An Honorary Model

March 13, 2014

As The Sandspur celebrates its 120th anniversary, Managing Editor Annamarie Carlson ‘14 has collected a series of notable dates and events that mark the publication’s contribution to Rollins. Dec. 20, 1894: Vol. 1 Issue 1 The first issue of The Sand-Spur was printed as a literary journal with its original motto, “Stick to it.” The 30-page […]

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Department of Theatre and Dance Steps Up Its Game

March 13, 2014

Since the 1984-85 school year here at Rollins, the Department of Theatre and Dance has annually put on Rollins Dance in the Annie Russell for the spring semester, ending in 2006 with Rollins Dance XXI. Now, on March 14, a new dance creation will be taking flight on stage: Song & Dance. What at first […]

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Alumni See Opportunity in African Community

March 13, 2014

Alum Sam Barns uses his service experience to create  a new development project in Mkyashi, Tanzania. This summer, Rollins students will have the opportunity to interact with the community in a field study guided by Dr. Chong. Narrowing down the continents to South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Rollins alumnus Sam Barns ‘11 ‘12MBA knew […]

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Getting Service Dog Training on Campus

March 13, 2014

Rachel Denton ‘16 sits in class taking notes, focused on the professor speaking from a lectern at the front of the room. There is a warm weight on her foot and the sound of a light yawn comes from under her desk. If not for that yawn she might, for a moment, forget about Sequoia, […]

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Where in the World

March 13, 2014

Crimea, Ukraine Crimea, a semi-autonomous region that gained independence from the Soviet Union and became part of the Ukraine in 1991, is set to hold a referendum on March 16 to decide whether or not they will rejoin Russia. According to The Washington Post, Russia is eager to take back “its old imperial jewel.” Russian […]

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Bright Light Social Hour Continues to Satisfy Orlando fans

March 13, 2014

The band from Austin, Texas returns to Orlando to perform at The Social. Despite some awkwardly placed political statements, the group pleased the crowd and expressed their affection towards the city. Maybe you remember them from Fox Fest last spring because of their awesome music and killer long hair. I was thrilled to have the […]

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Letter from the Editor

March 13, 2014

This year marks the 120th birthday of The Sandspur. Like many women of a certain age, The Spur has undergone a host of cosmetic changes but remains as poised and mature as ever. During December of 1894, the publication was developed as a literary magazine entitled The Sand-Spur. This 30-page journal contained everything from short […]

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Campus Safety Director Talks Sexual Safety

March 13, 2014

I recently interviewed Ken Miller, Director of Campus Safety, regarding general policy and preparedness at Rollins College. Although we mostly talked about gun-related safety and policy, toward the end of our conversation, I asked him, if he were to have complete autonomy over all the policy stuff here at Rollins, what would be one thing […]

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A Mere Experience

March 13, 2014

“And that’s about the time she walked away from me/ Nobody likes you when you’re 23/And you still act like you’re in freshman year/What the hell is wrong with me?/My friends say I should act my age/What’s my age again?/What’s my age again?” – Blink-182 This weekend is Alumni Weekend, when former students of this […]

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Fox Fest ’14

March 13, 2014

Last spring, 91.5 WPRK FM and The Sandspur succeeded in creating an event like no other at Rollins College—Fox Fest ’13, a music and arts festival located in the heart of Rollins College on Mills Lawn. The event was created after 91.5 WPRK FM hosted a music festival in honor of their 60th anniversary the […]

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