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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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    Biden Campaign sits down with student journalists to discuss abortion rights

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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...

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...

 Anti-gun violence march in Washington, D.C. (Chip Vincent/Unsplash)
OP-ED: We will not wait for the next school shooting
Andrew Sun and Alexander Denza • January 24, 2024

Editor’s Note: The following is a student-written op-ed, signed by over 110 student leaders and meant to be published simultaneously across...

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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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Letter from the Editor: 75 years of student reporting
Amelia McNeese, Editor-in-Chief • January 10, 2024

Dear Seahawk Readers,   I hope this letter finds you in high spirits as we dive into another exciting semester at UNCW. As we...

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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....

Composite image of a falcon taking flight from atop Morton Hall. (Jamie Leigh Royal/The Seahawk)
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...

Despite the prevalence of stigma, the CDC finds 1 in 5 U.S. adults have a Sexually Transmitted Infection.  (Annie Spratt/Unsplash)
OPINION: Let’s change the narrative about STIs
Jonah Seretti, Opinion Editor • September 19, 2023

According to the CDC, one in five people in the United States have a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Given the overwhelming prevalence...

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A letter from the Editor
Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief • August 24, 2023

Dear campus community, New year, new Seahawk. I would like to welcome and welcome back all of our new and returning students to UNCW,...

Wisdom Cole, the National Director of the NAACP Youth and College Division leads a march from the Supreme Court of the United States to the White House after the nations high court stuck down President Bidens student debt relief program on Friday, June 30, 2023. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
OPINION: Relieving student debt is the ethical decision - full stop.
Jonah Seretti, Opinion Editor • August 24, 2023

Between the ending of affirmative action admissions, and the striking down of Biden’s student loan debt relief, it has become painfully clear...

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