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Why bananas are the best fruit to have in store this summer

Miriam Himes | Managing Editor

May 21, 2016

I love bananas. They are cheap, delicious, nutritious, and extremely versatile. Before I go bananas about bananas, however, here are some cold hard facts about this life-changing fruit. Taking healthy to another level Bananas are packe...

Modest is hottest: how dress codes and modesty values body shame

Miriam Himes | Managing Editor

March 24, 2016

I got a phone call from my little sister a few weeks ago; she was gushing ecstatically about her recent triumph over the school officials after they confronted her on her dress code. A sheriff and school official pulled her asi...

Why are we so outraged by Otto Warmbier’s hard labor sentence in North Korea?

Miriam Himes | Managing Editor

March 24, 2016

North Korea sentenced a US college student to 15 years of hard labor after he committed a small crime before trying to leave the country this January.This story has recently bombarded social media streams but has been an ongoin...

How learning a second language will change your life for the better

Helen Rogalski, Managing Editor

February 25, 2016

The language requirements at UNC Wilmington are a common discussion among students. It seems as though most feel negatively towards having to complete a foreign language course at level 201 or higher. One thing most of us fai...

Where is the love…on campus?

Nathaniel Liu | Contributing Writer

February 25, 2016

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but love is still in the air at UNC Wilmington. One has to wonder: is it worth it to look for love on campus, or is it in vain? Without a doubt, dating in college is far different from the a...

The problem with the media’s portrayal of women

Ana Morrow | Assistant Opinion Editor

February 22, 2016

The images of women that are posted all over social media and in public have a tremendous impact on the self-esteem and overall confidence of women. Young girls are being exposed to all sorts of mass media that are expressing how ...

Life Through Likes

Ava Hicks | Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016

The popular social media network known as Instagram has been gaining popularity in the cyber world since 2010. What began as a way to connect with friends and share photos of cheerful events and memories has evolved into what is a...

Say hello to your make-believe lover

George Ross | Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016

Now, before I get into this, let me say that this is a real service. Imagine having a super hot girlfriend that you can show off to all your friends and family; a partner whose sole purpose is to flirt with you at all times; som...

Vote to make your mark

Ana Morrow | Assistant Opinion Editor

February 18, 2016

When the voting polls come around, it is a pivotal time in America as it marks a new era of changes and opportunities. As we know, the participation of citizens during voting season impacts the outcome of all elections.Unfortun...

Society’s obsession with the Kardashians

Gladys Padilla | Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016

Pop culture continuously changes its focuses and trends. Throughout the past few years, a specific family has become the main course of attention in America: the Kardashians."Keeping Up with the Kardashians" first aired back in ...

To My Song Bird

Savanna Shackleford | Contributing Writer

February 15, 2016

Dear Songbird,You said “being sick is not sexy.” You said “the aesthetic of the unhealthy should not be glorified or glamorized.” You said “empathy is deserved, but idolization is distortive and destructive.” You sa...

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