Day Eleven: The final stretch for publication

By Zoey Towner, June 20, 2019

Today was our second to last day of Mosaic, so everyone was starting to reflect on our time here. Coming into the newsroom was a little bittersweet knowing today and tomorrow are our last days. Once again, we started the day with breakfast and reading The Mercury News. Celina Rodriguez, the radio host we had met a few days prior, came in to talk to us and take some videos for social media.

The highlight of the morning was seeing my first article about clean energy be published on The Mercury News website. My Mosaic staff was really cute and proud of me — I was really happy.

After Celina had left, everyone worked on finishing their stories or finalizing their photos while the editors worked on putting together our pages. The rest of us just chilled out, trying to make the most out of the time we had left. This included offering my musical expertise to Melina for her vlog. She quickly rejected my ideas for a synth version of “Mamma Mia,” but picked a good song in the end.

For the rest of the morning, we dealt with some last-minute edits and things for the newspaper. Our group decided to have one last hurrah at La Victoria, our original lunch spot. This was the place where we bonded on the first day and came up with our hypothetical podcast of “Social Issues and Super Burritos.” Again, it was a bittersweet moment knowing this would be our last time as a group there.

We decided to make this lunch into a little photoshoot too — we took some fun Polaroids. There were a lot of fun conversations and a lot of laughing; this is the kind of thing I know I’m going to miss when it’s over.

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