I recently ran across this rather arresting photo, labeled “Trash Haul, November 1991”:
I assumed it must have been some sort of environmental thing and with that as a keyword and a narrow date range it was easy enough to find the Thresher article about it. It seems they carried their own trash around for a week to demonstrate how much garbage we all generate. I’m actually a bit surprised at how little there seems to be. I’m including the whole front page here because who doesn’t love a big crackdown:
Bonus: Inside the tent by Fondren and Anderson Architecture.
I remember the Trash Haul! I lived off campus so decided it was impractical for me to do. 😂 Lovett ‘93
Interesting to note that the author of another front-page story, Shaila Dewan, writes now for the New York Times.
Third from the left in the white pants looks like Michelle Gadd. I think that she was a early recycling force at Rice.