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Twelve ways to celebrate Earth Day

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Twelve ways to celebrate Earth Day

All over the world, people are celebrating Earth Day through charity events, festivals and implementing eco-friendly practices. Here are a few ways that you can give back to the earth today and every day. 1. Turn off the lights: Every time you leave the room, make sure the lights are turned off to save energy. […]

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Designing with a cause

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Designing with a cause

The walls within the Rowe Arts gallery have been endlessly filled with spackle, masked in white paint, and jabbed by driven nails. But it’s not as extreme as it sounds— just the expected preparation before the annual BFA Graphic Design Art Exhibit. This year, as students put together their final gallery show “City Stories,” it […]

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SGA meeting 4/17

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA meeting 4/17

The Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on April 17 started off with next year’s Student Body President Steven Serio addressing the attendants. Serio, who was named student body president on March 27, explained how excited he is for his new term. Serio said he will be readily available, and plans on being in his office […]

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Professor Craig Ogle receives recognition for remarkable work

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Professor Craig Ogle receives recognition for remarkable work

On April 1, UNC Charlotte Professor Craig Ogle won the 2014 First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal. Ogle teaches organic chemistry and has accomplished a great deal during his 30-year-career at Niner Nation. Ogle was presented with this award as recognition for his work in organic chemistry. Sponsored by First Citizens Bank, the award was given […]

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Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

Arthur Jackson, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, released a statement on April 17 regarding backlash from a performance in Air Band on Friday, April 11. Air Band is an annual competition UNC Charlotte sororities and fraternities come together for to perform a collection of dances with creative themes. Sigma Kappa’s theme “Disney Dancing with the […]

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Recharge stations make appearance on campus

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Recharge stations make appearance on campus

Many students feel the need to constantly carry their cell phone chargers around to avoid their phones dying during the day. However, that should no longer be a problem for UNC Charlotte students as the Student Union recently installed two cell phone charging stations, one in Norms Lounge and the other in the Student Government […]

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Charlotte serves up “Impractical Jokers” stars, The Tenderloins, at the Fillmore

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charlotte serves up “Impractical Jokers” stars, The Tenderloins, at the Fillmore

Before starring in the successful TV series “Impractical Jokers,” Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, James “Murr” Murray  and Brian “Q” Quinn  first became acquainted in high school. “We all met freshman year of high school, so we’ve been friends for over 24 years or so,” Gatto says. “In high school we were big pranksters and we went to an all […]

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Niner Nation Bucket List

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Niner Nation Bucket List

With graduation approaching, how many more of these do you need to do? Take a picture with the chancellor. Thank him for all that he does for the university. Become a campus celebrity. Get a picture of yourself on the school website. Learn something unique about the history of the school. Impress your friends with your […]

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

The following is a letter to the editor in response to “The climate change debate: There’s no need to panic,” published in print in the April 15 through 21 issue of the Niner Times, and online on April 15. The letter to the editor was submitted by Brian Magi, assistant professor of Atmospheric Sciences in […]

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Swamped, broke and unemployed: how student loans are crippling our generation

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Swamped, broke and unemployed: how student loans are crippling our generation

Over the course of several academic years, alarms have sounded off on student loan debt – in particular, the Federal Stafford Loan program and its economic consequences. These alarms are coming from college students, parents and even senators such as Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). They are shocked at the staggering amount of […]

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Keep it fresh at the farmer’s market

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Keep it fresh at the farmer’s market

Springtime gets a lot of people thinking about eating fresher, healthier foods. There is nothing quite like freshly picked strawberries in a yogurt or handpicked tomatoes in a salad. One of the best places to get this kind of food is from the farmer’s market. Atherton Food Hub, located in Southend, has all of your […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, cross training

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, cross training

Pick up any running magazine, go to any running website, google any training plan and on it you will see days dedicated to “cross-training.” I have always rolled my eyes at these training days, thinking “I want to be a better runner. The only way to do that is well, run.” Even when I was […]

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Lily and the Tigers bring southern soul to Charlotte

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lily and the Tigers bring southern soul to Charlotte

Themes of friendship and love, fostered with the sounds of southern soul forms the essence of Lily and the Tigers. The indie folk band materialized in Atlanta, Georgia with the unlikely meeting between vocalist Casey Hood and bassist Adam Mincey in 2010. Together, the duo released their self-recorded debut album, “Sojourner.” After introducing guitarist Jared […]

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49ers baseball’s Butler pitches complete game against Tulane

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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Habitat for Humanity runs to raise funds for Homecoming Build

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity runs to raise funds for Homecoming Build

The UNC Charlotte chapter of Habitat for Humanity will be hosting their first annual Run for Home 5k race at 5 p.m. on Saturday April 26. The race will begin on the greenway, take a loop around the football field and finish out the remaining 3.1 miles on the greenway. Proceeds from the race will […]

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Album review: Uh Huh Her’s ‘Future Souls’

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Album review: Uh Huh Her’s ‘Future Souls’

Looking for a new sound to get into for the summer? Following the release of their third album “Future Souls” on March 25, Uh Huh Her is coming to the Visulite Theatre on May 22, bringing their electro-pop soulfulness to our airwaves. In their newest album, as with the name sake, “Future Souls” has a lot to […]

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Take religious studies courses to feed your curiosity

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Take religious studies courses to feed your curiosity

Although the number of Americans who don’t identify as religious is consistently rising, the majority of citizens still do. I was raised into that majority, and remained a part of it for most of my life, but, ultimately, I moved away from it. That journey away from the majority was filled with research, reading and […]

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Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

Organizations like the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte make an attempt to deter poverty, educate young adults on the realities of this problem and help those who are currently suffering these conditions. They offer food, shelter and medical aid among other things to those in need. With the aid of the Georgia-based organization Poverty is Real, the […]

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Roberts tosses a gem, 49ers grab 2-0 win over Tulane

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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Drink of the week: Champagne with strawberries

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Drink of the week: Champagne with strawberries

Champagne with strawberries is perfect for summer days. It is not only refreshing, but the strawberry taste in the champagne is to die for.   I really love strawberries and when my friend found on Pintrest to put strawberries in it, I tried it and fell in love. To capture the strawberry taste, you need […]

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