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COVID-19 virus testing on campus.

OPINION: Is UNCW’s COVID-19 virus surveillance testing necessary?

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Writer February 17, 2021

UNCW began implementing surveillance testing Feb. 8. UNCW residents are now required to get tested weekly, while off-campus students in hybrid classes are required to get tested every other week. The rapid...

UNCW to start conducting COVID-19 virus surveillance testing on Feb. 8

UNCW to start conducting COVID-19 virus surveillance testing on Feb. 8

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor February 3, 2021
The Abrons Student Health Center on campus will test UNCW residents weekly and off-campus students in hybrid classes every other week by appointments starting on Feb 8. Students will be contacted via email to set up their appointments. 
Jake Boggs in UNCW's matchup with Hofstra on Jan. 30, 2021

MBB postpones series with Tribe

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor February 2, 2021

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Colonial Athletic Association officials announced Monday that UNC Wilmington men’s basketball team will have its upcoming series with William & Mary postponed due to...

Kindergarten boy looking at laptop computer during first day of virtual learning online school.

OPINION: Continuing ‘Zoom University’ is the worst idea ever for post-COVID-19 pandemic education reform

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most devastating tragedies in modern human history. Millions worldwide are dead, and tens of millions of others have become severely ill. Thousands of new infections...

The UNCW clocktower

UNCW board of trustees emphasize the need for free speech at their quarterly meeting

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 29, 2021

The UNC Wilmington (UNCW) board of trustees (BOT) met for their third quarterly meeting on Jan. 29 to hear and give updates on their committees and other related university operations. Among the highlights...

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

SGA 1/26 meeting recap: Join SGA, CARES act 2.0 and COVID-19 updates

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 29, 2021

The Student Government Association (SGA) held their first meeting of the spring 2021 semester on Jan. 26, and they jumped right back into serving and representing the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) student body.  At...

It's no easy task to create an environment that blends the modern touch of revitalization with the weathered charm of a once-forgotten neighborhood.

Photo by Matt Hoffman on Unsplash

The pandemic has forced universities to rethink their admissions process

Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Transitioning to college life is extremely stressful and every student has a different experience. Adding a global pandemic into the mix not only makes college more stressful for its students, but for...

Students on Chancellor's walk.

Photo by Lauren Wessell

First diversity committee meeting reveals only 8% of Black students feel like they belong at UNCW

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 28, 2021

On Jan. 27, the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) board of trustees (BOT) began their several days of quarterly meetings. Their week kicked off with the Special Committee on Renewal and Accountability meeting on...

Zoom call with coffee.

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UNCW students share ways to manage another semester of online classes

Abigail Celoria, Contributing Writer January 24, 2021

The COVID-19 virus has had a devastating effect on the world at large, forcing many institutions to find new ways of functioning to serve a secluded populous. Schools are one such institution that has...

A BLM poster near the UNCW pond.

Photo by Kaylin Damico

UNCW’s demographic data reflects a struggle to diversify the student population

Veronica Wernicke and Cierra Noffke January 23, 2021

As UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) enrollment continues to grow, demographics among Black students have remained relatively stagnant and between 2016 and 2019 they saw a decrease. The total enrollment for...

Board of Trustee members accuse The Seahawk and Port City Daily of political bias

Board of Trustee members accuse The Seahawk and Port City Daily of political bias

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 22, 2021
Some of UNC Wilmington’s Board of Trustees (BOT) members have publicly responded on social media to an article published by the Port City Daily.
UNCW's Fisher Student Center.

UNCW announces returning testing requirements, other spring semester updates

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 17, 2021
With less than two weeks before the start of the spring 2021 semester, the university provided further details regarding the upcoming semester through a Jan. 8 email. 
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