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The entrace of Cumberland Heights in Nashville, Tenn. (Cumberland Heights)
OP-ED: One day at a time—my battle with addiction
Grant Savage, Contributing Writer • May 18, 2023
During this time, my mother and I learned a lot about our relationship. Not only was I abusing drugs, but I was also stealing and lying to her. Shortly before Cumberland Heights, she figured out that I withdrew $2,000 from her account. Law enforcement suggested filing charges against me, which she seriously considered. No charges were brought upon me but a 60-day stint in jail, courtesy of my mother, proved her point. These were topics talked about out loud during family week amongst all of the other participants. Learning about everyone else’s struggles with addiction helped shape my thinking for the rest of my stay at Cumberland Heights.
Questions from “199 Questions to Ask Strangers”—or yourself.
OP-ED: I was an Evangelical Christian. Here’s why I’m no longer religious.
Katharine Chapin, Student Body Member • February 11, 2022
I was a shy freshman eager to build a sense of community. During high school, I attended church on both Wednesdays and Sundays, occasionally leading lessons for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club in my high school gymnasium. I talked about how I coped with anxiety and learned to become more comfortable in my own body—practical sentiments that helped me trudge through the living hell that is high school itself. But the type of Christianity that I would soon encounter in Wilmington was a bit more intense. In the fall of 2019, I joined an organization that would change the course of my life entirely—one that furthered the doubts about my Christian faith that I had been suppressing for quite some time, far longer than I ever wanted to admit.
Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz in The Batman (2022).
OPINION: Reboots are fine, but they need to advance the story in a new way and have a bit of originality
Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer • January 27, 2022
Reboots can be tiresome, especially as we approach the second Batman recasting over the past decade, but they can also lead to the most invigorating visions. It is true that movie studios and screenwriters should focus on more original ideas, but movie reboots are not something that should be dismissed immediately. Reboots such as “Batman Begins,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” show us that reboots can be the best thing for a franchise when done correctly. Instead of viewing each reboot with dismay once they come to our attention, we can view it with curiosity. If we ever find ourselves disappointed or unimpressed by a reboot, then we can always go back to the original.
2016 comic created by trans activist @bum_lung as part of the popular spread of the Be Gay. Do Crime phrase.
OP-ED: “Be Gay, Do Crime,” and other shit you can say without the university censoring you
Robby Fensom, SGA President • January 27, 2022
Over the past several weeks, Davis, the vice chancellor for student affairs and censor in the making, has called for the repainting of the rocks whenever students voice beliefs that run afoul to his definition of the First Amendment. In a meeting with me and three other students, Davis shared that he has overseen the removal of such statements as “Be Gay, Do Crime” and “No More Masks” from the university spirit rocks because he does not think they deserve the protection of the First Amendment. 
Filing taxes.
Advice from Sally: Achieving financial independence as a college student
March 19, 2021

Learning how to navigate personal finances in college is crucial before you graduate. Incorporate healthy financial habits now by following...

Staying at home.
Advice from Sally: Prioritize your mental health
March 4, 2021

Dear Seahawks,   Make your mental health a priority this semester. College students nationwide have been facing a mental health crisis...

Empty classroom in University of Seoul.
Advice from Sally: What I wish I had known before starting college
February 24, 2021

Hey Seahawks! Today I would like to talk about some things I wish I had known before starting college. This past year has redefined the college...

In these times of uncertainty, many of us have been forced to slow down from our typical hectic days and schedules. As a result, weve been afforded the opportunity to cherish our time with our families, pick up a new hobby, read that book weve been meaning to read, or maybe even foster a pet. Image created by Joystick Interactive. Submitted for United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives - help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Advice from Sally: 21 ways to keep yourself busy during quarantine
Serah Culler, Contributing Writer • February 17, 2021

Hey Seahawks! This past year has been a strange one. It has reshaped so many things in our society: how we interact with each other, how we go...

UNCW students study by the fountain.
Advice from Sally: Getting involved off-campus
Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer • February 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the typical college experience in more ways than we could have imagined. However, the transition...

Computer, working from home.
Advice from Sally: Navigating the online spring semester
Serah Culler, Contributing Writer • February 3, 2021

This past fall semester, one of my professors started off the first class with this advice: “Look at this semester as an opportunity. I know...

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...

SeaSquawks: Favorite UNCW memories from the class of 2020
SeaSquawks: Favorite UNCW memories from the class of 2020
Fairley Lloyd and Darius Melton May 7, 2020

We made it, Seahawks. Two months after the coronavirus pandemic caused schools to shut down, forced classes online, sent many students back home,...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/22/20 (Moving, club-running and baking)
Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/22/20 (Moving, club-running and baking)
Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer • April 22, 2020

Hello, again, my Seahawks! My family is moving at the end of the summer, but since I'm graduating, I'm not sure if I should move with them...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/8/20 (Positives, the future and words of encouragement)
Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/8/20 (Positives, the future and words of encouragement)
Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer • April 8, 2020

Hello, my dear Seahawks. I wish I was writing during different times. I wish I was writing from my humble nest back in Wilmington, but it...

What grinds my gears 3/4/20 (Public bathrooms, VeggieTales and talking hair color)
What grinds my gears 3/4/20 (Public bathrooms, VeggieTales and talking hair color)
Katelyn Vargas, Sophie Fowler, and Samantha Dickerson March 4, 2020

“What Grinds My Gears…” is a new series here at The Seahawk in which our writers talk about things that bother us but are not quite big...

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