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Florence: one year later, introduction

William Becker, Staff Writer September 14, 2019

September 14th marks one full year since Hurricane Florence made landfall in our community. Although the storm was moving at just 6 mph upon hitting land, sustained winds were around 90 mph. The slow-moving...

Meghan Karg, Vice-President of the UNCW Quidditch team, proudly wears the entire color spectrum to support the LGBTQIA+ community.

Downtown Wilmington celebrates 3rd annual Port City Pride

John Hasan Yildiz, Assistant Opinions Editor September 12, 2019

Before hurricane Dorian introduced itself, Wilmington residents adorned themselves in Pride flags and colors on August 31 for the 3rd annual Port City Pride Block party. Held in a celebration of diversity...

Despite severe weather and a mandatory evacuation last week, UNCW students headed back to class Monday. Image credit: Jacob Sawyer

UNCW and surrounding area suffer trace damage after Dorian

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer September 11, 2019

UNC Wilmington students were finally back in class Monday after being sent home for the entirety of last week due to fears of damage from Hurricane Dorian. On September 3 everyone was ordered off school...

This map shows the probabilities of hurricane force winds from Dorian.

UNCW issues statement after Hurricane Dorian upgraded to Category 5

William Becker, Staff Writer September 1, 2019

As of Saturday morning, UNC Wilmington students were hit with the news that Hurricane Dorian is projected to impact the coast of North Carolina, almost a year after Hurricane Florence. However, with projections...

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Sponsored Content: Project Closet Cleanout

Allison Miller, Student Media Sales & Marketing Director April 30, 2019

Reducing landfill is more important now than ever before. According to Chasing Green, the average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, which mostly stems from items discarded during...

Sponsored content: Local surfer shares the art that shapes his life

Sponsored content: Local surfer shares the art that shapes his life

Allison Miller, Student Media Sales & Marketing Director April 16, 2019

Walking into Hot Wax Surf Shop in Wilmington, on one of several TV screens, you’ll see a video of a man zipping around a workbench at high speed as a white foam plank evolves into a gracefully curved...

Jazmin Truesdale discusses Ava Comics

Comic book author discusses race, gender at UNC Wilmington Comic Con

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor April 15, 2019

The Upperman African-American Cultural Center at UNC Wilmington hosted its first comic-focused convention on campus all day Saturday, “Upp, Upp, and Away: Super Black Pop Upp Comic-Con.” The convention...

Annual poverty symposium examines impact of Hurricane Florence

Annual poverty symposium examines impact of Hurricane Florence

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer April 4, 2019

The eighth annual poverty symposium in southeastern North Carolina, “Taking the Pulse on Poverty,” took place Wednesday in McNeill Hall. Given the events that took place in September, this year's symposium...

Appalachian State students embrace after the school's student government passed a Climate Neutrality bill on March 13.

App. State SGA passes Climate Neutrality bill

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2019

Appalachian State University’s SGA signed a Climate Neutrality bill, which aims to reduce the university’s negative impact on the environment, such as the uses of greenhouse gases and carbon emissions. The...

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Wilmington continues to rebound from film incentive reductions

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor March 12, 2019

Will Wilmington’s film industry continue to resurface this year? DC Universe’s “Swamp Thing,” a superhero show based on the eponymous monster, started filming in Wilmington in 2018 and is expected...

UNCW wins first place in UP AND UP Festival competition

UNCW wins first place in UP AND UP Festival competition

Logan Sasser, Contributing Writer March 1, 2019

UNC Wilmington has come in first place in the UP AND UP Festival competition, which means SLUSHII will be performing in Wilmington. The festival is will be held on April 17 at Pier 33 at Port City Marina....

Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad to be held in Trask on Saturday

Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad to be held in Trask on Saturday

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor February 28, 2019

The North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) will hold the annual Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad contest on UNC Wilmington’s campus in Trask Coliseum on Saturday. NCSO is a national organization...

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