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The poster for UNCWs theatre performance of  The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘The Tempest’

Kiley Woods, Photography Editor February 15, 2022
UNCW plans to present a modern rendition of “The Tempest” which adheres to William Shakespeare’s original story with costumes reminiscent of modern fashion. The show will take place at the Mainstage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building from Feb. 17 to Feb. 20 and from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27. The shows will be at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
The Dream is an album that is scheduled to be released on Feb. 11 by the English  indie-rock band Alt-J.

REVIEW: Alt-J returns with raw emotion and darkly intimate lyrics that strike with nostalgia in ‘The Dream’

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer February 13, 2022
English indie rock band Alt-J returns with their latest album “The Dream,” releasing nearly five years after its last studio album. Despite having released only four studio albums over the course of ten years, Alt-J generates a distinctiveness in themselves that places them as one of the most deeply creative bands working today. Lyrically and vocally, most of their songs are layered with meanings that lean into meta-commentary and psychological elements. There are times when their songs require multiple listens to fully understand, especially the lyrics, but they nonetheless have a piercing impact on listeners. “The Dream” is a welcome return for the band that communicates raw emotion through its intimate lyrics and soothing sounds.
Students on Chancellors Walk on their way to class

UNCW hosts most sustainable Homecoming in university’s history

Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor February 11, 2022
UNCW’s Homecoming week of Feb. 7 to 13, 2022 is the most sustainable in the university’s history. This year’s homecoming features green initiatives with solar panel phone charging stations, solar umbrellas, composting bins at events and rain gardens to promote a more environmentally conscious campus.
Hunter Schafer as Jules in season 2 episode 5 of Euphoria (2022).

RECAP: ‘Euphoria’ presents its most restless and harrowing episode yet in ‘Stand Still Like the Hummingbird’

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer February 8, 2022
This episode is a seminal one in the season, maybe even the series, that takes us on a chaotic ride that strengthens the importance for Rue to get clean. It may be hard to love Rue at this point, but this installment emphasizes the importance of hope and care in bleak circumstances.
Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson in Moonfall (2022).

REVIEW: ‘Moonfall’ is a disaster movie in more ways than one

Abigail Celoria, Assistant Culture Editor February 6, 2022
The opening of “Moonfall” seems to offer a movie that isn’t great, but something worth the watch before reality sets in midway through. It is at least entertaining in the sense that it is something to laugh at, but even this is not enough to move past the antsy boredom audiences are likely to feel by the end.
Alan Ritchson in Welcome to The Margrave (Reacher 2022).

REVIEW: ‘Reacher’ is better this time around, even without Tom Cruise

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer February 6, 2022
“Reacher,” Amazon Prime Video’s latest TV series is based on the long-running Jack Reacher novel series by British author Lee Child. “Reacher” is not the first live-action adaptation of the character, as Tom Cruise previously starred as him in the films “Jack Reacher” and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” While the films were thrilling adaptations of later novels, the eight-episode season is based on the first Reacher story “Killing Floor.” The films were entertaining in their own right, but season one of “Reacher” is a faithful adaptation that acts as a strong entry point into the Jack Reacher franchise and a tightly-knit crime thriller.
BOOK CLUB: Unravel ‘The Christie Affair’ with The Seahawk

BOOK CLUB: Unravel ‘The Christie Affair’ with The Seahawk

Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor February 5, 2022
The Seahawk book club is back with our February book of the month! Our selection for this month is “The Christie Affair” by UNCW professor of creative writing Nina de Gramont. A graduate of the Master of Fine Arts at UNCW in 2006, de Gramont’s latest novel follows a fictionalized account of the life, marriage and mystery surrounding prominent novelist Agatha Christie. The novel centers around Christie’s eleven-day disappearance in 1926, told through the lens of her husband’s mistress Nan O’Dea.
The Schoolboys.

UNCW professors share their experiences in band ‘The Schoolboys’

Giancarlo Franzese, Contributing Writer February 3, 2022
When it comes down to talent here at UNCW, The Schoolboys is one to consider, as this band continues to amaze both on and off campus. Members of the band including UNCW professors James Hunt, Rick Olsen and Bill Bolduc share their experiences, each having an important role as a member of the Schoolboys. Olsen, chair of the communication studies department, is in charge of vocals, harmonica and the keyboard. Olsen’s main responsibility involves singing lots of lead vocals for the band’s catalog while Bolduc covers guitar and back-up vocals. Hunt’s role is to provide the beat and vocals for The Schoolboys. 
The front cover of Over The Falls by Rebecca Hodge

BOOK CLUB: ‘Over the Falls’ stresses the emotion in its rollercoaster journey

Abigail Celoria, Assistant Culture Editor February 2, 2022
The Seahawk’s January book club pick “Over the Falls” is the perfect book to cozy up with this cold month. If you are looking for an adventure-mystery-drama with a hard-hitting emotional center, “Over the Falls” is for you. A slightly disorganized but beautiful novel, its centrality on emotional ties—both those we harbor in anger and those we form in love—is its greatest strength.
Sydney Sweeney in You Who Cannot See, Thinnk Of Those Who Can

RECAP: In ‘You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can,’ secrets weigh heavily on ‘Euphoria’s’ characters

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer February 2, 2022
So far, this season of “Euphoria” indulges in the chaos that defines its characters. Each episode canbe best described as an inevitable collision that brings most of the characters to the edge of pure madness. It is a wild guess as to what direction the story may be headed in at this point, but the fourth episode provides more anxiety fuel as the characters get closer to confronting the harsh truths that drive the season.
Birdies Movie Poster (2022).

Jamie Lane on UNCW alumni project ‘Birdies’ and indie film production

Abigail Celoria, Assistant Culture Editor January 28, 2022
Lane’s experience in acting and film has taught him valuable lessons about the drive it takes to succeed in the industry. “Number one, with anything in art, you’ve got to really want to do it,” said Lane on his advice for aspiring artists. “It’s not about the accomplishment, but the wanting. That is what will carry you to succeed. And then you’ve got to make your own content while you pursue the paycheck. That is what will distinguish you. If you’re pursuing this for the right reasons, you’ll be making your own content anyway.”
Hunter Schafer and Zendaya in Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys (Euphoria, 2022).

RECAP: ‘Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys’ shows the start of a dark descent for Rue

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer January 25, 2022
“Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys” does not offer more development on positive things like Fez and Lexi’s relationship, but it does shed a light on the tragicness that ultimately defines its characters, particularly Rue and Cal. As Rue is always on a constant bender and on the precipice of self-destruction, her routine and lifestyle seems like it will get more shakier in the coming weeks.
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