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Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

John Hasan Yildiz, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 10, 2019

Along with millions of protesters across the world who poured out into their cities and streets for the Global Week for Future protests, UNC Wilmington and the Wilmington community alike marched, fought, sang and stood in solidarity with both the environment and the international pursuit of climate justice....

Presentation educates perils of cash-bail system

Caroline Morin-Gage (left), Ashley Powell (center), and Babette Boyd (right) pose for a photo after lecturing about the cash-bail system in the U.S.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

A presentation about the pitfalls of the U.S.’ cash-bail system for arrested persons was given to the public Thursday evening in UNC Wilmington’s Lumina Theater. A panel of three, including attorney Caroline Morin-Gage, former addict Ashley Powell, and UNCW sociology and criminology professor...

Florence: one year later, humanity

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Picture courtesy of Lee Pridgen.

William Becker and Spencer Boring

October 5, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect us today. Hurricane Florence had a profound impact on the lives of both Wilmington citizen...

Florence: one year later, evacuation

Photo by Samuel Hagestrom. Graphic by Caitlyn Dark.

William Becker and Spencer Boring

September 21, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect us today. By Sept. 9 of 2018, Hurricane Florence was inching towards the city of Wilmington. UN...

Florence: one year later, introduction

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Picture by Samuel Hagestrom.

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 14, 2019

September 14th marks one full year since Hurricane Florence made landfall in our community. Although the storm was moving at just 6 mph upon hitting land, sustained winds were around 90 mph. The slow-moving hurricane dragged itself over eastern coast of the United States, killing over 50 people and causing...

Downtown Wilmington celebrates 3rd annual Port City Pride

Meghan Karg, Vice-President of the UNCW Quidditch team, proudly wears the entire color spectrum to support the LGBTQIA+ community.

John Hasan Yildiz, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 12, 2019

Before hurricane Dorian introduced itself, Wilmington residents adorned themselves in Pride flags and colors on August 31 for the 3rd annual Port City Pride Block party. Held in a celebration of diversity and support of Wilmington’s queer community, the streets were aligned with a rainbow of families,...

UNCW and surrounding area suffer trace damage after Dorian

Despite severe weather and a mandatory evacuation last week, UNCW students headed back to class Monday. Image credit: Jacob Sawyer

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

UNC Wilmington students were finally back in class Monday after being sent home for the entirety of last week due to fears of damage from Hurricane Dorian. On September 3 everyone was ordered off school grounds as a precautionary measure, but the potential for damage thankfully never came to fruition. The...

UNCW issues statement after Hurricane Dorian upgraded to Category 5

This map shows the probabilities of hurricane force winds from Dorian.

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

As of Saturday morning, UNC Wilmington students were hit with the news that Hurricane Dorian is projected to impact the coast of North Carolina, almost a year after Hurricane Florence. However, with projections generally being unpredictable, it is too early for campus officials to come up with a definitive...

Sponsored Content: Project Closet Cleanout

Courtesy of Closet Cleanout

Allison Miller, Student Media Sales & Marketing Director

April 30, 2019

Reducing landfill is more important now than ever before. According to Chasing Green, the average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, which mostly stems from items discarded during the move out process. Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity has taken notice of this great opportuni...

Sponsored content: Local surfer shares the art that shapes his life

Sponsored content: Local surfer shares the art that shapes his life

Allison Miller, Student Media Sales & Marketing Director

April 16, 2019

Walking into Hot Wax Surf Shop in Wilmington, on one of several TV screens, you’ll see a video of a man zipping around a workbench at high speed as a white foam plank evolves into a gracefully curved surfboard. The jittery action plays like an early film from the silent era. The man is Michael Paul,...

Comic book author discusses race, gender at UNC Wilmington Comic Con

Jazmin Truesdale discusses Ava Comics

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2019

The Upperman African-American Cultural Center at UNC Wilmington hosted its first comic-focused convention on campus all day Saturday, “Upp, Upp, and Away: Super Black Pop Upp Comic-Con.” The convention addressed black superheroes in the comic book world, including challenges and barriers faced by...

Annual poverty symposium examines impact of Hurricane Florence

Annual poverty symposium examines impact of Hurricane Florence

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

The eighth annual poverty symposium in southeastern North Carolina, “Taking the Pulse on Poverty,” took place Wednesday in McNeill Hall. Given the events that took place in September, this year's symposium focused on Hurricane Florence. “The Disparate Impact of Hurricane Florence” began with...

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