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Humans of the Dub: End of Year Traditions

Humans of the Dub: End of Year Traditions

January 6, 2021
What makes me happy now is making Christmas special for others. It’s not just about getting gifts but giving people things and seeing them react to that. I have a sister, I like to spoil her, and it’s a great time to give back to my parents. As kids we couldn’t give our parents things and now that I’m more mature and can afford things, I like to show my appreciation for them by making it a nice Christmas.
Alex Payton, junior majoring in Public Health and Spanish, on her Christmas traditions. 

Photo courtesy of Alex Payton

Humans of the Dub: Working towards an intentional year

Sunshine Angulo, Humans of the Dub - Head Editor December 30, 2020
“Oh man. I’ll be honest—I’m the worst gift-giver ever. I don’t give anyone’s gifts on time. They’re usually like a month or two after the occasion. So, what I’ve learned to do is to just CashApp my family and be like ‘Here’s some money.’"
The Seahawk's Christmas watchlist of 2020

The Seahawk’s Christmas watchlist of 2020

Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer December 9, 2020
Now that the holidays are in full swing, with the stress of the school semester behind us, it's time to focus on rest, relaxation, and getting into the Christmas spirit. This watchlist covers a variety of streaming sites and genres for you to explore. So grab a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle in for a movie marathon.
The Seahawk's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

The Seahawk’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Lauren Wessell, Managing Editor December 8, 2020
In the mess known as 2020, it can be hard to find the perfect gift for everyone in your life. To make holiday shopping easier for you, we created a gift guide full of small businesses and local handcrafted goods at an affordable price! 
Collin Harrington, junior majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Business, talks about his favorite Christmas memories.
Photo courtesy of Collin Harrington

Humans of the Dub: Christmas holiday cheer

Sunshine Angulo, Humans of the Dub - Head Editor December 5, 2020
"I think a lot of times around Christmas family members try and outdo one another with expensive gifts which is fine but for me ‘Christmas Joy’ is really the small, sentimental, things and there isn’t a certain price range it fits into."
Winter break plans: a road trip through North Carolina

Winter break plans: a road trip through North Carolina

Sophia Ho , Contributing Writer November 18, 2020
As winter break approaches, we typically have the motivation of family reunions, extravagant vacations, New Year’s Eve parties, and holiday events to get us through finals, but this year seems a little different. With the COVID-19 virus still heavily affecting our lives, plans are changing and everyone is searching for new, safe and socially distant ways to enjoy this much needed mental break.
Graphic by Brenna Flanagan, created through Canva.

Netflix’s “Klaus” is a modern-day Christmas tale, for better or for worse

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor December 7, 2019

When the trailer for "Klaus" was uploaded to YouTube back on Oct. 7, there were two stand-out opinions about what went down in the trailer. Firstly, the animation was a breath of fresh air. In an era...

A home decorated for the annual McAdenville Lights.

SeaSquawks: When do you put up Christmas decorations? UNCW speaks

Darius Melton and Katelyn Vargas December 5, 2019

The sweet holidays start up in October for Halloween and end in April with Easter. It is a lovely trail consisting of candy, turkey, candy, champagne, candy, Irish alcohol and ending with candy once more...

A big Thanksgiving meal is an American tradition, but overeating on holidays happens in countries all over the world, according to a new study.

14 tips for holiday healthy eating

Sydney Blair, Contributing Writer November 22, 2019

Nearly 10 Thanksgivings ago, I ate too much turkey and ended up on the couch nearly in tears from my own physical discomfort. Although I was around the age of 11, my mom likes to remind me of this embarrassing...

REVIEW: “Instant Family”

Jonathan Montague , Staff Writer December 22, 2018
Christmas is meant to be a time where families of all kind, biological and blended, come together in the spirit of love and giving. That’s why I think its great to have a film or two in theatres during the season that upholds the values of unconditional love. This year’s offering is "Instant Family," the latest offering from writer-director Sean Anders.
Advice from Sally Seahawk

Advice from Sally Seahawk

Sally Seahawk, Staff Writer November 21, 2018

How long do I need to study for the GRE? How long you should study for the GRE depends on a lot of things and is different for everybody. If you typically learn fast, you will need less time to study,...

Advice from Sally Seahawk

Advice from Sally Seahawk

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer November 15, 2017

Q: I don’t know what to get my SO for Christmas. It should obviously be nice and personal, but being a broke college student I’m not sure what to get that is within my budget. A: Being a broke college...

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