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Motivation Monday: preventing sports injuries

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: preventing sports injuries

Are you a student athlete, lover of intramurals, an avid gym-goer, or have a certain sport as your favorite hobby? If so, then you have likely experienced a sports related injury before. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskelatal Diseases, “sports injuries…occur during sports or exercise [and they] result from accidents…poor training practices, […]

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Foodie Friday: apple turnovers

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: apple turnovers

Have you ever dreamed of tasting what Fall smells like? Have you ever dreamed of impressing your friends and consequently being the topic of praise for a whole week? Then this recipe is for you. With a mischievous twist on the traditional Apple Pie, Apple Turnovers are easy and delicious. And with Fall beautifully en […]

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Thirsty Thursday: spiced apple cider

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: spiced apple cider

In keeping with the celebration of Fall being en route and breaking the extreme heat and humidity, the recipe for today’s drink includes the clear, crisp taste of apple and spices. As the weather turns, Spiced Apple Cider comforts and reminds us of all the happy and hearty things to come -Thanksgiving, Christmas, breaks from […]

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Travel Tuesday: finally a Niner

| August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
Travel Tuesday: finally a Niner

During the party that the International Club hosted for all interested international and national students, there was a booth where you could take photos with all kinds of crazy props. One of these props was a cut-out that read “Finally a Niner”. As I picked it up I thought to myself, “Is this all it […]

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Featured dorm: Martin Hall 125

| August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
Featured dorm: Martin Hall 125

Martin Hall opened its doors for move in day 2014.  After watching the building go up so quickly, new reisdents were excited to see what their new home was going to be like. The newest addition to campus housing features all apartment style living. Apartments house four students each with a personal bedroom. There are […]

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BYOB: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
BYOB: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands” was published this summer.  The novel follows a sixteen year old girl named Emily Shepard who lost both of her parents in a nuclear explosion in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  I know what you’re thinking, “so everyone turned into zombies.” No. Bohjalian masterfully writes a […]

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Motivation Monday: the power of the plank

| August 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Motivation Monday: the power of the plank

It is a task more daunting than the one mile run. It is an exercise more demanding than the dreaded wall sit. It is a feat even more despised than a set of burpees. I am talking about the powerful position known as a Plank. With the numerous health and mental benefits that this exercise […]

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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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