Students debate Kavanaugh allegations

October 3, 2018

The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh are at the forefront of the nation’s conversation. As the three allegations all reference incidents involving partying and alcohol during Kavanaugh’s high school and college years, Rollins students are left to navigate the seemingly familiar, yet controversial, instances surrounding the topic. “Sexual assault has […]

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Hard liquor banned at Chi Psi, SAE parties in 2019

October 3, 2018

Starting Sept. 1, 2019, Rollins fraternities Chi Psi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) will no longer be allowed to serve hard liquor at their parties. Due to the recent rush of reports on hazing deaths, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) established a policy that bans hard liquor in the “common areas in fraternity houses and […]

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Historically black sorority rejoins recruitment

October 3, 2018

While Rollins sororities are overwhelmingly white, Sigma Gamma Rho, which is a historically black sorority, is looking to diversify Greek life by engaging in January’s upcoming sorority recruitment.  Although Sigma Gamma Rho has been on campus for 20 years, this will be the first time in around about four years that the organization will engage […]

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Athletics to receive mental health training

October 3, 2018

Months after the tragic suicide of a baseball player, the Wellness Center is working with student athletes to gain a better understanding of their mental health needs and offer suicide prevention training. The Wellness Center’s main priority is to work on suicide prevention through the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) program, a national suicide prevention training […]

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Rollins hosts concert catered to those with autism

October 3, 2018

People on the autism spectrum will have a chance to experience free, live music in a welcoming environment, as Rollins hosts its third annual concert with a local non-profit on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Teidtke Concert Hall. The concert is hosted by Sharing Harmony and Raising Possibilities (SHARP), a non-profit that […]

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Adjunct professors excluded from lockdown alert

October 3, 2018

Rollins adjuncts were not informed of the shelter-in-place put into effect on Sept. 17, as their information was sent to Human Resources late and then was never placed into the R-Alert system. Scott Rayburn, Rollins’ safety and emergency planner, worked with the Office of Information Technology to locate the disconnect after many adjuncts alerted their […]

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“Twelve Angry Jurors” is still relevant today

October 3, 2018

The reliability of facts, impact of implicit biases, and necessity to question surface appearances are all confronted onstage by Annie Russell Theatre’s “Twelve Angry Jurors.” Captivating, compelling, and tense, this production remains faithful to the tone and message of Reginald Rose’s 1954 television movie, while adding more nuanced layers through directors’ adaptations. Ultimately, the dynamic […]

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Campus split over Cru, President’s decision not imminent

October 3, 2018

Students and faculty are protesting the evangelical Christian organization, Cru, potentially becoming a registered student organization. Over 230 people sent letters, accompanied by the hashtag #TarsDontDiscriminate, to President Grant Cornwell asking him to uphold the non-discrimination policy and say no to Cru. Moreover, the President also received a petition in support of Cru, which had […]

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Opinion: Journalism in the age of Trump

October 3, 2018

Journalism is barely surviving in this post-apocalyptic media world. When President Trump called the media “the enemy of the people,” journalists’ credibility and achievements in revealing truth practically vanished into a wasteland of dust. Now, all articles are questioned, and facts have lost their meaning. It is as if we are living in George Orwell’s […]

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Petitions for and against Cru

October 3, 2018

The following document shares the petitions President Cornwell received for and against evangelical Christian organization, Cru, becoming a registered student organization. The Sandspur did not make any edits to their content. Against Cru: Uphold the policy President Cornwell received over 230 letters via email, formatted and written as seen below, from people asking him to […]

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