Rice Program Council changed Esperanza’s theme to “A Taste of the Twenties” a week before the event after student leaders expressed concerns about a Great Gatsby-themed dance at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.
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As festival goers wind down after this past weekend’s Freaky Deaky, Houston’s Halloween electronic dance music festival, the Thresher offers the highlights and flops of the weekend.
Rice University Police Department recorded names of students who falsified wristbands to attempt to gain entry into Architectronica, a public party hosted by the school of Architecture, according to party organizer Natalia Koziel.
PLURR stands for peace, love, unity, respect and responsibility and embodies the spirit of rave culture care – maybe Dean Hutch wasn’t thinking big enough when he came up with the three R’s.
When the crowd caught its first glimpse of Kali Uchis’s silhouette behind a silken screen at House of Blues on Sept. 28, there was a collective gasp – and then the screaming started. The eclectic, R&B singer-songwriter began dancing almost as soon as the crowd started chanting her name. When she parted the screen and slipped onto the stage, she did so with the confidence of someone who knows she deserves to bask in the limelight.
“Y’all acted like animals last year, so this year we’re putting you in a zoo!” That’s the tagline for this year’s iteration of Architectronica, the public party put on by the School of Architecture, which will be charging admission and increasing security measures in response to the Rice University Police Department shutting down the party last year due to public safety concerns.
Originally from Houston, Khruangbin is a Thai-funk band consisting of Laura Lee (Bass), Mark Speer (Guitar), and D.J.
The quad between Baker College magister’s house and Will Rice College Old Dorm has been fenced off, likely to the chagrin of students accustomed to the well-worn diagonal shortcut, according to an email sent by Eliza Martin, Baker president.
The Student Association will vote on the formation of a Beer Bike Best Practices Working Group at senate next Monday to conduct research on student opinion regarding possible changes to Beer Bike.Beer Bike is organized by the Rice Program Council, which has jurisdiction over planning the event.
Student Success Initiatives opened a food pantry accessible to the Rice community in order to address food insecurity on campus.The pantry is located in the SSI main office in the Rice Memorial Center cloisters and is accessible on Monday and Friday from 3 p.m.
In response to criticism of last year’s programming during Orientation Week, the Title IX office phased out the “Tea and Consent” video, which used giving someone a cup of tea as a metaphor for performing sexual acts with them.According to Allison Vogt, director of sexual violence prevention and Title IX support, the Title IX office is now showing New York University’s “Let’s Talk About Consent” video during the SAFE @ Rice programming instead.
There’s not much to solve in Marc Turtletaub’s new film, “Puzzle.” The film follows Agnes, a suburban housewife who can best be described by the word “beige,” as she realizes her independence and self-worth through – you guessed it – jigsaw puzzles.
Rice University Police Department advised a shelter in place at the BioScience Research Collaborative Friday morning after a Houston Methodist Hospital doctor was fatally shot nearby.
Four years ago, the class of 2018 walked through the Sallyport into the Academic Quad for the first time, hailed by fireworks and cheered on by upperclassmen.
Two community DJ show hosts quit KTRU radio station following a dispute April 10 involving KTRU management and Houston rapper Joseph McVey, whose stage name is Z-Ro, and Charles Adams, who co-hosts a radio show with McVey called “Big Angry & Z-Ro.”
“Sooner or later the superficial arrogance that life or people are problems is refuted by destiny,” Niels C. Nielsen Jr. wrote in an 1961 op-ed to the Rice Thresher addressing humanistic learning.Nielsen passed away on March 27 at age 97.
All eight Rice University student voters of 2014’s Democratic primary might be glad to know that the turnout this last weekend had increased by 2700 percent to 224 voters. Student turn out at the Republican primaries also increased by 450 percent from six voters to 33.
As three Student Association presidential candidates prepared for their opening statements for the debate hosted by the Thresher last Friday night, students filed in past a large paper banner painted #letgillisdebate. Voting for all SA candidates begins tomorrow, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. and closes Feb. 26.