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NC remains in Phase 3 and expands mask mandate

NC remains in Phase 3 and expands mask mandate
November 28, 2020

While the U.S. continues to tackle and brace the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the colder winter months are nearing, North Carolina will remain in the “Safer at Home” Phase 3. On Nov. 23, North Carolina’s...

While some struggling businesses close in Wilmington, others open in their place

While some struggling businesses close in Wilmington, others open in their place
November 23, 2020

Amongst the numerous changes occurring in the wake of this new normal, economic instability has driven some businesses to shut down while others are writing new beginnings.   With capacity limits...

OPINION: American restaurants need COVID-19 aid now

OPINION: American restaurants need COVID-19 aid now
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?

The Cucalorus Film Festival shows “Freeland” at UNCW’s Curbside Cinema

The character Devi in a still from
November 21, 2020

Earlier this year, the reputable SXSW Film Festival of Austin, Texas was thrown into a whirlwind of inconvenience spurred by the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. With the original plans for...

What we can learn from the Spanish Flu of 1918: vaccines, early-action and mask wearing

This is a photo collage of 1918 Spanish flu covers and articles from the Erie Daily Times and the Erie Dispatch. [ERIE TIMES-NEWS]
November 21, 2020
Since the spread of the Spanish Flu in 1918, which is labeled by historians as the deadliest pandemic in history, scientists have been studying the life, actions and reactions of viruses and viral DNA. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in January of 2020, many scientists and workers in the medical field were able to further their understanding of a nation’s initial reaction to a pandemic.

SGA 11/17 meeting recap: Senate passes several items of legislation

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
November 20, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) met for the final time this semester and they introduced and voted on several items of legislation including an appropriations bill, a statue amendment and a floor...

Cucalorus Film Review: “Drought” at the drive-in

Cucalorus Film Review:
November 17, 2020
“Drought,” a movie defined by its charm, meaningful creative vision and compelling narrative of sibling love both pleasantly surprised me and gave me warm feelings towards a home I have always taken for granted. While the acting in the movie leaves something to be desired, its characters are charming and relatable.

OPINION: America cannot afford another shutdown

Business closed due to COVID-19 shutdown. Photo by Andrew Winkler
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.

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

Coronavirus / Covid-19 cases in the United States. (20.04.2020) Source: www.worldometers.info/coronavirus
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.

Cucalorus Film Review: “Beast Beast”

Cucalorus Film Review:
November 16, 2020

The Cucalorus Film Festival is now in full swing, as selections have begun to premiere both in-person at Curbside Cinema and online through streaming and live showings. “Beast Beast” is one of...

OPINION: UNCW must reconsider rejection of pass/fail option

College student studying from home. Photo by Green Chameleon
November 14, 2020
The pass/fail option is absolutely necessary during these unprecedented times. If courses are only offered online, then it is only fair to present students this option. Experts are saying that “the mental, emotional and academic impacts of the shift to remote learning are likely going to be challenging.” Many students are struggling to adjust to the new format for several reasons. Lack of hands-on experience, unsuitable study spaces and increased distractions are just a few of the reasons remote learning is challenging students.  

Home for the holidays: What college students should consider before travelling

Home for the holidays: What college students should consider before travelling
Your guide to getting COVID-19 tests, self-quarantining, and safely celebrating the holidays
November 14, 2020
Because of the way this year’s Fall 2020 Academic Schedule is structured, all final exams administered after Thanksgiving Break are required to be online. This means that it likely when students go home for Thanksgiving, they’ll stay off-campus until classes resume in January. But before you reach for your keys and travel home for this year’s extended—and well-deserved—break, you should consider some safety precautions first.
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