Student Association Treasurer, Wiess College cabinet member and bike team captain, KTRU station manager, co-director of the Catholic Student Association - Ben Horne (Wiess '02), who passed away this July, was all of these and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Friday at 4 p.m., students and faculty gathered in Humanities Building Room 119 to hear University of California, Berkeley Chinese Professor Wen-hsin Yeh give a lecture entitled "Of War and Peace: Relations across the Taiwan Strait."