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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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