Dear Thresher readers,

Welcome to the first issue of the 2013-14 school year. You may notice that the paper has reached your hands earlier in the week than it has in the past. We have decided to change our production cycle so that the Thresher comes out on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. We believe that this new schedule will better serve you by bringing you news during the middle of the week, rather than late Friday when the weekend has already begun.

We are also excited to provide you with a new and improved website (www.ricethresher.org), which is set to debut in the upcoming weeks. Through this new website, we will be able to bring you up-to-date news throughout the week as well as better photography and video coverage. 

Lastly, we would like to say that the Thresher could not happen without the work of students just like you. If you are interested in writing, photography or design, let us know. Working for the Thresher is a great way to stay informed about our campus. Email us at thresher@rice.edu if you are interested in joining our team. 

We are looking forward to a great year, and we hope you enjoy reading the Thresher.

Sincerely,

Rachel Marcus and Molly Chiu

Editor in Chief and Managing Editor