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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 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...

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 recognizing silenced voices and the history of their...

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 said it. But how, you ask? Vegans cannot possibly like Thanksgiving, there...

Cucalorus Film Review: Dramarama is a sweet coming-of-age tale

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 to display the nuances and three-dimensional traits of their...

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 are writing new beginnings.   With capacity limits...

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 the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. With the original plans for...

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 streaming and live showings. “Beast Beast” is one of...

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