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UNCW Softball after winning the 2022 CAA Championship on Mar. 14, 2022.

Seahawk Softball makes history

Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

ELON, North Carolina - For the first time ever, the UNCW softball team will be going to the NCAA Tournament. The Seahawks took down Hofstra, Delaware and Elon in three consecutive days to be crowned...

Brianna Ogoke, Lauran Jones, Mylan Parker, Tierra Ripley are all staff member on the Seabreeze Magazine.

Lauran Jones on uplifting Black voices through literary magazine Seabreeze

Nitya Budamagunta, Staff Writer May 11, 2022
Seabreeze: A Literary Diaspora celebrated the release of its second issue on Feb. 23, with its first issue published the previous year. With two issues and a full staff, Seabreeze joins the ranks of UNCW’s creative magazines. The publication was founded in 2019 by graduating student Lauran Jones. A literary arts enthusiast who was looking to increase diversity in the arts on campus, Jones leaves a legacy in Seabreeze.
Chancellor Sartarelli recently announced his plan to retire.

Sartarelli retires following seven years as chancellor

Hannah Markov, Opinion Editor May 10, 2022
On Friday, April 22, Chancellor Sartarelli delivered his final address and 28th report to the UNCW Board of Trustees at their quarterly meeting. The chancellor’s retirement in June will end his nearly seven years of employment at the university, during which UNCW experienced the highest rate of growth in the UNC system. Sartarelli’s time as chancellor has been marked by both academic and economic successes as well as social backlash and controversy.
The Overstory by Richard Powers is the April pick for The Seahawks book club. It is a story of activism, the natural world, and the interconnectedness of all of us.

BOOK CLUB: ‘The Overstory’ is a love letter to the natural world

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor May 9, 2022
The Seahawk’s April book club pick “The Overstory” is a read that will leave you looking at the natural world in wonder. If you are interested in works that transcend the traditional story format, “The Overstory” is for you. A masterful, branching work of fiction, this environmentalist narrative breaks the mold by giving trees the spotlight.
REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Along for the Ride’ brings young adult themes and vivid imagery to Wilmington

REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Along for the Ride’ brings young adult themes and vivid imagery to Wilmington

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer May 5, 2022
"Along For The Ride” is a heartfelt adaptation of Dessen’s novel that pulls at our heartstrings to tell a passionate coming-of-age story about spiritual independence. Wilmington and its sibling towns help bring the film’s setting to life while capturing lighthearted teen culture. The film is one of the better YA films in recent memory and one that paints a vivid picture of North Carolina.
Former recon Marine swims at Wrightsville Beach to raise money for veterans struggling with addiction

Former recon Marine swims at Wrightsville Beach to raise money for veterans struggling with addiction

Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer April 30, 2022
With no wetsuit, Nelson completed the swim against 12 mph winds, an incoming tide and 66 F ocean water with a total time of seven hours and four minutes. Wetsuits not only serve as a tool to warm the body in cold water temperatures, but also add a small amount of buoyancy which can greatly assist in open water swimming. All of these factors on top of the great distance Nelson covered in the water is hard to fathom, but Nelson simply said, “A recon Marine would rather die than quit.”
UNCW mens tennis team after winning the 2022 CAA Mens Tennis Championship.

UNCW men’s tennis brings home hardware

Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

ELON, North Carolina - On Sunday, the UNCW’s men’s tennis team secured its eighth CAA Championship in the past 13 years after defeating Elon, 4-2, in the final match. Head Coach Mait DuBois praised...

Alexander Skarsgård in The Northman (2022)

REVIEW: Robert Eggers crafts a visceral and scathing Viking epic in ‘The Northman’

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer April 24, 2022
“The Northman” is a masterful film for Eggers that showcases his capabilities with a greater budget than his previous works. Despite going from A24’s niche distribution to major studio backing from Focus Features, Eggers maintains the artistic flourishes that made his first two films worthy of acclaim. This film is an unforgettable experience that will stay with viewers for some time after watching.
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.
Jac Croom celebrating after hitting a home run against NC State on Apr. 12, 2022.

Diamond Hawks continue to overcome injuries in weekend sweep over Towson

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor April 19, 2022
Throughout this past weekend’s series against Towson, UNCW was without arguably its two best players. Both Brooks Baldwin and Dillon Lifrieri failed to make an appearance during the three-game slate, leaving the top of the Seahawk order in question. But again, UNCW’s supporting cast stepped up to the plate when they were needed most.
The Oscars celebraes celebrities and their accomplishments in the music industry and on the screen.

OPINION: That moment at the Oscars shows us why we should stop idolizing celebrities

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer April 18, 2022
Celebrities are successful people due to their talents, but that shouldn’t exempt them from legal penalties or a lack of healthy coping methods. Not many of us can account for what the entertainment industry is like on the inside, but we can see how much it factors into a person’s image. This year’s Oscars only remind us of why putting celebrities on a pedestal does no more good than bad. In acting this way, we are disregarding the fact that celebrities are normal people, just like us. We can still admire and appreciate their talent, but we should never forget that they’re humans, with personal struggles, who have the capacity to act in both good and bad manners. Smith’s assault on Rock is as much a cautionary event as it is a controversial one.
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. 
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