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A year after Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston, we talk to students and professors about the storm that changed their lives and the city at large.Tram NguyenMcMurtry College SeniorTram Nguyen had just settled into temporary housing after her third home was damaged by a hurricane when the Thresher spoke to her last fall.
B.J. and Shirley Fregly had dreamed of becoming magisters for a long time -- BJ applied to work at Rice three times and Shirley (Brown ‘88) graduated from Rice -- but they never expected it to happen so soon.
As graduation approaches, these seniors are looking forward to graduate school and international travel. Photo: Lucrecia Aguilar, pictured observing a lion in Tanzania, will be traveling to Botswana, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Brazil and India to study big cats with her Watson scholarship.
Alternative spring break groups traveled all around the country to explore a diverse array of social and political issues.
Check out what the new college presidents have to say about their big plans for next year and their motivations for running. Also attractive toothbrush pics.
When the announcement comes — the Rice Philharmonics have won first place — the group of 15 Rice students, dressed in black, explode into motion.
Alumni share stories of rules they broke during their time at Rice
At first, the Rice University Emergency Medical Services faced skepticism over whether it would be a substantial asset to the campus, given that it sits right across the street from the largest network of hospitals in the world.
We asked students how they spent their winter breaks!
It turns out that Rice students are pretty good at guessing how many of their peers are virgins: 44 percent was the true number and 39 percent the average estimate, according to a recent Research Methods (SOCI 381) study.
Last spring, while the rest of her classmates were throwing water balloons and cheering on their colleges at Beer Bike, Gennifer Geer was stuck in Peoria, Illinois for a national speech and debate tournament.
Jefferson Ren made it his personal goal to spend a night at all the residential colleges this semester.
What do pickle juice shots, hail and sheltering in a porta-potty have in common? All three happened at this year's Bike Around the Bay, a two-day fundraising endurance ride from Baytown to Galveston and back. Fifteen members of the Rice University Cycling and Triathlon team participated in the approximately 177-mile ride this past weekend.
The Rice Thresher and the Houston Chronicle sat down with Al Gore after his talk on Monday to discuss a future marked by climate change.
Luis Duno-Gottberg’s tenure as Baker magister got off to a stormy start. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday, Aug. 25, he had only been the college’s magister for about three weeks.
Twins Natalie and Loren Goddard look almost identical in their Rice track and field shirts. They spend most mornings together at cross country practice, mirror images in uniform. It’s nothing new:
Martin Rather never expected that his road trip with his grandfather, journalist Dan Rather, would become news.
In the midst of the pouring rain on Sunday, Aug. 27, a man in his truck flashed his high beams at Lane Toungate while he was driving down University Boulevard. Immediately, he knew something was wrong.