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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)
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...

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)
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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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...

OPINION: 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.
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...

OPINION: In defense of Trump’s actions against TikTok

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

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
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,...

OPINION: The coronavirus does not care about your age

View of UNCW's Chancellor's Walk.
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...

OPINION: 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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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,...

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.
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...

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)
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...

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
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...

UNCW’s fall 2020 plan is less than detailed

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.
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...

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