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UNCW students speak on recent government shutdown

UNCW students speak on recent government shutdown

Hannah Bonet, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

The United States government was shut down on Dec. 22, 2018, until ended on Jan. 25. There were a total of 35 days in which government employees were not being paid. This shutdown was caused by President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funding due to his 2016 campaign promise to “build t...

2018 Midterms – Democrats take the House, Republicans look to the Senate

Christine Giroux exits the voting booth at Transit Town Hall Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Sibley County, Minn. The curtains, an ode the American flag, were sewn by a past election official. (Leila Navidi/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Tyler Newman, News Editor

November 8, 2018

The United States midterm elections were held on Nov. 6 across the nation, with many eager voters waiting in long lines and dodging adverse weather conditions to cast their ballot and make their voice heard. A record 113 million were estimated to have shown up to vote this year, the first midterm...

Ohio exhibits continued division over abortion rights

This graph depicts the ideological division regarding abortion.

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor

March 31, 2018

Editor’s Note: Samantha Durham is a senior at UNCW studying sociology. She is the Opinion Editor for The Seahawk and enjoys concentrating her work on social issues. All opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Samantha may be found on Twitter @Durham_Sam. All suggestions and...

Flu season peaks amidst government shutdown

Franz Mirabal, left, patient care technician, takes the blood pressure of Adriana Gudinoperez, a patient with flu symptoms, as Carmen Perez waits with her at right in the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

January 23, 2018

With influenza season peaking throughout the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 63 percent of its staff was furloughed in the wake of the government shutdown. With an estimated 100 deaths per week, primarily from the resistant H3N2 strain, the flu has been taking...

Trump’s new tax plan

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

Sean W. Cooper is a sophomore at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies. He is a staff writer for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in the article are solely those of the author. Sean W. Cooper may be found on Twitter @SWWCoop. All suggestions and inquires may be sent via email to [email protected]  Once upon a t...

Inequality in modern America: A look at “Runaway Inequality”

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2017

Editor's Note: Samantha Durham is a senior at UNCW studying sociology. She also serves as the Opinion Editor of The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the auhtor. Samantha can be found on Twitter @Durham_Sam. All suggestions and inquires may be sent via email to [email protected]  In this day...

Political Perspectives: An end to DACA

Political perspectives is a column that focuses on providing different opinions on important political issues from UNCW students.

Jack Devries, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017

Announced by the Trump Administration on Tuesday, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy put in place by the Obama administration will be shut down in six months.  DACA, founded in 2012, was instituted because of Congress’s failure to pass the DREAM Act, an amnesty program offere...

Trump bans trans

(Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS) President Donald Trump shouts during a Make America Great Again rally at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Samantha Durham, Opinion Editor

August 5, 2017

On July 26th President Trump made a bad move for any hope of winning the LBGTQ community’s heart. However, they are not the only ones utterly disappointed by Trump’s latest military decision. On Wednesday, President Trump declared, via his Twitter account that “After consultation with my General...

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