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Fall fairs provide fun and attractions across the state

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fall fairs provide fun and attractions across the state

As fall begins and the leaves start to change there is nothing like participating in festivities to get into the spirit of the new season. Before carving pumpkins for Halloween and eventually putting out the cornucopia, take a weekend in October to enjoy a Fair. This year, the Cleveland County Fair in Shelby, N.C. is […]

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Featured fitness class: HIIT

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Featured fitness class: HIIT

During the school year it is often hard to find the motivation to work out with the stress of classes and homework. Being involved with other things like work and campus activities can also make it hard to find time to work out. Working out solo is sometimes difficult because it can be hard to […]

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A Tinder moment, part one

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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Fellow Niners celebrate High Holy Days

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fellow Niners celebrate High Holy Days

During the fall, many people take the time out of their busy schedules to observe holidays and traditions that they hold close to their hearts. Halloween, Thanksgiving and eventually Christmas will be celebrated by many, but there is a holiday that most overlook and fellow 49ers will celebrate this year. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 24 at […]

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Motivation Monday: how to stay motivated during a plateau

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: how to stay motivated during a plateau

One of the most common reasons why people fall off their diet and exercise program is because their weight loss progress becomes stagnant. Even though they are still eating and exercising in the same manner that caused them to shed pounds a few months ago, now the measuring tape and the scale will not budge. […]

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The best 8 hidden features in iOS 8

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
The best 8 hidden features in iOS 8

Do a quick Twitter search of #iOS8, and it doesn’t feel like many people are too pleased with the new update for Apple iPhones. Some are saying it’s not worth the trouble for an operating system that seems to be more of the same, others are complaining about how much space the new update takes up […]

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Foodie Friday: Bravo! Cucina Italiana

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: Bravo! Cucina Italiana

  Located at the H&M/food court entrance of Northlake Mall, is a portal from Charlotte to Italy. As you walk into the quaint and impeccably Italian restaurant, you are greeted by a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, as well as friendly staff. As we sat down, my friend who has travelled a bit, commented that this […]

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Thirsty Thursday: cherry and lemon French soda

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: cherry and lemon French soda

Recently I became obsessed with going to the World Market. If you have never been to World Market, I strongly suggest you go. They have things from all over the world such as food, kitchen supplies, furniture and little trinkets. When I was there on Saturday, I found a French soda called Sparkling Artisanal Cherry […]

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Travel Tuesday: ‘if you could read this, thank a soldier’

| September 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Travel Tuesday: ‘if you could read this, thank a soldier’

As I was walking to my class the other day, I came across a sign that read “If You Can Read This, Thank a Soldier.” I read it in passing, and thought to myself “That is really American.” I did not understand. I was in the second grade when September 11 occurred. Far away from […]

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Motivation Monday: eight no-scale victories

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: eight no-scale victories

So many people are dependent on their bathroom scales to determine their progress during a weight loss program. However, there are plenty of variables that can make your weight fluctuate, including hormones, the weight of a meal, water retention and the time of day. There are more efficient ways of making sure your diet and […]

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Foodie Friday: buffalo chicken dip

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: buffalo chicken dip

As football season begins, have some friends over for Sunday Night Football and wow them with this buffalo chicken dip. It is easy to make and pretty cheap if you are living on a college students budget. Ingredients 8 ounces of softened cream cheese 10 ounces of drained chunk white chicken 1/2 cup buffalo wing […]

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Thirsty Thursday: nutella milkshake

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: nutella milkshake

Let’s be honest with each other, we all have a little obsession with Nutella. The taste of heaven has been given to humankind and it is our obligation to enjoy that to its utmost. So today’s drink is in honor of this miraculous yumminess. Ingredients: 2-3 tbs of Nutella Milk Ice (just as much as […]

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Beauty review: The Body Shop body wash

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beauty review: The Body Shop body wash

Move over coffee, college students have something new to help them in the a.m. Being your average sleep deprived college student, I often wake up groggy and tired in the morning. The daily debate in my head begins: do I have to go to that 8 a.m. class or should I just miss this one […]

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Travel Tuesday: football frenzy

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: football frenzy

As you may know, South Africa does not have American Football. The closest sport I can think of is rugby –which is similar to football, but I would say a bit more brutal. Rugby is as much a part of our culture in South Africa as football is a part of American culture. Saturdays are […]

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Tea time

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tea time

When trying to pull an all-nighter or waking up in the morning, many college students turn to coffee to wake themselves up. What they do not know is that tea not only has the same effects as coffee, but it also has long and short-term health benefits. Different types of tea have distinctive health benefits […]

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