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Political Perspectives: North Korea calling Trump’s bluff

Political perspectives is a column that focuses on providing different opinions on important political issues from UNCW students.

Jack DeVries, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: Jack DeVries is a junior at UNCW studying business. Jack also works as a contributing writer for The Seahawk and is a frequent writer for the Political Perspectives column. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. All suggestions and inquires may be sen...

Political Perspectives: It’s President Trump’s turn with North Korea

Political perspectives is a column that focuses on providing different opinions on important political issues from UNCW students.

Kristen Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2017

Editor’s Note: Kristen Rodriguez is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Relations. Kristen is a contributing writer for The Seahawk and writes many of the pieces featured in Political Perspectives. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of ...

Trump’s new tax plan

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

Sean W. Cooper is a sophomore at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies. He is a staff writer for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in the article are solely those of the author. Sean W. Cooper may be found on Twitter @SWWCoop. All suggestions and inquires may be sent via email to [email protected]  Once upon a t...

Saudi Arabia announces legislation to allow women drivers

Kristen Burgess, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

Rescinding a long-established ban Saudi Arabia has had in place, the country’s government announced Sept. 26 that women are now allowed to drive. This came after years of campaigning by a movement known as “Women2Drive." “It’s a huge battle that was won today,” said Manal al-Sharif, the...

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2017

Kim Jong-un vs. Trump In the latest war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump, the former issued a direct statement regarding the latter following President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Sept. 19, 2017. The statement from Kim Jong-u...

Betsy DeVos rolls back Title IX protections on campus

Education Sec. Betsy DeVos listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a strategic and policy discussion with CEOs in the State Department Library in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C. DeVos has rescinded Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Meredith Hoffman, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2017

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a statement last Thursday at George Mason University regarding the future of Title IX protections on college campuses nationwide. While a copy of her address was not released prior to her announcement, it was widely expected, and later confirmed,...

University Political Action Committee hosts ‘Everything You Need to Know About DACA’ in the midst of national debate

Dr. Amanda Boomershine speaking with students, faculty, staff and visitors about the regulations and issues surrounding DACA.

Helen Rogalski, Managing Editor

September 14, 2017

President Trump’s announcement last week to end the Obama Administration’s program the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program [DACA] sparked discussion across the nation and among UNCW students. When the termination of DACA was announced, students on campus began discussing their stances...

SGA proposes new approach to reporting sexual assault on campus

Meredith Hoffman, Assistant News Editor

September 11, 2017

The Student Government Association [SGA] held its second meeting Aug. 29 to address its platform for the upcoming academic year. SGA President Ottillie Mensah spoke to the sparsely filled Azalea Room on Tuesday about the plans for the year, which included addressing major problems on campus, such as...

Political Perspectives: An end to DACA

Political perspectives is a column that focuses on providing different opinions on important political issues from UNCW students.

Jack Devries, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017

Announced by the Trump Administration on Tuesday, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy put in place by the Obama administration will be shut down in six months.  DACA, founded in 2012, was instituted because of Congress’s failure to pass the DREAM Act, an amnesty program offere...

Political Perspectives: How DACA questions Trump’s morality

Political perspectives is a column that focuses on providing different opinions on important political issues from UNCW students.

Kristen Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2017

President Donald Trump is once again faced with the task of keeping one of his campaign promises, getting rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The President has been approached about his plans for DACA repeatedly since taking office, by the press as well as members of immigrant communities...

Trump pardons Arpaio: The hypocrisy of American justice

Marissa Barber, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2017

There’s a new sheriff in town. As of August 25, 2016, President Donald Trump made the questionable move to pardon Joe Arpaio, an infamous sheriff from Arizona who recently “earned a criminal contempt conviction” as a result of his career-long unconstitutional actions. When reading about this particular...

Terrorism in Barcelona

Jack Devries, Contributing Writer

August 30, 2017

In the afternoon on August 17, Barcelona joined the long list of cities to be terrorized by vehicle ramming attacks. Originally use by Palestinians in Israel to incite fear, automobile attacks are becoming more common in the western world. This attack consisted of two vehicular rammings on busy public...

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