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Construction forces greenhouse to relocate to Bush rooftop by May

November 28, 2018

Courtesy of Alan ChrystTentative plans show a new greenhouse being built on the rooftop of the third floor of Bush. The Rollins greenhouse will relocate to the rooftop of the Archibald Granville Bush Science Center’s third floor to make way for the construction of the new lakeside residential hall.  A completely new greenhouse will be […]

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Meet Ed Kania, the new VP of business, finance and treasurer

November 14, 2018

Ed Kania, new vice president of business and finance and treasurer, joined Rollins’ staff in June 2018. In this Q&A session, he shared that he is very eager to become a part of and interact with the Rollins community. Kania talked about his educational and professional past, as well as how he hopes to apply […]

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Opinion: Canvas is better than Blackboard 2.0

November 14, 2018

After analyzing the two programs, it’s clear that Canvas is more convenient. Canvas If using Canvas has taught me anything, it’s that Blackboard is outdated, limited, and time consuming. It is no wonder that every Ivy League school except one has made the switch to Canvas. The program provides users with entire classrooms at their […]

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Stressed students unwind through board games and memes

November 7, 2018

(Photo Credit / Gaby Davenport) Most people would not think that analyzing memes and playing Monopoly are ideal stress relievers. However, for the 15 regular members of the Board Game Club (BGC) games provide stress relief, socialization, and an escape from the rigorous college life. The club was founded about a year ago, but past […]

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Future food pantry to aid students in need

November 7, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke The Student Support Foundation, a Rollins student-run organization, is working on the creation of a new food pantry at Rollins to help students in need. The Student Support Foundation assists students with financial needs by providing emergency funding for living or academic expenses. “The main idea of the food pantry is […]

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Ramp added to Campus Center following accessibility concerns

November 7, 2018

Many students depend on the newly accessible entrance to the Campus Center (Photo Credit / Angela Maria Martin) After months of student outcry and complaints to Accessibility Services, a temporary ramp was added at the front entrance of the Cornell Campus Center, finally offering students with accessibility needs a safer way into the building. Accessibility-dependent […]

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Construction issues delay Rice Pavilion repairs

October 31, 2018

Curtis ShafferThe Rice Family Pavilion will be an event venue once it’s finished. Renovations to the Rice Family Pavilion had a rocky start and have been delayed due to construction issues caused by the building’s age. The Pavilion is now expected to be open by the start of the next semester. Although it is opening […]

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IT to replace Blackboard with new system

October 24, 2018

IT looks into possible replacements for Blackboard. (Carolina Skillman / The Sandspur) Many changes are coming to the way Rollins students will manage their classes. The Office of Information and Technology (IT) will be replacing Blackboard with a new educational technology system, as well as rolling out a new class-scheduling system on FoxLink. Rollins is […]

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WiFi troubles continue to plague campus

October 24, 2018

Despite an increase in funds for Wi-Fi, service provider issues cause connection problems, according to IT The mass Wi-Fi problems that the Rollins community has dealt with this fall are due to the campus internet service provider, CenturyLink, not upholding service deals and bugs getting into the software, according to Troy Thomason, chief information officer […]

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Students combat menstrual injustice

October 10, 2018

Left to right: Lizzie Berry, Kenzie Helmick, and Addie Cursey tabling to collect menstrual products. (Kenzie Helmick / Courtesy) Voices for Women,  a student organization that provides support for women and their allies, raised approximately $1,700 during their recent menstrual security drive. This money will help provide menstrual products, such as pads, tampons, and menstrual cups, […]

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