Ciera Choate

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Whiskey River adds full kitchen to venue

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Whiskey River adds full kitchen to venue

  When I walked into Whiskey River, 210 East Trade St, for their media day where they were letting us try their new menu I wasn’t expecting much.  I’ve never been much of a fan of bar food, and in my mind, Whiskey River wasn’t going to change that. Here’s the thing, the food served […]

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Why you should care about Domestic Violence Awareness Month

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
Why you should care about Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s easy to see the t-shirts when you’re walking to Atkins Library or see the posters about Domestic Violence Awareness Month and brush it off.  It’s not like it affects you, right? I understand why those who have not been affected by any kind of abuse, physical or emotional, can be complacent.  It’s easy to […]

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Parents and families unite on campus for the 2012 Family Weekend

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Parents and families unite on campus for the 2012 Family Weekend

Every year in addition to International Festival (IFest) the Office of Parent and Family Services hosts Family Weekend Friday, Sept. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 30. “[Family Weekend] is an opportunity for parents and family members to come back and visit with their student as well as engage in activities from all across campus. Parents and […]

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UNC Charlotte students take advantage of convention opportunities

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte students take advantage of convention opportunities

Almost a year ago those living in Charlotte, N.C. learned that the Democratic National Convention (DNC) would take over their city from Monday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Sept. 6.  Now UNC Charlotte students are gearing up to volunteer for the convention that has been described by the Democratic Party as, “the most open and accessible […]

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Campus tests food trucks as new dining options for students

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Campus tests food trucks as new dining options for students

As UNC Charlotte students scrambled to find their new classes this past week they may have noticed a new addition to the food options on campus – food trucks. These new trucks are a test run for what Auxiliary Services hopes will be a successful addition of multiple food trucks, large and small, all over […]

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Get to know: SGA

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
Get to know: SGA

  In high school or your previous college student government may not have played a huge role in your experience, but coming to UNC Charlotte it’s definitely something to consider. If you take part in the Student Government Association (SGA) while on campus you will learn how to write legislation, listen to student concerns, be […]

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Get to know the Student Health Center

| May 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
Get to know the Student Health Center

In the midst of all of the paper, handouts and emails you have been thrown ever since your child has been accepted to UNC Charlotte, the information about insurance and the Student Health Center (SHC) may have been lost in the jumble. If a student is not covered under their parent’s insurance or they don’t […]

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Chair of Department of Dance retires after 35 years

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Chair of Department of Dance retires after 35 years

After working for UNC Charlotte 35 years the Chair of the Department of Dance, Pamela Sofras, will hang up her dance shoes as she moves into a life of retirement. “I have illnesses in my family.  I have an older husband, and I have a son who is quite ill.  I am also taking care […]

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PRIDE hosts Amendment One rally

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
PRIDE hosts Amendment One rally

Tuesday, May 8, North Carolina voters will have the chance to share their views on the proposed Amendment 1, which will limit all domestic partnerships recognized by the state to just the marriage of one man and one woman. To inform and prepare students for Election Day People Recognizing Individuals, Diversity and Equality (PRIDE) will […]

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Organization raising blood for locals in need

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Organization raising blood for locals in need

UNC Charlotte will have the opportunity to participate in another blood drive Thursday, April 12, in the Student Activities Center (SAC) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  This will be the second time the Health Communications Club is hosting the blood drive. With hopes of drawing in more participants, the organization will host vendors such […]

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Meet the new Student Body President: Conor Dugan

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Meet the new Student Body President: Conor Dugan

Conor Dugan began his career at UNC Charlotte as a business major, and now almost four years later has transitioned to International Studies and Latin American Studies with a minor in Spanish.  The New Jersey native originally planned on going to college in New York City but in the end decided to come to UNC […]

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New Amendment One legislation passed in SGA after Craven vetoes oppostion

| April 3, 2012 | 3 Comments
New Amendment One legislation passed in SGA after Craven vetoes oppostion

After the Opposition to Amendment One Resolution passed in the Student Senate Thursday, March 22, Student Body President Dave Craven vetoed the legislation less than a week later. After the veto Craven worked with some students who supported the original resolution to make new legislation that served a more educational purpose, rather than opposition. “I […]

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UNC Charlotte SGA Senate passes Anti-Amendment One Resolution, 13-8

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte SGA Senate passes Anti-Amendment One Resolution, 13-8

UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association’s general meeting reached maximum capacity as over 100 people sat in the meeting, as well as outside, while the Student Senate debated the Opposition to Amendment One Resolution, written by Senator Nauman Panjwani. After over an hour of debate and comments from the gallery the resolution passed with a vote […]

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SGA votes in favor of Opposition to Amendment One Resolution

| March 22, 2012 | 39 Comments
SGA votes in favor of Opposition to Amendment One Resolution

After a vote of 13-to-8 the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) passed the Opposition to Amendment One Resolution, which stands against the amendment coming to vote in North Carolina in May. Over 100 UNC Charlotte students, senators and administrators gathered at the General Assembly Meeting for the Student Senate to stand up against the […]

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Q&A with the Student Government Association presidential candidates

| March 15, 2012 | 2 Comments
Q&A with the Student Government Association presidential candidates

   

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SGA disagrees over open meeting law policy

| March 15, 2012 | 1 Comment
SGA disagrees over open meeting law policy

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Senator Ray Atkinson recently saw his legislation called The Accountability and Transparency Act tabled after months of work on what he thinks is the biggest issue in the Student Government Association (SGA). Currently nine of the 17 UNC System universities provide the minutes to their Executive Branch meetings online […]

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UNC Charlotte student reports rape from nearly one month ago

| March 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student reports rape from nearly one month ago

Thursday, March 1, a UNC Charlotte student reported a rape to Police and Public Safety that she says took place Feb. 10, in Spruce Hall.  The suspect is not a student of the university. “At this time the victim does not want to press charges; however, she did feel that the incident should be reported […]

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Girl reports rape in Scott Hall

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Girl reports rape in Scott Hall

This past Sunday, Feb. 26, at approximately 8 p.m. Police and Public Safety responded to a call on a alleged rape in Scott Hall.  The case is still under investigation, but the campus police do have a suspect identified by the victim. Both individuals were reportedly impaired due to the consumption of alcohol at the […]

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UNC Charlotte student works for “liberty and freedom” on the Ron Paul campaign

| February 21, 2012 | 7 Comments
UNC Charlotte student works for “liberty and freedom” on the Ron Paul campaign

Although the North Carolina primary will not take place until May 8, UNC Charlotte students like Daniel Rufty are working, not just in the state, but all over the country, to promote their choice candidate’s message. Rufty currently holds the position of co-chairman in the Youth for Ron Paul Charlotte student organization on campus, the […]

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UNC Board of Governors approves tuition increases for UNC system

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Board of Governors approves tuition increases for UNC system

This past Friday the UNC Board of Governors approved an average tuition increase of 8.8 percent across all public universities in North Carolina.  Some universities planned for a larger increase for the 2012-13 school year, but UNC system President Tom Ross urged for the tuition increases to be capped at 10 percent. UNC Charlotte originally […]

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