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What is the Electoral College?

What is the Electoral College?
Remember, it’s the Electoral College that determines who becomes president—not the national popular vote.
October 22, 2020
Each state has a certain number of “electors”, people who ultimately vote the president in, which is based on how many Representatives and Senators that state has in Congress.  In total, there are 538 electors; the first candidate to reach 270 votes wins the election. In all of United States History, only five presidents won the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.

UNCW receives, begins distributing CARES Act funding

Front of UNCW's campus.
May 21, 2020

As a tumultuous spring semester begins to settle in the rear view, UNC Wilmington students are expecting to reap the benefits of the latest COVID-19 relief bill: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...

Women’s History Month 2019: How far we have come, and how far we have to go

Photo credit: Paras Griffin from TNS
March 8, 2019
Women’s History Month correlates with International Women’s Day on March 8 and this year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. The theme encourages people to seek and eliminate gender bias and inequality while celebrating women’s achievements.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:  I won’t stop fighting for women’s equality until it finally exists

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:  I won't stop fighting for women's equality until it finally exists
January 29, 2019

To The Op-Ed Editor: As a 2020 candidate for the US Congress, I have been asked what my views are on "Women's Issues." You might want to consider this to be a "Position Paper" as well as an -Ed-Article. I...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democrats need to do better, so I will

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democrats need to do better, so I will
January 17, 2019

To the Editor, Here is the big problem for Democrats: The Republicans are correct when they say that we have not had a new idea for the past 50 years. They are also correct when they say...

Local politicians are to blame for the Parkland shooting

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to class on Feb. 28th 2018 after the loss of 17 lives during the Valentine's Day shooting.
March 14, 2018

Editor’s Note: Jack DeVries is a junior at UNCW double majoring in supply chain management and business analytics. Jack also works as The Seahawk’s Copy Editor and is a frequent writer for the Political...

Trump’s State of the Union address: A call for unity

Trump's State of the Union address: A call for unity
February 10, 2018

Editor’s Note: Kristen Rodriguez is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Relations. Kristen is a staff writer for The Seahawk and writes many of the pieces featured...

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