The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

Welcome, Class of 2025!

By Matthew Lee, Ruby Rorty, and Adyant Kanakamedala / September 20, 2021

To the Class of 2025: Welcome to the University of Chicago!  By now, you’ve been told many times that you are exceptional. You’re a world-class group who made it through a confounding...

The view from the audience at a Bells of Summer concert outside Rockefeller Chapel.

A Roundup of This Summer’s Major News

By Roshini Balan, Contributor / September 20, 2021

Many students left Hyde Park for the summer—but the news cycle continued on. Here’s a roundup of the major happenings from on and around campus this summer. Late May: GSU Relaunches Campaign...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot (top left), Rep. Curtis Tarver II (top middle), Ald. Leslie Hairston (top right), Ald. Jeanette Taylor (bottom left), Sen. Robert Peters (bottom middle), Rep. Kambium Buckner (center), Ald. Sophia King (bottom right).

Who’s Who in Local Politics

By Pranathi Posa, News Editor / September 19, 2021

Mayor Lori Lightfoot (J.D. ’89) is in her second year of office after being elected in 2019. Lightfoot is the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of Chicago and the city’s first...

We recommend Harper Cafés mochas and muffins

Caffeine Around UChicago: For When Dining Hall Coffee Just Isn’t Enough

By Isabella Cisneros and Natalie Manley / September 13, 2021

From the sounds of jazzy Spotify playlists to the grinding of coffee beans to casual debates about the best kind of milk to put in an iced latte, here at UChicago, student-run coffee shops brim with energy....

Dance RSOs to Get Your Footwork “En Pointe”

September 13, 2021

In light of the spreading Delta variant of COVID-19, recognized student organizations (RSOs) currently await further notice from the University on the return of physical meetings on campus. From the...

The Old Man and the Old Moon, UTs last show before the pandemic.

Intermission’s Finally Over: Theater Returns to Campus

By Gabi Garcia, Arts Editor / September 13, 2021

In light of the spreading Delta variant of COVID-19, recognized student organizations (RSOs) currently await further guidance from the University on the return of physical meetings on campus. Students...

You can sit in Al Capones old booth in the Green Mill.

Arts and Culture Off Campus

By Gabi Garcia and Isabella Cisneros / September 13, 2021

Music Ask any aficionado, and they’ll tell you that Chicago’s music scene is one of the most vibrant in the nation. From jazz clubs to concert halls to DIY venues, Chicago has something...

Mansueto Library, AKA Erudite HQ in Divergent.

UChicago on the Big (and Small) Screen: Films and TV Shows Set on Campus

By Veronica Chang, Arts Editor / September 13, 2021

Chicago—the Wendy City—is a fine place for arts, music, and entertainment. Many movies and TV shows have been filmed here, from Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight to...

From the Smart Museum to “The Ren,” Art Is Everywhere at UChicago

By Angélique Alexos / September 13, 2021

Due to the spread of the new Delta variant, many museums and exhibits are currently operating at limited visitor capacity and on a reservation-only basis. Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) are still...

The “Write” Way to Get Involved on Campus

By Natalie Manley, Contributor / September 13, 2021

In light of the spreading Delta variant of COVID-19, recognized student organizations (RSOs) currently await further notice from the University on the return of physical meetings on-campus. Student...

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Marooners’ Guide to Hidden Gems On and Around Campus

By The Maroon Staff / September 13, 2021

Welcome to Hyde Park! After a year of remote learning, we miss the campus and the neighborhood as much as anyone. Getting to know a new place (or returning to an old one) might seem overwhelming, so we...

Rosenwald Hall on a sunny summer day.

The Biggest Debates, Discussions, and Decisions at UChicago

By Nikhil Jaiswal, News Editor / September 13, 2021

Gentrification and UChicago’s Impact on Hyde Park For more than a century, the University of Chicago has heavily influenced the development of the South Side, which has led to a contentious relationship...

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