins Library is full of students studying for exams, Christmas lights are being hung, and plans are being made for winter break. Once again, a fall semester at UNC Charlotte is coming to an end. Let’s look back at what has happened in the past few months. September One year since the shooting of Keith […]

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Charlotte 49ers’ fans demand changes to athletics

Charlotte 49ers’ fans demand changes to athletics

Four years ago, the first Charlotte football team walked out onto the field of the Jerry Richardson Stadium. The team took the win, 52-7, against the Campbell Camels. A sea of green in the stadium raved with each touchdown. At that inaugural game, hopes were high for the Charlotte 49ers but they didn’t last long. […]

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Checking in with SGA: November

Checking in with SGA: November

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) has continued to host events, meetings and pass legislation throughout the month of November. Updates As of Nov. 27, eight new student organizations have been approved by the SGA Legislative Branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on OrgSync. All Senate meetings […]

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An hour in the life: The poverty simulation

An hour in the life: The poverty simulation

On November 17, a sort of chaos took over the Student Union as students took part in a poverty simulation hosted by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). Eviction officers turned over the chairs that had represented students’ homes, students scrambled to gather money to pay their rent, and participants frantically ran in and out of […]

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Sports

Charlotte unable to make a comeback; loses to FAU 75-64

Charlotte unable to make a comeback; loses to FAU 75-64

With Jon Davis seemingly getting back in his own rhythm and dropping 25, the Niners had three in double figures, but this would not be enough to give Charlotte (5-12, 1-5 C-USA) a second conference win. FAU (9-9, 3-3 C-USA) would come out on top at a score of 75-64. Davis lead the 49ers with […]

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Manager madness

Manager madness

What if I told you there was a team ranked first in the country on our campus? They can be found on the sidelines of every 49er basketball game. It’s the Charlotte 49ers manager basketball team. After weeks of games, the team is sitting atop the rankings for Manager Games, an unofficial twitter ranking. We […]

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Niners push personal records at Vulcan Invitational

Niners push personal records at Vulcan Invitational

Tori Elbert a senior shock putter set a school record with a 15.28m at the Vulcan Invitational hosted by UAB. Elberts throw got the Charlotte women’s track team off to a good start on Saturday. Kayla Moore jumped 5.56 meters to take fourth in the long jump as Brittany Stanley ran a 5:04.18 in the […]

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Western Kentucky remains undefeated in win over Charlotte

Western Kentucky remains undefeated in win over Charlotte

Charlotte (5-11, C-USA: 1-4) lost their third straight conference game after falling 73-63 to Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (13-5, C-USA: 5-0). Despite the scoring efforts of Jon Davis and Andrien White, who combined scored 44 of Charlotte’s 63 points, Western Kentucky remains undefeated in conference play after the win in Halton Arena. “Western Kentucky is a […]

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North Texas surges in the final minutes to beat Charlotte, 73-68

North Texas surges in the final minutes to beat Charlotte, 73-68

Charlotte led by 11 in the first half, but could not keep the lead in a back-and-forth battle and the 49ers fell to the North Texas Mean Green 73-68. With the loss Charlotte falls to 2-2 in conference play. Laia Raventos led the team with 19 points, along with seven assists, three steals and three […]

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Charlotte swept through in double header

Charlotte swept through in double header

Charlotte was defeated by Tennessee in a double header taking losses in both matches of the season-opener. The 49ers won the doubles point in the first set but that would be their only win of the day. Tennessee went ahead to win the first match 6-1 and second 7-0. The Niners shined in the first […]

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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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Résumé Tips & Tricks

Résumé Tips & Tricks

When it comes to writing a résumé, things can get a little complicated. Sometimes it can be hard to word things just right. Like, when you are trying to make your boring job sound a lot better than it actually is. So, here are some tips and tricks when it comes to making an eye-catching […]

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A&E

Megadeth – So Far, So Good… So What! 30 Years Later

Megadeth – So Far, So Good… So What! 30 Years Later

  When you think of Megadeth what great albums come into mind? “Peace Sells”? “Rust in Peace”? “Killing Is My Business”? Well, what about this album?  No? Why? For some reason, “So Far, So Good… So What!” has received the unfortunate treatment of being sandwiched between the two albums that are considered Megadeth’s best, “Peace […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I, Tonya’ is a surprisingly endearing story of a million different views

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I, Tonya’ is a surprisingly endearing story of a million different views

I know I’m late on this one. Bite me. I learned about Tonya Harding from a relatively early age. My mom watched a lot of the VH1 docu-series “I Love the ’70s” and “I Love the ’80s,” which I often watched with her. I loved picking up on pop culture of a different era, on […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 2

TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 2

Did you know reality TV shows have main characters? Well welcome back to “The Challenge: Vendettas,” where Johnny Bananas and Cara Maria are being showcased along with their romantic interests and steamy vendettas. I truly (and very shortly) thought that the episode would…move on a bit from those particular storylines. Alas it was short lived, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Proud Mary’ is a fine film that falls short of being truly great

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Proud Mary’ is a fine film that falls short of being truly great

When the first poster for “Proud Mary” came about, the world had a collective scream to commemorate the film that people have been asking for forever: an action film with a black female lead. It’s hard to find films with black female leads in general, but one in a genre film kicking some serious ass? […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The End of the F***ing World’ – Season 1

TV REVIEW: ‘The End of the F***ing World’ – Season 1

Minor spoiler warning for the eight-episode first season of “The End of the F***ing World.” Surprising, endearing and stunning are the first three words that pop into my head when I think about this series. Originally airing in the United Kingdom on Channel 4, “The End of the F***ing World” was released internationally on Netflix […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘America’s Next Top Model’ – ‘The Boss is Back’

TV REVIEW: ‘America’s Next Top Model’ – ‘The Boss is Back’

I’m obsessed with the Top Model shows, though you have to pay tribute to the original for real worship. “America’s Next Top Model” premiered on UPN in 2003 and has since spawned 24 seasons since, with creator Tyra Banks hosting and playing lead judge in 23 out of the 24 seasons. The show has inspired […]

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Opinion

DACA dismemberment destroying dreams

DACA dismemberment destroying dreams

On September 5, 2017, many Americans’ whole worlds were altered. Their idea of “home” was questioned and their idea of the “American dream” was threatened. President Trump decided to end DACA, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This immigration policy was established by Obama in 2012. A lot of people have formed their opinions on […]

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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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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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