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No clubs barred: Join every organization to live your best life

A group made up of UNCW's American students, international students, and even graduates from other schools attending a Japan Club meeting in February 2019.
April 26, 2020

You know what one of the best parts of university life is? The extraordinary number of clubs available to us. This is not a thinly veiled excuse for me to tell you to join The Seahawk, I promise. In...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/22/20 (Moving, club-running and baking)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/22/20 (Moving, club-running and baking)
April 22, 2020

Hello, again, my Seahawks! My family is moving at the end of the summer, but since I'm graduating, I'm not sure if I should move with them or not. Does living with my parents make me less of an adult? ABSOLUTELY...

My boyfriend is an essential worker and I worry

Assistant general manager Kathy Hartman, left, and general manager Bob King chat in the warehouse where Sam's Club orders will be filled. The Sam's Club fulfillment center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday on Tobias Boland Way. [T&G Staff/Christine Peterson]
April 21, 2020

Prior to COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security listed 49 to 62 million employees as essential workers, per a report from Brookings. Amidst all of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/8/20 (Positives, the future and words of encouragement)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/8/20 (Positives, the future and words of encouragement)
April 8, 2020

Hello, my dear Seahawks. I wish I was writing during different times. I wish I was writing from my humble nest back in Wilmington, but it seems like we have a new reality. To those that were graduating...

A letter to the UNCW graduating class of Spring 2020

A letter to the UNCW graduating class of Spring 2020
April 6, 2020

Commencement is postponed. That sucks. If you have been a student at UNC Wilmington for the past few years, it is clear that this run has been rocky. Fall 2018 saw Hurricane Florence take us out of...

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

The struggles of social distancing and mental health
March 19, 2020

With the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19, people have been taking measures to reduce and slow down the spread of the virus, particularly for more vulnerable populations (the elderly and immunocompromised)....

This spring break, give yourself a break

This spring break, give yourself a break
March 6, 2020

As college students, we are always busy. Whether we are writing essays, studying for tests, participating in extracurricular activities, working or anything else going on in our lives, it is safe to say...

Speak your name: The struggle of having to make your name ‘easier’

Writer Alejandra Rodriguez-Aguero (center) with her father, Gerardo Rodriguez, and mother, Alma Aguero, at a pumpkin patch.
March 5, 2020

One’s name is quite a staple of who they are, their overall identity. “What is your name?” is, seemingly, an innocent question that many people begin first-time interactions with, but to me, it is...

What grinds my gears 3/4/20 (Public bathrooms, VeggieTales and talking hair color)

What grinds my gears 3/4/20 (Public bathrooms, VeggieTales and talking hair color)
March 4, 2020

“What Grinds My Gears…” is a new series here at The Seahawk in which our writers talk about things that bother us but are not quite big enough deals to warrant a full opinion article. These are not...

The term ‘African American’ does not sit well with me

Attendees chat and mingle at SACF's Kwanzaa event on Dec. 31, 2019 at First Ward Community Center in Saginaw.
February 29, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: For the purposes of putting the term “Black” on a pedestal equal to that of “African American,” I have chosen to capitalize the term in this article. This is not proper AP style—we...

Is graduate school actually worth it?

Is graduate school actually worth it?
February 27, 2020

It is the middle of the spring semester and graduation is on many people’s minds. This presents a fork in the road of life: do you graduate, enter the real world, and never look back? Or do you apply...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 2/26/20 (Asking for space, weather dressing and study tips)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 2/26/20 (Asking for space, weather dressing and study tips)
February 26, 2020

How do I ask my friends for some space to clear my head? It is not what you say, but rather how you say it. Everyone needs a “day off” once in a while, even your friends. We are like batteries and...

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