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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.
Cucalorus Film Review: "Beast Beast"
Cucalorus Film Review: "Beast Beast"
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • November 16, 2020

The Cucalorus Film Festival is now in full swing, as selections have begun to premiere both in-person at Curbside Cinema and online through...

Home for the holidays: What college students should consider before travelling
Home for the holidays: What college students should consider before travelling
Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor • November 14, 2020
Because of the way this year’s Fall 2020 Academic Schedule is structured, all final exams administered after Thanksgiving Break are required to be online. This means that it likely when students go home for Thanksgiving, they’ll stay off-campus until classes resume in January. But before you reach for your keys and travel home for this year’s extended—and well-deserved—break, you should consider some safety precautions first.
Cucalorus Film Festival approaches 26th annual outing
Cucalorus Film Festival approaches 26th annual outing
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • November 7, 2020
Perhaps Wilmington’s most important annual film event, Cucalorus is especially known for showcasing eclectic short films and feature films that attendees may otherwise never have a chance to see. And in the footsteps of renowned festivals such as Venice and Toronto, Cucalorus has opted to screen films despite the pandemic—only this time, they’ve taken necessary measures to ensure the safety of the patrons.
Looking to get some fresh air? Here are our top 5 favorite local parks for recreation
Looking to get some fresh air? Here are our top 5 favorite local parks for recreation
Hannah McDonnell, Contributing Writer • October 21, 2020
Sometimes it is a great idea to get out of the house and just go for a walk or relieve some of the stresses of life. A good way to do this is by going to a nearby park and enjoying the beautiful nature of Wilmington. Here is a short list of parks in New Hanover county that are perfect for experiencing the beauty of nature.
Market St. sidewalk, downtown Wilmington, NC
Alliance for Cape Fear Trees helps to enhance Wilmington's Urban Forest
Gia Lash, Contributing Writer • October 18, 2020
Paired with UNCW’s beautiful campus and the views of the Cape Fear River downtown, Wilmington, in particular, is considered one of the prettiest towns in North Carolina. You might not think of Wilmington’s trees when you think of conservation in this area, but the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees is changing that. 
Main stage of Thalian Hall
Thalian Hall to reopen as a movie theater
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • October 15, 2020
Along with traditional multiplexes, Thalian Hall closed their theater in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the implication of Phase 3 in North Carolina, Thalian Hall has made the decision to relaunch Cinematique, a screening of artistic and international films, complete with necessary safety precautions.
The Azalea Belles: Southern charm or troublesome tradition?
Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief • October 12, 2020
“I didn’t think critically about what racist and classist tropes the whole event perpetuated because I had room for disconnection afforded to me by my skin color,” she wrote. She also wrote that “toying with the idea of participating in a festival that celebrates such an era is a perverse privilege.”

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