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A dirty rock and a skeevy hard place: How do you vote between allegedly immoral people?

A dirty rock and a skeevy hard place: How do you vote between allegedly immoral people?

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

May 2, 2020

In March, former Joe Biden-staffer Tara Reade accused the presidential candidate of sexually assaulting her back in 1993. Reade’s former neighbor, Lynda LaCasse, has corroborated this story, saying she heard it years ago. Many outlets have deemed LaCasse a credible source on this matter, and because of this story making the rounds, the Republican party has had a field d...

These are not radical ideas: Sanders’ democratic socialism vs. the democratic establishment

Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (left) and Senator Bernie Sanders point fingers at each other as they take part in the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020.

Marshall Brown, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2020

As the world grapples with an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the Democratic Primary marches on. It remains a race between former Vice President, Joe Biden, and the self-described democratic socialist senator, Bernie Sanders. The former has earned endorsements from nearly every past-primary...

Confusion amongst democratic primary ballot candidates

The sample ballot for the New Hanover county 2020 primary elections.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 25, 2020

We are in the midst of the 2020 primary elections and that means there are many decisions to be made between now and the end of the voting period. North Carolina’s early voting period is running from Feb. 13 to 29 with the official voting day being held on March 3. I voted last Friday, and much to ...

You’re a vile one, Mr. Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings last year.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 23, 2019

There are a few words that come to mind when I hear the name, Brett Kavanaugh: vile, pathetic, childish and, unfortunately, a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).  Last year, when Kavanaugh was in the running to become a Supreme Court Justice, I initially did not pay enough atte...

A brief debriefing of the Hong Kong riots and why it matters

Protesters gaze at riot police from behind a barricade during a demonstration on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Hong Kong.

Cierra Noffke, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2019

This summer, the riots in Hong Kong swept through the news in a flurry of shock that gripped the eyes of the world. We have all seen the now infamous photos of the Hong Kong airport drowning in a sea of black t-shirts, their chosen color of solidarity. The world paused to listen to the unanimous,...

You should figure out your own political beliefs

Yard signage on display in the Wakefield subdivision in Spanish Fort, Ala., on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. On the left is a sign in support of a 3-mill property tax increase for schools and on the left is a sign in opposition. Voters in Spanish Fort and Fairhope will head to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, to vote on whether their taxes should be raised to support academics within the schools in their cities.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2019

There is a lot that goes into one’s personal political beliefs, whether it is factors like their gender and ethnicity or their religion and region they grew up in. None of these are bad reasons to shape a set of beliefs, but it is important to make sure that these are factors in your own decision and...

Views from abroad: What’s the deal with Brexit?

Views from abroad: What’s the deal with Brexit?

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 27, 2019

Brexit has been looming in the back of everyone’s head throughout my entire experience studying abroad at the University of Stirling in Scotland. So, here is your "Brexit for dummies," “Views from abroad” style. As a young American, Brexit is something I have been hearing about in passing eve...

Oops she did it again

Hillary Clinton arm and arm with husband and former President Bill  Clinton.

Caroline Shaver, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018

Well, hats off to Hillary Clinton. The former first lady has somehow managed to tick everyone off -- including her own supporters. That takes some talent -- or perhaps, the lack thereof? Supporters and non-supporters alike are furious over the matter. News outlets, who formerly praised her,...

Hey General Assembly, where’s the funding?

Hey General Assembly, where's the funding?

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 1, 2018

Editor’s Note: Veronica Wernicke is a sophomore at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies and is the Opinion Editor for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Veronica Wernicke may be found on Twitter @itsveronica98. All suggestions and inquiries may be ...

Ingraham’s advertisers rightly drop like flies

Laura Ingraham takes a vacation from her show

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 6, 2018

Editor’s Note: Veronica Wernicke is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies and is the Assistant Opinion Editor for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Veronica Wernicke may be found on Twitter @itsveronica98. All suggestions and inquiries may...

Local politicians are to blame for the Parkland shooting

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to class on Feb. 28th 2018 after the loss of 17 lives during the Valentine's Day shooting.

Jack DeVries, Copy Editor

March 14, 2018

Editor’s Note: Jack DeVries is a junior at UNCW double majoring in supply chain management and business analytics. Jack also works as The Seahawk’s Copy Editor and is a frequent writer for the Political Perspectives column. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. All...

Why can we not talk about gun control?

Graph depicting the views of gun owners and non-gun owners in regards to key aspects of freedom.

Kristen Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

Editor’s Note: Kristen Rodriguez is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Relations. Kristen is a staff writer for The Seahawk and writes many of the pieces featured in Political Perspectives. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the au...

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