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SGA update Nov. 20

SGA update Nov. 20

Members of the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their final Student Senate legislative meeting of the 51st session Nov. 20. This marks the last time that senate will meet for the semester. John C. Smith University (JSU) SGA trip canceled Earlier this semester, senators from JSU’s SGA made the trip to UNC […]

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UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work MSW ranked most affordable degree in nation

UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work MSW ranked most affordable degree in nation

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Social Work (MSW) degree was recently named the most affordable degree of its kind in the nation, according to a study released by the Social Work Degree Guide. “I knew that we were a good deal, but I didn’t know that compared to other schools that we were the least expensive,” […]

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Lieutenant Colonel Sloan takes command of Army ROTC 49er Batallion

Lieutenant Colonel Sloan takes command of Army ROTC 49er Batallion

Serving his country comes naturally to U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Jared Sloan.  He comes from a military family so joining the Army felt natural to him. “I am the son of a career Army officer,” said Sloan. “My brother’s a career Army officer. I’m the youngest in the family. I was born on a military […]

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Student Advisory Board approves budget suggestions for 2015-17 academic years

Student Advisory Board approves budget suggestions for 2015-17 academic years

The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board is a meeting in which 15 representatives of the student body gather and cast their votes on the changes to tuition and fees that will occur next year and the year after that. The Advisory Board is charged by the Board of Governors to review academic fees and tuition […]

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Jacob Goldenburg is next in line for Next Speaker Series

Jacob Goldenburg is next in line for Next Speaker Series

Since 2010, UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business has held an annual series which has featured speakers that have ranged from an analytics officer with a front row seat to the 2012 presidential election, three best-selling authors and a director of marketing with close-ties to a familiar supercomputer. On Nov. 17 the Next Speaker Series […]

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Donations from Levines spur planning for new residence hall

Donations from Levines spur planning for new residence hall

A donation from Leon and Sandra Levine through their foundation of $13 million was recently made to the Levine Scholars program at UNC Charlotte. This large donation  from the Levines will be used for the extension of the Levine Scholars program in coming years. Currently, the Levine Scholars program supports around 15 new students annually, […]

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Sports

49ers season ends in a heartbreaker against UNC

49ers season ends in a heartbreaker against UNC

The No. 10 ranked Charlotte 49ers fell to the North Carolina Tar Heels at Transamerica Field 2-1 on a wet Sunday afternoon. With the win North Carolina will advance to the next round of the NCAA Men’s College Cup. The rain left some fans at home but the stands were filled for the clash between […]

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Miami defeats Charlotte in Charleston Classic Championship

Miami defeats Charlotte in Charleston Classic Championship

For the Charlotte 49ers, early season success has been the norm in the past couple of seasons. The 49ers have won the Great Alaska Shootout and the Puerto Rico Tip Off, but the Charleston Classic would have made it three in a row. Charlotte (3-1) was unable to accomplish the trifecta tonight, with Miami (5-0) […]

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49ers end year two with a bang

49ers end year two with a bang

The Charlotte 49ers delivered a dominant performance throughout their 52-14 victory over the Morehead State Eagles on Senior Day inside Jerry Richardson Stadium. The 49ers first two seasons have produced identical 5-6 records and Charlotte will now make the jump to Conference USA and FBS football. “I’ve been really proud of the weekly preparation from […]

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Charleston Classic Championship Preview: Charlotte at Miami

Charleston Classic Championship Preview: Charlotte at Miami

The Charlotte 49ers have found themselves in a familiar situation for the third season in a row; the championship game of an early season tournament. This time, it’s the Charleston Classic. The 49ers won the Great Alaska Shootout two seasons ago, beating the likes of Texas State, Oral Roberts, and Northeastern. Last season, the 49ers […]

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49ers offense struggles against Elon

49ers offense struggles against Elon

Charlotte women’s basketball took on their in-state foe Elon Friday night in Halton Arena. Before the game even started, you could tell this was going to be an aggressive affair by the intensity of warm ups by both teams. The 49ers came out at the beginning of the game with tremendous energy, being quick on […]

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Volleyball loses in  first round of Conference USA tournament

Volleyball loses in first round of Conference USA tournament

The 49ers season ended in a three set loss on Friday against top seed, UTSA. This was the first conference tournament appearance Charlotte has made since 2010. In the first set, the 49ers were down 21-16, but after an offensive run led by Freshmen Irem Asci and two consecutive errors by the Roadrunners, Charlotte was […]

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Lifestyle

Beauty brush breakdown

Beauty brush breakdown

These set of six brushes will have you ready to apply makeup in any situation, ranging from your everyday makeup look to edgy evening looks. Foundation brush In it’s early stages, the popular choice of foundation brushes was the flat paddle brush. It was designed to give the same effect as painting , except instead […]

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49er tech tips episode 8: Black Friday preparation

49er tech tips episode 8: Black Friday preparation

With this Black Friday app, planning ahead of time will be a breeze.

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Beauty Review: Revlon Colorburst

Beauty Review: Revlon Colorburst

When it comes to make up, I feel like lipstick can make or break a look. It can completely change someone’s face based on the color and shade of their lips. When I ran out of my favorite YSL red lipstick, I went to CVS to look for a cheap alternative because being a college […]

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49er tech tips episode 7: Clementine Music Player

49er tech tips episode 7: Clementine Music Player

Clementine is a music player that aims at providing an all in one music hub. Will it succeed or is it too bitter to handle?

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Foodie Friday: crockpot recipes

Foodie Friday: crockpot recipes

As college students, we are limited by our space, time and our finances. This is especially true when it comes to the topic of cooking for ourselves to avoid the well known Freshman 15. Finding the time to cook as a full time student can seem like a daunting task. Students choose to purchase take […]

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The guide to hair color

The guide to hair color

The relationship with your hair has been wonderful for the past eight weeks. You wake up every morning to style it and every night you prepare it for bed. You wash it, deep condition it and your hair loves you for all of your efforts. All is well, or is it? Every now and then […]

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A&E

MOVIE REVIEW: “St. Vincent” is not as holy as it should be.

MOVIE REVIEW: “St. Vincent” is not as holy as it should be.

I like Bill Murray, I think he’s one of the best comedic actors to ever live and to see him still continuing his career in such a fashion today is nothing short of amazing. I found myself intrigued by “St. Vincent,” I thought it could be a nice vehicle to throw Murray into an awards […]

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Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball

  Masquerades are all about mystery. UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board offered a night of mystery for students, full of dancing, food and fun. Photos by Makeedah Baker.  

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Birdman” will surely be an Oscar favorite.

MOVIE REVIEW: “Birdman” will surely be an Oscar favorite.

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” confused me when  first viewing it’s trailer, I couldn’t gauge how it was going to turn out, simply because I couldn’t clock the genre. It didn’t look comedy, nor drama and it couldn’t be an action film with it’s budget. I considered the film an enigma for many months before […]

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Music Review: The Cheerleader’s EP “On Your Side”

Music Review: The Cheerleader’s EP “On Your Side”

  Having debuted just this fall, the Cheerleader’s are off to a powerful start with their new EP, “On Your Side.” Cheerleader is an Indie/Power-Pop collaboration out of Philadelphia, Pa.   featuring a five-man gathering, two plus the original trio. The group got its start through the late-2000s from a three-piece demo and hard work across various […]

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“Magic Stories and Adventure Drawings” is sometimes dark, but ever so charming.

“Magic Stories and Adventure Drawings” is sometimes dark, but ever so charming.

As I first walked into Natalie Andrewson’s art exhibit, “Magic Stories and Adventure Drawings,” I was immediately treated to a barrage of different colors, tones, and styles in one room. From darker, southern gothic inspired pieces, to pieces from “The Regular Show” and those quirky Wes Anderson movies. I found myself charmed by these pieces and in […]

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“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” offers a bizarre, yet charming look at technology in society.

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” offers a bizarre, yet charming look at technology in society.

As a self-proclaimed “theatre kid” in high school, I ditched the drama scene upon entering college to focus on my studies and writing. So I was excited to dip my feet back into the theatre with UNC Charlotte’s production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.” I was a bit surprised at the small size of the […]

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Opinion

OP-ED: Turning 20 while white

OP-ED: Turning 20 while white

On Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, I will turn 20 years old. That’s an achievement; twenty years is a long time. I’ve been trying to contextualize that number a lot in the past few weeks, and here are a few of the ways I’ve come to think of it: Two decades, which really feels like eternity… […]

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OP-ED: Online tests cause disadvantages for students

OP-ED: Online tests cause disadvantages for students

Online tests are a developing practice at UNC Charlotte that erupted due to recent technological advancements and policies. Many classes utilize online tests instead of using class time to take paper tests. Most students do not know the policies when taking an online test when it comes to using notes, taking the test with multiple […]

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OP-ED: Midterm elections brought small gains for millennials, but our fight is far from over

OP-ED: Midterm elections brought small gains for millennials, but our fight is far from over

Whether you have spent the past few weeks hot on the campaign trail or generally disengaged from the political process, election season is inescapably exhausting for everyone. As a grassroots campaigner, much of my fall semester was spent having conversations with the electorate while canvasing neighborhoods, making phone calls and registering individuals to vote. In […]

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OP-ED: Men will be boys

OP-ED: Men will be boys

Why is it that men are so hesitant to speak out in support of feminism? That’s easy: they don’t know what it means. Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality. If you agree with that, you’re a feminist. However, when many men hear the word “feminism,” […]

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OP-ED: Embracing violence, shaming sex

OP-ED: Embracing violence, shaming sex

When I took a trip to Calabria, the southern province of Italy, for my father’s bar mitzvah in 2013, it was a momentous occasion. Not only was it the first adult bar mitzvah in all of Calabria in 500 years, but also it was my first experience in Europe. The environment was fair and the […]

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OP-ED: Technological advancements in the classroom cause distractions for students

OP-ED: Technological advancements in the classroom cause distractions for students

It is normal for students at UNC Charlotte to bring laptops, smartphones and other devices to their classes, but recently, various lecture halls and rooms at UNCC have become more technologically advanced. Computers are provided for every student at their desk, televisions/projectors circle the entire room and students are encouraged to use the technology they […]

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Photos

Photos: 49ers honor seniors, defeat Morehead State 52-14

Photos: 49ers honor seniors, defeat Morehead State 52-14

Charlotte 49ers football end year two with a bang with a 52-14 victory over the Morehead State Eagles on Senior Day. Photos by Ben Coon and Chris Crews.

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UNC Charlotte celebrates homecoming

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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