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No clubs barred: Join every organization to live your best life

A group made up of UNCW's American students, international students, and even graduates from other schools attending a Japan Club meeting in February 2019.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2020

You know what one of the best parts of university life is? The extraordinary number of clubs available to us. This is not a thinly veiled excuse for me to tell you to join The Seahawk, I promise. In fact, before joining The Seahawk and falling in love with it, I was pretty iffy about journalism myself. However, the t...

Seahawk spotlight: Recent graduate uses newspaper skills at TV position

Maddie Driggers

Tyler Loher, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2019

UNCW has many opportunities for its students to apply the knowledge they have gained into real-world scenarios, giving them a glimpse of life in future opportunities outside the nest. Over the years, The Seahawk has prided itself in being a jumping-off point for students into the professional world. ...

How “The Seahawk” – and UNCW – have evolved over 70 years

A previous print edition of

Tyler Newman, News Editor

November 29, 2018

70 years ago, “The Seahawk” student newspaper launched on Sept. 27, 1948. A four-page mimeographed newspaper, the launch of “The Seahawk” became the first student publication for Wilmington College (later UNC Wilmington). Since then, it has paralleled the university in growth and evolution. “We...

Letter from the Editor: ‘The Seahawk’ at 70

The opinion/editorial section of The Seahawk in 1999.

Noah Thomas, Editor in Chief

November 25, 2018

Dear readers, Seventy years ago, on Sept. 27, 1948, The Seahawk published its first issue — a four-page wall of text covering topics that ranged from student government proceedings, news regarding the drama club’s upcoming production, to local high school football. Seven decades later, The...

Seven major milestones in Seahawk journalism history

Seven major milestones in Seahawk journalism history

Samantha Dickerson, Lifestyles Assistant Editor

November 25, 2018

Looking back on the milestones The Seahawk has faced, it is important to note them and see how far both journalism and UNCW have come since 1948.

Former sports editors reflect on their time at The Seahawk

Former Sports Editor Brant Wilkerson-New currently covers Triangle-area college athletics.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018

Editor's Note: The Seahawk has dedicated itself to quality sports coverage of UNCW Athletics for seven decades behind the outstanding leadership of student journalists. In order to capture that, I reached out to former sportswriters who can trace their roots back to the paper. You will find their rec...

Shield Talk: Fallout after Super Bowl LII came in many forms

Shield Talk: Fallout after Super Bowl LII came in many forms

Brent Jansen, Columnist

February 8, 2018

For the first time ever, the Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl. With a final score of 41-33, Nick Foles and the Eagles’ soaring offense outlasted Tom Brady and the Patriots’ attempt to win a sixth NFL championship.  This game was thrilling from start to finish, and thanks in part to...

Shield Talk: Is Tom Brady’s sixth Super Bowl win imminent?

Shield Talk: Is Tom Brady's sixth Super Bowl win imminent?

Brent Jansen, Columnist

January 17, 2018

After a spectacular divisional round of the NFL playoffs (if you haven’t seen the end of the Vikings/Saints game look it up RIGHT NOW), the final four teams are set. Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game as Nick...

OPINION: College loneliness—not alone in feeling alone

OPINION: College loneliness—not alone in feeling alone

Vanessa Dickerson, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Editor’s Note: Vanessa Dickerson is a junior studying Communication. Vanessa also partners with TealTV and has a true passion for broadcasting as well as sports journalism. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Vanessa can be found on Twitter @nessadickerson. All sug...

Advice from Sally Seahawk

Advice from Sally Seahawk

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017

Q: I have been considering writing for The Seahawk for a while. I don't have any experience with writing at all. What do you suggest? A: I’m happy to hear that you are interested in writing for The Seahawk. The Seahawk is a great place for UNCW students who are interested in journalism to get their sta...

Shield Talk: As NFL ratings drop, how does the League recuperate?

Shield Talk: As NFL ratings drop, how does the League recuperate?

Brent Jansen, Columnist

October 20, 2017

There is no other way to put it and no way to sugarcoat it: NFL viewership is down. Fewer people are watching football on Sunday (or Thursday… or Monday). According to, viewership is down 7.5 percent through the first six games this season compared to the first six games last season. Compared...

Charlotte band Bubonik Funk to return to Wilmington

Sierra Shepherd | Lifestyles Editor

September 22, 2015

“Eccentric. Wild. Boisterous.”That’s how Bubonik Funk bassist and synth man, Nick McOwen, described the Charlotte band’s Wilmington fan-base.“It was in 2009 or 2010 that we had our first sold-out show ever, and it was in Wilmington,” said lead vocalist and keyboardist Dylan Ellett. “Th...

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