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Shiny Days
2 months 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
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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Author Q&A: Nishta Mehra
2 months ago

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
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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The Classroom Clinician
2 months ago

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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We Don’t Know: How to Predict Earthquakes
2 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Predict Earthquakes

As a geologist, I study the mechanics of earthquakes. Right now, we have a good sense of how quakes happen — we know how the continental plates are moving in …
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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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Physics for America
2 months ago

Physics for America

Jack Replinger photo courtesy of Teach For America, Memphis

 “Astrophysics was really cool, but I realized working in a lab wasn’t going to be for me,” said Jack Replinger ’07, …
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Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”
2 months ago

Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”

The Book of LIFEJoseph CampanaTupelo Press, 2019

In the opening poem of his latest collection, Rice English professor Joseph Campana describes an encounter with a box of crumbling LIFE magazines …
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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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