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Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid ‘Reopen N.C.’ protests

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid 'Reopen N.C.' protests. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, picture by Caitlyn Dark.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

April 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — Social distancing is set to continue for residents of North Carolina. On April 23, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced he was extending the current stay-at-home order previously issued that began on March 30. The previous stay-at-home order was set to expire today, April 29. However, as the...

My boyfriend is an essential worker and I worry

Assistant general manager Kathy Hartman, left, and general manager Bob King chat in the warehouse where Sam's Club orders will be filled. The Sam's Club fulfillment center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday on Tobias Boland Way. [T&G Staff/Christine Peterson]

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 21, 2020

Prior to COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security listed 49 to 62 million employees as essential workers, per a report from Brookings. Amidst all of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), many are locked up in their homes hoping that the virus steers clear of them and their loved ones—myself ...

How to find motivation in the quarantine

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Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

The waves of the coronavirus have left most of us deserted in our homes, dwindling beneath our desire to go back to sleep or to go out into a functioning society once again. I have found, with the progression of these past few weeks, that mustering up the will to finish my homework, to attend live classes...

Pandemic Playlist #1 with Rachel Cash

Creative writing major and senior Rachel Cash. Photo by Rachel Cash.

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic stressing most of us out for a myriad of reasons—worry about the future, concern for our health, boredom staying at home—it is as good as time as ever to listen to some of your favorite music to (hopefully) make the days go faster. Do not know where to start? The Seahawk...

UNCW to offer pass/fail class grading, prorated housing and dining refunds

Coronavirus Update: UNCW to offer pass/fail class grading and adjusted housing & dining refunds. Photo by Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

April 8, 2020

The third week of a semester abruptly shifted online has begun with some comforting news for students. Last week, UNC Wilmington announced two major policies to assist students impacted by the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 30, Chancellor Sartarelli sent out a campus-wide messag...

WrestleMania 36 start times, match card and predictions

Brock Lesnar (WWE)

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

April 4, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19's worldwide outbreak in the last month, WWE was unsure of whether or not WrestleMania 36 would even take place. Unlike the rest of the sports world, which has essentially shut down in recent weeks, WrestleMania is still scheduled to go on. That said, the venue and certain matc...

How to stay happy and healthy during quarantine

A sign on the front door of Jackson City Hall encourages hand washing on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Rebecca Harris, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2020

If you are anything like me, you are probably going a little stir-crazy during this COVID-19 quarantine. Classes are now online, the beach is off-limits and you cannot even meet up with your friends for $1 tacos at El Cerro Grande. There are so many people—doctors, nurses, truck drivers, grocery...

Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase. Photo by Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — State and local authorities continue efforts to slow the exponential spread of COVID-19. One such effort was an official stay-at-home order announced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday afternoon. The stay-at-home order continues to enforce many current efforts to reduce the spread of CO...

UNCW baseball players respond to coronavirus

The UNCW baseball team before its matchup with Bryant on Feb. 15, 2020

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

WILMINGTON – It was the bottom of the ninth with two runners on base. UNC Wilmington and East Carolina were deadlocked at two apiece as Seahawk catcher Matt Suggs settled into the batter’s box. As the bright lights shined down upon Brooks Field, Suggs did something that every baseball player drea...

Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies postponed; regalia still available

Coronavirus update: Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies postponed; regalia still available.  Photo by McElspeth from Pixabay, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 20, 2020

UNC Wilmington students have been dealt another unfortunate blow to their college experience. Yesterday morning, the university announced via campus-wide email that Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies will not be held on the previously scheduled dates of May 8 and 9. Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in the...

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

With the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19, people have been taking measures to reduce and slow down the spread of the virus, particularly for more vulnerable populations (the elderly and immunocompromised). Aside from basic hygiene (hand washing, covering your mouth when you sneeze, etc.) many peo...

Dining out ban, university updates and COVID-19 in New Hanover

Coronavirus Update: Dining out ban, university updates, and COVID-19 in new Hanover County. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 19, 2020

On Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order for all restaurants and bars in N.C. to close to dine-in guests, though delivery and take-out options are still allowed. This move continues efforts by N.C. government officials to discourage gatherings of more than 100 people, wh...

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