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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — Houston, TX 70°

Spotlight





FEATURES 11/12/19 9:41pm

Black at Rice: Jayson Taylor

Succulent fruits, green vegetables, bright hues and caterpillar-nibbled leaves. Jayson Taylor is a gardener, but he cultivates more than just plants. Taylor began gardening the fall of his freshman year on a friend’s suggestion. Along with the fresh food and the environmental benefits of composting, the tranquility gardening provides has kept Taylor’s thumb green.





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.