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OPINION: Online learning is impacting student experience

Sign requiring face masks on campus.

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 visits Wilmington

AIDS Memorial Quilt display in Randall Library on December 10.

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. 15. The quilt was brought by the Frank Harr and The NAMES Project. Over 30 panels of the quilt were...

UNCW’s new film study graduate programs open admission

Screenshot of the Film Studies graduate website by Spencer Boring

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 now open. Filmmaking and Film Studies are the latest additions to the College of Arts and Sciences...

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

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.

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 cases, issues with compensation and funding were noted as one reason for the strike starting. Low teacher-compensati...

The importance of mingling with other races and cultures

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

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 black people is complete without Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., though, and his message is the one...

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 are solely those of the author. Samantha may be found on Twitter @Durham_Sam. All suggestions and...

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

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.

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 teachers stormed the State Capitol, demanding a $10,000 raise in pay as well as a $5,000 raise for support...

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 can either make an appointment to talk with someone or you can visit during their fast lane hours. UNC...

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 the author. Veronica Wernicke may be found on Twitter @itsveronica98. All suggestions and inquiries may...

Should I stay or should I go?

UNCW's clock tower in front of Randall Library.

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor

March 16, 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 are solely those of the author. Samantha may be found on Twitter @Durham_Sam. All suggestions and...

College’s added benefits

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is home to many majors, clubs and organizations all focused on student development and education.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 15, 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 the author. Veronica Wernicke may be found on Twitter @itsveronica98. All suggestions and inquiries may...

Racial barriers in post secondary education

Sean W. Cooper, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 23, 2017

Editor’s Note: Sean W. Cooper is a sophomore at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies. He is the Assistant Opinion Editor for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Assistant Opinion Editor Sean W. Cooper can be found on Twitter @SWWCoop. All suggestions or ...

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