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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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The War at Home

The War at Home

By Solana Adedokun / August 7, 2022

Since the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been steadily increasing. The recent February 2022 invasion of Ukraine has turned these tensions into outright war....

The CTA is the most extensive transportation system in Chicago.

Take a Ride: The Green Line and the Future of Equitable Transit in Chicago

By Lucas Freitag / May 31, 2022

The Green Line train rumbles along the tracks as it exits the station at East 63rd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue just south of UChicago’s campus. Heading north toward downtown, the train...

Grounds of Being

What We Talk About When We Talk About Coffee: A Pilgrimage Through Campus Cafes

By Rachel Liu / May 29, 2022

An internet quote often misattributed to Camus goes: “Should I kill myself, or should I have a cup of coffee?” Although the quote itself is most likely apocryphal, its sentiment rings true....

The U.S. Capitol Building, photographed on January 6, 2021.

Behind the Scenes at CPOST, the Research Center That Unearthed Major Findings on January 6

By Michael McClure / May 18, 2022

On the Wednesday before winter quarter 2021 began, a crowd of almost 1,000 rioters from across the United States descended upon the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., brandishing weapons and “Trump...

Police form a bicycle line as they corral a group of teens west on 53rd St.

UChicago Crime Lab: Friend or Foe?

By Solana Adedokun / May 18, 2022

The University of Chicago’s Crime Lab is premised upon a faith in data and the belief that governments fail to address systemic issues because of the complexities of the issues that communities face....

Protesters marched in Hyde Park during the #Strike4BlackLives March led by STEM departments at UChicago on June 10, 2020.

Being Black at UChicago

By Solana Adedokun / May 11, 2022

One of my fondest moments at UChicago was the day my class finally got to walk through Hull Gate, officially welcoming us as full members of the University community. The sky was a bright blue, but everyone’s...

David Axelrod

David Axelrod Reflects on 10 Years of IOP Leadership

By Noah Glasgow / April 24, 2022

The office of David Axelrod, director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP), is exactly what you might expect from UChicago’s foremost policy pundit. The wall nearest the...

Christine Cardoza

A Thing That Can Ignite: Christine Cardoza Feature

By Rachel Liu / April 23, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of depression, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and attempted suicide.   “You cannot put a Fire out—” begins one of...

Folk is a Joan Didion genre, writes Grey City reporter Eli Wizevich: it tells itself stories in order to live.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Notes from the Folk Festival

By Eli Wizevich / April 19, 2022

On an unremarkable February day, a silver-haired Irish musician from South Bend called joHn Kennedy confidently tells me that the fundamental tradition of folk music is that it’s “just part...

Wagner Stage at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Stairwells, Sidewalks, and Studios: Hyde Park’s Musical Landscape

By Nick Rommel / April 16, 2022

A jazz jam session is like this: You go, week after week, and start out by watching, sizing up the players to see if you can hang. Maybe not; then you go home and practice. Or you feel that tonight is...

The Ballad of Javier Báez

The Ballad of Javier Báez

By Finn Hartnett / April 13, 2022

It’s a typical August evening in Miami—the temperature hovers around 85 degrees. It’s hard to play baseball in weather like this. The long polyester pants get uncomfortable; the ball...

A Planet in Crisis

By Matthew Doss / March 27, 2022

Many works on climate change focus on the policy-making strategies necessary to prevent the crisis from worsening. In his new book, The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis, the much-lauded...

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