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Campus food pantry aids students in need

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Campus food pantry aids students in need

Recent initiatives begun by the Department of Student Affairs and the Department of Academic Affairs have led to the creation of an on campus student food pantry. The food pantry stands to serve a growing number of students facing chronic hunger. “There has been a growing demand of the student body in need of food…both […]

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SGA update Oct. 23

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA update Oct. 23

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 23. Johnson C. Smith University SGA Oct. 23 was the day the UNC Charlotte’s SGA hosted several senate members from Johnson C. Smith University (JSU). The purpose of inviting them to UNC Charlotte is to begin a merger between […]

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2014-15 UNC Charlotte royal court takes their crowns

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014-15 UNC Charlotte royal court takes their crowns

This year, instead of having a Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte and a Prince and Princess, the committee chose to have a Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte and a Mr. and Miss for the sophomore and junior classes. The crowing of Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte took place at the homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. […]

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Charlotte bonds to include University City projects this election

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charlotte bonds to include University City projects this election

Charlotte voters will have the chance to approve city bonds to fund various projects around the city of Charlotte this election. Several of these bonds fund projects that will directly affect the University City area. City bonds are on the ballot for voters generally every two years. Beginning with the bonds in this cycle and […]

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UNC Charlotte builds on a new Homecoming tradition

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte builds on a new Homecoming tradition

In mid October, a small house slowly began to rise on the corner of University City Boulevard and John Kirk Drive, just behind East Deck. Two weeks and more than 250 volunteers later, Peggy McMullen’s new house – and UNC Charlotte’s homecoming Habitat for Humanity project – is finally ready to head for it’s permanent […]

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All of the lights

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
All of the lights

Photos by Chris Crews. Friday afternoons on campus are usually an anomaly in a week of bustling students encountering traffic as they leave campus for the day, or as they head for class. However, last Friday was a different kind of anomaly. Children of alumni mirrored students and others alike as they wore bright green, […]

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NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

Crowds gathered near the Belk tower on Thursday afternoon, as NC Student Power Union held its first ever UNC Charlotte Walkout. The compilation of UNC Charlotte students, alumni and community activists participated in the walkout to get a variety of demands met. Their list of 20 demands ranges from issues regarding a freeze on tuition […]

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Sigma Phi Epsilon’s appended planning draws more attention to JACKtober than ever

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sigma Phi Epsilon’s appended planning draws more attention to JACKtober than ever

The chapter has grown, the enthusiasm has risen, and the “Jack”-O-Lanterns have been carved. On Friday, Oct. 24, Sigma Phi Epsilon is wrapping up the month with their second-ever Shave a SigEp event in the Belk Gym courtyard. Last August, SigEp brother, Jack Bretz was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Once the fraternity heard, they immediately […]

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CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

A dead body was found in a car on level two of the South Village Parking Deck at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. According to housing and residence life, the student was a resident of Hunt Hall. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has taken over the investigation and will release further information as […]

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New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

A few projects are presently being undertaken that will affect university traffic in the coming months. Two of the projects being completed are construction to North Tryon Street and construction taking place near the Toby Creek Greenway. Both projects are in preparation of the much awaited light rail system that will soon be serving UNC […]

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Free the Vote North Carolina

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
Free the Vote North Carolina

Free the Vote NC and Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) came together on Friday, Oct. 17 to co-host North Carolina’s first and only all-inclusive U.S. Senate candidate debate. Unlike most of the debates held throughout the state during the campaigning period, which tend to only extend invitations to majority party leaders, this debate strived to […]

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SGA update Oct. 9

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA update Oct. 9

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 9. Raising Awareness for new Withdrawal Policy Dean of Students Christine Reed-Davis and Jonathan Adams, dean and director of student conduct and outreach, addressed the senate regarding the new 16 credit hour withdrawal limit. They want to work with […]

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Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

Although lightning and rain threatened to shut down the event, the Buddy Walk was successfully completed by more than 2,100 walkers on Saturday, Oct. 11. This was the first community event to be held at Jerry Richardson Stadium, the university’s 2-year-old football stadium. Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), […]

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UNCC’s Charlotte Quidditch to host Gold Rush Cup II

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNCC’s Charlotte Quidditch to host Gold Rush Cup II

Charlotte Quidditch will take their talents to the Northeast Recreational fields on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to host Gold Rush Rup II. The tournament is free of charge for spectators and features 12 universities participating. Regional teams such as Appalachian Pygmy Puffs (Appalachian State), Cullowhee Chimeras, Duke University Quidditch, UNCG […]

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Got ghosts?

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Got ghosts?

One of the newest clubs at UNC Charlotte looking to make a big impact on campus is the Ghost Hunting Club. The club began unofficially in 2012, but is now recognized as a campus organization. With close to 15 members, the club hopes to grow and gain notoriety this year.  Junior, Gregory Jones is the […]

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Jim-of-all-trades

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim-of-all-trades

Sunlight slowly starts to illuminate campus early Monday morning. Dew sprinkles the planters outside of the Student Union, and the light chill in the air fogs the big windows above the loading dock. Before campus wakes up from the long weekend slumber, Jim Kay is already at work prepping the Student Union for the week’s […]

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UNC Charlotte’s newest addition to Greek Life

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s newest addition to Greek Life

UNC Charlotte’s newest fraternity on campus is Pi Kappa Phi (PKP). The organization’s national headquarters are in Charlotte, the third-largest hub for PKP alumni in the country. They have 185 chapters across the country. At only three weeks old, the chapter already has 53 members. Kevin Crooker, UNC Charlotte freshman and one of the fraternity’s […]

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SGA Update, Oct. 9

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA Update, Oct. 9

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 9. Raising Awareness for new Withdrawal Policy Dean of Students Christine Reed-Davis and Jonathan Adams, dean and director of student conduct and outreach, addressed the senate regarding the new 16 credit hour withdrawal limit. They want to work with […]

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Actor advocates against bullying

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Actor advocates against bullying

If you’ve ever seen AMC’s Emmy Award winning  television show Breaking Bad, then you’re  familiar with RJ Mitte. In the show, Mitte plays Walt Jr., the protagonist’s son who suffers from a mild case of cerebral palsy – a role very personal to Mitte as he suffers from cerebral palsy himself. Best known for his […]

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Jerry Richardson to host first-ever community event

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jerry Richardson to host first-ever community event

Jerry Richardson Stadium will be buzzing with excitement on Saturday, Oct. 11 – and it won’t be because of a football game. For the first time ever, UNC Charlotte will host a community event within the walls of its newest stadium. Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), is a […]

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