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Dr. Mike Adams is gone, but UNCW took easy way out

One of the paintable rocks on UNCW's campus near FSU and FSC painted with

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

July 12, 2020

Dr. Mike Adams, the soon to be former UNCW criminology professor -- yippee time to ring the bells -- will be retiring on Aug 1, according to a short announcement made by UNCW on June 29.  “We will have no further comment on this matter at this time, but we plan to share an update later this week regardi...

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn’t have

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn't have

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 12, 2020

Will all the drama currently surrounding UNC Wilmington (UNCW) who would have guessed that things would only get worse? Well, they did when Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli decided it was appropriate to tell the Black Student Union (BSU) and others that “All Lives Matter” according to a report from the P...

UNCW’s fall 2020 plan is less than detailed

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

Veronica Wernicke and Jenna Tripp

June 10, 2020

On June 2, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli sent out an email to students and staff informing them of their plan for the fall 2020 semester amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The full message can be found here.   The major changes to the schedule included canceli...

UNCW needs to stand up to Dr. Mike Adams

UNCW needs to stand up to Dr. Mike Adams

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 7, 2020

By now, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) students, staff and the Wilmington community are more than well aware of Dr. Mike Adams, a professor in the sociology and criminology department at UNCW who has taken to social media for many years to spread his hateful rhetoric - The Seahawk has reported on it for years....

SeaSquawks: Students say fire Mike Adams

SeaSquawks: Students say fire Mike Adams

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 6, 2020

In the past couple of days, The Seahawk has reached out and received many emails and statements from UNCW students and alumni in regard to sociology and criminology professor Dr. Mike Adams and the inappropriate ways he conducts himself online. Given the multitude of statements, we received many that...

The sustainability of online classes

An online zoom lecture from my ENG-210/Mythology class.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 4, 2020

When coronavirus' (COVID-19) impending danger to the U.S. became ever clearer during UNC Wilmington’s spring break, the university quickly prepared and sent out the message that we would be switching to online classes indefinitely and later for the remainder of the semester. Students and professors quickly scrambled to...

No clubs barred: Join every organization to live your best life

A group made up of UNCW's American students, international students, and even graduates from other schools attending a Japan Club meeting in February 2019.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2020

You know what one of the best parts of university life is? The extraordinary number of clubs available to us. This is not a thinly veiled excuse for me to tell you to join The Seahawk, I promise. In fact, before joining The Seahawk and falling in love with it, I was pretty iffy about journalism myself. However, the t...

A letter to the UNCW graduating class of Spring 2020

A letter to the UNCW graduating class of Spring 2020

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2020

Commencement is postponed. That sucks. If you have been a student at UNC Wilmington for the past few years, it is clear that this run has been rocky. Fall 2018 saw Hurricane Florence take us out of school for a month, and right when we got back to school, Tropical Storm (née Hurricane) Michael hit....

Is graduate school actually worth it?

Is graduate school actually worth it?

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

February 27, 2020

It is the middle of the spring semester and graduation is on many people’s minds. This presents a fork in the road of life: do you graduate, enter the real world, and never look back? Or do you apply to graduate school and throw your hat back into the academic ring? The topic of the value of graduate...

SeaSquawks 2/20/20: Jack of all trades or master of one?

The cast of 'Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020' at dinner.

Darius Melton and Katelyn Vargas

February 20, 2020

Over winter break, one of our opinion editors (dare you to guess who) spent a lot of time watching watching Japanese dating show “Terrace House” on Netflix. During episode 2 of the newest season, “Tokyo 2019-2020,” there was a conversation that has been deemed The Tempura Incident. In this...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 2/5/20 (club officers, lost friends and group counseling)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 2/5/20 (club officers, lost friends and group counseling)

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2020

The other officers in my club aren't on their game and the duties are really imbalanced, but the person who's doing all the work isn't complaining and the others don't see a problem. The first question you have to ask yourself is, "Is there really a problem?" If you are seeing something there that other...

The problem with food dollars and price gouging at the P.O.D.

The P.O.D. Market at Seahawk Crossing on Jan. 31, 2020.

William Becker, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

UNC Wilmington notably has four convenience stores located around campus, each of which are known as the “P.O.D.” The four P.O.D.’s are located in the Fisher Student Union, the Hub, Seahawk Crossing and near Seahawk Landing, which is not listed at all UNCW’s campus dining site. These four stores are the only places on campus where ...

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