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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...

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....

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