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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 27, 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 21, 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.
Holly Walker sets up a table to sell typewriter poems.

Holly’s Typewriter Poetry: Holly Walker on vulnerability in business

Abigail Celoria, Contributing Writer December 14, 2021
Holly’s Typewriter Poetry extends beyond its small business label. The foundation of art is an exchange of ideas and emotions between its creator and the spectators. In Walker’s business model, though, the spectators are welcomed into the creation. Her poetry is something she shares with her customers, gifting them an expression of their own emotions, experiences, or simple fantasies. It is one of the most refreshing ways of doing business in a culture often more focused on consumerism than connection.
Audrey Harding carries an extra bag for her soccer items.

UNCW Women’s Soccer player Audrey Harding shares what is in her bookbag

Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor December 4, 2021
Soccer player Audrey Harding gave The Seahawk a tour of her bookbags. Find out why Harding carries two bags and what the soundtrack to her study sessions are below.
Events Calendar: November 22-28

Events Calendar: November 22-28

Kiley Woods, Staff Writer November 22, 2021
Looking for something to do this week? The Seahawk has rounded up events at UNCW and in the Wilmington community so you can start making plans.
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