Brooms Up! Quidditch Flies to Mills

November 3, 2011

To the average Muggle here at Rollins, students running around with broomsticks held between their legs may seem a bit peculiar, but not to Harry Potter lovers and wizarding sport fans alike. This year, Rollins joined more than 200 other colleges (including Harvard, Vassa and Villanova) in introducing a new sport to its roster, Muggle […]

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Basketball Season: Sneak Preview

November 3, 2011

On Sept. 15, the first practice of the Tars’ 2011-2012 men’s basketball season commenced. This year’s squad features seven players returning from last year’s back-to-back Sunshine State Conference Champion team and seven players who are new to the program. The Tars have had six days of practice to begin their campaign, but not without good […]

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Presidential Ping-Pong

November 3, 2011

When I think of ping-pong tournaments, I think of the movies Forrest Gump and Balls of Fury, not college presidents. President Duncan, however, would not think of being anywhere else except the second-floor gym on ping-pong night. An annual event, the Rollins Ping Pong Tournament was held last Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Alfond Sports […]

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Confessions of a Professor

November 3, 2011

Peter Selgin, distinguished visiting assistant professor of creative writing, openly admits that he does not tell the whole truth in his new memoir, Confessions of a Left-Handed Man. At least, not when telling the truth would get in the way of what he is trying to say. To Selgin, revealing the emotional truth behind a […]

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Christianity and Homosexuality Discussed in Depth

November 3, 2011

In modern society, it is perfectly acceptable to ignore rules listed in the Bible (i.e. the King James version), such as those telling to not eat shrimp or pork, get a divorce, or see women and black people as subservient. Why, then, do many religions still hold the outdated and primitive belief that homosexuals are […]

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Behind the Scenes of WPRK

November 3, 2011

WPRK 91.5 FM, billed as “the voice of Rollins College,” has good reason to call itself “the best in basement radio.” Many of WPRK’s qualities make it stand out from other local radio stations; it was founded in 1952, making it the oldest radio station in Florida. It was also recently voted the second-best radio […]

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Artizan Brings Curse to Classic Metal

November 3, 2011

Artizan is a five-piece melodic heavy metal band from Jacksonville that got a fresh start in 2009 and has remained stable for a band of its genre amidst the Florida music scene. The band’s early 2011 release, debut album Curse of the Artizan, boasts seven songs that demonstrate its best aspects: musical solidarity, technical capacity, […]

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Adams Feeling Lucky Now

November 3, 2011

Who said 13 was an unlucky number? Ryan Adams’ latest effort and 13th album, Ashes and Fire, is a melancholy collection of heartbreaking music, the likes of which have not been seen by the ingenious alternative-country artist for years. It has been two and half years since Adams announced he was quitting his band, The […]

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Dream Theater Rocks Hard

November 3, 2011

If there is any band that gives hope to creative music, it is Dream Theater. An influence to melodic metal musicians everywhere and regarded as an entity that transcends music itself, Dream Theater is a progressive metal band that the average person has probably heard of. What makes Dream Theater special is that such a […]

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Orlando Calling O.A.R.

November 3, 2011

On Nov. 12 and 13, Orlando will host the first annual Orlando Calling music festival. The festival is like a mini-Lollapalooza, featuring a variety of great musical acts such as The Raconteurs, Kid Cudi and Pixies. One of the most anticipated acts however, is O.A.R., who consistently draws a huge crowd for its shows. I […]

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