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Elizabeth Rasich

FEATURES 1/29/19 11:24pm

Esports takes root at Rice in class, club

This semester, Sports Management Department Chair Clark Haptonstall is teaching a course on a nine-figure industry: esports. Haptonstall said he offered the class in part because of the many ways esports are analogous to more traditional sports like football, baseball and basketball.

FEATURES 1/22/19 10:38pm

Jones RA hosts Bachelor watch parties, fantasy league

Every other Monday this semester, the Jones College movie room will be filled with “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” aficionados cheering on their favorite contestants and checking their fantasy football-style brackets. Jones Resident Associate Kerri Barber runs the watch parties with food and love-themed decorations she gets from Party City.

FEATURES 10/31/18 12:19am

MBA student founds serial art startup

For Alex Kurkowski, what started off as a few stick figure drawings is now a full-fledged business. His company, Tellinga, offers something unique: customizable, illustrated narratives that are sent to friends, family or significant others in serial form.