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Supreme Court takes steps toward same-sex marriage in NC

Miriam Himes | Contributing Writer

October 10, 2014

On Oct. 6th, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in five states: Wyoming, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia.The refusal to review the marriages of seven couples in five different states led to the immediate legalization of same-sex marriage in a variety of states across America.  Same...

SGA plans on-campus transit hub

Patrick Wagner | Photography Editor

February 26, 2014

The UNC Wilmington Student Government Association plans to build an on-campus transit hub at the Burney loop bus stop.SGA President Zach Steffey said the university plans to mount two weather-proof LCD TVs to the patio area of the Fisher Student Union. One TV will relay bus location information in rea...

Gingrich visits UNCW: No plans to drop out, brings message for young voters

Chris Faircloth | The Seahawk

April 17, 2012

And then there were three. Rick Santorum has dropped out of the presidential race, leaving Newt Gingrich in second place for the Republican nomination, followed by Ron Paul in third, but they are both far behind the frontrunner, Mitt Romney, in both delegates and funding.After his rally at UNCW last ...

Gingrich rally left students with unanswered questions

Corey Strickland | Assistant News Editor

April 10, 2012

"I want to talk to you today, particularly the young people, about where you're at and the challenges your generation is facing," said Newt Gingrich at his April 4 rally at UNCW's Lumina Theater.Gingrich's speech, while opening with an address to students, quickly rehashed his campaign platforms. His ...

Romney takes massive lead over opponents for GOP presidential nomination

Chris Faircloth | Staff Writer

April 8, 2012

Following wins in all three primaries last Tuesday, the former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, has all but clinched the Republican Party nomination for president. The large lead has earned Romney recent endorsements from several high-profile Republicans including former President George H.W....

Newt Gingrich holds rally at UNCW

Sasha Johnson and Corey Strickland | The Seahawk

April 4, 2012

Newt Gingrich, still vying for the GOP nomination, made an impromptu stop at UNCW today. He spoke in Lumina Theater at 3:30 p.m., the room packed with students and community members, supporters and opponents.Awaiting a student organization sponsor, Gingrich's rally was confirmed by UNCW Media Relations a mere ...

County officials spur local protests and national scrutiny over contraception vote

By Samuel Wilson | Staff Writer

March 18, 2012

In the realm of local politics, we often think in terms of more nuanced and less polarizing issues than those we hear discussed on nationally syndicated talk shows and throughout the halls of Capitol Hill.  Lately, not so much. Last Monday, the all-male New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimou...

Iran and America Can and Should be Friendly

James Edmonds | Staff Writer

March 17, 2012

As soon as you read the title, it's likely you rolled your eyes. That's pretty typical of the attitude Americans take toward Iran. Iranians have that same attitude. The idea behind the attitude is that America and Iran are polar opposites. We are enemies with a mutual agreement to always think the wors...

Presidential candidate rejects college-level education

Kristiana Sigmon | Staff Writer

March 3, 2012

On the evening of the Arizona and Michigan political primary, former senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum called President Obama a "snob" for supporting higher education."He wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There are good decent men and women that go out and work hard every day that...

Candidates participate in final republican primary debate

Chris Faircloth | Staff Writer

February 25, 2012

The last scheduled debate of the Republican primary season was held Feb. 22 in Arizona, one week before voting in Arizona and Michigan. All four remaining candidates participated in the debate, which was hosted by CNN.Rick Santorum, the front runner according to polls going into the debate, took hea...

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