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Album review: Uh Huh Her’s ‘Future Souls’

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Album review: Uh Huh Her’s ‘Future Souls’

Looking for a new sound to get into for the summer? Following the release of their third album “Future Souls” on March 25, Uh Huh Her is coming to the Visulite Theatre on May 22, bringing their electro-pop soulfulness to our airwaves. In their newest album, as with the name sake, “Future Souls” has a lot to […]

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Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

Organizations like the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte make an attempt to deter poverty, educate young adults on the realities of this problem and help those who are currently suffering these conditions. They offer food, shelter and medical aid among other things to those in need. With the aid of the Georgia-based organization Poverty is Real, the […]

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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 | 0 Comments
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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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

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 a shared grant to develop a targeted curriculum for workforce development in the energy sector. This grant comes from the Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Niners for Planned Parenthood host first-ever SlutWalk

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Niners for Planned Parenthood host first-ever SlutWalk

On Wednesday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Niners for Planned Parenthood will host UNC Charlotte’s first ever SlutWalk. The now international event began in Toronto in the year 2011 when a young man responded to comments made by Officer Michael Sanguinetti. The comment made by Sanguinetti, which sparked the movement, was that […]

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