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Challenging the Narrative
1 month 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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Real-Time Evolution
1 month ago

Real-Time Evolution

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2 million people in the United States fall ill due to antibiotic-resistant infections each year. Of those people, at …
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I’m a Nerd About: Plant-based Cooking
1 month ago

I’m a Nerd About: Plant-based Cooking

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Elana Margosis ’19 dreams  of flan. But her reveries feature no milk or eggs. Margosis is working out the recipe for a vegan dessert in her …
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Win By Win
1 month ago

Win By Win

Head coach Tina Langley began her pregame speech with a familiar mantra: “Do not make this game bigger than it is.” It’s a sentiment she had repeated countless times this …
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Syllabus: Greek Tragedy
1 month ago

Syllabus: Greek Tragedy

CLAS 302:Greek TragedyDepartment: Classical and European StudiesDescription:Students read tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides as well as criticism of tragedy by Aristophanes, Plato and Aristotle. They learn how ancient tragedies …
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Time and Tempo
1 month ago

Time and Tempo

Photo by Tommy LaVergne

Baker College junior Nina Pitts has been playing the cello since the age of 5, but never received advice like what she heard from …
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La Calisto’s Modern Allure
4 months ago

La Calisto’s Modern Allure

Last fall, the Shepherd School of Music’s Opera Studies Department and Chamber Orchestra presented “La Calisto,” Francesco Cavalli’s exploration of impossible love and postwar apocalypse. It was the first production …
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Festival of Light
4 months ago

Festival of Light

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Rice marked the first night of Hanukkah with latkes, jelly-filled sufganiyot and a blowtorch, which President David Leebron used to light the first candle of a …
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Another Act To Follow
4 months ago

Another Act To Follow

BakerShake’s “Romeo and Juliet” in 1995

Thespians have crafted a significant stage presence on campus, from the creation of the first Rice Dramatic Club to the formation of the student-based …
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A Winning Spirit
4 months ago

A Winning Spirit

When the Rice volleyball starting lineup takes the court, the remaining team members move to the corner of the gym. Once there, they launch into a gamelong litany of cheers …
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