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DAY In The Life: Marissa Topolski
10 months ago

DAY In The Life: Marissa Topolski

Sport: Women’s soccer Hometown: Mount Laurel, N.J. College: McMurtry Major: Cognitive sciences with a business minor Coach: Nicky Adams

Whether she’s traveling with the soccer team, training for a track meet or prepping …
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Writing Home: Greetings From China
10 months ago

Writing Home: Greetings From China

I try to sneak by, but even in the bustling morning crowds she manages to spot me. “豆봤,” she calls in Chinese. “Come look at my fresh fruit today.”


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The Rice Investment
10 months ago

The Rice Investment

Six years ago, we celebrated the centennial of the opening of Rice University. There was a great deal to celebrate. This included not only all we had achieved over …
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Syllabus: Tracing City Histories
10 months ago

Syllabus: Tracing City Histories

More than 7 billion people live on our planet at this moment. Slightly half of those people live in cities, and that number is rising by the day. “By …
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Inch by Inch, Row by Row
10 months ago

Inch by Inch, Row by Row

Someone once said, “Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.” In Rice’s Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden, you get 24 different types of tomatoes as well …
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The Amazing, Ageless Hydra
10 months ago

The Amazing, Ageless Hydra

Among the amazing properties of the tiny invertebrate known as the hydra is this showstopper — if you cut one in two, both parts live. They don’t age, and their …
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Unearthing a Tragedy
10 months ago

Unearthing a Tragedy

What is convict leasing? Why do we know so little about it? The answers to these questions can be found in the Woodson Research Center’s Reginald Moore Sugar Land …
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You say vosotros, I say ustedes …
12 months ago

You say vosotros, I say ustedes …

As a Latino-American, I always dreamed of studying abroad in Spain. It seemed like a suitable second home for me, where the culture shock of my first trip to Europe …
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Caffeinating Campus
1 year ago

Caffeinating Campus

85,000 cups of coffee were sold last year. Thirty-six thousand of those were poured in mugs customers brought in themselves. So, in an average day, baristas pour 400–600 cups of drip …
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