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Class of 2017 student Destiny Reeves drew this adorable comic about the long late summer of a UChicago student. Lo, the trials of the quarter system!

Class of 2017 student Destiny Reeves drew this adorable comic about the long late summer of a UChicago student. Lo, the trials of the quarter system!

Guard your wallet (and your waistline): Harold’s Chicken has a food truck 

Guard your wallet (and your waistline): Harold’s Chicken has a food truck 

I started writing my extended essay for my application and I must say, it's the most fun I have ever had writing a paper. (:

Thanks! We’re glad we can add some fun to the stressful college application process.

As a bit of campus architecture for the day, take a look at the University’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, which opened in 2012. The building has two theaters, a performance hall, a cafe, a design shop, and tons of other goodies for the artistic set.

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My friend Cooper was asked by our school to draw the holiday card for this year that the alumni get. This is what he painted. 

Awesome!

lifethepoem:

My friend Cooper was asked by our school to draw the holiday card for this year that the alumni get. This is what he painted. 

Awesome!

Sentence diagramming may be a lost art form, but I think it’s a wonderful way to understand complex sentence structures.

Sentence diagramming may be a lost art form, but I think it’s a wonderful way to understand complex sentence structures.

Cool research from the University’s psychology department!

Better Know a Major, Part Eight: Classical Studies
Classical studies is the study of ancient Roman and Greek civilization and literature, but this major has three different variants based around literature, culture, or language mastery. This is the major for people who enjoyed taking Latin in high school.
Class with the Most Flammable Subject Matter: Introduction to Papyrology. Papyrology, is, you guessed it, the study of papyri, and this class will investigate the history of still-preserved Greek writings and will include hands on work at both UChicago’s Oriental Institute and the University of Texas at Austin.
Most August Professor: Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor. Professor Bartsch-Zimmer is an expert on the literature of Rome’s Neronian period, studying authors like Lucan, Seneca, and Petronius, and their use of metaphors and symbols. She also studies the reception of classical western texts on modern China.

Better Know a Major, Part Eight: Classical Studies

Classical studies is the study of ancient Roman and Greek civilization and literature, but this major has three different variants based around literature, culture, or language mastery. This is the major for people who enjoyed taking Latin in high school.

Class with the Most Flammable Subject Matter: Introduction to Papyrology. Papyrology, is, you guessed it, the study of papyri, and this class will investigate the history of still-preserved Greek writings and will include hands on work at both UChicago’s Oriental Institute and the University of Texas at Austin.

Most August Professor: Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor. Professor Bartsch-Zimmer is an expert on the literature of Rome’s Neronian period, studying authors like Lucan, Seneca, and Petronius, and their use of metaphors and symbols. She also studies the reception of classical western texts on modern China.

Jackie Robinson West, the baseball team from Chicago’s south side currently competing in the Little League World Championships, is only two wins away from winning the entire series!

Jackie Robinson West, the baseball team from Chicago’s south side currently competing in the Little League World Championships, is only two wins away from winning the entire series!

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Boarding a north bound 151 at a bus stop on North Michican Ave and the river, 1932, Chicago
The 151 still runs; its route only slightly deviating from the one 80 years ago.

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Boarding a north bound 151 at a bus stop on North Michican Ave and the river, 1932, Chicago

The 151 still runs; its route only slightly deviating from the one 80 years ago.

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Decaying sign on one of the original south-side Harold’s Chicken Shacks, 1986, Chicago.

Harold’s Hyde Park outpost is still a Saturday night staple of student dining on the cheap.

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Decaying sign on one of the original south-side Harold’s Chicken Shacks, 1986, Chicago.

Harold’s Hyde Park outpost is still a Saturday night staple of student dining on the cheap.

"George R.R. Martin is now going to be a lot more flexible about who he kills"
[Starts thinking about Arya]
[Starts getting nervous]

"George R.R. Martin is now going to be a lot more flexible about who he kills"

[Starts thinking about Arya]

[Starts getting nervous]

We love the Onion. (And we love our tour guides, who are incredibly welcoming and provide valuable information to all comers!)

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Carl Sandburg surveys his city from the Board of Trade, 1957, Chicago. Grey Villet

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Carl Sandburg surveys his city from the Board of Trade, 1957, Chicago. Grey Villet

We’re proud that our essay questions are considered “extremely bizarre”! Check out the full list of our 2014-2015 supplement essay questions at the story above or online here