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From left to right, Chase Stokes, Carlacia Grant, Jonathan Daviss, Madelyn Cline and Rudy Pankow in season three of Outer Banks. (Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix)
REVIEW: ‘Outer Banks’ season three tangles itself up on the way to the treasure
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • March 7, 2023
What was once regarded as a cringe teen summer show is now a national hit. “Outer Banks” returns for its long-awaited third season, chock full of potential. Audiences left off with the Pogues once again taking the hit, while the Camerons got away with the treasure. Will the Pogues be able to right last season’s wrongs? Or is something entirely new in store for them?
The Cargo District houses a variety of storefronts to explore. Most are built out of repurposed shipping containers.
The emergence of Wilmington’s Cargo District
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • March 5, 2023
Leslie Smith, owner of the contracting business LS Smith, Inc., moved to Wilmington twenty years ago with a desire to try something new. He worked mainly on apartment complexes—a venture that lost creative satisfaction for Smith as time went on. In 2010, Smith first explored his interests in art and industrial architecture in a property at Rosemont Ave. nicknamed “MoCo,” short for “Modern Cottage.” This was his first experience building from shipping containers.
The titular bear in Cocaine Bear, a dark comedy about a bear that consumes a stash of cocaine. (Universal Pictures)
REVIEW: ‘Cocaine Bear’ is a confused entanglement of characters, storylines and tones
Bradley Earnshaw, Staff Writer • March 2, 2023
“Cocaine Bear” spends so much time confused about which tone to take on that it lacks any real direction. This film had every chance to provide an over-the-top thrill ride that mimics the aforementioned effects of cocaine for viewers. Instead, it’s an hour and a half of back-and-forth scenes that leave the audience confused on whether to laugh or cry.
Students and faculty perform the finale of Upperman’s 5th annual Homecoming Fashion show. As they parade off stage, purple and gold tasseled umbrellas allude to next years theme of Mardi Gras. (Nate Mauldin/The Seahawk)
Upperman hosts “Welcome to the Library” fashion show
Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief • February 24, 2023
Students, staff, faculty and alumni came together in Kenan Auditorium on Feb. 9 for the Upperman African American Cultural Center’s annual fashion show. The production, organized every year as a part of UNCW’s homecoming and Black History Month festivities, featured live rappers, a local DJ and a rich collection of book-inspired student designs.
Paul Rudd and Kathryn Newton star as a father-daughter duo that fails to take to flight, despite being a main focus of the film. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios.
REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ brings new levels of strange to the MCU but fails to deliver on plot
Anna Ford, Staff Writer • February 22, 2023

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” kicks off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with a zany tale of fatherhood, revolution and...

The UNCW Cultural Arts Building.
UNCW’s Theatre Department spotlighted by North Carolina Theatre Conference College/University Award
Anna Ford, Staff Writer • February 21, 2023
Lights, camera – award time! The North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) recently awarded the UNCW Theatre Department with the esteemed NCTC College/University Award, recognizing the program for excellence in theatre and education.
UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘Electra’ as first spring production
UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘Electra’ as first spring production
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • February 16, 2023
UNCW’s Theatre Department gears up for their debut production of the spring semester. Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Electra,” directed by Christopher Marino, will be the first of two performances this spring and will kick off this Friday. The show will run on Feb. 16-19 and 23-26 at the Mainstage Theatre in the UNCW Cultural Arts Building.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at Randall Library, a 54-ton tapestry that features almost 50,000 panels and the names of 105,000 people.
The National AIDS Memorial Quilt remembers a generation lost to disease and prejudice
Nate Mauldin, Staff Writer • February 15, 2023
As students return to class for the spring semester, many may overlook various artworks on display across campus. One such piece is the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which recently left the Cultural Arts Building and Randall Library as part of an annual display from Dec. 1, 2022 to Jan. 31, 2023. Each year the quilts spark local conversation surrounding HIV/AIDS and its impact on history. While only a temporary display, it serves as a reminder of the very real battle so many face against the virus even today.
The Asian Heritage Cultural Center serves as a space for students to interact with and learn about the various cultures in the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
The Asian Heritage Culture Center provides a space for Asian-American students to connect
Nitya Budamagunta, Staff Writer • February 14, 2023
The Asian Heritage Cultural Center (AHCC), located in the Fisher University Union room 1002, officially opened in September of 2022. The center serves as a space for students to interact with and learn about the various cultures in the Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Feb. 9 and marked the grand opening of the space. Since its opening, the AHCC has served as a welcoming meet-up spot for UNCW students, both within the AAPI community and the general population
Fudgy and soft, this brownie in a mug is a quick and simple way to satisfy chocolate cravings.
Three dorm-friendly recipes for on-campus students
Sophia Culler, Staff Writer • February 3, 2023
Dorm life is great for making connections with other students and for being close to classes, but it is not the best for cooking meals. This usually leads to a lot of takeout food and eating out at restaurants. But there are other options! Microwaves can be used to cook meals, not just heat up leftovers. The three ideas below are a few of my favorite dorm-friendly meals. They are easy to make, and low cost too—perfect for college students.
A long awaited sequel, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is set to release June 2, 2023.
The Seahawk's most anticipated films of 2023
Bradley Earnshaw, Staff Writer • January 27, 2023
Whether you follow the awards circuit, binge comic book movies or do anything in between, 2023 will not disappoint you.
Detail shot of High Score by Madison Creech and Matthew Creech. (Photograph by Skye Dlugy-Hegwer)
UNCW’s 2023 Studio Art Faculty Biennial provides a glimpse into the honed skill and expertise of university faculty
Skye Dlugy-Hegwer, Staff Writer • January 22, 2023
UNCW’s Studio Art Faculty Biennial opened Thursday, Jan. 12, giving visitors a view into the creative process and creations of some of the university’s studio art faculty. The sixteen exhibiting artists display artworks pondering personal themes as well as global ones in a multitude of different artistic mediums including quilting, metalsmithing, painting, photography and ceramics.
Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic by Valerie Boyd published by Lookout Books. Lookout Books is an independent publishing company run by the Creative Writing department at UNCW.
BOOK CLUB: ‘Bigger Than Bravery’ proclaims the persisting joy in the Black experience
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • January 9, 2023
The Seahawk closes out its book club with our December pick, “Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic.” Fans of both nonfiction and poetry will marvel at this genre-integrated read. Exploring both the pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, “Bigger Than Bravery” is a thorough portrait of a perilous year.
The Seahawks staff picks of 2022.
The Seahawk staff's picks of 2022
Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief • December 31, 2022
The year is coming to an end and The Seahawk's staff is here to recount their favorite bits of 2022. We all sat down and came up with our favorite pieces of media and moments from this year, recommended to you so maybe you can catch up with the best of 2022 before the spring semester starts.
Upperman African American Cultural Center at UNCW.
Upperman stands out with awards at annual conference for cultural centers
Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief • December 28, 2022
Just two months ago, UNCW’s Upperman African American Cultural Center was awarded “Center of the Year” by the Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) at their annual conference from Nov. 3-5. The center also received the “Kuumba Innovative Program of the Year” award for its “Juneteenth Teach-in” event, and program coordinator Ashlee Fleming was named the “New Professional of the Year,” as well.

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