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The view of Puerto Rico from space, before and after Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico’s road to recovery continues, weeks after Hurricane Maria

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer November 7, 2017

If one were to look down upon the island of Puerto Rico at night, they would see mostly darkness. A sharp contrast to what it looked like in early September. A sharp contrast to what it looked like before...

Investigators work at the scene of a mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/TNS)

Mass shooting at Texas church kills 26

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer November 7, 2017

The community of Sutherland Springs, Texas is now the site of the most recent American mass shooting after a gunman opened fire in a Baptist church. Sutherland Springs – located in Wilson County –...

The first page of the indictment against Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, released by the Special Counsel’s Office of the United States Department of Justice

Trump-Russia investigation deepens with charges of conspiracy, lying to FBI

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer November 1, 2017

On the morning of Oct. 30, 2017, Paul J. Manafort Jr. and his business associate, Richard Gates, surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation following indictments from a federal grand jury in the...

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer October 30, 2017

This article is one out of a weekly series by staff writer Tyler Newman titled World Outside Wilmington, which summarizes major events in international news. Catalan parliament declares independence...

The Catalan Independence Flag hangs over a homes balcony in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia.

Spanish Catalan independence movement makes history tangible to UNCW students abroad

Meredith Hoffman, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2017

In Spain, a push for independence has persisted in the state of Catalonia, and there are many UNC Wilmington students studying abroad and seeing the Catalan independence movement firsthand, all experiencing...

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer October 19, 2017

This article is one out of a weekly series by staff writer Tyler Newman titled World Outside Wilmington, which summarizes major events in international news.    North Korea’s latest war of...

Uber responds to press concerning treatment of female employees

Uber responds to press concerning treatment of female employees

Kristen Burgess, Staff Writer October 17, 2017

In recent months, Uber, the ride share app particularly popular among college students, has attempted to combat negative press concerning the company's treatment of females and a lack of diversity within...

UNCW students were surveyed regarding their use of the ride-share apps, and they revealed varying--though mostly positive--attitudes toward the apps.

Allegations of dangerous Uber/Lyft rides result in a decrease of popularity

Jasmine Hughes , Contributing Writer October 11, 2017

Uber and Lyft, two mobile ride-share apps, became hugely popular the past couple of years; there are over 43 million monthly users between the two of them. Easy access, hassle-free payment and almost 24/7...

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer October 4, 2017

This article is one out of a weekly series summarizing major events in international news by staff writer Tyler Newman.    Crisis in Catalonia Following a referendum for independence in...

58 dead in Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Highway Festival

Kristen Burgess, Staff Writer October 3, 2017

64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire from a hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada late Sunday night Oct. 1 during the Route 91 Highway Festival, a country...

Saudi Arabia announces legislation to allow women drivers

Kristen Burgess, Staff Writer September 28, 2017

Rescinding a long-established ban Saudi Arabia has had in place, the country’s government announced Sept. 26 that women are now allowed to drive. This came after years of campaigning by a movement known...

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Contributing Writer September 27, 2017

Kim Jong-un vs. Trump In the latest war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump, the former issued a direct statement regarding the latter following President...

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