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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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UNCC’s Charlotte Quidditch to host Gold Rush Cup II

UNCC’s Charlotte Quidditch to host Gold Rush Cup II

Charlotte Quidditch will take their talents to the Northeast Recreational fields on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to host Gold Rush Rup II. The tournament is free of charge for spectators and features 12 universities participating. Regional teams such as Appalachian Pygmy Puffs (Appalachian State), Cullowhee Chimeras, Duke University Quidditch, UNCG […]

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Got ghosts?

Got ghosts?

One of the newest clubs at UNC Charlotte looking to make a big impact on campus is the Ghost Hunting Club. The club began unofficially in 2012, but is now recognized as a campus organization. With close to 15 members, the club hopes to grow and gain notoriety this year.  Junior, Gregory Jones is the […]

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Jim-of-all-trades

Jim-of-all-trades

Sunlight slowly starts to illuminate campus early Monday morning. Dew sprinkles the planters outside of the Student Union, and the light chill in the air fogs the big windows above the loading dock. Before campus wakes up from the long weekend slumber, Jim Kay is already at work prepping the Student Union for the week’s […]

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UNC Charlotte’s newest addition to Greek Life

UNC Charlotte’s newest addition to Greek Life

UNC Charlotte’s newest fraternity on campus is Pi Kappa Phi (PKP). The organization’s national headquarters are in Charlotte, the third-largest hub for PKP alumni in the country. They have 185 chapters across the country. At only three weeks old, the chapter already has 53 members. Kevin Crooker, UNC Charlotte freshman and one of the fraternity’s […]

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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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Sports

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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Volleyball breaks losing streak defeating North Texas 3-1

Volleyball breaks losing streak defeating North Texas 3-1

The 49ers were on the road Friday night, taking on Conference USA opponent North Texas. After a tough first set, Charlotte was able to come back and take the match 3-1 to record win 13 of the season. In the first set of the game North Texas dominated the 49ers. After breaking the tied score […]

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49ers going for gold

49ers going for gold

In 2011, the Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team found themselves 90 minutes away from a national championship. The 49ers came up short in a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat at the hands of the North Carolina Tar Heels. Fast forward to 2014 and the team looks entirely different but oddly similar at the same time. Believe it […]

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49ers extend win streak to three after a 2-1 victory against Southern Miss

49ers extend win streak to three after a 2-1 victory against Southern Miss

The Charlotte 49ers (7-5-1, 4-2-0 C-USA) continue to add to their conference win total of the year after an average start to the season as they beat the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-8-2, 0-4-2 C-USA) 2-1 in front of the home crowd at Transamerica Field. The first goal of the game came in the 27th […]

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Lifestyle

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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Foodie Friday: pumpkin pancakes with nutmeg whipped cream

Foodie Friday: pumpkin pancakes with nutmeg whipped cream

In keeping with the pumpkin-flavored-everything craze of this month and my love for breakfast foods, I found the perfect match. It is so good and here is how you can experience this incredible taste. Duration: 10 minutes prep time 10 minutes cook time Ready in 20 minutes Ingredients: Pancakes: 2 ⅓ cups pancake mix 2 […]

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Thirsty Thursday: brown sugar-caramel latte

Thirsty Thursday: brown sugar-caramel latte

Everyone loves a nice warm drink to enjoy on a crisp autumn day. This brown sugar-caramel latte is the perfect way to relax and warm up after a day filled with classes. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon brown sugar ¼ cup half-and-half 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping ¾ cup hot, brewed coffee Directions: Stir brown sugar […]

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Fall fashion: outerwear

Fall fashion: outerwear

Marilyn Monroe said “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she’ll conquer the world.” I say a right coat can completely transform your look and take you places. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the different textures, shades and styles of coats when going to the mall. This guide is designed to […]

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

Be nice to your body Put on some music and go for a short jog or a walk. Opt out of that pizza for a healthier sandwich or stop by the Student Activities Center for an hour of exercise. They have classes ranging from yoga to Zumba all just waiting for you to take advantage […]

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A tinder moment, part three

A tinder moment, part three

Never would I have thought that I would be on the cusp of asking out a handsome, muscular and successful man. It was not just any man, but a man I met on the Internet…only a week ago. To my parents, I was about to make a huge, dangerous mistake. To my girl friends Alleana* […]

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A&E

Album Review: Bobby Banizi “Where I Belong”

Album Review: Bobby Banizi “Where I Belong”

Bobbi Bazini’s debut album, “Where I Belong” pegs his sound as soul-enticing. The introductory track, “Heavy Love”, leads one down the winding road that envelops the collection in a casual sense, filled with light jams and a toe-tapping chorus that keeps the head nodding. “Cherish Our Love” is a more slowed down track bringing the […]

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FILM ANALYSIS: “Old Boy”

FILM ANALYSIS: “Old Boy”

The inherent problem with any remake is that it will be held up against the original. Spike Lee’s 2013 remake of the Korean cult-classic Oldboy (2003) is no different. In both, a man is trapped in prison for many years with no explanation, then suddenly freed. While the remake is by no means a bad […]

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Dance rockers New Politics give new meaning to ‘political party’

Dance rockers New Politics give new meaning to ‘political party’

There are bands that know how to perform well on stage, and then there are bands that know how to perform the best on stage. New Politics falls into the latter category. Denmark’s own three-piece rock band hit the stage at the Fillmore Charlotte on Thursday evening to a crowd thoroughly aware of how energetic and lively […]

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“Gracepoint” Episode 3 makes everyone a suspect.

“Gracepoint” Episode 3 makes everyone a suspect.

At this point, “Gracepoint” really has my attention; it’s not necessarily the best show on television, but it’s merits are far better than anything that should be on FOX. Episode 3 delves deeper into personal territory of Danny Solano’s murder, including the eventual questioning from his parents and friends. This episode also dives deeper into […]

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UNC Charlotte student takes a stab at the music industry

UNC Charlotte student takes a stab at the music industry

  Following the release of his mixtape, “Welcome to the  Intro,” Khyran Shank has  been working on new  projects and shows  for the past year. “Throughout this year I’ve been to Atlanta doing showcase shows, I performed back  in my hometown of Indiana and then did  the talent show last year and got second place […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Gone Girl” is why books are made into movies

MOVIE REVIEW: “Gone Girl” is why books are made into movies

I have many directors I like, there are directors I love and then there are my “do no wrong” directors: filmmakers with such a hold on my love for film that they could make a horrendous piece of trash, and I still would probably love it. I have four “do no wrong” directors: Quentin Tarantino, […]

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Opinion

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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OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

Desperate to become a legal citizen of the United States, 18-year-old Manuel Rodas spent all he had on a one-way bus ticket from St. Louis, Mo. to Charlotte, N.C. to appear in front of an immigration court and fulfill a lifelong dream to obtain what many of us take for granted – legal citizenship. “This […]

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OP-ED: Yik Yak showcases the issues with Internet anonymity

OP-ED: Yik Yak showcases the issues with Internet anonymity

“Hey, did you Yak about that?” This is a common statement I have been hearing all around campus lately. Yik Yak is the emerging social phenomenon at UNC Charlotte this year. Basically, it is an anonymous version of Twitter. Students – or anyone near a particular college campus – can post any “yaks” they want […]

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OP-ED: Recognizing Columbus Day condones the horrors of colonization

OP-ED: Recognizing Columbus Day condones the horrors of colonization

Migration is a natural thing; colonization and occupation are not. With Indigenous Peoples’ Day approaching on Oct. 13, this is important to keep in mind. The day formerly known as Christopher Columbus Day – or “Colonizer Day,” for that matter – was first recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 1992 by the city of Berkeley, […]

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Photos

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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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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