Dr. Chong discusses life influences

February 17, 2016

Growing up in Los Angeles, in a self-described “very dogmatic religion that didn’t encourage critical thinking… and didn’t encourage open inquiry,” Dr. Dan Chong first found his desire to teach while attending college. In his own words, “college completely changed my outlook on life”. To him, the college classroom was the first place where he […]

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Testing the worth of personality inventories

February 17, 2016

Rollins uses several asssesment tools and personality inventories to help students recognize their leadership skills. These include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Gallup’s StrengthsQuest, and True Colors. Over the summer, all incoming freshmen were required to read StrengthsQuest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond. The freshman’s reactions to this assignment were […]

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The Oxford comma debate

February 17, 2016

The Oxford comma, also known as the serial comma, is the final comma in a list, following the second to last item, and immediately preceding the word ‘and,’ or the word ‘or.’ The complete history of the Oxford comma remains unclear, although a few things are known. We know that the concept and naming occurred […]

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Addiction in the app store

February 17, 2016

Every once in awhile, my mother gets tired of my texting which forces me to use my cellular device for a different purpose. So being the follower I am, I download whatever app my friends are currently addicted to. They play, I try desperately to catch up to their level of progress, and then I […]

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Professor questions Rollins’ multicultural efforts

February 17, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 1, the Sacramento Kings cancelled a lunar New Year promotion it had planned to honor one of its region’s largest communities—18.3% of the city’s population identify themselves as Asian—after one of the team’s players complained that it was insensitive to pass out purple Year of the Monkey t-shirts on the first day […]

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Men’s Basketball suffered a close loss

February 17, 2016

On Feb. 13, the Rollins Men’s Basketball team played Florida Tech in a Senior Day match that was entralling up until the final second. Many of the spectators enjoyed snacks and socializing while the players were warming up. Later, the senior players were presented along with their families to onlookers and fans. The first half […]

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Rollins hosts Bach Festival

February 17, 2016

After informal events earlier in the week, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park opened its 81st annual Bach Festival on Friday evening with a recital by Canadian virtuoso Ken Cowan on Knowles Memorial Chapel’s treasured organ, a resonant pipe behemoth controlled by a four-manual keyboard console. Though it underwent renovations in the early 2000s, […]

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Deaver featured at Winter With the Writers

February 17, 2016

The second installment of this Winter with the Writers season was widely attended and served as a celebration of Rollins professor and writer-in-residence Philip F. Deaver’s new work, Forty Martyrs. I had the rare opportunity to not only sit next to Deaver for his autograph signing, but also to watch as the immense crowd that […]

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‘Vagina Monologues’ coming to Rollins

February 17, 2016

The collective voices of women excitedly scream in your face and seductively whisper in your ear. There is solidarity and familiarity in narratives of their experiences that proudly showcase life and oddly comfort audiences. These are The Vagina Monologues. Written by American playwright, performer, feminist, and activist Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues is an episodic […]

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‘Deadpool’ perfect mix of action, comedy

February 17, 2016

BAM! BOOM! SWEAR WORDS! SEX! UNICORNS! All these words covey the nature of this fantastic romp of a film. Deadpool, directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skeirn, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapicic, tells the tale of the infamous anti-hero with a twisted sense of humor. Deadpool, a.k.a. Wade […]

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