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Views from abroad: Study abroad myths and lessons

Views from abroad: Study abroad myths and lessons

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 25, 2019

Welcome back lads and lassies to another edition of “Views from abroad.” For my final installment of my study abroad column, I thought it would be worth your while to hear my thoughts on the ways UNC Wilmington could have better prepared me for my semester abroad, as well as a few things I wish I...

Views from abroad: Newsrooms need to do better

Views from abroad: Newsrooms need to do better

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 11, 2019

Welcome to another edition of “Views from abroad,” lads and lassies. In key with last week's edition, I wanted to continue discussing the issue of diversity. Although, this week's issue of diversity lies in the very field I work in and love: Journalism.   I did not need my Ethical Issues in Journali...

Views from abroad: A call for more diverse TV

Views from abroad: A call for more diverse TV

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 4, 2019

‘Ello lads and lassies and welcome to another edition of “Views from abroad.” This week I am spilling the tea – hopefully not the actual hot tea I am drinking right now – on the issue of diversification of popular TV and Netflix series. More often than not, when I flip on the TV or Netflix, the shows...

Views from abroad: What’s the deal with Brexit?

Views from abroad: What’s the deal with Brexit?

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 27, 2019

Brexit has been looming in the back of everyone’s head throughout my entire experience studying abroad at the University of Stirling in Scotland. So, here is your "Brexit for dummies," “Views from abroad” style. As a young American, Brexit is something I have been hearing about in passing eve...

Views from abroad: We needed “Captain Marvel”

Views from abroad: We needed “Captain Marvel”

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 21, 2019

'Ello and welcome back to this week's edition of “Views from abroad.” This week, I am very excited to be jumping into a particularly favorite topic of mine – no, not the Jonas Brothers again – Marvel, specifically the latest installment in their franchise, “Captain Marvel.” The highly-antic...

Views from abroad: Listen Again is great, but…

Views from abroad: Listen Again is great, but…

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 14, 2019

Welcome to another edition of “Views from abroad.” This week, I am spilling the tea on a Canvas feature that my study abroad host school, the University of Stirling, uses called "Listen Again." As I mentioned in an earlier edition of this column, Listen Again is a feature on Canvas that allows ...

Views from abroad: UNCW needs a ‘Green and Blue Space’

Views from abroad: UNCW needs a 'Green and Blue Space'

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

For the most part, it is fair to refer to Wilmington and UNC Wilmington as a coastal, environmentally-friendly community. There have been several restaurants throughout Wilmington that have ditched plastic straws, regularly scheduled beach cleanups, and more residents are using reusable bags. These ...

Views from abroad: Homesickness is normal

Views from abroad: Homesickness is normal

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 14, 2019

'Ello lads and lassies and welcome to another edition of "Views from abroad." This week, I want to address something we all have experienced: homesickness. I have been abroad for about five weeks now, and despite all the fun and wonderful moments I have experienced thus far, there are still times t...

Views from abroad: Where’s all my money?

Views from abroad: Where's all my money?

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 7, 2019

When you are abroad, you can easily find yourself spending money aimlessly (a la my friend who likes to drink) or on tedious things you did not think about before arriving – we will get to that. In this week's edition of "Views From Abroad," I will be discussing all the pointless things I have had...

Views from abroad: Get out and travel

Views from abroad: Get out and travel

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 30, 2019

Welcome back to another edition of "views from abroad." This week, I want to focus on the importance of traveling, and not just when given the opportunity through studying abroad. Like I have mentioned before, Stirling is located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, so both cities are a little over a 45-m...

Views from abroad: Scotland vs U.S. college city life

Views from abroad: Scotland vs U.S. college city life

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 24, 2019

'Ello lads and lassies, I hope this Thursday is treating you well. In this week's edition of "views from abroad," I want to focus on the college or university city life. As a refresher, Stirling is nestled between the two larger Scotland cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh – an easy, breezy 30-minut...

Views from abroad: Scotland vs U.S. schooling

Views from abroad: Scotland vs U.S. schooling

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 17, 2019

Before I stepped on UNC-Wilmington’s (UNCW) campus I knew I wanted to one day study abroad. Finally, this semester I have done just that. For the next five months, I will be studying at the University of Stirling located in ever-beautiful Stirling, Scotland. It is nestled between Glasgow and Edinburgh f...

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