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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Votes Matter

Half page infographic on the electoral college. Tribune News Service 2016

Jerry Spriggs of Equal Voice Voting

November 23, 2016

The 2016 presidential election is behind us and many are surprised – some disappointed and others jubilant. Criticism of the Electoral College by both sides has become the bold new national sentiment. Surely it’s antiquated. Surely it must go. Surely we can do better.And we can!The Founding Fathers were not so t...

EDITORIAL: Current Campus Climate

Editorial Board | The Seahawk

November 22, 2016

The following are the opinions of the Editorial Board of The Seahawk, and are not necessarily that of the newspaper's writers and constituents.In response to the recent events of hostility on campus surrounding the election and diverse political opinions, The Seahawk’s Editorial Board met Sunday morni...

EDITORIAL: Why 2015-2016 was one of the best years ever for UNCW Athletics (Year in Review)

Marcus Bryan, right, drives in the paint during UNCW's 93-85 loss to Duke in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Noah Thomas | Sports Editor

June 10, 2016

June has finally arrived, and because the UNCW baseball program has come up short once again of a Super Regional (too soon?), that means all athletic seasons in Wilmington have officially wrapped until August.Fret not, for before we know it, men’s and women’s soccer will be taking the field on campus...

World Outside of Wilmington: National Security vs. Human Security

Malia Benison | Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

The clash between Republicans and Democrats is beginning to sound more like a fight between the ideas of national security and human security, as opposed to a search for an equal balance between the two.While it has many strengths and vital concepts for a nation's government, national security has recen...

World Outside of Wilmington: Imperialistic Democracies

Malia Benison | Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

For many liberals and conservatives, the advantages of living in a democracy are so great that they feel the need to spread it across the globe. We are taught from day one about the importance of the American people in our government and the power of voting. Authoritative regimes or communist natured gov...

World Outside of Wilmington: The next ISIL

Malia Benison | Contributing Writer

March 24, 2016

In a nation that is consistently reminded of why we should garner disdain for the Middle East, the terror present in Africa seems to be forgotten. The Paris attacks by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) swept the nation in 2015, but rarely are there talks of the Nigerian religious militant g...

World outside of Wilmington: Global politics in Syrian conflict

Malia Benison | Contributing Writer

March 17, 2016

As the rival opinions of accepting Syrian refugees reigns high within the states, the initial conflict is forgotten. Citizens of Syria are depicted as suspicious people, fleeing an area that is filled and sporadically controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).Instead of looking at the l...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: C. Virgo Preparatory Academy thanks UNCW students

Connie Rogers | D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy

January 28, 2016

Dear UNCW,I am the instructional coach at D. C. Virgo Preparatory Academy here in New Hanover County.  Our 7th graders were invited to your campus for a special screening and panel discussion of "Wilmington on Fire" on Thursday, January 21.  Our students were incredibly grateful for the experience.  ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Students work hard for their GPA, why take away the reward for it?

November 13, 2013

To whom it may concern,I, Erin Gallagher, am writing this open letter to express my particular disappointment over the recent removal of the Chancellor’s Achievement Award. I and my peers can only regard this as a failure of UNCW to serve its brightest and most deserving students. I am not alone in ...

EDITORIAL: Print Media

The Seahawk Staff

October 2, 2013

Archaeologists are still digging up scrolls in ancient, hidden caves all around the world. Forgotten leather bound books, foreign censuses, love letters from village-dwelling men and women who had to spell out the words “I love you” because the heart emoticon had not been invented, are all still be...

EDITORIAL: Why college media matters

Staff meeting of The Seahawk in the Student Media Center in Fisher Union.

The Seahawk Staff

September 21, 2013

In October of 2012, Jerry Sandusky was sentenced 30 to 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys during his tenure as Penn State University's assistant football coach. At 68-years-old, this meant a life sentence.In the final days of the trial, several of his victims spoke of the horror they ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t let shooting foment anti-Muslim sentiment

By Rabbi Henry Hay Karp, Originally posted in the Quad-City Times

November 9, 2009

Now that it has been reported that U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected shooter in the Fort Hood attack, was a devout Muslim who supposedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire, we can brace ourselves for another spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric and activity across our nation and perhaps even...

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