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All North Carolinians eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced this week that on April 7, the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine eligibility will open up to group 5 in North Carolina. This means that all North Carolina residents including UNC...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis watches Seminole County resident Gloria Calderone receive the Moderna vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus during a press conference touting the expanded rollout of the state vaccination program, at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 in Longwood, Florida.

NC rolls out phased COVID-19 vaccine plan

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 5, 2021

With two coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines rolled out across the United States and several others nearing the final stages before emergency authorization, states like North Carolina have announced the order...

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...

Close-up image of the American flag. Photo by Luke Michael

OPINION: Trump isn’t the only serious threat to American democracy

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer November 2, 2020
The US’ two-party system and resultant hyper-partisanship are, besides COVID-19, the greatest threats to the freedom of its citizenry. The country’s high-stakes, all-or-nothing elections force voters to choose between the lesser of two evil candidates rather than several promising ones.
Pumpkin carving - A safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.

OPINION: Trick-or-treating is not safe this year

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor October 17, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted normal life for many months. The upcoming holidays will need to be adapted to meet our new normal. With Halloween approaching, many families are faced with a hard decision: Do they let their kids participate in traditional Halloween activities such as trick-or-treating? How can parents keep their children safe from the virus during this holiday?
President Donald Trump speaks to a small crowd outside the USS North Carolina on Sept. 2, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina. President Donald Trump visited the port city for a brief ceremony designating Wilmington as the nation's first WWII Heritage City. The title is in honor of the area's efforts during WWII.(Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images/TNS)

OPINION: America is at risk for another civil war

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
The United States has endured a lot this year. Americans have witnessed natural disasters, police brutality, school shootings, and an ever-increasing partisan divide. While all of these events existed prior to 2020, this year we faced an additional challenge: a global pandemic. With more than 200,000 deaths in the United States alone, COVID-19 has made a permanent mark. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a rise in social unrest and economic disruption, leading to an even more tense nation.
Janel Gamache (9) throws a pitch during UNCW's matchup with Howard in the Fairfield Inn & Suites Seahawk Softball Bash on Feb. 15, 2019.

UNCW Athletics experiences first COVID-19 cases

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor October 6, 2020

WILMINGTON – On Oct. 5, UNC Wilmington Athletics identified 18 COVID-19 cases among its men’s soccer, women’s basketball, and softball teams. The school would not identify the names of the student-athletes...

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