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Hurricane Hermine update

Malia Benison | Assistant News Editor

September 1, 2016

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The tropical storm Hermine has now upgraded to hurricane status and is sweeping the lower east coast. 56 Georgia counties have declared a state of emergency and multiple universities are canceling classes as a result of the i...

UNCW awarded ‘Silver’ ranking in sustainability by AASHE

Casey Auch | Layout Editor

August 31, 2016

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In April of 2016, Kat Pohlman, UNC Wilmington’s Sustainability Captain, submitted a report to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). STARS, a program by the Association for the Advancement of Sustain...

Mike Pence expected to speak about the economy

Steven M. Falk | The Tribune News

August 23, 2016

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Mike Pence comes to speak at the Wilmington area just two weeks after Donald Trump made his controversial visit to the Port City, illustrating the Republican Party's enthusiasm to win North Carolina in the upcoming presidential elec...

Republican VP candidate Mike Pence to speak in Wilmington area

Hannah Williams, News Editor

August 23, 2016

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Just two weeks after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made his visit to Wilmington at UNC Wilmington's Trask Coliseum, Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, will hold a rally at Manufacturing Methods plant at 3 p.m. o...

Wilmington is named number one city in U.S. for opioid abuse

Paige Myers | Contributing Writer

August 21, 2016

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Opioid abuse is a prominent and serious issue that has plagued the nation for over a century. Currently, drug related death rates rival the death toll caused by AIDS in the 1990s with over 27,000 lives taken each year. Castl...

New Black Student Union president plans for an eventful year

Malia Benison | Assistant News Editor

August 21, 2016

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The fall semester has commenced and UNC Wilmington’s Black Student Union has an eventful year planned. After the class of 2016 graduated last May, the organization said goodbye to their previous President, Connor Smith. Wit...

$1,000 money drop at Beach Blast incites social media outrage, could lead to fines

Robert Manion | Staff Writer

August 19, 2016

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In the midst of UNC Wilmington's Beach Blast, a back-to-school party held at Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 16 with an estimated 5,000 people in attendance, a red Robinson R44 four-person helicopter circled from the beach's ...

The evolution of UNC Wilmington

Malia Benison | Assistant News Editor

August 18, 2016

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The city of Wilmington first witnessed the beginning of UNC Wilmington around 1946, when a standard college center was established under the management of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Just a year later, a...

New student outlook is 20/20: A look at UNCW’s new class of 2020

Ava Hicks | Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

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Every new class at any university will have its own identity, and as the University of North Carolina Wilmington looks ahead to its incoming freshmen – the class of 2020 – the class’s high academic achievement, among other q...

UNCW requires freshmen to live on campus to promote student retention, success

Robert Manion | Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

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UNC Wilmington is requiring the majority of its largest freshman class in school history to live on campus this year with the hope of boosting its retention rate and ensuring student success.A little over 2,100 freshmen -- close to ...

The SciHawk: The science of change

Dana Weber | Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

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With another new academic year starting up at UNC Wilmington this week, there are a lot of changes and new situations coming into play, especially for incoming freshmen. Leaving home and moving to a place that, for many, is d...

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