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Aly & AJ headline ACE’s 2019 Big Show

Aly and Aj perform for UNCW students in Kenan Auditorium on Oct. 24. Photo by Brenna Flanagan.

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

November 3, 2019

It is hard to believe the sister duo Aly & Aj took the stage in Kenan Auditorium just over a week ago, treating UNC Wilmington with childhood nostalgia and modern synth-pop songs. After months of anticipation, UNCW and the Association of Campus Entertainment (ACE) hosted the band on Oct. 24, 2019. The...

UNCW Study Abroad Interest Fair to be held Nov. 6

Seahawk News Editor Caitlyn Dark poses in front of Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while on a study abroad trip in May 2019.

Kassie Bild, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

UNC Wilmington will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Nov. 6 at the Burney Center, starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Those who are interested in studying abroad are encouraged to attend. Lots of information will be available about studying abroad, with details about the many different programs available...

Alcohol sales introduced to Trask Coliseum for basketball season

Trask Coliseum

Samantha Dickerson, Editor in Chief

October 25, 2019

During the Board of Trustees meeting held Oct. 22, 2019, the board voted to allow the sale of alcohol during basketball games, specifically in Trask Coliseum.  The Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, Miles Lackey, presented the proposed updates of the Alcohol Policy to the board, which notably includ...

New safety app spreads among students

Homepage of Wildfire app, where you can register your number to receive updates and download the app.

Kassie Bild, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2019

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on October 17th and has since been edited for content accuracy. The Wildfire app is in no way affiliated with the UNCW Police Department as stated in an earlier version. A new app for portable and personalized news is available for UNC Wilmington students...

UNCW’s new film study graduate programs open admission

Screenshot of the Film Studies graduate website by Spencer Boring

Spencer Boring, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Film students at UNC Wilmington will soon have more graduate opportunities. In Fall 2020, the university will offer an M.F.A. in filmmaking and an M.A. in Film Studies. Applications to both programs are now open. Filmmaking and Film Studies are the latest additions to the College of Arts and Sciences...

UNCW begins Styrofoam recycling collection

Warehouse Services building on UNCW's campus.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 11, 2019

UNC Wilmington has been offering a free recycling collection of Styrofoam to the general public since this past summer with the UNCW Warehouse Services. With their new Styrofoam densifier, UNCW’s Warehouse Services have now found a way to recycle Styrofoam products like to-go food containers, coffe...

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....

Trump warns that a ‘civil war’ will start should his impeachment be successful

The White House fenced-off in Washington, D.C. on May 27, 2017

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

President Donald Trump is attempting to deter his Democratic opponents from continuing with impeachment procedures by warning them of a civil war in the event that he loses. Trump took to Twitter on Monday, Sept. 29, responding with a comment originally authored Sunday, Sept. 28, by longtime Trum...

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...

UNC Wilmington maintains status of “Doctoral University: High Research Activity” for 2019-20 academic year

A sign on Chancellor’s Walk indicating UNCW’s honorable designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2019

UNC Wilmington still bears its prominent status of “Doctoral University: High Research Activity” as the 2019-20 school year unfolds. This designation is shared by only 138 other postsecondary institutions nationally. The strong marine biology program and emphasis on undergraduate research has...

Tarana Burke delivers emotional Leadership Lecture

Tarana Burke Leadership Lecture

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

On Tuesday Night, Tarana Burke gave an emotional lecture to a sold-out crowd at the Burney Center on UNC Wilmington’s campus as part of the university’s Leadership Lecture Series. Every word of her nearly hour long lecture prompted cheers, head-nods and rounds of applause from the audience. Tarana Bu...

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