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The Ancient Virtues Will Not Save You

The Ancient Virtues Will Not Save You

By Nicolas Posner / April 22, 2024

In the year 4000, an explorer trudged through the swamp-choked asphalt runs that feed into Lake Michigan. In the southern reaches, a complex of dark, weathered stone burst from the mangrove thickets. Cracked...

So What Brings You Here: A Cadet on Campus

By Celeste Alcalay and Erica Cai / April 4, 2024

On their third episode, Celeste and Erica interview first-year and cadet Sara Garcia about training at Fort Knox, the first time she put on her uniform, and what being part of the ROTC program at UChicago...

Head of Operations and Growth Geneva Kirk Drayson, Lynkr Founder/CEO Emily Wheeler, and Head of Finance RJ Czajkowski at their final CNVC pitch.

Event-Planning App Lynkr Wins Record $160,000 in College New Venture Challenge Funding

By Austin Zeglis / April 3, 2024
The Maroon spoke with Founder and CEO Emily Wheeler and Head of Operations and Growth Geneva Kirk Drayson about Lynkr’s online pushback and next steps.

So What Brings You Here: O-Week for Transfers

By Celeste Alcalay and Erica Cai / March 20, 2024

On their second episode, Celeste and Erica discuss navigating O-week as a transfer — from awkward first impressions over Zoom to extravagantly fancy lunches — with guest Saia Patel, a transfer student...

So Much Excellence!

So Much Excellence!

By Clifford Ando / February 22, 2024

Editors note: The University has informed The Maroon that the September payment issues detailed in the following piece were not connected to the University’s budget situation as alleged. A statement...

The exterior of the Hillel building.

Students React to Israeli Consul General’s Meeting With Alivisatos, Chabad, and Hillel

By Tiffany Li / February 10, 2024

University of Chicago President Paul Alivisatos met with Consul General of Israel to the Midwest Yinam Cohen on January 23. According to Cohen’s X and LinkedIn, the purpose of the meeting was “to further...

From left to right: Dina Rashed and panelists Maliha Chishti, Gregory Khalil, and Omar Shakir.

Panel Illuminates Cultural, Institutional, and Legal Perspectives on Gaza

By Alia Bencheqroun / February 10, 2024
Panelists spoke about hypermasculinity culture, structural violence, and international legal accountability in the context of the Palestinian territory.
A pair of lovers, perhaps, walk past Saieh Hall.

Why Valentine’s Day is February 14th

By Katherine Chen / January 29, 2024
A tale of academic balancing acts, historical whimsy, and the pursuit of love post–midterm madness
The Midway Plaisance, where the long, straight roads share more in common with airport runways than neighborhood streets.

From Mudway Nuisance to Midway Plaisance

By Feifei Mei / January 25, 2024

Don’t get hit by a car flying down the road. Don’t jump into a puddle. Don’t stand still for too long lest a bird attacks. This is what goes on inside the mind of a Crossy Road chicken, and also...

From your Public Safety Liaison: Where is the Peace in Arresting Peaceful Protestors?

By Monica Ruiz House / November 16, 2023

 In May of last year, the University announced, to little fanfare, that it was establishing its inaugural Public Safety Advisory Council. Composed of decorated academics, passionate community members,...

The Great Displacement by Jake Bittle (Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster)

“One Evening… It Disappeared”

By Sofia Castro / November 7, 2023

“The town had been there for a century and a half. Then one evening, in the summer of 2021, it disappeared.”In his first book, The Great Displacement, Jake Bittle, A.B. ’17, tells stories of disappearing...

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.
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