VIEWPOINTS

Saumya Jain

Time to Listen to Your Crazy Uncle

Elizabeth Winkler

Taking the time to really listen to your older relatives’ beliefs, no matter how outdated, is more important than you think.

December 7, 2019

COLUMNS

Color-Blind No More

Manya Bharadwaj

Moving to the U.S. and attending UChicago makes many people of color more aware of their race.

December 7, 2019

Liberal Arts, but with Liberal Class Sizes

Ruby Rorty

The Admissions department paints an inaccurate image of UChicago, failing to inform prospective students of its commitment to research and expanding the student body.

December 3, 2019

Introductions Have a Lasting Impact

Maya Ordonez

While most first-years hope to settle into friend groups and remain in them, it’s important to continually meet new people and places for personal growth.

November 25, 2019

Behold the Bonfires

Sam Joyce

The University has limitless opportunities when it comes to spreading holiday cheer.

November 25, 2019

Parts of the Bay are Here to Stay

Noah Tesfaye

At times, UChicago can be similar to the notoriously competitive Bay Area— but at least intellectualism is valued here.

November 25, 2019

The Dishonorable Side of Latin Honors

Soham Mall

Latin honors and new Dean’s List policies will only exacerbate stress culture and discourage students from pursuing academic curiosities.

November 18, 2019

Alone in Loneliness...Or Not?

Gage Gramlick

We need to change the way we think about loneliness at UChicago.

November 18, 2019

The Detriments of the New Dean's List

Elizabeth Winkler

The College’s recent introduction of Latin awards and changes to the Dean’s List criteria are counterproductive and will only add to student stress.

November 13, 2019

The Case to Step Away from Law (And Maybe Law School)

Leena El-Sadek

A law student reflects on her visit to Mamie Till’s home.

November 5, 2019

Requiem for the Taxi Building

Sam Joyce

Demolishing historical architecture like the taxi building raises concerns about patterns of luxury development across Hyde Park.

October 30, 2019

Interpreting the Nuances of Nutrition

Soham Mall

Reading the fine print on our foods may seem cumbersome, but it is much more important for our health than we think.

October 21, 2019

New Business Econ Specialization Betters UChicago Economics Program

Brinda Rao

Rather than undermining the Economics Department's traditional theoretical emphasis, the new Business Economics specialization supplements it, better preparing students for careers in industry.

October 14, 2019

Dear Incoming Freshmen: It Will Be Okay

Ruby Rorty

While there exists a slew of unhelpful advice for college freshmen, incoming students should rest assured that their first year will be challenging, enjoyable, and unique to them.

September 22, 2019

Starting College After a Gap Year

Sylvia Ebenbach

Though many worry about starting college a year later than expected, adjusting to college after a gap year isn’t as difficult as it’s assumed to be.

September 22, 2019

The Neverending Quarter System Summer

Brinda Rao

Anticipating the next academic year at UChicago may lead to various expectations, and even anxiety about a new year.

September 22, 2019

OP-EDS

Hayley Page

Do Kurds Have Any Friends Other Than the Mountains?

By Xelef Botan

Higher-ups at the University of Chicago need to back the Kurds and speak out against the Turkish invasion of Northern Syria.

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November 18, 2019

Student Counseling Service: For a Limited Time Only

By Jay Gibbs

Counseling appointment times prove to be incompatible with the typical UChicago student’s schedule, leading to a neglect of mental health.

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November 11, 2019

The Fiction of Neutrality

By Ben Segal

While the administration declines to make university-backed political statements as per the Kalven Report, its investment decisions remain inherently political.

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October 13, 2019

CIA Recruitment on Campus Must End

By Adrián Mandeville

Due to the CIA’s complicity in human rights violations, students should oppose professional opportunities with the organization.

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September 22, 2019

The Profound Benefits of Add-Drop

By Areeha Khalid

First-year students shouldn’t be wary of adding and dropping courses at the start of the quarter, as it often proves to be helpful.

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September 22, 2019

The Myth of the Impenetrable College Clique

By Susy Liu

While exclusive friend groups were commonplace in high school, UChicago’s social scene is less daunting if you remain open-minded.

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September 22, 2019

Jessica Xia

Battle of the Food Trucks

By Henry Mojica

While a variety of food trucks come to campus during lunch hours, it’s hard to know which offer the best eats; these rankings may ease your indecision.

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September 22, 2019

Alvin Shi

The Importance of Candor and Communication

By Eli Winter

Though social anxiety is quite common at UChicago, there is still room for building confidence through kindness and honesty.

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September 22, 2019

The Foolish Pursuit of Metra Improvement

By Shaun Cammack

Making the Metra more affordable and accessible wouldn't alleviate poverty— it would burden taxpayers.

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July 9, 2019

Lift-Off

By Katie Akin

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June 3, 2019

LETTERS

#CareNotCops Urges University to Support Charles Thomas and Revamp Mental Health Resources on Campus

By Letter to the Editor

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December 3, 2019

Stop the Sensationalizing

By David Liang

In reporting on the Hong Kong protests, The Maroon’s news team failed to depict the complexities of the situation, opting instead for a sensationalist title.

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November 25, 2019

UC Dems Urges College Republicans to Break Their Silence on Impeachment

By Letter to the Editor

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November 15, 2019

Recent IOP Instagram Stories Reveal a Dismissal of Palestinian Oppression

By University of Chicago Students for Justice in Palestine

The IOP’s pro-Israel Instagram stories raise concerns about the institution’s nonpartisan identity.

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November 5, 2019

The Crucial Role of Journalism in Suicide Awareness

By Katie Washington and Austin Blum

The need for conscientious and factual reporting of student suicides is imperative; the inclusion of expert advice can make this easier.

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November 5, 2019

Andrew Dietz

Solidarity With Grad Workers!

By Graduate Students United

We work for the University, and we want an organized voice in decisions that affect us.

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September 20, 2019

Alvin Shi

In Light Of Tuition Hike, University Needs More Financial Transparency

By Matt Andersson

In light of the recent increase in undergraduate tuition, it is critical that the University fully disclose its operating costs and discretionary expenses.

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August 11, 2019

The Immorality of Anti–GSU Rhetoric

By Andrew Sartori and Leif Weatherby

Two NYU professors urge UChicago’s administration to recognize Graduate Students United, charting the history of graduate students at elite universities fighting for basic rights as students and as workers.

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July 15, 2019

EDITORIALS

What We're Thankful For

By Maroon Editorial Board

It's been a wild 2019. Per tradition, The Maroon gives thanks.

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November 26, 2019

Caroline Jiang

Flat Caps, Not Percentages: We Need a Sensible Honors System

By Maroon Editorial Board

The University may be justified in thinking the old Dean’s List was too lax. But the new system will spark confusion and unnecessary competition.

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November 19, 2019

In Defense of Taking Time to Grieve

By Maroon Editorial Board

In light of recent difficult events, students' need for easily accessible mental health services remains pressing. Here's a roundup of current resources.

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November 12, 2019

UChicago Special Collections Research Center

The Answer to Grad Education Woes? It’s Still a Union

By Maroon Editorial Board

New changes to Ph.D. programs expose the dishonesty of the administration’s stated aim to guard the faculty-student relationship—and departmental autonomy—from interference.

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October 29, 2019

Discounts and Deals: Dining Out Affordably

By Maroon Editorial Board

For food issue, the Editorial Board looks at options for eating out on a budget.

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October 22, 2019

Jessica Xia

As Tuition Soars, Quality of Education Stalls

By Maroon Editorial Board

Though UChicago has become the nation's most expensive college, educational support systems—especially for low-income students—lag behind.

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October 15, 2019

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

SUBMISSIONS

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