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UNCW celebrates annual ‘Darwin Day’

Dr. Michaela Howells, standing amongst cardboard cutouts of her peers and Darwin himself, holds a cup of the insects she brought for attendees to snack on during Darwin Day Wednesday night in Cameron Hall.

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2020

Volunteers passed around cups of insect snacks, Darwin fanatics dressed up in kitschy costumes, professors delivered speedy presentations and everyone’s appreciation for the renowned naturalist Charles Darwin grew—some might say, evolved—last Wednesday night in Cameron Hall during UNCW’s annual...

Juneau wins Battle of the Bands 2020

ACE Concerts Chair AJ Vos poses with the winner of Battle of the Bands 2020, Juneau. Photo by Lauren Wessell.

Jenna Tripp, Layout Editor

February 12, 2020

With homecoming week coming to a close, Battle of the Bands 2020 hosted by ACE was the best way to get together with fellow Seahawks and listen to great music. Located in Burney Center at 7 p.m., the four bands competed for the first place cash prize of $500 for the best band of 2020! This year the competitors...

US Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about his Senate impeachment trial in the East Room at the White House in Washington on February 6, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — The US Senate voted Wednesday evening to dismiss the charges of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the third president in American history to face formal impeachment. In the first article of impeachment concerning abuse of power, Senators voted 52 to 48 in favor of “Not Guilty.”...

UNCW Writing Center moves locations

Outside of DePaolo Hall, which houses the University Learning Center among other services.

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

The Writing Center, UNC Wilmington's student-friendly writing lab, has moved its location to just across the hall from its former location on the first floor of DePaolo Hall. The new space combines all the amenities the University Learning Center offers and gathers it in one central place for students...

AIDS Memorial Quilt visits Wilmington

AIDS Memorial Quilt display in Randall Library on December 10.

Kassie Bild, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

The cross-country journey of the AIDS Memorial Quilt made a stop at UNC Wilmington and the surrounding area. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was in Wilmington starting Nov. 30 and was in the area till Dec. 15. The quilt was brought by the Frank Harr and The NAMES Project. Over 30 panels of the quilt were...

US House of Representatives vote to impeach Trump

Supporters who want President Donald Trump impeached rally downtown in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 17, 2019. [GREG LOVETT /]

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday to begin the impeachment of President Trump. The chief of state is accused of soliciting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to rig the 2020 election in Trump’s favor on July 25. An anonymous whistleblower submitted a complaint against...

Cookout-owned TacoRoos to open soon near campus

TacoRoos location at S College and College Acres, pictured as of 23 November 2019.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

November 23, 2019

TacoRoos, a taco restaurant owned by the burger chain CookOut, is set to soon open on the corner of College Road and College Acres Drive. The building was vacant following the closure of a former Hardee’s establishment but was renovated over the course of 2019. The restaurant’s exterior sports...

WAVE transit defunding will not affect UNCW shuttles

WAVE Transit logo on UNCW campus shuttle.

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 21, New Hanover County announced its decision to cease funding WAVE Transit, the public transportation service for Wilmington, NC, beginning on July 1, 2021. Although this decision will have definite repercussions for those who depend on WAVE to regularly commute, this cut in funding...

New highway historical marker commemorates 1898 Wilmington coup

Th highway historical marker commemorating the 1898 coup, located on Market Street between Fourth and Fifth Street.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

A new roadside historical plaque that has been in the works for almost two years was finally unveiled on Market Street between 4th and 5th streets on Friday, Nov. 8. It commemorates the massacre in which a mob of roughly 2,000 marched about Wilmington and set ablaze many buildings, including Free...

20th annual Writers’ Week brings writing superstars to UNCW

Writer's Week Publishing Panel participants, from left to right: Morgan Davis, Cameron Dezen Hammon, Emily Smith, and Beth Staples.

Hayley Swinson, Contributing Writing

November 12, 2019

Last week marked the 20th annual Writers’ Week at UNC Wilmington, hosting twenty writers, including ten current faculty and alumni. The keynote speaker was Ayana Mathis, New York Times bestselling author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Mathis took the stage on Thursday night, drawing in the most...

New UNCW major: Coastal Engineering

Screenshot of Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography website, taken by Spencer Boring

Spencer Boring, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

With the fall 2019 semester well underway, undeclared majors now have even more options available to them. A Bachelor of Science degree in Coastal Engineering is now open for declarations this semester. Being a coastal school, UNC Wilmington is uniquely equipped to host such a program. “I am very...

Artificial intelligence & health discussed in seminar series held at UNCW

Artificial intelligence & health discussed in seminar series held at UNCW

Brooke Peery, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Artificial intelligence could be the new way to assist healthcare workers, said Dr. Mohd Anwar, an associate professor of computer science from North Carolina A&T State University, Monday in UNC Wilmington’s Lumina Theater. "Analyz[ing] data from a patient's medical record" is one of the main...

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