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UNCW’s story of black history

Ricki Nelson, recently crowned UNCW Homecoming Queen. Photo by Anya Ekaterina.

Alejandra Rodriquez-aguero, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2020

Brown v. Board of Education paved the way for the desegregation of schools in 1954, but it was not until Sept. 10, 1962, that the first black students attended class at UNCW, then known as Wilmington College. The students’ names were Marshall Collins and Ernest Fullwood. It was also in 1962, that...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’: running on fumes

James Marsden, left, and Ben Schwartz in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

"Sonic the Hedgehog," the live-action adaptation of Sega’s flagship video game franchise, surprised both the film industry and the public when it grossed $70 million at the box office over President’s Day Weekend. This is the highest opening weekend ever for a video game movie, surpassing the previous...

‘Comedy of Errors’ is a refreshing perspective on Shakespeare

Katie Anderson (Dromio of Ephesus), Jack Towner (Antipholus of Ephesus), Davis Wood (Antipholus of Syracuse) and Brandi Simmons (Dromio of Syracuse) in UNCW's

William Becker, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

“Comedy of Errors” is the third production of the 2019-2020 mainstage season at UNC Wilmington. The theatre department previously blew audiences away with the surreal “Darkness” and took us back to the early 20th century with “Diana of Dobsons.” Both plays were wonderful in their acting, ...

‘The Photograph’ offers black representation and a smart love story

LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in

Valerie Keys, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

There are so many adjectives that describe “The Photograph": witty, gracious, smart, sexy, fun, spontaneous and an all-around classic love story. Following the death of her photographer mother, Mae  (Issa Rae, "Little," 'The Hate U Give") is left with a handwritten letter revealing the most intimate...

Psychology professor Dr. Pond is the definition of passionate teaching

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Alejandra Rodriguez-aguero, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

On top of raising chickens, beekeeping, defeating possums (long story) and raising a bright 7-year-old, Dr. Pond is an assistant professor for the UNCW Psychology Department. Dr. Richard Pond has been at UNCW since August of 2013, this being his first teaching position outside of graduate school....

‘BoJack Horseman’ season six kept dancing until the curtain fell

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2020

The question of how BoJack Horseman’s story would end—this meaning both the show and its title character—has been on the minds of many fans since the end of the first season. At first glance, the show looks like your typical adult comedy, only this time starring anthropomorphic animal. Over time,...

‘Guys and Dolls’ comes to UNCW

Playbill from

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

There is no denying the expectations surrounding productions put on by the Thalian Association Community theater, and they teamed up with UNC Wilmington's Kenan Auditorium to put on the gambling comedy musical, "Guys and Dolls." “Life is one long crap game and the devil is using loaded dice,”...

Why ‘Parasite’ winning best picture is game-changing

The cast of

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

On Feb. 9, 2019, a fairly unassuming Sunday evening, the South Korean dramatic film "Parasite" was awarded best picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Bong Joon-ho, the prolific director of the film, had already won awards in three other categories that night. As he stood alongside...

‘Birds of Prey’ has a clear identity, even if imperfect in execution

Margot Robbie in a scene from Birds of Prey.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2020

“Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” was never going to avoid being compared to the previous Harley-centric film, “Suicide Squad.” The 2016 ensemble film has its fans, but the criticisms were hard to argue against. The pacing was wild, most of the characters were...

Homecoming 2020: behind closed doors

Students wait in line at Late Night Breakfast event for Homecoming 2020. Photo by Hollis Andrews.

Tatyana Williams, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

2020. The new decade and a new start to  UNC Wilmington's homecoming traditions. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Decades of Tradition,” brings an overall feeling of embracing the old and beginning with the new. While many look at and focus on the homecoming nominees this past week, the real eyes...

Juneau wins Battle of the Bands 2020

ACE Concerts Chair AJ Vos poses with the winner of Battle of the Bands 2020, Juneau. Photo by Lauren Wessell.

Jenna Tripp, Layout Editor

February 12, 2020

With homecoming week coming to a close, Battle of the Bands 2020 hosted by ACE was the best way to get together with fellow Seahawks and listen to great music. Located in Burney Center at 7 p.m., the four bands competed for the first place cash prize of $500 for the best band of 2020! This year the competitors...

Winners and losers from the 2020 Oscars

In this handout photo provided by A.M.P.A.S. Best Picture Award winners for

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

February 10, 2020

There were sparks kindling under the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when their nominations list for the 2020 Oscars came out. Once again, no female directors were nominated for the best director category. Very few people of color were nominated across categories, except in roles where t...

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