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Ellie Rushing is the Editor-in-Chief of The Sandspur. She is studying environmental studies and communication studies and graduates in May 2019.

Cru, InterVarsity become registered student groups

April 10, 2019

The two evangelical Christian organizations that were denied campus affiliation last fall are now officially registered as student organizations at Rollins. Cru and InterVarsity, two national campus ministry organizations, changed their student leadership selection processes to abide by the College’s non-discrimination policy. The groups were officially established and accepted as registered student organizations in mid-March. […]

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Weiner, Brown elected as next Student Government leaders after investigation showed no violations

March 27, 2019

By Hannah Butcher and Ellie Rushing After an election process clouded by an unclear investigation, the Student Government Association (SGA) announced Matthew Weiner (‘20 HH) was elected president and Sydney Brown (‘21) vice president of SGA for the 2019-2020 school year. Weiner and Brown’s ticket was filled with a long list of initiatives, including efforts […]

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New dorm features full-size beds, private laundry units, gym with sauna

March 27, 2019

Rollins now plans to complete the new Lakeside Residential Complex in time for the 2020 Fall semester. This five-floor residence hall will contain all single rooms with private bathrooms and personal laundry units. It will also feature a community cafe, gym, pool, and grocery store.  But many aspects of this project remain somewhat of a […]

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Anniversary honors commitment to student journalism

March 27, 2019

If you take a tourist to a Florida beach, you may warn them of sandspurs, the small inconspicuous plants producing irritating burrs that latch onto skin or fur. Stubborn and reluctant, they cannot be removed without being addressed carefully and thoughtfully. Students and administrators may mention the same word to visitors exploring Rollins’ campus, but […]

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What did you overcome to get to Rollins? Tell us your story.

March 20, 2019

Are you a first-generation or low income student at Rollins? The Sandspur wants to hear your story. After the FBI’s investigation uncovered the lengths wealthy families go to get their children into prestigious universities, it has shown how much harder first-generation and low-income students must work to earn a college degree. After being inspired by […]

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Student Government investigates campaigns

March 20, 2019

The Student Government Association’s (SGA) judicial board is investigating its current presidential election after anonymous tips allege that campaign practices may have violated SGA’s constitution. The election has been frozen until further notice. The freeze occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, just 24 hours before the race would officially end. This is the […]

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Cybercriminals impersonate college officials, scam staff

March 6, 2019

Cyber-scammers have started impersonating upper-level staff members of the college with the intent to steal money from students and staff. While phishing email scams have always been a problem, the attackers have become more strategic. Most recently, Dr. Justin Paul, visiting professor of international business and marketing, received an email from someone impersonating Dr. Timothy […]

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Students show wild side in Lip Sync 2019 performances

March 3, 2019

Photos by Curtis Shaffer Students brought flare and fun to Friday’s Lip Sync performance as organizations took the stage to perform their best dance moves for the student body. Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) stole the show with a standing ovation after its “Burlesque” themed performance. AOII won first place overall, followed by Kappa Delta’s “Welcome […]

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SGA candidates campaign on parking, dining improvements: Nam Nguyen and Harrison Loew

February 27, 2019

Nam Nguyen is running as president of the Student Government Association (SGA) alongside Harrison Loew as her vice president. Nguyen, a junior, and Loew, a sophomore, said that their strong friendship, strong-minded personalities, and self-accountability are what would make them the best pair for the job. Here’s what you need to know about their initiatives […]

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Rice Family Pavilion finally opens for business

February 20, 2019

The Rice Family Pavilion officially opened, giving the campus and greater community a formal space to convene and host events.  Originally constructed as a student center in 1942, the building was repurposed from a bookstore and cafe into a multi-faceted facility that can hold more than 200 people and houses a full kitchen downstairs.  Here […]

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