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SeaSquawks: When do you put up Christmas decorations? UNCW speaks

A home decorated for the annual McAdenville Lights.

Darius Melton and Katelyn Vargas

December 5, 2019

The sweet holidays start up in October for Halloween and end in April with Easter. It is a lovely trail consisting of candy, turkey, candy, champagne, candy, Irish alcohol and ending with candy once more (and maybe a dyed egg or two). However, the king of all of these holidays is Christmas, as simply...

Adults are not handing your kids drugs on Halloween—but they are hitting them with cars

Children pick out Halloween treats.

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2019

Children and adults across the United States are excitedly preparing for Halloween 2019. Despite the festive day falling on a school night—which it has since 2016—trick-or-treating and partying are still in store for all states, barring a landfalling hurricane or severe thunderstorm outbreak.  On ...

Last minute Halloween costumes

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Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Halloween is only a day away and some of us have not found our costumes for this year yet. Do not stress; there are plenty of awesome, last-minute costumes you can create today. With a little bit of time and creativity, you can put together the perfect costume within a short time frame. Check out 10...

Halloween events in Wilmington and UNCW

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Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

October 25, 2019

Looking for something to do this Halloween? The Seahawk has rounded up a variety of annual and new events on UNC Wilmington's campus and in the Wilmington community for you to make the most out of 2019 Halloween.   All Ages "Halloweentown" Film Showing: Oct. 25 and 26, 6 p.m. "The A...

Not everything is a Halloween movie, Freeform

Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Caleel Harris, from left, in

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 24, 2019

Halloween is by far one of my favorite holidays, aside from Christmas of course, and along with this spooky time of year comes another favorite of mine: 31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform—formerly known as 13 nights, though they thankfully realized the demand for more Halloween movies all October l...

ACE’s Rocky Horror Shadowcast: inside the time warp

Tim Curry, Nell Campbell and Patricia Quinn star in

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

October 18, 2019

UNC Wilmington's Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) will show its shadowcast performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," where members of ACE act out and facilitate audience participation to certain scenes in the film, on Friday, Oct. 18 at 11:59 p.m. This annual tradition is one of ACE's ...

Five albums for spooky season

Singer Marilyn Manson performs at Wacken Open Air music festival on Aug. 5, 2017 in Germany. Marilyn Manson co-founder Scott Putesky, who left the band during the recording of their 1996 breakout album

William Becker, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Editor's Note: This post contains sensitive and possibly disturbing content. Halloween is coming, and of course, everyone needs some music to fit in with the season, either for parties or to just get “in the mood.” A lot of places come out with lists like this and usually include soundtracks ...

The Seahawk’s ultimate Halloween watchlist 2019

The Seahawk's ultimate Halloween watchlist 2019

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

October 9, 2019

Are you in the mood for some spooky movies and shows to get ready for Halloween? This list has you covered. From creepy classics to bloodcurdling horrors, put on your costume, make some hot chocolate and always have a friend nearby as you enjoy these Halloween favorites!  For the Trend Sniffers   Mindhunter - (Series) Netflix Original   The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina...

OPINION: Smooth one, Shaun White

Screenshot of Shaun White's deleted Instagram post.

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2018

Shaun White can be described as a great professional snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist. But, a good judge of character? It depends on the situation. This past week White made an ill-judgment call when he decided to attend a Halloween party dressed as Simple Jack -- a character played by Ben Still...

OPINION: Halloween and cultural appropriation 

Fairley Lloyd, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2018

As Halloween rolls around the corner, it is probably a good time to talk about costumes and cultural appropriation.   Cultural appropriation is often defined as taking someone’s culture or part of someone’s culture — that is, dressing or engaging in someone’s culture, but lacking the respe...

REVIEW: “A House with a Clock in Its Walls”

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Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

In a cinematic world full of adaptations and sequels, Hollywood is now reaching for the really obscure for inspiration. As such, we now have the feature film version of a children’s book that even I, avid reader that I am, had never heard of, despite them releasing installments up until 2008. "The...

Halloweekend vs. Halloween

Halloweekend vs. Halloween

Vanessa Dickerson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2017

Editor’s Note: Vanessa Dickerson is a junior studying Communication. Vanessa also partners with TealTV and has a true passion for broadcasting as well as sports journalism. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Vanessa can be found on Twitter @nessadickerson. All sug...

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