By: Edwin Santos Hyde Park is certainly less alive than it was before, though this may be more metaphoric than literal. At the same time, this lack of life may be its strong suit and that lacking may be what preserves the life there is now hidden underground. Staying in
The Opinions Department focuses on analyzing and dissecting issues important to the University of Chicago community and the beyond. In each issue, writers across all programs give their perspective ranging from politics and history to philosophy and economics. The section includes a diverse set of perspectives, reflecting the diversity of our campus and the Christian tradition. Ultimately, the Opinions Department aims to create thoughtful and relevant content that will move our readers toward a deeper understanding of the world.
The Features Department focuses on providing personal faces to the issues we examine. The Features Departments interviews and profiles relevant faculty, staff, community workers, and students, creating a space for honest and challenging dialogue. Through crafting engaging profiles, Features hopes to highlight the diversity of perspectives that constitute our community and show the personal implications of the issues it covers.
The Literature Department engages cultural issues through the genre of literature. Through poetry and prose, Literature provides unique spaces to interrogate challenging issues by appealing to our aesthetic judgements. Founded on the idea that literature provides insight into profound human truths, Literature hopes to show how good literature guides us toward understanding and living well.