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A face mask mandate sign on campus.

Students respond to new COVID-19 guidelines on campus

Abigail Celoria, Contributing Writer June 3, 2021

With the release of the COVID-19 vaccines, the world has taken a full step toward pre-pandemic normalcy. The CDC has adjusted its safety guidelines, prompting states across the United States to make their...

A biker on the crosswalk.

Director of Campus Life takes over housing as search begins for new housing director

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor June 2, 2021

An administrative reshuffle is underway in UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) division of Student Affairs, spurred on by Director of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) Peter Groenendyk accepting a position as the...

Face mask mandate on campus.

UNCW announces end to mask mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2021

Masks will no longer be required on the UNCW campus in most situations and no matter vaccination status, per an OUR email on Wednesday morning.  Masks will still be required in the following settings:...

The Apple logo on a store in New York.

How will Apple’s North Carolina campus impact Wilmington?

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor May 17, 2021

Near the end of April, it was announced that Apple will begin construction of a campus located on the Raleigh side of Research Triangle Park. Construction costs alone are expected to reach $1 billion,...

A recap of UNCWs current construction projects

A recap of UNCW’s current construction projects

Caroline Straubel, Contributing Writer May 17, 2021

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) campus continues to expand. This summer the university will add Terrapin and Loggerhead Halls, finish the film studies building, the new dining facility...

A look across the UNCW pond.

Governor Cooper lifts mandates capacity limits, physical distancing and mask wearing

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor May 14, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Friday that North Carolina is lifting coronavirus (COVID-19) mandates on capacity limitations, physical distancing and most mandatory mask requirements, citing recent guidance...

Alderman Hall on UNCW campus.

Newly signed law allows campus police to take courses free of charge

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor May 12, 2021

A bill signed into law on May 7 by Gov. Roy Cooper allows UNC system campus police the opportunity to enroll in an unlimited number of courses free of charge at the university that employs them beginning...

A graduating senior moves her tassel.

Graduation weekend comes to a close in Wilmington

Andrew Lemon, News Editor May 11, 2021

UNC Wilmington (UNCW) held commencement ceremonies for the class of 2021 this weekend, splitting the ceremonies into five separate events. In-person ceremonies on Friday were held at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m....

The fountain in downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington City Council gives more time for redesign of WAVE Transit, anticipates great year for film production

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor May 7, 2021

During this week's City Council meeting, members passed a resolution recommending the delay of the WAVE transportation redesign, and heard updates about the film industry in Wilmington.  Council members...

The Seahawk says goodbye to senior editorial board members

The Seahawk says goodbye to senior editorial board members

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

Three editorial board members will graduate at the semester’s end, leaving The Seahawk with positions to fill as the summer approaches. The departing members include News Editor Veronica Wernicke, Marketing...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina.

North Carolina bill targets trans youth in sports

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2021

House Bill 358, also called the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” which is making its way through the North Carolina House of Representatives, would require public schools and universities to explicitly...

The late Vice Chancellor Pat Leonard.

Senior medallion renamed to honor late Pat Leonard

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor May 6, 2021

As UNC Wilmington (UNCW) holds its 100th commencement ceremonies this weekend, the prestigious senior medallion award got an updated name to honor the legacy of the late vice chancellor, Pat Leonard. The...

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