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Since its creation, the Chicago Maroon has been committed to involving any and every student interested in joining. No previous experience is necessary to write for us. Students can become involved in a variety of faculties: writing, copy editing, photographing, designing, illustrating, working for our business team, or joining our web team.

News covers campus and neighborhood events, from lectures and panel discussions to protests and policy changes. The section also runs in-depth interviews (Uncommon interviews), and conducts longer investigative series.
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Viewpoints publishes the opinions of its columnists on a biweekly basis, along with letters to the editor and op-ed contributions.
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Arts covers campus, neighborhood, and Chicagoland arts and culture events, from briefs about readings to reviews of performances, films, books, visual arts, and music.
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Sports reports on the University’s sports teams, from basketball and baseball to swimming and tennis, and everything inbetween. The section also publishes editorials and longer features about individual athletes.
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In order to become a staff writer for our News, Arts, or Sports sections, students must write 5 articles per quarter, including one for a section other than that for which they are hustling (for example, if you are an aspiring Arts staff writer, you should also write one article for either News or Sports). In order to become a columnist for our Viewpoints section, students must apply to the Viewpoints editors. While students can merely contribute articles, becoming a staff member allows students to vote in elections and progress toward becoming editors themselves. Assignment meetings are held every Sunday afternoon in our office in the basement of Ida Noyes.

Designers come into our office one night per week to layout a particular section, or work in a more creative way on our quarterly magazine, Grey City.
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Copy editors look for grammatical and factual inaccuracies in our articles before they go to print. Each of our two production nights has an early and a late shift; copy editors are free to sign up for shifts of their choosing.
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Photographers capture lectures and other events for our News, Arts, and Sports sections, and for Grey City.
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Our business team works with the Editors-in-Chief and the Managing Editor on advertising and other revenue-generating strategies.
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Our web team works on strategies for increasing the Maroon’s social media presence, increasing our amount of blogging and multimedia stories, and digitizing the Maroon’s archive. Those with experience in web designing and programming are especially desired.
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