Diskord is a small, progressive online magazine based in the University of Chicago. We intend to fill the void that exists between the student community, progressive causes, and the outside world at the University of Chicago. We provide in depth coverage and analysis of international, domestic, and cultural issues, and a much needed progressive voice currently lacking in student media. In addition to our coverage of current issues, our writers also submit arts and food reviews, as well as poetry and prose.
Our current board members are:
Akshat Goel (Co-Editor), a second year at the University of Chicago. An economics major in denial, a sociology major at heart, the only things he hopes to gain from college in America are lots of junk food, the chance to see Dave Matthews in concert, and an education. He loves to write those whirlwind articles that just happen in a fifteen minute rush early in the morning, and hopes to find a job that will take him around the world. He is really looking forward to running Diskord!
Annie Pei (Co-Editor), a second year at the University of Chicago pursuing a Political Science/Economics major. Armed with a passion for current events and writing, Annie was thrilled to join Akshat in overseeing Diskord. Besides all things media-related, some of Annie’s favorite things include Jean-Pierre Jeunet movies, the Vancouver Canucks, and her collection of multi-colored eyeliner (no black, black is boring). She hopes to be an investigative reporter someday so she can travel and interact with people from all walks of life.
Our current columnists are:
Zach Goldaber and Jonathan Labib
Best friends since O-Week and roommates this year, Zach and Labib have been inseparable since they first stepped onto UChicago’s campus. For the last year and a half, the boys from Memphis and New York have compiled their own collection of shared adventures ranging from the outright hilarious to the blatantly odd.
Yet despite all the shenanigans, nothing pleases Zach and Labib more than the art of debate, especially with one another. From which team will win the World Series to who, between them, needs to clean the room, the boys have covered it all to the amusement of their friends, family, and complete strangers.
Now, for the first time, the Roommates, as we will call them, are ready to take their battle to the World Wide Web. The idealistic and devotedly Democratic Zach will take on the practical-minded and staunchly Republican Labib in a weekly thought-provoking debate on politics, economics, and social issues.
While not all of you will agree with Zach and Labib, we hope that you will check back every Monday for some fine argumentation and written reasoning.