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Snow Day Story Time

After a snow day, we decided to talk about some of our past snow day experiences. We chat about sledding, the myth of seeing the first snow with your true love, and ho...

Youth Mental Health on Mercer Island with Michelle Ritter

In the midst of thanksgiving chaos, Sophie took a step back to talk to Michelle Ritter about students' mental health. Michelle works with various organizations on Merc...

Let's Talk: School Violence

TW: discussions of gun violence In response to the Ingraham High School shooting, we decide to speak out on how we feel about our safety in our school. We talk about ...

Is The Ick Real?

The ick is a topic that has taken the internet by storm, defined as "something someone does that makes you instantly hate the idea of being with them romantically". In...

Cultural Appropriation and Halloween

With Halloween being this week we decided to talk about the problematic side of Halloween costumes: cultural appropriation. As we discuss we get into where things deem...

Ned Fulmer & Separating the Art From the Artist

In this episode, we discuss the internet's favorite recent topic: the Ned Fulmer cheating scandal. As the conversation shifts away from the YouTube star himself, we qu...

MBTI Revisited

After a mixup in plans, we decide to go back to one of our favorite topics--MBTI. Listen to us take the test, explain our answers, and break down our results. We refle...

Let's Talk: Family Relationships

With Lauren out of town, Ava, Sophie, and Grace explore the idea of family. In the chaotic nature of life, many of us have one thing to fall back on--family. But what ...

The American College System and Our Futures

After getting so pumped up on the SAT topic in the last episode, we decided to go all out in this week's to talk about standardized testing, college counselors, our co...

Welcome to Season 3!

After the summer break, we are back with season three of Rice & Shine! In this episode, we give a quick recap of our sophomore year and summers, talk about the fut...

Let's Talk: Confessions of Ex-Student Athletes

Sophie and Lauren are back for a duo episode to dive into their experiences as student-athletes. They get candid about their years playing volleyball, the ups and down...

Tiger Parenting in the Western World

In this week episode, Grace and Ava discuss the term “Tiger Parent” by unpacking its origin in media, the traits of the parenting style, and examining whether or not t...

Asian Pacific-Islander Excellence

With how the past weeks have played out, we decided to talk about Asian Pacific-Islander excellence together! In this episode, we highlight our favorite API people in ...

Teen Girls Talk About Roe v. Wade

With the recent leaked Supreme Court draft suggesting the Roe v. Wade case be overturned, there has been a lot of back and forth between various sides. Yet with all of...

Welcome to AAPI Heritage Month!

It's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022! To celebrate, we have set up a new series highlighting people we think represent AAPI excellence. In this epi...

Asians On-Screen: Turning Red

We're back with another Asians On-Screen! Turning Red has turned heads on its representation and diversity, so today we put that to the test as we give our analysis an...

Pre-Spring Break Pandemonium

If you're looking for a good laugh, you've come to the right place! We initially planned on this episode being about the world "going back to normal" after COVID, but ...

Representation

After a break, we're back to talk about representation! We realized we never talked about representation head-on, so in this episode, we tackle all things representati...

Relationships Part 2

In the second installment of the relationships series, Grace and Sophie unpack their previous relationship failures and successes. They discuss first crushes, Sophie's...

Let's Catch Up: How Are We Really Doing?

Starting with a simple, "what have you been up to?" to catch up, we realize that we have not been doing so well. So, today we decompress all the stress as we talk abou...

Our Valentine's Day Stories

With the holiday just around the corner, today we talk about everything Valentine's Day-related: childhood celebrity crushes, what candy we would give out in elementar...

We Saw Eric Nam!

With Sophie & Ava out, we, Lauren & Grace, talk about our experience seeing Eric Nam live on his "There & Back Again" tour. We give a rundown of the night ...

Axel Webber & The Power of Social Media

Today we sit down and talk about Axel Webber's path to fame. Axel first made his impact on the internet with his charismatic videos showing the deromanticized side of ...

Addressing Omicron

DISCLAIMERS: Everything in this episode reflects our own opinions; although we have done our research, not everything is fact-checked. Today, we sit down and get c...

Sophie and Lauren's Everything & Anything

With no specific plan, we sat down and talked about anything that came to mind. In this chaotic episode, we talked about: the butterfly effect, the logic behind seatin...

Our One Year Anniversary!

Today we celebrate one year of Rice & Shine! We reflect on our growth, talk highs and lows, and look forward to many more years to come.

Makeup and the Male and Female Gaze

Inspired by the New York Times article "A New Look For a New World", today we break down the creative outlet of makeup and discuss the idea of a male and female gaze. ...

Finding Resolution in Education Settings w/ Yordanos Gebreamlak of the OEO

Today we talk to Yordanos Gebreamlak from the Washington state Office of Education Ombuds. We discuss about what Ombuds do, what's changed since COVID, and appreciate ...

Relationships

With Lauren and Ava out (aka the unemotional people), Grace and Sophie take the opportunity to reminisce on their past relationships of all sorts and share some advice...

Our Love-Hate Relationship with Meteor Garden

*CONTAINS SPOILERS* With Grace out, the crazy sleepover energy is brought back as we talk about the 2018 Chinese drama, Meteor Garden. The episode gets pretty chaotic ...