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OPINION 12/9/16 7:58am

Letter to the Editor: CTIS class a measured step in the right direction

Last week, the Thresher editorial board published an editorial titled “Proposed CTIS class not a win, but a disappointment.” I find the primary criticism of the article, that omitting certain topics from the mandatory portion of the Critical Thinking in Sexuality workshop to accommodate for certain students “is simply wrong,” is short-sighted and the overall tone of the article is unconstructive. It is incredibly important to keep in mind this workshop is mandatory, something I think the editorial board is failing to do.







OPINION 11/9/16 8:00am

Letter to the Editor: Lovett is not a toaster

To the Editor, Being a Bakerite, it never really bothered me that Lovett College looked like a toaster (which it does from some angles). However, now I know a current student at Lovett, and I could tell that “Toaster College” was not their favorite nickname.


OPINION 11/2/16 8:00am

Humanities minors not useless

To the Editors, Your article on new minors, published on Oct. 26, concludes with a student expressing her sense that the new cinema and media studies minor is “useless.” People often say that humanities majors and minors are not practical in the real world.



OPINION 10/19/16 8:00am

How we should label mental health

Please explain to me why you would accommodate anyone directing a “stigma” against anyone (see "RAMHA brings National Mental Health Awareness Week to Rice") ‘Advocacy for’ “Advocacy For” is the positive use of language to achieve positive goals.


OPINION 10/19/16 8:00am

Great argument for Bailiff’s firing

Mr. Tolpadi’s piece entitled “Told by Tolpadi: After football’s brutal start, it is time for Bailiff to go” is arguably the most cogent argument I have seen to date for the firing of David Bailiff as head football coach of Rice University.


OPINION 10/5/16 8:02am

Sexual desire and depression

Re: the “low sexual desire reader” (assuming it is not a joke). Lack of a “target rich environment,” or whatever, may not be the reason for the reader’s low sexual desire.









OPINION 2/18/16 10:06pm

What I will do for you

What I will do for you I would like to take a chance to share my plans for some of the most pressing topics facing our campus right now, as well as some of the priorities that students have directly addressed to me.