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    UNC Board of Governors Committee moves to eliminate DEI policy

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    BSU protest against the new UNC DEI policy change

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    REDdress demonstration outside of Randall Library

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    SGA looks to implement universal 10-point grading scale

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    Q&A with 2024-2025 school year student body president and student body vice president

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    ​​COVID cluster or electrical fire?

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    Biden Campaign sits down with student journalists to discuss abortion rights

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    UNCW invests in new expansion to Randall Library

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    Community, isolation and politics: The mental health of queer students at UNCW

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    Dredging on Wrightsville Beach coming to a close

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A poster for Carolina Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid.” (Carolina Ballet)

REVIEW: Carolina Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid” honors the classic fairytale

Megan Eesley, Copy Editor March 14, 2024

Performed by the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh at the Fletcher Opera Theater on Thursday, March 7, “The Little Mermaid” twists a tale of heartbreak and fate into a timeless performance.  Inspired...

The Works of Their Hands Tulip Quilt by Unknown. (Samantha Hill/The Seahawk)

“The Work of Their Hands: American Quiltmaking” installation at Cameron Art Museum

Samantha Hill, Marketing Manager March 13, 2024

“The Works of their Hands: American Quiltmaking” exhibit is displayed in the Cameron Art Museum from Feb. 23 until Oct. 20, 2024. The exhibit features textiles that show the legacy of quilt making...

Poster for Sixth Annual Upperman Fashion Show. (Courtesy: UNCW Upperman African American Cultural Center)

Upperman Sixth Annual Homecoming Fashion Show celebrates Black History

Megan Eesley, Copy Editor March 1, 2024

On Feb. 14, the Upperman African American Cultural Center hosted the Upperman Sixth Annual Homecoming Fashion Show at Keenan Auditorium as a part of their “From Our Hands” Black History Month 2024...

Poster art for Dune: Part Two. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

Dune: Part Two: A sci-fi masterpiece for the ages

Noah Phillips, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

Despite receiving delays due to the global pandemic and premiering at the same time on HBO Max, the first part of Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited, much anticipated and lifelong passion project, an...

Books on display at the read-in. (Samantha Hill/The Seahawk)

Fifth Annual African American Read-In

Samantha Hill, Marketing Manager March 1, 2024

Randall Library hosted their Fifth Annual African American Read-In at DC Virgo Preparatory school Thursday, Feb 22. Members of UNCW staff and community came together to read books and poems that highlight...

Rumors, directed by Ed Wagenseller, is the first Mainstage Theatre production of 2024. (Courtesy of UNCW Department of Theatre)

UNCW Department of Theatre’s “Rumors” is the perfect farce to begin the 2024 performance season

Anna Ford, Culture Editor February 27, 2024

Lights up on the interior of a clean, modern house.  Husband and wife Ken (Andrew Page) and Chris Gorman (Elizabeth Montgomery) have just arrived at their friends’ house for an anniversary party,...

“Hazbin Hotel:” The internet phenomenon finally takes the stage

Noah Phillips, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

In the ever-expanding world of indie animation, no project has had quite as much recognition as Vivienne Medrano’s (better known online as Vivziepop) 2019 pilot, “Hazbin Hotel.” Despite receiving...

Valentines Day candy conversation hearts. (Laura Ockel/

Valentine’s Day activities for friends and lovers

Samantha Hill, Marketing Manager February 13, 2024

With Valentine’s Day approaching, it can be difficult to figure out plans with friends or a special someone. Check out this list of activities to celebrate the love filled holiday.   Museums...

Lightarts Ocean Coil Collection (Oceanworks/

LightArt leads the way for sustainable lighting: turning waste into custom designs

Amelia McNeese, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2024

Based on three mission pillars—people, product, planet—LightArt strives to produce environmentally conscious lighting designs using recycled products. The company aims to deliver custom, hand-crafted...

Dr. Eman Ghoneim on her expedition to Egypt. (Eman Ghoneim/UNCW)

Dr. Eman Ghoneim: Uncovering the Nile

Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

Dr. Eman Ghoneim, a professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UNCW, will lead a research expedition to Egypt in Dec. 2023 in hopes of uncovering lost branches of the Nile and making...

Interim Honors Director Dr. Eva Mehl during an interview with The Seahawk.

Dr. Eva Mehl: The value of hard work

Sarah Carter, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

It takes a special person to actively seek ways in which they can improve others' lives. The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has an interim Honors Director who does exactly that and...

Rachel Lewis Hilburn in the Coastline studio.

From acting to journalism: The life and career of Rachel Lewis Hilburn

Nate Mauldin, Photography Editor May 8, 2023
The first thing Rachel Hilburn told me when I approached her about this article is that she’s “not a very interesting person,” which to me sounded absurd. I listen to her show “Coastline” almost every week—in the car on the way to work, walking to class or making my morning coffee. The show covers an expansive array of topics. From being queer in Wilmington to escaping from Nazi Germany, Hilburn never ceases to find interesting people and stories to highlight. Though the show is always centered around her ever-fascinating guests, the relaxed precision in her voice invites listeners in. She has a particular talent for allowing people to become great storytellers. As someone who regularly conducts interviews, I wondered, how does she do it?
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