It’s All Greek to Me

April 21, 2011

After almost two months of extensive rehearsal, It’s All Greek to Me finally arrived at the Annie Russell Theatre. It is a rather difficult show to review because each performance differs from the last. Just to recap, Greek, as it is more commonly called, is an improvised Greek tragedy. Before the audience members enter the […]

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Human Trafficking Taints Florida

April 21, 2011

It was difficult for me to ad­just back into life at Rollins dur­ing the first few days back last week. How could I go back to my daily routine? For me, even the most basic day-to-day activ­ities provide a feeling of guilt. I get uneasy feelings — dark, lurking feelings one would ex­perience knowing something […]

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France Bans Burqa

April 21, 2011

On April 11, a law went into effect in France that bans the wearing of the burqa and the niqab. The burqa is the piece of clothing worn by Muslim wom­en that covers the entire face with mesh over the eyes while the niqab covers the entire face but with a slit for the eyes. […]

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Transitions: A Professor Reflects and Says Goodbye

April 21, 2011

I write this just a few weeks before my retirement as a professor at Rollins College. I will no doubt leave the campus after Commencement 2011 with some sadness, but with a great zest for the adventures that are yet to come and the work that is to be done. This is the begin­ning of […]

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WPRK Comes Alive

April 21, 2011

On April 16, 91.5 WPRK hosted its second WPRK Comes Alive! event at House of Blues in Orlando. In these trying times when Rollins is cutting the budgets of media outlets, WPRK is taking the initiative to raise money to continue entertaining the Rollins and Orlando communities. Featured artists included The Pauses, Andy Matchett & […]

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Parting Words from the Seniors

April 21, 2011

Nick, Editor-in-Chief I have been on the editorial staff of The Sandspur for four years, since my first semester at Rollins, when I arrived knowing nothing of newspaper production or journalism, but got a campus-wide email and came in to express my interest. I’m immensely proud to say that in that time, during which I […]

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Bottoms up?

April 21, 2011

A Resolution Approves a Proposal for the Creation of a Campus Pub Ever wanted to kick back with your friends or even your professors somewhere on campus and enjoy a few beers while you talk about your paper for class? You may be able to do so in the future. Rollins’ Student Government Association (SGA) […]

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2011

Dear ‘Spur, I was proud to open last week’s paper and read my ‘Letter to the Editor’ in its original, unedited form. Honestly, I’ve never been happier to see the word ballsack in printed text before. I imagine this is how a father feels after he sees his son hit his first home run whilst […]

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Fox Day: News Falsely Portrays Students as Out of Control

April 21, 2011

Last Wednesday, before buses even returned to campus from Fox Day festivities on New Smyrna Beach, a story went live on NBC’s WESH Channel 2 local news. The newscast depicted Rollins students as belligerent party animals with no regard for authority. Once seen by students, the video of the newscast went viral. Upwards of 900 […]

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Bad Press, Good Fox Day

April 21, 2011

This year, Fox Day was hosted at New Smyrna Beach instead of Cocoa Beach because Cocoa Beach authorities were only willing to allow Rollins students on their beach if city officials received 60-days notice ahead of time and if Rollins paid special event fees and paid in advance for on-site police and paramedics. Student Government […]

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