News

Will benefits of a new Health and Wellness Center outweigh raise in student fees?

Will benefits of a new Health and Wellness Center outweigh raise in student fees?

There is currently talk amongst UNC Charlotte officials of plans to create a new Health and Wellness Center. As many students have noticed (and voiced), there is a lack in available fitness facilities on campus. When visiting the Fitness Center in the Student Activities Center (SAC), students will find a crowded space having long wait […]

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Annual growth in freshman classes raises standards for future applicants

Annual growth in freshman classes raises standards for future applicants

UNC Charlotte’s 2014 freshman class is the most academically qualified in the history of the university according to Claire Kirby, director of admissions.  “There is an increase in both the GPA and SAT averages of the 2014 class,” said Kirby. “The middle 50 percent of freshmen had GPAs ranging from 3.6 – 4.3 and SATs […]

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Student Government Association prepares for fall elections

Student Government Association prepares for fall elections

The ballots for the Student Government Association (SGA)’s fall election open on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. and close Wednesday at 5 p.m. During these elections, 39 candidates are vying for 16 available seats. The breakdown of the seats are: two for the College of Arts and Architecture; one for the College of Computing and Informatics; three for […]

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CAB hosts 49er Tweet Off to raise awareness for homecoming

CAB hosts 49er Tweet Off to raise awareness for homecoming

On Friday, Sept. 12, CAB will host their second annual 49er Tweet Off. The event which was originally created by CAB’s marketing team will be held in the Student Union rotunda from 12 to 2 p.m. During the event, CAB will tweet questions which students will reply to. The first student who tweets back with […]

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Baiting the Hook! brings students together through common interests

Baiting the Hook! brings students together through common interests

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Campus Activity Board (CAB) hosted UNC Charlotte’s first-ever Baiting the Hook! event. The event was held at 12 p.m. on front field 14A. During the event, students were able to fish in a mock pond holding 200 brown, rainbow and mountain trout. CAB hired WNC Mountain Trout Fishing Inc to provide the […]

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SGA Update – Sept. 4

SGA Update – Sept. 4

The following is the summary of the Sept. 4 meeting of the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Student Senate. New ITS Assistant Vice Chancellor greets congregation The senate began business by welcoming Beth Rugg, assistant vice chancellor of client engagement for Information Technology Services (ITS). Rugg has only been with the university for a few months. […]

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Sports

Coach Cullen bleeds Charlotte green and white

Coach Cullen bleeds Charlotte green and white

Charlotte Head Coach John Cullen has 49ers green and white running through his veins, so when Director of Athletics Judy Rose offered him the women’s soccer coaching job he couldn’t pass on the opportunity. Cullen, who’s originally from London, England, became the program’s fourth head coach when he accepted the job on Jan. 15, 2009. […]

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Men’s Soccer wins a comeback game against Wofford

Men’s Soccer wins a comeback game against Wofford

Head coach Kevin Langan has always been an upbeat person, but one of his happiest moments was tonight after his team’s victory versus the Wofford Terriers. “We started the game fantastic. Once we scored, we stepped back a bit. To play 48 hours ago and comeback and win a tough game against Wofford is absolutely […]

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Charlotte volleyball wins the Wildcat Classic 3-0

Charlotte volleyball wins the Wildcat Classic 3-0

The Charlotte 49ers (8-4) took care of business this weekend at the Wildcat Classic in Davidson, N.C. The Davidson Wildcats (2-7) hosted the 49ers as well as the High Point University Panthers (3-6) and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks (9-2).  The 49ers kicked off the Wildcat Classic with their first match against the Panthers. The first […]

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Men’s Soccer shuts-out Winthrop in Rock Hill

Men’s Soccer shuts-out Winthrop in Rock Hill

The Charlotte 49ers picked up a second consecutive shutout win on Saturday, where they played Winthrop University in a lop-sided victory. Thanks to the play of Zhuvante Wilson, Kyle Parker, and Monbo Bokar, Charlotte has moved to 3-1 on the season. Head coach Kevin Langan praised his team for their solid play at Eagle Field, […]

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49ers hang on in roller coaster win over the Eagles

49ers hang on in roller coaster win over the Eagles

In an unforgettable game against the North Carolina Central Eagles, the Charlotte 49ers football team came out of Durham with a 40-28 win. The score at the beginning of the fourth quarter was 40-0, but the final score was much different thanks to an incredible run of 28 unanswered points from the Eagles. Coach Lambert […]

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49ers seek revenge on the road against the NCCU Eagles

49ers seek revenge on the road against the NCCU Eagles

The Charlotte 49ers (2-0) will travel to Durham, N.C. tonight for their match-up with the North Carolina Central Eagles (1-1) looking for redemption from last year’s 40-13 embarrassment. The 49ers also entered the game last season undefeated sitting at 2-0 before suffering the first loss in program history at the hands of the Eagles. Charlotte […]

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Lifestyle

Travel Tuesday: ‘if you could read this, thank a soldier’

Travel Tuesday: ‘if you could read this, thank a soldier’

As I was walking to my class the other day, I came across a sign that read “If You Can Read This, Thank a Soldier.” I read it in passing, and thought to myself “That is really American.” I did not understand. I was in the second grade when September 11 occurred. Far away from […]

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Motivation Monday: eight no-scale victories

Motivation Monday: eight no-scale victories

So many people are dependent on their bathroom scales to determine their progress during a weight loss program. However, there are plenty of variables that can make your weight fluctuate, including hormones, the weight of a meal, water retention and the time of day. There are more efficient ways of making sure your diet and […]

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Foodie Friday: buffalo chicken dip

Foodie Friday: buffalo chicken dip

As football season begins, have some friends over for Sunday Night Football and wow them with this buffalo chicken dip. It is easy to make and pretty cheap if you are living on a college students budget. Ingredients 8 ounces of softened cream cheese 10 ounces of drained chunk white chicken 1/2 cup buffalo wing […]

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Thirsty Thursday: nutella milkshake

Thirsty Thursday: nutella milkshake

Let’s be honest with each other, we all have a little obsession with Nutella. The taste of heaven has been given to humankind and it is our obligation to enjoy that to its utmost. So today’s drink is in honor of this miraculous yumminess. Ingredients: 2-3 tbs of Nutella Milk Ice (just as much as […]

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Beauty review: The Body Shop body wash

Beauty review: The Body Shop body wash

Move over coffee, college students have something new to help them in the a.m. Being your average sleep deprived college student, I often wake up groggy and tired in the morning. The daily debate in my head begins: do I have to go to that 8 a.m. class or should I just miss this one […]

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Travel Tuesday: football frenzy

Travel Tuesday: football frenzy

As you may know, South Africa does not have American Football. The closest sport I can think of is rugby –which is similar to football, but I would say a bit more brutal. Rugby is as much a part of our culture in South Africa as football is a part of American culture. Saturdays are […]

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A&E

ALBUM REVIEW: Islander

ALBUM REVIEW: Islander

Islander’s genre can best be described as a blend of alternative rock and heavy metal – not quite hardcore enough to make your parents nervous, but just enough to make people from your grandparents’ generation shake their fists at you and call you a ‘rebel youth’ when you’re blasting the music from your apartment into […]

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Rudimental leaves it to the vibes

Rudimental leaves it to the vibes

Three weeks into their tour with Ed Sheeran, Amir Amor and Piers Agget of Rudimental say life on the road is mostly work. “It’s kind of like going to another planet for a while. We’re in a different place everyday pretty much,” says Rudimental guitarist and keyboardist Amor. Those who have experienced Rudimental live can […]

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Renegades of Rhythm, Sadly Offbeat

Renegades of Rhythm, Sadly Offbeat

Two DJs, 42,000 vinyl, one show. The Renegades of Rhythm tour reached Charlotte at the Filmore. Promoted as a show but in reality, it was DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist paying homage to Afrika Bambatta and to the culture of classic hip-hop. All 42,000 of the records came from Bambatta’s personal collection. Everything about the […]

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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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Literature transcends pop music with pop culture

Literature transcends pop music with pop culture

Before his upcoming show at Snug Harbor on Sept. 14, Kevin Attics, guitarist and backup vocals for the pop band Literature sat down with the Niner Times to discuss the band’s roots and upcoming projects. Aticcs became interested in playing music when he learned how to multi-track on his cassette player. “I would multi-track my […]

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UNC Charlotte Faculty Biennial

UNC Charlotte Faculty Biennial

Interested in viewing studio art from a different perspective? Visit the Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition currently showing in the Rowe Galleries. The exhibit, which features art from a variety of studio art faculty members at UNC Charlotte, has begun and will last until Sept. 24. Jamie Franki, associate chairperson of the Department of Art and Art History […]

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Opinion

OP-ED: Millennials tell the federal government to keep its hands off free market Internet

OP-ED: Millennials tell the federal government to keep its hands off free market Internet

“I wanted to work for myself. I wanted to make my own schedule. I wanted to have more control over my life and my work. I wanted to become an entrepreneur.”  Kylah Allen, a UNC Charlotte alum and founder of a successful North Carolina company, is far from alone in her pursuit to pave her […]

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OP-ED: Apple’s iPhone reveal event brings the hype, and users follow like sheep

OP-ED: Apple’s iPhone reveal event brings the hype, and users follow like sheep

Apple fans have been anxiously waiting for the newest electronic gadget, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will finally be available on Sept. 19. Those who have already planned to upgrade phones are especially ready to get their hands on the new product.  The iPhone 6 runs for $199, $299 and $399 on […]

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OP-ED: What counts as an emergency?

OP-ED: What counts as an emergency?

We’ve learned to call 911 in an emergency since kindergarten. It seems simple enough; plenty of people have called the number before and saved lives. Often, though, it can be difficult to distinguish between what is an actual emergency and what is not. When is it appropriate to use this emergency number? The obvious answers […]

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OP-ED: The threat of ISIS should not be overlooked

OP-ED: The threat of ISIS should not be overlooked

From a historian’s perspective, June 28, 1914 – the day of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand – can be argued as one of the most significant and important days of the 20th century. The event led to the eruption of World War I. On Dec. 18, 2010, one such event occurred when an individual […]

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OP-ED: Victim blaming creates a cold, fearful society that shuns those who need help the most

OP-ED: Victim blaming creates a cold, fearful society that shuns those who need help the most

Written with guest contributor Joneka Percentie Just over a week ago, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) began an investigation of an alleged rape in Uptown. The suspect in the incident was quoted as telling the victim, “This is what you get for walking alone.” While the claim was later recanted, it wasn’t before the CMPD […]

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OP-ED Debate: With a socialist approach, you have nothing to lose but your student debt

OP-ED Debate: With a socialist approach, you have nothing to lose but your student debt

This summer, by suggestion of my sisters, I started watching “Doctor Who.” In no time at all, I was hooked, and every minute that I spent not working for a socialist electoral campaign job in Seattle, I spent watching and consuming more episodes on Netflix. I’m an opinion writer and, therefore, absolutely have my opinions […]

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Photos

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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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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