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UNCW’s campus dining implements new COVID-19 safety measures

Expanded and socially distanced outdoor seating located between the Fisher buildings.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 24, 2020

  UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) campus dining is one of many aspects that the university has had to adjust in accordance with health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  New policies include extensive cleaning and sanitation, mandatory handwashing every 20 min...

COM department offering new interracial dialogue class

UNCW columns between Leutze and Morton Hall.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 20, 2020

Amid the recent conversations about race and protest surrounding the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, the Communication Studies (COM) department is offering a new course this fall in order to help open and encourage dialogues about race. “Well, you know, obviously the controversy went nuclear, espec...

UNCW revises campus housing visitor policy amid COVID-19

Pelican Hall and Sandpiper Hall are two of the four new housing options which opened fall 2020 at UNCW.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 18, 2020

As countries around the world, the U.S. included, are still dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) has updated their on-campus housing visitor policy in order to keep students and staff safe. In an email sent out to off-campus students, UNCW’s Assistant Dean, Ste...

Students speak out against UNCW professor Dr. Mike Adams

A screenshot of Dr. Adams' Twitter profile picture.

Veronica Wernicke and Brenna Flanagan

June 5, 2020

A UNCW professor came under fire again after students' brought attention to his prejudiced tweets about the Black Lives Matter movement. This sparked students and community members to share their experiences with Dr. Mike Adams, who works in the sociology and criminology department. Their outcries show...

Trump warns that a ‘civil war’ will start should his impeachment be successful

The White House fenced-off in Washington, D.C. on May 27, 2017

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

President Donald Trump is attempting to deter his Democratic opponents from continuing with impeachment procedures by warning them of a civil war in the event that he loses. Trump took to Twitter on Monday, Sept. 29, responding with a comment originally authored Sunday, Sept. 28, by longtime Trum...

How “The Seahawk” – and UNCW – have evolved over 70 years

A previous print edition of

Tyler Newman, News Editor

November 29, 2018

70 years ago, “The Seahawk” student newspaper launched on Sept. 27, 1948. A four-page mimeographed newspaper, the launch of “The Seahawk” became the first student publication for Wilmington College (later UNC Wilmington). Since then, it has paralleled the university in growth and evolution. “We...

Teachers in Okla. & Ky. walking out over salary and funding – How does N.C. compare?

Thousands of Kentucky school teachers marched Monday, April 2, 2018 from the Kentucky Education Association's headquarters to the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. to protest legislative changes to their pensions and education cuts. Public schools in all 120 Kentucky counties were closed Monday, either to join in the protest or because of spring break.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

April 5, 2018

In Oklahoma and Kentucky, public school teachers are walking off the job following similar actions last month from West Virginia school teachers. On Tuesday, the second day of the walkout, Oklahoma teachers stormed the State Capitol, demanding a $10,000 raise in pay as well as a $5,000 raise for support...

Mark Zuckerberg speaks out amid Cambridge Analytica crisis

Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg participates in the APEC CEO Summit on November 19, 2016, in Lima, Peru. A data mining firm's alleged misuse of Facebook user data is ballooning into one of the highest-profile crises that the social media giant has ever faced.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

March 22, 2018

Update: It has been reported that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller is now investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Cambridge Analytica, via a source with direct knowledge of the line of inquiry. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of the world’s largest social media platform, ...

News from the World Outside Wilmington

News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2018

2018 Winter Olympic Games   In Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2018 Winter Olympics began in grandeur on Feb. 9. Braving frigid conditions, around 2,900 athletes marched in the opening ceremony of the games.   Against the backdrop of the cold Korean sky, 1,218 Intel-designed quadcopter d...

Former Isaac Bear teacher of the year charged with indecent liberties with student

Michael Kelly, a former teacher at Isaac Bear Early College High School, was arrested late Tuesday, Jan. 6, for the sexual exploitation of a minor.

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2018

A local teacher was arrested Feb. 6 for indecent liberties with a student after the FBI and New Hanover County Sheriff's Office conducted a lengthy investigation. Michael Kelly, a science teacher at Isaac Bear Early College High School who was initially hired by the New Hanover County School [NHCS]...

#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...

Escape the college bubble: staying informed as a student

Jesse Dodson, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2017

Between classes, grades and homework, spending time studying anything other than what directly translates into a passing GPA can be a second thought and a challenge for many students. While a university can provide an ideal environment to facilitate academic success, it is left up to the student to se...

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