Author: kmccoyrollins-edu

Breaking the norms: redefining queer

October 8, 2014

In the academic arena of a liberal arts campus, there is nothing more provocative – at the very least, in my opinion – than an argument in class, particularly the type that leaves you dwelling long after the fact. But certain arguments cannot simply be…dismissed – with class.  There are some things that we say […]

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Kickin’ it with Kyle: Finding a home away from home

September 23, 2014

As a senior, Kyle McCoy, looks back on her Rollins years and shares her experience as well as insightful advice on how to make the best of your college experience. Sometimes people change and friends will drift apart. “Friend-hopping” is not an uncommon practice amongst busy, fickle undergrads, especially from school year to school year. […]

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Kickin’ it with Kyle: rethinking body image

September 17, 2014

My friends are always ragging on my feminism. That’s just something I’ve taught myself how to forgive and overlook. Even though I think most people I’ve had the pleasure of befriending are feminists without ever toting the explicit self-labeling, I’ve received a bit of backlash from some people (presumably in jest…) over declaring my Sexuality, […]

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Stepping into the past: McCoy’s 9/11 reflection

September 10, 2014

After final beads of August sweat have trickled down from leathered faces, then evaporated, September quickly greets us with thoughts of fall fashion and where to buy cheap textbooks.  Although it marks the fourth quarter of our calendar year, September is a new beginning and fresh start for any student – one I think we […]

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Abortion Rate on the Decline

February 13, 2014

Attributed to economic distress, accessibility of contraceptives, and higher awareness of the dangers of unprotected sex, the abortion rate is the lowest since Roe v. Wade. In and amongst all of the various topics of sociopolitical controversy in our country, there is one where the numbers have begun to read in favor of a more […]

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The Boys Are Back in Town

January 30, 2014

After a semester of re-focusing their intentions on school, community, and brotherhood, TKE has been reinstated as a fraternity on Rollins campus. When The Sandspur reported on Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) last semester, it was to tell the story of a fraternity on the verge of disappearing.  Upon eviction from their on-campus house, Pugsley Hall, […]

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Small Campus, Big Parking Problem

January 23, 2014

Kyle McCoy explores the details associated with the lack of parking on campus and provides some solutions for students who find themselves constantly without a spot. Video by Jaime Saure As the ‘Spur has already (factually) established, campus is currently crawling with its record-breaking student body.  We told you where they were living; now we’re […]

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SlutWalk Struts through Orlando

November 21, 2013

Rollins student spreads awareness of modern rape culture by hosting Orlando’s first SlutWalk at Lake Eola. In the animal kingdom, words such as predator and prey refer to the circle of life with respect to the food chain.  The predator, the carnivorous aggressor, seeks to attack its victimized prey, then consumes the spoils of his […]

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Dogs: The New Dorm Mates

November 14, 2013

If you are on the fence about whether or not to pursue pet adoption while still in the midst of obtaining your undergraduate degree, pause and pay attention. There are many positive and negative aspects attached to becoming a cat mommy or a doggy dad. But it’s easy to fall prey to the allure of […]

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Smoky Halls in Sutton Point to Arson

November 7, 2013

Twelve hours after a Sutton dormitory arsonist had stalked the building’s fifth floor halls sending door tags up in flames, Campus Safety released a “Timely Notification” e-mail to all members of the Rollins community. This message stated that at 3:13AM on Oct. 31 Campus Safety received notice of a fire alarm going off at the […]

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