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UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

Each year, the Charlotte Chamber Green Works program rewards both a small and a large business the Wells Fargo Green Award. It is given to businesses that have successfully innovated new products and have sustained their businesses culture. This year, the University of North Carolina Zero Waste Program is a part of the chamber and […]

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Board of Trustees approves of Health and Wellness Center fee for 2015-2017

Board of Trustees approves of Health and Wellness Center fee for 2015-2017

The UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees has approved a Health and Wellness Center fee that will collect funds for the construction of a new Health and Wellness Center (HWC), which will be implemented in the 2015-17 school years. Following the Student Advisory Board meetings that were held Nov. 12-13, the requested fee increases for the next two […]

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SGA low on funds for remainder of 2014-15 fiscal year

SGA low on funds for remainder of 2014-15 fiscal year

UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA) has recently had to look into stretching their 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. The budget is given to SGA’s Organizational Ways and Means Committee each year by Student Activities Fees Commission (SAFC), who allocates yearly budgets for many other on-campus organizations, such as the Campus Activities Board. SGA uses these […]

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With the semester coming to a close, students continue to be left without permanent homes

With the semester coming to a close, students continue to be left without permanent homes

Photos by Edward Averette and courtesy of Circle Problems Facebook page. Over a 100 students remain displaced from Circle University City and Arcadia Student Living as the fall semester draws to a close. Arcadia residents, G.R. Waldrop and his roommate, Conley Hicks, were part of a post-August wave of move-ins, in which more than 300 […]

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Can you match a pitch? The Finer Niners can

Can you match a pitch? The Finer Niners can

The “Finer Niners” a Cappella group recently became an organization at UNC Charlotte in August, 2014. They are a competitive singing group. President and founder, Carrie Nowell created the group in fall 2013, when she first arrived at UNC Charlotte. Nowell has a background in a Cappella singing and wanted to create a true a […]

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Ferguson protests continue at UNC Charlotte

Ferguson protests continue at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte students gathered at the Belk Tower on Monday, Dec. 1 in a march across campus to the Student Union, in order to raise awareness for the current situation in Ferguson. The march was sponsored by multiple student organizations including Merge, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Divas, Ignite NC and the UNC Charlotte chapter of […]

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Sports

49ers bench sparks a second half rally past Appalachian State

49ers bench sparks a second half rally past Appalachian State

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team picked up their second win in three days, defeating the Appalachian State Mountaineers 75-65 on Thursday evening inside Halton Arena. The 49ers improve to 6-4 overall with the victory and have won two of three on their home court this season. “It was good for us to hold serve […]

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49ers easily defeat Presbyterian

49ers easily defeat Presbyterian

Education day is an annual event for women’s basketball that brings more than 4,000 local children to Halton Arena. Charlotte leads the all time series 3-0, with the last victory in November of 2011. That was the first win in the Cara Consuegra era and today would see the same result. The game started out with very […]

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49er Men’s Basketball narrowly defeats College of Charleston

49er Men’s Basketball narrowly defeats College of Charleston

For the first time in nine days, men’s basketball took to the court to face College of Charleston. Both teams came into the game at 4-4, with the 49ers losing four out of their last five games. College of Charleston came into the game on a three game winning streak, defeating The Citadel, South Carolina […]

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49ers collapse in second half against Ball State

49ers collapse in second half against Ball State

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team was in Indiana Monday night taking on Ball State. Lefty Webster had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists, but it was not enough as Charlotte (2-7) fell 76-66 to the Cardinals (4-4). The 49ers played well in the first half, but Ball State overpowered Charlotte in the second […]

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49ers basketball faces early season adversity

49ers basketball faces early season adversity

When Alan Major took over the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball program in 2010, he was inheriting a program that had seen a lot of success under former coach Bobby Lutz. The 49ers were once a prominent team in the college basketball realm, making the NCAA tournament nine times from 1992-2005. There has been one consistent […]

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49ers baseball will play in 2015

49ers baseball will play in 2015

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phillip L. Dubois released a statement this afternoon regarding the hazing allegations surrounding the Charlotte 49ers baseball program. Dubois announced that he has authorized Athletics Director Judy Rose to reinstate baseball activities after previously halting all team activity on Nov. 21. 49ers head coach Loren Hibbs has dismissed five players from the […]

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Lifestyle

Twelve days of treats: peppermint bark fudge

Twelve days of treats: peppermint bark fudge

Christmas is a time filled with many good foods, and unfortunately many calories. If you are looking for a guilt-free treat, this fudge treat will indulge your craving. Ingredients 2 cups pure canned pumpkin 1 box Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie mix (18.3 oz) 3 tbsp. white chocolate chips, roughly chopped 1 standard-size candy cane or 5 mini […]

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Twelve days of treats: peanut butter toffee cookies

Twelve days of treats: peanut butter toffee cookies

Try this new twist on the Hershey’s kiss cookies from day one. It is sure to delight the peanut butter and toffee lovers on your gift list. Ingredients 48 Hershey Kiss Milk Chocolates 1/2 cup shortening 3/4 cup  Creamy Peanut Butter 1/4cup of toffee 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 […]

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Twelve days of treats: pumpkin spice cookies

Twelve days of treats: pumpkin spice cookies

Just because fall is over doesn’t mean the love for pumpkin has to be. Bring back some of those cozy fall flavors this holiday season with pumpkin spice cookies. Ingredients 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 […]

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Twelve days of treats: Reese’s pieces peanut butter cookies

Twelve days of treats: Reese’s pieces peanut butter cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are an easy favorite, but try substituting Reese’s pieces for a yummy and festive twist! Ingredients 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup Peanut Butter 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup Reese’s Pieces Candies […]

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Twelve days of treats: easy peanut butter cookies

Twelve days of treats: easy peanut butter cookies

Peanut butter cookies are the definition of a comfort food. They are warm, chewy and perfect when served with a cup of hot coffee on a winter day. You could buy them prepackaged or even a log of cookie dough, but everyone knows the best desserts are homemade. You do not need a pantry full […]

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Twelve days of treats: sugar cookie kisses

Twelve days of treats: sugar cookie kisses

These cookies are a Christmas classic. For an extra festive twist, use Hershey’s candy cane kisses. Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup softened unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk 24 Hershey’s Kisses Directions: 1. Mix the dry ingredients, the flour, baking powder and salt […]

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A&E

Mikhael Paskalev debuts with a ‘Goodbye’

Mikhael Paskalev debuts with a ‘Goodbye’

Norwegian singer/songwriter Mikhael Paskalev, who has impacted his native grounds with his platinum selling single “I Spy,” is currently itching to impact the United States with his first EP, “Sayonara Saigon”, which was released to digital retailers here in the states on Oct. 28, 2014 via Mom + Pop Records. This fall, Paskalev toured the United […]

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Mary J. Blige records in London for new inspiration

Mary J. Blige records in London for new inspiration

After arguably releasing an entire album earlier this year as a soundtrack for the big hit sequel film, “Think Like A Man Too”, Mary J. Blige returns with an eclectic sound, deeply rooted in the UK with her new album, “The London Sessions”. The album serves as her first release with Capitol Records since departing […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Whiplash” might be one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen.

MOVIE REVIEW: “Whiplash” might be one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen.

Did I get your attention from my headline? Well, here’s the twist behind it, “Whiplash” isn’t a horror film. The film has no ghosts, no murderers and no vampires. In fact, the only tie to horror films is that it’s produced by Jason Blum, the mind behind the “Insidious” and “Paranormal Activity” films. Winner of […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Before I Go to Sleep” is a sleek thriller, despite not following the book.

MOVIE REVIEW: “Before I Go to Sleep” is a sleek thriller, despite not following the book.

I love reading, it’s a chance for me to unwind and create another world outside of movies, I can create as I please with the words on the page and in turn, become a filmmaker for a while. Whenever a book is made into a film, I always get excited, I always like to see […]

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Q&A with Disney’s “Into the Woods” stars, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

Q&A with Disney’s “Into the Woods” stars, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

  Disney’s new fantasy film, “Into the Woods” intertwines timeless tales like “Jack and the Beanstallk,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Cinderella.” With a star studded cast of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine and “Pitch Perfect” star, Anna Kendrick, kids of all ages are sure to sing along when “Into the Woods” hits theaters […]

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Review – A Fresh Start

Dragon Age: Inquisition Review – A Fresh Start

There was a moment in “Dragon Age: Inquisition” where the hours of content in BioWare’s massive new game sneaked up on me. As I approached the top of a cliff and a gorgeous vista a little counter indicated that after two hours of exploring one of the game’s massive areas, I’d discovered just four of […]

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Opinion

OP-ED: Violence only leads to more loss

OP-ED: Violence only leads to more loss

With the failure to indict Officer Wilson, violence has become the result. Even after the Brown family, who has indeed had the greatest tragedy in losing a son, asked for calm, their pleas they haven’t been heard. The violence that has occurred within our country this week should be a lesson to all: When flames […]

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OP-ED: So many boards, so few voices

OP-ED: So many boards, so few voices

It may come as a surprise to many, but I have a love-hate relationship with politics. I appreciate the truth at all times and ensure that those who deliver it have my full backing, which usually means the backing of my friends as well. So it should also come as no surprise to my Niner […]

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OP-ED: Legislating morality is ineffective in upholding society’s moral standards

OP-ED: Legislating morality is ineffective in upholding society’s moral standards

Many people, especially college students, laugh at the notion of modern day alcohol prohibition. The idea of legal abstention from a substance that, when used responsibly, is virtually harmless to society is irrational. The legal prohibition of the 1920s ultimately didn’t stop people from enjoying their forbidden beverages. Statistics show that numbers stayed the same, […]

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OP-ED: Black Friday on Thanksgiving shifts focus from the true meaning of the holiday

OP-ED: Black Friday on Thanksgiving shifts focus from the true meaning of the holiday

People look forward to Black Friday every year. It’s a day where people chase enticing deals and get their holiday shopping done. The appeal of Black Friday makes sense, but the day has continuously moved closer and closer to Thanksgiving Day. This year, many stores are opening around 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving […]

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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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Photos

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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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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