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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

The Plant was born out of an old warehouse in Back of the Yards.

From Meat Plant to “The” Plant: The Curious Future of Sustainable Food Production in Chicago’s Meatpacking District

By Nicole Li and Brianna Zeng / February 19, 2022

Rusted metal and century-old brickwork—the faded exterior of an old meatpacking facility contrasts with the cutting-edge biotechnology now within it. Welcome to The Plant, a research and production center...

From left to right, Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Jennifer Lawrence in Don’t Look Up.

Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up”: Star-Studded, With Little New To Say

By Noah Glasgow / February 19, 2022

How do you make a movie about climate change? According to Adam McKay, the writer-director of Netflix’s Don’t Look Up, you make it about something other than climate change. The star-studded disaster...

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Exploring “Expositions”

By Solana Adedokun / February 19, 2022

A new publication on campus aims to foster conversations about environmental and urban studies and allow students to take the knowledge they learn in classes and apply it in a practical way. Expositions is...

Divestment activists protest in front of Eckhardt Research Center in 2015.

The Past, Present, and Future of Fossil Fuel Divestment at UChicago

By Rachel Liu / February 19, 2022

The facade of the William Eckhardt Research Center is made of glass. Stand far enough away directly across from Eckhardt, and the glass renders a surprisingly clear reflection of yourself, backdropped...

Waves batter the limestone rocks at Promontory Point.

Getting to the Point: The Decades-Long Battle over Hyde Park’s Beloved Shoreline

By Ruby Rorty, Co-Editor-in-Chief / February 19, 2022

When Debra Hammond and her husband first moved to Chicago with their newborn in 1995, the city was in the throes of a historic heatwave that claimed more than 700 lives. Without air conditioning in their...

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Distance Does Damage

By Eva McCord / February 19, 2022

The University must assume a role in using environmental justice on the local community level as a catalyst for achieving racial justice and equity, specifically through collaborative measures that empower...

Phoenix Sustainability Initiative to Bring Composting Program to Granville-Grossman Residential Commons

Phoenix Sustainability Initiative to Bring Composting Program to Granville-Grossman Residential Commons

By Noah Glasgow and Michelle Lu / February 19, 2022

In the coming months, students living in Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons can expect an opt-in composting program that aims to divert food waste from Chicago-area landfills and demonstrate...

Despite Alivisatos’s Turndown, Divestment Activists See Signs of Opportunity

Despite Alivisatos’s Turndown, Divestment Activists See Signs of Opportunity

By Anushree Vashist / February 19, 2022

In a December public forum, UChicago President Paul Alivisatos stated that the University has no plans to divest its $11.6 billion endowment from fossil fuels. The remark dashed students’ hopes of a...

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Reexamining “Food Deserts” in Chicago’s South Side

By Olivia Chilkoti / February 19, 2022

With the addition of grocery stores and supermarkets over the past few years, residents have seen dramatic changes to the food landscape of Hyde Park, Woodlawn, and the South Side more broadly. Nevertheless,...

Phoenix Farms beehives, located on the roof of Harper Court

Phoenix Farms: Sowing Sustainability Across UChicago

By Suha Chang / February 18, 2022

Phoenix Farms is a blossoming recognized student organization (RSO) on campus spreading awareness of urban farming and beekeeping in Hyde Park. The club involves students in initiatives that range from...

Editors Note

Editor’s Note

By Ruby Rorty, Editor-in-Chief / February 10, 2022

Like the pandemic, environmental issues in the Midwest are often defined by uncertainty. The fact is, it is hard to know what Hyde Park and Chicago will look like over the coming decades as we face unprecedented...

A student government meeting in 2018.

Committee on Campus Sustainability Plans Slate of New Initiatives

By Eric Fang / February 10, 2022

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Committee on Campus Sustainability (CCS) has planned a series of initiatives, slated for implementation in spring quarter, to reduce waste, promote sustainability...

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