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Gaming round-up : April 23 through May 2

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gaming round-up : April 23 through May 2

With the spring semester in its last few days, it will be soon time to take a breather and relax a bit for the summer. Here’s a few games that could make the time pass by pleasantly. “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle” Being one of a series of imports that will be hitting our shores this year, this series marks its […]

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End of semester film festival to reel in cinema fans

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
End of semester film festival to reel in cinema fans

UNC Charlotte’s first annual Gold Reel Film Festival will be taking place on Tuesday, April 29. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in McKnight Hall. The film festival will highlight five different categories of film: short narrative, long narrative, animation and experimental, music, and documentary. At the festival, the top three screenplay submissions […]

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Twelve ways to celebrate Earth Day

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Twelve ways to celebrate Earth Day

All over the world, people are celebrating Earth Day through charity events, festivals and implementing eco-friendly practices. Here are a few ways that you can give back to the earth today and every day. 1. Turn off the lights: Every time you leave the room, make sure the lights are turned off to save energy. […]

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Designing with a cause

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Designing with a cause

The walls within the Rowe Arts gallery have been endlessly filled with spackle, masked in white paint, and jabbed by driven nails. But it’s not as extreme as it sounds— just the expected preparation before the annual BFA Graphic Design Art Exhibit. This year, as students put together their final gallery show “City Stories,” it […]

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Niner Nation Bucket List

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Niner Nation Bucket List

With graduation approaching, how many more of these do you need to do? Take a picture with the chancellor. Thank him for all that he does for the university. Become a campus celebrity. Get a picture of yourself on the school website. Learn something unique about the history of the school. Impress your friends with your […]

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Keep it fresh at the farmer’s market

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Keep it fresh at the farmer’s market

Springtime gets a lot of people thinking about eating fresher, healthier foods. There is nothing quite like freshly picked strawberries in a yogurt or handpicked tomatoes in a salad. One of the best places to get this kind of food is from the farmer’s market. Atherton Food Hub, located in Southend, has all of your […]

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Lily and the Tigers bring southern soul to Charlotte

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lily and the Tigers bring southern soul to Charlotte

Themes of friendship and love, fostered with the sounds of southern soul forms the essence of Lily and the Tigers. The indie folk band materialized in Atlanta, Georgia with the unlikely meeting between vocalist Casey Hood and bassist Adam Mincey in 2010. Together, the duo released their self-recorded debut album, “Sojourner.” After introducing guitarist Jared […]

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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 | 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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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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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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