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SGA Vice President Thomas Wilson shares what is in his bookbag

SGA Vice President Thomas Wilson shares what is in his bookbag

Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor October 7, 2021
Student Body Vice President Thomas Wilson gave The Seahawk a tour of his tote bag. Find out why he prefers a tote bag to a backpack and his campus ride or die below.
Tom Hardy in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” (2021).

REVIEW: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ embraces the comedy of its predecessor and delivers a fast-paced adventure

Boyce Rucker, Intern October 5, 2021
Sony’s “Venom” franchise stands out as an outlier for not being officially included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite its initial disconnection from Spider-Man, “Venom” is noted for its action, humor and Tom Hardy’s performance. Directed by character actor Andy Serkis, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” indulges in the comedic tone of its predecessor and introduces new characters and elements to the franchise, but does it so hastily to the point where the film feels more like a short interlude rather than a major installment.
E.J. Schwartz, author of Before We Were Blue.

E.J. Schwartz on A24 films, advice for aspiring writers and her new book ‘Before We Were Blue’

Alison Fennell, Contributing Writer October 2, 2021
UNC Wilmington’s creative writing program develops many successful writers, the latest being a recent graduate that just released her first novel. E.J. Schwartz, originally from New Jersey, graduated from UNCW’s MFA program this year. A competitive gymnast and all-star cheerleader turned author, her novel “Before We Were Blue” was published on Sept. 14.
2021 Ultimate Halloween Watchlist

2021 Ultimate Halloween Watchlist

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2021
It’s October and you know what time it is—the Halloween watchlist is back and updated. If you’re looking for spooky shows and films for every night this month, this list has you covered.
Nanouri Winchester (left) plays Jo and Meghan McDonald (right) plays Helen in UNCWs production of A Taste of Honey.

UNCW’s ‘A Taste of Honey’ is a charming blend of message and humor

Kiley Woods and Hannah Lord September 28, 2021
With charming wit and heart-wrenching reality of post-war England, the UNCW Theatre Department’s production of “A Taste of Honey” displays a real and at times hysterical mother-daughter relationship that is captivating to watch.
Events Calendar: September 28 - October 3

Events Calendar: September 28 – October 3

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer September 28, 2021

Looking for something to do this week? The Seahawk has rounded up events at UNCW and in the Wilmington community so you can start making plans. Tuesday, Sept. 28   Plant Swap  Waterline Brewing is...

Colson Whitehead is the author of Harlem Shuffle.

REVIEW: “Harlem Shuffle” continues the incredible storytelling of Colson Whitehead

Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor September 28, 2021

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, immersive story of a jewel heist and the ripple effect it has on a community, Colson Whitehead’s new novel “Harlem Shuffle” is for you. “Harlem Shuffle”...

Robby Fensom talks about The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics by Rob Christensen.

SGA President Robby Fensom shares what is in his bookbag

Caroline Straubel, Contributing Writer September 23, 2021

SGA Student Body President Robby Fensom gave The Seahawk a tour of his bookbag for our new series discovering what your fellow students carry around with them every day. Find out Fensom’s campus essentials...

Ben Schnetzer plays York Brown in Y: The Last Man (2021).

REVIEW: Despite a generic intro, there is a brilliant story somewhere in ‘Y: The Last Man’

Boyce Rucker, Intern September 22, 2021
FX’s adaptation of the “Y: The Last Man” comic series is one of the network’s most anticipated shows in recent years. The series was published by DC Comics’ mature Vertigo imprint and ran for 60 issues from 2002 to 2008. The comic’s critical acclaim may signal the show’s potential for strong impactful storytelling. While the first part of the three-episode premiere focuses too much on exposition to grip viewers right away, it still has the potential to highlight strong acting performances.
The Wilmington waterfront at sunset.

Three upcoming film projects in pre-production in Wilmington

Kiley Woods and Abbey Keller September 21, 2021
Wilmington’s boom is credited to creative people who still want to execute their ideas that were interrupted by COVID-19. Creating their work in the city provides numerous job opportunities for UNCW film students, local filmmakers, and young actors searching for work.
Events Calendar: September 21-26

Events Calendar: September 21-26

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer September 20, 2021
Looking for something to do this week? The Seahawk has rounded up events at UNCW and in the Wilmington community so you can start making plans.
A sign posted inside the Student Media Center and disinfecting wipes.

How clubs are adapting to the return to virtual

Boyce Rucker, Intern September 16, 2021
With North Carolina’s widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, the chances of a return to normalcy at UNCW seemed fairly optimistic. However, such progress came to a halt when UNCW notified students of a COVID-19 cluster in Sandpiper Residence Hall on August 23, 2021. The following day, it was announced that the university would suspend all in-person events and activities that are not related to coursework. On Monday, UNCW extended current guidelines and restrictions until Oct. 15.
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