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OPINION: A look at party polarization

Graph describing party polarization in the United States. Pew Research Center

Kristen Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 17, 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 t...

Trump’s State of the Union address: A call for unity

Trump's State of the Union address: A call for unity

Kristen Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 10, 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...

No citizenship test, no diploma

No citizenship test, no diploma

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor

February 3, 2018

Editor’s Note: Samantha Durham is a senior at UNCW studying sociology. She is the Opinion Editor for The Seahawk and enjoys concentrating her work on social issues. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Samantha may be found on Twitter @Durham_Sam. All suggestions and...

Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, a call for bipartisanship

Donald Trump delivering his first State of the Union address courtesy of Tribune News Service  (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

February 1, 2018

In the third longest State of the Union address in United States history; President Donald Trump spent 80 minutes speaking to a record-breaking 47.7 million viewers in what can only be described as a delicate balancing act between pleasing his base, and appealing to more moderate Americans. Trump...

Beefing with Trump

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2018

Editor’s Note: Samantha Durham is a senior at UNCW studying sociology. She is the Opinion Editor for The Seahawk and enjoys concentrating her work on social issues. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Samantha may be found on Twitter @Durham_Sam. All suggestions and...

A new idea for President

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2018

Editor’s Note: Samantha Durham is a senior at UNCW studying sociology. She is the Opinion Editor for The Seahawk and enjoys concentrating her work on social issues. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Samantha may be found on Twitter @Durham_Sam. All suggestions and...

Women’s March on Wilmington 2018 highlights array of issues, concerns

Hundreds gather at 2018 Women's March in Downtown Wilmington, NC

Helen Rogalski and Maddie Driggers

January 21, 2018

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, the Women’s March on Wilmington took place outside of Thalian Hall downtown. Local police on foot, horseback or in cars manned crowd control and blocked off part of 102 N. 3rd St. This particular event was organized in part by Women Organizing for Wilmington [WOW], ...

Which party will shut down the government?

Jack DeVries, Copy Editor

January 20, 2018

Editor’s Note: Jack DeVries is a junior at UNCW double majoring in operations management and marketing strategy. 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...

Offshore oil drilling expansion impacts local Wilmington community

A line of off-shore oil rigs in the Santa Barbara Channel (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

January 17, 2018

A recent controversial measure proposed by the Trump administration is set to expand offshore oil drilling to the continental-shelf waters of both the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, which has spurred debate in Wilmington, and N.C. as a whole. In the United States, prior to Jan. 4 of 2018, there w...

Trump, do not stop at Pakistan

Chart shows the trend in U.S. economic and military aid to Pakistan, 2002-2012. (MCT/TNS)

Jack DeVries, Copy Editor

January 9, 2018

Editor’s Note: Jack DeVries is a junior at UNCW double majoring in operations management and marketing strategy. 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 sug...

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

This article is one out of a weekly series by staff writer Tyler Newman titled World Outside Wilmington, which summarizes major events in international news. Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics   In an unprecedented move by the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic team of Russia ...

Keystone XL pipeline granted historic win in Nebraska

Map of the location of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route.

Meredith Hoffman, Assistant News Editor

November 25, 2017

In a 3-2 vote on Nov. 20 the Nebraska Public Service Commission moved to allow TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline to continue construction through the state of Nebraska. The decision is considered a win for the Trump Administration, which supported progress of the pipeline. Commissioned in 2008,...

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