Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Arts and Culture

As governments and colleges across the country restrict TikTok, what’s next for the university?

Though the app is skyrocketing in popularity among young people, TikTok is becoming increasingly unpopular among lawmakers and some college campuses, with bans on TikTok on government devices and campus Wi-Fi networks. Editor-in-Chief Tara Lennon analyzes why and how TikTok is being banned, and if university students need to reconsider their use of this addicting app.

Local Theater Review: Avenue Q

The Everett Theatre in Middletown debuted their 2023 season of shows with the hit musical “Avenue Q.” Staff Reporter Beth Wojciechowski saw the show opening weekend, and shares her honest review of the show and its production values.

“We Hold These Truths”: The Choir School of Delaware celebrates Black excellence

On Feb. 19, in honor of Black History Month, the Choir School of Delaware in collaboration with Delaware Humanities performed their annual Black History Month Concert. The event included arrangements from Rollo Dilworth and Zanaida Robles and a panel discussion.

“Power to the Poet” preview: SDI strives to take an intersectional approach to Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, Student Diversity & Inclusion will be hosting the “Power to the Poet: Reclaiming Black Stories through Poetry” event in Perkins West Lounge on Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Spoken word poet, Ebony Stewart and student poets of the university will perform. Staff Reporter, Jordanna Garland, talks to SDI staff about their plans to bring Black History Month to campus.

Lesbianism and the effects of the male gaze in the porn industry

The porn industry has often perpetuated certain biases and objectifications in order to diminish and sexualize women, specifically women in lesbian relationships. The male gaze is a contributing factor to these biases through perpetuating stereotypes about lesbians that make it difficult for homosexual women to identify with their sexuality.

How the Friendship House organizes volunteers to give back to the community

Staff Reporter Caroline Powell visited a local food pantry, the Friendship House, to see how they prepared for the holiday season. Powell discovered all the ways volunteers provide for those in need.

UDress Magazine hosts fall fashion show with theme, “New York Minute”

UDress members celebrated their fall magazine release with their Fall Fashion Event on Dec. 3. Members reflected on their time working on the fall issue and the show and discussed the uniqueness of UDress.

University falls in party school ranking

Staff reporter Caroline Powell discovers the University's new lack of partying. According to multiple surveys, the rank of party schools has brought us from number one to number thirty in the span of three years.

The controversy behind true crime

Staff Reporter Caroline Powell discusses the negative effects of true crime in society, focusing on the recent controversial Jeffrey Dahmer Netflix series. By looking at those who are directly affected by the series, she explores the danger of true crime in regards to the emotional turmoil it may create.

Fast fashion’s impacts on the environment, society, and the economy

Staff Reporter Tess Williams explores the fast fashion industry and its impacts on the environment, society and the economy. Kelly Cobb and Nokyeon Kim, experts on fashion sustainability, provide insight on these topics and share their personal experiences.

Photo Gallery: Flo Rida Fall Concert

This year's fall concert headliner Flo Rida took the stage with opening act DJ Amaze on Nov. 17. The concert, hosted by The Crew, took place at the Bob Carpenter Center at 8 p.m. Photographers Audrey Tong and Larissa Heather document the event. 

The Indian Student Association celebrates the festival of lights

The university’s Indian Student Association celebrated Diwali on Friday evening. Celebrants painted diya lanterns, conversed over traditional Indian food and watched Delaware Kamaal perform Indian dance styles.

Why is everything on Broadway closing?

After a tumultuous past few years for Broadway, many fan favorite shows will be closing within the next three months, leaving many wondering the reasoning behind the closings and what the future of Broadway will look like.

Comedian scheduled to speak at several sororities about mental health

Comedian Stephanie Foster will be joining university sororities, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Phi, to speak about mental health struggles. Her college tour, Without Rhyme Nor Reason, has been reviewed and approved by the American Foundation for Suicide.
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