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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 this semester, whose life got turned upside down, I am sincerely sorry. And to those who are still...

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 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). Aside from basic hygiene (hand washing, covering your mouth when you sneeze, etc.) many peo...

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

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

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 also been canceled. The news first broke on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization ...

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

Photo by Victor on Unsplash.

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...

The SheHawk: Record numbers of college students are depressed and anxious, and no one is talking about it

The SheHawk: Record numbers of college students are depressed and anxious, and no one is talking about it

Cierra Noffke, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on the topic of depression and anxiety in college students, but instead of filling it with statistics and their own hypotheses on why these numbers are so record breaking, they asked the college students themselves their thoughts on the issue. T...

Views from abroad: Homesickness is normal

Views from abroad: Homesickness is normal

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 14, 2019

'Ello lads and lassies and welcome to another edition of "Views from abroad." This week, I want to address something we all have experienced: homesickness. I have been abroad for about five weeks now, and despite all the fun and wonderful moments I have experienced thus far, there are still times t...

“You can offer them your smile:” UNCW’s beloved Ms. Britt shares her story

Ava Hicks, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

On any given day, Ms. Britt’s English class can be found performing soliloquies in homemade togas, playing catch with a mutilated baby doll or doing yoga poses on the lawn. If you are not fortunate enough to know her, you would probably refer to the UNCW professor as “that teacher whose class is ...

Floating into a new wave of all natural therapy

Frontal and Internal View of Floation Pod

Amanda Hagy, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

The idea of natural therapy in the last twenty years has seen a drastic increase in popularity compared to the once social norm of just popping a few pills for physical pain, anxiety and daily stresses of life. Mediation, yoga, acupuncture, all natural plant-based diets and, more recently, float therapy...

5 tips on how to go with the Flo

5 tips on how to go with the Flo

Valerie Keys, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

Are you overwhelmed? Are you stressed? Are you swimming in assignments? Well, be assured that you’re not alone. Here are 5 tips for you as you’re adjusting and figuring out how to go with the "Flo" post hurric-cation.   Write Things Down Being out of school for four weeks was a curveball th...

Mental health among Olympic athletes

Nick Goepper, United States Olympic skier, won a silver medal after competing in the men's ski slopestyle. Goepper took home a silver medal after scoring 93.60 points at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 22, 2018

Editor’s Note: Veronica Wernicke is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies and is the Assistant Opinion Editor for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Veronica Wernicke may be found on Twitter @itsveronica98. All suggestions and inquiries may ...

MUSIC TODAY: The importance of mental health among musicians

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos

Kyle Kissinger, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

October 23, 2017

Sparked by the recent passings of prominent artists in the music industry, the overall mental health of musicians has been called into question. The deaths of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park are two recent examples of an artist that often sang about their own mental...

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