Author: cochserollins-edu

Graduating Sandspur staff members say goodbye

April 26, 2018

Cameron Ochse My final year at Rollins has been far from easy, and the consistent migraine that I have felt stems from the bombardment of questions like, “What are your plans after graduation?” or “Are you excited to leave?” Honestly, I am leaving Rollins with mixed feelings. As I prepare for whatever else life may […]

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Hillary Clinton rigs SGA election, refuses to give up emails

April 1, 2018

The annual election of Student Government Association (SGA) President and Vice President has taken a turn in 2018 with a surprise winner. Though the race appeared to be between candidates Nagina Chaudhry and Greg Taicher against Nam Nguyen and Max Zarudnyy, neither team has emerged victorious. Instead, this year’s winner was a write-in: Hillary Clinton. […]

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Spoken words on gender, sexual identity

April 27, 2017

This past Thursday, poet Kavi Ade visited Rollins to share some of their poetry. Ade was brought to Rollins by the Student Leadership Forum, presented by Rita Bornstein. Students gathered in Bush to listen to Ade’s poetry and opinions on gender identity and race in contemporary America. Ade is a spoken word poet from Philadelphia, […]

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BYOB and BBQ at the FSL tailgate

April 27, 2017

This past Thursday, FSL held a tailgate to gather students for the upcoming women’s lacrosse game. The different fraternities and sororities partnered up to help out with the event, as well as to make sure students were present and participating. The event featured free food from Four Rivers and also allowed alcohol on the premise […]

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Greek Life jams out at Lip Sync

April 13, 2017

This year, eight sororities and fraternities gathered in the Alfond Gym to show off their best dance moves for Lip Sync. While some organizations take the event very seriously, others view the event as a fun time to dance in front of the entire Greek population of Rollins. The event also acts as a way […]

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Playwright speaks on politics, satire

April 13, 2017

One of the speakers at this year’s Drama Conference at Rollins was playwright Lisa Loomer. Best known around Rollins as the creator of the play Expecting Isabel, which was performed in the spring of 2016, Loomer has addressed such controversial topics as adoption, medical treatment, misogyny, the Middle East, abortion, and many others in her […]

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Fox Fest broadens musical horizons in the Rollins community

March 30, 2017

WPRK held their annual Fox Fest this past Saturday on Mills Lawn. The line up for Fox Fest always focuses on local artists with alternative sounds and genres, and this year it featured Mag.Lo as an opener, Leisure Chief, Margaret Glaspy, and MnDsgn for the closing performance. Fox Fest started at 4 p.m. and stretched […]

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What it means to be a woman

March 23, 2017

International Women’s Day has come and gone at Rollins, and many students are still reflecting on how this day made them feel about their gender and the way society contributes to our most personal identities. The day before “A Day Without Women,” a small gathering formed on Olin lawn with Dr. Kim Dennis of the […]

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Tennessee forests home to Rollins students over Spring Break

March 23, 2017

On Saturday, March 11, I woke up at four in the morning to board a van destined for Maryville, Tennessee. At the time, I was nervous about giving up a relaxing spring break in exchange for an alternative break filled with community service in the national forests of Tennessee. Yet, by the end of the […]

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Women’s sacrifices in Vietnam showcased in “A Piece of my Heart”

February 23, 2017

I was present for the opening night of the current production of A Piece of My Heart, written by Shirley Lauro and directed by Marianne Diquattro. The show runs in the Annie Russell from February 17-25. As always, Rollins students receive one free ticket to performances at the Annie. Rather than telling the stories of […]

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