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    UNC Board of Governors Committee moves to eliminate DEI policy

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    BSU protest against the new UNC DEI policy change

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    REDdress demonstration outside of Randall Library

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    Q&A with 2024-2025 school year student body president and student body vice president

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    ​​COVID cluster or electrical fire?

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    Biden Campaign sits down with student journalists to discuss abortion rights

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    UNCW invests in new expansion to Randall Library

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    Community, isolation and politics: The mental health of queer students at UNCW

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A closer look at violent crime at UNCW

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief December 30, 2023

A public records request submitted by The Seahawk has yielded the locations, dates and times of all documented violent crimes that took place on UNCW’s campus in the 2022 calendar year. The initial...

Outside of the UNCW Bookstore in Fisher. (UNCW)

UNCW bookstore to introduce First Day Complete Program for course materials

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2023

SGA recently passed a resolution to implement a new program in UNCW’s bookstore, known as “First Day Complete” (FDC). The initiative, which will cover all undergraduate courses, will automatically...

A map of emergency callboxes on campus. (UNCW) [hyperlink: ]

New encrypted technology is allowing sexual assault survivors to anonymously report perpetrators

Amelia McNeese, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2023

In Oct. 2023, Callisto, a nonprofit organization, launched an app called Callisto’s Vault to be available for all college students in the United States and its territories. The app is free for anyone...

One student expresses his stance on gun control, after which other students have the chance to ask questions or make a rebuttal. The debate was moderated by Braver Angels, a non profit crated with the mission to depolarize America.

Civil discourse in a time of division: UNCW hosts debate on gun restrictions

Peyton Lewis, Staff Writer November 24, 2023

On Nov. 8, UNCW hosted an open debate for students on a prominent political issue that has divided American citizens for years: Should the United States implement more restrictive gun laws to reduce...

UNCW biology assistant professor Dr. Lori Schweikert holds a Hogfish, the subject of her team’s latest research project. (UNCW)

Dr. Schweikert’s lab shows that the hogfish can “see” with its skin

Anthony Woodruff, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

On Aug. 22, UNCW biology and marine biology assistant professor Dr. Lorian Schweikert and her lab published a study in the scientific journal  Nature Communications. The study is the culmination of...

One of more than a dozen shirts hung on the railing of the Campus Commons Amphitheater. Painted on each of them are messages of hope and calls for action against domestic violence.

UNCW hosts Take Back the Night Rally for victims of domestic violence

Peyton Lewis, Staff Writer October 20, 2023

Each year, the month of October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month; on Oct. 9, UNCW held its third annual Take Back the Night Rally to show support for victims and raise awareness about...

SGA President Cody Brandon delivers his State of the Union Address on Sept. 19, 2023.

SGA holds 2023-2024 State of the Union Address

Grace Lanham, News Editor October 6, 2023

Tuesday, Sept. 19 marked the annual UNCW’s Student Government Association (SGA) State of the Union Address, an event dedicated for those elected to the new student body president and cabinet. This...

Elijah Jacob Donato’s arrest photo. (New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

BREAKING NEWS: UNCW student arrested on multiple sex crime charges while babysitting

Nate Mauldin, Photography Editor September 29, 2023

21-year-old Elijah Jacob Donato was arrested Thursday, Sept. 28 on two counts of 1st Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and two counts of Taking Indecent Liberties with Children. According to the university,...

Student loan payments will resume Oct. 1, following a more than three year pause on interest and payments. Interest rates already resumed on Sept. 1. (Kenny Eliason via Unsplash)

Student loan payments to resume in October

Amelia McNeese, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2023

After a three-year pause on student loan payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, loan payments and interest accumulation will resume Oct. 1. Students are now expected to resume making their monthly loan...

From left, Dean Stephanie Caulder of the College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, Dean Jack Watson II of the College of Health and Human Services and Dean Ronald Vetter of College of Science and Engineering. Both Caulder and Vetter will serve as founding deans of their respective colleges following the separation of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2023. (UNCW)

New Year, New Deans: A look into the 2023-2024 school year

Grace Lanham, News Editor September 27, 2023

UNCW introduces four new deans for the 2023 school year, representing the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Humanities, Social Sciences,...

UPD Police Chief Frank Brinkley began his position in March 2023 following his tenure as police chief at UNC School of the Arts, and police major at NC State University.

Chief Frank Brinkley begins tenure at UNCW

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief September 24, 2023

As the 2023-2024 school year begins, so does new chief Frank Brinkley’s tenure at UNCW. Following 29 years with former chief of police David Donaldson, the University Police Department (UPD) welcomed...

UNCW OneCards can now be used as a form of ID when voting in North Carolina. The state began requiring a form of photo ID to vote in 2023. (UNCW)

UNCW introduces new One Card feature: voter identification

Grace Lanham, News Editor September 22, 2023

The UNCW One Card is now a valid form of photo identification for voting, according to a statement from the Office of University Relations (OUR) on Sept. 6. Discussions about using a One Card as a...

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