Author: cfuleihanrollins-edu

A fond farewell from the managing editor

April 24, 2019

As I rummaged through bins of old Sandspur issues with our staff in preparation for the newspaper’s 125th anniversary, I was in awe of decades worth of material. Thousands of staff members have worked diligently over the years to memorialize our school’s history. And, I am so honored to have played some small part in […]

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Rollins takes home victory in Great Debate

March 1, 2018

This year, the Great Debate discussed the sensitive issue of the #metoo movement, bringing together teams from across the globe and sending Rollins’ team home with a win. While the Rollins team, represented by Sunny Toreihi ‘20 and Whitney Elliott ‘21, were declared the victors of the debate, this event was clearly much more than […]

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To honor lives lost in Parkland shooting, the government must act

February 22, 2018

Valentine’s Day for the people of Parkland, Fla. will forever be haunted by memories of spilled blood and vulnerability, instead of candied hearts and love. Seventeen lives were mercilessly and tragically ended on Feb. 14, 2018. Looking at the pictures of the bright, smiling victims, the knowledge that our government and our people have failed […]

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Feminism threatened by radical few

November 30, 2017

Modern-day “radical” feminists threaten to do more harm than good.

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Dare to Dream

October 5, 2017

Ana Ortiz Castaño ‘18 is a Rollins CLA senior pursuing a degree in Sociology. Someone walking past Castaño in the Olin library may notice that she seems like a sweet girl or hear a faint hint of an accent in her voice, but they probably wouldn’t give any of these first impressions a second thought. […]

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The blissful struggle of overcommitment

April 27, 2017

This has been an article I have been meaning to write for most of the semester. Given that the theme of this piece is overcommitment, there is a certain irony involved in knowing that the delay may have been caused, in some part, by an overcommitment on the part of the author. But, the real […]

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Rollins students rake in scholarships

April 27, 2017

Every year, Rollins students are recipients of some of the most prestigious scholarships awarded nationally.  This year has been no exception, as our students’ stellar academic and extracurricular activities have been recognized once again.  Karina Barbesino ’18, Ben Wozniak ’17, and Alyssa DeLucia ’17 are just the newest additions to the ever-expanding pool of accomplished […]

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DeLucia twins organize for March for Science

April 20, 2017

As a college, Rollins promotes global citizenship and responsible leadership, valuing social responsibility and community above all else.  On Saturday, April 22 at Lake Eola Park, the Orlando community will gather to participate in a March for Science event. The DeLucia twins, Alyssa and Alexandra ‘18, are currently some of the students spearheading Rollins’ participation […]

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Defining customer service in a capitalist culture

April 20, 2017

It seems that with every passing controversy, new abuse of company policies, or manipulation of current government legislation, the world’s discontent with capitalism grows.  Our culture is rooted in capitalist aims, and it is human nature to want to get ahead in life.  On the other hand, how much of human dignity, how many of […]

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Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly share what it means to be a hero

April 13, 2017

Some people are born to become heroes, while others find the title thrust upon them by pure circumstance. Former Senator Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, her husband, have had to look death in the eyes on multiple occasions. In every sense of the word, they are heroes—both because of the challenges they have overcome […]

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