Verve for your verbs

February 24, 2016

There is more put into creating succinct and beautiful prose than one would think. After several years of doing everything but writing, I have become a fledgling writer. I never suspected that words coming directly from my brain needed revision, revamping, and reduction, much less that I would need to analytically examine the words I […]

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The problem with standardized tests

February 24, 2016

It is without a smidgen of humor or banter that I say I absolutely hated my senior year of high school. Junior year was incredible, but it was similar to all the years of education that came before it. There was one thing that I loathed throughout this entire time—standardized testing. Whether I was taking […]

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Finding connections for student veterans

February 24, 2016

Rollins College has the privilege of being the institution of choice for many student veterans. However, while many undergraduate and graduate students who have served or are currently serving attend Rollins, there was something the college was still not offering them. Where is the communal solidarity to help student veterans with needs to which civilian […]

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The importance of scholarships

February 24, 2016

Merit and talent-based scholarships at Rollins College can range from $2,000 to full tuition, room, and board (valued at more than $58,760). Rollins scholarships include the Dean’s Scholarship, the Alonzo Rollins Scholarship, Presidential Scholarships, Centennial Scholarships, and the Donald J. Cram Science Scholarships, among others. Fifty-eight percent of Rollins students currently have scholarships. In addition, […]

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Why we lost The Great Debate

February 24, 2016

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Rollins’ Great Debate was held. The Proposition, represented by the Rollins Debate Team, argued that conflict between the U.S. and China was not only unavoidable, but also in full-swing; the Opposition, represented by the Beijing Foreign Affairs Debate Team, argued that conflict, regardless of existing tensions, was very much avoidable. […]

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Rollins reacts to diversity at the Oscars and within theatre on campus

February 24, 2016

Growing up, I had a passion to act in theatre. When I was 12, I aspired to win an Academy Award. It did not take long to realize, however, that this dream was not something that I could really achieve. I watched the Oscars; I have seen the actors who win and the roles that […]

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And the Oscar goes to…

February 24, 2016

It is that time again—the Academy has picked out what they consider the best films of the past year. This article constitutes my speculations on who and what will win in the most competitive categories. (Disclaimer: I was not able to see all the films nominated for an Oscar.) Best Cinematography The Revenant, without a […]

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AURA season coming to Florida

February 24, 2016

Since its inception in 2010, AURA Music and Arts Festival has been a pivotal event for the Florida music and arts community. This year’s event will take place at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park from March 3-5 and marks the seventh installment of the festival. With the return of perennial jamtronic superstars, The Disco Biscuits, […]

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‘Expecting Isabel’ a huge success

February 24, 2016

The audience for Expecting Isabel laughed and cried, but was above all moved by the extent to which the characters’ stories resonated as true. Amidst expressions of “I loved it” and “what a great performance”, some of the older members of the audience could be heard discussing family members who had experienced similar struggles and […]

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Basketball tournament benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation

February 24, 2016

Rollins Men’s Basketball has been on a tear this season, ranked number 11 in the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches)/Division II National Rankings in December. The team is currently battling Barry University and Eckerd College for first place and a regular season conference championship with an overall record of 19-7. The team has taken […]

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