Opinion: Underpaid food workers suffer poor working conditions

November 14, 2018

Courtesy of  Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker’s Association of FloridaFarmworks, both young and old, work together to collect crops on Florida’s lands. As a volunteer for the Farmworker Association of Florida, my eyes were opened to an abundance of injustices toward the very people responsible for our food system. This includes those who are directly […]

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Volleyball team’s loss marks end of rocky season

November 14, 2018

Despite respectable efforts, the volleyball team lost its final game of the season at Saint Leo University. In a match filled with spectacular rallies and an inspiring display of sacrifice, the Tars ultimately fell 15-25, 11-25, and 22-25. “I was mostly pleased with how we finished the third set,” Head Coach Mika Robinson said. “I […]

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Opinion: Path to citizenship is more complex than you think

November 14, 2018

There are many misconceptions when it comes to obtaining citizenship or permanent legal status in the United States today. Many of the people who believe that there is a clear path to apply for citizenship also tend to assume that it is a quick and easy process that is accessible to every undocumented immigrant in […]

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Annie Russell stages a delightfully vulgar puppet musical

November 14, 2018

Courtesy of JD Casto“Avenue Q” uses puppets similar to “Sesame Street” to tackle taboo subjects. The Annie Russell Theatre’s upcoming play “Avenue Q,” which is the cousin of Sesame Street, may take you back to your childhood roots at first. However, this satirical musical uses puppets and songs to tackle taboo subjects like sex, relationships, […]

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Meet Ed Kania, the new VP of business, finance and treasurer

November 14, 2018

Ed Kania, new vice president of business and finance and treasurer, joined Rollins’ staff in June 2018. In this Q&A session, he shared that he is very eager to become a part of and interact with the Rollins community. Kania talked about his educational and professional past, as well as how he hopes to apply […]

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Opinion: Are more peer mentors needed?

November 14, 2018

At the end of this fall term, Rollins’ peer mentors will set their mentees loose into the academic world, trusting that they have established stable friendships and a solid sense of the complicated liberal arts system. Mentees know that their peer mentors are still friends who they can turn to for support, and they understand […]

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Dining receives A-rating for vegan meal options

November 14, 2018

Kira BernhardNon-vegan and vegan students alike hoped the high Peta2 rating would encourage Dining Services to provide more vegan options. Dining Services was awarded an A rating on their Vegan Report Card for the month of October by Peta2, North America’s largest youth animal rights group. The national organization created the report card to analyze […]

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Opinion: Student health should come before new projects

November 14, 2018

Why did it have to take freshmen getting sick for McKean’s living conditions to be addressed? McKean Hall, (Courtesy of Rollins College Flickr) After reading the article “Mold and bug concerns reported in McKean” in The Sandspur, I only had one question: Why did it have to take freshmen getting sick for McKean’s living conditions to […]

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Opinion: Canvas is better than Blackboard 2.0

November 14, 2018

After analyzing the two programs, it’s clear that Canvas is more convenient. Canvas If using Canvas has taught me anything, it’s that Blackboard is outdated, limited, and time consuming. It is no wonder that every Ivy League school except one has made the switch to Canvas. The program provides users with entire classrooms at their […]

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Hungry but lazy? Dining Services may deliver next spring

November 14, 2018

Students may be able to order food from Dave’s Boathouse starting next spring. (Photo by Kira Bernhard) Students may be able to get their food delivered from Dave’s Boathouse and the Campus Center as soon as next semester, according to Dining Services Director Cristina Cabanilla. Dining Services is putting together an online ordering system for […]

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