Author: bmonroerollins-edu

Website’s Leaks Have Questionable Motives

December 3, 2010

On Sunday, Nov. 28 the online whistle blowing-site WikiLeaks made history, publishing an astonishing 251,287 pages of confidential documents concerning U.S. government activities and correspondence from the last 44 years. What is truly astounding, though, is not the sheer number of these released cables (an incredible feat on its own), but the fact that these […]

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The Thrilling Land of the Language Department

November 19, 2010

Viewed from the outside, Hauck Hall appears normal enough. Rollins’ language building, odds are that unless one has taken a language class he or she has yet to step inside Hauck. The classrooms, like the building, appear average, tiny even, as if they were constructed at the school’s founding 125 years ago. What these classrooms […]

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A Free Lunch with a Brazilian Flavor

October 8, 2010

If you are a frequent reader of this paper, you likely noticed last month’s advertisement by the Winter Park dining establishment Nelore. The Brazilian churrascaria’s ad off ered Rollins students a free lunch — an offer I eagerly bit into on more than one occasion. Churrascaria, roughly translated from the Portuguese word, means “barbecue,” but […]

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Improve Your Résumé as Well as the World

October 1, 2010

What does it mean to be a Rotarian? What is a Rotary Club? Essentially, it is an international community devoted to the eradication and solution of some of the world’s most crippling and unacceptable conditions such as illiteracy, poverty, food shortage, water pollution and, most importantly, isolation. It is amazing what can be accomplished when […]

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Love in the Land of Yogurt

September 17, 2010

The search for the right yogurt shop can oft en be as exhausting as the search for love, especially these days. Yogurt shops, like dating sites, have popped up everywhere lately and finding one that fits your taste, and budget, can be a quest with enough epic appeal to rival anything Odysseus ever took on. […]

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Films Preview Peace

September 17, 2010

Peace seems to be in short supply these days. Competing interests, opposing policies and differing opinions have left this little globe called Earth more tightly wound than ever before. Whether it is the fear of Islamic terrorism, the fear of those reacting harshly to the threat of Islamic terrorism, or the fear of those covering […]

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The Sane Opposition

August 27, 2010

Do not deny it; everyone has an opinion on the plan by the Cordoba Initiative to build a “community center” and mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It is highly likely that a person’s political and religious beliefs already determine what side of the issue he or she is on. Newt […]

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