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A walk through the Botanical Gardens

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
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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Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

 Photos by Chris Crews and Leysha Caraballo. On April 7, hundreds of people gathered in Halton Arena where they would dance for 12 hours to raise money for the Levine Children’s Hospital. The night marked the culmination of a year and a half of fundraising by UNC Charlotte Dance Marathon. The group is the […]

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UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

The UNC Charlotte Foundation has taken a significant step in the expansion of the university. A plan approved and funded by the UNC Charlotte Foundation has been released detailing a 226-room, full-service Marriott hotel with a three-meal full-service restaurant and a 15,000-square-foot conference center. A terraced pedestrian plaza links the light rail bridge on Tryon […]

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Q&A: Lavien, Crean win 2018 SGA election

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Lavien, Crean win 2018 SGA election

Niayai Lavien and Chandler Crean were announced the 2018-19 student body president and vice president April 5. They won with 54 percent of the 1435 votes and will officially be sworn in Thursday. Niner Times: What was your reaction to finding out you had won? Niayai: I couldn’t help but cry because I was so […]

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How would you answer the dreaded “leader question?”

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
How would you answer the dreaded “leader question?”

Imagine walking into your first professional interview. Your interviewer greets you with a smile but you can feel your nerves climbing up your spine. You take a seat and the interview begins with the dreaded “what makes you a good leader” question. You take a second, but all you can think about are all the […]

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Political expo promotes discussion between political parties

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Political expo promotes discussion between political parties

Charlotte’s first ever political expo took place April 5 as participants with different political leanings all came together to share a dialogue. The event was comprised of a panel of four guests representing a lineup of political and civic organizations with a moderator facilitating the discussion. The panelists conferred over a number of topics that […]

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Checking in with SGA: March

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Checking in with SGA: March

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) is gearing up to wrap up the school year, elect new representatives and go out with a bang. Updates As of March, 17 new student organizations have been approved by the SGA legislative branch. Niner Engage has officially replaced OrgSync and is live and running. Information on newly […]

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What are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms?

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
What are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms?

With the recent Parkland shooting, debate over the minimum age to buy AR-15s and even a UNC Charlotte shooting threat, people are questioning the safety of our nation’s schools. Many point toward our federal gun laws as a contributor to so much violence. So, what are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms? What action is your […]

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UNC Charlotte LGBTQ+ Center could be in the works

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte LGBTQ+ Center could be in the works

Blake Brockington walked the UNC Charlotte campus open and proud of who he was. He was a role model for the transgender community, regularly participating and speaking at rallies, and was crowned North Carolina’s first transgender homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School. Yet, his friends still laid flowers down in front of his picture Friday […]

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