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Local artist Taisha Bethea talks about solo career

| November 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
Local artist Taisha Bethea talks about solo career

“I hope to play Coachella,” says 22-year-old artist Taisha Bethea. “That’s the goal.” Bethea, who grew up in Concord, N.C., and was singing since the age of five. “I met them all during high school,” she said when asked how she became the lead singer for local alternative rock band, Carson. “I was already friends […]

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Sweet baked acorn squash

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sweet baked acorn squash

Squash is in season this time of year and is the perfect vegetable to add to your fall menu. This easy recipe will blend will with your other fall favorites such as pumpkin spice. – Any variety of acorn squash (confetti or green are the most common) – One tablespoon brown sugar, halved – Two […]

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University area neighborhood guide

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
University area neighborhood guide

Photos by Patrick Bogans, Matt Jackson and Aaron Tran. If this is your first year in Charlotte, or if you are looking for new places to go, this quick guide will introduce you to your new favorite spots. The University Area is diverse, growing and attracts many young adults and working professionals. Take advantage of living here […]

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Food Truck Friday a hot spot in Charlotte

| September 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Food Truck Friday a hot spot in Charlotte

Even after living in Charlotte for what seems like an eternity (two decades), I’d never come across Food Truck Friday until recently. As its name suggests, Food Truck Friday takes place every Friday in Charlotte’s historic SouthEnd neighborhood in the lot at the corner of Camden and Park. It starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. I was completely unsure of what […]

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Nine Tips for Organized Niners

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Nine Tips for Organized Niners

Though the practice of spring cleaning has many possible origins, one thing can be agreed upon: a clean living space makes life much easier, especially for a busy college student. Cleaning your dorm, apartment or home doesn’t have to be difficult or elaborate. Dedicating a little bit of time to these nine tips can turn […]

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Salad with a twist

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Salad with a twist

Sometimes it seems like we’ve done everything we could’ve possibly thought of to eat healthier. It gets boring, and it can get that way really quickly. I’ve had days where I’ve felt like running to the closest Wendy’s to throw my face into a bag of fries. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. […]

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DIY Milk Jug Lunchbox

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
DIY Milk Jug Lunchbox

Well, it’s not so much a lunchbox as it is a roomy sandwich box, but it’s got plenty of room for a hefty sandwich (double-decker, maybe?) and several baby carrots or blueberries. This is a simple instructional on how to turn a plastic jug into a reusable sandwich box that’ll cut down on your use […]

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Recipe: Oreo Brownie Cupcakes

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Recipe: Oreo Brownie Cupcakes

Just when you thought you’ve tasted it all, dessert just keeps getting better and better. This recipe is one that’s as sinfully delicious as it is simple. Here’s what you’ll need to make a dozen of these cupcakes: One box of brownie mix (for an 8×8″ pan) 24 Oreo cookies (Double Stuff if you dare) […]

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DIY Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
DIY Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

Whether or not you have a valentine, valentines, or didn’t even remember that today is Valentine’s Day, there’s always a way to show your enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for the holiday. This is a relatively easy way to make your valentines personal and a fun way to spend a night in the kitchen. Here’s what […]

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Chalkboard flowerpot DIY

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Chalkboard flowerpot DIY

Growing your own plants and herbs can add a green touch to your room. Planting is great for the environment, your wallet and your dorm. The following guide will show you how to turn an ordinary clay pot into something that can add personality to your dorm or apartment. What you’ll need: – flower pot […]

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Niner Cookbook: baked avocado fries

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Niner Cookbook: baked avocado fries

What this superfood lacks in sweetness, it makes up with richness and nutrients. The avocado is an extremely versatile fruit that is used in face masks, guacamole and even milkshakes. These baked avocado fries are chock full of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium, and they’re loaded with fiber – one […]

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DIY studded collar

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
DIY studded collar

Studs and spikes have been a staple embellishment in the fashion world this past year. They can add a rebellious, industrial flair to the simplest garments like the H&M button up featured in this tutorial. Leather jackets, toboggans, shirt pockets, pants pockets and IPhone cases are some of the most popular apparel and accessories that fashion/style bloggers have […]

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