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Outside of Galloway Hall. Completed in 1971, it was the first student dormitory built on campus.

UNCW creates overflow on-campus housing due to high admittance

Grace Lanham, News Editor September 8, 2023

UNCW broke records this year with the largest freshman class in the school’s history, with more than 2,500 admitted students. Due to the high number of admitted students and the limited dorm space,...

Human trafficking activists on the steps of the New Hanover County Courthouse on Aug. 27, 2023.

Anti-Human Trafficking Demonstration held in Downtown Wilmington

Amelia McNeese, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

On Aug. 27, a group of demonstrators participated in a visual performance to address human trafficking in the port city. The demonstration took place on the steps of the courthouse, and its purpose...

Former Dean of Watson College of Education Van Dempsey speaks at the 2023 Razor Walker Awards Ceremony on April 25, 2023.

Van Dempsey speaks out about being removed as Dean of Watson: ‘I did not choose to leave’

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor July 22, 2023

Following the Razor Walker Awards on April 25, 2023, Van Dempsey, the Dean of Watson Education has since been removed from his position. UNCW announced on June 26 that Van Dempsey would be “leaving his...

Veteran and business owner Salette Andrews is the newest candidate in Wilmington’s City Council race. Elections will be held this November. (Salette Andrews)

Salette Andrews enters race for Wilmington Council

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor July 4, 2023
Salette Andrews enters the campaign for one of three spots open on the Wilmington City Council. Her campaign focuses on three pillars: housing affordability, economic growth and keeping corporate polluters accountable for their waste cleanup.
Wilmington City Council Candidate Marlowe Foster in a campaign photo. (Marlowe Foster)

Marlowe Foster announces campaign for Wilmington City Council

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor June 1, 2023
On April 18, 2023, Marlowe Foster announced that he will be campaigning for the Wilmington City Council and preparing for the municipal election that will be held in November of this year. The three main tenets of his campaign are job creation, juvenile crime and the opioid epidemic, and housing affordability.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper speaks outside of the executive mansion in Raleigh before signing a Medicaid expansion into law on March 27, 2023. The law was a decade in the making. (Hannah Schoenbaum/AP)

North Carolina’s Medicaid expansion addresses youth mental health issues

Alyssa Alley, Contributing Writer May 31, 2023
North Carolina has become the 40th state to expand Medicaid. The proposed plan from Roy Cooper addresses mental health, specifically in youths ages 10-18, as suicide attempts have doubled, increasing from 6% to 12% since the pandemic.
A NHTH report ranks North Carolina ninth in human trafficking. One local nonprofit, A Safe Place, is trying to change that statistic. (Adobe Stock)

As North Carolina ranks ninth nationally for human trafficking, education may be a solution

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor May 30, 2023
In the 2022 report released by the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), North Carolina ranked ninth in the nation for human trafficking. As of 2021, 922 signals were received by NHTH, 318 of those being from victims or survivors of human trafficking.
Blake Ushijima of UNCW’s Department of Biology and Marine Biology. Ushijima served as the lead author of a study on the use of a bacterial probiotic to treat and prevent Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). (UNCW)

UNCW’s Dr. Ushijima discovers effective probiotic treatment for stony coral tissue loss disease

Anthony Woodruff, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
On Thursday, April 6, UNCW Biology and Marine Biology assistant professor Dr. Blake Ushijima and his colleagues published a paper detailing their discovery of the first bacterial probiotic that can effectively treat and prevent stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD). An ongoing outbreak of SCTLD in the Caribbean Ocean threatens to eradicate many coral species in the region. If left untreated, it could prevent the areas' reefs from providing crucial habitats for marine life, protection from storms and erosion and opportunities for human jobs and recreation.
From left, Reece Littleton poses with Shayy Webb, Aurora Gregory and Chancellor Aswani Volety after being inducted into the Delta Alpha Pi Disability Honors Society. (Michael Spencer/UNCW)

New Disability Honors Society conducts first induction ceremony

Sara Warrick, Staff Writer May 27, 2023
On April 28, 2023, Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi), UNCW’s Disability Honors Society, conducted its first induction ceremony on UNCW’s campus. The society, currently led by Jennifer Uber from the Disability Resource Center, inducted its executive board including Shay Webb, Aurora Gregory, Jay Sumakeris and Morgan Brumfield, along with all of their new inductees. Chancellor Aswani Volety attended the event and spoke of his support for the new organization, specifically how this society will further disability inclusion and advocacy on campus.
Many student employees say that they arent being paid enough to work on campus. UNCWs minimum wage is the same as the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

Making ends meet: students speak out about low wages on campus

Nate Mauldin, Photography Editor April 30, 2023
Employers on campus advertise a number of benefits to prospective student employees. Flexible hours, discounts, sense of community, opportunities for work-study and convenient location are all touted as reasons why students should choose on-campus employment. However, according to many student employees, paying a fair wage is exceedingly more important to the well-being of student employees in a time of rapid inflation and economic instability.
Student protesters hold signs outside of the Burney Center during the Razor Walker Awards ceremony. (Nate Mauldin/The Seahawk)

Sen. Michael Lee receives Razor Walker Award for Public Policy despite protests

Amelia Lindsey and Nate Mauldin April 26, 2023
On Tuesday, April 25, North Carolina Senator Michael Lee (R) received the Razor Walker Award for Public Policy from UNCW’s Watson College of Education. The award is to distinguish those who overcome barriers and take professional risks to support childrens’ education, and “walk the razor’s edge” alongside students. 
From left, SGA presidential candidates Skyler Stein and Cody Brandon in their campaign photos. (Courtesy of Skyler Stein)

An interview with the new 2023-2024 SGA Presidents

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor April 18, 2023
Beginning in the fall of 2023, Cody Brandon and Skyler Stein will lead the Student Government Association (SGA). By casting a ballot in the SGA presidential election, which finished on March 23, 2023, students elected new leaders for their respective classes. Stein and Brandon agreed to an interview about their vision and hopes to improve initiatives around UNCW’s campus.
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