VIEWPOINTS

Alvin Shi

To Speak for the Trees

Ruby Rorty

Too often overlooked, trees in Hyde Park should play a larger role in our experience on campus.

May 6, 2019

COLUMNS

Stop With the Secrets

Lucas Du

UChicago Secrets Facebook page is not the forum to engage in political dialogue.

June 4, 2019

The Core Conundrum

Sylvia Ebenbach

Both students and the University must work to make the Core Curriculum a better experience.

May 22, 2019

Thank You for Trader Joe's

Sam Joyce

Trader Joe's is the ideal replacement for Treasure Island, filling a niche in the Hyde Park grocery market.

May 20, 2019

Scav Deserves to be Saved

Brinda Rao

Declining interest in quirky UChicago traditions like Scav represents a rather alarming transformation of campus culture.

May 16, 2019

Why You Should Thank “That Kid” in Your Sosc Class

Soham Mall

There is something we can learn from all the different students in UChicago Core classes.

May 13, 2019

Early Graduation Is a Thing of the Past

Brinda Rao

Though UChicago defines itself by untraditional qualities, its credit policy inhibits students from taking untraditional paths to graduation.

May 7, 2019

Reform Means More Security Alerts

Sam Joyce

The Reform slate’s emphasis on increased security alerts fails to acknowledge what students actually want from the UCPD.

May 6, 2019

In Defense of Silence

Soham Mall

Instead of viewing silence as an awkward conversation-ender, we should embrace it as a valuable time for self-reflection— especially in stressful environments.

May 4, 2019

Selectivity Doesn't Equal Quality

Natalie Denby

University admission metrics do not reflect quality of life and education at any given school, giving applicants an incomplete picture.

April 26, 2019

Apathetic Advising

Lucas Du

Academic advising as it stands leaves much to be desired, and this is especially detrimental to first year students.

April 24, 2019

Lessons From a Life Under Occupation

Leena El-Sadek

Witnessing Palestinian resistance first-hand is an invaluable learning opportunity— one that cannot be matched in the lecture hall.

April 22, 2019

The Flight of the Canada Goose

Brinda Rao

Is UChicago's new quirkiness defined by expensive attire?

April 19, 2019

With Voting Comes Responsibility

Maya Holt

As Chicago transplants, students must educate themselves about local politics before changing their voting registrations.

April 19, 2019

The Grave Responsibility of U.S. News and World Report

Ruby Rorty

Due to its profound influence in the world of college admissions, U.S. News and World Report must reformulate its college rankings to account for privilege and economic inequality— especially in the wake of scandal.

April 18, 2019

Taking Advantage of the Unknown

Natalie Denby

Thinking carefully about your course plan and job experiences will pay off, even if you don't have a perfect plan.

April 15, 2019

OP-EDS

Lift-Off

By Katie Akin

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June 3, 2019

Supporting GSU Is Economically Logical

By Davis Larkin

Arguments suggesting that graduate students are not sufficiently oppressed to unionize are not only mistaken, but also completely irrelevant.

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June 3, 2019

Jessica Xia

On Images: The Deceptive “Objectivity” of a Photo

By Zoe Kaiser

The framing of a photo, however "candid," is rife with subjectivity. Photojournalism isn't as objective as it might seem.

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June 3, 2019

UChicago's Small-Minded Activism

By Qudsiyyah Shariyf

The recent dialogue about reproductive justice shows that students must learn to be activists in their broader communities.

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June 3, 2019

Viewpoints Needs Its Independence

By Cole Martin

A former head Viewpoints editor reflects on his four years on the Viewpoints section and the challenges it faces going forward.

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June 2, 2019

Graduate Students Are Not Oppressed

By Natalia Pavlou

The life of a UChicago graduate student is not characterized by exploitation and oppression.

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June 1, 2019

Don’t Go to the UChorus, USO, and Motet Choir Concert This Weekend

By Aware Deshmukh

UChorus, USO, and Motet Choir’s concert is disturbing and unproductive, and is not worth your while.

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June 1, 2019

Suha Chang

Make Metra Work for the South Side

By Aidan Kaplan

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May 29, 2019

The Adverse Effects of an Adversity Score

By Shaun Cammack

The SAT should not implement an adversity score, as it would undermine the purposes of the examination.

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May 25, 2019

The Racist Side of Imposter Syndrome

By Jay Gibbs

Imposter syndrome is even more pernicious in the lives of minority students, who often hear racist insinuations about their college admissions.

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May 6, 2019

LETTERS

University Goes Corporate

By Matt Andersson

Considering grad student picketing through economic lens provides legitimacy for actions of GSU.

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June 7, 2019

GSU: Striking May Negatively Affect Graduating Seniors

By Bruce Li and Brett Barbin

Though Graduate Students United's grievances deserve recognition, holding labor action during 10th week may pose significant hurdles for many graduating seniors.

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June 2, 2019

The Responsibility of Power

By Afreen Ahmed

The Institute of Politics must listen to the demands of marginalized students on campus, and provide better resources and platforms for groups like Leaders of Color.

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May 25, 2019

Without Mental Health Resources, There Is No Life of the Mind

By Livia Miller

UChicago administration must provide better funding for student counseling services, especially because of the College's intense academic rigor.

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May 25, 2019

South Dorm Needs a Gym

By South Inter-House Council Representatives

Residents of RGGRC ask for an exercise facility in the dorm.

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May 13, 2019

The Reform Manifesto

By Letter to the Editor

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April 24, 2019

#CareNotCops Urges UChicago Administration to #ReleaseTheBudget

By Letter to the Editor

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April 8, 2019

Non-Tenure-Track Professors Condemn Administration for Violating Contract

By Letter to the Editor

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March 30, 2019

EDITORIALS

Jeremy Lindenfeld

College Students, Join the Picket Line

By Maroon Editorial Board

Undergraduate support is essential to this week’s GSU strike. Here are some ways to get involved.

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June 2, 2019

UChicago Photographic Archive, Copyright Chicago Maroon

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Should Be Eligible for the Quantrell Prize

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University should honor its contract with Faculty Forward, the union of non-tenure-track faculty, and make all non-tenure-track faculty eligible for the Quantrell teaching award.

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May 22, 2019

To Improve Grad Students’ Pedagogical Training, the University Must Recognize GSU

By Maroon Editorial Board

Undergrads should care about graduate students’ struggles—many college students are taught by graduate students from day one.

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May 6, 2019

Endorsement: CARE for Executive Slate

By Maroon Editorial Board

On key topics, the slate combines clear stances with meticulous plans that go beyond mere advocacy.

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May 3, 2019

Making Metcalfs Less Finance-Focused

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University's Metcalf internship program should better reflect the many career options available to students.

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April 29, 2019

Where’s Obama?

By Maroon Editorial Board

President Obama should present himself as an active voice in the construction of the Obama Presidential Center.

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April 29, 2019

Don't Just Digitize, Prioritize: The Case for NARA at the Obama Center

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Obama Center's physical facility should be run in conjunction with the National Archives.

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April 8, 2019

Toni for Chicago

Toni Preckwinkle, the Hyde Parker Who Will Fix Chicago

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Maroon Editorial Board endorses Toni Preckwinkle for mayor because she demonstrates the political know-how and fresh ideas necessary to lead Chicago.

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February 19, 2019

Pete Grieve

Fifth Ward Aldermanic Endorsement: Gabriel Piemonte

By Maroon Editorial Board

Piemonte has been a rock in the community for decades.

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February 13, 2019

Anthony Driver

20th Ward Aldermanic Endorsement: Anthony Driver

By Maroon Editorial Board

Driver is experienced, passionate, and realistic about the challenges he will face in office.

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February 13, 2019

Alvin Shi

Two-Year Requirement Won't Make Housing Better

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University should aim to have students choose to stay.

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January 29, 2019

Closed Observatory, Open Dialogue

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University has respectfully engaged with those affected by the Yerkes Observatory closure. Undergrads and union organizers deserve the same.

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January 10, 2019

Early Decision Unfairly Favors Wealthy Applicants

By Maroon Editorial Board

The binding Early Decision admission plan unfairly disadvantages students who need to take financial aid into consideration when making their college decisions.

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December 3, 2018

The Maroon Gives Thanks

By Maroon Editorial Board

What we're thankful for (and what we aren't).

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November 19, 2018

Zita Ouyang

Looking for a Better Way to Prevent Sexual Assault

By Maroon Editorial Board

UChicago’s current sexual assault prevention course is unspecific and unhelpful.

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November 15, 2018

Alvin Shi

Liberals, Don’t Intern in the Trump Administration

By Maroon Editorial Board

The prestige of a federal government internship isn’t worth sacrificing your values.

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November 8, 2018

Maroon Staff

Write a Senior Column for The Maroon

By Maroon Viewpoints

The Maroon is accepting submissions for senior columns.

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May 11, 2018

U-Pass is Inefficient, So What?

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Editorial Board defends U-Pass, despite its $650k net loss.

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May 11, 2018

SUBMISSIONS

If you would like to submit a letter or op-ed to The Maroon, please email it as a Word document to viewpoints@chicagomaroon.com.

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