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Discussing Division: Obama, Baker tackle bipartisanship

(11/28/18 6:32am)

The president of Rice University introduced the former president of the United States to the crowd at the Baker Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala by listing three things the Thresher Backpage wrote 11 years ago that the two men have in common. Both David Leebron and Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School, served as presidents of the Harvard Law Review and married women who are way out of their league.





Rice International Student Association members left frustrated after meeting with administration over financial aid exclusion

(10/17/18 5:15am)

Representatives of the Rice International Student Association said they are disappointed after meeting with administrators on Thursday to discuss the exclusion of international students from The Rice Investment, according to a statement on RISA’s Facebook page. 






The Final Kauntdown: Wrapping up Rice-Hawaii

(09/11/18 3:27am)

Another week, another closer-than-expected loss for Rice football. The Owls entered their game against the University of Hawaii as a 17.5-point underdog, according to ESPN, and lost by a score of 43-29. That scoreline is actually somewhat misleading—for much of the fourth quarter, it was a one-possession game. After another encouraging defeat, here are some takeaways for the Owls.



Behind Enemy Lines: Previewing the Bayou Bucket with the Daily Cougar

(08/29/18 6:13am)

This Saturday, Rice football will take on the University of Houston in the 42nd edition of the Bayou Bucket. UH, led by junior defensive tackle Ed Oliver, will come into Rice Stadium riding a four-game win streak in the rivalry. Rice will hope to improve on its 11-30 record against the Cougars. To help preview Saturday’s showdown, Thresher editor-in-chief Andrew Grottkau spoke with Andres Chio, the sports editor of UH’s student newspaper, the Daily Cougar.



From the editors’ desk: There’s never been a more important time for journalism

(08/22/18 5:49am)

It is not an easy time to be a journalist. But it is an important time to be one. When we both began writing for the Thresher, we were drawn in by our love of telling stories. We didn’t realize the contentious situations we’d be thrown into, or how we might be inundated with disappointed or even angry comments over a certain decision.


Football training camp: What we know

(08/05/18 5:23am)

Just three weeks from kickoff to the 2018 season, Rice football is deep into training camp. The Owls reported to camp a week earlier than usual due to their Aug. 25 “week zero” opener against Prairie View A&M University. Head coach Mike Bloomgren has repeatedly emphasized that no starting job is guaranteed with the new coaching staff. If media day is any indication, the first week of camp has given little clarity to the Rice depth chart.