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Sigma Phi Epsilon’s appended planning draws more attention to JACKtober than ever

Sigma Phi Epsilon’s appended planning draws more attention to JACKtober than ever

The chapter has grown, the enthusiasm has risen, and the “Jack”-O-Lanterns have been carved. On Friday, Oct. 24, Sigma Phi Epsilon is wrapping up the month with their second-ever Shave a SigEp event in the Belk Gym courtyard. Last August, SigEp brother, Jack Bretz was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Once the fraternity heard, they immediately […]

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CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

A dead body was found in a car on level two of the South Village Parking Deck at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. According to housing and residence life, the student was a resident of Hunt Hall. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has taken over the investigation and will release further information as […]

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New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

A few projects are presently being undertaken that will affect university traffic in the coming months. Two of the projects being completed are construction to North Tryon Street and construction taking place near the Toby Creek Greenway. Both projects are in preparation of the much awaited light rail system that will soon be serving UNC […]

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Free the Vote North Carolina

Free the Vote North Carolina

Free the Vote NC and Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) came together on Friday, Oct. 17 to co-host North Carolina’s first and only all-inclusive U.S. Senate candidate debate. Unlike most of the debates held throughout the state during the campaigning period, which tend to only extend invitations to majority party leaders, this debate strived to […]

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SGA update Oct. 9

SGA update Oct. 9

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 9. Raising Awareness for new Withdrawal Policy Dean of Students Christine Reed-Davis and Jonathan Adams, dean and director of student conduct and outreach, addressed the senate regarding the new 16 credit hour withdrawal limit. They want to work with […]

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Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

Although lightning and rain threatened to shut down the event, the Buddy Walk was successfully completed by more than 2,100 walkers on Saturday, Oct. 11. This was the first community event to be held at Jerry Richardson Stadium, the university’s 2-year-old football stadium. Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), […]

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Sports

49ers look to get back in the win column against James Madison

49ers look to get back in the win column against James Madison

For the first time since Sept. 27, the Charlotte 49ers football team (3-4) returns home to Jerry Richardson field to face the James Madison Dukes (4-3) next Saturday, Oct. 25. With Charlotte on a four game losing streak, their schedule will not get easier in the coming weeks. The 49ers suffered a heartbreaking double overtime […]

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Building Tradition

Building Tradition

College football is all about the home field advantage. Each school has its own unique atmosphere that resonates from the tailgate into the stadium at kickoff and keeps the fans coming back for more each and every year. The pageantry and tradition associated with college football is unrivaled at any level of any sport and […]

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49ers falling short during current losing streak

49ers falling short during current losing streak

The Charlotte 49ers have hit their first bye week of the 2014 college football season and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The 49ers have battled through a tough stretch throughout the first two months of the season, playing five of their first seven contests on the road away from the comfortable confines […]

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Charlotte falls to Marshall for the second time this season

Charlotte falls to Marshall for the second time this season

  Charlotte Falls to Marshall for the Second Time this Season Charlotte (13-13, 2-7 C-USA) traveled to West Virginia on Sunday to take on Marshall (10-14, 4-4) for the second time in less than four weeks. The 49ers looked to redeem themselves after losing in five sets to Marshall back on Sept. 23. Their efforts fell […]

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49ers winning streak comes to an end against Old Dominion

49ers winning streak comes to an end against Old Dominion

The 49ers (10-2, 3-1) took their nine game win streak to Old Dominion Saturday night. Kyle Parker was the lone goal scorer in the 2-1 loss to the Monarchs which ended Charlotte’s unbeaten streak abruptly. “I though once we got to grips and scored the equalizer, there was only going to be one winner,” 49ers […]

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Women’s Soccer Draws on Senior Night

Women’s Soccer Draws on Senior Night

Senior night for student-athletes is always more than just a win or loss. It’s a celebration of accomplishments and graduation for the players that have committed time to the program. A late season match up between the Charlotte 49ers (7-5-2) and the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs (4-7-4) turned out to be an exciting double overtime […]

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Lifestyle

Thirsty Thursday: witches brew

Thirsty Thursday: witches brew

Halloween is fast approaching and getting into the spirit of things, I thought why not try a Halloween inspired drink. This bubbly concoction can be a fun and simple treat and with a little tweaking the ultimate drink for any Halloween party. Ingredients: 2 litters of lemon lime soda (any brand will do) 1 tub […]

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Featured fitness class: super abs

Featured fitness class: super abs

Everyone wants a flat stomach. There is nothing more coveted than a nice six pack of abs. If you are looking for a fun way to tone up your stomach and have fun while doing it, Super Abs is the class for you. Super Abs is located in the group exercise room of the Student […]

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Beauty review: Benefit’s They’re Real mascara

Beauty review: Benefit’s They’re Real mascara

Finding a good mascara without burning a hole in your wallet can be tricky. From all the different wands, colors and formulas, the process can be overwhelming. If you have ever shopped at Ulta or Sephora, odds are you have seen or heard about Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara. There are thousands of reviews about this […]

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Semester survival guide: campus resources

Semester survival guide: campus resources

The University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) The UCAE is a great way to receive help or simply review subjects pertaining to science, math, general education or foreign languages. The UCAE provides free academic support and tutorial services for enrolled UNC Charlotte students. Each tutor provided as a personal bio so you can pick out […]

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UNC Charlotte student beats breast cancer

UNC Charlotte student beats breast cancer

This summer I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It started in January when I woke up and my shirt had tea colored splotches on my shirt. I was not in pain, I didn’t feel a lump or anything unusual so I let it go. It was odd that only one nipple had discharge, and online […]

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Halloween haunts around the Charlotte area

Halloween haunts around the Charlotte area

Halloween is approaching and there is no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than being scared out of your mind. There are plenty of attractions around the Charlotte area and a few places beyond that are guaranteed to make you scream and maybe get a little less sleep at night. Going to a […]

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A&E

“Gracepoint” Episode four is a slow burning wick

“Gracepoint” Episode four is a slow burning wick

FOX’s “Gracepoint” has me hooked.  A compelling story mixed with interesting characters in a hauntingly beautiful, yet somewhat charming locale, it’s one of the better dramas on TV currently. The first three episodes have done a lot to create a palpable atmosphere that instills quite a bit of dread and hopelessness. Episode four is decidedly […]

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Expect a lot at Yellowcard’s Amos’ Southend performance

Expect a lot at Yellowcard’s Amos’ Southend performance

It’s not often that a band from your youth can change its sound and you’re still a fan. Los Angeles based band Yellowcard has transitioned from their pop rock persona to a more alternative rock sound. Front man, Ryan Key says the transition didn’t stop at the music, Yellowcard tours changed too! “I think we […]

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“The Read” Comes to UNC Charlotte

“The Read” Comes to UNC Charlotte

Covering a plethora of topics including pop culture, sexuality and rights, Kid Fury and Crissle brought their first Charlotte visit of their podcast tour, The Read, to McKnight Hall right here on UNC Charlotte’s campus as the eighth annual OUTspoken speaker series last Thursday. The event was sponsored by The Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund, the […]

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Music duo, Kalin and Myles chat with Niner Times

Music duo, Kalin and Myles chat with Niner Times

Kalin and Myles are the newest dynamic duo to hit the music scene. With an almost overnight rise to fame, they have not only captured the hearts of many, many girls but also revealed their incredible talent. With their families and friends by their side, to keep them grounded and focussed, they are reaching for […]

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UNC Charlotte Homecoming concert brought to you by EMUZE, LLC

UNC Charlotte Homecoming concert brought to you by EMUZE, LLC

The third of its kind, The Verge Campus Tour, sponsored by EMUZE, LLC, connects college students with top emerging artists, leading brands and non profit initiatives, a campus to campus takeover. “We want to create an immersive experience and atmosphere for students on their campus that is unlike anything they would experience at their school […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Annabelle” is the worst horror film of the year.

MOVIE REVIEW: “Annabelle” is the worst horror film of the year.

I’m forgiving with horror movies, REALLY forgivin;, it’s my biggest soft spot of any genre, and I tend to enjoy quite a bit of what I see with horror. In 2013, “The Conjuring” hit theaters and turned the horror genre upside down; it was not only terrifying in every sense, it also featured some of […]

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Opinion

OP-ED: Nursing home care regularly appears inadequate

OP-ED: Nursing home care regularly appears inadequate

As of 2014, there are over 1.5 million elderly people in nursing home care in around 16,000 nursing homes in the United States. It is common in the United States for people to be sent to nursing homes as they become older and in need of more medically inclined attention. How good is the care […]

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OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

On Oct. 17, an official U.S. Senate debate, hosted by Free the Vote and cosponsored by UNC Charlotte’s very own Young Americans for Liberty, took place on campus, drawing a sizable crowd, attracting considerable media attention and generating meaningful conversation and honest debate about the issues facing our region, our state and our country. As […]

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OP-ED: Students of all races need to tackle racism together

OP-ED: Students of all races need to tackle racism together

On Oct. 8, something enlightening took place on our humble college campus. Nearly 100 students gathered in McKnight Hall for a program entitled “It Could Have Been Me” to discuss the topic that has been fresh in our conversations for a while now: police brutality. The Black Student Union (BSU) along with other multicultural and […]

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OP-ED: Global concern, global empathy

OP-ED: Global concern, global empathy

Protests have rocked Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero in the past week, culminating in the burning of the state capitol building in Chilpancingo on Monday, Oct. 13. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets around Guerrero and the country at large to condemn what many believe to have been a massacre of students and […]

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OP-ED: ISIS bringing storm clouds of biblical proportions

OP-ED: ISIS bringing storm clouds of biblical proportions

On Sept. 30, 1938, almost an entire year before Germany invaded Poland, Neville Chamberlin, the prime minister of Great Britain, had just got back from speaking to Adolf Hitler. Journalists surrounded him as he got off the plane. He took out of his pocket a piece of paper and waved it confidently in the air. […]

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OP-ED: Fear of Ebola grows with the death of first U.S. patient

OP-ED: Fear of Ebola grows with the death of first U.S. patient

The death of Thomas Eric Duncan is indeed a tragedy, and it’s something for all of us to be concerned about. On Sept. 24, the 42-year went to an emergency room in Dallas due to a severe headache and fever. Just before examining Duncan, the doctors exited a meeting regarding the precautions of Ebola and […]

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Photos

PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper kicks off Homecoming weekend

PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper kicks off Homecoming weekend

The Verge Campus tour brought Chance The Rapper  and special guests Sweater beats and Young & Sick UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena on Wednesday night for the Homecoming 2014 Concert sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Photos by Ben Robson.

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Photos: 49ers Football drops heart-breaker to Charleston Southern

Photos: 49ers Football drops heart-breaker to Charleston Southern

The Charlotte 49ers dropped an overtime heart-breaker 41-47 on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 14,498 at Jerry Richardson Stadium. After an impressive comeback to force overtime, 49ers kicker Blake Brewer missed a 30-yard field goal in overtime and Charleston Southern punched in the game-winning touchdown from the one yard-line to capture a […]

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PHOTOS: 39th Annual International Festival

PHOTOS: 39th Annual International Festival

Photos by Chris Crews. The 39th Annual UNC Charlotte International Festival was Saturday, September 20th. Countries from around the world were represented with dancing, food and games.

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49ers drop a heartbreaker on the road

49ers drop a heartbreaker on the road

The Charlotte 49ers traveled to Elon, N.C. to take on the Elon Phoenix on Saturday night and found themselves in a low-scoring dogfight in a hostile environment. Charlotte found themselves at the Elon 22 yard line with 13 seconds left on the clock an no timeouts remaining, trailing 20-13. 49ers quarterback Matt Johnson overthrew his receiver […]

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PHOTOS: CAB hosts Foam-a-Palooza

PHOTOS: CAB hosts Foam-a-Palooza

On Thursday night, students danced the night away at CAB’s Foam-a-Palooza, a black light glow-in-the-dark foam party on the front fields. Photos by Chris Crews.

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PHOTOS: 49ers Football shutout JCSU in home opener

PHOTOS: 49ers Football shutout JCSU in home opener

Photos by Ben Coon and Chris Crews.

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