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OPINION: Scientists are undervalued and overlooked

Female chemical engineer develops clean energy storage solutions. Photo by ThisIsEngineering

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

Scientists have become more visible to the public eye due to ongoing crises such as COVID-19 and climate change. Despite their expertise, the field is overlooked by the public and often ignored. Scientists dedicate their entire lives to their chosen field of study, enduring many years of difficult coursework, extensive research, and training. It is easy to forget the impact that science has on our daily routines, and the pandemic has helped re-emphasize the dangers we would face in a world lacking science.   

Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates 25 years

This year UNCW's Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates its 25 anniversary.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 14, 2020

This year UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates its 25 anniversary. The Upperman Center is a place of support, education and advocacy for Black students at the university. 

SeaSquawks 2/20/20: Jack of all trades or master of one?

The cast of 'Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020' at dinner.

Darius Melton and Katelyn Vargas

February 20, 2020

Over winter break, one of our opinion editors (dare you to guess who) spent a lot of time watching watching Japanese dating show “Terrace House” on Netflix. During episode 2 of the newest season, “Tokyo 2019-2020,” there was a conversation that has been deemed The Tempura Incident. In this...

‘FREE TO ROCK’ breaks down social reform through music

Billy Joel performs in concert at Philadelphia's Citizen Bank Park. ( BEN MIKESELL / Staff Photographer )

Logan Sasser, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

During UNC Wilmington’s annual Communications Studies Week, Producer and Author Doug Yeager came to show and discuss a documentary called “FREE TO ROCK.” The documentary, directed by four-time Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, is a documentary about the significant...

‘Reflections on Colorism: Art as the Alternative Mirror’ opens in CAB

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Sunshine Angulo, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

On Feb. 28, the Cultural Arts Building held a reception for the opening of their newest art exhibit, “Reflections on Colorism: Art as the Alternative Mirror.” The exhibit is curated by Dr. Sarah L. Webb, creator of “Colorism Healing,” and the professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois Springfield.

The balance between Halloween and cultural appropriation 

Fairley Lloyd, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2018

As Halloween rolls around the corner, it is probably a good time to talk about costumes and cultural appropriation.   Cultural appropriation is often defined as taking someone’s culture or part of someone’s culture — that is, dressing or engaging in someone’s culture, but lacking the respe...

World outside of Wilmington: A closer look at Oman

Jasmine Ceron with other students during her intensive language program in Oman through the Critical Language Scholarship.

Amanda Milana, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2018

Stories serve as a point of entry into a foreign culture in the same way that a preface sets the stage for a book. Jasmine Ceron, a UNCW student, visited Oman on a two month long intensive language program through the Critical Language Scholarship. The stories she brought back allow her to share her...

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