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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)

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 off his third presidential run back in May of 2019, he called for a restoration of the nation's soul. At the time, it was perceived as a well-meaning, if antiquated no...

ICE reverses disputed July 6 international student policy

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Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. — After facing intense pressure and backlash, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has dropped its most recent addendum to its international student visa policy.

UNCW receives, begins distributing CARES Act funding

Front of UNCW's campus.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

May 21, 2020

As a tumultuous spring semester begins to settle in the rear view, UNC Wilmington students are expecting to reap the benefits of the latest COVID-19 relief bill: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, and its education-focused Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, also kno...

Matt Talone and Sabrina Balent elected as 2020-2021 SGA president and VP

2020-2021 SGA VP Sabrina Balent and Preisdent Matt Talone.

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2020

Every year UNC Wilmington students are given the opportunity to vote for the next school year's upcoming Student Government Association student body president and vice president.  On April 13, 2020, Matt Talone and Sabrina Balent were announced as the new president and vice president, respectfully, f...

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...

Michael Bloomberg hosted pre-super tuesday campaign rally in Wilmington

Michael Bloomberg, running for the Democratic presidential nomination, speaks to supporters and attendees at a campaign rally the Saturday before Super Tuesday on March 3 at E. A. Laney High School in Wilmington.

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer

March 20, 2020

Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign may be dead and gone, but for a brief moment on the Saturday before Super Tuesday the Democratic candidate held a rally at E. A. Laney High School, drawing a crowd of supporters, naysayers and political neutrals alike. “I am running a campaign for change,...

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...

Biden, Sanders clear front-runners after Super Tuesday primaries

UNCW students and community members alike were able to vote in the Super Tuesday primaries at the Warwick Center polling location on March 3, 2020.

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

Tuesday marked a crucial day in the race for presidential candidacy. “Super Tuesday” sees 14 states and the U.S. territory of American Samoa cast their votes for their preferred candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. This single day accounts for a whopping 1,357 delegates, about a...

U.S. and Taliban sign historic peace deal

U.S. and Taliban sign historic peace deal

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2020

DOHA, OMAN— Following more than 18 years of conflict, representatives from the United States, including U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the Taliban have come to the negotiating table in the Qatari capital of Doha, and signed a deal that could at last bring an end to the conflict. A 14 month timetable has been put into place for the gradu...

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 ...

Till Wagner delivers lecture about international politics of a melting Arctic

Dr. Till Wagner, Assistant Professor at UNCW’s Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography, stands in Hodder hall Monday night after delivering his presentation on the evolving dynamics of the Arctic Ocean for the 2019-20 Planet Ocean Seminar Series.Dr. Till Wagner, Assistant Professor at UNCW’s Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography, stands in Hoggard Hall the evening of Monday, Feb. 11 after delivering his presentation on the evolving dynamics of the Arctic Ocean for the 2019-20 Planet Ocean Seminar Series.

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

The dynamics of a new and changing Arctic Ocean will have profound effects on the climate and the global economy, said an assistant professor from UNC Wilmington’s Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography in a presentation last Monday at Hoggard Hall. “The perceived openness of Arctic...

US Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about his Senate impeachment trial in the East Room at the White House in Washington on February 6, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — The US Senate voted Wednesday evening to dismiss the charges of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the third president in American history to face formal impeachment. In the first article of impeachment concerning abuse of power, Senators voted 52 to 48 in favor of “Not Guilty.”...

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