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UNCW cancels Europe spring break trips after N.C. patients test positive for COVID-19

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

UNC Wilmington has suspended all study-abroad programs to Europe following the confirmation of North Carolina’s first cases of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. The first patient, of Wake County, had recently traveled from Washington State, where the illness has claimed 10 lives and caused 70...

UNCW Study Abroad Interest Fair to be held Nov. 6

Seahawk News Editor Caitlyn Dark poses in front of Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while on a study abroad trip in May 2019.

Kassie Bild, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

UNC Wilmington will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Nov. 6 at the Burney Center, starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Those who are interested in studying abroad are encouraged to attend. Lots of information will be available about studying abroad, with details about the many different programs available...

Views from abroad: Study abroad myths and lessons

Views from abroad: Study abroad myths and lessons

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 25, 2019

Welcome back lads and lassies to another edition of “Views from abroad.” For my final installment of my study abroad column, I thought it would be worth your while to hear my thoughts on the ways UNC Wilmington could have better prepared me for my semester abroad, as well as a few things I wish I...

Views from abroad: Newsrooms need to do better

Views from abroad: Newsrooms need to do better

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 11, 2019

Welcome to another edition of “Views from abroad,” lads and lassies. In key with last week's edition, I wanted to continue discussing the issue of diversity. Although, this week's issue of diversity lies in the very field I work in and love: Journalism.   I did not need my Ethical Issues in Journali...

Views from abroad: What’s the deal with Brexit?

Views from abroad: What’s the deal with Brexit?

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 27, 2019

Brexit has been looming in the back of everyone’s head throughout my entire experience studying abroad at the University of Stirling in Scotland. So, here is your "Brexit for dummies," “Views from abroad” style. As a young American, Brexit is something I have been hearing about in passing eve...

Views from abroad: Listen Again is great, but…

Views from abroad: Listen Again is great, but…

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 14, 2019

Welcome to another edition of “Views from abroad.” This week, I am spilling the tea on a Canvas feature that my study abroad host school, the University of Stirling, uses called "Listen Again." As I mentioned in an earlier edition of this column, Listen Again is a feature on Canvas that allows ...

Views from abroad: The Jonas Brothers are back and we can all relate

Views from abroad: The Jonas Brothers are back and we can all relate

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2019

Welcome back to another edition of “Views from Abroad,” where every week I serve up my thoughts on the current happenings and/or my current experience studying abroad in Scotland. For the past week, I can honestly tell you that my whole universe has been revolving around the comeback of the J...

With Spring Break looming, students advocate for methanol poisoning awareness

Late UNCW student Ryan Turney, who passed away in September 2018 from methanol poisoning.

March 6, 2019

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story by its original author contained misleading information which has been removed. This story has been updated with useful resources regarding the dangers of methanol poisoning, including information from the UNCW Office of International Programs, Student Heal...

Views from abroad: UNCW needs a ‘Green and Blue Space’

Views from abroad: UNCW needs a 'Green and Blue Space'

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

For the most part, it is fair to refer to Wilmington and UNC Wilmington as a coastal, environmentally-friendly community. There have been several restaurants throughout Wilmington that have ditched plastic straws, regularly scheduled beach cleanups, and more residents are using reusable bags. These ...

Views from abroad: Homesickness is normal

Views from abroad: Homesickness is normal

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 14, 2019

'Ello lads and lassies and welcome to another edition of "Views from abroad." This week, I want to address something we all have experienced: homesickness. I have been abroad for about five weeks now, and despite all the fun and wonderful moments I have experienced thus far, there are still times t...

Views from abroad: Where’s all my money?

Views from abroad: Where's all my money?

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 7, 2019

When you are abroad, you can easily find yourself spending money aimlessly (a la my friend who likes to drink) or on tedious things you did not think about before arriving – we will get to that. In this week's edition of "Views From Abroad," I will be discussing all the pointless things I have had...

Views from abroad: Get out and travel

Views from abroad: Get out and travel

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 30, 2019

Welcome back to another edition of "views from abroad." This week, I want to focus on the importance of traveling, and not just when given the opportunity through studying abroad. Like I have mentioned before, Stirling is located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, so both cities are a little over a 45-m...

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