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ACE to host 12 hours of Disney

Lizz Wood | Staff Writer November 18, 2010

The UNCW Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) is putting on a mini hawk-in Saturday and showcasing a 12-hour marathon of various Disney movies in Lumina Theater. ACE will present the first movie,...

Auditions for 11th Annual production of The Vagina Monologues begin

Gillian Perry | Staff Writer November 10, 2010

The UNCW Women's Studies Student Association will be hosting auditions for the 11th annual production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" on Nov. 15 and 16. The show will be performed on Feb. 3 and...

Greeks’ talents put on display

Lizz Wood | Staff Writer November 10, 2010

The UNCW Greek community came together Saturday to compete for the title of Mr. and Ms. Greek 2010. Members of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Delta Tau Delta fraternity hosted the annual Mr. and Ms. Greek...

LGBTQIA community Wakes Up and Speaks Up

Lisa Huynh | Layout Editor October 30, 2010
Within one month, six teenage suicides occurred across the nation, all of which allegedly occurred because of bullying based on sexual orientation. According to English professor Amy Schlag, she was shocked and startled by the news headlines on TV. As the faculty advisor of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Intersex Ally (LGBTQIA) Resource Office, Schlag sent out a mass e-mail asking for the help and support of students, faculty, staff and community leaders in planning a rally and vigil that would stress the crisis at hand, as well as commemorate the deaths of these teenagers."Let's not let this moment pass without letting our students know we are aware," said Schlag in the e-mail. "We care, and we are here for them."The next morning, her inbox was flooded with responses, emotional declarations and sympathetic sentiments. One week later, people from all different organizations on campus and in the local community came together out of respect, rage and sorrow at UNCW's Amphitheater. It only took two weeks for members of the community to implement the rally and vigil titled "Wake Up, Speak Up" that took place Thursday, Oct. 14.At the rally, the teen suicides were remembered and mourned, including: 13-year-old Seth Walsh, who died from trying to hang himself from a tree in his backyard after years of taunting over his sexual orientation, Texas teen Asher Brown, who shot himself to death after enduring bullying over his sexuality, and Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi who jumped off the George Washington Bridge following a video posted online by his roommate of Clementi having a sexual encounter with another man. Students and faculty members gave testimonials of personal experiences with bullying and the societal difficulties of "coming out." Community organizations such as Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Wilmington Health Access for Teens (WHAT) and Coastal Horizon's Rape Crisis Center also offered their support and services to the LGBTQIA population.Since then, the Student Government Association has enacted a resolution entitled the "Tyler Clementi Memorial Resolution," which officially "condemns all acts of hate such as cyber bullying," and promotes "support of all students regardless of race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.""It is imperative for students, faculty and members of the community to understand that it truly is time to wake up," said At-Large Senator for SGA and author of the resolution, Keith Fraser. "Silence is acceptance, and if we don't speak up we are just as guilty."Furthermore, the recent events and community efforts into forming the vigil spawned the creation of a new survivors' group at the Rape Crisis Center. Designed as a safe haven for LGBTQI victims of sexual assault and abuse, the group announced its first meeting will be in January.According to Schlag, her future plans include the celebration of October as the LGBTQI History Month. Featured on the events page is the "Dialogue on Suicide Prevention," where nine LGBTQI youth talk about the suicide epidemic that is occurring with gay and lesbian teenagers across the United States. Jim Dolan of UNCW's Counseling Center was also present at the event, held on Oct. 21, in the Randall Library auditorium. For more information on the LGBTQIA Resource Office, visit www.uncw.edu/lgbtqia/.

Students register for free at MyEdu

Sierra Scellato | Staff Writer October 30, 2010
With spring 2011 class registration just around the corner in November and midterms looming, planning for the future can sometimes be frustrating and stressful. Fortunately the website MyEdu, formerly Pick-A-Prof, provides pre-college and college students with applications to create successful schedules, manage credits, view professor ratings, compare textbook prices and more.When MyEdu was founded in 2008 students were required to pay a small fee to access the services. Now, for the first time, UNCW students can create an account for free."At first, it was not financially possible to give away access to all of the information, but it has always been our goal to be 100 percent free. I'm glad we are now able to help students for no charge," said Chris Chilek, one of the company's founders.Another element of MyEdu is its willingness to reach students. Starting Oct. 25, an Apple TV will be given away Monday through Thursday for six weeks, and an iPad will be given away every Friday. To be eligible, students can follow three simple steps: become a member of MyEdu, connect with Facebook through MyEdu and plan a schedule for next semester with at least four courses listed.By taking advantage of MyEdu, students will also be able to access the newly launched "magic" schedule feature which automatically generates schedules based on time of day and professors' average GPA and rating, so students can adjust their schedule based on work or other activities. The website stands as the only free resource that provides the official grade records directly from UNC Wilmington. The new schedule planner also integrates with Facebook, making it possible for users to see who in their friend lists are also taking the class."As a transfer student, MyEdu has been very beneficial in figuring out transfer credit equivalencies. It has helped a lot in choosing classes for future semesters," said sophomore Geordan Vakos.MyEdu is a provider of academic information and applications for students, parents and advisors and houses the largest warehouse of course, professor, degree and college information in the United States. To learn more visit: www.myedu.com

Turkey-day disasters

Hey, why don't they tell you to look in BOTH ends of the frozen turkey before you cook it (or do they, and I just ignored it???!!!)? Ha! Because I nearly cooked a plastic bag full of giblets (eeeuuuwwwww!!!)...

Candy, candy, everywhere

So, I was the one who ended up sick at our house over Halloween. Go figure. We didn't go anywhere the entire weekend, period. We even missed trick-or-treating. Luckily, Babycakes is 2 and didn't know the...

I love Lucy

Well, I think I do. I haven't met her in real life yet. But my sister is friends with baby Lucy's mom, Heather Kernan of Rock Island. So, I've heard a lot about her. I've listened to my sister cry and...

“Working Mom” song

Someone named Pat Murphy commented on one of my old blog posts over the weekend, encouraging me to listen to his band's new single, called "Working Mom." No, it wasn't spam. Murphy is a real person, and...

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