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The coronavirus does not care about your age

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Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

August 6, 2020

It is undeniable that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically changed all of our lives in just a few months. According to John Hopkins data, the U.S. is leading the world in the number of confirmed cases as the death toll climbs upwards. However, that has not seemed to stop people from wantin...

UNCW freshmen face a strange first semester

UNCW columns between Leutze and Morton Hall.

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

August 4, 2020

As many schools and universities around the country are gearing up for their return to classes this Aug, there are many concerns about the adjustment in learning amid the dangers of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  For students already enrolled at UNC Wilmington (UNCW) there are many lurking questions and...

If you think wearing a mask is stupid, it is time to look in the mirror.

Emerson Becker, 20, holds the door for two customers as they put on their masks before entering Classic Cinemas York Theatre in Elmhurst after reopening on June 26, 2020.

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William Becker, Staff Writer

June 30, 2020

It is the middle of summer and not far from a major publicly celebrated holiday, the Fourth of July. The mandatory lockdown for the COVID-19 virus was lifted in a number of places after Memorial Day weekend, which means that people have started flocking to public places. Bars, malls, restaurants and ev...

How to find motivation in the quarantine

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Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

The waves of the coronavirus have left most of us deserted in our homes, dwindling beneath our desire to go back to sleep or to go out into a functioning society once again. I have found, with the progression of these past few weeks, that mustering up the will to finish my homework, to attend live classes...

How to stay happy and healthy during quarantine

A sign on the front door of Jackson City Hall encourages hand washing on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Rebecca Harris, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2020

If you are anything like me, you are probably going a little stir-crazy during this COVID-19 quarantine. Classes are now online, the beach is off-limits and you cannot even meet up with your friends for $1 tacos at El Cerro Grande. There are so many people—doctors, nurses, truck drivers, grocery...

The SheHawk: Remember, STDs are not gross

The SheHawk: Remember, STDs are not gross

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

STDs are clouded in a negative stigma. They invoke feelings of shame, embarrassment and filth, despite the fact that millions of Americans report having an STD of some kind. In 2013, the national Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that there were 20 million new infections every year. For context, this is equ...

14 tips for holiday healthy eating

A big Thanksgiving meal is an American tradition, but overeating on holidays happens in countries all over the world, according to a new study.

Sydney Blair, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Nearly 10 Thanksgivings ago, I ate too much turkey and ended up on the couch nearly in tears from my own physical discomfort. Although I was around the age of 11, my mom likes to remind me of this embarrassing episode. When I was 13, I became a vegetarian. I did not eat any fish, red meat or poultry....

The weather is colder, time to check on your mental health

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Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

With crunch time coming up with finals, Thanksgiving break and darkness setting in at 5 p.m. now,  this is an especially stressful time of the year. Some people are struggling with catching up on assignments and passing tests, some are worried about graduation for December and others are worried about...

Why is tattoo ink not regulated by the federal government?

Why is tattoo ink not regulated by the federal government?

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 1, 2019

I grew up surrounded by tattoos, with my dad, grandpa and several other family members showcasing their body art throughout my life. During my senior year of high school, 2016–2017, there was a spurt in people getting inked, and me being me, I was not going to join in that trend, despite having alw...

How to make the most out of your freshman year

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Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Starting college for the first time can feel both exciting and scary. From living on campus to juggling classes and making friends, freshman year can feel daunting.  However, it does not have to be a struggle the whole time. There are a lot of resources on campus that help you manage your college career, as well...

Easy ways to be sustainable

Photo by Mert Guller (Unsplash).

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Sustainability is a hot topic, and rightfully so: with recent studies on climate change and environmental issues facing our community, it is important that we are mindful of ways we can be more sustainable. However, sustainability can often feel daunting and overwhelming, especially in the larger...

Food for thought: Q&A with campus dietitian

The United States Department of Agriculture released on June 2 the MyPlate (www.myplate.gov) graphic that replaces the familiar food pyramid. It emphasizes fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy foods. (Allison Long/Kansas City Star/MCT)

Samantha Dickerson, Lifestyles Editor

April 13, 2019

Eating “healthy” can be difficult for students. There are several ways to get information on healthy eating and “dieting,” like social media and the internet, but even with these outlets there are conflicting messages being portrayed. To gather information on diets, the best and most qualifie...

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