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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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Campus preacher’s hateful methods enrage students

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Campus preacher’s hateful methods enrage students

It seems that at every university there is a preacher who stands in one of the main courtyards, telling passing students that they will go to hell, that a girl is an evil seductress or some other line. UNC Charlotte is no exception in this regard, but some students have taken a stand against what […]

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SlutWalk raises awareness for sexual assaulted victims

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
SlutWalk raises awareness for sexual assaulted victims

On Wednesday, April 9, a number of UNC Charlotte students marched from the Belk Tower to the Student Union for the university’s first ever SlutWalk. Many students wore revealing clothes and participated in chants such as “Blame the system, not the victim.” Students began walk to the Union at 11 a.m. They chanted messages in […]

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Photos: SGA Inauguration Ceremony 2014

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photos: SGA Inauguration Ceremony 2014

On Thursday, April 10, at 5:15 p.m., the 2014-15 Student Body President, Vice President, Senators and Chief Justice were sworn in. Photos by Patrick Bogans.

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Drink of the week: iced passion tea lemonade

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Drink of the week: iced passion tea lemonade

Iced passion tea lemonades are one of my favorite non-coffee drinks from Starbucks. However, the drinks can still rack up to $3 or $4, and most college students don’t have that much money to spend on a daily basis on drinks. I’m all about being frugal when it comes to food and drinks so I […]

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Desert Noises on tour for new album “27 Ways”

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Desert Noises on tour for new album “27 Ways”

From Utah Valley, Utah, Desert Noises frontman, Kyle Henderson started the project in the basement of his parents’ house after finishing high school.  Tyler Osmond, Patrick Boyer and Brennan Allen later joined. Henderson left his career and Mormon faith behind and set out with one goal in mind: to make timeless music. Inspired by bands […]

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Student government swears in 2014-15 positions

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Student government swears in 2014-15 positions

On Thursday, April 10, at 5:15 p.m., the 2014-15 Student Body President, Vice President, Senators and Chief Justice will be sworn in. The inauguration will take place in the Student Union Rotunda and is open to the student body. The election results were announced March 27, after a two-day voting period. Among the winners were […]

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Gaming round-up: April 8 through April 20

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gaming round-up: April 8 through April 20

“The Wolf Among Us, Episode 3: A Crooked Mile” (WARNING: Possible Spoilers) First, Snow White and Bigsby Wolf searched for the killer responsible for a fellow Fable’s head being laid on their doorstep. Next, after a seeming end for Snow, the mystery deepened as her fairy tale became intertwined with the case at hand. Now […]

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Possible Olympics to be held in Charlotte for Summer 2024

| April 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
Possible Olympics to be held in Charlotte for Summer 2024

In recent weeks, eight architecture students, under the advisement of UNC Charlotte Professor Jose Gamez, have planned out a detailed preparation for the Olympics. The students include Stefan Pinheiro, Lindsey Mayes, Christine Chlebda, Adam Caruthers, Nicole Brown, Ryan Barkes, McKenzie Canaday and Patrick Gaither. The plan was created with hopes to have the city of […]

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Licensed video games that are fun and cost efficient

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Licensed video games that are fun and cost efficient

After several delays, “South Park: The Stick of Truth” was finally released on March 4. While most licensed games tend to be rushed and fail to capture the essence of the licenses they’re based on, “South Park: The Stick of Truth” stays true to the show’s construction-paper format and features the same hilarious writing with […]

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SGA meeting 4/3/14

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA meeting 4/3/14

The final meeting of the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate for the 50th legislative group began at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. Veterans Day Act This previously discussed act would cancel classes at UNC Charlotte on Veterans Day. Many veteran students highly support the bill. Veteran students often do not attend classes on Veterans […]

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International Facility Management Association prepares for inaugural trade expo

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
International Facility Management Association prepares for inaugural trade expo

UNC Charlotte’s International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will host their inaugural Innovation Trade Expo and Career Fair on Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Activity Center Third Floor Salons. There are five speakers prepared for the event, each of which will discuss their areas of expertise, and give away […]

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Cancer awareness event captivates community, Relay for Life 2014 celebrates annual event in Halton Arena

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cancer awareness event captivates community, Relay for Life 2014 celebrates annual event in Halton Arena

Halton Arena filled with students, faculty, organizations and volunteers not to watch a 49er’s basketball game, but to attend Relay for Life, an annual event to raise cancer awareness. The event consisted of keynote speakers, a midnight movie showing of Frozen, rock climbing and other fun activities to raise money toward the cause. The night […]

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Spring Awakening sure to shock and delight UNC Charlotte

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spring Awakening sure to shock and delight UNC Charlotte

Sex, violence, homosexuality, masturbation: These may not be the usual topics discussed in theatre, but “Spring Awakening” is not your average musical. As one might expect from the list above, it can spark what would typically be taboo conversation among audiences. Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 German play, this musical shocked Broadway and is here […]

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Wasting away: students need to focus on becoming more eco-friendly

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wasting away: students need to focus on becoming more eco-friendly

Humans are the most wasteful species on this planet. It’s true. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), every day we create 4.38 pounds of trash per person, use 80 to 100 gallons of water and throw away 1,249 calories (roughly half of our daily caloric intake). While […]

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