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OPINION: We don’t have to tank the global economy to fight climate change

A lifeguard stand on a beach flying the emergency red flag, set against a dark sky in Daytona, FL.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

To tackle this serious challenge, they will need to base decisions not just on science, but also the economy. Former Democratic candidate and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, for instance, managed to win the support of millions of young Americans by proposing a “Green New Deal”. It aims to ban all fossil fuels and radically reshape society in just 10 years. But such a policy would be too expensive to work and have massive implications, Fox News warned in February 2019.

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.

Abrons Student Health Center joined SGA to discuss COVID-19

Inside Depaolo Hall, where the Abrons Student Health Center is located.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 10, 2020

On Sept. 9 the Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting and the coronavirus (COVID-19) was a prominent topic.

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.

REVIEW: UNCW’s “Evening with Eric Andre”

REVIEW: UNCW’s “Evening with Eric Andre”

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

If there’s something to be said about “An Evening With Eric Andre,” it felt like a really bad episode of the Joe Rogan Podcast and I mean that deeply and passionately. DJ Douggpound served as something of a moderator and sampler, while Eric Andre lazily answered questions from students asking for advice about how to deal with the stresses of COVID and becoming an entertainer.

Mulan’s $30 price tag: Disney rolls the dice

Mulan's $30 price tag: Disney rolls the dice

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

September 5, 2020

The novelty of a big film readily available through streaming may be hard to resist—and at a time when ticket and concession prices continue to skyrocket, families may very well see $30 as a ‘steal’ of a price worth taking advantage of.

Gov. Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half

Coronavirus update: Gov Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half reopening.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 1, 2020

As N.C. maintains its number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and New Hanover County sees an upward trend of positive cases (since June), Governor Roy Cooper announced a shift from COVID-19 “Safer at Home” Phase Two into “Safer at Home” Phase Two and a Half. 

UNCW adjusts to learning during COVID-19

The Seahawk statue displayed at the front of UNCW's campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 27, 2020

The threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is still looming as students, faculty and staff around the U.S. headed back to school this month and universities are working to find the best ways to keep everyone safe this fall, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) included. UNCW has been open for one week now and the ...

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. 

Q&A: Talking COVID-19 with UNCW administration

Front of UNCW's campus

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

This interview was conducted on Aug. 21, by Seahawk Staff Writer William Becker.  Notably, a piece by Becker was published on Aug. 1, simply titled as “UNC System’s fall plan betrays students and staff amid COVID-19.” This piece was extremely critical of the UNC system and its decision to continue operating in-person classes during the threat of COVID-19.  As of Aug 20, two UNC schools (NC State and UNC Chapel Hill) have gone to completely remote learning. In response to the article, Christinia Schectman, a Public Relations Specialist at the Office of University Relations contacted Becker in hopes of conducting a discussion between William Becker and notable staff members at UNCW.

UNCW’s campus dining implements new COVID-19 safety measures

Expanded and socially distanced outdoor seating located between the Fisher buildings.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 24, 2020

  UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) campus dining is one of many aspects that the university has had to adjust in accordance with health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  New policies include extensive cleaning and sanitation, mandatory handwashing every 20 min...

REVIEW: The quiet nostalgia of ‘The Secret Garden’

REVIEW:  The quiet nostalgia of 'The Secret Garden'

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

August 21, 2020

It’s still a shame that lukewarm reception will likely hold this film back from being a hit—when done right, films like The Secret Garden can become designated as classics. But for now, if this film plants seeds of inspiration for other film projects, it will likely be doing so in secret

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