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At first thought, a punter might not seem too important to a football team’s success. But quietly, the punter does a lot of work that may go unnoticed. Pinning the ball inside the opposing team’s 10-yard line, bombing a 60-yard punt to escape poor field position or punting the ball away from a dangerous return man can all be difference-makers in a game. Not many punters are the star of their team. However, this past season, punter Jack Fox was the star of Rice football. Now he has the National Football League in his sights.
For Cindy Ahn, music is an opportunity to time travel. She approaches new pieces by diving into the different emotional lives of composers through their creations.
Kiese Laymon admits that he wanted to write a lie. A lie that would have fit neatly into the category of “American memoir.” Laymon assures us that we would have loved to read this titillating lie, but rather than succumbing to the lie, he instead bravely rejects the allure of a tantalizing story and delivers a raw confession of painful truths. Last Tuesday, Laymon visited Rice to speak these truths in person.
Move-in day is more than six months away, but this year’s O-Week coords are already hard at work. Here’s a look at each college’s 2019 O-Week theme!
Members of the Blanket Tax Committee and Student Association Senate voiced concerns over a proposal to increase annual student fees by $3.50 to support the Green Fund, a student-led initiative to sponsor campus sustainability projects.
The line for McMurtry College’s Y2K-themed public party grew increasingly unsafe throughout the night, even leading to a hospitalization, until it was dispersed around 11:30 p.m. and all further entry was denied, according to Julia Robinson, a McMurtry external social.
Nick Jerge, Student Association parliamentarian, said he submitted a formal request for interpretation of the Student Association constitution to Noah Reich, University Court chair, last Friday regarding a possible constitutional violation committed by the SA International Student Financial Aid Task Force.
On Tuesday evenings, online gaming and academics are no longer mutually exclusive, contrary to many parents’ popular belief.
When Libby Atkins was in elementary school, her mom would take her on Sunday morning drives through the woods near their New Brunswick, New Jersey home. They played a game her mom called “cardinal hunting” — everytime they spotted a cardinal, they got a point.
Michel and Melanie Achard have an easy, natural rapport. From the way they finish each other’s sentences to the way Michel teases Melanie about “selling out” by leaving teaching to work a corporate job, it’s easy to understand why Sid Richardson College claimed the couple as their new magisters.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering has released a strategic plan that that sets a goal of doubling the number of Rice undergraduate engineering students participating in study abroad opportunities.
A toilet in a suite of the new section of Hanszen College burst due to high water pressure on Friday, flooding the bathroom and an adjacent room, according to Hanszen junior Michael Byrnes.
A new bikeway is being constructed around Houston as a part of a massive transportation project, according to the Houston Bike Plan website.
Rice University implemented plans to financially accommodate employees and students in the wake of the 35-day partial federal government shutdown.
Ants are still falling from the ceiling of a Lovett College bathroom as of Tuesday after Housing and Dining exterminated a nest of ants living in a light fixture last Wednesday, according to Bailey Covell, who lives in the suite, which is in a Lovett building colloquially called “Stinky” by students.
A group within the Student Association’s Academic Committee is gathering feedback from transfer students about their experiences in trying to earn Rice equivalent credit.