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OPINION: Staying informed this election is important

William Becker, Staff Writer August 25, 2020

During the 2018 midterm election, I was an election official and also worked at a democratic call center. The two jobs obviously stayed very separate, but needless to say, I was deeply involved.  Having...

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OPINION: Dealing with the rise of political demagogues 

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer August 18, 2020

If the past two presidential primaries have proven anything of substance, it is that demagogues are as pervasive as ever in our electoral politics. Demagogues being political figures who play off the...

Absentee voting manager Matt Kelly holds the ballot envelopes that will be used to mail ballots at the Franklin County Board of Elections office in Columbus on July 29. The two-key system ensures no one political party will have access to ballots alone. [Adam Cairns/Dispatch]

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor August 17, 2020

Due to concerns about health and safety, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the polls this upcoming election season, more and more Americans are considering absentee mail-in voting.  A recent survey...

The fight over the future of the video-sharing app TikTok is unwinding globalization.

OPINION: In defense of Trump’s actions against TikTok

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer August 13, 2020

If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it too? In such a scenario, I would say no. Most others would, too, because the safety risks of jumping off a cliff are very obvious. This activity...

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduces Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally at Renaissance High School on March 9, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS)

Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as VP running mate

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor August 11, 2020
Washington, D.C. — Several months after confirming he would choose a female running mate, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named California senator and former fellow presidential candidate Kamala Harris as his running mate.
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)

OPINION: For Joe Biden, it is three distinct paths

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...

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ICE reverses disputed July 6 international student policy

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.
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UNCW receives, begins distributing CARES Act funding

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...

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

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

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...

OPINION: A dirty rock and a skeevy hard place. How do you vote between allegedly immoral people?

OPINION: 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...

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.

Michael Bloomberg hosted pre-super tuesday campaign rally 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...

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.

These are not radical ideas: Sanders’ democratic socialism vs. the democratic establishment

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...

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