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CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

A dead body was found in a car on level two of the South Village Parking Deck at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. According to housing and residence life, the student was a resident of Hunt Hall. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has taken over the investigation and will release further information as […]

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New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

A few projects are presently being undertaken that will affect university traffic in the coming months. Two of the projects being completed are construction to North Tryon Street and construction taking place near the Toby Creek Greenway. Both projects are in preparation of the much awaited light rail system that will soon be serving UNC […]

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Free the Vote North Carolina

Free the Vote North Carolina

Free the Vote NC and Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) came together on Friday, Oct. 17 to co-host North Carolina’s first and only all-inclusive U.S. Senate candidate debate. Unlike most of the debates held throughout the state during the campaigning period, which tend to only extend invitations to majority party leaders, this debate strived to […]

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SGA update Oct. 9

SGA update Oct. 9

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 9. Raising Awareness for new Withdrawal Policy Dean of Students Christine Reed-Davis and Jonathan Adams, dean and director of student conduct and outreach, addressed the senate regarding the new 16 credit hour withdrawal limit. They want to work with […]

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Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

Although lightning and rain threatened to shut down the event, the Buddy Walk was successfully completed by more than 2,100 walkers on Saturday, Oct. 11. This was the first community event to be held at Jerry Richardson Stadium, the university’s 2-year-old football stadium. Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), […]

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UNCC’s Charlotte Quidditch to host Gold Rush Cup II

UNCC’s Charlotte Quidditch to host Gold Rush Cup II

Charlotte Quidditch will take their talents to the Northeast Recreational fields on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to host Gold Rush Rup II. The tournament is free of charge for spectators and features 12 universities participating. Regional teams such as Appalachian Pygmy Puffs (Appalachian State), Cullowhee Chimeras, Duke University Quidditch, UNCG […]

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Sports

49ers look to get back in the win column against James Madison

49ers look to get back in the win column against James Madison

For the first time since Sept. 27, the Charlotte 49ers football team (3-4) returns home to Jerry Richardson field to face the James Madison Dukes (4-3) next Saturday, Oct. 25. With Charlotte on a four game losing streak, their schedule will not get easier in the coming weeks. The 49ers suffered a heartbreaking double overtime […]

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Building Tradition

Building Tradition

College football is all about the home field advantage. Each school has its own unique atmosphere that resonates from the tailgate into the stadium at kickoff and keeps the fans coming back for more each and every year. The pageantry and tradition associated with college football is unrivaled at any level of any sport and […]

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49ers falling short during current losing streak

49ers falling short during current losing streak

The Charlotte 49ers have hit their first bye week of the 2014 college football season and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The 49ers have battled through a tough stretch throughout the first two months of the season, playing five of their first seven contests on the road away from the comfortable confines […]

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Charlotte falls to Marshall for the second time this season

Charlotte falls to Marshall for the second time this season

  Charlotte Falls to Marshall for the Second Time this Season Charlotte (13-13, 2-7 C-USA) traveled to West Virginia on Sunday to take on Marshall (10-14, 4-4) for the second time in less than four weeks. The 49ers looked to redeem themselves after losing in five sets to Marshall back on Sept. 23. Their efforts fell […]

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49ers winning streak comes to an end against Old Dominion

49ers winning streak comes to an end against Old Dominion

The 49ers (10-2, 3-1) took their nine game win streak to Old Dominion Saturday night. Kyle Parker was the lone goal scorer in the 2-1 loss to the Monarchs which ended Charlotte’s unbeaten streak abruptly. “I though once we got to grips and scored the equalizer, there was only going to be one winner,” 49ers […]

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Women’s Soccer Draws on Senior Night

Women’s Soccer Draws on Senior Night

Senior night for student-athletes is always more than just a win or loss. It’s a celebration of accomplishments and graduation for the players that have committed time to the program. A late season match up between the Charlotte 49ers (7-5-2) and the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs (4-7-4) turned out to be an exciting double overtime […]

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Lifestyle

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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UNC Charlotte student beats breast cancer

UNC Charlotte student beats breast cancer

This summer I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It started in January when I woke up and my shirt had tea colored splotches on my shirt. I was not in pain, I didn’t feel a lump or anything unusual so I let it go. It was odd that only one nipple had discharge, and online […]

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Halloween haunts around the Charlotte area

Halloween haunts around the Charlotte area

Halloween is approaching and there is no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than being scared out of your mind. There are plenty of attractions around the Charlotte area and a few places beyond that are guaranteed to make you scream and maybe get a little less sleep at night. Going to a […]

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Foodie Friday: pumpkin pancakes with nutmeg whipped cream

Foodie Friday: pumpkin pancakes with nutmeg whipped cream

In keeping with the pumpkin-flavored-everything craze of this month and my love for breakfast foods, I found the perfect match. It is so good and here is how you can experience this incredible taste. Duration: 10 minutes prep time 10 minutes cook time Ready in 20 minutes Ingredients: Pancakes: 2 ⅓ cups pancake mix 2 […]

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Thirsty Thursday: brown sugar-caramel latte

Thirsty Thursday: brown sugar-caramel latte

Everyone loves a nice warm drink to enjoy on a crisp autumn day. This brown sugar-caramel latte is the perfect way to relax and warm up after a day filled with classes. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon brown sugar ¼ cup half-and-half 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping ¾ cup hot, brewed coffee Directions: Stir brown sugar […]

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Fall fashion: outerwear

Fall fashion: outerwear

Marilyn Monroe said “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she’ll conquer the world.” I say a right coat can completely transform your look and take you places. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the different textures, shades and styles of coats when going to the mall. This guide is designed to […]

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A&E

Music duo, Kalin and Myles chat with Niner Times

Music duo, Kalin and Myles chat with Niner Times

Kalin and Myles are the newest dynamic duo to hit the music scene. With an almost overnight rise to fame, they have not only captured the hearts of many, many girls but also revealed their incredible talent. With their families and friends by their side, to keep them grounded and focussed, they are reaching for […]

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UNC Charlotte Homecoming concert brought to you by EMUZE, LLC

UNC Charlotte Homecoming concert brought to you by EMUZE, LLC

The third of its kind, The Verge Campus Tour, sponsored by EMUZE, LLC, connects college students with top emerging artists, leading brands and non profit initiatives, a campus to campus takeover. “We want to create an immersive experience and atmosphere for students on their campus that is unlike anything they would experience at their school […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Annabelle” is the worst horror film of the year.

MOVIE REVIEW: “Annabelle” is the worst horror film of the year.

I’m forgiving with horror movies, REALLY forgivin;, it’s my biggest soft spot of any genre, and I tend to enjoy quite a bit of what I see with horror. In 2013, “The Conjuring” hit theaters and turned the horror genre upside down; it was not only terrifying in every sense, it also featured some of […]

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HOMECOMING 2014 -Meet the Acts

HOMECOMING 2014 -Meet the Acts

This years Verge Campus Tour highlights artists, Chance the Rapper and Young & Sick. Born Chancelor Bennett, hip-hop novice, Chance the Rapper –please say the “rapper” is a Chi town native with a delivery that’s hard to forget. His raspy slur and witty bars made his verse on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5 track, “You Song” […]

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Album Review: Bobby Banizi “Where I Belong”

Album Review: Bobby Banizi “Where I Belong”

Bobbi Bazini’s debut album, “Where I Belong” pegs his sound as soul-enticing. The introductory track, “Heavy Love”, leads one down the winding road that envelops the collection in a casual sense, filled with light jams and a toe-tapping chorus that keeps the head nodding. “Cherish Our Love” is a more slowed down track bringing the […]

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FILM ANALYSIS: “Old Boy”

FILM ANALYSIS: “Old Boy”

The inherent problem with any remake is that it will be held up against the original. Spike Lee’s 2013 remake of the Korean cult-classic Oldboy (2003) is no different. In both, a man is trapped in prison for many years with no explanation, then suddenly freed. While the remake is by no means a bad […]

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Opinion

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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OP-ED: ISIS bringing storm clouds of biblical proportions

OP-ED: ISIS bringing storm clouds of biblical proportions

On Sept. 30, 1938, almost an entire year before Germany invaded Poland, Neville Chamberlin, the prime minister of Great Britain, had just got back from speaking to Adolf Hitler. Journalists surrounded him as he got off the plane. He took out of his pocket a piece of paper and waved it confidently in the air. […]

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OP-ED: Fear of Ebola grows with the death of first U.S. patient

OP-ED: Fear of Ebola grows with the death of first U.S. patient

The death of Thomas Eric Duncan is indeed a tragedy, and it’s something for all of us to be concerned about. On Sept. 24, the 42-year went to an emergency room in Dallas due to a severe headache and fever. Just before examining Duncan, the doctors exited a meeting regarding the precautions of Ebola and […]

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OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

Desperate to become a legal citizen of the United States, 18-year-old Manuel Rodas spent all he had on a one-way bus ticket from St. Louis, Mo. to Charlotte, N.C. to appear in front of an immigration court and fulfill a lifelong dream to obtain what many of us take for granted – legal citizenship. “This […]

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Photos

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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PHOTOS: 49ers Football shutout JCSU in home opener

PHOTOS: 49ers Football shutout JCSU in home opener

Photos by Ben Coon and Chris Crews.

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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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