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SeaSquawks: Favorite UNCW memories from the class of 2020

SeaSquawks: Favorite UNCW memories from the class of 2020

Fairley Lloyd and Darius Melton

May 7, 2020

We made it, Seahawks. Two months after the coronavirus pandemic caused schools to shut down, forced classes online, sent many students back home, and all the adjustments that came in the middle of the semester, finals week is almost over. But before the semester officially ends, The Seahawk reached out...

New campus dorms set to open Fall 2020

The current construction site of the four new dorms, located behind Graham & Hewlett  and Belk Hall.

Spencer Boring, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

UNC Wilmington students will have more housing options available to them in the fall of 2020 with the completion of the Pelican and Sandpiper halls. Pelican and Sandpiper are two of the four halls being built to replace the former University Apartments, which were damaged and subsequently demolished ...

Florence: one year later, humanity

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Picture courtesy of Lee Pridgen.

William Becker and Spencer Boring

October 5, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect us today. Hurricane Florence had a profound impact on the lives of both Wilmington citizen...

Florence: one year later, scars

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Photo by Helen Rogalski.

William Becker and Spencer Boring

September 28, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect us today After being evacuated for nearly a month, students returned to UNC Wilmington to ...

Florence: one year later, evacuation

Photo by Samuel Hagestrom. Graphic by Caitlyn Dark.

William Becker and Spencer Boring

September 21, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect us today. By Sept. 9 of 2018, Hurricane Florence was inching towards the city of Wilmington. UN...

Florence vs. Dorian: The evacuations and how they were handled

Hurricane Dorian approaching UNC Wilmington's campus on Sept. #, 2019

Sarah Levinson, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2019

It seems that evacuating due to a hurricane has become a September tradition at UNC Wilmington. For the second consecutive year, students have had a mandatory evacuation because of a hurricane barreling towards the North Carolina coast. In 2018, it was Florence. Hurricane Florence ripped through Wilmington,...

Florence: one year later, introduction

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Picture by Samuel Hagestrom.

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 14, 2019

September 14th marks one full year since Hurricane Florence made landfall in our community. Although the storm was moving at just 6 mph upon hitting land, sustained winds were around 90 mph. The slow-moving hurricane dragged itself over eastern coast of the United States, killing over 50 people and causing...

New students: Do not worry about resetting after Hurricane Dorian

In preparation for the Hurricane Dorian a boat sits at the top a sand dune as Hurricane Dorian make it's way to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina on September 3, 2019.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

September 11, 2019

For the second year in a row, fall semester at UNC Wilmington has been derailed by a hurricane. The shakeout was a bit better this time – one week off is nothing compared to a full month – but readjusting to campus life can be hard regardless of the time off. If you are a freshmen, transfer or...

Grinders Caffe’ reopens at new location

The Grinders Caffe' recently opened at a new location on S. Kerr Ave.

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Grinders Caffe’, known for its creative atmosphere and great coffee, has relocated and reopened within the vicinity of UNC Wilmington. The devastating damage to its previous location on Wrightsville Avenue forced the local coffee shop to find a new home. The original Grinders was one of the many...

UNCW Housing offers update on University Apartments, new buildings to open in 2020

Demolition of the University Apartments took place in early January.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

January 27, 2019

After Hurricane Florence tore through UNC Wilmington in mid-September, repairs and construction commenced on several buildings around campus. Much attention has been paid to the reconstruction on the University Apartments in recent months, which were demolished ahead of schedule in early January due...

Margaret Spellings gives UNCW College of Arts and Sciences commencement address

UNC System President Margaret Spellings speaks of Hurricane Florence, transitional times in life and UNCW's resilience in her commencement address.

Helen Rogalski, Managing Editor

December 16, 2018

University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings gave the commencement address at the UNC Wilmington College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony more than a month after announcing she would step down from her position. UNCW’s College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony...

Badmus: Seahawks faced bizarre 2018 season

No. 9 Emil Elveroth celebrates after scoring his second goal in 77 seconds along with no. 3 Jamil Gracia and no. 6 David Lozano

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

The UNC Wilmington men’s soccer program, in many respects, had an improved 2018 season as opposed to 2017. The Seahawks were one of the top-25 teams in the nation virtually all season long, even ranking as high as the top 10 some weeks. They battled through the adversity of Hurricane Florence and...

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