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Good riddance, Steve Bannon

Sean W. Cooper, Assistant Opinion Editor

August 25, 2017

Last Friday, Steve Bannon left the White House after serving as the Trump administration’s chief strategist for seven turbulent months. At the risk of sounding too forward, thank goodness for that. It’s no secret that President Trump is a wildly unpredictable man.  If you haven’t figured this...

Charlottesville and Confederate statues

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017

Let’s be real here.  Conservative or not, it is not in your best interest to defend the actions of the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville last Friday and Saturday. Nor should you deny that these people are white supremacists.  Anybody who gathers in the streets with guns and tiki...

UNCW SGA, Upperman holds discussion on Charlottesville and equality

UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, left, addresses those gathered in the Clocktower Lounge during Thursday's discussion regarding recent events in Charlottesville, Va.

Noah Thomas, Sports Editor

August 17, 2017

Students and faculty of the UNC Wilmington community gathered Thursday evening in the Fisher Student Center to discuss last week’s protests in Charlottesville, Va.

Two more nails in Trump’s coffin

 (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci answers questions about the resignation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during a press briefing on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

August 5, 2017

On July 21, President Trump fired his divisive communications director Sean Spicer and appointed Anthony Scaramucci, founder of the investment firm SkyBridge Capital, to fill the position.  The president urged Spicer to remain in the White House as its press secretary; however Spicer declined leaving...

Trump bans trans

(Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS) President Donald Trump shouts during a Make America Great Again rally at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor

August 5, 2017

On July 26th President Trump made a bad move for any hope of winning the LBGTQ community’s heart. However, they are not the only ones utterly disappointed by Trump’s latest military decision. On Wednesday, President Trump declared, via his Twitter account that “After consultation with my General...

Trump says transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in military

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at a Make America Great Again rally at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Casey McAnarney, Editor in Chief

July 26, 2017

In a series of tweets, President Donald J. Trump said that transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the United States Military. The reasoning behind this: The U.S. armed forces need to focus more on "decisive overwhelming victory" rather than accommodating transgender individuals. This...

Confederate statues: should they stay or should they go?

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

June 28, 2017

On May 19th, the New Orleans Police Department gathered around a 16-foot, bronze statue of Robert E. Lee, standing on a 60-foot base, as they prepared for the monument to be taken down. This was the last Confederate statue to stand in New Orleans, after three others had been removed from the city within the pre...

SGA Inauguration: Farewells lead to new leadership

Newly elected SGA President Ottillie Mensah addressed those present at the annual SGA Inauguration.

Daniel West, Contributing Writer | SGA Beat Reporter

April 20, 2017

Last Tuesday saw an evening full of farewells and triumphs. The UNC Wilmington Student Government Association held its final event of the 2016-2017 school year with their annual SGA Inauguration. Over a dozen graduating members were honored and a nearly completely new leadership is ready to take the...

Freedom of expression debate, Atlantis soon to release latest issue

This photo, courtesy of Atlantis, shows the magazine's editorial staff. [Back Row from Left to Right] Mason Hamberlin, Raja Jalernpan, Rebekkah LaBlue, Matt Theis, Kyle Maples, Lindy Schoenborn and Sarah Wall [Front Row from Left to Right] Nikki Kroushl, Carey Shook, Tally Pavel, Caroline Orth, Chantai Thomas, Becka Jackson and Logan Prochaska.

Casey McAnarney, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2017

In preparation for their spring issue, editors for Atlantis, a creative magazine on UNC Wilmington’s campus, had been reviewing submissions of work created and poured over by students. However, now the editorial staff of the publication is split over the decision to publish the content of one stud...

The enduring effects of HB2 on North Carolina’s economy

Demonstrators call for the repeal of HB2 in Raleigh, N.C., on April 25, 2016. The state marks the first anniversary the bill, widely criticized as anti-LGBT, which has cost North Carolinians jobs, money, performances and events, including this montha s NCAA basketball tournament. (Jill Knight/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Kyle Kissinger, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017

On March 27, after calculating data collected from public records and interviews, the Associated Press announced that North Carolina’s House Bill 2 has deprived the state an estimated $3.76 billion of revenue due to lost business. For the uninitiated, House Bill 2 (also dubbed as HB2 or the “bathroom...

A national struggle to understand feminism

Thousands gathered for the 2017 Women's March in Washington, DC, many of which are colorfully decorated with

Helen Rogalski, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2017

The feminist movement has been a work in progress for many years and a longtime coming for modern day America. As the movement continues to gain traction and media coverage, criticism from politicians, celebrities, and everyday people continues. The feminist movement is deeply misunderstood in Trump’s...

President Donald J. Trump: ‘American Military Does Not Fight To Win’

Views by party on increasing defense spending.

Meredith Hoffman, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2017

In late February, President Donald Trump addressed a small group of governors in the White House. The topic of conversation was the military budget as Trump unveiled his plan to increase United States defense spending by $54 billion, while making equal cuts in other areas of government. This proposal...

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