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The essential Irish-themed books to read for March

The essential Irish-themed books to read for March

Layla Culler, Contributing Writer March 6, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which means this is the perfect time to read some Irish books.  Here is a list of a variety of Irish-themed titles.  Some are about Ireland while others...

23 films you can watch with your free Kanopy subscription

23 films you can watch with your free Kanopy subscription

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2021

If you did not know—UNCW provides students with free access to the film library of Kanopy, an educational streaming service. The library is packed full of film from an array of subjects from all over...

Downtown Wilmington, N.C.

Wilmington’s film industry makes a comeback after COVID-19 lockdown

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer January 14, 2021

Beginning in the early 1980s, Wilmington became a go-to location for many film productions—ranging from horror to crime to romance. At the beginning, producers filmed in Wilmington to capture a...

Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in the movie Mank.

REVIEW: ‘Mank’ is Fincher’s latest effort to sculpt Golden Age Hollywood

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer December 6, 2020
The biographical drama chronicles the life of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) and his effort in writing Citizen Kane while clashing with Hollywood elites and alcoholism.
From left to right, back to front: Kahlil Allen, Davis Wood, Brenna Flanagan, John McCall, Addison Hamlet, Ashley Jackson, Breonté Scarboro, Tanner Whicker, Ashley Flowers, Ariel Montoya, Cierra Peterkin, Dajah Glenn.

UNCW Theatre Department’s ‘Am I Next? Voices of Wilmington, NC’ showcases Black voices

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor November 12, 2020
“Am I Next? Voices from Wilmington, NC”, set to premiere Nov. 12-15 and 19-22, is a devised piece. Meaning, it’s an original script comprised of real-life stories from the cast that focuses entirely on Black lives. 
The fashion industrys reckoning with race

The fashion industry’s reckoning with race

Sophia Ho , Contributing Writer November 1, 2020
The influence of black culture in fashion has been historically erased or reimagined and marketed for white counterparts: beauty is measured through the lens of western dress, and Black models are typically tokens of diversity on the runway.
UNCWs Fisher Student Center.

Writers’ Week 2020: a brief preview of this year’s conference

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer October 30, 2020
For one week every Fall semester, the professors of UNCW’s creative writing department opt not to hold classes in an effort to encourage students to attend Writers' Week conference panels—and the practice has proved its worth. On this occasion, the creative writing department, along with various authors, publishers, and representatives of literary magazines (among other individuals), host meetings designed to promote literary discovery and further writers in their knowledge of the writing craft as an art form, whether they’re focused on fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
Sean OBrien, Mitchell Nobles

UNCW Theatre Department exhibits full range of motion with “A Slight Ache”

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer October 1, 2020
With smart social distancing guidelines and bold choices made in the name of safety, the UNCW theatre department seems to have hit a stride. Not only can they continue to organize productions in the face of the global pandemic—but they can also continue to select and pay homage to the finest works in the medium. To see an organization such as this thrive in spite of the world’s situation is truly an inspiring sight to see.
Leadership Lecture Series: Ibram X. Kendi speaks about government policy and racism in America 

Leadership Lecture Series: Ibram X. Kendi speaks about government policy and racism in America 

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor September 26, 2020
UNC Wilmington kicked off their annual Leadership Lecture series this year with an appearance from Ibram X. Kendi, renowned author of the best-seller ‘How to Be an Antiracist” and historian. As per COVID-19 restrictions, the lecture took place via ZOOM on Sept. 23.
The Cultural Arts Building

UNCW Theatre Department to host a play, “A Slight Ache”

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor September 24, 2020
UNCW’s Theatre Department is hosting a live-action production of “A Slight Ache” by Harold Pinter this weekend and next in the Cultural Arts Building. The play will run Sep. 24-26 and  Oct. 1-3 beginning at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday’s beginning at 2:00 p.m. 
Introducing Flair Magazine:  An inside look at UNCW’s newest fashion and culture magazine

Introducing Flair Magazine: An inside look at UNCW’s newest fashion and culture magazine

Cierra Noffke, Lifestyles Editor June 26, 2020

Flair magazine, UNCW’s newest fashion and culture magazine, made its debut with its first issue on June 8. The new magazine is dedicated to forming an inclusive, safe space for students to make unique...

Maria and the Von Trapp family. (l-r, b-f)  Liesl (Jordan Davis), Captain Von Trapp (Zach Hanner), Maria (Elizabeth Stovall), Friedrich (Jakob Gruntfest), Kurt (Salder Selby), Louisa (Baylee Allen), Brigitta (Braelyn Sudduth), Marta (Piper Holmes), Gretl (Katie Grace Marinos) pose in for a photo in preparation for their performance of The Sound of Music at Thalian Hall. Photo by Opera House Theatre Company.

‘The Sound of Music’ prepares for second weekend at Wilmington’s Thalian Hall

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer March 5, 2020

A classic such as “The Sound of Music” is never viewed lightly, but there was no doubt how incredible director Ray Kennedy’s rendition was last Thursday at Thalian Hall. Kennedy, the director...

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