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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

Equal and Fair Pay for Security Officers Who Work Indoors

By JD / February 23, 2022

I am related to a security officer who works in the interior of the University. On a heartbreaking phone call recently, they informed me that raises have allegedly been given out to officers who work outside...

UChicago Is Not an Island

By Dominic Robolino / February 21, 2022

Last quarter, Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, was shot and killed in a robbery on 54th Place and Ellis Avenue one block from the University’s...

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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...

What Exactly Is the Bursar?

By Graduate Students United, Contributor / February 15, 2022

One year ago, GSU publicly launched our Student Services Fee (SSF) Refusal Campaign. Since then, hundreds of graduate workers have withheld payment of the SSF, demanding that it be canceled throughout...

Composting Must Be UChicago’s Next Green Step

Composting Must Be UChicago’s Next Green Step

By Phoenix Sustainability Initiative / February 10, 2022

Just like every college campus, UChicago generates a lot of food waste. But there’s one major difference between us and our neighboring schools: we throw our food waste out. That is, the University...

A quiet day at the Jackson Park Lagoon.

The Fight for Environmental Justice on the Midway

By UChicago Student Action / February 10, 2022

Last summer, construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) began in Jackson Park following a period of intense controversy over the center’s effects on surrounding neighborhoods. While most of...

A Community-Led Approach to Reparations at UChicago

By UChicago Against Displacement / February 9, 2022

Last April, the Maroon Editorial Board wrote a series titled How the University Can Better Serve the South Side. One editorial in particular, “To Repair Historic Harm, the University Must Endow...

Eka or Echo? The Walls of Woodlawn Need Work

By Jakob Gilleylen / February 6, 2022

I live in Woodlawn Residential Commons, the University’s newest dorm; in fact, this is Woodlawn’s first year operating at full capacity. New, however, does not mean perfect. There are many...

Change CPS Test Prep

By Sam Litwinski / February 6, 2022

High school students who attend the five nationally ranked Chicago public magnet high schools—Walter Payton, Northside, Jones, Whitney Young, and Lane—have a far higher chance of being admitted...

A Thoughtless Thinker

By Ahmed Zaki / February 2, 2022

I’ll start with a disclaimer: I am not an American and I have no affiliation to any political movement or party in the United States. I am an Egyptian who came to the University of Chicago to study...

What Are We Doing?

By Nick Rommel / January 22, 2022

Until fall quarter of my second year, I had successfully resisted the pressure to try out economics. I had always seen the world historically—what interested me were the broader forces that lead...

What Are We Doing?

By Nick Rommel / January 21, 2022

Until fall quarter of my second year, I had successfully resisted the pressure to try out economics. I had always seen the world historically—what interested me were the broader forces that lead...

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