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11 of Wilmington’s best coffee shops
Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor • February 24, 2021
One of the cornerstones of Wilmington’s appeal are its coffee shops, and new ones seemingly spring up every year. Navigating the scape can be overwhelming, so we’ve  rounded up some of Wilmington’s finest coffee places, accounting for the overall vibe, the indoor space and the variety and quality of the menu.
A photo display of the famous lunch counter sit-in in Greensboro North Carolina. DuSable Museum of African American History museum, on August 26, 2015, prepares a new exhibit, "Freedom, Resistance and the Journey Toward Equality," at the Chicago museum.
Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County to begin fundraising for Major General Joseph McNeil Statue
Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer • February 12, 2021

This article was updated on Feb. 13 2021 to include a link to the donation fund started by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County. On...

He was a weak man. The sort who needed to crush a woman in order to feel powerful. -John Mark Green

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A pandemic within a pandemic: domestic violence
Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer • February 3, 2021

For many, home is a place of love, warmth and comfort where you have support and a break from the business of the real world. But for millions...

23 films you can watch with your free Kanopy subscription
23 films you can watch with your free Kanopy subscription
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • January 16, 2021

If you did not know—UNCW provides students with free access to the film library of Kanopy, an educational streaming service. The library is...

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Wilmington’s film industry makes a comeback after COVID-19 lockdown
Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer • January 14, 2021

Beginning in the early 1980s, Wilmington became a go-to location for many film productions—ranging from horror to crime to romance. At the...

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The Seahawk's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
Lauren Wessell, Managing Editor • December 8, 2020
In the mess known as 2020, it can be hard to find the perfect gift for everyone in your life. To make holiday shopping easier for you, we created a gift guide full of small businesses and local handcrafted goods at an affordable price! 
How to make friends during a pandemic
How to make friends during a pandemic
Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer • December 3, 2020

People thrive on human connection and one of the most important of those connections is friendship. According to Help Guide, “friendships have...

Black Foot, Standing Bear, Big Eagle, Sioux. Three members of the Sioux tribe pose in Indian Village, 1898.
Recognizing Native American Heritage Month: Who was here before us?
Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer • November 27, 2020

This is the 30th anniversary of government recognized Native American Heritage month and despite the civic rupture of 2020, we have found ourselves...

Happy not turkey day: A vegan Thanksgiving recipe lineup
Happy not turkey day: A vegan Thanksgiving recipe lineup
Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer • November 26, 2020

Happy NotTurkey Day: Last Minute Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Lineup  I am a vegan, and my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving—there, I...

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Cucalorus Film Review: 'Dramarama' is a sweet coming-of-age tale
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • November 25, 2020

Films concerning the relationships and struggles of modern American high schoolers are a dime a dozen—but very few high school movies attempt...

While some struggling businesses close in Wilmington, others open in their place
While some struggling businesses close in Wilmington, others open in their place
Sophia Ho , Contributing Writer • November 23, 2020

Amongst the numerous changes occurring in the wake of this new normal, economic instability has driven some businesses to shut down while others...

The character Devi in a still from "Freeland"
The Cucalorus Film Festival shows "Freeland" at UNCW's Curbside Cinema
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • November 21, 2020

Earlier this year, the reputable SXSW Film Festival of Austin, Texas was thrown into a whirlwind of inconvenience spurred by the emergence of...

This is a photo collage of 1918 Spanish flu covers and articles from the Erie Daily Times and the Erie Dispatch. [ERIE TIMES-NEWS]
What we can learn from the Spanish Flu of 1918: vaccines, early-action and mask wearing
Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer • November 21, 2020
Since the spread of the Spanish Flu in 1918, which is labeled by historians as the deadliest pandemic in history, scientists have been studying the life, actions and reactions of viruses and viral DNA. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in January of 2020, many scientists and workers in the medical field were able to further their understanding of a nation’s initial reaction to a pandemic.
Winter break plans: a road trip through North Carolina
Winter break plans: a road trip through North Carolina
Sophia Ho , Contributing Writer • November 18, 2020
As winter break approaches, we typically have the motivation of family reunions, extravagant vacations, New Year’s Eve parties, and holiday events to get us through finals, but this year seems a little different. With the COVID-19 virus still heavily affecting our lives, plans are changing and everyone is searching for new, safe and socially distant ways to enjoy this much needed mental break.
Cucalorus Film Review: "Drought" at the drive-in
Cucalorus Film Review: "Drought" at the drive-in
Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer • November 17, 2020
“Drought,” a movie defined by its charm, meaningful creative vision and compelling narrative of sibling love both pleasantly surprised me and gave me warm feelings towards a home I have always taken for granted. While the acting in the movie leaves something to be desired, its characters are charming and relatable.

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