Reaccreditation comes to Rollins

February 12, 2015

This year, Rollins College is undergoing reaccreditation, a complicated process that takes place every ten years. Currently, the school is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which allows Rollins to give valid baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. To stay accredited, Rollins must turn in a Compliance Certification Report […]

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Canterbury Club offers students stress relief

February 12, 2015

Around half a dozen people meet in Knowles Chapel on Thursday nights to chant and worship by candlelight. Canterbury Club, a club with Episcopalian roots, holds the service, called Compline. The club was originally created at the beginning of last year, after InterVarsity lost their recognition as a student group, which left a lack of […]

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Defending High School Sweethearts

February 12, 2015

“If you’ve never dated anyone else, how do you know if they’re even ‘the one?’” “Aren’t you afraid you’ll get sick and tired of each other?” “Do you honestly think your relationship will last?” Hooray! for the endless amount of intrusive questions that typical high school sweethearts are constantly bombarded with by their peers. For […]

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#RollinsCares Tackles Unspoken Issues

February 12, 2015

“If you love Rollins,” said Peter Ruiz ’15, “critique it. In my opinion, critique is an act of love itself.” Ruiz, Olivia Matthews ’15, Jamaica Reddick ’15 and I were sitting in the warm comfort of Smart Coffee discussing the recent #RollinsCares trend that emerged on Facebook in late December. Indeed, Ruiz’s words spoke about […]

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Winter With the Writers

February 12, 2015

 Last week Sapphire, author of bestselling novels Push and The Kid, came to Rollins as part of Winter With the Writers. On Feb. 4 she attended a reception at the Enzian theatre where there was a screening of Push’s adapted film: Precious. On Feb. 5 she held a master class in Bush Auditorium as well […]

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Where In The World

February 12, 2015

Amman, Jordan Jordanian King Abdullah II has vowed revenge and a total shutdown of extremist group ISIS after they released a video depicting the death of a Jordanian citizen. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, a pilot in the Jordanian Air Force, was captured after his plane was shot down near Raqqa, Syria, on a mission against ISIS in […]

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Deciphering the appeal of Katy Perry

February 12, 2015

From a gargantuan chrome lion to a gyrating shark, Katy Perry’s halftime show was nothing short of a visual feast. In true K.P. fashion, the spectacle included a fantasia of colors, props, and costumes. The halftime show’s aesthetics roared loud enough to establish dominance over post-Super Bowl conversation topics. For instance, much of the talk […]

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TGO rocks the House of Blues

February 12, 2015

As the searing psychedelic echo subsided and the house lights illuminated, the House of Blues erupted in a joyous cheer. The Groove Orient had just concluded one of the most monumental sets of music that they have played to date as they thanked the electric audience and left the stage. It was Jan. 30, and […]

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A conversation with Time Stands Still director Sarah Clark ’15

February 12, 2015

Through my involvement The Sandspur, I’ve come to appreciate the different approaches and experiences that result when a student completely takes charge of—well, anything. The passion and commitment that ensues is always unique to each case. As many of our readers are aware, the Fred Stone Theatre hosts full-length productions directed by Rollins’ very own […]

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Time Stands Still Review

February 12, 2015

Fred Stone Theater is bathed in the color red. Soft shades of the color are woven into the set; the loveseat is a dull, burnt red, the carpet beneath it is cream and brown mingled with red. On the bed rests a deep orange cushion, which plays a soft transitional shade between the brighter reds […]

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