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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.


FEATURES 9/24/19 9:30pm

Taste of Home: Turning the Tables

For many students, one of the hardest parts of coming to Rice is leaving behind home-cooked meals. Rice may not be able to clone your grandma (yet), but they may be able to reproduce her cooking, thanks to Housing and Dining’s new program, Taste of Home. 




FEATURES 9/10/19 9:22pm

In ancient civilizations, we see the present

McMurtry College junior Jackson Richard White came into college wanting to study astrophysics, but he said he found an affinity for classical studies after his first-year writing-intensive seminar,  “Propaganda in the Roman Empire.” 


FEATURES 9/10/19 9:18pm

Black at Rice: Drew Carter

Until Senior Night for his high school’s varsity soccer team, Drew Carter didn’t know whether he was going to college. He’d just been given a yellow card from the referee and was sent to the sidelines, furious, when he checked his phone. 



FEATURES 9/3/19 10:00pm

McPlunkett: the college that never was

For the last 10 years, Rice University has had 11 residential colleges. Enter McPlunkett College, Rice’s imaginary 12th college, founded in 2019 by the matriculating class. What started as an inside joke blew up to massive proportions, receiving shoutouts from Rice Housing and Dining, the Marching Owl Band and an official Rice University Instagram story.


FEATURES 9/3/19 9:58pm

Coming home: Former Wiess magisters return to Lovett

Lovett College saw plenty of new faces this school year, but not all the new kids on the block were students. August marked the beginning of Michael Gustin and Denise Klein's first school year as Lovett magisters, after being associates at the college for 18 years.



FEATURES 8/27/19 10:08pm

“To Be or Not to Be”

Despite interning at an electricity broker over the summer, Will Grimme spent much of his time thinking about a time and a place where electricity didn’t exist: Hamlet’s kingdom. 


FEATURES 4/17/19 10:04am

Black at Rice: Gabby Falcon

After Gabrielle Falcon, who goes by Gabby, announced on Facebook that she was chosen as a 2019 student director of Orientation Week, she got a call from her grandmother.