Opinion: America’s colleges have never had an equal playing field

March 20, 2019

I was not surprised when I first heard the news that approximately 50 individuals were charged with bribing college administrators and coaches to get their children into elite colleges. After all, I have already lived through a similar scenario. My middle school was an arts school and auditions were a prerequisite for attendance. A certain […]

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What did you overcome to get to Rollins? Tell us your story.

March 20, 2019

Are you a first-generation or low income student at Rollins? The Sandspur wants to hear your story. After the FBI’s investigation uncovered the lengths wealthy families go to get their children into prestigious universities, it has shown how much harder first-generation and low-income students must work to earn a college degree. After being inspired by […]

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5 female leaders making Rollins a better place

March 20, 2019

As March is Women’s History Month, we look to the women of Rollins College who balance roles as professors, committee members, mothers, leaders, and students; women who inspire each other and the next generation of women.  Every year, The Sandspur presents different women who embody these qualities. This year, they are Dr. Joan Davison, professor […]

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Students use spring break to aid communities in need

March 20, 2019

While some students stuck to the sun and sand for spring break, others spent their time giving back to various communities around the U.S. From working with women in Chicago to removing invasive species in Utah, student groups participated in “Alternative Spring Breaks” as part of Rollins’ Immersion programs, which are community service-oriented programs working […]

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Student Government investigates campaigns

March 20, 2019

The Student Government Association’s (SGA) judicial board is investigating its current presidential election after anonymous tips allege that campaign practices may have violated SGA’s constitution. The election has been frozen until further notice. The freeze occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, just 24 hours before the race would officially end. This is the […]

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To bee, or not to bee? Senior artist explores insect’s decline

March 20, 2019

Small vials line up the table, each filled with either  dead honeybees or their favorite sticky, yellow substance. Strategically placed on the wall above them are rectangular wooden frames filled with old honeycomb. These are just two pieces of Zinnia’s Upson’s (‘19) artwork, who, through old materials from bee farmers, is painting a dark picture […]

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Upcoming fashion show integrates ethics, sustainability in clothes

March 20, 2019

As fashion week takes over cities around the world, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub (the Hub) will host its annual Rethinking Fashion show to educate the campus on ethical and sustainable fashion practices. Its fourth-annual fashion show is set to start on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the […]

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5 female leaders making Rollins a better place

March 20, 2019

As March is Women’s History Month, we look to the women of Rollins College who balance roles as professors, committee members, mothers, leaders, and students; women who inspire each other and the next generation of women. Every year, The Sandspur presents different women who embody these qualities. This year, they are Dr. Joan Davison, professor […]

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