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UNCW discusses diversity and inclusion on campus

The view a Chancellor's Walk on UNCW's campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 9, 2020

Last week UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Donyell Roseboro, held three open forums to discuss the current climate of diversity and inclusion at UNCW’s campus and how moving forward those things could improve. 

Dr. Mike Adams is gone, but UNCW took easy way out

One of the paintable rocks on UNCW's campus near FSU and FSC painted with

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

July 12, 2020

Dr. Mike Adams, the soon to be former UNCW criminology professor -- yippee time to ring the bells -- will be retiring on Aug 1, according to a short announcement made by UNCW on June 29.  “We will have no further comment on this matter at this time, but we plan to share an update later this week regardi...

Introducing Flair Magazine: An inside look at UNCW’s newest fashion and culture magazine

Introducing Flair Magazine:  An inside look at UNCW’s newest fashion and culture magazine

Cierra Noffke, Lifestyles Editor

June 26, 2020

Flair magazine, UNCW’s newest fashion and culture magazine, made its debut with its first issue on June 8. The new magazine is dedicated to forming an inclusive, safe space for students to make unique art, share their insights on life and grow creatively.  In the words of Flair’s founder and edito...

UNCW needs to stand up to Dr. Mike Adams

UNCW needs to stand up to Dr. Mike Adams

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 7, 2020

By now, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) students, staff and the Wilmington community are more than well aware of Dr. Mike Adams, a professor in the sociology and criminology department at UNCW who has taken to social media for many years to spread his hateful rhetoric - The Seahawk has reported on it for years....

The SheHawk: Did we really need The Oscars to tell us that ‘Parasite’ is a good movie?

The SheHawk: Did we really need The Oscars to tell us that 'Parasite' is a good movie?

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Full disclosure: this is not a review about “Parasite,” the film created by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho that surprised the world (okay, the white world) by winning Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars. If you would like to see excellent worthy articles on this subject, please consult this link on why the win is significant for the global film industry and this link on the singular beauty of t...

We need diversity in stock photos

We need diversity in stock photos

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Diversity in the modeling field, specifically for stock photos, was not something I considered until I started working in journalism. For many online and print publications like The Seahawk, multimedia is used alongside the written text in an article, which often includes stock photography. There are man...

‘The Photograph’ offers black representation and a smart love story

LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in

Valerie Keys, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

There are so many adjectives that describe “The Photograph": witty, gracious, smart, sexy, fun, spontaneous and an all-around classic love story. Following the death of her photographer mother, Mae  (Issa Rae, "Little," 'The Hate U Give") is left with a handwritten letter revealing the most intimate...

Female directors deserve better

Female directors deserve better

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 17, 2020

The 2020 Oscar nominations were recently announced and, for the 92nd year, they have disappointed. The full list of nominees can be found on the official Oscars website. Despite several well-reviewed films directed by women, zero women received nominations for best director. This year’s nominees for best dire...

I am a Black woman.

I am a Black woman.

Valerie Keys, Managing Editor

November 23, 2019

I grew up wanting to be white. I wanted baby blue eyes, long blonde hair, porcelain skin and the privileges that came with it. No one had ever explicitly told me that there was something wrong with my brown eyes, big coily hair or brown skin. There was just something that I instinctively picked up on...

The SheHawk: How diversity can break the glass ceiling

The SheHawk: How diversity can break the glass ceiling

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

The glass ceiling often resurfaces in discussions of female empowerment. But what is it really? The glass ceiling is a term used to describe the invisible boundaries in careers and personal lives that keep women and minorities from bursting through cultural restrictions to embrace their full worth...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 10/16/19 (Diversity, designated drivers, post-graduation)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 10/16/19 (Diversity, designated drivers, post-graduation)

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2019

Is my school ignoring diversity? What do I do? It is no secret that UNC Wilmington is not the most diverse college in the Carolinas. Being in an environment that you do not feel represented in can be quite the adjustment. For instance, I grew up in a very diverse community where people from a variety ...

Views from abroad: Newsrooms need to do better

Views from abroad: Newsrooms need to do better

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 11, 2019

Welcome to another edition of “Views from abroad,” lads and lassies. In key with last week's edition, I wanted to continue discussing the issue of diversity. Although, this week's issue of diversity lies in the very field I work in and love: Journalism.   I did not need my Ethical Issues in Journali...

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