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Friday, July 01, 2022 — Houston, TX

Letters To The Editor


OPINION 10/19/16 8:00am

How we should label mental health

Please explain to me why you would accommodate anyone directing a “stigma” against anyone (see "RAMHA brings National Mental Health Awareness Week to Rice") ‘Advocacy for’ “Advocacy For” is the positive use of language to achieve positive goals.


OPINION 10/19/16 8:00am

Great argument for Bailiff’s firing

Mr. Tolpadi’s piece entitled “Told by Tolpadi: After football’s brutal start, it is time for Bailiff to go” is arguably the most cogent argument I have seen to date for the firing of David Bailiff as head football coach of Rice University.


OPINION 10/5/16 8:02am

Sexual desire and depression

Re: the “low sexual desire reader” (assuming it is not a joke). Lack of a “target rich environment,” or whatever, may not be the reason for the reader’s low sexual desire.









OPINION 2/18/16 10:06pm

What I will do for you

What I will do for you I would like to take a chance to share my plans for some of the most pressing topics facing our campus right now, as well as some of the priorities that students have directly addressed to me.


OPINION 2/17/16 12:28pm

A letter to the SA candidates from a previous SA EVP

Dear Candidates, This past week I have enjoyed reading your candidate mission statements, watching your campaign videos, and learning more about your platforms through various social media. This week also allowed me to reflect on my term as SA external vice president during the 2014-15 year, and this reflection led me to write this letter.




OPINION 2/16/16 8:11pm

Endorsement misrepresents Thomas

To the Editor: Late Sunday night, the Thresher put out an endorsement for SA President based in slander by fundamentally misrepresenting Griffin Thomas and who he can be as a leader. This view is based on speculation rather than evidence and Griffin’s responses at Friday’s Thresher-hosted debate.



OPINION 2/16/16 7:40pm

Thresher endorsement warranted

In discussing the Thresher’s endorsement with friends and acquaintances, I’ve realized that many students aren’t aware the use of endorsements is standard protocol for both university and regular newspapers.


OPINION 1/26/16 8:53pm

Letter to the Editor: Parking garage short-sighted

The office/parking garage article in the Jan. 20 Thresher indicates that Rice students are quite supportive of the new six-story office building and seven-level parking garage south of Allen Center. Similarly broad support was apparent from my communications with faculty and staff about concerns over the construction plans. Senior Rice administrators met with me and demonstrated that they had carefully designed the project to maximize benefit to the Rice community and minimize sustainability concerns. But darker concerns persist.