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​Men’s basketball fails to qualify for conference tournament

(03/07/18 5:27am)

The first season of head coach Scott Pera’s tenure came to an end over the weekend, as Rice men’s basketball failed to qualify for the Conference USA tournament. The Owls finished the season with a record of 7-24, 4-14 in conference play. Despite the record, junior guard Connor Cashaw said he was proud of how the Owls performed.


​Women’s basketball prepared for challenges of C-USA Tournament

(03/07/18 5:26am)

As the final buzzer sounded on Saturday to seal a 47-45 win over the University of North Texas, it marked the conclusion of the most successful regular season for the Rice’s women’s basketball team since 2004-05. The Owls’ 20 regular-season wins eclipsed last year’s total of 18 and secured the team the No. 5 seed in the upcoming Conference USA tournament, their highest seeding since 2012.




​Rice’s continued performance of ‘Vagina Monologues’ limits expression of diverse student experiences

(03/07/18 5:17am)

“The Vagina Monologues” is an iconic work that has grown to become a mainstay at colleges and universities across the country since its release in 1996. Eve Ensler wrote “The Vagina Monologues” after she interviewed 200 women about their experiences with womanhood. Here at Rice, almost $3,000 was raised from ticket sales for charity, an impressive feat for any school organization. This annual event allowed some of our closest friends, both in the audience and on the stage, to feel a great sense of feminist empowerment. However, that empowerment comes at the cost of leaving out an often marginalized community, even within feminist circles.












​Black Panther the Album redefines soundtrack expectations with fresh and meaningful collaborations

(02/28/18 6:27am)

The highly anticipated film, “Black Panther,” is shattering opening-weekend records, becoming the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time. With it rises “Black Panther The Album (From and Inspired By),” an equally diverse and weighty soundtrack album produced by Top Dawg Entertainment. Debuting at Billboard’s No.1, the album has the biggest charting week for a soundtrack in over a year. Ambitious and fresh, “Black Panther the Album” successfully blends eclectic genres and moods to redefine expectations for soundtracks — goodbye “La La Land” melodies and hello rap, R&B, gqom and everything in between.


Talent balances troubling themes in ‘Dogfight’

(02/28/18 6:17am)

In the five decades since the 1960s, anti-military sentiment has become much more mainstream. It is no longer unusual to see celebrities and other public figures decry the numerous conflicts in which the U.S. is entangled. The dream of martial glory has been so tarnished by our conflicts that generations of Americans have grown up without a collective desire to go to war. The Rice Theatre Program and Rice Players’ production of “Dogfight,” however, is intent on returning us to a time when military service was venerated, in order to look back at the horror and indecency that accompany it. Though the play is a tremendous display of Rice’s acting and musical talent, its content leaves many troubling issues unresolved.