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Wilmington’s path to funding small businesses and preventing more business closures

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer April 5, 2021

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses have struggled to keep their doors open. Each day, businesses lost customers and money when people started staying inside to keep themselves...

Social distancing.

Cooper eases North Carolina’s COVID-19 restrictions

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 25, 2021
This announcement comes as North Carolina continues to see a decrease in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, hospitalizations and deaths, as more people get vaccinated.
Burney Center on campus.

UNCW COVID-19 vaccine registration now open

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 24, 2021
For this week’s appointments, UNCW received 300 doses of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As more appointments become available, UNCW will send out similar emails with the SignUp Genius registration links.
Selfie time for two girlfriends sitting on a marble bench, wearing face masks against Covid-19.

How to maintain connections during the COVID-19 pandemic

Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

As the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 virus hits the United States, we are still trying to navigate the struggle of staying connected with people and starting new connections. Making friends and...

The new round of stimulus payments means a new round of questions, confusion — and so far this time, some quick answers. (Dreamstime/TNS)

OPINION: Should college students claimed as dependents receive stimulus checks?

Nicolas Ziccardi, Staff Writer February 6, 2021

With the furious debate and discourse over stimulus checks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one demographic, who’s likely less invested in the arguments, is college aged students. Why? Because...

He was a weak man. The sort who needed to crush a woman in order to feel powerful. -John Mark Green

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A pandemic within a pandemic: domestic violence

Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

For many, home is a place of love, warmth and comfort where you have support and a break from the business of the real world. But for millions of others, home is anything but a sanctuary. The US Department...

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...

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All the new books releasing this February that you should read

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor January 29, 2021

If your goal was to read more in 2021, to be better educated about anything from poetic prose to the world of cyberweapons, or to feel like you’re travelling somewhere else for a moment, this list is...

Civil servants are being swab tested by laboratory officers.

OPINION: Trust in healthcare is rapidly decaying amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor December 18, 2020

On Dec. 14, the U.S. began administering COVID-19 virus vaccines to high-risk healthcare workers. This monumental day was filled with anxiety as shipments of the vaccine were quickly distributed throughout...

The nurse depicted in this 2006 photograph, was in the process of administering an intramuscular vaccination in the left shoulder of a young girl. The nurse was pinching the overlying shoulder skin, in order to immobilize the injection site.

OPINION: Should minors have access to COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent?

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor December 5, 2020

Various COVID-19 vaccines have been in development since the virus was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Pharmaceutical companies and scientists worldwide have been scrambling for the...

This is a photo collage of 1918 Spanish flu covers and articles from the Erie Daily Times and the Erie Dispatch. [ERIE TIMES-NEWS]

What we can learn from the Spanish Flu of 1918: vaccines, early-action and mask wearing

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer November 21, 2020
Since the spread of the Spanish Flu in 1918, which is labeled by historians as the deadliest pandemic in history, scientists have been studying the life, actions and reactions of viruses and viral DNA. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in January of 2020, many scientists and workers in the medical field were able to further their understanding of a nation’s initial reaction to a pandemic.
Business closed due to COVID-19 shutdown. Photo by Andrew Winkler

OPINION: America cannot afford another shutdown

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer November 17, 2020
Regardless of the success of this or any other stimulus plan, no amount of free money can compensate for the severe fallout of home confinement. The “thin bandage” of the stimulus, writes the National Review, would be unable to prevent the economy’s partial recovery from bleeding out.
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