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UNCW reinforces mask mandate

UNCW reinforces mask mandate

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. 

OPINION: The move to single-occupancy rooms gives students more space but stirs uncertainty

Pelican and Sandpiper Hall. Photo by Zachary Kilby.

Hannah Horowitz and Hannah McDonnell

September 24, 2020

This transition is intended to give students some extra space but it has also caused some uneasiness throughout the on-campus community. Below are arguments in favor and against UNCW’s decision from The Seahawk’s contributing writers, Hannah McDonnell and Hannah Horowitz. 

2020 State of the SGA recap

2020-2021 SGA VP Sabrina Balent and Preisdent Matt Talone.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 18, 2020

On Sept. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) held its yearly state of the SGA. This year’s event was held virtually due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) safety measures. SGA President Matt Talone spent the time discussing the Talone-Balent platform for the 2020-2021 school year.  The event kicked ...

Ryan Jeffers continues to make an impact for Twins

No. 27 Ryan Jeffers heads for first

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

WILMINGTON – Ever since the Twins’ veteran catcher, Mitch Garver, hit the 10-day IL (injured list) back on Aug. 20, former UNC Wilmington standout, Ryan Jeffers, has been providing Minnesota plenty of offense in the number nine spot in the lineup. The Raleigh native is hitting .300 after 20 career ...

UNCW ranked among the top 100 Public National Universities for 2021

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

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 15, 2020

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report for Top 100 Public Schools ranked UNC Wilmington (UNCW) 95 out of 100. UNCW was also ranked as 187 of 389 for Best National University. This is the second year UNCW has made the cut and it is also one of three UNC System universities ranked -- UNC-Chapel Hill (ranked fif...

Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates 25 years

This year UNCW's Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates its 25 anniversary.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 14, 2020

This year UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates its 25 anniversary. The Upperman Center is a place of support, education and advocacy for Black students at the university. 

UNCW discusses diversity and inclusion on campus

The view a Chancellor's Walk on UNCW's campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 9, 2020

Last week UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Donyell Roseboro, held three open forums to discuss the current climate of diversity and inclusion at UNCW’s campus and how moving forward those things could improve. 

Ryan Jeffers hits first major league home run

No. 27 Ryan Jeffers

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

WILMINGTON – The Minnesota Twins (26-17) hosted the Detroit Tigers (18-21) on Monday, Sept. 7. Former UNC Wilmington catcher, Ryan Jeffers, handled the duties behind the plate and batted ninth in the lineup. The rookie went 2 for 3 on the day including his first major league home run in the third inning. Jeffers’...

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.

EVS and UNCW Beekeepers set to sell honey on campus for the third year

Some of the bottled honey that was sold last year on campus. One pound bottles are available for $9.50 at the POD markets on campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 1, 2020

For the third year, the environmental science (EVS) department alongside Beekeepers (the bee club) at UNC Wilmington (UNCW) will be selling the honey they harvested and bottled at the POD markets on campus. One pound bottles will be able for $9.50 starting this week, Aramark is in control of when it officially hits shelves. 

UNCW unveils new seahawk sculpture

The new seahawk sculpture displayed near Pelican and Sandpiper Halls.

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 31, 2020

UNC Wilmington (UNCW) recently held a small ceremony and celebration to unveil a new sculpture on campus.  This new sculpture, which like many of the statues and sculptures on campus, was created by Dumay Gorham. It features two seahawks standing on the edge of the nest.  Echoing another infamous sc...

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