Rice University’s Student Newspaper — Since 1916

Monday, November 11, 2019 — Houston, TX 34°

Emily Abdow


OPINION 4/16/19 11:47pm

From the editors’ desk: Farewell

For the last four years, we have spent every Monday night upstairs in the Rice Memorial Center, neglecting schoolwork, social events, friends (as our suitemates can attest) and even our own birthdays to produce the weekly newspaper that shows up in your college’s commons every Wednesday. 


OPINION 4/16/19 11:30pm

Rice insurance plan should cover elective abortions

At the beginning of this year, the Thresher received a tip that the Rice student health insurance policy, Aetna, only covers abortions in the event of rape, incest or the endangerment of the life of the mother. An examination of the policy confirmed this tip to be factual.



NEWS 4/10/19 12:45am

Lance Armstrong addresses doping, Beer Bike 2020

Lance Armstrong, the cyclist whose seven Tour de France titles were revoked due to doping,  answered questions ranging from his cheating scandals to whether he’d donate to Hanszen College in a candid question and answer session Tuesday evening.



FEATURES 3/26/19 10:39pm

Beer Bike floats take shape

A volcano that erupts wine and Fireball and a massive bottle of Smirnoff are two phallic floats that will grace the parade from the water balloon fight to the Beer Bike track.