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Spring 2016

Musical Manners
11 months ago

Musical Manners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a quiet floor of Methodist Hospital, where doctors and nurses spoke in hushed tones, a group of Rice students …
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100 Years of the Thresher
11 months ago

100 Years of the Thresher

A VOICE FOR STUDENTS: The Rice Thresher did more than document a constantly growing campus, comment on student social mores, wade into institutional conflicts and analyze athletic rivalries. It …
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Night Owl: The Daily Dance
11 months ago

Night Owl: The Daily Dance

On Jan. 1, 2014, José Figueroa ’90 resolved to dance to live music every single day for a year. He accomplished that feat — and kept dancing. In fact, …
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No Grown-ups Allowed
11 months ago

No Grown-ups Allowed

In 1986, when I was editor of the Thresher, the tears came around 4 a.m. every Thursday. That was after the cheerful scrum of staff — reporters, section …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian
11 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian

Alex Byrd ’90 knows Rice better than a lot of professors. Coming to the university from Houston’s historically black Jack Yates High School, Byrd wasn’t sure how he’d fit …
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Exit, Stage Left
11 months ago

Exit, Stage Left

The day I came to Rice to interview for a job teaching literature, in December 1969, a group of senior English majors took me to Sammy’s and promised to “tell …
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