Life on a Lanyard

Rice students keep everyday necessities organized and personalized via lanyards and carabiners.

From classes and jobs to internships and extracurriculars, a student’s keys follow them everywhere. Their ID gets them into buildings, their AirPods provide them with study jams, their panic buttons and pepper spray keep them safe, their wallet pays for coffee, their decorative keychains remind them of friends and family — and their lanyard or carabiner hold all of these necessities in reach. In a world of change, it’s easier to keep your life on a lanyard. — Emma Korsmo ’24

Photo by Alese Pickering
Julie Moquin ’25 carries lip balm, a personal alarm, and a cabbage merchant button
Photo by Alese Pickering
Mabel Tang ’23 hangs a personal alarm, AirPod case and a daisy keychain from her Hanszen College lanyard.
Photo by Alese Pickering
Emma Korsmo ’24 carries a Dumbledore keychain a penguin AirPod case and a stuffed owl from her carabiner.
 Lucia Fernandez ’25 keeps a mini surfboard, and a reusable straw on her Rice Athletics lanyard.
 Lucia Fernandez ’25 keeps a mini surfboard, and a reusable straw on her Rice Athletics lanyard.
 Sofia Pellegrini ’24 loads her carabiner with pepper spray, her wallet and a bear AirPod case.
 Sofia Pellegrini ’24 loads her carabiner with pepper spray, her wallet and a bear AirPod case.

Photos by Alese Pickering