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Where are the disabled students in Rice’s COVID-19 plan?

(08/26/20 1:48am)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest opinion that has been submitted by a member of the Rice community. The views expressed in this opinion are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of the Thresher or its editorial board. All guest opinions are fact-checked and edited for clarity and conciseness by Thresher editors.

Straw Ban: “Suck It, Pollution,” or “Suck it, Disabled People?”

(08/29/18 5:59am)

For as long as I have followed environmental policy, it’s been clear that humans excel at one thing: defiling and polluting our planet. Environmentalists have made progress in the past few years, most notably with the Paris Agreement. However, the current administration’s Environmental Protection Agency clearly could not care less about reducing pollution. Faced with this dismaying situation, environmentalists are right to take matters into their own hands and advocate for cutting pollution like plastic waste, but it’s important to consider the unintended consequences.