KNOWN FOR QUAINT WALKWAYS LINED WITH CENTURY-OLD OAK TREES and public art, Rice’s campus added a rather unconventional badge of honor to its résumé this summer — becoming a gold mine for spotting Pokemon. Reigniting the ’90s craze with its July release, “Pokemon Go” rippled through campus, prompting Rice students and visitors alike to try to “catch ’em all.” And fortunately for students, Rice’s campus is one of the top spots for catching Pokemon in Houston.
For those not familiar, the “Pokemon Go” app uses the GPS on users’ phones to reveal Pokemon in real-world surroundings, like atop the Edgar Odell Lovett statue or beneath the twinkling lights of Valhalla’s courtyard. A new form of social interaction, the app creates an opportunity for students to meet new friends and interact with peers as they progress along their virtual journey. So the next time you find yourself on campus, take advantage of the Pokemon hot spot. You never know who you might befriend. Just make sure to look up every once in a while.