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Lauren Cooper '17 is majoring in Communication Studies at Rollins College. Her publications include The Sandspur and The Independent.

Brittny Cantor shares post-grad experience

September 18, 2015

Tars are change-makers; they shine as bright as the Floridian sun with a future as polished as our imported lawn. However, there is only one thing scarier than an empty meal plan, and there is no way to avoid it (we hope): yes, graduating. Rollins surveys have indicated that students feel uneasy when they take […]

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‘Souled Out’ sells out

September 24, 2014

Jhené Aiko’s latest album, Souled Out, debuted on September 14 and is already topping the music charts. Released on September 12, 2014, Jhené Aiko’s latest album ‘Souled Out’ has already debuted as Number One on the Billboard Top 200, honoring the pun it declared. Branded as a chill pop R&B, and rap artist, Jhené mingles […]

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Rolly Colly code made simple

August 22, 2014

It takes most in-coming students months to get a good feel for what happens on their college campus. Well, we made it easy for you. You’re welcome. What is college? Are you sure that you do not know already? Because Asher Roth and Anna Kendrick are not the first masterminds to try to emulate the experience. […]

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Poster Competition Broadens Political Awareness

April 24, 2014

Students put social issues into perspective through creative posters. The Business and Social Entrepreneurship courses have met and exceeded the expectations set by administration and students. With courses aligning with business principles and social responsibility, the curricula frequently revolve around the notion of how students can impact the world, starting with themselves. From my own […]

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Miami drops Ultra’s beat

April 17, 2014

After a female security guard was brutally trampled during this year’s Ultra music festival. Miami officials consider banning the event from their city. Ultra, the EDM festival world-renowned for its unparalleled energy from dropped beats and suspect substances and its daisy-loving, color-clashing crowds, may have just had its last showing in Miami. According to CBS Miami, […]

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Hunger Banquet Simulates Socio-Economic Inequality

April 10, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, Rollins Office of Community Engagement brought students together with their global communities by, ironically, dividing them. Not to be mistaken with The Hunger Games, the Hunger Banquet was an alternate reality, dividing its attendees into a lower, middle, or upper class, with corresponding  experiences. I came in with a group of […]

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Café for Hipsters: Stardust Cafe

December 5, 2013

If you are looking for a quaint atmosphere, Stardust café is the right place. With indie music and ironically named food, you are guaranteed an experience you will want to repeat. Granted, the building was made of concrete and not celestial matter, but the place is still out of this world. When I want to […]

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WPI Event: Billy Collins Reading

November 20, 2013

Despite thirteen years in Florida public schools, mostly in the IB Program, it wasn’t until my final year of high school that I considered reading poetry to be more than an obligation to my GPA. Whether it was via the words of Robert Frost’s ‘The Star Splitter’ or a recognition that Shel Silverstein had practiced the same art […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex

November 7, 2013

Top name universities including Yale and Harvard are starting a trend by hosting “sex weeks”, promoting openness on everything sex. Teens are doing it. They’re not even keeping it secret anymore–in dorms, classrooms, Olin, even in the Campus Center. And, now it’s time for The Sandspur too. Let’s do it– let’s educate ourselves. Harvard just […]

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Poetry for Eggheads

October 24, 2013

There’s a lot to be said of someone who has the nerve to write poetry in this day and age. But, there’s even more to be said when this same person is an actor, comedian, song-writer, and musician with the aim to produce something “weird”–as he declared about eight times. Having flipped through the pages […]

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