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Education, gumption, and the ‘welfare state’

James Edmonds | Staff Writer

October 14, 2012

I never was able to put my finger on why I didn't like school until this year. After spending 15 relatively quiet, passive years in North Carolina's public education system, this last year is when things started to snap. I bega...

Private sector progress at any animal’s expense

Lori Wilson | Contributing Writer

September 28, 2012

With the state of our country, boosting the struggling economy is a priority, but at what expense-or should I say whose?For decades, contractors and home developers have been stacking up suburban neighborhoods in areas that were ...

Why they are worlds apart

Michael Carollo | Contributing Writer

September 25, 2012

In short, it's the Republicans.  I know that answer sounds excessively partisan, but I do think the facts speak for themselves.  The primary cause of the polarization in Washington is because the Republican Party over the last hal...

Michelle Obama moves crowd at DNC

Bhavana Vadlamani | Contributing Writer

September 23, 2012

 Michelle Obama delivered a powerful and touching speech at the Democratic National Convention as she successfully humanized her husband, President Barack Obama, and genuinely portrayed his vision for the country as the fulfi...

“Nobamas” have no solutions for college students

Megan Henry | Contributing Writer

September 23, 2012

 The upcoming Presidential debate on October 3rd has both Democrat and Republican supporters discussing - or arguing- why their candidate will be the perceived winner. The 2008 presidential election inspired a record turnout ...

Teal Letters: The stories students tell their chancellor

Lauren Clairmont | Assistant Lifestyles Editor

September 22, 2012

As part of UNCW's Synergy Common Reading experience this fall, students are asked to write "Teal Letters" to Chancellor Miller about everything from personal experiences to campus complaints.            Similar to Pr...

Worlds apart

Tyler Davis | Contributing Writer

September 17, 2012

If one thing has become apparent in the aftermath of the recent party conventions, it is that our nation's two most prominent political parties are more polarized than ever before. Individuals on the right see the liberals as...

Julian Assange: hero or zero

Gabriel Sutton | Contributing Writer

September 16, 2012

Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, a website that publishes classified government files obtained from unidentified sources. These documents contain information dealing with political and military intelligence.Although h...

Academic dishonesty in the ivory towers In other news: The sky is still blue

James Edmonds | Staff Writer

September 9, 2012

 According to recent reports in The Harvard Crimson, over 100 students were found to be cheating on a take-home exam.                   The more surprising part of the story is that, apparently, there were students who were...

DNC helps Charlotte realize its potential

Kiersten Wiles | Staff Writer

September 7, 2012

I came off the LYNX, Charlotte, N.C.'s light rail system, struggling to move through the crowd of people who supported so many things I didn't--things like Obamacare, being pro-choice and big government. I was a Republican su...

No business in UNCW’s school of business

Angela Hunt | Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2012

There's a new mural in Dub town, and it doesn't belong there.In a back hallway in Cameron School of Business, a UNCW summer art class took business-related concepts from "The Great Gatsby," "Atlas Shrugged" and "Death of a Salesma...

Should we stay or should we go

Jillian Langston | Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

Every year, as students migrate back to Wilmington and classes begin, storms are developing off of the western coast of Africa and are moving towards the southern coast of the United States, affecting any state that borders the Atl...

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