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“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 18, 2020

The conversation spans the width of various touchy topics—the 1898 Coup’s lingering debt, the “trend” of the Black Lives Matter movement, the responsibility of white people—and each panelist offers their thoughtful responses, bolstered by their years of research and experience.

Why being a catalyst for change is more than posting a black square

Social Media allows people to quickly and easily hear about and join various social movements.

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

August 16, 2020

The term “social media activism” refers to participation in actions that usually serve the purpose of spreading a message. An example of this would be “Blackout Tuesday,” which turned out to be a widely misunderstood social media campaign surrounding black artists in the music industry.  Thi...

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 art, share their insights on life and grow creatively.  In the words of Flair’s founder and edito...

Decolonizing your bookshelf: Why anti-racist book recommendations are not enough

Decolonizing your bookshelf: Why anti-racist book recommendations are not enough

Cierra Noffke, Lifestyles Editor

June 21, 2020

The magnitude of the Black Lives Matter Movement has spun shock waves across the country. In all 50 states, people of every color and age have taken to the streets in rallies or protests, unphased by threats of COVID-19 and shocking rubber bullets or chemicals from police officers. The protests are still churning, gat...

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn’t have

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn't have

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 12, 2020

Will all the drama currently surrounding UNC Wilmington (UNCW) who would have guessed that things would only get worse? Well, they did when Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli decided it was appropriate to tell the Black Student Union (BSU) and others that “All Lives Matter” according to a report from the P...

White allyship: Where to start

White allyship: Where to start

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 3, 2020

The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the video of the incident came out, and people around the world have spoken up about this and the many other instances of injustice against people of color (POC).  As a non-POC, I acknowledge that I will never understand or be able to re...

EDITORIAL: in support of black lives matter protests

EDITORIAL: in support of black lives matter protests

The Seahawk Editorial Board

June 3, 2020

In support of Black Lives Matter movement June 3, 2020 A terrifyingly familiar phrase: “I can’t breathe.” This phrase first entered our national consciousness as Americans in 2014 after the death of Eric Garner, who died of suffocation from an NYPD officer’s chokehold. The video of Garner...

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