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Rice volleyball clinched the Conference USA Tournament championship for the first time since 2009 with a 3-0 sweep of Florida International University on Sunday. The win clinches the Owls a berth in next month’s NCAA Tournament.
On Wednesday evening, students crowded the Grand Hall to compete in Rice Program Council's annual ginger bread building competition. This year's theme was "Alice in Winter Wonderland." Here are are some of of the students' edible creations.
It’s rare to see strong Rice student turnout at events besides public parties (and attendance at those is also dubious), but cultural showcases like Dhamaka almost always guarantee a packed room. An annual event hosted by the South Asian Society, Dhamaka brings together multiple cultural groups for a colorful showcase of South Asian culture.
Frankenstein’s monster stumbles into a cabin in the remote Alaskan woods. The cabin’s occupant, an old woman who lives alone, invites him in for a meal. So begins the action of Martel College junior Matt Pittard’s “Yukon Breakfast,” directed by Hanszen College senior Nonie Hilliard. The play, produced by, directed by and starring Rice students, gained a full production after winning the Rice Players’ first-ever Playwriting Competition. (The Rice Players gave stage readings of two runner-ups, Kevin Mullin’s “Have You Seen My Cactus?” and Elsa Schieffelin’s “The History of Flight,” during the Rice Playfest from Nov. 9 to 10.)
Rice men’s basketball takes on the University of Houston on Wednesday night at Texas Southern University. So far, Rice has a 2-1 record, and Houston won its first and only game of the season in a 101-54 beatdown of Alabama A&M University. Thresher Assistant Sports Editor Madison Buzzard and Daily Cougar Sports Editor Andres Chio came together to discuss the game, and what the matchup portends for the two teams.
Rice men’s cross country fought through tough weather conditions on Friday to finish fourth at the NCAA South Central Regional. Head coach Jon Warren said sticking to the game plan paid off in the tough conditions.
After finishing third at the Conference USA Championships, Rice women’s cross country shined by finishing fifth out of 22 teams at the NCAA South Central Regional. The race was the third consecutive meet in which the Owls finished in the top five; Rice placed second out of 23 teams on Oct. 13 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.
First-seeded Rice will face eighth-seeded University of North Carolina, Charlotte in the opening game of the Conference USA Volleyball Championship Tournament, beginning on Friday, Nov. 16th in Huntington, West Virginia.
The pay gap between male full professors and female full professors is $11,580 as of the 2017-18 academic year (see p. 1). This gap has grown over the past eight years from $6,526 in 2010-11 and $9,244 in 2013-14.
Many Americans work hard within our electoral system to shape our country in a positive way. Dismissing their efforts minimizes them and in doing so demonstrates troublesome entitlement. Activism requires a certain amount of time, effort and privilege to work. Not everyone has the resources to engage in activism, but voting is a right, not a privilege, that we must promote.
On Nov. 6, our students made history in the ballot boxes, significantly outpacing the turnout for the presidential election two years prior. On Nov. 7, two students published an opinion piece downplaying this progress and insinuating that electoral activism wasn't an effective means to change the world. On behalf of the Rice University Young Democrats, we felt a response was necessary.
When I was 13 years old, my dad came back home one day and told me that we were moving to Angola in a month. I remember asking myself, “Angola? Where even is this place?” After all, I was a young Indian boy, and I hadn’t seen much but my local Mumbai neighborhood. As the news started to sink in, I began dreading the reality of leaving behind everything I held dear.
Students shared stories of good and bad masculine role models in their lives over lunch on Monday in the first weekly Healthier Masculinities Together Lunch.
Female full professors at Rice earned an average of $11,580 less than their male counterparts during the 2017-18 academic year, according to data provided by Vice President for Finance Kathy Collins.
Student organizations continue to promote civic engagement and political involvement following the midterm elections by holding post-election workshops, discussions and events.
Lovett College hosted a pilot supper series in its commons to continue sexual education after the conclusion of Critical Thinking in Sexuality.
In early 2015, Carson Ariagno was a high school senior in the midst of deciding where he would spend the next four years of his life. He visited Rice on what he described as a beautiful spring day. As his tour guide took his group through the South college grove, the air was suddenly filled with a beautiful croon from above.