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New Hanover County offering free flu shots

A nurse administers a flu vaccination shot to a woman at a free clinic held at a local library on October 14, 2020 in Lakewood, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/TNS)

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

October 22, 2020

New Hanover County recently announced efforts to help locals get their flu shots this fall. According to a press release released by the county, they will be working in collaboration with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) to offer free flu shots to local residents. 

OPINION: We must prepare for the next pandemic now

Doctor holding mask and stethoscope during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Ashkan Forouzani

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2020

The US is facing its worst health crisis in more than 100 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted unprecedented economic and social disruption this year, with no end in sight. Eight million Americans have fallen ill with the virus, and 220,000 of them did not make it. This means the US has the highest numbers of any nation. And yet cases are still soaring; in fact, they are on track to hit a third peak. Scientists are warning that this peak may be the largest of them all, especially as winter weather will force huge swaths of the country indoors and several holidays loom.

Head coach Karen Barefoot not participating in UNCW women’s basketball Media Day

Karen Barefoot calls out signals to her team in a UNCW women's basketball game during the 2017-2018 season.

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

October 20, 2020

WILMINGTON – With its annual Media Day set to be held this Thursday, Oct. 22, Head Coach for UNC Wilmington’s women’s basketball Karen Barefoot will not take part in the event. Instead, “Interim Head Coach Tina Martin” is listed to speak last to the media and press about the upcoming 2020-21...

OPINION: The differences between the Biden and Clinton campaigns

The White House - Photo by David Everett Strickler

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2020

Through a rigorous primary season, a contentious general election season, a host of controversies, and a literal pandemic, one thought has lingered in the minds of those who have closely followed the presidential election no matter which candidate you support.

Alliance for Cape Fear Trees helps to enhance Wilmington’s Urban Forest

Market St. sidewalk, downtown Wilmington, NC

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

Paired with UNCW’s beautiful campus and the views of the Cape Fear River downtown, Wilmington, in particular, is considered one of the prettiest towns in North Carolina. You might not think of Wilmington’s trees when you think of conservation in this area, but the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees is changing that. 

OPINION: Legalize cannabis now

A woman holding three nuggets of dried marijuana leaf for pain management, depression, anxiety and PTSD. Photo by: Sharon McCutcheon

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

There are many economic benefits of cannabis legalization outside the justice system as well. The drug is easily taxable, allowing greater funding for public services. A report from 2019 estimates that if the federal prohibition on weed was lifted that year, the US would earn more than $100 billion in extra tax revenue by 2025.

Roy Cooper and Dan Forest face off in election debate

Democratic N.C. Governor Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.

Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took center stage during the 2020 NC governor debate. Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest faced off this past Wednesday, just one night before the dueling but separate Presidential Town Hall events.  The debate stage marked by the pandemic included sever...

REVIEW: ‘Emily in Paris’ is the show we love to hate

REVIEW: 'Emily in Paris' is the show we love to hate

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

October 17, 2020

The series is a frothy 10-episode ode to millennials and an American ideal of Paris. There is little in the show that holds ties to reality. It’s as if the show’s creator, Darren Star—known for “Sex and the City”—sought to create a fantasy experience completely removed from the realities of being a 20-something abroad in Paris. 

OPINION: Trick-or-treating is not safe this year

Pumpkin carving - A safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.

Emma Sheeran, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted normal life for many months. The upcoming holidays will need to be adapted to meet our new normal. With Halloween approaching, many families are faced with a hard decision: Do they let their kids participate in traditional Halloween activities such as trick-or-treating? How can parents keep their children safe from the virus during this holiday?

OPINION: Kamala Harris could only behave one way during the debate

Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) take the stage to deliver remarks at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The pair will be regularly tested for coronavirus as campaigning intensifies in the weeks before the election. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2020

Compared to the hysterics that we witnessed at the first presidential debate, the vice-presidential debate was much more professional, filled with passive-aggressive statements and non-answered questions. Senator Harris only had one option for behavior that would not sink the Biden campaign’s current poll numbers, and it is solely based on her sex. 

SGA 10/13 meeting recap

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

October 16, 2020

Mark Forbes, the Academic Advising Council (AAC) Chair, was the featured guest speaker at this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Oct. 13.

Commission on Presidential Debates cancels second presidential debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates cancelled the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. (JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2020

In an unprecedented move, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) canceled a presidential debate amid fallout from President Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis.

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