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SGA update Oct. 23

SGA update Oct. 23

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 23. Johnson C. Smith University SGA Oct. 23 was the day the UNC Charlotte’s SGA hosted several senate members from Johnson C. Smith University (JSU). The purpose of inviting them to UNC Charlotte is to begin a merger between […]

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2014-15 UNC Charlotte royal court takes their crowns

2014-15 UNC Charlotte royal court takes their crowns

This year, instead of having a Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte and a Prince and Princess, the committee chose to have a Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte and a Mr. and Miss for the sophomore and junior classes. The crowing of Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte took place at the homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. […]

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Charlotte bonds to include University City projects this election

Charlotte bonds to include University City projects this election

Charlotte voters will have the chance to approve city bonds to fund various projects around the city of Charlotte this election. Several of these bonds fund projects that will directly affect the University City area. City bonds are on the ballot for voters generally every two years. Beginning with the bonds in this cycle and […]

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UNC Charlotte builds on a new Homecoming tradition

UNC Charlotte builds on a new Homecoming tradition

In mid October, a small house slowly began to rise on the corner of University City Boulevard and John Kirk Drive, just behind East Deck. Two weeks and more than 250 volunteers later, Peggy McMullen’s new house – and UNC Charlotte’s homecoming Habitat for Humanity project – is finally ready to head for it’s permanent […]

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All of the lights

All of the lights

Photos by Chris Crews. Friday afternoons on campus are usually an anomaly in a week of bustling students encountering traffic as they leave campus for the day, or as they head for class. However, last Friday was a different kind of anomaly. Children of alumni mirrored students and others alike as they wore bright green, […]

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NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

Crowds gathered near the Belk tower on Thursday afternoon, as NC Student Power Union held its first ever UNC Charlotte Walkout. The compilation of UNC Charlotte students, alumni and community activists participated in the walkout to get a variety of demands met. Their list of 20 demands ranges from issues regarding a freeze on tuition […]

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Sports

No. 7 49ers post third straight shutout

No. 7 49ers post third straight shutout

The seventh ranked Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team hit the road on Tuesday evening and delivered a 1-0 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The 49ers have now posted three consecutive shutouts and currently boast a 12-2-1 overall record. “A really strong performance by our team tonight,” said Charlotte Head Coach Kevin Langan post […]

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Now or never for men’s basketball

Now or never for men’s basketball

When Alan Major took the head-coaching job at UNC Charlotte, he was inheriting a very poor team that was full of someone else’s recruits, but also a program with a lot of tradition and pride. Coming from Ohio State, Major was used to an arena with double the seats that Halton Arena has, a team […]

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Prepping for the women’s season

Prepping for the women’s season

Developing talent into production is among the most critical responsibilities coaches face at the college level. Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball head coach Cara Consuegra leads a team headlined by seven former McDonald’s All-American game nominees. Unfortunately, Consuegra needs her role players to grow up quickly as they will be thrust into a difficult nonconference schedule […]

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49ers must blend experience and youth

49ers must blend experience and youth

The season is right around the corner for the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team. After a 15-16 finish last season, the 49ers are eager to turn things around in 2014-15. Charlotte lost their top two scorers from a year ago but returns junior Kira Gordon, who averaged 10.5 points per game last year. Charlotte added […]

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Leading the 49ers to history

Leading the 49ers to history

The point guard is the quarterback on the basketball court. He is the floor general on offense and even on defense on certain occasions. The best point guards across the country have the ability to act as an extension of the head coach while leading their teammates on the court. The entire flow of a […]

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Men’s Soccer survives against UAB

Men’s Soccer survives against UAB

  The 49ers survived a nail biter Friday night when UAB visited Transamerica Field. Monbo Bokar gave Charlotte an early lead in the 5th minute which was ultimately the game winning goal as neither team were able to break through in the remaining 85 minutes. “The win felt really good tonight and I was very […]

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Lifestyle

Ways to scare your roommates this Halloween

Ways to scare your roommates this Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, you may want to scare your roommates and friends. There are easy ways to scare them with things you probably already have around your apartment. Here are some cool ways to scare them and also get in a good laugh. 1. Go to your local dollar store and pick […]

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49er tech tips episode 4: Google Play Music

49er tech tips episode 4: Google Play Music

Google Play Music is normally seen as a monthly subscription music streaming service called Google Play Music All Access. However, one hidden feature most consumers may not know about is the ability to stream entire libraries of music through the online web player and the mobile app for free.

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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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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: “Addicted” is a drug store erotic novel brought to life, take that as you will.

MOVIE REVIEW: “Addicted” is a drug store erotic novel brought to life, take that as you will.

“Addicted” is based on the best selling erotic novel by Zane, and it shows. The film oozes with unneeded sexual desire and finds every excuse possible to put us in another wholly explicit, and simultaneously un-sexy sex scene between two incredibly attractive characters for no apparent reason. The film plays out like a Lifetime movie […]

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Gaming Roundup: Weeks of Oct. 28 and Nov. 4

Gaming Roundup: Weeks of Oct. 28 and Nov. 4

Sunset Overdrive It has been a slow start for the two leaders in the current console race. Both launched a handful of middling titles around the time their consoles hit the streets, but the reality of development created a lull as more ambitious games were delayed. “Sunset Overdrive” was a surprise hit when it was […]

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Audiences Are Sure To Have a Merry Time at UNC Charlotte’s Theatre Production of The Merry Wives of Windsor

Audiences Are Sure To Have a Merry Time at UNC Charlotte’s Theatre Production of The Merry Wives of Windsor

Cross-dressing, fairies, jealousy, and fortunetellers are not uncommon among Shakespeare’s plays, yet UNC Charlotte’s production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” was an experience that audience members are not likely to soon forget. At first, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” may have caused audience members who are unfamiliar with the plotline to lean back in […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Dracula Untold” is the shaky return of the Halloween Movie

MOVIE REVIEW: “Dracula Untold” is the shaky return of the Halloween Movie

Vampires have come a long way from Transylvania in the recent years, and have become far lass scary in the process. From “Twilight” to “Vampire Academy” to “True Blood”, the focus has come off of the mythology and more on the love triangles. When Universal Pictures announced a reboot of it’s Universal Monsters franchise, “Dracula Untold” […]

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BNR brings L.I.F.E to campus

BNR brings L.I.F.E to campus

49ers are invited to support independent artists Saturday, Nov. 1 when BNR brings The College L.I.F.E (Life Is Forever Entertaining) Tour to campus. Director of promotions, Jermaine Spencer says students can expect artists from an assortment of genres. “We’ll have rap artist, R&B singers, pop singers, bands and a variety of Djs. Most of the […]

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CAB: Student Art Showcase

CAB: Student Art Showcase

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photos by Mikki Stith.

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Opinion

OP-ED: Hope should overcome fear in the Ebola crisis

OP-ED: Hope should overcome fear in the Ebola crisis

There is good news in the Ebola crisis. Regardless of the way the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) handled this viral invasion, there is no concern. Even though the CDC reacted poorly, they quickly began the arduous task of enacting quarantine. The levels of bureaucracy made it difficult for information within the government […]

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OP-ED: UNC Charlotte College Republicans offer their perspective as midterm elections approach

OP-ED: UNC Charlotte College Republicans offer their perspective as midterm elections approach

The midterm elections have begun, and so far a total of 22,678 people have voted in Mecklenburg County. Throughout the year our leaders made some interesting decisions that have enormous ramifications on our lives. There has been a tax on insurance plans and meal plans, increased vehicle registration fees, and mounting student loan and credit […]

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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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Photos

PHOTOS: UNC Charlotte celebrates homecoming

PHOTOS: UNC Charlotte celebrates homecoming

Photos by Chris Crews and Ben Robson.

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PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper kicks off Homecoming

PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper kicks off Homecoming

Photos by Ben Robson. 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).

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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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