Muslim Student Association is hosting Islamic Awareness Week from Monday, March 18 to Thursday, March 21 at various locations on campus. The event is a series of relaxing activities that promote diversity and religious unity for the student body on campus. The events are free and open to all students. A fashion show was originally scheduled for the Wednesday, March 20 event, but in light of the shooting in New Zealand on March 15 that claimed 50 Muslim lives, the event has be
Campus Movie Fest returned to UNCP to host a student film competition in which 55 teams would submit videos to place in the 16 spots and top awards. The event was held on Nov. 2 in UC Annex at 7:30. According to their website, “Campus Movie Fest is the world’s largest student film festival, the premier outlet for the next generation of filmmakers, with more than one million students at colleges and universities worldwide getting the chance to tell their stories through film.”
UNCP has reached a milestone in record enrollment with the help of the NC Promise Tuition Plan this fall. According to a university press release, "UNCP welcomed a freshman class of 1,233 and 838 new transfer students--a staggering 56 percent more than fall 2017. Another 256 re-enrolled at the university, marking a 59 percent jump in readmissions over fall 2017." Additionally, the retention rate has increased by five percent, in part of Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic
Exterior of the Health Services building that houses the Counseling and Psychological Services. PN Photo/ Madison Long The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers UNCP students many resources and services. It is located on the second floor of the Braves Health Center -- behind the Health Science building and across from Courtyard Apartments. During their first appointment, students discuss the current situation they are facing and then the counselors decide which
Homework, deadlines, meetings...oh the pains of being a college student! Have you ever thought about how important it is to prepare for your day? As Ben Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Being prepared allows one to perform to the best of their abilities and when you take time to do so, you have already succeeded. Even though you may be able to function without properly preparing yourself, preparation allows you to be calm and make clear, soun
From right to left: Twin sisters Gina and Katy Ryan pose with teammates Bree Mason and Bea Fretwell following the team’s 1-0 win over Chowan in season opener. PN photo/Khari Mcqueen. In 2017, the UNCP women’s soccer team enjoyed great success, posting a 15-5-1 record, winning a Peach Belt Conference Championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA playoffs. This year's team looks to compound on that success with a largely different roster, but a similar philosophy a
The UNCP football team will welcome another first-time starter under center for the football team this year. Every young quarterback’s best friend is a strong and stout defense to relieve some of the pressure in games.
A young passer’s second and third best friend are a sturdy offensive line to provide protection as well as pave the way for the running game and stable of running backs that can make plays and keep passing downs into shorter manageable situations.
Coming off of a down year the UNCP football team looks to bounce back this season and return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus. The 2016 season saw the Braves finish with a 10-2 overall record, dropping just one game in the regular season and making it to the second round of the Division II playoffs. However, the Black and Gold took a significant step back the following season.
They failed to make it back to the postseason and only managed to win two ga
The UNCP women’s volleyball team kicked off the new season at the Coker/FMU invitational on August 24 and 25 at two separate locations. The first two games were against Catawba and Converse, and those games were played at Smith University Center in Florance, SC. The final two games that they played were against Anderson and Coker at Harris E. and Lousie H. Deloach Center in Hartsville, SC. Catawba: In the first set going into a timeout UNCP was up 14-12 following a pair of ki