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Where is your favorite place to eat on campus?

| September 18, 2012 | 1 Comment
Where is your favorite place to eat on campus?

                    Here at UNC Charlotte, students find themselves surrounded by an array of food. With every corner turned there’s a student walking with a sandwich from Jimmy Johns or a slice of pizza from Toppers. I don’t know about you all, but that surely makes a […]

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‘Premium Rush’ may not be worth the premium price

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
‘Premium Rush’ may not be worth the premium price

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is on a roll these last few years, delivering fantastic performances from “(500) Days of Summer” to “The Dark Knight Rises.” In his latest film, “Premium Rush,” Gordon-Levitt plays Wilee, a bike messenger who delivers parcels across Manhattan. One day, he gets an order that has caught the interest of a dirty cop, […]

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Venture department provides campus adventures for students

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Venture department provides campus adventures for students

UNC Charlotte held their annual Student Organization Showcase Wednesday, Aug. 22, to help new and returning students discover all the campus has to offer and what kinds of events will be going on throughout the coming semester. With over 350 student groups and organizations on campus it can often be difficult for one to stand […]

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Students get TipZy at alcohol awareness event

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Students get TipZy at alcohol awareness event

Alcohol. Nothing attracts college students more, which is exactly what Shawnte Elbert was hoping. If the concept of alcohol and the event name “Let’s Get TipZy” didn’t help attract students, then maybe it was the trivia board, free sunglasses and table filled with giveaway items. Elbert, health education specialist for the UNC Charlotte Student Health […]

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Wartime artist sketches Niners in the crowd

| August 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Wartime artist sketches Niners in the crowd

In late July, I met with UNC Charlotte sophomore art major Robert Bates in the Student Union to watch him in action: sketching students on campus. We exchanged greetings and a handshake and he began scouting out a student in the Union. He spotted UNC Charlotte education major Rachel Mode sitting in the middle of […]

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Get to know: SGA

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
Get to know: SGA

  In high school or your previous college student government may not have played a huge role in your experience, but coming to UNC Charlotte it’s definitely something to consider. If you take part in the Student Government Association (SGA) while on campus you will learn how to write legislation, listen to student concerns, be […]

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Meal Plans: FAQs and FYIs

Meal Plans: FAQs and FYIs

The following article was provided by LouAnn Lamb, Marketing Director For Business Services. There is so much information hurled at you during SOAR you may fear that your head will explode. Do not worry. I’ve been a SOAR Information Hurler for several years and have yet to see that happen.  However, I have witnessed plenty […]

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Best places to study on campus

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Best places to study on campus

Fretwell Building Perhaps the most ideal place to study is right in front of most of us. Fretwell holds classes for various colleges departments, so most students make it through Fretwell at one time or another. Just outside the bottom level entrance are tables for students to get in a quick cram session. At times […]

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A tour of the Student Union

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
A tour of the Student Union

The Student Union can quickly become a place you will find yourself at some point throughout your daily routine on campus. It is one of the best places on campus to chill out with friends, grab a bite to eat, get some studying done or even catch a movie. Here’s a brief rundown of the Union and […]

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Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers rock Amos’ at ‘Years’ release party

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers rock Amos’ at ‘Years’ release party

  Wild, addictive, upbeat and charming: just some of the many words that come to mind when thinking of  Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers (BKTF). The local rock band took to the stage at Amos Southend last Friday night to celebrate the release of their new album, “Years.” Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers is lead […]

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NOW hosts Murder Mystery Dinner

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
NOW hosts Murder Mystery Dinner

Hard crimes like murder don’t usually strike on campus. Until now. Niners on the Weekend (NOW) is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner event Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union. The show is free and open to all UNC Charlotte students. “This event will be fun and exciting. Actors get up on […]

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MythBusters coming to campus

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
MythBusters coming to campus

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, of Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters,” will perform following an outdoor science expo hosted at UNC Charlotte as part of the North Carolina Science Festival Sunday, April 29, 2012. The expo will be on the lower plaza between Halton Arena and the Student Union from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is […]

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PRIDE hosts Amendment One rally

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
PRIDE hosts Amendment One rally

Tuesday, May 8, North Carolina voters will have the chance to share their views on the proposed Amendment 1, which will limit all domestic partnerships recognized by the state to just the marriage of one man and one woman. To inform and prepare students for Election Day People Recognizing Individuals, Diversity and Equality (PRIDE) will […]

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Atkins library uses provocative advertisement

| April 17, 2012 | 1 Comment
Atkins library uses provocative advertisement

I hate doing homework.  I actually think I hate doing homework more than I hate working.  Most people do, right? It seriously sucks.  Studying for a test isn’t much better either. You sit there and you tell yourself “Alright, I’m going to start studying two weeks before the actual test so I am well prepared.”  […]

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This month is Sexual Assault Awareness month and the UNC Charlotte campus is holding a number of events to promote this. Events include Take Back the Night on April 12 at the Belk Tower at 6:30 and a screening and discussion of the documentary “It Was Rape” from 7-9p.m. on April 24 at the Student Union […]

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Students don’t take advantage of the numerous recycle bins available

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Students don’t take advantage of the numerous recycle bins available

At the UNC Charlotte “going green” is seen all around campus.  In Fretwell, garbage cans with recycling bins are seen at each staircase on all the levels of the building.  Walking through campus from building to building you also see a garbage “corner” with a trash can, aluminum garbage can, and a place for glass […]

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Amendment One affects more than just gay rights

| March 27, 2012 | 5 Comments
Amendment One affects more than just gay rights

On May 8, 2012, North Carolina residents will vote for or against the North Carolina State Constitution Amendment One, which states that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in the state.” The Vote Against Project and The Coalition to Protect North Carolina […]

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Anita Hill comes to campus for sexual harassment seminar

| March 27, 2012 | 6 Comments
Anita Hill comes to campus for sexual harassment seminar

When Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas, who at the time was a Supreme Court nominee, of sexual harassment most UNC Charlotte students were still in diapers. Hill testified against Thomas in 1991 and in doing so sparked a national debate on the issues of gender, race and power. UNC Charlotte’s Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) is […]

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UNC Charlotte SGA Senate passes Anti-Amendment One Resolution, 13-8

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte SGA Senate passes Anti-Amendment One Resolution, 13-8

UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association’s general meeting reached maximum capacity as over 100 people sat in the meeting, as well as outside, while the Student Senate debated the Opposition to Amendment One Resolution, written by Senator Nauman Panjwani. After over an hour of debate and comments from the gallery the resolution passed with a vote […]

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MTV’s Made can’t even draw a crowd

| March 25, 2012 | 2 Comments
MTV’s Made can’t even draw a crowd

  MTV brought their popular show “Made” to UNC Charlotte for a casting call Friday, March 23, 2012, with the help of Niners on the Weekend (NOW). Despite the fact that the show is run by MTV and has been on air for 11 seasons students seemed uninterested in coming out for the casting call. […]

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