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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

Grey City is The Maroon’s features and investigative journalism section. We cover campus culture and local news in an in-depth, often long-form style, and we’re dedicated to all things serious and curious at the University of Chicago.

A screenshot from the November 15, 2021 vlog the Maroon reviewed with MacGregor.

Insights From a Virtual Scrapbook

By Lucas Ribeiro, Grey City Reporter / May 16, 2024

Three years and 161 videos ago, the Maroon first wrote about Makayla MacGregor. As a UChicago first-year, MacGregor turned the focus of her high school YouTube channel toward the University of Chicago,...

Yours For Food

Yours For Food

By Finn Hartnett / May 14, 2024
Hutchinson Commons’ adoption of the Grubhub point-of-sale system and what we lose when our daily interactions with the world go virtual.
Part of the 1968 “tent-in” on the quad protesting the University’s sloppy housing policy for students. The sign leaning on the tent reads “free housing.”

A Brief History of Occupying Buildings and Camping on the Quad at UChicago

By Eli Wizevich / May 6, 2024
Grey City’s deep dive into the Maroon’s archive presents a lineage of civil disobedience and radical action by students against the administration over collegiate, local, and international issues.
The kids tent in the encampment.

“She wanted to be there for the kids”: Children at Pro-Palestine Encampment Express Solidarity

By Elena Eisenstadt / May 5, 2024
Alyssa Hulme, a MAPSS student who has brought her kids to the encampment, says it has been healing for her children “to actually feel like they were doing something to let their voices be heard.”
The Case of the Checkerboard Blues

The Case of the Checkerboard Blues

By Celeste Alcalay, Grey City Deputy Editor / May 2, 2024
The now-defunct Checkerboard Lounge blues bar doubled as a popular UChicago college hangout before it relocated to Harper Court.  “We were there to be part of the South Side, to experience Chicago in that way.”—Ethan Michaeli (A.B. '89)
ChatGPT vs. the UChicago Core

ChatGPT vs. the UChicago Core

By Josie Barboriak / March 29, 2024
Tools like ChatGPT are a type of forbidden fruit, tempting even those who wouldn’t normally fudge their assignments.
The west-facing entrance to Saieh Hall.

What’s the incentive? Sellout Culture at UChicago

By Anika Krishnaswamy, Grey City Reporter / March 25, 2024

After first-year Alisha Arya committed to the University of Chicago, she opened the Class of 2027 Instagram page, eager to learn more about her new peers before the school year began. As she scrolled through...

University Faculty Aren’t Neutral When It Comes to Political Donations

University Faculty Aren’t Neutral When It Comes to Political Donations

By Austin Steinhart / February 12, 2024
Despite being an imperfect measurement of both political donations and individual beliefs, analyzing which candidates and PACs UChicago faculty donated to over the past five election cycles serves as a meaningful indicator of the collective political leaning of the faculty and their engagement in elections.
President John F. Kennedy met with delegates from the American Indian Chicago Conference at the White House on August 15, 1962. The groundbreaking conference was held on the UChicago campus the year prior and resulted in the “Declaration of Indian Purpose.” (The John F. Kennedy Library).

“We’re real, we’re happening, now is the time”: UChicago’s Complicated Indigenous Past and Present

By Agathe Demarolle / February 8, 2024
Breaking away from classroom matters, Indigenous students are strengthening communal ties on campus

One Night at the 24/7 Hospital Panera Bread

By Aaryan Kumar / February 7, 2024
The best-kept secret for hungry UChicago night owls
A screen capture of the last 30 days of UCPD reported incidents taken on Feb 2, 2024.

The Maroon Launches UChicago Police Department Incident Reporter

By Michael Plunkett / February 5, 2024
The project strives to paint a more nuanced picture of incidents reported to UCPD and any patterns that may exist within the incident data.
The Midway Plaisance, where the long, straight roads share more in common with airport runways than neighborhood streets.

From Mudway Nuisance to Midway Plaisance

By Feifei Mei / January 25, 2024

Don’t get hit by a car flying down the road. Don’t jump into a puddle. Don’t stand still for too long lest a bird attacks. This is what goes on inside the mind of a Crossy Road chicken, and also...

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