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SUMMER 2020

Stop the Presses
5 months ago

Stop the Presses

The last time I was in a crowd, it was in the Academic Quad. We all looked ridiculous, a bunch of seniors wearing half-baked graduation outfits; some wore stoles thrown …
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Apocalyptic Times
5 months 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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Paradise of the Lost
5 months ago

Paradise of the Lost

My photographs of anonymous sites around Galveston Island depict a sense of loneliness and abandonment. I’m intrigued by the remnant of the temporal inhabitant — the nearly collapsed fence, the oil …
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From Rice EMS to Chicago Med
5 months 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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Basquiat à la Social Isolation
5 months ago

Basquiat à la Social Isolation

This was for a re-creation assignment, and I was drawn to a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting because it was as chaotic as everything else I was feeling at the time. My …
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Days Go By
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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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A Painful and Necessary Reckoning
5 months ago

A Painful and Necessary Reckoning

“I can’t breathe.”

These painful words have rocketed across America, and indeed the world, in response to the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It isn’t the first time …
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Life in the Pandemic
5 months ago

Life in the Pandemic

Survival Pedagogy Author Lacy M. Johnson finds new connections between parenting and teaching her students during traumatic times. Johnson is an assistant professor of creative writing.

Mission Critical Zachary …
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