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  • Biden-Harris administration hosts roundtable to discuss the experiences of two womens pregnancies post the overturn of Roe v. Wade in 2022 (Courtesy of the Biden Campaign).


    Biden Campaign sits down with student journalists to discuss abortion rights

  • Randall Library is under construction as UNCW works to expand the building and resources it offers. (Peyton Lewis/The Seahawk)


    UNCW invests in new expansion to Randall Library

  • People walk with You belong signs at a Pride month protest. (Adiden Craver/


    Community, isolation and politics: The mental health of queer students at UNCW

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    Dredging on Wrightsville Beach coming to a close

  • Signs for primary candidates posted outside of an early voting site. (Jackson Davenport/The Seahawk)


    The New Hanover County candidates on your general election ballot

  • Smoke rises from Village Green, as seen from the Central Deck parking garage. (Amelia McNeese/The Seahawk)


    Fire at Green Village Apartments displaces residents and students

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    Ann Marie Pierce: Wilmington local who took her love of running all the way to the Olympic Trials

  •  Protestors oppose tolls at the WMPO Board Meeting. (Jackson Davenport/The Seahawk)


    Wilmington locals outraged at Cape Fear Memorial Bridge toll meeting

  • Maides Cemetery sign from the Historic Wilmington Foundation. (Sarah Carter/The Seahawk)


    Ground Penetrating Radar used at Maides Cemetery to locate unmarked graves

  • Platos Lofts at Randall sign. (Grace Lanham/The Seahawk)


    UNCW to lease off-campus apartments to accommodate increasing acceptance rates

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Rose Bruford College where Montgomery studied abroad. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery)

The reality of studying abroad

Sarah Carter, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

UNCW offers students the opportunity to study abroad and foster an enriching experience by being immersed in a culture different than their own and with different customs, languages and food. Each...

A collection of books that have been banned or challenged across the country. In the foreground is The 1619 Project, which re-examines the influence of slavery in the founding of The United States. The books title references the first reccorded arrival of African slaves to North America in 1619.

Celebrating banned book week at Randall Library

Samantha Hill, Staff Writer October 9, 2023

Libraries across the United States celebrate banned book week from Oct. 1-7. Randall Library held their annual banned book read-in on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Chris Robinson, opening speaker and coordinator,...

Ryan Gosling, left, and Margot Robbie scored the biggest hits of their careers with “Barbie.” (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/TNS)

The bombs and hits of 2023’s summer box office

Noah Phillips, Staff Writer October 1, 2023

Every summer, all the big Hollywood studios release some of their biggest films into theaters for the world to see. Every summer, a majority of these films make an incredible amount of money at the box...

The cover of Happy Place, a contemporary romance novel by Emily Henry. (Penguin Random House/Graphic by Nate Mauldin)

REVIEW: Emily Henry’s ‘Happy Place’ is the perfect read to start off your summer

Grace Lanham, Staff Writer May 31, 2023
Emily Henry never fails to exceed reader’s expectations, and her recent release, “Happy Place,” is no exception. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading all of Henry’s books, but “Happy Place” is the perfect follow-up to her three most recent romance titles, all of which I have read: “People We Meet On Vacation,” “Beach Read,” and “Book Lovers.” “Happy Place,” published on April 25, will find a new spot in all readers’ hearts.
The Guardians reunite for one final mission in the third installment of this galactic franchise. (Marvel Studios)

REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ encapsulates the heart of the trilogy in a touching final adventure

Anna Ford, Assistant Culture Editor May 13, 2023
In a bittersweet and satisfying conclusion to the beloved trilogy, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” (“Vol. 3”) follows the events of "Thor: Love and Thunder" as Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)—a.k.a “Star-Lord”—and the rest of the team race to save Rocket's (Bradley Cooper) life and come to terms with their ever-shifting group dynamics.
Rachel Lewis Hilburn in the Coastline studio.

From acting to journalism: The life and career of Rachel Lewis Hilburn

Nate Mauldin, Photography Editor May 8, 2023
The first thing Rachel Hilburn told me when I approached her about this article is that she’s “not a very interesting person,” which to me sounded absurd. I listen to her show “Coastline” almost every week—in the car on the way to work, walking to class or making my morning coffee. The show covers an expansive array of topics. From being queer in Wilmington to escaping from Nazi Germany, Hilburn never ceases to find interesting people and stories to highlight. Though the show is always centered around her ever-fascinating guests, the relaxed precision in her voice invites listeners in. She has a particular talent for allowing people to become great storytellers. As someone who regularly conducts interviews, I wondered, how does she do it?
Pomegranate Books on Park Ave. (Ken Blevins/Star News)

Wilmington’s independent bookstores: Enduring in a competitive market

Logan Shaw, Contributing Writer May 5, 2023
Picture this. The shelves are lined with spines of every color, size and font, an eclectic mix of new releases and classics. The soft chattering of book lovers browsing the shelves mingles with the espresso-scented air emanating a cozy ambiance. One alluring cover after the next beckons for attention before the bookseller wearing a welcoming smile comes into view.
Atlantis newest Editor-in-Chief Nitya Budamagunta. (LinkedIn)

Atlantis: A Creative Magazine welcomes new Editor-in-Chief, Nitya Budamagunta

Anna Ford, Assistant Culture Editor April 26, 2023
Founded in 1971, Atlantis: A Creative Magazine is UNCW’s premier undergraduate literary magazine. Focused on celebrating undergraduate writers from public or private community colleges and four-year universities in North Carolina, Atlantis is run by dedicated students and sponsored by UNCW’s Student Media Board. As sophomore Nitya Budamagunta takes the reins as Editor-in-Chief for the 2023-2024 school year, many exciting possibilities lie ahead for the innovative literary magazine.
Joaquin Phoenix as the titular Beau in Beau is Afraid. (A24)

REVIEW: ‘Beau Is Afraid’ is a visually stunning, anxiety-fueled odyssey

Bradley Earnshaw, Staff Writer April 24, 2023
Ari Aster’s third theatrical release, “Beau Is Afraid,” is undoubtedly his most daunting from a viewer’s perspective. It is a three-hour display of Murphy’s Law, where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. While Aster’s first two films “Hereditary” (2018) and “Midsommar” (2019) were certainly horror films, “Beau Is Afraid” is equal parts comedy, drama and horror. With each unfolding of events, the number of possible interpretations of the story grows as the lines blur between reality, dreams, nightmares and hallucinations.
Cover art for Im Glad My Mom Died by Jenette McCurdy. (Simon & Schuster/graphic by Nate Mauldin)

REVIEW: The hype around ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ is definitely deserved

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor April 22, 2023
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past nine months, it’s unlikely that you haven’t heard of “iCarly” star Jennette McCurdy’s recent memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” Eight months since its release, the book still sparks excitement and conversation in literary and non-literary circles alike. I bought my own copy in Dec. 2022 from the Strand Book Store. While fighting streams of people for a look at the shelves, I found myself standing in front of a wall above the customer service desk, which displayed the Strand’s top ten picks. “I’m Glad My Mom Died” was one of them.
A Murder of Crows is a 1992 dark comedy play by Mac Wellman set to be performed at UNCWs Kenan Auditorium. (UNCW Department of Theatre)

UNCW Theatre Department brings satire to the stage with ‘A Murder of Crows’

Bailey Arnold, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
The UNCW Theatre Department is ending their 2022-2023 season with a thought-provoking and unconventional play, “A Murder of Crows,” written by Mac Wellman and directed by Professor Paul Castagno. The show follows Susannah as she learns to understand and deal with family relationships, survival, and life and death.
The Summer I Turned Pretty is an Amazon Original show filmed in Wilmington. (Amazon)

Extra, Extra! Highlighting student background acting in local productions

Anna Ford, Assistant Culture Editor April 16, 2023
The North Carolina film industry is now experiencing a period of growth following the COVID-19 pandemic, with film productions returning to Wilmington and bringing the industry back to life. This increase follows a change to the NC budget lowering the requirements to receive help from the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant. This increase in filming led to a higher demand for background actors, with many people—including UNCW’s own students—in the Wilmington area eager and willing to be part of Wilmington’s film legacy.
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