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You can remove Confederate statues and still remember history

The George Davis Monument in Wilmington, NC, a tribute to the fourth Attorney General of the Confederate States

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

July 3, 2020

When someone does something great, remarkable, wins a battle or sports championship, among other qualifications, we build them a statue. And the U.S. sure does like statues and monuments -- whether we built them or were gifted them.  However, despite the number of great statues and monuments the U...

Guest lecturer speaks on hidden truths of slavery

Dr. Paul E. Lovejoy (left) and Dr. Booksie S. Harrington (right) -- both members of the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University -- embrace each other onstage after Lovejoy’s presentation “Slavery in the Global Diaspora of Africa” the evening of March 5 at UNCW’s Randall Library.

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer

March 18, 2020

The unspoken truths of slavery — African complicity, its place in the creation of the modern world and the personal stories of those enslaved — must be brought to light, said the founding director of The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at UNC Wilmington’s Randall...

New highway historical marker commemorates 1898 Wilmington coup

Th highway historical marker commemorating the 1898 coup, located on Market Street between Fourth and Fifth Street.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

A new roadside historical plaque that has been in the works for almost two years was finally unveiled on Market Street between 4th and 5th streets on Friday, Nov. 8. It commemorates the massacre in which a mob of roughly 2,000 marched about Wilmington and set ablaze many buildings, including Free...

“Harriet”: a symbol for the American mythos

Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman and Aria Brooks as Anger at age 8 in

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

With the way things have shaken out for small wide-release films at the 2019 box office, it is a small miracle "Harriet" was able to capture the hearts of moviegoers when similar films have fallen short. The film received an A+ CinemaScore from audience members, going on to garner $11.7 million in its...

This week in UNCW sports history: Hofstra rivalry, revisted

This week in UNCW sports history: Hofstra rivalry, revisted

Collin Underwood, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

As UNC Wilmington men’s basketball prepares for its annual trip up north to Hofstra, The Seahawk took a look back at the 2015-16 season to reflect on the budding rivalry between the Seahawks and the Pride. Early in 2016, then-UNCW coach Kevin Keatts continued his turnaround of the UNCW basketba...

#MeToo Panel held on UNCW’s campus

The #MeToo panel consisted of four female faculty/staff members (from left to right): Dr. Candice Bredbenner, Dr. Edelmira Segovia, Dr. Candace Thompson and Jenny Adler.

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2018

As students walked into the Wrightsville Beach Room in Fisher Student Center for the #MeToo Panel on Jan. 24, a panel of four female faculty and staff members sat in the front of the room and a table of free pins, stickers and flyers were on the side next to the rows of chairs. The room filled u...

New North Carolina artifacts unearthed in search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

New North Carolina artifacts unearthed in search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. – On a tract of land along the banks of the Albemarle Sound lies a site containing new artifacts that may relate to the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. Dubbed “Site X” by local officials and archaeologists, the land stretches for 1,000 acres between Albemarle Sound and the...

The SciHawk: The Neanderthal in all of us

Recent studies show that modern humans share a portion of their DNA with Neanderthals, a primitive hominoid species that thrived during the last Ice Age. 

Dana Weber | Contributing Writer

May 18, 2016

When you think of a Neanderthal, what do you imagine? Many of us have become familiarized with the idea that Homo neanderthalensis, a primitive species of hominoid from the last Ice Age, was a clumsy, unintelligent being. However, evidence now suggests that Neanderthals may actually have been much more intellige...

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