Author: coliveirarollins-edu

Hillel honors Pittsburgh victims

November 7, 2018

Dozens of students and staff gathered in a peaceful moment of prayer to honor the victims of the deadly antisemitic terrorist attack against the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. “May it be your will, Eternal One, Our God, God of our ancestors, that wars and bloodshed be abolished from the world, and bring into […]

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Health students design young adult grief program

October 31, 2018

New Hope for Kids has a large facility with multi-use rooms, including an art room and many areas for children and families to come together and grieve. (Curtis Shaffer) Students enrolled in  a health communications class are partnering with a local non-profit to develop a curriculum that will provide young adults in Central Florida with […]

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WPRK back on air following antenna issues

October 31, 2018

Graphic provided by WPRK For the past few months WPRK, Rollins’ very own college radio station, has been triumphantly broadcasting over the airwaves after overcoming many challenges caused by Hurricane Irma. WPRK officially returned to air on Aug. 17 after 11 months of online streaming. “Our antenna was damaged [by Irma] and had to be […]

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Students to walk a mile in refugees’ shoes

October 24, 2018

Student-led effort highlights challenges faced by migrants and refugees with an interactive experience Only one percent of the 21 million refugees worldwide are ever resettled after registering at a refugee camp, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Students can experience what this process of migration and resettlement feels like in the upcoming […]

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Rollins hosts concert catered to those with autism

October 3, 2018

Rollins is partnering up with an alumna and her non-profit to put on a performance designed for those on the spectrum.  People on the autism spectrum will have a chance to experience free, live music in a welcoming environment, as Rollins hosts its third annual concert with a local non-profit on Saturday, Oct. 6 at […]

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New LGBTQ+ club seeks to educate

September 19, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke This year, LGBTQ students and their allies will be given more opportunities for social activism in the form of a new organization called Rollins College Queer and Allies, shortened to Q + A. The new group has different purposes than Spectrum, another LGBTQ organization on campus. Zoe Ryan (‘19), Queer and […]

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Full Sail student broadcasters join athletics

September 5, 2018

The Rollins College Athletics Department has started using broadcasting students from Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Broadcasting to cover Rollins sports events. “This opportunity came up to raise our profile to the next level… their equipment, manpower and other resources are something we couldn’t dream of matching,” said Nate Weyant, assistant athletic director […]

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Office relocations: What you need to know

August 29, 2018

This past year, Rollins started many new construction projects. Not least among which is the reconstruction of Mills Memorial Hall. As a result of this metamorphosis, many of the offices and organizations formerly located at Mills have been moved to different locations. From moving into student lounges to residing in Dave’s Boathouse, offices have relocated […]

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Students continue 13-year SPARC Day tradition

August 20, 2018

Four days after moving onto campus, new students will be kicked off as part of a Rollins tradition—SPARC Day, which stands for Service, Passion, Action, Rollins College. New students will walk or be bused to different organizations around the Winter Park and Orlando area for a day of service. Thousands of Rollins students have experienced […]

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Plastic straws banned on campus, replaced with paper and pasta

August 20, 2018

Plastic straws have been replaced with paper and pasta options. Dining services also redesigned their cups to have drinkable lids and offers wooden cutlery. (Dining services / Courtesy) Plastic straws are quickly becoming an environmental taboo across the country, and now Rollins has joined the movement. Plastic straws have been removed from all food services […]

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