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OPINION: America is at risk for another civil war

President Donald Trump speaks to a small crowd outside the USS North Carolina on Sept. 2, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina. President Donald Trump visited the port city for a brief ceremony designating Wilmington as the nation's first WWII Heritage City. The title is in honor of the area's efforts during WWII.(Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images/TNS)

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2020

The United States has endured a lot this year. Americans have witnessed natural disasters, police brutality, school shootings, and an ever-increasing partisan divide. While all of these events existed prior to 2020, this year we faced an additional challenge: a global pandemic. With more than 200,000 deaths in the United States alone, COVID-19 has made a permanent mark. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a rise in social unrest and economic disruption, leading to an even more tense nation.

OPINION: The violent protests and riots must end

Oregon State Troopers and Portland police advance through tear gas and fire works while dispersing a protest against police brutality and racial injustice on September 5, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Portland has seen nightly protests for the past 100 days following the death of George Floyd in police custody. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images/TNS)

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

September 7, 2020

Ending this violence requires a bipartisan and nationally coordinated approach. The first step is to restore order by deploying the National Guard. While the Guard will likely have to use some force against civilians and protesters, the risk of injury from looting and rioting is much higher, and the Guard is needed to flatten the curve of the unrest. It’s sad that we need to send them in, but just like flattening the curve of the COVID-19 virus through social distancing, we must face the music and do it.

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...

Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

John Hasan Yildiz, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 10, 2019

Along with millions of protesters across the world who poured out into their cities and streets for the Global Week for Future protests, UNC Wilmington and the Wilmington community alike marched, fought, sang and stood in solidarity with both the environment and the international pursuit of climate justice....

Weekly Update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

February 1, 2018

Paris inundated by flooding In Paris, the Seine River’s water level reached 19.1 feet early on Monday after weeks of rainfall that created an ongoing water rise in France’s rivers. Throughout the Paris region, nearly 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes and numerous homes ...

Shield Talk: Anthem protests open conflict between Trump, NFL

Dallas Cowboys players and staff including owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett all take a knee before the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 in Glendale, Ariz.

Brent Jansen, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Editor's note: The following is part of a weekly column by NFL writer Brent Jansen. All views and opinions expressed in this story are strictly those of the author and do not reflect those of The Seahawk editorial staff. The playing of the national anthem has been a tradition at sporting events s...

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