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Review: Students shine in ‘John Proctor is the Villain’ debut

February 20, 2019

If John Proctor is the villain, then the actors are the heroes.  The Annie Russell Theater actors dove headfirst into their debut of “John Proctor is the Villain,” bringing the challenging new piece to life.  In collaboration with the Farm Theater in New York, the Annie Russell Theatre company tells the story of a tumultuous […]

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New play explores theatrical classic in #MeToo era

February 6, 2019

The Annie Russell Theatre’s upcoming play, “John Proctor is the Villain,” explores the nuances of young women living amidst the #MeToo movement. According to the Annie Russell’s roster of upcoming shows, the play takes place in a small town in Appalachian Georgia where a high school English class dives into Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a […]

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Review: Cast’s chemistry breathes life into ‘Avenue Q’

November 28, 2018

The Annie Russell Theater’s “Avenue Q” opened with a bang as the powerhouse cast and crew synergistically came together to put on a hilarious and heartfelt satire.  With the arrival of recent college grad Princeton, played by Colin Flaumenhaft ‘22, Avenue Q and its motley crew of residents struggle to get along and fulfill their […]

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Annie Russell stages a delightfully vulgar puppet musical

November 14, 2018

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, and racism.  Toting Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best […]

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Plans begin for annual Christmas celebration

October 31, 2018

As people take down their spider webs and pumpkin decorations go down, they replace it with tinsel and garlands. For the Rollins Choir, this also means practicing hymns and carols for the annual Christmas Vespers celebration. Every year since 1933, Rollins hosts a concert of Christmas carols, preceded by a candlelit procession and followed by […]

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Everything you need to know about the midterm amendments

October 24, 2018

On the 2018 Florida ballot, 12 proposed amendments to the state constitution are up for public vote. Each amendment must receive 60 percent approval to pass, according to the League of Women Voters of Florida. The Sandspur, with all information courtesy of the League of Women Voters, has compiled a list of the amendments on […]

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Accessibility offers new notetaking aid

October 10, 2018

Rollins Accessibility Services has added a new voice-dependent note-taking tool called Sonocent, a software that records lectures in easily categorized phrases. Sonocent has sent Rollins 25 trial licenses for their software. According to Whitney Horton, director of Accessibility Services, the 2018 fall semester will serve as a trial period. Horton also said that eleven of […]

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“Twelve Angry Jurors” is still relevant today

October 3, 2018

The reliability of facts, impact of implicit biases, and necessity to question surface appearances are all confronted onstage by Annie Russell Theatre’s “Twelve Angry Jurors.” Captivating, compelling, and tense, this production remains faithful to the tone and message of Reginald Rose’s 1954 television movie, while adding more nuanced layers through directors’ adaptations. Ultimately, the dynamic […]

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Students need more information during lockdowns

September 26, 2018

“A shelter in place notification is in effect. Go into the nearest room and lock the door. Await further information.” Last week, this R-Alert message was sent campus-wide in response to a shooting and robbery a mile away from campus. No student ever wants to receive a security alert from their school about an active […]

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Opinion: Active shooter drills must be taken seriously

September 5, 2018

This week, Campus Safety planned an active threat drill, and as a resident of Parkland, I know the importance of each individual’s actions. I know how being underprepared for an active shooter situation can change an entire community forever. The purpose of this drill is not only to practice preparations for an active threat, but […]

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