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Sunday, October 01, 2023 — Houston, TX

Ruby Gee

NEWS 1/10/12 6:00pm

Politics: Perspectives on Rice's Political Scene

Rice Young Democrats President Myles Bugbee came to Rice in 2008 at the peak of a presidential election – a time when the Rice Republicans were a defunct group and the Rice Democrats had only a handful of active members.

NEWS 11/29/11 6:00pm

Trends on Campus: Prepping with Collars Sweaters

Embracing their inner prep, Rice students have been spotted all over campus sporting the collars and sweaters trend. Will Rice freshman Genevieve Tariton and Hanszen sophomore Vishnu Kumar were just two of the many students spotted wearing this layered combination in light of the chilly weather. Though both wear dress shirts underneath their relatively fitted V-neck sweaters, Tariton and Kumar demonstrated two very different looks.

NEWS 11/29/11 6:00pm

Styling Tips of the Week

Guys and girls alike can try adding a printed bow tie to their collar and sweater combination for an extra level of fun. This look works best if the dress shirt underneath is white. A jewel-encrusted, removable collar is a trendy  and versatile fashion piece  that can spice up any solid-colored sweater. For sweaters with busier patterns, like Nordic or Floral, try the white Peter Pan collar  variation. If you want to try the collar and sweater trend with a flowy skirt, tuck a more form-fitting button-up into your skirt, and layer a loose-fitting sweater over it. Finish your outfit off with a thin belt, which will accentuate your figure without overwhelming your outfit.

NEWS 10/5/11 7:00pm

A history of caffeine consumption at Rice

People drink it sociably in public and private places alike, consuming it in its rawest, most bitter forms, or mixing it with other flavors so that the sweetness will make the drink more bearable. Not many people are aware of just how physically and psychologically dependent they are on it, and most are willing to spend a ridiculous amount of money for one small serving of temporary fulfillment. For better or worse, you can buy this addicting liquid almost anywhere; Rice has three places that sell it, all within minutes of each other.

NEWS 10/5/11 7:00pm

Alumni reflect on the changing coffee scene

Caffeine has always served as a sociable source of fuel for Rice students, with their endless stream of problem sets and reading assignments, but the extent of caffeine usage has changed dramatically between the mid-20th century and the early 21st. Though earlier alumni generally testified to the absence of different forms of coffee and a lack awareness towards caffeine levels in drinks, the nature of their responses suggests varying generational attitudes towards caffeine usage.