Author: aecarlsonrollins-edu

Farewell from the Seniors

April 24, 2014

I sent in my application and first articles for The Sandspur the summer before my first year, thrilled to finally have the opportunity to work at a newspaper. There is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your name in print for the first time. Since those first articles, I have had over 100 articles […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter expands

April 17, 2014

“You’re a wizard, Harry.” Whether fans of the Harry Potter books and movies or not, we all know those words. Even if you did not personally read the books or watch the films, you grew up surrounded by people who did. We are the Harry Potter generation, the children who all waited desperately for their […]

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Award ceremony celebrates students

April 17, 2014

Faculty and staff recognized students across all years for their academic achievement and service to the school and community. Every department awarded at least one student for their academic achievement in that discipline.  Humanities Classical Studies Award for Outstanding Senior Achievement in Classical Studies: Abigail Rosenson Modern Languages and Literatures Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement […]

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Happy FOX DAY!

April 10, 2014

President Duncan brought out the infamous Fox statue at 5:59 a.m. on April 10, 2014 ending the long wait for this year’s Fox Day. Check back throughout the day for more photos of Fox Day 2014.  

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Get Your Résumés Ready

April 3, 2014

The annual Career & Internship Expo prepares students and alumni to enter the workforce. Who likes networking? Does anyone love the horribly awkward feeling of walking up to a complete stranger, who could be the key to you getting a job or not, and starting a conversation? Do you, like so many, second-guess every word […]

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April Fools: Beer Solves Budget Burden

March 27, 2014

In a shocking turn of events, after recent administration disgruntlement at the idea of a pub replacing Dave’s Down Under, the college has embraced the idea of serving alcohol to students. The Rollins Food and Drink Administrative Board made an announcement yesterday morning that the Cornell Campus Center will be replacing the little-used gluten-free station […]

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Another Strong Female Leads Divergent

March 27, 2014

Surprise! It’s time for another young adult book series to be turned into a movie. Fans of The Hunger Games called the Katniss-infused series the next Harry Potter, and fans of Divergent (the newest young adult book-turned-film) call Divergent the next Hunger Games. How far can this new trail of hit, young adult series continue? […]

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SeaWorld Celebrates 50th Anniversary Despite Blackfish Drama

March 27, 2014

Despite anger created by the Blackfish documentary, SeaWorld launches new entertainment for the park’s 50th anniversary and prepares to possibly expand internationally. Blackfish be damned: SeaWorld is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first SeaWorld park in a nationwide celebration.  On Friday, March 21, 2014, all three SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San […]

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An Honorary Model

March 13, 2014

As The Sandspur celebrates its 120th anniversary, Managing Editor Annamarie Carlson ‘14 has collected a series of notable dates and events that mark the publication’s contribution to Rollins. Dec. 20, 1894: Vol. 1 Issue 1 The first issue of The Sand-Spur was printed as a literary journal with its original motto, “Stick to it.” The 30-page […]

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Budget Update: Faculty Proposed Remedies

February 25, 2014

As reported last week, Rollins College has a four million dollar deficit. Assistant Vice President of Finance for the college, Bill Short, explained to that reporter, Micah Bradley ’17, that no extensive budget changes or cuts would be needed–each department just needed to cut spending by 3-6 percent. At a recent faculty colloquium, faculty members […]

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