Author: hbutcherrollins-edu

‘You don’t look sick’: Not all disabilities are visibile

February 20, 2019

My ninth-grade algebra teacher looked down at me  under her spiked eyelashes, frizzed blonde hair and deep eye wrinkles, and breathed the five words I cannot stand to hear: “But you don’t look sick.” I had just explained to her that I spent the week in the hospital, and that the administration excused me from […]

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Legislative limbo: Wall divides more than just U.S., Mexico

February 13, 2019

Trump continues to dangle his presidential power over citizens’ heads as he threatens to declare a national state of emergency to get his precious U.S.-Mexico border wall. This is abusive and undemocratic, yet accurately highlights just how divided our country is.  The President held a conference committee with Congress members on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to […]

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‘Necessities not luxuries’: SGA to fund tampons, pads, and liners

February 6, 2019

  Students will soon see free menstrual products in some of the women’s and gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. By next week, tampons, pads, and liners will be available in the Bush Science Center, Campus Center, and Olin Library. The Student Government Association (SGA) teamed up with the Lucy Cross Center to provide this service. The […]

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Urban sprawl has killer consequences for pedestrians

January 30, 2019

Construction work can be seen throughout the Orlando area, including Rollins College. In the name of growth, traffic is rerouted for the sake of construction, and this has had a tragic impact on pedestrians. According to a report by Smart Growth America and National Complete Streets Coalition, the Orlando metro area is the most dangerous […]

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SGA blends smoothie bar into the gym

January 30, 2019

Students passing through the Alfond Sports Center will soon have the option of purchasing a range of healthy smoothie options.  On Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 3-6 p.m., there will be a pop-up smoothie bar inside the concession area near the entrance of the sports center. This is one of three pop-ups to come throughout February. […]

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Opinion: Are more peer mentors needed?

November 14, 2018

At the end of this fall term, Rollins’ peer mentors will set their mentees loose into the academic world, trusting that they have established stable friendships and a solid sense of the complicated liberal arts system. Mentees know that their peer mentors are still friends who they can turn to for support, and they understand […]

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WPRK hosts another successful Fox Fest during Family Weekend

November 7, 2018

WPRK hosted its annual music festival, Fox Fest, offering students and their families a friendly place to mingle while listening to live local bands. The festival was strategically scheduled in conjunction with Rollins’ family weekend, so a large turnout of students, relatives, children, staff, and faculty were able to enjoy the five unique indie-rock bands […]

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Opinion: Journalist’s murder shows depth of America-Saudi relations

October 31, 2018

It was 2 a.m., and Hatice Cengiz anxiously paced the Turkish street outside the Saudi Arabian consulate. She wondered where her fiancé, Jamal Khashoggi, could possibly be. Hours ago, he had told her to wait for him outside. He then entered the building to receive the documents they needed to get married, but he never […]

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Jewish student reflects on Pittsburgh shooting

October 31, 2018

Congregants of the Tree of Life synagogue peacefully welcomed the Sabbath on Saturday morning when Robert Bowers, armed with at least three handguns and an AR-15, burst into the temple. The aftermath of the malicious attack and intense shootout left 11 Jewish congregants dead and six police wounded. According to the Anti-Defamation League, this assault […]

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Opinion: Journalism in the age of Trump

October 3, 2018

Journalism is barely surviving in this post-apocalyptic media world. When President Trump called the media “the enemy of the people,” journalists’ credibility and achievements in revealing truth practically vanished into a wasteland of dust. Now, all articles are questioned, and facts have lost their meaning. It is as if we are living in George Orwell’s […]

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