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UNCW to start conducting COVID-19 virus surveillance testing on Feb. 8

UNCW to start conducting COVID-19 virus surveillance testing on Feb. 8

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor February 3, 2021
The Abrons Student Health Center on campus will test UNCW residents weekly and off-campus students in hybrid classes every other week by appointments starting on Feb 8. Students will be contacted via email to set up their appointments. 
North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party

North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party

Anthony Culler, Contributing Writer February 3, 2021

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), the Constitution Party and Green Party are no longer recognized political parties in North Carolina. “Both parties failed to turn...

Jeff Jackson at a rally.

Photo provided by Jeff Jackson's official press team

Jeff Jackson announces run for U.S. Senate

Nicolas Ziccardi, Staff Writer January 31, 2021

On Jan. 26, Jeff Jackson, four-term North Carolina State Senator, announced he would be running for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Senator Richard Burr after he announced that he would not seek re-election....

Several people are out to enjoy the Riverwalk.

Wilmington Riverwalk attracts national attention

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer January 30, 2021

WILMINGTON N.C. - The Wilmington Riverwalk has been a staple of the downtown area for the past 40 years. Offering a view of the Cape Fear river and the historic storefronts of the city, various restaurants...

The UNCW clocktower

UNCW board of trustees emphasize the need for free speech at their quarterly meeting

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 29, 2021

The UNC Wilmington (UNCW) board of trustees (BOT) met for their third quarterly meeting on Jan. 29 to hear and give updates on their committees and other related university operations. Among the highlights...

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

SGA 1/26 meeting recap: Join SGA, CARES act 2.0 and COVID-19 updates

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 29, 2021

The Student Government Association (SGA) held their first meeting of the spring 2021 semester on Jan. 26, and they jumped right back into serving and representing the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) student body.  At...

Roy Cooper extends N.C. modified stay-at-home order

Roy Cooper extends N.C. modified stay-at-home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 29, 2021

Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s Governor, announced on Jan. 27 that he is extending the modified stay-at-home order that was set to expire Jan. 29. The extended stay-at-home order goes into effect at...

Students on Chancellor's walk.

Photo by Lauren Wessell

First diversity committee meeting reveals only 8% of Black students feel like they belong at UNCW

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 28, 2021

On Jan. 27, the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) board of trustees (BOT) began their several days of quarterly meetings. Their week kicked off with the Special Committee on Renewal and Accountability meeting on...

President Joe Biden signs an executive order after speaking during an event on his administration's COVID-19 response with Vice President Kamala Harris, left, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

Photo by Irfan Khan - TNS

Biden signs 17+ executive orders in his first week in office

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 27, 2021

It has been one week since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th President and Vice-President of the U.S. Both got an early start on implementing their administration's agenda. This included...

A BLM poster near the UNCW pond.

Photo by Kaylin Damico

UNCW’s demographic data reflects a struggle to diversify the student population

Veronica Wernicke and Cierra Noffke January 23, 2021

As UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) enrollment continues to grow, demographics among Black students have remained relatively stagnant and between 2016 and 2019 they saw a decrease. The total enrollment for...

Board of Trustee members accuse The Seahawk and Port City Daily of political bias

Board of Trustee members accuse The Seahawk and Port City Daily of political bias

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 22, 2021
Some of UNC Wilmington’s Board of Trustees (BOT) members have publicly responded on social media to an article published by the Port City Daily.
NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning the violent actions and the role that various people...

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