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2020 State of the SGA recap

2020-2021 SGA VP Sabrina Balent and Preisdent Matt Talone.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 18, 2020

On Sept. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) held its yearly state of the SGA. This year’s event was held virtually due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) safety measures. SGA President Matt Talone spent the time discussing the Talone-Balent platform for the 2020-2021 school year.  The event kicked ...

NextGen NC offers insight into President Trump’s visits to NC

President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during a Thursday rally in Freeland, Michigan. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Aurora Xiong, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

President Donald Trump’s recent visit to N.C. has sparked some discussions behind his intentions. With the 2020 presidential elections quickly approaching, Trump seems to be treading up new ideas on how to better his campaign strategies and win a swing stats such as N.C.   Progressive political organizatio...

UNCW ranked among the top 100 Public National Universities for 2021

The Seahawk statue displayed at the front of UNCW's campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 15, 2020

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report for Top 100 Public Schools ranked UNC Wilmington (UNCW) 95 out of 100. UNCW was also ranked as 187 of 389 for Best National University. This is the second year UNCW has made the cut and it is also one of three UNC System universities ranked -- UNC-Chapel Hill (ranked fif...

Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates 25 years

This year UNCW's Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates its 25 anniversary.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 14, 2020

This year UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates its 25 anniversary. The Upperman Center is a place of support, education and advocacy for Black students at the university. 

Abrons Student Health Center joined SGA to discuss COVID-19

Inside Depaolo Hall, where the Abrons Student Health Center is located.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 10, 2020

On Sept. 9 the Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting and the coronavirus (COVID-19) was a prominent topic.

UNCW discusses diversity and inclusion on campus

The view a Chancellor's Walk on UNCW's campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 9, 2020

Last week UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Donyell Roseboro, held three open forums to discuss the current climate of diversity and inclusion at UNCW’s campus and how moving forward those things could improve. 

Wilmington named first World War II Heritage City

President Donald Trump speaks to a small crowd outside the USS North Carolina on Sept. 2, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina. President Donald Trump visited the port city for a brief ceremony designating Wilmington as the nation's first WWII Heritage City. The title is in honor of the area's efforts during WWII.(Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images/TNS)

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2020

This past week saw the arrival of President Donald Trump in Wilmington, NC.  On Sept. 2. Trump visited the Cape Fear region to celebrate Wilmington being named the first World War II Heritage City.   Wilmington’s pursuit for this title was a twelve-year process that was proposed, developed a...

BREAKING NEWS: On-campus dorms to become single occupancy due to COVID-19 concerns

Pelican Hall and Sandpiper Hall are two of the four new housing options which opened fall 2020 at UNCW.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 7, 2020

The Seahawk has learned that on Sept. 8 UNCW students will receive an email announcing that all on-campus dorms will become single occupancy.

UNC System workers rally against COVID-19 concerns

UNCW Clocktower.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 5, 2020

Members of the NC Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 150 at UNC Charlotte (UNCC), UNC Chapel Hill (UNC CH) and NC State University (NCSU) are rallying to demand more safety measures and action from the UNC System against coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. On Sept. 3 UNCC workers delivered a petition...

The commonality of racial injustice

People march in support of Jacob Blake and his family to the Kenosha County Courthouse on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake was shot seven times in the back in front of his three children by a police officer in Kenosha. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS)

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2020

During the summer of 2020, global protests surrounding racial injustice soared in the U.S alongside the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   Throughout history, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. have stood up for justice for all people. From the March on Washington to the Alabama bus boycott, the movement fo...

Gov. Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half

Coronavirus update: Gov Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half reopening.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 1, 2020

As N.C. maintains its number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and New Hanover County sees an upward trend of positive cases (since June), Governor Roy Cooper announced a shift from COVID-19 “Safer at Home” Phase Two into “Safer at Home” Phase Two and a Half. 

EVS and UNCW Beekeepers set to sell honey on campus for the third year

Some of the bottled honey that was sold last year on campus. One pound bottles are available for $9.50 at the POD markets on campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 1, 2020

For the third year, the environmental science (EVS) department alongside Beekeepers (the bee club) at UNC Wilmington (UNCW) will be selling the honey they harvested and bottled at the POD markets on campus. One pound bottles will be able for $9.50 starting this week, Aramark is in control of when it officially hits shelves. 

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