Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave the 100th commencement speech May 11. Tyson related space exploration and discovery to the values and ambitions graduates should maintain as they move into the next stage of their lives.
Tennis at Rice, for recreational, club and varsity players, will soon have a new home. Construction will begin this summer for the George R. Brown Tennis Complex, which held its groundbreaking ceremony on May 7, according to Director of Athletics and Recreation Rick Greenspan.
After years of existing on shaky finances, Willy’s Pub successfully evaded closure on May 7 and will continue serving students for the coming year, according to Willy’s Pub General Manager Helene Dick.
This year in theater, Rice students showed us Shakespearean equality, 19th-century English country homes, the Roaring ’20s, the mysteries of death, a musical doomed to fail, the danger of stamp collecting, and much more.
Get your lassos twirling and your boots kicking because the Houston Rodeo is back in town. Held at the Reliant Center, the world’s largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition will kick off Feb. 25 and run until March 17.
Houstonians have a sometimes complicated and hypocritical relationship with the large island to their southwest. They are quick to express umbrage about the arrogance of northeasterners dismissing their city, but they put down Galveston with a similar hubris. “The ocean is dirty, the island is gross, and the place is trashy,” they claim. Of course, this does not stop them from going to the island year after year.