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Ripe for the Picking
2 months ago

Ripe for the Picking

At Rice’s Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden, horticulturist Joe Novak and his students lead groups of volunteers in maintaining the vibrant, flourishing garden. And the produce grown there is …
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I’m a Nerd About: Teaching Tolkien
2 months ago

I’m a Nerd About: Teaching Tolkien

Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

A self-described “unabashed bibliophile,” Maximilian Murdoch ’20 first became fascinated with the world of J.R.R. Tolkien when he discovered “The Hobbit” in the sixth …
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Not Up for Debate
2 months ago

Not Up for Debate

This spring, Rice seniors teamed up to finish second at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE) at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Debate team captain Sonia Torres ’19 and …
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Holy Forking Shirtballs
2 months ago

Holy Forking Shirtballs

If you’re a fan of NBC’s “The Good Place,” you know curse words are cutely censored in the show’s heaven-like utopia. You may not be aware, however, that you’re laughing …
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And They’re Off
2 months ago

And They’re Off

This May, we asked 11 graduating seniors, one from each residential college, to sit for a portrait and reflect on their time at Rice. As they thought about memorable classes, …
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Film School
2 months ago

Film School

“Film societies were part of this wonderfully porous boundary between doing something for fun and expansion and enjoyment, and learning something as part of our formal education,” Brennan said. Her …
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Mentorship Magic
3 months ago

Mentorship Magic

Illustration by Daniel Fishel

This fall, Alex Hwang ’19 will head to the University of Cambridge for one year of graduate study as a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship. …
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Owls Love Horses
3 months ago

Owls Love Horses

Photo by Tommy LaVergne

Selin Ergulen ’19 and Jessica Hartz ’19 had very different levels of experience when they joined the Rice Equestrian Team their freshman year. While Ergulen rode …
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Challenging the Narrative
5 months ago

Challenging the Narrative

Illustration by Monica Obaga

Last February, Rice students on the newly formed IncreasingAfrican Presence in Academia committee organized a wide-ranging and well-attended discussion on Western misconceptions about Africa.

“There’s …
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Campus Scene
5 months ago

Campus Scene

Photo by Brandon Martin

02.07.2019 // Veronica Zheng ’19 and Nicholas McMillan ’19 // Anderson Biological Laboratories