News

Habitat for Humanity runs to raise funds for Homecoming Build

Habitat for Humanity runs to raise funds for Homecoming Build

The UNC Charlotte chapter of Habitat for Humanity will be hosting their first annual Run for Home 5k race at 5 p.m. on Saturday April 26. The race will begin on the greenway, take a loop around the football field and finish out the remaining 3.1 miles on the greenway. Proceeds from the race will […]

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Exploring the possibility of campus safety renovation

Exploring the possibility of campus safety renovation

With the array of campus emergencies that have occurred at UNC Charlotte throughout the semester, the 49er police department has been evaluating the effectiveness and usefulness of the university’s security protocol. One area of improvement the department has been looking into is campus Blue Lights, and what measures may be most cost effective and practical […]

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EPIC receives grant to develop new curriculum for ever changing power grid

EPIC receives grant to develop new curriculum for ever changing power grid

UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC), along with three other universities and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), have recently been chosen as recipients of a shared grant to develop a targeted curriculum for workforce development in the energy sector. This grant comes from the Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) […]

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Cone Plaza hopes to create new hangout spot for students and staff

Cone Plaza hopes to create new hangout spot for students and staff

If you walk past the Cone University Center, you can clearly see fences sanctioning off the construction area around what will be the renovated Cone plaza. The area has been closed for nearly two years due to lasting construction, but by the summer of 2014, construction is said to be complete. The original plaza outside […]

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Sigma Kappa plans to kick Alzheimer’s in kickball tournament

Sigma Kappa plans to kick Alzheimer’s in kickball tournament

The Sigma Kappa sorority will be hosting their third annual Kickin’ Grass Kickball Tournament on Wednesday, April 16 on the front fields of UNC Charlotte. Registration for each team is $50 and can be done online or at the Sigma Kappa house.  Teams will consist of nine to 12 players with each player paying four […]

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SlutWalk raises awareness for sexual assaulted victims

SlutWalk raises awareness for sexual assaulted victims

On Wednesday, April 9, a number of UNC Charlotte students marched from the Belk Tower to the Student Union for the university’s first ever SlutWalk. Many students wore revealing clothes and participated in chants such as “Blame the system, not the victim.” Students began walk to the Union at 11 a.m. They chanted messages in […]

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Sports

Roberts tosses a gem, 49ers grab 2-0 win over Tulane

Roberts tosses a gem, 49ers grab 2-0 win over Tulane

The Charlotte 49ers (10-24-1, 3-13) picked up 2-0 victory at Robert and Miriam Hayes Stadium on Thursday night in a pitchers duel against their Conference USA foe the Tulane Green Wave (15-21, 6-12). Corey Roberts (1-3) got the start on the mound for the 49ers and delivered the first complete-game shutout for Charlotte this season. […]

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T.J. Nichting: New kid on the block

T.J. Nichting: New kid on the block

Freshman Charlotte second baseman T.J. Nichting has all of the potential to take his baseball career to next level whether it is the minor or the major leagues. Nichting was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. Coming from a baseball family, as his brother and father were baseball players, one might suspect that the pressure […]

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49ers softball captures wild, walk-off win against FAU

49ers softball captures wild, walk-off win against FAU

The Charlotte 49ers (16-20, 7-10) softball team appeared to be on the verge of suffering a weekend series sweep at the hands of the Florida Atlantic Owls (27-21, 9-9) until Jessica Plemmons blasted a walk-off home run over the center field fence to capture a 2-1 49ers victory on Sunday afternoon. “We just stayed with it. […]

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49ers softball drop first two in series against FAU

49ers softball drop first two in series against FAU

As the sun shined throughout Saturday afternoon, the 49ers (15-20, 6-10) came up short both times in a doubleheader against the Florida Atlantic Owls (27-20, 9-9). Game one was dominated by the Owls as they got on the board first with two runs in the second inning and two more in the fourth inning. Their […]

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49ers bats go quiet in 4-2 loss to Evansville

49ers bats go quiet in 4-2 loss to Evansville

The Charlotte 49ers (8-21-1) baseball team couldn’t get the bats going on Sunday afternoon in a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Evansville Purple Aces (19-11) at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium. The 49ers dropped three out of four games against the Aces this weekend and the team really struggled at the plate as […]

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Defense shines, green prevails over white in spring game

Defense shines, green prevails over white in spring game

The Charlotte 49ers football program played their second-annual green vs. white spring game on Saturday afternoon inside Jerry Richardson Stadium. The green team prevailed in the contest for the second straight year, capturing a 24-3 victory behind a defense that forced five turnovers on the day. “It’s always hard when you’re playing against yourself because […]

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Lifestyle

Drink of the week: Champagne with strawberries

Drink of the week: Champagne with strawberries

Champagne with strawberries is perfect for summer days. It is not only refreshing, but the strawberry taste in the champagne is to die for.   I really love strawberries and when my friend found on Pintrest to put strawberries in it, I tried it and fell in love. To capture the strawberry taste, you need […]

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Beauty review: Neutrogena All-in-1 Acne Control Facial Treatment

Beauty review: Neutrogena All-in-1 Acne Control Facial Treatment

We are all in love with the weather, spring is here and with the long walks around campus so is the sweat. With that sweat comes pimples, something no one wants. Acne is something that no matter how may papers you write, or tests you ace, it always comes back to haunt you when you […]

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Ask Abby: approaching professors, life in fast forward

Ask Abby: approaching professors, life in fast forward

Q: I often want to talk to professors about intellectual ideas, but I find myself clamming up and feeling extremely vulnerable when I go to talk to that person. I’m OK in class and in a lot of social situations, but then I go to talk to a professor, and it seems like I’m looking […]

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Tips for stress management

Tips for stress management

Are you losing sleep because you are worried about homework and tests? Do you feel as though there are too many demands and too much pressure on you? Dealing with stress may be challenging, but there are many ways to manage and minimize the stress in your life. Try to be realistic. You have to […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, partner up

Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, partner up

One of the best ways to stay motivated to workout and stay in shape is to get a workout partner. This past week I decided to go work out with my friend BethAnne, who is also a member of the Army ROTC program here on campus. I haven’t yet decided if it was a wonderful […]

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Fashion alert: spring essentials

Fashion alert: spring essentials

This is the season we have all been waiting for; goodbye winter, hello spring! It is time to spice up your wardrobe with bright colors and prints, any bold or neon colors will leave all eyes on you. There are so many different looks to choose from, so make this spring all about being daring […]

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A&E

Album review: Uh Huh Her’s ‘Future Souls’

Album review: Uh Huh Her’s ‘Future Souls’

Looking for a new sound to get into for the summer? Following the release of their third album “Future Souls” on March 25, Uh Huh Her is coming to the Visulite Theatre on May 22, bringing their electro-pop soulfulness to our airwaves. In their newest album, as with the name sake, “Future Souls” has a lot to […]

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Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

Organizations like the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte make an attempt to deter poverty, educate young adults on the realities of this problem and help those who are currently suffering these conditions. They offer food, shelter and medical aid among other things to those in need. With the aid of the Georgia-based organization Poverty is Real, the […]

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Weekend movie tracker: April 18

Weekend movie tracker: April 18

After being teased by summer weather only to be struck with a freeze warning later this week, we here at the Niner Times will be staying in until kinder temperatures prevail. It’s supposed to warm up this weekend, but if mother nature changes her mind here’s a few movies to check out while staying warm […]

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Demetri Martin makes his first stop in Charlotte a memorable one

Demetri Martin makes his first stop in Charlotte a memorable one

Though Demetri Martin has been a well-known name in the comedy world for several years now, he just finished his first show in the Queen City on Sunday night. The comic best known for his former Comedy Central show “Important Things With Demetri Martin” remarked that though he hasn’t performed here, he has visited before […]

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Review: “The Wolf Among Us, Episode 3: A Crooked Mile”

Review: “The Wolf Among Us, Episode 3: A Crooked Mile”

(WARNING: Possible spoilers of key plot point may be in this review) Along the paths we choose, a choice is made we can never take back. The clock winds down ever so slowly; to move or not to move, there’s a price to pay either way. Almost immediately in this episode, the cost is thrown […]

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UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

Spring has definitely sprung with UNC Charlotte’s production of “Spring Awakening.” “Spring Awakening” is a play set in 1890 in a town in Germany. The play features many dynamic, adolescent characters going through the tough pitfalls of life and finding out how they measure up in society. With its numerous controversial ideals and dichotomies, it […]

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Opinion

Take religious studies courses to feed your curiosity

Take religious studies courses to feed your curiosity

Although the number of Americans who don’t identify as religious is consistently rising, the majority of citizens still do. I was raised into that majority, and remained a part of it for most of my life, but, ultimately, I moved away from it. That journey away from the majority was filled with research, reading and […]

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The climate change debate: there’s no need to panic

The climate change debate: there’s no need to panic

The location of our campus has an interesting geological past. Before it was a forest thriving with tall trees and American Indians, it was a jungle with dinosaurs and exotic flowers. Even before that, it was an ocean bottom with a wide variety of unknown tropical life. The fears and panic of climate change have […]

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The climate change debate: human impact is undeniable

The climate change debate: human impact is undeniable

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 10 of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last 16 years. “The Earth is warming. If the Earth is warming … there’s excellent evidence of the causes of climate change,” said UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of Earth Science, Brian Magi. “There are natural […]

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Photo filters distort the way we view ourselves

Photo filters distort the way we view ourselves

We all do it. We feel good about ourselves one day and decide to snap nearly 100 selfies, probably deleting all but one. Then, if we have an Instagram account, we post our lovely pictures and wait for the likes. We want our friends to praise our good looks or someone to post that complimentary […]

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Campus preacher’s hateful methods enrage students

Campus preacher’s hateful methods enrage students

It seems that at every university there is a preacher who stands in one of the main courtyards, telling passing students that they will go to hell, that a girl is an evil seductress or some other line. UNC Charlotte is no exception in this regard, but some students have taken a stand against what […]

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Wasting away: students need to focus on becoming more eco-friendly

Wasting away: students need to focus on becoming more eco-friendly

Humans are the most wasteful species on this planet. It’s true. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), every day we create 4.38 pounds of trash per person, use 80 to 100 gallons of water and throw away 1,249 calories (roughly half of our daily caloric intake). While […]

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Photos

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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