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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

Saba Ayman-Holley

Love and Longing in Hyde Park

By Myra Bajwa / March 4, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded on an enormous scale. As of February 28, more than 244,337 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Chicago alone since the city started keeping count...

Love and Longing in Hyde Park: Shakra Payne

By Myra Bajwa / March 1, 2021

Shakyra Payne worked as an in-home caregiver for a patient with disabilities during the pandemic. Although she was an employee at Western Illinois University before the pandemic hit, she moved back...

I think the megaphone helps elevate it all. If screaming already puts you in an elevated state of mind, the megaphone just takes it up to an 11.

Kenjiro Lee’s “PRIMAL” Says It’s Okay to Scream

By Alina Kim, Arts Editor / February 28, 2021

In March 2020, the University of Chicago’s Class of 2020 was told to cope—with senior spring, convocation, and student artists’ exhibitions canceled, their ultimate (and penultimate)...

Bond Chapel

Elderly Folks Show Resilience, Maintain Regular Social Interactions During Pandemic, Study Finds

By Lukian Kling / February 28, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults have been mentally resilient and have not altered their social habits as much as expected, according to a recent study conducted by the National Opinion Research...

2019-2020 Guild, the last photo the guild took before UChicagos closure.

Bells Bells Bells Bells Bells Bells Bells Bells

By Chi Ian (Jess) Ip / February 28, 2021

As a flutist, I often hear complaints from other instrument players about how difficult it is to travel around with their heavier brass or string instruments. Well, you can’t really complain in front...

Jasper Koota

Love and Longing in Hyde Park: Jasper Koota

By Myra Bajwa / February 28, 2021

While Jasper Koota began talking about the friends he made while working for the Biden presidential campaign, the conversation resulted in him waxing poetic about his car. Koota was in Nevada when he got...

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Students Collect Oral History of Frontline Workers During Pandemic

By Anushka Harve, News Editor / February 28, 2021

Students from Prof. Amy Dru Stanley’s U.S. Labor History class embarked on a unique final project during the fall quarter: they conducted interviews with frontline workers across the country,...

Photo provided by Rev. Maurice Charles

Love and Longing in Hyde Park: Rev. Maurice Charles

By Myra Bajwa / February 28, 2021

The Reverend Maurice Charles misses his students and congregation. Charles misses the people filling up Rockefeller Chapel and the students visiting his office. He misses knocking on doors and asking people...

John and Monica Flynn

Love and Longing in Hyde Park: John and Monica Flynn

By Myra Bajwa / February 28, 2021

John and Monica Flynn have been married for 42 years. They met as freshmen in college and now have seven adult children. Now the resident deans of Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons East, their...

Fourth-year Orli Morag

Love and Longing in Hyde Park: Orli Morag

By Myra Bajwa / February 28, 2021

When Orliana Morag downloaded Bumble for the first time, she was in New York finishing her third year after the University went remote. She was with her older brother and mother for the first time since...

Oscar Taub and Madeleine Roberts-Ganim

Love and Longing in Hyde Park: Madeleine Roberts-Ganim and Oscar Taub

By Myra Bajwa / February 28, 2021

Madeleine Roberts-Ganim and Oscar Taub used to spend all day together before the pandemic. Roberts-Ganim and Taub, both second-years in the College, suddenly found themselves hundreds of miles apart when...

Saba Ayman-Holley

Love and Longing in Hyde Park: Saba Ayman-Holley

By Myra Bajwa / February 28, 2021

Saba Ayman-Nolley first feared for developing countries as COVID-19 began rapidly spreading across the world last year. Ayman-Nolley is the president of the Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council, which...

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