Author: kbarnekowrollins-edu

Gunning for No Guns

April 19, 2013

In light of a defeated fillibuster, the Senate can now begin discussing possible legislation to counteract gun violence. On December 14 of last year, days after we all celebrated being done with finals and headed home to see our families, Adam Lanza, a 20 year old, killed his mother and grabbed three guns from her […]

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Orlando Dining Guide: Lazy Moon

April 13, 2013

An Orlando favorite, Lazy Moon, reopened its (new and shiny) doors last month to the hoards of people who have been missing their favorite late night pizza joint since it closed temporarily last year in preparation for a big move. Lazy Moon used to be housed at the intersection of University and Alafaya in a […]

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Puppies in Pinehurst, Kitties in Corrin?

April 4, 2013

Look, I really like my cats. With a total of seven of them back home in Texas, I’m well on my way to becoming a crazy cat lady—something I’m totally fine with. But the 1,100 miles separating me from my furry friends can be frustrating, and I’ve often found myself contemplating the plausibility of hiding […]

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TOO MANY LEAVES ON SIDEWALK: ROLLINS COLLEGE DOUBLES SIZE OF LEAF BLOWING CREW

March 28, 2013

THE CAMPUS VISIT FROM HELL: One student tour guide’s horror story. April Fools’! The content on this page is meant to be read as satire and in no way reflects the opinions of The Sandspur, its staff or Rollins College.  Rollins College recently added 50 workers to their morning leaf blower crew payroll, citing a […]

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Veteran Congressman Cracks Jokes about Immigration

March 21, 2013

Due to recent redistricting, Rollins College now lies within the 7th Congressional District of Florida. That means our congressman in the House of Representatives is John Mica, a Republican who was first elected to Congress in 1992. Representative Mica visited Rollins College on March 11, meeting with various representatives of the institution and ending his […]

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Please Vote, and Here’s Why

November 1, 2012

Despite the vexation of incessant donation emails and campaign ads, Kate Barnekow asserts the significance of college voters. I’m sick of this election season. The attack ads, the donation emails, the incessant Facebook posts from high school friends I don’t even talk to and distant relatives I’ve never met—I’m ready for it all to end. […]

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Clinton Campaigns for Obama at UCF

November 1, 2012

‘We’re all in this together’ always works better than ‘you’re on your own.’” President Bill Clinton stopped by Memory Mall at University of Central Florida on Monday, Oct. 29 to campaign for President Obama based on his record on education, energy, health care and the economy to a crowd of over 7,500 people. While the […]

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Biden Reigns Victorious over Ryan in Debate

October 18, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden won a decisive victory on Thursday night’s Vice Presidential debate. Whereas Paul Ryan brought empty promises and a total disregard for facts and details to Danville, KY, the Vice President brought authenticity and forthright facts and details. The debate exposed the extreme risk that Romney/Ryan economics pose for the middle class, […]

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Obama Then and Now

February 23, 2012

I was 14 when I first saw Barack Obama speak. It was a gray, dreary day in Austin, Texas when my mom picked me up early from my 8th grade U.S. history class and drove me to one of Obama’s first rallies. We stood in the mud and listened to this highly intelligent, charismatic and […]

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