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Home for the holidays: What college students should consider before travelling

Home for the holidays: What college students should consider before travelling

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor November 14, 2020
Because of the way this year’s Fall 2020 Academic Schedule is structured, all final exams administered after Thanksgiving Break are required to be online. This means that it likely when students go home for Thanksgiving, they’ll stay off-campus until classes resume in January. But before you reach for your keys and travel home for this year’s extended—and well-deserved—break, you should consider some safety precautions first.
From left to right, back to front: Kahlil Allen, Davis Wood, Brenna Flanagan, John McCall, Addison Hamlet, Ashley Jackson, Breonté Scarboro, Tanner Whicker, Ashley Flowers, Ariel Montoya, Cierra Peterkin, Dajah Glenn.

UNCW Theatre Department’s ‘Am I Next? Voices of Wilmington, NC’ showcases Black voices

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor November 12, 2020
“Am I Next? Voices from Wilmington, NC”, set to premiere Nov. 12-15 and 19-22, is a devised piece. Meaning, it’s an original script comprised of real-life stories from the cast that focuses entirely on Black lives. 
Becoming vegan: a beginner's guide to veganism, with a Wilmington twist

Becoming vegan: a beginner’s guide to veganism, with a Wilmington twist

Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer November 11, 2020
Switching to a vegan lifestyle can seem intimidating at first, but between its numerous health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits, it’s becoming more and more popular. If you’re new to veganism but want to know more, read this guide. I have been a vegan for over 7 years and I’m excited to share my recipes, tips and recommendations. In this ultimate beginner’s guide to veganism with a Wilmington twist, you’ll find grocery stores, restaurants and brand recommendations as well as my favorite vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes.
Cucalorus Film Festival approaches 26th annual outing

Cucalorus Film Festival approaches 26th annual outing

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer November 7, 2020
Perhaps Wilmington’s most important annual film event, Cucalorus is especially known for showcasing eclectic short films and feature films that attendees may otherwise never have a chance to see. And in the footsteps of renowned festivals such as Venice and Toronto, Cucalorus has opted to screen films despite the pandemic—only this time, they’ve taken necessary measures to ensure the safety of the patrons.
REVIEW: The controversy of

REVIEW: The controversy of “Borat 2”

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer November 4, 2020
Presenting itself as offensive and satirical as ever, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (2020) provides an effective and brilliantly laughable look at the current United States of America on a journey with Kazakhstan’s most bigoted, yet hilarious journalist. 
The fashion industry's reckoning with race

The fashion industry’s reckoning with race

Sophia Ho , Contributing Writer November 1, 2020
The influence of black culture in fashion has been historically erased or reimagined and marketed for white counterparts: beauty is measured through the lens of western dress, and Black models are typically tokens of diversity on the runway.
UNCW's Fisher Student Center.

Writers’ Week 2020: a brief preview of this year’s conference

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer October 30, 2020
For one week every Fall semester, the professors of UNCW’s creative writing department opt not to hold classes in an effort to encourage students to attend Writers' Week conference panels—and the practice has proved its worth. On this occasion, the creative writing department, along with various authors, publishers, and representatives of literary magazines (among other individuals), host meetings designed to promote literary discovery and further writers in their knowledge of the writing craft as an art form, whether they’re focused on fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
REVIEW: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is a timely success

REVIEW: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is a timely success

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
The "Trial of the Chicago 7" is worth your time. It is likely that it’s the one film to be released all year that’s the most relevant to America’s current condition. It is a nuanced, impartial, and truthful telling of one of America’s most important legal cases—with great performances and strong execution to boot.
The best comedy specials to watch on Netflix

The best comedy specials to watch on Netflix

Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer October 26, 2020
I think I have earned the title of “Netflix Comedy Special Aficionado” and I feel the world deserves to benefit from this knowledge. After all, shouldn’t something other than my much-improved sense of humor and ability to reference any comedy sketch come from all of those hours of binging comedy specials? I think so.
Media privacy is still a growing concern, but you can’t really do anything about it

Media privacy is still a growing concern, but you can’t really do anything about it

Hannah McDonnell, Contribution Writer October 24, 2020
The phenomenon that is “media privacy” has been around for as long as social media itself. Today, information is collected on social media sites in ways that might not be obvious to social media users.
Baking for Beginners: Pumpkin Roll

Baking for Beginners: Pumpkin Roll

Lauren Wessell, Managing Editor October 23, 2020
The headline here is a little misleading so I’ll be honest, this is an intermediate level recipe. You will need to be an avid fan of "The Great British Baking Show" or at least have a second pair of helping hands that are a little more skilled than you! But Halloween is coming soon, making this is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself with a classic fall treat.
What is the Electoral College?

What is the Electoral College?

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor October 22, 2020
Each state has a certain number of “electors”, people who ultimately vote the president in, which is based on how many Representatives and Senators that state has in Congress.  In total, there are 538 electors; the first candidate to reach 270 votes wins the election. In all of United States History, only five presidents won the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.
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