Purim Carnival celebrates Jewish life on campus

March 8, 2018

Rollins College Hillel celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim with an on-campus carnival that features free food, bounce houses, and campus engagement in Jewish culture and life. Emily Block, the associate director of Jewish student life and member of Hillel at Rollins explained what this holiday, Purim, is about. It “is a historical holiday…and one […]

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Changes to campus infrastructure and faculty positions announced

March 8, 2018

After the Board of Trustees visit, President Cornwell gave updates on strategic planning, the financial overview of the school, ongoing and upcoming capital projects, upcoming upheavals and displacements, and on recent major gifts to Rollins’ capital campaign. During the strategic initiative update, Dr. Toni Holbrook of Strategic Planning elaborated on the institution’s goals for the […]

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Crew teams open season with loss to UCF

March 8, 2018

Rollins’ Crew team faced off against the UCF Knights for their home season opener in the Metro Cup. During the 43rd annual event on Saturday, March 3, the teams squared off for multiple races on Lake Maitland. In a spectacular come-from-behind win, the Rollins Varsity Four defeated the Knights by six seconds with a 6:49.5 […]

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Men’s basketball season ended by Barry

March 8, 2018

The men’s basketball team played their last game after a long and tough season. The Tars fell to the Barry Buccaneers in the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) tournament last weekend. Barry University was the top seeded team in the conference. The team fought hard to keep pace with their tough opponent by […]

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Is Rollins as diverse as it claims it is?

March 8, 2018

Rollins recently held its second annual Diversity Fair, where students were offered a fresh glance at the wide range of cultures and people present on our campus. From Spectrum to the Muslim Student Union to the Latin American Student Association, the fair showed off most of Rollins’ cultural variety—I say “most of it” quite literally. […]

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Reflecting on alerts of an “active shooter”

March 8, 2018

By Emily Anness: This incident was a wake-up call to many. When students received the “An armed person is on campus,” text, especially in class, professors and staff were either prepared, or were not. In light of other recent gun-related activities happening in our country, it is important to have a classroom plan if an […]

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Mildew and silence continue to grow

March 8, 2018

It was fall of 2017 when I first looked up at the ceiling of my room and noticed something strange. There were dots and clumps of a green-black substance beginning to grow. Immediately, I thought it had to be mold and that I needed to get out of my room. This was reported to my […]

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Psychedelic club fights negative stigmas

March 8, 2018

The Psychedelic Club at Rollins attended the 20th annual Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) conference in Baltimore. While there, club officers heard keynote speeches from prominent activists such as Kassandra Frederique, underwent training to become peer educators, and worked in breakout sessions. These sessions included Policy Responses to the Opioid Crisis, Psychedelic Harm Reduction, […]

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Wide representation shown at Diversity Fair

March 8, 2018

This semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) held the second annual Diversity Fair. Multiple student organizations and campus offices gathered on Bush Lawn to celebrate the diversity of the Rollins community. The student organizations present included the Caribbean Student Association, the Republican Club, Rollins Catholic Campus Ministry, and Spectrum, Rollins’ LGBTQ+ organization. Campus offices in […]

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Senior thesis spotlight: civic engagement

March 8, 2018

Mariem Tabrez ‘18 is one of many seniors working on her  senior thesis this spring semester. Her double major in Political Science and Psychology led her to research youth civic engagement. Tabrez concentrated on three questions for her research. First, she considered how youth are redefining civic engagement. Secondly, she compared engagement in the Rollins […]

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