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OPINION: Kamala Harris was a clear pick for Biden’s VP

Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) take the stage to deliver remarks at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The pair will be regularly tested for coronavirus as campaigning intensifies in the weeks before the election. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

Sarah Levinson, Contributing Writer

August 29, 2020

We are eight months into 2020 and we have seen a global pandemic, continuing riots and protests related to Black Lives Matter (BLM) and a president relentlessly failing his constituents. Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s announcement of his running mate, Kamala Harris, was the glimmer of hope Democrats needed in a year that has brought nothing but cha...

OPINION: Trump’s inaction on the USPS crisis should concern everyone

Postal workers hold signs as U.S. Rep. Val Demings speaks at a post office at Kirkman Road in Orlando on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

Over the past few decades, technology has evolved at an unprecedented pace, and many tasks that used to only be possible via mail, such as sending a letter to a loved one or paying bills, can now be completed quickly online. The Internet also helps protect the environment by saving all that paper. Add the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic into the picture, and suddenly we are sitting behind computer screens more than ever before. 

OPINION: Staying informed this election is important

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William Becker, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

During the 2018 midterm election, I was an election official and also worked at a democratic call center. The two jobs obviously stayed very separate, but needless to say, I was deeply involved.  Having been politically active ever since I am already deeply confused by all the information and mis...

Why being a catalyst for change is more than posting a black square

Social Media allows people to quickly and easily hear about and join various social movements.

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

August 16, 2020

The term “social media activism” refers to participation in actions that usually serve the purpose of spreading a message. An example of this would be “Blackout Tuesday,” which turned out to be a widely misunderstood social media campaign surrounding black artists in the music industry.  Thi...

OPINION: In defense of Trump’s actions against TikTok

The fight over the future of the video-sharing app TikTok is unwinding globalization.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

August 13, 2020

If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it too? In such a scenario, I would say no. Most others would, too, because the safety risks of jumping off a cliff are very obvious. This activity has been considered dangerous since humans first walked the Earth. But now let us complicate it a...

We need to save the USPS

USPS trucks parked on Cambridge Avenue behind the Central Avenue post office and behind the Christa McAuliffe School PS 28 in the Heights section of Jersey City, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

August 11, 2020

Call me old fashion, but I have always loved sending and receiving snail mail, especially as a fun way to stay in touch with my friends all over the country. I know I am not alone in these sentiments, however, thanks to unwise decisions made by the Trump administration, the United States Postal Servic...

The coronavirus does not care about your age

View of UNCW's Chancellor's Walk.

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

August 6, 2020

It is undeniable that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically changed all of our lives in just a few months. According to John Hopkins data, the U.S. is leading the world in the number of confirmed cases as the death toll climbs upwards. However, that has not seemed to stop people from wantin...

If you think wearing a mask is stupid, it is time to look in the mirror.

Emerson Becker, 20, holds the door for two customers as they put on their masks before entering Classic Cinemas York Theatre in Elmhurst after reopening on June 26, 2020.

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William Becker, Staff Writer

June 30, 2020

It is the middle of summer and not far from a major publicly celebrated holiday, the Fourth of July. The mandatory lockdown for the COVID-19 virus was lifted in a number of places after Memorial Day weekend, which means that people have started flocking to public places. Bars, malls, restaurants and ev...

Pride Month is supposed to be proud, not scary

During Pride Month in St. Petersburg, rainbow flags fly in front of local businesses or in shop windows.

William Becker, Staff Writer

June 21, 2020

June is gay (LGBTQ+) pride month. Everywhere seems to be sporting a pride flag to show off how progressive and accepting they are and a decent amount of people are, or would be. Considering the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has made public gatherings impossible including marching in support of LGBTQ+, people ar...

The coronavirus will have a second wave

Community leaders and clergy members march north on State Street on June 6, 2020, in Erie. More than 2,000 people marched from 11th and State streets to Perry Square to protest the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. ([GREG WOHLFORD/ERIE TIMES-NEWS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd, a Black 48-year-old man, was killed by a White police officer, Derek Chauvin. Floyd was handcuffed and forced to lie facedown in the street. Chauvin placed his knee on the back of the man’s neck for nearly nine minutes, all whilst Floyd called out for his mother. He told off...

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn’t have

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn't have

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 12, 2020

Will all the drama currently surrounding UNC Wilmington (UNCW) who would have guessed that things would only get worse? Well, they did when Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli decided it was appropriate to tell the Black Student Union (BSU) and others that “All Lives Matter” according to a report from the P...

UNCW’s fall 2020 plan is less than detailed

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

Veronica Wernicke and Jenna Tripp

June 10, 2020

On June 2, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli sent out an email to students and staff informing them of their plan for the fall 2020 semester amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The full message can be found here.   The major changes to the schedule included canceli...

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