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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the national economy in the State Dining Room at the White House on Feb. 5, 2021. The president’s first speech to Congress is generally an opportunity to lay out long-term policy themes as well as shorter-term legislative goals.

OPINION: Why politician’s promises are not always kept, and why they make them anyway

Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor March 2, 2021

Candidates make many promises before and during their time in office, and presidential candidates are certainly no exception. President Biden for example, who has been in office for over a month now has...

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the virtual World Economic Forum via a video link from Moscow on January 27, 2021.

OPINION: Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is a potential game-changer for the developing world’s post-COVID virus recovery

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Western countries are correct in their decision to pass up authorizing Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia. But not in the way you may think, nor they think. The shot, authorized in...

Stuck in quarantine.

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OPINION: What it’s like to have autism during a pandemic

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 28, 2021

COVID-19 has been devastating. Millions worldwide are dead from the virus, and tens of millions of people are sick. Hospitals on every corner of the globe are overwhelmed, and medical workers are exhausted....

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 experience for many of us; seniors are going to have a virtual...

International newspaper & magazine, TIME magazine.

OPINION: Do we have freedom of speech in media?

Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor February 23, 2021

Two of the most prominent facets of our government and our very existence are the Bill of Rights and First Amendment. Bandied about as the fabric of being, the outward facing embodiment of our freedom...

U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus.

OPINION: Despite acquittal, Trump win in 2024 unlikely

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Former President Donald Trump must be held accountable for his actions. From spreading disinformation to grieving supporters following his re-election loss to calling on a far-right mob to march to the...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff, right, and Raphael Warnock of Georgia wave to supporters during a rally on November 15, 2020, in Marietta, Georgia.

OPINION: We need youth in the government

Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor February 18, 2021

At a judiciary committee hearing in 2018, Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch, the oldest member of the senate at the time, questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg over issues concerning privacy,...

COVID-19 virus testing on campus.

OPINION: Is UNCW’s COVID-19 virus surveillance testing necessary?

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Writer February 17, 2021

UNCW began implementing surveillance testing Feb. 8. UNCW residents are now required to get tested weekly, while off-campus students in hybrid classes are required to get tested every other week. The rapid...

In these times of uncertainty, many of us have been forced to slow down from our typical hectic days and schedules. As a result, we've been afforded the opportunity to cherish our time with our families, pick up a new hobby, read that book we've 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 to school or work and how we stay safe and healthy. Something...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the national economy in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5, 2021. Biden on Wednesday said his administration will sanction military leaders in Myanmar linked to this month’s coup.

OPINION: Biden must lift sanctions on Iran now

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

When one thinks of Iran, they most likely envision a tyrannical rogue nation set on brutally, punishing their citizenry, amassing a huge nuclear arsenal and wiping out the rest of the world. These assumptions...

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 to being online allows us to have more flexibility in terms...

India Richburg votes with her son Nash Waiters, 4, at the North Springs 2 voting location in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

OPINION: Can North Carolina Democrats become more competitive in future elections?

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Over the past few decades, North Carolina has been considered an electoral “battleground” state: that is, a toss-up state that is not solidly red or blue and plays a pivotal role in deciding the winner....

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