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Levels of depression and anxiety rising in Americans amid COVID-19

Signs posted on the fence of a 7-11 in Salem, Oregon.

Aurora Xiong, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2020

With more and more strict quarantine procedures being placed among us every day by the state, the numbers of depression and anxiety amongst Americans seem to be on the rise.

SGA 10/6 meeting recap: SGA passes pass/fail resolution for the fall semester

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

October 9, 2020

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Thomas Wilson, Senate member and Academic Affairs Chair, introduced a resolution to request consideration for a pass/fail option for the fall.

An inside look at the Student Recreation Center reopening

Due to the coronavirus social distance measures, exercise equipment has been spaced at least 6 feet apart.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

October 8, 2020

On Sept. 5, UNCW’s Student Recreation Center reopened under the state’s shift to Phase Two and a Half. Under this new phase, the rec center was allowed to reopen at a 30% capacity to students, faculty and staff. 

Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for COVID-19

From left, Sen Thom Tillis (R-NC), Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), speak during a committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2020. (Carolyn Kaster/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

October 4, 2020

Following a weekend with announcements of several politicians, including President Donald Trump, testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) N.C. republican Senator Thom Tillis is the latest to receive a positive test result.  

NC shifts to Phase 3

NC shifts to Phase 3

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

October 4, 2020

Under this new phase, which took effect on Oct. 2 and continues through Oct. 23, entertainment venues like amusement parks, movie theaters and bars can open up to limited capacity. 

UNCW reinforces mask mandate

UNCW reinforces mask mandate

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 27, 2020

Despite reports from Port City Daily and WWAY news, UNC Wilmington has not tightened their coronavirus (COVID-19) mask mandate. Instead, they have reinforced and clarified information regarding when people on campus must wear their masks.  

UNCW announces spring 2021 calendar

Front of UNCW's campus

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 25, 2020

On Sept. 25 UNC Wilmington (UNCW) sent an email to all students, faculty and staff announcing plans and the calendar for spring 2021. 

Abrons Student Health Center joined SGA to discuss COVID-19

Inside Depaolo Hall, where the Abrons Student Health Center is located.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 10, 2020

On Sept. 9 the Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting and the coronavirus (COVID-19) was a prominent topic.

BREAKING NEWS: On-campus dorms to become single occupancy due to COVID-19 concerns

Pelican Hall and Sandpiper Hall are two of the four new housing options which opened fall 2020 at UNCW.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 7, 2020

The Seahawk has learned that on Sept. 8 UNCW students will receive an email announcing that all on-campus dorms will become single occupancy.

Gov. Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half

Coronavirus update: Gov Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half reopening.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 1, 2020

As N.C. maintains its number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and New Hanover County sees an upward trend of positive cases (since June), Governor Roy Cooper announced a shift from COVID-19 “Safer at Home” Phase Two into “Safer at Home” Phase Two and a Half. 

UNCW adjusts to learning during COVID-19

The Seahawk statue displayed at the front of UNCW's campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 27, 2020

The threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is still looming as students, faculty and staff around the U.S. headed back to school this month and universities are working to find the best ways to keep everyone safe this fall, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) included. UNCW has been open for one week now and the ...

Q&A: Talking COVID-19 with UNCW administration

Front of UNCW's campus

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

This interview was conducted on Aug. 21, by Seahawk Staff Writer William Becker.  Notably, a piece by Becker was published on Aug. 1, simply titled as “UNC System’s fall plan betrays students and staff amid COVID-19.” This piece was extremely critical of the UNC system and its decision to continue operating in-person classes during the threat of COVID-19.  As of Aug 20, two UNC schools (NC State and UNC Chapel Hill) have gone to completely remote learning. In response to the article, Christinia Schectman, a Public Relations Specialist at the Office of University Relations contacted Becker in hopes of conducting a discussion between William Becker and notable staff members at UNCW.

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