Opinion: Student Reviews of the Global Peace Film Festival

September 26, 2019

“The Gathering” Review By Johanna Brown How do you recover from a near-death experience? Perhaps through therapy and with the support of friends and family. But how do you recover from a near-death experience that was orchestrated as punishment for a crime you never committed? How do you recover the lost time, lost relationships, and […]

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Students’ film premieres in local festival

September 26, 2019

Two student filmmakers, Kinsley Gerks (‘20) and Renee Sang (‘21), premiered their first short film titled “Planting Seeds, Growing Justice” at the Global Peace Film Festival last week.  The pair originally created the film for a Critical Media and Cultural Studies elective, “Making Documentaries,” with Dr. Steven Schoen.  The short film explores issues surrounding global […]

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Smithsonian loans African American art

September 26, 2019

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibit on African American Art in the twentieth century is now on display at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM), boasting nearly 50 sculptures and paintings by 32 African American artists. The artwork in the collection, available to students until Dec. 29, spans across several rooms and explores the nature […]

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Rollins welcomes new Cross Country coach

September 26, 2019

For Head Coach Kaylyn Christopher, this season is the beginning of a new era for Rollins’ Cross Country team. Christopher, who has been involved in running since elementary school, became head coach of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country programs this June.  She began her running career as a sprinter in eighth grade, but when […]

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Hub director’s departure sparks replacement search

September 26, 2019

Rollins Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub is left understaffed after its former staff director, Patrick Odoyo, left his position this summer to pursue humanitarian work in his birth country of Kenya.  Odoyo made the decision to leave Rollins after working at the college for over two years.  Before his time at Rollins, he was president […]

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Opinion: Banned Books Week takes stand against censorship

September 26, 2019

As Olin Library celebrates Banned Books Week, we should consider why our culture condemns “banned” books. How does the practice of banning, burning, and defacing books further the marginalization of certain groups and limit the importance of diverse representations of the human experience?  Censorship is a tool to suppress narratives that people in power consider […]

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Opinion: Post office replaces interfaith room, taking Muslim students by surprise

September 26, 2019

Earlier this year, I had a part in starting a private interfaith dialogue group that would meet in the Interfaith Room inside Knowles Chapel on Wednesdays. We were not the only ones meeting here; it turned out that room was used for a lot of faith-based organizations like us. Most notably, it was a safe […]

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Dorian hits home for student from The Bahamas

September 26, 2019

Family businesses torn apart and seaside houses swept away are nightmares to most, but for Katherine Graham (‘23) and her extended family they are reality, since they have generations of roots in The Bahamas.  When it appeared that Hurricane Dorian would hit Orlando at the end of August, Rollins announced a mandatory evacuation for all […]

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Students lose Interfaith Room

September 26, 2019

Confusion reigned when the Muslim Student Union (MSU) found out that the Rollins College Post Office had temporarily took over the Knowles Chapel Interfaith Room. Muslim students, who used the room as a place of daily prayer and Friday night prayer services (Jumu’ah), believe that Rollins “undervalued” their religious identities.  The room, which was an […]

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Students excited to participate in D&D club

September 26, 2019

Over forty students have signed up to participate in the new Dungeons and Dragons club before its first meeting, blowing away the expectations of the new club’s president.  After Board Game Club’s members grew interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons,  a role-playing game, the idea for the club was born. “We had originally estimated less […]

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