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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. 

UNCW unveils new seahawk sculpture

The new seahawk sculpture displayed near Pelican and Sandpiper Halls.

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 31, 2020

UNC Wilmington (UNCW) recently held a small ceremony and celebration to unveil a new sculpture on campus.  This new sculpture, which like many of the statues and sculptures on campus, was created by Dumay Gorham. It features two seahawks standing on the edge of the nest.  Echoing another infamous sc...

NextGen NC is here to inform young voters

NextGen N.C. is a progressive organization that focuses on registering young people to vote and turning them out to the polls in November.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 29, 2020

With the 2020 general election only two months away, organizations like NextGen North Carolina (an offshoot of national organization NextGen America) are helping to inform and guide young voters about the election and why they should vote.

BREAKING NEWS: UNCW reports 6 COVID-19 virus clusters on campus

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

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 27, 2020

On Thursday evening, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) issued a UNCWAlert informing student of two COVID-19 clusters on campus. This alert was issued via text, email and phone. 

UNCW adjusts to learning during COVID-19

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

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 27, 2020

The threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is still looming as students, faculty and staff around the U.S. headed back to school this month and universities are working to find the best ways to keep everyone safe this fall, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) included. UNCW has been open for one week now and the ...

Q&A: Talking COVID-19 with UNCW administration

Front of UNCW's campus

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

This interview was conducted on Aug. 21, by Seahawk Staff Writer William Becker.  Notably, a piece by Becker was published on Aug. 1, simply titled as “UNC System’s fall plan betrays students and staff amid COVID-19.” This piece was extremely critical of the UNC system and its decision to continue operating in-person classes during the threat of COVID-19.  As of Aug 20, two UNC schools (NC State and UNC Chapel Hill) have gone to completely remote learning. In response to the article, Christinia Schectman, a Public Relations Specialist at the Office of University Relations contacted Becker in hopes of conducting a discussion between William Becker and notable staff members at UNCW.

UNCW’s campus dining implements new COVID-19 safety measures

Expanded and socially distanced outdoor seating located between the Fisher buildings.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 24, 2020

  UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) campus dining is one of many aspects that the university has had to adjust in accordance with health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  New policies include extensive cleaning and sanitation, mandatory handwashing every 20 min...

New UNCW dorms Sandpiper and Pelican Halls officially open

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

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 21, 2020

The fall 2020 school year saw the completion and official opening of two new campus housing options at UNC Wilmington (UNCW). Sandpiper Hall and Pelican Hall are pod-style dorms, like Schwartz Hall and University Suites, and both house 518 first-year students each.  These new dorms which are located near Graha...

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