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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.

Anxiety, depression overpowers this student, but counseling helps

April 24, 2019

It started with initial stress over everyday tasks—cooking, cleaning, paying bills. It was painful, but it never affected her work or overall ability to function. When Ryan Marini (‘21) started college, the stress snowballed into crippling anxiety and clinical depression that has forced her to take three medical leaves from Rollins.  “Everything is overwhelming. It’s […]

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Letter from the editor: Thank you, goodbye, never give up

April 24, 2019

At times, my college experience feels like a tumultuous, fogged memory—the late nights, painful essays, and crammed studying. But one thing has always remained especially clear: my role within and undying love for this paper.   So, here it goes: this is my final note as Editor-in-Chief of The Sandspur. I joined the staff three […]

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Students seeking mental health counseling wait two weeks for appointments

April 24, 2019

An unprecedented number of students are using Rollins’ mental health counseling services, but the Wellness Center cannot keep up, forcing students in need of psychiatric help to sometimes wait more than two weeks for an initial appointment. This demand has left some Rollins students concerned about the access and delivery of much needed mental health […]

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Thesis explores how combining motherhood, environmentalism makes the perfect activist

April 24, 2019

When it comes to protecting the environment, women often lead the way. Iconic names like Rachel Carson, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Marjorie Harris Carr frequently come up in household conversations about the environmental movement—history credits them for their courageous roles in protecting species, landscapes, and natural resources. But what about the women who came after […]

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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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