Author: lsilvestrirollins-edu

Farewell from the Seniors

April 24, 2014

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 print for the first time. Since those first articles, I have had over 100 articles […]

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Fox Fest 2014

April 24, 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 to announce the official return of Fox Fest. For a brief period, budget issues caused […]

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Student Combats Political Apathy

April 10, 2014

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 no end. While the nonprofit Free & Equal organization is currently working on federal reform […]

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Fox Fest ’14

March 13, 2014

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 after 91.5 WPRK FM hosted a music festival in honor of their 60th anniversary the […]

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Using Multimedia to Move past Racial Tension

February 20, 2014

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 Trayvon Martin case. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the historic and culturally rich city […]

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Rollins Could Use More like Moore

December 5, 2013

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 RateMyProfessors.com due to the superior quality of its faculty. Now Dr. Thomas Moore, professor in the Physics department, was named the Florida winner of the 2013 U.S. […]

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Fiesta Returns to Rollins

October 28, 2013

[information]See pictures from the event here.[/information] 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. Nichole Schlund in Alumni Relations explained to me the […]

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Coming Out for the Coming Out Monologues

October 24, 2013

“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 to coordinate the first inaugural Monologues at Rollins. “At Rollin’s version of the Coming Out […]

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Language Archive Takes Fred Stone

October 23, 2013

“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 in particular because “it’s new and different, I loved how the play’s characters could be […]

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Get Ready for “Extremely Dangerous” Supreme Court Session

October 23, 2013

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’ 2013-14 term will feature cases about reproductive rights, election funding, affirmative action, clean air, and […]

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