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UNCW student protesters hold up homemade signs at the UNC system-wide bathroom sit-in against controversial House Bill 2.

UNCW students stage bathroom sit-in along with other UNC system schools

For a second straight week, the UNC Wilmington community staged a protest to voice its discontent with North Carolina’s newly enacted, controversial House Bill 2, but this time they took the protesting...

Members of the Wilmington community rally in opposition to House Bill 2, a new law in North Carolina, passed last week. 

McCrory’s “bathroom bill” receives local opposition from families

Casey Auch | Layout Editor April 7, 2016

Wilmington locals and community members gathered at the busy intersection of South College Road and Oleander Drive on Friday evening, in defiance of North Carolina’s recent passing of House Bill 2. Governor...

House Bill 2 could have huge implications for NC; UNCW students stage silent protest

Casey McAnarney | News Editor March 31, 2016

A recent House bill passed by North Carolina's legislative body has left students and citizens frustrated with their government, so much so that UNC Wilmington students staged a silent protest the Monday...

A screen capture of a tweet from a trans North Carolinian in response to controversial House Bill 2.

America’s response to controversial House Bill 2

Helen Rogalski, Managing Editor March 31, 2016

The passing of House Bill 2 in North Carolina has sparked a large discussion both state and nationwide in regards to how the law now forces people to only use the public restrooms that match the gender...

Trump Supporter Gets Violent at NC Rally

Donald Trump, the front-runner of the Republican Party, held a rally in Fayetteville, NC March 8 as a boost for his campaign. A home to many active duty military stationed at Fort Bragg, Trump is the first...

NC primary results: Clinton and Trump win big; Connect NC Bond passes

Casey McAnarney | News Editor March 16, 2016

UNC Wilmington students and North Carolinians alike ventured out to the polls for the NC Primary yesterday, and the results are now in.In the presidential race, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary...

McCrory speaks at UNCW about Connect NC bond, impact on Wilmington community

NC Gov. Pat McCrory spoke at a meeting held on UNC Wilmington's campus this past Wednesday, March 9 while students were on spring break to promote the two billion dollar Connect NC public improvement bond...

UNCW Student Government Association makes motions to oppose NC Senate bill

Casey McAnarney | News Editor March 3, 2016

In a resolution entitled ‘An Act of Student Opposition to North Carolina House Bill 589,’ UNC Wilmington’s Student Government Association voiced the opinion of the organization and the campus as...

An artists rendering of what the university plans for the building to look like.

“Vote yes to invest” with new Connect NC bond? You will decide.

Hannah Williams, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2016

When North Carolinians go to vote in the March 15 primary election, they will notice a little box titled “Referendum, Connect NC: Public Improvement Bond” at the bottom of their ballot after the...

NC ban on same-sex marriage struck down

Joe Lowe | News Editor October 11, 2014

Gay marriage is now legal in 29 states including North Carolina.Two years ago, North Carolina approved Amendment One, a constitutional amendment slamming the door shut on same-sex marriage for the state....

Supreme Court takes steps toward same-sex marriage in NC

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...

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. ...

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