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NEWS 9/4/18 11:09pm

SA to vote on formation of Beer Bike review committee

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.



A&E 9/2/18 5:29pm

Troye Sivan's musicality blooms in sophomore album

Some students combat September storms with lots of blankets, napping and Netflix, but perhaps they should consider dancing around to Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, “Bloom.” Both thrillingly delicate and heavy-hitting, Sivan’s newest work features his characteristic reflective lyricism coupled with a diverse mix of exuberant classic pop sounds.



SPORTS 8/29/18 1:16am

​Students voice concerns over changes to IM sports schedule

Rice’s Intramural Sports program will introduce scheduling changes in the fall 2018 semester, primarily affecting students who play college flag football and outdoor soccer. As a result of changes recommended by Rice University Assistant Director for Competitive Sports Chris Watkins, college coed flag football and college men’s flag football will now be played during the fall semester instead of the spring semester.


FEATURES 8/29/18 1:03am

One year later: Reflections on Harvey

A year after Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston, we talk to students and professors about the storm that changed their lives and the city at large. Tram Nguyen McMurtry College Senior Tram Nguyen had just settled into temporary housing after her third home was damaged by a hurricane when the Thresher spoke to her last fall.





NEWS 8/21/18 11:11pm

​Rice interfaces with City of Houston to improve transit safety

The City of Houston responded to letters of concern regarding bike safety near Rice’s campus, raising uncertainty over the future of improvements for cyclists. Both letters, from the Graduate Student Association and President David Leebron, pointed to Entrance 20 at the intersection of Rice Boulevard and Kent Street as particularly concerning. Leebron sent a letter to Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council Member Ellen Cohen on July 23 asking the City of Houston to assist the university in implementing several traffic improvements in the surrounding area.