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Hameedullah Weaver, the organizer of the event.

Culture Meets Community in UChicago’s Backyard With Kit Swap

By Shrivas Raghavan / March 3, 2024
Local musician Hameedullah Weaver looks to foster community in the South Side through his unique Kit Swap event, hosted by Miyagi Records.
Kim Ng playing the infield during her days as captain of the UChicago Softball team.

A Sit-Down With Trailblazing UChicago Alum Kim Ng

By Marcos Gonzalez / February 29, 2024
Ng, who graduated from the College in 1990, became the first woman general manager of any North American professional sports team and the first East Asian general manager in MLB in November 2020.
Students on the Womens Cross Country team in 1994. Courtesy of the University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center.

DEI Programming Highlights Cultural Issues in Cross Country Teams

By Finn Hartnett / February 15, 2024
Students on the UChicago Women’s Cross Country team are speaking up about the lack of support and inclusivity in the locker room. As both the men’s and women’s teams begin spearheading an increasing amount of DEI programming, they approach a pivotal crossroads.
Cooper Komatsu (center) pictured with Austin Shin and Lindsay Crotty Shin, two of the Crescent City Cup tournament organizers.

Student by Day, Scrabbler by Night: Cooper Komatsu

By Julie Xie / February 14, 2024
Fourth-year Cooper Komatsu opens up about how his hobby became more than just a hobby.
Members of Out For Business at their first meeting of Autumn quarter.

LGBTQ+ Identity and Sports Come Together in New RSO Out For Business

By Blair Penn / January 20, 2024
UChicago’s newest LGBTQ+ RSO helps queer students navigate the world of commerce—and student-athletes have taken a particular liking to the organization.
Cunningham training on Stagg Field.

Too Good for DIII: The Curious Case of Wilson Cunningham

By Kabir Goel / December 13, 2023
UChicago student and Chicago Cubs prospect Wilson Cunningham opens up about his baseball career and student life.
The Cubs take on the Seattle Mariners during April 2023.

The Cubs Aren’t Great, But They’re Getting There

By Josh Grossman / December 10, 2023
The revamped Chicago Cubs are an example other Chicago teams can look to and learn from.
A Bears fan in Chicago.

Halfway Through the Season, What’s Next for Justin Fields and the Bears?

By Shrivas Raghavan / November 14, 2023
After a slow start to the 2023 season, questions are being asked about the future of the team—and their franchise quarterback.
Electric scooters and bicycles outside Ratner.

Why Are Student-Athletes So Obsessed With Scootering Around Campus?

By Jacob Lachs / November 13, 2023
Student-athletes zooming on electric scooters is a familiar sight on the UChicago campus. The Maroon spoke to a variety of athletes to explore just why the devices are so popular.
The UChicago Geocaching team.

What is Geocaching, Anyway?

By Carlos Sole / November 10, 2023
With a school as intellectual, esoteric, and obsessed with scavenging as UChicago, perhaps the strangest thing about geocaching was how long it took to take off on campus.
Students at the Ratner Athletic Center.

The Best Spots to Work Out in Hyde Park

By Advaita Sood / October 27, 2023
One reporter's review of a variety of gyms in the Hyde Park area.
Phillip Kroft.

In Pursuit of Excellence: An Interview with New Men’s Soccer Coach Phillip Kroft

By Victor Roberts / October 24, 2023

I believe the way you treat others is telling of the person you are. While in the early stages of writing this piece, I cold-emailed Phillip Kroft, the recently-hired coach of the men’s soccer team,...

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