The UIC Scribe was founded in 2006 as the official student-run newsmagazine of Underwood International College. It reflects all the qualities that make UIC such a distinctive institution in East Asia: diversity and vitality, thoughtful, unbiased inquiry, and high standards of excellence. 

Each issue exemplifies the commitment of its journalists to providing intelligent, in-depth, and well-written coverage of the people, events, and issues that matter to the UIC community. With this in mind, the Scribe is always looking for motivated new writers who wish to make their mark on UIC by producing engaging, high-quality articles, as well as photographers and layout designers whose talents will contribute to the overall excellence of the publication. Each journalist is free to investigate the topics that interest them, whether these be in the arts, popular culture, politics, current events, or UIC itself. 

The UIC Scribe generally publishes one issue per semester, so prospective new members need to submit their application early in the semester, and they should be willing to commit to writing for the Scribe for at least two semesters.