Spring Break at Rice

Spring has finally arrived to the city of Houston. After a rather cold and dreary winter, at least by Texas standards, the sun has finally decided to show its brilliant face. Through the stress of midterms and problem sets, we as a school have collectively survived. This has created bonds between each and every single […]

A Homage to the Trees of Rice

As you may have known, Rice has a beautiful campus filled with memorable artistic structures and unique, Byzantine-styled buildings. However, when most visitors arrive on campus, this structural beauty is quickly overshadowed by the bountiful greenery that lies within the university grounds. A greenery that has allowed Rice to seamlessly become an acclaimed arboretum even […]

McSkate

The Sunday before finals week, I went ice-skating with a bunch of my friends from McMurtry, my residential college. McMurtry had reserved the ice rink in the Galleria, one of Houston’s largest malls. We had the whole ice rink to ourselves, and we skated, laughed, fell (well, those who had never been ice-skating before, like […]

Salman Khan’s Rice Commencement Speech 2012

Salman Khan was the commencement speaker this year at Rice University’s 99th commencement ceremony. “Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and not-for-profit organization that has made waves in the field of education. In 2004, Khan’s online tutorials for a young cousin gained a wider audience, and five years later […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

Here’s to the Rice University Class of 2012! Each and every one of you deserve nothing but the highest commendation and respect. What an honor it is to graduate from such an amazing University! Graduation from Rice is full of tradition: Every year since Rice was established in 1912, students matriculate into Rice by walking […]