Weiner, Brown elected as next Student Government leaders after investigation showed no violations

March 27, 2019

By Hannah Butcher and Ellie Rushing After an election process clouded by an unclear investigation, the Student Government Association (SGA) announced Matthew Weiner (‘20 HH) was elected president and Sydney Brown (‘21) vice president of SGA for the 2019-2020 school year. Weiner and Brown’s ticket was filled with a long list of initiatives, including efforts […]

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The Sandspur celebrates its 125th anniversary

March 27, 2019

On a warm December morning in 1894, a literary journal called The Sand-Spur, decorated with a cover featuring a small yet mighty plant, was available at Rollins for the first time. This day marked the beginning of a 125-year tradition of The Sandspur, which as of this year, remains the oldest continuous student-run newspaper in […]

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7 former Tars inducted into sports Hall of Fame

March 27, 2019

Ecstatic, shocked, honored, proud—these are the words the seven former student athletes described when they found out they would be inducted into the Rollins Sports Hall of Fame.  The inductees are from all sports, ranging in graduation years between 1999 and 2011. They include men’s soccer player Chris Cerroni (‘07), women’s golfer Joanna Coe (‘11), […]

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New dorm features full-size beds, private laundry units, gym with sauna

March 27, 2019

Rollins now plans to complete the new Lakeside Residential Complex in time for the 2020 Fall semester. This five-floor residence hall will contain all single rooms with private bathrooms and personal laundry units. It will also feature a community cafe, gym, pool, and grocery store.  But many aspects of this project remain somewhat of a […]

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First woman president continues legacy

March 27, 2019

As a young girl, Rita Bornstein flipped through textbooks and found images of women baking and posing with the latest kitchen utensil. Turning the page, she contrastly found photos of men donning tuxedos while discussing their extensive business accomplishments and education. While some young women were brainwashed by the stereotypes and sexism of twentieth-century America, […]

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Anniversary honors commitment to student journalism

March 27, 2019

If you take a tourist to a Florida beach, you may warn them of sandspurs, the small inconspicuous plants producing irritating burrs that latch onto skin or fur. Stubborn and reluctant, they cannot be removed without being addressed carefully and thoughtfully. Students and administrators may mention the same word to visitors exploring Rollins’ campus, but […]

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English professor celebrates 50th year teaching

March 27, 2019

Dr. Maurice O’Sullivan’s office is covered in papers and posters—not a single corner of his wooden desk can be seen. Walking into the room is overwhelming at first, but this is the environment that has supported O’Sullivan during his tenure as a professor, which has now reached its 50th year. Forty-four of those years have […]

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McKean’s pending demolition restructures on-campus housing

March 27, 2019

In an effort to advance the timeline of various construction projects and provide students with safer living conditions, McKean Hall will now be demolished in May. The loss of McKean, which was built in 1962 and houses approximately 220 freshman students, will significantly reduce space for on-campus living. To alleviate this issue, Rollins is looking […]

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