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Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Just a year ago, candles lit, feet marched and voices raised. Keith Lamont Scott was killed, just a few miles from UNC Charlotte’s campus and his death contributed to a nation-wide conversation on police brutality. Ultimately, Scott’s death changed the city of Charlotte. Scott, a black man, was shot at The Village at College Downs […]

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UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

UNC Charlotte’s Dr. Michèle Bissière was honored on Sept. 8 with the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. Now in its 50th year, the award seeks to honor educators who have displayed exemplary commitment to the university’s teaching standards. Bissière was selected from five finalists to receive the award, which was presented during a ceremony […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

This police blotter is updated every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of September. Accident Sept. 2 South Deck – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it was parked and unoccupied. Mary Alexander Road – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it […]

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How a room can change a university

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
How a room can change a university

Last year, Cieaf Abualdahab would visit Atkins Library multiple times a day. Not to study or do homework, but for a different reason. He’d knock on the door of an occupied study room and ask “Do you mind if I pray here?” As a muslim, Abualdahab prays five times a day and often, he’s on […]

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Save a life with Kognito At-Risk

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Save a life with Kognito At-Risk

According to the national data on campus suicide, one in 12 U.S. college students make a suicide plan and over 1,000 suicides occur on U.S. college campuses each year. Approximately 80 Americans take their own life and 1,500 more attempt to do so every day in the United States. To save lives, provide a platform […]

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Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

Since President Donald Trump made the decision to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the university has struggled to find ways to protect the students it affects. DACA provides young adults, brought to the United States by undocumented parents, temporary protected status and work authorization. Renewals are required after two years in the program, but will soon be discontinued. As […]

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Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

How would you describe the “perfect” professor? Is this person “energetic” or “enthusiastic?” Are they “driven” and “motivated,” with goals and ambition? Maybe they’re a professor who connects with their students, or reaches out to the community, or challenges their classes to work to the best of their ability. This is how colleagues described Dr. […]

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Students continue to struggle to find parking

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Students continue to struggle to find parking

Many students would argue that this is the worst school year for parking yet. In an article last week, WSOC reported that the student body has grown by over 1,000 students since last year. The university has also lost more than 350 spaces due to the construction of the new Health and Wellness Center. A large number […]

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A new season and big changes at Jerry Richardson Stadium

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
A new season and big changes at Jerry Richardson Stadium

The first home game of the Charlotte 49ers 2017 season is Sept. 16 and there are a few things you should know before you head to Jerry Richardson Stadium. This season your fan experience is getting an upgrade with a few new additions to game days. Starting next weekend, Niner Transit will be providing a […]

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Partying, drugs and sex: Popular Snapchat account reveals an unknown side of UNC Charlotte

| September 5, 2017 | 2 Comments
Partying, drugs and sex: Popular Snapchat account reveals an unknown side of UNC Charlotte

A few months ago, a UNC Charlotte student, Big (his real name he asked be kept anonymous) opened, what most would consider, an unusual Snapchat. Within the ten seconds allotted for a video on the app, Big watched as a young man chugged a beer and jumped into a lake, off the side of a […]

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Intern Spotlight: Charley Fite at NASA

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Intern Spotlight: Charley Fite at NASA

When peers ask Charley Fite how his summer was, he will have a unique response. The senior meteorology major spent eight weeks in California, learning from the best in the science. He was one of 32 accepted undergraduates, and the only student from a North Carolina university, that was a part of the NASA Student Airborne […]

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Intern Spotlight: Alissa Derogatis at Luquire George Andrews

| September 4, 2017 | 1 Comment
Intern Spotlight: Alissa Derogatis at Luquire George Andrews

What was your favorite moment from your internship? My favorite moment from my internship was getting to participate in the grand opening for the Bojangles in West Charlotte… It was such a great experience being able to work with the media and Charlotte locals to showcase what Luquire George Andrews (LGA) and Bojangles had been […]

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New year, new dining

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
New year, new dining

In the back of Prospector, the smell of slowly cooked pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket now circulates the air. This meat is cooked in competition-level smoking equipment for 15 hours before it is served at UNC Charlotte’s newest restaurant, Smoked. This eatery, unique to the University, is a product of Chartwells and Compass Group. “It’s […]

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Light rail almost ready to ride

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail almost ready to ride

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Students returning to campus this fall will be pleased to discover an ‘almost’ complete light rail station. Throughout the summer, construction has been ongoing across from Wallis Hall in preparation for the station’s opening this spring. The LYNX Blue Line extension was originally slated to begin operations this month, but “construction coordination challenges” postponed […]

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