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Face Time
2 days ago

Face Time

Chethan: I applied early decision to Rice. I wanted to go to a place that was warm and friendly and very diverse. I wasn’t crazy about the idea of being …
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Distance Learning in the Delta
3 days ago

Distance Learning in the Delta

Bonnie: “We’re in the country-country, Ms. Miller, we really have nothing to worry about,” the lead teacher on my hall reassured me. Characteristically, she sought to allay any fears about …
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Mission Critical
3 days ago

Mission Critical

I am a critical pulmonary care physician, which means that I manage the most critically ill patients in the hospital — generally, patients who have multiple organ failure. Because they …
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Pivoting in a Pandemic
3 days ago

Pivoting in a Pandemic

New York is supposed to be the city that never sleeps. Things are supposed to happen around the clock every day of the year — but right now, the entire …
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Meditation for this Moment
4 days ago

Meditation for this Moment

COVID-19 has hijacked our amygdala — the reptilian part of the brain that helps regulate emotions and motivations, particularly those related to survival. This reptilian brain has taken charge, causing …
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Apocalyptic Times
4 days ago

Apocalyptic Times

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was one month into my freshman year at Rice. That Tuesday morning, my suitemates and I woke to the sound of the (landline!) phone ringing. …
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From Rice EMS to Chicago Med
4 days ago

From Rice EMS to Chicago Med

The University of Chicago Medical Center is located on the city’s South Side, where there have been a lot of COVID-19 cases — in early May, we were ranked third …
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Days Go By
4 days ago

Days Go By

I’m a reporter at the Houston Chronicle. On March 3 — a lifetime ago — I published my first COVID-19 story: A Q&A with Peter Hotez, a Houston-based vaccine researcher …
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This Is Fine
4 days ago

This Is Fine

 

Elena Lacey ’13 is a San Fancisco-based art director and designer at Wired.

 

 

To see more works of art in response to COVID-19, go …
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Notes from Inside
4 days ago

Notes from Inside

As I write this in Montana with April tipping into May, I should be packing. 

One awkwardly large cardboard box is usually sufficient to mail the gear I’d rather not …
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