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New magisters fall head over heels for Hanszen

(03/20/19 2:26am)

Hanszen College’s new magisters, Fabiola Lopez-Duran and Carlos Martinez-Rivera, are an adventurous couple. From their love of travel and the fact that they have lived in three different continents, it’s clear that they enjoy excitement in life. But many Rice students might not know their most adventurous choice — getting engaged only one week after they met.


From Screw to ‘I love you’

(03/06/19 4:58am)

Dressing up in costume, finding a stranger in the crowded Grand Hall, going on a blind date — only Rice would combine these three things into one event, Rice Program Council’s Screw Yer Roommate. And probably only Rice students would go to an event like Screw, which gives students the rare opportunity to go on a date without actually having to ask someone out. Screw is reminiscent of a rom-com meet-cute, and for a few students, that rom-com becomes their real life. 



The Magnolia City Speakeasy: A Rice student’s Underground, Vegan Pop-up

(01/23/19 4:20am)

When Elana Margosis picks up the phone for our FaceTime interview, the sound of steaming floods the background. This can only mean one thing — Margosis is cooking. The steam, she tells me, comes from a vegan flan recipe she’s workshopping for her monthly pop-up dinner, the Magnolia City Speakeasy, where she invites guests into her home and cooks a three-course, plant-based meal for them.



Coffeehouse evolves into art, performance hub with Espresso Yourself

(11/28/18 7:16am)

On Wednesday nights, Rice Coffeehouse fills up wall to wall with students waiting to hear their friends, roommates or favorite a cappella groups perform. On the walls themselves hang pieces of art created by Rice students. These performances are part of an event called Espresso Yourself. In 2017, current Martel College senior Clair Hopper added a visual art component to the event and began accepting student submissions for the art that hangs on the Coffeehouse walls. 


Studio, late nights and Netflix: The ARCHI experience at Rice

(11/07/18 6:14am)

It’s hard to miss the bright red, orange and yellow seats that fill McMurtry’s commons. And McMurtry College freshman Dani Ennis hates them. If she had designed her college’s central space, she would have done it differently. While she likes the open space and the natural light, she’d prefer if the chairs were purple — still eye-catching, but they’d show off McMurtry’s color. 


An unconventional MUSI: Spotlight on Freshman Violist Lauren Ross

(09/26/18 6:57am)

Even though it’s only been five weeks, freshman violist Lauren Ross has made herself at home at Shepherd — she’s already taken many naps on the black couches in the lobby, which she claims is the best napping spot in all of Rice. It’s easy to see that she’s comfortable at Shepherd by the way she stakes out practice rooms, which have windows that overlook the Skyspace on one side. As she pushes through the glass doors that look more like windows to enter Shepherd’s courtyard, she looks so at home that it’s hard to imagine her anywhere else. But one year ago, Ross wasn’t even sure she would pursue music at all.