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Rugby rivals reunite

Rugby rivals reunite

Four years ago, juniors Keith Dalbon and Eddie Wilson played football for rival high schools in New York. Now, they both play rugby for Charlotte Mean Green, UNC Charlotte’s rugby club. Even though they played against each other for four years, neither Dalbon nor Wilson were aware of each other until coming to Charlotte. “I […]

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Center City’s new front lawn

Center City’s new front lawn

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new First Ward Park in uptown Charlotte took place on Sept. 18. The First Ward Park project is being undertaken by Levine Properties in cooperation with the county, the city of Charlotte and UNC Charlotte as part of a plan to develop certain areas of uptown Charlotte. In a deal […]

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Volunteers help to build UNC Charlotte community garden

Volunteers help to build UNC Charlotte community garden

Photos by Ben Pepe. The UNC Charlotte Community Garden build day took place Sept. 26 behind Storrs hall and beside Robinson hall. The workday was held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., where volunteers helped transplant plants, spread mulch and dirt and placed plants in the elevated garden beds. Ideas for the garden stemmed from […]

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New season, new concessions

New season, new concessions

This season of Charlotte 49ers football, fans and guests to Jerry Richardson Stadium will have expanded concession options than those available during the inaugural season. Brad Green, director of Catering and Special Services, says the goal of the new concessions is to provide fans with a completely unique experience at 49er football events. “We’re looking […]

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Community Garden gives students new opportunities on campus

Community Garden gives students new opportunities on campus

On Friday, Sept. 26, UNC Charlotte opened it’s first student Community Garden on campus. Kevin Rodengen, leader for the Community Garden, explains his motivation for bringing this new outdoor space to campus.

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UNC Charlotte collaborates with TurboVote for midterm elections

UNC Charlotte collaborates with TurboVote for midterm elections

While Kay Hagan and Tom Tillis campaign ads saturate TV screens, election season approaches with only one month remaining until the polls open. UNC Charlotte is playing its own role in the 2014 election cycle and is collaborating with TurboVote to get students and faculty registered to vote for the upcoming elections in November. The […]

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Sports

New season, new concessions

New season, new concessions

This season of Charlotte 49ers football, fans and guests to Jerry Richardson Stadium will have expanded concession options than those available during the inaugural season. Brad Green, director of Catering and Special Services, says the goal of the new concessions is to provide fans with a completely unique experience at 49er football events. “We’re looking […]

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49ers comeback but can’t close the deal in overtime

49ers comeback but can’t close the deal in overtime

The Charlotte 49ers dropped an overtime heart-breaker on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 14,498 at Jerry Richardson Stadium. 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 47-41 victory that dropped Charlotte to 3-2 overall […]

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49ers come up short in Conference USA opener

49ers come up short in Conference USA opener

The Charlotte 49ers women’s team (3-4-1) headed down to Boca Raton, Fl. to face off with Florida Atlantic (6-4-1) in their first Conference USA match-up of the season. Despite a strong push in the second half, the 49ers fell short 1-0 after a heartbreaking goal in the 78th minute. With a stalemate at the intermission […]

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Volleyball sweeps UAB in three sets

Volleyball sweeps UAB in three sets

The 49ers showed a strong performance Friday night, sweeping UAB three sets to zero. Charlotte came out strong in the first set and after a kill from Abreia Epps to break the tied score at 5-5, the 49ers were able to push forward and keep the lead for the remainder of the set. Charlotte put […]

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49ers shut out fifth-ranked New Mexico behind dominant second half

49ers shut out fifth-ranked New Mexico behind dominant second half

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team prevailed 2-0 on Friday night in a match-up between two top-25 opponents in front of a large crowd at Transamerica Field. The 49ers knocked off the 5th-ranked New Mexico Lobos behind two late goals from Brandt Bronico and true freshman Harrison Steadman to improve to 6-1 overall on the […]

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Volleyball loses in a nail-biter against Marshall

Volleyball loses in a nail-biter against Marshall

The 49ers began conference play Tuesday night in what turned out to be a very tough game against Marshall. In the first set, Charlotte came out strong and took an early lead of 11-7, forcing Marshall to call a timeout to regroup. The 49ers were able to maintain their pace throughout the set as kills […]

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Lifestyle

A Tinder moment, part one

A Tinder moment, part one

I must admit, I have always had negative thoughts regarding online dating. I have always heard of the nightmarish stories: the dates that looked NOTHING like their picture, the one dressed in all black with 20 face piercings, someone with an odd flatulence problem or the one date that is OBSESSED with their 10 cats. […]

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DIY: vanilla sugar body scrub

DIY: vanilla sugar body scrub

Body scrubs are essential in keeping the skin toned, exfoliated and moisturized. With the help of Pinterest, I was able to come across several homemade body scrubs that I have grown to love. My favorite is the vanilla sugar body scrub. It can be made in five minutes by using simple products within the home. […]

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Foodie Friday: Cheddar’s Casual Cafe

Foodie Friday: Cheddar’s Casual Cafe

Cheddar’s is one of the cheapest sit down restaurants in the University area. My first time visiting was three weeks ago and since then I have fallen in love. I’ve always heard great things about the restaurant, so my best friend and I decided to see what all the hype was about and give it […]

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International student spotlight: Nicole Debono

International student spotlight: Nicole Debono

Q: Why did you choose to be part of an exchange? A: It is part of my course, but I think even if it was not mandatory I would still want to do an exchange.  It is such an amazing experience to live in another country. I have lived in several and I have realized […]

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No scale victory

No scale victory

Only a year ago, I was a prisoner. No, I didn’t commit murder or burglary or extortion, but I was trapped behind a set of mental bars. I believed that the only way I could escape my self conscious holding cell was to see a smaller number on my bathroom scale each day.  My routine […]

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Travel Tuesday: celebrating diversity

Travel Tuesday: celebrating diversity

One thing that I really care about is perspectives. I love learning how other people think and act in situations, especially if it differs from what I would do. As a Religion major, I usually get my fill, but then it was time for the 39th annual UNCC International Festival. I was delighted. As I […]

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A&E

Into the Screen hops onto the canvas at Rowe’s Gallery

Into the Screen hops onto the canvas at Rowe’s Gallery

Into the Screen: Still-Life and Moving Image is on display at the upper floor of Rowe’s Gallery between Oct. 2 and 29. For his upcoming show, artist and part-time teacher, Andrew Leventis takes a screen still from a suspense or horror film and paints the image onto a canvas. “In this series I’m going to […]

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Rowe’s Galley receives  Inheritance exhibit

Rowe’s Galley receives Inheritance exhibit

Photographer and University of Virginia Professor Pamela Pecchio displays her latest show, Inheritance, in Rowe’s upper gallery between Oct. 2 and 29. Her interest in Photography spans back to 1994 when she was a student attending the University of Georgia. There she built a pinhole camera out of balsa wood under the teachings of her […]

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Hypnotist Chris Jones brings irreverent fun to campus

Hypnotist Chris Jones brings irreverent fun to campus

While I can’t say I believe it, it certainly made for a good show. On Thursday, September 25th, hypnotist Chris Jones from Chicago came to UNCC’s campus to perform his brand of hypnotism. His blend of comedy and hypnotism was an interesting mix that paid off in the long run for one reason in particular, […]

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“The Body Poets” aren’t your typical MTV dance crew

“The Body Poets” aren’t your typical MTV dance crew

The unconventionally unique dance crew The Body Poets join UNC Charlotte’s growing list of on-campus performances with their upcoming show on Oct. 11th at 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Student Union in room 340. Omeed Simantob, co-founder of The Body Poets, speaks on the unique name of his dance group and […]

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A few games you can expect this October

A few games you can expect this October

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor “Shadow of Mordor” puts players in the boots of Talion, a ranger who’s killed alongside his family and resurrected by a spirit of vengeance. The game earned buzz earlier this year with the unveiling of its unique “nemesis system,” which allows the outcomes of individual combat encounters to dynamically impact the […]

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The Hypnotic Atmosphere of My Brightest Diamond Comes to the Visualite Theatre on Sept. 30

The Hypnotic Atmosphere of My Brightest Diamond Comes to the Visualite Theatre on Sept. 30

Coming to the Visualite Theater on Sept. 30 as one of their first stops on their world-wide tour, My Brightest Diamond sweeps into the Queen City with their hypnotic vibes and rhythmic to-the-beat presence. This tour comes off of the recent release of their latest album “This is My Hand”, featuring one haunting melody after […]

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Opinion

OP-ED: Innovation and liberation trump feminism when dealing with college rape culture

OP-ED: Innovation and liberation trump feminism when dealing with college rape culture

On her journey to becoming the Miss USA 2014 title holder, Nia Sanchez made a remark that outraged leftist feminists and ignited an already fiery debate that continues to divide students in universities across the country. When asked about how to approach the “horrific epidemic” of sexual assaults on college campuses that had been “swept […]

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OP-ED: We should be fighting against misogyny, not shaming women

OP-ED: We should be fighting against misogyny, not shaming women

The time to stop putting women in the gallows for expressing themselves in a way that makes people uncomfortable is now. Last month, a number of A-list celebrity women had their nude photos leaked onto websites such as Reddit, TMZ and 4chan. The photos were deleted from the websites, but the pictures went viral. They […]

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OP-ED: Climate change and everyone you’ve ever loved

OP-ED: Climate change and everyone you’ve ever loved

On Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, half a million people flooded the streets of Manhattan, N.Y. with a clear message to the United Nations Climate Summit scheduled to meet later that week: climate action now. I was one of those estimated five hundred thousand demonstrators – or one in every 785 United States citizens – in […]

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OP-ED: Successful education is the key to successful revolution

OP-ED: Successful education is the key to successful revolution

My understanding of humans when dealing with sociology and psychology as a whole makes me conclude two important things. First, we are far more similar than we are different. And second, we are generally good people. Instead, it’s the environment that one grows up in that determines what they do with their lives. Therefore, I […]

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OP-ED: The desire for independence doesn’t end with Scotland

OP-ED: The desire for independence doesn’t end with Scotland

It is with a heavy heart that I report that Scotland will not become the newest state in the world. I didn’t get to see any pictures of Tony Blair or David Cameron, the two most recent prime ministers of the United Kingdom, crying over the decline of an empire, and the Union Jack is […]

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OP-ED: State same sex marriage bans are falling one by one

OP-ED: State same sex marriage bans are falling one by one

Our campus went through some trying social issues two years ago. Specifically, I am referring to our Student Government Association’s inability to pass a resolution that encouraged inclusion over exclusion, love over hate and specifically called for our chancellor to speak out against the mistermed “gay amendment,” Amendment One. Marriage between same sex couples was […]

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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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