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Oregon State Troopers and Portland police advance through tear gas and fire works while dispersing a protest against police brutality and racial injustice on September 5, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Portland has seen nightly protests for the past 100 days following the death of George Floyd in police custody. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images/TNS)

OPINION: The violent protests and riots must end

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer September 7, 2020
Ending this violence requires a bipartisan and nationally coordinated approach. The first step is to restore order by deploying the National Guard. While the Guard will likely have to use some force against civilians and protesters, the risk of injury from looting and rioting is much higher, and the Guard is needed to flatten the curve of the unrest. It’s sad that we need to send them in, but just like flattening the curve of the COVID-19 virus through social distancing, we must face the music and do it.
Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) take the stage to deliver remarks at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The pair will be regularly tested for coronavirus as campaigning intensifies in the weeks before the election. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

OPINION: Kamala Harris was a clear pick for Biden’s VP

Sarah Levinson , Contributing Writer August 29, 2020

We are eight months into 2020 and we have seen a global pandemic, continuing riots and protests related to Black Lives Matter (BLM) and a president relentlessly failing his constituents. Presidential candidate...

EDITORIAL: UNC Board of Governors, fix this or resign

EDITORIAL: UNC Board of Governors, fix this or resign

The Seahawk Editorial Board August 26, 2020
Since the announcement of fall 2020 campus reopenings, university administrators actively withheld vital information from the general public and their student bodies. Information that is crucial for students, faculty and staff to know, such as accurate positive COVID-19 cases on campuses and self-reported data. 
Postal workers hold signs as U.S. Rep. Val Demings speaks at a post office at Kirkman Road in Orlando on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

OPINION: Trump’s inaction on the USPS crisis should concern everyone

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer August 26, 2020
Over the past few decades, technology has evolved at an unprecedented pace, and many tasks that used to only be possible via mail, such as sending a letter to a loved one or paying bills, can now be completed quickly online. The Internet also helps protect the environment by saving all that paper. Add the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic into the picture, and suddenly we are sitting behind computer screens more than ever before. 
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OPINION: Staying informed this election is important

William Becker, Staff Writer 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...

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

OPINION: Dealing with the rise of political demagogues 

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer 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...

Social Media allows people to quickly and easily hear about and join various social movements.

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

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer 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...

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

We need to save the USPS

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor 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,...

View of UNCW's Chancellor's Walk.

OPINION: The coronavirus does not care about your age

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer 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 columns between Leutze and Morton Hall.

UNCW freshmen face a strange first semester

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor 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...

Front of UNCW's campus .

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

William Becker, Staff Writer 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...

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)

OPINION: For Joe Biden, it is three distinct paths

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer 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...

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