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

An O-week procession.

Dear First-Years: The World Has Slowed Down. So Can We.

By Maroon Editorial Board / September 27, 2020

Dear First-Years, These are, as you may have heard, unprecedented times. There’s a global economic downturn, national conventions have been reduced to virtual livestreams, and the urgency with...

To Succeed at UChicago, Build Your Life from The Inside Out

By Ruby Rorty, Co-Editor-in-Chief / September 24, 2020

Usually, the Orientation issue of The Maroon is about as sunshiny as this paper gets. We run recaps of campus goings-on, guides to hook-up culture at UChicago, and optimistic op-eds full of advice about...


Creating One’s Place

By Devin Haas / September 24, 2020

I spent the summer after my high school graduation paralyzed with anticipation. After four years of feeling like an oddity in high school, I had secured a spot at the University of Chicago, an institution...


DM For Friendship

By Elizabeth Winkler / September 24, 2020

Picture this: you’re about to start fall quarter at Zoom University: UChicago Edition. It’s your first year and you’ve bitten your nails down to the quick with worry. How will you make...

Welcome to UChicago. Welcome to America.

Welcome to UChicago, Welcome to America

By Emma Weber / September 23, 2020

I first visited Chicago on the 16th of September 2019, that is, less than a week before orientation. That’s right, my initial impressions of campus were formed as I dragged my luggage, heavy with...

To Rising Black First-Years

By Noah Tesfaye / September 23, 2020

To be Black at UChicago is a weird predicament. But, to be Black at UChicago at this moment, in the midst of a supposed reckoning with this nation’s history, is a journey you and I will embark on...

The Skill We All Need Most Right Now Is Self-Care

By Ada Palmer / September 23, 2020

To the students joining and rejoining the University of Chicago in Autumn 2020, This won’t be the year that any of us wanted. It won’t be easy. We won’t feel safe. But it will be a...

A Summer of Change in Sports

By Brinda Rao, Alison Gill, and Thomas Gordon / September 23, 2020

Around the globe and country, demands for athletics to go on are exigent. In the United States, many professional athletes are practicing and competing in “bubbles,” most notably the National...


Gems From O-Issues Past

By The Maroon Staff and Justin Smith / September 22, 2020

Every year, The Maroon publishes an O-Issue filled with important information to help make the incoming student experience as seamless and fun as possible! While you’re quarantining, or whenever...


When You Need a (Virtual) Hand: Resources at UChicago

By Matthew Lee and Pranathi Posa / September 22, 2020

While college is a time of increased independence and freedom, it can also be intimidating for those very reasons. Remote learning poses its own challenges, so to help you out, we’ve put together...

Harper Court on 53rd Street.

The University’s Expansion into Commercial Real Estate Wavers Between Economic Catalyst and Gentrifying Force

By Kate Mabus / September 22, 2020

In recent years, the University has grown into an economic mover in the South Side as it continues to fund development projects and increase its role in local commerce. UChicago’s commercial real...

A secret agent and criminal face off on a train in Much Commotion about Locomotion, written by Jacob Johnson and Gabriel Schneider.

The Curtain Rises: Theater on Campus

By Gabi Garcia, Arts Editor / September 16, 2020

Theater productions on campus are currently in talks with University administrators and waiting to hear back regarding the 2020–21 school year. More information will follow later in the year. Updates...

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