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A picture of foil reliefs created by students of GLOW Academy in the Just Us program in the Cameron Art Museum.

“Just Us” resiliency program designed to promote Wilmington youth expression

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor April 9, 2021
“Just Us” is a pilot program designed to give youth a space and medium to feel safe and to build resiliency in the face of trauma or injustice. Kimberley Cheatham—the outreach coordinator for UNC-Wilmington’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion—formulated the program in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.  
Growing a green thumb: Get started on spring gardening with Wilmingtons best garden centers and nurseries

Growing a green thumb: Get started on spring gardening with Wilmington’s best garden centers and nurseries

Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Springtime is officially here and for some that means that it is time to gardening again. For those of us that love plants but have limited gardening skills, now is the perfect time to try your hand at...

A view of the Wilmington riverwalk.

Wilmington’s path to funding small businesses and preventing more business closures

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer April 5, 2021

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses have struggled to keep their doors open. Each day, businesses lost customers and money when people started staying inside to keep themselves...

Artwork on Second Street in Wilmington.

Wilmington and the arts: One business owner’s fight to keep murals in Wilmington

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer March 23, 2021

  For the most part, Wilmington murals are diminished onto basement walls, brick buildings and stairwells where passersby walk past without seeing their beauty and message.   The few...

Exterior view of Cameron Hall.

Swain Center highlights women with International Women’s Day series

Kylie Woods, Contributing Writer March 16, 2021

In honor of International Women’s day, the Swain Center at the UNC-Wilmington put together a series of virtual workshops highlighting women and their leadership roles in in their communities. The...

Photo by Skyler Bentley

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 Feb. 1, 1960, a man from Wilmington named Major General...

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 of others, home is anything but a sanctuary. The US Department...

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 packed full of film from an array of subjects from all over...

Downtown Wilmington, N.C.

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 beginning, producers filmed in Wilmington to capture a...

The Seahawks 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

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 a huge impact on your mental health and happiness. Good...

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