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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.”
Black Lives Do Matter mural installed as Wilmington and UNCW reconcile with race

‘Black Lives Do Matter’ mural installed as Wilmington and UNCW reconcile with race

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020
Following heated debates throughout the summer, the Wilmington City Council approved a “Black Lives Matter” mural on August 19. On Sunday, September 27, the mural was installed around Third Street and Jervay Place. The painted letters spell out “Black Lives Do Matter,” followed by a road-sign inspired diamond that reads, “End Racism Now.” Each letter was painted by a local artist, and the mural is set to stay up for one year. 
Lets talk about the Coup of 1898

Let’s talk about the Coup of 1898

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor September 15, 2020
The subject of the Coup, and the idea of possible reparations to the descendants of its victims, is long overdue for discussion. On September 15 at 6 PM, you can join a live Zoom panel discussion with the creator of “Wilmington Fire” and other members of Wilmington’s community. 
UNCW hosts a viewing of Wilmington on Fire, a documentary on the Massacre of 1898

UNCW hosts a viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”, a documentary on the Massacre of 1898

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor September 13, 2020

Five minutes to 7:00 pm, cars were lined up outside the Sarah Kenan Auditorium at UNCW on September 11—a full hour early to a drive-in viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”, a documentary about The Massacre...

Maria and the Von Trapp family. (l-r, b-f)  Liesl (Jordan Davis), Captain Von Trapp (Zach Hanner), Maria (Elizabeth Stovall), Friedrich (Jakob Gruntfest), Kurt (Salder Selby), Louisa (Baylee Allen), Brigitta (Braelyn Sudduth), Marta (Piper Holmes), Gretl (Katie Grace Marinos) pose in for a photo in preparation for their performance of The Sound of Music at Thalian Hall. Photo by Opera House Theatre Company.

‘The Sound of Music’ prepares for second weekend at Wilmington’s Thalian Hall

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer March 5, 2020

A classic such as “The Sound of Music” is never viewed lightly, but there was no doubt how incredible director Ray Kennedy’s rendition was last Thursday at Thalian Hall. Kennedy, the director...

TacoRoos location at S College and College Acres, pictured as of 23 November 2019.

Cookout-owned TacoRoos to open soon near campus

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer November 23, 2019

TacoRoos, a taco restaurant owned by the burger chain CookOut, is set to soon open on the corner of College Road and College Acres Drive. The building was vacant following the closure of a former Hardee’s...

Graphic created by Brenna Flanagan (Canva).

Halloween events in Wilmington and UNCW

Brenna Flanagan , Lifestyles Editor October 25, 2019

Looking for something to do this Halloween? The Seahawk has rounded up a variety of annual and new events on UNC Wilmington's campus and in the Wilmington community for you to make the most out of 2019...

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