All posts by Lauren Silvestri

Farewell from the Seniors

I sent in my application and first articles for The Sandspur the summer before my first year, thrilled to finally have the opportunity to work at a newspaper. There is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your name in [...]

April 24, 2014 Editorials, Opinion

Fox Fest 2014

This year, Fox Fest will be held at Mary Jean Plaza from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. After months of anticipation, some setbacks, and weeks of planning, The Sandspur and 91.5 WPRK FM are more than proud [...]

April 24, 2014 Campus, Events, Features

Student Combats Political Apathy

A nonpartisan movement has become increasingly popular in America, especially with college-age voters. Many Americans have become disillusioned with the two-party political pattern, and the endless bickering as stalemates in Congress between Republicans and Democrats this year frustrate citizens to [...]

April 10, 2014 Features

Fox Fest ’14

Last spring, 91.5 WPRK FM and The Sandspur succeeded in creating an event like no other at Rollins College—Fox Fest ’13, a music and arts festival located in the heart of Rollins College on Mills Lawn. The event was created [...]

March 13, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Using Multimedia to Move past Racial Tension

Alum Olivia Zuk ‘13 jumpstarts a multimedia project to portray the diverse community of Sanford aside from its controversial Trayvon Martin case. For non-natives to the Central Florida area, the town of Sanford may conjure only memories of the controversial [...]

February 20, 2014 Features

Rollins Could Use More like Moore

Rollins Professor Dr. Thomas Moore was recently named Florida’s 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year, and his students understand why. Recently, Rollins College was ranked number 8 on due to the superior quality of its faculty. Now Dr. Thomas [...]

December 5, 2013 Campus, Features, Spotlights, Staff

Fiesta Returns to Rollins

Imagine carnival booths dotting Mills Lawn, elaborate floats travelling down Park Avenue, an actual roller coaster on campus, and even an elephant roaming around Holt Avenue! For about 30 years, an event at Rollins College, Fiesta, made all this happen. [...]

October 28, 2013 Campus, Events, Features

Coming Out for the Coming Out Monologues

“Coming out is a process, not just one moment,” was the general consensus of the participants in the Coming Out Monologues on October 10. Spectrum, Prism, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Lucy Cross Center for Women came together [...]

October 24, 2013 Campus, Events, Features, Student Orgs

Language Archive Takes Fred Stone

“Love is… better said than done,” writes director Jenea Robinson ’14 in her introduction for her play, The Language Archive. The Language Archive is the latest cutting-edge play to be featured at the Fred Stone Theatre. Robinson chose this play [...]

October 23, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Theater

Get Ready for “Extremely Dangerous” Supreme Court Session

The Supreme Court’s new term is back in session. Congress may always receive the most exposure in the media, but the upcoming Supreme Court year will be one of the most crucial yet in our history. Chief Justice John Roberts’ [...]

October 23, 2013 Beyond Rollins, News