I write with slick keys embedded in a slim aluminum-clad machine on a laminated plywood table. What’s missing?
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I saw a cheesed bread-triangle from a pizza chain the other day and thought, “That’s not food.
Hi, my name is Mitch, and I’ll guide you through the second installment of the Rice University Tour of Publically Neglected Outdoor Spaces.. Many outdoor spaces on campus exceed in beauty but sit unused. Let’s see if we can spot them.
Whoever thought up the New Year’s resolution probably intended well by it, but its meaning has eroded to today’s infamous, scare-quoted “resolution.” Failed reform became the norm.
Welcome one and all! Since I took the yoke of Opinions Editor, we have run a few self-ads encouraging readers to write opinions articles. Please note the change in tone of the ad, from a request to a reminder: As the calls of slammed trunk doors die awayand towers of boxes and bins dwindleBetween brimmed buckets of announcementspoured over our bewildered ears and eyesI wish to share with you some hopes.If you want to shout your thoughts from a roofFondren’s will garner widest audience, butI hope you think the Thresher a good roof. If you have saved some public monologuessnuck in the corners of your mind, you willfind columnists welcome to the Thresher. Should recent news spark your strong reactionthe act of writing allows thorough thoughtand I hope you think thoroughly through us.If your convictions fall on ears unhearingor everyone seems out of earshotplenty of eyes study newsprint, like yours. You need no invitation to write usbut, as any teacher might subtly threat, should no one raise a hand, I shall call youas empty opinion sections are lies.
How long have you been sitting there?
After lunch I walked to the central quad to work in the fine weather. I found a seat and checked the phone to see what time remained before class at one o'clock.The phone was dead.
Imagine Rice, but compressed to a 10th its size. Replace the green hedges with grey houses. Keep the old, lovely live oaks and Jim Love’s giant red jack. Add more art. Add a lot more art. You see the Menil Campus.
“One of the coolest and wisest hours a man has is just after he awakes in the morning.”
Teleportation is not science fiction. Far from it. It is an ancient, constantly refined sensation of detachment from the landscape traveled during a journey. You can experience this detachment in degrees, three of which I will mark.
Hi, my name is Mitch, and I’ll be your guide for the Rice University Tour of Publically Neglected Outdoor Spaces. Many outdoor spaces on campus exceed in beauty, like the grove outside Brochstein Pavilion, the courtyards abutting Anderson Hall and the Humanities Building and the engineering quad. As we shall see, some spaces are equal in beauty and opposite in utility.
How many courtyards are in Alice Pratt Brown Hall (Shepherd’s building)?
No, not the heat.
Which would you prefer: a library or a library in your hand?
Unitaskers! One of the most repulsive ideas I have encountered. Those familiar with Alton Brown’s Good Eats know unitaskers all too well. Unitaskers are kitchen tools that perform only one function. Culinary abominations. Brown endeavored to exterminate the pests from his kitchen and succeeded (his coup de gras was using the fire extinguisher to make a fruit smoothie, albeit after his show’s conclusion). So I have one question: Why stop at the kitchen?
Look into my column and relax. Take a deep breath. Do not look away. Do not speak. Keep your mind on my words. Think of nothing else.
Brace yourself. Winter is coming.
Up. What a great direction.It is where we climb. Where the surf is. A superb movie.
Bzzzt.Check me. Don't you want to know who it is? What they're saying? Check. Only takes a second ... What are you missing?
Hello, readers! My name is Mitch Mackowiak, I am a freshman at Lovett College, and I am the new Thresher opinions editor. You might find me slinging discs at frisbee practice, (joyfully) slaving away in Anderson Hall, or relaxing in that courtyard with the extremely photogenic tree outside the Humanities Building.It is my job to ensure your voices are heard regarding any issue around campus - I am essentially a suggestion box for Rice