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Vegetarian Fourth of July options

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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Essentials for your beach or pool bag

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Essentials for your beach or pool bag

Summer is here so pool and beach days are in full swing. There is nothing worse than getting all cozy in your chair then realizing you forgot something. This list will help you make sure you pack all of your favorite things 1. A plastic Ziploc bag for your phone. Keep your phone in a […]

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Giacomo’s Pizzeria pleases all around

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Giacomo’s Pizzeria pleases all around

Pizza is a staple in most college students’ diets. With all of the delivery options near campus and the two Mama Leone’s locations on campus, it is easy to get in a pizza rut and go for the same place and the same kind every time. Sometimes it’s good to venture out of your normal […]

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Protect your skin during sun safety week and all summer long

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Protect your skin during sun safety week and all summer long

Summer has arrived in all of its sunny glory. Many people are excited about hitting the pool or the beach or just relaxing in the sunshine that was missed all winter. While tanned skin may be a staple this time of year, it is important to practice sun safety to avoid sun burns, skin cancer […]

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Spice up your running for national running day

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spice up your running for national running day

When it comes to running, it easy to get in a rut. Many people leave their home on the same route, the same surface and often times even the same distance. While humans are creatures of habit, this continuous repetition can make running feel monotonous and not as exciting any more. To celebrate national running day, […]

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BYOB: Wynne’s War by Aaron Gwyn

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
BYOB: Wynne’s War by Aaron Gwyn

Part western, part war story, “Wynne’s War” by Aaron Gwyn guides readers through the hilly terrains of Afghanistan on horseback with a tale that’s uniqueness is sure to captivate. The novel follows Corporal Elijah Russell on a covert, special forces mission led by the elusive Captain Wynne. Russell is instructed to train the horses, but is not […]

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A day in salsa shoes

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
A day in salsa shoes

Have you ever seen the movie dirty dancing, or seen Salsa video and said, “Man I wish I could dance like that.” UNC Charlotte offers free Salsa classes for both beginner and advance levels. The one hour long classes are taught Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in the group fitness classroom in the Student […]

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Graduation fashion tips

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Graduation fashion tips

Graduation day is one of the most anticipated day for any college student, no matter the major or how many years it took you to get that diploma, you are going to want to go out with a bang. Before walking across the stage and shaking hands with the Chancellor, let’s review what you will […]

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14 Moments of Spring 2014

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
14 Moments of Spring 2014

This semester really flew by, here are some of the highlights. January 23: The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate wrote the Probation Act which put 2013-14 Student Body President Brady Nails and Vice President James Shaw on probation. February 2: The Seattle Seahawks won their first ever superbowl in the game against the Denver Broncos. February […]

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BYOB: “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult

Critically acclaimed author Jodi Picoult came out with her latest novel “The Storyteller” in May 2013. “The Storyteller” follows along Picoult’s usual themes of family and struggle, but this novel had a historical element that is not usually a staple of her works. The story centers around the Holocaust and one woman’s story of surviving […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, be proud

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, be proud

When I run, sometimes my ego gets the best of me. Thoughts creep into my mind about how fast I should be going, how far I should run and what I should accomplish on my runs. While it is good to have goals and to always strive to improve, it is important to realize that […]

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Drink of the week: Sonic Oreo cheesecake milkshake

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Drink of the week: Sonic Oreo cheesecake milkshake

Ice cream is my go to stress food, and with finals here, the stress has certainly set in. Milkshakes are great because I get my ice cream fix without getting sticky ice cream hands all over my notes or text books when studying. Today I decided to go to Sonic and try one of their […]

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Beauty Review: Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil 5-Action Hair Elixir

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beauty Review: Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil 5-Action Hair Elixir

With summer months soon approaching, it is time to get serious about moisture. Aside from protecting our skin and eyes from paotentially damaging sunrays, it is also important to protect our hair. Garnier Fructis’s Marvelous Oil 5-Action Hair Elixir is nothing short of a miracle product. As the name suggests, this moisturizing oil has five […]

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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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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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