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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

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...

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,...

As Odyssey scholars embark on their journeys towards professional and personal fulfillment at UChicago, an Odyssey scholar offers some advice of their own.

Welcome Home(r)

By Eva McCord, Columnist / September 23, 2022

Tell me, O Phoenix, of the student of many devices, who wandered full many ways after they had sacked the sacred citadel of the Common Application. Many were the universities whose campuses they saw and...

When You Leave Chicago

When You Leave Chicago

By George Iskander, Contributor / September 22, 2022

In July, I left Chicago to spend the summer in Colorado doing research for my Ph.D. During my last few weeks in the city, I spent my time floating in the fleeting weirdness, the liminality, of sitting...

A Welcome Letter From the Editors of The Chicago Maroon

A Welcome Letter From the Editors of The Chicago Maroon

By Gage Gramlick and Yiwen Lu / September 22, 2022

Dear Reader,  We need to apologize to you. Orientation Week, this Orientation Issue, and all the other orientation events you’ll attend in the coming weeks—they all gaslight you, make you believe...

Reframing Summer

Reframing Summer

By Annie Dhal / August 22, 2022
Tonight, I will walk home, stomach full, and feel content.
There and Back Again: Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning’s End

There and Back Again: Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning’s End

By Alexandra Fiorentino-Swinton / June 5, 2022

This June, I’ll return to UChicago for the first time in two years to graduate. In March 2020—which now feels like a lifetime ago—I was one of many second-years feeling the relief of...

Why UChicago (Revised)

Why UChicago (Revised)

By Justin Smith / June 5, 2022

Around campus, I’m probably best known for being the guy who does “everything”–– a quadruple major who holds two campus jobs and leads over a dozen campus organizations. But...

Let Me Brag About Us for a Moment

Let Me Brag About Us for a Moment

By Olivia Morkved / May 30, 2022

If I had to chalk up my positive experience at UChicago to solely one factor, it would be the infectious excitement of my peers. The manner in which UChicago students strive to be lifelong learners, and...

Veni, Vidi, Vici, Or How I Claimed a Space in Classical Studies for Myself

By Brinda Rao / May 30, 2022

Content Warning: The following submission contains mentions of sexual assault. Whenever I tell people that I study Classics, I am often met with the same barrage of questions: Why do you study dead...

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