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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 commonality of racial injustice

People march in support of Jacob Blake and his family to the Kenosha County Courthouse on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake was shot seven times in the back in front of his three children by a police officer in Kenosha. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS)

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2020

During the summer of 2020, global protests surrounding racial injustice soared in the U.S alongside the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   Throughout history, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. have stood up for justice for all people. From the March on Washington to the Alabama bus boycott, the movement fo...

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...

White allyship: Where to start

White allyship: Where to start

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 3, 2020

The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the video of the incident came out, and people around the world have spoken up about this and the many other instances of injustice against people of color (POC).  As a non-POC, I acknowledge that I will never understand or be able to re...

We need diversity in stock photos

We need diversity in stock photos

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Diversity in the modeling field, specifically for stock photos, was not something I considered until I started working in journalism. For many online and print publications like The Seahawk, multimedia is used alongside the written text in an article, which often includes stock photography. There are man...

How Martin Luther King Jr. inspires us to take care of ourselves

A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. graces the east mall of the University of Texas in Austin. On Monday, people will gather in honor of King's birthday. [RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

On Jan. 23, UNC Wilmington hosted a commemoration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The keynote speaker for this gathering was Susan Taylor, the former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, a publication dedicated to the celebration and divinity of black women. Taylor curated the magazine into the popular...

Chancellor, faculty address students feeling ‘uncomfortable’ at UNCW

Casey McAnarney, Editor in Chief

September 21, 2017

Issues revolving race, racial identity and equality are not new discussions for many Americans. However, many college campuses, especially in the UNC system, are now confronting these issues in response to student unrest and dissatisfaction. As UNC Wilmington students prepared to return to campus for the ...

UNCW SGA, Upperman holds discussion on Charlottesville and equality

UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, left, addresses those gathered in the Clocktower Lounge during Thursday's discussion regarding recent events in Charlottesville, Va.

Noah Thomas, Sports Editor

August 17, 2017

Students and faculty of the UNC Wilmington community gathered Thursday evening in the Fisher Student Center to discuss last week’s protests in Charlottesville, Va.

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