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Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

With the cost of college tuition on the rise, an increasing number of students are finding it more difficult to provide themselves the nutrients they need in order to have an active, healthy lifestyle. Food insecurity affects an estimated one-fourth of UNC Charlotte’s population, according Professor Kim Buch. Universities all throughout the United States are trying to find […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is an all-out, no holds barred sci-fi extravaganza

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is an all-out, no holds barred sci-fi extravaganza

When it comes to Luc Besson films, you either are head over heels for them, or you aren’t here for them at all. This has never been more apparent than in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” with many hailing it as a sci-fi classic, and with many calling it the worst film […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Girls Trip’ is a film nearly impossible to dislike

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Girls Trip’ is a film nearly impossible to dislike

Like “Rough Night” a little over a month ago, I love movies about girlfriends, because like it’s supposed to, I love to sit back and pretend what me and my girlfriends would do in the same situations. Luckily for the girls in “Girls Trip,” they don’t have a dead stripper to deal with in their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dunkirk’ is a minimalist master-class of epic scope

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dunkirk’ is a minimalist master-class of epic scope

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh great, another Nolan fanboy here to tell you how amazing ‘Dunkirk” is…” and to that, you would be right. Granted, I can’t fully call myself a Nolan fanboy, as I’m not really a quote-unquote “fanboy” of anything, but I do have the filmmakers that I typically tend to admire […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Dragonstone’

| July 17, 2017 | 1 Comment
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Dragonstone’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 7 Premiere of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes from previous seasons.  Gather round lords and ladies, because winter is here. After a hiatus that lasted more than a year, “Game of Thrones” has made its highly anticipated return to television…but you already knew that; everyone knows that, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

While pop queen Lorde’s fluorescent follow-up with ‘Melodrama’ might have easily been one of my most anticipated pop albums of the summer, another artist I was eager to hear again was the London-based duo of Oh Wonder. Surfacing to instant global acclaim in 2014 with their self-titled debut, the duo of Josephine Vander Gucht and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wish Upon’ is a wish poorly conceived, easily enjoyed

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wish Upon’ is a wish poorly conceived, easily enjoyed

There’s a tendency in modern horror films today to make the entire film centered around a central object, or symbol. The biggest and most illustrious horror figures are typically known for an iconic look or central object. Jason has his hockey mask, while Freddy Krueger has his legendary metal claw. Even movies that aren’t particularly […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘To the Bone’ is a surprisingly restrained, entirely moving depiction of eating disorders

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘To the Bone’ is a surprisingly restrained, entirely moving depiction of eating disorders

There’s been quite a buzz about “To the Bone” going around the internet recently, and I can’t necessarily blame those upset by it. After Netflix’s haphazard handling of teen suicide in “13 Reasons Why,” which ended up having a teen in South America commit suicide in a copycat fashion, it’s easy to think that Netflix […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Little Hours’ is a film full of hilarious potential with dull results

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Little Hours’ is a film full of hilarious potential with dull results

Attached is the restricted red-band trailer, which contains very explicit language. “The Little Hours” is something that caught my eye a while back from a single image of Aubrey Plaza as a nun yelling angrily into Dave Franco’s ear. This was enough in itself to sell me on the film, as I felt like it […]

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2017 Emmy Nominations Released

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
2017 Emmy Nominations Released

The medium of television and the way viewers consume it has drastically changed over the past few years, but most people can agree that the quality of the shows has increased. In this “Golden Age of Television,” there are literally hundreds of series and performers, but very few actually receive recognition when Emmy season rolls […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘The Unveiling’ & ‘Children of Wrath’

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘The Unveiling’ & ‘Children of Wrath’

Spoiler Warning for the Mid-Season Finale (Season 3, Episode 7 & 8) of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Wow. After six weeks of strong “Fear the Walking Dead” episodes, this half of the season wraps up in an epic two part Mid-Season Finale that is filled with […]

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Car rolls into on campus lake

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Car rolls into on campus lake

It was a hectic Friday afternoon at Hechenbeliker Lake after a car rolled into the water and sank to the bottom. Public safety workers came out to UNC Charlotte’s campus to assist in bringing the Volvo to land. According to witnesses, an incoming freshman was driving on to campus when his car stalled. He got out of the car and tried to push it to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

As struggling stand-up comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) stumbles his way through the trials and tribulations of becoming the next big thing in Chicago, one night on stage leads him to cross paths with graduate student Emily (Zoe Kazan). Though quickly dismissing each other after one night together, Kumail and Emily eventually begin dating, keeping their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ fulfills the potential of whatever a spider could

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ fulfills the potential of whatever a spider could

Spider-Man has always been one of the hottest commodities of the superhero world. Starting in 2002, director Sam Raimi created one of the first über-successful superhero films with “Spider-Man” (though “X-Men” is argued as the first film in the superhero renaissance), starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, the film was a truly down-to-earth, yet completely […]

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