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Former UNCW professor Mike S. Adams found dead in home

Photo of Mike S. Adams from his professor profile page for the Sociology and Criminology Department, as of 2020.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 24, 2020

Nearly a week before his retirement was set to officially begin, former UNC Wilmington professor Mike S. Adams was found dead in his home yesterday. Adams was discovered after the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office performed a wellness check on July 23 at his home in the Wilmington community of...

CAA votes to suspend 2020 football season

Towson quarterback Tom Flacco celebrates after a touchdown against Villanova on Saturday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

July 17, 2020

The CAA is one of several conferences opting to abandon football this year in response to the continued threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Mike Adams is gone, but UNCW took easy way out

One of the paintable rocks on UNCW's campus near FSU and FSC painted with

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

July 12, 2020

Dr. Mike Adams, the soon to be former UNCW criminology professor -- yippee time to ring the bells -- will be retiring on Aug 1, according to a short announcement made by UNCW on June 29.  “We will have no further comment on this matter at this time, but we plan to share an update later this week regardi...

New ICE policy would deport international students if not attending in-person classes

International Flags. Image by Joshua Woroniecki from Pixabay.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Though international travel has been brought to a near halt by COVID-19, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement may still be deporting people if many US colleges remain completely online in the fall semester.

Controversial professor Mike S. Adams retires amid celebrity, student and alumni criticism

Photo of Mike S. Adams from his professor profile page for the Sociology and Criminology Department, as of 2020.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 3, 2020

The end to a nearly 20 year-long controversy at UNC Wilmington may soon be coming to end as UNCW announced last week the retirement of Sociology and Criminology professor Mike S. Adams. In a statement sent to the student body and various media outlets on June 29, Chancellor Sartarelli wrote: “O...

Cacok pulls in a pair of NBA G League honors

Devontae Cacok (15) during UNCW's Senior Night matchup with Hofstra on Feb. 16, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

July 1, 2020

In terms of impacts, former UNC Wilmington standout Devontae Cacok cemented a large one during his time in the Port City. Now, he is on track to do the same thing in South Bay as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers’ G League affiliate. It was announced last week that Cacok was the recipient of two...

Matt’s at bat: Relive the historic final moment of UNCW baseball’s 2020 season 

Matt Suggs (15) during UNCW's matchup with Marshall on Feb. 22, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

June 17, 2020

WILMINGTON – The stage was set as Brooks Field glistened under the bright lights on UNC Wilmington’s campus. The night of March 11, 2020 would soon have its own story in the history book of the UNCW-East Carolina rivalry…and Matt Suggs’ signature would be at the bottom of the page.  “We respect the...

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn’t have

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn't have

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 12, 2020

Will all the drama currently surrounding UNC Wilmington (UNCW) who would have guessed that things would only get worse? Well, they did when Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli decided it was appropriate to tell the Black Student Union (BSU) and others that “All Lives Matter” according to a report from the P...

UNCW needs to stand up to Dr. Mike Adams

UNCW needs to stand up to Dr. Mike Adams

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 7, 2020

By now, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) students, staff and the Wilmington community are more than well aware of Dr. Mike Adams, a professor in the sociology and criminology department at UNCW who has taken to social media for many years to spread his hateful rhetoric - The Seahawk has reported on it for years....

Students speak out against UNCW professor Dr. Mike Adams

A screenshot of Dr. Adams' Twitter profile picture.

Veronica Wernicke and Brenna Flanagan

June 5, 2020

A UNCW professor came under fire again after students' brought attention to his prejudiced tweets about the Black Lives Matter movement. This sparked students and community members to share their experiences with Dr. Mike Adams, who works in the sociology and criminology department. Their outcries show...

UNCW, ECU set to resume rivalry in 2020-21 season

Jaylen Sims (30) dribbles up court during UNCW's 95-86 win against East Carolina on Nov. 27, 2018.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

May 23, 2020

WILMINGTON — Along with newly-hired head coach Takayo Siddle, who served as an assistant at UNC Wilmington before leaving after the 2016-17 season, the Seahawk men’s basketball team is bringing back one of its several rivalries. After a one-season hiatus, UNCW is once again set to face East Carolina...

Brooks Field named site for 2021 CAA tournament

Blake Deatherage (11) pitches during UNCW's matchup against Valparaiso at Brooks Field on March 3, 2019.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

May 22, 2020

WILMINGTON – Originally, UNC Wilmington was listed to host the 2020 Colonial Athletic Association tournament. However, COVID-19 had different plans. The tournament was scheduled to begin May 20 before the entire sports world came to a screeching halt and was later shut down due to the pandemic. The...

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