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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

49ers soccer starts off the season with a win

49ers soccer starts off the season with a win

In a tumultuous game full of cards, fouls, and questionable calls by the ref, the 49ers mens soccer team pulled out a victory behind goals from Brandt Bronico and Dominic Bonilla, winning the game 2-1 against Radford at Transamerica Field. In front of a crowd of about 1,000 fans, the 49ers controlled the pace of the […]

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49ers women fall 2-1 in overtime

49ers women fall 2-1 in overtime

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team opened the 2014 season as the preseason favorite to win Conference USA. The 49ers picked up a 1-0 win against UNC Greensboro last Friday night before moving down to Coastal Carolina for Friday’s match-up against the Chanticleers. Charlotte (1-1) was not able to keep up the momentum and fell […]

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49ers top Spartans 3-0 to start the season 2-0

49ers top Spartans 3-0 to start the season 2-0

The Charlotte 49ers (2-0) concluded their night with a 3-0 victory against the UNCG Spartans (1-1). Both teams definitely made all three sets an interesting contest. 49ers junior setter Britney Leigh Held recorded a game-high 33 assists which totaled more assists than the Spartans entire team that finished with just 31. Charlotte freshman Irem Asci […]

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49ers respond in 2nd half, win 33-9

49ers respond in 2nd half, win 33-9

The Charlotte 49ers (1-0) kicked it into gear in the second half as they coasted to a 33-9 victory over the Campbell Fighting Camels (0-1) on the road on Thursday night. Running back tandem Kalif Phillips and true freshman Maetron Thomas sparked the 49ers offense that struggled throughout the entirety of the first half.  Phillips […]

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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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Lifestyle

Motivation Monday: preventing sports injuries

Motivation Monday: preventing sports injuries

Are you a student athlete, lover of intramurals, an avid gym-goer, or have a certain sport as your favorite hobby? If so, then you have likely experienced a sports related injury before. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskelatal Diseases, “sports injuries…occur during sports or exercise [and they] result from accidents…poor training practices, […]

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Foodie Friday: apple turnovers

Foodie Friday: apple turnovers

Have you ever dreamed of tasting what Fall smells like? Have you ever dreamed of impressing your friends and consequently being the topic of praise for a whole week? Then this recipe is for you. With a mischievous twist on the traditional Apple Pie, Apple Turnovers are easy and delicious. And with Fall beautifully en […]

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Thirsty Thursday: spiced apple cider

Thirsty Thursday: spiced apple cider

In keeping with the celebration of Fall being en route and breaking the extreme heat and humidity, the recipe for today’s drink includes the clear, crisp taste of apple and spices. As the weather turns, Spiced Apple Cider comforts and reminds us of all the happy and hearty things to come -Thanksgiving, Christmas, breaks from […]

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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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A&E

Space Jams makes first contact at the Milestone Club in Charlotte

Space Jams makes first contact at the Milestone Club in Charlotte

Engage the warp drive and jump into hyperspace; the Milestone Club hosts its first Space Jams show on Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary from $6 to $8. You’re bound to bump into a close encounter or two that night as people who attend the show wearing either a space or alien-themed costume will receive […]

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Grouplove plans to put Charlotte into a psychedelic trance

Grouplove plans to put Charlotte into a psychedelic trance

On September 3, Grouplove and Portugal. The Man are coming to the Uptown Amphitheater in Charlotte. Both bands bring a unique blend of psychedelic music to the stage. “I feel like with us, you get a really cool blend of so many genres and styles,” says Andrew Wessen, guitar player and singer of Grouplove. Wessen’s first […]

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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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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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