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Yasna Haghdoost


OPINION 4/19/17 8:00am

From the Editor’s Desk: Parting words

My baby is all grown up. But then again, the Thresher was never my baby. After all, I am simply one of many in a long line of stewards who voluntarily foisted a stick up their ass for an entire year to produce a college weekly.


NEWS 2/28/17 10:24pm

Thomas contests election via UCourt

Two apparent constitutional violations have occurred during the Student Association election, and SA President Griffin Thomas has filed a complaint with University Court to contest the election.


NEWS 2/15/17 12:14am

SA addresses campaign ethics concerns with new rules

The Student Association Senate amended the regulations for the upcoming SA elections to bar candidates from promising student funding to organizations and from receiving campaign donations from groups unaffiliated with Rice. These new rules, which were approved unanimously at Monday’s Senate meeting, came in response to information indicating that a potential candidate or candidates had used external campaign consulting services and promised clubs preferential access to student funding in exchange for campaign assistance, according to SA President Griffin Thomas.




NEWS 1/24/17 9:19pm

Rice students among thousands of protesters marching for women's rights in Houston, Austin

Rice University students and faculty joined thousands marching in the Austin and Houston Women’s Marches last Saturday to show support for women’s rights in light of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Following the marches, the female residential college presidents launched a Rice for Women campaign to mirror the follow-up activities promoted by the organizers of the Women’s March in D.C.


NEWS 1/13/17 6:05pm

Berlin Wall segment, other structures vandalized overnight with pro-Trump messages

Three acts of vandalism, two of which referenced President-elect Donald Trump, appeared on campus Friday morning. The segment of the Berlin Wall outside the Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Moody Center Student Collaborative’s art installation and a dormitory wall of Hanszen College, which are all within 500 yards of each other, were defaced with blue spray paint.


NEWS 1/10/17 9:49pm

Development continues on sexuality pilot

Though the Critical Thinking in Sexuality pilot is not currently listed in the course catalogue or in Schedule Planner, the class is still set begin in February, according to Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Title IX Support Allison Vogt.