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A resolution thanking Chief Donaldson from the SGA.

SGA passes 2 resolutions thanking Chief Donaldson, faculty and staff

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 8, 2021
During their last meeting of the school year, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed two resolutions—the first thanking University Police Chief David Donaldson and the second highlighting appreciation to faculty and staff.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff, right, and Raphael Warnock of Georgia wave to supporters during a rally on November 15, 2020, in Marietta, Georgia.

OPINION: We need youth in the government

Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor February 18, 2021

At a judiciary committee hearing in 2018, Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch, the oldest member of the senate at the time, questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg over issues concerning privacy,...

Roy Cooper extends N.C. modified stay-at-home order

Roy Cooper extends N.C. modified stay-at-home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 29, 2021

Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s Governor, announced on Jan. 27 that he is extending the modified stay-at-home order that was set to expire Jan. 29. The extended stay-at-home order goes into effect at...

Julian Assange on May 19, 2017, in London. 

Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire - TNS

OPINION: Trump failed to pardon Julian Assange is a dark moment for press freedom, limited government advocates

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The human rights community has a lot to celebrate now that Donald Trump is no longer President of the U.S. There are no more bans on travelers from several Muslim countries. Migrant families are no longer...

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning the violent actions and the role that various people...

Business closed due to COVID-19 shutdown. Photo by Andrew Winkler

OPINION: America cannot afford another shutdown

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer November 17, 2020
Regardless of the success of this or any other stimulus plan, no amount of free money can compensate for the severe fallout of home confinement. The “thin bandage” of the stimulus, writes the National Review, would be unable to prevent the economy’s partial recovery from bleeding out.
Doctor holding mask and stethoscope during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Ashkan Forouzani

OPINION: We must prepare for the next pandemic now

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer October 22, 2020
The US is facing its worst health crisis in more than 100 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted unprecedented economic and social disruption this year, with no end in sight. Eight million Americans have fallen ill with the virus, and 220,000 of them did not make it. This means the US has the highest numbers of any nation. And yet cases are still soaring; in fact, they are on track to hit a third peak. Scientists are warning that this peak may be the largest of them all, especially as winter weather will force huge swaths of the country indoors and several holidays loom.
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about his Senate impeachment trial in the East Room at the White House in Washington on February 6, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

US Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — The US Senate voted Wednesday evening to dismiss the charges of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the third president in American history to face formal impeachment. In the...

Supporters who want President Donald Trump impeached rally downtown in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 17, 2019. [GREG LOVETT / palmbeachpost.com]

US House of Representatives vote to impeach Trump

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer December 20, 2019

The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday to begin the impeachment of President Trump. The chief of state is accused of soliciting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to rig the 2020...


On the 20th day of a partial government shutdown, furloughed federal workers, contractors and union representatives gathered before marching to the White House to demand that President Trump reopen the government on Jan. 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Partial federal government shutdown continues into its fourth week

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor January 12, 2019

On Dec. 22, a partial government shutdown took place when lawmakers failed to come to an agreement on President Donald Trump’s requested wall along the Mexico-United States border. The disagreement is...

Hey General Assembly, where's the funding?

Hey General Assembly, where’s the funding?

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor June 1, 2018

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

An end to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

An end to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor December 29, 2017

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...

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