Delta Zeta Turtle Tug

April 8, 2011

Last Sunday was the First Annual Rollins Turtle Tug hosted by Delta Zeta. What you might ask yourself is: what the heck is Turtle Tug? Turtle Tug is your basic tug of war, but for added excitement the game is played over a giant pool of Jell-O. Five-man or -woman teams were able to sign […]

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Letter to the Editor: The Art of Editing

April 8, 2011

Dear Sandspur, I couldn’t help but notice that you changed many words and phrases in my letter to the editor last week. Normally, I don’t mind a little bit of editing — it’s a surprise — and I’m a man that likes surprises (I also enjoy danger, impudence, coconuts and the occasional hot bubble bath). […]

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Letter to the Editor: Peer Mentor Selection

April 8, 2011

In last week’s issue, Julia Campbell accurately describes the role of a peer mentor as one “meant to guide freshman through their first year away from home.” As the title of the position indicates, it is an exciting opportunity to help incoming firstyears with their transition into college, and to serve as a mentor to […]

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Message from a Graduating Senior

April 8, 2011

I finally know my next step after graduation — non-profit work. Here is a note on why, a shout-out to those who share my dreams, and a thank you to those who helped me find them. I must admit that I have thought before … anyone can volunteer. The real achiever earns multiple degrees, has […]

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Is Obama Helping or Hindering Libya?

April 8, 2011

Recently, much of the news has been devoted to the situation in Libya, as General Gadhafi refuses to give up his power and continues fighting his own people to keep it. Now, with Obama’s decision to use force to urge Gadhafi to step down, the news’ focus has shifted closer to home. Many Republicans, and […]

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Human Trafficking in Orlando

April 8, 2011

Rollins has taken its first steps in bringing human trafficking awareness to the college community. The Immersion Committee is hosting an immersion trip to the Clearwater area to learn about human trafficking, and this year’s Week of Action has an entire day devoted to this topic. Three weeks ago, at a concert to benefit victims […]

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Celebrating Womanhood

April 8, 2011

Last week, Voices for Women (V4W) displayed a powerful presence on the Rollins campus with V-Week. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, V-Week hosted events to educate the campus about issues regarding violence toward women, and just to celebrate women in general. The week included a discussion with award […]

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Billy Collins’ Writing Inspires Young Poets

April 8, 2011

Winter Park Institute patrons, students, and professors, fi lled the Annie Russell Theatre in eager anticipation for the poetry reading. Billy Collins’ newest collection of poems, Horoscopes for the Dead, was originally scheduled to premiere the same day of his reading, on Tuesday, March 29, but when the release date changed to the following week, […]

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Olin’s Edible Books

April 8, 2011

“It was a close shave, but we won.” Zach Baldwin ’14 was very excited aft er his and Office of Community Engagement Graduate Assistant Rebecca Gorchoff ’s creation, a rather bloody pie with a razor blade in the center, won the People’s Choice Award at the Edible Book Contest. The entry was an allusion to […]

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A Night of Stand-Up with Kathy Griffin

April 8, 2011

I went to my first stand-up show last Thursday night and it was amazing! I have been a fan of Kathy Griffin since the first season of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the DList. When I found out that she would be coming down to Orlando, I knew that I could not pass up the […]

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