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Emily Willis will be the new president of UNCWs Plastic Ocean Project. The Plastic Ocean Project organizes beach cleanups, community outreach, and educational events toward the goal of promoting a cleaner ocean.
Meet the new president of UNCW POP: Emily Willis on her hopes and goals for the organization
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • April 22, 2022
UNCW’s chapter of the Plastic Ocean Project organization, a nonprofit local to Wilmington, is one of the largest clubs on campus. Its eco-friendly focus attracts like-minded students in the pursuit of personal and public involvement with key environmental issues. UNCW POP balances camaraderie and fun in meetings with activism through organized events, contributing to UNCW’s reputation as a sustainable campus. With this school year drawing to a close, the club’s leadership is under transition for the 2022-2023 year. Emily Willis will serve as the new president of UNCW POP.
Artwork by Hunter Herndon. A Topographic Map made of wood.
UNCW’s 2022 Senior Art Exhibition reflects the education of graduating students
Tristan Rathbun, Staff Writer • April 15, 2022
On April 7, the Cultural Arts Building opened its Senior Art Exhibition, featuring the work of 23 graduating seniors majoring in Studio Art. The exhibit is a capstone requirement for seniors in the major. The exhibition is located in the Art Gallery and in the upstairs Mezzanine Gallery of the Cultural Arts Building. It is now open to the public Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until May 14. 
A Decorated Dorm Room in Pelican Hall
OPINION: The ethicality of making students live in dorms
Emma Geiszler, Staff Writer • April 3, 2022
UNCW has the ability to consistently improve, and the main place to start should be creating the best possible environment for students by getting to the root of their everyday lives. At it’s heart, this environment relies on finances, a good home environment and healthy living. This should be the area of focus for improving students' well-being.
UNCW theatres production of The Moors opens on March 31.
UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘The Moors’
Kiley Woods, Photography Editor • March 30, 2022
UNCW plans to present ‘The Moors,’ a tribute to the Brontë sisters that adds a touch of comedy to an otherwise dreary situation in 1840s England. The show will take place at the Mainstage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building from March. 31 to April 3 and from April 7 to April 10. The shows will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Frozen pizza from the grocery store cooked in your oven at home.
3 easy recipes for college students
Tristan Rathbun, Staff Writer • March 29, 2022
Most college students don’t yet realize how easy it is to cook. We expect it to require time, labor and skill that we don’t have, but that is far from the truth. Do you have a pot, a stove, a knife and a cutting board? That’s all you need! Here are three simple recipes that I often turn to when I’m hungry, busy and don’t want to do too many dishes. It should be noted that the spice suggestions are low to accommodate milder tastes, but feel free to increase the measurements as needed.
Keagan Morgan, Rachel Osterhoudt, and Sydney Glenn promote their podcast Trauma Tuesdays with a fan-favorite combination of cake, glitter, and sorrows.
UNCW student podcast 'Trauma Tuesdays' is for the girls
Emma Geiszler, Staff Writer • March 10, 2022
College is an especially hard time period to make friends, made worse recently by a pandemic that limits socialization. It is a time period when students can feel like they don’t know anything. “Trauma Tuesdays” doesn’t try to know more but rather learns and moves alongside their audience like a group of friends would. The learning curve is different for everyone in college, and friends, whether present personally or through a podcast, help the journey along.
Landon McClure, UNCW senior and model.
UNCW senior Landon McClure balances modeling and student life
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • March 8, 2022
In the midst of the pandemic, when the world shut down, McClure began the pursuit of his modeling career. He found inspiration in his mother who had herself worked in the modeling industry. Prompted by her encouragement, McClure reached out to “Directions USA,” the largest agency across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
Students on Chancellors Walk on their way to class
UNCW hosts most sustainable Homecoming in university’s history
Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor • February 11, 2022
UNCW’s Homecoming week of Feb. 7 to 13, 2022 is the most sustainable in the university’s history. This year’s homecoming features green initiatives with solar panel phone charging stations, solar umbrellas, composting bins at events and rain gardens to promote a more environmentally conscious campus.
Birdies Movie Poster (2022).
Jamie Lane on UNCW alumni project ‘Birdies’ and indie film production
Abigail Celoria, Assistant Culture Editor • January 28, 2022
Lane’s experience in acting and film has taught him valuable lessons about the drive it takes to succeed in the industry. “Number one, with anything in art, you’ve got to really want to do it,” said Lane on his advice for aspiring artists. “It’s not about the accomplishment, but the wanting. That is what will carry you to succeed. And then you’ve got to make your own content while you pursue the paycheck. That is what will distinguish you. If you’re pursuing this for the right reasons, you’ll be making your own content anyway.”
Sam Shore, President of the Plastic Ocean Project, goes diving.
UNCW Plastic Ocean Project works to blend art with activism in their goal for a cleaner ocean
Kiley Woods, Staff Writer • January 18, 2022
The group is most known for their beach cleanups each semester. In fall of 2021, they collected over 800 pounds of waste from Wrightsville Beach and the surrounding beaches. Between fall of 2020 and spring of 2021, POP collected 4,122.2 pounds of waste. They also plant one tree for every 25 pounds of trash collected. The group's efforts align with their passion to maintain the ocean and promote an environmentally friendly mission.
Purple Flowers for Your Dorm Room.
A guide to 5 college friendly plants
Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor • January 15, 2022
Struggling to keep a plant alive in a shady dorm room, or maintain a consistent watering schedule? Here are some low-maintenance indoor plants able to survive even the most hectic college environment.
A single-use plastic water bottle recovered during a recent beach cleanup in Jones Beach, N.Y.
6 ways UNCW students can reduce their environmental impact
Grace Hall, Contributing Writer • January 11, 2022
The call to our generation to reduce our impact on the environment is stronger than ever, with mounting evidence that ecosystems are failing, the ozone layer is being depleted, and climate change is real. If we are not actively protecting our planet, we are working against it. Without further ado, these are some things you can do as a college student at UNCW that may reduce your impact on the one and only planet earth. 
A broken paper heart.
8 helpful tips for dealing with heartbreak
Kiley Woods, Staff Writer • December 29, 2021
Heartbreak is a part of love, if not one of the strongest parts of love. It’s one of the only infinite parts of life. A broken heart has the power to prove just how resilient a person can be. Now, processing heartbreak itself is at times one of the most difficult situations one may overcome. The Seahawk has some ideas for anyone who may need assistance processing heartbreak.
“Fiona and Jane,” by Jean Chen Ho.
10 books college students should read in 2022
Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor • December 22, 2021
If you’re looking to read more in the new year, look no further than The Seahawk’s anticipated books of the year. These books span multiple genres, including historical fiction, sci-fi, contemporary fiction and non-fiction, offering a much-needed means of escape from the pressures of college life. See below for the selection.
The Seahawk staffs picks of 2021
The Seahawk staff's picks of 2021
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • December 22, 2021
The year is coming to an end and The Seahawk's staff is here to recount their favorites bits of 2021. We all sat down and came up with our favorite pieces of media and moments from this year, recommended to you so maybe you can catch up with the best of 2021 before the spring semester starts.

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