HIWI: Rice Book (2012)
Written by Edited by ttweak. ttweak and Houston. It's Worth It. is proud to announce its third book, HIWI: Rice, published in honor of Rice University's centennial. HIWI:Rice is part love letter, part roast, and part remembrance of this venerable institution's lively presence in our city.
Like HIWI's other books, HIWI:Rice is a crowd-sourced publication comprised of stories and photographs submitted by current and former Rice students as well as Houstonians who didn't attend Rice. Beloved Rice institutions such as Valhalla, Beer Bike, O Week and others are memorialized as well as some of the more private pursuits that students have engaged in over the course of a century.
"We didn't know what kind of submissions we'd get," says David Thompson, co-founder of Houston. It's Worth It., ttweak, and a 1986 Will Rice graduate, "but we were pleasantly surprised. The stories and photographs we received exhibit beauty, conflict, humor, emotion, love, and, Thank God, some sentiments that one can't really define."