Thursday, June 8, 2023


Inside night two of Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” weekend in Philadelphia

“It’s been a long time coming, but…” in a follow-up to her article “The road to Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’ in Philadelphia,” Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Gaby Nieves gives her account of the Lincoln Financial Field concert — from making the most of her nosebleed seat to tears welling up in her eyes, to accidentally catching the singer’s now-viral altercation with a security guard on video.

Commentary: Tom Kenny’s visit to the university

For the first annual Geek Week hosted by the university’s Student Centers, Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob Squarepants, was interviewed by students in the Trabant Student Center Multipurpose Room. Students came from all around campus to meet the voice of the character “whose nautical nonsense is something you wish.” Staff Writers Daniel Tull and Caroline Powell recap this comedic conversation.

Satire: Dear Denny’s

The Den by Denny’s recently started offering a black bean burger. The addition of this item has been coupled with the removal of the beloved Beyond Burger from the menu. This tragic occurrence led to the heartbreak of Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Shayna Demick, who speaks from the soul in this satirical breakup letter.

Pondering my place at a Predominantly White Institution and within myself

The transition from the culturally vibrant halls of a Wilmington public school to the stagnant populace of the university can be incredibly laborious. Queer, Black staff reporter Percy Allen III reflects on the difficulties of his time at the university through a series of personal, rhetorical questions.

Poem: Ode to my cat

There are so many reasons to love having a cat, but the experience has its ups and downs. Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Shayna Demick gives an inside perspective on what being a cat owner is like, along with all the reasons why you should love her slightly aggressive cat.

Movie Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”

Ooga-chaka ooga-ooga, I’m hooked on this movie! Staff writer Danny Tull went to see the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” movie last weekend and is willing to share some thoughts. Read and find out if it holds up to the first two volumes.

Satire: How to become an academic weapon

With the spring semester coming to a close, many students are finding themselves in the midst of the same situation: a last-ditch attempt to save their grade. If you are currently doing a mid-May mad dash to turn in your remaining assignments just in time to cram your final exams, consider following Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Gaby Nieves’ advice on locking in during these final days of class and becoming the ultimate “academic weapon.”

The road to Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” in Philadelphia

With the date printed on her ticket to Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” quickly approaching, Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Gaby Nieves details the circumstances that led to her and the famous singer-songwriter being in the same Philadelphia stadium. Keep an eye out for a follow-up article from Nieves, where she’ll share her post-concert recap and thoughts.

Quiz: Which university mascot are you?

Think you have what it takes to become a university mascot? Staff Writer Danny Tull has created the ultimate evaluation to perfectly match each student to a university mascot.

Which is the best post–graduation plan?

Recently, on the beloved anonymous messaging app, SideChat, someone opened discussion for why students get criticized for staying home post-graduation instead of moving out immediately and getting a job. Staff Writer Caroline Powell talks about how “normal” it really is to not have that part figured out.

Movie Review: “Renfield” is all bark and no bite

After a course on vampires, one could say that Staff Writer Nadya Ellerhorst has a stake in vampire films. After viewing “Renfield,” one of the latest newcomers to this distinct cinematic sphere, Ellerhorst has thoughts on the bloody, genre-defying film whose attempts at horror and humor may just be in vein.

Movie review: It’s a me, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

What constitutes a good video game adaptation? Or, is there no such thing as a good adaptation? Should we just leave the source material alone? Staff Writer Danny Tull answers these questions and more in his review of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”

Toxic perfectionism and burnout

Burnout is a well-known concept that is recognized far more than it is addressed. Toxic perfectionism and overworking are common causes of burnout, especially among college students. Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Shayna Demick and her friends share their personal experiences dealing with the consequences of perfection and burnout.

Mosaic Tries Something New: Paranormal investigation – Review office edition

What is a ghost hunt really like? Tired of turning to television to entertain her curiosity for the paranormal, Staff Writer Nadya Ellerhorst explores the practice in The Review’s very own office with the help of the Delaware City Ghost Hunters.