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An offshore wind farm.
Wilmington could see more offshore wind farms after recent executive order
Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor • June 10, 2021
The order lays out targets for electricity production through offshore wind farms, calling for 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind energy (approximately enough to power 2 million homes for a year) produced yearly by 2030, rising to eight gigawatts by 2040.
Plans for the construction on Military Cutoff Rd.
OPINION: Political leaders should use their power to accommodate for better transportation options
Michael Friant, Contributing Writer • June 3, 2021
With the current housing crisis in Wilmington, a leader of his stature should use his power to boost the welfare of all his constituents. Rep. Rouzer should not have used one of his earmark requests to secure funds for a road expansion. He should offer an alternative that would be more efficient for everyone involved.  
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces at the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus city, in the occupied West Bank, on May 18, 2021. - Palestinians across the West Bank and in east Jerusalem and Arab districts in Israel were largely adhering to a general strike called in support of those under bombardment in Gaza, which led to violent clashes throughout the territories.
OPINION: The Gaza crisis shows that it’s time to stop glorifying your country at the expense of others
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • May 29, 2021
This senseless violence is another example of patriotism taken way too far. Idolization of the state was a key driving force behind humanity’s bloodiest conflicts, including both World Wars. More recently, right-wing nationalist leaders like former U.S. President Donald Trump nearly caused a further war with policies like imposing universal sanctions on Iran and escalating economic tensions with China. Both moves were harmful to innocent civilians within their target countries and did not help the U.S. in any way.
Boxes of tampons are in a pharmacy in New York.
OPINION: Taxation of feminine hygiene products must stop
Trina Mclean, Contributing Writer • May 11, 2021

The North Carolina General Assembly is pushing for the legislation of an act to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax. The products...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina.
North Carolina gains one new house seat
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • May 6, 2021
This additional seat will bring the total of North Carolina’s congressional districts to 14. Currently, North Carolina's representation in the House is held by eight Republicans and five Democrats. As of yet, there is not any indication on where the 14th district will be located, and that will be determined once the state legislature redraws the district lines.
Members of the Multi-faith Anti-Racism Change and Healing Group celebrate at 38th and Chicago after the verdict was read in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Minneapolis.
OPINION: The Chauvin conviction marks the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • April 24, 2021
Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed Floyd, was found guilty of murder Tuesday and hauled off to prison, possibly for decades. The Black community and its allies joyously poured into America’s streets in celebration, relieved that they can now begin to heal from the trauma of both the killing and trial. Many consider the case a turning point in U.S. policing as well as the country overall, but much more and harder work remains ahead.
Cannabis plant in flowering stage.

Photo by Matthew Sichkaruk on Unsplash
OPINION: Legalizing cannabis just makes economic sense
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • April 22, 2021
While the moral arguments for and against cannabis legalization have been thoroughly played out and exhausted, the fiscal incentives and prerogative to legalize far outweigh any moral hesitations. North Carolina has taken the tax revenues from both alcohol and lottery ticket sales and financed public works projects and programs that make the best of potentially detrimental activities. 
The U.S. Capitol Building, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Washington, D.C. 

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OPINION: Who is the filibuster for?
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • April 22, 2021
While it is feasible to eliminate the filibuster as it exists now, many senators, including Manchin and other Democrats, are hesitant to destroy what they see as a key tool of the minority party. With Democrats' Senate and House prospects looking mixed going into the 2022 midterm elections, several Democratic senators are worried that Republicans would be able to do much more damage than they did during the Trump administration if the filibuster is removed. 
The Mohnin-Sholz LGBTQ office.
OPINION: For the LGBT community, an Arkansas bill sets a dangerous precedent nationwide
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • April 20, 2021

In Arkansas, any transgender resident under the age of 18 is about to be denied the medical care required to help them transition genders. This...

OPINION: SGA needs to reform its campaign process
OPINION: SGA needs to reform its campaign process
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • April 20, 2021

The Student Government Association (SGA) announced its 2021-2022 winners for student body president and vice president following the first run-off...

A proposal that would legalize marijuana in Mexico has hit a snag in the Senate, casting its future in doubt.
North Carolina could be the next state to legalize cannabis
Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor • April 12, 2021
This recent slate of cannabis legislation comes off the back of neighboring Virginia, which passed a bill for the substance's legalization to begin in July. 37 other states have already passed laws to legalize cannabis for medicinal use, with 15 states having legalized the substance for recreational purposes.
Boxes of tampons are in a pharmacy in New York.
North Carolina Senate proposes bill to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • April 9, 2021
As of April 7, the bill had been filed, passed first reading and referred to the Committee on Roles and Operations of the Senate. If passed, this bill would go into effect on Oct. 1, 2021, and would apply to sales made on or after this date. 
Asylum-seekers who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally wait to be processed in Mission, Texas.
OPINION: Who is really behind the border crisis? (Hint: it is not Biden or Trump)
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • April 8, 2021
It is true that since Biden took office, the number of apprehensions of migrants entering the U.S. from the southern border surged after he promised in his campaign to enact more liberal immigration policies. It is also true that Trump’s directives were extremely controversial and sometimes in violation of human rights, which Biden harped on during his campaign. 
A resolution thanking Chief Donaldson from the SGA.
SGA passes 2 resolutions thanking Chief Donaldson, faculty and staff
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • April 8, 2021
During their last meeting of the school year, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed two resolutions—the first thanking University Police Chief David Donaldson and the second highlighting appreciation to faculty and staff.
President Trump and his allies were livid when Twitter exercised its commercial prerogative and banned him.
OPINION: The end of Trump’s ‘fireside chats’
Anthony Culler, Contributing Writer • March 24, 2021
FDR, a Democrat, faced an adversarial force in the dominant press of the day—newspapers—the majority of which were conservative. This is in stark contrast to today’s press which most will agree is more left-leaning than the right-leaning newspapers of the 1930s. And while FDR had major resistance from the newspapers, he found solace in his radio broadcasts. You could consider it, in today’s terms, his very own social media venue. If you compare the use of Twitter by Trump during his presidency, you will see a similarity in FDR's use of radio.
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