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Weekend movie tracker: April 18

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Weekend movie tracker: April 18

After being teased by summer weather only to be struck with a freeze warning later this week, we here at the Niner Times will be staying in until kinder temperatures prevail. It’s supposed to warm up this weekend, but if mother nature changes her mind here’s a few movies to check out while staying warm […]

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Exploring the possibility of campus safety renovation

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Exploring the possibility of campus safety renovation

With the array of campus emergencies that have occurred at UNC Charlotte throughout the semester, the 49er police department has been evaluating the effectiveness and usefulness of the university’s security protocol. One area of improvement the department has been looking into is campus Blue Lights, and what measures may be most cost effective and practical […]

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Beauty review: Neutrogena All-in-1 Acne Control Facial Treatment

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beauty review: Neutrogena All-in-1 Acne Control Facial Treatment

We are all in love with the weather, spring is here and with the long walks around campus so is the sweat. With that sweat comes pimples, something no one wants. Acne is something that no matter how may papers you write, or tests you ace, it always comes back to haunt you when you […]

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Demetri Martin makes his first stop in Charlotte a memorable one

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Demetri Martin makes his first stop in Charlotte a memorable one

Though Demetri Martin has been a well-known name in the comedy world for several years now, he just finished his first show in the Queen City on Sunday night. The comic best known for his former Comedy Central show “Important Things With Demetri Martin” remarked that though he hasn’t performed here, he has visited before […]

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T.J. Nichting: New kid on the block

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
T.J. Nichting: New kid on the block

Freshman Charlotte second baseman T.J. Nichting has all of the potential to take his baseball career to next level whether it is the minor or the major leagues. Nichting was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. Coming from a baseball family, as his brother and father were baseball players, one might suspect that the pressure […]

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EPIC receives grant to develop new curriculum for ever changing power grid

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
EPIC receives grant to develop new curriculum for ever changing power grid

Please note that in the paper issue of the article, it says it was written by Claire Dodd. This is an error; it was written by Jared Green.  UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC), along with three other universities and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), have recently been chosen as recipients of […]

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Ask Abby: approaching professors, life in fast forward

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Ask Abby: approaching professors, life in fast forward

Q: I often want to talk to professors about intellectual ideas, but I find myself clamming up and feeling extremely vulnerable when I go to talk to that person. I’m OK in class and in a lot of social situations, but then I go to talk to a professor, and it seems like I’m looking […]

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Cone Plaza hopes to create new hangout spot for students and staff

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cone Plaza hopes to create new hangout spot for students and staff

If you walk past the Cone University Center, you can clearly see fences sanctioning off the construction area around what will be the renovated Cone plaza. The area has been closed for nearly two years due to lasting construction, but by the summer of 2014, construction is said to be complete. The original plaza outside […]

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Review: “The Wolf Among Us, Episode 3: A Crooked Mile”

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Review: “The Wolf Among Us, Episode 3: A Crooked Mile”

(WARNING: Possible spoilers of key plot point may be in this review) Along the paths we choose, a choice is made we can never take back. The clock winds down ever so slowly; to move or not to move, there’s a price to pay either way. Almost immediately in this episode, the cost is thrown […]

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The climate change debate: there’s no need to panic

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
The climate change debate: there’s no need to panic

The location of our campus has an interesting geological past. Before it was a forest thriving with tall trees and American Indians, it was a jungle with dinosaurs and exotic flowers. Even before that, it was an ocean bottom with a wide variety of unknown tropical life. The fears and panic of climate change have […]

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The climate change debate: human impact is undeniable

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
The climate change debate: human impact is undeniable

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 10 of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last 16 years. “The Earth is warming. If the Earth is warming … there’s excellent evidence of the causes of climate change,” said UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of Earth Science, Brian Magi. “There are natural […]

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Photo filters distort the way we view ourselves

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo filters distort the way we view ourselves

We all do it. We feel good about ourselves one day and decide to snap nearly 100 selfies, probably deleting all but one. Then, if we have an Instagram account, we post our lovely pictures and wait for the likes. We want our friends to praise our good looks or someone to post that complimentary […]

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Tips for stress management

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tips for stress management

Are you losing sleep because you are worried about homework and tests? Do you feel as though there are too many demands and too much pressure on you? Dealing with stress may be challenging, but there are many ways to manage and minimize the stress in your life. Try to be realistic. You have to […]

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UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

Spring has definitely sprung with UNC Charlotte’s production of “Spring Awakening.” “Spring Awakening” is a play set in 1890 in a town in Germany. The play features many dynamic, adolescent characters going through the tough pitfalls of life and finding out how they measure up in society. With its numerous controversial ideals and dichotomies, it […]

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Upcoming movie remakes inject new life into classic films

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Upcoming movie remakes  inject new life into classic films

After a 21-year retirement, “Robocop” was finally reprogrammed and welcomed back into theaters on Jan. 30, 2014. While it shared the same title as the 1987 film, this remake was not a simple rehash of the original; instead it completely rebuilt the cyborg policeman from the ground up. No longer was “Robocop” about a cyborg […]

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Sigma Kappa plans to kick Alzheimer’s in kickball tournament

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sigma Kappa plans to kick Alzheimer’s in kickball tournament

The Sigma Kappa sorority will be hosting their third annual Kickin’ Grass Kickball Tournament on Wednesday, April 16 on the front fields of UNC Charlotte. Registration for each team is $50 and can be done online or at the Sigma Kappa house.  Teams will consist of nine to 12 players with each player paying four […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, partner up

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, partner up

One of the best ways to stay motivated to workout and stay in shape is to get a workout partner. This past week I decided to go work out with my friend BethAnne, who is also a member of the Army ROTC program here on campus. I haven’t yet decided if it was a wonderful […]

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49ers softball captures wild, walk-off win against FAU

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
49ers softball captures wild, walk-off win against FAU

The Charlotte 49ers (16-20, 7-10) softball team appeared to be on the verge of suffering a weekend series sweep at the hands of the Florida Atlantic Owls (27-21, 9-9) until Jessica Plemmons blasted a walk-off home run over the center field fence to capture a 2-1 49ers victory on Sunday afternoon. “We just stayed with it. […]

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49ers softball drop first two in series against FAU

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
49ers softball drop first two in series against FAU

As the sun shined throughout Saturday afternoon, the 49ers (15-20, 6-10) came up short both times in a doubleheader against the Florida Atlantic Owls (27-20, 9-9). Game one was dominated by the Owls as they got on the board first with two runs in the second inning and two more in the fourth inning. Their […]

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Fashion alert: spring essentials

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fashion alert: spring essentials

This is the season we have all been waiting for; goodbye winter, hello spring! It is time to spice up your wardrobe with bright colors and prints, any bold or neon colors will leave all eyes on you. There are so many different looks to choose from, so make this spring all about being daring […]

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