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A look into the UNCW Administration’s response to Covid-19

A look into the UNCW Administration's response to Covid-19

Leah Sherrell, Humans of the Dub - Assistant Editor

September 25, 2020

Can you describe your response to UNCW, and the UNC System administration's decision, to bring students back on campus and have in-person classes?  When the school sent us the email that we were going back to school, I was nervous because I am at high risk and I felt more comfortable being at home ...

OPINION: Were the extended lockdowns really worth it?

People ride the subway on the first day after reopening following the coronavirus lockdown, on June 8, 2020, in New York. (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/TNS)

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

All of this evidence calls into question whether the lockdowns in the U.S. were really that effective. The jury is still out on this matter, and much remains unknown at this time. However, the argument for more lenient interventions has become much stronger over the past few months. Some of the lives saved by mass shutdowns will just end up being postponed deaths, and consequently America will continue to lose progress and inch back to square one.

BREAKING NEWS: On-campus dorms to become single occupancy due to COVID-19 concerns

Pelican Hall and Sandpiper Hall are two of the four new housing options which opened fall 2020 at UNCW.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 7, 2020

The Seahawk has learned that on Sept. 8 UNCW students will receive an email announcing that all on-campus dorms will become single occupancy.

EDITORIAL: UNC Board of Governors, fix this or resign

EDITORIAL: UNC Board of Governors, fix this or resign

The Seahawk Editorial Board

August 26, 2020

Since the announcement of fall 2020 campus reopenings, university administrators actively withheld vital information from the general public and their student bodies. Information that is crucial for students, faculty and staff to know, such as accurate positive COVID-19 cases on campuses and self-reported data. 

UNCW suspends fall sports

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Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

August 11, 2020

Men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, along with men’s and women’s cross country will continue preparations for the expected start of their seasons in the spring of 2021. 

The coronavirus does not care about your age

View of UNCW's Chancellor's Walk.

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

August 6, 2020

It is undeniable that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically changed all of our lives in just a few months. According to John Hopkins data, the U.S. is leading the world in the number of confirmed cases as the death toll climbs upwards. However, that has not seemed to stop people from wantin...

UNCW freshmen face a strange first semester

UNCW columns between Leutze and Morton Hall.

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

August 4, 2020

As many schools and universities around the country are gearing up for their return to classes this Aug, there are many concerns about the adjustment in learning amid the dangers of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  For students already enrolled at UNC Wilmington (UNCW) there are many lurking questions and...

UNC System’s fall plan betrays students and staff amid COVID-19

Front of UNCW's campus

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 1, 2020

Picture this: thousands of young people coming from across the country during one of the most contagious pandemics in human history to lock themselves into tightly packed dorm buildings, where they will be forced to share bathrooms, showers, common rooms and toilet paper. Many will also still venture ou...

E-Bill due date extended due to inaccurate charges

UNCW Clocktower.

Caitlyn Dark and Brenna Flanagan

July 29, 2020

Two days before the Fall 2020 semester bill was originally due, UNC Wilmington announced an extension due to inaccurate charges because of changes caused by the COVID-19 virus. 

Marlins, Phillies play suspended amid team-wide COVID-19 outbreak

Jesus Aguilar #24, Brian Anderson #15, Francisco Cervelli #29, and Corey Dickerson #23 of the Miami Marlins react after a three run home run by Anderson in the top of the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 26, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 11-6.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

July 28, 2020

Problems arose after at least 17 members of the Marlins club, including at least 15 players, tested positive for the virus over the last few days.

ICE reverses disputed July 6 international student policy

Stock photo of international flags. Overlaid text saying:

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. — After facing intense pressure and backlash, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has dropped its most recent addendum to its international student visa policy.

New ICE policy would deport international students if not attending in-person classes

International Flags. Image by Joshua Woroniecki from Pixabay.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Though international travel has been brought to a near halt by COVID-19, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement may still be deporting people if many US colleges remain completely online in the fall semester.

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