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New ICE policy would deport international students if not attending in-person classes

International Flags. Image by Joshua Woroniecki from Pixabay.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Though international travel has been brought to a near halt by COVID-19, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement may still be deporting people if many US colleges remain completely online in the fall semester.

Controversial professor Mike S. Adams retires amid celebrity, student and alumni criticism

Photo of Mike S. Adams from his professor profile page for the Sociology and Criminology Department, as of 2020.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 3, 2020

The end to a nearly 20 year-long controversy at UNC Wilmington may soon be coming to end as UNCW announced last week the retirement of Sociology and Criminology professor Mike S. Adams. In a statement sent to the student body and various media outlets on June 29, Chancellor Sartarelli wrote: “O...

Wilmington quietly takes down two Confederate statues “to protect public safety”

Boney Monument

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 3, 2020

In the very early morning hours of June 25, construction crews were hard at work doing something many Wilmington citizens had long thought impossible: the removal of the city’s two most visible Confederate statues. The city woke up on June 25 to see the statues memorializing the Confederate Attorne...

Gov. Cooper requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two

Coronavirus update: requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

June 25, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — It looks like face masks and social distancing restrictions are here to stay, for the time being. This past Wednesday, NC Governor Roy Cooper announced that he would be extending the current COVID-19 Phase Two restrictions and adding a mandatory rule for face masks in public. Thi...

Students speak out against UNCW professor Dr. Mike Adams

A screenshot of Dr. Adams' Twitter profile picture.

Veronica Wernicke and Brenna Flanagan

June 5, 2020

A UNCW professor came under fire again after students' brought attention to his prejudiced tweets about the Black Lives Matter movement. This sparked students and community members to share their experiences with Dr. Mike Adams, who works in the sociology and criminology department. Their outcries show...

Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening

Coronavirus update graphic: Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, photo by Caitlyn Dark.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

May 21, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — As the world continues to grow weary of the personal and economic toll of COVID-19 precautions, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proceeds with his multi-part phased plan to gradually reopen the NC economy. Phase Two is set to begin tomorrow, May 22 at 5 p.m. Given developments in C...

UNCW receives, begins distributing CARES Act funding

Front of UNCW's campus.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

May 21, 2020

As a tumultuous spring semester begins to settle in the rear view, UNC Wilmington students are expecting to reap the benefits of the latest COVID-19 relief bill: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, and its education-focused Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, also kno...

Matt Talone and Sabrina Balent elected as 2020-2021 SGA president and VP

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

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2020

Every year UNC Wilmington students are given the opportunity to vote for the next school year's upcoming Student Government Association student body president and vice president.  On April 13, 2020, Matt Talone and Sabrina Balent were announced as the new president and vice president, respectfully, f...

Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid ‘Reopen N.C.’ protests

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid 'Reopen N.C.' protests. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, picture by Caitlyn Dark.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

April 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — Social distancing is set to continue for residents of North Carolina. On April 23, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced he was extending the current stay-at-home order previously issued that began on March 30. The previous stay-at-home order was set to expire today, April 29. However, as the...

UNCW to offer pass/fail class grading, prorated housing and dining refunds

Coronavirus Update: UNCW to offer pass/fail class grading and adjusted housing & dining refunds. Photo by Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

April 8, 2020

The third week of a semester abruptly shifted online has begun with some comforting news for students. Last week, UNC Wilmington announced two major policies to assist students impacted by the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 30, Chancellor Sartarelli sent out a campus-wide messag...

Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase. Photo by Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — State and local authorities continue efforts to slow the exponential spread of COVID-19. One such effort was an official stay-at-home order announced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday afternoon. The stay-at-home order continues to enforce many current efforts to reduce the spread of CO...

Do not cheat yourself

Do not cheat yourself

Allison Miller, Sales Director

March 26, 2020

Not every student will openly admit to cheating while earning a college degree, yet academic dishonesty is proven to be an age-old problem, especially since the advancement of the internet. Surveys conducted by International Center for Academic Integrity between 2002 and 2015 found that 68 percent of undergra...

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