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A&E 1/8/19 5:13pm

Exploring TFTI: On the hunt for the perfect Houston Instagram photo

Nestled in between an Edwards Theater and a Dave & Busters is a previously abandoned entertainment center. Now emblazoned with the words TFTI, a self-proclaimed “pop-up experience” has set up house. Its subsequent success highlights its role as the next iteration in Houston’s kitsch art scene and the associated Houstonian hunt for the perfect Instagram photo. 






NEWS 11/28/18 12:32am

Discussing Division: Obama, Baker tackle bipartisanship

The president of Rice University introduced the former president of the United States to the crowd at the Baker Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala by listing three things the Thresher Backpage wrote 11 years ago that the two men have in common. Both David Leebron and Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School, served as presidents of the Harvard Law Review and married women who are way out of their league.





FEATURES 11/14/18 12:10am

Radio Free Sid: Rocking on since 1975

In early 2015, Carson Ariagno was a high school senior in the midst of deciding where he would spend the next four years of his life. He visited Rice on what he described as a beautiful spring day. As his tour guide took his group through the South college grove, the air was suddenly filled with a beautiful croon from above.




NEWS 11/7/18 12:31pm

Rice students express disappointment, optimism after midterm elections

As election results rolled in around 10 p.m., many students watching in the Rice Memorial Center Grand Hall expressed disappointment with the defeat of midterm election candidates Beto O’Rourke, who lost by 2.6 percent to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz, and Todd Litton, who lost by 7.6 percent to Dan Crenshaw, in races for the United States Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.


SPORTS 11/7/18 12:37am

Rice hands UTEP its first win since 2016

Rice football extended its losing streak to nine games on Saturday as the Owls fell to a University of Texas, El Paso team that came into the matchup riding an FBS-high 20-game losing streak. With the loss, Rice dropped to 1-9 on the season and 0-6 in conference play. The Owls’ first and only victory of the season came in their season-opening 31-28 win over FCS opponent Prairie View A&M University. 


NEWS 11/7/18 12:19am

RPC changes Esperanza theme after student concerns

Rice Program Council changed Esperanza’s theme to “A Taste of the Twenties” a week before the event after student leaders expressed concerns about a Great Gatsby-themed dance at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.


FEATURES 11/7/18 12:14am

Studio, late nights and Netflix: The ARCHI experience at Rice

It’s hard to miss the bright red, orange and yellow seats that fill McMurtry’s commons. And McMurtry College freshman Dani Ennis hates them. If she had designed her college’s central space, she would have done it differently. While she likes the open space and the natural light, she’d prefer if the chairs were purple — still eye-catching, but they’d show off McMurtry’s color. 



SPORTS 10/31/18 12:40am

Volleyball win streak reaches record 13

On Sunday, Rice volleyball broke the team’s all-time record win streak with its 13th consecutive win of the season, defeating Conference USA foe University of Texas, El Paso in a come-from-behind five-set victory.