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Monday, November 11, 2019 — Houston, TX 35°

Ivanka Perez


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 10/8/19 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 9/10/19 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.


A&E 8/27/19 10:00pm

A love affair with Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

Few artists can master a genre transition. Lady Gaga dabbled in jazz with her Tony Bennett collaboration “Cheek to Cheek” and before she was famous and Katy Perry sang in a Christian rock band. But Taylor Swift’s transition from country to pop is arguably the most successful genre switch of all time.