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From left, Reece Littleton poses with Shayy Webb, Aurora Gregory and Chancellor Aswani Volety after being inducted into the Delta Alpha Pi Disability Honors Society. (Michael Spencer/UNCW)

New Disability Honors Society conducts first induction ceremony

Sara Warrick, Staff Writer May 27, 2023
On April 28, 2023, Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi), UNCW’s Disability Honors Society, conducted its first induction ceremony on UNCW’s campus. The society, currently led by Jennifer Uber from the Disability Resource Center, inducted its executive board including Shay Webb, Aurora Gregory, Jay Sumakeris and Morgan Brumfield, along with all of their new inductees. Chancellor Aswani Volety attended the event and spoke of his support for the new organization, specifically how this society will further disability inclusion and advocacy on campus.
The entrace of Cumberland Heights in Nashville, Tenn. (Cumberland Heights)

OP-ED: One day at a time—my battle with addiction

Grant Savage, Contributing Writer May 18, 2023
During this time, my mother and I learned a lot about our relationship. Not only was I abusing drugs, but I was also stealing and lying to her. Shortly before Cumberland Heights, she figured out that I withdrew $2,000 from her account. Law enforcement suggested filing charges against me, which she seriously considered. No charges were brought upon me but a 60-day stint in jail, courtesy of my mother, proved her point. These were topics talked about out loud during family week amongst all of the other participants. Learning about everyone else’s struggles with addiction helped shape my thinking for the rest of my stay at Cumberland Heights.
The Guardians reunite for one final mission in the third installment of this galactic franchise. (Marvel Studios)

REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ encapsulates the heart of the trilogy in a touching final adventure

Anna Ford, Assistant Culture Editor May 13, 2023
In a bittersweet and satisfying conclusion to the beloved trilogy, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” (“Vol. 3”) follows the events of "Thor: Love and Thunder" as Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)—a.k.a “Star-Lord”—and the rest of the team race to save Rocket's (Bradley Cooper) life and come to terms with their ever-shifting group dynamics.
Rachel Lewis Hilburn in the Coastline studio.

From acting to journalism: The life and career of Rachel Lewis Hilburn

Nate Mauldin, Photography Editor May 8, 2023
The first thing Rachel Hilburn told me when I approached her about this article is that she’s “not a very interesting person,” which to me sounded absurd. I listen to her show “Coastline” almost every week—in the car on the way to work, walking to class or making my morning coffee. The show covers an expansive array of topics. From being queer in Wilmington to escaping from Nazi Germany, Hilburn never ceases to find interesting people and stories to highlight. Though the show is always centered around her ever-fascinating guests, the relaxed precision in her voice invites listeners in. She has a particular talent for allowing people to become great storytellers. As someone who regularly conducts interviews, I wondered, how does she do it?
Pomegranate Books on Park Ave. (Ken Blevins/Star News)

Wilmington’s independent bookstores: Enduring in a competitive market

Logan Shaw, Contributing Writer May 5, 2023
Picture this. The shelves are lined with spines of every color, size and font, an eclectic mix of new releases and classics. The soft chattering of book lovers browsing the shelves mingles with the espresso-scented air emanating a cozy ambiance. One alluring cover after the next beckons for attention before the bookseller wearing a welcoming smile comes into view.
Many student employees say that they arent being paid enough to work on campus. UNCWs minimum wage is the same as the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

Making ends meet: students speak out about low wages on campus

Nate Mauldin, Photography Editor April 30, 2023
Employers on campus advertise a number of benefits to prospective student employees. Flexible hours, discounts, sense of community, opportunities for work-study and convenient location are all touted as reasons why students should choose on-campus employment. However, according to many student employees, paying a fair wage is exceedingly more important to the well-being of student employees in a time of rapid inflation and economic instability.
A student protester holds a sign outside of the Burney Center during the Razor Walker Awards ceremony.

OPINION: Dear Campus Community, are we overcoming adversity or enabling it?

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2023
Dear Campus Community, It’s difficult for me to express myself thoroughly sometimes. As Editor-in-Chief, that may be strange to hear, but anger, disbelief and disappointment come easy when spoken or written off-handedly in a journal. However, to emulate those emotions in writing for you all is a whole different matter. Anger, disbelief and disappointment. How else can I describe the feeling of knowing my own university celebrated a bigot?
Sponsored Content: Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Sponsored Content: Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Kaylin Margaret Matson April 28, 2023
In the five years between 2017 and 2021, New Hanover alone saw an annual average of 65 pedestrian crashes and six deaths—and these are just the incidents that get reported. That’s more than one crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian every week, and one death every other month. The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization believes we can be doing more for everybody’s road safety.
Atlantis newest Editor-in-Chief Nitya Budamagunta. (LinkedIn)

Atlantis: A Creative Magazine welcomes new Editor-in-Chief, Nitya Budamagunta

Anna Ford, Assistant Culture Editor April 26, 2023
Founded in 1971, Atlantis: A Creative Magazine is UNCW’s premier undergraduate literary magazine. Focused on celebrating undergraduate writers from public or private community colleges and four-year universities in North Carolina, Atlantis is run by dedicated students and sponsored by UNCW’s Student Media Board. As sophomore Nitya Budamagunta takes the reins as Editor-in-Chief for the 2023-2024 school year, many exciting possibilities lie ahead for the innovative literary magazine.
Student protesters hold signs outside of the Burney Center during the Razor Walker Awards ceremony. (Nate Mauldin/The Seahawk)

Sen. Michael Lee receives Razor Walker Award for Public Policy despite protests

Amelia Lindsey and Nate Mauldin April 26, 2023
On Tuesday, April 25, North Carolina Senator Michael Lee (R) received the Razor Walker Award for Public Policy from UNCW’s Watson College of Education. The award is to distinguish those who overcome barriers and take professional risks to support childrens’ education, and “walk the razor’s edge” alongside students. 
Joaquin Phoenix as the titular Beau in Beau is Afraid. (A24)

REVIEW: ‘Beau Is Afraid’ is a visually stunning, anxiety-fueled odyssey

Bradley Earnshaw, Staff Writer April 24, 2023
Ari Aster’s third theatrical release, “Beau Is Afraid,” is undoubtedly his most daunting from a viewer’s perspective. It is a three-hour display of Murphy’s Law, where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. While Aster’s first two films “Hereditary” (2018) and “Midsommar” (2019) were certainly horror films, “Beau Is Afraid” is equal parts comedy, drama and horror. With each unfolding of events, the number of possible interpretations of the story grows as the lines blur between reality, dreams, nightmares and hallucinations.
The automatic door button outside of The Shore Dining Hall. (Michael Friant/The Seahawk)

OPINION: A follow up on UNCW’s accessibility for neurodivergent students

Michael Friant, Staff Writer April 22, 2023
Accessibility should be a priority on UNCW's campus because of its status as a public institution. However, the more I move around the campus, the more apparent it becomes that the University is more concerned with aesthetics and saving money than accessibility. Before getting into the logistics of what I’ve been seeing recently, I want to address a meeting I had in lieu of the article I published last fall on accessibility design flaws on campus.
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