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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.
How to make friends during a pandemic

How to make friends during a pandemic

Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer December 3, 2020

People thrive on human connection and one of the most important of those connections is friendship. According to Help Guide, “friendships have a huge impact on your mental health and happiness. Good...

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The Cucalorus Film Festival shows “Freeland” at UNCW’s Curbside Cinema

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer November 21, 2020

Earlier this year, the reputable SXSW Film Festival of Austin, Texas was thrown into a whirlwind of inconvenience spurred by the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. With the original plans for...

Winter break plans: a road trip through North Carolina

Winter break plans: a road trip through North Carolina

Sophia Ho , Contributing Writer November 18, 2020
As winter break approaches, we typically have the motivation of family reunions, extravagant vacations, New Year’s Eve parties, and holiday events to get us through finals, but this year seems a little different. With the COVID-19 virus still heavily affecting our lives, plans are changing and everyone is searching for new, safe and socially distant ways to enjoy this much needed mental break.
Home for the holidays: What college students should consider before travelling

Home for the holidays: What college students should consider before travelling

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor November 14, 2020
Because of the way this year’s Fall 2020 Academic Schedule is structured, all final exams administered after Thanksgiving Break are required to be online. This means that it likely when students go home for Thanksgiving, they’ll stay off-campus until classes resume in January. But before you reach for your keys and travel home for this year’s extended—and well-deserved—break, you should consider some safety precautions first.
Masked woman experiencing stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Engin Akyurt

OPINION: America’s mental health crisis is worsening due to COVID-19

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer November 2, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous strain on the lives of so many people around the world. America in particular is experiencing this pandemic alongside a consequential election season, the outcry for racial justice, and an already existing mental health epidemic. 2020 has not been an easy year to cope with, and many are left with feelings of hopelessness and despair due to the prolonged uncertainty. 
People ride the subway on the first day after reopening following the coronavirus lockdown, on June 8, 2020, in New York. (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/TNS)

OPINION: Were the extended lockdowns really worth it?

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer September 15, 2020
All of this evidence calls into question whether the lockdowns in the U.S. were really that effective. The jury is still out on this matter, and much remains unknown at this time. However, the argument for more lenient interventions has become much stronger over the past few months. Some of the lives saved by mass shutdowns will just end up being postponed deaths, and consequently America will continue to lose progress and inch back to square one.
Expanded and socially distanced outdoor seating located between the Fisher buildings.

UNCW’s campus dining implements new COVID-19 safety measures

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor August 24, 2020

  UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) campus dining is one of many aspects that the university has had to adjust in accordance with health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  New...

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer March 19, 2020

With the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19, people have been taking measures to reduce and slow down the spread of the virus, particularly for more vulnerable populations (the elderly and immunocompromised)....

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