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FEATURES 2/26/19 9:33pm

Meet your 2019-2020 college presidents

We spoke to the newly elected presidents of all 11 residential colleges about what they hope to accomplish both inside and outside of their college over the duration of their respective presidential terms.




FEATURES 2/20/19 12:37am

Black at Rice: Mekedlawit Setegne

Mekedlawit Setegne, formerly known as“Mekedia,” a name arbitrarily assigned by a kindergarten teacher who couldn’t pronounce her full first name. When Setegne arrived at Rice, she shed the nickname in favor of her real, Ethiopian name.  



FEATURES 2/12/19 9:25pm

2019 O-Week Themes

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!


FEATURES 1/29/19 11:24pm

Esports takes root at Rice in class, club

This semester, Sports Management Department Chair Clark Haptonstall is teaching a course on a nine-figure industry: esports. Haptonstall said he offered the class in part because of the many ways esports are analogous to more traditional sports like football, baseball and basketball.


FEATURES 1/29/19 11:22pm

Tattoo artist in training talks body art

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.


FEATURES 1/29/19 11:19pm

Magisters, Take Two: Achards move from Jones to Sid

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. 



FEATURES 1/22/19 10:38pm

Jones RA hosts Bachelor watch parties, fantasy league

Every other Monday this semester, the Jones College movie room will be filled with “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” aficionados cheering on their favorite contestants and checking their fantasy football-style brackets. Jones Resident Associate Kerri Barber runs the watch parties with food and love-themed decorations she gets from Party City.



FEATURES 1/22/19 10:20pm

The Magnolia City Speakeasy: A Rice student’s Underground, Vegan Pop-up

When Elana Margosis picks up the phone for our FaceTime interview, the sound of steaming floods the background. This can only mean one thing — Margosis is cooking. The steam, she tells me, comes from a vegan flan recipe she’s workshopping for her monthly pop-up dinner, the Magnolia City Speakeasy, where she invites guests into her home and cooks a three-course, plant-based meal for them.