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Hilary Duff and Francia Raisa in How I Met Your Father (2022).

REVIEW: Swipe left on ‘How I Met Your Father’s portrayal of the new generation

Abigail Celoria, Assistant Culture Editor January 21, 2022
The 2005 to 2014 television series “How I Met Your Mother” remains one of the most widely recognized sitcoms to date. From the characters, to running gags, to romantic plotlines, it is a joy to watch, even with its nine seasons of buildup. The delivery is gradual by today’s standards, but still one that audiences find themselves invested in. With the recent influx of reboots, it is no wonder that this iconic show receives its own. Hulu’s new series “How I Met Your Father,” an obvious spinoff, released its first two episodes on Jan. 18, with eight more to follow in the current season. Set in our modern technologically driven age, there is a lot of potential for the show to comment on dating and relationship dynamics in today’s context.
Dominic Fike and Zendaya in Out of Touch (2022).

RECAP: ‘Euphoria’ weaves fantasy and expectations with reality in ‘Out of Touch’

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer January 18, 2022
In the wake of an eventful new year, to say the least, “Euphoria’s” characters turn to their own idealism, which in turn, fuels their wildest dreams and darkest desires. For a show that stands out for its visual artistry and harsh realities of addiction, “Euphoria’s” newest episode, titled “Out of Touch,” takes a deep look into the main characters’ fantasist psyches. However overblown their fantasies may be, the characters indulge in their questionable desires without much consideration for how their personal relationships will be impacted.
Sam Shore, President of the Plastic Ocean Project, goes diving.

UNCW Plastic Ocean Project works to blend art with activism in their goal for a cleaner ocean

Kiley Woods, Staff Writer January 18, 2022
The group is most known for their beach cleanups each semester. In fall of 2021, they collected over 800 pounds of waste from Wrightsville Beach and the surrounding beaches. Between fall of 2020 and spring of 2021, POP collected 4,122.2 pounds of waste. They also plant one tree for every 25 pounds of trash collected. The group's efforts align with their passion to maintain the ocean and promote an environmentally friendly mission.
Scream (2022).

‘Scream’ (2022) is a ‘requel’ that’s ripe with charm and slashes of nostalgia

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer January 16, 2022
Eleven years after the release of its fourth installment, Wes Craven’s “Scream” franchise makes a triumphant return in “Scream” (2022). As a series known for its metacommentary and satirical spin on horror clichés and stereotypes, the new entry uses this feature to great advantage and maintains a unique freshness. Directing duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett inherited the franchise from Craven, who passed away in 2015. While the film is dedicated to Craven, the two introduce new characters and ideas to the franchise that remain faithful to the late filmmaker's legacy. As being part of a cross-generational franchise, the film blends together Generation Z culture elements and classical conventions of slasher horror films. The result is an installment that is nostalgic, yet fresh and presents enough twists to not become a cliché itself.
Purple Flowers for Your Dorm Room.

A guide to 5 college friendly plants

Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor January 15, 2022
Struggling to keep a plant alive in a shady dorm room, or maintain a consistent watering schedule? Here are some low-maintenance indoor plants able to survive even the most hectic college environment.
Zendaya in season one of “Euphoria” (2019).

REVIEW: ‘Euphoria’ makes a strong return for the new year, defined by chaos and visual glamour

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer January 11, 2022
“Euphoria” returns with a premiere that doubles as a character study and the prelude to chaos for the main characters. The series continues to be a visual delight and a devastating portrayal of how substance abuse, flawed upbringing and addiction plague the youth. After a tense character-centric premiere, we can only guess what the season has in store for us in the weeks ahead.
A single-use plastic water bottle recovered during a recent beach cleanup in Jones Beach, N.Y.

6 ways UNCW students can reduce their environmental impact

Grace Hall, Contributing Writer January 11, 2022
The call to our generation to reduce our impact on the environment is stronger than ever, with mounting evidence that ecosystems are failing, the ozone layer is being depleted, and climate change is real. If we are not actively protecting our planet, we are working against it. Without further ado, these are some things you can do as a college student at UNCW that may reduce your impact on the one and only planet earth. 
The Weeknds new album, Dawn FM.

The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’ is a self-reflective emotional relief coated in a groovy ‘80s aesthetic

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer January 9, 2022
For those who tracked the Weeknd’s progression as an artist right from his early mixtapes, it is clear that he is a storyteller as much as he is a singer. Each album is defined by his own personal experiences and celebrity lifestyle. Each of his eras boast a quality and production design reminiscent of what we see in cinema, as he forms light narrative threads across the diverse tones. If “After Hours” is the dark descent into the artist’s soul, drenched in moodiness, then “Dawn FM” is the brighter and groovy ascent to new heights.
Join the Seahawk’s Book Club

Join the Seahawk’s Book Club

Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor January 8, 2022
The Seahawk is kicking off 2022 with a resolution to read more and wants you to join us. We’re beginning a monthly book club focusing on one book per month with a review of the book by one of our writers at the end of the month. Our book for the month of January is “Over the Falls,” by North Carolina author Rebecca Hodge.
Florence Pugh in Dont Worry Darling (2022).

The Seahawk’s most anticipated films of 2022

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer January 8, 2022
We may still be in the early stages of 2022, but it is hard not to look ahead to what incredible films are in store for the year. 2021 finished up with terrific blockbusters like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and captivating dramas like “Don’t Look Up.” The lineup of films this year is expansive and looks promising. The year features multiple Marvel and DC superhero films, video game adaptations, long-awaited sequels and bone-chilling horror films, two of which were filmed here in Wilmington. This year may be another long one, but a great way to start it off is by looking out for these films coming to the closest theater or streaming service nearby.
A broken paper heart.

8 helpful tips for dealing with heartbreak

Kiley Woods, Staff Writer December 29, 2021
Heartbreak is a part of love, if not one of the strongest parts of love. It’s one of the only infinite parts of life. A broken heart has the power to prove just how resilient a person can be. Now, processing heartbreak itself is at times one of the most difficult situations one may overcome. The Seahawk has some ideas for anyone who may need assistance processing heartbreak.
Keanu Reeves in The Matrix Resurrections (2021).

REVIEW: ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’ is the meta anti-sequel that stands apart from its predecessors

Boyce Rucker, Intern December 29, 2021
“The Matrix Resurrections” does not recapture the intrigue and mystery of the 1999 film, but it does recognize this in a meta fashion and it shows that it is still a world worth exploring. The film will be divisive among long-time fans, but it stands apart as an interesting approach to the matrix canon.
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