News In Rhyme
Websites protest against SOPA and PIPA bills
Congress wanted to pass a bill about piracy
But the websites think it's lunacy
So on the 18th they blacked out
Using their incredible clout
To highlight an issue they claim
Will do worse than simply injure or maim
But censor and kill the Internet for good
And the public would protest if they understood
In protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act, prominent websites either shut down or displayed messages against the proposed bill in Congress.
John Huntsman drops out
There once was a candidate named Huntsman
Who decided it would be good if a moderate ran
So he threw his hat in the race
But was rejected by the base
And know his candidacy is thrown in the can
Huntsman dropped out of the Republican presidential primary on Monday.
Keystone Pipeline Rejected
Sarah Palin said drill baby drill
But the Obama Administration did kill
The newly proposed Keystone Pipeline
(Aimed to provide fossil fuel most fine)
Because the environmentalists said no way
And the White House said "OK"
The Obama administration rejected the Keystone XXL pipeline; a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the United States that many environmentalists claimed would have disastrous consequences
More from The Rice Thresher
Students returning to campus in the upcoming fall semester will have to adjust to a number of precautionary changes all subject to change, such as rearranged housing, bathroom schedules and mandated COVID-19 testing, implemented in efforts to protect against the spread of COVID-19, according to an email sent July 1 by Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman.
The Lovett College Orientation Week coordinator team reopened advisor applications to add additional advisors and to create an additional O-Week team after some students raised concerns about a lack of Black advisors at Lovett. This comes after previous years in which residential college advising teams have been criticized for lacking diversity.
“We cannot ignore the very real and very problematic history of the man who founded this institution,” Gabrielle Falcon (Martel ‘20) said. “Progress is inevitable and I would hope that Rice would do its best to join the wave of progress we have been seeing this summer, instead of making pointed decisions to prevent it from flourishing.”