Author: dmattesonrollins-edu

David Matteson '15 is Editor-in-Chief of The Sandspur and majoring in Studio Art and English at Rollins College. His other publications include the Orlando Sentinel and Huffington Post .

Sexperts: The End

April 26, 2015

It started four years ago on a hot, muggy Florida morning. I didn’t know it at the time, but the words he said would shape me throughout my entire college experience: The charming tour guide stopped our group of eager eighteen year olds outside of Knowles Chapel to say a phrase I am sure is […]

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SGA President Ablin discusses time at Rollins

February 26, 2015

In addition to her role as Student Government Association President, Elise Ablin ’15 served as the student voice for the College of Arts and Sciences throughout the entirety of the presidential search, which began following President Lewis Duncan’s announcement to step down last summer. Her busy schedule leaves Elise with rarely a moment to spare. […]

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Capturing water through sculpture

February 4, 2015

Taking the hybrid form of a wave and hill formation, 2×4 Landscape is a sculpture constructed from 70,000 cut pieces of 2x4s, and fills the entirety of the Orlando Museum of Art’s main gallery. The sculpture is just one of the many works in the exhibition, “A History of Water,” that engages the viewer with […]

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Journal spilling

December 3, 2014

The Sandspur ​partnered with Rachel Simmons’ ART 232/332: Visual Journal I/II to showcase the efforts of students working on a semester long art project.​ Clustered around a large table in the Cornell Fine Arts Center, a group of students share their recent editions to an ongoing, semester-long project: the visual journal. The course, ART 232 and 332, meets weekly to discuss topics not traditionally […]

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Play offers contemporary reading of Whitman

November 19, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre Company’s unique performance of  I and You by playwright Lauren Gunderson provides a unique perspective on love through December 14. The bed is the first thing one will notice when he or she walks into the small, intimate black box theater. The bed continues to pull attention throughout the entirety of Mad Cow […]

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Sexperts: Walking the wire

November 18, 2014

During a short-lived single period my freshman year, I committed the cardinal sin of friendship—I tried to sleep with one of my best friends. Ray and I knew each other for over two years, and from the second we met, we had a form of solidified bond that seemed infinite—a bond only found in a […]

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Exhibit challenges, engages the narrative

October 8, 2014

Now through Jan. 4, CFAM is presenting a vast array of stimulating contemporary artworks in a show thematically entitled, Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage. Each work, whether created by an established or emerging artist, attempts to challenge the viewer by seeking response to an array of political, cultural, and psychological issues. Those familiar with […]

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Sexperts: Confessions of a serial monogamist

September 10, 2014

Sexperts David Matteson dispels hook-up culture and relays the difficulties of constantly being in a relationship. While I frequently utilize this column as a space to discuss the issues plaguing the hook-up culture of our generation, I have a confession: in the past five years, I have only been officially “single” and hooking-up for a […]

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What does a liberal arts education really mean?

August 22, 2014

We asked a sophomore, junior and senior to share their thoughts on what a liberal arts education means to them. Sophomore Since my first year of college began last Fall, there have been many a time when I have engaged in conversations with friends attending public universities, as well as family members, and the subject […]

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Sexperts: Pursuing the Chase

April 24, 2014

Sexpert David Matteson ’15 asks, “Is the temporary nature of college a viable excuse for not looking for love?” On a particularly casual Friday evening, a Tar and a Knight met for drinks to catch-up and offer our contrasting points of view on a variety of topics. Finals and summer internships certainly commanded the majority […]

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