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Advice from Sally: Prioritize your mental health

March 4, 2021

Dear Seahawks,   Make your mental health a priority this semester. College students nationwide have been facing a mental health crisis since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety, stress and...

Brenna Flanagan, Addison Hamlet, Dajah Glenn, and Kara Shoup perform in Psychosis.

REVIEW: ‘4.48 Psychosis’ is a mind-bending success

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNCW theatre department has continued to dedicate themselves to putting on excellent performances, working with top-tier material and displaying great production...

Kindergarten boy looking at laptop computer during first day of virtual learning online school.

OPINION: Continuing ‘Zoom University’ is the worst idea ever for post-COVID-19 pandemic education reform

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most devastating tragedies in modern human history. Millions worldwide are dead, and tens of millions of others have become severely ill. Thousands of new infections...

Five alternatives to New Year's resolutions: Don't set yourself up for failure

Five alternatives to New Year’s resolutions: Don’t set yourself up for failure

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor January 8, 2021
Most people forget about their New Year’s resolutions by the second week. By February they’re either a distant memory or a source of deep shame. Although resolutions themselves aren’t unhealthy, the self-imposing, unrealistic and vaguely defined goals we set for ourselves are.  
Making cheese is easy and you can use store-bought milk. Like any fermented-type food cheese is not necessarily difficult but it takes time

OPINION: Fermented foods may improve America’s mental health problem

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor December 20, 2020
Studies have shown that the microbes and probiotics in fermented foods promote optimal gut health, therefore resulting in healthy levels of serotonin. Fermented foods must be added to diets nationwide to encourage strong mental health. This is especially necessary during these stress-ridden and unprecedented times.
Masked woman experiencing stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Engin Akyurt

OPINION: America’s mental health crisis is worsening due to COVID-19

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer November 2, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous strain on the lives of so many people around the world. America in particular is experiencing this pandemic alongside a consequential election season, the outcry for racial justice, and an already existing mental health epidemic. 2020 has not been an easy year to cope with, and many are left with feelings of hopelessness and despair due to the prolonged uncertainty. 
Signs posted on the fence of a 7-11 in Salem, Oregon.

Levels of depression and anxiety rising in Americans amid COVID-19

Aurora Xiong, Contributing Writer October 11, 2020
With more and more strict quarantine procedures being placed among us every day by the state, the numbers of depression and anxiety amongst Americans seem to be on the rise.
Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/8/20 (Positives, the future and words of encouragement)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 4/8/20 (Positives, the future and words of encouragement)

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer April 8, 2020

Hello, my dear Seahawks. I wish I was writing during different times. I wish I was writing from my humble nest back in Wilmington, but it seems like we have a new reality. To those that were graduating...

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

How to stay happy and healthy during quarantine

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...

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer March 19, 2020

With the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19, people have been taking measures to reduce and slow down the spread of the virus, particularly for more vulnerable populations (the elderly and immunocompromised)....

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

UNCW extends spring break, transitions classes to online to combat coronavirus fears

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer March 15, 2020

All UNC-system schools, including UNC Wilmington, have extended their spring breaks to March 20 and will switch to remote learning on March 23. Athletics and gatherings involving more than 100 people have...

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

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...

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