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Kindergarten boy looking at laptop computer during first day of virtual learning online school.

OPINION: Continuing ‘Zoom University’ is the worst idea ever for post-COVID-19 pandemic education reform

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most devastating tragedies in modern human history. Millions worldwide are dead, and tens of millions of others have become severely ill. Thousands of new infections...

Students gather in a hallway at Kealing Middle School in 2018. Some shorts are prohibited on Austin school district campuses under the current dress code.

OPINION: School dress code policies perpetuate sexism in American culture

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor December 12, 2020

In 2018, the Alameda Unified School District in San Francisco eliminated their traditional dress code policy. Now allowing students to wear what they want, including midriff shirts, ripped jeans...

Student facing the decision to take a gap year. Photo by Tim Guow

OPINION: Consider this before taking a gap year

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor October 30, 2020
Gap years are usually filled with traveling, experiential learning, and work experience. However, COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. Despite the drastic changes we’ve experienced as a result of the pandemic, students opting for gap years is at a record high. According to Fitch Ratings, the annual enrollment is expected to plummet 5-20% nationwide. The question is: Should you take a gap year during these unprecedented times?
Sign requiring face masks on campus.

OPINION: Online learning is impacting student experience

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer October 11, 2020
“I think that the administrators put in thought for some online courses but not for others. I personally feel like they could have handled things much better by making a decision earlier on whether they were going all online or not,” says Madeline Miller, a UNCW sophomore. “If they made the decision earlier it could have given the teachers and students more time to prep for going online, which could have helped us have a more successful school year.”
AIDS Memorial Quilt display in Randall Library on December 10.

AIDS Memorial Quilt visits Wilmington

Kassie Bild, Staff Writer January 13, 2020

The cross-country journey of the AIDS Memorial Quilt made a stop at UNC Wilmington and the surrounding area. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was in Wilmington starting Nov. 30 and was in the area till Dec....

Screenshot of the Film Studies graduate website by Spencer Boring

UNCW’s new film study graduate programs open admission

Spencer Boring, Staff Writer October 16, 2019

Film students at UNC Wilmington will soon have more graduate opportunities. In Fall 2020, the university will offer an M.F.A. in filmmaking and an M.A. in Film Studies. Applications to both programs are...

Oakland Unified School District students and teachers carry signs as they picket outside of Oakland Technical High School on February 21, 2019 in Oakland, California. Nearly 3,000 teachers in Oakland have gone on strike and are demanding a 12 percent retroactive raise.

It’s time to focus on paying your teachers, North Carolina

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor March 3, 2019

Teacher strikes have been abundant across the United States in recent months, with incidents taking place in cities such as Los Angeles, Denver, and Oakland, all since the start of 2019. In each of these...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., giving his famous

The importance of mingling with other races and cultures

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor February 2, 2019

It’s finally Black History Month, which means that it’s time to look back on important black figures ranging from Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks to Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. No list of prominent...

Student debt is killing the American dream

Student debt is killing the American dream

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor April 20, 2018

Editor’s Note: Samantha Durham is a senior at UNCW studying sociology. She is the Opinion Editor for The Seahawk and enjoys concentrating her work on social issues. All opinions expressed in this article...

Thousands of Kentucky school teachers marched Monday, April 2, 2018 from the Kentucky Education Association's headquarters to the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. to protest legislative changes to their pensions and education cuts. Public schools in all 120 Kentucky counties were closed Monday, either to join in the protest or because of spring break.

Teachers in Okla. & Ky. walking out over salary and funding – How does N.C. compare?

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2018

In Oklahoma and Kentucky, public school teachers are walking off the job following similar actions last month from West Virginia school teachers. On Tuesday, the second day of the walkout, Oklahoma...

Advice from Sally Seahawk

Advice from Sally Seahawk

Sally Seahawk, Staff Writer March 21, 2018

How do I find an internship for the summer?  The UNCW Career Center can be very helpful when you are searching for an upcoming internship. It is located upstairs in the Fisher Student Union. You...

Why you should add a minor in college

Why you should add a minor in college

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor March 17, 2018

Editor’s Note: Veronica Wernicke is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies and is the Assistant Opinion Editor for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of...

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