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Alpha Chi Omega joins Panhellenic Association in Fall 2014

Alpha Chi Omega joins Panhellenic Association in Fall 2014

In Fall 2014, Alpha Chi Omega will join the Panhellenic Association at UNC Charlotte. Due to the addition, the Panhellenic Association will grow from six to seven chapters. Courtney Schmidt, assistant director of chapter growth for Alpha Chi Omega, explained that this has been a process over the last three years. “This year we have focused on learning […]

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End of semester film festival to reel in cinema fans

End of semester film festival to reel in cinema fans

UNC Charlotte’s first annual Gold Reel Film Festival will be taking place on Tuesday, April 29. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in McKnight Hall. The film festival will highlight five different categories of film: short narrative, long narrative, animation and experimental, music, and documentary. At the festival, the top three screenplay submissions […]

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SGA meeting 4/17

SGA meeting 4/17

The Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on April 17 started off with next year’s Student Body President Steven Serio addressing the attendants. Serio, who was named student body president on March 27, explained how excited he is for his new term. Serio said he will be readily available, and plans on being in his office […]

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Professor Craig Ogle receives recognition for remarkable work

Professor Craig Ogle receives recognition for remarkable work

On April 1, UNC Charlotte Professor Craig Ogle won the 2014 First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal. Ogle teaches organic chemistry and has accomplished a great deal during his 30-year-career at Niner Nation. Ogle was presented with this award as recognition for his work in organic chemistry. Sponsored by First Citizens Bank, the award was given […]

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Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

Arthur Jackson, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, released a statement on April 17 regarding backlash from a performance in Air Band on Friday, April 11. Air Band is an annual competition UNC Charlotte sororities and fraternities come together for to perform a collection of dances with creative themes. Sigma Kappa’s theme “Disney Dancing with the […]

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Recharge stations make appearance on campus

Recharge stations make appearance on campus

Many students feel the need to constantly carry their cell phone chargers around to avoid their phones dying during the day. However, that should no longer be a problem for UNC Charlotte students as the Student Union recently installed two cell phone charging stations, one in Norms Lounge and the other in the Student Government […]

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Sports

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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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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Lifestyle

Drink of the week: Sonic Oreo cheesecake milkshake

Drink of the week: Sonic Oreo cheesecake milkshake

Ice cream is my go to stress food, and with finals here, the stress has certainly set in. Milkshakes are great because I get my ice cream fix without getting sticky ice cream hands all over my notes or text books when studying. Today I decided to go to Sonic and try one of their […]

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Beauty Review: Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil 5-Action Hair Elixir

Beauty Review: Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil 5-Action Hair Elixir

With summer months soon approaching, it is time to get serious about moisture. Aside from protecting our skin and eyes from paotentially damaging sunrays, it is also important to protect our hair. Garnier Fructis’s Marvelous Oil 5-Action Hair Elixir is nothing short of a miracle product. As the name suggests, this moisturizing oil has five […]

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Twelve ways to celebrate Earth Day

Twelve ways to celebrate Earth Day

All over the world, people are celebrating Earth Day through charity events, festivals and implementing eco-friendly practices. Here are a few ways that you can give back to the earth today and every day. 1. Turn off the lights: Every time you leave the room, make sure the lights are turned off to save energy. […]

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Niner Nation Bucket List

Niner Nation Bucket List

With graduation approaching, how many more of these do you need to do? Take a picture with the chancellor. Thank him for all that he does for the university. Become a campus celebrity. Get a picture of yourself on the school website. Learn something unique about the history of the school. Impress your friends with your […]

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Keep it fresh at the farmer’s market

Keep it fresh at the farmer’s market

Springtime gets a lot of people thinking about eating fresher, healthier foods. There is nothing quite like freshly picked strawberries in a yogurt or handpicked tomatoes in a salad. One of the best places to get this kind of food is from the farmer’s market. Atherton Food Hub, located in Southend, has all of your […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, cross training

Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, cross training

Pick up any running magazine, go to any running website, google any training plan and on it you will see days dedicated to “cross-training.” I have always rolled my eyes at these training days, thinking “I want to be a better runner. The only way to do that is well, run.” Even when I was […]

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A&E

Gaming round-up : April 23 through May 2

Gaming round-up : April 23 through May 2

With the spring semester in its last few days, it will be soon time to take a breather and relax a bit for the summer. Here’s a few games that could make the time pass by pleasantly. “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle” Being one of a series of imports that will be hitting our shores this year, this series marks its […]

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Designing with a cause

Designing with a cause

The walls within the Rowe Arts gallery have been endlessly filled with spackle, masked in white paint, and jabbed by driven nails. But it’s not as extreme as it sounds— just the expected preparation before the annual BFA Graphic Design Art Exhibit. This year, as students put together their final gallery show “City Stories,” it […]

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Charlotte serves up “Impractical Jokers” stars, The Tenderloins, at the Fillmore

Charlotte serves up “Impractical Jokers” stars, The Tenderloins, at the Fillmore

Before starring in the successful TV series “Impractical Jokers,” Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, James “Murr” Murray  and Brian “Q” Quinn  first became acquainted in high school. “We all met freshman year of high school, so we’ve been friends for over 24 years or so,” Gatto says. “In high school we were big pranksters and we went to an all […]

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Lily and the Tigers bring southern soul to Charlotte

Lily and the Tigers bring southern soul to Charlotte

Themes of friendship and love, fostered with the sounds of southern soul forms the essence of Lily and the Tigers. The indie folk band materialized in Atlanta, Georgia with the unlikely meeting between vocalist Casey Hood and bassist Adam Mincey in 2010. Together, the duo released their self-recorded debut album, “Sojourner.” After introducing guitarist Jared […]

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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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Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

The following is a letter to the editor in response to “The climate change debate: There’s no need to panic,” published in print in the April 15 through 21 issue of the Niner Times, and online on April 15. The letter to the editor was submitted by Brian Magi, assistant professor of Atmospheric Sciences in […]

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Swamped, broke and unemployed: how student loans are crippling our generation

Swamped, broke and unemployed: how student loans are crippling our generation

Over the course of several academic years, alarms have sounded off on student loan debt – in particular, the Federal Stafford Loan program and its economic consequences. These alarms are coming from college students, parents and even senators such as Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). They are shocked at the staggering amount of […]

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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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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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