Author: eandryrollins-edu

Presidential Ping-Pong

November 3, 2011

When I think of ping-pong tournaments, I think of the movies Forrest Gump and Balls of Fury, not college presidents. President Duncan, however, would not think of being anywhere else except the second-floor gym on ping-pong night. An annual event, the Rollins Ping Pong Tournament was held last Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Alfond Sports […]

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Isle of Rollins: Tea at the Bookmark Café

October 20, 2011

When I think of a traditional high tea, I think of vases of roses on white lace tablecloths, brass tiered trays of cakes and cucumber sandwiches, bowls of raw sugar with matching sugar shells, and women in modest black attire and comfortable shoes, pouring cups of tea from silver tea pots. On Oct. 5, from […]

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Is the New Girl Here to Stay?

October 20, 2011

“Who’s that girl? It’s Jess!” Days after the premiere of New Girl, Fox’s newest show, my suitemate walks around our apartment repeating these lines, which make up the show’s title sequence. Just as catchy as its short and sweet theme song, this new show starring Zooey Deschanel is catchy, sweet and, at 30 minutes, short. […]

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Curbside Cuisine Takes Over

October 20, 2011

When Food Network’s second season of The Great Food Truck Race premiered on Aug. 14, I began to look for food trucks in the Orlando area. One day in August, I ducked into the Rollins mail room to escape the heat when a sign on the bulletin board caught my eye. It was for the […]

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Java Joints: Austin’s Coffee

September 22, 2011

A short drive, bike ride, roller blade trip or walk down Fairbanks Ave. will bring you to Austin’s Coffee, a funky hole-in-the-wall coffee joint with lots of personality. A different atmosphere from the sophistication of Park Ave. and the hanging moss of the lakeside Rollins campus, Austin’s offers more than meets the eye. The narrow […]

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Conversations Over Coffee

September 8, 2011

A short drive, bike ride, roller blade trip or walk down Fairbanks Ave. will bring you to Austin’s Coffee, a funky, hole-in-the- wall coffee joint with lots of personality. A different atmosphere from the sophistication of Park Ave. and the hanging moss of the lakeside Rollins campus, Austin’s offers more than meets the eye. The […]

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Is Bánh Mì the New Big Mac?

April 21, 2011

Take a break from the Cam­pus Center and head out into Orlando for new flavors and experiences. There is a wealth of food and diversity mere min­utes from the Rollins campus. When you leave school, take a left onto Fairbanks, then veer left onto Orlando, which turns into Mills; in less than four miles, you […]

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Alan Bradley Introduces the Modern Nancy Drew

April 14, 2011

Picture this: an 11-year-old girl riding through the English countryside in the mid- 20th century on a bike lovingly named Gladys. Would you ever guess that this girl was solving a recent murder using her sleuthing skills and vast knowledge of chemistry? If you are curious, take a bite out of A Red Herring Without […]

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Human Trafficking in Orlando

April 8, 2011

Rollins has taken its first steps in bringing human trafficking awareness to the college community. The Immersion Committee is hosting an immersion trip to the Clearwater area to learn about human trafficking, and this year’s Week of Action has an entire day devoted to this topic. Three weeks ago, at a concert to benefit victims […]

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Billy Collins’ Writing Inspires Young Poets

April 8, 2011

Winter Park Institute patrons, students, and professors, fi lled the Annie Russell Theatre in eager anticipation for the poetry reading. Billy Collins’ newest collection of poems, Horoscopes for the Dead, was originally scheduled to premiere the same day of his reading, on Tuesday, March 29, but when the release date changed to the following week, […]

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