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US House of Representatives vote to impeach Trump

Supporters who want President Donald Trump impeached rally downtown in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 17, 2019. [GREG LOVETT /]

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday to begin the impeachment of President Trump. The chief of state is accused of soliciting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to rig the 2020 election in Trump’s favor on July 25. An anonymous whistleblower submitted a complaint against...

Trump warns that a ‘civil war’ will start should his impeachment be successful

The White House fenced-off in Washington, D.C. on May 27, 2017

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

President Donald Trump is attempting to deter his Democratic opponents from continuing with impeachment procedures by warning them of a civil war in the event that he loses. Trump took to Twitter on Monday, Sept. 29, responding with a comment originally authored Sunday, Sept. 28, by longtime Trum...

Presentation educates perils of cash-bail system

Caroline Morin-Gage (left), Ashley Powell (center), and Babette Boyd (right) pose for a photo after lecturing about the cash-bail system in the U.S.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

A presentation about the pitfalls of the U.S.’ cash-bail system for arrested persons was given to the public Thursday evening in UNC Wilmington’s Lumina Theater. A panel of three, including attorney Caroline Morin-Gage, former addict Ashley Powell, and UNCW sociology and criminology professor...

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...

Pianovich, Kowadlo go in-depth on their plans for UNCW

From left to right: SGA President-elect Nick Pianovich; Sammy C. Hawk; SGA Vice President-elect Rachel Kowaldo.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 5, 2019

It has been a few weeks since the UNC Wilmington student body elected the 2019-2020 SGA president and vice president, Nick Pianovich and Rachel Kowadlo. While much of their plans are still in progress, both Pianovich and Kowadlo went into more detail on their plans for UNCW’s campus in an exclusive...

UNCW students elect Pianovich, Kowadlo as SGA president and VP

From left to right: College of Health & Human Services Senator Laura Bussiere, Senior Class President Julian Coley, SGA Vice President-elect Rachel Kowaldo, SGA President-elect Nick Pianovich, and Junior Class Senator Sofia Bonilla.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2019

Over 1,000 UNC Wilmington students voted for in 2019 student government elections, setting a record for voter turnout within the school. The results, announced Thursday at 5 p.m., ushered in the future of SGA: President Nick Pianovich and Vice President Rachel Kowadlo. Both Pianovich and Kowadlo expressed...

SGA elections: Dunagan and Fink look to enhance student experience

Nolan Dunagan, left, and Anna-Kelly Fink, right

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

The UNC Wilmington 2019 Student Government Association elections will conclude Thursday at 4 p.m., crowning a new president and vice president of the UNCW student body later that afternoon. Three teams of candidates have announced their campaigns for office, and one is focusing on improving day-to-day...

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...

SGA elections: Bey and Tyson team up to keep students safe on campus

Drizzle Bey, left, and Zachery Tyson, right.

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

The UNC Wilmington Student Government Association elections are in full swing. Election polls opened Monday at 9 a.m. and will close Thursday 4 p.m. Election results will be announced at 5 p.m. in the Gateway Lounge outside of the CAIC office, which is located in the Fisher Student Center. SGA...

SGA elections: Pianovich, Kowadlo strive for sustainability

Nick Pianovich, left, and Rachel Cowaldo, right.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2019

The UNC-Wilmington Student Government Association elections opened Monday morning. One of the presidential tickets includes Nick Pianovich with Rachel Kowadlo running for vice president. Nick Pianovich Nick Pianovich is running for SGA president. His leadership experience on campus includes serving...

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