American sexual taboo leads to extremes

February 26, 2015

You are a prude. Do not try to refute it. I do not care if you are a porn star and have sex for a living. Prude. So am I, for the record. We are the product of our surroundings, which have given us a pretty skewed perspective when it comes to thinking about sex. […]

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Mourning victims of hate crimes

February 26, 2015

Rollins held a vigil on February 16 to honor the lives of three Muslim students murdered in Chapel Hill. These three students were Deah Shaddy Baraka, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha. The gunman, Craig Hicks, was a caucasian atheist who shot the students execution style in an act of terror, hate, and violence. The Rollins […]

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Honors Program initiates changes

February 26, 2015

Olin 104 has earned the nickname “The Glass Classroom” because of the wall of glass panes that separates it from the rest of the library’s first floor. A sign on the door indicates that it is reserved as an Honors Program student lounge during certain hours on Thursday and Sundays. The Glass Classroom has wheeled […]

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rFLA launch ushers in new era

February 26, 2015

The day had finally come for freshmen students to take part in the Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts (rFLA) competitive events launch. Outside, in front of the flagpole, there was a plethora of tables full of free food, various mini-giveaways, and an assortment of shirts for the competitors. It was a cool day with […]

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Ash Wednesday service draws students

February 26, 2015

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” was murmured over and over again on Wednesday as around 100 students, faculty, staff, and community members were marked with ash crosses on their foreheads. Reverend Shawn Garvey and Father Jose Rodrigues presided over the multi-faith lunchtime service in Knowles Chapel. Though many people […]

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New Majors approved for Holt School

February 26, 2015

2015 has brought to Rollins new programs that will not only diversify our students, but also enrich our faculty, educational, and campus life. An undergraduate program in Healthcare Management and an interdisciplinary program for Public Policy and Political Economy has begun its broad curriculum this year. In Fall 2015 the new Master of Health Services […]

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SGA President Ablin discusses time at Rollins

February 26, 2015

In addition to her role as Student Government Association President, Elise Ablin ’15 served as the student voice for the College of Arts and Sciences throughout the entirety of the presidential search, which began following President Lewis Duncan’s announcement to step down last summer. Her busy schedule leaves Elise with rarely a moment to spare. […]

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Gaga showcases new style

February 26, 2015

Who says you can’t transition from disco sticks to Irving Berlin? One of the most surprising performances at this year’s Grammy’s came courtesy of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Yes, that Tony Bennett. Yes, that Lady Gaga. Singing the title track of their Grammy winning collaborative jazz album Cheek to Cheek, the duo successfully wooed […]

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Online streaming moves towards domination

February 26, 2015

Netflix is a household name. When they started Instant Internet Streaming in 2008, the idea seemed foreign. No one knew how much the industry would boom over the years. Within the past few years Amazon has jumped on, adding their own instant streaming system, Amazon Instant. Currently, Netflix is said to have 50 million subscribers […]

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Gourmet fries grace the Farmers Market

February 26, 2015

The smell of french fries and basil is the first sign that indicate TheFryBar is nearby. Located at the heart of Winter Park Farmer’s Market and across from a colorful flower stand, the popular venue can be spotted from afar because of its winding line of customers. Besides the traditional kettle corn and lemonade that […]

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