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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

“A $4 increase for every $1,000 you currently pay in property taxes is equivalent to the price of one latte,” the pamphlet reads, advertising the newest initiative to hit the ballot between rows of cartoon coffee cups. “Say yes to mental health!”

The Fourteen Lost Clinics

By Eva McCord / October 9, 2022

“A $4 increase for every $1,000 you currently pay in property taxes is equivalent to the price of one latte,” the pamphlet reads, advertising the newest initiative to hit the ballot between rows of...

Charly Youn (left), John Hahn (middle), Brian Kim (right) — Dawning uniforms at their respective base camps, Kim, Hahn, and Youn have all served in the military before resuming their academic careers.

International Students Returning From Military Service Share Their Thoughts About Adjusting to University Life

By Casey Kim / September 29, 2022

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Brian Kim had to return home to South Korea only a year into his college experience. After completing the first quarter of second year on his iPad, Kim...

University of Chicago Medicine

UChicago Medicine Offers Monkeypox Testing; Infected Students to Isolate in Stony Island

By Emma Janssen / September 29, 2022

UChicago Medicine is offering monkeypox testing to individuals showing rashes or lesions, according to a University announcement on August 24. Students with symptoms or concerns about monkeypox should...

The mens soccer team, November 2021.

What to Watch this Year in University Sports

By Finn Hartnett, Head Sports Editor / September 27, 2022

During the 2021/22 academic year, as UChicago students nervously scrolled through COVID update emails and pondered why that one Divvy bike had been parked at the Point for so long, the school was quietly...

Uncommon Interview: UCPD Chief Kyle Bowman Outlines His Non-Enforcement Policy

Uncommon Interview: UCPD Chief Kyle Bowman Outlines His Non-Enforcement Policy

By Eric Fang, Senior Reporter / September 27, 2022

In an interview with The Maroon on July 15, UCPD Chief Kyle Bowman discussed his motivations and goals for his tenure. He succeeded Mike Kwiatkowski as the Chief of Police for the University of Chicago...

Our History

Our History

By Gage Gramlick / September 26, 2022

Newspapers—by virtue of the fact that their primary purpose is to report the news—tend to focus on the now, the narrow space of time that occupies the recent past up until the present. Newspapers like...

Carpe Fraternitatem: Seize the Frat Party

Carpe Fraternitatem: Seize the Frat Party

By Katherine Weaver, Columnist / September 25, 2022

I did not go to a single party in high school. I’m not talking about birthday parties, Halloween parties, or group hangouts, of course. I’m talking about the Hollywood-style, alcohol-laden, drug-riddled,...

Pride and Persistence

Pride and Persistence

By Annie Dhal, Columnist / September 25, 2022

Picture me, around this time two years ago. I am freshly 18 and naively tender-hearted, facing an unthinkable open road of independence, distance, and expectation. The start of college represents the beginning...

From clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform to a Human-Headed Winged Bull (Lamassu) (pictured above), [the Oriental Institute] holds ancient artifacts from places such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria

Whether You’re in a Museum, Café, or Dorm, Art is Everywhere at UChicago

By Angélique Alexos, Head Arts Editor / September 25, 2022

This article has been adapted and updated from a previous version published in September 2021. Pablo Picasso once (allegedly) said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” So, on days...

Let’s be honest, Ratner is a breeding ground for insecurities (and germs).

The Worst First Date Spots on Campus

By Sabrina Chang, Arts Reporter / September 24, 2022

This article has been adapted and updated from a previous version published in February 2022. O-Week introduces the freshman class to the UChicago community and its longstanding traditions through events...

Confronting Intellectual Inferiority (or Superiority)

Confronting Intellectual Inferiority (or Superiority)

By Danielle Lopez, Contributor / September 24, 2022

On a sluggish afternoon in February of 2021, I groggily emerged from my nap to find that my UChicago admissions decision had arrived. I wanted to sleep past the inevitable rejection, but as it turns out,...

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