Author: asimpsonrollins-edu

Graduating seniors bid farewell to ‘The Sandspur’

April 20, 2016

I originally wrote a nice anecdote that talked about how influential and amazing my time with The Sandspur has been, but then realized it sounded corny and just long… in truth, even I didn’t want to read that. Simply put, working here has been a great experience and I have learned more about myself by […]

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Congratulations Fulbright Award winners

April 13, 2016

The Fulbright grants have rolled in and excitement swelled as two Rollins students made the cut this year. Rollins congratulates new Fulbright scholars Cameron Mullins ’16, and Kenther Ramos, a Rollins graduate. Mullins was accepted for an English Teaching Assistantship in Colombia; Ramos will enroll in a graduate program in human rights at York in […]

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The problem with standardized tests

February 24, 2016

It is without a smidgen of humor or banter that I say I absolutely hated my senior year of high school. Junior year was incredible, but it was similar to all the years of education that came before it. There was one thing that I loathed throughout this entire time—standardized testing. Whether I was taking […]

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Finding connections for student veterans

February 24, 2016

Rollins College has the privilege of being the institution of choice for many student veterans. However, while many undergraduate and graduate students who have served or are currently serving attend Rollins, there was something the college was still not offering them. Where is the communal solidarity to help student veterans with needs to which civilian […]

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Winter With the Writers: Chase Twichell

February 24, 2016

Renowned poet Chase Twichell was the third guest to visit Rollins College for the 89th annual Winter With The Writers Festival this month. Twichell is a poet originally hailing from New Haven, Connecticut with many awards and published works including early works such as Northern Spy (1981), The Odds (1986), Perdido (1991), The Ghost of […]

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‘Vagina Monologues’ coming to Rollins

February 17, 2016

The collective voices of women excitedly scream in your face and seductively whisper in your ear. There is solidarity and familiarity in narratives of their experiences that proudly showcase life and oddly comfort audiences. These are The Vagina Monologues. Written by American playwright, performer, feminist, and activist Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues is an episodic […]

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Title IX Office emphasizes support to all students

September 15, 2015

While sexual assault incidents are not new to college campuses, a federal law known as Title IX has been enacted to assist in awareness and handling of sexual assault cases. At Rollins, the mission of the Title IX Office is to “reduce or eliminate barriers to educational opportunity created by sex discrimination in the environment […]

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Upperclassman offers advice for surviving the first year

August 21, 2015

There is an incessant flow of “20 Things to Do in your 20s!” articles, “How to be Awesome at College Life” blurbs, and videos that insist that you have not been living your life correctly because ‘abc’ is the right way to ‘xyz’ on the internet and social media. I have learned to maneuver away […]

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Rollins recognizes SAAM

April 16, 2015

The heightened discourse surrounding sexual assault—especially on college campuses—has significantly increased over the past decade, but especially over the past school year. Studies released in the last year by the National Sexual Violence resource center show that sexual assault is more likely to happen to those who live on campus. Less than 5 percent of […]

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Culture converges on campus

April 2, 2015

Festival life is coming back to Rollins with WPRK’s annual Fox Fest. There will be musical artists, local art vendors, a beer garden, and much more. Drew DeVito ’16, the WPRK Station Manager, said that the purpose of Fox Fest is “to give Rollins students something that they haven’t gotten before, which is an event […]

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