The Seahawk

Asylum-seekers who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally wait to be processed in Mission, Texas.

OPINION: Who is really behind the border crisis? (Hint: it is not Biden or Trump)

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer April 8, 2021
It is true that since Biden took office, the number of apprehensions of migrants entering the U.S. from the southern border surged after he promised in his campaign to enact more liberal immigration policies. It is also true that Trump’s directives were extremely controversial and sometimes in violation of human rights, which Biden harped on during his campaign. 
President Trump and his allies were livid when Twitter exercised its commercial prerogative and banned him.

OPINION: The end of Trump’s ‘fireside chats’

Anthony Culler, Contributing Writer March 24, 2021
FDR, a Democrat, faced an adversarial force in the dominant press of the day—newspapers—the majority of which were conservative. This is in stark contrast to today’s press which most will agree is more left-leaning than the right-leaning newspapers of the 1930s. And while FDR had major resistance from the newspapers, he found solace in his radio broadcasts. You could consider it, in today’s terms, his very own social media venue. If you compare the use of Twitter by Trump during his presidency, you will see a similarity in FDR's use of radio.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the national economy in the State Dining Room at the White House on Feb. 5, 2021. The president’s first speech to Congress is generally an opportunity to lay out long-term policy themes as well as shorter-term legislative goals.

OPINION: Why politician’s promises are not always kept, and why they make them anyway

Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor March 2, 2021

Candidates make many promises before and during their time in office, and presidential candidates are certainly no exception. President Biden for example, who has been in office for over a month now has...

International newspaper & magazine, TIME magazine.

OPINION: Do we have freedom of speech in media?

Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor February 23, 2021

Two of the most prominent facets of our government and our very existence are the Bill of Rights and First Amendment. Bandied about as the fabric of being, the outward facing embodiment of our freedom...

U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus.

OPINION: Despite acquittal, Trump win in 2024 unlikely

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Former President Donald Trump must be held accountable for his actions. From spreading disinformation to grieving supporters following his re-election loss to calling on a far-right mob to march to the...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff, right, and Raphael Warnock of Georgia wave to supporters during a rally on November 15, 2020, in Marietta, Georgia.

OPINION: We need youth in the government

Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor February 18, 2021

At a judiciary committee hearing in 2018, Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch, the oldest member of the senate at the time, questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg over issues concerning privacy,...

Jeff Jackson at a rally.

Photo provided by Jeff Jackson's official press team

Jeff Jackson announces run for U.S. Senate

Nicolas Ziccardi, Staff Writer January 31, 2021

On Jan. 26, Jeff Jackson, four-term North Carolina State Senator, announced he would be running for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Senator Richard Burr after he announced that he would not seek re-election....

President Joe Biden signs an executive order after speaking during an event on his administration's COVID-19 response with Vice President Kamala Harris, left, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

Photo by Irfan Khan - TNS

Biden signs 17+ executive orders in his first week in office

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 27, 2021

It has been one week since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th President and Vice-President of the U.S. Both got an early start on implementing their administration's agenda. This included...

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning the violent actions and the role that various people...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Dreamstime/TNS)

How NC Capitol is prepping for the presidential inauguration

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 18, 2021

With the nation’s capital preparing for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, increased security and safety measures have already been put in place in response to the chatter and an FBI memo of another...

Members of the National Guard take a rest in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump. The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on Wednesday opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters' attack of the Capitol that left five dead.Lawmakers in the lower chamber are expected to vote for impeachment around 3:00 pm

Photo by Saul Loeb - TNS

House votes to impeach Trump for the second time

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 13, 2021

On Jan. 13, a week after the insurrection at the Capitol, the House of Representatives met to vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Many members of Congress including top Democrats and Republicans...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) attend a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 22, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Democratic committee members boycotted the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.

NC Senator Thom Tillis co-sponsors bill making streaming pirated content a felony

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 2, 2021
Following its approval in the House and Senate, President Donald Trump signed the second coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package into law on Dec. 27. In addition to providing COVID-19 relief to Americans, many other bills were written within the document. One includes making streaming pirated content a felony.
Load More Stories
Activate Search
The news site of UNC Wilmington
Politics: Nation & World