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Cooper eases North Carolina’s COVID-19 restrictions

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 25, 2021
This announcement comes as North Carolina continues to see a decrease in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, hospitalizations and deaths, as more people get vaccinated.
Data on childhood vaccines can provide hints about how well the COVID-19 vaccine will perform in specific communities.

Student employees now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 11, 2021
In an email obtained by The Seahawk, it was relayed that under Group 3, student employees who receive a paycheck and work in-person and on-campus are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 virus testing on campus.

OPINION: Is UNCW’s COVID-19 virus surveillance testing necessary?

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Writer February 17, 2021

UNCW began implementing surveillance testing Feb. 8. UNCW residents are now required to get tested weekly, while off-campus students in hybrid classes are required to get tested every other week. The rapid...

Zoom call with coffee.

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UNCW students share ways to manage another semester of online classes

Abigail Celoria, Contributing Writer January 24, 2021

The COVID-19 virus has had a devastating effect on the world at large, forcing many institutions to find new ways of functioning to serve a secluded populous. Schools are one such institution that has...

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announces a stay at home order for the entire state starting Monday at 5 p.m. to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Cooper made the announcement during a briefing Friday, March 27, 2020 at the State of North Carolina Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.

NC extends modified stay at home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 7, 2021

In a briefing on Jan. 6, Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s Governor, announced that the state will extend its current modified stay at home order. The order will go into effect on Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. and remain...

Covid-19 vaccine stock photo.

OPINION: UNCW must require students and staff to receive COVID-19 vaccine to attend in-person classes

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor January 3, 2021

Scientists from several different pharmaceutical companies have been scrambling to develop a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19. Now that vaccines are ready for distribution, many people are hesitant...

Civil servants are being swab tested by laboratory officers.

OPINION: Trust in healthcare is rapidly decaying amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor December 18, 2020

On Dec. 14, the U.S. began administering COVID-19 virus vaccines to high-risk healthcare workers. This monumental day was filled with anxiety as shipments of the vaccine were quickly distributed throughout...

Starting Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. NC will move into a modified stay at home order.

NC moves into a modified stay at home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 11, 2020

At a press conference on Dec. 8, North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper announced that starting Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. the state will move into a modified stay-at-home order. This order will remain in effect...

The nurse depicted in this 2006 photograph, was in the process of administering an intramuscular vaccination in the left shoulder of a young girl. The nurse was pinching the overlying shoulder skin, in order to immobilize the injection site.

OPINION: Should minors have access to COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent?

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor December 5, 2020

Various COVID-19 vaccines have been in development since the virus was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Pharmaceutical companies and scientists worldwide have been scrambling for the...

OPINION: American restaurants need COVID-19 aid now

OPINION: American restaurants need COVID-19 aid now

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor November 22, 2020
Restaurants, particularly small businesses and bars are the backbones of communities nationwide. These establishments welcome tourists, families and locals to come and enjoy the area’s cuisine. If these businesses are so beneficial to community, then why is the government reluctant to give aid during these difficult times?
Business closed due to COVID-19 shutdown. Photo by Andrew Winkler

OPINION: America cannot afford another shutdown

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer November 17, 2020
Regardless of the success of this or any other stimulus plan, no amount of free money can compensate for the severe fallout of home confinement. The “thin bandage” of the stimulus, writes the National Review, would be unable to prevent the economy’s partial recovery from bleeding out.
Coronavirus / Covid-19 cases in the United States. (20.04.2020) Source:

OPINION: The holiday season will bring another wave of COVID-19

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer November 17, 2020
This is not time to let our guard down just because of the holiday season. It is important to remember that the world is still experiencing a global pandemic. We may be tired of the virus, but the virus is surely not tired of us.
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