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Moving away to college and starting afresh is exciting, but it can also be nervewracking, confusing, and overwhelming, so we hope our Orientation Issue can ease the transition some and inject a touch of humor into the process. You can pick up a copy at one of our distribution points all over campus, or read any of the articles here.
And if you'd like to help us with any of the other 49 issues we'll publish this year (one every Tuesday and Friday, except for holidays and exam weeks) stop by the Maroon's open house, this Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, in Reynolds Club room 019. We need writers, artists, web managers, photographers, business staff, programmers, page designers, copy editors—whatever your skill, we probably need it and can put it to good use, so check us out!
Traditions: Rituals to relish, or run from
Campus Controversies: Blood can still boil when it's 10 degree below zero
Bookstores: When an eight-million volume library system won't cut it
Religion on Campus: RSOs and institutions to help you keep the faith
Campus Dining: Or, Why Mom shouldn't worry you'll go hungry
Online Resources: Grades, jobs, and tuition bills, only a click away
Registration: How to reserve your seat
A Concise U of C Dictionary
Dating and Relating
Dating: Strap on those UChi-goggles and dive in
Roommates: How to make the next nine months work
Diversity: OMSA? LGBTQ? OK!
Classes: Advice for picking winners
The Core: The common lot of UChicago students
Campus Jobs: Plenty of ways to earn back your tuition dollars
Career Advising: How to find a job, an internship, or your calling in life
Arts on Campus
Art: Even the museums here are smart
Music: Cleverly-named a capella groups and beyond
Cinema: What's up, Doc?
Theater: The U of C's drama queens and kings
Sports History: The U of C's golden age and return to glory
Exercise: Get in shape, swimsuit season might return someday
Intramurals: Break out the broomball!
Student Health: Don't let a sniffles pandemic lay you low
University: Then & Now
University History: A long time ago, in a neighborhood not so far away...
Construction: It just keeps on going. Forever.
Alumni: Oh, the places Maroons have gone...
People in Power
Trustees: Perhaps the most mysterious, elusive group since the Masons
Adminstrators: All the President's men
Student Government 101: Your fearless leaders
Town vs. Gown: The saga continues
Politicos: Meet the players on Chicago's political scene
Part One: Backstory Café – Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen
Part Two: Chant – Harold's Chicken Shack
Part Three: Homemade Pizza Co. – Jimmy Johns
Part Four: Kikuya – Medici Bakery
Part Five: Mellow Yellow – Park 52
Part Six: Pepe's Mexican Food – Ribs 'n' Bibs
Part Seven: Salonica – The Snail Thai Cuisine
Part Eight: Thai 55 – Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe
Enter the Unicorns: An essay by Meg Brooks
The Blue Line to Damen, Or, When I Was a Teenage Boy and Watched Elephants: An essay by Nora Sørena Casey
Getting There: Go anywhere in the city for a couple bucks and change
Music: More tunes than you can shake a Pitchfork at
Theater: America's Second City has it's own first-rate shows
Movies: Two thumbs up for Chicago's cinema selection
Art: Remember John Hughes, play hooky at the Art Institute