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NEWS 10/24/18 12:53am

NOD, EOE organizers ramp up party planning efforts

Night of Decadence, Wiess College’s public party, is introducing a high-reward costume contest and Evening of Elegance is increasing its budget, after attendance to EOE surpassed NOD for the first time ever last year. Both events are planned for the night of Saturday, Oct. 27. 



A&E 10/24/18 12:08am

R2’s Fall Open Mic Night: A nest of creativity

Rainbow fairy lights hung from the ceiling, enshrouding the room in a soft glow.  Artists of all crafts lounged on the blue couches of Lyle’s while munching on Thai Spice, pita chips and cookies. R2, Rice’s literary magazine, created this atmosphere for its fall Open Mic Night last Thursday at 7 p.m. in Lyle’s within the basement of Lovett College. 



NEWS 10/17/18 12:17am

Students to weigh in on plans for new innovation hub

The administration is gathering student feedback about the construction of the innovation district adjacent to Midtown and third ward, which aims to bring entrepreneurship and start-up resources to the city of Houston, according to Thomas Killian, the Rice Management Company’s liaison for the project.



A&E 10/16/18 11:51pm

Worldbuilding: ‘She Kills Monsters’ brings fantasy to its cast and audience

What can fantasy tell us about reality? We are often told that fantasy is the opposite of reality, an imagined, idealized world existing solely in one’s dreams. What is often lost in that analysis is the opportunity for us to uncover the circumstances of one’s reality that inform and create their fantasies. What battles are we losing that we can win only in our imaginations?



A&E 10/9/18 11:58pm

Best and Worst of Austin City Limits 2018

Despite the cancellation of headliner Childish Gambino, eager festival goers streamed in to see performances by Paul McCartney, Metallica, Travis Scott and many more. Continuing from last year’s review, I bring you ACL’s best and worst — to keep in mind if you’re heading to Weekend Two, or to discuss if you were lucky enough to attend Weekend One. 





NEWS 10/3/18 11:28am

Romney speaks on Trump, Republican midterm chances

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed the future of the Republican Party, immigration and his opinion of the Trump administration in an armchair conversation with Baker Institute Director Edward P. Djerejian, a former ambassador to Israel and Syria, at the Baker Institute this Monday.


A&E 10/3/18 12:11am

A Survival Guide for Austin City Limits

Since you’ve probably scored your pass to Austin City Limits via desperate posts on Rice Students Selling Stuff, planning and organization might not be your forte. However, situational awareness and forethought are critical to an enjoyable ACL experience – without them, you’re going to subject yourself to a weekend of misery and stress. Check out some tips and a packing list from a similarly disorganized ACL-goer to make sure all of your boxes are checked.



NEWS 10/2/18 11:41pm

Romney speaks on Trump, Republican midterm chances

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed the future of the Republican Party, immigration and his opinion of the Trump administration in an armchair conversation with Baker Institute Director Edward P. Djerejian, a former ambassador to Israel and Syria, at the Baker Institute this Monday.


FEATURES 10/2/18 11:37pm

Push to the Polls: Clubs and leaders work to get out the vote as registration deadline approaches

In the 2016 presidential election, 43 percent of eligible voters ages 18 to 24 cast ballots across the country. In Texas, only 27.3 percent of eligible voters in the same age group voted. And these turnout rates, which are much lower than turnout for older groups, are by no means outliers — historically, young people don’t vote. That is especially true for Texas.


A&E 10/2/18 3:01pm

Embracing the Smaller Text: ACL’s Hidden Gems

Beyond listening to KTRU (which you should!), there isn’t much incentive on campus to discover new music, as evidenced by the fact that “Caroline” is still regularly played at publics. Heavily-attended festivals like Austin City Limits offer students the opportunity to get a taste of the oodles of undiscovered talent beyond the hedges.


OPINION 9/26/18 6:13pm

Rice must expand financial aid eligibility for international students

When my parents got divorced a few months ago, my family went into panic mode. Dad kept pushing me to figure out a way to use my impending permanent resident status as proof of eligibility for FAFSA, while Mom figured out ways to take out an even bigger loan in case Dad was unable to pay the bills. After hearing news of the new tuition assistance program for middle-class students, I excitedly called the financial aid office only to find out that as an international student, I would be ineligible. Even if Rice expanded aid to international students, I could not apply for need-based aid because I had shown on my application that I could pay the sticker price — a virtual necessity for admission in the eyes of my college advisor, and a binding declaration that would make me ineligible for financial aid for as long as I attend Rice, no matter any change in circumstances.