VIEWPOINTS

Alvin Shi

Don't Let Disconnected Be the New Norm

Soham Mall

Our heavy dependence on technology is getting in the way of our ability to be creative, focus in the classroom, and form meaningful relationships.

February 12, 2019

COLUMNS

The Changing Concept of the "Machine": A Deeper Look Into Chicago's Machine Politics

Sam Joyce

The term "machine," given its mixed connotations, carries little meaning in terms of describing Chicago's political candidates today.

February 12, 2019

Con-fidence Artist

Natalie Denby

Those who feign confidence are rewarded, while the modest unfairly fall behind.

February 9, 2019

The Immeasurable Weight of the Polar Vortex

Lucas Du

Those concerned with climate change have to reckon with a hard truth: it might be too little, too late.

February 4, 2019

“One of the Hardest Things to Do”: A Conversation With a Survivor About Filing a Title IX Complaint

Maya Holt

The Title IX process is already dehumanizing, but proposed changes will only make it harder for survivors to find justice.

February 1, 2019

The Plight of Transfer Students

Brinda Rao

Transfer students are often the most enthusiastic about UChicago, yet the administration makes it impossible for them to thrive on campus.

February 1, 2019

Sixteen Bullets, A Six-Year Sentence, and a Chance for Change in Our Fifth Ward

Alex Bisnath

Jason Van Dyke might have evaded a lengthy prison sentence, but a local activist is fighting for reform.

January 24, 2019

Student Activists Need to Better Prioritize Climate Change

Ruby Rorty

Students need to adapt their daily routines to address growing climate change.

January 21, 2019

The Cost of Creativity

Brinda Rao

Art students face more financial obstacles than most undergrads, but the University does little to help.

January 17, 2019

More Than a Musical Genre

Soham Mall

Hip-hop’s popularity and propensity for controversy obscure its literary excellence and social significance.

January 17, 2019

Government Shutdown Hurts College Campuses

Alexa Perlmutter

The shutdown’s effects on university students should motivate political activism.

January 14, 2019

Appointment Process Undermines Democracy

Sam Joyce

New Hyde Park State Senator Robert Peters should have been chosen through a special election, not an appointment.

January 14, 2019

How to Find a New Home Without Leaving House Culture

Natalie Denby

Apartments within dorms are an occasionally challenging but underrated housing option for upperclassmen.

January 10, 2019

Beyond the Shorter Shower: Individual Environmentalism Just Isn't Enough

Maya Holt

We need national organization—not just individual environmentalism—to truly tackle climate change.

December 19, 2018

Reconsidering Idols in the Era of #MeToo

Soham Mall

We should strenuously condemn celebrities who abuse their power. But how far do we have to go?

December 11, 2018

Phi Delt's Recolonization: An Experiment in Responsible Frats

Ruby Rorty

The recolonization of Phi Delt will foretell the future of fraternities at UChicago as the newest experiment in Greek Life.

December 3, 2018

OP-EDS

The University’s Racist History on the South Side, and the Photo

By Sophia Sarantakos

Maroon leadership’s decision to publish a photo of a Black man apprehended on campus can not be disentangled from the University’s own sordid history of disrespecting the surrounding community.

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February 14, 2019

From a Former Photo Editor, Unpublish the Photo

By Zoe Kaiser

A former Maroon photo editor condemns Maroon leadership’s reckless decision to publish a photo of a young man suspected of robbery.

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February 12, 2019

DeVos Takes Aim Against Survivors

By Alex Guzzetta

Proposed changes to Title IX would burden victims and empower perpetrators.

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January 24, 2019

Surveilling Its Own Students

By Laura Colaneri

The admin rarely engages with grad students. So why are they keeping tabs on GSU organizers’ social media accounts?

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December 11, 2018

Don't Force Us to Stay in the Dorms

By Marlin Figgins

The College forcing incoming students to live in College Housing for two years reflects a persistent disregard for marginalized students.

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November 23, 2018

The Aftermath of a Five-Year-Long Title IX Complaint

By Olivia Ortiz

Even when faced with a devastating conclusion to her Title IX complaint against the University, one survivor finds inner peace.

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November 19, 2018

The University's Complicity in the War in Yemen

By Peter Malonis

One longtime University trustee is also a major shareholder of one of the world's largest defense contractors. He should be removed from the Board of Trustees.

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November 10, 2018

Amelia Frank

What We Cannot Forget

By Andrew Schildcrout

The Tree of Life shooting may have been astonishing, but anti-semitism is nothing new.

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November 1, 2018

The Responsibility of Students

By Atman Mehta

UChicago students should rigorously question authority instead of taking U.S. propaganda as fact.

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November 1, 2018

Don't Fill Out The Committee on Graduate Education's Survey

By Yali Amit

The Committee on Graduate Education's recent survey doesn't ask the right questions and only exacerbates the administration's anti-union sentiment.

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October 25, 2018

LETTERS

Letter: Maroon Editors Call for Removing Photo of Apprehended Young Man

By Letter to the Editor

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February 12, 2019

UChicago Students for a Community Benefits Agreement

By UChicago for a Community Benefits Agreement

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January 21, 2019

Opposing the Israeli Defense Forces in Our Classrooms

By Letter to the Editor

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January 10, 2019

Theodore Zelmo

U of C PanAsia Solidarity Coalition Denounces Lecturer Suing Harvard

By UChicago PanAsia Solidarity Coalition

The PanAsia Solidarity Coalition urges UChicago to support race-conscious admissions in light of the Harvard Admissions case.

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November 29, 2018

Criticism of the Committee on Graduate Education is Unfounded

By Kevin Corlette

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November 1, 2018

Booth Alum Says Law School Signatories Mistakenly Attack Kavanaugh’s Temperament

By Letter to the Editor

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October 8, 2018

UC Dems Calls on Students to Make Their Voices Heard and Register to Vote

By Letter to the Editor

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September 24, 2018

Sofia Garcia

Open Letter to UChicago: The Case for Cultural Centers

By Letter to the Editor

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May 3, 2018

EDITORIALS

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

Brooke Nagler

Endorsement: Unite for Executive Slate

By Maroon Editorial Board

The editorial board endorses Unite for Executive Slate, but we think some of their proposals would benefit from revision.

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April 30, 2018

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9:30 a.m.

Student Government's UCPD Resolution is a Common Sense Proposal

By Maroon Editorial Board

SG’s draft resolution on the UCPD is a first step in a larger important conversation about the state of mental health resources.

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April 27, 2018

Grace Hauck

Endorsement: Daniel Biss is a Solid Progressive Pick for Governor

By Maroon Editorial Board

The Maroon Editorial Board endorses Daniel Biss as the strongest democratic candidate in Illinois’s March 20 gubernatorial primary.

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March 17, 2018

Regulating Speech: Not a Job for LSA

By Maroon Editorial Board

Student government should not become the arbiter of campus free speech.

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March 5, 2018

University Should Voluntarily Recognize Graduate Union

By Maroon Editorial Board

There's no reason to think UChicago will recognize Graduate Students United, but here's why it should.

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February 26, 2018

Let's Get Down To Business

By Maroon Editorial Board

The lack of transparency surrounding the proposed business economics major cannot become the norm for University announcements.

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February 23, 2018

Obama Foundation

Don't Relocate, Advocate

By Maroon Editorial Board

A recent faculty letter opposing the Obama Center plans comes too late and misses the mark.

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January 23, 2018

Amelia Frank

The Proving Ground

By Maroon Editorial Board

Grounds of Being's independence should be protected.

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January 19, 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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