Defending discussion of religion

November 11, 2015

Religion, as C. S. Lewis said, “If false, is of no importance, and if true, is of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” Throughout the Rollins College campus, though, there seems to be apathy toward religious truth. Even people who claim to adhere to religious traditions often fail to follow […]

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Understanding the controversial Safe Campus Act

November 11, 2015

With campuses across the nation going up in arms about the Safe Campus Act, Rollins decided it would be best for students to understand what the act would entail should it become a law. Last Thursday, Rollins’ Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council held a forum to educate students on the Safe Campus Act. A lawyer from […]

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Love for anything but the norm

November 11, 2015

From her Spring 2015 Mysteries and Marvels class “Gruesome Anatomy” to the 400-level “Humor in Literature,” Dr. Emily Russell of the English Department teaches some of the most unique classes on campus. Now in her ninth year at Rollins, she describes her passion for designing interesting syllabi and encouraging students to strengthen their critical thinking […]

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Freshmen push the limits

November 11, 2015

“The freshmen are crazy this year.” Does this sound familiar? There has been a general consensus among the upperclassmen—and even the freshmen themselves, that the freshmen are crazy this year. It is a tired line and a bit unoriginal, to be honest. Sure, there are reports of countless write-ups, ambulances, rumored drug detection dogs, random […]

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E. Coli ravages Chipotle chain

November 11, 2015

Chipotle has always been the go-to fast food restaurant for healthy Mexican food. Consumers take delight in its delicious flavors and spices, and fresh produce, which gives the fast-food chain a very positive reputation; however, due to an E. coli outbreak concerning eight locations in Washington and Oregon, Chipotle voluntarily closed down 43 locations in […]

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Founders Fest celebrates Rollins history

November 11, 2015

Rollins College celebrated its 130th birthday on November 4, 2015. To celebrate, R-Pride and SGA planned and organized Founder’s Fest, a celebration complete with food, music, lawn games, a selfie station, trivia, and a birthday cake. The goal was to make it a more “visible, campus-wide celebration.” The event was a success with students, faculty, […]

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Tars soccer sweeps Saints in conference final

November 11, 2015

On November 1 the Rollins Tars hosted the Flagler Saints for the second regional game of the season. This was senior night, on which Rollins paid tribute to seniors Grant Blackhurst (EAMBA E-27), Brett Durrance ’16, and Jake Bokorney ’16 before the game. The Tars were flying high after a good string of results with […]

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A powerful perspective on peace

November 11, 2015

On November 2 Rollins College hosted Nyaniso “Niso” Tutu-Burris for a “Conversation on Peace” in conjunction with Valencia College’s new Peace Three initiative. The event was held in the Bieberbach-Reed room in the Campus Center. It was sponsored by the Thomas P. Johnson Distiguished Scholars, Amnesty International, and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. Granddaughter to […]

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LeVar Burton captivates the Rollins community

November 11, 2015

The turnout for literacy advocate LeVar Burton’s presentation last Thursday night was one of the most impressive this year. Students and members of the Winter Park community—parents, children, and long time fans of the actor—filled up the Warden Arena. This event also marked the first time Burton’s father attended one of his lectures. To a […]

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Much anticipated ‘Spectre’ disappoints Bond fans

November 11, 2015

Spectre attempted to bring back the glory of older James Bond films but stumbled and failed to do anything truly spectacular. Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Finnes, Ben Winshaw, Andrew Scott, and Dave Bautista, Spectre takes place after the events of the previous film, Skyfall (2012). In […]

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