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Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

January 21, 2020

In March 2019, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, and the general public was split on how this sudden shift in the world of entertainment should be viewed. For some, this was an opening for more crossover between film franchises, most notably between Disney and Fox’s respective Marvel branches. To...

SeaSquawks 9/19/19: UNCW speaks on the Area 51 raid

Matty Roberts started the Storm Area 51 event as a joke in June before it exploded into an internet phenomenon. It has since been called off, but he is helping promote a music festival in Las Vegas instead, called Alienstock.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2019

If you have been keeping up with meme culture for the past couple of months, you know all about the "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" Facebook event that kicked off tons of internet in-jokes for all to enjoy. This topic has quickly wormed its way into pop culture, including one of the many remixes for Lil Nas X's summer hit, "Old Town Road," and it just might be one of the things 2019 is remembered for years from now. However, hype for the event has died down in recent times. The joke reached its peak ...

Watch what your kids are watching online

Francisco Sanchez Jr., 2, is engrossed in a Ninja Turtle program on YouTube on his parent's cell phone in Mountain House, Calif.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2019

News channels and social media feeds have been going crazy in recent weeks due to the appearance of the so-called “Momo challenge.” The challenge reportedly aims to get children to hurt themselves, urging victims to perform harmful tasks such as turning on the stove while their parents aren’t home...

Mark Zuckerberg speaks out amid Cambridge Analytica crisis

Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg participates in the APEC CEO Summit on November 19, 2016, in Lima, Peru. A data mining firm's alleged misuse of Facebook user data is ballooning into one of the highest-profile crises that the social media giant has ever faced.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

March 22, 2018

Update: It has been reported that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller is now investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Cambridge Analytica, via a source with direct knowledge of the line of inquiry. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of the world’s largest social media platform, ...

Political Perspectives: Betsy DeVos is back with another controversy

Political perspectives is a column that focuses on providing different opinions on important political issues from UNCW students.

Kristen Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017

Editor's Note: Kristen Rodriguez is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Relations. Kristen is a contributing writer for The Seahawk and writes many of the pieces featured in Political Perspectives. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of ...

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