The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

Phoebe Bridgers’s Reunion Tour concert at the Huntington Bank Pavilion brought together a sea of Bridgers fans in Dr. Martens and skeleton costumes.

Phoebe Bridgers Provides an Outlet for Sadness

By Cristina Rodríguez Rojas, Arts Reporter / October 5, 2022

“The next song is a bummer,” Phoebe Bridgers warned the crowd before performing her heartbreak anthem “Moon Song.” But all of us in the audience already knew the melancholy that was in store for...

Dwight Sora (A.B. ‘95) recently performed in The Gift Theatre’s production of At the Vanishing Point.

University Alum Dwight Sora Reflects on Acting, Aikido, and How the Pandemic Changed His Ambitions

By Abigail Poag, Arts Reporter / October 5, 2022

Dwight Sora (A.B. ’95) is mere feet from the audience. Clad in a baseball cap and blue jeans, he sits in a pale green armchair on a wooden platform set apart from the main stage. He is so close to the...

From clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform to a Human-Headed Winged Bull (Lamassu) (pictured above), [the Oriental Institute] holds ancient artifacts from places such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria

Whether You’re in a Museum, Café, or Dorm, Art is Everywhere at UChicago

By Angélique Alexos, Head Arts Editor / September 25, 2022

This article has been adapted and updated from a previous version published in September 2021. Pablo Picasso once (allegedly) said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” So, on days...

Let’s be honest, Ratner is a breeding ground for insecurities (and germs).

The Worst First Date Spots on Campus

By Sabrina Chang, Arts Reporter / September 24, 2022

This article has been adapted and updated from a previous version published in February 2022. O-Week introduces the freshman class to the UChicago community and its longstanding traditions through events...

Once you learn about all the accessible opportunities available through UChicago’s ArtsPass program, you may feel as though you’ve scored a spot on the red carpet and suddenly find yourself booking tickets and preparing for your first of many excursions to explore arts and culture in Chicago.

Feel Like a VIP With ArtsPass

By Angélique Alexos , Head Arts Editor / September 24, 2022

No, the title of this article is not an exaggeration. Once you learn about all the accessible opportunities available through UChicago’s ArtsPass program, you may feel as though you’ve scored a spot...

The Chicago Maroon is UChicago’s independent student-run newspaper and oldest publication. With articles published online daily and in print every other week, The Maroon is the University’s one-stop shop for on-campus and local South Side news, student op-eds, long-form feature pieces, arts reviews, and sports updates.

The “Write” Way to Get Involved on Campus

By Natalie Manley, Head Arts Editor / September 23, 2022

This article has been adapted from a previous version published September 2021.  Student publications at the University of Chicago are about as old as the University itself. What began with the creation...

Even if Cobb doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, it’s an unspoken campus rite of passage to wander down there at least once before you graduate.

Piping Hot Takes: A Review of UChicago’s Student Cafes (and Some Honorable Mentions)

By Natalie Manley, Head Arts Editor / September 22, 2022

Every quarter, I spend all of my Maroon Dollars on tea and coffee. Seriously. I actually switched my dining plan from “Unlimited” to “Phoenix” my second year just to get 50 extra Maroon Dollars...

[“Unsettled Ground”] conceptualizes different ideas around how the environment shapes cultures and communities beyond the Western scope.

“Wounded Knee III” in “Unsettled Ground” Destabilizes Conversations Around the Ground Beneath Our Feet

By Kina Takahashi / June 6, 2022

The light outside shines into the right-side gallery of the Smart Museum of Art, as exhibit viewers converse about which artwork they like best. As if some force of nature is in conversation with the exhibition,...

James Turano as George, Andrea Uppling as Martha, Keenan Odenkirk as Nick, and Rachel Livingston as Honey.

I’m Afraid of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

By Noah Glasgow / June 6, 2022

The performance space of the Invictus Theatre Company is small—smaller, certainly, than I anticipated, a black box on Chicago’s North Side set up to seat perhaps thirty guests a night for this...

Yet with “Men,” I relished the discomfort inherent in its inscrutability instead of shying away from it.

“Men” Brings Alex Garland Into Surreal and Unfamiliar Territory

By Neel Lahiri / June 6, 2022

It is always fascinating to see how success affects a director’s output. There are some who use the bigger budgets they are afforded to double down on the notes they’ve hit with their first...

The cover of Yumi Zouma’s 2022 album, “Present Tense.”

Dreamy and Bright, Yumi Zouma Plays at Lincoln Hall After a Pandemic Pause

By Lydia Dimsu / June 6, 2022

I stumbled upon the band Yumi Zouma a few years ago when I first heard one of its songs in the background of a vegan recipe video on YouTube. There was just something so warm and airy about the way lead...

Pictured (left to right): Wahid, Veronica, Alina

Ye Olden Maroon Voices: With Love, the Former Arts Eds

By Wahid Al Mamun / June 6, 2022

At 4 a.m. (SST), we shouldered the tedium of removing every extra asterisk from the edited drafts of to-be published articles; when the margins of our InDesign spreadsheets threatened to knock texts off...

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