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Fire at Edge apartments near campus leave no injuries

Fire at Edge apartments near campus leave no injuries

The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a fire at The Edge apartments on Varsity Lane off of John Kirk Drive. The fire started at approximately 2 a.m. at a building on the south side of the complex.  No injuries have been reported. American Red Cross Disaster Relief team came on the scene to aid the […]

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University Career Center prepares to launch new job search resource

University Career Center prepares to launch new job search resource

The University Career Center (UCC) will launch their newest job search platform, Hire-A-Niner, on Tuesday, July 1. Students are advised to log into NinerJobNet and download any resumes they may have saved in the old system, as those will all be deleted when Hire-A-Niner launches. The new system, which will replace NinerJobNet, will provide students […]

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Will you accept the final rose?

Will you accept the final rose?

Charlotte women are invited to SUITE Charlotte at the EpiCentre on Thursday, June 26 to participate in a casting call for the 19th season of the ABC show The Bachelor. “This will be the third year we have hosted The Bachelor Casting Call at SUITE and we have averaged around 125 ladies the past two […]

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Weekly Crime Blotter, June 16 – 19

Weekly Crime Blotter, June 16 – 19

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from Monday, June 16, through Thursday, June 19. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Monday, June 16 Larceny – Mary Alexander Road, an unknown […]

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Knight Foundation spruces up Charlotte through pilot project

Knight Foundation spruces up Charlotte through pilot project

Charlotte-based Knight foundation will be donating a $250,000 grant to support the New York Restoration Project in New York City which will in turn, launch a restoration project in the city of Charlotte. The New York Restoration Project is a “nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities” which will “bring together civic […]

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Weekly Crime Blotter, June 5 – 12

Weekly Crime Blotter, June 5 – 12

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from Thursday, June 5, through Thursday, June 12. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Thursday, June 5 Trespassing – Barnhardt Lane, previously trespassed subject […]

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Sports

Marcus Bryan leaves 49ers

Marcus Bryan leaves 49ers

Charlotte 49ers Head Coach Alan Major has announced that sophomore forward Marcus Bryan has left the 49ers and will transfer to another program. Bryan did not cite a specific reason behind his decision to transfer from the 49ers but he did comment on the situation saying “I would like to thank Coach Major, the staff, […]

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Cara Consuegra signs three-year contract extension

Cara Consuegra signs three-year contract extension

Cara Consuegra has signed a three-year contract extension to remain the head coach of the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball program. Consuegra has guided the 49ers to three consecutive postseason appearances since taking over the team on April 26, 2011. Charlotte director of athletics Judy Rose announced the contract extension on Wednesday afternoon while expressing her […]

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49ers finish 2-1 in the weekend series against the Thundering Herd

49ers finish 2-1 in the weekend series against the Thundering Herd

The Charlotte 49ers (20-26, 10-13) concluded their weekend series Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 defeat against the Marshall Thundering Herd (23-30, 10-11). The 49ers opened up the game with a bone-crushing home run from centerfielder Jessica Plemmons to give the club an early 1-0 lead. Plemmons has hit a team-high 10 home runs on the year. The Thundering Herd responded in […]

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49ers softball wins walk-off thriller over Marshall

49ers softball wins walk-off thriller over Marshall

The Charlotte 49ers (19-25, 9-12) softball team captured a thrilling 2-1 victory in extra innings over the Marshall Thundering Herd (22-29, 9-10) on Saturday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader. The contest lasted nine innings before Charlotte catcher Jackie Kleinsmith dropped a single into right field that broke the 1-1 deadlock and earned the 49ers […]

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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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Lifestyle

Vegetarian Fourth of July options

Vegetarian Fourth of July options

The Fourth of July is a great day for family, friends and fun. Fireworks, cookouts and just good old American celebrating is a must. For vegetarians, though, it can be hard to find something other than cole slaw to eat, with burgers and hot dogs on the grill being a staple. Here are a couple […]

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Patriotic potluck for Fourth of July

Patriotic potluck for Fourth of July

The Fourth of July festivities kick off today with the start of the holiday weekend. Many people will be having cookouts or picnics. If you’re still looking for some ideas of what to bring, here are some patriotic ideas for a perfect potluck. Watermelon: Watermelon is a typical picnic or potluck item. However, add a patriotic […]

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Dinner and Bikes event comes to Southend

Dinner and Bikes event comes to Southend

On June 27, come down to the Trolley Museum located at 1507 Camden Road in historic Southend for the fourth annual Dinner and Bikes event. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. with a gluten free and vegan buffet. During the dinner, short films will be shown about bicycle activism by Joe Bidel. Afterwards, author […]

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Homemade Soda Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Soda Ice Cream Recipe

As someone lucky enough to have their own ice cream maker, summer is a magical time. After a few weeks making vanilla and chocolate though, I’m usually ready to break out and try something new. I’m choosing to make an ice cream flavored with Mountain Dew Baja Blast today, before it becomes impossible to find […]

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Spice up favorite summer foods with avocado

Spice up favorite summer foods with avocado

Avocado season has arrived and they are on sale in all of the grocery stores and available as extras at your favorite restaurants. Because avocados are known as a “super food,” meaning they have lots of healthy qualities, you may be wanting to incorporate them into your diet. But how? There are many ways to […]

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Days of fun: top three day trips from Charlotte

Days of fun: top three day trips from Charlotte

Free time and warm weather makes the vacation bug start biting. Although with summer jobs, internships or classes, there may not be much time to jet off for a week on an extravagant vacation. Not to mention the cost that goes into taking a vacation. Not to worry, there are many great places to go […]

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A&E

Q&A: ‘Expect the unexpected’ with Royal Blood

Q&A: ‘Expect the unexpected’ with Royal Blood

Royal Blood is a two piece alternative rock band featuring singer and guitar player, Mike Kerr and drummer, Ben Thatcher Royal Blood is releasing their debut album on Aug. 25. “We’re not revealing too much at this stage – but the record will be 10 tracks and will be out  Aug. 25,” Thatcher says. “Obviously we’ve had […]

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2014 Vans Warped Tour Ticket Giveaway

2014 Vans Warped Tour Ticket Giveaway

The 2014 Vans Warped Tour will visit Charlotte’s PNC Pavilion on Monday, July 28.  The annual music festival features dozens of artists and bands representing a variety of musical genres. This year’s lineup includes bands and artists such as Crizzly, All Time Low, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, We The Kings, 3OH!3, Tess Dunn and Yellowcard. For […]

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“While The City Sleeps”

“While The City Sleeps”

Charlotte artist, Paul Keysar shows us Queen City nightlife. Keysar’s “While The City Sleeps” features night paintings of urban and country Charlotte. “The things that don’t seem interesting during the day when you get a different light on them at night, they become interesting,” says Keysar. Moonlight, artificial light and a combination of the two […]

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Arc & Stones delivers heavy hitters on “As You Were”

Arc & Stones delivers heavy hitters on “As You Were”

Looking for some new music to get into this summer? On the alternative beat and straight off their second EP, Arc & Stone’s “As You Were” is a quick and soulful entry into the band’s style and vision. In an infused follow-up to their first entry, their goal for “As You Were” was to combine […]

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Be on the prowl for Joel Dasilva and the Midnight Howl

Be on the prowl for Joel Dasilva and the Midnight Howl

On July 9, Joel Dasilva and the Midnight Howl perform at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with the show starting at 9 p.m. The event is 16 and over and is $5. Dasilva along with drummer, George Anderson and Bass player, Robert Sherber are touring as a power […]

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From Goo Goos to Grammy noms, they’re still learning

From Goo Goos to Grammy noms, they’re still learning

Engrained in its DNA, the heart of Rock music beats to the tunes of the Goo Goo Dolls. Since forming in 1986, the Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music. Twenty-eight years and 10 million album sales later they’re still pumping out hits. Along side Daughtry […]

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Opinion

For parents and pet owners, the dangers of hot, parked cars are real

For parents and pet owners, the dangers of hot, parked cars are real

In this sweltering North Carolina heat, I can think of plenty of ways to escape or coexist with the merciless summer sun: cooling off by the pool, taking a shady walk down the greenway or relaxing in my air-conditioned apartment. You’ll notice I didn’t list “trapping myself in a hot, parked car” because, well, isn’t […]

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Robin Thicke aims for romantic but comes off ridiculous

Robin Thicke aims for romantic but comes off ridiculous

It was about a year ago when Robin Thicke’s jaunty hit “Blurred Lines” took over the airwaves and stirred up controversy. Catchy though the song was, its repeated use of lines like “I know you want it” disturbed many listeners who thought the lyrics encouraged rape culture. It didn’t help that in a GQ interview […]

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Red, white and goal

Red, white and goal

The seeds of a soccer revolution were planted at the 1994 World Cup. Six years prior, FIFA agreed to set the world’s largest soccer tournament stateside for one month in the heat of the summer in exchange for an American soccer league. While soccer giants like Brazil and Germany played across the country at venues […]

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Caught between Iraq and a caliphate

Caught between Iraq and a caliphate

Maybe you’ve heard about this little conflict in the Middle East. A group of extremist Sunni militants called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have taken control of several Iraqi cities as well as the country’s biggest oil refinery, and, surely, they’ll be attempting to take Baghdad in the near future. The Iraqi […]

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Former mayor Patrick Cannon pleads guilty, publicly apologizes for not watching ‘American Hustle’ sooner

Former mayor Patrick Cannon pleads guilty, publicly apologizes for not watching ‘American Hustle’ sooner

Disclaimer: In this work of satire, all quoted sources are completely fictitious and any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, is coincidental. On June 3, former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon pleaded guilty to a public corruption charge for taking bribes from undercover federal agents. Only days earlier, Cannon’s personal assistant Terry Andrews was seen […]

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Apathy is no excuse for ignoring course evaluations

Apathy is no excuse for ignoring course evaluations

In the last couple weeks of class, you were most likely inundated with requests from your professors – both in person and via email – to fill out your course evaluations. “It will only take 10 minutes!” they urged. Now, many members of the student body thought that 10 minutes would be better spent in […]

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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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Photos: 49ers Baseball host Creighton in weekend series

Photos: 49ers Baseball host Creighton in weekend series

The Charlotte 49ers Baseball team hosted the Creighton Blue Jays in a three game weekend series.  Beginning a 10 game home stand after road losses at The Citadel and College of Charleston last week, the 49ers dropped game one of the series in extra innings on Friday, falling to Creighton 6-7. Saturday’s match-up extended the […]

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Photos: 49ers men’s basketball with Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Photos: 49ers men’s basketball with Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Photos by Chris Crews. The Charlotte 49ers (14-11, 5-7) fell to Conference USA foe Middle Tennessee (20-7, 10-2) Thursday night, 49-71, the fourth straight loss for the 49ers.

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Photos: Snow covers UNC Charlotte

Photos: Snow covers UNC Charlotte

Photos by Ben Coon. Last week’s snow storm made UNC Charlotte into a winter wonderland, giving students a three-day break from classes.

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