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Rebecca Cho

Take a Ride: The Green Line and the Future of Equitable Transit in Chicago

By Lucas Freitag

Grey City reporter Lucas Freitag writes about the history and future of the Green Line train.

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May 31, 2022

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Estelle Higgins

What We Talk About When We Talk About Coffee: A Pilgrimage Through Campus Cafes

By Rachel Liu

A closer look at the intertwined history of the coffee we drink and the work we do, how coffee has changed our understanding of the human body, and the possibility of rediscovering the pleasure of coffee.

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May 29, 2022

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Tyler Merbler / Flickr Creative Commons

Behind the Scenes at CPOST, the Research Center That Unearthed Major Findings on January 6

By Michael McClure

Robert Pape, director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, tells The Maroon about how the January 6 insurrection was a harbinger of the increased support for political violence brewing in the United States.

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May 18, 2022

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Laura Gersony

UChicago Crime Lab: Friend or Foe?

By Solana Adedokun

Grey City investigates critiques of UChicago's Crime Lab and its relationship with the Chicago Police Department.

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May 18, 2022

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6:31 p.m.

Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at UChicago

Being Black at UChicago

By Solana Adedokun

"As I looked around trying to find my friends, and later as I walked down the Quad, I noticed something that stuck out to me more than it had before: there were barely any Black people there."

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May 11, 2022

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9:10 a.m.

Stella Bevacqua

David Axelrod Reflects on 10 Years of IOP Leadership

By Noah Glasgow

In an interview with The Maroon, David Axelrod talked about his love of politics and the IOP’s past and present.

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April 24, 2022

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A Thing That Can Ignite: Christine Cardoza Feature

By Rachel Liu

Front desk staffer by day and writer by night, Christine Cardoza shares her story of survival and hope.

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April 23, 2022

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Eli Wizevich

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Notes from the Folk Festival

By Eli Wizevich

At the University of Chicago Folk Festival, the true experience is the chatter and banter between and beyond the songs—the lore, histories, and legends that the performers divulge to the audience.

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April 19, 2022

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Marc Monaghan / Flickr

Stairwells, Sidewalks, and Studios: Hyde Park’s Musical Landscape

By Nick Rommel

A firsthand exploration of the musical cultures that surround us and the people that create them.

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April 16, 2022

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Eva McCord

The Ballad of Javier Báez

By Finn Hartnett

The former Chicago Cub is one of the most baffling players baseball has ever seen.

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April 13, 2022

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10:19 p.m.

A Planet in Crisis

By Matthew Doss

Amitav Ghosh explores the relationship between colonialist ideology and our global climate crisis in The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis.

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March 27, 2022

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Stella Bevacqua

Special Issue: Sustainability

By The Maroon Staff

The Maroon explores environmental issues on campus and beyond.

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February 20, 2022

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Professor Srikanth Reddy on His Newest Book "Underworld Lit": A "Lover’s Quarrel" With the University

By Maeve McGuire

UChicago Professor Srikanth Reddy discusses his newest book of poetry "Underworld Lit", which delves deep into the ancient underworlds of mythology and the author’s own brush with mortality.

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February 17, 2022

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Maroon Staff

“We Want Safety”: An Organizer Reflects on November’s Controversial Demonstration

By Eshan Dosani

Reeling from a student death, students tried to organize an “apolitical” rally, taking measures to sideline pro-policing viewpoints. But calls for increased policing and surveillance surfaced anyway—along with instances of anti-Black rhetoric—drawin…

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February 10, 2022

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The Quiet Victory of Chicago’s Monk Parakeets

By Laura Gersony

What the green parrots can teach us about intelligence, extractivism, and finding home in the Windy City.

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January 23, 2022

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U.S. Department of State

The Iconoclastic Flamboyance of Gertrude Beasley

By Rachel Robinson

Ninety-six years ago, Gertrude Beasley (M.A., 1918) published a scathing memoir unmasking the rampant abuse faced by women in the rural South, and disappeared shortly after. Her story is now being widely read for the first time.

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January 14, 2022

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