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“Just Us” resiliency program designed to promote Wilmington youth expression

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor April 9, 2021
“Just Us” is a pilot program designed to give youth a space and medium to feel safe and to build resiliency in the face of trauma or injustice. Kimberley Cheatham—the outreach coordinator for UNC-Wilmington’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion—formulated the program in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.  
A screenshot from the UNC System's Board of Governors Race and Equity Task Force meeting on Nov. 10.

UNC System Racial Equity Task Force hosts key findings meeting

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor November 15, 2020

The UNC System Racial Equity Task Force, started this past summer under the system’s Board of Governors, was created in response to nationwide outrage against police brutality and to address the racial...

UNC System host town halls discussing race and equity

UNC System host town halls discussing race and equity

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor October 28, 2020
On Oct. 27 the UNC System held its first of two town halls for respective students to discuss race and equity. These open forums were a follow up to a previous survey they had sent across campuses to get a better feel of the climate of race and equity at various UNC System universities.
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)

OPINION: The violent protests and riots must end

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.
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)

The commonality of racial injustice

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....

UNCW columns between Leutze and Morton Hall.

COM department offering new interracial dialogue class

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...

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...

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...

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]

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

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...

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...

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

UNCW SGA, Upperman holds discussion on Charlottesville and equality

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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