Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Mosaic

New artist spotlight: Cortisa Star

Staff Writer Aliyah Jackson shines a spotlight on Delaware's latest rising star: rapper Cortisa Star, who recently catapulted to fame on TikTok thanks to a viral hit. Discover why her music is capturing people’s attention and why she deserves a place on your playlist.

Personal essay: Turning 20 and reflecting on the rollercoaster ride of teenage life

The process of turning 20 is a monumental one. Staff Writer Aliyah Jackson reflects on the highs and lows of being a teenager as the clock ticks to their 20th birthday and they must say goodbye to their teenage years.

Album review: “CAROUSEL FROM HELL”

Staff Writer Percy Allen III has grown tired of being an avid music listener in a world full of music that prioritizes being a product over a work of art. Thankfully, digital hardcore artist LustSickPuppy has come to deliver bored listeners with their newest album “CAROUSEL FROM HELL.”

Graduation horoscopes

Some of those graduating may be unsure about their futures or simply curious about what they’ll truly hold. Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Shayna Demick and Staff Writer Percy Allen III rummaged their brains for each sign and created personalized predictions for their post-graduate endeavors.

Spotlighting mental health during the month of May

Staff Reporter Cayla Mutchnick discusses mental health tactics you can try during May, Mental Health Awareness Month.

Feature: Annabelle Brame’s senior fashion collection

The university’s fashion community has come together to create UD Fashion Week. Annabelle Brame, the co-president of Synergy Fashion Group, displayed her collection at the fashion show.

2024 Met Gala highlights

The Met Gala is a night that many designers and celebrities wait all year for. It is the Super Bowl of the fashion world. Staff Writer Jeni Nance discusses the celebrities that she believes had the best looks at this year’s Met Gala.

Personal essay: The constant reminder that I am enough and that I am valued

People often have insecurities or doubt themselves without knowing they are enough and have value. Staff Reporter Tyler Johnson reflects on learning his self-worth and seeing his true potential.

My curly hair regimen

In the past few years, Staff Writer Kel Marquez has embarked on a journey of finding the perfect curl routine. What once was a nest has since transformed into a defined head of curls, all because of her tried-and-true products. This list provides recommendations and tips for others who are learning to care for their natural hair type.

Queer art and representation at the university

The university’s programming board hosted an event with drag queens Alyssa Edwards and Shea Couleé. Many students were excited to hear that they were coming to perform on campus but also believe the university can do more for queer appreciation.

Poem: Just wanted to count some sheep

Independence Hall's fire alarm has become notorious for going off in the middle of the night. Staff Writer Kel Marquez writes in the wake of a disrupted night's sleep.

Playlist: Songs that put “Karma” to shame

Jojo Siwa's "Karma" seems to be the talk of the town right now. But, Mosaic staff writers don't think this is representative of "Gay pop." Mosaic staff writers curated a playlist with authentic "Gay pop" that puts Siwa's single to shame.

Poem: Cupped hands

At times, life moves so quickly that it feels like we must hang onto it with all our might, straining it of its beauty. Staff Writer Percy Allen III proposes that letting life fall into your hands, like a stream of flowing water, is perhaps a wondrous alternative.

Satire: The university is bringing a mace to Commencement

Did you know that the university has a mace and chain of office? Since the items are exclusively brought out of their glass cases for academic ceremonies, Executive Editor Gaby Nieves certainly didn’t. To remedy this lack of awareness, she wrote a list of potential purposes the mace and chain of office could serve year-round.
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