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Weekly Crime Blotter, August 9 – August 18

Weekly Crime Blotter, August 9 – August 18

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from Saturday, August 9, through Monday, August 18. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry.   Saturday, August 9 – 14 There was no reported […]

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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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Weekly Crime Blotter, July 11 – August 8

Weekly Crime Blotter, July 11 – August 8

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from Friday, July 11, through Friday, August 8. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry.   Friday, July 11 Accident – Lot 25, while attempting […]

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West Deck staircase closed through next two weeks

West Deck staircase closed through next two weeks

Students, faculty and campus visitors parking in West Deck from July 28 through Aug. 11 will be unable to use the North-facing staircase. A crack in the staircase that is weakening the stability of the steps needs to be repaired. These stairs affect West Deck users, who are already impacted by the Belk Gym renovations. […]

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Fire at Edge apartments near campus leave no injuries

Fire at Edge apartments near campus leave no injuries

The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a fire at The Edge apartments on Varsity Lane off of John Kirk Drive. The fire started at approximately 2 a.m. at a building on the south side of the complex.  No injuries have been reported. American Red Cross Disaster Relief team came on the scene to aid the […]

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University Career Center prepares to launch new job search resource

University Career Center prepares to launch new job search resource

The University Career Center (UCC) will launch their newest job search platform, Hire-A-Niner, on Tuesday, July 1. Students are advised to log into NinerJobNet and download any resumes they may have saved in the old system, as those will all be deleted when Hire-A-Niner launches. The new system, which will replace NinerJobNet, will provide students […]

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Sports

49ers Football Releases 2-Deep Depth Chart

49ers Football Releases 2-Deep Depth Chart

The Charlotte 49ers football team released their two-deep depth chart on Wednesday as they prepare for their first game of the season on Aug. 28 against the Campbell Fighting Camels. Most of the names look familiar, but the 49ers have had to replace a few key positions on both sides of the ball. Kalif Phillips […]

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Marcus Bryan leaves 49ers

Marcus Bryan leaves 49ers

Charlotte 49ers Head Coach Alan Major has announced that sophomore forward Marcus Bryan has left the 49ers and will transfer to another program. Bryan did not cite a specific reason behind his decision to transfer from the 49ers but he did comment on the situation saying “I would like to thank Coach Major, the staff, […]

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Cara Consuegra signs three-year contract extension

Cara Consuegra signs three-year contract extension

Cara Consuegra has signed a three-year contract extension to remain the head coach of the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball program. Consuegra has guided the 49ers to three consecutive postseason appearances since taking over the team on April 26, 2011. Charlotte director of athletics Judy Rose announced the contract extension on Wednesday afternoon while expressing her […]

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49ers finish 2-1 in the weekend series against the Thundering Herd

49ers finish 2-1 in the weekend series against the Thundering Herd

The Charlotte 49ers (20-26, 10-13) concluded their weekend series Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 defeat against the Marshall Thundering Herd (23-30, 10-11). The 49ers opened up the game with a bone-crushing home run from centerfielder Jessica Plemmons to give the club an early 1-0 lead. Plemmons has hit a team-high 10 home runs on the year. The Thundering Herd responded in […]

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49ers softball wins walk-off thriller over Marshall

49ers softball wins walk-off thriller over Marshall

The Charlotte 49ers (19-25, 9-12) softball team captured a thrilling 2-1 victory in extra innings over the Marshall Thundering Herd (22-29, 9-10) on Saturday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader. The contest lasted nine innings before Charlotte catcher Jackie Kleinsmith dropped a single into right field that broke the 1-1 deadlock and earned the 49ers […]

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49ers baseball’s Butler pitches complete game against Tulane

49ers baseball’s Butler pitches complete game against Tulane

In game two of what would end up being a two-game series due to the final match being cancelled due to rain, the Charlotte 49ers (11-24-1, 4-13) pitched their second complete game in three showings with Ryan Butler (3-5) helping lift Charlotte 2-1 over the Tulane Green Wave (15-22, 6-13). The Green Wave’s Richard Carthon […]

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Lifestyle

Vegetarian Fourth of July options

Vegetarian Fourth of July options

The Fourth of July is a great day for family, friends and fun. Fireworks, cookouts and just good old American celebrating is a must. For vegetarians, though, it can be hard to find something other than cole slaw to eat, with burgers and hot dogs on the grill being a staple. Here are a couple […]

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Patriotic potluck for Fourth of July

Patriotic potluck for Fourth of July

The Fourth of July festivities kick off today with the start of the holiday weekend. Many people will be having cookouts or picnics. If you’re still looking for some ideas of what to bring, here are some patriotic ideas for a perfect potluck. Watermelon: Watermelon is a typical picnic or potluck item. However, add a patriotic […]

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Dinner and Bikes event comes to Southend

Dinner and Bikes event comes to Southend

On June 27, come down to the Trolley Museum located at 1507 Camden Road in historic Southend for the fourth annual Dinner and Bikes event. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. with a gluten free and vegan buffet. During the dinner, short films will be shown about bicycle activism by Joe Bidel. Afterwards, author […]

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Homemade Soda Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Soda Ice Cream Recipe

As someone lucky enough to have their own ice cream maker, summer is a magical time. After a few weeks making vanilla and chocolate though, I’m usually ready to break out and try something new. I’m choosing to make an ice cream flavored with Mountain Dew Baja Blast today, before it becomes impossible to find […]

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Spice up favorite summer foods with avocado

Spice up favorite summer foods with avocado

Avocado season has arrived and they are on sale in all of the grocery stores and available as extras at your favorite restaurants. Because avocados are known as a “super food,” meaning they have lots of healthy qualities, you may be wanting to incorporate them into your diet. But how? There are many ways to […]

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Days of fun: top three day trips from Charlotte

Days of fun: top three day trips from Charlotte

Free time and warm weather makes the vacation bug start biting. Although with summer jobs, internships or classes, there may not be much time to jet off for a week on an extravagant vacation. Not to mention the cost that goes into taking a vacation. Not to worry, there are many great places to go […]

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A&E

It’s Briarhopper time at the McGlohon Theater

It’s Briarhopper time at the McGlohon Theater

On Aug. 30, The WBT Briarhoppers celebrate their 80th anniversary at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte. The WBT Briarhoppers were founded by Charles Crutchfield in 1934. They were originally formed to help advertise products on the WBT radio station. Crutchfield came up with the name during a hunting trip when the WBT announcer at the […]

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REVIEW: “Let’s Be Cops” leaves the safety on

REVIEW: “Let’s Be Cops” leaves the safety on

Even with a surplus of Buddy Cop movies on the market right now, films like “21 Jump Street” and “Hot Fuzz” show us that the genre can still be fresh and funny. “Let’s Be Cops” unfortunately doesn’t. Instead of poking fun at the genre’s clichés, “Let’s Be Cops” fully embraces them. “Let’s Be Cops” tells the […]

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Variety Entertainment Inc. brings Funk Fest to Charlotte

Variety Entertainment Inc. brings Funk Fest to Charlotte

  Funk Fest 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the festival that began in an outdoor venue in Mobile, Ala. The 2014 lineup includes: Outkast, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Fantasia, The Roots and more. Grammy nominated hip-hop artist, B.O.B. is also expected to perform. Signed to rapper, T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records, B.O.B. has made his mark […]

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Levi Weaver hits The Evening Muse

Levi Weaver hits The Evening Muse

I met this dude when I was 22 years old and what I loved most was he had so much soul. “Flava,” as defined on Urban Dictionary, is one’s style, swag, appearance or uniqueness. A five letter word often used to describe soulful musicians and less often describes a folk rock artist from Texas. Singer-songerwriter, Levi Weaver […]

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“The Last of Us: Remastered” offers more than just visual enahancements

“The Last of Us: Remastered” offers more than just visual enahancements

If you’re having trouble finding a worthy title to add to your PlayStation 4 library, “The Last of Us: Remastered” is the perfect choice. Even if you’ve played the PlayStation 3 version of the game already, there’s enough content here to justify the $50 price tag. If you haven’t played “The Last of Us” before, […]

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Chatting with Charlie

Chatting with Charlie

For those interested in listening to some alternative folk, come out to the Evening Muse to watch Charlie King and Levi Weaver perform live. King was 12-year-old when he received his first guitar for Christmas. “I got the guitar and took guitar lessons for a few months and hated that I wasn’t just shredding the […]

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Opinion

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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Red, white and goal

Red, white and goal

The seeds of a soccer revolution were planted at the 1994 World Cup. Six years prior, FIFA agreed to set the world’s largest soccer tournament stateside for one month in the heat of the summer in exchange for an American soccer league. While soccer giants like Brazil and Germany played across the country at venues […]

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Caught between Iraq and a caliphate

Caught between Iraq and a caliphate

Maybe you’ve heard about this little conflict in the Middle East. A group of extremist Sunni militants called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have taken control of several Iraqi cities as well as the country’s biggest oil refinery, and, surely, they’ll be attempting to take Baghdad in the near future. The Iraqi […]

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Photos

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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Photos: 49ers Baseball host Creighton in weekend series

Photos: 49ers Baseball host Creighton in weekend series

The Charlotte 49ers Baseball team hosted the Creighton Blue Jays in a three game weekend series.  Beginning a 10 game home stand after road losses at The Citadel and College of Charleston last week, the 49ers dropped game one of the series in extra innings on Friday, falling to Creighton 6-7. Saturday’s match-up extended the […]

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