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    BSU protest against the new UNC DEI policy change

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    Q&A with 2024-2025 school year student body president and student body vice president

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    ​​COVID cluster or electrical fire?

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    Community, isolation and politics: The mental health of queer students at UNCW

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With the rise of BookTok and reading becoming a trend, character representation impacts young readers self-image (cottonbro studio/Pexels).
OPINION: There is a lack of female agency in contemporary romance literature
Kailie Peck, Staff Writer • April 3, 2024

In contemporary romance literature, the prevailing narrative often revolves around a familiar trope: the portrayal of a dominant, powerful...

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OPINION: Why I did(n't) delete TikTok
Samantha Hill, Marketing Manager • March 22, 2024


Closeup of a pair of hockey skates, a puck, hockey stick, gloves, and a goal. (Mariah Hewines/
OPINION: Hockey belongs in the South
Sarah Cooper, Staff Writer • February 18, 2024

Does she like him because he’s cute or because he’s a good player? Puck bunny. Hockey doesn’t belong in the South.   The...

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OP-ED: Flocking together
Jamie Leigh Royal, Staff Writer • January 19, 2024

Welcome back, Seahawks. It is becoming a UNCW tradition to begin each semester with some sort of natural disaster that involves heavy...

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OPINION: The impacts of digital communications
Michael Friant, Staff Writer • December 19, 2023

Through our phones we feel more socially connected than ever before, but are we? You can be friends and “be connected” with people almost...

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OPINION: Romanticizing abuse does not make a novel romantic
Megan Eesley, Copy Editor • December 17, 2023

If someone says, “romance books,” many people think of the Harlequin romance novels with dreamily airbrushed couples on the cover, or...

Former President Donald Trump at Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday Oct. 24, 2023, during his civil fraud trial. (Luiz C. Ribeiro for NY Daily News/TNS)
OPINION: The presidency is a responsibility, not an entitlement
Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief • November 13, 2023

If you have opened social media or turned on cable news at any point in the last few months, then you know that former president Donald Trump...

Lorie Smith, a Christian graphic artist and website designer in Colorado, addresses supporters outside the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
OPINION: Religious beliefs should not overrule LGBTQ+ rights
Michael Friant, Staff Writer • November 7, 2023

Imagine moving to or traveling to another state where a core part of your identity is not legally recognized because of religion led politics....

In an age of convenience at our fingertips, is it time to reexamine our relationship with technology? (Maddy Winick/The Seahawk)
OPINION: We must reexamine our relationship with technology
Maddy Winick, Staff Writer • October 9, 2023

Technology is deeply integrated into our everyday lives, especially as a student at UNCW. Lost on campus? Enter your destination into maps....

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OP-ED: Nesting at UNCW
Jamie Leigh Royal, Staff Writer • October 4, 2023

Congratulations, you have successfully made it to a brand-new adventure in your life. Whether you have just joined UNCW or you are returning,...

Social media like TikTok and Instagram have taken the literary world by storm with the emergence of online book influencers. (Solen Feyissa/Unsplash)
Literature in a digital age and the effect of social media
Megan Eesley, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

To many people, social media is a way to stay in touch with friends and be entertained by content curated to their interests. However, social...

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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.
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. 

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