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OPINION: Staying informed this election is important

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August 25, 2020

During the 2018 midterm election, I was an election official and also worked at a democratic call center. The two jobs obviously stayed very separate, but needless to say, I was deeply involved.  Having...

OPINION: Dealing with the rise of political demagogues 

Political perspectives is a column that focuses on providing different opinions on important political issues from UNCW students.
August 18, 2020

If the past two presidential primaries have proven anything of substance, it is that demagogues are as pervasive as ever in our electoral politics. Demagogues being political figures who play off the...

OPINION: Why being a catalyst for change is more than posting a black square

Social Media allows people to quickly and easily hear about and join various social movements.
August 16, 2020

The term “social media activism” refers to participation in actions that usually serve the purpose of spreading a message. An example of this would be “Blackout Tuesday,” which turned out to be...

We need to save the USPS

USPS trucks parked on Cambridge Avenue behind the Central Avenue post office and behind the Christa McAuliffe School PS 28 in the Heights section of Jersey City, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
August 11, 2020

Call me old fashion, but I have always loved sending and receiving snail mail, especially as a fun way to stay in touch with my friends all over the country. I know I am not alone in these sentiments,...

OPINION: The coronavirus does not care about your age

View of UNCW's Chancellor's Walk.
August 6, 2020

It is undeniable that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically changed all of our lives in just a few months. According to John Hopkins data, the U.S. is leading the world in the number of...

UNCW freshmen face a strange first semester

UNCW columns between Leutze and Morton Hall.
August 4, 2020

As many schools and universities around the country are gearing up for their return to classes this Aug, there are many concerns about the adjustment in learning amid the dangers of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  For...

UNC System’s fall plan betrays students and staff amid COVID-19

Front of UNCW's campus
August 1, 2020

Picture this: thousands of young people coming from across the country during one of the most contagious pandemics in human history to lock themselves into tightly packed dorm buildings, where they will...

OPINION: For Joe Biden, it is three distinct paths

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about economic recovery during a campaign event at Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Center on July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Delaware. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)
July 25, 2020

There is no doubt that both parties know this may as well be the most consequential election of our lifetimes, especially if you will be voting against the incumbent this November. When Joe Biden kicked...

Dr. Mike Adams is gone, but UNCW took easy way out

One of the paintable rocks on UNCW's campus near FSU and FSC painted with
July 12, 2020

Dr. Mike Adams, the soon to be former UNCW criminology professor -- yippee time to ring the bells -- will be retiring on Aug 1, according to a short announcement made by UNCW on June 29.  “We will...

You can remove Confederate statues and still remember history

The George Davis Monument in Wilmington, NC, a tribute to the fourth Attorney General of the Confederate States
July 3, 2020

When someone does something great, remarkable, wins a battle or sports championship, among other qualifications, we build them a statue. And the U.S. sure does like statues and monuments -- whether we...

OPINION: If you think wearing a mask is stupid, it is time to look in the mirror.

Emerson Becker, 20, holds the door for two customers as they put on their masks before entering Classic Cinemas York Theatre in Elmhurst after reopening on June 26, 2020.

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June 30, 2020

It is the middle of summer and not far from a major publicly celebrated holiday, the Fourth of July. The mandatory lockdown for the COVID-19 virus was lifted in a number of places after Memorial Day weekend,...

Pride Month is supposed to be proud, not scary

During Pride Month in St. Petersburg, rainbow flags fly in front of local businesses or in shop windows.
June 21, 2020

June is gay (LGBTQ+) pride month. Everywhere seems to be sporting a pride flag to show off how progressive and accepting they are and a decent amount of people are, or would be. Considering the Coronavirus...

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