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Coffeehouse to celebrate 30th anniversary with public party

(10/30/19 3:06am)

In celebration of Rice Coffeehouse’s 30th anniversary, the managers are planning a public party to occur either Dec. 6 or 7. The party will take place within the Rice Memorial Center, and the week leading up to the public will feature multiple events to commemorate the business’s birthday, according to General Manager Mandy Quan. 






Queer in the Country: Rice students talk LGBTQ+ identity and country music

(10/30/19 3:00am)

Leaning into Texas’ big personality is a fun way for Rice students to connect with the state’s lifestyle and aesthetic, as they two-step through the Houston bar Wild West and attend parties like Don’t Mess With Texas and DuncStep. But for some LGBTQ+ students, living in a state with a notoriously poor track record for respecting and protecting marginalized communities can be a challenge in balancing identity. 



Women’s basketball holding high expectations into new season

(10/30/19 2:55am)

Last year, Rice women’s basketball had its most successful season in program history. The Owls won a program-record 28 games (including 21 in a row) and posted a perfect 16-0 record in Conference USA play, the first team in conference history to do so. Rice also achieved its first-ever top-25 ranking on its way to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005. This year, Rice will look to build upon its previous season’s success while integrating its newcomers to a young team. 


Men’s basketball seeks to bounce back from previous turnover

(10/30/19 2:54am)

The men’s basketball season is almost here, with the Owls’ season opener less than a week away. Last season, Rice finished No. 11 in Conference USA and finished 13-19 overall and 8-10 in conference play. Both of those win totals improved from the 2017-2018 season, where the Owls finished with seven wins overall and four in C-USA. 




Good Eats: The Houston Black Food Truck Festival

(10/30/19 2:50am)

From Jamaican jerk chicken to loaded grilled cheese, the Third Annual Houston Black Food Truck Festival confirmed my belief that a happy stomach leads to a happy life. Taking place every October, the festival rallies together the greatest mobile eats of the greater Houston area. Food tells a story, and for many, that story fades after coming to college. All of a sudden, the comfort of home-cooked meals seemingly disappears overnight and is replaced with servery water chicken. Thankfully, the festival reminded me of what many of us are missing all the while showcasing some of the premiere Black-owned food trucks of the city. The flavors of each of the owner’s personalities and stories shined through their cuisine, and it made it clear that eating was about more than just getting full.


A night of chills and thrills in the Haunted Hall

(10/30/19 2:48am)

Something dark and twisted appeared on campus last Friday. While students were hiding from the cold that unexpectedly swept through the city, a large circus-like tent materialized in the Rice Memorial Center Grand Hall. Unknown creatures were heard shuffling behind the tapered sheets, murmuring in incomprehensible voices. When the clock struck 9, the grand hall door swung open and students crowded to catch a glimpse of the beings lurking in the tent.


Rex Orange County’s “Pony” is lackluster but genuine

(10/30/19 2:47am)

With “Pony,” indie pop artist Rex Orange County makes his debut with a major label while sticking to his genre-defying roots. The overall sound of the album is nigh impossible to define as songs alternate between crooning over gentle acoustics to rap to synth-pop. Despite this, each song in the album is connected by a common thread in the utter genuinity in Rex Orange County’s delivery.



Dancing with the Dead: Casa Ramirez hosts Dia de los Muertos in the Heights

(10/30/19 2:44am)

Across from Latinx folk art gallery Casa Ramirez, a large group of around 100 people gathered around on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26 to watch Danza Azteca Taxacyolotl, a Houston Aztec-dance group. The smell of copal, an incense made of tree resin traditional to pre-Colombian Mesoamerica, was thick in the air. Families lined up holding crosses with pictures of their loved ones at the center, and the crowd followed the Aztec dancers and the beat of their drum down the street towards Casa Ramirez for the gallery’s annual Día de los Muertos community procession.


“Cats” captivates Hobby Center in single week production

(10/30/19 2:43am)

“Cats,” one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous musicals, returned to Houston for one week only, wowing audiences with its elaborate dancing, stunning lighting and most of all, its cats. Running Oct. 22 to Oct. 27 at Hobby Center to a house nearly full with patrons of all ages dressed in cheetah print and cat ears, “Cats” was captivating throughout the show. Creeping in and out of oversized junk-like ovens and tires while dressed in colorful, striped or tabby leotards, the cast led an excellent portrayal of the feline lifestyle. Opting to be at the theater instead of watching the World Series, I was not let down with this ensemble’s performance.