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

November 28, 2018

The Annie Russell Theatre will show its latest play, “Avenue Q,” until Dec. 1. (Courtesy of J.D. Casto) 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 […]

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Annie Russell stages a delightfully vulgar puppet musical

November 14, 2018

Courtesy of JD Casto“Avenue Q” uses puppets similar to “Sesame Street” to tackle taboo subjects. 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, […]

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Plans begin for annual Christmas celebration

October 31, 2018

Courtesy of Scott Cook 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 […]

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Everything you need to know about the midterm amendments

October 24, 2018

Photo courtesy of Rollins Flickr. All other images courtesy of Creative Commons unless otherwise specified. 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 […]

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Accessibility offers new notetaking aid

October 10, 2018

Graphic by Pat Murray 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 […]

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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

[This is an exercise] Winter Park Police SWAT respond during the emergency full scale training exercise on January 8, 2014. (Scott Cook/Courtesy) “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 […]

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Opinion: Active shooter drills must be taken seriously

September 5, 2018

Lake Howell High School students protested gun violence during a walkout on March 14.(Curtis Shaffer / Staff Photographer) 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 […]

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