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Thursday, July 07, 2022 — Houston, TX

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From the editors’ desk: There’s never been a more important time for journalism

(08/22/18 5:49am)

It is not an easy time to be a journalist. But it is an important time to be one. When we both began writing for the Thresher, we were drawn in by our love of telling stories. We didn’t realize the contentious situations we’d be thrown into, or how we might be inundated with disappointed or even angry comments over a certain decision.


Cyclist killed in collision with truck near Rice University main entrance

(04/24/18 6:30pm)

According to a text alert from Rice University, a bicyclist was killed in an accident with a truck near the intersection of Main Street and Sunset Boulevard this morning. According to Rice University, the victim was the spouse of a member of the Rice community. The Houston Police Department has shut down the intersection and the text alert states members of the Rice community should avoid the area.








​SA passes resolution supporting vaccine access amid debate

(02/14/18 4:08am)

The measures outlined by the resolution involve a combination of free year-round flu vaccinations at the health center, flu vaccination clinics at locations like residential colleges during flu season, support for students who pay up-front for on-campus vaccinations to be reimbursed by their health insurance and campaigns to educate students on the need for vaccinations. The resolution passed with five abstentions and one opposed.








Hostile crowd forced Architectronica shutdown, RUPD says

(11/24/17 6:21pm)

Rice University Police Department officers shut down Architectronica, the annual public party hosted by School of Architecture students, at approximately 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning, according to RUPD Captain Clemente Rodriguez. An RUPD party supervisor decided public safety was in danger after attendees refused to make space on the dance floor by moving into an overflow room and partygoers in line outside Anderson Hall tried to force their way into the building, Rodriguez said.