Onwenu should ensure that his presentation of the proposal to the CUC is nuanced and representative of the diverse opinions expressed through this process, both for and against.
The belligerent and immature behavior of some [Architectronica] attendees was disrespectful to everyone who put in work as well as all of the patient partygoers who were unable to attend the event.
Before we tell an entire group of people that the challenges they face are the same as everyone else’s and that they just aren’t trying hard enough, we should first ask them what those challenges actually are.
We do not have the right to speak over others and drown out their narratives. To be even more blunt: You do not understand me. You do not understand marginalized people. You cannot speak for us.
The piece conveniently omits the fact that opportunity does not exist equally for everyone in this country, and there are certain groups of people who have been and still are systematically denied opportunities to succeed.
Even as America continues to lose competence on the world stage, one pillar of our society stands uncontested: the skyrocketing number of prisoners.
We can’t reach political compromise, enact effective societal change or just plain old get along because of an insidious line of thought that’s crept into our society: identity politics.
Rice must commit to raising graduate student stipends to offset increased taxes if the tax plan becomes law.
Buoyed by some of the legitimate benefits social media brings to daily living, social media companies have sailed over seas of negative impact unscathed and with still-glistening reputations.
An error too common in analysis of Israel and Palestine is a feigned two-sidedness, something which in practice is often used to silence the voices of the Palestinians.
Giving faculty more discretion on sanctions would facilitate uneven application of the Honor Code.
Despite its argumentative flaws, Dreyer’s op-ed last week attacking a guest lecture on Palestinian revolutionaries serves as a powerful reminder of the need for more dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at Rice.
In last week’s Thresher article, “Evening of Elegance Attendance surpasses NOD for the first time,” Chi Alpha staff member Mathison Ingham said, “We wanted to create an event that gave dignity to people and let them have fun in an uplifting atmosphere.” This merits a response to those who attended or considered attending NOD and to Chi Alpha as an organization. To the former: Resist the notion being presented to you that sexuality, nudity, or following your own feelings and choices is without dignity.
The decline in NOD participation over the past several years points to its reduced significance as a component of Rice culture, but campus institutions — and the messaging around the party — still tend to treat the event as if it’s as prevalent as it used to be.