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Volleyball wins two of three on season-opening weekend

(08/29/18 6:17am)

Despite a Saturday setback, it was a mostly successful season-opening weekend at the Red Raider Classic for Rice’s volleyball team. The Owls took two out of three matches in their tournament slate, handily dispatching the University of North Dakota and Northwestern State University on Friday before dropping the final match to Texas Tech University on Saturday.

Behind Enemy Lines: Previewing the Bayou Bucket with the Daily Cougar

(08/29/18 6:13am)

This Saturday, Rice football will take on the University of Houston in the 42nd edition of the Bayou Bucket. UH, led by junior defensive tackle Ed Oliver, will come into Rice Stadium riding a four-game win streak in the rivalry. Rice will hope to improve on its 11-30 record against the Cougars. To help preview Saturday’s showdown, Thresher editor-in-chief Andrew Grottkau spoke with Andres Chio, the sports editor of UH’s student newspaper, the Daily Cougar.

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.

Editorial: Rice must commit to undergraduate teaching

(08/29/18 5:54am)

The Thresher editorial board stands with over 400 students who have signed the petition for Julianne Yost to remain at Rice. While there are statements in the petition that are incorrect – Yost is an instructor, not a lecturer, and due to the limited terms of instructors, her contract cannot be renewed – the chemistry department should hire her as either a lecturer or teaching professor.

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.