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Summer 2019

Shiny Days
1 month ago

Shiny Days

Illustration by Paddy Mills

Long after the pain of term papers and problem sets have passed, we remember the soundtrack that defined our college days and nights. You know the …
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Ripe for the Picking
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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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Author Q&A: Nishta Mehra
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Author Q&A: Nishta Mehra

Brown White BlackAn American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and ReligionNishta MehraPicador, 2019

Nishta Mehra ’05 is brown-skinned. Her wife, Jill Carroll ’94, is white. Their adopted …
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I’m a Nerd About: Teaching Tolkien
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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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Health
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Health

Illustrations by Ryan Snook

Busy alumni, a mental health professional and a dietitian agree that there is not just one definition of healthy living. Each individual has to define their …
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Travel
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Travel

lllustrations by Ryan Snook

Can busy, budget-conscious millennials incorporate travel into their lives? Kay Rodriguez ’15, the proprietor of Jetfarer, a website that’s packed with travel guides, tips and itineraries, …
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The Classroom Clinician
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The Classroom Clinician

Illustration by Adam Cruft

A licensed clinical psychologist, D. Colette Nicolaou’s academic pursuits are as varied as her teaching style. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania …
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Home
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Home

Illustrations by Ryan Snook

The days swirling around graduation are filled with cliché advice: The world is your oyster; you can do whatever you set your mind to; and …
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Finance
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Finance

Illustrations by Ryan Snook

If you’ve lived off campus, you already have plenty of experience with real-world expenses: rent, gas, groceries and more. New homes, jobs or graduate schools mean …
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Career
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Career

Illustrations by Ryan Snook

Each year, hundreds of Owls transition from being a Rice undergraduate to graduate students, job seekers, employees, entrepreneurs, volunteers, adventure seekers and more. If college life …
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