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UNCCPD taking steps toward accreditation

UNCCPD taking steps toward accreditation

Last month, the UNC Charlotte Police Department (UNCCPD) signed a contract with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) to become an accredited police department. On its webpage, CALEA states that its goals are to: Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities; Formalize essential management procedures; Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices; Improve service […]

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Hillel and Multicultural Resource Center come together for the Love Song Shabbat

Hillel and Multicultural Resource Center come together for the Love Song Shabbat

The Multicultural Resource Center and UNC Charlotte’s Hillel (Jewish Student Association) have teamed up over the summer to plan, organize and launch the Love Song Shabbat, a nontraditional Jewish service that aims to make the traditional Jewish Shabbat service more inclusive. On Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 340 C-F, […]

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A look into CEEC’s inaugural first day of school

A look into CEEC’s inaugural first day of school

Monday, Aug. 25 was the first day of school for Charlotte Engineering Early College’s (CEEC) inaugural class of 2019. The early college high school, located on UNC Charlotte’s CRI campus, will serve as the home high school to the 100 students currently enrolled for the next five years. Over the next ten years, each class […]

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Meredith College partners with UNC Charlotte Health Informatics

Meredith College partners with UNC Charlotte Health Informatics

In a period where connections, time and experience mean everything in the professional sector, Meredith College and UNC Charlotte saw this as an opportune moment to begin a partnership which would encourage all three. The institutions came together in Spring 2012, when Meredith College reached out to UNC Charlotte with hopes to start their own […]

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SGA meeting 8/21

SGA meeting 8/21

The first Student Government Association’s (SGA) meeting of the year started off with Student Body President, Steven Serio making a statement. Serio welcomed everyone to the first meeting and discussed how diligently he had been working over the summer. Serio also stated that he is very excited for the start of the school year. Class […]

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IMPACT Charlotte’s annual back-to-school event 49,000 Water Balloon Fight attracts thousands of Niners

IMPACT Charlotte’s annual back-to-school event 49,000 Water Balloon Fight attracts thousands of Niners

Photos by Chris Crews. UNC Charlotte has many ways of welcoming new and returning students back to campus each school year. On Thursday, Aug. 21 IMPACT Charlotte held their sixth annual 49,000 Water Balloon Fight at the front fields of UNC Charlotte. IMPACT Charlotte is a spiritual group on campus, focused on both embracing the culture […]

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Sports

Women’s soccer roster overhaul

Women’s soccer roster overhaul

The 49ers Women’s Soccer Team is coming off of a year where they finished with a record of 11-7-2, along with the loss of some key pieces like SarahAnn Waugh, Dakota Olson, Brook Mulloy, and Alex Kubrick. Head Coach John Cullen needed to get some young talent, and it seems like he did exactly that […]

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Lambert and company look toward Campbell

Lambert and company look toward Campbell

Charlotte 49ers Head Football Coach Brad Lambert was joined by quarterback Matt Johnson and safety Desmond Cooper as he sat down today for the season-opening weekly press conference. Lambert and company discussed the transition from last season to this year, opening up on the road on Thursday night and moving forward to Conference USA in […]

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New faces on the pitch

New faces on the pitch

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer program has been very successful since 2011 when they made the College Cup Finals and lost to UNC Chapel Hill. Since then, there has been a plethora of talent to flow through the program, including some players that have turned professional in Major League Soccer or other leagues around the […]

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Charlotte 49ers kick off year two against Campbell

Charlotte 49ers kick off year two against Campbell

The Charlotte 49ers will open the 2014 college football season on Aug. 28 when they hit the road to take on the Campbell Fighting Camels in a rematch of last year’s season opener. The 49ers took care of business in 2013 when they stomped the Fighting Camels en route to a 52-7 victory in the […]

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49ers top Spartans 1-0 in season opener

49ers top Spartans 1-0 in season opener

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team (1-0) opened up the 2014 season with a 1-0 road win against the UNC Greensboro Spartans (0-1). The 49ers gained the upper hand in the all-time series against the Spartans as they are now 4-3 against each other. Both squads fought valiantly on the defensive side of the ball […]

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49ers Football Releases 2-Deep Depth Chart

49ers Football Releases 2-Deep Depth Chart

The Charlotte 49ers football team released their two-deep depth chart on Wednesday as they prepare for their first game of the season on Aug. 28 against the Campbell Fighting Camels. Most of the names look familiar, but the 49ers have had to replace a few key positions on both sides of the ball. Kalif Phillips […]

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Lifestyle

Travel Tuesday: finally a Niner

Travel Tuesday: finally a Niner

During the party that the International Club hosted for all interested international and national students, there was a booth where you could take photos with all kinds of crazy props. One of these props was a cut-out that read “Finally a Niner”. As I picked it up I thought to myself, “Is this all it […]

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Featured dorm: Martin Hall 125

Featured dorm: Martin Hall 125

Martin Hall opened its doors for move in day 2014.  After watching the building go up so quickly, new reisdents were excited to see what their new home was going to be like. The newest addition to campus housing features all apartment style living. Apartments house four students each with a personal bedroom. There are […]

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BYOB: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

BYOB: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands” was published this summer.  The novel follows a sixteen year old girl named Emily Shepard who lost both of her parents in a nuclear explosion in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  I know what you’re thinking, “so everyone turned into zombies.” No. Bohjalian masterfully writes a […]

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Motivation Monday: the power of the plank

Motivation Monday: the power of the plank

It is a task more daunting than the one mile run. It is an exercise more demanding than the dreaded wall sit. It is a feat even more despised than a set of burpees. I am talking about the powerful position known as a Plank. With the numerous health and mental benefits that this exercise […]

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Vegetarian Fourth of July options

Vegetarian Fourth of July options

The Fourth of July is a great day for family, friends and fun. Fireworks, cookouts and just good old American celebrating is a must. For vegetarians, though, it can be hard to find something other than cole slaw to eat, with burgers and hot dogs on the grill being a staple. Here are a couple […]

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Patriotic potluck for Fourth of July

Patriotic potluck for Fourth of July

The Fourth of July festivities kick off today with the start of the holiday weekend. Many people will be having cookouts or picnics. If you’re still looking for some ideas of what to bring, here are some patriotic ideas for a perfect potluck. Watermelon: Watermelon is a typical picnic or potluck item. However, add a patriotic […]

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A&E

Q&A with Michael Grandinetti

Q&A with Michael Grandinetti

Q: How did growing up in Pittsburgh encourage you to become a magician? Did your home life encourage variety? A: My family, and growing up in Pittsburgh, had a tremendous impact on me. I am very much the product of a very supportive family and community. From the time I found magic when I was 5 […]

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Girl Code comes to UNC Charlotte

Girl Code comes to UNC Charlotte

As a frequent viewer of both MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code, I was always left laughing from their witty, but crazy jokes on the habits of both genders. The shows were always flooded with interesting topics from dating, friendship codes, and behaviors that are questionable but happen none the less. Now that the two […]

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Come sing along with Portugal. The Man

Come sing along with Portugal. The Man

With Portugal. The Man, they’re more interested in performing the music than interacting with the audience. “We’re not entertainers; we’re not there to be jumping up and down on the stage, grabbing you to come along,” says John Gourley, singer and guitar player of Portugal. The Man. “We want more than anything to have people […]

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Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

“Magic played a big part in helping me to overcome shyness …” says Michael Grandinetti of The CW’s “Masters of Illusion.” The Pittsburgh, Pa. native admits to being a shy youngster and magic, along with the support of his community, played a huge role in building his confidence. “This opened the door to speaking, and […]

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It’s Briarhopper time at the McGlohon Theater

It’s Briarhopper time at the McGlohon Theater

On Aug. 30, The WBT Briarhoppers celebrate their 80th anniversary at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte. The WBT Briarhoppers were founded by Charles Crutchfield in 1934. They were originally formed to help advertise products on the WBT radio station. Crutchfield came up with the name during a hunting trip when the WBT announcer at the […]

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REVIEW: “Let’s Be Cops” leaves the safety on

REVIEW: “Let’s Be Cops” leaves the safety on

Even with a surplus of Buddy Cop movies on the market right now, films like “21 Jump Street” and “Hot Fuzz” show us that the genre can still be fresh and funny. “Let’s Be Cops” unfortunately doesn’t. Instead of poking fun at the genre’s clichés, “Let’s Be Cops” fully embraces them. “Let’s Be Cops” tells the […]

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Opinion

The successes of the ALS ice bucket challenge

The successes of the ALS ice bucket challenge

Before July 2014, no one expressed much concern about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), even though many had seen the effects of the disorder on famous physicist Stephen Hawking, who can no longer move or speak on his own. But when Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, […]

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STIs unwrapped: students should be more cautious before taking things to the bedroom

STIs unwrapped: students should be more cautious before taking things to the bedroom

“Dude, my penis burns when I pee. Do you think I have it? I’m freaking out!” This is just one of the statements I’ve heard from strangers when they thought I was minding my own business, and it sparked a thought. What is “it”? And hell yes, you should be freaking out! Most students my […]

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A nonbeliever in the Bible Belt

A nonbeliever in the Bible Belt

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center had Americans rate different religious groups on a “feeling thermometer,” ranging from zero (cold, negative feelings) to 100 (warm, positive feelings). While a “feeling thermometer” sounds like a fun activity that could have been pulled from a kindergarten lesson plan to show the merits of togetherness and […]

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Millennials are tired of toeing the party line

Millennials are tired of toeing the party line

George Washington warned about the dangers of the party system in his presidential farewell speech. With the stubbornness of today’s partisan politics, is it any wonder why the congressional approval rating is at an embarrassingly low 15 percent? But when it comes time to vote, voters overwhelmingly continue to choose the candidates that most rigidly […]

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For parents and pet owners, the dangers of hot, parked cars are real

For parents and pet owners, the dangers of hot, parked cars are real

In this sweltering North Carolina heat, I can think of plenty of ways to escape or coexist with the merciless summer sun: cooling off by the pool, taking a shady walk down the greenway or relaxing in my air-conditioned apartment. You’ll notice I didn’t list “trapping myself in a hot, parked car” because, well, isn’t […]

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Robin Thicke aims for romantic but comes off ridiculous

Robin Thicke aims for romantic but comes off ridiculous

It was about a year ago when Robin Thicke’s jaunty hit “Blurred Lines” took over the airwaves and stirred up controversy. Catchy though the song was, its repeated use of lines like “I know you want it” disturbed many listeners who thought the lyrics encouraged rape culture. It didn’t help that in a GQ interview […]

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Photos

IMPACT Charlotte’s annual back-to-school event 49,000 Water Balloon Fight attracts thousands of Niners

IMPACT Charlotte’s annual back-to-school event 49,000 Water Balloon Fight attracts thousands of Niners

Photos by Chris Crews. UNC Charlotte has many ways of welcoming new and returning students back to campus each school year. On Thursday, Aug. 21 IMPACT Charlotte held their sixth annual 49,000 Water Balloon Fight at the front fields of UNC Charlotte. IMPACT Charlotte is a spiritual group on campus, focused on both embracing the culture […]

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PHOTOS: Fall Student Organization Showcase has large turn out

PHOTOS: Fall Student Organization Showcase has large turn out

Photos by Sean Grier. Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Week of Welcome launched the annual Student Organization Showcase. Hundreds of students came out to learn about many of the university’s 350 plus organizations, while enjoying sun, fun and free goodies.

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PHOTOS: Rec Fest

PHOTOS: Rec Fest

Photos by Chris Crews. On Sunday, Aug. 17, as part of the annual Rec Fest through Week of Welcome (WOW) new and old Niners alike came together for food, fun and giveaways. Also as part of WOW, the annual 49er New Year Sunday night included the first ever axe drop at the university.

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Photos: SGA Inauguration Ceremony 2014

Photos: SGA Inauguration Ceremony 2014

On Thursday, April 10, at 5:15 p.m., the 2014-15 Student Body President, Vice President, Senators and Chief Justice were sworn in. Photos by Patrick Bogans.

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In Photos: 49ers host Evansville in doubleheader for annual fireworks night

In Photos: 49ers host Evansville in doubleheader for annual fireworks night

Fireworks rocked the campus as the 49ers Baseball team hosted their annual fireworks night after game 2 of a doubleheader on Friday. The 49ers needed the fireworks to lift their spirits after strong pitching by the visiting Evansville Purple Aces led to a sweep with the Niners dropping both games 2-3 and 2-10. Photos by […]

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Photos: CAB’s 6th Annual Faculty/Staff vs. Student Basketball Challenge

Photos: CAB’s 6th Annual Faculty/Staff vs. Student Basketball Challenge

The Campus Activities Board and the Recreational Services department hosted the 6th annual 49er Faculty/Staff vs. Student Basketball Challenge in Halton Arena on March 12. The Faculty/Staff team and their coach, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Arthur Jackson, entered the game with an impressive 5-0 record, having never lost to the student team in […]

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