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FEATURES 11/5/19 10:15pm

Students respond to ICE costumes

After three McMurtry College students dressed up as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for Halloween at Willy’s Pub last Thursday, the response in the Latinx community at Rice was overwhelming. 



FEATURES 10/29/19 10:01pm

Students reflect on political atmosphere at Rice

This fall has been marked by a series of political events for Rice students, ranging from the climate action strike to the protests against Baylor’s anti-LGBTQ+ policies in the halftime show. Many of the recent political events at Rice have been varied, reflecting the general political climate at Rice. 


FEATURES 10/29/19 10:00pm

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

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. 




FEATURES 10/22/19 9:42pm

Senior Spotlight: Alex Dunbar

For Alex Dunbar, one of the most special places at Rice is the Turrell Skyspace. He said he loves seeing Skyspace on cold winter mornings when the rest of campus is silent. 



FEATURES 10/8/19 10:00pm

Black at Rice: Taylor Crain

Taylor Crain is many things. She is a novelist, poet, aspiring fashion designer, club leader — and she is Black. Crain believes these are all equal facets of her identity.





FEATURES 9/24/19 9:32pm

Senior Spotlight: Jason Mendez

When it’s time to meet up with Jason Mendez, he’s still rushing back to campus. He has just come back from Katy, where his family lives. It’s easy to tell that Mendez’s family is important to him.


FEATURES 9/24/19 9:30pm

Taste of Home: Turning the Tables

For many students, one of the hardest parts of coming to Rice is leaving behind home-cooked meals. Rice may not be able to clone your grandma (yet), but they may be able to reproduce her cooking, thanks to Housing and Dining’s new program, Taste of Home. 




FEATURES 9/10/19 9:22pm

In ancient civilizations, we see the present

McMurtry College junior Jackson Richard White came into college wanting to study astrophysics, but he said he found an affinity for classical studies after his first-year writing-intensive seminar,  “Propaganda in the Roman Empire.” 


FEATURES 9/10/19 9:18pm

Black at Rice: Drew Carter

Until Senior Night for his high school’s varsity soccer team, Drew Carter didn’t know whether he was going to college. He’d just been given a yellow card from the referee and was sent to the sidelines, furious, when he checked his phone.