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Advice from Sally Seahawk 10/2/19 (Third-wheeling, undeclared and cut-off)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 10/2/19 (Third-wheeling, undeclared and cut-off)

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2019

All of my friends have significant others and I’m always stuck as the third or fifth wheel? When will it be my turn to graduate from the single life?  Being single in a world full of "#RelationshipGoals," social media and unrealistic expectations is a stressful chore that none of us internet nat...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 9/25/19 (Overwhelmed, alcoholic and asking questions)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 9/25/19 (Overwhelmed, alcoholic and asking questions)

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

Hey Sally, I’m a freshman and I am feeling very overwhelmed by the college life. When are things going to get easier?  I do not know if you are going to take this as good news or bad news, but life never gets easier. As we get older, there are more challenges that we have to face and more often than not, ...

SeaSquawks 9/19/19: UNCW speaks on the Area 51 raid

Matty Roberts started the Storm Area 51 event as a joke in June before it exploded into an internet phenomenon. It has since been called off, but he is helping promote a music festival in Las Vegas instead, called Alienstock.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2019

If you have been keeping up with meme culture for the past couple of months, you know all about the "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" Facebook event that kicked off tons of internet in-jokes for all to enjoy. This topic has quickly wormed its way into pop culture, including one of the many remixes for Lil Nas X's summer hit, "Old Town Road," and it just might be one of the things 2019 is remembered for years from now. However, hype for the event has died down in recent times. The joke reached its peak ...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 9/18/19 (Long distance, motivation and roommate rules)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 9/18/19 (Long distance, motivation and roommate rules)

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2019

My boyfriend and I have been together for over a year and prior to coming to college we decided to try long distance. Now we’re a month into school, we rarely talk and when we do we’re arguing. I don’t want to break up, but this is getting to be too much stress.  Well first things first, welcome to ...

Florence vs. Dorian: The evacuations and how they were handled

Hurricane Dorian approaching UNC Wilmington's campus on Sept. #, 2019

Sarah Levinson, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2019

It seems that evacuating due to a hurricane has become a September tradition at UNC Wilmington. For the second consecutive year, students have had a mandatory evacuation because of a hurricane barreling towards the North Carolina coast. In 2018, it was Florence. Hurricane Florence ripped through Wilmington,...

The SheHawk: Record numbers of college students are depressed and anxious, and no one is talking about it

The SheHawk: Record numbers of college students are depressed and anxious, and no one is talking about it

Cierra Noffke, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on the topic of depression and anxiety in college students, but instead of filling it with statistics and their own hypotheses on why these numbers are so record breaking, they asked the college students themselves their thoughts on the issue. T...

This just in: JUULs and vapes are still not cool

Various types of e-cigarettes.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 12, 2019

While vaping has been around for several years, JUULS picked up steam and have been all the rage since my freshman year at UNC Wilmington. Thank goodness I did not have to deal with that in high school like my sister and all her friends currently do; we had other pressures and lame fads.     ...

New students: Do not worry about resetting after Hurricane Dorian

In preparation for the Hurricane Dorian a boat sits at the top a sand dune as Hurricane Dorian make it's way to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina on September 3, 2019.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

September 11, 2019

For the second year in a row, fall semester at UNC Wilmington has been derailed by a hurricane. The shakeout was a bit better this time – one week off is nothing compared to a full month – but readjusting to campus life can be hard regardless of the time off. If you are a freshmen, transfer or...

Welcome to UNCW: home of constant construction

Construction on UNCW's campus as of August 28, 2019.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

August 29, 2019

As someone who had not physically been on campus between December 2018 and August 2019 thanks to my semester abroad in the spring, I noticed a huge change in the progress and amount of construction at UNC Wilmington. For better and for worse.  A few of the major changes I noticed were the st...

Views from abroad: Study abroad myths and lessons

Views from abroad: Study abroad myths and lessons

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 25, 2019

Welcome back lads and lassies to another edition of “Views from abroad.” For my final installment of my study abroad column, I thought it would be worth your while to hear my thoughts on the ways UNC Wilmington could have better prepared me for my semester abroad, as well as a few things I wish I...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/24/19 (STIs, Pregnancy, & The Distant Future)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/24/19 (STIs, Pregnancy, & The Distant Future)

Sally Seahawk, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

I recently had a one night stand and I’m afraid that I may have an STI, what should I do? Despite our weird and twisted Americanized thoughts on sex, it is a perfectly natural and beautiful part of life. Many studies even show that people with healthy sex lives are less likely to suffer from depre...

The SheHawk: The Wage Gap – Lessons about Life

The SheHawk: The Wage Gap – Lessons about Life

Cierra Noffke, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, the Women’s Studies department hosted a salary negotiation workshop designed to instruct young men and women the importance of negotiation in bridging the gaps in salary across America. Besides learning about the state of the wage gap itself, we were given a workbook, a lot of free...

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