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

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...

There and Back Again: Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning’s End

There and Back Again: Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning’s End

By Alexandra Fiorentino-Swinton / June 5, 2022

This June, I’ll return to UChicago for the first time in two years to graduate. In March 2020—which now feels like a lifetime ago—I was one of many second-years feeling the relief of finally settling...

Why UChicago (Revised)

Why UChicago (Revised)

By Justin Smith / June 5, 2022

Around campus, I’m probably best known for being the guy who does “everything”–– a quadruple major who holds two campus jobs and leads over a dozen campus organizations. But despite the 51 classes...

Known for her novels Love, Hate & Other Filters and Internment, New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed will give the Class Day speech.

Get To Know This Year’s Graduation Speakers Samira Ahmed, Wendy Freedman

By Kayla Rubenstein / June 1, 2022

Known for her novels Love, Hate & Other Filters and Internment, New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed will give the Class Day speech Friday, June 3. The following day, astrophysics Professor...

Uncommon Interview: Outgoing USG President Allen Abbott

Uncommon Interview: Outgoing USG President Allen Abbott

By Yiwen Lu, Managing Editor / June 1, 2022

Per tradition, The Maroon sat down with outgoing Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President Allen Abbott to discuss his time on Student Government (SG), COVID-19 challenges, the academic calendar,...

Obamas favorite restaurant, Valois.

The Class of 2022’s Guide to the Gems of Hyde Park

By Casey Kim / June 1, 2022

Ascione Bistro 1500 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615 One of fourth-year Elly Choi’s favorite restaurants in Hyde Park is Ascione Bistro, an Italian-focused restaurant. With a full bar and patio,...

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The Maroon’s Biggest New Stories This Year

By Anu Vashist / June 1, 2022

The 2021–22 academic year is one that constantly made headlines, as the graduating class’s time at UChicago have always been. From April 2021 to April 2022, in the span of 12 months, The Maroon collected...

Brandon Zang (Top Left), Leandra Wilson-Patrick (Top Right), Jeong Whan Lee (Bottom Left), and Emma Yan (Bottom Right)

Fourth-Year International Students Navigate Visa Uncertainty Post-Graduation

By Jinna Lee and Taryn Kim / May 30, 2022

As the school year comes to a close, fourth-year students are faced with the difficult decision of where to live and work. For international students, visas and living away from home complicate these questions. Brandon...

Let Me Brag About Us for a Moment

Let Me Brag About Us for a Moment

By Olivia Morkved / May 30, 2022

If I had to chalk up my positive experience at UChicago to solely one factor, it would be the infectious excitement of my peers. The manner in which UChicago students strive to be lifelong learners, and...

Veni, Vidi, Vici, Or How I Claimed a Space in Classical Studies for Myself

By Brinda Rao / May 30, 2022

Content Warning: The following submission contains mentions of sexual assault. Whenever I tell people that I study Classics, I am often met with the same barrage of questions: Why do you study dead...

The Maroon Editorial Board Should Endorse BDS

By Anonymous / May 30, 2022

On April 29, The Harvard Crimson published an editorial in support of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. In this piece, The Crimson’s editorial board endorsed the Harvard...

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...

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