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Baker 13: The Rice tradition that leaves its mark

(10/31/18 5:21am)

It’s said around the world that Friday the 13ths are unlucky — but they’re especially unlucky for any Rice student who decides to use the evening to get some peace and quiet. More likely than not, their tranquility will be disturbed by the thumps of rear-ends slamming walls, and their view will be obstructed by indecent drawings made in shaving cream. Lastly, their ears will be filled with an army’s rallying cry: “JOOOOOOOIN US!”

Push to the Polls: Clubs and leaders work to get out the vote as registration deadline approaches

(10/03/18 4:37am)

In the 2016 presidential election, 43 percent of eligible voters ages 18 to 24 cast ballots across the country. In Texas, only 27.3 percent of eligible voters in the same age group voted. And these turnout rates, which are much lower than turnout for older groups, are by no means outliers — historically, young people don’t vote. That is especially true for Texas.

A weight is lifted: Students react to The Rice Investment

(09/26/18 6:56am)

Last week, Rice announced The Rice Investment — a groundbreaking financial aid plan set to begin in fall 2019. The announcement of The Rice Investment elicited emotional Tweets, Instagram stories, and a post in the Rice University Places I’ve Cried Facebook Page. Here are three students on the moment they went online and saw the news.

There’s more to life than career fairs and co-ops

(09/19/18 8:53am)

Last week, three Rice alumni who work at General Electric wrote an opinion piece in which they called on freshmen and sophomores to quit making excuses, stop messing around with fruitless activities like college leadership or studying abroad and apply for professional internships as early as possible in their undergraduate careers. While I do not question that the authors were well intentioned, their piece makes sweeping assumptions that are ignorant, damaging and simply incorrect.

48 hours of fame: Rice students engineer on crunch-time in reality TV show

(09/12/18 2:58pm)

Thomas Herring, Mikaela Juzswik and Gentry Clark don’t particularly like reality TV. Nathalie Phillips doesn’t keep up with any except for Dancing with the Stars, which she said she’s been watching religiously for over 10 years. Despite their aversions to the genre, these four Rice students spent a summer weekend participating in a reality TV competition, set to air in 2019.

Will Rice magisters ready to take Dean Gorman's place

(08/22/18 5:48am)

Will Ricers can look forward to foosball tournaments, freshly baked cookies and plenty of babysitting opportunities with the arrival of new magisters Matthew and Rebekah Bennett, who kick off their tenure this academic year. Matthew is an associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Rice, and Rebekah is general counsel at the ExxonMobil Pipeline Company.