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UChicago Snapshots The student perspective


See UChicago life through the lens of those who know it best —the students.

All photos and captions submitted by University of Chicago students.

Cover photos contributed by: Maya Lim, North DePencier, Andrea Nunez, Jessica Gutierrez, Maria Valdes, Stacy Hackner, Alison Howard, Sam Spiegel, Lloyd Lee, David Blair, Annie Considine, Natalie Jerkins, Catherine Easton, Adam Janofsky, Neha Premjee, Tyler Ker, Erin Ewald, Monika Lagaard Š 2010 University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

Produced by 3C: Chicago Creative Communications. ADM 10 095 / CN / 25M

Visit snapshots.uchicago.edu for more student submissions.


See UChicago life through the lens of those who know it best —the students.

All photos and captions submitted by University of Chicago students.

Cover photos contributed by: Maya Lim, North DePencier, Andrea Nunez, Jessica Gutierrez, Maria Valdes, Stacy Hackner, Alison Howard, Sam Spiegel, Lloyd Lee, David Blair, Annie Considine, Natalie Jerkins, Catherine Easton, Adam Janofsky, Neha Premjee, Tyler Ker, Erin Ewald, Monika Lagaard Š 2010 University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

Produced by 3C: Chicago Creative Communications. ADM 10 095 / CN / 25M

Visit snapshots.uchicago.edu for more student submissions.


This is what the UChicago experience feels like. Myra Su, first-year Major: Undecided

R I G H T: Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park


This is what the UChicago experience feels like. Myra Su, first-year Major: Undecided

R I G H T: Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park


The Social Science Core sequence was probably the academic highlight of my first year and I got really involved with the texts. Throughout the year my classmates and professor would poke fun at how many Post-it notes and annotations I had in my books. At the end of the year I stacked them up, took this photo, and emailed it to my professor. She said she’s going to show it to her classes next year. I think this photo shows how engaging the core is and the meaningful and personal faculty–student relationships that emerge from these small discussion classes. That, and: people are excited about their classes here!! Molly Green, second-year Major: Comparative Human Development


The Social Science Core sequence was probably the academic highlight of my first year and I got really involved with the texts. Throughout the year my classmates and professor would poke fun at how many Post-it notes and annotations I had in my books. At the end of the year I stacked them up, took this photo, and emailed it to my professor. She said she’s going to show it to her classes next year. I think this photo shows how engaging the core is and the meaningful and personal faculty–student relationships that emerge from these small discussion classes. That, and: people are excited about their classes here!! Molly Green, second-year Major: Comparative Human Development


Students take a break from academia and enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan. Wujun Ke, first-year Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Visual Arts


Students take a break from academia and enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan. Wujun Ke, first-year Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Visual Arts


Words cannot describe broomball. Rong Wan, third-year Major: Economics Minors: Spanish and East Asian Languages and Civilizations

R I G H T: Students play broomball on the ice rink on the Midway Plaisance.


Words cannot describe broomball. Rong Wan, third-year Major: Economics Minors: Spanish and East Asian Languages and Civilizations

R I G H T: Students play broomball on the ice rink on the Midway Plaisance.


On a House trip en route to Wicker Park, we came across the Flamingo sculpture downtown. We mistook it for a dinosaur and then promptly tried out our best dinosaur impressions. Alison Howard, second-year Major: English Language and Literature

R I G H T: Alexander Calder’s Flamingo in Federal Plaza


On a House trip en route to Wicker Park, we came across the Flamingo sculpture downtown. We mistook it for a dinosaur and then promptly tried out our best dinosaur impressions. Alison Howard, second-year Major: English Language and Literature

R I G H T: Alexander Calder’s Flamingo in Federal Plaza


The UChicago Women’s Rugby team plays its annual Prom Dress Rugby game out by the Point,

giving a whole new definition to “pretty in pink.” Michelle Boyd, second-year, Major: Public Policy Studies


The UChicago Women’s Rugby team plays its annual Prom Dress Rugby game out by the Point,

giving a whole new definition to “pretty in pink.” Michelle Boyd, second-year, Major: Public Policy Studies


This snapshot was taken in Hutchinson Courtyard on Thanksgiving, which also happened to be the first day of snow that year and, most important of all, the first time ever that we international students were experiencing snowfall! Snow seemed magical. The flakes were so white and soft I couldn’t help tasting them. Judith Kituku, third-year Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Human Rights

R I G H T ( L to R) : Last (from Zimbabwe), Judith (from Kenya), Appledene (from Jamaica) and Mutisya (from Kenya).


This snapshot was taken in Hutchinson Courtyard on Thanksgiving, which also happened to be the first day of snow that year and, most important of all, the first time ever that we international students were experiencing snowfall! Snow seemed magical. The flakes were so white and soft I couldn’t help tasting them. Judith Kituku, third-year Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Human Rights

R I G H T ( L to R) : Last (from Zimbabwe), Judith (from Kenya), Appledene (from Jamaica) and Mutisya (from Kenya).


The city of Chicago has been a really big part of my college experience. I’ve been to Lollapalooza, depicted here, every summer since I’ve been at the University; first with friends from high school, and now with friends from high school and friends from college. Liat Bird, fourth-year Major: International Studies


The city of Chicago has been a really big part of my college experience. I’ve been to Lollapalooza, depicted here, every summer since I’ve been at the University; first with friends from high school, and now with friends from high school and friends from college. Liat Bird, fourth-year Major: International Studies


This was on our downtown scavenger hunt with our House. It was during O-Week, when I still did not know how crazy UChicago students could be. Apparently, we ride lions as a pastime. Annina Christensen, first-year Major: Undecided

R I G H T: Riding one of two bronze lions by sculptor Edward Kemeys

that flank the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago.


This was on our downtown scavenger hunt with our House. It was during O-Week, when I still did not know how crazy UChicago students could be. Apparently, we ride lions as a pastime. Annina Christensen, first-year Major: Undecided

R I G H T: Riding one of two bronze lions by sculptor Edward Kemeys

that flank the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago.


A former Resident Head of Flint House in Max Palevsky Central . . . who made a file cabinet into a meat smoker. Yes, a meat smoker. With ribs and sausages and hot dogs. It was actually pretty tasty. Katharine Bierce, fourth-year Major: Psychology


A former Resident Head of Flint House in Max Palevsky Central . . . who made a file cabinet into a meat smoker. Yes, a meat smoker. With ribs and sausages and hot dogs. It was actually pretty tasty. Katharine Bierce, fourth-year Major: Psychology


Forbidden Fruit or Fruit of Knowledge? Both! We just take apple-picking trips together in our spare time. You should see us in class. Steffi Carter, second-year Major: Political Science and Psychology


Forbidden Fruit or Fruit of Knowledge? Both! We just take apple-picking trips together in our spare time. You should see us in class. Steffi Carter, second-year Major: Political Science and Psychology


There are lots of nice brains at UChicago, which means only one thing; zombie paradise! This shirt was zombified during preparations for the Halloween football game, during which the pep band (back from the grave after a seventy-year hiatus) played “Thriller” and then danced to it alongside the cheerleaders. The band concurred that placing blood on a shirt would cause it to trickle down, like “Reaganomics.” Madeline Barnicle, first-year Major: Mathematics


There are lots of nice brains at UChicago, which means only one thing; zombie paradise! This shirt was zombified during preparations for the Halloween football game, during which the pep band (back from the grave after a seventy-year hiatus) played “Thriller” and then danced to it alongside the cheerleaders. The band concurred that placing blood on a shirt would cause it to trickle down, like “Reaganomics.” Madeline Barnicle, first-year Major: Mathematics


During El DĂ­a de los Muertos this year, two Latino student organizations organized a celebration in the Reynolds Club. This cultural event included food (because no college event is complete without food), decorating sugar skulls, a Latino band, and, as displayed in this photo, a performing troupe from Mexico who performed a

traditional dance for El Día de los Muertos. This is only one of the many cultural events on campus each year—almost every weekend has some college-organized or club-organized event that is either free or really cheap. David Blair, first-year, Major: Physics or Biological Sciences


During El DĂ­a de los Muertos this year, two Latino student organizations organized a celebration in the Reynolds Club. This cultural event included food (because no college event is complete without food), decorating sugar skulls, a Latino band, and, as displayed in this photo, a performing troupe from Mexico who performed a

traditional dance for El Día de los Muertos. This is only one of the many cultural events on campus each year—almost every weekend has some college-organized or club-organized event that is either free or really cheap. David Blair, first-year, Major: Physics or Biological Sciences


Racial and cultural diversity are the threads that hold the UChicago student body together. Each student brings individuality and a uniqueness that spread quickly to the hearts of others, including myself. Stephanie Omueti, third-year Major: International Studies Minor: Spanish


Racial and cultural diversity are the threads that hold the UChicago student body together. Each student brings individuality and a uniqueness that spread quickly to the hearts of others, including myself. Stephanie Omueti, third-year Major: International Studies Minor: Spanish


The University of Chicago Raas Team (a dance team) pauses to enjoy the snow on the way to the Garfield Park Observatory to film their introductory video. We’ll go to great extents to make our production perfect (while having fun all the way) and we’ll use the great city we live in to help us accomplish that task! Megha Shankar, third-year Majors: Anthropology and Biological Sciences


The University of Chicago Raas Team (a dance team) pauses to enjoy the snow on the way to the Garfield Park Observatory to film their introductory video. We’ll go to great extents to make our production perfect (while having fun all the way) and we’ll use the great city we live in to help us accomplish that task! Megha Shankar, third-year Majors: Anthropology and Biological Sciences


Downtown Hyde Park, 53rd and Harper, at sunset. Sometimes I am just awestruck at how beautiful this neighborhood is. I love how Hyde Park combines the cozy, quaint feel of a small town with the diversity and energy of a city. Kayla Higgins, third-year Major: Law, Letters, and Society Minor: Philosophy


Downtown Hyde Park, 53rd and Harper, at sunset. Sometimes I am just awestruck at how beautiful this neighborhood is. I love how Hyde Park combines the cozy, quaint feel of a small town with the diversity and energy of a city. Kayla Higgins, third-year Major: Law, Letters, and Society Minor: Philosophy


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