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She Runs
4 years ago

She Runs

“The Devil is in Derartu. Today very, very not strong.”

Stretching at the base of Mount Entoto, 8,500 feet above sea level, I caught my breath after lagging behind Banchi …
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Traditions: Will Rice College

THE CRAB NEBULA DEFENSE

Will Rice College’s Beer Bike teams have had a good run in recent years. Will Rice is the only college to have simultaneously won the men’s, …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Hanoi!
4 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Hanoi!

Xin chào tù Hà Nôi!

It’s been almost a year since the hot and humid June day when I arrived in Hanoi for a stint as a Luce Scholar. …
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Trailblazing Athletes
4 years ago

Trailblazing Athletes

Stahlé Vincent ’72 was among the first African-Americans to play football at Rice and the first black quarterback in the Southwest Conference. Despite his many accomplishments as a student–athlete, he …
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The Art of Science Fiction
4 years ago

The Art of Science Fiction

Dave Seeley ’82 has always been an artist — and a self-described science fiction fanboy. In his recent collection, “The Art of Dave Seeley,” he calls himself a lifelong “image …
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Author Q&A: Jim Bernhard ’59
4 years ago

Author Q&A: Jim Bernhard ’59

Some authors’ deaths merit more than footnotes. There are the suicides of Plath, Woolf and Hemingway, as well as some that are equal parts bizarre and tragic, …
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100 Years of the Thresher
4 years 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
4 years 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
4 years 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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A Voice for Houston’s Refugees
4 years ago

A Voice for Houston’s Refugees

Yehuda Sharim is the Aubrey ’42 and Sylvia Farb Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies and a scholar at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice. A native of Israel …
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