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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has created new filters to reduce traces of Per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) in Wilmington drinking water.
New carbon filtration system removes PFAS from drinking water
Amelia Lindsey and Grace Lanham December 19, 2022
In 2019, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) began working with granular activated carbon (GAC) filters to reduce traces of Per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) in Wilmington drinking water. PFAS are man-made chemicals that have been used in consumer products such as household cleaners since the 1940s.
A photo of white supremacists in front of the burned remains of The Daily Record, 1898.
The 124th Anniversary of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre
Emmy Berger, Staff Writer • December 10, 2022
On Nov. 10, 1898, a crowd of roughly 2,000 members of the then Democratic party invaded the second floor of Free Love Hall, the building that contained The Daily Record, and set it on fire. The attackers swarmed the rest of the city, killing what some reports indicate to be 60-300 victims.
Freeman Park in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Efforts are being made to conserve this area, specifically towards the wildlife and upkeep of the Carolina Beach sanctuary.
NC Land and Water Fund honors Freeman Park
Grace Lanham, Staff Writer • November 9, 2022
Conservation efforts are being made in the Pleasure Island area. The NC Land and Water Fund honored Freeman Park with a land grant of $4 million dollars this past month, and the money will go towards preserving wildlife and the upkeep of the Carolina Beach sanctuary.
Cheri Beasley is the main Democratic candidate for the North Carolina Senate election.
After Dobbs, UNCW Seahawks are ready to flock to the polls
Morgan Greene, Staff Writer • November 8, 2022
When the Supreme Court repealed the long-standing abortion rights established by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in Dobbs v. Jackson at the end of June 2022, the discussion around abortion caught the attention of the country. Now, the legality of abortion is up to each state to determine for themselves, and as the midterms approach, students across the political spectrum at UNCW are determined to make their voices heard at the ballot box.
Mark your calendar; North Carolinas election day is coming up on Nov. 8.
Early voting period begins in North Carolina Election
Grace Lanham, Staff Writer • October 30, 2022
The voting process in North Carolina has begun to ramp up as the state prepares for its eventful election season. State and local governments are encouraging all individuals to register and cast their ballots.
Hannah-Valentina Horowitz was recently elected as Student Body President for the 2022-2023 academic year. Horowitz coauthored the resolution, along with Student Services Chair Halie Walker, that supports accessible childcare on campus.
SGA pushes resolution for online childcare platform
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • October 20, 2022
On Sept. 27, 2022, UNCW’s Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution vocalizing support for increased accessibility to childcare for UNCW’s students, faculty and staff. This resolution, coauthored by Student Body President Hannah-Valentina Horowitz and Student Services Chair Halie Walker, offers a first step toward on-campus childcare, a long-standing issue for UNCW.
The Like No Other campaign at UNCW recently surpasses its goal of $100 million and raised the coal to $125 million.
UNCW’s 'Like No Other' campaign surpasses goal of $100 million
Amelia Lindsey, News Editor • October 19, 2022
In 2015, UNCW launched the "Like No Other" campaign intending to expand key elements that make the university unique for its students. With over 32,000 donors since the launch of the campaign, the school has reached its goal of $100 million, resulting in the most successful campaign in UNCW history. The promise to expand and enrich the programs does not stop there; UNCW will now be stretching the amount of the original campaign, with a new goal of $125 million.
Sammy Seahawk and UNCW students demonstrating mask safety protocols in Spring of 2021.
Seahawk Safety Week encourages health and community at UNCW
Grace Lanham, Contributing Writer • September 26, 2022
UNCW’s annual Seahawk Safety Week is coming to campus on Sept. 26. It will host a variety of events that aim to educate students on topics ranging from healthy relationships to Title IX compliance.
Chancellor-elect Aswani Volety speaks to the UNCW community in a ceremony on campus on May 26. Volety previously served as the Dean for UNCW’s College of Arts and Sciences from 2014-2019, and as the Executive Director of the Center for Marine Science from 2018-2019.
Dr. Aswani Volety to be next chancellor of UNCW
Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief • June 22, 2022
Dr. Aswani K. Volety has been elected to be UNCW’s seventh chancellor and tenth leader overall. He was nominated by UNC System President Peter Hans during a Board of Governors meeting on May 26, 2022 after a rigorous nationwide search process that involved input from students, staff, faculty and alumni, as well as the Board of Trustees.
Chancellor Sartarelli recently announced his plan to retire.
Sartarelli retires following seven years as chancellor
Hannah Markov, Opinion Editor • May 10, 2022
On Friday, April 22, Chancellor Sartarelli delivered his final address and 28th report to the UNCW Board of Trustees at their quarterly meeting. The chancellor’s retirement in June will end his nearly seven years of employment at the university, during which UNCW experienced the highest rate of growth in the UNC system. Sartarelli’s time as chancellor has been marked by both academic and economic successes as well as social backlash and controversy.
Former recon Marine swims at Wrightsville Beach to raise money for veterans struggling with addiction
Former recon Marine swims at Wrightsville Beach to raise money for veterans struggling with addiction
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • April 30, 2022
With no wetsuit, Nelson completed the swim against 12 mph winds, an incoming tide and 66 F ocean water with a total time of seven hours and four minutes. Wetsuits not only serve as a tool to warm the body in cold water temperatures, but also add a small amount of buoyancy which can greatly assist in open water swimming. All of these factors on top of the great distance Nelson covered in the water is hard to fathom, but Nelson simply said, “A recon Marine would rather die than quit.”
The area around New Hanover library in downtown Wilmington is common place to see the magnitude of homelessness around the city.
Wilmington struggles to combat homelessness
Hannah Markov, Opinion Editor • April 8, 2022
An ordinance was proposed in New Hanover County last month that aimed to deter homeless people from camping out on county property, including the Wilmington Public Library downtown. Sleeping would have been prohibited between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., and items left for more than two hours would be discarded. The ordinance initially included a $50 fine for violations, but this was soon removed. Violators of the ordinance could have been removed by law enforcement and prosecuted for trespassing, although government officials did state that this would be used as a “last resort.”
UNCWs student government association is holding elections for the 2022-2023 student body presidential and vice-presidential elections.
Student body hopefuls Horowitz and Williams run unopposed in this year’s SGA election
Nitya Budamagunta, Staff Writer • March 24, 2022

The era of COVID-19 regulations and mask mandates is coming to a close at UNCW along with the terms of UNCW’s current Student Government Associate...

Sunset View of Washington, DC.
U.S. House race back on track in North Carolina after redistricting crisis
Kiley Woods, Photography Editor • March 22, 2022
This year's midterm election carries uneasiness and uncertainty for future control in the House of Representatives. All 435 House seats are open for this year’s election, with each party seeking the needed 218 seats to gain a House majority. Recent redistricting controversies in the state have complicated the election even more.
The skywalk between Fisher Student Center and Fisher University Union.
What is being done about the sexual assaults on campus?
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • March 21, 2022
Of the ten cases only one is listed as closed, while eight are under further investigation. In all cases except the closed one, the perpetrators were listed as known to the victims. The tenth case, which is the most recent, concluded because the assault took place outside of UNCW’s police jurisdiction, as it did not occur on campus. Despite this new information, though, the question of what UNCW resources are doing to address sexual assaults on campus is ongoing. Many students have worried for their safety this academic year as these unusual cases drew their attention to the issue.

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