Thursday, June 8, 2023

Campus Life

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.

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.”

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.

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.

How dirty really is the Mentor’s Circle book monument?

Here at the university, it’s rumored that students spit, vomit and defecate on the Mentor’s Circle book monument. Staff Reporter Nya Wynn performs an investigation to see if there is any evidence to back up these widespread rumors.

Is the AAP worth some of the sacrifices that come along with it?

Many in-state students at the university come from the Associates in Arts Program, known as the AAP. Staff Writer Caroline Powell, a native Delawarean and AAP student herself, discusses her experience of the program in depth.

Scheduling your classes the right way

With course registration opening, it’s time to prepare your schedule for the fall semester. Personalizing your schedule to your preferences will make for the most bearable (and maybe even enjoyable) semester. Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Shayna Demick disperses some wisdom on how to schedule your classes for success.

Review: “Focus on Painting” exhibition offers a sampling of digestible “art snacks” from a larger feast

“Focus on Painting” features an array of distinctive paintings from the university’s expansive Museums Collections. Staff Writer Nadya Ellerhorst recently visited the exhibition in Old College and gives her thoughts on its kaleidoscopic approach.

Review: New Joyride cold brew station in Pencader P.O.D.

Many college students need caffeine to make it through the week. Pencader P.O.D has added a new cold brew station to its selection of goods and staff writer Caroline Powell uses her barista expertise to critique the new caffeinated resource.

Review: Moe’s Gyro is a hidden gem for a quick bite on campus

Moe’s Gyro on the university’s campus has been a mystery to Staff Writer Nadya Ellerhorst for some time. Ellerhorst recently made the short walk up Amstel Avenue to sample the long-standing food stand.

Review: New campus art and educational exhibits to sightsee

The university makes some upgrades to campus life by adding six new exhibitions containing a variety of arts and educational displays. Staff writer Caroline Powell visited two of the six to review the exhibitions herself.

Biochemistry drop out

CHEM111, the General Chemistry course for chemistry majors, shows just how difficult chemistry can be for those that don’t understand it. Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Shayna Demick shares her experience trying to be a biochemistry major while being bad at chemistry.

Mosaic (and Visuals) Tries Something New: “The Ramen Machine”

In December, Staff Writer Nadya Ellerhorst and Managing Visuals and Layout Editor Bianka Heather joined forces to try Yo-Kai Express in the Harrington P.O.D. In this double milestone of a “Mosaic Tries Something New” (it’s Heather’s first time writing), they review the self-described “autonomous restaurant in a box.”
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